Dictionary definition of Politicking, is to be engaged in political activity, such as seeking votes. Politicking is an act of intrigues and manoeuvres. A politician, therefore, is one who seeks the votes of the electorates through intrigues and manoeuvres. Jesus made it very clear that His disciples are not of this world, even as He was not of this world. And we all know that politicking is of the world, and it is not of God but of the devil, who is the prince of this world and its vain-glories. Jesus Christ resisted every temptation of the devil, to entice Him with the kingdoms of the world and the glory of them- MATTHEW 4:8-10. Jesus also resisted every attempt by the people to make Him a king by force- JOHN 6:15.
The parable of the olive tree, the fig tree and the vine tree, in JUDGES 9:7-15, is symbolic and these trees represent those men of God, who have a divine calling in God’s vineyard and who recognize the importance of a life of consecration to their divine assignment and so, will not want to entangle themselves in the affairs of this life. The bramble in this parable, represents anyone who has not a divine calling in the Lord’s vineyard, and so, will not mind to get himself involved in partisan politicking. Men of God, who actually have a divine calling, are soldiers, who have been chosen by Jesus, the Commander of the army of heaven, and so, if they must please Jesus, their Commander, they must not entangle themselves in the affairs of this life, especially in politicking, as written in 2 TIMOTHY 2:4, and I quote, “No man that warreth, entangleth himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please Him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.” Men of God who go into politics, go either because of pride of life or because of the love of money and Politics which is pride of life is of the world and not of the Father, as written in 1 JOHN 2:16 and I quote, “For ALL that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes and the pride of life, is not of the Father but is of the world.”
Any man of God, who is in politics, must be in friendship with the world, thereby bringing him into enmity with God, as written in JAMES 4:4, and I quote, “Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world, is enmity with God. Whosoever therefore, will be a friend of the world, is the enemy of God.” And such adulterer cannot inherit the kingdom of God- 1 CORINTHIANS 6:9. Jesus said, in JOHN 18:36, that His kingdom was not of this world. So also the kingdom of genuine men of God and of all the saints of God, is not of this world. Their kingdom is yet to come, when they shall reign with Christ as kings and priests- REVELATION 5:10.
Genuine men of God, and genuine Christians who are into politicking, are therefore warned by the ALMIGHTY GOD, to come out from amongst these politicians and be separate, and never to touch their unclean thing. For what fellowship has righteousness with unrighteousness and what communion hath light with darkness or what concord has Christ with Belial or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel- 2 CORINTHIANS 6:14-18. But if they rebel against the Spirit of truth who is giving this warning, by refusing to come out, they shall be devoured with the sword; for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it- ISAIAH 1:20.