I would like to begin this by saying that I love my country. I truly love the freedoms we have experienced all through my entire life. For me to see these liberties fleeing us, especially futrure generations bothers me deeply. When I consider the price of human blood that has been shed by our citizens it brings tears to my eyes to see it simply stolen or given up by people with selfish desires or, too young to understand how precious our freedoms truly are.

Over the last few weeks I have often voiced my ( personal opinion ) about things concerning the things that is happening in the government of the country to which I live and am a citizen of. My Lord has convicted me of such actions. Through my life, just as a citizen of this country, the freedom I’ve had or, we have had to worship, speak our mind, even travel as we please is basically contributed to the government we have. These things are not something we are promised as people that believe in Jesus Christ and, have the reponsibility to be an ambassador for him. This world, no matter what country we live in, is not our home. Our home is a place that he ( Jesus Christ ) has gone to prepare for us. Our responsibility is to point as many people to that place as we can.

( 2 Timothy 2:4 ) No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him a be a soldier. ( 5 ) And if a man strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.

A man once said something to this nature. ( All it takes for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing ). I believe that. However; we also must understand what God considers to be good. What is it that God, by the power of his Holy Spirit would have ( his soldiers ) to do? When we use the word ( good ) as defined by this world and, devote ourselves to the way it is defined by this world then we seperate ourselves from the leadership of God’s Spirit.

For instance, would I desire to be a part of anything that would not allow me to pray and seek the guidance of the very man to whom I say I follow? As a born again believer, the responsibility I have is to lift high the blood stain banner of Jesus Christ.

As a born again believer, it’s not my place to take sides with any political party but, to have a desire to take over the mindset of every person. That is, by using the power of the Holy Spirit that abides within me. If I, as a born again believer take sides with any group of people but, within that group I am not allowed to speak ( truth in the name of Christ ) then I have yielded to the influence of that political group. Look at this verses of scripture:

( Joshua 5:13 ) And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, behold, there stood a man over against him with his sword drawn in his hand: and Joshua went unto him, and said into him, Art thou for us, or for our adversaries? ( 14 ) And he said, Nay, but as captain of the host of the Lord am I now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship, and said unto him, What saith my Lord unto his servant?

God does not come on a political side, neither should those that seek to obey him. Truth and righteousness is what every born again believer should preach and stand for.So, what’s wrong? As an ambassador of Jesus Christ, ( a member of the body of Christ ) ( a member of the Church ) ( a called out group of people ); we become a voice within an unstable world. We seperate ourselves from the status quo and set a standard that draws all men to that standard laid out in the word of God.

Within this concept, we bring to light the evils of every group that apposes truth and light.In other words, we become the force that cause every political group to have to set their standard by the guidelines we set and, that of God. Basically speaking, ( the captain of the host ) was saying; I didn’t come to take sides but, to take over. That is the desire of God in this world. He desires, while working through the people that he has placed his Spirit within to become the controlling force of all political mindsets.

Let’s consider Joshua. If we bring him up to ( my ) modern day way of looking at this; I don’t know whether he was Republican or Democrat, conservative or liberal, lost or saved. However, I as a picture of ( the captain of the host ) has a Godly desire to win the battle for Jesus Christ, win as many as I can to his saving grace.

I am actually the enemy of no person. The love of God is shed abroad in my heart. While I hate sin and all unrighteousness, the Holy Spirit has shown me my place in this world and my only responsibility. I can’t speak for every born again believer but, as for me, my desire is to bring Jesus Christ back to the center of all political choices with great conviction on truth and righteousness.

In the end of my life; all that will matter is what I’ve done for Christ as a born again believer.

Marshall Clayton

2 Timothy 1:7

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