I have promised myself that I wasn’t going to get overly involved in this election, and that I’d try and keep my focus on “things above” not the three ringed circus it’s getting to be here on planet earth, but I came across an excellent post by Daniel Mark that echos my sentiments exactly. It does seem like history repeats itself and the more things change, the more they stay the same; just the faces and names are different.
“Here we are in another presidential election season and I’m disturbed, but not surprised, to see the reactions from all sides. From condemnation of the individual candidates and acclaiming your own, to voting is your Christian duty. From Trump is the savior we’ve been waiting for, to he’s the anti-christ. Hillary is Satan’s daughter, Bernie is the choice of economic idiots, blah blah blah. If I left out your favorite candidate, my apologies, but the dose of reality here is you’re all playing the game, you’re all a part of the problem.
The world truly does abide in Satan, the evil one. All the kingdoms of the world belong to him now. Some countries may be better off than others, but all are on the way to totalitarian societies, police states, perpetual war and enslavement of the population. There are some who believe they are “Christian” patriots who fight in Satan’s wars, or are arming themselves to take back “America for Christ.” I think they have lost sight of the Gospel and of their own part in the true Kingdom of God.
1Jn 5:19 And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.
2Co 10:3-5 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
The citizens of this country have to realize they are not going to get a political solution to the problem. You are not going to vote in a true reformer of the process, this simply will not be allowed to happen. The counter intelligence apparatus in place is so large, powerful and effective that any true reform will be crushed ala Occupy Wall-Street, resistance to war, Persian Gulf, Vietnam etc. The system is set up to perpetuate endless war and theft of the wealth of the lower classes funneling up to the moneyed elite. You aren’t going to change it. As a Christian it’s not your job to change it, not a commandment in the Bible, not your moral duty.
We have as an example our Lord Jesus, and the first Christians, or disciples, they did not threaten the government of the time, the Roman Empire, with armed rebellion, they simply refused to be a part of it. They would preach the Gospel, whether they were imprisoned for it, executed, whatever the case was, they did the will of God. They did not think they were going to reform the system, but they could reform individuals by preaching the true Gospel and let the Holy Spirit of God take over from there. You can’t build the Kingdom of God from the inside, you must come out of the system and preach the truth, regardless of the consequences.
I believe it was Einstein who said that insanity is believing that doing the same thing over and over again will bring about different results. Like all of you I hate war, abortion, theft of our personal wealth, etc, but I don’t believe we can elect a king who will change it. We have one King and when He returns He’ll deal with the Satanic kingdoms and all those who believe it’s their patriotic duty to fight for them.”
Many thanks to Daniel Mark over at Perverted Christianity for this excellent post: