November 17, 2016
“With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.” Isaiah 26:9. The United States of America has just faced a grueling presidential election. A lot was riding on the outcome and many Christians were in earnest prayer seeking God’s guidance. I was one of those people and I hope you were too. For the last eight years, the President of this nation has waged a war against God and the values that Christians hold dear, such as the sanctity of life and the God ordained one man/one woman marriage. Our Constitution has been shredded as liberal judges stepped outside of their Constitutional bounds in order to impose their own perverted ideas morality. Most Americans have never read the Constitution so there was little outrage. On Tuesday, November 8, 2016, Americans voted against the destruction of America when Hillary Clinton was defeated in her bid for the White House. Christians prayed and God has given us another chance to be a nation that blesses God. Is Donald Trump the perfect man for the job? Well, he’s against everything that Obama and Hillary stand for, and that’s a very good thing. Is he a perfect person? Of course he isn’t. He’s human with failures like everyone. Mr. Trump claims to have accepted Christ as his Saviour, and that’s a blessing for him and for this nation. One of the most moving pictures I saw just prior to the election was Mr. Trump surrounded by people laying hands on him and praying. That’s a good beginning, and as we move forward into his presidency, it will become clear if his conversion was real. God knows for sure.
With the election over, it’s time for America to heal. The wounds that Obama inflicted upon America almost caused the death of this great nation, but God has given us another chance to be a nation that rejects satanic ways and honors God Almighty. “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; and the people whom He hath chosen for His own inheritance.” Psalm 33:12. Christians make up a large portion of the population of America. By accepting Christ as our Saviour we have become sons of God and we belong to Him. While we live on this side of Heaven we need to do all that’s within our power to ensure that this nation doesn’t fail God. It’s important that Christians in every nation live their faith so that God is honored. Americans have much to thank our Lord for, including our freedom of religion. That’s a protection in our Constitution. The past eight years have seen that freedom trampled upon as sin has been glorified and God has been openly mocked. Christians have been criminalized because we believe God’s word, recognize sin, and don’t want anyone to spend eternity in the Lake of Fire. The last eight years have seen our rights being diminished and the blessings that come from being a nation that honors God have been weakened. Satan is behind those who mock God and weak minded puppets were easily led down the path of destruction. It took the fear of Hillary Clinton being elected President to bring Christians to their knees in prayer for God to change the course of this nation. God answered our prayer and now it’s time to heal. That will happen if Christians continue in prayer. We also need to examine our own lives and live to please God.
“When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.” Proverbs 29:2. The last eight years under Obama have been cause to mourn. Will Donald Trump be a righteous leader? Time will tell, but he needs our continual prayer. The disturbing thing is the reaction some Americans have to Mr. Trump’s election. Over the last few days since the election I’ve read many articles and watched many videos about the election results hoping to find people rejoicing. People have reacted in astonishing ways. One college professor told his students that they didn’t have to take their exams if they were too upset by the election results, there have been riots, and newscasters (who are supposed to report the news) are openly shocked that Hillary lost. The comments below most articles are also astonishing. The language is vulgar and the messages are filled with anger and hatred. Surprisingly, these comments are written by men and women who claim to be conservatives, and some even claim to be Christians. It’s shameful, and surely the result of the satanic leadership that has influenced America. One of the most insulting things Hillary Clinton said during her campaign was to call those who supported Mr. Trump “deplorables”, but that’s exactly how many people are acting. That has to stop. “Only let your conversation be as it becometh the gospel of Christ” Philippians 1:27a. Brothers and sisters, let’s be leaders in healing this nation. Stop the name calling and stop the vicious hatred. These actions don’t reflect the Gospel of Christ. Remove vulgar words from your lips, and speak in Christian love. Let’s get busy living Godly lives that show Christian values to the dark and evil world around us.
It’s time that Christians begin to walk in fellowship with God. There has been a decline of Godly values in America, and even Christians have sided with Satan rather than opposing the wickedness in our government. “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.” Psalm 9:17. The leadership of a nation reflects the attitude of the people, especially in a nation wherein the people elect the leaders. Will Mr. Trump show leadership based upon Christian values that America needs? He is certainly surrounding himself with respected Christian people, such as Dr. Ben Carson. That shows wisdom and a desire to do right before God. Mr. Trump will certainly make mistakes, and the satanically inspired press will be sure to point out every error. What Mr. Trump needs now is our prayers. We prayed and God answered by coming against Hillary Clinton. Now Christians need to turn from our own wickedness and begin fresh in our walk with God. “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14. God promised this to Israel, but the challenge was to those who are His people and called by His name. I’m a Christian and I take His name seriously. Do you? Sin in our life hampers our fellowship with God and we all need to turn from any wickedness that we embrace. Brothers and sisters, seek the Lord daily and turn away from whatever sin is controlling your life. We humbly prayed, or maybe we prayed in desperation, and God answered our prayer. Those prayers should not stop. In the recent past, the president embraced sin and even Christians began to accept the unacceptable. There was a remnant who stood opposed to the evil inundating our government and our nation. Hillary Clinton was defeated and the evil turned aside. The healing of our nation has begun, but we need to follow through on our part. Each of us can be a leader of righteousness in our own community if we live for Christ. Seek God’s face and live to honor Him.
The fight isn’t over. I am neither naïve enough to think that Mr. Trump is the answer to everything, nor blind enough to think that Hillary was. I’ve heard Hillary’s stance on abortion and her angry “it doesn’t matter” speech about Benghazi. I also heard Bill Clinton say that Hillary communes with Eleanor Roosevelt, and that’s a satanic practice. Brothers and sisters, our fight is not against people but against the powers of darkness and this fight is ongoing. “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” Ephesians 6:12. Satan is our enemy, not people. Many celebrities promised to leave this nation if Mr. Trump won. They are all going back on their word and will be doing their best to be Satan’s voice in America. Stop buying their music, stop watching their movies, stop watching their satanic rituals during half-time at the Super Bowl. These people need our prayers, not our animosity, but we need to stop supporting them. Put on the spiritual weapons needed to fight this spiritual battle. “Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” Ephesians 6;13. Fight like a Christian…with prayer and love, but do not compromise.
We can’t expect God to heal this nation if Christians don’t repent and truly seek God’s face. Don’t join in the anger that is being flung about by those who supported Hillary. Show Christ’s love wherever possible. “If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.” Romans 12:18. Keep Jesus first in your life and let those who are rioting and spewing hatred see Christ living in you. Maybe your example will bring them to repentance, but you need to be separate from the sin around you.
Heavenly Father, heal this nation.
God bless you all,
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