Let us remember Who calls us to voting polls and listen for His Voice…
Over the last month or so, in the midst of so many insidious news reveals and corruption, words from the pen of C.S. Lewis have been wafting back to me. Letters written from the perspective of Satan and his minions on effective ploys to distract, discourage, detonate us with evil and lies.
Get the humans off track long enough to wreak havoc it could take generations to undo. Pull out despicable words said in the past that will get everyone off track of what is really at stake here…
Make lies and corruption seem acceptable. “We’ve all told lies, haven’t we?” a celebrity enjoins an audience, as if that excuses the ongoing horror that has jeopardized very lives. Evil and slipshod handling that threatens not only ours, but world-wide security.
I read this C.S. Lewis book in college, years back…but the Holy Spirit seems to shiver his message over me now, imploring…
O, my people, OPEN your eyes.
On Amazon, you can look inside The Screwtape Letters to read a never-more-timely and chilling excerpt here – https://www.amazon.com/Screwtape-Letters-C-S-Lewis/dp/1535260181/ref=pd_sbs_14_img_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=2P2KQPSJFGYJNP3K87E3 .
Chilling, because we are witnessing such a parallel spiritual warfare against our vote, our nation’s future...right now. And we, His People, cannot just stand idly by and choose to throw the vote away to the opposite candidate by simply not voting.
I’m dumbfounded when I hear we allowed that to happen in the last serious election… and as I heard Dr. Ben Carson warn so prolifically recently, we are on a precipice right now. “Do we want to preserve the America we have known and loved?” he asks poignantly. “Or are we ready to set it on a spiral that will continue for fifty years or more with little chance of return? The choice is ours, and God has put it in our hands,” he says.
We are faced with only two candidates who really have a chance of winning. Neither one may seem the one you would choose in a perfect world, but let us remember how God often transforms through those who seem least likely, and it is the platforms we need to keep our eyes on.
Let us recognize where worry, fear and lies originate. Let us seek to follow God’s heart as He has written it out for us…And to trust that He above all will lead this nation as we give it to Him!
Recently I found a wonderful site that lists issue by issue what each party believes. It is so EYE OPENINGLY clear and easy to understand. If today you are still seeking clarity… I urge you to check this out: Democratic and Republican Party Platforms
And I invite you to join me in praying Psalm 91 (also known as the 911 prayer!) over our nation and over our voting polls this Tuesday in this way:
O Lord, may America dwell in the shelter of the Most High
and rest in the shadow (the very secret place) of the Almighty!
And we will say of the Lord,“He is our refuge and our fortress,
our God, in whom we trust.”
Surely he will save us
from the fowler’s snare
and from the deadly pestilence!
He will cover us with his feathers,
and under his wings we will find refuge;
his faithfulness will be our shield and rampart.
We will not fear the terror of night,
nor the arrow that flies by day,
nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
nor the plague that destroys at midday.
A thousand may fall at our side,
ten thousand at our right hand,
but it will not come near us.
We will only observe with our eyes
and see the punishment of the wicked.
If America says, “The Lord is my refuge,”
and we make the Most High your dwelling,
no harm will overtake us,
no disaster will come near our tent.
For he will command his angels concerning us
to guard us in all our ways;
they will lift us up in their hands,
so that we will not strike our foot against a stone.
We will tread on the lion and the cobra;
we will trample the great lion and the serpent.
“Because this nation loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue them;
I will protect them, for they acknowledges my name.
They will call on me, and I will answer them;
I will be with them in trouble,
I will deliver them and honor them.
With long life I will satisfy them
and show them my salvation.”
Let us acknowledge God with our vote, live under His Psalm 91 blessing!
And keep the candidates in prayer for His protection, His angel armies all around us.
Yes, Lord… help me choose wisely, feed your lambs.
When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?” “Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.”