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And God chooses who? (Part 2)

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If history has anything to do with this election it would be that former Presidents/leaders might not have been what we would have chosen.

A young philanthropist spent most of his life fighting slavery. His political career in the English Parliament led to the Slavery Abolition Act of 1833. He died 3 days after the act was passed.wilber

Herbert Hoover – Had been Secretary of Commerce, but never held an elected position before the presidency.

Dwight Eisenhower – Eisenhower was active duty military until May 1952, five months before the election.

Sir Winston Churchill rallied the British people during WWII leading the country to victory. While trying to get into the British Royal Military College he failed the entrance exam 3 times. Hardly a resume for a Prime Minister.

Who would believe a research chemist would ever become the longest running Prime Minister of England much less the only female? Margaret Thatcher holds that title.

And then of course the actor who became President was frowned upon for even considering the position. But Ronald Reagan told Gorbachev, “Tear down that wall” and he did.

Throughout history some of the greatest leaders were dubbed the most unlikely.

The Bible is full of them.

Daniel 2:21 He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. 

One man was laughed at for building a very large boat. He had the last laugh.

A young boy betrayed and left for dead by his brothers became the 2nd most powerful man in Egypt saving many from famine.

A Hebrew murderer became the deliverer of the Israelite’s.

A shepherd became a King.

Queen Esther was a Jewish exile who married the King of Persia. Persia was the greatest empire in the world during the late 400’s B.C. She risked her own life to save the Jewish people from annihilation.

A young, unknown Jewish girl became the mother of the Savior of the world. There is no other position in the human race like hers. Her cousin became the mother of the forerunner to the King of Kings.

A demonic woman was cast free of her evil and became one of the closest followers of Jesus.

A fraudulent tax collector became one of the first disciples and has a book in the Bible named after him.

A fisherman started the first church.

An educated, well-off Pharisee who hurt and killed many Christians became the first Missionary. He is also the author of many books in the New Testament.

The Book of Revelations was written by a man who was banished to the Island of Patmos for teaching the Gospel. Written from visionary accounts, the book is considered to be the Apocalypse of the New Testament outlining the future and 2nd return of Jesus Christ.

So here we are nearing one of the most important elections in the history of America.

Do you think God has had his hand on history?

Proverbs 8:15 “Proverbs 8:15 By me kings reign and rulers issue decrees that are just.”

Do you believe God knows what He is doing?

God often chooses those we wouldn’t because He is the author of inventive creations. He takes a willing vessel and molds them to pursue His purposes.

God expects legal citizens of America to vote according to His word. This may arrive by spending much time alone with God seeking His heart for guidance. 

They may not be Presidential.

They may not act Presidential.

They maybe have never held a political position.

They may not be what the present government wants.

They may not be as educated as people want.

They may not be famous.

They may not be….what we want.

But they are who God chooses.

3d rendering of a badge for the 2008 presidential election

 

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