I am rejoicing that as I write this column, I can finally see the light at the end of the dark tunnel of the 2016 election. Regardless of who wins, I will be thankful for an end to the mean-spirited and downright nasty political advertisements that have dominated television for the past several months.
It’s hard to keep an eternal perspective when you are constantly bombarded with political hype. All of us need to pause, take a deep breath and remind ourselves that our true home is not America; rather, it is Heaven.
Regardless of the outcome of the election and what happens thereafter, God is still on the throne, and He still laughs at all the feeble efforts of the world’s political leaders to thwart His purposes (Psalm 2:1-6). He is not laughing because He does not care. No, He is laughing because He has the wisdom and power to orchestrate all the evil of Satan and Man to the triumph of His Son.
In the meantime, as the world grows increasingly dark, those of us who profess Jesus as our Lord and Savior need to stand strong in behalf of righteousness (Matthew 5:10-16).
One of my heroes in the faith is Don Wildmon, the founder of the American Family Association (AFA). He has stood boldly against the increasing immorality in our society for years, and he and his son, Tim, continue to do so. The sad thing is that he has often reported that some of his main critics come from within Christianity and many of them are pastors!
He says a typical letter he gets from pastors, reads something like this:
Don, you are wasting your time. Evil has greatly multiplied since you began speaking out about it. You need to face up to the fact that you are losing the battle.
I love the response that Don always gives to such a letter:
God did not call me to win. He called me to stand. We will not win until Jesus returns.
And then, my friends, when Jesus does return, we are going to win BIG TIME, for Jesus is returning to pour out the wrath of God on those who are currently mocking Him and His Word. And then, Jesus is going to start reigning over all the world from Mount Zion in Jerusalem, and the world is going to be flooded with peace, righteousness and justice (Isaiah 2:1-4).
I can hardly wait for that glorious day! It is because I yearn for it so passionately that I always tell people:
I’m not a Democrat or a Republican. I am a Monarchist because I am devoting my life to doing everything I can to prepare the way for my soon coming King.
Here’s the way Christian social commentator, Todd Starnes, put it recently in one of his books:
We don’t need more Americans bowing down to the Democrat donkey or the Republican elephant. We need more Americans bowing down to the Lion of Judah.
12) For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.
13) Therefore, take up the full armor of God, so that you will be able to resist in the evil day, and having done everything, to stand firm.
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Excellent statement. I agree whole heartedly.God bless your ministry every day in Jesus name I pray. amen
Not one single word from Dr. Reagan has ever given me anything but peace and joy when he speaks of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Inside me is a witness that all Dr. Reagan’s speech is GOD centered, aimed and directed in ways the Lord intends. I have enjoyed Dr. Reagan on radio and TV, and I praise GOD for raising up such men as this, for such a time as this. GOD richly bless Dr. Reagan every inch of his journey
What a refreshing blessing! Thank you! A Christian leader pointing to Christ, not filling us with more fear that we are desperate for one candidate over the other! Unfortunately, it seems as if we speak out of both sides of our mouths as believers….on the one hand, saying persecution grows the church. On the other, warning us that we will lose America if the wrong person wins this election. I have lost respect for Chrostian leaders getting too involved, trying to influence God’s people. This dear brother, David Reagan, consistently wants to exhort and influence us in truth. For this, I am so grateful. May God’s will be done, may the name of Christ be exalted, may our Blessed Hope come for His church very soon! Thank you for standing strong!
Amen! Thank you for you ministry. I listen/watch each episode several times each and receive something new each time. It helps keep me centered and gives a hope I don’t hear too often. Something tells me I will need to keep listening. It can be an exciting time watching prophecies come true all the while it is also an unsettling time watching prophecies come true. There is so much suffering and that breaks my heart. My daily prayer is that our LORD grants me the courage and strength to stand true and do not waiver. The LORD bless and keep you. The LORD bless and keep your ministry. It will be a wonderful gift to meet you one day. Shalom and great Joy! For our redemption is near.
May God Bless you richly Dr. Reagan ! I thank my God for you and Lamb & Lion ministry.
Great article and it is so true. I often say that the leaders we have in this country are allowed to be in those positions by the Lord Himself. We are getting what we have asked for based on our turning from Him
Dr. Reagan, I love you telecasts and most always totally agree. However, in this article, I disagree that the nasties are coming from both sides, both parties. The real nasties are coming from the left-leaning Democratic side. Responsive comments by Mr. Trump are truths being told of what the globalists in both parties are trying to do, come hell or high water. Mr. Trump has done to deserve a long prison term, but Mrs. Clinton has, and she has no moral or legal right to run for POTUS. But she is doing it anyway because our government is corrupt from the top, down. Yes, we all look with expectation for the coming of our Lord. But don’t put all the candidates into the same pot. That is totally unfair and untrue.
Great article! So very true. I’m looking forward to Heaven! I love your ministry David! Love your tv show. I have learned so much. Eternal perspective is so very important. Thanks so much!!
All that is of value is the truth of God keep teaching, preaching, sharing, never water down. Stand fast.
I totally agree with your column. It is a disgrace to hear this chaos all day and every day. I don’t like the image it may be setting for our children. We just have to spend more time with our youngsters, teaching them that this is NOT the way of God. I pray that you continue speaking the word of God. It’s encouraging and soothing to the soul.
Re: the current presidential race. What else would one expect from the god of this world? I am waiting the completion of the Church. Please soon!
As a practicing Roman Catholic I lament the wish washy “sophistry” of our clergy. And in particular that they are HOOKED on Federal Money. Mrs. CLINTON says she memorized RULES FOR RADICALS. Which was dedicated to Lucifer by its author Saul Alinsky. And yet when given an option to sport a man who says he’ll deport the illegal criminals who overrun our police and poison our country with drugs, secure the border from illegals who are overrunning our schools and hospitals, appoint SCOTUS justices like pro life Anton Scalia (who’s son is a priest), defund baby parts selling Planned Parenthood, reduce the taxes and regulations that make the USA wealthy (so we can have more to donate to them) and install a Peace through Strength military protocol, and stop the killing of Christians by ISIS, we get a “ho hum” vote your conscience. Nevertheless. Your message is well received and I’m forwarding.