PULLING ONE ANOTHER UP
With the recent election, the body seems divided and reeling, perhaps over the outcome. But we can help one another get to higher ground to work towards unity. In the scripture, it says: "He controls the course of world events; he removes kings and sets up other kings. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the scholars" (Daniel 2:21)
In the context of Joe Bidden becoming president, this verse reminds us of the sovereignty of the God we serve. Sovereign means that God is in control, and He has the ultimate authority to will and do as he pleases.
Another way of thinking about it is that everything happens as God wills it to happen. He uses the course of world events to accomplish his purpose on the earth. So, in a political sense, whoever ends up in the White House every four years is there because it is whom God wants them there.
Remember, according to Daniel, he is the one who removes presidents and sets up other presidents. It cannot be that when someone you agree with is in office, God is sovereign, but if someone you don't agree with is in office, the devil is at work. If that is the case, then God is no longer sovereign. God is either sovereign all the time, or he is sovereign none of the time.
Consider our brief history.
When Clinton became president...God was sovereign.
When Bush became president...God was sovereign.
When Obama became president...God was sovereign.
When Trump became president...God was sovereign.
When Biden became president-elect...God was sovereign.
If you are struggling with the last one, remember that it cannot be just when we like or agree with the outcome if God is sovereign. Either God is sovereign all the time, controlling the course of this country and the world, or God is not sovereign at all. We cannot have it both ways! I shudder to think of the latter. How uncertain our foundation would be in Him!
If we as the body are to become one, especially in this season, we must get to the place that we trust God's plan, whether we understand it to not. Doing this lowers the temperature and brings peace of mind because God controls us regardless of who is in office. By focusing on who is on the throne, helps us deal with whoever is in office. Election outcomes are not about who won or lost, but our Father's purpose for us individually, corporately, and as a Nation.
LET'S PULL ONE ANOTHER UP!!!