God may use political wickedness to bring forth his plan

By Lisa Wilmore

My Dear Friends,

Across the United States of America, people are distorted and disappointed in political wickedness; however, no one can do anything about it. It appears, the more effort that is placed on uprooting or destroying those persons who are committed to debauchery, the worst things get. In fact, their political wicked behaviors worsen. Interestingly, the Rev. Dr. Jacquelyn Simmons submitted a series of articles to this publication titled, “God Always has a Plan.” As the Lord and I journey through this penned message, I would like to remind you of the mere fact that “God Always has a plan”, even though an abundant amount of wickedness is housed in this world (system).

It is Biblically apparent that “God uses wicked people to bring forth His plan.” Actually, He may use wicked people to get His chosen people to pray and live the standard in which He has called us to live. Specifically, the prophet, Jeremiah, warned God’s chosen people of their coming destruction if they refuse to change from their wicked ways. He makes it abundantly clear in Scripture that Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon, was God’s servant. God used Nebuchadnezzar to capture and enslave the Israelites for seventy (70) years. God said, “And now I have given these lands into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, my servant; and the beasts of the field have I given him also to serve him” (Jeremiah 27:6 KJV).

Additionally, Luke records that Caesar Augustus of the Roman empire, taxed the world which required each person to be counted. Joseph and Mary came out of Nazareth of Galilee and went into Judaea to Bethlehem to pay taxes. While there, Mary brought forth her firstborn Son, Jesus (2:7). As a result of Caesar Augustus’ wickedness, prophecy was fulfilled in that the Messiah would be born in Bethlehem (Micah 5:2).

We must not overlook the fact that “God may use political wickedness in high places to bring forth His plan.” What is our responsibility and duty in “trying times”? First of all, we must pray and seek God for guidance and protection until He returns. Secondly, we must not conform to the way the world thinks or even use its evil tactics to retaliate. Lastly, we must be about our Father’s business-that is sharing the love of Jesus Christ who is the only One who can save us from political destruction that is headed our way. “God have mercy on us!”

Let us pray: Our Father, as political systems form to bring about your plan, protect us from the tactics that may be designed to destroy. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.