God answered our prayers; in 2016 Presidential Election
Religious freedoms strengthened, abortion not expanded; now letís move forward
Our Heavenly Father establishes the authorities who rule over us; and we are to obey our leaders as they keep civil order, as long as they do not force us to disobey our Godís commands.
*Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God. Ro 13:1 NASB+
*But Peter and the apostles answered, ďWe must obey God rather than men. Ac 5:29 ESV+
Our Father heard our many humble sincere prayers, saw our efforts to vote for the best presidential platform; which would give us the most freedom to worship our God, was against expanded abortion, and would continue to support Israel. And He answered our prayers, made Trump/Pence to be our president and vice president elect; against the onslaught of the liberal elite who thought they would win with their superior worldly agenda.
* You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you. Jn 15:16 NKJV+
*I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.Ē Gen 12:3 ESV+
Our Father has now given us leaders who will slow down the political correctness of the liberal elite, its desire for a one world government; which will give us an extension of time before the tribulation of the end times, and then Jesus returns for us. So we can tell others about Christís grace, which alone can save us; both in the U.S. and across the whole world,††
*The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron. 1Ti 4:1-2 NIV+
*And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come. Matt 24:14 ESV+
Now we must concentrate on doing the work our Father would have us do, forget the bitter verbal rhetoric from this election, as well as the previous 2 presidential elections. And tell all people about Christís grace on the cross, as we try and bring back all people to the Lord; including the liberal elites, who have contempt for us.
*How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: "How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace, Who bring glad tidings of good things!" Ro 10:14-15 NKJV+
We have removed all of our messages about the last three U.S. Presidential elections; they are behind us now. Yet we must still face the situation which we are now in and will continue to face. This election has not only split our country, but has also split our congregations, groups, and families; into those who follow the Word of God, and those who have let political correctness, liberal ideas filter into their beliefs. We must show the difference between the Word of God and political correctness.
Children of God:
Are citizens of Heaven; not because of anything we do; but because we love Jesus, strive to obey His commands in the Word. And have surrendered our will, accepted the will of our Father, and received Christís atoning grace on the cross. So the Spirit can live in our hearts, guiding us in everything we do.
*Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief corner stone, Eph 2:19-20 NKJV+
*so that He may establish your hearts without blame in holiness before our God and Father at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all His saints. 1Thess 3:13 NASB+
We are aliens in this world, to its lusts, to the political correctness of the liberal elite.
*All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance. And they admitted that they were aliens and strangers on earth. Heb 11:13 NIV+
We become slaves to Jesus, to His righteousness, we are no longer our own, but follow our Masterís will.
*But now having been set free from sin, and having become slaves of God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end, everlasting life. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Ro 6:22-23 NKJV+
*I am speaking in human terms, because of your natural limitations. For just as you once presented your members as slaves to impurity and to lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness leading to sanctification. Ro 6:16-19 ESV+
Citizens of this world are satanís children; follow the pleasures within this world; the wisdom (political correctness) of the liberal elite.
*And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. Ro 12:2 NKJV+
*Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 1Jn† 2:15 ESV+
*Where is the wise man? Where is the scholar? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 1Co 1:20 NIV+
They are slaves to the fleshly desires of power, money, sexual pleasures, and believing they are smarter than God, can help Him run the world better; and soon are enslaved by the sins they commit.
*For speaking out arrogant words of vanity they entice by fleshly desires, by sensuality, those who barely escape from the ones who live in error, promising them freedom while they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by what a man is overcome, by this he is enslaved. 2Pe 2:18-19 NASB+
*and, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness. Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness? Ro 6:18 ESV+
Those who are of the world, the flesh, are not willing or are mentally unable to understand the Word of God; and will never be able to please God.
*because the mind set on the flesh is hostile toward God; for it does not subject itself to the law of God, for it is not even able to do so, and those who are in the flesh cannot please God. Ro 8:7-8 NASB+
They will not follow the last commands Jesus left us with; when He told who would not come into His Kingdom. They will try to change or spin His words to fit their own life style; which will condemn them to Hell.
*But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death." Rev 21:8 NKJV+
*Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and the sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood. Rev 22:15 ESV+
They also will not follow the warnings of Paul, who came to bring the Gentiles to our God. Not heed Paulís warnings on who will and will not come into the Kingdom of God.
*Do you not know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. 1Co 6:9-10 NIV+
*Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. Gal 5:19-21 ESV+
We need to follow Godís Word within our families; not those of the political correctness of the world.
A Christian marriage consists of a man and a woman becoming one; with each spouse having equal authority over the other spouseís body. They come together to have children to replenish the world.
*and said, ĎTherefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one fleshí? So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.Ē Matt 19:5-6 ESV+
*But because of immoralities, each man is to have his own wife, and each woman is to have her own husband. The husband must fulfill his duty to his wife, and likewise also the wife to her husband. The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does; and likewise also the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does. 1Co 7:2-4 NASB+
Women do not have the right to abortion; the right to murder their unborn baby in their womb, the right to determine who will live on this earth. For Christian womenís physical bodies are not their own; they belong to Christ who purchased them with the blood He shed on the cross to redeem them from their sins. A Christian womanís body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who lives within her heart; no child of God would want sin to reign in their body which has become Godís Temple; would want to murder her child there.†††††
*Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body. 1Co 6:1-20 NASB+
*Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey its passions. Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness. Ro 6:12-13 ESV+
One of the hardest battles we will have is not having anger or hatred towards the many people who oppose our Lord; only the evil which deceives them, then controls them. Being renewed each day by the Spirit, and fixing our eyes not on the troubles of this world, but the glory of Heaven. Where all who overcome will sit on Christís Throne with Him.†
*Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. 2Cor 4:16-18 +NIV
*To him who overcomes, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I overcame and sat down with my Father on his throne. Rev 3:21 +NIV
We must understand the love and hate relationship our God wants us to have.
Love and Hate
Because of love; there is hate
And without hate there can be no love
Because our God loved us, we love Him back
Because our God hates sin; we also hate sin
Because we love all other people, we hate anything evil which will hurt them
We hate anything that will give them evil thoughts, so they will do evil
We also hate the evil things we do; any evil thoughts we have in our mind
And because we hate evil, repent when we do it; we will overcome evil
So we can come into Paradise and live forever with our Lord
*Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. Ro 12:21 NKJV+
We should continually pray for all people; including the children of God, and those who have become part of this world. That we will be given the wisdom and strength to stand up for our God; and be a light to a depraved and sinful world.
*For it is God's will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish men. Live as free men, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as servants of God. 1Pe 2:15-16 NIV+
*You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. Matt 5:14-16 NKJV+
Standing up for our God, continually seeking Him and turning away from our sinful ways; humbling praying to Him that He will heal our nation once more; allow us to be a Christian nation once again.†
*if my people, who are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. †2Chr 7:14 ASV