A number of Christians; particularly the anti-Trump ones; republicans that have decided they won’t be changing parties but won’t be voting at all, thanks to Trump winning the lead and nomination in the GOP! Or the anti-Trump democrats; [who also, because they too must not call evil good and good evil, have some serious analysis to do regarding the female nominee therein this party]! May look at the featured pin: “Christians for Trump,” and immediately think to themselves, those Christians for Trump don’t stand a chance at making it into heaven if they vote for this moron!
Or they might say, “How can you call yourself a ‘Christian‘ and support Donald Trump? The man, not a politician but a loose cannon with shady dealings and inflated ego, is all wrong for politics, business, religion, and America! Where are his tax returns, can you answer that?”
In anyone’s irritation about Trump, they may even suggest that the last thing going on is the hand of God on Donald Trump, except maybe to smack him! And may produce the whole: “Separation of Church and State” lingo; which, in and of itself, has erroneously silenced the mouths of many Christian / Religious leaders, holders of 501(c)(3) status, for no proper reason!
All, in the quest to discourage the pro-Trump Christian [voters] from casting the devil’s spawn into office!
Or, conversely, they, on either side, for private reasons, [maybe after really seeing the Obama administration and the Hillary Clinton State Department and Foundations for what it’s been, and wanting it out of the WH], may muse: “The Christians for Trump may be onto something good!” And then turn around and secretly cast their vote for The Donald.
Who’s to say.
You don’t have to believe it, but the Christians [for Trump], at least I’m speaking for myself now, certainly does see the absolute necessity for something totally different, in politics and in Christianity, to finally rise up and do things the Lord’s way, God’s way! And that means, literally, deciding America’s worth to you, taking America back from the wrong hands, looting and casting the evil out, from all four of her corners, protecting HER with a huge, solid wall, and from within, with our own Brand Name label, restoring America back to her sovereignty and exceptional beauty!
More than just a question of politics and or religions, personally, I’m looking at America as a living thing, a home to Her official citizens, our sanctuary; and this harrowing disorder that is unfolding all around us virtually is a matter of spiritual warfare calling for true righteousness, unlike anything the world -since Christ- has seen!
Born in this country, I was American first, before anything else [religion, politics, education, careers, you name it]! And loving my country of origin, I am able to look at the USA as an integral part of my being and have a birthright, [just like every natural American has theirs] to defend her because you and I still live here. And until God says, “It’s over!” America isn’t dead yet!
Still, while the other religion in its extreme cult and opposite mindset calls it Jihad; and is running around blowing up anything and anyone at will, and decapitating Christians and anyone else who doesn’t conform to its barbaric DARKNESS! What do you suppose God’s Word, in the Bible, says about all of this?
Put on the full armor of God [for His precepts are like the splendid armor of a heavily-armed soldier], so that you may be able to [successfully] stand up against all the schemes and the strategies and the deceits of the devil. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this [present] darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) places. Therefore, put on the complete armor of God, so that you will be able to [successfully] resist and stand your ground in the evil day [of danger], and having done everything [that the crisis demands], to stand firm [in your place, fully prepared, immovable, victorious]. (Ephesians 6:10-18 AMP)
So, then, as members of the body of Christ, what are we doing, for God, and ourselves, and for one another, and for America, so that we may be victorious?
America is and has always been known as the most generous giver of all countries. In fact, regardless of the disgraced economy -initiated from the wrong hands, right here in the U.S.; Americans, in spite of it, still continue/d in their stupendous giving!
According to the Giving USA Foundation, as was articulated in 2014 by Aaron Smith for CNN Money, “Americans gave away a record pile of cash to charity last year: nearly $360 billion.” You should see the list in its itemized form, it’s impressive.
America, [our home until God sees fit!], and her official Americans whose heritage and Christian values were passed down to us from our Forefathers, unreservedly deserves respect and ample protection!
And, so far, from what I have seen of America’s dysfunctional commanderS-in-chief and their cabinets, only the non-politician “Donald Trump” has shown enough, presence of mind about America’s unhealthy situation and remarkable audacity, to step up and seek to help in rescuing her! -Whilst, need I remind you, the current administration(D); with the residuals of the former Bushy one(R); whose responsibility it has been to avert the great dangers! Has instead unabashedly lay open America and turned her into the assailable playground for anyone [no holds bar] to come here, unvetted, via land, ocean, or the sky, and shit disaster all over her, like it’s nobody’s business!
As Christians, it is our business since God has entrusted much to us and has had as much to say about the ways in which He could heal our land!
Either way, it doesn’t negate the fact that being “politically correct” hasn’t and doesn’t work for anyone anymore, not in the precarious manner in which it’s been operating! Being politically correct, up to now, has only gone from compliment to insult and serious injury! When what was meant to prosper a country and humanity correctly [hence the suggested political correctness] has instead been abused -and manifested very large sins, menacing threats, false gods and sinister ideologies, terrorism, and much-unsettled upheaval! And the “incorrectness” rolls on… into a giant BALL of grave uncertainties and dangerous perils for the American people, not only domestically but also abroad!
Moreover, fellow Christians, be here reminded that, amid all of the current political wrangling and civil unrest; whether we choose to preclude it or not: the God of the Bible currently still is God and he has His own reasons for allowing certain things to happen and a certain “Donald” to enter the political scene, by the landslide with which it’s occurred!
Or have we forgotten this about God, and now assume that we know better than God does; and that “Trump” -because some of you dislike him- should not be president!?
Of course, the whole “Trump” phenomenon; his despicable flaws [if that’s what you want to call it all], and his “inexperience” in politics and the military sounds like the wackiest idea & event ever to unfold in America! It all can make him seem like the most unfit human being on the planet to run for “President of the United States!” For who would have ever thought that this reality-TV Apprentice would come, seemingly out of nowhere, and be surprisingly Nominated, in this surreal fashion, for such a critical seat and time as is the current one!
Apparently, God thought it, or it wouldn’t be unfolding in this way, and that is why it is all in front of us with such magnitude! Remember that God chooses the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chooses the weak things of the world to shame the strong. (See 1 Corinthians 1:27) God works in mysterious ways…
But let us all, Christians, on either side of the political arena or beyond, remember something crucial: the Scriptures, and particularly this verse: “‘For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,’ declares the Lord.” (Isaiah 55:8 AMP) -Which perhaps is the most, single-handedly tester and stretcher of our faith when it comes to trusting God, in and with all situations! If we know anything about God, it is that he enjoys being “politically incorrect” and knows what He is doing!
In the words of John F. Kennedy, I too address it to you: And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.
In closing, here it is: In 2016, we have businessman “Donald Trump” as the [selected] Republican Nominee running for the presidency of the United States and we have “Prophesies” about him, astoundingly emerging from around the world, like trumpets sounding their horns! Strange prophecies… almost questionable to some degree, if you’re the type of Christian that doubts some of this stuff and has known to “tests the spirits!” But nonetheless thought-provoking content -with scripture to back it- worth our attention and reasons to pray!
Below are three videos alone that touch on this subject. Please watch them, if you would, even if out of plain curiosity or deep concern about the sobering issues facing us today. And bear in mind that the hand of God [just may be] on Donald Trump for the right reasons… But, more importantly, that, prayers, when prayed from the heart, are like rising incense, and in the nostrils of God are a fragrant offering because they have the scent of his son. (Psalm 141:2 Bible Hub)
God bless you,
Christina L. Ibbotson
Note: the quote: “A Public Service Announcement Sponsored by the Bible,” was adapted here by me, but came from Discover Ministries‘s Steve Cioccolanti, BA, M.Ed., a Christian author and pastor of an international church in Melbourne, Australia, whose two leading videos I share with you now.
The following video was posted on YouTube by a Christian named Komorusan, but its audio content is from TRUNEWS. As stated by TRUNEWS: Hosted by Web radio pioneer Rick Wiles, TRUNEWS is the cutting-edge Internet-based world newscast that has informed and inspired listeners around the world since 1999. TRUNEWS is the world’s leading news source that reports, analyzes, and comments on global events and trends with a conservative, Christian worldview.