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I am simply looking for a scripture reference, and do not wish to be drawn into a political discussion. I think in the Book of Revelations, or Isaiah, or somewhere else there is a passage that alludes to the people crying out for a leader. I know the Children of Israel were wanting a leader in the Old Testament, right after their 40 years in the wilderness, but I think there is something more contemporary.

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I am simply looking for a scripture reference, and do not wish to be drawn into a political discussion. I think in the Book of Revelations, or Isaiah, or somewhere else there is a passage that alludes to the people crying out for a leader. I know the Children of Israel were wanting a leader in the Old Testament, right after their 40 years in the wilderness, but I think there is something more contemporary.

 

Hi Elen and welcome!

 

The example you're using makes me think of king Saul. Correct me if wrong, but God judged Israel by giving them wicked rulers? Throughout the history of the nation of Israel, Israel was repeatedly conquered and brought under wicked ruler ship. I'd be interested in a contemporary reference too, but I think how one defines Israel may be a contributing factor, that is, Israel was the foreshadowing of the Church, and we have no other head but Christ Jesus. Though we know God will cause a strong delusion damning some under the Man of Lawlessness. So I think this answers what you're asking about those that wish for another ruler besides Christ Jesus:

 

2 Thessalonians 2:

 

2 Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our being gathered together to him, we ask you, brothers,[a] 2 not to be quickly shaken in mind or alarmed, either by a spirit or a spoken word, or a letter seeming to be from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come. 3 Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction,[c] 4 who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God. 5 Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you these things? 6 And you know what is restraining him now so that he may be revealed in his time. 7 For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work. Only he who now restrains it will do so until he is out of the way. 8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will kill with the breath of his mouth and bring to nothing by the appearance of his coming. 9 The coming of the lawless one is by the activity of Satan with all power and false signs and wonders, 10 and with all wicked deception for those who are perishing, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. 11 Therefore God sends them a strong delusion, so that they may believe what is false, 12 in order that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

 

God bless,

William

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Thank You. I was in a Denomination that practiced Dispensationalism but left it years ago for a variety of reasons. So, what I am thinking about may be a product of that, and simply the interpretation from one of those pastors. I was thinking along the lines of the Anti-Christ, so am trying to recall any scripture I may have heard.

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