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Voting time again. Whom shall we vote for or should we vote at all? Any Christian should know that the answer to the last question is NO! For God has already foreordained the powers that be. If where you are voting is optional, you shouldn't vote, for God's word teaches us not to have a party spirit (Galatians 5:20; AMPC). True, every soul should be subject unto the higher powers, but remember that there is no power but of God. (Isaiah 30:1, Romans 13:1)
So why worry, for to worry is sin, or even be concerned. Did you know that through ignorance the politicians and other leaders nailed Jesus Christ to the cross? True, but without power from our Heavenly Father it could not have been done, for He foreseen it and let it happen to our advantage. Know this, Jesus Christ never got involved with politics, but He obeyed the powers that be such as paying taxes. etc. God's laws are already set in motion. Voting can't change something that's already going to happen. "Not by might, not by power, but by My Spirit, "saith the Lord. We should be already following Jesus Christ, not man who just thinks he knows the way, only to be disappointed. (Job 32:9)
So then, never choose man to lead you and by the same token never accuse man of hurting you, for it is by your own tongue that you receive curses and blessings. Know this Truth and be quick to forgive for your Heavenly Father (God) wants to continue blessing you. Man is nothing but flesh and the flesh profits nothing, but God is Spirit and it is by His Spirit that all things were created. For a beautiful and rich life, just read and obey Malachi 3:7-12 in any Holy Bible. In short: Pay your tithes and keep all God's commandments. For He has promise to open up the windows of heaven for you and pour you out such a blessing that there shall not be room enough to receive it. "Return unto me and I will return unto you, "saith the Lord of hosts.
Note: Tithes are 10 cent out of ever $1.00 or $1.00 out of every $10.00 or $10.00 out of every $100.00, etc. Offerings: The more you give, the more you'll receive. I give 11%=10% of income (tithe), 10% of tithe (offering). Offering: Additions to Tithes.
Holy method of tithing: 5% to the poor and 5% to the delivering of the gospel or 10% to your minister. Tithes are income for ministers whom also tithe (Numbers 18:25-26, Hebrews 7:4-5, Deuteronomy 26:12-13, Matthew 23:23, Genesis 28:22). "...Man shall not live by bread alone..."
It's not, not voting that's holding us back; it's our tongue. Life and death are in the power of the tongue. We're led to believe that the next man is our enemy; not true. "There is no power but of God." Our relationship with Him makes all the difference. You can complain or trust God and ask!
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