September 12, 2012

Reliable Source Reveals November’s Election is Already Fixed

by George Lawson

voting booth 1According 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.hanging chads 1

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.

romney pinIn 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:

Nebuchadnezzar was later told  “your kingdom will be assured to you after you recognize that it is Heaven that rules.” (Daniel 4:26)obama pin

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).

I voted stickerNow 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!

George Lawson

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George is a graduate of The Master's Seminary and is the Pastor-Teacher of Baltimore Bible Church, a new church plant in Baltimore, MD (www.baltimorebiblechurch.org)
  • http://almostreadytogoamish.blogspot.com/ Rational νεόφυτος

    Good post, and ol’ Nebuchadnezzar has definitely come to mind a few times lately with things like the DNC convention…

    • outreaching

      I definitely hear you, but both the DNC and RNC conventions made me grateful that God is the Lord of kings (and presidents)!

      • csrima

        So true. I posted on my facebook “So glad there aren’t elections in Heaven!” And a friend of mine responded: “You could make the argument that actually Heaven is chock full of elections!”

        Calvinist humor.

  • Jordan M

    Provocative and attention-grabbing title :)

  • Larry

    I enjoyed this post! On the flip side, I personally do not check ALL positions on EVERYTHING to see which candidate is “closer” to Biblical convictions. That’s like playing horse shoes or pitching pennies. I believe Biblically we should vote and pray for an administration that will allow the gospel to be preached without hindrance. Did Obama endorse gay marriage? Yes. Will he allow the gospel to be preached without hindrance? I believe so. Does Romney endorse gay marriage? Everything from his administration as Mass. governor says he does. And he supports abortion as well. He and Obama are tied with those two issues. Will Romney allow the gospel to be preached without hindrance? I believe so. Will Romney allow evangelical leaders to visit the White House and lay hands on him in prayer, in the name of Jesus? I dont know how a Mormon would react to that. So do we vote on supposed governing abilities or do we vote for who best supports Biblical positions? Believers arguably are in a tizzy. In the end, I think believers will vote their party or vote based on color.

    • outreaching

      Thanks Larry,
      I would also add that we should vote for the candidate that will best uphold the purpose for government, which is “to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good” (1 Peter 2:14; Romans 13:3). Government should not be a terror to innocent lives.
      Whoever the president will be, we have an obligation to submit to him (Romans 13:1; 1 Peter 2:13), to pray that Christians can lead a peaceful and quiet life under his administration (1 Timothy 2:2), and to pray for his salvation (1 Timothy 2:4).
      During the RNC convention, Romney jokingly said that he didn’t borrow money from the Mormon church to start his business because he “didn’t want to go to hell”. For me, that was one of the saddest statements of the whole night, because there is only one way to escape hell and Romney doesn’t believe in it! That puts everything into perspective for me. My heart breaks for both of these candidates.

      • Preachtheword

        Good article. Good reminder. Our trust is in the Most High God, not our politicians.

        Regarding Larry’s comments over Obama and Romney’s policies regarding marriage and abortion they are not completely accurate. They are not tied. Romney allowed homosexual marriage in Mass. but vetoed a stem cell bill as governor even though he ran as a “pro-choice” republican and then he flip-flopped. When he flip-flopped he cited his Mormon beliefs as the reason why. Obama on the other hand has openly supported gay-marriage, over-turned “don’t ask, don’t tell” in the military, overturned partial birth abortion executive order, and his health law is involved a huge law-suit with the Catholic Church over forcing churches to provide birth control, which includes the morning after pill. Also the official democrat platform supports tax-payer funded abortion as an issue of “women’s health rights.” While the republican platform is pro-traiditonal marriage and pro-life.

        The tactic by the left in this country to squelch the gospel is not through the executive or legislature branches but the court system Many liberal judges call the gospel and Romans 1 teaching “hate speech.” Therefore, it makes sense to me to vote for a president who will appoint supreme court and federal judges that take more of a traditional reading of the constitution than a progressive liberal view of the constitution to protect the proclamation of the gospel. Obama has appointed two extremely liberal supreme court judges. Romney says he won’t.
        I am not excited about either candidate. Both have supported un-biblical ideas but one is more a threat to the gospel and human life. Both have a record of being a threat to a biblical view of marriage.

        “The king’s heart is like channels of water in the hand of the LORD; He turns it wherever He wishes.” Proverbs 21:1

        • Larry

          @PreachtheWord, my point is both Obama and Romney at the end of the day endorse same sex marriage and abortion. Regardless of being vocal about it. One cant run hither thither and yon trying to “weigh” the candidates. They are one in the same. If one of them have 2 Biblical views on issues and the other has 3, does the one with 3 Biblical views honor God more? You get my point?

          Since we already know where Obama stands (pretty much) the following are scholarly, researched Romney positions and decisions,
          “http://search.freefind.com/find.html?si=89667730&pid=r&n=0&_charset_&bcd=%C3%B7&query=Romney”

          • http://mriccardi.blogspot.com Mike Riccardi

            For the sake of accuracy, it wouldn’t be correct to say that Romney is pro-choice. He certainly was, but he has described a shift in his thinking and has been pretty consistent to beat that drum. You might be cynical about this conclusion, but it’s not at all right to say that he and Obama are one in the same on the issue. Obama is extraordinarily and enthusiastically vocal about ensuring that it be legal in this country to kill children in the womb (and some even if they make it out of the womb by mistake). Though Romney has been pro-choice in the past, if we’re taking him at his own words in the present, he doesn’t share this view. Here’s prochoiceamerica.org warning pro-choice voters against voting for the pro-life Romney.

            The same is true for his position on homosexual “marriage.” When he began his political career he was vociferously in favor of gay marriage, but has since changed his view and has been consistently clear on the issue. See here and here for substantiation.

            I want to make it clear that I’m not running around like a chicken with my head cut off about this election. I only post this comment in favor of the facts. The very least we should all be is accurately informed.

          • Larry

            @Mike, With any “fact-finding” quotables, speeches, sound bites, etc, we need to be able to read “between the lines” relative to politician “speak” You remember “Read my lips” “No more taxes?” Well, taxes ensued. Politicians vacillate between yes, no, maybeso, perhaps, it could be, I think, at one point, the possibility exists, the consensus is, and many other “crafty” statements and answers. “”Like the vast majority of Americans, I’ve opposed same-sex
            marriage, but I’ve also opposed unjust discrimination against anyone,
            for racial or religious reasons, or for sexual preference. (non-commital ambiguous statememnt. “politico speak”) Americans are
            a tolerant, generous, and kind people. We all oppose bigotry and
            disparagement. But the debate over same-sex marriage is not a debate
            over tolerance. It is a debate about the purpose of the institution of
            marriage and it is a debate about activist judges who make up the law
            rather than interpret the law.” – Romney is double talking right here. He is speaking on neutral turf. Howver the words “tolerant” “generous” and “kind” tell you what his real position is. He is playing both sides. In the end, the gay side wins. ”
            Marriage should only be between a man and a woman.Supports a constitutional amendment that would define marriage as between a man and a woman.In favor of recognizing domestic partnerships that include the
            opportunity for shared health benefits and rights of survivorship.Every child deserves a father and a mother.”Mike,#1 “Should” is a key word. It “should be”, but in todays world Americans are “tolerant” and as president he will be the voice “of the people.” #2 Just because he “supports” a “definition” does not mean he would look to “ban” gay marriage across the board.#3 “In favor” “domestic partnerships” He supports same sex marriage. #4 “Each child DESERVES” But in the real world you dont always get what you deserve. Therefore if a same sex couple will provide loving, nurturing parenting to a child, that’s better than not. He is playing both sides out of one mouth. Take heed. In the end people will vote color and/or party. Christians and non-Christians.

      • Larry

        I hear ya loud and clear George. Thanks for the feedback.

        • PreachtheWord

          Larry,

          Thanks for your comments. Sorry for my delayed response. I have been away from blogging the last several days.

          My point is simply look at what they have done in their respective political offices.

          Obama’s actions, not words, have been pro-homosexual & pro-murder.

          Romney’s actions, not words, have been pro-homosexual & pro-life.

          Both have supported immoral and unbiblical things. One less than the other… so if I evaluate some one based off of their actions isn’t it wiser to vote for someone who has vetoed murder over a candidate who has supported it? What is wrong with this logic?

          I am not happy with either of the choices. But these men are the choices.

  • Inclement Nimbus

    I’ll admit it. You got me with the title. I am glad to come in here and read about the sovereignty of God. Good article and good reminder. I think people forget this sometimes. God is in absolute control. We may or may not view it as a blessing but His name will be praised regardless!

    • outreaching

      Amen!

  • Shauna

    This is an excellent article & I love the title. Great reminder during this time when some believers spend more time in politics than their Bibles. As a Christian I am settled in whichever man God places over our country. Our citizenship is in Heaven and our hope is in Jesus Christ. We are all blessed in the Sovereignty of God….therefore let us be anxious for nothing ;-)

  • http://twitter.com/davidjdunbar David (Dave) Dunbar

    Amen!
    Whoever wins, our job is the still the same — preach the gospel.
    Thanks for the reminder, George!

    • outreaching

      Thanks Dave! Hope all is well my friend.

  • http://theologic.us/ Joe Louthan

    Excellent article. Never we forget that God alone “removes kings and sets up kings.” (Daniel 2:21)

    If your candidate does not win, then that is because of the free and sovereign act of the Almighty God.

    If your candidate does win, then that is because of the free and sovereign act of the Almighty God.

    With that said, vote as your conscience allows and peace be with you.

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  • Miki Vered

    If the comments by Larry to this generally helpful posting by George are to be believed there is no difference between the Democrat or Republican parties and their candidates and we should just vote for the white or black candidate depending on whether we are white or black – if we even bother to vote, after all God is sovereign and he’s going to do what he’s going to do. I hope this is not representative of the thinking of people who regularly read this blog.
    John MacArthur took
    the quite unusual step to speak out very strongly against the Democrat Party
    platform in his sermon on Sunday. He called it the “Romans One Platform” and
    said unequivocally that no Bible believing Christian could vote for the
    Democrats in this election. He also said that to not vote was the same as voting
    for the Democrats. He focused on their pro-abortion advocacy. He will continue
    next week and speak particularly about the Democrat platform and
    homosexuality. For him to take
    this bold step only confirms my opinion that we are definitely at a crossroads.
    Anyone who seeks to suppress the vote of Bible believing Christians or to throw mud in the water to pretend that there is no difference between the two parties is a fool or worse. God is certainly sovereign, but God uses means to accomplish his ends. Your vote is one of his means. God is calling you to vote responsibly and wisely. Don’t waste this opportunity to serve God.

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