As we approach Election Day 2016, a recurring statement I hear is “We aren’t electing a king.” This is true. No country has ever elected a king. In fact, it’s nigh impossible. However, there is a way to become a king in America.
A king is someone of sovereign authority. His authority is above all other. The encyclopedia Britannica describes the Divine Right of Kings as a “political doctrine in defense of monarchical absolutism, which asserted that kings [derive] their authority from God and [can] not, therefore, be held accountable for their actions by any earthly authority…”.
Why do I smile, as I write? Ta-da! I am royalty! Yes! I am a king!
“Oh, really?”, you scoffingly ask. “Over what kingdom are you sovereign?”
Easy answer: I am the king of me. Well, most of the time.
As it is written, “But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!” Various translations of the Word of God interpret ‘self-control’ as ‘temperance‘ and ‘the ruler and guider of life‘. My favorite Spanish-language Bible uses ‘dominio propio’ – ‘self-rule’.
No one elected me and, yes, I derive my authority from God. But, all of God’s children have this authority. Naturally, I refer to natural-born (there was only ever one) and adopted sons of God of which I am one.
Herein is the uniqueness of our American government: self-rule. Doesn’t sound familiar to you? Let’s read together the Preamble to the Constitution.
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
We the People ordained and established our republican form of government.
And from Jesus Christ which is that faithful witness, and that first begotten of the dead, and that Prince of the Kings of the earth, unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his blood, And made us Kings and Priests unto God even his Father, to him, I say, be glory, and dominion for evermore, Amen. – Revelations 1:5-6 from the 1599 Geneva Bible, the Bible commonly in use at the time of the American Revolution
Presidents are not an authority unto themselves. Think of them as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of an organization called The United States of America, Inc. We the People choose the members of the Board of Directors who are directly accountable to us.
It’s true the Board and the COO tend to get out of order and that is for sure our present situation. It is the prerogative of the voting members of the corporation to exercise authority and ‘clean house’, when necessary. Well, as any child can readily see, it’s now necessary.
I urge you to first seek wisdom from God. The submit to the Grace of God when you vote. Election of the COO is not a partisan matter, but a kingdom matter.
My counsel: He who has authority and does not exercise it is as one who has no authority.
We the Body of Christ truly are the American monarchy.
May God bless America and may God bless Texas.