Prepare Your Hearts, Not Your Futures

Christian Commentary Response to 2012 Election Results:

IN LIGHT of America’s FREE WILL being exercised…

The Lord is showing me Psalm 33:10-22 NIV

“The Lord foils the plans of the nations; he thwarts the purposes of the peoples. But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations. Blessed is the NATION whose GOD IS THE LORD, the people he chose for his inheritance. From heaven the Lord looks down and sees all mankind; from his dwelling place he watches all who live on earth– he who forms the hearts of all, who considers everything they do. No KING is saved by the size of his army; no WARRIOR escapes by his great strength. A HORSE is a vain hope for deliverance; despite all his great strength it cannot save. But the EYES of the LORD are on THOSE WHO FEAR HIM, on those whose HOPE is in his UNFAILING LOVE, to deliver them from death and keep them alive IN FAMINE. We WAIT IN HOPE for the LORD. He is our HELP and our SHIELD. In Him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in His HOLY NAME. May your UNFAILING LOVE be with us, Lord, even as we put OUR HOPE… IN YOU.”

I submit that WE who ARE HIS can trust HIM (Our Lord) to be our hope, our help, our shield, and our deliverer, for our LORD WILL RESPOND to us, in accordance to how we respond to HIM. The Word of God is very clear on this. Jesus is coming soon, to RULE AND REIGN, and the Spirit and the Bride will say, “COME”.

As we journey into the unknown now, it is more important at this time to prepare OUR HEARTS than it is to prepare OUR FUTURE.

The citizens of America did not choose a President who would stand alongside of Israel as God’s chosen people, nor have we, as a people, chosen the way of righteousness, but instead have glorified “lukewarmness”, which God promises to spew out of his mouth.  In our outright pride of being Americans, yet displaying outright defiance to God and His Word, we are indeed to be trembling and walking in the Fear of the Lord. We have exchanged OUR GLORY… for our shame.

JEREMIAH 2: 11-13 KJV

Hath a nation changed their gods, which are yet no gods? but my people have changed their glory for that which doth not profit.

Be astonished, O ye heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid, be ye very desolate, saith the LORD.

For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.

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REVELATION 3:15-17

15 I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! 16 So, because you are lukewarm—neither hot nor cold—I am about to spit you out of my mouth. 17 You say, ‘I am rich; I have acquired wealth and do not need a thing.’ But you do not realize that you are wretched, pitiful, poor, blind and naked.

Saints of God, Let us HOLD FAST and continue to be followers of CHRIST JESUS OUR LORD… Cease not your prayers of intercession for the USA. The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. (Psalm 103:8).  Though we as a nation, may fall,The Lord has established his throne in heaven, and his kingdom rules over all. (Psalm 103:19)  He is able to answer us, HIS PEOPLE, despite what it “looked like” last night. Twice, once with Jesus and once with Stephen, intercession was given in scripture with loud declaration:“Father, Forgive Them, For they know not what they do!” In my own heart, I plead this for USA.  I wonder if the mainstream of society has even paused to realize how God, who gave us this great nation, looks upon our defiance.

We who are citizens of the Kingdom of God, still have OUR KING REIGNING on His Throne.  Jesus answered, “You are right in saying I am a king. In fact, for this reason I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth.  Everyone on the side of truth .” John 18:37

When I awoke YESTERDAY, BEFORE the election even took place, God quickened this song to me: THE BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC. And when I went to view the clarity of its lyrics I was amazed at the message God is sending. Let’s tighten up our ranks, do what we can to make a difference, with unity focus on the advance of Kingdom of God, and pray for GOD TO HAVE HIS WAY in America. He directs the hearts of our leaders, and He hears the hearts of his saints.

Hmm.. and just “for the record”… Last night was not “God’s Will” being done. It was the will of the people, the majority, being done. THERE IS A DIFFERENCE. And we shall soon discover this. His mercy triumphs over judgment when we turn from our wicked ways, but to the unrepentant, His judgments are true and just, and..be assured…Let God be true and every man a liar!

HIS TRUTH …. IS…. MARCHING ON !

 

Battle Hymn of the Republic

Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord;
He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of
Wrath are stored;
He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible
Swift sword;
His truth is marching on.

CHORUS
Glory, glory! Hallelujah!
Glory, glory! Hallelujah!
Glory, glory! Hallelujah!
His truth is marching on.

I have seen Him in the watch fires of a hundred circling Camps;
They have building Him an altar in the evening dews and Damps;
I can read His righteous sentence by the dim and flaring Lamps;
Our God is marching on.

CHORUS

I have read a fiery gospel, writ in burnished rows of steel;
“As ye deal with my condemners, so with you my grace shall Deal;
Let the hero, born of woman, crush the serpent with his heel,
Since God is marching on.”

CHORUS

He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call Retreat;
He is sifting out the hearts of men before His judgment Seat;
Oh, be swift, my soul, to answer Him! by jubilant,  My feet!
Our God is marching on.

CHORUS

In the beauty of the lilies, Christ was born across the Sea,
With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me;
As He died to make men holy, let us live to make men free,
While God is marching on.

Glory, glory! Hallelujah!
Glory, glory! Hallelujah!
Glory, glory! Hallelujah!
His truth is marching on.

Written By Elizabeth Norland, November 7, 2012

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