Nov. 8, 2018

Regarding the news...

Question: What do you think Jesus would do after an election if He was still walking the earth?

Answer: The same thing He was doing the week before - ministering to people.

Acts 1:8 says, “You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you and you will be My witnesses.” I can’t seem to find anywhere in scripture where God asks us to obsess about politics.

Our party power is in our vote. That’s about it. Oh, we can certainly pray. There is definitely power in prayer. However, Christ hasn’t called us to political power. His death and our acceptance of Him as Savior does not grant us political power. On the contrary. At the time the words were spoken and written down in the Book of Acts, early Christians had no political power whatsoever. Guess what? They didn’t care. Their goal wasn’t to win elections. Their calling was to witness and win people for Christ.

I suspect if we would follow suit, we’d see a resurgence in evangelism. We might experience a much-needed revival in our country if our focus was on Christ; not power. Not taxes. Not jobs. Not fake news, but on the Good News of God’s salvation. Not head counts in the House and Senate, but Christ as Head of our lives. Jesus put it this way – “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6:33.

It’s kind of hard to fulfill the calling of Christ when we’re so busy calling one another names and labeling our convictions. How about we wear the cross of Christ as our lasting label?

Also, I can’t find any scriptural backing to the notion that it’s our responsibility to keep the world “good.” God is good and Christ overcame the world. That’s not just Good News, it’s GREAT NEWS! How about we share that?