Even in the spiritual realm, we have elections. Adam was our first representative, and he elected Satan the prince of mankind when he ate of the fruit God commanded him not to eat. Really? Satan is the prince of earth? Yes, that’s what Jesus said in John 14:30, when He states, “I will not say much more to you, for the prince of this world is coming. He has no hold over me…” Satan has not died, and his term has not yet ended so he is still the elected prince of mankind to this day. His objectives are to steal, kill, and destroy (John 10:10). He has already been condemned and sentenced to an everlasting fire by a just God (John 16:11). Common sense tells you a crew goes down with the captain in his seeking ship. Individuals will suffer the same fate if they remain under his rule (Matthew 25:41). Yet, there is hope.
There is another kingdom—a place of refuge that is waiting for those to seek asylum in it. Not only that, but we can become spiritual citizens of this kingdom right now. God has named His own Son the prince, and He is called “Prince of Peace.” We can cast our vote for Him to be our Lord by putting our trust in Him. Unlike the prince of this world, the Prince of Peace has come to give life abundantly (John 10:10). He wants to prosper us and give us hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11). Are you ready to cast Your vote for Jesus Christ, the Son of God and Prince of Peace? Are you ready to seek asylum in His kingdom? Will you be willing to live with Him eternally in heaven instead of going down with the prince of this world? If yes, then call out to Him!
Prayer: Lord, Yes! Yes, we name You lord of our lives. We choose You! I trust You that You paid for my sins with Your precious blood. This is only possible because You are the perfect Son of God. Yet, You rose from the dead and conquered death for me. Send Your Holy Spirit to live in me so I can have eternal life with You. Thank You for hearing my prayer. In the Risen Christ’s Name, Amen.