Tuesday, November 4, 2008

he laughs.

Romans 13:1 "For all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God". (NLT)

whatever the outcome of election today....God is still in control :) in the Bible, there are many example of great godly leaders and an even greater example ungodly leaders. here are some examples of those leaders.

good leaders such as:
david
josiah
daniel
cyrus
joseph
zerubbabel

bad leaders such as:
pharaoh
herod
nebudchanezzar
xerxes
ahab
saul

as i was spending time with God this morning, asking Him about this current election (more like worrying about it), He led me to skim through His Word to see the Bible full of different types of leaders and the outcome of their leadership. I saw that nothing was new to Him. everything that is happening now, happened thousands of years ago and HE IS IN CONTROL, whether the ballot and the votations go for or against His Word. the No on prop 8 doesn't scare Him, He's seen it before in sodom, gomorrah and corinth. the No on Prop 4, well He's seen even worst things happened during jeremiah's time when people were eating their own children. don't think that what the society is doing now scares God, coz it doesn't. in fact, psalm 2 even says it makes Him laugh.

Psalm 2: 1 Why are the nations so angry? Why do they waste their time with futile plans? 2 The kings of the earth prepare for battle; the rulers plot together against the Lord and against his anointed one. 3 “Let us break their chains,” they cry, “and free ourselves from slavery to God.” 4 But the One who rules in heaven laughs. You should read what the next few verses talk about, coz the story doesn't end being so funny if people continue to go against His Word.

do not be mistaken, His stand on His Word remains. and He will make sure that whether the leader is godly or not, whether the proposition is voted for or against , His Word will not return to Him empty, but will accomplish what He desires and achieve the purpose for which He sent it. Isa. 55:11

GOD is in control. He showed me that He is still JEHOVAH ELOHIM - the LORD GOD who reigns and rules the universe. He showed me how FAITHFUL He was and still is, to declare Truth, holiness and purity during the reign of different leaders, whether godly or ungodly. He showed me that even in the midst of ungoldy leaders, God used His people to be the voice of truth in societies that forgot about Him. with pharaoh - He raised up moses; with xerxes - He used esther; with saul - He used David; with herod - He raised our King Jesus.

i know that i know that at this very moment God is rousing up His Children...His Church...His Bride to take back their voices, their stand on His Word no matter who wins or doesn't win this election. i understand that this really is becoming a morality war and in the middle of all the proposition yes and no's, my vote will be to stand on His Word and His values.

this great county is a country that was founded on His Word...and it has become great because of WHO it was founded on, not because of the people that made it that way. if it was just about the people, then we'd be just like any other country out there. don't be mistaken people, pride comes before a fall, so don't think it was because of anything that we did that makes this country so great.

i pray for our next leader - whoever he will be, that he will be a humble man who will heed God's voice and lead this country in the fear and admonition of the Lord. tonight, i will choose to watch the news in peace, knowing that the God that I serve knows what's going on and He's got this election in His hands....coz presidents and leaders come and go but my KING RULES FORVER.

Psalm 2:10 Now then, you kings, act wisely! Be warned, you rulers of the earth! 11 Serve the Lord with reverent fear, and rejoice with trembling. 12 Submit to God’s royal Son, or he will become angry, and you will be destroyed in the midst of all your activities — for his anger flares up in an instant. But what joy for all who take refuge in him!

1Timothy 2: 1 I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. 2 Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity.