The Most Important Election in History

Tomorrow we vote.  Our nation elects a new President.  If the polls are accurate, the race is too close to call.  One poll favors Obama.  Another Romney.  And one says they are even.  Because of their differing views this election looms as one that will  dramatically impact the direction and future of our country. Thinking about “the election” demands a few important thoughts from ThePreachersWord.  Here’s my view.

While this election may be very important.  Some say “monumental.”  Others say the most important in history.  I beg to differ.  There is an even more important election.  One of greater significance.  Of personal relevance.  Of eternal implications.

It is your spiritual election.

The apostle Peter warned not to miss out on this election.  “Therefore, brothers, be all the more diligent to make your calling and election sure, for if you practice these qualities you will never fall” (2 Pet 1:10).

This election is too important to miss.  To compromise.  To forfeit.  To forget. To fail.  The qualities to which diligence must be maintained to be sure, and never fall are addressed earlier in the chapter.  They are faith. Moral excellence.  Knowledge. Self control. Perseverance. Godliness. Brotherly kindness.  And love.

The election is God’s selection.  God’s choice.  God’s predetermination.  However, it is not arbitrary or capricious. According to the Bible we are chosen in Christ.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He made us accepted in the Beloved. (Eph 1:3-6)

This election is IN CHRIST.  God chose that we might have fellowship with Him through Jesus’ death on the cross. He determined from eternity that the means of salvation would be in His Son, Jesus Christ.  So, verse 10 states:  that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth — in Him.

The same writer says to the Roman Christian how we get “into Christ.” “Or do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus have been baptized into His death?  Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life” (Rom 6:3-4).

This is one election you don’t want to miss!  It’s even more important this one tomorrow.

◆This is God’s election (Rom 9:11).

◆This election is according to His grace. (Rom. 11:5)

◆Participating in this election makes us “God’s elect” people (Rom. 8:33)

◆This election makes us a new person! (Col. 3:12)

Want change you can believe in?  Want to see your fortunes improve?  Your future brighter? Your hope clearer?  You want a real recovery?  Want to really move forward?  With clear eyes?  Full heart?  And the knowledge you can’t lose?

Don’t miss out on God’s spiritual election!  His candidate is Christ.  The only perfect one.  His platform is the Bible.  The only real truth.  And his promise for the future is heaven.  The only one you can trust completely

–Ken Weliever, The Preacherman


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14 responses to “The Most Important Election in History

  1. As every day we can exclaim with all our being in accordance with thtrust this election only effects our creature comforts not the reason we exsist.e true words of the hymn “This world is not my home I’m just passing through”.

  2. Bill Hood

    AMEN brother Ken! Regarding the worldly election we are all concerned about tomorrow.. Our God has revealed to us that He only is in control concerning men rising to power. This has been demonstrated from the beginning. It is a comfort to me that such a choice, as which of these men will become or remain President of the United States for the next four years, really is not my choice.

    Presently, I pray that God’s will be done, regardless of what that requires of me in the aftermath. I will certainly vote, because it is a responsibility I have as a Citizen of this land, but the Election is God’s alone. I may not be happy with the outcome, but I pray for the strength of Christian character to vote Biblical principle and respond to the final results as our Father would have me respond as His child.

  3. Sandra Jo, church of Christ, Pine Bluff, AR

    Your final two paragraphs said it all! Christians don’t have much control over the elections and the set up of an obsolete electoral college over popular votes, but we do have complete control over our own eternal destinies. Our purpose is to spread the gospel, and our main purpose in elections is to keep this country free! To Caesar be Caesar’s and to God be God’s work.

  4. mike fletcher

    thank you Brother Ken, even tho the election will be over on Wed. I am going to use this for my Wed. evening talk and will continue to pray for a better America and for who ever is in office.

  5. Don Elliott

    I am constantly amazed at the people who rant and rave that their political party is the only one that is right and then say that it doesn’t matter what religion you practice since we all believe in the same God. I am very conservative politically because that is what my religion teaches me and it is the faith that practice that will determine where I spend eternity.

  6. Janice Cielo

    These are some of the same thoughts as we discussed in our group meeting last night and
    it helped to turn around the fear I had for what may happen into a determination to be a stronger Christian and be willing to accept what my role shall be as a follower of Jesus Christ no matter the outcome. May God reign and the glory be His.

  7. mike fletcher

    brother Ken you had 2 Peter 2:10 and it should be 2 Peter 1:10

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