“God Still Reigns”

In the wake of the Wendy Davis filibuster comes a decision on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). These events are just the beginning of a number of unrighteous acts our country will partake in as we head down the path leading to destruction. images

It is only after laws like this are passed that Christians begin to speak up. We seek to encourage one another with phrases like: “God still reigns” or “Jesus is still Lord.” I’m not saying that this encouragement is not a good thing. It’s a wonderful thing to be reminded during these dark times that God still reigns.

I’m afraid that these phrases make us too comfortable though. If you really think about it, God has always and will always reign. We can try and remove God’s Lordship over us by replacing Him with false idols (money, drugs, sex, self), but at the end of the day Almighty God is still the faithful Creator (1 Pet. 4:19) and just Judge (James 5:7-11) over the soul of every man.

The Bible gives us account after account of different nations that replaced God with their own desires. The Bible also tells us of the consequences of this seeking after self. Let’s examine some of these passages and please take note that over all these nations “God still reigned”:

“God still reigned” when all but Noah and his family were destroyed with the flood (Genesis 6:1-13).

“God still reigned” in the midst of Job’s suffering (Job)

“God still reigned” when the people of Judah were carried off into Babylonian captivity (2 Kings 25:1-21)

“God still reigned” when Christians faced persecution on a daily basis (1 Peter)

“God still reigned” as Roman emperors tortured Christians and put them to death.

“God still reigns” in Muslim countries where Christians are beheaded day after day.

“God still reigns” in America today, but that does not mean we are allowed to sit by and allow the ungodly to continue to force ungodliness on the rest of us.

I do not write this to be discouraging. I’m writing this in an attempt to show you that just because God is still King doesn’t mean our country is going to keep trucking along like it has been. God has ALWAYS punished a nation for their ungodliness.

Sin still separates us from God (Isaiah 59:2). He has made it possible for us to be restored to Him (John 3:16), but He will not make us obey. God will let us run away if we want to (Romans 1:18-32) and, if you can’t tell already, our nation is running as far away from God as we can.

We’ve got to do more than just say “God still reigns.” We’ve got to preach to the dying people (much like Noah and Jeremiah did). We’ve got to pray for our government and those that lead us here on the earth (1 Timothy 2:1-3). We’ve got to be a model of what true Christianity is. Actions speak louder than words and if we say “I’m a Christian” and then go on sinning we’ve just become a great source of evidence to the atheist that there is no God.

Does God still reign? Absolutely, but the people are pushing Him out. When enough people push against God there is only one outcome…judgment. I’m not saying that “the Judgment” is going to happen anytime soon. What I am saying is this: America is no different from Israel, Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Rome, etc. If we run from God we will be taken down. If we are taken down it’ll because we deserve it for God is the righteous Judge. Just because America is going down doesn’t mean God doesn’t still reign. He does whether we want Him to or not.

Don’t be content with just saying “God still reigns.” Yes, He still reigns over all the earth, but in the hearts of millions he does not. Let’s do our best while we still have time to reason and persuade others to follow God and maybe, just maybe, we can turn this nation off the path of destruction we are heading down. Regardless of what happens to our nation I will still be God’s servant, because God will always be King.

 

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