As Christians, we tend to think that we should be in power and have authority to keep the workplace, the community, and the country in God’s will. While it is a great thing to have, and by no means am I going to stand against that, we have to realize that worldly leadership is not our calling. It doesn’t matter who’s in the White House, the Senate and House of Representatives, State Congress, or even who your boss is. If you are a Christian leader, by no means should you feel the need to step down unless you see that you and your faith are being compromised.
We, as Christians, are called to do one thing; go out and preach the Living Gospel of Redeeming Grace, unlimited Love, Salvation, and true Repentance to a dying and lost world which is under the power of sin and Satan.
We are to preach what God’s Word says and to live by those standards, not in judgment against others but in compassion and longing for souls to be saved. To be the reflection of Christ, the Light of the world, and to point everyone to the Lord; no matter who they are.
While it would be great to have Christians as leaders in our world, and it is saddening when those who are not come into power to disrupt, again, we must realize; that type of leadership is not our calling and this is not our home. Do not be dismayed for what happens in this world. It will all pass away, and before it does, reach out to as many people as you can.
“Preach the Gospel, die, and be forgotten.” — Count Zinzendorf
Therefore, since Christ suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same mind, for he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, that he no longer should live the rest of ‘his’ time in the flesh for the lusts of men, but for the will of God. For we ‘have spent’ enough of our past lifetime in doing the will of the Gentiles; when we walked in lewdness, lusts, drunkenness, revelries, drinking parties, and abominable idolatries. In regard to these, they think it strange that you do not run with ‘them’ in the same flood of dissipation, speaking evil of ‘you’. They will give an account to Him who is ready to judge the living and the dead. For this reason the gospel was preached also to those who are dead, that they might be judged according to men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit. (1 Peter 4:1-6 NKJV)
If Christ were like Santa, Salvation would be on a year to year basis of being good. No grace or love or mercy or faith would be involved. It would all be based on works. If you died during a year where you weren’t so “good”, your present wouldn’t be coals in a stocking, it’d be Hell for eternity.
I’m ever so thankful that it is only because of what He has done and what He has promised that I am able to be saved and not left to my own devices. Because in reality, “No man is good. No, not one.” (Romans 3:10)
John 10:28, 29
28 and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand.
29 “My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.
If sin, in the greatest degree, could not prevent our becoming reconciled; how can sin in lesser degree prevent our staying reconciled? Our salvation can’t be any more secure than that.