May 13, 2016

God’s Will

Many Christians are beside themselves at the thought of Donald Trump becoming the Republican nominee, much less the President of the United States. Their distress is so great that, similar to the Babylonian captivity, you’d think America is being led into captivity and were all about to be executed. It’s important to remember that regardless of who becomes the next Commander in Chief, that person can only attain the position if it is God’s will. Daniel said, “Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his. He changes times and seasons; he sets up kings and deposes them. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him” (Daniel 2:20-22 NIV).

1 comment:

Steve Corey said...


-----But the fact the next President will be President by God’s will doesn’t mean we are to rejoice in the perversions of his or her doings, does it? Does it mean we are to be happy that racism is burning hotter today than it has in many decades, are we to then glory in LGBT (lettuce, gag, bacon, and tomatoes,) or praise our new politics of gang theft by redistribution of wealth, or do our happy-dance over lice, bedbug, and tuberculosis ridden children transported across Mexico to flood our neighborhoods with pestilence? Just because it is God’s will to pack DC with antichristian, anti-constitution, anti-personal liberty, anti-property rights, lying, regulatory type enslavers bent upon collapsing our nation into a fascistic bullyhood, we should go about singing little ditties of acquiescing approval?
-----Evil is still evil even though God wills it. And the fact God wills evil for this country is cause to sit back and take deep stock in why He has done so. With the exception of maybe Georgia, we are the most church going nation in the world. We have definitely been the most influential nation in the world. Yet seeing us trying to slime Georgia with lettuce, gag, bacon, and tomatoes, one must logically ask, “Where’s the salt!?!” “But if salt has lost its taste…it is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trodden under foot by men.” (Matt 5:13) The fact that God is having His will is worthy of overjoyed celebration. The fact that His will is leading us into the dirt for being trodden underfoot calls for sackcloth and ashes.
-----Church leaders, then seeing need for change, decide attracting the unchurched is the cure. So they rearrange all the cups in the cupboard thinking the old arrangement was why the unchurched never opened the cupboard door. Yet they teach the Bible’s creation week, global flood, Tower of Babel, parting of the Red Sea, and water gushing rock, are all foolish fairytales. If it would not be such a blatant affront, they would even join the atheistic tome against the resurrection of Jesus Christ. And some mainline churches have done even that.
-----The savor of the churches’ saltiness is sparked by the resurrection. But the resurrection cannot be divorced from the Holy Spirit, who turns that spark into savor by the truth of His Word. Those who then accuse the Bible’s history of being fabricated fairytale expect the Holy Spirit to bring the unwashed masses tripping all over each other to their rearranged cupboards?
-----The world doesn’t take the church seriously because the church does not take her Lord’s Word seriously. There is no joining of hands amongst all the churches of Montrose “…that they may all be one; even as Thou, Father, art in Me, and I in Thee, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that Thou hast sent Me.” (John 17:21b) If Jesus wasn't just joshing, then why does every church merely rearrange its own cupboard?
-----Arrangement is not the issue. All the cups and glasses need turned over and filled up with the truthful Holy Spirit rather than the joshing one. It isn’t the leaders’ roll to be the church rearrangers or the church heads. Jesus is that. The leaders’ role is to teach the Word as written by the real Holy Spirit (not the joshing one.)
------Take down the cupboard walls, guys, and join hands across the community with cups and glasses out in the open, upright and filled. They will come. Then maybe God might even will a real American for our President.

Love you all,
Steve Corey