The Election has already been decided by El-Elyon
When a cowboy applied for health insurance, the agent routinely asked if he had had any accidents during the previous year. The cowboy replied, “No. But I was bitten by a rattlesnake, and a horse kicked me in the ribs. That laid me up for a while.” The agent said, “Weren’t those accidents?” “No,” replied the cowboy, “They did it on purpose.” The cowboy realized that there are no such things as “accidents” or “luck”, or “chance”. How about you, Christian? Do you believe that some things happen beyond God’s control?
In Daniel 2:20-21 we read,
“Let the name of God be blessed forever and ever, for wisdom and power belong to Him. And it is He who changes the times and the epochs. He removes kings and establishes kings.”
GOD IS SOVEREIGN OVER…
Times & epochs (history)
Wisdom & knowledge
We can know that…God IS in charge OF
HISTORY (for it is “HIS-entire STORY”)
HE RULES OVER THE RISE AND FALL OF KINGS & KINGDOMS including Presidents and elections.
God Most High = El Elyon
El Elyon, God Most High means that God is SOVEREIGN – that GOD IS IN CHARGE OF ALL THE UNIVERSE ALL THE TIME.
WE ARE NOT VICTIMS
OR FATE OR LUCK
You can have God or chance, but you can’t have both!
During America’s Great Depression in 1929, many men jumped from New York skyscrapers to their death, because they failed to recognize that God is always in control of our economy and the future. Even where man rules – God overrules! Continue reading “The Election and El-Elyon”
My favorite scripture is Psalm 46:10.
Be still (cease striving) and know (recognize) that I am God (Psalm 46:10).
It’s painted on a block of wood in my office. It’s framed as a picture in my living room. It’s my favorite scripture because – I need it. I need to see it often, especially when I start to feel stress. It helps me to stop and consider how I am living at the moment. What am I doing in the fast lane trying to hurry when there is no legitimate need to hurry? Psalm 46:10 helps me slow me down and remember who is in charge.
The Message Bible says it this way, “Step out of the traffic! Take a long, loving look at Me, your High God, above politics, above everything.”
Early in the morning before sunrise I can hear traffic on the highway about a mile from my house. People are in such a hurry today with places to go and people to meet. Even in the nearby retirement community people seem to be in such a rush. I have to wonder what do retired people have to be in such a hurry for? Isn’t that the idea behind retirement – to slow down, take life a little easier?
Hurry is more about attitude than speed. Whatever the reason it must be dealt with if we are going to walk with the unhurried Savior.
Hurry makes life blurry
Hurry will cause you to miss some things that God has for you. In the parable of the good Samaritan, both the priest and the Levite were too busy on the ministry hamster wheel to help a dying man. They missed a life changing moment! Author Henri Nouwen said,
“I have always been complaining that my work was constantly interrupted; then I realized that the interruptions were my work.”
If Moses had been in a hurry he may have missed his divine appointment with God at the burning bush. Continue reading “Slow Down”