Last Thoughts on Trump and the Office of the President
From a dear brother, what wisdom. Now, let’s move on and preach the gospel to the lost world. AMEN
– It would have been a great shame to have a woman President, especially Hilary (Isaiah 3:12, 1 Timothy 2:11-14- I know this is about the church specifically, but note the general principle of Creation contained in this passage). We should be thankful at least that she didn’t get in the White House. The media and the liberals didn’t get to have their celebration of something which God calls a shame. That is something to have at least a little happiness over. Imagine how bold this would have the already bold, obnoxious feminists and Leftists. You could hear the media pundits were extremely disappointed in their post-election coverage.
– We also don’t have to hear Hilary screech everyday for the next four years:)
– Is Trump bought and paid for like Hilary? Or did he get in apart from the corrupt machinery that the President usually gets in by? I can’t say for sure, and I doubt anyone can truly say for sure at this moment. Here would be some major hints that he’s a political anomaly if he did indeed get in apart from the machinery:
a) He never makes it to his inauguration or he gets assassinated shortly afterwards (we should pray for his safety).
b) He appoints a cabinet comprised mostly of people who are not members of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission, and/or the Bilderberg Group (the corrupt machinery itself who usually determines the media agenda and the President). Most Presidents appoint most or all of their cabinet from these groups.
c) He actually does deport a mass number of illegal immigrants (the above groups push the agenda of illegal immigrant support to move the USA to the Left so we will become progressively more socialistic/Communistic- a mass deportation would hurt this agenda badly).
d) He stands up to the United Nations over and over again.
e) He greatly diminishes the power of the Federal Reserve (this is more dangerous than preaching the gospel openly in Saudi Arabia- probably was the last straw for JFK- look up executive order 11110- so I wouldn’t expect him to do this, even if he wanted to)
f) He indeed destroys Obamacare AND takes us in the direction of competitive health insurance markets (rather than towards a single-payer healthcare system like Hilary would have done)
g) He really does destroy ISIS mercilessly and makes peace with Putin (the opposite of what Hilary wanted to do- she created the Arab Spring as Secretary of State, she wants chaos in the Middle East and strife with Russia to enable WW3)
h) Appoints Supreme Court Justices who are truly Conservative AND prove it afterwards in their decisions, especially on upholding the Bill of Rights and supporting Christians being attacked by the LGBT community
i) Follows through in prosecuting Hilary (who we know should be in jail- a truly impartial prosecutor appointed would certainly choose prosecute her).Probably other things could prove he’s not a political puppet, like reversing most of Obama’s executive orders and other such things that I’m not thinking of now.
– It’s not a sin to not have voted for Trump. It certainly would be a sin to vote for Hilary. But when it comes to voting for Trump, it was a matter of conscience. One may have chosen to not endorse him since he’s not a godly man by Bible standards, while another may have voted for him to combat the sneaky psychopathically criminal, 100 percent-sure to continue Obama’s destructive policies, and so evil to make Trump look mild in his sin enemy of mankind and utterly faithful servant of Satan that is Hilary Clinton. It’s hard to criticize someone for choosing either of these options, though to me it was as simple that it was going to be one or the other- and nobody could possibly be worse than Hilary. But I wouldn’t add to Scripture and say voting for Trump or not voting for Trump was a sin. I’d be afraid to make such a charge against anyone.
– Do beware of making an idol of Trump. He’s not a godly man and even if his intentions are good for America (and they may be, Hilary’s were certainly evil) he is still not guided by godly discernment and his own ambition could be a snare to him and to us, even if he is truly seeking the greatness of America. Do beware of what he says and take heed that you don’t adopt a humanistic view of the world and other ungodly things. If you think too highly of him, you’ll find yourself agreeing with everything or most everything he says. And he will say things that are anti-Christ in terms of his mentality (like every lost person will- Matthew 12:33-37), even if he isn’t deliberately working to usher in the New World Order and the ant-Christ.
– And beware of ungodly unions with Trump supporters. I’m convinced that most Trump supporters would still rather live under the Government of Hilary than the Government of Jesus Christ if they had to pick between one or the other. The bottom line here is that most Trump supporters don’t live under the reign of Christ in their own lives and their motives for supporting Trump were mainly what they saw as their own interests and self-preservation just like with the Hilary supporters, though the Trump supporters made a better decision and this particular choice wasn’t inherently sinful. 2 Corinthians 6:14-18 is a Scripture we can’t ignore here. I don’t say the vote itself was fellowship with unbelievers, but there are dangers in many other ways to get into that realm that are related to support of most any political candidate.
– Regardless of what you think of Trump and how he got into office, he is our duly elected President and these rioters who are protesting him are lawless criminals for what they are doing. People who don’t see a problem with their criminal rioting are wicked themselves (Romans 1:32) and can justly be rebuked for their hypocrisy. Why would they have had a problem had Conservatives rioted after Obama got elected? Both we and they know they would have a problem in that case. Their selective outrage reveals their dishonesty and hypocrisy.
– It’s just as wrong to want persecution to come as it is to stop being faithful in order to avoid it. IF we get a reprieve from the path towards government-endorsed persecution under Trump, don’t criticize those who are relieved about that and don’t act upset over that. Making such a criticism or getting upset for that reason just reveals some carnal ambition to feel like and/or be known as a tough guy or a martyr.
– But know that if such a reprieve happens, it is still only a delay of the inevitable. The devil’s machinery is still in place and they are still planning the imprisonment, death, and/or other malicious things against those “which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.” (Rev 12:17b) This world still lies in the power of the evil one- so don’t think you don’t have to be sober, vigilant, and arming yourself to suffer even if we are getting a reprieve at the moment.
– Whether Hilary, Trump, or a truly godly Christian man had got elected, whether we are in the midst of terrible turmoil or in a time of natural ease, our attitude towards life shouldn’t be that different in any case. We have a calling to fulfill the Great Commission, to visit the orphan and the widow in their affliction, and to keep ourselves unspottted from the corruption of the world (Matthew 28:18-20, Mark 16:15-20, James 1:27, etc). A friend of mine recently told me that regardless of the results of this election, 160,000 are still dying daily of starvation. Hell hasn’t become any less a reality. There are still millions of Christians suffering throughout the world. Our hearts should be set on doing what we’re called to do by God and hearing from God’s Word daily whatever our circumstances.
– We are commanded to pray, supplicate, and intercede “For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.” (1 Timothy 2:2) We should look to God alone for security, but we see from this and many other Scripture lessons that God uses human leadership (at least, to a significant extent) to bring that. Since the Apostle Paul saw the need to pray for those in authority to the end seen in the verse above, he commanded that it be done by the church. That is inspired Scripture. So we should pray for Trump and those in authority whatever we think of them (like we should have been praying for Obama all this time- which I admit I often failed to do). “3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.” (1 Timothy 2:3-6)
– The goal of such prayers, supplications, intercessions, etc then clearly also has to do with the gospel going forth and people being saved and coming to the knowledge of the truth- including the leaders. We should pray for Donald Trump’s salvation as well as his safety- as well as be faithful to pray for and testify the gospel to people in general under conditions as we have them.
– And with the above statement, many have this romantic idea that persecution on a greater scale is going to make the church what it ought to be and cure its lukewarmness, compromise, and apathy. That is a very great deception! The truth is that those who aren’t being very faithful and on-fire for the Lord under calmer conditions are just being set up extremely to not endure under chaotic, especially trying conditions. Just look at what has happened to many in the USA in the past ten years as things became relatively more unstable and corruption increased. Many who were doing well in the Lord 10-15 years ago aren’t doing so well now, if they haven’t fallen away altogether. Just imagine this effect times seven. That’s what we could very well face in our lifetimes. That’s what your children will face. We want to get disciplined and established in godly habits and a godly mindset now. We should seek to be obtaining a greater degree of hope that comes through experience in taking up the cross and patiently seeing God work through the tribulation associated with that (Romans 5:3-5). Otherwise we’re making things all the worse for ourselves should real persecution, great economic affliction come, and/or other severe trials hit.
“4 How long shall the land mourn, and the herbs of every field wither, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein? the beasts are consumed, and the birds; because they said, He shall not see our last end. (Note the exhortation by God at this point to Jeremiah, a righteous man who was going to face such a judgment as part of this nation headed for greater chaos)
5 If thou hast run with the footmen, and they have wearied thee, then how canst thou contend with horses? and if in the land of peace, wherein thou trustedst, they wearied thee, then how wilt thou do in the swelling of Jordan?” (Jeremiah 12:4-5)
“16 And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness;17 And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word’s sake, immediately they are offended.” (Mark 4:16-17)
– The evil in this world and in people’s hearts goes way beyond political stances and choices. Don’t make politics and the recent election bigger than they have to be to yourself and in your dealing with others. Don’t cease to be vigilant, don’t get careless about the danger our nation faces, don’t take a break from praying- but it’s okay to take a break from political discussion and political monitoring. I know, I just wrote this and sent it to you. But that is indeed what I plan to do myself after today, except reading any comments you send me on this and checking the news every now and then when I’m on the internet. What a relief!:)