Nov. 9th 2016
To: The Church In America
Cc: All my followers
Subject: Oh Happy Day
From: Jesus Christ – firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to November 9th! This is the day that I have made! You can rejoice and be glad in it 🙂
Whether you’re happy or sad about last night’s results… know this: I am the Lord your God and my mercies are new this morning (as they are every morning).
Trust me, I was with Dad all day yesterday and we are still in fullness of joy with pleasures at our right hand forever more.
Don’t forget that I have been here through thousands of dictators and tyrants, presidents and prime ministers. I have loved them all. Actually, I died for them all.
But my plan was never dependent on them winning or losing elections. Our Kingdom was not dependent on them following me or not.
I am the way, the truth, the life.
Fear not! For I am with you.
If you pray for Donald and Hillary as they begin their new journeys, then you will join the sound of my voice. Because this truth applies no matter who’s in the White House, “Pray especially for rulers and their governments to rule well so we can be quietly about our business of living simply, in humble contemplation. This is the way our Savior God wants us to live.”
That was written by my brother Paul (inspired by my Spirit of course).
To my brother Timothy (who received it an applied it in the midst of terrible persecution).
For all my brothers and sister (who can live it faithfully today).
If you choose to love instead of hate, if you choose to bless instead of curse, if you choose to honor instead of shame, then you will join the flow of my presence.
No doubt, you can stay cynical and angry… I will love you no matter what! But that means you will stay cynical and angry… and I love you too much to leave you like that!
Remember that blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. Remember to turn the other cheek, which in your lifetime could literally mean saying something nice to someone on social media after they have said something super unkind.
Also, don’t forget the poor, the hungry, the hurting, the lonely and the outcast. The last few months we have spent too much time arguing and not enough time loving… and that’s what I really care about.
Not the polls but the hearts.
Not the election but the people.
So be anxious for nothing, ok? Because the decision of who is in charge was sorted out a long time ago when Abba gave me the name that is above all names.
Now you (my gorgeous followers and anointed disciples) get to choose whether you carry a political label, or you take up your cross and follow me.
I know, I know… there are pastors and preachers and prophets that are disappointed this morning… but I’ll get to them soon. I’ll love them and remind them that my ways are higher than their ways, and my thoughts are higher than their thoughts.
Don’t judge them please.
Understand, that you all, can only hear in part and see in part. And that’s kind of the point! You need each other to be exposed to the full revelation my Father’s wisdom.
You are my body. No part greater than the other.
And while I’m on it, I’m still really pro the whole “treat others as you want them to treat you.” Actually, I’m still really pro the whole “loving your enemies, forgiving your debtors and not casting stones.”
Trust me, I say all this because I really love you church.
You are my bride.
And I believe in you.
Time for you to seek the Kingdom… I’ll take care of the rest.
Peace and Hugs,