2:3 When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
2:4 And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born.
2:5 And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet,
2:6 And you Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, are not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of you shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel.
2:16 Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding angry, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently enquired of the wise me n.
2:17 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying,
2:18 In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not. (Matthrew 2:3-6/16-18 KJV)
The Bible is filled with situations that are political. As said in recent blogs, read the Bible closely and compare it with what is happening today, especially in politics. Also, as I have said in many blogs, history repeats itself.
Here we are at Christmas and, yes, even when Christ was born there was a political agenda that had to be dealt with. Herod was thinking he would be replaced by this baby that was to be born. He wanted to maintain his power and was willing to do anything to maintain it, even murder.
God rules in mysterious ways and moves His chess pieces to acquire what He desires. He knows what He is doing and does not do anything haphazardly. He sent an Angel to move Jesus out of the way until He made another move.
As I said, everything is political. In a very recent blog, I wrote about Paul writing to a church when he got word about someone taking over a church he previously established. This church began to follow the false teachings that were presented to them. Paul had to return to that church and attempt to reestablish it in the way of the Lord. That have happened today, and we are still shuttering from the ramifications.
Politics is in the Old Testament as well as the New Testament, all you have to do is read, understand, and apply it to what is happening in today’s politics. But God have said that He will end this insubordination with pandemics, catastrophes, populace unrest, etc. It is all there for your reading and understanding, including the politics.
But, in Revelation, God showed a new Heaven and a new earth and those of us that believe in God, repent by praying for the redemption of our sins, and follow His commandments before the second coming, will be saved instead of meeting the fires of hell. From the looks of what is happening around the world (earthquakes, floods, etc.) and the politics around the world, it is right around the corner. But remember, God have His own time, not our timing, and we do not know what time it really is.