AMERICA, TOO: CHRIST HOLDS IT TOGETHER
J. Grant Swank, Jr.
The world should have blown up by now. Why are we still here?
America is under attack again. Our democracy is in danger. Why does the Republic still exist?
The answer is in Christ. Christ created the planet. Christ contains the planet. Christ will climax the planet.
Throughout the universe, this Earth is Christ’s particular property. He is ultimately in charge, though it is spiritually damaged due to The Fall.
Colossians 1:17: “He is before all things, and in him all things hold together.” (NIV)
Therefore, praise and prayer given Christ is paramount in the Christian’s life. Praise the One who has our planet in the palm of His hands. Pray to that One for guidance and peace.
Scripture, time and again, teaches that deity is very much aware of the political leaders of this world. He allows them free will as mortals; however, even when the damaged sphere yields atrocities, He has the final surveillance.
With America, His oversight is special in that this nation was founded on the Bible as God’s Word. Believing settlers breathed out their faith in the biblical deity. This is the only country with that unique start.
God has watched over this nation with a special concern since that beginning. He continues that concern to this day, especially since a Marxist Muslim sits in the Oval Office.
A Koran abiding Allah-worshiping disciple has got into the White House—with a wife of like commitment. He is surrounded in his shadow government with these anti-American slugs.
All the more, with the battle waged being between Christ and Satan, Christ oversees the protection of America.
Obviously the conflict is fierce. Day by day, it is played out in the newscasts, there presented in a secular context. However, biblical students know that the whole scene is spiritual.
What then is the poise of the Christian in this present war? It is peace through praise and prayer to Christ who “holds all things together.”
We wait. We wait upon Christ’s next move. We wait in strong faith.
CHRIST CREATED ALL THINGS
I Corinthians 8:6
Ephesians 1:10; 3:9
CHRIST CONTAINS ALL THINGS
I Corinthians 8:6
“through whom we exist”
“in Him all things hold together”
CHRIST CLIMAXES ALL THINGS
“will unite all things in Christ”
“subdue all things unto himself”
“all power is given unto Me”