ISRAEL E-CARD Volume 4 Issue 21 November 1, 2010
Topic #1 The Role of the Believer in a Republic
First, remember that we Americans live in a republic, not a pure democracy. That simply means, we vote to elect others to represent us in the houses of Congress where the governmental decisions are made. There is a profound truth revealed in Daniel 2:21 – And He changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and raises up kings; He gives wisdom to the wise And knowledge to those who have understanding. This is clear when the government is a monarchy, but more subtle when we have the vote. God is still the one who chooses, but He leads His people to vote His way. If we do not vote, we are giving over our personal authority to the enemy. Therefore pray for God’s choice, then vote!
The old cliché is that if you don’t vote, you can’t later complain about the government. My brother Ken, who pastors a church in Sandpoint, Idaho, preached yesterday with the title If You Don’t Vote, Don’t Pray. In a monarchy, you just pray, but in our system, obedience requires your vote and prayer.
A document by the Turkish National Security Council released on 10-27-10, defines Israel’s policies as a threat to Turkish interests and policies, marking the first time Israel has been defined a potential threat by Turkey’s most important body on national security. In addition to adding Israel as a “strategic threat” to Turkey, the TNSC also removed Iran as a threat. This like the US removing Al Qaida from our terrorist list and adding Canada as a threat to us.
Turkey used to be Israel’s best friend in the Middle East, but no more. Turkey is fast regressing into a full-blown Islamic theocracy complete with forced Sharia compliance at every level. The European Union had better take note of these sweeping changes happening in Turkey when they decide whether to add Islamic Turkey to the EU.
UNLESS Yahweh builds the house, They labor in vain who build it; Unless Yahweh guards the city, The watchman stays awake in vain. Psalm 127:1
So you, son of man: I have made you a watchman for the house of Israel; therefore you shall hear a word from My mouth and warn them for Me. Ezekiel 33:7