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    My post from the "What to expect in the future" thread. I thought it might help those who would read this thread but not the other thread.

    Folks, perhaps this will help us some. My pastor has, for the past two Sundays, preached from Habakkuk 1. He gave his "election" sermon before that, and he is calling his current series, "Why, God?" In Habakkuk 1, the author is essentially asking God, "why does it seem like You are letting all this iniquity I see around me happen?" My pastor preached that, at first, Habakkuk had all the same questions we all have today, but that later on, Habakkuk came to realize that he didn't "need" to know all the answers -- he only needed to know that God was there, that he could just cling to God. He gave the example of a child who is scared and doesn't understand "why" something is happening, but as long as that child has his parent to hold on to, nothing else really matters and he will be okay. Right now, dear ones, we don't know "why" -- but we can hold on to God and simply know that He is there. Habakkuk is a short book, and not one we hear preached from very often, but I think it is a very timely read for what we are seeing now.

    The last 3 verses of Habakkuk shows the author's trust in God and the assurance that God is "there." According to my pastor, the last phrase, "to the chief singer on my stringed instruments" indicates that this prayer of Habakkuk was set to music and sung in worship. I'm reminded of songs like "Praise You in This Storm" which can be considered modern-day examples of this.

    17 Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls:

    18 Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.

    19 The Lord God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds' feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments.
    "Oir is leatsa an rioghachd, agus an cumhachd, agus a gloir, gu siorraidh, Amen." ("For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever, Amen" -- Scots Gaelic)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SoThankful View Post
    I honestly how anybody indwelt by the Holy Spirit could vote for Obama. Maybe 4 years ago when nobody knew a thing about him, but knowing how pro abortion he is, his stance on Israel and gay marriage, etc.; I just don't see how it's possible. I know we all slip up some times, we're not perfect, but man having 4 years to let these facts absorb and you still do it?
    I also severely question anybody that claims Jesus as Lord to be able to vote for Obama. The two mix like oil & water. It's literally impossible to reconcile the two, yet there are millions who claim they are Christians & vote this way. Satan has these people completely fooled!
    John 14:6 Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

    John 11:25 Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die.

    Romans 10:9 If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iSong6:3 View Post
    This means so much, thank you.
    Junko, those were the perfect words. Thank you. I too grieve for the choices that Americans made today. However, God is not done with us yet.

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    After laying in bed last night for hours after seeing what happened I found I needed help from a sleeping aid.....I woke to a twisted stomach and more news about this election.
    I know many of us are so discouraged but I feel this just brings us closer to going home.
    I will lift up each of us today and I will also be lifting up Mitt Romney, Ryan and their families. I don't know their hearts, only God knows. I do know that they need our prayers right now, imagine how discouraged he and Ryan must be.

    "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go." Joshua 1:9 NIV

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    Florian... Great posts! I will answer your question. They are not true Christians, and we must pray for them to see the light. They are of the sort whereas Christ will tell them to "go away... I never knew you".... The true Christian population in the USA is probably around 10-15%.

    (Mat 7:23)
    And then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!'
    The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me.... Living for Jesus - Listening for the Trumpet


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    This country is done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deputyez View Post
    This country is done.
    The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me.... Living for Jesus - Listening for the Trumpet


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    Posted by Abba'sChildAlso, in a way, even though it seems so bleak, this election may have turned out for the ultimate good for many: if Romney had won, people, including many Christians, would continue to look toward the political process or government leaders as our hope. And our hope should be in Jesus Christ alone. If having Obama another four years -- with all the bad policies he will create and enforce -- wakes the nominal Christians (and those who are Christians-in-Name-Only) out of their slumber and causes them to walk more tightly with Jesus, or if it causes those who put their trust in this world to come to Christ and trust in Him for salvation FROM this world and their own sin, then I suppose that this "defeat" is actually a victory.

    Like it or not, the true church has always thrived in the face of persecution and difficult times. I am praying that before things get that difficult that Jesus returns (and I, too, believe that Obama is the man who must be in place to move the US in the direction for fulfillment of Bible prophecy).

    Praying for all of us for the Lord's strength to endure to the end, that we may stand before Him, and for boldness and opportunities to share the gospel with others.
    This is so true. If Mr. Romney would've won, we wouldn't feel the need to trust God as much. Besides, this has to be - the prophecies are taking place at a rapid pace. I think God wants us to look up at this point, and not towards any govt.
    2 Thessalonians 3:2 ...and that we will be rescued from perverse and evil men; for not all have faith

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    I tried to get on this board last night but it musthave been too busy.

    Well, here in Washington state we have legalized gay marriage and marijuana...elected another tax and spend governor (when his first term is done it will make 32 consecutive years of Democratic governors), and an attorney general who likes to help cop killers. I love living in my home state but this isn't one of those things.

    One good thing about last night's general election.....there will be a new president elected in four years, provided the country is still intact. Then again, maybe Jesus will move up his timetable and take us home.

    Keep your eyes focused on the Middle East. Israel will truly be standing alone.

    God bless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OKC03Cobra View Post
    There is a reason that America cannot be found in Revelation. Now that the moochers, looters and inner city tribal parasites outnumber the producers, economic collapse and the resulting chaos and violent civil unrest is assured. The Rapture is close, very close. Maranatha.
    Well said!
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    11 You have turned for me my mourning into dancing;
    You have put off my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness,
    12 To the end that my glory may sing praise to You and not be silent.
    O LORD my God, I will give thanks to You forever.



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    The following people are doing jigs:

    Muslims; "one of us is still president, keep that uranium flowing!"
    Putin; "now Obama has that flexibility he promised me"
    Gays; "now we can enjoy life and live like others"
    Liberal women; "it's my body and my choice! Yay!"
    Christians; "tomorrow Lord?"

    My state, Maryland, is not only overtly pro Obama, they also voted yes to gay marriage by about 80% and they also voted yes to legalized gambling and casinos here. I am shocked at the outcome of this and angry among other things. I think a lot of us here are sad and angry because we know we are seein the end of America the once great country. We will be the ones to watch her crumble and burn, but also the ones to be the Light to those in need and be busy for the Kingdom to come. Lord have mercy on this country and if judgment comes please send an Ark!

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    Good morning family. I know we are mourning the loss off the most important election of our lifetime but we are still the light of the world and Jesus is with us every step of the way. He will dry our tears and mend our broken hearts and give us the fortitude for our journey. When you are overwhelmed by this world, remember that we will ride with Him to victory upon slaying the enemy with just one word. Jesus is preparing our beautiful mansion and is putting on the finishing touches. It will be worth the wait and we will finally feel at home as we fellowship with one another in the most perfect, harmonious worship imagineable. The enemy will no longer be in our presence and we will bask in the most complete, saturating love we can ever imagine.
    We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.
    2 Corinthians 4:8-9

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    Quote Originally Posted by Damien1983 View Post
    They really should make the most of it in this very short time they've got left. We're the real winners.
    Amen to that!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sundial View Post


    Good morning family. I know we are mourning the loss off the most important election of our lifetime but we are still the light of the world and Jesus is with us every step of the way. He will dry our tears and mend our broken hearts and give us the fortitude for our journey. When you are overwhelmed by this world, remember that we will ride with Him to victory upon slaying the enemy with just one word. Jesus is preparing our beautiful mansion and is putting on the finishing touches. It will be worth the wait and we will finally feel at home as we fellowship with one another in the most perfect, harmonious worship imagineable. The enemy will no longer be in our presence and we will bask in the most complete, saturating love we can ever imagine.
    Ah, thanks for posting that video. I just say B429 in concert a couple of weeks ago and this song really hit me when they sang it! So very true!

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    Each day I have a Bible quote that pops up on my cell phone, here is the one for today. (the day after the election)

    Luk 12:4 "And I say to you, My friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.
    Luk 12:5 But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear Him who, after He has killed, has power to cast into hell; yes, I say to you, fear Him!
    Luk 12:6 "Are not five sparrows sold for two copper coins? And not one of them is forgotten before God.
    Luk 12:7 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.

    I really sense the Holy Spirit in my heart telling me to grab a hold of Christ, to not let go, that he will steer us through the coming crises till Christ calls us home at the Rapture....
    The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me.... Living for Jesus - Listening for the Trumpet


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    As a woman, I'm very disappointed to see "women" go for Obama by about a 10 point margin, so that they can have abortions which they can have anyway no matter who is President.

    Very disappointed that blacks vote only one way.....

    Our economy will probably never recover.

    I can't see a Republican ever winning again with people who vote so selfishly. I hoped people would vote for love of country.

    In 4 more years, this nation may never recover. Why are people so stupid that they can't see that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jreed3 View Post
    Ah, thanks for posting that video. I just say B429 in concert a couple of weeks ago and this song really hit me when they sang it! So very true!
    You're welcome and how lucky you were to have heard them in concert.
    We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.
    2 Corinthians 4:8-9

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    All those conservative radio/cable and guest of; Hugh Hewitt, Dick Morris, Michael Barone, Karl Rove, Bill Cunningham, etc., who predicted a landslide (300+ Electoral votes) for Romney, well "wrong again" as they were a few years ago with I believe John McCain. I heard this morning someone say that half of America spoke as in 2008, but the whole nation will suffer the punishment because of the Obama policies/agenda. I believe God has abandoned America.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Notindarkness View Post
    All those conservative radio/cable and guest of; Hugh Hewitt, Dick Morris, Michael Barone, Karl Rove, Bill Cunningham, etc., who predicted a landslide (300+ Electoral votes) for Romney, well "wrong again" as they were a few years ago with I believe John McCain. I heard this morning someone say that half of America spoke as in 2008, but the whole nation will suffer the punishment because of the Obama policies/agenda. I believe God has abandoned America.
    but ahh did we not first abandoned HIM?
    Great is the Name of the Lord

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    Quote Originally Posted by tardisdoctor View Post
    This is exactly the one thing on my mind. The time is coming when a public declaration to take an uncompromising stand for the Truth will bring incredible persecution. How many of us will remain? Praying for God's grace to stand until Jesus takes us home.
    Yes, that time is the Trib, we don't know the conditions we will face before the Trib.

    In any case, God will give us the words at the time we need them, and His grace is always sufficient. Either that's really true or it's not. If it is true, we don't need to worry. If it's not true, we have something more important to worry about.
    "...earnestly contend for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints." Jude 1:3b


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