In view of the Indiana primary results, the choice for our next president has left many in despair, deep concern, and disgust this morning. I cannot miss this opportunity to share a few of my thoughts from my heart.
- Hope for America and the answers for its ills will never be found in any political party. The answer is always the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 15:3-4; John 14:6; Acts 4:12; 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10). This is the answer for all of life, for all issues of life, for every decision of life.
- Biblical, lasting change for righteousness sake would be the norm if only half of the believers who have been outspoken in the political arena would give the same effort to sharing the good news of Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:18-20; Mark 16:15; Acts 1:8; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21).
- The gushing over a presidential candidate as if he is the Messiah reminds me of what will occur in the Tribulation (1 John 2:18, 22; 4:3; 2 John 7; Daniel 9; 2 Thessalonians 2; Revelation 6:2; 13:1-5, 7).
- This presidential election has shown the current state of our nation—corrupt.
- God used evil men like Artaxerxes (Nehemiah 1-2), Nebuchadnezzar (Daniel 1-4), and Cyrus (Isaiah 45) to accomplish His work. God can do the same today. He only is Sovereign (Genesis 50:20; Psalm 115:3; Isaiah 40:23).
- “Christian, if your burden for the country increased because of the Trump nomination, your faith wasn’t exclusively in the gospel to begin with.” (Paul Whitt)
- Humble, confessing, expectant, passionate, believing, biblical, great-commission prayer is the crying need of the hour (Psalms 51; 54; 55:16-22; 63:1-11; Colossians 4:2-6; 1 Timothy 2:1-8; James 5:16b).
- The Issue, the Celebrity, the Servant, the Leader, the Lord of lords and King of kings is the Messiah, the Lord Jesus Christ (Philippians 2:5-11; Colossians 1:15-19; Hebrews 1:2-3).
Our hope, our confidence:
1 Chronicles 16:31-34 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; and let them say among the nations, “The Lord reigns.” Let the sea roar, and all it contains; let the field exult, and all that is in it. Then the trees of the forest will sing for joy before the Lord; for He is coming to judge the earth. O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 20:7 Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.
Psalm 71:5 For You are my hope; O Lord GOD, You are my confidence from my youth.
Proverbs 3:26 For the Lord shall be thy confidence.
Proverbs 21:1-3 The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, like the rivers of water; He turns it wherever He wishes. Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, but the Lord weighs the hearts. To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.
Our needed action plan:
“The life of the church is the highest life, and its office is to pray. Its prayer life is the highest life, the most fragrant, the most conspicuous. When God’s house on the earth is a house of prayer, then God’s house in heaven is busy and powerful in its plans and movements. ‘For mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people’ (Isaiah 56:7), says our God. Then, His earthly armies are clothed with the triumphs and spoils of victory, and His enemies are defeated on every hand… The very life and prosperity of God’s cause – even its very existence – depend on prayer. And the advance and triumph of His cause depend on one thing: that we ask of Him.” E. M. Bounds