"O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph." Psalm 47:1
(Staten Island, New York)—Amidst shouts of "we did it" in the victory of Mr. Donald Trump and others elected last night, and for some tears of frustration that some not-so-favorite candidates won and their favorites lost in the presidential, Senate, House, and gubernatorial bids, there is a voice calling from Heaven's courts: "Come together in Agape Love as the 'One Blood' of Acts 17:26."
"Shout to the Lord, all the earth; break out in praise and sing for joy! Let the hills sing out their songs of joy before the Lord, for he is coming to judge the earth. He will judge the world with justice and the nations with fairness." -Psalm 98
Let's remember that God has the final say in who ascends to seats of power and who does not. God has decided the outcome. "We the People" have voted in 2016, advancing a shift for the sanctity of life, family, and community. The election is over. Now what?
"Everyone must submit to governing authorities; for all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God. So anyone who rebels against authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and they will be punished." -Romans 13:1-2
For "in spirit and in truth" Christians, what happens moving ahead is our focus. Yesterday is now history.
At the turn of the century, America faced a crossroads. What would the new millennium bring to us? In many ways, for the first decade and subsequent years, until yesterday, America was embroiled in civil unrest. Infractions on moral values were strained beyond a point of endurance. Economic upheaval threatened to topple our economy. Racial tensions mounted. War loomed over our nation, threatening our very existence. That, too, is now history. Right now, today, it is time to appeal to God for the healing of our nation. Men and women in leadership and all of the people in this nation and around the world do not have the power to accomplish this feat alone. Yet "With God, all things are possible" (Matthew 19:26).
The spiritual community must now keep praying, listening to, and following and obeying God. No matter what humans say, God has allowed Mr. Trump to rise thus far. What happens next is up to God.
"Don't be misled [deceived]—you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest [reap] what you [sow] plant." -Galatians 6:7
Finally, we must always remember that no human can save America or the world. Only the God of John 3:16 can do that! More will be revealed in the days ahead. During this shift of power, please pray for a peaceful transition among the governing branches of America and the world. Please pray that the people of faith in the God of Heaven and Earth become more committed in prayer and obedience to God.
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