By: admin On: November 05, 2012 In: Christ, Colossians, Devotional Comments: 0

And He is the head of the body; the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead,
 that in all things He may have the preeminence.
Colossians 1:18
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It is only right and completely fitting on the eve before we cast our vote for the next President of the United States that we take the truth of Colossians 1:18 and exercise it in our lives. 

To fully grasp its outworking is to understand the backdrop of the culture in which Paul wrote.
The first century religious environment was much like our own. It was a time of religious mixing, with people borrowing a little from this and a little from that. The only difference is that in the first century, you joined a group who did the borrowing. In our culture you do the borrowing yourself.
Devotional, Vote, Women MinistryI am alarmed, and you may be too, at the number of Christians who lack a biblical worldview. 

A lack of a biblical worldview is a result of the Word of God not being “preeminent” in the life of a believer. 
Just as Christ is to have the preeminence in all things, 
so must His Word be the first and last word on all things. 
Unfortunately we see a “mixing” of our own going on today. A little bit of the culture, a little bit of this idea or that idea, and we end up with a faith in something that is not true at all according to the Word of God.
I am joining the pastor’s that have gone before me in recent months and standing up for the truth. I pray you are taking notice of the number of Christian leaders that have courageously placed Christ and His Word first and educated their congregations from the pulpit on the “high stakes” of this election. 

More importantly the urgency for us to speak up for God with our vote.

Paul’s words in Romans 13:11-12 ring true today….
And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.
Voting is one way we are able to cast off the works of darkness and put on the armor of light.
Satan has clearly tried to deceive us by calling the ground “politics”. I beg to differ. 
This election puts forth the most important biblical and moral issues that matter to God.  Our enemy has cleverly silenced Christians in the hopes of normalizing homosexuality and redefining the concepts of marriage and family. When it comes to the topic of abortion, we have bought into the lie that it is something less than murder. We have laws to restrain murderers to protect lives, but we allow someone to choose the right to murder the unborn. We must speak up.
In James 4:17 we are told:
Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin.
To not vote is the “lukewarm” heart that Christ spits out of His mouth.
Please understand my hope and trust is in Jesus Christ and His rule and reign. 
But the question becomes is He ruling and reigning in our lives 
when we choose to back away from all that we believe, from all that He stands for? 
He has called us to be light in this world and as far as I know – there is no place that is off limits!  We are to shine in the world of arts, education, business, and government. To not vote is to hide our light and we tamper with God’s heart and purposes at our own great peril.
For those who ask should a Christian vote for a Mormon? I find Norman Geisler’s response an accurate one:
We are not voting for a cult; we are voting for a candidate. If the person is pro-life, pro-family, pro-American , pro-free market, and pro-Israel, then vote for him regardless of his religious affiliation. If I need a good doctor or a good attorney, I don’t ask about his personal convictions but about his professional competency. Martin Luther once wisely said, “I would rather be ruled by a competent Turk than an incompetent Christian.” In this election the call between the candidates is not even close.
Elections and candidates may come and go, but I believe with all my heart
 that God will hold our nation accountable for how we confront these sins in our time.
350,000 Christians in our last election were silent and four years later we are suffering the consequences of that choice. Many Christians who voted in that election aligned themselves with a candidate who supported views that God hates. We are suffering the consequences of those choices too. God in His infinite love, mercy and grace has given us another chance. 
Will you join me in lifting up in this election 
the preeminence of Christ and His Word by casting your vote for Him?


I have included an excellent message by Pastor David Jeremiah. Please take the time to listen to it before you vote.  Watch Video Now


Go to your Bible and journal what you discover about God’s heart on life and marriage. This will fortify His truth in your heart and mind before going to the polls.


Pray for the election. Lift up our nation and these issues before God and cry out to Him to bless America once again as we turn back to Him. Vote for God and His Word.

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