Thursday, November 03, 2016

Trump or Clinton? It Doesn't Matter Part 2

One would think from all of the pastors and priests of this world that everything is at stake in this election.  They could not be more wrong.  As Christians we are followers of Christ.  We are to walk as He walked.

1 John 2:6 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.

So let us compare what todays so called Christian leaders would have us believe versus Biblical reality.  According to todays so called leaders, when Jesus reached the age on this earth (in the flesh) to begin His work, His first actions should have been:

1.  Start a political action committee
2.  Begin a voter registration drive
3.  Make speeches at every synagogue to get the Jews "vote for change" in the next election

Surely our Lord needed to do the above plus take a number of other steps of critical importance to change the openly pagan, blatantly anti-Christ government of ancient Rome.  Let us be clear on this point, Rome made no pretense at being a Godly empire, they were anti-Christ to the core and yet what did our Lord do?  Or more importantly what did He not do?

What did our Lord Jesus Christ do when He began His earthly work?  He completely and utterly ignored the governments of this earth to include the Roman government He lived under.  That's right, He ignored them as irrelevant.  Jesus did not vote, He did not form a political action committee, He did not begin a voter registration drive, He did not speak in synagogues about the Christian or Jewish "duty to vote."  Peter, Paul, Luke, John did not vote.  They walked as Jesus did.

The Lord our God practiced what He preached.  That is, His kingdom is not of this world:

John 18:36
Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.

Our Lord's kingdom has advanced forcefully regardless of what empire, or kingdom or political party has been in office for thousands of years.  Our Lord does not require the assistance of any politician to advance His kingdom.  What we are witnessing is the polarization of this world into that which belongs to our Lord and everything else that does not.  Those who belong to this world, speak from the viewpoint of this world.  All of these so called leaders, Christian and otherwise who speak from the viewpoint of this world are of this world and the world listens to them:

1 John 4:5They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them. 6We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.

Why is this written to you today?  To encourage you.  Hillary is the most corrupt, wicked politician the United States has ever had running for president.  How fitting that the very worst presidential candidate should match the spiritual condition of this country.  Trump tells people whatever they want to hear.  According to him, he is for everybody.  They will both lead to the rise of Babylon, the mark of the beast and every prophesy written in the Bible being fulfilled.  How is that encouraging?  It is encouraging because what happens with the United States government will not matter one iota to the forceful advancement of our Lord's kingdom.  Not one bit. 

We were never told to follow or elect politicians.  We were told to follow our Lord Jesus Christ and pray that His kingdom will come and His will be done here on earth just as it is in heaven.

grace and peace