You Heard It Here First Folx!
Back in September I posted a prophetic prediction on this blog (see it by clicking here), and the headlines in the news one day after the election demonstrate that it has in fact come true. Our nation is deeply divided – passionately divided – and if it gets any worse people are going to start shooting!
I am among the losers on this one. I did not like either candidate for president, so I knew I would be disappointed either way. I began preparing myself and praying for our leader whoever that would be. It does not make me comfortable, in fact it disturbs me deeply, and I realize that damage and wounds are deep, that Christian platitudes are not going to help. But if we can head off civil war, the benefit will be worth almost any cost!
I am most disappointed in my church. This prophetic prediction was not hard to see coming except unless you were buried in either denial or passions. Some other love of power has blinded you from the plain truth, not mystical complexity. But the church, as I see it, has mostly sided with a candidate (the larger part with Trump, the smaller part with Clinton) but neither side represented Jesus! Or the church has ignored the election. AND I would say it has been a strange mixture of both. Therefore, when it comes to being a beacon of light for reconciliation, humility, and peace, the church has been AWOL on this one, and our culture suffers from it!
Please, join me in prayer. Keep in mind, God has used pagan kings for his purposes many times before. The United States, despite the rhetoric of a few vocal jerks, is NOT a Christian Nation at all, and never has been. On our best day we were a Deist Nation that favored the trappings of a Judeo-Christian faith. The bluff is called on all that now. The serious Christians need to get on our knees and talk to our KING about the things going on in this country, and we need to hold our are arms wide (in a cruciform shape) and bring peace and reconciliation to the parties divided as best we can and with God’s help.
Can I get an AMEN???