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Who WIll lead us?Voters head to the polls this all to pick Americasnext leader. Whats really at stake? And how will this
one decision impact or nation and yor amily?
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This election is critical. Im not talking
about voting for a party, but for a candidate
whose convictions line up most with the Word
of God.A candidate who will ight or the core
isses o lie and amily.
We dont want someone who jst ollows the
wind o poplar cltre, bt someone who will
hold to the great ondations o this nation. What
does the Bible say abot the choices they make
and the vales they hold to? We need to cry ot
or God to give s a righteos leader! I know He
is able to do that i we pray and believe together.
Yo have a responsibility to vote or the candidate
who most relects Godly character.
In the book o 1 Kings, the people o Israel
also aced a leadership problem. David was on
his deathbed; generation had passed away and
there were no Godly leaders giding the people.
Then Adonijah the son o Haggith exalted
himsel, saying, I will be king (1 Kings 1:5, NKJV).
Bt according to Scriptre, the kingdom had
already been promised to Solomon. Adonijah,
who was Davids orth son, attempted to bypass
the Lords will and Davids choice by sacriic-
ing and celebrating. He even got a priest and a
general on his side. Bt Bathsheba, Solomons
mother, went in to tell King David abot it.
Then she said to him, My lord, yo swore by
the Lord yor God to yor maidservant, saying,
Assredly Solomon yor son shall reign ater me,
and he shall sit on my throne (1 Kings 1:17, NKJV).
So David stopped Adonijahs plans by naming
Consider Psalm 75:6 -7, For exaltation comes
neither rom the east Nor the west nor rom the
soth. Bt God is the Jdge: He pts down one,
And exalts another (NKJV).
There are lessons o leadership ond in
these passages that can apply to s today. Im
not jst talking abot the presidential race; Im
talking abot the inlence o yor personal lie
in the lives o those arond yo. Godly leadership
is critical in every area o or lives . . . and or
A new GenerAtion is reAdy to Go Theres always a new generation thatscoming p . . . that God is raising p . . . that is
emerging to take the place o pre-eminence.
Every generation has a dierent look and
sond. Every generation has a belie system.
Most importantly, every generation has a
Today, a new generation is emerging and
shaping what the tre will look like. I believe
right now the next generation o Gods people
are already in place. Samel was already in the
temple. David was already in Sals hose.
David said, One generation shall praise Yor
works to another, And shall declare Yor mighty
acts (Psalm 145:4, NKJV). Every generation has a
race to rn. Then, theyll hand the baton o praise,
worship and prpose on to the next generation.
When one generation is coming to an end, a
new generation goes throgh a time o strggle
to take its place. That is the strggle Gods people
aced in the early chapters o 1 Kings.
Promotion comes From the Lord Heres the key to inding and knowingGods promotion: Promotion comes w hen yore
doing what yore spposed to do! Remember
that Elisha was plowing in a ield when his
promotion came . . . David was watching sheep
when his promotion came . . . Moses was watching
his ather-in-laws lock when his promotion came
. . . Samel was serving in Elis hose when
his promotion came.
Were not supposed to be promo-
tion seekers. Were supposed to be God
seekers. Ot o or relationship with God
comes promotion. I yo hmble yorsel beore
the mighty hand o God, He will promote yo in
de season. There is no need to brag on yorsel.
God resists the prod!
The enemy may try to intimidate yo and
psh a sbstitte into seizing the throne o yor
destiny. Yo may almost lose heart. Bt hold onto
the promise God has given yo. God makes the
choice, not men.
Nebchadnezzar pt it this way, That the
Most High rles in the kingdom o men, Gives it
to whomever He will, And sets over it the lowest o
men (Daniel 4:17, NKJV).
the enemies oF Gods PLAn David nderstood that i Solomons thronewas going to be established, Solomons enemies
had to be destroyed. Today, are we making it
harder or the next generation by not dealing with
or spirital enemies? What abot generational
crses o addiction, adltery, immorality and
We are commanded to pass on a spirital
inheritance to or children. We dont want to pass
on the crses, bt the blessings! To do that, we
mst take on the enemy who is trying to destroy
that inheritance and deeat him.
Our forefathers passed on the blessings
of freedom, faith and liberty as an inheritance
for America . . . and so must we.
No matter how the election goes this all, we know
that Gods Word will not retrn void. I want to
challenge yo today to stand with me on
that Word throgh prayer and asting or or
nation. Pray that God will move pon the leader-
ship o this nation, preserve or amilies and or
reedom, and eqip the next generation to rn
their race with victory.
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