John 18:36 Jesus said, “My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jewish leaders. But now my kingdom is from another place.” (NIV)
Political End-Fighting Really?
The prayer posted yesterday on my Facebook page may be an indication of the message God is currently fanning into a flame in my heart. Michele asked this morning on the way to work, “What particular political unrest had you revved up last night?”
Answering her question sparked the thought: “There may be others with the same question.” Here for anyone interested is my answer. The world we live in is rapidly achieving critical mass. We will see politics explode into War, Famine, Death, and many Martyrs. These are the thing spoken of in Revelation, but we, the church, seem to be attempting to solve SPIRITUAL problems by POLITICAL means. Yes – Those who know me will, know I listen to Talk Radio – Yet, real eternal answers only come from scripture. The interpretation of His Word belongs to God. We seek His will and serve Him. His will is not revolution but restoration.
Colossians 4:5-6 Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time. 6 Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man. (KJV)
The message that matters is the message of salvation. Love, Justice, Mercy and Grace will positively impact lives more completely than any political doctrine. Christ called us to make disciples in His name. That action requires SPIRITUAL WARFARE. Just as Christ’s kingdom is not of this world, neither is the war we fight won or lost physically. Get out of the political picket lines and onto the evangelistic hot lines.
Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. (KJV)
The world will follow the path God has laid out for it. The question before us is will the church? Too often we have spent more time collecting signatures on petitions than we have insuring people have an opportunity to get their names into “The Lamb’s Book of Life.” We are fighting an uphill battle, but we have powerful weapons to accomplish the task.
2 Corinthians 10:3-5 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: 4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) 5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; (KJV)
Talk Radio, PACs, Republicans, Democrats, or Independents cannot stem the tide of darkness sweeping through the world. Christians can make a difference one life at a time. The evil wins if we remain distracted, fractured, and engaged in the sudden death round of political end-fighting. Pull down the enemy strongholds – Don’t rip each other to shreds!