My Election Rant (well sort of….)


While watching the election unfold last night in my nice, warm bed next to my wife my mind began to wonder with what happens if Obama wins.  What happens if Romney wins?  What happens if we are deadlocked?  It hit me so hard even after we found Obama won, my mind would not stop running stupid apocalyptic scenarios in my mind.  It became so overwhelming I had to change to channel to sports and break out the Bible on my phone.  This helped me to chill enough for me to go to sleep and when I woke up there was a peace about the whole situation.

Now I do understand the talk surrounding Obama and what another four years mean.  I understand all the talk about the Forward slogan and how it is mainly tied to communism and socialism.  I also understand all the talk surrounding the martial law signing, the gun control situation, and the trying to do away with the upper class and how all of this is tied to socialism.  I understand that socialism and communism doesn’t come in like a bull in a china store but comes quietly and softly then takes hold.  Now after reading all of this one can say, “Hey fatboy, you are calling Obama a socialist and he is trying to turn America into a socialist nation, and your also fat.”  Well, I am not outright, flat-out saying Obama is a socialist or trying to turn this nation into a socialist nation but I am saying if it walks like a duck, sounds like a duck, and swims like a duck, it isn’t a cow in a duck costume; it’s a duck.

But the most amazing this is, is the revelation I received this morning.  We have all read 2 Chronicles 7:14,

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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.

Lets look at the very first, “If MY PEOPLE” who is the Lord talking to here?  He is talking to the church of course.  He isn’t talking to the sinners, the atheists, the agnostics, or any other person; He is talking to the church.  It is time for the church to repent.  It is time for us instead of griping about the situation and do like my Pastor has been saying the last month, PRAY FOR THE OFFICE, DON’T COMPLAIN ABOUT IT!!!!  It is also time for the church of America to quit worrying about who we are offending, who we are trying to baby, who we are trying to sugar coat the Gospel for; and PREACH THE WORD OF GOD!!!  It is time for the church of America to quit worrying about what Spiritual background you’ve come from and start being more concerned with are their souls ready for Heaven.  Yes the road is going to get bumpy.  Yes we are facing trying time, but we have a hope!!!

Next part of the verse states, “who are called by my name shall humble themselves…”  Pride comes before a great fall is what it states in Proverbs.  The church needs to learn humility.  It isn’t about your grammy who started the church 125 years ago and bought the first pew and organ in the church.  Worship time in church isn’t about you either, IT IS ABOUT JESUS!!!! Humbleness is what we need to long for!!!

“Pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways…”  Again He is talking to the church, not the sinners!!!  We are so worried about prayer being taken out of the schools that prayer is being taken out of the church and home.  We used to spend 10 days praying and preach for 10 minutes now we pray for 10 minutes and preach for 10 hours.  It is time to seek His face not the face of Jetenzen Franklin, Joel Olsteen, TD Jakes, Benny Hinn, Rod Parlsey; but the face of the Lord!!!  It is time to seek His face so earnestly that we can’t stop until we breakthrough, we can’t stop until we begin to see an AWAKENING in the Spirit realm and a release of His Shekinah Glory on our churches!!!  No longer should Ichabod be wrote on the doorposts of the church, but the Spirit should be so strong people can’t help but when they drive into the parking lot, drive by the church, they begin to feel the convicting power of the Holy Spirit.  It is also time we get rid of the sin in the camp.  Who cares who we offend because I rather offend you here than have you be happy and bust Hell wide open.  Sin is Sin, no way around it, no loopholes!  Just because society says it is ok, doesn’t mean that God says its ok.  Read His word, pray and seek His face, and it is time for the game playing in the church to stop.

Now, “then will I hear from Heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”  Don’t worry about who is in the Oval Office because we know the One holds the whole Earth in Their hands.  Don’t worry about what is to come because weeping may endure for the night but JOY comes in the morning!!!!!!  Man I feel the Holy Spirit as I am typing this!!!  I am about to shout!!!!!!!!!!!!  Obama might be the president but I know One who is greater; His name is Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the Lily of the Valley, the Bright and Morning star, the Risen King, the One who sits at the right hand of the Father ever making intercession for you and me!!!  I SERVE THE ONE WHO CREATED THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH, AND IF HE CAN SEE THE LITTLE SPARROW AND KNOWS HOW TO TAKE CARE OF IT AND KNOWS THE NUMBER OF HAIRS ON MY HEAD; I KNOW BEYOND A SHADOW OF A DOUBT HE WILL, I SAID, HE WILL TAKE CARE OF ME!!!!!  As the Psalmist said in Psalms 121:1-2, “I will lift my eyes to the hill-From whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord who made the Heaven and Earth”

I pray you feel the peace that I begin to feel at 6:00 this morning, because I know the One who said He will never leave nor forsake.  Be encouraged!!!

Marantha,

-dereck

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