Proverb 24: 5, 6
A wise man is strong,
Yes, a man of knowledge increases strength;
For by wise counsel you will wage your own war,
And in a multitude of counselors there is safety.
We need wisdom in this hour for our country. Be careful what counselors you choose to listen to for your decisions.
The world has its counselors as does the Body of Christ. Many prophets of today have spoken out to help guide the Body of Christ.
This election does not represent a new war but it is a critical battle in a continual war. The Church has failed to influence and dominate culture which has given the place to the enemy to shape and dictate our country's culture. It's the spiritual manifesting in the natural. Remove God, reap chaos & perversion.
There are many examples in the Bible of God using Kings that did not fit the best narrative. (Pharaoh, Potiphar, Cyrus, Artaxerxes, Daris) In these cases, God used an unlikely official to provide for His People.
God, also, chose leaders from His People whose choices were selfish and even murderous at times. (Abraham, Jacob, Moses, David, even Judas, Peter) In spite of their weaknesses and failings, His purposes were still advanced for His Kingdom to come.
God doesn't need our help. He wants our obedience.
The choices of leadership we see today are a product of God's people not rising up, asking God who He has choosen and stepping up to unite behind them. When godly men are selfish and blinded to their own ambition our choices are far from what we might have hope.
However, God is not surprised. He still has a plan in play.
2 Chron. 7: 14,15
...if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to prayer made in this place.
Consider our choices for the highest office of our land:
- One has sin that is common to an un-regenerated man. No pretense but acknowledges repentence is necessary and is surrounded by a multitude of righteous counselors.
- One has documented, unrepented sin with ideology that would continue to dishonor God and disolve the foundation of our country along with a spouse who has been proven to engage in gross unrepented sin.
- A vote for any others would surely put one or the other choices in office automatically. What is the character of those lesser known? Less sinful?
- To not exercise the right to vote is irresponsible as we are called to understand the times and act.
Ezk. 33: 6,7
"But if the watchman sees war coming and doesn't blow the trumpet, warning the people, and war comes and takes anyone off, I'll hold the watchman responsible for the bloodshed of any unwarned sinner.'
"You, son of man, are the watchman. I've made you a watchman for Israel. The minute you hear a message from Me, warn them.
With the mind of Christ and a multitude of godly counselors, we gain wisdom and can have confidence in the decision we need to make about who should be the next leader of our country. Pray and act. Don't stay home!