The people of America are being stirred and riled into complete chaos because of the presidential election. Never before has the competition created such hostility and division amongst the people. Candidate followers have always debated their points of interest, but never have they become blind followers of hatred and animosity as they are today. Never before has there been such a need to find God’s peace.
People used to be able to talk to each other, debate the issues and try to get the other one to see the value of their reasoning, and it was done with respect. But today things are very different. Today people are fighting for their choice of president as if they have to defend them and they are rude and threatening towards anyone who opposes them.
Facebook is filled with bias political posts from candidate followers—and many of them are Christians! However, you’d never know it. The opinions expressed and the attitude portrayed is anything but Christ-like. The air seems to be filled with lying spirits and hatred and violence, and it’s drawing in those who should be proclaiming the good news of God instead of the latest accusations!
Is this how Christians should act? Should they forget who they are and WHO THEIR KING IS just so they can become part of a violent and chaotic world?
Oh, they’ll argue that they are simply trying to bring out the facts so that others can know who to vote for. Really! And what evidence do they have that anything they are sharing is even true? They are so caught up with being in love with their choice for president that most of them don’t even check to see if what they are passing around is true or just deplorable rumours to intensify an already evil situation.
- Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.—Philippians 4:8
Christians need to be wise. They need to seek God’s wisdom and that isn’t found in the latest political gossip column run by evil opportunists for the sake of glorifying the onslaught of destruction. It’s found in the Bible. It’s received in prayer. It’s manifest in praise.
God tells us that gossiping is wrong—and yet, isn’t that what so many are doing by taking something they’ve heard and spreading it around as if it were true? No evidence that it’s true and no desire to find out if it is. Many are engaging in name calling and aggressive remarks towards others who don’t agree with their posts or their choice of candidate. This is not the way Christians are to act.
- You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.—Exodus 20:16
We are to represent Christ in all that we say and do! There should never be a question as to whether or not we are a Christian. Our words and actions should never become like those of the world so that our testimony of God’s love and grace is lost in a wordy battle of foolishness.
Christians need to seek peace. They need to become wise. They need to speak words that glorify God. They need to act on truth and see beyond the promises or threats of the candidates. They need to see who they have chosen to sit on the Supreme Court and to rule over the senate because this is where the action will be. People need to do their homework and focus on more than just the hyped accusations of the candidates.
This election is counting on its advocates being emotional pendulums because then the people will stay blinded to the real facts and they’ll vote according to their feelings. It’s an evil and amazing plan and Christians need to wise up and not be part of it.
America foolishly turned its back on God and yet it seeks some kind of peace from the candidates. But truly, God is the only hope for America! And when each and every Christian gets on their knees before God and pleads for His forgiveness on behalf of the people of this country, just as Nehemiah did for his nation, then God’s peace will come.
- If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.—2 Chronicles 7:14
We are living in the days of Elijah! Jesus is about to return as King! And it seems that we are living out the prophecy in Revelations 6:4 where it says that peace will be taken from the earth. Truly, we need God’s peace back.
Let’s not be part of the problem that only adds to the hostility and rage! Let’s not pass around rumors on public social sites that spark even more adamant anger. Let’s not pass around memes that are destructive and that don’t bring glory to God.
Jesus told us to preach the gospel. He didn’t tell us to pick a candidate and join the club of gossip and battering so that we can glorify the devil. Whose side are we really on?
Let’s pray. Let’s spread positive things about God and encourage others to seek God. Let’s find the peace of God within each of us so that when people look at us they see God in us and not a crazy person caught up in the political hype of foolishness.
- Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.—John 14:27
Illustrations by: shame-on-you – Kara Swisher
Please feel free to share this message, and if you want to receive all the posts from this blog, please subscribe to this page and get them delivered right to your personal inbox. Thank you and have a great day!