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Summary: To show in the bible who to vote for in the coming elections.

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I. EXORDIUM:

Who are you vote in this coming elections?

The man who fears GOD, and is a believer.

II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:

Believers/Unbelievers

III. OBJECTIVES:

To show in the bible who to vote for in the coming elections.

IV. TEXT:

Proverbs 25:5 (Amplified Bible)

Take away the wicked from before the king, and his throne will be established in righteousness (moral and spiritual rectitude in every area and relation).

V. THESIS:

Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS for You have revealed to me from Your WORD who to vote for.

VI. TITLE:

How to pray for the elections?

VII. EXPLICATION:

A. Authors: Credited generally to King Solomon before his character downfall/decline.

B. Date written: from 931 to 686 B.C.

C. Purpose: To give moral instruction

D. Main Theme: Fear of the LORD

VIII. MAIN BODY:

A. Qualifications of a servant of a country.

The focus is servanthood to whomever will enter the politics to become a president and vice president. The qualifications set forth in the bible still stands. They are namely: (a) good and attested character and repute, (b) full of the HOLY SPIRIT and wisdom. It seems like the requirements is for a believer to rule and reign, yes it is. A throne or any form of government to be established in righteousness needs righteous rulers to begin with and propagate GOD'S WORDS to all residents or inhabitants of any country.

1. good and attested character and repute

2. full of the HOLY SPIRIT and wisdom.

Acts 6:3 (Amplified Bible)

Therefore select out from among yourselves, brethren, seven men of good and attested character and repute, full of the [Holy] Spirit and wisdom, whom we may assign to look after this business and duty.

Even in the old testament the same qualifications are needed. Since the HOLY SPIRIT is not yet given or revealed in the old testament, we have three qualifiers for a politician, namely: (a) able men, (b) GOD-fearing men of truth, (c) hates unjust gain.

Exodus 18:21 (Amplified Bible)

Moreover, you shall choose able men from all the people—God-fearing men of truth who hate unjust gain—and place them over thousands, hundreds, fifties, and tens, to be their rulers.

1. able men

2. GOD-fearing men of truth

3. hates unjust gain

And in another, we can see..

Proverbs 28:2 (Amplified Bible)

When a land transgresses, it has many rulers, but when the ruler is a man of discernment, understanding, and knowledge, its stability will long continue.

1. man of discernment

2. man of understanding

3. man of knowledge

Rare to find nowadays but remember Elijah when he thought that he's the only righteous person that upholds the LORD, the LORD corrected Him. The LORD exclaimed that there are still 7,000 people that are as righteous as Elijah.

1 Kings 19:10 (Amplified Bible)

He replied, I have been very jealous for the Lord God of hosts; for the Israelites have forsaken Your covenant, thrown down Your altars, and killed Your prophets with the sword. And I, I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.

1 Kings 19:18 (Amplified Bible)

Yet I will leave Myself 7,000 in Israel, all the knees that have not bowed to Baal and every mouth that has not kissed him.

So GOD will open our eyes and we will know whom to vote for, GOD will place it in our hearts and minds whom to choose.

B. How to pray for the elections?

1. Pray for these men to be promoted by GOD.

Psalms 75:6 (Amplified Bible)

For not from the east nor from the west nor from the south come promotion and lifting up.

1 Samuel 2:7 (Amplified Bible)

The Lord makes poor and makes rich; He brings low and He lifts up.

2 Chronicles 25:8 (Amplified Bible)

For if you go [in spite of warning], no matter how strong you are for battle, God will cast you down before the enemy, for God has power to help and to cast down.

Remember GOD is the Source and Cause of all promotions even in this world and in the worlds to come. You need to ask GOD to promote and lift up these righteous people and GOD will.

2. Pray that GOD will take away the wicked rules seated in political power

a. Pray that GOD will take away the wicked rulers from before His Presence

Proverbs 25:5 (Amplified Bible)

Take away the wicked from before the king, and his throne will be established in righteousness (moral and spiritual rectitude in every area and relation).

b. Pray that GOD will remove the authority, permission, sanction and Divine appointment on wicked rulers and placed on the righteous rulers instead.

Romans 13:1 (Amplified Bible)

LET EVERY person be loyally subject to the governing (civil) authorities. For there is no authority except from God [by His permission, His sanction], and those that exist do so by God’s appointment.

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