Oct. 8, 2016


king-hezekiahThe narrative in 2 King’s 20 begins; Hezekiah who became ill and was at the point of death. The prophet Isaiah son of Amoz went to him and said, “This is what the Lord says: Put your house in order, because you are going to die; you will not recover. Then Hezekiah prayed to the Lord, “Remember, Lord, how I have walked before you faithfully and with wholehearted devotion and have done what is good in your eyes.” And Hezekiah wept bitterly. 2 Kings 20:1-3 (NIV)

God added fifteen years to Hezekiah’s life. Sometimes God gives us our request, even though He knows the terrible outcome. Remember God is all knowing, all powerful and Omnipresence, He knew the consequences of the king’s decisions and where it would lead. My friends, America has made its decision on its next president. But as God’s Children we must understand, the dominant theme in all that God does for us is love.

God with His unlimited power could have easily erased humanity from existence when Adam first sinned and just called it “Part I” of a two Part experiment and putting-your-house-in-orderstarted “Part II” with the hope of a better outcome. But instead, He chose grace mercy and love. All who voted for Trump probably feel America will be great again and Trump will “change times and laws:” and give it all back to the people and we will all live happily ever after.

But, like king Hezekiah, God is telling us, “get our house in order…we will not recover.” And my friends the most un-wisest decision we could ever make is to ask God for more time. Because to do so is to tell God our affections are not set on things above, [but] on things on the earth.” Col 3:2 (KJV) The common element humans have with sheep is the propensity to stray away from the path and get lost.

Which then causes even God’s children to wonder aimlessly believing we are moving in the right direction. Do the religious right really think it is about abortion, Gay rights, the wall, Trump’s groping women, Hillary’s e-mails or Supreme court nominations. Maybe you think in some way your vote has given God a reason to make America great again and your decision to make Trump president will get America and you closer to His kingdom?

Maybe to the fool who says there is no God, all that has happen in the past twenty years or so has no meaning, but to all who seek God with a passion, God has been telling us since Calvary to “put our house in order,” because we will not recover. In some way, Trump as president should give all who seek God’s kingdom a shared vision because it accentuates the accumulation of greed and hypocrisy in our society we have ignored up to hypocrisy-new-dimensionthis point.

And hypocrisy in the context that many religious American’s have developed within their minds some “pretense of having a virtuous character and some semblance of a moral or religious beliefs or principles” in how they think everyone should think. Therefore they feel God has made them overseers of all who don’t believe as they do. But for all who seek a better country, a heavenly one we must understand, God will make our heart and Character “exceptionally outstanding” for His kingdom and it will be in the Image of the one who gave it all for our Salvation if we believe.

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