I recently wrote about speaking truth to prophetic chaos. The discord seems to have worsened since then. More prophetic ministers and pastors have apologized, but again with opt out clauses. Many of these people are still only focused on not being accurate with their word that Trump would win the 2020 election. I wrote four years ago that God spoke to me regarding the 2016 election saying of Trump, “He will win but he will not serve.” Another prophetic minister heard those same 8 words but now feels they mean Trump would not serve the system. I disagree vehemently. Growing up in a military family, I learned what it means to serve. Giving one’s all for God and country. Often putting yourself at risk, but not complaining. Always ready to serve. Never one that would abandon your post or creed. In my walk with God, service is a part of my life with God. Trusting Him and always trying to draw closer. No matter what certain evangelicals professed, I never witnessed this with the one elected President in 2016.
So, if one says they heard God tell them that Trump would win in 2020, who then did they hear? What did they sense, feel, witness, or dream? Something was quite off. Were they caught up in the fervor of other prophetic people who stood by what they said they heard even up to and on January 20, 2021? Are they with those who believe it still might be changed, or maybe they missed it and it was win one term, then a break, and then win another term? Some feel they had to stay with this prophecy because they could pray it in. Trump would help them fight against abortion. But during the 2016 primary, you had decent Republican candidates like Kasich or Bush that would have also appointed judges to their liking and could also be upright men at the same time. Even Cruz would have not fully maligned the office of President and given judges that evangelicals wanted. I voted for Kasich even though I knew who would win. The fact that people bought into the platform and seductive drawing proffered by Trump seems to be left out. Much like when the King of Babylon sent men and letters to Hezekiah, King of Judah, and Hezekiah showed them all the treasures of his house. They would later take them all. Much like what many religious leaders today did with Trump. He saw all they had, wanted, and were willing to do for a seat at the table. Grifted by one who had done that for decades. But no prophetic voice today was heeded when warnings were given like there was in the prophet Isaiah when Hezekiah reigned.
Many now speak of an increased fear in government, yet had a sense of protection under President Trump. They listened to what so many prophetic voices declared, when in essence they prophesied lies. This spirit that works from the enemy has brought strong delusion that is still entrenched in the thoughts of many. How else could one explain the excitement of following after that man coming down that New York City escalator? Believing what he proposed? Ignoring cases brought against him for tenant abuse, especially people of color, in properties he owned. Using illegal immigrants and treating them poorly in constructing places he owned, Anti-trust violations, race baiting in doing all he could to work to put the Central Park Five in jail forever and never apologizing even after they were found not guilty. Swindling and cheating those who had contracts to work for him was common practice. And if things didn’t work out, just go bankrupt. Treating women shamefully, often against their will. Paying hush money to keep them quiet. Birtherism he started with President Obama. And of course, saying “good people on both sides” in Charlottesville. This is a fraction of things that could be listed to ask why in God’s name did people become ensnared by this which would have been rejected outright if Trump had remained a democrat. He knew years ago what he needed to do to be successful. And an idol was erected that so many still bow to. And that evil spirit of fear is still at work so that many still follow him.
Many still believe the lies and find reasons to fault the enemy for what they did wrong in embracing that which was contrary to the teachings of Christ. Contrary to His Way! They look for counsel from those who still lead them astray like any monthly prognosticator. Only you can deliver yourself from where you are and walk in truth. If you continue to look to man for your answer you will walk in continued darkness. Look to Him. Embrace the Cross! That is the only true path. His Word is truth and life. If you continue to embrace that which doesn’t line up with His heart you will be in a constant state of doubt and anxiety. But He will give you good counsel. He will instruct you in the midst of storms and even as you sleep. Just set Him ever before you. His justice will always prevail.
So where do we go from here? How do we repair the division in our country and in our Church? How do we repair our status in the world? How do we turn down the rhetoric and the anger that is so prevalent? We start by repenting. Everyone. There is no one that hasn’t harbored something in their heart that adds to the division. Thoughts alone, even not voiced, can cause terrible harm. To others and to you. So that you do not misunderstand what I’m saying in this post, I’ve prayed for all in leadership. Yes, even Trump. If he had changed, all of us would have profited. Some repentance will need to go deeper. There are some people so inextricably stuck in this chaos they will need to be prayed for like one being de-programmed. The daily lies, acceptance of evil evidenced by conspiracy theories and things like QAnon, have taken a toll. People have left churches in anger. That must be rectified. Friendships and even relationships in families have been torn and fractured. Some seemingly irreversible. And what of those who defended lies that stated the virus was a hoax or that masks infringe on your first amendment rights. Masks are not just about you. They protect your fellowman. Will you apologize to those thousands who have lost loved ones? What of those in ministry that still lead their sheep astray by claiming the election was lost because of fraud? Is your God so small He can’t stop that from happening? Time for many of you to step down or take a sabbatical. The enemy comes to rob, kill and destroy. And too many have let him. We need to stand firm but always speak truth in love. And sometimes we just have to be quiet and bring it to the Lord in prayer. For a long time now, I’ve asked His truth and mercy to blanket our land. I’ve also asked for discordant voices, Trump among them, to be quieted. Not killed or hurt. Quieted. We are to represent Christ in everything we do. Those that walk contrary to that are of the world and those that embrace the world walk in error. Speak and walk in His love.
Proverbs 28:4 in the Passion Translation states, “Those who turn their backs on what they know is right will no longer be able to tell right from wrong.” I so fear many now walk this way. I am speaking from a heart that breaks from what I see. And I identify with Paul in 2 Corinthians 11 in that I too burn with indignation when I see so many fall from being led astray and into a path of sin and hate. We are to be imitators of Him. Cast off darkness and those who walk in it. We are to shine as His light. Examine yourself to make sure you walk as one of His. I pray the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, guards your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Blessings.