Friends- as you go to the polls today to participate in the great experiment called America, I’m praying with and for you.
I’m praying you will access the wisdom God has given you.
I’m praying you will remember that the Church and State are separate and unequal; each has a role and responsibility: the State to bring about justice through the sword, and the Church to demonstrate justice through you. You’ll do this best when you act like salt and light.
I’m praying you will remember that you are a citizen of Heaven and and Ambassador of Christ; each of these are far more important than the nation-state we call the United States of America. You have one message: “Come back to God.”
I’m praying you will remember that Heaven’s Kingdom is open and available to all people, nations, tribes and tongues. While Heaven has walls and gates, those gates never close.
I’m praying you’ll remember that those who vote, behave, think, and sin differently than you are not your enemy. The real enemy we all face is a spiritual one and for those living with God through Jesus, for those in whom the Spirit dwells, God has given you the weapons we need to fight and stand victorious through the fog of war.
Finally, I’m praying you’ll remember the words of Jesus Christ: “Give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and give to God what belongs to God.” The State can take almost everything from you: your guns, your money, your business, your family, and even your life.
The State CANNOT take your conscience.
Do not sully your conscience to color in an oval, punch a tab, or press a button today. It’s not worth it.
The State lays no claim to your soul unless you give it to them. What good is it to gain the whole world (be it a tax policy that’s beneficial for you or someone else’s idea of justice) but lose your soul?
Regardless of the outcome, the American Experiment will continue it’s long march toward failure (See Habakkuk 2:13- the ash heap of history catches us all…). In 1000 years (unless Jesus returns), our nation will be in the company of the the great Empires and Kingdoms who came before her- our monuments will be collapsing tourist attractions like the Coliseum in Rome or the Pyramids in Egypt.
Today, you have the opportunity to go all in on a Kingdom that will never fail or fade.
The gates of hell won’t prevail against it.