God appoints governments and leaders.
“Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God.” (Romans 13:1)
But governments and leaders can act outside of God’s will: deliberately, out of ignorance or through presumption and error.
“And He changes the times and the seasons;
He removes kings and raises up kings;
He gives wisdom to the wise
And knowledge to those who have understanding.” (Daniel 2:21)
Prime Minister Theresa May of the United Kingdom is one of whom I’ve spoken highly of, because of her integrity and God’s favour upon her.
She’s made a mistake…
In prayer this morning, I had a strong sense of the LORD’s response to her calling an election when she had a small majority, when she felt it wasn’t enough to silence those against her Brexit* plans.
But God gave her a gift in giving her the role of Prime Minister which she didn’t have to win an election to attain. And He gave her a small majority – just enough to lead the nation but with the necessity to lean on Him.
Yet, she didn’t trust in His authority.
She didn’t feel safe to lead the nation into Brexit negotiations without a larger majority, because there were so many who were flowing against her stream. So, she called an election as a “security blanket” when really, she needed to trust in God as her security.
Haven’t we all done that from time to time? I certainly have… I have certainly missed many blessings from God by trying to improve on His gift or by not seeing the present at all, until the time to receive it has long passed. I have been presumptuous and then regretted it, repented of it, and asked for God’s second chance. Sometimes He’s given it, and sometimes it was simply too late.
So I don’t condemn Ms May for her blunder. But it has proven a blunder as her majority and favour appears to be shrinking.
I’m making this a call to prayer: for God’s will to be done in Britain on the 8th of June, for His anger to subside, and for Theresa May to go to Him on bended knee and ask His forgiveness for her presumption. That she needed more politicians on her side, in order to get a positive result in Brexit, is not correct. What she needs is God’s hand and His army in her camp. She had it. I pray God does not remove His hand on her now, or upon the nation.
Will those of you who feel compelled for God’s will to be done in the nation of the United Kingdom please pray with me, and stand with me in the final week of campaigning, and for the result on the 8th of June to be God’s will for Britain and for the World as he is moving so quickly and completely in these days. Can we surrender our own wills and allow God’s will to be done on Earth as it is in Heaven. And for a woman who has made a mistake, can we pray for Theresa May, that God would be gentle with her, and that He would show mercy and forgiveness to her, and to the United Kingdom. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
“…if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” (1 Chronicles 7:14)
*For those not in the UK who may be unfamiliar with the term Brexit, it is the term coined by media and politicians for the process of the UK leaving the European Union. It stands for British Exit (from the EU), hence, BrExit or Brexit.