Tuesday, November 04, 2008

I Voted Today (With Thoughts of Our True Ruler)

After all the campaigning and talks on the issues and blogging and endless media coverage and all other things, today it all comes to a head.

I voted today, but have been encouragingly reminded of my true ruler, who isn't a president, but King! So yes, today I exercised my right as an American to vote, but very much with certain thoughts in mind and heart as I have been reading through Isaiah. If you read this, keep these in mind regardless of who becomes our next president tonight:
Do you not know? Do you not hear?
Has it not been told you from the beginning?
Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth?
It is He who sits above the circle of the earth,
and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers;
who stretches out the heavens like a curtain,
and spreads them like a tent to dwell in;
who brings princes to nothing,
and makes the rulers of the earth as emptiness.

-Isaiah 40:21-23

I am the Lord; that is my name;
my glory I give to no other,
nor my praise to carved idols.

-Isaiah 42:8

And finally these striking images from Revelation of Jesus coming to execute final judgment on peoples and nations who refused to repent of sin which he so willingly sought to forgive through the Cross. Here we see our Just King:
he is clothed in a robe dipped in blood, and the name by which he is called is The Word of God. And the armies of heaven, arrayed in fine linen, white and pure, were following him on white horses. From his mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations, and he will rule them with a rod of iron. He will tread the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty. On his robe and on his thigh he has a name written, King of kings and Lord of lords.-Revelation 19:13-16

I did vote today. And I will continue submit to the authority of the rulers of this nation (Romans 13:1-7). I will to pray for my country and its leadership.

But I also know who my True Ruler is. To Him alone be all the praise, honor, and glory.

By His Grace.

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