Instructions Before the Election
Specific instructions for believers for an election year come to us from I Timothy 2:1-7. In fact, this is one of the great passages in the New Testament – a kind of “Magna Charta” for modern missions.
For the election here in America, verses 1 & 2 are very specific. We are to pray for our leaders and for all in positions of authority.
For God’s concern for each of us, verses 3 & 4 are very specific. It is God’s desire that we all come to Him for the salvation of our souls.
For the way to heaven, verses 5 & 6 give us direction. The only way to God is through faith in Christ. There is no “mediator” between sinful man and a holy God except for Christ. The saints cannot mediate for us. No minister can mediate for us. The church cannot mediate for us. Only Jesus Christ qualifies as the mediator to bring us peace with God.
For the hope of the world, verse 7 guides us to global missions. We are to take the gospel to the nations.
Wow, what a powerful passage of Scripture!