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   A Crisis In Leadership?

Leadership Crisis In America

 
The character God requires of leaders is the character of righteousness,and He will bless them.A national leader that's unrighteous will corrupt a nation ,Just as a surgeon that may not scrub before performing an operation. A nation gets the leadership it deserves. If the leaders aren't right we can see what happens to a nation.
Seems there are 3 parties in Washington.
They are Republican, Democratic, and Cocktail !
It is written in proverbs 29:2 
When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.
The Character God requires of Leaders is:
1.Godliness
Psalm 148:11-13

 11.Kings of the earth, and all people; princes, and all judges of the earth:

 12.Both young men, and maidens; old men, and children:

 13.Let them praise the name of the LORD: for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above the earth and heaven.

Prov.16:12 It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness.

2.Wisdom

 Prov.8:

12 I wisdom dwell with prudence, and find out knowledge of witty inventions.

13 The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.

14 Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am understanding; I have strength.

15 By me kings reign, and princes decree justice.

16 By me princes rule, and nobles, even all the judges of the earth.

17 I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.

2 Chron.1:

 7 In that night did God appear unto Solomon, and said unto him, Ask what I shall give thee.

 8 And Solomon said unto God, Thou hast shewed great mercy unto David my father, and hast made me to reign in his stead.

 9 Now, O LORD God, let thy promise unto David my father be established: for thou hast made me king over a people like the dust of the earth in multitude.

 10 Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people: for who can judge this thy people, that is so great?

 11 And God said to Solomon, Because this was in thine heart, and thou hast not asked riches, wealth, or honour, nor the life of thine enemies, neither yet hast asked long life; but hast asked wisdom and knowledge for thyself, that thou mayest judge my people, over whom I have made thee king:

3. Honesty

 Prov.17:7 Excellent speech becometh not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince.

Prov.20:28 Mercy and truth preserve the king: and his throne is upholden by mercy.

John 44:43-47

 43 Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.

 44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

 45 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.

 46 Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me?

 47 He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.

4.Discrimination

Prov.25:4-5

 4 Take away the dross from the silver, and there shall come forth a vessel for the finer.

 5 Take away the wicked from before the king, and his throne shall be established in righteousness.

Prov.29:

16 When the wicked are multiplied, transgression increaseth: but the righteous shall see their fall.

 18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.

 23 A man's pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.

 24 Whoso is partner with a thief hateth his own soul: he heareth cursing, and bewrayeth it not.

 25 The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.

 26 Many seek the ruler's favour; but every man's judgment cometh from the LORD.

 27 An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.

5. Sexual Morality

Rom.13:14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.

Eph.4:

13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

 14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;

 15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:

 16 From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

 17 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,

 18 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart:

 19 Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.

 20 But ye have not so learned Christ;

 21 If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the truth is in Jesus:

 22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;

 23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;

 24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

6. Sober

Prov.31

4 It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine; nor for princes strong drink:

 5 Lest they drink, and forget the law, and pervert the judgment of any of the afflicted.

Leadership is also a ministry

 Prov.16:12 It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness.

Rom.13:

 1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.

 2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.

 3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:

 4 For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil.

 5 Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.

 6 For for this cause pay ye tribute also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing.

 7 Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.

 8 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.

 9 For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

 10 Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

 11 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.

 12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.

 13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.

 14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.

My prayer today is that we will pray without ceasing for our country and for a godly leader that has the fear of the Lord and of good character. Not wavering from God's word or going against what is right in the sight of God for popularity. Please remember to pray for Israel too, as the Lord will bless those who bless Israel and curse those who curse Israel. Let God's word be the only thing that guides your vote , His word is truth,we will get the leader we deserve,that is who we vote for.Is your conscience clear on your choice and their morals?

God bless you one and all and have a wonderful day in the Lord.

In His Service ; Pastor Linda Begley