“I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever.”
1Pe 4:17 For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?
As we prayed over the election in our assembly, we could not help but acknowledge the failure of the church to be a faithful, active witness for the Lord. This, as much as anything else, contributed to last night’s results. And, while we know that “all things work together for good, for those who love God...” what is it He is after in the end? It is for His people to be conformed to the image of His Dear Son. So, whether it be by means of peaceful democracy, or through the vice of atheistic socialism, God’s plan for the life of the believer remains unchanged. It is to bring the child of God to the place in his life where all is laid on the altar of sacrifice, a shaking free of the snare brought on by attachment to this world is brought about, and a deeper walk of faith in Christ is achieved.
“we could not help but acknowledge the failure of the church to be a faithful, active witness for the Lord.”
Bingo! You are dead on!
We American Christians have lived in an artificial world for the past 200 years. The ancient Roman Christians who were thrown to lions and the persecuted true Christians of the middle ages who were burned at the stake for "heresy" of believing that the bible means what it says were the typical Christians that Jesus Christ talked about when He was here on earth. We were not called to be happy, wealthy, carefree Christians living in a world that loves God and His Son, we are called to be a hated minority living in a world that hates Jesus Christ, and we WILL be persecuted if we live as God has commanded us to live. I believe that the generation of Godless young Americans who elected Obama will be the generation that goes through the Great Tribulation, and the Christians of today will not be here on earth when that reign of terror begins.
The experiences of those Christians in America who went before us for the past 2 centuries was not typical of the Christian experience in most of the world for the past 2000 tears. But what is in store for us in the next few days, months, or years before God calls his true Church out of this dying, doomed, Jesus-hating world will be typical. I expect to see real, official, severe persecution of biblical Christians here in the US, beginning in the next four years and only growing more severe as the reign of AntiChrist approaches. But I take solace in the promise of our beloved Lord and Savior Jesus Christ whose word can not be broken,
Luke 21:28 And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.