Jesus Has Won
Political rhetoric is at an all-time high. But what is worse are the Christians that are dividing over an election about which God assured us He is in complete control (Dan 2:21; Prov 21:1; Rom 13:1). Meanwhile, 3 people here in Auburn have obeyed the gospel in the last 8 days. Others have preceded them, more will follow. Other local churches are seeing similar results as honest hearts are seeking citizenship in the one kingdom that is “imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away” (1 Pet 1:4).
If we could just harness all of that energy expended towards lobbying for/against politicians and direct it towards preaching Christ crucified to this dying world, the devil wouldn’t stand a chance in this country. Worried about unemployment numbers? The harvest is plentiful and the laborers are few (Matt 9:37). Jesus is now hiring sowers, gatherers, tillers, and the like. His foreign and domestic policy is “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned" (Mark 16:15-16).
Get it? Jesus has already won. See the book of Revelation for more details. Let us “set [our] minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth” (Col 3:2).