From the Editor, Angel Chavez
Voting in 2020
The 2020 U.S. presidential election is scheduled for Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Voting can be very confusing for some but by following some guiding principles, we can peacefully select the right candidate every time.
Principle #1 Understanding Our Role
Voting is a privilege and a responsibility that carries accountability. We will give account to God of our motives for electing someone to a place of authority.
“For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. For it is written: As I live, says the Lord, Every knee shall bow to Me, And every tongue shall confess to God. So, then each of us shall give account of himself to God.” Romans 14:10-13
“For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account. Hebrews 4:12-14
We must understand that our vote makes us partakers of whatever that President, Governor, Sheriff, or Mayor does. We become partakers of the fruit they produce. Our God given authority is invested in that person.
Therefore, it is in our best interest that the elected bring forth good fruit. The Lord said: you shall know them by their fruit.
BE REAL WITH YOUR HEART AND MOTIVES
Is your candidate for preserving life or for killing life? If your candidate promotes the killing of innocent lives, that makes you partaker of that fruit or in clear words, that makes you an assassin of innocent lives, is that the fruit you want to present yourself before God with? I do not want to be in your shoes… or ashes…
Principle #2 Defending the Constitution
“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thorn bushes or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore, by their fruits you will know them.” Matthew 7:15-20
Is your candidate’s heart about defending our God Given Constitution? If the answer is yes, then, you are electing correctly.
Jesus said: “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. Matthew 7:24-25
It is God’s principles, embedded in our Constitution, that has made our nation great.
“But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality and without hypocrisy.” James 3:17
Voting with God’s wisdom will keep you peaceful before and after voting. His wisdom is obtained through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
“That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation” Romans 10:9-10
Pray the following prayer with me:
Lord, I do believe that Jesus of Nazareth took my place in the Cross. Lord, I am sorry for all my bad choices, please forgive me. I believe Jesus was raised on the third day for my justification. Jesus, I receive you as my Lord and Savior. Your Holy blood cleanses me right now and God gives me a new heart and eternal life.