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Why Would God Allow Joe Biden to Become President?

You want a King? I’ll give you a King!

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This is the question many people of faith are asking: Why Would God Allow Joe Biden to Become President? That is a very good question with a pretty simple answer.

First, we must understand that God is in charge of establishing every government. Romans 13:1 is crystal clear when it says, “Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.” What can we deduce from this verse?

1. We, as good citizens, should be subject to the governing authorities.
2. God establishes ALL governments and authorities.

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The first question most God fearing folks would ask then is “WHY?” Why in the world would God allow Joe Biden, obviously riddled with the onset of dementia, a history of racism, committed to the killing of life in the womb, running a known criminal enterprise with his family, committed to perversions of all kinds, and a tongue that rarely speaks the truth – why would God let someone like him rule a nation established on the foundations of faith?

I think there are two answers people of faith must consider. In fact, whenever there is a leader who is obviously not a man of faith – or one who is at least sympathetic to issues of faith and welcomes religious people and their values – it is still true that God allowed that leader to be established. God allows good rulers and evil rulers.

There are two reasons God would allow Joe Biden to rule – and believe me, we already know that he is going to rule rather than serve.

1. You want it, you got it!

Look at this story from the scriptures in 1 Samuel 8:1-22. The Israelites were demanding a King. They had rejected God as their King. So what does God say in response? “You want a King? You got it.” But there would be consequences… Read the passage:

When Samuel grew old, he appointed his sons as Israel’s leaders. The name of his firstborn was Joel and the name of his second was Abijah, and they served at Beersheba. But his sons did not follow his ways. They turned aside after dishonest gain and accepted bribes and perverted justice.

So all the elders of Israel gathered together and came to Samuel at Ramah. They said to him, “You are old, and your sons do not follow your ways; now appoint a king to lead us, such as all the other nations have.”

But when they said, “Give us a king to lead us,” this displeased Samuel; so he prayed to the Lord. And the Lord told him: “Listen to all that the people are saying to you; it is not you they have rejected, but they have rejected me as their king. 8 As they have done from the day I brought them up out of Egypt until this day, forsaking me and serving other gods, so they are doing to you. Now listen to them; but warn them solemnly and let them know what the king who will reign over them will claim as his rights.”

Samuel told all the words of the Lord to the people who were asking him for a king. He said, “This is what the king who will reign over you will claim as his rights: He will take your sons and make them serve with his chariots and horses, and they will run in front of his chariots. Some he will assign to be commanders of thousands and commanders of fifties, and others to plow his ground and reap his harvest, and still others to make weapons of war and equipment for his chariots. He will take your daughters to be perfumers and cooks and bakers. He will take the best of your fields and vineyards and olive groves and give them to his attendants. He will take a tenth of your grain and of your vintage and give it to his officials and attendants. Your male and female servants and the best of your cattle and donkeys he will take for his own use. He will take a tenth of your flocks, and you yourselves will become his slaves. When that day comes, you will cry out for relief from the king you have chosen, but the Lord will not answer you in that day.”

But the people refused to listen to Samuel. “No!” they said. “We want a king over us. Then we will be like all the other nations, with a king to lead us and to go out before us and fight our battles.”

When Samuel heard all that the people said, he repeated it before the Lord. The Lord answered, “Listen to them and give them a king.”

Then Samuel said to the Israelites, “Everyone go back to your own town.”

God is not one who forces His people to follow Him. If they want to go astray, God lets them. Yes, He will seek them out. He will love them in spite of their waywardness. He will pursue them relentlessly. And He will always accept them when they come back to HIm. But if people want to go, God lets them go.

The people of America are lost. They are wayward. We live in a country that has had more access to the gospel than any country in history and yet Americans have turned their back on God and so, He gave them a King. We had a President – Donald Trump – who, while an obviously flawed man, was a man who was sensitive to the values of the Church. For example, who would have ever guessed that a NY billionaire playboy would become the most pro-life President of our lifetimes? Or that unlike all the Presidents before him, would not only pay lip service to Israel but would move the US Embassy to Jerusalem? But tens of millions of people screamed for a new King – one who is not in the ways of God.

Read the warning in Samuel again about what a godless King would do:

“This is what the king who will reign over you will claim as his rights: He will take your sons and make them serve with his chariots and horses, and they will run in front of his chariots. Some he will assign to be commanders of thousands and commanders of fifties, and others to plow his ground and reap his harvest, and still others to make weapons of war and equipment for his chariots. He will take your daughters to be perfumers and cooks and bakers. He will take the best of your fields and vineyards and olive groves and give them to his attendants. He will take a tenth of your grain and of your vintage and give it to his officials and attendants. Your male and female servants and the best of your cattle and donkeys he will take for his own use. He will take a tenth of your flocks, and you yourselves will become his slaves. When that day comes, you will cry out for relief from the king you have chosen, but the Lord will not answer you in that day.”

This is exactly what Biden has already done with his onslaught of Executive Orders. He is already sending our young men and women into war, and there will be more. He is already talking about taking more of our money through taxes. He will continue his heavy handedness as a “solution” to the virus crisis. He is not only a supporter of abortion here in America, but he is going to pay for abortions all over the world. And we haven’t even gotten into all of the perverse anti-God policies that he stands for.

So the question remains. Why would God allow this evil man to become President?

Because America is not in line with God and so God allows us to be ruled with a heavy hand. But what meaning can we find? What purpose is there? Or is it just because God gave us over to the dark side?

This brings us to the second reason – and in this we find the purpose as to why Biden would be allowed to govern.

2. To discipline the church.

God is ALWAYS about making the church holy and blameless. That is ALWAYS His first priority. Let me put this more simply: God is more concerned with the purity of His church than He is the destiny of America.

Don’t get me wrong, God IS interested in America, but not as much as He is the purity of His Bride. Why? Because America is temporal and the Church is eternal.

The church in America is not what it is supposed to be. It is filled with sin. It is filled with people who care more about the ways of the world than in the ways of God. Galatians 5:19-21 describes the “acts of the flesh:”

“The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.”

Sound familiar? This is supposed to describe the world, not the church, and yet there are too many “Christians” today who are as steeped in sin as the world. They are so lost and with such a poor understanding of the Scriptures and truth that millions of Christians voted for a man who has nothing in common with the Church.

And God will not tolerate it.

Hebrews 12:7-12 says:

“Endure hardship as discipline; God is treating you as his children. For what children are not disciplined by their father? If you are not disciplined—and everyone undergoes discipline—then you are not legitimate, not true sons and daughters at all. Moreover, we have all had human fathers who disciplined us and we respected them for it. How much more should we submit to the Father of spirits and live! They disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, in order that we may share in his holiness. No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. Therefore, strengthen your feeble arms and weak knees.”

You see, God will use a Joe Biden Presidency as a discipline for the church. All of the sudden, the people of the church are being persecuted. And I imagine it will get worse. How much worse? I don’t know, but it could get pretty bad. The church isn’t used to that. People will become scared and frustrated. God knows that. None of this surprises Him. In fact, He is using this persecution to discipline us. To refine us.

So are we doomed? Yes, we are. Unless…

II Chronicles 7:11-22 includes a very popular passage, but I want to give it context so you can see what happens if God’s people go astray.

When Solomon had finished the temple of the Lord and the royal palace, and had succeeded in carrying out all he had in mind to do in the temple of the Lord and in his own palace, the Lord appeared to him at night and said:

“I have heard your prayer and have chosen this place for myself as a temple for sacrifices.

“When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people, if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place. I have chosen and consecrated this temple so that my Name may be there forever. My eyes and my heart will always be there.

“As for you, if you walk before me faithfully as David your father did, and do all I command, and observe my decrees and laws, I will establish your royal throne, as I covenanted with David your father when I said, ‘You shall never fail to have a successor to rule over Israel.’

“But if you turn away and forsake the decrees and commands I have given you and go off to serve other gods and worship them, then I will uproot Israel from my land, which I have given them, and will reject this temple I have consecrated for my Name. I will make it a byword and an object of ridicule among all peoples. This temple will become a heap of rubble. All who pass by will be appalled and say, ‘Why has the Lord done such a thing to this land and to this temple?’ People will answer, ‘Because they have forsaken the Lord, the God of their ancestors, who brought them out of Egypt, and have embraced other gods, worshiping and serving them—that is why he brought all this disaster on them.’”

Do you see the two options?

Repent, pray, be humble, and you have good.

Forsake God and turn to other gods and you will experience pain and suffering. So much so that there will be shame.

This is something we see over and over throughout the Bible. God blesses us, we turn away, God disciplines us, we repent, and God blesses us again. Then the cycle repeats.

What will the American church choose? More immediately, what will YOU choose?

This article shouldn’t scare you or cause you any consternation, but it should be a sober reality check as to how we found ourselves in this position. I do not believe that all is lost. But I do believe that the church needs to take seriously the command to live for Jesus and to live in holiness and purity. Yes, we can gripe about our situation, complain about other Christians, but ultimately we have to look in a mirror. I have to look in the mirror.

Are we following the Lord? Are we dedicating our lives to Him? When we do, we walk in the ways of the Lord and that pleases Him, but we also may very well be saving our country.

Why Would God Allow Joe Biden to Become President?

To get your attention. To draw you to Himself. To refocus you and discipline you into purity and holiness as His beautiful Bride. All you have is the Lord, and that is exactly where God wants you to be.

May it be so. May the church repent and turn to God again. May we throw off the ways of the world. May we purify ourselves and present ourselves to the Lord.

I will be praying for this and I hope you will be too.

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Decrease in Marriage Continues a Spiraling Wave of Problems, and Churches are AWOL

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Over 60 years after the decline of marriage began in the 1960s due to the rise of the “free love” mentality, the results are more dismal than ever. In 1960, only 28% of adults were single. Now almost 50% of adults are single. Marriage rates are at their lowest ever in U.S. history. There are eight times more children born to unmarried parents than married. 

 

This is a problem. While progressives love to tear down the traditional nuclear family, they can’t argue with the increasingly negative facts coming out. Cohabitation arrangements break up around five times more frequently than marriages, and unplanned pregnancies occur three times more often with cohabiting couples than married couples. Unmarried couples with children are three times more likely to split up and have lower incomes. Children without fathers are more likely to suffer an “Adverse Family Event,” which is abuse, neglect or other trauma. Disregarding the old saying “Marriage tames men” is why we are seeing a spike in bad behavior by men.

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Two authors with extensive backgrounds in marriage and the Christian church have written a book, Endgame: The Church’s Strategic Move to Save Faith and Family in America, outlining the crisis and showing how the church has failed to address it — but also providing specific solutions to fix it. “Endgame” refers to the crumbling of marriage. 

 

Co-author J.P. De Gance, a Catholic who came from the political sphere working for Americans for Prosperity, pioneered a marriage relationship project called Culture of Freedom — later rebranded as Communio —  which had tremendous results. He launched it in several cities, working with churches and faith-based organizations. In Jacksonville, Florida, which had dismal marriage rates, divorces fell 24% after the three-year project, which focused on 58,912 couples.

 

Similarly, John Van Epp, an evangelical relationship expert, ran his own Christian marriage relationship service, Love Thinks. In one area in Indiana that he focused on, divorce rates dropped 20% over 10 years. 

 

What the authors found is that churches are lacking in marriage ministry. Three out of four churches don’t provide any substantive relationship courses or resources for married couples. And even though singles make up almost 50% of heads of households, more than 90% of churches don’t have an adult singles ministry. 

 

What should be most alarming for Christians is the decline of relationship health is now the most significant factor in disrupting a relationship with Jesus. This is why church attendance is at its lowest rate ever on record in the U.S., 47%. In 2000, it was 70%. Church attendance is largely determined by one variable — parental marriage. Both children with unmarried parents and divorced parents were equally less likely to attend church.

 

Marriage crumbled because of the decoupling of sex, romantic partnerships and parenting. Today, the majority of couples have sex before starting a relationship. The authors point to online dating as one of the culprits — it’s made it easy to leave a relationship the instant a problem arises, because you can find a new romantic interest right away.

 

They found a correlation between atheism and lack of married parents. Millennials who were the least emotionally interested in attending church were also the least likely to report having a positive relationship with their parents. The 30 most well-known atheists in the world had a defective relationship with their fathers. 

 

Progressives may pretend that Christians are no better off than the rest of the population, but the authors found that churchgoing Christians have sex more frequently and are happier in their sex life than those who don’t attend. While one quarter of couples in church have a struggling marriage, 39% of couples in general do. 

 

Unfortunately, pastors don’t realize they’re not doing a good job in this area. While 93% of pastors counsel couples in crisis, 57% of them do not believe they are qualified enough. A “marriage 911” is lacking in the church. Churches spend lots of money on youth programs, but that’s not helping people stay in church. 

 

The authors say we need to go out into the community to find couples to help, not expect them to come searching and find these services. It needs to be portrayed as something everyone needs, in order not to scare people away thinking it’s only for couples who are on the verge of breaking up, otherwise people will be afraid of the stigma.

 

The authors reveal what works as successful techniques. They teach couples to address problems early on in relationships. It’s a myth that good relationships don’t require work. The “balanced relationship” is an illusion. What is normal in a good relationship is this: About the time a couple feels that they have a routine that is working for them … life comes at them fast. One of the most valuable tasks the authors have couples do is to make a top 10 list of what they think their spouse wants and needs from them.

 

Emotional intelligence, also known as emotional quotient (EQ) is key to a good marriage. This means both interpersonal, which includes communicating with your spouse, and intrapersonal, the ability to monitor your own emotions and actions. Studies of people doing tasks who have somewhat higher EQs but also somewhat lower IQs than others reveal that the former perform better, shattering our traditional views of IQ. 

 

The authors also emphasize the importance of both skills and virtues. Secular counseling focuses on skills, whereas Christian counseling tends to focus too much on just virtues. Skills include discernment, appreciation and expectation, self-control and commitment. 

 

The authors conclude by saying the church needs to make marriage ministry and relationship outreach normal. Marital problems shouldn’t be left up to social agencies to handle. The secular world is going to continue to disparage marriage and continue the downward cycle that the misnamed, so-called “free love” brings, so the church has to step up and stop the leak in the dam. 

 

 

  

 

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Seek Out the Good in Others

If you try, you can find at least one thing admirable in everyone you meet.

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Will Rogers, a political satirist, entertainer, and beloved figure in the first half of the twentieth century allegedly said, “I never met a man I didn’t like.” Many people have interpreted Will Rogers to have meant that he could find something admirable in everyone he met. So, too, can we all.

Something Admirable

Is there a co-worker with whom you have had a nasty relationship? Is there something good about this co-worker that you can draw upon, so that you can actually say something nice to him/her at your next encounter?

Is there a neighbor with whom you have had a continuing squabble? What would it do to your relationship if you sent your neighbor a card or a brief note that said something along the lines of, “I noticed how lovely your garden was the other day and wanted to let you know that I appreciate the work you’ve done in maintaining it.” Too syrupy, or, pardon the expression, too flowery?  Guess again.

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You’re on this planet for finite amount of time. Do you want to go through your life trading hostilities with people, never having the where-with-all to restore some semblance of civility to the relationship?

Finding the Good

Try thinking of and listing five people who you may not have a good relationship with but can acknowledge. Next to each person’s name, write what is good about them. Do they maintain a nice garden? Here are some ideas for you in case you’re drawing a blank. This person…

* Is kind to the receptionist at work.
* Turns assignments in on time, and hence, supports the team.
* Walks softly past your office, so as not to disturb you.
* Greets you in the morning when you arrive.
* Maintains his or her office well.

Away from work, here are some ideas for finding the good in others:
* Keeps the street in front of the yard free of debris.
* Is respectful of others’ needs for quiet.
* Dresses well.
* Has well-behaved children.
* Drives safely in the neighborhood.

If you try, you’ll find something good!

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