Saturday, November 6, 2010

Thoughts on the election

 "Have ye not known? Have ye not heard? Hath it not been told you from the beginning? Have ye not understood from the foundations of the earth? It is He that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers, who stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in, who bringeth the princes to nothing; He maketh the judges of the earth as vanity. Yea, they shall not be planted, yea, they shall not be sown; yea, their stock shall not take root in the earth. And He shall also blow upon them, and they shall wither, and the whirlwind shall take them away as stubble." Isaiah 40:21-24

Here in Hawaii, the people had the chance to chose a moral, righteous, man for governor, but he was soundly defeated. Hard to see any silver lining here. But the LORD encourages me with these verses: It is nothing for Him to "bring the princes to naught". I don't believe the governor-elect will ever be able to bring his evil agenda to pass upon us, unless God allows him to do so.

Once I found out that the righteous candidate was not going to win (and as expected my own candidacy was soundly rejected) I got into my car. As I did, I looked down on an old gum package that said "Eclipse". Immediately the Spirit witnessed to me that something is coming, perhaps a supernatural storm, that will so far eclipse the events of this week that we will no longer even remember our former angst, so great will these times be.

Transformation Hawaii has a vision for the first Christian State. Of course, until Jesus comes back, this cannot exist, for His Kingdom is "not of this world". But is that to say that Christians cannot, and should not, try to influence government? Jesus said, "Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's. When the NT was written, not a one of those men could have anticipated a republic such as we now have. In their days, kings ruled, with an elite class of nobles supporting them. How could they have spoken to our day? Yet our times and seasons have never been unknown to God. If we prepare ourselves for the day of judgment, we shall stand in the end.

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