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Who Does God Want Me to Vote For?

VoteSo Who Should I Vote For?

Remember, God gave dominion to “them” (Adam and Eve) and not just to “him” (Adam), so they would govern the earth together. Just like the two hemispheres (left and right) of your brain, the Lord ordained this is how life’s decisions should be made. If the Holy Bible gave us the understanding of the masculine (conservative) and feminine (liberal) perspectives, it also has something to say about the kind of direction our nation and our world should take. (This is also true of a family, the Board Room or the PTA meeting). If you are still struggling with any of us receiving instruction from an ancient book, I would again suggest you read our book, “It Really Is God’s Book” to see some amazing facts that prove the validity of the Bible as the only authentic revelation of the one true God.

I must stipulate one caveat here that may irritate some. We need to have God’s Spirit to understand its mysteries. And we only receive His Spirit by surrendering our lives to Jesus Christ. When we encounter the author, the book really makes sense.

The God-given masculine and feminine governing perspectives are good, the wicked forces influencing them are not. There is nothing like choosing a country’s elected leaders that can make a group of people turn into an angry mob. Asking who we will vote for is like asking, who do we want to live with after our parents’ divorce—our mom or our dad? Sadly, the same vindictive hatred and spiteful rhetoric that fills a home about to divorce is filling our nation.

If We Choose the Liberal-Feminine Side of Government (Our Mom), She will…

She will fight for us to have a decent minimum wage. She will fight for our artistic rights and our freedom of expression (she still has our drawings that used to hang on the refrigerator). She will fight for school lunches. She will make corporations put seat belts and air bags along with child seats in our cars. She will courageously fight for justice for the poor who have been falsely convicted because they couldn’t afford a good lawyer.

If we do commit a crime and become imprisoned, she will fight to get us educated and she will fight to get us rehabilitated so we will have the skills to work when we get out. She will also work with the disadvantaged and disenfranchised among us to obtain health care for their family so their medical bills won’t bankrupt their family, leaving them on the streets.

She will fight to protect the environment we live in from over-development and pollution that can cause all manner of sickness and disease.  She will protect our rights from the big corporate monopolies that would like to have a permanent underclass of cheap labor. She will insist that the nations we do business with overseas also have the same worker’s rights and protections we do, so that our nation will be morally consistent here and abroad. She will compassionately reach out and welcome any immigrant coming to America in search of a better life for their family. She will always find a way to make the food in her pantry to feed those in her home. Don’t you just love mom? She will remind us that Jesus commands us to reach out to the poor and the powerless.

If We Choose the Conservative-Masculine Side of Government (Our Dad), He will…

He will fight to keep ever growing big government from taking our rights and freedoms by micro managing every aspect of our life. He will make sure mom doesn’t “smother” us with well intentioned but hurtful “mothering” programs. He will fight to keep wasteful bureaucracies from making us work 6 months out of the year for the government before we earn money for our own family. He knows that the bigger government gets, the smaller the freedoms of the individual become. He will courageously defend the founding principles that have made this country the greatest, most free and prosperous nation in human history. He will fight the false utopia of socialism and communism that enslaves millions around the world. He will provide a safe haven for the desperate multitudes seeking to escape those oppressive countries. He will provide us with a strong military and a strong police force to ensure peace and safety of our family and our nation.

He will make sure career criminals are locked away so they can never harm innocent people again. He will fight the sickening horror of the killing of innocent unborn and newly born children, even if mom says its her right to do so. He will fight to rid America of drugs in the streets as well as drugs in the classroom prescribed by misguided educators afraid of disciplining children. He will fight the censorship of the “cancel culture” promoted by universities and the media who seek to remove Judeo-Christian values from our schools. He will remind the feminine perspective that there just isn’t enough money to fund all their compassion projects. He will remind us that our freedoms come from God and not the government. He will remind us that the government should not be the god we look to, but rather we should look to the God of heaven and earth to be our provider. Don’t you just love dad? He will remind us that Jesus is the way, the truth and the life, and no one, comes to the Father except through Him.

So Who Will You Vote For?

Every voting cycle in a nation, the population unconsciously selects these masculine and feminine perspectives to govern themselves. Unbeknownst to our political parties is that they are actually vetting who they think is the most Male/conservative and the most Female/liberal candidate. Politicians often swing so far left or right trying to prove themselves to their perspective party, that it is difficult to get them to be intimate with the other side after the election. Yet this is needed so they can produce healthy political decisions/offspring for the nation. Due to ungodliness, this seems to be more difficult for all of us with each election. Both political wings seem to have forgotten, the wings exist for the bird in the middle.

Our system seems to be hijacked by unseen evil forces, rendering well meaning intelligent people unable to bring new solutions. There are many indicators of a conspiracy to bring about the demise of our nation with its freedoms and liberties. The Bible is the only “holy book” that accurately pulls back the veil on these unseen malevolent spirits and how we can defeat them. The Scriptures also teaches the discerning how to bring meaningful solutions from between the male side and female side of our politics.

Some say we have lost access to heaven’s discernment because both sides have lost a healthy fear of God. Having counseled many estranged couples, I can say those who humble themselves before God and each always discover new ways to become reconciled. Some in our nation have asked God to leave our public dialogue and institutions so we are left with carnal people devoid of godly wisdom making life and death decisions for the country. With no absolutes, our leaders have been trying to build our society using different tape measures; no wonder the national building is teetering.

It is increasingly more difficult each year to vote for any of the political parties because they both ignored or abused biblical values. Many find themselves voting for a person they don’t endorse… but for a philosophical direction they think the country should go. It’s more about the policies, not the personalities.

As a Christ follower, I must vote the Bible. I am obligated to support those leaders who are not hostile and antagonistic to the preaching of the Gospel and the advancement of the kingdom of God…“here on earth, as it is in heaven”.  We need both perspectives working together for our nation, our City Hall, the PTA, the homeowners Association and our families. I pray mom and dad will get back together again and conceive new solutions.

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Excerpt from A Better Way To Govern

God Doesn’t Come to Take Sides, He Comes to Take Over

sidesThere is a Need for All of Us, Especially Christians, To Be Free from the Sin of Presumption

Remember that God doesn’t come to take sides. He comes to take over! (See Joshua 5:13-15). The story in Joshua is one of the most astounding examples in the entire Bible of why none of us should dare presume or take for granted that God is on our side. Here we see the children of Israel had just crossed the Jordan River outside of Jericho under “God’s direction”. Joshua was appointed by God as Moses’ successor to lead God’s chosen people, the Jews, into the Promised Land. God had been leading His people for 40 years through the wilderness to come to the edge of the Promised Land to take possession of it. They were commanded to dispossess these morally depraved nations who were killing their own children in religious sacrifices.

This is the crowning moment of over 400 years of  planning to fulfill the promise God personally made to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, that their descendants would possess this land. Right after all the males circumcised themselves to prove how committed they were to keeping God’s commands and ordinances. Their leader, Joshua found himself confronted by the appearance of the Lord with His sword drawn. We know it’s the Lord Himself because Joshua was told to take his sandals off (it was holy ground) which was something only God would say. Let’s take a look at Joshua 5:13-15 in the New Living Translation:

When Joshua was near the town of Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with sword in hand. Joshua went up to him and demanded, “Are you friend or foe?” “Neither one,” he replied. “I am the commander of the LORD’s army.” At this, Joshua fell with his face to the ground in reverence. “I am at your command,” Joshua said. “What do you want your servant to do?” The commander of the LORD’s army replied, “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy.” And Joshua did as he was told. 

Joshua looked at this heavenly figure with the sword and asked the question of the ages, “Whose side are You on; Ours or theirs?” The divine response is “Neither”. How in the world could God not be on Joshua’s and on Israel’s side? They are Abraham’s children. God Himself powerfully delivered them from Egypt through signs and wonders. They were led by God through the wilderness. God divided the Red Sea and the Jordan River for them to cross. There has never been a surer group of people on earth with the supposed endorsement of God. Yet we see God reminding us and them that we should never presume God is automatically on anybody’s side.

This Puts the Axe to the Root of Presumption

It’s not your way or my way, it’s YAHWEH! I pray this Scripture makes us consider that no matter how right any of us truly think we are, we should always pause and acknowledge our need for God’s grace to save us from ourselves. I hope at the very least we will learn a few things in the following pages as we join the camp that the Lord is in.

Excerpt from A Better Way To Govern

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God’s Ministry Assembly Line

assemblyNow that we understand the progressive nature of the maturing process we will also begin to understand and appreciate why certain ministers, churches and ministries operate the way they do. The proof of our spiritual growth is played out in the context of Christian ministry where we live. This material helps us understand the “maturity milestones” believers must attain to effectively minister side by side; it’s a maturity/character thing. Our book “Working Together for Jesus” helps us understand why so many elders, deacons, bishops, apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers often struggle to get along with each other. It’s a ministry context thing.

Our hope is that we will begin to look at different Christian leaders who we thought were out of order in a different light. We will realize that certain ministers are positioned by the Lord to help believers move along the Ministry Assembly Line, the maturing process according to their gifting. Here we see the division of ministry (those who Defend the Faith and those who Extend the Faith) as God ordained. There are fathering and mothering aspects to bringing Christians to maturity. However Satan and his religious spirits work continually to cause friction and persistent misunderstandings between these two styles of discipleship so he can divide and conquer the Church.

To help understand this division of ministry we should review Hebrew culture. The patriarchal (father) and matriarchal (mother) roles reveal why the Church of Jesus Christ emphasizes two different roles. When a woman had a baby in ancient Israel the father and the mother would often give the baby to a “wet nurse” so the mother would stop lactating to better enable her to conceive again.

Evidently the new mother’s body doesn’t allow her to conceive easily when she is nursing. In the Jewish mind, the more children they had the more they were obeying God’s command to be fruitful and multiply. Wealth was measured by how many sheep and cattle and children they had.

After the child was weaned they would hand the child over to a tutor (“pedagogue” in Greek) until such time as the child would have their bar mitzvah. Then the father would, in a sense officially adopt his own child into his care, his training and his family business. That is why we read about Jesus at around 12 years of age saying “He must be about his Father’s business” when He was in the temple (Luke 2:49).

The Bible says that Israel was kept under guard by this “pedagogue” this tutor, which was the Law.

But before faith came, we were kept under guard by the law, kept for the faith which would afterward be revealed. Therefore the law was our tutor to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But after faith has come, we are no longer under a tutor.  Galatians 3:23-25

This is the Way This Plays Out in Our Christian World

The first part of your Christian walk you are brought into a church/ministry family where you are regularly fed and nurtured by a tutor, a church family, and a pastor or home group leader. These loving and caring people along with teachers change your spiritual diapers and feed you with the milk of God’s Word. Some even call the Outer Court the “utter court” because it represents a new believer’s need for milk.

We are given consistent and regular routines and programs to help us more easily understand and assimilate the Bible’s basic doctrines. Providing peace and predictability are essential when we are young. We become committed to our local church or denomination because it is the house we grew up in, the yard we played in and the first bedroom we hung our posters in.

This is the safe and soft place of the Church known as your mother or matriarchal ministry. This is the place of peace and predictability that is so necessary for all young believers. You can click here for a visual chart on how this looks in your church. However, sadly the religious spirit can enter here in almost every ministry and where Satan plans to keep Christians stuck in perpetual immaturity. What was valid and appropriate ministry can become smothering and emasculating. Egypt was a place of provision for Israel but years later it became a place of slavery to man’s egotistical monuments. This environment de-motivates believers to move on to maturity.

Have you ever seen an unemployed 30-year-old man who sleeps in late, watches TV all day and still lives at his mother’s house because there is no father is in the house to straighten him out? The same is true for believers in America. It is so sad to see the great tragedy of wasted spiritual potential for the kingdom of God. What is even more incredible is the fact that most Christians have never had their Christian experience described like this before. They have never been exposed to the anointing and authority of the Apostolic and Prophetic ministries that uncovers the fact that they have been stuck in perpetual immaturity. The following diagram helps us see God’s intentions hidden in the Tabernacle.

AssemblyThe Reason Why So Many Backslide and Fall Away

Some church experts believe that there are as many as 20 million Christians who no longer go to church? Click here to better understand 12 reasons why some believers no longer attend church. If we are to grow up beyond typical church attendance. we must understand why we need all 5 of the ministry graces Jesus gave to His Church. That’s what we address is in the following.

The Inner Journey

Working Together for Jesus