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“Holy War”

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This has been a tough week all over.

It may look bleak and hopeless but I am reminded God is still on the throne. In fact he never left his Royal chair.  He is still very much in charge.

We have been  in the middle of a “Holy War” even as many deny faith and religion. Protests, flag burnings and factions are ravaging across the nations in an all out battle on Holiness.
Many, even in America seek to silence the words
of Jesus, but it is to their own
trepidation they do so.

For America it is one of a people who deny the word God in their platform while excluding Jerusalem and the Prime Minister from meeting with the President once again.

Think back to the election of 2008. Many, a year before absolutely knew the Democrat contender for President was Hillary Clinton.  Millions of backers there was no one else on the horizon; until a man appeared out of what we would call “Nowhere” and all of a sudden
Hillary had a real fight on her hands.

This man, an African American Senator was for the most part unknown. I had never heard of him. The campaign heated up between the two hurling accusations from both sides. In the end Barack Obama won the nomination and became President.

Why do you think it happened the way it did?

Didn’t it appear something was up? Or did we miss an important memo?

Do you think God stepped in and had something to do with it?

Proverbs 8:15-16 “By me kings reign and rulers issue decrees that are just; by me princes govern, and nobles—all who rule on earth.

Appearances are often misleading. My reasoning for why God allowed this is most likely what none would think. However, even I have questioned God “why him?” Why not Allen West or Herman Cain or Artur Davis?

The mood and divisiveness our nation currently holds is almost at the boiling point. God is for unity, not division.

Proverbs 28:2 “When a country is rebellious, it has many rulers, but a ruler with discernment and knowledge maintains order.”

Let’s just say God had everything to do with our present President being elected; what does that say about our vote? Is it meaningless? Why bother? If God chooses leaders for us, why have a democratic system giving the people a voice?

Having never thought like this before God has shown me our votes count; but not in choosing our leaders as much as what our hearts represent.  If we vote for one who is living the life God chose for him to live, by his Word and his Will, this would mean we understand and honor God.

If we vote against God’s Will and Word we are very likely to lose many of his blessings. This automatically goes against our personal relationship with God and the direction of the nation we live in.

A major effort in God’s heart is the state of Israel. He who supports Israel will receive God’s blessings. Any group or nation, who does not, will in the end be defeated.

Psalm 121:6 “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: May those who love you be secure.”

So…..if God had everything to do with how the elections down through the ages have turned out,
what do you think he will do this November?

God could care less about the proclamations of the media.

God could care less about our opinions.

God won’t base his decision on the Electoral College or which states lean left or right.

God will place in the Oval Office who he wants to sit in that Chair for the next 4 years.

Maybe, just maybe he has something planned we didn’t see coming once again.

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14 thoughts on ““Holy War”

  1. Reminds me of Proverbs 21:1 — ” The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD; he directs it like a watercourse wherever he pleases.”

  2. very well said Cathy, getting your point across to all…

  3. Very interesting to think about – “Maybe, just maybe he has something planned we didn’t see coming once again.”

    This was my Facebook status last week. “Just reading about God and Abraham this morning in Genesis 12:2-3.
    I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you, I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”

  4. “.So…..if God had everything to do with how the elections down through the ages have turned out, what do you think he will do this November?”

    Foreknowledge by God does not always mean that events have His approval, especially when it comes to decisions by nations.

  5. Oddly enough this all reminds me of the children of Israel when they cried for a king. “Give us a king” they demanded of Samuel, who knew a king was not what they needed. They needed God more than a king, but on the other hand, the priests were corrupt and used the people.
    In the end the children of Israel got their king, but it was just that—a king of their own choosing. He was kingly in appearance, but he too, soon made the same mistakes as the priests, serving himself rather than his God and putting the people he ruled before himself. Kingship should be a self-less job, but he was rather selfish. In the end he went some what ‘mental’ and died by his own hand. So much for the ‘people’s choice’.
    The next king, David, was chosen differently. Rather than the people choosing him, God choose him for the job. He too made mistakes like that of the Bathseba/Uriah incident, but he maintained a kingdom pointed toward God, with no idols. A majority of the later kingships had major issues with maintaining the idol free atmosphere God had commanded. In fact many of them fell to the idols.
    So what ‘king’ will America choose I wonder: a king appointed by God or one appointed by ourselves?

    • Dear Faithbook, I believe you have read and absorbed quite well the point I am trying to get across. God allows us to go our way, make our choices even when he knows they are wrong. The hard part is it affects everyone around us.  Yes, when the Israelites wanted a “King” they got what they asked for or maybe deserved?

      As a nation following the steps of Israel I wonder if that has been the case? Just as King Saul I am sure God had wanted President Obama to step up to the plate as did many of us, including me(I didn’t vote for him) but he didn’t. Now the curious question I have is what is going to happen to him once he is out of office? King Saul didn’t fare too well.

      Cathy Craig Neil, PMIC/Guardian Property Management, LLC 803-840-1946 blog: http://www.craigmotor.wordpress.com author/columnist: http://www.believers.bay.com

  6. I understand your post, and agree that God does appoint rulers. Everything you said is true. Yet if we study the nation of Israel we know that He uses other nations, and people to make judgments on His people, and to execute His will, including using others to turn His people back to Himself. God has everything in His hands, yet that doesn’t mean we’re to throw our hands up and say “whatever will be will be.” If that were so we wouldn’t be told in the book of Romans to uphold our responsibilities such as paying our taxes and voting. God can be influenced as shown in the life of Abraham, and many others. Prayer can be powerful, and can make a difference. We need to pray for Israel and our nation, and all people’s everywhere…

  7. Hi Cathy, I think as with all things when we talk about God being in Control we need to remember He does not promote evil or go against our free will, if He did change a persons heart to do whatever He wanted, then there would have been no fall, Adam and Eve would not have sinned and also God would be responsible for all those who reject Him and therefore go to hell, why didn’t He make them submit and save them from this, it’s all His fault.

    The Hebrew Translation into English, will without the Spirits enlightenment bring confusion. Yes God knows our hearts and also those who are in Leadership and we will reap what we sow, if we as God’s Children elect a Government that is promoting evil, meaning not what we think is wrong but that which is in opposition to God’s guidelines, He will give us what we want but we will suffer the consequences.

    Fleshy man’s focus is on worldly gain and so a Country will show decline when the Leadership puts money before God’s principles and guidelines, they will lose His greater blessings, protection and His guidance in making good decisions that will bring wholeness to their Country, instead when materialism is their focus it will bring all manner of problems which is what an evil mindset does, we cannot love both God and money.

    When God tells us He controls a persons heart or changes it, this means because we were created to honour Him first in all we do, if we don’t we will not bear good fruit but if we do we will and if the Leadership of a Country chooses evil, the whole Country will suffer and this is our choice too if we elect them. God puts before us the opportunity to do what He knows is best for us and our County but if we continually reject Him and disobey, we will become hard hearted as did Pharaoh when he would not let the Israelites leave.

    As Wayne said, we are to pray for all Nations and when we pray it is to be for God’s mercy and intervention saving them from destruction and with the hope that the Christians in them will see their error and be seeking Godly Leadership that is not based on what they can get financially from the Government, believe me they will promise what itching ears want to hear!

    Christian Love from both of us – Ron and Anne

  8. On the subject of Holy War I can heartily recommend the book of the same name by John Bunyan.

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