WHY SHOULD WE NOT BE IN FEAR,
NO MATTER WHO WINS THE ELECTIONS?
When we have Jesus, we do not need to have fear anymore. Jesus said to John on Patmos:
"FEAR NOT, I AM THE FIRST AND THE LAST... I AM HE THAT LIVETH, AND WAS DEAD, AND BEHOLD I AM ALIVE FOREVERMORE."
"Fear not" is in the Bible 80 times. God seems to want to make sure that we know that it is a command. He expects us to be full of faith, not full of fear.
"FEAR NOT, FOR BEHOLD, I BRING YOU GOOD TIDINGS OF GREAT JOY... UNTO YOU IS BORN... A SAVIOR."
"FEAR NOT, LITTLE FLOCK, FOR IT IS YOUR FATHER'S GOOD PLEASURE TO GIVE YOU THE KINGDOM..."
We are still the flock of God. Jesus is still our Shepherd. Our Shepherd still wants to give us, the kingdom. Our Shepherd still wants to take care of us. As a good Shepherd, He still provides for us. The world is soon to be judged, via the ‘tribulation’, via the return of Jesus. We are not appointed to the wrath of God, and we, the Christians will be raptured, taken to heaven, and be there while the judgment time is poured out on this earth for the last seven years of sinful rulers. Therefore, as we rapidly approach that time, we are to vote and support Godly, truthful, ethical candidates, but in the end, to bring to pass the evil the last days will see, God may allow the most wicked of candidates to be elected.
Yet, even then, we will know our time is very short. Till then, though, we support and campaign for the righteous, not the wicked.
II Timothy 1:7
"GOD HATH NOT GIVEN US A SPIRIT OF FEAR, BUT OF POWER, AND OF LOVE, AND OF A SOUND MIND."
"FEAR NOT... I AM WITH THEE."
The Lord is still with each of us. He is with us whenever we go through the times of deep "waters". When we go through the times that are like "fire", He is with us. He is with us, during our times of battles. The last days are described in the Bible as ‘perilous times’, and certainly we already experience that. Babies are killed in the womb, homosexuals pervert God’s plan for marriages between man and woman, drugs are legalized, free speech is denied, other reliigions seek to slaughter Christians, etc. During this time we need to preach ‘repent’, not hide and succumb.
"YE APPROACH THIS DAY UNTO BATTLE AGAINST YOUR ENEMIES, LET NOT YOUR HEART FAINT, FEAR NOT, AND DO NOT TREMBLE, NEITHER BE YE TERRIFIED BECAUSE OF THEM. FOR THE LORD YOU GOD IS HE THAT GOETH WITH YOU TO FIGHT."
The Lord is with us to strengthen us. He does not want us to be weak soldiers , fearful to go to battle. He does not want to let us be assaulted by the devil so much that we no longer are bearing the nature of Jesus.
"FEAR NOT, FOR I AM WITH THEE, BE NOT DISMAYED FOR I AM THY GOD, I WILL STRENGTHEN."
The Bible tells us that we do not need to fear the next, or current assault. God will not let us be assaulted above that we are able to bear.
I Corinthians 10:13
"THERE IS NO TEMPTATION TAKEN YOU BUT SUCH AS IS COMMON TO MAN, BUT GOD IS FAITHFUL WHO WILL NOT PERMIT YOU TO BE TEMPTED ABOVE THAT YOU ARE ABLE."
"MY SPIRIT REMAINS AMONG YOU; FEAR YE NOT."
WE DO NOT FEAR OUR ENEMIES, WE LOVINGLY PRAY FOR THEIR GOOD AND BLESSINGS. WE DO AGGRESSIVELY BATTLE AGAINST THE DEVIL.
I Timothy 1:18-19
"THIS CHARGE I COMMIT UNTO THEE, SON TIMOTHY, ACCORDING TO THE PROPHECIES WHICH WENT BEFORE ON THEE, THAT THOU BY THEM MIGHTEST WAR A GOOD WARFARE, HOLDING FAITH, AND A GOOD CONSCIENCE."
II Timothy 2:3-5
"THAT THOU ENDURE HARDNESS, AS A GOOD SOLDIER OF JESUS CHRIST. NO MAN THAT WARRETH ENTANGLETH HIMSELF WITH THE AFFAIRS OF THIS LIFE; THAT HE MAY PLEASE HIM WHO HATH CHOSEN HIM TO BE A SOLDIER. AND IF A MAN ALSO STRIVE FOR MASTERIES, YET IS HE NOT CROWNED, EXCEPT HE STRIVE LAWFULLY."
The wimpish Christians that seem to number more and more, need to learn that we need to be more than milk-toast Christians, we need to be harder. We need to begin to strive for mastery, not sleep till the rapture. We need to not be entangled in the sins of the world, nor vote for them who push the agenda of the devils, but to rather get involved in the supporting candidates who love Jesus, and seek to do His ministry in this world.
The assaults of the devil, carried out by evil politicians, are designed to hinder our work for God. Our work needs to go forward, in spite of difficulties and attacks from the devil. We need to defeat evil candidates in the elections, and vote into office those who support Christian, Biblical ideals.
"THE NIGHT IS FAR SPENT, THE DAY IS AT HAND; LET US THEREFORE CAST OFF THE WORKS OF DARKNESS, AND LET US PUT ON THE ARMOR OF LIGHT. LET US WALK HONESTLY, AS IN THE DAY; NOT IN RIOTING AND DRUNKENNESS, NOT IN CHAMBERING AND WANTONNESS, NOT IN STRIFE AND ENVYING. BUT PUT YE ON THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, AND MAKE NOT PROVISION FOR THE FLESH, TO FULFIL THE LUSTS THEREOF."
Jesus differentiates between the ‘enemies of human flesh, whom we are to lovingly pray for, and the real enemy we should battle, i.e. the devil.
II Corinthians 10:3-6
"FOR THOUGH WE WALK IN THE FLESH, WE DO NOT WAR AFTER THE FLESH. FOR THE WEAPONS OF OUR WARFARE ARE NOT CARNAL, BUT MIGHTY THROUGH GOD TO THE PULLING DOWN OF STRONGHOLDS; 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. AND HAVING IN ALL READINESS TO AVENGE ALL DISOBEDIENCE WHEN YOUR OBEDIENCE IS FULFILLED."
We can succeed in keeping Godly rulers, until the time of judgment on this earth. We are commanded to support Godly leaders, and it would be sinful to support evil, lying, leaders, who serve the ‘father of lies’, i.e. the devil.
Until the time when God turns to wrath upon sinners, and removes we the saints, we are to work for Godly leaders. We can succeed, if we have faith.
"...IF YE HAVE FAITH AS A GRAIN OF MUSTARD SEED, YE SHALL SAY UNTO THIS MOUNTAIN, REMOVE HENCE TO YONDER PLACE; AND IT SHALL REMOVE, AND NOTHING SHALL BE IMPOSSIBLE UNTO THEE."