Saturday, September 3, 2011

Current affairs: The US empire will be replaced.

Over and over again God uses wicked pagan tyrants to punish His people who have forgotten him.  Likewise today He is employing wicked terrorists and tyrannical governments to chastise nations who once knew but have forgotten God.  For God aims to bring us to repentance.  I think that no matter what our domestic and foreign policy might be, tyranny, injustice, terrorism, and suffering will only get worse in our nation until we once again turn to God.  History shows dictatorial rulers and persecution at times bringing people to their knees and consequently the church grew even stronger. (E.g. ancient Rome, modern China)  We are to pray and labor for “Thy kingdom come.”  In elections and other current events Christians should not get too frustrated (tip: vent your frustrations in prayer) when the worst side of national leadership seems to prevail, for often God uses this to bring about His kingdom.   
We follow the Prince of Peace.  Are current unjust events bringing us to our knees or getting us up in arms?  Oh, you say you’re a patriot?  Just make sure that you don’t find yourself fighting against events that God uses to usher in His kingdom, nor that the great contention involved doesn’t rob you of the glory, faith, and love of God burning brightly in your soul.  And remember, the other side usually has Christian patriots too, who disagree with you.  Something to think about, thanks to my father-in-law is the following, "for Christ's kingdom to come, all other kingdoms must fall." 
"Our Heavenly Father, we turn to thee in repentance, may we do Thy will as it is done in heaven, so as not to frustrate Thee in the ushering in of Thy kingdom." 
              - Phillip


Sherry L Dickinson said...

It is a blessing to know that there is more to 'current events' than just that which meets the eye.
Thank you for the reminder in this post to pray for God's will to be done, and for God's Kingdom to come in the manner in which he wants it to come.
Love, Mom

Kristina Clemens said...

Heather, my book comes out at the end of this year. I've currently just begun the publicity press junkets and have seen a typeset copy of my book, but I don't have a definite release date yet. =)

The Dickinsons said...

Good to hear from you. Thanks for the comment.

Thank you. I passed on that information to Heather.


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