Just Like Tomorrow Morning Is

With the Supreme Court doing its part today to advance the homosexual agenda, while trying not to provoke a major backlash, as happened with Roe v. Wade, I thought a little encouragement for the saints might be in order.

All this reminds us again that there is no political solution to what ails us. We are a nation with the staggers, and our prophets and judges all have paper bags over their heads. There is such a thing as political and legislative faithfulness, but there is no such thing as political and legislative salvation. God brings us to the end of our puny little abilities so that we may trust, not in ourselves, but in Him, the God who raises the dead.

So we remind one another — as we ought to — that there is no political solution. There will be political consequences when the solution arrives, but there is no political solution. This is true as far as it goes, but there might be an assumption buried in there that is not so true.

As the old joke has it: “Well, I guess we have to pray about it.” “Oh, has it come to that?”

Realizing that there is no political solution, and that only Jesus can save us from this, is quite true . . . but might be just a couple steps away from unbelief. It is like being in the bottom of the ninth, with two outs, and your weakest batter has two strikes on him and no balls, and he hurt both his wrists getting the bag of sunflower seeds open. Only God can pull this out now is often an introduction to the thought and He’s not going to.

But that is not where we are at all. The salvation that Jesus is bringing to us is not a possible salvation, or a probable one, or a likely salvation. It is an inexorable and necessary salvation. Reformation, revival, salvation, forgiveness, and a spirit of deep repentance is coming at America just like tomorrow morning is.

Because our only salvation is found in resurrection from the dead, and because resurrection from the dead is an inexorable fact of life now — ever since Jesus rose on the third day, He set resurrection power completely loose in the world — the deliverance we long for is a certainty.

In other words, it is not “there is no salvation except in the off chance . . .” Rather, it is “there is no salvation in any other name except the one that has been given to you forever.” That one name is the name of Jesus. Luther doesn’t say, but I suspect that name is the one little word in his hymn that fells the pandemonic captain, and it is the name that remains, no thanks to the jurisprudential scurrying of the black-robed strokers of chins.

If our way out were political, we can be (and have been) thwarted, out-spent, out-maneuvered, lied to, and betrayed. But if our way out is Jesus, not only do we have a sure and certain hope, but our adversaries have no hope at all.

And so what do we have to do? We simply have to stand still and watch (Ex. 14:13).

  • http://tbrainerd.wordpress.com Tom Brainerd

    Only let your conduct be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of your affairs, that you stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel, and not in any way terrified by your adversaries, which is to them a proof of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that from God. For to you it has been granted on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake, having the same conflict which you saw in me and now hear is in me. Philippians 1:27-30

    Worth noting that the sign is that Christ’s church stand fast…of perdition to the City of Man and of salvation to the City of God. So often our rabble-rousing, as opposed to standfasting, is naught more than a sign of fear./THB

  • http://pilgrimandastranger.blogspot.com Joe B.

    “…stand still and watch.” I’ve been thinking we have one additional thing to do. Repent. Why is the Kingdom taking such brutally heavy losses in the West? I’m guessin’ there’s a lot more impurity and idolatry than we’re admitting. Achan’s got a stash.

    Preparing the way of the Lord started with washings in the Jordan.


  • Jonathan

    Pastor Wilson, I thoroughly enjoy it when you make posts that I can completely agree with.

    May this also be a remind that we are not to use the devious ways of the world to try to thwart, out-spend, out-maneuver, lie to, and betray others in the name of political goals. These is indeed political and legislative faithfulness, and it applies to our means as well as our ends.

  • Mathetes

    It’s worth remembering as well, that when the first Christians arrived on the scene, acceptance of this kind of behaviour was the norm in the gentile world. Not to mention slavery and infanticide and persecution and…well, you get the idea. They had much more to contend with than we do.

  • Brian

    Brilliant post. Jesus rose from the dead, therefore, we already won. Lets remain faithful to our King in these wicked times.

  • jay niemeyer

    There is no Amen heartier than the heartiness of this Amen!
    *Ahem… AMEN!

  • David Douglas

    Completely agree with this here. And reason for great joy. I think some need to be reminded that a very different country may develop and fall before this repentance happens. And we need to be involved in hastening that day whenever it comes.

    Mordecai’s words to Esthter are as true in our day:

    Think not with thyself that thou shalt escape in the king’s house, more than all the Jews. For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father’s house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?

  • RFB

    And of course, the inestimable Mr. Calvin: “Paul distinctly compares…the state of things in his time with the ancient condition of the Church, and that it serves in no small degree to confirm our faith, when we bear in mind, that nothing happens to us, at this day, which the holy Fathers had not formerly experienced: for novelty, we know, is a grievous engine to torment weak minds.”

  • JPL

    There was a Christian musician who said, “This generation of Christians, is responsible for this generation of non-Christians”
    I know this is not a very Calvinistic thought, but oh God that you would break our hearts for those who do not know you. Me included.

  • Robert

    It seems to me that God wans growth. Gays won’t have it. Most Americans will only have 2 kids max. I think that is one of the reaons that God is blessing the illegal immigration push, although, that being said, there is still the issue of the generational sin of not trusting God to get you here legally, how that plays out on the first generation of American born. That is another discussion.

  • JPL

    I am completely with you JPL.

    I think that this generation of Christians continues to be egging on this generation of non-Christians. Present company included.

  • Jonathan

    I am completely with you JPL.

    I think that this generation of Christians continues to be egging on this generation of non-Christians. Present company included.