​Making The Godly Vote
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Delivered By
Dr Tom Hover
Delivered On
November 6, 2016 at 11:00 AM
Central Passage
 Proverbs 29:2
Subject
“God’s Voter’s Guide For Every True Christian”
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Making The Godly Vote

“God’s Voter’s Guide For Every True Christian”

Text: Proverbs 29:2

Crooked politicians get into office because honest men fail to do their duty.   Matthew 22:21II  Corinthians 3:17

I. THE CHARACTER WHICH IS TO BE CONSIDERED FOREMOST IN OUR LEADERS                                                                            Nothing is politically right which is morally wrong. Romans 3:4  

Our Leaders Should Be:

1.)  WISE Proverbs 8:12-16

 2.)  GODLY AND RIGHTEOUS

Proverbs 16:12, Proverbs 14:9, Psalm 148: 11-13 

3.) HONEST Proverbs 17:7, Proverbs 20:28

4.) SEXUALLY MORAL Proverbs 31:1-3, Proverbs 7:27

5.) ALCOHOL FREE Proverbs 31:4-5

6.) A PROTECTOR OF THOSE WHO CANNOT PROTECT THEMSELVES Proverbs 31:8-9, Psalm  94:20-21, Jeremiah 22:17-18, 

20:17, Habakkuk  2:12,  

7.) A LEADER THAT SURROUNDS HIMSELF WITH OTHER MEN OF GODLY CHARACTER   Proverbs 25:4-5, Proverbs 29:12

II. THE CHOICE WHICH IS CRUCIAL FOR THE RIGHT LEADER      Hosea 8:4, Hosea 8:7

A.) GOD ALLOWS US TO CHOOSE THE LEADER WE WANT!     I Samuel 8:18

III. THE CONSEQUENCES FOR CHOOSING THE WRONG LEADERS 

A.) The Protecting hand of God will be removed. (Israel, USA) 

B.) The Prayers will not be heard.   I Samuel 8:18

C.) The Pain and suffering of a nation will be felt.  Jeremiah 22:1-5 

D.) The People will mourn.   Proverbs 29:2

IV. THE CONTROL WHICH GOD NEVER RELINQUISHES

Where man rules, God overrules!  Where man rules, God overrules!  God even used wicked kings and presidents to do His will without them even realizing it. 

(Examples: Pharaoh in Moses day; Ahab and Jezebel; King Darius, Judas; and Pilate, etc., etc..)

Psalm 47:7,  Psalm 29:10, Psalm 33:10-12, Proverbs 21:1

Conclusion: Voting is a privilege and a duty of every Christian. Some erroneously think that God and His people should stay out of Government.  The truth of the matter is that government must look to God to even survive. Our country is in serious trouble.  We need to take a stand. Every Christian should vote, and your Christian vote counts. 

In His Word, God  has set forth a Christian voter’s guide for every child of God to follow. If we will know and follow His Word (The Bible), we can know how to vote during any election year. The Platform and Polices  are far more important then any likes or dislikes of a candidate or political party. Issues like Freedom, The Supreme Court , Abortion should be paramount.  Question: Are you going to use God’s word for your voter’s guide? Everyday we cast a vote for God and His Word or against God and His Word by what we do! In fact, before you finish reading this paragraph you will cast  a vote for or against Jesus today! Jesus said:“He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.”(Matthew 12: 30)  

When it comes to eternal Salvation: God’s Word says we must make our calling and election sure. “Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:”(II Peter 1:10)

 

For every true believer in Jesus Christ as Lord, the Biblical teaching and principles of God’s Holy Word supercedes any of our thoughts or mere human beliefs. 

 

“God’s Voter’s Guide For Every True Christian”

Text: Proverbs 29:2

Crooked politicians get into office because honest men fail to do their duty.   Matthew 22:21II  Corinthians 3:17

I. THE CHARACTER WHICH IS TO BE CONSIDERED FOREMOST IN OUR LEADERS                                                                            Nothing is politically right which is morally wrong. Romans 3:4  

Our Leaders Should Be:

1.)  WISE Proverbs 8:12-16

 2.)  GODLY AND RIGHTEOUS

Proverbs 16:12, Proverbs 14:9, Psalm 148: 11-13 

3.) HONEST Proverbs 17:7, Proverbs 20:28

4.) SEXUALLY MORAL Proverbs 31:1-3, Proverbs 7:27

5.) ALCOHOL FREE Proverbs 31:4-5

6.) A PROTECTOR OF THOSE WHO CANNOT PROTECT THEMSELVES Proverbs 31:8-9, Psalm  94:20-21, Jeremiah 22:17-18, 

20:17, Habakkuk  2:12,  

7.) A LEADER THAT SURROUNDS HIMSELF WITH OTHER MEN OF GODLY CHARACTER   Proverbs 25:4-5, Proverbs 29:12

II. THE CHOICE WHICH IS CRUCIAL FOR THE RIGHT LEADER      Hosea 8:4, Hosea 8:7

A.) GOD ALLOWS US TO CHOOSE THE LEADER WE WANT!     I Samuel 8:18

III. THE CONSEQUENCES FOR CHOOSING THE WRONG LEADERS 

A.) The Protecting hand of God will be removed. (Israel, USA) 

B.) The Prayers will not be heard.   I Samuel 8:18

C.) The Pain and suffering of a nation will be felt.  Jeremiah 22:1-5 

D.) The People will mourn.   Proverbs 29:2

IV. THE CONTROL WHICH GOD NEVER RELINQUISHES

Where man rules, God overrules!  Where man rules, God overrules!  God even used wicked kings and presidents to do His will without them even realizing it. 

(Examples: Pharaoh in Moses day; Ahab and Jezebel; King Darius, Judas; and Pilate, etc., etc..)

Psalm 47:7,  Psalm 29:10, Psalm 33:10-12, Proverbs 21:1

Conclusion: Voting is a privilege and a duty of every Christian. Some erroneously think that God and His people should stay out of Government.  The truth of the matter is that government must look to God to even survive. Our country is in serious trouble.  We need to take a stand. Every Christian should vote, and your Christian vote counts. 

In His Word, God  has set forth a Christian voter’s guide for every child of God to follow. If we will know and follow His Word (The Bible), we can know how to vote during any election year. The Platform and Polices  are far more important then any likes or dislikes of a candidate or political party. Issues like Freedom, The Supreme Court , Abortion should be paramount.  Question: Are you going to use God’s word for your voter’s guide? Everyday we cast a vote for God and His Word or against God and His Word by what we do! In fact, before you finish reading this paragraph you will cast  a vote for or against Jesus today! Jesus said:“He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.”(Matthew 12: 30)  

When it comes to eternal Salvation: God’s Word says we must make our calling and election sure. “Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:”(II Peter 1:10)

 

For every true believer in Jesus Christ as Lord, the Biblical teaching and principles of God’s Holy Word supercedes any of our thoughts or mere human beliefs.