Political Messiahs

Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?

It is true that Scott Brown’s election in Massachusetts is historic. Although it was fairly close and not quite the mandate that some are touting, it is a real win.

I’m disenchanted with politics and politicians. As campaigns progress totals are kept on how much money is spent and what lobbyists candidates hang out with. Unions back candidates and so do large corporations. The rich and powerful have the means to be self-serving in whom they fund. Those same people owe them in terms of votes and attaching pork to bills.

There was a little part of me that really hoped that President Obama would be different. That all the talk about change and transparency would bring about the needed direction in Washington. But I do not see anything different from one administration to the other. The faces change but the tactics remain the same. When the Democrats are doing it the Republicans howl, and when the Republicans do it the Democrats cry fowl.

Somewhere along the way the governing of our land has very little to do with the average person. Pity the below-average person, because the promises flow to them only long enough to garner a vote.

Yes, important legislation does make it’s way through the halls of our lawmakers. But unrelated bills are attached that contain favors and paybacks. And so if there are any honest legislators, they vote for the important pieces while holding their noses at the pork that stinks up the place.

What kind of scenario would it take to bring about a tilt toward a more righteous political system? Whatever answer is offered would seem to be impossible.

I think everyone has a right to express jubilation over Scott Brown’s election.  And I’m sure some are downhearted over the loss of his opponent. In the end of the day he may swing a vote one way or another, but being a freshman on the scene I doubt his power and influence will be of much effect.

As the early disciples, many still look for political solutions to kingdom problems. The government will never care about the poor and uninsured as much as Christians should. Neither should we await them to fix a problem that is beyond their control.

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities,against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

My hope is not in a Republican nor a Democrat. My only hope is in the King of Kings who reigns forevermore.

Any kind of political talk can be inflammatory … I’m just ruminating over some things going through my mind tonight.

Thanks for reading.

John

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