“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” Edmund Burke
For the last couple of months I have heard a lot and read a lot about how upsetting it is that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are the only choices for president.
I am 66 years old now and I am telling you that this did not JUST happen but started some time back. For example: When I was in my early 30’s, Carol and I were the youth directors of the little church we belonged to. I was a deacon, taught Sunday school, and taught the youth. I had also just started a business and was working from 10 to 12 hours a day, and to top this off we had two little children nine months apart.
One day a couple came to our church and they received Jesus into their hearts. They were about the same age as us, and we would meet with them regularly. The man had a daughter who was a dance instructor and he wanted to build a dance studio for her. So one day he asked if I could come and help him install some trim. While I was working with him he said, “My friend who lives in Lincoln just got saved, and he is very depressed because of the witches that live all around him. My friend continued on and said that he and I needed to go over to this man’s property and cast out demons.” While he was talking – a voice said to me, “If you come here I will expose your deep sins that you do not want anyone to know about.”
I talked the man out of going to do what he felt the two of us should do, because of fear in what the voice said to me. There are men who are more than capable to lead this great country, but are afraid to stand up, because of a voice telling them that every secret sin in their lives will be exposed. Or, when they do start to lead and their sins are exposed they are quickly judged and condemned by self-righteous people with a code of behavior, saying, “Look at the way he lives his life, and the things he says, and he calls himself a Christian!”
A man who is not afraid of the voice telling him he will be exposed, and moves forward with what he believes he is to do – is a leader that I will support. Because Jesus said “He who is without sin let him cast the first stone.” No one is perfect in all that we do, and we all say things that we later regret saying.
So what do we do about the choices we have in this election, nothing? Or, do we stand up and let the little condemning voice say whatever it wants to say, and move forward with the will of God. The truth is that we are all sinners, and no one wants his or her secret sins exposed. But when we are not afraid to be exposed for our past sins – we are free to move forward – leaving our enemies to God; those enemies who are determined to expose our sins and discredit us from doing anything for God’s good purpose. God uses anyone He chooses to accomplish His will.
I want to say to all my friends and associates who are so fearful about this upcoming election: My God is the living God, and He will accomplish all that He said He would. His kingdom will never be destroyed, and His rule will never end. He will perform miraculous sign and wonders in the coming days in the heavens on earth. He will rescue His children at just the right time.
Therefore, His children will not fear the bad news that just keeps coming, for they are confident in their Father’s promises to them, and they are fearless to push forward in the will of their God – no matter what. They will share and give generously to those who are in need. They will have influence and honor, and the wicked will see all of this and be infuriated; threatened that their wicked plans will be held up, and their evil desires frustrated. So we must not be afraid of “exposure” but leave it in God’s hands who has accepted His Son’s blood covering all our sin; past, present and future. We must not let our human imperfections stop us from doing the will of God. God is looking at what HE can accomplish through each of us as we allow Him to.