Monday, November 10, 2008

It's Time

We are now almost one week out from the most historic presidential election in our lifetime.

We've had one week to process all that it means - for African Americans, for Americans as a whole, for Christians, for the world. Even though we are not able to look into a crystal ball and see where our country will be four years from now, we are able to do something.

As Christians, we are called to pray for and honor our leaders.

Treat everyone you meet with dignity. Love your spiritual family. Revere
God. Respect the government.
1 Peter 2:17, The Message.

First of all, then, I urge that requests, prayers, intercessions, and thanks be offered on behalf of all people, even for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. 1 Timothy 2: 1-2, NetBible

I know that many of us are disappointed that President-Elect Obama has been elected, upset not because of the color of his skin, but because of the content of his character. A man who is so fervently pro-abortion, who has socialist views of redistributing wealth to those who have not earned it, who supports talking with rogue governments with no conditions, who has promised to pull our troops out of Iraq before the job is finished which would leave the country in chaos turning it into a breeding ground for terrorists - well, the list could go on and on.

But we are promised in Scripture that God is sovereign. He had a hand in Barack Obama's election and, believe it or not, it was His will. It's time to accept that. Regardless of our personal opinions, God doesn't make mistakes. It wouldn't have been my choice, but it was God's. End of story.

So now is the time to get down to business. It's time to pray for President Elect Obama - pray for God to touch his heart, pray for wisdom, pray for clarity of thought, pray for his team, pray for God to use him.

It's time to put our money where our mouth is, so to speak.

4 comments:

Jess said...

YES! thank you for this, lori.

i think i need to copy and paste this and email it to about three hundred people...seriously.

i recently purged my bloglines - but not your blog...you are one of about four blogs i faithfully read...and stuff like this is why...you continue to challenge and encourage me...

lots of love today on you, my friend,

jess

Debbie said...

Yes, I agree. We need to pray for our President elect Obama. Our pastor preached on respect for those in government authority yesterday. And Senator John McCain was in the audience! He and Cindy go to my church. Pastor Dan said if he knew Sen. McCain was going to be there, he still wouldn't have changed a thing. He thanked him and complimented him on his concession speech.

ElderChild said...

"A Simple and Spiritual Life is the only Life that will survive"!

Such was the testimony of The Hopi people in AZ in their "Declaration of Peace".
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2008/07/hopi-declaration-of-peace.html

Yet the Hopi peoples of today seem to have given up and given in to "progress", yet i believe there are those Hopi who yet await the coming of the One they call their "True White Brother".

And i believe the One called The Messiah is "The True White Brother" of the Hopi peoples and that His Life example and Teachings bore witness to The Truth of "A Simple and Spiritual Life is the only Life that will survive"!

John The Baptist had testified, "He(The Messiah) Whom The Only True GOD(Great Spirit) has sent speaks The Words of GOD: for GOD does not give The Spirit by measure unto Him." (John 3:34)


The Messiah testified, "I have greater witness than that of John: for The Works which The Father(Great Spirit, GOD,Creator,,) has given me to finish, are the same Works that I do, and they bear witness of Me, that The Father has sent Me." (John 5:36)

The Messiah also testified, "I have not spoken of Myself; but The Father WHO sent Me, HE gave Me a commandment, what I should say, and how I should speak." (John 12:49)"

And The Messiah, the spokesman for "Our Father(Great Spirit, GOD, Creator,,)" bore witness to "A Simple and Spiritual Life" and revealed that a man's sufficiency is of Creation, of The Creator!

"Do not lay up treasures for yourselves upon earth, for that is what moth and rust can corrupt, and where thieves can break through and steal: But lay up treasures for yourselves in Heaven, where neither moth or rust can corrupt, and where thieves can not break through and steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

The light of the body is the eye: if therefore your eye is single, your whole body shall be full of light. But if your eye is evil, your whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness!

No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. You can not serve both The Only True GOD and money.

Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what you shall eat, or what you shall drink; nor yet for your body, what you shall put on. Is not The Life more than meat, and the body than clothes?

Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your Heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much better than they?

Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? And why do you take thought for clothes? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these flowers. Wherefore, if The Only True GOD so clothes the grass of the field, which to day is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall HE not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?

Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, how shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the worldly seek) For your Heavenly Father knows that you have need of all these things. But seek first the Kingdom of GOD, and HIS righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for tomorrow: for tomorrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Every day has evils enough of it's own." (Matthew 6:19-34)

Simply, sad for all those who believe in "self-sufficiency" ;-(

Yet, i believe that is just a term that has been used in ignorance by many who in Truth are living The Life that bears witness to Creation sufficiency.

Now The Only True GOD, Father(Creator) of ALL, HE promised to "fulfill all the needs of HIS Children richly, through HIS Son The Messiah"!

The Life is sustained by Our Father(Creator), in Creation as we now experience it, through The Spirit.

Simply, Creation is sufficient!

Once again, The Messiah testified, "I have not spoken of Myself; but The Father(Great Spirit, GOD, Creator,,) WHO sent Me, HE gave Me a commandment, what I should say, and how I should speak." (John 12:49)"

"Don't you believe that I am in The Father, and The Father in Me? The Words that I speak unto you I speak not of Myself: but The Father WHO dwells in Me, HE does The Works." (John 14:10)

"He that loves Me not, does not keep My sayings: and The Word which you hear is not Mine, but The Father's, HE WHO sent Me." (John 14:24)"

I have manifested YOUR Name unto the men WHO YOU gave Me out of the world: YOUR's they were, and YOU gave them to Me; and they have kept YOUR Word." (John 17:6)"

Then answered The Messiah and said unto them, Truly, Truly, I say unto you, The Son can do nothing of Himself, but that which He has seen The Father do: for whatever things The Father does, those things The Son also does." (John 5:19)"

I can of Mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and My judgment is just; because I seek not Mine own will, but The Will of The Father WHO has sent Me." (John 5:30)

And The Testimonies bear witness to The Messiah being "a servant" of "The ONLY TRUE GOD". (Isaiah 42:1)

Hope is, there will be those reading this who will no longer deny and defy their Creator(Father), for The Creator, The Only True GOD(Great Spirit) and Father of All, HE knows what is best for HIS Creation.

So There Is Hope!

For Miracles do happen!

Hope is there may be those who experience The Miracle that is "receiving a love of The Truth", for they will "Come Out" from among those who are destroying and perverting Creation(land, air, water, vegetation, creatures, Light, Truth, Life, Love, Peace, Hope, Faith, Miracles, .etc.)

Those who "Come Out" will desire but "A Simple and Spiritual Life", and they no longer will be of those The Creator is going to "destroy because they are destroying the earth(HIS Creation)". (Revelations 11:18c)

And they will have Peace, in spite of the dis-ease(no-peace) that is of this wicked world and it's systems of religion, for "The WHOLE world is under the control of the evil one"(1John5:19) indeed and Truth......

Truth is never ending....... (thedestructionoftheearth.wordpress.com)

TJ said...

I agree with you entirely! I posted something similar the day after the election. We know God is in charge, no matter who holds office.

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