The decision is announced by messengers, the holy ones declare the verdict, so that the living may know that the Most High is sovereign over all kingdoms on earth and gives them to anyone he wishes and sets over them the lowliest of people.
I don't have to tell you that two days from now, we will determine the future of our great nation. I also hope you realize that God has sovereign power and authority to place whomever He wants as the head of any government.
The words of today's Scripture comes from Nebuchadnezzar's second dream. It is a reminder that God can use anyone to accomplish His will --- even if it means a ruler that will impart His judgment upon His chosen people. It is also a reminder that He often respects the free will of the people, even if their choice for government leader is wrong, and even if they are rejecting God's will.
What we need to remember is that God is interested more in righteousness than democracy; more in integrity than popularity. One of the basic rules of biblical justice is NOT to follow the majority, for the majority is usually WRONG. Moral values, not majority wishes, should be our guide. Integrity is demonstrated by doing what is right even if one is all alone.
God may give our country a leader which the people want, even if that choice is wrong. That is a form of judgment. The people will get what they deserve. For me, that is a pretty frightening scenario, and since this nation has strayed so far from His Divine Providence, it should give us the fear of God.
I know we have all been praying that our nation would return to its Founding principles and the Constitution. But perhaps our prayers should not be so much for God to put the right person in power, but for the people of this nation to want the right values. We should be praying that the citizens of this nation would have a spirit of wisdom and revelation, and that they would discern spiritually between right and wrong.
So, when we go to the polls on Tuesday, we need to go with thoughts that rise above partisan politics and political parties. We need to enter that voting booth knowing that the social fabric of a country is the key to producing strong citizens who create a good quality of life and economic stability for everyone. And we need to realize that the social fabric of our country depends on the strength of non-government institutions including marriage, family, churches, synagogues, charitable organizations, social services, and schools.
I urge you to vote for the man that strengthens the family, and fosters stable marriages with two-parent families of a mom and a dad. Vote for the man that embraces the sacred value that every human being is created in the image of God and deserves a chance at life. Vote for the man that rejects moral relativism, which is a philosophy that morality is all relative, and there is no right or wrong, only differences in opinion. Such a skewed philosophy in unable to take a stand against the threat of Islamic extremism. Vote for the man that promotes quality education that includes competition; anything less encourages a status quo of inferior standards.
These are moral questions that should clarify the issues for us as disciples of Jesus. No ruler is perfect and I, personally, would not want the job. Whoever wins this presidential election will have to guide us through some pain and misery. It is my desire that God will spare us what we deserve and give us one more chance to seek Him and glorify Him throughout our land. God have mercy on the United States of America!