The Election & The Kingdom

Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Matthew 6:10

kingdom: basileía – (from basileús, “king”): especially refers to the rule of Christ in believers’ hearts *

The Kingdom of God comes the same way the King did – quietly, peacefully, gently seeping into the broken hearts of those desperately searching for something to fill the void and ease the pain. It is not the physical reign of power, but the humble surrender of those who are seeking to save the lost. The Kingdom of God does not have authority because of it’s permissive man made position in society, but because of it’s God anointed power in the daily lives of those who are living out the gospel of Jesus Christ.

The outcome of tomorrow’s election will significantly impact us for decades upon decades. It is nothing we should take lightly or dismiss because, “God is in control.” To quote an article by Mario Murillo, “God was on the throne when Hitler rose to power. God was on the throne when Stalin extinguished the hopes of millions. God is on the throne as Christians all over the world are being killed by radical Islam…I am not fretting over the fate of Christianity. I am fretting over my nation. I know Christianity will survive without America, but America will not survive without Christianity.”** God is also in control if you jump off of a cliff. We must make wise choices for ourselves that will benefit the Kingdom of God. It is our responsibility to take action, guided by the Holy Spirit, as He has given us freewill.

Having said that, our hope is not in the government. Just as John questioned if Jesus was really the promised Messiah arguably because He was not overthrowing the filthy Roman rulers of their day, we must also realize that He came not to sit on the thrown of the government, but the thrown of our heart. His objective is not control, but rather relationship. And our relationship with Him will determine the amount of influence we have on our society. We are the change because of Jesus in us, and we cannot rely on anyone else to make it happen. May I challenge you with this? The things you are voting for, outside of casting a vote, what are you actively doing in your day to day life to make a difference? Because you cannot expect change if you are not actively pursuing it. Think on that. May the Kingdom of God and the will of God be unleashed and carried out through us every day, not just as we check the box.

 

* Strong’s Concordance, http://www.biblehub.com
** mariomurillo.org

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