Monthly Archives: February 2016

Ambassadors, Citizenship, Allegiance & Ballot Casting

In honor of the road that starts this evening in Iowa, and ends next January in Washington, DC…

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This is a hard word, Christ-Follower… Can we hear it?

Election season is upon America. The question for the Child of God is not who do I vote for… Carson, Cruz, Huckabee, Rubio, Sanders, or even Clinton or Trump?  No, the question is: “Heavenly Father – as a stranger, a sojourner, an alien, and an ambassador of the Kingdom of Heaven – wherein the new me – born of Your very Seed – alive by Your very Life – is a citizen of another realm: “Heaven” – am I to even cast a ballot (am I permitted an opinion in such matters)?”

If we hear a “yes” from our King (for He might indeed say “no” – for this is an affair of the very world which we have been called out of), then and only then, shall we ask of Him secondly: “As a new creature, commissioned as an Ambassador of Heaven, granted permission to cast a ballot in this human affair – which candidate would You, my King, have me to vote for?” (Does this sound extreme and even ridiculous?!?  I told you it was a hard word.)

Remember, Scripture instructs us that the righteous walk by faith, and live by every Word that proceeds from the mouth of God.  And likewise: a soldier in active service does not entangle himself in the cares of civilian life, in order that he may please his commander.  As a regenerated, born-again, child of God, we are to have dashed our life, our opinions, and even our very self, upon the rock that is Christ, thereby living out of His life alone, and expressing the only opinion that is left… His!

This is a hard word, many cannot hear it. But it is time we – the Church – grow up into the Sons and Daughters of God that we have been redeemed to be – revealing His Glory to all of creation!

So, for me, the question begins not with: “which candidate do I want to vote for that I believe will be the best, next, U.S. President?” but rather, “Father, am I to vote; and *if so*, for whom?”

Many will suggest this is unpatriotic; but it’s not about temporal patriotism, it’s about eternal allegiance.

Amen.

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