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26 June, 2016 09:32

June 26, 2016

TRUMP, Triumph or Tragedy?

America is declining faster than anybody could ever imagine possible. Everywhere we turn we see this once great nation slowly but surely sinking in a sea of debt, moral depravity, racial division, and progressive left wing ideology.

I’m reminded of the prophet Habakkuk who cried out to God reminding Him that everywhere he turned he saw violence, iniquity, wickedness, destruction, strife and contention. He went on to say the wicked surround the righteous and therefore justice is perverted. Habakkuk’s day was virtually identical to our own.

Habakkuk was convinced that God was not listening to his cry for help. “How long will I call and Thou wilt not hear?” God breaks in and tells Habakkuk He is aware of what’s going on and is also doing something about it.

I’m sure God’s initial response was met with great relief by the prophet. That was until God told him exactly what He was doing. “I’m raising up the Chaldeans.” Habakkuk must have been stunned, bewildered, confused, angered, and a thousand other emotions must have gripped him in that moment. Why, he wondered, was God allowing a nation known for their terror, treachery and wickedness to judge God’s people and land?

You and I would feel exactly the same. Especially since Habakkuk had been earnestly and consistently interceding for his people and land. His was no casual prayer, but rather a prolonged intensive season of prayer, perhaps for months or years. “How long, O Lord will I call for help?”

What if God’s answer to our prayers is to allow ISIS to take over? The fact is that the Chaldeans were the ancient ISIS of their day. Or what if instead of ISIS, God is sending us Donald Trump, not as many suppose as a blessing, but as a agent of judgment?

Why would I say such a thing you might ask? Well for starters I see the vast number of evangelicals flocking to Trump like flies to honey. Trump for many is the new savior; the man who is going to right all the wrongs and restore America to her greatness once again.

What we are failing to see is that America’s cup of iniquity is full or very close to it. God is not going to stand by and ignore the blood of 53 million babies that cry out for justice. “God is not mocked. Whatsoever a man (Nation) sows that will it also reap”.

Added to this is the greater sin of placing our hope and trust in a man. David’s greatest sin, was not his sin of passion; that of taking Uriah’s wife Bathsheba, but rather his sin of pride. When David took his eyes off God as his deliverer and instead placed his trust in his own mighty army God took the lives of seventy thousand of David’s men.

I believe the church has taken her eyes off God and instead placed her confidence in man (Trump). Following God’s judgment, David wrote, “Some trust in chariots and some in horses but we will remember the name of the Lord our God” and “A horse is a false hope in time of war.”

I dare say if Trump becomes our next president it won’t be long before we are once again acknowledging that, “Unless the Lord builds the house they labor in vain that build it”

What I’m not hearing from our evangelical leaders is any urgency regarding prayer for our nation. As my father use to say, it is not , Our father which art in the White House but rather, “Our Father which art in heaven”

Our false assumption is, if we can only get Trump into office our problems will be solved. The fact is that our problems may increase. Making America Great Again is a good and catchy slogan, but the good is always the enemy of the best, I’d rather have IN GOD WE TRUST!

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  1. leastofall permalink
    June 26, 2016 11:39 am

    America is truly in the balancing scales of justice. I still believe you are one of only a few last prophetic voices crying in the wilderness, David. I hope and pray that God will still spare this nation…Even Abraham pleaded with God,

    Genesis 18:32 Then he said, “May the Lord not be angry, but let me speak just once more. What if only ten can be found there?”

    He answered, “For the sake of ten, I will not destroy it.”

    Let’s pray that there are at least 10 still broken and interceding for this nation…Only God can, if He chooses, to make America great again.

  2. June 26, 2017 10:47 am

    Hi David,
    Thank you for your insight. I read your words about Clinton and Trump before the election and now, post election. I look back. I actually have used this last election cycle to help me sift out much false prophesy and to mark carefully those prominent Christians who have outed themselves as false prophets. You were among the few voices who spoke sanity into the foolishness of it all.
    In essence your statement “the church has taken her eyes of God” gets to the the very heart of it. What a witless bunch we are…scampering about chasing what we think is best.

    This all reminds me of my foolish hound puppy who is just now learning to fix his eyes on me his master at all times. He began as all puppies… scampering about like a colossal fool chasing whatever delighted his nose. King of his own world he was, nipping me, and defiantly barking at me.
    What did I do? I simply walked the other way with the 15ft line trailing out behind me.
    He was pleased with this and happily set about his folly again. Finding a delightful scent he ran heedlessly at full steam to the end of his lead. Suddenly a bone snapping stop gripped his puny neck flipping him upside down. Bewildered he found himself being dragged slowly and surely in the opposite direction across the lawn. Now did I do that to him or did he do that to himself? He did it to himself. His reality was false, I am the master, he is the dog. He choked himself.
    What happened? He met the irresistible steady force of his master and lost the battle royally. The Kingdom of God moves forcefully forward and only the forceful take hold of it.
    After several repeated performances of such nonsense, it finally dawned on coconut brain that…”I am not my own anymore..I’d better look at my master.” All this without words, begging, coaxing with treats or even looking at the dog. He now walks by my side even though I have a 15 foot lead in hand.

    If only the Church would set her eye on Christ, no matter what the turns may be..she would be with Christ. Notice that Christ never coaxed, never flattered, never worried or wrung his hands about his wayward disciples…he just lead on. Oh that we “dogs” would get sorted out. We wonder why He seems so far away.. look at the church!…defiantly independant, self-seeking, entertainment driven…chasing the world like wild hound puppies! God help us!

    The church in North America is running and bucking heedlessly to the end of her leash. She is drunk on herself.

    She will soon experience such an earth shattering discipline that many will be shocked and disillusioned. Others will abandon the faith, but many will be refined as gold in the fire.

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