Posted by: stpowen | May 8, 2015

Election Aftermath

2 Chronicles 20:12. ‘For we have no power against this great multitude that is coming against us, but our eyes are on you.’

Well there it was!

From my point of view, nothing much has changed.  We still have an anti-Christian government in power led by a man who is a proven liar.  I am sorry that UKIP didn’t do better, and particularly that Nigel Farage wasn’t elected.  The House of Commons would have been a lot more fun if he had been.  Have any more Christian M.P.s been elected?  Not to my knowledge  Will there be a bigger head of steam against abortion?  I very much doubt it.

As far as I’m concerned, that’s my interest in politics largely sorted for another few years.  I felt it was worth making some sort of effort to bring about change and a few M.P.s with some sort of respect for Christianity, but the four million UKIP voters have ended up with the grand total of one Member of Parliament.

Perhaps the fact is that any sort of political activity by Christians is like looking to Egypt for help (Jeremiah 37:7-8 etc.).  We are cast back upon the Lord.  I fear that it will become increasingly difficult to be a Christian in Britain in the coming months and years.  At the same time, the real problems within our nation which I high-lighted a few posts back

will remain unaddressed because they are spiritual and not within the power of politicians to remedy.  They are the result of Britain turning away from the living God.

Yet throughout the world, even in the darkest places like the refugee camps of Lebanon and Turkey, in Iran, Algeria and Saudi Arabia, China and India, God is building His kingdom and thousands are coming to Christ every day.  So why not here?  ‘Behold, the LORD’s hand is not shortened that it cannot save; nor is His ear heavy, that it cannot hear.  But your iniquities have separated you from your God; and your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear.  For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue has muttered perversity’ (Isaiah 59:1-3).  As Paul describes in Romans 1:18ff, because people in Britain have not thought it worthwhile to keep God in their minds, He has given us over to our sinful foolishness.

Is there a way back?  Most certainly!  It is for the Christians in this land to return to God, not just in word, but in deed.  ‘”Now therefore,” says the LORD, “Turn to Me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping and with mourning.”  So rend your hearts and not your garments!’ (Joel 2:12-13),”

I have written at length elsewhere on this subject, and would just refer readers to a series that I wrote about 5 years ago.  The whole series can be found under the heading of ‘Revival,’ and the first, introductory article is here:

May God give us all in these days a spirit of repentance and prayer.

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