Tuesday, August 19, 2008

pray for China

I've been wearing a wrist-band for a couple of weeks that says in English and Chinese: "Pray for China". As we've watched the Olympics in Beijing our prayers have been for the leaders, the people and for the Christians of China, that the kingdom of God would come and His will be done, and most of all His Word and Name have free course and set the captives free.
Then I read this morning in Isaiah 60:12, "For the nations and their kings who will not serve you shall perish, and those nationis will be utterly desolate." This clearly refers to the body of Christ (no Zionist heresies, please!), the Church and as such gives a refreshing perspective, for believers, on those nations that wantonly persecute Jesus (Acts 9:4). As Jeremiah says (22:13) "Woe to him who builds his house without righteousness and his rooms upstairs without judgment". "Unless the LORD build the house, those who build it labor in vain" (Psalm 127:1). A most timely word for this political season.
Then there is that wonderful commercial for wind power in which a disc thrown by a Greek athlete is unexpectedly carried off course by the wind, and strikes the Parthenon which suddenly crashes into the familiar ruins we know today. Unintentionally, I'm sure, this can be seen as prophetic picture and fulfillment of what is in store for all that is built on human wisdom. As you think about or view this commercial, try to see the spiritual truth it portrays.
Lastly, as wonderful and most revealing as the Pastor Rick Warren interview with candidates Obama and McCain was this past Saturday, one was left with the false impression that we have only two choices in the upcoming election. There are at least two other candidates worthy of your consideration: Bob Barrr (Libertarian Party) and Chuck Baldwin (Constitution Party). imho, they deserve equal time.

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