This Too Must Come To Pass – By Thomas Koester

Several weeks ago I was awakened, in the middle of the night deeply troubled about the potential results of this upcoming elections. I got up to use the bathroom and on my way back to bed, I distinctly heard a voice say:

“And this too must come to pass.”

I wrestled with these words for a few moments. And then I understood what the Lord was saying. If you truly trust and believe in my Word, then you must understand that these things must come to pass.

While nothing more would please me, and possibly you as well, would be to defeat liberalism and the moral and economic ruination it has caused. Even, if for just a few years of reprieve, so that some of us can get back on our feet again from this pandemic, and reengage the American Dream. Or perhaps finish our education and land a career. Or enter retirement with a full nestegg and an adequate 401k and pension plan.

Now, the future, as it must prophetically roll forward, seems so unclear. But is it as unclear as we think, or have we simply forgotten, as we so easily do, what the scriptures have said?

“If you examine the past, you will find direction for the future,” has always been a reliable saying. However, we must examine our future and God’s promises and his prophecies to understand the times in which we live and the days in which we are all heading. Then we can understand what the Spirit is saying to the Churches:

“And this too must come to pass.”

This is our greatest opportunity to meet the tremendous needs unfolding before us. We have got to declare as our forerunners of old once did that the Kingdom and Economy of God is at hand. This must replace the hope in which we so dearly had placed in our politicians and the political order of our time. It is, and always will be necessary for us Christians to engage in our civic duties and be good citizens of whatever county that God has placed us in. But we must remember that we are also citizens of an Eternal Kingdom and of a better place called Heaven. Our lives must reveal our eternal hope once again in God’s promises and the future that he has so plainly marked out before us in his Holy Word.

If we truly live as citizens of Heaven and declare to this needy world that the Kingdom of God and its glorious economy is within reach, then we’ve lost nothing but have gained everything.

I love politics. I love to watch its unfolding; it’s potential for good and evil. I love to see good men and women statesmen stand against the evil and injustices of our time and suppress its power against the weakest among us. But, at least for an unknown season of time things are in reverse.

“And this too must come to pass.”

I don’t like this, not one bit. But again, prophecy drives us all forward and sets the stage of what will soon be. If we engage our citizenship of Heaven, then what lies ahead is to be welcomed and not feared.

I say, let us be like the people of Whoville; while Christmas had been stolen they still gathered as a village and celebrated Christmas anyway, and even to the Grinch’s shock and surprise:

“How could it be so? It came without ribbons!… it came without tags!… it came without packages, boxes, or bags!”

Rise up O People of God. Rise up! “Greater is He within you then he that is in the world.” Act like a people whose God is the Lord and declare that a far better political order has arrived and its King is The Mighty God, Wonderful Counselor, Everlasting Father and Prince of Peace! And the government shall rest upon his shoulders, and his kingdom shall know no end.” This is our true heritage and this, our true Identity and our future!

We have failed with political might. Now let us succeed with true spiritual power by loving each other so that the world may see and hear the True King of kings, Lord of lords and President of presidents.

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4: 6-7

Let’s reject anxiety and welcome all of what God has for us. Let’s not fear but rejoice, because nearer are the days of our Lord’s return then when we first believed.

God indeed can turn this election disaster from chaos to law and order. Whether either of these two succeed, you and I are secured in the Lord. Maybe God will be put back in place, as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Knowing and believing that will help us endure the evil days, which may lie ahead.

Always remember and have faith in God, as “this too must come to pass.”

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