We can look at this past election in two ways:
1. God appointed its members to their offices.
2. God used people as a means of bringing about the members to their offices, thus allowing judgment on the nation.
We were outnumbered in the 2008 elections. Simplest explanation. There were not enough grass-roots, conservative Christians in America to elect a God-fearing man to office.
Consider these commands from a different angle:
“Be fruitful and multiply.”
“If you obey Me, I will bless you; if you disobey Me I will curse you.”
We said, “No thanks.”
And I think God said, “Fine, have it your way.” Just like He does in every area of life in which we don’t submit to His authority and direction.
A once godly nation–a nation whose first President boasted…
“… Let me live according to those holy rules which Thou hast this day prescribed in Thy holy word … Direct me to the true object, Jesus Christ the way, the truth and the life. Bless, O Lord, all the people of this land.”
has elected a President who recently commented…”We are not a Christian nation.”
“Yet you say, “For what reason?” Because the LORD has been witness between you and the wife of your youth, with whom you have dealt treacherously; Yet she is your companion and your wife by covenant. But did He not make them one, having a remnant of the Spirit? And why one? He seeks godly offspring. Therefore take heed to your spirit, And let none deal treacherously with the wife of his youth.” Malachi 2:14,15
I probably talk about this issue a lot precisely because I don’t see it as much a personal one, as we would like to believe. What God’s people do in their personal lives affects God’s people in every way.
Again, broad statement, fully aware there are sometimes other details to consider. But on a whole, we said “no” to God’s heritage in our land, and we’re paying for it.
We would do well to consider.