Did Americans Dethrone God With This Election?

jordantmoody —  November 7, 2012 — 3 Comments

 

With Obama winning reelection in 2012, many Christian voters view this country differently now than they did yesterday. Have we taken a step away from conservative values and morality?  I voted for a candidate who I thought would be able to align my country more closely with my Christian worldview. When God allows us to foolishly pursue our own wisdom apart from his own, bad things happen. When we dethrone God and instead enthrone ourselves, bad things happen. (i.e. Nebuchadnezzar’s judgment, Daniel 2)

 

What scares me, is not our President, but ourselves. We are naturally anti-God because of our rebellious sin nature. But God’s favor is upon those who are humble and look to God as the guiding compass and not ourselves, government, or president.

Isaiah 66:1-3

Isa 66:1 Thus says the LORD: “Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool; what is the house that you would build for me, and what is the place of my rest?
Isa 66:2 All these things my hand has made, and so all these things came to be, declares the LORD. But this is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word.

 

Our country is anything but that last verse. We seem to be more like verse 3 with all of our arrogance,pride, and distractions.

Isa 66:3 “He who slaughters an ox is like one who kills a man; he who sacrifices a lamb, like one who breaks a dog’s neck; he who presents a grain offering, like one who offers pig’s blood; he who makes a memorial offering of frankincense, like one who blesses an idol. These have chosen their own ways, and their soul delights in their abominations;
Isa 66:4 I also will choose harsh treatment for them and bring their fears upon them, because when I called, no one answered, when I spoke, they did not listen; but they did what was evil in my eyes and chose that in which I did not delight.”

Don’t these last verses explain our country? God is calling us, but we aren’t home. God spoke to us, but we ignored him. All the while, doing all sorts of obvious evils in his sight and attempting to call them OK.

But Christian, this election should just motivate you further to take the blinders off of this country. See the light in Jesus Christ and not in politics. For God promises to always be there and in control. Listen to his promises to us.

Daniel 2:21

He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding;

Psalm 75:6-7

For not from the east or from the west and not from the wilderness comes lifting up,  but it is God who executes judgment, putting down one and lifting up another. 

Ultimately, Christian it’s up to God. Trust Him. Plead with Him. Ask Him to send a revival to the hearts of America. God really can do anything.

Be motivated. Pursue God and tremble at His Word. Pray God will have favor on us and send revival. Pray he will use us to save this country and not politics.

 

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jordantmoody

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I'm a Pastor/Teaching Elder at Hope Fellowship Church in New Ipswich, NH.

3 responses to Did Americans Dethrone God With This Election?

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    “The fact that Christians are exiles on the earth does not mean that they don’t care what becomes of culture. But it does mean that they exert their influence as very happy, brokenhearted outsiders. Our joy is a brokenhearted joy…because human culture in EVERY society dishonors Christ, glories in its shame and is bent on self-destruction. American culture does not belong to Christians, neither in reality nor in biblical theology. It never has. The present tailspsin…is not a fall from Christian ownership. The whole world is in the power of the “evil one” (I Jn. 5:19) and will be until Christ comes in open triumph. Being Christian exiles in American culture does not end our influence; it takes the swagger out of it. We don’t get cranky that our country has been taken away. We don’t whine about the triumphs of evil…we understand. This is not new. This is the way it was in Antioch, Corinth, Athens, Rome. It never occurred to those early exiles that they should rant about the ubiquity of secular humanism…it was a time for influence, as it is now….The greatness of Christian exiles is not success but service. Whether we win or lose, we witness to the way of truth…We don’t own culture, and we don’t rule it. We serve it with brokenhearted joy and long-suffering mercy, for the good of man and the glory of Jesus Christ.” from Life as a Vapor by John Piper

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