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The Great General Elections

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The Great General Elections

Today

, there are some countries where voting is not an option (Cuba, China). Nevertheless, here voting is a privilege for the general citizenship.

Not every society in history has had the privilege of electing its authorities.

In NT times, an Emperor and a Senate governed Rome.

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The Great General Elections

But notice these truths about the elections: We get the privilege of choosing.With the privilege of choosing comes the responsibility of choosing well.Not everyone wants this responsibility because not everyone wants to answer for choosing badly. For this reason some decide not to register or not to vote—they believe that they can avoid the responsibility of choosing badly (a mistake).

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The Great General Elections

Many deal this way with another

kind of General Elections—

Great Spiritual

General Elections

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There Are Only Two Parties Soliciting Our Vote

The Power of Darkness Party (Col. 1:13)

Leader

: Satan, the

prince

of the power of the air (Eph. 2:2)

Cabinet

: demons and spiritual hosts of wickedness (Eph. 6:12)

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There Are Only Two Parties Soliciting Our Vote

Citizens: the world (1 John 5:19b)Motto: Unrighteousness and lies (John 8:44)

The Power of Darkness Party

(Col. 1:13)

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There Are Only Two Parties Soliciting Our Vote

Propaganda: “You will not surely die.” (Gen. 3:4) Disobeying God does NOT lead to death.

The Power of Darkness Party

(Col. 1:13)

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There Are Only Two Parties Soliciting Our Vote

The Marvelous Light Party (1 Pet. 2:9; Col. 1:13)

Leader

: King Jesus (Rev. 19:16)

Cabinet

: Angels (Heb. 1:14)

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There Are Only Two Parties Soliciting Our Vote

Citizens: Christians (Phil. 3:20)Motto: Righteousness and truth (2 Tim. 4:8; John 1:14)

The Marvelous Light Party

(1 Pet. 2:9; Col. 1:13)

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There Are Only Two Parties Soliciting Our Vote

Propaganda: The truth—we are all dead in our sins and only Jesus can give us life (Rom. 3:23; Eph. 2:1ff).

The Marvelous Light Party

(1 Pet. 2:9; Col. 1:13)

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There Are Only Two Parties Soliciting Our Vote

Propaganda: “And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?” (Jn. 11:26)

The Marvelous Light Party

(1 Pet. 2:9; Col. 1:13)

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All of Us Cast a Vote for One Party or the Other

In these elections it is not possible not to register or not to vote in order to

remain

neutral (Mat. 12:30; 6:24).

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All of Us Cast a Vote for One Party or the Other

We all make a choice.

When we sin, we elect Satan; we become slaves to sin (John 8:34; Rom. 6:16).

The only way to get out of this dilemma is to elect Jesus (John 8:31-32; Rom. 6:11).

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Our Vote WILL Make a Difference

It will make a difference because it will determine how we live here (Rom. 6:1ff).

This will affect the society in which we live (Prov. 14:34).

Those who choose Jesus choose His way of living (Phil. 1:21).

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Our Vote WILL Make a Difference

It will make a difference in the life to come.

If we choose Jesus, He will choose us (Mat. 10:32-33).

As Christians, we become God’s chosen ones (Rom. 8:31-33).

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The Great General Elections

During these General Spiritual Elections, remember that we have the privilege of

choosing

.

With

the privilege of choosing comes the

responsibility of choosing well

.

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The Great General Elections

There

are only two parties.

How do we vote?

Trusting obedience!

This

is how we cast our vote for Jesus!

This

is how we will secure God’s vote for us (Mat. 25:31ff).

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The Great General Elections

Therefore, for whom will you cast your vote?

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