By Kenneth Copeland
The ballot is your seed, and God doesn’t do anything without a seed. When you don’t sow it, you have sown to your enemy.
Many years ago, I found myself griping about some things the President had been doing. Then, the Lord reminded me that my only source of information was from the news media.
Now, not all of them lie, of course, but some distort the facts for a living. They don’t know much about the president, and it makes them mad that he doesn’t tell them anything. I don’t blame him—I wouldn’t tell them anything, either!
But I fell over into a gripe mode for a few days, and The LORD got on to me about it. He got really straight with me about allowing television, television news and television people to influence my thinking.
We all need to be very, very cautious about that.
Isaiah 1:21-23 says, “How is the faithful city become an harlot! it was full of judgment; righteousness lodged in it; but now murderers. Thy silver is become dross, thy wine mixed with water: Thy princes are rebellious, and companions of thieves: every one loveth gifts, and followeth after rewards….”
Those rewards Isaiah was talking about were bribes or under-the-table deals.
Compare his words to our generation. Our nation now is a lot like the city of Jerusalem was then. Just reading that scripture, you’d think you were reading the newspaper.
Isaiah continues: “…they judge not the fatherless, neither doth the cause of the widow come unto them. Therefore saith the LORD, the LORD of hosts, the mighty One of Israel, Ah, I will ease me of mine adversaries, and avenge me of mine enemies: And I will turn my hand upon thee, and purely purge away thy dross [or, your slag and your alloys—the stuff you’ve mixed in with your purity], and take away all thy tin” (verses 23-25).
God always puts first things first. Notice what He said He will do first to change a city or nation: “And I will restore thy judges as at the first, and thy counsellors [your lawyers and your pastors] as at the beginning: afterward thou shalt be called, The city of righteousness, the faithful city” (verse 26).
He said we will be called “a righteousness nation” again!
It doesn’t matter what administration is in power or who’s in what position of authority. When you get right down to it, everyone is influenced in one way or another by a judge.
Judges affect everything, and down through the years Supreme Court judges have really messed up our country. But I’ll tell you something—you can’t blame them for it. You have to blame us. Why? Because we quit praying, we quit believing God and we quit voting.
You have to understand, the ballot is your seed, and God doesn’t do anything without a seed. When you don’t sow it, you have sown to your enemy. It’s the same principle that applies to farming. You sow corn, you harvest a crop of corn. You sow nothing, you get nothing. There is no in between.
Everything you do and everything you say is a seed. To think you can sow one thing and reap a different harvest is insanity. That kind of thinking is not even practical. A seed always produces after its own kind.
So by getting hung up on the political parties and all of the show business—supposedly political campaigns—that have little or nothing to do with what’s going to happen in office, and then not sowing your ballot…it’s like not having been involved in the first place.
What’s your responsibility? Get involved! You pray and you follow God when it comes time to vote. And then you do more than that: You stay involved.
God really got after a preacher friend of mine about this very thing. He lived in a small town in central Texas and his church wasn’t liking the direction the city council was going at all. So the whole church got together and went to a city council meeting. There were more people there from that church than anyone else. In fact, no one else showed up. They voted on everything and ended up taking over the city. They started turning the whole city around in one night.
The city council realized what was going on, but there wasn’t any way they could turn them o . They were in every city council meeting—200 or 300 of them—fi lling the whole room up. They turned that whole city around in a matter of weeks, and eventually changed the city council.
“Is that the right thing to do?” you ask.
It is when you’re right. And being part of the political system—exercising your voice and being heard—is right! It’s time for you to be heard. But you can’t if you don’t stand up and speak out. It starts with sowing your seed. Your vote really does count.
What’s At Stake
The 2022 midterm elections will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, and will be the first elections affected by the redistricting following the 2020 census.
- All 435 seats in the House of Representatives and 34 of the 100 seats in the Senate will be contested.
- Thirty-nine states and territorial gubernational, and numerous other state and local elections will also be contested.
The 2022 midterm and other elections present a huge opportunity to elect conservative, Bible-believing individuals who will effect change for the entire nation at the federal, state and local levels.
As WallBuilders founder David Barton often reminds us, the midterm elections have even greater consequences than presidential elections. Now more than ever, your country needs YOU. Your ballot is your seed. Don’t miss this enormous opportunity to stay engaged, vote and make a difference in our nation!
Watch America Stands election coverage in the spirit of faith on Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m.. ET/ 6:30 p.m. CT on VICTORY Channel.
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