Jesus for President (Part 2)

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I’m officially sick of politics.

But there’s seriously no competition in the race for best PM and government when Jesus is in the picture. And in the end, our vote doesn’t determine his rule and reign. This baby is happening.

The ball is in your court to decide whether you want to be part of His government. In Part 1 we discussed three reasons why Jesus is (by far) the best leader the world has and will ever see. So without further ado, here’s three more reasons in this – Part 2:

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  • He provides the solution to the biggest problem facing humanity

Forget the economy. Forget jobs. Forget global warming. Forget social status.

The single biggest issue facing the world today is death. Nobody escapes it. Everyone plays to its tune. And so we dance our way around in life, looking for ways to prolong what is destined for the grave.

We avoid unhealthy habits. We keep our body and bank account healthy. We seek good times and happiness. We work, accumulate, consume, die. All for what?

It’s all pretty hopeless. And so surely any good leader cares enough to at least address the biggest issue we will ever face. And believe it or not, Jesus does.

But even more than that. What’s amazing is that Jesus had life at the centre of his teachings. He consistently and intentionally promises a cure. A way to the truth and fullness of life.

Namely, himself.

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So don’t you ever tell me Jesus is not relevant because he lived 2000 odd years ago. But if you do, please explain how death doesn’t affect the world anymore.

This Jesus is extremely relevant.

Because Jesus didn’t just address the issue of death by illustrating what a painful death looks like. Jesus didn’t just acknowledge mankind’s biggest problem and then leave it hanging. He solved our greatest problem by leaving himself hanging. 

His death wasn’t the end of the story. And that sets this leader apart from all others.

  • He fulfils all his promises.

Isn’t this something we lack in politics nowadays.

Politicians are increasingly being characterised by their inability to follow through on promises. Heck, there are even websites tracking the number of broken promises for each government. We expect the leaders of our nation to break definite promises.

Read that again. Let it sink in.

Jesus on the other hand has a perfect track record with promises. Completely contrary to the world’s leaders, when God makes a promise we expect it to happen. And it does.

That a nation would come from the line of Abraham? Tick (Genesis 17:2). That a nation stuck in slavery would be brought out of Egypt? Yep (Exodus 14-15). That a leader from the line of David would rule forever? You bet your bottom dollar (Isaiah 9:6; Luke 1:69).

And not just that. Ridiculous prophecies (God inspired predictions) were made 400-700 years B.C. to foreshadow this coming leader from the line of David.

And the chances of someone fulfilling all of them is astronomical. 

The compelling nature of prophecies fulfilled by the person of Jesus, cannot be explained by way of pure chance.

Some smart people got together and did some cool maths stuff.

They found that the chances of winning the lottery are 1 in 259,000,000. So pretty crazy. But they found the chances of someone fulfilling just 8 (of the suggested 48) prophecies are way more ridiculous: 1 in 100,000,000,000,000,000.

But that isn’t all folks. The research team also estimated the chance of one man fulfilling all 48 prophecies: 1 in 10 to the power of 157. That’s a 1 followed by 157 zeroes.

That’s a lot of zeroes.

Jesus fulfilled all promises and prophecies. Forget Leicester City, The Chicago Cubs and the Western Bulldogs. Jesus literally embodies the biggest upset and logic defying performance of all time. A pretty darn big fluke. 

Unless you believe in a God who fulfils all his promises. Then it just makes sense. 

  • His rule and reign will never end

This is where we bring it all together.

Kingdom literally translated is King’s Dominion – just shortened. So because Jesus smashed sin and death to pieces, his dominion extends beyond death.

And this is perhaps one of the greatest promises made by God.

That through Jesus, we have access to God (Hebrews 10:20). He has made a way to life (John 14:6). And anyone who believes and places trust in our awesome candidate is welcome into His kingdom (John 3:16).

You’d be crazy to turn that offer down.

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I love this quote.

I pray with this in mind most mornings. It is significant to me for a number of reasons. You see, from the hand of God everything was created. He crafted and chiseled out the universe and everything in it from nothing.

So this reminds me that God is totally in control of all things. And sometimes, when all is out of hand, that’s when I see his fingerprints the most.

But more than that. God’s hands signify our citizenship. 

Because Jesus lives, his kingdom endures

Jesus handed us the hammer. And with the nail, we smashed the whole world’s sin and junk into the hand of God. And three days later, Jesus proved he had power over it.

The crazy irony. That the nails we drove in with intentions to stay the hand of God, would become the lasting blows of justice.

Talk about grace.

Jesus, by nature and profession a carpenter, gave amateurs the hammer to deliver the blows of a new covenant (Matt 26:28). To make something new of his body, the church.

And so we can approach God with full confidence (Hebrews 4:16). Knowing that our deepest scars of sin have been dealt with.

The hands of God cannot be held down. And neither can his Kingdom.

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THE FINAL PITCH

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Look at all the bullet points again. Let’s recap the leader and government outlined.

A prime minister that rules with authority, justice and fairness. And yet, a leader that is down to earth and humble in every way. Fully understanding of the struggles and deepest sufferings of his people.

The biggest problem humanity faces he addresses and solves. All promises he makes are fulfilled. He ushers in a kingdom full of his people that humbly serve and care for one another. Everyone in his kingdom is included and important. And it starts from the top.

Now ask yourself: is this the sort of leadership and government I want out of office?

Jesus offers real hope, and real change for real life issues

That’s the sort of leader I want to follow. That’s the sort of people I want to be part of.

And if we believe Jesus is the top candidate, we naturally become his ambassadors (2 Corinthians 5:20). God uses us to tell the world how awesome his government is.

We are called to contain, proclaim and live by the values of this kingdom (Hebrews 10:23). To let the activity of the King be evident in our lives (Phillipians 2:13). To give the world just a snippet of what is (and is) to come.

All the forces of hell will try to overthrow it. The world will experience great turmoil and tremendous upheaval. Heck, we might even face an election with shocking candidates.

But through it all, we are not shaken (Psalm 16:8). We have intense confidence in our leader who put the forces of death to shame. God’s kingdom will never end. All people are welcome.

And that is reason to celebrate.

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78 thoughts on “Jesus for President (Part 2)

  1. Burdick November 13, 2016 / 1:43 pm

    Jesus never wanted the image of Himself as a King but rather as the suffering servant.

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    • Jonathan Camac November 13, 2016 / 1:56 pm

      You are partly right Burdick. Jesus definitely came to serve and not be served (Mark 10:45), a picture of a suffering servant if there ever was one. And definitely an example we should follow. But to deny the uniqueness and deity of Jesus is to completely miss the point.

      Check out Part 1 of this blog, where I explain how Jesus combined humility with absolute authority – something the world had never seen before. The Lamb of God (John 1:29) in His time on earth, and the Lion of Judah (Revelation 5:5) when he returns. Our Suffering Servant and All Conquering King together in one.

      Hope this makes sense 🙂 appreciate your time!

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      • H.M. Davis November 13, 2016 / 6:48 pm

        Agreed, and Burdick, if I may… I agree with what you are saying as well, but I also think that is only a part of the story. His servanthood is an awesome example for us to emulate for sure! Yet there are several good passages to check out in relation to Jesus’ position as King of kings — a position which is currently recognized in the heavenlies but that He has not yet come and asserted fully here on earth as He will on the great and terrible Day of the Lord. Among them are 1 Timothy 3:13-16 and Revelation 17:14 and 19:16 (and surrounding passages).

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    • H.M. Davis November 13, 2016 / 6:43 pm

      I did not have time to address this fully after reading your post this morning, but I absolutely love this. It is thoroughly applicable to what my nation is going through right now (and really to any nation under any kind of government).

      What you said about all of us expecting our government leaders to break promises is so, so true. I touched on it in my most recent post which is largely a reaction to how many believers in my nation handled the aftermath of our recent election. I am going to share your post, too, because I love the way you handled it here, reminding us all that “the government will be upon His shoulders” because ultimately some day it will be.

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      • Jonathan Camac November 13, 2016 / 7:30 pm

        wow, what a summary! so true though. the only government we can place full confidence in is this one. thanks heaps for your engagement with this post 🙂

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  2. TheWayChristianDiscipleship November 13, 2016 / 3:29 pm

    Excellent Message my brother in Christ. The bottom line is men appoint men to rule over their flesh. God appointed a King to rule over our souls. One leader take His subjects to a fiery condemnation, while the other leads His loyal subjects to Heavenly rest. Scripture say that we are aliens and strangers here in a dark World (1 Peter 2:11), so why would we partake in their electing of a leader? Scripture also says that those who are led by the spirit of God are children of God (Romans 8:14), meaning those who are led by the flesh are children of the Devil (Romans 8:5-9). We know that our God is a jealous God, we know that it is impossible to serve two masters (Matthew 6:24), and finally, we know that Satan is the ruler of this World (John 12:31), so what business do we have in their Worldly process?

    As Christians, we have a huge mission ahead of us and we can ill afford the distractions and snares that hinder our ability to serve as Servants, Sons/Daughters, and Soldiers of God. after all, what soldier gets involved in civilian affairs (2 Timothy 2:3-4)?

    God Bless You.

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    • Jonathan Camac November 13, 2016 / 7:32 pm

      As Christians we do have a huge task in front of us. One we should all take more seriously (not least myself). Especially knowing that Jesus has already won the battle over sin. Bless you mate, appreciate your time once again 🙂

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    • Constance A. Buckley November 16, 2016 / 4:54 am

      In the Epistles, they tell us to submit to the authorities over us. In America, we are privileged to vote. If we don’t vote, then allowing corrupt people into office is like voting for them to get in. People rarely vote in the Primaries, where the largest choice of candidates get whittled down to one choice. Anyway, someone, maybe Jonathan Edwards, who preached “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,” spoke about being involved in this life. If we don’t, then evil people rule the courts, make the laws, put money into movies that impact souls, write books or publish magazines that blaspheme God, and feed our children propaganda. I’m not saying to get overly distracted, but I’m saying that God cares about the affairs of men. We need to pray and ask Him for our assignments, which may be a school teacher, a movie maker, an ethical judge, etc. God bless, Soldier of the Cross.

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      • TheWayChristianDiscipleship November 16, 2016 / 2:16 pm

        Greetings Sister Constance. I pray that God’s grace and mercy rest upon you and yours. You mentioned that 1 Peter 2:13 where scripture says to submit ourselves, for the Lord’s sake to every human authority. What that scripture is encouraging is that, yes, we follow the rules of the land, as long as they do not cause us to compromise following God’s Word. You should read verses 14-17 and you’ll clearly see that it references authority that is sent by God to support His righteousness and justice. It is fair to say that none of the”candidates” represent our God. In Matthew 22:21 Jesus said “give to Caesar what is Caesar’s and give to God what is God’s, meaning that even Jesus was obligated to follow the basic rule of civilization, but He was cautious not to ever forsake God’s rules for man. In Romans 12:1-2 it reminds us that our lives are the sacrifice that we give to God in return for the blood that was shed at the cross. We no longer live according to the World and our fleshly desires, we live for, in and by God’s power. It goes on to urge us not to conform with the ways of this World, but to be transformed by the renewing of of thinking. Meaning that we have understanding and wisdom that is contrary to the ways of man. We know that Satan is indeed the God of this World as is confirmed in John 12:31, 14:30 and in Matthew 4:9 where Satan offers Jesus the World.

        You said that God cares about the affairs of men, and that is so very true. The whole reason that God gave His only Son was because He cares for and loves us more than we deserve (John 3:16). 2 Peter 3:9 states that our Lord doesn’t want anyone to perish, but to come to repentance. God’s love and care is in Christ Jesus, and those who choose to follow His example of obedience. In Matthew 10:34 Jesus said that He did not come to bring peace on Earth. In Christ we have been freed from the obligation to follow law, regulations and routines that are contrary to faith in God. We know that this World is doomed for destruction, and there is nothing we can do to stop that! What we can do is seek God’s grace and mercy with reverent fear and trembling for we understand the outcome for all that do not submit to His Sovereign Authority.

        In conclusion, we know that this is Satan’s World, so therefore we understand that it is always going to be filled with ever growing darkness. Jesus said in John 12:46 I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness, meaning that we no longer walk in the darkness of the World, we walk in the light of the Lord. Clearly light and dark are opposites, so how can it be that Christians are walking in unison with unbelievers? Finally, it is true that Jesus came to serve, not to be served. He came to serve the hope and Salvation that come in God’s Word. Jesus offered mankind a choice; life or death, darkness or light, Salvation or condemnation. We are fishers of men and our assignment is clear; to urge men to be reconciled to God…

        I pray that yo receive God’s Word of Truth with a humble and contrite heart so that it will take root and grow you in His wisdom.

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      • Constance A. Buckley November 17, 2016 / 5:05 am

        This is great wisdom you are writing here. I was thinking of how Jesus said we are to be in the world but not of the world. Thanks for your detailed response.

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  3. He is that Good November 14, 2016 / 2:40 am

    Stellar. What a fantastic post that grabs God’s truth & pairs it with current events–making His truths all the more desirable, reliable and relevant than they already are. Loved every moment of it.

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    • Jonathan Camac November 14, 2016 / 2:56 am

      good to hear! thanks for taking the time to read it, especially considering the length of this post 🙂

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  4. Tom November 14, 2016 / 11:48 am

    Although Jesus never sought to be king of a nation, He wants to be king of your life and my life. God wants to be the one who is in absolute control, because He is the only one who is in absolute control of everything. He has the perfect record and knows what is best for our lives. He will never do anything wrong in any way. Thanks for sharing.

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    • Jonathan Camac November 14, 2016 / 12:00 pm

      In Jesus alone is life. He is totally in control, and one day his Kingdom will be brought to its fullness. What an awesome hope. Thanks for reading Tom 🙂

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  5. Heather November 14, 2016 / 6:28 pm

    Beautiful! Yes!
    One would have to either be crazy to refuse such an offer of benevolent rule…
    or deaf and blind.

    Keep sharing the truth. God has the ability to grant understanding 🙂

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    • Jonathan Camac November 14, 2016 / 9:35 pm

      We speak to their ears, but God works at the heart. What a privilege, dare I say responsibility we have in that process. Thanks for stopping by Heather 🙂

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  6. vibrantinthespirit November 15, 2016 / 2:20 am

    I needed this. “Those who leave everything in God’s hands will eventually see God’s hands in everything.” – good stuff. 🙂

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    • Jonathan Camac November 15, 2016 / 5:15 am

      epic quote hey 🙂 finally got around to adding it to a blog haha. thanks for reading!

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  7. Ben Thomas November 15, 2016 / 7:53 am

    It’s a rarity today see guys like you with so much passion for the Lord, thank you for being who you are, lovely post!

    God Bless you Jonathan!

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  8. Nancy Ruegg November 15, 2016 / 4:37 pm

    Well-written and very compelling, Jonathan. May the truth of your words reach many hearts and minds. Jesus does indeed offer real hope, real change, real peace, and real contentment for this life and an eternity of bliss in the hereafter. What does anyone have to lose just giving Jesus a chance to prove himself? P.S. I’m honored you’ve chosen to become a follower of my blog, From the Inside Out. I pray you’ll be encouraged by the posts as I’ve been encouraged by yours.

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    • Jonathan Camac November 15, 2016 / 10:09 pm

      All we can do is attempt to put God into words – but blogs like this don’t even get close to doing Him justice. Far from it. Thanks for your engagement with the post Nancy 🙂

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  9. joseph elon lillie November 18, 2016 / 2:22 pm

    Amen Jonathan. We must decide are we citizens of this country first or of that far off country that is coming closer every day. Our decision on that matter determines our reaction to the things that happen in this country which will not last anyway.

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  10. Lisa Rene Delgado November 18, 2016 / 3:10 pm

    WOW, love this post! Praise our King!

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  11. Elle November 18, 2016 / 7:12 pm

    I didn’t vote in this election. I just didn’t have it in me to vote for any of the candidates and saw it as a waste of my time. People are putting a lot of hope in Trump. On both sides. The liberals are sure of him being able to ruin the country and turn back the time to when we were more racist, masoginist, sexist, and such. The conservatives think he’s the next savior, bailing us out of Obamacare and terrorism. I have no hope with way in government. God is and always has been in control. That’s where my faith and hope remain. Great post.

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    • Jonathan Camac November 18, 2016 / 7:36 pm

      Well said Elle. I don’t live in America, but there seems to be real division regarding Trump. It seems unhealthy even, the amount some people are claiming Trump as this saviour. We need to continue to take heart in the one true leader, saviour and president over the world – Jesus!

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      • Elle November 18, 2016 / 7:40 pm

        It’s almost comedic to me. Evangelicals actually think Trump was sent by God to save America. Hahaha!!! While I know God is Sovereign, Trump is no King David. He’s really just a bumbling idiot with a big mouth. Can God use bumbling idiots? Sure. But to put our hope in one is foolish. Where are you from? Sorry I just assumed you were in America. I need to read About pages lol.

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      • Jonathan Camac November 18, 2016 / 7:44 pm

        haha that’s classic, another great summary 😂 I’m an Aussie.

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      • Elle November 18, 2016 / 7:56 pm

        Awesome!! I’m from Minnesota. Today we got snow. I bet it’s warm where you are. I’m jealous lol!!

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      • Jonathan Camac November 19, 2016 / 2:52 am

        ah Minnesota, sweet as! Yeah it’s hot here I suppose. Just like riding kangaroos to work – just everyday stuff 😉

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      • Elle November 19, 2016 / 2:54 am

        Lol

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  12. Moriah Dieterle November 22, 2016 / 3:17 am

    This is awesome, love it! It’s really great to see people write articles like this. God Bless!

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  13. Emily November 23, 2016 / 2:08 am

    I love this post! It’s so true how every issue facing this world all comes down to sin and death–which Jesus has solved once and for all. I also love how with Jesus we get eternity and a full life now!

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    • Jonathan Camac November 23, 2016 / 3:37 am

      spot on Emily! we can never dismiss Jesus for lack of relevance. thanks heaps for your time 🙂

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  14. Bassey Etim November 25, 2016 / 10:26 am

    Well said and well written. Loved every part of it.

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    • Jonathan Camac November 25, 2016 / 11:53 am

      thanks Bassey! would hope and pray it stirred up your hope and affection for Jesus. Appreciate your time 🙂

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  15. mrteague November 26, 2016 / 12:39 am

    Love the bit about Jesus being relevant because we’re still affected by death 🙂 The math about Jesus fulfilling prophecy was also stunning!

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    • Jonathan Camac November 26, 2016 / 4:22 am

      isn’t that true. just crazy figures hey! appreciate your time once again mrteague 🙂

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    • Jonathan Camac November 26, 2016 / 12:21 pm

      Stoked to hear it brother! For the record, I read your Preachers Prayer and love it. So real man. God bless mate 🙂

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      • The Honest Preacher November 26, 2016 / 12:33 pm

        Back at you my brotha! Thanks so much for checking mine out… that means SO much to me. I’m still fairly new at this thing and have honestly felt a bit lost in this very vast sea of bloggers, so, I’ve been looking for one to follow to help guide me in the way so that I may gain more perspective. Yours fits the bill perfectly. I mean that. I look forward to reading more of yours in time to come. Thanks again my brotha.

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      • Jonathan Camac November 26, 2016 / 12:40 pm

        No problems. Glad to hear dude! Hope and pray that these posts stir up your affection for Jesus in some way 🙂

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  16. chococatania November 30, 2016 / 3:50 am

    Great post. As I read, I kept thinking of the words of Isaiah, “For unto us a child is born, unto us, a Son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder. And his name shall be called, Wonderful, Counselor, The Son of God, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6). Can you imagine – a world leader that could be considered, “a prince of peace.”

    Yes, Jesus is our king, and even while we still live in turmoil, we can take peace in this fact. Thanks for your post!

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    • Jonathan Camac November 30, 2016 / 5:22 am

      Spot on chococatania. Pretty good resume hey 😉 In Lamentations 3:24, amidst great trials and near death experiences, Jeremiah says ‘The LORD is my inheritance, therefore I will hope in him!’ Faith unwavering in circumstance. O that we would posture ourselves like him.

      Thanks heaps for your time and interaction with this post!

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  17. T. Roberts December 3, 2016 / 3:11 am

    Thanks for liking my blog. Indeed, I agree 10,000%. JESUS for president.

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  18. thiaBasilia December 9, 2016 / 6:32 am

    How true! If Yahushua (His proper & rightful name) if He is the King or President in one’s heart, no need to be concerned about any president in the USA or in this corrupt world.

    If He is truly one’s King, President, Master Owner of one’s being on the 24/7 basis? One lives a resurrected life far better and above any laws & systems out of the human mind.

    We are disjointed members of His Body, now co-existent in this corrupt world but! One by one He is joining us together for eternity. His return is soon to be but, He will not come back for a disjointed body.

    Therefore, your blog & yours truly’s blog. Glad you visited. Glad to visit you. 🙂

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    • Jonathan Camac December 9, 2016 / 7:10 am

      Jesus is Lord. This gives us reason for great celebration, and motivation to living in the world today. No problems, appreciate your time here 🙂

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  19. America On Coffee January 9, 2017 / 9:03 am

    Christ the King is coming… soon, Jonathan ! And, we pray” thy Kingdom come, thy will bre done, on earth as it is in Heaven”!

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    • Jonathan Camac January 9, 2017 / 9:22 pm

      We sure do 🙂 Pretty awesome that we can leave everything in the hands of our all sovereign, all loving God. What a King! What a Saviour!

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