Promotion Comes From God: Why Question God’s Sovereignty?

Waobama president inaugural barack michelle potus tching the Presidential Inaugural Address I couldn’t help but think about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and how he would have felt witnessing the first African-American being sworn into office not just once, but twice. I can only imagine that he would have been just as proud  as many of us were. Listening to President Barack Obama’s speech it resonated with the voice of Dr. King.

I am one who knows that God is not a God of happenstance or coincidence. I don’t believe that it was by chance that on the day Dr. King’s birthday was observed, President Obama took the oath of office for a second term. What a great birthday memorial to the great civil rights leader. A prophet in his own right, Dr. King predicted that within 40 years we would have an African-American President. Now some would say what if Mitt Romney had won. Now wouldn’t that have been an oxymoron of sorts to have someone sworn in on Dr. King’s birthday who is affiliated with a religious sect that only opened its doors to African-Americans because they did not want to lose their non-profit status.

It is obvious that President Obama has such high respect for Dr. King as he also does President Abraham Lincoln. Both of these men fought and died for the injustices waged against Americans. Each of them fought and died so every American had the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. I’m sure, as Dr. King was proud of President Obama so was Abraham Lincoln. Having the Bibles of both of these men was like having them standing alongside him.

When I think about America and how it is considered the world’s super power, I’m also amazed at the polarization of our nation. We are one nation under God and know that all men are created equal. As an African-American woman I sometimes wonder how many of us truly believe that we are one nation with everyone having the same rights and privileges.

Over these past years of President Obama’s presidency, it has been interesting how the position has been totally desecrated by those who covet it. Never mind if you don’t like the person, but you must respect the position. If you cannot respect the position, something is amiss. Regardless if you support or do not support President Obama, you still must respect the position. Anything less is an outright display of immaturity and disrespect for the position of the President of the United States.

Recently while watching Alex Haley’s Roots: The Next Generation, my prism of experience expanded my understanding from when I originally watched it. After this past presidential election, I more intimately could relate to what they must have experienced. It didn’t matter if they held a position of respect. Just like President Obama, the respect for the position did not supersede the disdain for the man. There were those who pledged that they would do whatever it took to get Blacks out of office. Just like there were those who made a pledge to make sure President Obama served only one term and did whatever, to no avail, what they could to prevent it.

I respect the Office of the President of the United States. For me, it doesn’t matter who God has seen fit to place in office, I have respect for the position. I may not espouse to all of their ideologies, politics, beliefs and I may not like them personally; but I have a mandate from God, which is in His Word, to respect and honor those that are in authority and to pray for them.

Promotion in our world only comes from God. Man, regardless if it is by election or not, may think that they are in control, but only God knows the outcome. Only God knows why He has ordained for President Barack Obama to assume the office of President of the United States for yet a second term. Who are we to question God’s sovereignty?

SCRIPTURES

Lift not up your horn on high: speak not with a stiff neck. For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another. Psalms 75:5-7 (KJV)

When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn. Prov 29:2 (KJV)

I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. 1 Tim 2:1-4 (KJV)

However, if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves, pray, search for me, and turn from their evil ways, then I will hear {their prayer} from heaven, forgive their sins, and heal their country. My eyes will be open, and my ears will pay attention to those prayers at this place 2 Chron 7:14-15 (GW)

Every person should obey the government in power. No government would exist if it hadn’t been established by God. The governments which exist have been put in place by God. Romans 13:1 (GW)

Place yourselves under the authority of human governments to please the Lord. Obey the emperor. He holds the highest position of authority. Also obey governors. They are people the emperor has sent to punish those who do wrong and to praise those who do right. 1 Peter 2:13-14 (GW)

Make clear to them that they are to put themselves under rulers and authorities, to do what they are ordered, to be ready for every good work, Titus 3:1 (BBE)

PRAYER

Father,I pray for our President on today that he will lead this country as You lead Him. Bless him to stand up for justice and to fight for those who cannot fight for themselves. Bless Him with Your wisdom, understanding, counsel, might and knowledge as he gives reverence to You in order to be lead by Your Holy Spirit. Keep our President covered in Your blood and no weapon formed against him, his family or cabinet will prosper and every tongue that rises up against him is already condemned. Bless those who may not agree with him, but to be able to respect the position and especially those of the household of faith. Bless our leaders in the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government to work together on behalf of You and the people. Bless the people to pray as never before for our leaders at every level for them to seek Your guidance and direction as they lead our country, our states, our counties, our cities, and our towns. Amen

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About Jacqui Showers

Jacqui Showers endeavors to shower the world with the rich life transforming blessings of the Word of God; thus empowering people to become all God envisioned so they can experience what God S.A.W.W. (Spiritual, Abundance Wholeness and Wealth). A sought after speaker, Jacqui evangelizes the Word of God and provides unboxed coaching through The Mentor Empowerment Institute (The ME Place), individual consultation, workshops, seminars, conferences, churches and other venues for individuals and organizations. Jacqui globally distributes her weekly Showers' Blessings Eblast Inspirations and hosts its annual “ Oh Break Out Experience," a life transforming Experience that encourages, edifies and empowers people to break out and experience the power, fullness and intimacy of God. Jacqui is presently finalizing her book that will be published in the near future. She is a ordained Elder under House of Prayer and Praise Ministries (HOPP) where she serves under Pastor Valorie Bennett. Most recently, she mobilized Southeast Michigan faith-based community for the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2010 Decennial Census. Minister Showers has been anointed as a spiritual midwife to assist others in birthing into their destiny in order to fulfill their purpose. She holds dear the love affair she and God share that is totally beyond compare. For speaking engagements, she can be contacted at showersblessings@tgmaill.com or visit the website at www.theshowersgroupministries.com.

Posted on January 23, 2013, in Showers' Blessing Inspirations. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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