A Realm of the King
This week our nation will hold elections and pass laws and select officials to rule over us. For many this is on of the great holy days of the year, the great religious feast and festival to their god Demos, the worship of the people, the worship of politics, the worship of democracy or the democratic process or whatever other names they conjure up to give their obeisance to. There are two important things for us as Christians to remember in this: First it is certainly good and right for Christian men and women to go out and vote for laws which uphold the Word of God and cast ballots for leaders who will do likewise. But we do not do these as acts of worship to their god. Their god is an idol of paper and numbers and polls and the evil hearts of men, but we serve the Triune God who rules over all. And that brings us to the second thing: we do not live in a democracy. We do not live in a republic. Our states and nations are all realms of the Kingdom of God; we live in a monarchy. Jesus is King over Asia and Europe and South America and Australia. Jesus is King over the United States. All of our political maneuvering and legislating is either in submission to the King or acts of treason. He rules the nations; God sits on the throne and does as He pleases. Therefore do not fear man; do not fear polls; do not worry about numbers; do not tremble at their idols of wood and stone. Fear God and honor His King. For His dominion is everlasting and His kingdom will never end. No election can ever change that.