For the first time in my adult life, I am not proud of my country. It breaks my heart, especially for those serving in uniform. But we know that, in Jesus, we will have the final victory.
In Revelation Chapters 1 to 3, the Lord God says,
“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the one who is and who was and who is to come, the almighty.”
Democrats may think they’re hot stuff these days, but God is the one in charge. He was here before them, He is here now, and He will still be here long after they are forgotten.
In those same chapters, Jesus tells us what reward awaits the victors — i.e., those who persevere in faithfully doing God’s will right to the end.
The victors will not be thrown with the damned into the eternal pool of fire at the final judgment, but will live forever with God. They will be “dressed in white”, which symbolizes their purity and their joy.
Two of the promises have special meaning for us in these disheartening post-election days. In the letter to Pergamum, the Lord promises to the victor a “white stone.”
In New Testament times, there was a custom in which jurors cast their votes by means of a stone. A white stone signified acquittal, a black one condemnation.
In Acts 26:9-10, Paul talks about his own persecution of the Christians before his conversion:
“I imprisoned many of the holy ones with the authorization I received from the chief priests, and when they were to be put to death I cast my vote against them.”
According to http://whitestoneweb.com/index.php/archives/238, the word used for “vote” in this passage is the same word used for “stone” in the letter to Pergamum.
In other words, the victors will get Jesus’ vote for acquittal on Judgment Day. Those who corrupted our earthly election process will have to do some serious repenting if they HOPE to CHANGE enough to be among the white stone crowd on THAT election day!
Finally, in the letter to Thyatira, Jesus promises,
“To the victor, who keeps to my ways until the end, I will give authority over the nations. He will rule them with an iron rod. Like clay vessels will they be smashed.”
From the Book of Revelation, Chapters 1-3 (paraphrased for brevity and clarity only)
New American translation @ http://www.usccb.org/bible/