Should Christians Rejoice at the Election Results?
On November 6th, Americans went to the polls and reelected Barack Hussein Obama to the Presidency of the United States. Though his first term was marked as the most ungodly, atrocious approach to governing in U.S. history, Americans begged for another four years of it. President Obamas policies have advanced the sanctioning of sodomite marriage by government, the continuance of the legal infanticide of unborn children, the stripping away of civil liberties from law abiding citizens under NDAA, the murder of U.S. citizens (including children) by drone strikes, the redistribution of wealth to the slothful and many other forms of wickedness unprecedented to this degree in our nation. On nearly all counts, Obamas policies have flown in the face of the teachings of Gods word. Yet, knowing the evil to which this President and his followers aspire, we understand that, ultimately, Jehovah is in control of all things. In view of this Bible truth, this author aims to demonstrate some key considerations and relieve the minds of some troubled Christians who may be fretting for the future of our great nation.
1. We have but one King: Jesus the Christ.
Any power Obama has in this earthly realm is only because God has given it to him (John 19:11). Thus, it was part of Gods sovereign will that Obama would be reestablished as leader in 2012. We are not obligated to respect his tyrannical abuses of the office but we must honor him while he holds it (1 Pet. 2:17). If Christians were able to live a joyful, vibrant and godly existence under Nero, Vespasian, Domitian, and other depraved Roman Caesars, surely Christians may thrive under Obama, a man who claims to be a Christian.
Regardless of Obamas attitude toward the Bible, he is a servant of Christ. Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, was called a servant of Jehovah although he was a pagan worshiper of idols (Jer. 25:9; 27:6; 43:10). Obamas free moral agency is not surrendered to God but the Lord will use him, as he uses every one of us, to accomplish his plan on earth. When it comes to elections, Christians must remember that God selects whom he chooses to establish his will on earth. He is active in the kingdom of men and he setteth up over it whomsoever he will (Dan. 5:21).
2. Chastisement has favorable results.
The last four years have seen a dramatic downturn in economic productivity and fiscal soundness. Our nation cannot sustain itself with the mounting debt, out of control inflation, a corrupt federal reserve system, devaluation of the currency, and other symptoms of the destruction looming for our nation. All of these symptoms are the result of widespread disobedience to the principles of godly financial decisions and the shameless embracement of immoral living. President Obama personifies these values and his reelection mirrors the fact that Americans are wallowing in the mire, unwilling to acknowledge the consequences that are coming because of unfettered decadence.
Unless drastic changes occur, many of the blessings Americans enjoyed during the second half of the 20th century will have dissipated within this generation. History and human behavior teach us that people turn back to God only after they have lost an abundance of material wealth. This is the discipline that America will need to go back to Gods word for answers on what constitutes a truly abundant life. The word of God is clear concerning this principle (Heb. 12:11; 2 Cor. 13:9). The Lord chastises those with a tendency to be exalted overmuch (2 Cor. 12:7-10). Americans have received their thorn in the flesh, and it only becomes clearer with our collective losses that God is the rightful owner of the cattle upon a thousand hills (Psa. 50:10). Let us take pleasure in weakness knowing that the worsening of the storm will provoke our countrymen to exercise (themselves) unto godliness (1 Tim. 4:7).
3. History reveals that God provides retribution and deliverance.
Regardless of what the history books may write about our era, it will be clear to God and his servants that Americas economic collapse and other sources of anguish were a result of the overwhelming rejection of God in 2008 and 2012. The self-styled populist offered change we can believe in. Nevertheless, America will know that the fundamental transformation received was not for the better but rather, for the worse.
It will be remembered that the Psalmist predicted, The wicked shall be turned back unto Sheol, Even all the nations that forget God (Psa. 9:17). The Bible and the people who believe and live by it will be vindicated on this earth and in Heaven but those who brought forth sin in our nation, will suffer destruction. Notice the Lords warning in Jeremiah 18:6-8.
O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? saith Jehovah. Behold, as the clay in the potters hand, so are ye in my hand, O house of Israel. At what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up and to break down and to destroy it; if that nation, concerning which I have spoken, turn from their evil, I will repent of the evil that I thought to do unto them.
America is on the brink of devastation and loss unlike it has ever seen before. Will this country ever be restored? It is possible but it will require an about face to receive this deliverance from God. One thing is guaranteed, Gods people will be preserved and his word will prove supreme when the dust has settled and the eternal reward is obtained. American Christians ought to rejoice now because God is ruling as King, he loves us, and he will deliver us regardless of any decision our leaders make.
— Michael Hildreth
Used by Permission from Biblicalnotes.com
[We commend this article to your careful reflection. As the author reminds us, America is on the brink of devastation and loss unlike it has ever seen before. The nation was devastated over the past couple of decades from a political standpoint and it continues at a rapid rate to further immorality, perversion, cruelty, humanism, and secularism. There is no end in sight. The past election caps this plunge to moral, spiritual, and even economic ruin. May God have mercy on America. And we would wish the same for all other counties on earth. There are dozens of countries where the way of Christ is openly persecuted and opposed. Evil and brutal governments, especially of the Islamic and communist kinds, are intent on eradicating anything that purports to be Christianity. May God have mercy on His people scattered across the world. RH]