On March 24, Thai voters will be electing a new parliament. This will be the first elections after being under direct military rule for five years. Thai people are glad for the upcoming elections but also apprehensive. The military government has changed the constitution and put many “safe guards” in place to assure that no matter who is elected to parliament, the military will still have control of the government.
1 Tim. 2:1,2 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
Living under a non-elected military government for the past few years we have realized that all of the “kingdoms of this world” are basically the same. It doesn't matter what type of government we might live under in this world, our citizenship is in God's kingdom. Please pray that we will continue to have the freedom to proclaim the gospel as we “lead quiet and peaceable lives in all godliness and honesty”.
Governments rise and fall. Earthly kingdoms continue to exert their control over this world. But ultimately, Jesus is still the Lord over all. Thank you for your prayers as we continue to serve as ambassadors for Jesus here in Thailand, encouraging others to become fellow citizens of God's kingdom.
Eph. 2:19 Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God;