It has been 90 days since our national election in November. What has happened so far? Those on the left have awaken from their political drunken stupor to find out that they no longer have a monopoly over the American people. While the country has been moving in the right direction – politically speaking, the silence of the Church in America is still eerily deafening.
Even after all the careless (reckless?) mistakes the Church in America has made over the last 2+years – from electing a president that can not – or will not prove his legitimacy, to the failure of allowing their people to be educated that we, not the politicians are the gatekeepers of our freedom. We have been grossly negligent in the preserving the freedoms that God has entrusted to us. Don’t believe me? It was George Washington that said, “It is impossible to rightly govern without God and the Bible”. How many people do you know that the Bible would classify as “heathen” would care about God or the Bible – much less be subjected to either one of them? That being said, whose responsibility is it to put in godly leadership in government?
While viewing some of the videos available from the CPAC conference this year, I noticed the same thread as I did last year. You will find a lot of speakers who can speak well, but lack the wisdom to recognize that this country does not have so much of a lack of money problem as we do a lack of God problem. We in America have made the political process the focal point of our country, instead of God. When God said in the Ten Commandments – the same ones that were declared by the U.S. Supreme Court unconstitutional in 1980: Do not murder; Do not steal; Do not lie (bear false witness); Do not covet; When He said “You shall have no other gods before Me”. He meant exactly that. This is why we as a nation are in moral, political, and economic chaos. We have worshiped an ideology, instead of a King. We have bowed our knee at the altar of conservatism instead of at the foot of the cross.
Do we honestly believe that righteousness – right standing with God, will come from those whom God calls wicked? Of course not. Then the only logical place if can come from is from those whom God considers righteous. Righteous leadership in America does not come from His choosing. It comes from ours. Remember, as powerful as the Holy Spirit is, as wise as He is, as loving and kind as He is, He did not push the button, pulled the lever, or punched the card to vote – You did that. Therefore the candidate that is in office is not because of His choice, but of yours. I have encountered many people who have stated, “God is in control”. While ultimately this is true, He does not control you choices. Look at Jonah. He could have easily became part of the great fish’s digestive tract. Yet he chose instead to repent to God and go preach in Nineveh. What happened? Repentance and revival broke out in Nineveh. In I Samuel 8:5, the men of the city chose to go to Samuel and asked for a king so they could be ruled like the other nations. This choice was not God’s best but God honored that choice also and whom did the men get? Saul.
Here’s a question I have for the Church in America: If to know what is right and to do wrong anyway is sin, and if righteousness exalts a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people (see Proverbs 14:34), How can we allow the wicked to govern our country and then ask God to bless it (God Bless America)? The “underground” churches in China, India, Russia, and the Middle East lack one thing that we have – freedom. What will we tell God if we lose this gift and we become like the other nations?
To lose our freedom will not be God’s will. It will be our choice.
Choose Wisely Church.