In God We Trust – Day Five

The Presidential Election of 2016 was one of the most bizarre and hotly contested elections in history, and the upcoming one on November 3 is likely to be even more bizarre and highly contested. However, that is not the most highly debated, contested election in history. There was a greater one that continues to be contested and challenged on a daily basis by Satan himself. That election took place on the cross of Calvary over 2000 years ago. Jesus Christ elected to put himself on the ballot to pay the sin debt of all mankind. Satan fought against Him every step of the way, even thinking he had won when the nails were driven into the hands and feet of our Savior, declaring victory when Jesus took His last breath. What a great victory party Satan and his demons must have had for three days! But back at the tomb something wonderful was about to happen. The huge stone covering the opening of the tomb was miraculously rolled away, and a very much alive Jesus emerged! The victory over sin as well as death was complete! The results of the election were final and not debatable. Bob Jones Sr. was once asked about election, his reply was, “Satan voted against me, God voted for me, I voted for myself, therefore I’m elected 2-1!” As a result of that “election” and “adoption” into the family of God, sin and Satan has no power over any Christian, and we should choose not to live like they do!
“Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it” (Colossians 2:14-15).
The upcoming election may be the most important one in history, and Christians have a responsibility to elect leaders who are committed to defending the constitution, and the many amendments that go with it. Know where the candidates stand on clear Biblical issues such as the “right to life,” and the “inalienable right” to protect one’s person and property. Our failure to elect candidates based on Biblical principles can and will lead to a very questionable future for our children and grandchildren.
There was an “election of sorts” that took place in the book of Acts that is a great example of how we should vote. There was a dispute among two groups in the early church. The apostles admonished the congregation to choose seven men to settle the dispute as recorded in Acts 6:3 which reads, “Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.”
That verse is a great standard for the kind of candidates we need to elect. Voting based on Biblical principles means voting for men and women with a “good reputation, wise, and Spirit filled.” Between now and November 3, learn where the candidates stand on the important issues, so as to be able to correctly vote in this all important election. In the meantime PRAY & FAST!