Proverbs 21:1 “The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.”
Politics: It sounds like mire to me. There is a shifting taking place that will usher in the final season of time. Regardless of our political leaning, there is no doubt that the world has changed forever. The American way of life, which was once so convenient and predictable, is collapsing in rapid pace. While some boast of advances, Christianity is now seen as terrorism.
We should not see these changes as merely dreadful, but necessary. In the last days. . . 2 Timothy 3:1-5 says, people will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God—having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them.
The Last Days are displayed in all of the aforementioned attributes. Furthermore, I submit that these things must be. There must be chaos, economic upheaval, wars and rumors of wars, political unrest, and the need for a unifying figure. The stage for the antichrist has been set. The world is looking for a leader to unite the earth and bring order to the nations. The “son of perdition” will oppose all that is holy and will exalt “himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped.” He is called the “little horn” that mandates his number, without which no one can buy or sell. Rev 13:17
I write to remind you that this world is not our home. I pray that you will not get buried in the countdown of time, but rather that we will be about the Father’s business. We have a window of time and Jesus said we must work while it is day, “the night cometh when no man can work.”
National conflicts are necessary for the scripture to be fulfilled. However, the “king’s heart” is still in God’s Hand. The Lord is directing the river. He is in control because the times and the seasons are in His Hand. Our job is to be ready; pure, committed, and consecrated. Our call is to serve and our purpose is to reach the Lost with the Gospel. Nothing else matters.
Pastor Jeffrey Harpole