Sent on October 12, 2016
There is a major battle happening just south of us. This will intensify as we get closer to the November election. Many like to think this is a battle between good and evil and we like to think one candidate would be better than the other. While the latter may be true, to call it a battle between good and evil would be a bit of a stretch.
One of the main reasons is that neither candidate demonstrates the qualifications for citizens to rejoice. Proverbs 29:2 says “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; But when a wicked man rules, the people groan.”
There has been a lot of groaning going on for decades concerning governments and I expect it will continue until Jesus returns to this earth, and return He will!
Part of being so excited about Jesus’ return is because of the mess man has created for himself. It is critical for us to keep the big picture in mind.
Included in that big picture is a King, who is righteous, a King who always acts with justice, a King who is always moved with grace and compassion towards His subjects.
The apostle Paul tells us that we have been seated in heavenly places with Christ. This means that we should always view things from a heavenly perspective.
Whatever you need to get victory over today, view it from your heavenly position because you will actually be there soon. If you look at your present situation from heaven’s perspective the oppression of the world is removed and you realize your mountain is only temporary and it can be and will be removed.
James 1:2 tells us to count it all joy when you fall into various trials. That is not to say we are going to be defeated in the trial but know that there are some great things that God will bring out of those trials. Once you can count it all joy you are in a much better spiritual frame of mind to believe God for the victory over your situation.
The Message translation of Romans 8:24-9:1 reads, “I’ve tried everything and nothing helps. I’m at the end of my rope. Is there no one who can do anything for me? Isn’t that the real question? The answer, thank God, is that Jesus Christ can and does. He acted to set things right in this life of contradictions where I want to serve God with all my heart and mind, but am pulled by the influence of sin to do something totally different. With the arrival of Jesus, the Messiah, that fateful dilemma is resolved.”
1 Peter 1:8 tells us, “Believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory.” No matter what is happening at the present, whether it is good or evil or you really don’t know what it is, you have every reason to rejoice because of the glory that is yet to be revealed in you…
Love to all… pb