Friday, November 18, 2016

The Election is Over. Okay—So Now What?

The Election is Over. Okay—So Now What?

As if you’ve not heard enough about last week’s election, I want to say a couple things.

Initially, I was not a fan of Donald Trump. But when he became the Republican nominee I prayed about it and felt I needed to vote for him, though not necessarily enthusiastically. 

Then the more I saw and learned about Hillary Clinton, the more enthusiastic I became for DT. Each of their comments on abortion during the last debate clenched it for me and I became genuinely and enthusiastically pro Trump.

So now, he has won. I was shocked! The country was shocked! The world was shocked!

It’s as though the hand of God reached down and cast a vote. That would certainly be the majority in any election.

And if God did have a hand in the Trump victory, we need to ask why.
Think about it—this political outsider billionaire from NYC won enough votes to beat out Hillary Clinton in spite of the huge, powerful, wealthy political machine called the Democratic Party, which had been grooming, prepping and propping up their candidate for years. Also he won in spite the massive forces of the mainstream media’s unethical backing HC; in spite of the professors and brainy elites on college campuses and progressive think tanks besmirching DT as well as anyone who dared to be for him; and, let’s not forget those brilliant people in Hollywood! 

I know that many Christians found it hard to vote for a man who we perceive to be as worldly as DT. But to me the choice came down to worldly vs. evil. I think when Christian people and other moral folks began to see that, they decided to come around and go vote on November 8th.

We the people rose up and made our voices heard. I thank God for that.

Not only did Donald Trump win the presidency, with God’s help, we the people put into office conservative congressmen, senators, and governors, as well as lower level officials, all across our land.

Preamble to the Constitution of the United States of America <> Photo by Connie

This 2016 election on every level has been unprecedented for the conservative cause. There’s got to be a reason.

It appears that DT is God’s choice of a US president in the current era of human history. Why?

Could it be that one reason is to give the body of Christ a window of opportunity to freely evangelize? Are we going to experience the end time revival we read about in Scripture? The prophet Joel calls it the Latter Rain. The late David Wilkerson, in his article titled, “The Last Revival,” suggests that God has “determined to close out the ages with a mighty exaltation of His name. What a display of power it will be!”* 

Have you noticed that in recent years Christians and Christian ministries have been targeted in what seems like an effort to be hushed while other religions are lauded and treated with a hands-off pass?

For years progressive liberals have tried to chip away at our freedom to pray, worship, gather, and speak biblical truth from our pulpits. They’ve been systematically removing God from the public arena. And they’ve been persecuting Christians by trying to shut down their businesses for not being politically correct enough. 

A good example of this is the bakery owned by a Christian couple in Oregon. After last week’s election, conservative, Todd Starnes, wrote, “An Oregon bureaucrat who waged political jihad against the owners of a Christian bakery was given the heave-ho by voters. Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian was defeated in his bid to be Secretary of State by Republican, Dennis Richardson. It’s the first time a Republican has been elected to a statewide office in Oregon since 2002.”** 

We’ve been handed a gift. Now that we have more people governing our country who tend to be friendly to our Judaeo-Christian values, what are we going to do about it? This is a good time to recall the famous words of JFK: “Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.” Then let’s go up a level and say, “Ask not what God Almighty can do for you. Ask what you can do for Him.”

After all, don’t we all really want America to be great again?

We need to start on our knees. I know that sounds cliché but it’s profoundly true. As we pray lets each ask God to show us our individual role. While we’re down there let’s ask and expect Him to show us how to accomplish His agenda. For certain, we can count on Him to do His part.

Award-winning author/blogger, Lori Roelefeld, spelled out excellent post-election advice for those of us who love God and are called according to His purpose. (Romans 8:28)

Please go now and read her post titled, “The Gentle Art of Hard Conversations—and Coffee.” I believe it will help us get our part into perspective.
One last thought—gloating is not an effective witnessing tool. Let’s humble ourselves before God and seek His face.

Your comments are welcome. Please be kind and full of grace. Inappropriate comments will be deleted.


©Connie Wohlford 2016

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