Praying Is Our Position

By: Pastor Ben Aguirre

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Praying is our position in times like these.

As we know God commands that as Believers we should pray for our authority  (1 Timothy 2:1-2). The result for us is that a “quiet and peaceable life” may be possible with “godliness and honesty”. That is not only noble in these times, it is required. We have, in America, embarked upon a dark path. One that has been lived before by nations and peoples of times past. It has come to some at a high cost of life and livelihood but nevertheless, we have failed to remember our past that we might not repeat it. Even so, we are called to pray.

While I do not know exactly what America is facing the new trends toward Socialism are concerning. Our new incoming president has ideas that are not compatible with Christianity and the Bible. There is a call to “pray for his success” but that is a difficult thing to do for the Bible believing Christian. I for one cannot agree with his success to accomplish destructive things to our American way of life or to our Christian liberty. A better way is to understand our role as put forth in 2 Thessalonians 2:6,

2 Thessalonians 2:6-7 (NKJV)
6 And now you know what is restraining, that he may be revealed in his own time. 7 For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way.

I believe we should pray that God would work to restrain the agenda that is opposed to Him. He reveals His Church is appointed and anointed to do just that. Our presence in the earth and our actions accomplish just that. When we pray we are sowing toward the manifestation of God at work. The early Church did (Acts 2, Acts 4 and Acts 12 are great examples) and they saw God respond in power! When God responded He shook the Temple, His people, the crowd, the building, prison doors came open, chains fell off and ministry continued. In every one of these examples there was an opposing force in government and its leaders. God became glorified in the eyes of all! Can you understand what I am saying?  More of God results in less influence and control of the enemy. Consider this passage as we end this discussion.

Psalms 68:1-11 (NKJV)
To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. A Song.
1 Let God arise,
Let His enemies be scattered;
Let those also who hate Him flee before Him.
2 As smoke is driven away,
So drive them away;
As wax melts before the fire,
So let the wicked perish at the presence of God.
3 But let the righteous be glad;
Let them rejoice before God;
Yes, let them rejoice exceedingly.
4 Sing to God, sing praises to His name;
Extol Him who rides on the clouds,
By His name YAH,
And rejoice before Him.
5 A father of the fatherless, a defender of widows,
Is God in His holy habitation.
6 God sets the solitary in families;
He brings out those who are bound into prosperity;
But the rebellious dwell in a dry land.
7 O God, when You went out before Your people,
When You marched through the wilderness,
8 The earth shook;
The heavens also dropped rain at the presence of God;
Sinai itself was moved at the presence of God, the God of Israel.
9 You, O God, sent a plentiful rain,
Whereby You confirmed Your inheritance,
When it was weary.
10 Your congregation dwelt in it;
You, O God, provided from Your goodness for the poor.
11 The Lord gave the word;
Great was the company of those who proclaimed it:

It seems very clear. Our role is to pray, praise, rejoice and sing our way through until God shows up! And when He does things change. Darkness and evil run for cover and righteousness prevails!

While I cannot support the new president-elect because of his policies, positions and world view, I will pray for him to have a God encounter and be restrained in his current plan and path. A “road to Damascus” encounter with a Jesus can make all the difference to the Church and the World.
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