For those of you who know me well, you know I dislike hyphens. Oh, I adore commas, in fact, I use them too much! Hyphens on the other hand, well… I’d like to see them disappear. So the picture you’re looking at isn’t a typo. It’s not a date. It’s verses God has been leading me to a lot lately.
Praise the name of God forever and ever, for he has all wisdom and power. He controls the course of world events; he removes kings and sets up other kings. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the scholars. Daniel 2:20-21
It might be crazy, but I find the verse numbers 20-21 so fitting considering the times we’re in. It gave me comfort.
Comfort I needed.
On January 6th, I went from researching the housing market of my husband’s potential duty station, to falling on my knees, begging God for our Constitution to survive. Like many of you, I didn’t know what was going to happen. I was terrified of a foreign attack in our nation’s moment of weakness. By the grace of God, that didn’t happen. Honestly, I was shocked the mob was able to get inside of the Capitol.
Destruction is always of the Devil, and what happened at the Capitol was a disgrace.
But either way this election could’ve gone, whether for Trump, or Biden, tens of millions of voters would still feel that their vote didn’t count.
Yes, that’s oppression, but if these accusations of voter fraud are true, do you really think God couldn’t stop it?
“From eternity to eternity I am God. No one can snatch anyone out of my hand. No one can undo what I have done.” Isaiah 43:13
Let that saturate your hearts, “No one can undo what I have done.”
If God wants Trump to remain President, he will. It’s not looking that way, but no one and nothing, to include a political party, is bigger than God.
As Christians, we know that God hates dishonest scales (Proverbs 11:1) so why, if these accusations are true (and they look it) WHY would God allow our election to be stolen?
Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and restore their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14
People have been praying. I know that for a fact, so why is God allowing this to happen?
Yesterday, it hit me.
The people, meaning God’s chosen ones, aren’t turning from their wicked ways.
No, I’m not going fire and brimstone, but I had to repent and afterwards, I felt so much lighter. Almost all of Trump’s supporters are guilty of this sin, and it’s the sin of idolatry.
So many people have said, “We have Trump!” And have fallen deep into the pit of worshiping man.
I’m not turning on the President. I didn’t want him to lose. But right now we have to look at ourselves, what are we doing wrong?
Our God is a jealous God, and he never puts up with idolatry. Trump, is just a man.
For you must not worship any other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God. Exodus 34:14
It’s time to stop bowing at the altars of the rhino and donkey, and get on our knees before the cross.
We must repent.
Oh, the joys of those who trust in the LORD, who have no confidence in the proud or in those who worship idols. Psalm 40:4
Let’s face it; idolatry in America is nothing new. Christians allowed talk show hosts to tell them what books to read, shampoo to use, and food to eat. Christians put influencers and celebrities—other mortal pieces of dust—above themselves. Christians put their kids in godless schools, all while trusting an hour of Sunday school every week to be enough to minister to them. Christians allowed pastors to read the word of God for them, because they claimed to be too busy to do so themselves. Christians bowed to the altar of political correctness, and in doing so, gave our freedoms away!
If you’re guilty of doing these things, repent.
No one can worship at the altar of man and expect God to bless it. It’s our idolatry that has put a wall up between America and God. To tear that barrier down, we must take our eyes off our idols and put them on God.
He is in control.
If it’s God’s will for Biden to be inaugurated on January 20th, then it will happen. Don’t lose your faith over it. We must respect the highest office of the land, while trusting God at the same time.
This country is a gift from God. We should treat it as such, no matter who is in charge. To be good stewards of what God has given us, we have to honor it.
A wise woman builds her home, but a foolish woman tears it down with her own hands. Proverbs 14:1
America is our home.
Instead of saying, “Not my President!” We should PRAY for the President.
Christians should always put God first.
God blesses those who work for peace, for they will be called the children of God. Matthew 5:9
Right now, we need to build up our home.
A kingdom divided by civil war will collapse. Mark 3:24
Search for peace, and work to maintain it. Psalm 34:14
Politics is only a symptom. The real issue in America is morale decay, and there’s something we can do about that.
If your pastor talks about themselves in third person, and says their own name more than the name of Jesus; if they talk about money more than God, leave that church. Stop seeking the self-seeking. Stop narcissism. Stop distracting yourselves with Hollywood filth and sports teams, and focus on your own team: YOUR FAMILY! That is how upright, moral, trustworthy citizens are produced.
Almost every sin in this nation comes down to the neglect of family.
Want to stop abortions?
Instead of expecting the magical idol of the government to fix things, ask God where you can fix them yourself. Honor your bodies. Raise children into men and women who respect themselves, and would never take the risk of promiscuity. Don’t raise them on the rot and debauchery of cable television. Don’t let them learn about life through their peers. Ask for God to give you the wisdom and the strength to teach them yourself. Set a higher moral standard for your house. That is your sphere of influence and control. God has given it to you, so be a good steward of it.
We also have a serious deficit in community. How many Americans even know their neighbors?
Be a light in this world (Matthew 5:14) and pray, pray without ceasing. Pray for your family. Pray for a revival. Pray for the leaders of this nation, and pray the entire world. Most of all put your trust in God.
No matter who is President, God is the King of kings.
That’s why I think Daniel 2:20-21, should be on our hearts for the year 2021:
Praise the name of God forever and ever, for he has all wisdom and power. He controls the course of world events; he removes kings and sets up other kings. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the scholars.