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Make Sure You Pray Then Vote

The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, Like the rivers of water; He turns it wherever He wishes (Proverbs 21:1) Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence (1 Timothy 2:1-2).

I filled out my absentee ballot last night and I’m mailing it today. I’ll here the results of the election from CNN Europe while I’m in Congo. I’ve been praying for our country a good bit and to be real, I’m very concerned.

We are a Democratic Republic. Democracy is rule by the people. Voting means that the people decide who oversees them in government. We all have a say in what America values or refuses to value. And without a moral compass to direct us as a people, we will drift to the lowest common denominator. Cultural standards will disintegrate. Then our nation will eventually lose its virility and influence among nations. Moral decay breeds ruin.

There are many stark contrasts with this presidential election. I cannot encourage you enough to get past the rhetoric and listen to the substance of what each candidate is saying. Listen with your heart, not your head.

Tough times are ahead for the entire world. Like it or not, the US is a major world player, and what happens here affects every other nation, directly or indirectly. We need leadership by conscience; leadership by principle, not politics. We need a statesman, a person not in this for political gain or personal agenda. We need a person who has America and her best interests at heart. We need a person who is strong on morality, on ethics, on national defense, who supports Israel, who supports personal rights and personal freedoms, who believes in justice, liberty, and mercy, who is strong on family values and personal responsibility. These are all biblical values.

God honors the sovereignty of nations and respects national boundaries. On the other hand, the spirit of anti-Christ seeks to dissolve national boundaries and combine the nations into one great big family. This sounds great, but the problem is that the fallen, corrupt, depraved human heart must have the control of law. It must have a governing body with checks and balances so that power will go to no one person. Read history. Nations fall when these ideals of national sovereignty or not strictly adhered to. Be careful of any person who thinks outside of the ideology of national boundaries.

There is great division even among Christians with this election. I implore you to pray for this election and our country and then vote!

The standard of living that you have and that your children grow up in will be affected drastically by the November 4th election. Don’t be flippant or half-hearted about this. If you do, it will cost us all dearly. I’ve talked to some who say they will not vote because they don’t like or agree with any of the candidates. Well, if that is you choice, then you’ve given up, and blown your candle out. And you have no say in what happens to our nation because you refuse to participate in the process.

This is a serious time. Please take time daily to pray for our country. United we stand, divided we fall.

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