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Friday, January 29, 2010


J. Grant Swank, Jr.

“Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits at God’s right hand in the place of honor and power.” (Colossians 3:1)

Christians must remind themselves over and over where the real planetary power is. It is not in the Oval Office, North Korea or Iran. It is in heaven.

It flows from the throne.

Christians have at their disposal the mighty Christ. . .”in the place of honor and power.”

When Christians get their heads into the secular newscasts, they tend to forget that all this is temporary. Further, it can be toppled in seconds.

That which is permanent and powerfully at work on the deepest levels is the heavenly dynamic overseeing all global happenings.

“Let heaven fill your thoughts. Do not think only about things down here on earth. For you died when Christ died, and our real life is hidden with Christ in God.”

Paul continues to remind all generations throughout the church age that we must start with heaven before we can understand earth. We must begin with God before we can take in the human community.

At the moment, Muslim Barack Hussein Obama claims the power. His shadow government and the Dem Congress do the same. Even in these confusing days, they continue the mantra: We are the power. We are the power. We are the power.

That threatens every patriotic citizen except Christians. They know that Obama is not the all in all. His Islamic clique is not controlling America’s destiny.

The Christian-heritage America is watched over by God who blesses the intercessions of biblical believers. God is start and finish of everything that exists, including this nation’s welfare.

Therefore, when Christians dialogue with one another about current events, they should point constantly to the Word of God. It is there that we need to begin our discussions and end our discussions.

“When Christ, who is your real life, is revealed to the whole world, you will share in all his glory.”