Prayer over politics

It is become a difficult process to watch, that is, American’s electing a president. The election as it stands currently is too close to call. This is a prophetic election mess. When I say “prophetic,” I mean that as a nation that was founded upon the principles of God and lived for what is right and good for centuries, and tried to correct the bad things, such as slavery, this nation has fallen so far from the truth of God that equity must knock down the door to enter. Never mind that one party is trying to steal the election; never mind that the media refuses to cover the corruption of the candidate; never mind that anything good has been attacked, labeled and admonished. Mind that the nation has fallen this far to tolerate it.

We as a prophetic people living in a prophetic time cannot be deterred by the events around us. We must, as Christ has instructed, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” I have written before, and I will use this morning after the election to write it again: The Church has a responsibility to the condition of our nation. We started off on a good footing, acknowledging the hand of the Lord in establishing this nation and prospering it. Today we are far from those values that truly did make America the greatest nation on earth—the most evangelical nation, spreading the word of God to all the nations. What happened?

Today, we are measuring our nation in blue and red. Blue, unfortunately, stands for a lot of ungodly things—abortion, homosexuality, oppressing the expression of God in the public square, among them. The Red surely aligns closer to God’s word, but also has its shortcomings. The problem, however, is that the Blue and the Red are worlds apart and will not come together to work out what is best for all of us. It is not because of politics. It is because of a lack of true Christ followers. It is obvious, because if all who say they are Christian were behaving like Christians, we would not have such vitriol and animosity toward one another.

Christ also said in Mark 3:24-26, “And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand. And if Satan rise up against himself, and be divided, he cannot stand, but has an end.” My prayer today, as we look at our divided nation, is that Satan is also divided and that he will have an end. My prayer is for you to be strong and remind others of your faith. My prayer for this nation is that it defeats the darkness that is waiting to devour it. My prayer for the Church is that it lay its emotional, extra-biblical and self-indulgence aside and take up the full armor of God. My prayer is that we all have more prayer than politics.

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Bill Wilson