According to a recent CNN poll, Obama and Romney are virtually tied in the presidential race. Our nation is split down the middle, and who will occupy the White House seems like anyone’s guess. But a reliable source reveals that November’s election is not as uncertain as people may think. The next president of the United States will not be determined by hanging chads and dimples on the ballots in Florida. It won’t even be decided by the elite electoral college (regardless of what you may have heard). A reliable source reveals that this year’s election has already been fixed.
What is this reliable source? — the Bible. And no, I am not advocating some secret code contained in Scripture. I’m sure if you rearranged the letters in some verse in the book of Revelation, you could spell Mitt Romney, Barack Obama or Cap’n Crunch! No, the Bible does not reveal who the next president will be, but it does reveal that the outcome has already been fixed by a sovereign God.
Psalm 115:3 says it this way, “But our God is in the heavens; He does whatever He pleases.”
Psalm 103:19 adds this thought, “The LORD has established His throne in the heavens; And His sovereignty rules over all.”
And then we learn this in the book of Daniel…
“The Most High is ruler over the realm of mankind, And bestows it on whom He wishes, And sets over it the lowliest of men” (Daniel 4:17)
God’s sovereignty, or unopposed rule, will be the true deciding factor in November’s election, just as God decided who would govern the ancient kingdoms in the Near East.
In the book of Daniel, the Jewish people in captivity were encouraged to place their hope, not in their rulers, but in the God who ruled over their rulers. And that’s not to say that their rulers were godly (I’m sure that Nebuchadnezzar would not receive the nomination in any party). Rather, Daniel encouraged the Jewish people who were in captivity, by reminding them that the powers that exist will not have the final say, God will.
Everywhere you turn in the book of Daniel, the nations of the earth are revealed to be nothing more than the pieces on God’s chessboard. Earth does not rule, and neither does hell– heaven does. Consider this:
The Sovereign God is the Most High God:
God is constantly referred to as: “the Most High”, “the great God” or “the God of gods” in the book of Daniel. Nebuchadnezzar, “the king answered Daniel and said, ‘Surely your God is a God of gods and a Lord of kings’ ” (Daniel 2:47)
The Sovereign God is the King of heaven:
The Sovereign God rules over an everlasting kingdom:
The sovereignty of God is demonstrated by the superiority of His kingdom over the kingdoms of men.
“How great are His signs, And how mighty are His wonders! His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, And His dominion is from generation to generation” (Daniel 4:3).
Now all of this is not to say, you should not exercise your right to vote. Get informed, get involved and get in line to vote for the candidate that best represents biblical values. But don’t place your hope in a ballot box or lose your hope in a ballot box either. The election has already been fixed and a reliable source reveals that God wins!