THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN OR HAVE THEY? The usual saying after an election is, “the people have spoken” and since the people have spoken we need to accept the results and move on. The problem is that sometimes there are big and little things that are called “problems” or “election fraud.” That used to happen often in Florida where I live. A few years ago in our county while all the other counties in Florida could follow the laws of the State of Florida and do their job in spite of a hurricane and record turnouts for the election two counties failed miserably and produced chaos in the lives of candidates and the population at large. This had been a pattern in these two counties. After the chaos was over and presumably the correct people were declared winners in the election the ax fell and heads rolled; i.e. changes in election personnel happened quickly. In future elections when it is declared “the people have spoken” we hope that is true. In many ways Florida has become an election model for the United States.

I am sure happy that when it comes to moving from this earthly realm to the heavenly realm that we don’t have to have an election process established by the folks living around us to determine our final outcome. God has already set the standards for admittance to heaven and they never change. In addition God will make the final decision and the outcome will not be corrupted in any manner. The King will always be the King and His subjects will always be His subjects and the rules of righteousness will always be the same. We cast our vote for Jesus or against Jesus in this life and the results last for eternity. As Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me,” (John 14:6 NIV). I vote for Jesus and His plan and I can rest assured that my vote will not be mishandled by anyone. I wish all of us could say that same thing about our vote in earthly elections at all times.

("Daily Reflections On God's Word" Volume 1 by Dr. Chuck Davis).

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