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Monday, March 21, 2016

Are Christians Looking for a "Saul" or a "David" in 2016? - God Looks at the Heart

Deep Regrets Ahead - According to Einstein's Definition of Insanity

Safety and Prosperity vs. Godliness and Morality
Albert Einstein is attributed with the saying, "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."  If Trump becomes president, America will once again be led by a man, who from outward appearances, has no more than a superficial faith in Christ - Someone like President Obama. Someone who is easy prey to the wiles of the devil.  And, someone who acts in the name of his own power and ability. Two years from now, if Trump wins, American Christians will look back and consider the Christian candidates they forsook in order to continue down the road of insanity.

Consider the depth of the 2016 field of Christian candidates

Several of these candidates ran in the 2012 election but still had the courage and conviction to believe that Christian voters would never again repeat the tragic mistakes of 2008, 2012.  Marco Rubio voiced his astonishment that Christian voters could not differentiate between Trump's "flexibility" and the solid positions held by the candidates who credited their consistency to strong Judeo-Christian foundations.  These Christian candidates were not ashamed to name the Name of Jesus Christ as the reason for their personal success, and they have lives that testify to their faith.

When the House is on Fire.

I recently overheard someone comparing America's disintegration to a "house on fire."   "When your house is on fire, you don't care about the color of the firetruck."  This analogy was intended to explain the phenomenon of Christian leaders flocking to support Donald Trump rather than the numerous Republican Christians running for the 2016 presidency. But, in reality, since the true battle against the evils confronting America is a spiritual battle, the color of the firetruck matters.  And because God stands ready to give the victory upon observing the faith of His people, the color of the firetruck matters.

Turning to "Egypt" for Help.

It's not "The People" vs. "Washington Insiders." It's not even the Republicans vs. the Democrats.  It's faith in God vs. faith in man.  The support of man always turns out to be a "broken reed" that eventually "pierces the hand" of those who lean upon it.

Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help,
And rely on horses,
Who trust in chariots because they are many,
And in horsemen because they are very strong,
But who do not look to the Holy One of Israel,
Nor seek the Lord! - Isaiah 31:1

Forfeiting Safety and Prosperity

Jeremiah the prophet warned the people of Judah not to go down to Egypt seeking protection.

“But if you say . . ., ‘No, but we will go to the land of Egypt where we shall see no war, nor hear the sound of the trumpet, nor be hungry for bread, and there we will dwell’— Then hear now the word of the Lord, O remnant of Judah!  Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: ‘If you wholly set your faces to enter Egypt, and go to dwell there, then it shall be that the sword which you feared shall overtake you there in the land of Egypt; the famine of which you were afraid shall follow close after you there in Egypt; and there you shall die. So shall it be with all the men who set their faces to go to Egypt to dwell there. They shall die by the sword, by famine, and by pestilence. And none of them shall remain or escape from the disaster that I will bring upon them.’ - Jeremiah 42:13-17

Victory through Faith and Hope

As of this blog post, there is still time for American Christians (and their leaders) to show their faith in God by supporting, and voting for Christian candidates; Christian candidates on every level of politics.  It's time to end the cycle of insanity and, instead, trust God for the solutions to America's problems.  Pray that American's will truly put their hope in God according to the nation's motto: In God We Trust

No king is saved by the multitude of an army;
A mighty man is not delivered by great strength.
A horse is a vain hope for safety;
Neither shall it deliver any by its great strength.
Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him,
On those who hope in His mercy,
To deliver their soul from death,
And to keep them alive in famine.
Our soul waits for the Lord;
He is our help and our shield.
For our heart shall rejoice in Him,
Because we have trusted in His holy name.
Let Your mercy, O Lord, be upon us,
Just as we hope in You. - Psalms 33:16-22