It has been some time since I have written. This is because I am learning to write only when prompted, and then, to write only about those things I am told to write. Please understand, I do not consider myself to be a prophet. I do not hear predictions or prophecy of the future. However, since the prophets were also sent to warn, and a great deal of what I am told to write seems to be in the form of a warning, I suppose I may be a prophet of a sort. But I want you to know I do not see myself that way. I see myself as someone who simply wants to obey the Lord, which is why I have a warning for all Christians who are supporting Donald Trump. I pray you will listen.
The most common reason for Christian support for Trump is expressed in words to this effect:
“God used sinners, so He can use Trump.”
OK, if this is true, I have a question: why can’t God use Hillary Clinton the same way?
If God using sinners is a reason to support a man who is not only unrepentant, but boasts about his sin, then why doesn’t that same reasoning work with Hillary Clinton? The Truth is, if it works with Trump, it works equally well with Hillary Clinton. So, congratulations, Christian: you just argued for Christian support of Hillary Clinton!
OK, now that we have that out of the way, can we — as believers — get serious about this issue and start letting Scripture guide us?
First, understand that the angel told Daniel a beast is a world government. That definition has never changed, so there is no reason to believe the beast in Revelation is a person. Sound Biblical interpretation says the beast in Revelation is a government.
The next thing we need to understand is that, if we are looking to and trusting in government to set things right, then we are worshiping government and not Christ! (If you fall into this category, I strongly suggest you give some serious consideration to what this might mean in relation to the mark of the beast).
Scripture also tells us not to be un-equally yoked. In Truth, this means a believer should not join themselves to an no-believer. Respectfully, I submit that both Trump and Clinton have told us with their mouths and their deeds that they do not follow the Lord. Understand, I am not saying they do not believe in the Lord, I am saying they have said and done things that clearly demonstrate the Lord is not the Master of their lives. The question at hand for believers is: “Is the Lord the Master of our lives?”
If the Lord is the Master of our lives, then we are only charged with doing our best to live according to our best understanding of His Word. The outcome is for Him to decide, not us. We are to trust in and rely on Him, not government, not ourselves. This is what it means to let the Lord be the Master of our lives: we must surrender to Him and His plans, not ours.
Scripture is clear on this matter: believers are not to support those who are unrepentant in their sin. We are to show them the love of Christ by the way we live, but we are not to join ourselves to them. What the believer must understand is that your vote is an outward sign of support. Therefore, we must cast our vote accordingly and leave the result to the Lord. Scripture tells us not to fear, He can and will use all things for the good of those who trust and believe.
For example: as horrible as WW II was for the Jews, the Lord used that tragedy to bring Israel back into existence. If God can bring such light from such darkness, why should we doubt Him today? Why should we be trying to take things into our own hands by creating arguments for supporting someone who Scriptures clearly tell us we should stay as far away from as possible? By arguing such foolishness as “God uses sinners so support Trump,” a believer does little more than Abraham did when he tried to rush things by having a child with Hagar instead of waiting on the Lord to give him a son through Sarah. The result was not what Abraham intended, and Ishmael became and has remained a thorn in the side of believers ever since.
I’ll close with this. I am not telling anyone how to vote. That is not my business. However, I am warning those who profess to believe in Christ that they should not be tempting the Lord by twisting His Word to support their desires. If we believe, then we trust Him — not government, not even ourselves, but Him and Him alone. And if we trust Him, then all we have to do obey His Word as best we can and leave the result to Him. He is the Master, we are the servant. Trying to force His hand by acting against His teachings is rebellion, and Scripture is clear about how rebellion turns out. So why would any believer tempt the Lord by creating twisted reasons to support someone they should recognize as an opponent of God? How can a person claim to be a believer while making excuses for supporting the ungodly? It simply does not work, so chose wisely. As for me and my house, we chose to obey and trust in the Lord. I pray you will do the same.