The God Factor
By Ed Merrick
Ever since the
presidential election on November 6, the
talking heads and pundits have been
dissecting the reasons why Romney lost and
After all, hadn’t Obama been the
worst president since Jimmy Carter, perhaps
the worst ever?
everyone seen the broken promises and the
inept handling of so many situations
critical to America’s
Hadn’t they seen the record setting
unemployment figures and the soaring gas and
Hadn’t they seen socialism
creeping into nearly every aspect of
The Benghazi cover-up?
The Mexican gun running cover-up?
His support of the homosexual
movement including gay marriage? We’ve seen
far less important single incidents and
better men out of the race.
Why weren’t these
enough to tip the scales in favor of Romney
who advocated less government, cutting the
deficit, cutting spending, a stronger
military, strong moral and family values,
I won’t even try to list the reasons.
There are many reasons and there is
no simple political answer to the
question. If you have been engaged at all,
you’ve seen or heard them.
What you haven’t seen,
at least in the mainstream media, is any
mention of God’s influence in the election
outcomes, nor would you expect to in today’s
politically correct culture, but I am
convinced that it is the God factor
rather than any of the above, or others,
that resulted in the election outcome.
God says in Dan. 2:21
“… that he removes kings and he raises up
And he uses them to accomplish his
purposes---good or bad---to punish his
people or to deliver his people.
What I am suggesting is
that it is part of God’s judgment of America
to give us just what we asked for, much as
he did Israel when they first demanded a
king and he gave them Saul.
God told Samuel, “…they are not
rejecting you, they are rejecting me”.
In II Chron. 7:14, God
makes a conditional promise to his
people that IF they would humble
themselves and pray and seek his face and
turn from their wicked ways, THEN he
would hear from heaven, forgive their sins
and heal their land.
This same promise
applies today, but in spite of the calls for
prayers before the election, there was no
great awakening---not even a small one.
If we don’t do the if, then we
don’t get the then.
Many read this verse
They think it calls for a national
revival, but notice the first three words---if
God doesn’t call on the
pimps, prostitutes and politicians to
repent and call on his name (although this
would be great), but my people.
This places the
election results and the future of America
squarely in the hands of God’s people.
Scary isn’t it?
And if God’s people in America don’t
wake up soon and call on his name, “we ain’t
seen nothin yet”.
I firmly believe that
Hurricane Sandy that hit the northeast and
the winter storm that followed were a
warning from God.
to do the things of II Chron. 7:14 or
face further judgment.
Repent and pray for
yourself then pray for America.