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God’s Political Candidate

In Uncategorized on September 25, 2010 at 10:24 am

With the November elections a few weeks away come thoughts of where all this is going. I mean, you’d have to be blind not to see that our beloved democracy is being unraveled right before our eyes.

As the integrity, morals and patriotism of “The Greatest Generation” fades away from the scene, our generation must face the reality that unless we unify under the principles of our Founding Fathers, America the beautiful will soon be America the occupied.

But beyond our shores, there is a much larger reality.  No global solution, outside of God’s plan, will work to bring true, sustained peace on earth. Seriously, how many centuries will it take mankind to figure that out?

As I write this, journalists all over the world are reporting on the outrageous statements made this week on our soil at the U.N. by Iran’s President saying that we, the U.S.A., are to blame for the 9/11 attacks. This rubbish, along with toxic spewing from other dictators, our infighting over our border issue with Mexico, the oil spill in the Gulf and global natural disasters have all clumped into one huge cry for help. Are we so ignorant as to think the solution can come from a fellow human?

I am convinced that no matter how long we exist on this planet, we will never evolve into perfection.  No, all one has to do is read the news to see that barbarianism never went away. It still lurks in the hearts of those who we work with every day, those who we worship with on Sunday and those we sleep beside every night. I am convinced that there is no DNA in anyone on this earth that will produce a human being that can totally resolve the human condition.

God’s political candidate is not a man or a woman.  God’s candidate for global government is His one and only Son, Jesus Christ.

In one of God’s ‘ad campaigns,’ if I may be so bold as to call it that, He states, “…and the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called, Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6

He’s got my vote!

Now, granted, for years we have heard that verse in our Christmas services, Christmas plays and publications. And, many who are religious rarely mix their beliefs with politics, so what ‘government’ is God referring to in that statement?  You’ll have to turn to the back of your Bible for the answer, it’s all spelled out in the book of Revelation how our current world, in an effort to fix itself, will royally mess it up and how God’s Incumbent will assume global governance.

“Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.”  Revelation 19:15

Does that sound like a brutal dictator? In human terms, yes, but the difference between the rule and reign of Jesus and that of Hitler, Stalin or Mussolini is motive.  You see, while Jesus is perfect, while He is the epitome of love, He is also holy; so sin will not be tolerated in his kingdom. Won’t it be great when crimes are punished with swift and perfect justice?  It will be a thousand years of peace. Even the animals will get along!

“In that day the wolf and the lamb will live together; the leopard will lie down with the baby goat. The calf and the yearling will be safe with the lion, and a little child will lead them all.” Isaiah 11:6 NLT

How do you vote YES for God’s political Candidate?  With all your heart: believe now, the “polling booths” will soon be closed.

(Author’s note: there is no real campaign; Jesus will reign forever regardless of the outcome of the “polls.”)


A Perfect Government is Born!

In Bible, Children, Christ, Christmas, Jesus, kids, parenting on December 7, 2009 at 1:54 pm

Enemy forces occupied their country. Without notice, raids infiltrated their towns and their children’s blood ran in the streets. Spies mingled among them as they shopped. Life was not safe when they made their way home.

The road was rocky, dusty and long. Transportation was smelly and stubborn, an over-burdened burrow that smelled and clopped along in obedience to a sojourner whose pregnant wife was perched on its back.

When they arrived, the town was packed. Inns were swollen with like-travelers who also were required to return to their birthplace. The occupying regime had imposed a national census and the ancient city was teeming with more citizens than it had rooms to spare.

Unfortunately, the couple was desperate. Labor pains were dominating their decisions and soon any kind of shelter would suffice. Only one option arose.

The stable was on the outskirts of town, which meant more travel. Hungry, tired and anxious, the soon-to-be parents welcomed the rough surroundings and settled in for the long night.

As the humble pair wrapped the world’s future ruler in swaddling clothes, they were oblivious to the angelic choir that was announcing the event to a band of shepherds in a nearby field, and to the travelers from the east seeking an audience with him.

They had no idea that the gifts these wise men would lay at his feet would soon finance a midnight relocation to avoid a massacre of every male child two years or younger in their town.

Life was rough for the man and wife, from their betrothal, which was threatened by public shame when she became pregnant before the wedding, to their disappearance for several years in a foreign land.

When their son was twelve he came up missing during a family church visit and nearly gave his parents a heart attack looking for him.

His adult life was short. Within a few years he was known throughout the entire country and beyond its borders for having supernatural powers, and his proud widowed mother watched in horror as the government, fearful of that power, illegally condemned him and publicly murdered him.

But, back in the manger, sleeping safely in sight of their loving gaze, they named him Jesus by divine instruction, unaware that that name would be on every tongue in every nation of the world.

Some would use it to blaspheme, some to praise. Some would use it for gain, some to cry for help. Some would fight to eliminate it from public use; others would engrave it on their hearts.

His name would cause wars, settle arguments, divide nations and flow from the voices of carolers. It would comfort the weak, offend the strong, counsel the uninformed and free the prisoner.

Regardless, the name of Jesus was, is and always will be the only name by which we are saved from eternal death.

“For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. And the government will rest on his shoulders. These will be his royal titles: Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. He will rule forever with fairness and justice from the throne of his ancestor David. The passionate commitment of the Lord Almighty will guarantee this!” Isaiah 9:6-7