There has been much rhetoric surrounding the elections. Even the “President” has pitted Americans against one another, inferring that God-fearing people believing in the sanctity of life are a grave threat to America. There have been ads on TV by Democratic candidates openly depicting that their opponents who are pro-life are dangerous. The “President” has made statements that conservative Republicans are akin to terrorists. They have said that the movement of this element of society must be killed. They have actually characterized as terrorists parents who do not want their children to be subject to sexual mutilation and predation by homosexual and sexual deviants in public schools. This will not go away because of an election.
This is a season, not unlike the times of Noah. But remember Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven; A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to time to cast away; A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.”
This is a season where good men and women are facing a defining moment of what is right and just, and that which is evil. It is a time to examine our hearts and what we believe is to be the definition of our soul, the soul of our family and the soul of our country. We must determine where we are on the spectrum of seasons so wisely and aptly described in Ecclesiastes. Is yours a time to build up, to cast away, to rend or sew, to keep silent or to speak? What is the Lord telling you. For you must know that just because of an election, the hearts of those who are in opposition to the Lord, whether they are elected leaders or those in the pulpit, will not change because people have voted. It is important to align our will with the will of the Lord, and behave accordingly.
No matter how the elections turn out. Know that your eternal hope is in the Lord Almighty, not in government. Government is not God. For those who believe all their hope is in government, they are rejecting God. They, whether knowingly or not, are worshipping another god. And surely they will have their reward. As Christ said in Matthew 6:19- 21, “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal; But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” You are of another Kingdom. You are especially made to carry on the will of God here in an earthly vessel. Never forget it.