Thursday, November 06, 2008
The Spirit Says, "Come"
OK, to all the Christian Obama haters that I’ve heard from or read about over the last 24 hours: I encourage you to sit back, take a deep breath and remind yourselves that the LORD is no less in control of all things now than He ever was.
I firmly believe that there is a great shaking coming to this nation - like she's never seen. Surprisingly to me, this season seems to be a great testing time for many Believers, with Obama winning the presidency. I’m seeing Christians all over the place really freaking out over it all. Many are being hateful and downright rude. Most I’ve heard from are concerned that much is about to change. While I don’t disagree whatsoever with the reality that some major changes are coming to America soon, my response is seemingly in stark contrast to most of what I’m hearing (I have plenty of personal views on what is to come under an Obama presidency - contact me if you're interested).
God has a plan, an order in place and not everything will fall into line as we would like it to. I am to pray one thing first and foremost: His will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven. I cannot express enough how this has been resounding in my spirit over the last few days. What many Believers don’t seem to understand is that this nation is on a track straight to a fall - it is inevitable. We’ve been duped into believing that we’re going to all be wealthy and prosperous and magically “blessed” as we blindly continue on in sin and disobedience to God. Every day babies are helplessly murdered, homeless men gunned down, fathers and mothers abuse children, lies, deceit and sin rages on in every age and every class of people. Even our leaders, Christian or otherwise, are being exposed of their sin and shame. And we think that all is well? I just don’t get it. “Oh, it’s the homosexuals… No, it’s the liberals… well, it’s all the youth’s fault” – no my friend, it is this entire nation. A nation that stands tall and declares, with her actions, “We don’t need God, we are doing just fine all by ourselves!”
I rarely ever address these types of topics because it’s just not my thing. But as I just stated, I cannot shake the urgency of the Spirit that is saying “Come”. As people all over the country were saying, “Go! Go! Go to the polls! Let your voice be heard!”, the Spirit was (is) saying, “Come! Come! Come!”. It’s been the same theme, if you will, for days now. “Come all you who are weary and heavy laden. His Kingdom come, on earth as it is in Heaven. Come LORD Jesus and receive Your Bride." Over and over and over again, “come”. It is time that we return to our first love. It is time that we embrace, and be embraced by, the great love of our Father that first loved us. No politician, no pastor, no mere man can restore all that this nation has done. A Kingdom exchange must be made.
I know one blog post will likely not start a radical army to rise up and say, “Yes! His Kingdom come and alone be done upon this earth!”, but it is what we must be about in this hour. I ask you, can you be shaken? I see many that are being shaken by the outcome of this election. Many that are seemingly fearful and dreading the days to come. Although dark days are surely ahead, I will not fear. There is no fear in what is to come, for I don't live for the kingdoms of men established upon this earth. On Tuesday night, there was no "change" in the Kingdom that I represent and live for. The LORD alone reigns... now and forevermore – and this will never change. Do you daily dwell in this unshakeable Kingdom or are you swayed by the words and opinions of men? Are you rattled and angered when others oppose you and have alternate viewpoints? Does your world fall apart when things go against what you believe should happen? The Lord reigns – period. He is not caught off guard nor fearful of the days to come for He created each one of them. I choose to abide in His Kingdom, in His plans, in His agenda, for here alone is the solace that I will need to withstand the days to come. Where does my help come from? My help, my hope, my entire existence is in the LORD.