The Election Is Over, Now What?

Written by gregdenham on November 7th, 2012

The Election Is Over, Now What? 

The Presidential election of 2012 is now over. President Barack Obama has been re-elected as the President of the United States of America.

So, where do we go from here?

The Bible tells us that we need to pray for our President. He will need our prayers as he faces the many challenges that lay ahead.

But we also need to remember that we are on a mission as Christians. So, whether elated or disappointed, I encourage you to see this generation not through a political lens, but a Gospel lens through the eyes of Jesus, because it is Jesus that we need!

“Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time, for which I was appointed a preacher and an apostle—I am speaking the truth in Christ and not lying—a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.” (I Tim. 2:1-8)

May God continue to bless the United States of America!

5 Comments so far ↓

  1. paul says:

    Thank you for posting this pastor greg, just what i needed to hear!

  2. Shelly says:


  3. Jim McFarland says:

    Thank you and AMEN!!!!

    God Bless you and your family my freind, my brother and my pastor.

  4. Dalet Mem says:

    Today is 8 Nov 2012. I beg to differ that at this point the election is over. The election is not over until the Electors meet and cast their votes.

    It is not by popular vote that the President is elected in our country. The Electorial College is a Constitutional safeguard that our founders placed in the Constitution. The popular vote demonstrates a popular preference that the Electors strongly take into consideration. But they make the decision. If it is a tie, it then goes to the House of Representatives to decide.

    Though many assume it is a “done deal,” it is not until after the Electors meet.

    May the Holy One, blessed his He, inspire the Electors to do the right thing in spite of the popular vote. And may He bless the State of Israel as well as American against the harm this pro-Muslim intends to do and has done already. G-d be praised! Baruch HaShem!

  5. Ramon Lunada says:

    Washington, D.C., November 8, 2012) — As the smoke clears from the wreckage of the Romney defeat on Tuesday, some intriguing yet disturbing facts are coming to light.

    Fewer people overall voted in 2012 (about 117 million) compared to 2008 (about 125 million).President Obama received some 6.6 million fewer votes in 2012 than he did in 2008 (60,217,329 in 2012 votes compared to 66,882,230 votes in 2008). One would think that such a dynamic would have helped Romney win — clearly it did not. Incredibly, Governor Romney received nearly 1 million fewer votes in 2012 than Sen. John McCain received in 2008. (In 2008, McCain won 58,343,671 votes. In 2012, Romney won only 57,486,044 votes.)

    Why? How was it possible for Romney to do worse than McCain? It will take some time to sift through all of the data. But here is some of what we know from the 2012 election day exit polls:

    That said, what I looking at most closely is the Christian vote, and here is where I see trouble:

    * 42% of the Protestant Christian vote went for Obama in 2012. This was down from 45% in 2008.

    * 57% of the Protestant Christian vote went for Romney in 2012. This was up from 54% that McCain won in 2008.

    * When you zoom in a bit, you find that 21% of self-identified, white, born-again, evangelical Christians voted for President Obama in 2012. This means of the 117 million people who voted on Tuesday, about 24.7 million were evangelicals who voted for Obama. This was down from 24% of evangelicals who voted for Obama in 2008.
    * You’d think this decrease in evangelical votes for Obama would have helped win the race for Romney, but it didn’t.

    * 78% of evangelical Christians voted for Romney in 2012. Yes, this was up from the 74% that McCain received in 2008, but it wasn’t nearly enough.

    * To put it more precisely, about 5 million fewer evangelicals voted for Obama in 2012 than in 2008. Meanwhile, some 4.7 million more evangelicals voted for Romney than voted for McCain. Yet Romney still couldn’t win.

    It is stunning to think that 25 million self-described evangelical Christians would vote for a President who supports abortion on demand and was on the cover of Newsweek as America’s “first gay president.” Did these self-professed believers surrender their Biblical convictions in the voting booth, or did they never really have deep Biblical convictions on the critical issues to begin with?

    Whatever their reasons, these so-called evangelicals doomed Romney and a number of down-ballot candidates for the House and Senate. This is what happens when the Church is weak and fails to disciple believers to turn Biblical faith into action.

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