The final verse goes, “The Lord’s the one who makes the choice of the instrument He’s using. We don’t know the reasons and the plans behind his choosing.” I think this sentiment applies perfectly to the GOP frontrunner, Donald Trump.
I’ll admit that I watch the campaign process like a sports fan because I find the whole thing fascinating. After witnessing the Fox News/Facebook debate on March 3rd descend to the level of a Jerry Springer Show, I had to speak up. My full disclosure is: I subscribed to Marco Rubio’s email list right after he announced his candidacy for President of the United States, but I have not decided yet for whom I will vote in the Florida primary on March 15th. Consider me one of those “late deciders” so desired by all the campaigns.
Ever since Trump made his way down the escalators at Trump Towers last June 2015, I have been following his campaign very closely because last February, Kim Clement announced that God was making “Trump a trumpet.” Others prophetic voices have characterized Donald Trump as a “wrecking ball”, “bulldozer” or a “King Cyrus” (Isaiah 45) archetype who changed Israel. Both Dr. Michael Brown and Dr. Lance Wallnau have been offering thought-provoking insights recently on Periscope and Facebook video about Donald Trump and describe him using those terms.
We are living at a time where evil is rising and we need righteousness to again become the standard. The human condition of sin is blatantly obvious. But I believe God in His mercy is about to give the Church, the United States, and the world yet one more chance to repent and turn from its wicked ways and embrace the salvation message of Jesus Christ before the end comes.
“2 Peter 3:1-18:1 Dear friends, this is now my second letter to you. I have written both of them as reminders to stimulate you to wholesome thinking. 2 I want you to recall the words spoken in the past by the holy prophets and the command given by our Lord and Savior through your apostles. 3 First of all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. 4 They will say, “Where is this ‘coming’ he promised? Ever since our fathers died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation.” 5 But they deliberately forget that long ago by God’s word the heavens existed and the earth was formed out of water and by water. 6 By these waters also the world of that time was deluged and destroyed. 7 By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire, being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of ungodly men. 8 But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day. 9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. 10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything in it will be laid bare. 11 Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives 12 as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. 13 But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness. 14 So then, dear friends, since you are looking forward to this, make every effort to be found spotless, blameless and at peace with him. 15 Bear in mind that our Lord’s patience means salvation, just as our dear brother Paul also wrote you with the wisdom that God gave him. 16 He writes the same way in all his letters, speaking in them of these matters. His letters contain some things that are hard to understand, which ignorant and unstable people distort, as they do the other Scriptures, to their own destruction. 17 Therefore, dear friends, since you already know this, be on your guard so that you may not be carried away by the error of lawless men and fall from your secure position. 18 But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.”
Students of Bible Prophecy know that a stage must be set for the Anti-Christ, the False Prophet, and a one-world government to take power. My belief is that God will set the stage and not a man or Satan. Just like when Jesus walked the earth, Satan and man conspired to kill him yet God had the ultimate “trump card” — Resurrection Power, which raised Jesus from the dead and defeated the enemy forever.
So now we see the battle lines being drawn like David with a slingshot standing up to the Philistine Goliath or Samson armed only with the jawbone of an ass to fight an army there is an independent change agent who is beholden to no one but the God who gave Donald Trump the ability to create massive wealth challenging and exposing the corruption of the entrenched powers of government and media. (Deuteronomy 8:18 NKJV “And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.)
Ephesians 6:12 (NKJV) “12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age,[a] against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” My thought is if Trump is actually God’s instrument for this hour then the media’s and the political establishment’s attempt to circumvent Trump’s candidacy is physical evidence of the spiritual conflict referred to above and like Daniel in a Lion’s den or Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, no harm will come to them.
There’s a long time yet before the Convention and the General Election and a lot can happen. My suspicion is that voices against will get louder and the attacks become more and more vicious. But God’s hand will protect and favor him to such an extent that no harm will befall Mr. Trump and his support will increase to the utter amazement and marvel of everyone. That will be the irrefutable proof that Trump is actually God’s instrument. Like the song says:
“That donkey’s just a donkey, but she’s still the thing God used. And that’s the point I want you all to see.
The big takeaway for me is to see how much the body of Christ has transferred their trust away from the power of God and into man-made institutions. There is a great lack of the fruit of the Spirit mentioned in Galatians 5:22-23 being demonstrated in the public and social media forums. I see and hear a lot of anger, hate, arrogance and intolerance. (NKJV 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law)
Judgment always comes first to the House of the Lord. Big revelations are ahead and more sins will be exposed as this shaking continues.It;s time to clean up because Jesus is soon coming back for a bride without blemish.
Written by James Kevin Burkhardt