(Reblogged in full from Kiln of the Soul because it’s short.)
Let’s review: It won’t matter who wins the presidential election here in the US. The Trumanite bureaucracy rules and the president will always be a mere figurehead. Unless we get a president with the will and means to destroy the bureaucracy, nothing will change except that this slide will continued downhill. America is doomed.
So what could I pray for during this election? First and foremost, I pray that the utterly perverted “Christian” facade of Ted Cruz will be ripped away, exposed for all the world to see. There’s nothing to gain from wishing harm upon the man himself, but I pray God expose this fake for what he is, because it is major blasphemy.
Trump apparently has little to hide, so we can see his shady morals.
And while I could care less if she goes to jail, I want a similar full exposure of Clinton’s criminal conduct. Again, the single biggest problem is the facade. It should be the sort of thing no one bothers to deny, so plain and unavoidable.
Sanders has a few skeletons in his closet, so exposure would be considerably less dramatic for him.
And surely you realize that people committed to these various candidates won’t change their tune once everything is exposed. Rare, indeed, is the activist who actually works from the facts. It’s a form of idolatry.
This is precisely what we should want to see exposed — the idolatry. While I might toss off the standard noble prayer request that God revive our faith and heal our land, I want to avoid the vast load of bullshit that normally comes with that sort of pious language. I am praying that God’s moral truth be revealed in our land, which would naturally mean a torrent of wrath. There is no glee in human suffering, but it’s worse if sin can be ignored, so let Him reveal His judgment on this nation’s sin. The meaning I put behind “a national revival of faith” means very few current religious institutions would still exist. My deepest compassion is for the significant number of genuine believers trapped in a corrupt and politicized system that blinds them to the vast heritage of blessings our Lord holds for them.
I want God to win this year. Not in this election, but I want Him glorified against the horrific evil that our political process has become.