Chuck Missler: An Incomplete Assessment

November 7, 2012

Gird your loins, folks. The future that God has planned for the American Christian may be different than the future He has planned for America. Our enemy is more than just Washington and more than just having to live with the costly decisions of misinformed voters.

Ephesians 6:10-13 "Be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes, the strategies and the deceptions of the devil. For we are not wrestling against flesh and blood [we aren't wrestling against evil politicians or even those who vote for them] but against the despotism's, the powers, and the master spirits who are the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the supernatural sphere. Therefore put on God's complete armor, that you may be able to resist and stand your ground on the evil day of danger, having done all the crisis demands, to stand firmly in your place."

It wouldn't have mattered who won the election. The problem is beyond Washington, it goes beyond political parties, it's a nationwide issue and it's spiritual, not physical, not solvable by your favorite political party or politician.

Psalm 118:8 "It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man."

This is why I say that the future God has planned for the American Christian may be different than the future He has planned for America. We keep praying and waiting for national repentance. What do we do until it comes? What do we do if it NEVER comes? If God is finished with America, is he finished with the American Christian? Certainly not.

The other day, I wrote down the following verse in my prayer notebook for other reasons but I just read it today, and I have now found a whole new application, possibly because of the illuminating clarity of recent events. Perhaps you guys can relate.

II Timothy 2:20-26 "In a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver but also of wood and clay, some for honorable use, some for dishonorable. Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the Master of the house, ready for every good work. So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart. Have nothing to do with foolish ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels. And the Lord's servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them to repent leading to a knowledge of the truth, and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil after being captured by him to do his will." ~ Sounds like good advise for all of us right now. ;)