WHO TO VOTE FOR?
Well no one can tell another person who to vote for however let me pass along some wisdom that applies to all endeavors.
Do you read the back of contracts before signing them?
Do you read the side effects of medication before taking them?
Do you read the manual of a product before using it?
If you are like most people – you don’t. The same is true, sad to say, about most American voters. Based on talking with numerous people over the years, I find that many vote for those who don’t align with what they value.
I have had several discussions with those who are against abortion, for or against government health care, or for or against tax issues, and the list does go on; but, when they vote, they don’t read the records they listen to the rhetoric. They don’t read the platforms of the party they are about to put into authority over them, they don’t know the record of the candidate they are voting for, and they don’t know how the issue they are voting yes or no for will affect their future or the future of their children.
Who should you vote for? You must decide but don’t just roll the dice, be an informed voter. Do your homework. And, if you are a Christian, a follower of Jesus Christ, and a person who lives your life to bring glory to God, you should make sure that who or what you are voting for lines up with what the Bible says, God’s values, your values.
Visit the websites below and read what the parties stand for and do your research on the candidates who are running for office and see how they have voted in the past and the platforms that they stand for.
“Do two people walk hand in hand if they aren’t going to the same place?” Amos 3:3 (MSG)
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Are You Running Out of Gas?
Do you feel like you are running out of gas? When you have gas you have power and you continue moving along the highway. When you’re on empty we all know it, there you sit stranded on the side of the road.
When it comes to living the type of life that God has commanded us to live, you need gas! You need the type of high octane gas that only comes from the power of God. The power of God strengthens you and gives you the ability to keep going even when the going seems tough.
- [Not in your own strength] for it is God Who is all the while effectually at work in you [energizing and creating in you the power and desire], both to will and to work for His good pleasure and satisfaction and Philippians 2:13 (AMP)
- But He gives us more and more grace (power of the Holy Spirit, to meet this evil tendency and all others fully). That is why He says, God sets Himself against the proud and haughty, but gives grace [continually] to the lowly (those who are humble enough to receive it). James 4:6 (AMP
God said in Hebrews 4:16, for us to come boldly to “the throne of grace”, God’s filling station to receive grace in our time of need!
God’s Word is how He dispenses His power. When you believe in and put confidence in God and His Word, you will act on it and the power of God will be rereleased in your life. When we dispense gas (Word) into our cars tank (spirit), the key (faith) is turned and we are able to access that power. And then, you have to put your faith in gear (by acting on God’s Word) and press on the accelerator by continuing to act on God’s Word so that you can get moving and receive what you are believing for.
- And now [brethren], I commit you to God [I deposit you in His charge, entrusting you to His protection and care]. And I commend you to the Word of His grace [to the commands and counsels and promises of His unmerited favor]. It is able to build you up and to give you [your rightful] inheritance among all God’s set-apart ones (those consecrated, purified, and transformed of soul). Acts 20:32 (AMP)
God’s Grace is His power that He has and continues to willingly give to you. It was the power of God that sent Jesus to die for your sins and then raised Him from the dead. The way God gives you more grace is by you spending time in His Word and then when you believe God’s Word and speak what you believe, God’s grace is released.
- Because if you acknowledge and confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and in your heart believe (adhere to, trust in, and rely on the truth) that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9 (AMP)
Are you running out of gas? Then fill up on the Word of God and release God’s grace by confessing the Word out loud from your heart!
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The “Supreme Court” overturns century-old law…
The Supreme Court has passed a law that overturns a law that has been on the books since the beginning of man’s existence. From man’s beginning, the “law of sin and death” was declared by The Supreme Court – our Creator God.
God is not the one that causes the misfortunes in the earth, but because men and women violate the law of sin and death, misfortunes happen. When this law is violated, justice comes into play and misfortunes go into motion. The soul or person that sins (throws off God’s will/restraints) shall die – is the law of sin and death. Death is separation! Death separates people from God, the spirit of a person from their body, body from life/health, earth from prosperity and so forth.
Good News! The Supreme Court, God being the Judge, has passed a new law overturning the law of sin and death.
For this cause, those who are in Christ Jesus will not be judged as sinners.
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. Romans 8:1-2 (BBE)
Those who accept the “verdict” of Jesus versus sin, that He took our place and also took our punishment for breaking the law of sin of death, and then, confess the new law of “Life in Christ Jesus”, are freed from the law of sin and death.
Accept Jesus’ sacrifice for you and learn to live – I mean really live – “IT’S THE LAW!”
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You Have What It Takes!
We have God on our side! Who or what can be against us? In Psalm 48 the Word of God reminds us of how great God is and that we should remember what He has done for us and others.
Consider well her ramparts, go through her places and citadels, that you may tell the next generation [and cease recalling disappointments]. For this God is our God forever and ever; He will be our guide [even] until death. Psalm 48:13-14 (AMP)
God has already done His part to give you victory over every giant in your way! Giants are those things that oppose the will of God in your life; sin, sickness, poverty and the list goes on. Our part is not to rehearse the disappointments we have had. Our part is to use every weapon that God has given us so that we can walk in the victory that Jesus gave up His life to purchase for us. Those weapons include prayer, reading, studying, and confessing the Word of God, walking in love, and staying free from strife.
Some of the most powerful weapons that we have are worship and praise. So let’s make 2016 a year of worship and praise, and, let’s begin now by lifting up a shout of praise of how GOOD and GREAT OUR GOD IS!
You will WIN in 2016 because you have what it takes – you have God on your side! EXPECT IT!
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