As many of you have already witnessed, the upcoming elections and all that surrounds it has really begun to create a cultural and spiritual divide in this nation like I’ve never seen in my adult years. Of course I’m aware that major issues concerning many very important things have always existed, but this is different.
It seems obvious to me that a level of hatred and evil has manifested itself concerning the outcome of these elections, the candidates, and what is or is not the truth. I’m starting to feel it when I read some people’s comments, even Christians.
I’m especially amazed at some of the comments made on social media sites and as well as YouTube comments. Not just about the candidates, but individuals who are expressing themselves. One person said about another person who made a comment that, “they wanted to hang them and set them on fire.” This is barbaric and nothing short of demonic.
Good Leadership Promotes Blessing
I am a Christian and I desire to see goodness, righteousness and justice prevail because all people will benefit. As such, I’ve felt consistently prompted by the Holy Spirit the last few days to stop making any further comments or sharing my opinions regarding any candidate or the outcome of the election or hopes of how it will go; I’ve said enough! Instead, I’m keeping my opinions to myself and praying even more than I have.
The Lord keeps bringing something to my heart about this whole political process so I’m going to share it and then bow out.
In Mark 8 in the Bible, Jesus has just finished performing the miracle of the feeding of the four-thousand in which the disciples got to be involved. They actually got to “see” the bread multiplying in their own hands (8:6) while Jesus multiplied the fish (8:7) and then they got into the boat to go to the other side of the lake.
The disciples had evidently forgotten to bring more than one loaf of bread with them and they were growing concerned about their next meal so Jesus turned it into another opportunity to teach them something. In verse 15 Jesus said, …beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod.
As you may know, the modern day word for leaven is yeast. It’s what makes bread dough rise.
Wrong Leadership is Destructive
The leaven of the Pharisees was the ungodly, religious influence of the day that was powerless to bring change in people’s lives and deliver them out of trouble. It was great at exacting rules and making you feel worthless and intolerable, but it did and still does nothing to remedy your situation.
The leaven of Herod was the equally ungodly atheistic, politically correct society that made Caesar and other Roman rulers gods in their realm or sphere of influence. And they were even more harsh and cruel than the Pharisees.
Doesn’t this sound just a little bit familiar? We are witnessing an “almost” full-blown demonic manifestation of the spirit of “anti-christ” being released through our political and governmental leaders today…RIGHT NOW! They HATE Christianity!
We currently have the leaven of Herod operating totally unchecked in our White House. It is the present-day, politically correct, “don’t you dare offend me” society governed by arrogant, pompous and godless individuals who are trying to play God but have absolutely no regard whatsoever for anything righteous, moral or pure.
This is why we MUST pray like never before and then get out there and vote like JESUS would want us to. If you really don’t know what that means, get a bible and read it!…and then believe it and don’t analyze what you read. You know! Like thou shall not kill (murder-abortion), one man, one woman and they shall leave their father and mother and become one. You get the idea?
Pray for Holy Spirit Power
We are also being influenced “as a whole” by the leaven of the Pharisees (not all churches, but many) which is cold, dead, harsh, restrictive, and manipulative religion which has a “form of Godliness” but is impotent and denies the power thereof.
There is little to no true, authentic, unashamed Holy Ghost power like was available on the day the church was born in the book of Acts during Pentecost. It’s increasing thankfully, but we need it to move across this land like a “spiritual tsunami.” The days of Acts were pre-denominational days in every sense of the word…and they literally turned the world upside down in their day.
They actually honored the Holy Spirit they “did have” more than the Holy Bible that they “didn’t have.” Maybe that’s why.
These are the days in which the prophet Isaiah was describing in 5:20. He said, “What sorrow for those who say that evil is good and good is evil, that dark is light and light is dark, that bitter is sweet and sweet is bitter (NLT).”
Without righteousness, justice, truth, Godly leadership, and uncorrupted accountability this nation will not last much longer. I beg and plead with you to pray, read your bible, listen to the Holy Spirit and then go vote! It absolutely does make a difference.
If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
2 Chronicles 7:14 NKJV
Please?! Let’s give God something He can work with?
Serving You Truth,