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The Election is Over. What Now?

The election is over. The people in each state, via the Electoral College, have made their choice.

Am I excited about who is in the White House? Honestly, “no”.

Here are a few things I am thinking about, post-election.

So, what are we to do now?

Continue living as salt and light in our country. Jesus is looking for those who will change history by telling His-story. To serve and love well

Cursing the darkness never changes the world. We’ll need greater focused intercession, greater numbers in heart conversion, and greater efforts toward biblical justice.

1 Tim. 2:1-3 First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, 2 for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.

I am going after Acts 9 encounters, angelic visitations in continual intercession.

Here are a few questions to ask.

How can we help our President be all that God intended for him to be? What is God’s heart for President Obama? How does the Lord feel about him?

We must see through the eyes of God’s heart and lock into a place of prayer and service, partnering with the Lord to radically convert the heart and shift both policies and law.

It’s Time To Arise, Shine.

Isaiah 60:1-2 Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you. 2 See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the LORD rises upon you and his glory appears over you.

This can be the churches greatest opportunity. Let the Lord rise upon you and His glory appear over you!

Stay in a place of faith, anchored in hope, fueled by love (1 Cor. 13:13).

Right now, the prayers of the saints are the tipping point.

History belongs to the intercessors.

Questions: Love to get your ideas on this. Agree? Disagree? Please add our own thoughts, I would love to hear them.

Greg Simas

• Pastor | Writer | Leader | Coach • Senior Leader of Convergence House of Prayer in SF Bay Area. "Building people whose lives change so they can change lives."

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12 thoughts on “The Election is Over. What Now?”

  1. Personally, really disappointed overnight. But after spending some time in the Word this morning, I’m experiencing something of a faith surge. And I’m going to look to keep the momentum going.

    Here’s what I’m feeling, Greg. God is a winner ( El Gibbor, God the Champion) and those in His Kingdom are winners. Every time. He always leads us in Christ’s triumph, diffusing through us the fragrance of Christ in every place. To some it’s a fragrance of death. To others, it’s an aroma of life leading to more life.

    And I’m feeling this too. America is a winner. It’s in our DNA. Against unfathomable odds, we through off the tyranny of a global super power at our Founding. We overcame through the Civil War, contributing to a global effort to stop slavery. We came through a struggle of granting full rights to women and civil rights to all races. We became an Industrial and military super power, helping to defeat dark forces in WWI and WWII. We’re creative. Innovative. Leading edge. Risk-takers. Our astronaut’s boot prints are on the moon.

    Yet, Christ’s Kingdom is supreme over all. I believe the royal kingdom, kings and priests of God, are the real shapers of history. My take on history is that this is always the case looking back.

    Suddenly, I’m feelin’ good!

    1. Brian. I appreciate your thoughts. I have to admit, I have felt the same way. The outcome of this election has to be fuel for us to contend at greater levels. We have to be careful that we are not holding the same stones the religious community held with the woman caught in adultery (John 8). We need to pray and not curse. If anything, President Obama needs our prayer covering more than ever, asking God for the influence of Kingdom values to be discovered and followed. Of course, we have to pray for his salvation. Lives change because hearts change.

      Always good to have you stop by. Thanks. 😉

  2. I felt a little ‘sick’ last night. but then the Lord reminded me of what He has been speaking to me through out this whole political process. Isaiah 9:7 (AMP)
    “Of the increase of His government and of peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from the [latter] time forth, even forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.”

    No matter what, His government will increase!!! 🙂 There really is no place for fear in this! 🙂 We are bringing THIS KINGDOM to earth, His rule, His realm, His domain ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN. What a privilege! What a responsibility! What excitement 🙂 The other scripture that Holy Spirit has been highlighting to me over the past year is all of Isaiah 60 and especially verses 1-3…1ARISE [from the depression and prostration in which circumstances have kept you–rise to a new life]! Shine (be radiant with the glory of the Lord), for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you! 2For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and dense darkness [all] peoples, but the Lord shall arise upon you [O Jerusalem], and His glory shall be seen on you. 3And nations shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising. This is a time where we as kings and priests will see HIS government INCREASE 🙂 I am so grateful to God for His work in the earth and for giving us all the invitation to partner with Him in this. Tummy ache gone! 🙂

    1. Hi Karen, I love this Word. These are so encouraging to every reader. His Kingdom will continue to increase from glory to glory. I am reminded of all the kingdom parables in Matthew 13…a mustard seed and yeast.

      Really leaning into God will be so much more important as we move into the next four years. We will need to pray with more focus and do works of justice. His leadership is everything.

      Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  3. Daniel 2:21 ” He changes times and seasons, He removes king and set up Kings; He give wisdom to the wise.” I heard that as some intercessors praying for the Election, they saw Obama in vision and knowing this is God’s will …….. ” Although I have no idea and comments for the result, but I know God is in control and God still in control in answering prayers according to His will. …

    We need to pray continually !

    1. Esther, this is what we ultimately need to believe and have assurance in. God is in control and to pray for our leaders finding areas in their life to be thankful. The passage, Daniel 2:21, is a good one! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Wow really well said…I have two perspectives on this deal. Beings that I sorta live in a prophetic timeline I’m little excited about who is there..which I know will not go well with many..but here’s the deal..
    Operating ith ifi. Intersessors for Israel we know a few things with leadership that does not care for Israel per say …understatement..
    There will be no peace treaty as of yet, where Palistine will not be able to take Israel apart piece buy piece…that’s what that really means..
    The doors to Israel are wide open….right now the in-gathering of Israli children are coming home in record numbers, making residency…these are wonderful days for anyone who is Hebrew and wants to go home..I would encourage it…also with many distractions throughout the region, many Muslims are seeking answers and we are hearing reports of many by the thousands across the region who are being shaken in their sleep and coming to Jesus because of dreams and visions…therefore whole households are being saved…truly wonderful miracles. You say what does that have to do with our Prez.
    Everything…Christians are forced right now out grief, however the Lord wants to use it and pray. This moves atmospheres, exactually what the Lord needs his saints to do.. Cry out to Him..I suggest this season which some of us have seen coming for yrs is to put us in a place where we are so utterly dependent on Him for every single thing we do..from gas to food to kids to worship and ministry…yada yada yada….Intimacy in the most private way…If he spoke all into exsistance and upholds all with a spoken word, do we not think the Lord can deal with Obama…Really?……

    1. Johnny. Great hearing from you. I don’t quite know how this is all going to pan out in the next 4 years on the worlds stage. The reports I, too, am hearing about how God is breaking into the Muslim world. This is nothing short of amazing!

      I am not one who is pursuing calamity for the sake of Israels timeline, yet I know that God governs the nations and whomever is appointed He uses it to shape and further advance His will. Bottom line is that God loves Pres. Obama and desires he (and all men) to be saved.;) You’re right, to the uncreated, all powerful, living God, I think He can deal quit easily with our President. Our responsibility is to pray with thanksgiving toward His conversion and that Gods values would be promoted.

      Thanks for sharing!

  5. Your so right, I love the pressure cooker…because we must believe…anything else just causes another lap..haaa So much fun to see what the Lord is going to do in and through all our lives and this great nation, I’m very excited…the fact we were born for this…to be a part of this great plan for history…four yrs and beyond for future generations Lord willing…so much fun…Hope you don’t think I love calamity oh no…this whole process is just unfolding everyday before our eyes…blessings…

    1. John…I hear you. I totally get that you’re not a calamity lover. 🙂 It’s just that those in various “camps” would love to see things go down the tubes to fit their own distint eschatology. Not a whole lot of faith and fight holding that kind of position. Love your optimism and faith!

  6. Concluding the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson wrote, “We, therefore, the representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions do … declare that these United Colonies are … free and independent … And for the support of this declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.”

    I to had a heavy heart for our nation the morning after. Like all of you I acknowledge my deep dependence upon our Father as I cried for mercy for our nation and then pledged to keep my reliance on the protection of the only divine power who holds that Providence over us. Also noting independence is also interdependence where we too mutually pledge to each other to stay engaged in this a spiritual battle and thank Him for the sacred honor to be called to such a time as this.

    1. Tricia, love your comment. Digging into the wells of history to bring up the quote from the Declaration of Independence is great and fits the context well. I suppose, yes, it is a “sacred honor” to be alive in this time in His-story. Let’s fight well by loving Him more and standing up for Biblical values. I stand with you!

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