U.S. Election Alert: Time for Earnest Prayer
November 3 is just a few days away and Americans will soon finalize their votes for Trump or Biden. Before I share a few thoughts about this, I am excited to let you know that if you missed my recent radio interview on The Kate Dalley Show (heard on The Blaze and Fox News Radio), you can listen to it by just clicking the picture below.
Now, back to the upcoming election.
In my 61 years of living, I’ve never seen more intensity, controversy, and polarization over an election. If I support Trump (a flawed human), many will scream! If I support Biden (also a flawed human), others will fall over backward. I do have my preference though; but of course, it is not my place to tell you whether or not to vote, or how to vote. Yes, my ultimate hope is the return of Jesus Christ, and my expertise is in prophecy, not politics. That said, I am still an American citizen. I have a family, with two children, and I am concerned about my country. So, here are a few thoughts.
First, God’s people should be earnestly praying for His will to be done. God “removes kings, and sets up kings.” Daniel 2:21. Paul also urges “supplications, prayers, [and] intercessions” for all men, including for “kings” and “all that are in authority.” 1 Tim. 2:1. The Bible reveals that God is deeply concerned about governments and rulers. The book of Daniel teaches us that (see Daniel 10:20). Governing authorities affect God’s people. Good laws or bad laws affect our freedoms. Unless your head is buried in the sand, surely you know that this election will affect life in the USA.
I recently read this interesting quote: “In our favored land, every voter has some voice in determining what laws shall control the nation. Should not that influence and that vote be cast on the side of temperance and virtue?” RH, Oct. 15, 1914. In this election, “temperance” isn’t a primary issue, but what about “virtue”? Like I said earlier, it is no secret that both candidates are flawed. Everyone knows this. But to me, there are large “virtue” issues facing each of us.
As a married man and as a student of the Bible, it is very clear to me that “marriage” is of deep interest to God. It is also clear that, biblically speaking, God’s plan is that marriages occur between one man and one woman. “For this cause shall a MAN leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his WIFE, and they shall become one flesh.” Gen. 2:24. It may not be politically or socially correct to say this in many circles, but the Word of God is very clear. It supports traditional “marriage” (Heb. 13:4) between a man and a woman. This is part of “virtue.” Sex outside of marriage is called “fornication.” Other kinds of sex, such as “going after strange flesh” (see Jude 7) are forbidden by God. Jude 7 also tells us that Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed by fire for these very sins as “an example” of the just punishment that will soon fall upon the ungodly.
Another major “virtue” issue is abortion. All too often, men and women have sex freely (violating the 7th commandment), and as a result, women become pregnant. Often, simply because they don’t want a child, they have an abortion, which kills an innocent infant (violating the sixth commandment). Proverbs 6:16 says “six things does the Lord hate, yeah, seven are an abomination to Him.” In that list are “hands that shed innocent blood” (verse 17). This applies to killing an innocent baby in the womb. God hates this. Yes, full forgiveness is available to both men and women who choose abortions out of convenience, but God still hates the act. To learn more about this horror, consider reading my little book, Hidden Holocaust: Discover God’s love in the Abortion Nightmare, or watching White Horse Media’s 13-part TV series, The Abortion Controversy: Two Women Tell their Stories of Hope and Healing.
In this short E-newsletter, my final point is this: the battle between Jesus Christ and Satan is raging, not only in our homes and communities but in the halls of government. The Day of Judgment is upon us. Every person on earth will soon be judged by the Ten Commandments, and this includes presidents, rulers, and politicians. Yes, they too are responsible to the Ruler of the Universe, and they too are required to keep His law (see Eccl. 12:13,14). Look at this: “While many of our rulers are active agents of Satan, God also has His agents among the leading men of the nation. The enemy moves upon his servants to propose measures that would greatly impede the work of God; but statesmen who fear the Lord are influenced by holy angels to oppose such propositions with unanswerable arguments. Thus a few men will hold in check a powerful current of evil.” The Great Controversy, p. 610. Thus “holy angels” are now working through “the leading men of the nation” and “statesmen who fear the Lord” to “hold in check a powerful current of evil.”
Make no mistake about it. There is “a powerful current of evil” working right now in America to destroy our families, our churches, our communities, and our nation. As November 3 approaches, God’s people should be earnestly praying for His will to be done. We should also pray that He will “hold in check” the forces of Satan for a little longer so that His end-time three angels messages of Revelation 14:6-12 can be heard by more people worldwide. Freedom of religion. Freedom of speech. Freedom of the press. Freedom to peaceably assemble. These are the God-inspired principles of the U.S. Constitution which we should all support.
I am praying earnestly.
I hope you will join me.