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Frederick Mennonite 


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Political Season

We are in the middle of political season. It permeates every avenue of news feed out there. Some thrive on the contentious nature of the never ending bantering would be candidates throw around - trying to garner the most attention and hopefully in turn the most votes.

In this atmosphere of hollow promises and sometimes outright lies what should the Christian's response be?

Some Christians wring their hands imagining the choice we will have when this political season pans out. However if this is you I have good news for you! Pro 21:1 The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.

Somehow we forget that our God is sovereign. We also forget that this world that we find ourselves living in is not really our home. Our dwelling place is being seated in heavenly places with Christ Jesus.


An interesting observation I've made is that of the story of the temptation of Christ in the wilderness - After fasting some 40 days Satan comes to Christ to tempt Him. Satan says to Him ' All these things will I give You, if You will fall down and worship me'. One may say that Satan was offering something he had no authority to offer. However because of sin entering this world - Christ states in Matthew 18:36 - 'My Kingdom is not of this world'. If indeed we currently reside in the enemies territory should any Christian be in shock over the state of disarray ,mayhem, and destruction present.


What puzzles me is the constant effort of some Christians to effect some kind of change using methods and the means of the god of this world (Satan) to try to bring about some change that will effect an eternal result.


The only Hope there is for any nation or for any peoples of any nation is found in the Person who said 'I have come that you might have Life and that more abundantly. Earlier in this verse Christ said that the thief (Satan) comes to steal, kill, and destroy. Christian you are just passing through be careful to not allow your sights to be set on what is not yours!


The scripture states that we are to pray for those that rule over us so that we may live in relative peace not to take it easy but to be obedient to the call of God in our lives. Being drawn into this world's corrupt political process is not the believers purpose but as citizens of Christ's Kingdom our focus is the furthering of His Kingdom - for His is an Eternal Kingdom!


'For Thine ( O Lord ) is the Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory - Forever and Ever .Amen





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