Wednesday, November 5, 2008

God Still Runs The Show: Post Election Ennui & Truth Telling

From what I've read, seen and heard over the past two years on both sides of the political snakepit, one would have assumed that either the Antichrist or his False Prophet were coming to power. This was a pretty feral time of political warfare.

The heated discussions in the mall and in the workplace, the emails my Christian friends flooded my inbox with, as well as the posts here on this forum - if they were to be believed - asserted an arrival of the Dark Ages one way or the other and demanded we get out and vote it all away.

Well as the clean up in Grant Park in Chicago continued, I woke up this morning and was able to get out of bed myself. My beautiful wife was snuggled next to me.

I discovered that the electricity is still on.

The sun is right now beginning to rise over the Chilhowee mountains with the promise of a beautiful fall day in East Tennessee.

Last night the moon didn't turn blood red and fall into the sea.

And now we see when American democracy works once again and our nation chose who it wanted as its next president. The millions of man hours and billions of dollars spent by an American electorate displayed our country at its best and at its worst.

Certain elements of the Christian Church were hysterical in defending one side or the other, ordaining fasting and prayer to head off the Great Apostacy or introduce a blue colored Change Train to take us into a new human Millenium.

Through it all, indeed, above it all, an old song rings in my head ..

Our God reigns .. Our God reigns ..

In the end, American political tradition has determined who will become the lead ringmaster of the political circus in Washington. A whole new administration filled with its agendas, paybacks, idealism and naked grabs for power will rotate into the Big Top. He will become an anointed cherub or a tool of Satan to one side or the other. It would not have mattered whether it was Democrat or Republican. The end remained the same since human hearts and America's march into the end times continues ..

While the triumph of one party goes on and another bows out in defeat and the people of America shout, blog, curse and scream over the perceived direction we're supposedly going to go, once more, I see, we're doing it entirely with the belief that one side or the other is going to run the show. Churches filled with Christians who thought Change would come with a new face on the throne in the White House are among them.

Let the Word of God stand and remind us of a couple things ..

Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the LORD our God. They are brought down and fallen: but we are risen, and stand upright. For God is the King of all the earth: sing ye praises with understanding. God reigneth over the heathen: God sitteth upon the throne of his holiness. Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his: And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding: He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him. I said unto the fools, Deal not foolishly: and to the wicked, Lift not up the horn: Lift not up your horn on high: speak not with a stiff neck. For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another

Newsflash: God wasn't surprised last night. One wonders, the way some spoke, that He was nervously sweating out watching the polls close, squirming on the edge of the Throne. Things are going as they were going to go. Regardless who you voted for, what your convictions, or whatever any of the legions of political pundits, late night talking heads, and oracle spouting prophets may fulminate, let's not forget what the living Word of God says here.

Let's rejoice and praise God for what He's been doing, is doing and will CONTINUE to do, quite without our help .. and that's rule and reign from heaven above, with wisdom, power and love. Our God is STILL an awesome God. Things are moving along to the final consummation of the ages .. to the Day of the Lord just ahead ..

No matter what Bill Maher or Newt Gingrich says.