THERE is nothing anyone can do when God announces his preferred candidate in an assignment. He simply uses his divine mechanism to showcase his choice, even when people of this world conclude in their mind based on age antecedents, experience and qualification that their own paramentsals and assessment should determine the victor and victory in elections.
When King Saul was still on the throne of Israel, God decided on His own to dethrone him for flouting his instructions. Prophet Samuel was chosen to carryout this assignment in the House of Jesse. God’s choice was never made known, to his parents, nor to the prophet. The preferred choice of the parent and the prophet were at variance with God’s own choice.
The parent thought, if any of their children should be made king; age should be the yardstick to determine it. Hence Eliab, Abinadab and others in that sequence were presented before the prophet of God, who also thought in his mind that, no other person could be the choice of God, other than the one he observed certain sterling, human qualities!
1 Samuel 16:6 States – and it came to pass, when they were come, that he looked on Ehab and said, surely the Lord’s anointed is before him.”
But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance or on the height of his stature, because I have refused him, for the Lord seeth not as man seeth, for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.”
After all those that were invited for the sacrifice passed before the prophet of God. 1 Samuel 16:10 states. “Jesse made seven of his son to pass before Samuel. “The Lord, said he hath not chosen these… beloved, the divine choice was not invited, neither was it contemplated that he could be chosen or ordained as King. The reason was not farfetched. He was the youngest in the family and he had a profession they thought and felt he could not be disengaged from.
In 1 Samuel 16:11 states, “and Samuel said unto Jesse, are here all thy children? And he said, there remaineth yet the youngest, and behold, he keepeth the sheep, and Samuel said unto Jesse, send and fetch him, for we will not sit down till he come hither.”
Beloved, whoever God chooses, his absence would always command respect and reverence. They patiently waited for his arrival from a destination the Bible did not record; nonetheless, the prophet didn’t have to ordain the available because the desirable was not in their midst.
1 Samuel 16:12 states He was sent for and immediately the prophet set his eyes on him “it is stated that “he was ruddy, and withal of beautiful countenance goodly to look to, and the Lord said Arise anoint him, for this is he.”
Beloved, the selfish, the wicked and parochial personalities could have no influence on God’s choice. You could be adjudged suitable and qualified but when God has no such plan for you, it will definitely end in a fiasco as no one can distort or alter the divine plans of God for his people.
God could decide to impose his choice if and when he sees the features he desires in such person.
Moses was compelled to deliver the Israelites from bondage at the auspicious moment they cried to him. Exod 3:6-10. “Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh and thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt”.
Whoever God chooses, he registers his presence with such person to showcase his mightiness. It is on record that no one who truly obey the instruction, one over fail in the bid. Except the one     that decides to tour his own line like King Saul. 1 Samuel 15:21-26.
Let no one worry about the results of the forthcoming election for the results are not unknown to God who own the heaven and the earth. No manipulations or crowd influence or incumbency factor, nor military experience can change God’s own decision. Psalm 33:9 states “for he spake, and it was done, he commanded and it stood fast”.
Lam 3:37 confirm that no man can alter God’s decision. “Who is he that saith and it cometh to pass, when the Lord commandeth it not?”
Nigerians and other stakeholders need to pray for God’s mercy on Nigeria. Lam 3:22 states “it is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not”.
Remain blessed as we enter the crucial week of the election that could make or mar the future of the country if caution is thrown to the winds.
Numbers 14:28 states. “Say unto them as truly as I live saith the Lord, as ye have spoken in mine ears, so will I do to you.”
Your prayer today could change any imminent danger in your life and in the future of this great country.