Wednesday, November 9, 2016

November 10, 2016

"If any of you need wisdom, you should ask God, and it will be given to you. God is generous and won’t correct you for asking. But when you ask for something, you must have faith and not doubt. Anyone who doubts is like an ocean wave tossed around in a storm." James 1:5-6

The People of God came out by the thousands to pray and call on Him leading up to the Presidential election yesterday. I was among a crowd of over 10,000 who gathered on the steps of the State Capitol in Richmond to join Franklin Graham to pray for America and the Presidential Election. It was a memorable few hours that were deeply inspiring!

I also prayed online with Dr. Graham on Election Night Eve. During that online prayer meeting 150,000 joined together to seek God's will when the voting began the next morning. 

All across the Commonwealth and around the nation I know there were millions of people interceding for the election. So, it seems logical to assume the election of Donald Trump was God's answer to those prayers. If that is true as I suspect it is, the God's will was done.

Now that God's will has been revealed what are we to do? 

I suggest that since we know God's will we should pray for God's wisdom. 

We need to pray for God's wisdom for President Trump.

We need to pray for God's wisdom as he chooses his cabinet and advisers.

We need to pray for God's wisdom for Trump as he formulates his plans and policies.

We need to pray for God's wisdom as he begins meeting with Foreign Leaders from around the world.

You need wisdom. I need wisdom. Donald Trump needs wisdom to make good decisions during these days of transition for our new President. God promises to give the wisdom needed when we need it and give it liberally.

Pray for God's will and once you know His will begin to pray that He will give you His wisdom!

A Sobering Reminder

"And so, each of us must give an account to God for what we do." Romans 14:12

Well, praise God!

The people of America have spoken, especially the people of God. Evangelicals streamed to the polls in record numbers to hold Mrs. Clinton accountable for her illegal activities, her lies and her record of incompetence as a government official.

Whether she ever faces the full legal consequences of her massive corruption remains to be seen but at least she was not awarded the position of power she so greatly coveted.

The outcome of the election was much less certain when I originally wrote this post. I awoke to a much different reality that the one I feared as I posted these paragraphs. 

Because what I originally wrote is true and because it will remind us of what God has graciously spared us from, I will still publish what I wrote just prior to midnight.

As I record these thoughts the election results are still to be determined but the odds still favor Hillary Clinton even though Donald Trump currently leads with electoral votes.

If she is elected she will take office as the most corrupt and lawless person to ever assume the Presidency. Make no mistake, there have been some shady characters who occupied the White House (present occupant included) but none has been elected while being investigated by the FBI.

Should America elect Mrs. Clinton it will send a devastating and disgusting message to our Nation. 

First, she will be emboldened by the reality that rather than the American people holding her accountable for her crimes against America they have condoned it with their votes!

What do you think a lawless person will do when given the highest and most powerful position in the world? If she hasn't been held accountable before, who will call her to account then?

Second, will electing her send a chilling message that American people don't care about lawlessness? Or, does it imply they refuse to hold her accountable because they don't want to be held accountable? Either message would be very disheartening.

Third, her election will assure deeper and wider spread of corruption throughout the hallowed halls of our government, our courts, our justice department and our defense and intelligence agencies. In other words those institutions that have traditionally been responsible checks on lawlessness will themselves become unaccountable.

Finally, once elected I can imagine her launching aggressive actions against those few remaining institutions that still value accountability. Chief among those is the Church. The current administration has already bedeviled the Catholic Church and based on some of Hillary's previous remarks we can assume she will intensify those assaults on the Catholic Church and Christianity en mass.

But make no mistake. She IS accountable and will be called to account by a Holy God on the Day of Judgment. She may have her day and realize her life-long ambition at the pinnacle of power, but in so doing she will continue to run up her account before God.

Pray for our new President, Donald J. Trump! Now that he has been entrusted with the highest office in the land, God will hold him to account for how he governs and wields the power that the majority of Americans has placed in his hands.

Also be assured, you are accountable to God as well!