Tag: Politics

Don’t Be Fooled, Jesus Reigns

David Wilkersonby David Wilkerson

Jesus rules the nations of the world. The Bible tells us, “He rules by His power forever; His eyes observe the nations; do not let the rebellious exalt themselves” (Psalm 66:7).

“The Lord has established His throne in heaven, and His kingdom rules over all” (Psalm 103:19).

Don’t be fooled, our country is not ruled by Republicans, Democrats or any human authority. It is not ruled by Wall Street or big business entities. No power, earthly or supernatural, rules America or any other nation. God alone is in control. He sits as King of kings and Lord of lords, ruling and reigning over all creation from his heavenly throne.

I am amused whenever I hear politicians boast about our country’s power, how we established ourselves as the most powerful nation on earth. We did nothing of the kind. All the nations, kings, dictators and presidents of the world are mere specks of dust in God’s eyes. Our Lord rules over them all, pulling down one authority and raising up another.

“Behold, the nations are as a drop in a bucket, and are counted as the small dust on the scales; look, He lifts up the isles as a very little thing … All nations before Him are as nothing, and they are counted by Him less than nothing and worthless” (Isaiah 40:15, 17).

If Christ rules as the supreme authority over his kingdom, and we are his subjects, then our lives must be governed by him. What does it mean, exactly, for us to be governed by Jesus? According to the dictionary, to govern means “to guide, direct, control all actions and behavior of those under authority.” In short, Jesus must be allowed to control all of our actions and behavior. He must guide and direct our lives daily, including our every thought, word and deed.

Allow your King, Jesus, to govern your life through his Word, then you will be blessed and your life filled with his joy.

by David Wilkerson

 

Distinguishing What is Caesar’s and What is God’s

A.W. Tozerby A.W. Tozer

Then he said to them, ‘Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.’ Matthew 22:21b

One thing must be kept in mind: We Christians are Christians first and everything else after that. Our first allegiance is to the kingdom of God. Our citizenship is in heaven. We are grateful for political freedom. We thank God for democracy as a way of life. But we never forget that we are sons of God and citizens of another city whose builder and maker is God.

For this reason, we must not identify the gospel with any political system or make Christianity to be synonymous with any form of government, however noble. Christ stands alone, above and outside of every ideology devised by man. He does not join any of our parties or take sides with any of our great men except as they may come over on His side and try to follow Him in righteousness and true holiness. Then He is for them, but only as individuals, never as leaders of some political faction. The true Christian will be loyal to his country and obedient to those in authority, but he will never fall into the error of confusing his own national culture with Christianity. Christianity is bigger than any country, loftier than any civilization, broader than any human ideology.

by A.W. Tozer