Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Appointed Authority

Romans 13:1b
All authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God.

Daniel 4:17
The Most High rules over the kingdoms of the world. He gives them to anyone he chooses—even to the lowliest of people.

Great King over all the earth!
How awesome are You, Lord Most High!
Your rule and Your reign are everlasting. There is no end to Your magnificent kingdom. The prime ministers, princes and presidents of the earth are powerless paupers compared to You. Sitting enthroned above the earth, You do as You wish among the angels of heaven and the people of earth. No one can stop You or question Your absolute authority. Ruling with a scepter of justice, all of Your acts are fair and true.

From Your holy throne in heaven, You appoint people to positions of power on earth for our good and Your glory. You had a purpose for the oppressor Pharaoh, the conqueror Nebuchadnezzar, the terminator Nero, and the people-pleaser Pilate. Although inherently wicked, their rule was required for Your ultimate work in the world. Likewise, You have a providential plan for the next President of the United States. Whether he’s godly or ungodly, give us the grace to understand that whoever governs this great land will submit to Your Most High command.

No matter who wins the election we will sing praises to You, our King because You are sovereign over everything. Regardless of whom sits enthroned with power on earth, Your kingdom will come and You will be exalted over every nation. Belonging to You, every world leader will bow down and serve You despite their power, position, and pride. To You to be the glory and power forever and ever. Amen.

As believers we must acknowledge that all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by Him for our good and His glory. He has a plan in place for our next President.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is a great comment. Good to still see people talking about subjects like this. God speed.

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