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Can a prophet be a politician?

Posted by appolus on April 20, 2015

“When a man of God speaks as a prophet, his message is freighted with wisdom and power. When he speaks for a party, God withdraws His power and lets His servant speak without wisdom. As a prophet he may call to judgement kings and presidents. Let him obey God and stay by his commission, and he will be God’s voice to all men and all parties. Let him seek to identify his prophetic office with politics, or place his power at the disposal of a party, and he violates his office and confuses his own face. Then he speaks as a discredited prophet, and not all his pretensions to omniscience can disguise the Babel in his voice.

Preachers have been known to go all out for some newly-come politician because he spoke respectfully of God. Later events made them wish they had kept the cover on their Corona and allowed their man to prove his piety before they fastened themselves to his coattails. Christ is not a member of any political party. He stands outside of and above every party. His Kingdom is not of this world.” ( A.W.Tozer, Tozer speaks, volume 1, page 61)

If Tozer is correct in the assertions that he makes above, and I say that he is, then we are the grand-children of many discredited prophets. If Christ indeed stands outside and above every party and His Kingdom is not of this world, then should we not stand beside our Lord and Savior? Should we not be identified by our association with Christ and Him alone? It is Babel indeed to identify ourselves with anything other than Christ. In every election to come it will not only be Babel but also Sodom and Gomorrah that will be heard in the voices of the parties. The total corruption of the political class in America and the Republic is almost complete. All parties have been bought and paid for, lock stock and barrel. Politicians are but mere puppets for their rich masters.

Should saints of the most High God be associated with such corruption? Is the end results of this system not proof enough of its carnality and ultimate demise? As the darkness approaches and the pillars of truth are torn down in the public square should Christians naively continue to participate in the most corrupt of men’s systems? Perhaps if you believe that Christ is not at the door then maybe one could believe that somehow the vast cultural shift can somehow be righted? Yet, even if Christ did not return for another thousand years the Bible tells us that in the last days it will be like the days of Noah.  Jesus says in Matt 24:37-38 But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark.

What were the days of Noah like to which Jesus spoke of? Gen 6:5 “The LORD saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time.” Can I suggest brothers and sisters that we are entering into such a time? The birth pangs have begun and the whole world shakes under violence and evil and a turning away from right. Truth is assaulted daily in the public square, absolute truth is mocked from the highest stations to the lowest. This world is a juggernaut and it is running towards its own destruction. Christ is at the door. The answer and the only possible hope, just like Noah’s ark, is Christ Himself. He is our ark and He has presented Himself as such to the world. Let us be found in this Ark, for this Ark is our salvation and that alone. All else is Babel and Sodom.

3 Responses to “Can a prophet be a politician?”

  1. usafbeth said

    I’ve heard repeatedly that Jesus was a failed messiah because he didn’t remove the yoke of Rome and deliver Israel from political bondage. He didn’t take over the nation and rule. Obviously, these people have NO grasp of Jesus’ mission. It wasn’t about politics or religion; it was always about salvation and bringing the Kingdom down to earth. Politics will no more save a nation or a people than religion; only Jesus saves. If we are to follow in his footsteps, we need to not be concerned about politics and be concerned about nothing but the Kingdom.

    • appolus said

      ” It was always about salvation and bringing the Kingdom down to earth.” Amen sister, anything less than that is a subtle and sometimes not so subtle attack on Calvary and the very essence of God’s love for the whole world and just what that sacrifice meant. It’s bigger than any nation, it’s bigger than any nations it towers over the petty kingdoms of man and swallows whole the aspirations and machinations of men. It is life that came down unto death and raised it up from its dark haunts, up into the heights of heavens glory. That life is Jesus and He is the light of men………………..bro Frank

  2. Steve said

    At the same time, we can’t completely ignore human politics. It’s always man’s (and ultimately, satan’s) counterfeit means of government, as the Kingdom is God’s. It seems a necessary application of discernment in spiritual warfare to watch the enemy’s route of approach, and stay aware of his activity.

    blessing, Steve

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