Christians: Love One Another is a Commandment From Jesus, Even During Elections
I am writing this article with the heaviest heart I have had since I was born again in 1983. What I am witnessing in the body of Christ is not only appalling, it is making our enemy, the devil, leap for joy. Satan is the father of lies and author of confusion. He accuses the brethren night and day before our God. He is watching as we tear one another apart; sever relationships with one another, and fall out of fellowship with brothers and sisters in Christ – over this election.
“And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. (Emphasis mine)
And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death” (Revelation 12:9-11).
We have heard “Vote your conscience” over and over. I take that to mean “Vote for the person that you feel God wants you to vote for.”
We are not in heaven yet
We Christians are still on earth and we are in this flesh which wars against our spirit every minute. Paul talks about that:
“For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin. For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I. If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good.
Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.
I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me. For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.
O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin”(Romans 7:14-25).
The battle which is happening in the body of Christ
Last night I saw this anger welling up on a FB thread. My friend and brother in Christ, Chaplain Bill Herrmann (he gave me permission to use his name), was the person who posted the update which caused many Christians to post their views. Discussing these things is productive and the right to do. But what I saw happening was not a discussion – it was a war. Some people were level headed and articulated their thoughts – others were attacking.
We are to love one another
This was not a suggestion from our Lord Jesus. He commanded that we love one another.
“A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another” (John 13:34-35).
Notice that Jesus said that by this love we have for one another, all men will know that we are His disciples.
Vote your conscience or stay home or write in your candidate’s name. If you have gone before God and asked Him to help you make this decision, then do it, with all gratefulness to God.
NOT HILLARY CLINTON
There is absolutely NO way that I can write to you that it is acceptable to cast a vote for this woman. Her record speaks for itself, and anyone who truly belongs to the Lord Jesus, would not even give a thought to voting for her.
She not only pushes abortion and Planned Parenthood, but she believes in partial birth abortion. She received the ‘Margaret Sanger’ award. If you don’t know about Sanger – put her name in my Word Press search box, and you will read about this monstrous woman.
I have written numerous articles filled with facts about Hillary’s criminal past. You can go to my Word Press and type in Hillary Clinton to see any of these articles.
I have said this on a few occasions and I will say it again. I believe that God is going to allow Clinton to win. Why? Because she is who we deserve. I believe that our country is under judgment by God for our egregious sins. We have become another Sodom and Gomorrah.
Let’s not tear one another apart. If we want to discuss – let’s discuss. No condemnation; that is from the enemy of our souls. Peaceful and honest discussion is how the Lord would want us to behave.
Agree to disagree IN LOVE.