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Guess Who’s Coming?

America is a wonderful country and we are truly fortunate to live here.  But, that does not mean we don’t have our issues, hang-ups, quirks, and inequities.  Seemingly the more complex our society, the more opportunities we have to make the very simplest things complicated.  So many people are so adamant that they must “have their way” that they are totally belligerent to anyone else’s opinion, convictions, or viewpoint.

This season is a great reminder of the sharp contrast between America’s process of electing a leader and the promise of God in establishing His Kingdom one day with the perfect rule of our LORD JESUS.   The rule of our King will be carried out with holiness, righteousness, and perfection.  Isaiah 11:3-5 tells of His reign….

….and he will delight in the fear of the Lord.  He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes, or decide by what he hears with his ears;  but with righteousness he will judge the needy, with justice he will give decisions for the poor of the earth.  He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth; with the breath of his lips he will slay the wicked.  Righteousness will be his belt and faithfulness the sash around his waist. 

That is not the outcome of electing a President “ever”.  Politicians are quick to promise, but once in office, they each discover that it is more difficult to turn the “massive ship of state” than to make changes in their business back home even it that business is very large in scope.  So, once elected, they cannot do all that was promised.  Then, the media and “masses” remind them with vitriolic criticisms “often and loudly” of their many shortcomings.

Every four years or so we are reminded that we are a democracy because we go through elections where we hear politicians making promises they rarely keep, and berating the opposing party as though they were a plague and a blight upon our nation. The main thing we notice is that no matter who wins the election, we never seem to arrive at the utopian dream the politicians paint before Election Day. Let’s face it, no political regime up till now has figured everything out or solved all our problems.
We do hear, however, that when Messiah rules he will rule in perfect righteousness, perfect justice, and perfect faithfulness. That is good to know when we watch corrupt politicians getting booted out of office for impropriety and “moral turpitude”.
When Messiah takes over the millennial kingdom he won’t be judging on the basis of what he sees with his eyes or hears with his ears, but on the basis of perfect knowledge and wisdom. In other words, the King of Kings will be able to read between the lines. That is important for those who have learned the hard way that justice is hard to come by here in this world. All kinds of unfair things happen, wrongs are seldom righted, and if someone attempts to do so they frequently just wind up wronging someone else.

We long for the day when the Kingdom of our Lord is unveiled fully and Jesus comes for His children to begin His perfect reign that will have no end.  “Even so, come Lord Jesus!”