MidTerms and Revival

Obviously I am going to vote in a couple weeks.

Equally obviously, like most, I think this is a crucial election; and I’m praying that the people (and thus hopefully the agenda) I vote for are elected.

But at the same time I continue to pray for revival in our community, nation, and world.

Could the two prayers be contradictory?

In other words, if the “other” side wins; and the agendas I support are negated and worse; will that help set the stage for revival moreso than if “my” guys win?

Whatcha think?

Author: Jack Hager

Jesus invaded my life shortly after my arrest at age 26. I spent the first few years of my new life incarcerated. Went to Bible school after parole; have served with Kansas City Youth For Christ, Headwaters Christian Youth (Rhinelander, Wi), Family Life Ministries (Bath, NY), and now with Midland Ministries (Saint Joseph, Mo). Married with four children, work with youth, adults, inmates. Heavily involved in Bible quizzing for four decades. Narrow minded about Jesus and the gospel; fairly open minded about most other things. Speak in churches, camps (both teen and family), civic groups, public schools, Christian schools and colleges...amazed I get to do what I get to do....favorite verse Romans 15.13 "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing so that you, by the power of the Holy Spirit, may overflow with hope."

2 thoughts on “MidTerms and Revival”

  1. I have been spending a lot of time in 1 Peter lately, so 1 Peter came to my mind when thinking about this question. In all things and through all things ultimately I believe God is sovereign. Even if…

    With that said, I believe my answer would be moreso, especially for those believers who steadfastly press-on with hearts homeward bound and eyes on eternity. We are not guaranteed protection from pain, and elections certainly don’t save us. Even when elections don’t go the way of our vote. Even when we are persecuted, slandered, and mocked. Even when governing authorities are corrupt. Even if and even when…in all God is God. As much as I see participating in elections extremely important, I am also becoming more aware that my hope can not be bound up in them but rather be tethered to God and God alone. In the process, as a believer, nomatter what, my conduct should scream Gospel.
    1 Peter 3:13-17:
    “Now who is there to harm you if you are zealous for what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled, but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect, having a good conscience, so that, when you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame. For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God’s will, than for doing evil.”

  2. There is SO much more in 1 Peter that I think speaks into this…and repeated mentions of how our conduct as believers in the midst of persecution can win those who are unbelievers. So, in a nutshell, I think my full answer would be to just read all of 1 Peter 🙂.

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