Lord, Help Me Love Democrats (Part 15)

 “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” (Edmund Burke, 1729-1797)

Don’t you agree that the desperate times we now face as a nation demand a radical turning away from the things of the world so that we can focus ourselves on the mercy of the Father?

But what if our radical turning away is labeled extremism and unpatriotic by Christian leaders and other believers? Then what? Will we cave in to the pressure and follow the same-o, same-o path that we American Christians have trudged upon for forty years? A path that has continually failed to produce any fruit for our efforts.

See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ. (Colossians 2:8)

I believe Rev. Jerry Falwell, the Moral Majority, Christian Coalition, other Christian conservative political groups, Christian leaders, and fellow believers that have embraced the American political system as the main way to invest their efforts in removing abortion and other sinful practices from our nation have been sincere in their faith, but wrong.

We have ended up following human traditions and the elemental spirits of the world and not Jesus Christ.

I believe our only hope at this late hour in history is to turn ourselves one hundred and eighty degrees from our present direction, like Ninevah did at the words of Jonah. Yet even with this, there is no guarantee that America will be spared any of God’s upcoming judgments, but we should, at least, have the same faith as the king of Ninevah.

“Who knows? God may turn and relent and turn from his fierce anger, so that we may not perish.” (Jonah 3:9) 

I believe we Christians need to:

  1. Fast and pray one day per week for our nation,
  2. Remove ourselves from all political party affiliations, becoming Independents,
  3. Stay away from all political arguments, which only cause strife and division in the Body of Christ,
  4. Vote as the Holy Spirit leads us,
  5. And if the Lord speaks to our hearts, drop out of the political system altogether and not vote in the 2016 November elections.

Do I think many American believers will swim upstream with me on this issue?

No! Two-thirds of Americans are fifty-years old and under. They have heard the same message on how elections are the only way to change America for thirty-seven years. It’s engrained in their minds and a part of their Christian core beliefs. It’s really tough to change them…as in almost impossible.

So, if Hillary should win on Tuesday, most believers will point their fingers at those who did not vote. “It’s their fault,” they will say. They will then double their efforts on the next election. And the next one. And so forth. And so forth.

But if Donald wins, most believers will rejoice and believe the Lord heard their cries. They will then do little, if anything at all, believing President Donald will do all of their work for them. No fasting. Little praying. Same-o. Same-o, which will also result in no changes in America.

And as far as fasting goes, we American believers seem to ignore all scriptural references to this subject. This lack of discipline on our parts is one of the main reasons America is in such sad shape.

But for the few who do make one hundred and eighty degree turns:

The Lord will choose many from this group to be His peacemakers to Democrats and Republicans when America’s political system finally collapses under the weight of its corruption and greed. They will be blessed.

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. (Matthew 5:9)

(Conclusion…if you are interested, the full series, which was written in 2014, may be seen here.) 

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6 responses to “Lord, Help Me Love Democrats (Part 15)

  1. Johan Pettersen

    As I read this I thought about the message I heard in church this morning and I wonder if the author of the above article is open to the possibility that he’s been deceived by the enemy when he refuses to vote, to not be a part of the political process? A portion of the message was from Romans 13:1&2. “Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God. 2 Therefore whoever resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves.” My point being, the governing authorities of this country encourage every citizen to vote and thus since it is God’s will that we obey those authorities that He has allowed to be put in place and it does not break any command from God, we have a God directed responsibility to vote based upon Godly values for the candidates that are most likely to lead from a Christian perspective. So, base upon Romans 13 is one disobeying God if he refuses to vote? To use the author’s own quote: ““The only thing necessary for the triumph evil is for good men to do nothing.” (Edmund Burke, 1729-1797)”
    How about fast, pray and vote?

  2. Johan,

    Good points.

    Could I be deceived? I write prophetic articles by faith. So, yes, I could be deceived. In fact, I’ve written quite a few articles on how I was deceived in 2008, which I alluded to in Part 13. Also, in my memoir, I write of another big deception in a spiritual warfare battle that has caused me years and thousands of dollars.

    But did you know that the Nazis used Romans 13:1-2 to suppress German Christians? They said much the same thing you just wrote. It worked so well that almost two-thirds of the pastors backed the Nazi party.

    I have not disobeyed Romans 13:1-2 nor have I broken any commandment of the Lord, which is written in the Word. But what I have done is disagreed with traditional church leaders and their teachings. It’s an unscriptural stretch to think Romans 13:1-2 can be turned into a Law which commands me to vote. The Apostle Paul wrote Romans and yet he broke the laws by continuing to preach the gospel.

    So, why doesn’t anyone in the traditional church ask this one question: if God is for us, why don’t we see some fruit from our faithfulness of being involved in the election process for 37 years? Thirty-seven years!

  3. Johan Pettersen

    We’ll just have to agree to disagree I guess because while I agree with prayer and fasting I also feel compelled to vote. If you knew you were the one vote that decided the election would you still not vote? The likelihood of either of our votes changing anything here is California is very small but for me I feel I must do what I can to be informative and to vote. Come Wednesday morning God will still be in charge regardless of the election outcome and my trust will be in Him.

  4. Johan,

    Agreeing to disagree is okay with me. God bless you, my friend.

  5. Thanks so much , Mr. Larry, for giving us some things we can do, one of which was to vote as the Holy Spirit leads us, or not, if He leads us not to. 🙂 My pastor talked this morning about voting, and I thought of you and every one else as it got hard to listen and not feel condemned if I didn’t go vote. I thought for a minute he wasn’t going to go there . ..but he did. God bless you!

  6. Debbie,

    I’ve always believed we need to obey what we think is the Holy Spirit speaking to our hearts. He encourages us to do so. If we miss, then like Peter, He will reach out His hand to keep us from drowning. This is the grace of God and there is no condemnation coupled with it. God bless you.

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