33 Then Pilate entered the Praetorium again, called Jesus, and said to Him, “Are You the King of the Jews?”
34 Jesus answered him, “Are you speaking for yourself about this, or did others tell you this concerning Me?”
35 Pilate answered, “Am I a Jew? Your own nation and the chief priests have delivered You to me. What have You done?”
36 Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, My servants would fight, so that I should not be delivered to the Jews; but now My kingdom is not from here.” NKJV
This is a verse that should be very relevant to the body of Christ right now. I have used this truth to keep myself in the “right fight” for the last 38 years. This is why I am not a politician as a Pastor. I believe we need to be active as believers in the government of our nation, but at the same time we need to realize that our national government is of this world, not the Kingdom of God. As long as non-believers have an equal vote in legislating morality we are under a secular, not Biblical civil rule.
Remember that America crossed the boundary of the majority of populace being unsaved years ago. As our representatives, many of the elected officials follow the will of the ungodly majority, not the Biblical world view people. Let me go a step further and show another similar example of this.
13 Then one from the crowd said to Him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.” 14 But He said to him, “Man, who made Me a judge or an arbitrator over you?” 15 And He said to them, “Take heed and beware of covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of the things he possesses.” NKJV
Whenever someone tried to pull Jesus into the secular civil government issues, he basically said, this isn’t my jurisdiction now. There is a day coming when He will take over all world government but it has not happened yet and will not happen until after the second coming. The doctrine known as” Kingdom now”, which was popularized during the charismatic movement of the 90’s was unbiblical. The idea that we as believers would rise up in faith and take complete world dominion and control the planet is unfounded. In fact, the scriptures declare the opposite of this. The anti-christ will establish the one world government not the church during this dispensation. We can stand and declare all we want that we are going to “take over” and the world is just getting darker and darker as the time draws near to the return of the Lord!
Having said all this, I am going to choose carefully what fight, what I engage in, and what stock I invest “my emotional capital” in. There are many believers who have invested themselves into an earthly battle that isn’t even really their fight. I fight for the souls of men, to see them redeemed by the blood of the lamb! This world is moving quickly into the position of the anti-christ government and there is nothing we as a church can do to stop this, it’s going to happen, however, we can delay it by praying and voting and making our voice known to the elected officials. Our vote counts the same as the unbeliever and recent elections have reported less than 50% of the body of Christ even show up to vote! That my friends is a travesty!
“We can delay it (the position of the anti-christ) by praying and voting and making our voice known to the elected officials.”
I believe President Trump was installed by God to slow the doomsday clock down, and another four years will slow it again. So I will vote for him and encourage all believers to do the same! There is a chance that Roe vs Wade could be overturned if he wins in 2020, and the democrats fear this above all else! As we saw again this week concerning the Supreme Court vote on the Arkansas abortion law, Justice John Roberts again sided with liberal judges. It seems he is being converted to the liberal side of issues.
When Obama said, “America is not a Christian Nation” years ago, it shocked and alarmed people to the reality that was being mostly ignored for a long time. The majority of Americans are no longer siding with God or the Bible and certainly not the church!
We all want revival but we must remember what the scripture says about the end of days:
2 Tim 3:1-5
3:1 Perilous Times and Perilous Men But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!
2 Peter 3:3-18
3 knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days , walking according to their own lusts, 4 and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.” 5 For this they willfully forget: that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of water and in the water, 6 by which the world that then existed perished, being flooded with water. 7 But the heavens and the earth which are now preserved by the same word, are reserved for fire until the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men. 8 But, beloved, do not forget this one thing, that with the Lord one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day. 9 The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance. 10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up. 11 Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, 12 looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be dissolved, being on fire, and the elements will melt with fervent heat? 13 Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells. 14 Therefore, beloved, looking forward to these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot and blameless; 15 and consider that the longsuffering of our Lord is salvation — as also our beloved brother Paul, according to the wisdom given to him, has written to you, 16 as also in all his epistles, speaking in them of these things, in which are some things hard to understand, which untaught and unstable people twist to their own destruction, as they do also the rest of the Scriptures. 17 You therefore, beloved, since you know this beforehand, beware lest you also fall from your own steadfastness, being led away with the error of the wicked; 18 but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen. NKJV
We want a world without sin and the Libs want a world without God!
17 But you, beloved, remember the words which were spoken before by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ:
18 how they told you that there would be mockers in the last time who would walk according to their own ungodly lusts.
19 These are sensual persons, who cause divisions, not having the Spirit.
So let’s do our part and not lose heart!
- Date - July 1, 2020
- Author - David Chisholm