In our recent election between the Democrats and Republicans, the Republicans seized control over the Senate by winning an additional seven seats.
For many Democrats, knowing that the Republican Party has control of Congress is disheartening, to say the least. I would like to share an excerpt from an article in the New York Times written by Jonathan Weisman and Ashley Parker on Nov. 4, 2014: “An election that started as trench warfare, state by state and district by district, crested into a sweeping Republican victory. Contests that were expected to be close were not, and races expected to go Democratic broke narrowly for the Republicans. The uneven character of the economic recovery added to a sense of anxiety, leaving voters in a punishing mood, particularly for Democrats in Southern states and the Mountain West, where political polarization deepened.”
As believers, our hope is built on nothing less than Jesus Christ and his righteousness. We will hold on to our faith believing that God will supply all that we have need of according to riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
The house blessing for us is an empowerment and the ability to be blessed by virtue of having faith in God and having the favor of God through covenant relationship.
“And the ark of the Lord continued in the house of Obededom the Gittite three months: and the Lord blessed Obededom, and his entire household. And it was told King David, saying, The Lord hath blessed the house of Obededom, and all that pertaineth unto him, because of the ark of God. So David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obededom into the city of David with gladness” (2 Samuel 6:11-12).
One of the first things that God did through Moses was establish guidelines to live a life that is pleasing to Him. He gave us the 10 commandments. Through these commandments came laws that governed our lives. Our forefathers established a way of life, and through them, we acknowledged God in government and in our schools. As a child, I can remember saying the Lord’s Prayer every morning before classes started. We recited our allegiance to the flag. We were one nation, under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all. Even on our money, we find the inscription “In God We Trust.”
Read what David said about the Law of God in Psalms 19:7-8: “The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul. The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart. The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.”
I encourage the faith-based community to continue to trust in the God of the Bible who will continue to meet us at our points of need. He is not slack concerning his promises. We also must, by all means, exercise our right to vote.
Our houses are blessed regardless of our political persuasion. We must fight the good fight of faith as we declare the victory in every area of our lives.
Murray is pastor of fellowship of Love COGIC and a member of the United Ministerial Alliance.