1 Peter 2:13
13 Therefore submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake, whether to the king as supreme, 14 or to governors, as to those who are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and for the praise of those who do good. 15 For this is the will of God, that by doing good you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men— 16 as free, yet not using liberty as a cloak for vice, but as bondservants of God. 17 Honor all people. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king.
I want us to take hard look at these scriptures and then move on to serving God and this country not for four more years, but until the return of Jesus Christ. I am amazed at how quickly we, and I say we so that I am sure to include me, get caught up into the worldly aspects of our elections and the appointing of our authority. I want you to know that it is an easy thing to do. We want what is best for our country, we want what is best for our state and our city. However, we must understand Jesus Christ wants what is best for this world! Not just today but eternity. We discussed last night many scriptures during our prayer meeting that showed us that God appoints the authority not just in America but around the world. We must understand we are headed to victory and not defeat. Now there will be many who will tell you how we cant survive this and that etc. etc; I know I was one of those guys. Here is the reality of the situation, we can and will survive anything Jesus Christ desires us to survive. He will return when God says go. We must have confidence in His Word, His Power and His love. The real question is what are you going to do on this walk! The scripture says submit yourself to authority. Verse 15 of 2 Peter 2 says,"15 For this is the will of God, that by doing good you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men— ." How do we silence the ignorance...by doing good. Doing good how? Doing good by having the right heart attitude. By doing good by loving our fellow man and praying for them daily. Doing good by praying that Jesus will show them to know the way the truth and the light and thus change them to change the world. It will never happen, you say? Well probably not if we continue to do bad, you know casting insults, promoting dissension, fostering ill, the list goes on and on. But we are are called to do good. Let your doing good begin with a prayer for a changed heart and one that will simply seek Jesus and do what He says for our leadership. So today I pray that God will touch the leadership of this country and that there will be a revival on capital hill that they may know Him that it will be Jesus Christ that worketh to will and to do for His good pleasure!
Reaching for Him,
Brother Big Daddy