I recently received in an email an evangelical call to pray for President Trump; to pray against the satanic forces coming against him. The message was pretty straight forward. If enough people pray against the devil’s attacks on Trump, then Satan will fail and Christ will be triumphant! But I could not help but wonder if the people who were making the call actually know what God’s will is.
I personally believe that Donald Trump was raised up by God to be the President of the USA. I believe that through the events of the last two years, the world has begun to see the evil which resides within the political establishment. I believe that had Trump not become president that the USA would right now be well and truly under the direct power of evil forces at work within the worldwide political world. BUT………
Throughout the last century many Christians fell victim to an over emphasis on selected scriptures which resulted in things like the ‘Wealth’ and ‘Health’ doctrines; if only you do this, that and something else you will be wealthy and/or healthy and/or whatever was being promised. In effect many people fell victim to self-centered, self-righteous and selective beliefs that did not reflect the full picture of what God is doing in both the individual and the world.
The most certain promise made to those who serve Christ is that they will be rejected and persecuted. They are not promised wealth, health, earthly victory or worldly happiness. And so too I believe that many who point to President Trump as God’s Instrument of Judgement fail to understand what an instrument of God’s judgement is and are therefore unprepared for what MUST take place before Christ returns.
Generally speaking, God’s blessing and judgement falls on both the righteous and unrighteous. Matthew 5:45
(:44)But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; (:45) That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.
Specifically speaking there is a time for particular judgement on each individual. Ecclesiastes 3:17
I said in mine heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.
But within the purpose of God for a nation, Deuteronomy Chapter 31 provides us with particular insight into the ways of God when it comes to judgement. That chapter commences just before the Israelites pass over into the promised land, and Moses, for all that he was called and especially blessed by God and had led the people to the promised land, was not himself going to be blessed with entering therein. Furthermore God informs the people that he knows that they will sin and turn against him, and states in Verse
(19) Now therefore write ye this song for you, and teach thou it the children of Israel; put it in their mouths, that this song may be a witness for Me against the children of Israel. (20) For when I shall have brought them into the land which I swore unto their fathers, flowing with milk and honey; and they shall have eaten their fill, and waxen fat; and turned unto other gods, and served them, and despised Me, and broken My covenant; (21) then it shall come to pass, when many evils and troubles are come upon them, that this song shall testify before them as a witness; for it shall not be forgotten out of the mouths of their seed; for I know their imagination how they do even now, before I have brought them into the land which I swore.’
Not all of those raised up end up entering into the blessing. Not all who are raised up survive to the end of their lives without some sort of failure in the sight of God. And despite the promises of God, not every nation is willing to continue to remain in God’s blessings. Furthermore, God LEAVES A WITNESS of what was promised in blessings, and promised in judgements.
I believe that Trump was raised up by God. I believe that he is smarter than the average bear Boo-Boo! And I believe that everyone who wishes to overthrow the powers of darkness OUGHT to pray for Trump. But I do not believe that one can say that Trump is going to turn the USA around into the light of God, for it may be that Trump’s time as President is nothing more than a witness against all of those who willingly, eagerly and deliberately reject the concept of the USA ‘Under God.’
Whether Trump continues for one or two terms, and whether he is impeached or not, prosecuted or not or abandoned by the American people or not, God’s WILL is being manifested and it will either be as a witness against the USA’s rejection of God, or a temporary subjugation of Satan’s power.
Ultimately however, the great deception WILL COME and WILL BE successful until the time designated by God for the overthrow of world history.
In the meantime, let’s pray that President Trump is divinely enabled to continue to highlight all that is evil in society and reverse all the wrongs done by those with no love of God or Country.
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