While watching videos of people blocking roads as a protest to whichever current event they were unhappy about, it occurred to me that the protesters, in their flesh-and-blood bodies, had no power. They used fear and intimidation to stop drivers who didn’t want their cars dented or their windows broken, but real power? No, they didn’t have that.
What was happening is that the drivers granted authority to the protesters by stopping. Bodies are no match for machinery. The cars had the power! The authority to accelerate belonged to the driver. I’m not suggesting a driver should run over protesters, but had the cars inched onward, the bodies would have no choice but to submit to power and authority.
It’s a little like satan, isn’t it?
He doesn’t have authority in our lives until we hand it to him.
There are powerful people in the world. Two of them are running for President…we need to use extreme caution when handing great authority to those who have power. We must take the time to make informed decisions.
We already live in a nation where people are nervous to talk about Jesus and are scared to stand up for Biblical principles! Christians face real consequences for exercising religious freedom. If you are happy with the road that America is on, if you want more liberal voices ruling our supreme courts, if you are okay with keeping prayer out of social events, and Bibles out of schools (but easily accessible in prisons), then give authority to Hillary Clinton.
But remember, truth matters.
So does justice.
God is not pleased when no one cries out for justice.
If you are not happy with the road America is on, consider a president who has the audacity to be politically incorrect. A man who had the gumption to choose a running mate who would simply say of himself, “The introduction I prefer is…I’m a Christian, a conservative and a Republican, in that order.” If you want a leader who won’t be afraid to make decisions unpopular with liberal America, give authority to Donald Trump.
Where will you grant authority? It is a crucial decision at a critical time, and it deserves your fullest attention and your deepest consideration. I am asking you to prayerfully and diligently consider your choices.