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“God’s Hand Upon Our President, Pt. 1”

Proverbs 21:1 says; “The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD; He directs it like a watercourse wherever He pleases.” Proverbs 21 is a powerful truth that must be grasped so Christians may pray in faith that God is fully able to put into effect His perfect will, regardless of who has leadership in America. The president’s heart is in the hand of the Lord and God is going to turn him just as He turns the course of a little babbling brook that runs down a mountainside and as He controls the rivers of the world. The hearts of men are in God’s hand. The Lord can change men’s minds and direct their affairs for His own purpose even within their free will.

This proof is powerfully displayed in several passages of Scripture. In God’s dealings with Pharaoh, the Bible says, “Then the Lord said to Moses, ‘Go to Pharaoh, for I have hardened his heart and the hearts of his officials so that I may perform these miraculous signs of mine among them that you may tell your children and grandchildren how I dealt harshly with the Egyptians and how I performed my signs among them, and that you may know that I am the Lord.’” (Exodus 10:1-2)

In Isaiah we read of God using Assyria as an instrument of wrath to bring judgment on His people for disobedience. The Bible says, “[Assyria], the rod of My anger, in whose hand is the club of My wrath! I send him against a godless nation, I dispatch him against a people who anger Me, to seize loot and snatch plunder and to trample them down like mud in the streets.” (Isaiah 10:5-6)

Through Isaiah 44:28 into Isaiah 45 we read of God proving His Headship and His incontestable sovereignty in working through a king to get His will done. The Lord used King Cyrus, who did not know or acknowledge Him. (Isaiah 45:1-5) Isaiah 44:28 says, “Cyrus, he is My shepherd and will accomplish all that I please; he will say of Jerusalem, ‘Let it be rebuilt,’ and of the temple, ‘Let its foundations be laid.’”

Christians have every right to pray in confidence to God and intercede for the president whether or not he or she is a Christian.

Pray God’s Hand Upon Our President!

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