“For a child will be born for us, a son will be given to us, and the government will be on His shoulders. He will be named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6 (HCSB)
If you have been following these posts for any time, you would probably get a sense of what I believe. But let me be clear, I’m not political! But I am governmental because God is. In fact, the government is on Jesus’ shoulders (Isaiah 9:6-7). I don’t put my trust in a party or person or election integrity, though I do pray for those things. Still, people, parties and elections won’t save our nation! Only God can do that!!!
So, keep your faith in God, for only He can save our nation. Only He can release revival and awakening which will lead to transformation of governments and nations. Our prayers will make a difference.
Nevertheless, God does use people. And so does the enemy. Trusting God does not insulate us from anger, grief or weariness over what we see happening in and to our nation, or across the globe. We must pray and engage. There is a spiritual battle going on in high places for our nation. Evil spirits use wicked men and women to accomplish the devil’s agenda. The enemy fights in high places for control of nations, and so should we! The church must arise and get governmental! We cannot remain silent about issues while the enemy’s agenda shout it loudly. Though the government is on Christ’s shoulders, that means as His body we must bear the weight of it!
Ask God to stir His body to help Him carry the load of government! Ask Him what part are you meant to carry. Ask Him for wholehearted Christ followers to get involved in government, starting at a local level (i.e. school board, commissioner, mayor, etc.). Ask Him where you can engage more in government (if you are not registered to vote, do so). Pray the same for your pastor and church. Pray that the church in Athens would be a kingdom influence upon the government in our city!!!