Our Work Has Just Begun
It was glaringly obvious to some that the presidential election result this week was a miracle of God. Sounds like millions of Americans turned their attention to the God of the Universe, humbled themselves and prayed fervently for God's deliverance for our nation. Deliverance from corruption, lies and deceit that have crept into our government and nation gradually through the years, and overtly in more recent times. God answered in a historical upset that confounded pollsters, media, and many or most of the American voters.
Edith and I were working at one of the polls on Tuesday, so we didn't get home until after 10 p.m. Poll workers are pretty much sequestered during the election and don't have access to news (or even phones most of the time), so I had no idea what was happening. I turned the TV on and listened to the most stammering and stuttering of the newscasters that I had ever experienced. They were dumbfounded, confused, shocked, without words. Their polls and confident assertions had been totally debunked!
I did not care for either of the presidential candidates in this election, but felt I should vote because of the platform differences (believed that the Republican platform was closer to Christian principle) and
the Supreme Court judges who would be installed. And perhaps we needed a "wrecking ball" to expose and confront some of the massive corruption that was ongoing.
Anyway, as I watched the election unfold, I experienced two very different thoughts. Seeing God confound the wise and totally change the hearts of many voters was exhilarating, but deep down there was also a sense that Christians had been aroused and energized into action for this election, but if they believed that it was all over and everything is fine again, stopped praying and went back to smelling daisies, then the problems which we have now would be multiplied many times over and this victory of grace would be of little long term value. In other words, if America experienced "revival" like it did in the month after 9/11, but then went back to sleep (like 9/11) the result would be similar to the "house being swept clean but not filled, and seven more demons would return and fill the void." The end would be worse than the present.
So, I believe the call to the Body of Christ is to be vigilant in prayer and stay in a watchful mode. Encourage one another in love and reveal that love into the confused and frustrated communities in which we live. Pray that the folks called into leadership remain safe and are not deterred by the swarms of ungodly folks who would try to lure them back into the status quo of graft and corruption. And, above all, pray for "thy Kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven."
Let's DO Life!