Interesting thought sent to me by Jeremiah Bass:

I am thankful that President Obama won re-election for the following reasons:

1. If Romney had won it would have masked the real moral and spiritual condition of our nation. I’m afraid that many Christians would have equated a Romney win with spiritual renewal. But if he had won, it would not have been because he took the moral high ground – it would have been solely because of the economy.

As it is, by voting for Obama, Americans have revealed what is most important to them – gay marriage and abortion on demand. That is the true condition of our nation.

2. It forces me to come to grips with the Biblical reality that this earth is not ultimately our home. Our citizenship is in heaven.

3. It forces me to come to grips with the fact that the purpose of the Church is not to make life here more comfortable or to try to create a heaven on earth. We must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of heaven. Rather, the purpose of the Church is to be a light in the darkness.

Now is such an opportunity as has not been afforded the Church here in the West in many years.

4. It forces me to come to grips with the Biblical reality that God is in control, not me, and that even those who reject His authority ultimately are under His thumb. And it is better to put your trust in God rather than to put your trust in princes.

J. Randall Easter, Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Briar, Azle, TX.
II Timothy 2:19

“This is somewhat of the word which He now speaks unto you: Why will you die? Why will you perish? Why will you not have compassion on your own souls? Can your hearts endure, or can your hands be strong, in the day of wrath that is approaching?… Look unto Me, and be saved; come unto Me, and I will ease you of all sins, sorrows, fears, burdens, and give rest to your souls.

Come, I entreat you; lay aside all procrastinations, all delays; put me off no more; eternity lies at the door…do not so hate Me as that you will rather perish than accept of deliverance by Me. These and the like things does the Lord Christ continually declare, proclaim, plead and urge upon the souls of sinners…

He does it in the preaching of the Word, as if He were present with you, stood amongst you, and spoke personally to every one of you… He has appointed the ministers of the gospel to appear before you, and to deal with you in His stead, avowing as His own the invitations which are given you in His name”.

John Owen

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