Yesterday (November 7, 2000) millions of U.S. citizens went to the polls to cast their ballot for a new President. They had quite a few choices from which to pick, but only two of those men were politically viable. So American voters who wanted to use their ballots to actually help pick the next President needed to choose between Al Gore and George W. Bush.
Who of those two is the best man for United States President?
I don't know.
I know who my preference would be, but that doesn't make him the best man or even the best choice. So let's not get sidetracked by my personal views of these two men and their qualifications for the Presidency of the United States.
Furthermore, I'm not all that concerned about my own personal preferences anyway. I am more interested in God's choice for President of the United States.
Does God have a say in American politics?
Does God have a choice for US President?
Not only does God have a say in political affairs, He has the final say.
Not only does God have a choice for US President, He makes the ultimate selection.
"The most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men" (Daniel 4:17).This verse has always been true. And this verse will always be true as long as there is human government. Sometimes God sets up the best (King Solomon, for instance); sometimes He chooses from among the worst (Adolph Hitler comes to mind).
But back to the subject of this article . . . .
Who, then, is God's choice for the next President of the United States?
I don't know. But I do know that when that man is sworn into that office, he will be there because it has been given to him by God.
"Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation" (Romans 13:1,2).Whether the next President is George W. Bush or Al Gore, we can rest in full assurance that he has been selected by God Himself. True, the American electorate cast their ballots in fulfillment of their civic duty and out of concern for the country (and their political party, no doubt). But God in His all-encompassing sovereignty has had the final say, bringing to the Presidency whom He will.
Does this mean that the man selected is a better man than the other? Of course not. It doesn't even mean that he will make a better President than the other!
This man's selection does mean that this is the man whom God has chosen to accomplish His own purposes and further His own plan for the American people in particular and the world at large in general. God's choice certainly does not constitute an endorsement of the man's political party and ideology, nor does it mean God's stamp of approval on the man's character and values.
For all that we know, God may have decided to raise up the basest of men as a judgment upon the nation. Perhaps in raising up the worse of the two God will strive again to awaken the American people to their deep spiritual needs.
On the other hand, God may have decided to raise up a noble man in order to bless the United States. Perhaps in raising up the better of the two God will encourage the American people to set their moral, spiritual, and temporal sights higher.
At this stage, only God knows who will be the next President of the United States. And only God knows why He has chosen that man and for what purposes.
My friend, the Sovereign One has spoken. His will shall certainly be accomplished. The man He has chosen in absolute righteousness will be the next United States President.
Regardless of whether that man is Al Gore or George W. Bush, may all praise, honor, glory, power, and majesty be ascribed only to the Most High God.
November 8, 2000 -- 9:30 p.m. Pacific Time
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