Kellie Alexander's Blog

November 5, 2008

Ask God if this is you….

Filed under: government,Uncategorized — kelliealexander @ 9:22 am
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“Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and he will commend you.” Romans 13:1-3 (emphasis mine)

For most Christians, I fear these words only “apply to them” if their candidate gets elected. We are more like spoiled children demanding our own way than the people God has called to bolster our nations with prayer and petition. How can you argue with this text? It is clear that God is in control — even of “man’s” government. It is also clear that God not only appoints leaders, but also maintains the ability to control them as well. Observe some of these beloved gems from His Word.

The Lord hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of Egypt, so that he pursued the Israelites, who were marching out boldly.” Exodus 14:8 (emphasis mine)

“But Sihon king of Heshbon refused to let us pass through. For the Lord your God had made his spirit stubborn and his heart obstinate in order to give him into your hands, as he has now done.” Deuteronomy 2:30 (emphasis mine)

“When the Lord has finished all his work against Mount Zion and Jerusalem, he will say, ‘I will punish the king of Assyria for the willful pride of his heart and the haughty look in his eyes.’” Isaiah 10:12

“The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord; he directs it like a watercourse wherever he pleases.” Proverbs 21:1 (emphasis mine)

As God’s people and followers and worshippers of Christ, we should take great comfort in these scriptural reminders. Let us remind ourselves joyously that we are clearly informed of Who is in power over the world and the matters therein. Let us also remember solemnly that we are commanded to be in prayer for every leader in authority over us without exceptions; even if we didn’t want them as our leader(s).

Ask the Holy Spirit to show you if you are one of the bashers or one of the prayers. My guess is, you already know.

God Bless us All!

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