Key Battleground

Over the last few weeks I keep hearing the term "key battleground." It is used in the political arena to describe geographic locations on the United States map; these are States that could "go either way" as votes are cast; they are also called the "undecided." Campaigns have designed strategies and created commercials to persuade voters why they should make a certain choice.

Our "campaign" to Haiti begins in a few short hours. We will be flying to the political "key battleground" of Florida today, before heading on to Haiti early Monday morning. There we will encounter many "undecided."

The real "key battleground" is the souls of the lost - the hearts of men, women and children. We will definitely be campaigning for change! We want to give them an opportunity to decide on where they will spend eternity.

The apostle Paul wrote "I have become all things to all men so that some might be persuaded." This may be a poor strategy in politics - but the strategy that brings people to salvation is the same yesterday today and forever. Christ told His disciples "if I be lifted up I will draw all men to Me."

Our team will be using that strategy and claiming VICTORY in Jesus. He guarantees we are "more than conquerors", we are more than Senators or Presidents - we are servants of the King of Kings.

We are not in a race whose winner will be decided on Tuesday. We are not fighting in a "key battleground" to determine who will hold a term of office for the next four years.

There has been a call to prayer heard across the nation among Evangelicals. A call to turn our hearts towards God. Today as I embark on yet another "campaign trail" my prayer is that as Evangelicals we would pray for more than just protection for a Biblically based political view - but for the greater eternal view God desires, that people know He so loved the world He gave His only Son and whoever believes in Him will have eternal life!


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