The Democrats are victorious. But I pose the question…was this a victory for the Church? Did this add anything more to the victory already handed to us in Christ? If Christians are excited…why? If Christians are disappointed …why? I get the people dancing in the streets and the celebrating. It is not so much about Biden as it is about an end to Trump’s presidency.
“Cast out the scorner, and contention shall go out; yea, strife and reproach shall cease.”
“When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.”
The letters of the new testament tell us to “rejoice always”…. Why? Because our real enemy was defeated when Christ arose with all power in Heaven and earth, and gave gifts to man (Ephesians4:4-16). Now His Church is commissioned to release all the captives with the Good News.
“No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.” (2 Timothy 2:4)
What does this mean? Our countenance shouldn’t fluctuate high and low based on the affairs of this world because our affections should not be tangled up in the business of this world. While we take part in the affairs of this life, we are to make sure it doesn’t affect our liberty and focus on Christ the King. What does it say about your allegiances and your focus if you are dancing and celebrating in the streets over a political victory like other people? We are supposed to be a peculiar people unto GOD. How would you feel about people dancing in the streets with white supremacist, bigots, and racist, if Trump had won? The same way some people may feel about you if they saw you dancing in the streets with abortionist, and the LGBTQ community.
As ambassadors of His Kingdom we should be mindful of how we reflect Him. As soldiers of Christ, our focus should always be on pleasing Christ and not ourselves. Regardless of who you voted for or if you voted at all, soldiers of Christ should be uniformly behind Him, the Lord of Host, casting down His enemies in unity and honoring His name. Today, there is division among those who confess to love the Kingdom of Christ. The Kingdom of Christ isn’t divided so, to the degree to which there is division is the same
degree to which there is attachment to this present world. To the very same
degree there is division, there is also inordinate affections for the things of this world. Christ instructs us to keep our affections in Heaven (Matthew 6:19-24). The unity and glory of the Church lies in our singleness of heart on the things of GOD.
People of GOD, examine yourselves and receive the counsel of the Spirit. 11 For the Lord spake thus to me with a strong hand, and instructed me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying, 12 Say ye not, A confederacy, to all them to whom this people shall say, A confederacy; neither fear ye their fear, nor be afraid. 13 Sanctify the Lord of hosts himself; and let him be your fear, and let him be your dread. (Isaiah 8:11-13 KJV)
When I wrote about the political parties dancing in the street, I choose to highlight the lines of division I have heard most emphasized by professing Christians during this past election. I was not trying to indicate that those issues summarized or entirely identified the people aligned with either party. Though when you choose to promote or be identified with either party, you subject yourself to those associations. It is one of the reasons voting is considered a private activity.