God Told Me How to Vote
At any give time there are no less than 101 things to consider when voting in the 2020 Presidential Election. While God might not say, “choose Trump” or “choose Biden”, He has clearly said, “choose life”.
““Now listen! Today I am giving you a choice between life and death, between prosperity and disaster. For I command you this day to love the Lord your God and to keep his commands, decrees, and regulations by walking in his ways. If you do this, you will live and multiply, and the Lord your God will bless you and the land you are about to enter and occupy. “But if your heart turns away and you refuse to listen, and if you are drawn away to serve and worship other gods, then I warn you now that you will certainly be destroyed. You will not live a long, good life in the land you are crossing the Jordan to occupy. “Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live! You can make this choice by loving the Lord your God, obeying him, and committing yourself firmly to him. This is the key to your life. And if you love and obey the Lord, you will live long in the land the Lord swore to give your ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.””
Deuteronomy 30:15–20 NLT
Before I am a Democrat, a Republican or even an American, I am first and foremost a Christian. Not by title. Not because our currency says, “In God We Trust” but because Jesus died in my place for the forgiveness of my sins. He gave everything for me. It is my pleasure to give everything to Him. It includes a million and one other things, but also includes how I cast my votes.
Thousands of years ago God clearly said, “Now choose life”. These have been three of the most important words in the history of creation. Everyday many people choose death through murder and suicide. Choosing life is what has sustained individuals, families, communities, countries, and the world through this very day.
The moment we stop choosing life we start dying. Research has proven that the difference between surviving cancer and other terminal illnesses is the patient’s decision to either choose life or death. A patient who says “cancer is going to kill me” is less likely to survive than the patient who says, “I will beat this cancer and live”. Cancer is no joke, but neither is choosing life!
There is a good and godly reason God has said, “now choose life”.
Throughout my life regardless of the candidates there have always been clear paths for choosing life. Most of the time there is one candidate that is pro-life and another candidate that is not pro-life. There are other issues that exposes a candidate’s alignment toward choosing life such as: childcare, gun rights and control, immigration, healthcare, etc. If you will look for it you can clearly see if a candidate chooses life or not. You can’t really build a nation while choosing death at the same time so it is important to vote for the candidates who choose life.
God also told me how to vote through Genesis 12:2–3…
I will make you into a great nation. I will bless you and make you famous, and you will be a blessing to others. I will bless those who bless you and curse those who treat you with contempt. All the families on earth will be blessed through you.”
Genesis 12:2–3 NLT
In the historical context of these verses God was basically saying to, “Bless Israel”.
Since that time throughout world history this has been the subject of endless tension and conflict. As a Christian, it doesn’t matter if it is popular or not. It doesn’t matter how the secular community responds. Did God say it or not? He clearly said it so that’s all that matters. Any argument is with him.
If you will study an historical side-by-side comparison of those who have blessed Israel with those who have cursed Israel you can clearly see that God has indeed blessed any nation who has blessed Israel and has allowed those who have cursed Israel to face sever consequences to their choices. Actually, it’s not possible to come to any other conclusion. Obviously God means business when saying, “Bless Israel”.
But why? The answer is found in Genesis. The bottomline is God choose the Israelites as his chosen people. For me, it doesn’t matter why. Debating why is a form of disobedience. As a parent when my children would say, “but why?”, I would attempt to explain why but would require obedience whether they understood or accepted. That’s good parenting.
I don’t have to understand why I can’t exceed the speed limit. Regardless to our modern day disregard for what is legal or illegal we all benefit from laws everyday! We just think we get to choose which laws we need to obey instead of respecting a higher authority. It’s all a form of making ourselves God instead of choosing to serve the one true God who died in our place.
Regardless of the candidates there have always been clear paths for blessing Israel. Most of the time there is one candidate that is pro-Israel and another candidate that is not. Often this is one of the last issues mentioned in the media, but nevertheless God himself has made this one of the most important issues in every election.
God has said, “now choose life.”
God has said, “bless Israel.”
The truth is, God has told ALL of us how to vote.
We either regard or disregard His instructions.
If you will vote according to these two instructions from God you will never be confused how to vote. When you do you can be confident of God’s blessings. When you don’t you can’t know the confidence God intended for you. You should care about all the other issues, but on the authority of God’s word make sure you always choose life and always bless Israel. You will never ever be sorry you do!
About Kevin White
Kevin White is a Christian pastor, international speaker, and an international best-selling author. As a writer, Kevin’s newest book, Audacious Generosity, is a best new Christian Book of 2020. Audacious Generosity was an instant international best seller in India and the United States of America. Audacious Generosity is the New Book to Read in 2021. Look for it among Christianity books on Amazon and everywhere books are sold. Kevin’s why for life is to extend access to Jesus to all people world-wide. Kevin loves to motivate people how to encounter the presence of God in their everyday life.
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