Proverbs 3 11-3-20

Two things: READ the WORD and VOTE according to the conviction of the Holy Spirit. We are His Mouthpiece!

7 Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil. Don’t use logic as your only assessment concerning how to vote. Ask the LORD to reveal to you for whom He wants you to vote. The BEST way is to be informed BEFORE you go to the voting booth. Do a little research.

It’s amazing to me that no matter how many times I read a passage in the Scriptures, the Holy Spirit can reveal something new. I was reading in Luke 1 about the birth of John the Baptist this morning and realized (had revealed to me) that Zechariah was a priest; in fact, both he and Elizabeth were descendants of Aaron, which means that John was a descendant of Aaron and in line with the priesthood–JOHN THE BAPTIST WAS A PRIEST!

Another thing that stood out to me was Gabriel’s prophecy: “And he will go on before the Lord, in the spirit and power of Elijah…to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.” Luke 1:17 Gabriel himself made the connection between John and Elijah. He was referring to Malachi 4:5-6,

See, I will send the prophet Elijah to you before that great and dreadful day of the LORD comes. He will turn the hearts of the parents to their children, and the hearts of the children to their parents; or else I will come and strike the land with total destruction.

I didn’t include the middle of verse 17 because I wanted to emphasize what Malachi said. Now, here’s what I left out: “to turn the hearts of the parents to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous.” Sound familiar? It’s a rendition of Malachi’s prophecy, thus making the connection between John and Elijah obvious. Assuming that Zechariah knew the book of Malachi, the reference was not lost on him.

Again, I am amazed concerning the Plan of God. His GREAT PLAN OF SALVATION that He established before He ever made the world (see Eph. 1:4-6 and Rev. 13:8) was being played out in history! TODAY is another great day in history. I believe that God will make His will known beginning today (it may take a while to get all the results in) concerning America and the world. Pray for His will to be done.

Abba, I pray that Your will be done today on earth even as it is in heaven. May we, Your people, be obedient to Your Spirit on every level: our private lives, our marriages, our families, our work, our worship, our recreation, and especially our citizenship. May You put in place the leader that will “turn the hearts of the parents to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous.” May Your will be done, O LORD. Amen.

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