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When the Candidate You Didn’t Vote for Wins
by Kenneth Copeland
Are you waking up disappointed by the recent election results? Did the other candidate—the one you didn’t vote for—win? Well, I have good news for you: The future of this nation is not in the hands of the politicians. No matter what political candidates you like or don’t like, or what party you support, you should be encouraged.
There isn’t a politician anywhere who is wise enough to guide this country safely through the challenges and threats it is facing these days. Only God can do it. And it is prayer—not politics—that brings His power and wisdom on the scene.
As long as Christians are praying for this nation, as long as there are believers here who seek the Lord, the future of the United States of America will remain safely in the hands of God. He Himself will direct, guide and heal this land. He has given us His Word on it.
In 2 Chronicles 7:14, He said: “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
The Lord reminded me of that promise in a fresh way July 4, 2003, during our West Coast Believers’ Convention. While I was preaching, the word of the Lord came to me saying:
Have no fear! Take no alarm for the future of this nation. No politician can destroy it. This nation, under God, was established in answer to the prayers and cries of My people, says the Lord. It’s not based on politics. It’s not based on world affairs. This nation, its foundation and its continuation, is based on the prayers and the worship of My people.
Only when there are no more of My people praying in My Name, crying out unto Me, only then will this nation come to a place where her existence is in danger. And My people, called by My Name, all over this nation have repented, are repenting and are turning from their wicked ways. I have heard…I am hearing...and I will continue to hear from heaven; and you rest assured, I am in charge!
So the next time the candidate you didn’t vote for wins or the next time you see a politician on television saying something foolish (or even something seemingly wise), remind yourself that this nation is not subject to politicians and pundits. It’s not sustained by its great statesmanship. This nation is sustained by the power of God. Its very existence is an answer to the prayers of His people. And if we as His people will continue to obey Him and pray as He directs us to, He will heal and uphold our land!