Finally, after two years it is finally election day, and tonight I will sleep well no matter who wins. Tomorrow if it is like 2000 an we don't know who the next president is, I will still sleep well. Why is that? Because I know that God is in control.
The following is the transcript of a five minute message of encouragement that I gave at my church a few weeks ago.
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The Christian church in
Many stumbling blocks prevented the spread of Christianity through out mainland
The first being Travel. Chairman Mao set out to have roads built, and pretty soon what once took missionaries 7 to 9 months by donkey, could be done in a few weeks by bus or train.
The nation was also divided by language, 4 races, 57 tribes, 300 languages, and thousands of dialects. Mao made mandarin the official language, all business, education, and public conversation must be done in mandarin. He also had the language simplified from 37000 characters the much more realistic amount that it is today. The nation was also 94% illiterate, he mandated learn to read or pay the consequences.
He then set out to purge the nation of all religions, Christianity, buddhism, muslim, taoism, confucinism, and all other pagan beliefs. His Red Guard burned books, tortured, imprisoned, and killed followers. The only publically recognized messiah was Mao. A population that was used to keeping emotion to themselves and shunned public displays of emotion were suddenly publically confessing their sins and weeping in repentance.
Mao created a unified nation. But it was only unified on the surface, under the surface their was an atmosphere of painful uneasiness, anxiety, a sense that everything was out of control. Nobody trusted anyone, every evening there ware compulsory rallies that lasted all night long glorifying Mao. The people were exhausted and had no energy for anyone or anything but Mao. Life became empty, pointless, meaningless, and hopeless. And at that point
And convert it did.
That tiny group of believers, based mainly on the coastal regions, was not beaten down by persecution, but was strengthened by it.
There are now more members of the underground Church in
Now I ask you, who was in control? Was it Chairman Mao who was playing God, or was he just being played and God was and is in control.
Many people are saying that this is the most important election in our lifetime. Keep in mind that they say that every four years. No matter who wins God is in control. God has a plan and it is moving forward. God's plan is greater than any presidency, or political campaign. God's plan is greater than any Governors race or initiative measure. God's plan is greater than any of man's plans. God's plan in moving forward and it won't be stopped. Whatever man tries to use or do for evil, like what Mao did, God can turn it around and use it for good. The Lord will not be stopped.
Two more quick points
2. I am not saying that whoever wins, or whatever party has control, has God's stamp of approval and endorsement. All I am saying is that God's plan will move on no matter who wins. I am also not saying that voting is not important, I will vote and you should to.
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