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GOD AND POLITICS

GOD AND POLITICS
Politics, politicians, candidates, voting, poles, caucuses, media, and strained emotions are heating up for various elections about to take place. These are beginning to be the uppermost thoughts in people’s minds. People can get so engrossed with politics during election season that they tend to let other very important aspects of their personal lives get shoved aside. Vote! That is not a problem, but the source of wisdom needed to make the best choices should not be ignored.

Mark 12:17 And Jesus answered and said to them, “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.”

Romans 13:7 Render therefore to all their due: taxes to whom taxes are due, customs to whom customs, fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor.

Here are some reminders to help people maintain the right perspective during these important events. However, if there are people in the Church that follow different party politics, they should not let that cause division in the Church.
Galatians 6:10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.

It is God who is in control of all things. Don’t forget that. He wants you to let Him guide you to make all important decisions.
Colossians 1:16 For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.

Be ready to be under subjection to whomever you elect to dispense laws and enforce them no matter who wins.
Titus 3:1 Remind them to be subject to rulers and authorities, to obey

Be sure to give God the glory for all the election results as He and He alone determines the winners. God always has a reason for everything He does. If we honor Him and obey Him He makes all things work out to the good even in politics.
1 Peter:13 Therefore submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake, whether to the king as supreme, 14 or to governors,

Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God

Honor those who you elect! They are there to serve you. Be honorable and they will be honorable.
1 Peter 2:17 Honor all people.

This honors God when we obey Him. After all He is the one who created all things to begin with.
Isaiah 45:12 I have made the earth, And created man on it. I — My hands — stretched out the heavens, And all their host I have commanded.
18 For thus says the LORD, Who created the heavens, Who is God, Who formed the earth and made it, Who has established it, Who did not create it in vain, Who formed it to be inhabited: ” I am the LORD, and there is no other.

Give thanks to God for those elected, Give God the glory.
God bless you!

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IGNORANT TO PREACHING?

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Those who do the preaching have a great responsibility!

Hebrews 13:17 Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.

1 Corinthians 14:37 If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write unto you are the commandments of the Lord. (Spiritual teachings we are commanded to keep)

Unfortunately, many people in the Church do not believe God. I suspect that many who are listening to the sermons on Sunday decide what is important to them or what applies to them, when in fact, all applies to them, I included. Preaching is how God calls the lost and raises up churches. Preaching is how God edifies and instructs the Church in Truth and Righteousness.

Romans 10:14 How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching?

To have a Church there must be a Preacher preaching to the congregation (Church) on Sunday. That is the keynote of the day. You can have Sunday Schools, bible studies and life groups, but without a preacher, you don’t have a church. The preacher represents Christ who is the Cornerstone of the Church.

Ephesians 2: 17-21 And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near. For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. (The Church)

As Jesus said in Matthew 13:24-30, there will always be weeds in the wheat.

The Apostle Paul summed it up in 1 Corinthians 14:38 But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant. Don’t be counted in that group! Pray that God will open your heart to understand all that He is giving to you through preaching. Search it out like a “pearl of great price”.  Matthew 13:46

I pray that God will bless all the preaching of His Word and that a great revival would spread wherever His Word is preached and that many will be saved.

In Jesus, Amen!