We, as God’s people, have a great responsibility before Him, when we approach the voting day. Firstly, we have to be Spirit-lead, and secondly, we have to look at His instructions according to His laws of old, regarding choosing Israel’s kings. Why is it relevant today? It is relevant because even though we don’t live under the law anymore, God’s Wisdom in His instructions never outdates or changes. The earth is the Lord’s, and the nations belong to Him. The Bride’s Call is to co-labour with God in bringing the nations into their God-appointed destinies.
We, as God’s people, will suffer greatly, if we vote for a party that opposes God’s Word. They might seem ‘the best of the rest’, but read carefully what they stand for, and make sure it is in agreement with the Spirit and the Word. Don’t rush to vote for the Saul… the one you think will be our deliverer. Wait for God’s instruction to show you His David. God’s choice is not always the obvious one. But through prayer and fasting, He will reveal His Will to us, His children.
God chooses kings, presidents, and prime-ministers to lead nations. We must align ourselves with His Will, and vote according to His purposes. We have two years to seek Him and let Him open the way before us for the right man/woman of His choosing…
God’s instruction, was to choose one of their brothers, not a foreigner. This was important, as foreigners would enslave them and lead them into bondage through idolatry, as they worshipped other gods. Sin would lead them into captivity… so for their own benefit, God was warning them, and instructing them to choose a man, who’s faith was in Yahweh.
Let’s be earnest in our prayers for change, and discerning of His Will so that when we place our cross on that ballot sheet, we vote for the change that He has purposed.
Laws Concerning Israel’s Kings
14“When you come to the land that the LORD your God is giving you, and you possess it and dwell in it and then say, ‘I will set a king over me, like all the nations that are around me,’ 15you may indeed set a king over you whom the LORD your God will choose. One from among your brothers you shall set as king over you. You may not put a foreigner over you, who is not your brother. 16Only he must not acquire many horses for himself or cause the people to return to Egypt in order to acquire many horses, since the LORD has said to you, ‘You shall never return that way again.’ 17And he shall not acquire many wives for himself, lest his heart turn away, nor shall he acquire for himself excessive silver and gold.
18“And when he sits on the throne of his kingdom, he shall write for himself in a book a copy of this law, approved byc the Levitical priests. 19And it shall be with him, and he shall read in it all the days of his life, that he may learn to fear the LORD his God by keeping all the words of this law and these statutes, and doing them, 20that his heart may not be lifted up above his brothers, and that he may not turn aside from the commandment, either to the right hand or to the left, so that he may continue long in his kingdom, he and his children, in Israel.
27All the ends of the earth shall remember
and turn to the LORD,
and all the families of the nations
shall worship before you.
28For kingship belongs to the LORD,
and he rules over the nations.
29All the prosperous of the earth eat and worship;
before him shall bow all who go down to the dust,
even the one who could not keep himself alive.
30Posterity shall serve him;
it shall be told of the Lord to the coming generation;
31they shall come and proclaim his righteousness to a people yet unborn,
that he has done it.