Daily Devotional, Year 3 – January 21 (Taking Back This Nation For God! Part 4: “Hand-Wringers For God!”)

By admin On March 8th, 2016

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Daily Devotional, Year 3 – January 21

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Taking Back This Nation For God! Part 4: “Hand-Wringers For God!”

To read Part 1, click here…“March 28th (Taking Back This Nation For God!)”

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“And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing:

and He (God) does according to His will

in the army of Heaven, and among

the inhabitants of the earth:

and none can stay His hand, or say unto Him, ‘

What doest Thou?'”

Daniel 4:35

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Have you ever the expression, “They are sitting around, nervously wringing their hands over this or that issue!”

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Well, it simply means that these hand-wringers are worried and nervous about some issue either in the world, or their own personal life!

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The Thinker, Rodin – 1902 – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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WE’RE ALL HAND-WRINGERS!

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And so, calling someone a, “hand-wringer” is a bit of a put-down and a somewhat derogatory name.

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Nevertheless, this term, “hand-wringer” makes an interesting and appropriate introduction to a great problem in the Christian world today!

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And the fact is, we are all guilty of being “worry-warts”, in many situations. And some of us are “serial-worriers”. So probably nobody can hold our head up high, when it comes to placing our faith in God, to handle our problems. Certainly not this website’s Editor!

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TOO INVOLVED WITH WORLDLY AFFAIRS!

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But today’s devotional is Part 4, of the “Taking Back This Nation For God”, series http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:At_a_loss.svgof devotionals.

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And so, the question to be asked today is this: “Are we Christians being far too concerned about our crumbling society? Are we focusing too greatly on the problems in this corrupted world? Do we spend too much time listening to those who think they have the solutions to the problems now occurring all around us?”

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Question Marks – At a loss – svg – Wikimedia Commons – Share-Alike License

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TOO MANY FINGER-POINTERS!

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There are many microphones both on radio, as well as TV that will actually ridicule and badger all those Christians who trust that the Lord is in control of the goings on around the world, saying, “All you lazy Christians who just sit on your duffs, are going to suffer the wrath of God for your lack of concern about voting good candidates into office, and for not getting involved in politics!”

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Announcer with microphone – svg – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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But exactly what is our responsibility toward the problems in our society? What does the Bible have to say about our http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:At_a_loss.svgduties to vote and to get involved in the social and political affairs of this world? And how much is God involved in the details of life? Does God have anything to do with the decisions which are made by our leaders, and the leaders of other nations?

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Question Marks – At a loss – svg – Wikimedia Commons – Share-Alike License

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GOD ACCOMPLISHES HIS WILL HERE

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Exactly what position does the Bible take regarding these questions?

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Listen to the following passage from Daniel 4:35… “And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and He (God) does according to His will in the army of Heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay His hand, or say unto Him, ‘What doest Thou?'”

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Here is seen that God’s purpose and His will are both being accomplished in this wicked world!

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Horseman with sword – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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GOD’S PERMISSIVE WILL

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Oh no, His ultimate righteous will is definitely NOT being accomplished at this time. But God’s permissive will IS indeed being accomplished, as it says…“In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of Him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:” Ephesians 1:11

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So by this above verse it is evident that God is in control of things here on earth. And He is orchestrating all events, both great and small, so as to accomplish His purpose for this world.

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Jesus – www.thebiblerevival.org – Public Domain

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GOD ELECTS OUR LEADERS, NOT US!

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Now Daniel 4:17 has more to say on this subject, “…that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever He will, and setteth up over it the basest of men.” 

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So here is seen that it is not “we the people” who choose which person will lead our societies. But it is ultimately God who chooses who is going to lead us. And as this above verse declares, God may even give us a wicked person, if He so chooses!

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Or, He may choose a wicked man, like Saul, and convert him into the Apostle, Paul, a righteous man!

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Paul Converted – www.thebiblerevival.com

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GOD ALWAYS WORKS BEHIND THE SCENES

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The Bible is literally teeming with true historical accounts that should inspire confidence among Christians, that God is intimately involved in the affairs of life, both small and great! Story after story in the Bible have one thing in common: that God is always working behind the scenes to accomplish His will among the inhabitants of earth!

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Or, He may just decide to be up-front about things, like this great drawing of Moses, breaking the two table of stones!

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WE NEED NOT WORRY!

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And so, we don’t need to worry that things may get out of control. And we need not fear that the wrong person may be elected. 

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No, it is not we humans who elect our leaders. But rather, it is God, our Creator and Supreme Authority who elects those whom He wishes to lead us. And He is fully in control of the goings on in this world!

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Human worry & stress – by Becky Wetherington for Wikimedia – Share-alike License

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THE ONE TRUE ACTION-COMMITTEE: THE GODHEAD & ME!

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And such confidence in God’s ultimate sovereign ruler-ship over this world, should free us up from having to get involved in the affairs of this life…“No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please Him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.” 2nd Timothy 2:4

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As this verse reveals, God is wanting His faithful soldiers to keep from getting all caught up in politics, or in conspiracy theories, or community leadership, or action committees.

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No, the only action committee that I must join, is between “me” and the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, praying for Heaven’s blessing upon my family and friends, and upon all the countless lost souls who are starving for the Bread of Life!

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Prayer for USA – Wikimedia – Creative Commons Attribution 2.0

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SANCTIFICATION A FULL-TIME OCCUPATION!

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Yes, God has given us our commission to purify our hearts and minds, and to transform our lives into His likeness! In this way, our life will become a living epistle, known and read by all! And by constantly beholding Christ as in a glass, we will be changed, little-by-little, day-by-day, into His glorious image! (please carefully study 2nd Corinthians Chapter 3)

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This transformation process is our great commission! And this is a full-time occupation, leaving us no time for wringing our hands about the state of affairs of this world! Leave all those matters to God! 

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CLING TO PRECIOUS PROMISES

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http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-06831.jpgSo, the next time we feel scorned or badgered by those who want to coerce us into joining up with the world, let’s just cling to all the many promises in scripture that assure us that our God is going to remain in control of all things!

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And let’s just keep clinging to those many promises until the Day that we behold Him coming in the clouds of glory!

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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TO READ PART 5, GO HERE… March 5 (Taking Back This Nation For God! Part 5: “Behold, the day of the LORD cometh”)

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Help me grow in grace and in the knowledge of Christ, that my trust in Thy great and precious promises may grow…

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… How To Be Hidden in the Day of Wrath or you can also read this shorter article…OCTOBER 25 (Look For The Light! Part 4: Confessions of a Political Junkie!)

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THE END

 

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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MICHAEL, THE SOLDIER

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Michael the Soldier, battles against the Dragon: And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.” Revelation 12:7, 8.

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Contrary to popular opinion, Michael here represents Christ as He battles this dragon. This will be adequately proven in this article and in various other sections of this website. No, Christ is not merely an angel. Christ is very eternal God. But Christ is often represented as various entities, such as a rose, or a burning bush, as well as many others things in the Bible.

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “The Orion Phenomena”

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TOMORROW…

January 22 (As The Flower of the Field, Part 9: “Black Holes In Inner-Space!)

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