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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.

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