_”Knowing, brethren beloved, your election of God.”_(1Thessalonians 1:4)
It pays to be elected by God than to be elected by men. *God elects Christians, empower them with the Holy Ghost and then trust in their ability to execute the purpose for which He elected them ahead of their fellows.* On the other hand, those who vote politicians into power, during parliamentary and presidential elections, end up getting disappointed because they usually don’t get the complete results they needed them to produce, according to their campaign messages.
*Instead of these politicians to formulate timely, social interventions and pragmatic policies for the betterment of the lives of the masses, most of them fail their constituents and the general populace.* They are caught up indulging in corruption and bribery, nepotism, misappropriation of funds and a whole lot of immoral behaviours that are deteriorating the society at a faster rate. *By the time they are done with deliberations on how to fulfill what they have on their manifesto to move the country forward, propaganda and arguments must have brought the citizens into disappointment and so many socioeconomic problems.*
At the end of it all, the tenure will be a flop and the people will be marching backwards without any experiencing the development for which they voted. *It is a shame to know that this vicious cycle never ceases to end as we experience them from one government to another. *Transparency, effectiveness and accountable governance* are hardly achieved in such countries.
*In our case as Christians, God is the only eligible voter who has provided us with all the human, natural and divine resources that we will need in order to produce for Him righteousness and holiness. *These resources are mainly the Word of God and the Holy Ghost, with our souls as the raw materials.* At the grassroot level, which concerns our own lives we are to work fervently for the complete transformation of our souls and body without any stain of sin. Secondly, we are tasked with the winning of souls into the Kingdom of God because He that elected us is in dire need of their salvation together with us until we eventually enter into Heaven. All Christians are Ministers of Righteousness and Holiness.
*Fellow Ministers of God, our portfolio is concerned with how to work out our salvation with fear and tremble until righteousness and holiness are maintained in the Body of Christ, so as to get rewarded by Christ Jesus, in the Kingdom of Heaven.* It is a great thing to be elected by the Most High God to serve Him. The reason why our policies are centered around individual and corporate righteousness and holiness is that, Jesus Christ, from whom we all came into existence, wants us to come back into Him to complete His joy in making us come out of Him. *We are to return in His original state of holiness and righteousness, in order to fit into Him as the perfect rib. Enjoy your incumbency as a Divine Minister in Charge of Righteousness and Holiness.*
*PRAYER*: My Father in Heaven, grant me more grace to perform the responsibility you have given me as your Minister of Righteousness in Jesus name. *AMEN*