In the upcoming General Elections, GE14, when political speeches and flags of political parties are flying everywhere, we should raise, exalt and extol the standard of God’s Kingdom higher. The Lord Jesus, whose Name is above every name must be exalted high above our nation. Believers in Christ ought to praise and worship the Lord in exuberant faith acknowledging God who is King above all kingdoms. The Spirit of the living God reigns supreme.
To release the work of the Holy Spirit and God’s angels to permeate the uttermost corners of the nation during GE14 so that His righteousness, peace and joy (Rom 14:17) prevail in Malaysia, Jesus and the Father must be exalted by our faith. Below are some pointers I have asked Brother Cheam to give us regarding GE14. I like for all our NL members to take note.
Rev. Jeremiah Yap
GE14, WHAT SHOULD WE DO?
GO OUT AND VOTE
Your vote is your most sacred right as a citizen of Malaysia, enshrined in the Constitution. You get to exercise it only once in five (5) years. So go and exercise it.
Do not let anyone tell you your vote is not important and does not matter at all.
Go out and vote. Vote for the future of our beloved Malaysia.
On voting day, go out early in full force to vote to prevent any possible untoward happenings, e.g. like someone misappropriating your right to vote by voting on your behalf without your consent or knowledge.
ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO VOTE
Do not just vote. Walk the extra mile. Encourage all your family members, your neighbours, your friends, your office mates and everyone you come into contact with to vote. Those who do not have transport, volunteer your assistance. Be a helper. Be an encourager.
COME HOME AND VOTE
Last GE13, I challenged my many overseas friends who were very super vocal to come home and vote. Actions speak louder than words. To my delight many accepted my challenge and did come home to vote. Yes, every vote counts. Come home and make a difference. Make a sacrifice.
How about postal votes?
I would encourage all to cast their votes in person as far as possible.
CHECK AND RECHECK YOUR POLLING STATION
With the very recent redelineation of constituency boundaries please make sure you check and recheck where you are supposed to vote. Many have found their polling stations changed. Check it today. Check again a week before polling date. If possible, check again the night before polling date.
BE A POLLING or COUNTING AGENT (PACA)
Volunteer as a polling or counting agent. Be a watchman for GE14. As a PACA, we can help to ensure a clean and fair election.
How can you assist? Sign up today as a polling and counting agent.
What does a polling agent do? A polling agent observes the electoral process, ensure that every voter that comes in is truly a registered voter in the roll.
What does a counting agent do? A counting agent observes the counting process to ensure that counting process is fair.
In the end, it is up to the voters to make the decision. The politicians have played their role in the past five years but it is the voters who will write the next chapter of Malaysian history.
Vote wisely. Vote for the future of our beloved Malaysia. Vote for the future of our children. We, Malaysian citizens whovote, will write the next chapter of Malaysian history.
“Be the light and give light to everyone in the house” (Matthew 5:15)
God bless Malaysia.
L S Cheam