Regardless of who’s in the White House or Congress, have faith in God
By Donald Lee
Mark 11:22-26 says, And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.
“This mountain” refers to whatever may be going on in your life that causes you to fret, to worry, to feel frustration.
In light of the recent presidential election and its outcome, so many Americans are now walking in fear that President-elect Donald Trump will get into the White House and push for legislation that will impact them greatly in a negative way.
The Word admonishes us to speak to that fear that may be threatening our peace. Whatever your concern or your fear is, speak, instead, what you want to happen. Petition your heavenly Father in the name of Jesus and He will do it for you.
As children of the Most High God, we have the supernatural ability within us to literally frame our world by the Word of God.
Donald Trump is now the next president of the United States. He is in position to lead this nation for the next four years. Does that mean that for the next four years, at least, that there’s mass confusion that’ll be going on and that we should walk around in fear that many of us will lose certain inalienable rights that the U.S. Constitution says belong to us?
No. What it instead means is whatever’s on your heart you feel the urge to pray about, you —as a child of God — are to speak what you want to hap-pen. Frame your world by the Word of God. Speak those things that be not as though they were.
If a balance of justice is lacking, declare and decree in the name of Jesus that fair and balanced justice prevails.
That’s how you show that you have faith in God. Remember that the Word tells us that we walk by faith and not by sight.
We have the power to petition God about every situation that affects us. His Word says He’ll never leave us or forsake us.
He’s still God, and will always be God, regardless of who’s in the White House or Congress.
First Timothy 2:1-3 says, I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior.
Do I like it that Donald Trump is in office? No, I do not. I really don’t. But the reality of it is that he is in office — and that’s not to say that Hillary Clinton would do a better job as our nation’s commander in chief.
Do I like the idea of certain people being elected into positions of power who don’t have my best interest at heart or the interests of those who look like me? Certainly not. Those types of people being in such positions are a reality, though.
As you know, there are unrighteous people who are in positions of power who push forth legislation that ultimately becomes law. And these are laws that go against the will of God at times.
Yet, the scriptures tell us that we are to “intercede” even for those kinds of people. We are to petition God, we are to pray, and we are to pray without ceasing. The Word of God ought to continually be in our mouths.
As long as we stay intimate with God and we continue to be obedient to His Word, hearkening unto His Word, it doesn’t matter who is elected into office, because we must remember that the heart of the king (or, in our case, the president and Congress) is in the hand of the Lord, Proverbs 21:1 reminds us.
So, friends, remember that we are citizens of the kingdom of God. When we petition the throne of God, heaven moves on our behalf. So, now that Trump is in office, let’s humble ourselves under the mighty hand of God and pray even for him and his administration.
Our prayers are that the Lord will turn their hearts in the way of righteousness. Have faith in God, saints. It is well.
Donald Lee is founder and pastor of Kingdom Living Christian Center in Dallas. He is also a free-lance journalist and author. He may be contacted at (225) 773-2248 or firstname.lastname@example.org. On Twitter, follow him at @donaldj_lee.
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