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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. 







  1. Greetings Steve,
    You are right that this election is like no other in my 69 years of life! As a retired pastor I decided at the beginning of my ministry that I needed to be an “Independent” or “non-partisan” pastor if I was going to be able to minister to ALL of my congregations. The old saying about avoiding religion and politics is certainly more true than ever today! Having said that, I want to gently go the other direction from you in your commentary. The issues you brought up are of vital importance and not to minimized at all. I agree with you about them as to how they impact our society. But, we have seen how the character issue of a leader also impacts a nation. Four years ago the choice America faced was extremely hard–it was for me-since neither candidate came with characters that I as a Christian felt at al comfortable with. The past four years have been a reflection in our great nation of how the character of a leader impacts everything that is going on. It is VERY difficult to separate the man from the actions and words. And while abortion is a very, very important issue, I believe God can take care of it IF He so chooses regardless of who is in the White House. There are so many other vitally important issues our nation needs to also deal with nationally and internationally that require a person of high moral, ethical, (dare I say) religious character to lead in a way that God can bless this nation. My wife and I tell people to read Daniel 2 through very carefully. It is a reminder that ultimately it is GOD who is in charge of the United States and all the other nations of this world. And fortunately He is coming back very soon if the signs of the times are telling us anything. I pray for you and your ministry to be blessed with a double portion of the Holy Spirit as you spread our end-time message to a dying world, Steve.

  2. After hearing in a sermon Ellen White’s quote on voting in which she states that “temperance and virtue” were the issues she said merited voting. I hesitated for
    quite a few days considering this. Then I realized that mass killing of innocent babies was not an issue in her time and was that not as egregious, if not much more so, than either temperance or virtue? That settled it for me and I voted with this as the biggest issue in the 2020 election. I’m so glad I did as I don’t see how I could have lived with myself if I hadn’t voted against it. God bless! lily

  3. You’ve just told us who you favor in this election. Yes, marriage is to be between one man and woman. The other point is that abortion is wrong but does that give any one the right to force their views on others? Let me explain. God gives us the power of choice.
    He tells us to choose life or death, Him or satan. What I see Evangelicals doing is forcing one to do as they want and not let one’s choice be the deciding factor. What a woman does with her body is her business, her choice, and between her and God. The Christian’s duty is to help her to chose God’s way and to change hearts by the power of the HOLY SPIRIT. So much emphasis is on abortion, which is killing. Why isn’t so much emphasis placed on the killings in the streets and those from domestic abuse? What about the other nine commandments? Why isn’t the same emphasis put on stealing, adultery, and so?
    Last point: the same Evangelicals and others who put so much emphasis on abortion are the same ones who vote for candidates who cut away social services and healthcare from poor and vulnerable families. This is wrong and is in the category of injustice and oppression. These folk have a form of Godliness but deny the power thereof.

    1. Thank you for your note William. Our ministry seeks to stress all ten of the commandments, which is what I do in my seminars. I believe each is important. I also can’t defend everything that pro-life people do. I can only seek to follow God myself, and to be a good example to others. About abortion. While I don’t believe in forcing my views on others, and I do agree that a woman has the right to do with her own body what she wills, but the problem is, as soon as conception occurs there is another, separate body inside a woman. The baby is NOT her body. It has a separate DNA, brain, heart, etc. To take that life (especially for convenience sake) is nothing short of murder, which is not only a religious issue, but a civil one. We shall see what the Supreme Court does if it revisits Roe v. Wade.

      1. Amen and amen! We must speak as God’s people if that is what we are and no one, including women, have a right to do what they want with the temple of God, their bodies. And certainly not in committing murder of innocents created by God Himself. I don’t believe we should agree with those that do not follow God’s commandments and excuse murder and desecration of their own bodies which, whether they know it or not, Jesus paid an eternal price to redeem. Millions and millions of humans sacrificed to the god of this world.

  4. Yes, abortion & same sex marriage are issues. However, isn’t God the judge not us. We are to hate sin but live the sinner. Also, there are many more issues on the ballot: racism, division, white supremacy, poor, health, etc. God said to care for the poor, to love our brothers & sisters. Isn’t all of these issues more important?

  5. There is much more that writer says about the vote and the baring of sins in choosing someone. What about really the absolute in these last days? Is evil really evil? … or is evil the better of the two evils?

  6. Loved the book! Also, great radio interview. Please keep going forward, spreading the gospel to the world. Praying for you and your family. Stay well!

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