Michael D. Dean
We are a day away from one of the most hotly contested presidential elections in recent history. The stakes are high in just about every way imaginable. Rarely has our nation been more polarized over moral, social and economic issues as we have been during this campaign.
Because of the tightness of the race, as Americans we may not know on Wednesday morning who has been elected on November 6. But at the point where the results of the election are known, no matter what the outcome, for the church certain things will remain unchanged.
First, God remains sovereign over the affairs of our nation. “There is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God” (Romans 13:1). God either blesses a nation by giving it good leaders, or judges a nation by giving it poor leaders. He is still sovereign over all.
Second, Jesus Christ still occupies the place of supremacy. At the resurrection Christ was raised from the dead and seated at God’s right hand “far above all rule and authority, power and dominion, and every title that can be given, not only in the present age but also in the one to come” (Ephesians 1:21).
Third, our nation is still desperately in need of spiritual awakening. Laws and lawmakers can never change the heart of our nation. The spiritual awakening that is long overdue in the U.S. will come only as God’s people humble themselves, pray, seek God’s face and turn from their sinful ways (2 Chronicles 7:14). (more…)