Election Day is November 6, 2018
Get Out and Vote!!

He didn’t know the privilege he had until it was gone. She didn’t know the privilege she was missing until she had it. He was fortunate, always permitted to vote once he became an adult. She was not-so-fortunate; never having a say in how her country was run. Do you realize your privilege? Do you take advantage of it?

We all should vote! We are fortunate to have a say in who runs our country, in who decides how our tax dollars are spent, in who is in charge of the security of this nation, of who is responsible for the growth of this nation, of who is responsible for creating the laws of this nation. Voting is the power to set the direction of the nation! So get out and vote!!

Submit yourselves to [the authority of] every human institution for the sake of the Lord [to honor His name], whether it is to a king as one in a position of power, or to governors as sent by him to bring punishment to those who do wrong, and to praise and encourage those who do right. For it is the will of God that by doing right you may silence (muzzle, gag) the [culpable] ignorance and irresponsible criticisms of foolish people. Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover or pretext for evil, but [use it and live] as bond-servants of God. Show respect for all people [treat them honorably], love the brotherhood [of believers], fear God, honor the king. (2 Peter 2:13-17, AMP)

The Jews believed they were opposed by the Roman government. They resented the taxes they had to pay and the secular laws they had to follow. They resented not being able to governor as they saw fit. Yet, Jesus rebuked this attitude, an attitude many also hold today. Then [Jesus] said to them, “Then pay to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s; and to God the things that are God’s.” (Matt. 22:21b, AMP) Regardless of the outcome of an election, the government will continue to play a significant role in the everyday life of each person. It is for that reason that Peter and Paul both called upon all followers of Christ to submit “to the governing authorities.” (Romans 13:1, 1 Peter 2:13) They were following the example of the Lord, just as we must following the election!

We are to obey the rule of law, and through voting, we have the opportunity to respectfully and forcefully make known our opinion of how our country is being run. Is the person you elected doing what you elected them to do? It is our time to speak up! It is our responsibility to speak up!

You have the power to set the direction of the country with your vote.

We at The Forgiveness Foundation Christian Ministries, Inc. encourage you to take some time before the election to prayerfully consider over your relationship with your Government in light of God’s instruction to all Christians.

TFinally (and by no means least), all our elected officials need prayer. First of all, then, I urge that petitions (specific requests), prayers, intercessions (prayers for others) and thanksgivings be offered on behalf of all people, for kings and all who are in [positions of] high authority, so that we may live a peaceful and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. (1 Timothy 2:1-2, AMP) When the votes have been tallied and the results are in, pray for those who have been elected. Pray for their health. Pray for wisdom and unity as they work to come together. Pray for our nation. Pray for whatever is on your heart.


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