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The Spiritual Nature Of The Politics That Shapes Our Destnies

  1. Politics. Policies. Prosperity. Three important things we cannot ignore. Politics determines the policies, and the policies determine the prosperity of the people! This is why in the book of proverbs the wise man said that when the righteous come into government and power the people rejoice. The people rejoice because they anticipate that political power in the hands of the right people will be used to formulate well meaning policies that will ease the life of the people and ensure prosperity. This is the reason why we can't ignore the politics that shape our lives! It is in the political space that policies that limit or unleash the potential of the people are formulated. Policies that determine the economic well being, spiritual expression, and the freedom of the people are decided by the policymakers, the policymakers are those who control the politics of the land.

    Satan knows this quite well hence his strategy has always been to seize the political space for his agenda and this is the reason why as believers we can not sit by and watch the powers of darkness controls the seat of power that controls the destinies of men! Hence Paul encouraged us in 1Timothy 2:1-2,

    "I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honestly"1 Timothy 2:1‭-‬2 KJV

    Our intercession helps them with the discretion to make the right regulations and the right regulations are what brings peace and serenity. Paul said here that living a peaceable life will be contingent on how well we pray for those who control our political climates and space! For these same people who are meant to help us live a life of quietness and peace can also become an instrument of terror and oppression!

    In Romans 13:1,3
    "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. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same"Romans 13:1‭, ‬3 KJV

    Rulers are not meant to be a terror to good works, at least in theory, for we all know that this often is not the case with the rulers of our world. Some rulers have become terrors and oppressors to their people, hence this is why it is important that we carefully decide to who we give the control of our political landscape to and after giving it to them that we pray that they will be influenced by the wisdom of God and not that of men and Satan. Why is this important? It is because for every physical government that we have here on earth there is a parallel spiritual government of Satan that tries to influence its policies and decisions to terrorize the life of the people that are under it!

    I. In Ezekiel 28:2, 12 we see two individuals addressed here, one a man, the other a fallen being, an angel, but both of them have domain over one territory: Tyrus. We read in Ezekiel now.

    "Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyre, Thus saith the Lord God ; Because thine heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, I am a God, I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas; yet thou art a man, and not God, though thou set thine heart as the heart of God: Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyre, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord God ; Thou sealest up the sun, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty" Ezekiel 28:2‭, ‬12

    Two individuals over Tyrus, the first one was the one that physically rules it and the other is the spiritual being that spiritually manipulates its physical ruler, and that is Satan! This is how many kingdoms and nations of the world operate today, their political policies are direct influence and product of spiritual controls, manipulations, and decisions from high places! This is why it is dangerous to dismiss anything political as just political, most political decisions have a spiritual undergird and undertone! When this spiritual undertone and undergird is as control by God it brings fruits unto righteousness and prosperity, when it is as control by Satan, which oftentimes is mostly the case, it brings fruits of unrighteousness, lawlessness, poverty, violence, and destruction!

    This is why as believers we can't stand aloof in the political equation that determines the emergence of our leaders and policymakers, doing so, will be tantamount to given free reins to the devil! And then even when we take part in ensuring the right leaders emerge we must also take our position in the place of intercession to ensure they remained right and brings out the right policies always! Why is this important? The control of this world is still under Satan, it is his intention and to a certain extent his right to rule the world! In Luke 4:6 Satan bragged to Jesus about how the world has been delivered to him. And guess what? Jesus could not contest that!

    "And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever, I will I give it"

    Satan legally controls the world and the seats of its power, hence anyone that comes into the seats of power has come under the direct control and influence of Satan! This is why it puzzles you sometimes that some so-called believers get into the seats of power and then the songs and stories begin to change! And this is where we failed as believers, not upholding them in the place of prayer! For anyone of God who comes into any seat of political power and does not align with the agenda of Satan has come into direct conflict with Satan and his powers! Many people, even believers cannot risk that, hence when they get into power they begin to change their political posture and tune and are no different from so-called unbelievers! This is where our intercession matters, to exert spiritual control from the throne room of God so that the policies and regulations that will be enacted will be those that promote the well-being of the people and in alignment with the will of God!

    Isaiah 45:1-2, "Thus saith the Lord to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him; and I will loose the loins of kings, to open before him the two leaved gates; and the gates shall not be shut"

    How did Cyrus become the anointed of the Lord even though he was an unbeliever? It was the prayers of the saints that went up and continually demanded of the Lord that Israel would not spend more than seventy years in the land of captivity as prophesied! That prayer was answered, Cyrus, though small was raised into power and one of his very first acts was letting the captives return to build Jerusalem! It was a political decree, but that decree was a manifestation of long years of intercession and supplications! There is nothing political that was not at first spiritual! Most political decisions, policies, regulations are manifestations of spiritual resolutions and spiritual decrees!

    I, therefore, laugh at some believer's ignorance when they ask us to ignore the policies and political ideologies of certain people, political parties because they say it doesn't matter, that it is just politics. No, it isn't just political it is spiritual! Legislating laws that promote abortions at every level isn't just political it is spiritual. That is legislating and giving support to the spiritual decrees by satan to carry out the sacrifices of innocent blood! I won't subscribe to that because it is just politics! No, it isn't political it is spiritual!

    Proverbs 6:16-17 says, "These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood"

    How else do we shed innocent blood if not the blood of the unborn? Abortion is an abomination to the Lord and all who encourage and support such are abominable to the Lord. That is what the word says, I didn't say that!
    It's a political ideology, yes, but that ideology has contributed to the death of hundreds of millions of children all over the world especially the western nations, and it's spreading all over and voted for and supported by believers because we say it is just politics, but hey this politics is leading to the killing of many unborn.

    Margaret Sanger, the one who founded planned parenthood, the largest abortion organization in the world once said that "children are the greatest evil in the world". This view is Satanic and totally opposed to what God said about children

    Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord : and the fruit of the womb is his reward."Psalm 127:3

    Children are the heritage of the Lord, for the Satanists of the world are an unnecessary evil. These are the very Satanist who shapes the political ideologies of the parties and people we support. We never bother to find out what their history was, no we just hook line and sinker everything the controlled media feeds our unsuspecting and lazy mind. For like Paul said that in studying we will show ourselves approve unto God. We need to study as believers and understand the very origins of the things that we support and promote less we promote evil without knowing!

    Today with the emergence of LGBT rights and the promotion of such by some political leanings, more than ever the institution of marriage and the whole family system is under threat. What was once abominable is now becoming acceptable! People call it politics but through it Satan is advancing his agenda and goal to bring humanity against God, to set us at variance with our creator! It is not just politics but spiritual!

    The things mentioned above are the same reasons why Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed. Imagine believers of that day calling it just politics? But it was the politics that invited God's judgment and anger. He is still the same yesterday, today and forever!


    About Author

    Peter Adeshina Babalola
    PETER ADESHINA BABALOLA(PAB) is a lover of God and a teacher of His word.
    His 20 years in ministry has seen him served as a pastor in major ministries in
    Nigeria where he planted and pastored many churches across the nation.
    From Port Harcourt to Uyo to Akure to Lagos, PAB has been privileged to affect lives through the preaching and teaching of the word.


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  1. Richard T
    Nice post with some great things to think about. I wonder though about the connection of policies to prosperity. God is the maker of wealth so i am not sure how much dependence I need from policies. I guess what i am saying is individual prosperity of a believer can be somewhat independent of what government does or does not do. I would agree though that a nation's prosperity as a whole is certainly helped by good policies. Anyway, God bless and thanks again for sharing your blog.
    1. Peter Adeshina Babalola
      Sorry I reply late to this, it's been hectic lately on this side. Thank you for your kind thoughts and like you rightly points out, the prosperity inferred here has to do with the nation and not individual, for through covenant practise we as believers can experience exception from the realities of the world through dependence on the covenant, even though some general policies may affect us until we take refuge in the covenant. Thanks a lot
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