ELECTION

Tuesday was the day when the “run-off” vote was cast in Pell City and in many other municipalities around our state. Congratulations to those who won and were elected into office. I hope your candidate was elected.

It is interesting how much hope is offered by the candidates and the hope envisioned by their constituents. Unfortunately, hope is often replaced with the reality of failure. This seems to be the case whether the election is local or national.

The apostle Paul lived under the governing power of Rome and wrote these things about our governments and our responsibilities: Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God (Romans 13:1).

The presidential election is less than a month away. I do not know who will win the election; I do not know what the future holds for America; but this much I do know: Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people (Proverbs 14:34). The world, our nation, our state, our neighborhood will not be changed for the eternal good through the one who is seated in the White House but by the One who reigns over the Lord’s House.

Notice the words of Daniel as he prophesied of the Kingdom of God: And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever. Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure (Daniel 2:44-45).

Assurance of the Kingdom –

God promised that His Kingdom would be established and that it would be established at a particular time. The prophecies about the Kingdom of God (the church) were specific and the fulfillments were exact. Daniel told of the four kingdoms, the fourth being Rome, and that the Kingdom of God would be established during the days when Rome was in power. This is precisely what took place as recorded in Acts 2.

Assurance of the King –

Through Daniel, God promised that there would be one and only one King over His Kingdom. Jesus Christ rules and reigns over the Kingdom (the church) and there will never be another King over the Kingdom (Colossians 1:13).

Assurance of the Knowledge –

God, who cannot lie, promised to establish His Kingdom and He has; God, who cannot lie, promised that Jesus Christ would always rule over His Kingdom and He is; and God, who cannot lie, promised that the Kingdom would never be destroyed.

True power is not found in the kingdoms of man but in the Kingdom of God. Let us strive to change the world by changing every heart, mind and soul unto obedience to God.

                                                                                                            Tim

 

 

 

 

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