Well said. Bible is abundantly clear from cover to cover that all authority on this earth comes from Him and he can take away give authority to kings as he wishes. And he expects us to obey these authorities as if they come from Him even if they are evil. With the exception of course of obeying God over man where that line is crossed, like worshipping the image of Nebuchadnezzar or the apostles being told to quit preaching. Daniel and the other wisemen never had to worry about politics in Babylon. They honored their madman king knowing that God placed him in authority over the remnant of Israel. They didn’t fight back being thrown in the furnace and knew either God would deliver them or not. It’s the same command in revelation 13 when the antichrist is given authority, if we are to go to captivity then we go. If we are to be out to death then we get put to death. He’s literally removed the political responsibility away from us. If these are appointed times then whoever is in power will be doing evil. So even if “your guy” wins an election, he’s not gonna be on the right side of this.
“But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled, but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect, having a good conscience, so that, when you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame. For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God’s will, than for doing evil.”
1 Peter 3:14-17 ESV
“Be subject for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps. He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth. When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly.”
1 Peter 2:13, 21-23 ESV
“Also it was allowed to make war on the saints and to conquer them. And authority was given it over every tribe and people and language and nation, If anyone is to be taken captive, to captivity he goes; if anyone is to be slain with the sword, with the sword must he be slain. Here is a call for the endurance and faith of the saints.”
Revelation 13:7, 10 ESV