So… there is speculation that Hillary is going to run again in 2020. This is a concern, not only because I don't want her to win- I do not agree with many of her views. The real concern is a statement a reporter made about her possible third attempt for the Presidency. “The Clintons will not stop until they get where they want to go.” Now, think about that statement for a minute. Read it a few times. Replace “Clintons” with any other name. I don’t care who you choose- Obamas, Bushes, Osteens, Stanleys, Schultz, Cruz, Christies, Trumps, it doesn’t matter. The point is that this statement isn’t about the Clintons. Instead it's about power. I remember when the Clinton impeachment was taking place. I was watching the senate vote while working in the back room of a Goodwill store. (A job I picked up to have income between revivals when getting started in Evangelism). Of course having the television on that day generated many opinions. Some said they didn’t care, others had strong opinions on one side or the other. I heard one person say, “They are going to do what they want to do anyway.” Again, I ask you to read the previous statement a few times. It's all about power. The assumption is if you have enough money and a large enough following you gain power to achieve whatever you want regardless of who may disagree.
This same issue took place in scripture. One day a woman came to Jesus and asked Him if her children could sit on the right hand and left hand of Jesus(Matt. 21:20). What was she seeking? Power. His response? He explained to her that she didn't know what she was asking. The other disciples became upset with this request. He then concluded with these words, “It is not this way among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant, and whoever wishes to be first among you shall be your slave; just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many” (Matt. 20:26-28). This sounds like a great church mission statement! Earthly power was not something that Jesus was about. He had to explain this multiple times. The disciples returned to Jesus so excited at all the success they had achieved (Luke 10:17). His response? “I was watching Satan fall from heaven like lightning. Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing will injure you. Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are recorded in heaven"(Luke 10:18-20).
I do not know the Clintons, so I can’t say whether this reporter is correct or not. One thing I do know for sure is that Jesus was not about power or arrogance. He explained to His disciples that they did not know what type of Spirit they were of (Luke 9:55). He explained to Pilate that His Kingdom was not of this World (John 18:36). We may be tempted to point fingers at politicians who seem to have power. Instead let’s take this as a moment of self reflection. As followers of Jesus we should not seek earthly power, or even spiritual power if it includes an attitude of arrogance. We should all seek to be servants. We need to realize that our life is not about us, what we can achieve or accomplish. Instead it's about Jesus and all He desires to do in and through us. Does this describe your walk with Christ?
- Wild Man
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