Letgoletgod is strictly a-political. Observers and reporters, we are “watchmen on the walls.”
“The Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes.” Ps 118:23
“All these are the beginning of birth pains.” Mt. 24:18
To many, this election has felt like the pains of birth. The expected child, woman of peace and compassion was left stillborn. Instead, the unexpected opposite twin – a man of vice who was expected to fail, instead lived! A different President Elect was “born” by nothing less than a miracle.
There are so many obvious metaphors… Are we listening? And so, the most vocal “Birther” of them all, is now President Elect.
Some have begun to hail the President Elect as a kind of messiah, giving him astonishing, almost worshipful credit.
Paul Ryan called Donald Trump’s win “the most incredible political feat I have seen in my lifetime” NY Time Twitter Feed
The red meat of political treasure that “Evagelicals” lusted after? Coveting all that power? Bam! A clap of thunder. An election miracle no one can fully explain.
But while the meat was still between their teeth and before it could be consumed, the anger of the LORD burned against the people, and he struck them with a severe plague. Nu. 11:33
(A collective … wow.) Were we witnesses to the hand of God on November 8th?
Serving the debt of gratitude we have to the Lord and knowing He is control, consider some other scripture that might have relevance…
“Now I will give all your countries into the hands of my servant Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon…” Jer. 27:6
God uses ungodly, even pagan leaders in powerful ways
Why? Digest Psalm 82
God presides in the great assembly; he renders judgment among the “gods”: “How long will you defend the unjust and show partiality to the wicked?
Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.
“The ‘gods’ know nothing, they understand nothing. They walk about in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are shaken.”
I said, “You are ‘gods’; you are all sons of the Most High.” But you will die like mere mortals; you will fall like every other ruler.”
Rise up, O God, judge the earth, for all the nations are your inheritance.
Remember God’s instruction in the Garden:
“…but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.” Gen. 2:17
And the Serpent’s counter:
“For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” Gen 3:5
We ate and we are “like Gods.” We should know the difference between good and evil.
Read Zechariah 7:9-12 (verses mentioned in some other posts on this site)
And the word of the Lord came again to Zechariah: “This is what the Lord Almighty said: ‘Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another. Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the foreigner or the poor. Do not plot evil against each other.’
“But they refused to pay attention; stubbornly they turned their backs and covered their ears. They made their hearts as hard as flint and would not listen to the law or to the words that the Lord Almighty had sent by his Spirit through the earlier prophets. So the Lord Almighty was very angry
There’s that bit in prophesy about the “birth” pains leading to tribulation…
1 Thessalonians 5:3
While people are saying, “Peace and security,” destruction will come upon them suddenly, like labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.
And the twenty-four elders, who were seated on their thrones before God, fell on their faces and worshiped God, 17saying:
“We give thanks to you, Lord God Almighty,
the One who is and who was,
because you have taken your great power
and have begun to reign.
The nations were angry,
and your wrath has come.
The time has come for judging the dead,
and for rewarding your servants the prophets
and your people who revere your name,
both great and small—
and for destroying those who destroy the earth.”
Then God’s temple in heaven was opened, and within his temple was seen the ark of his covenant. And there came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder, an earthquake and a severe hailstorm.
Or perhaps “peals of thunder”, a Birthquake …
In some church congregations the election results have driven divisions in fellowship to extremes; our hearts break that our understanding isn’t based in love for one another. Instead some have been driven away by “politics from the pulpit,” and this includes passive acceptance of congregants lobbying one party or another. The church’s permission that enables, and may even promote, one view or another is perceived as concurrence within the entire congregation.
Lord! Help us all.