I can now say what the Lord would not allow me to say before the election for all the reasons many of you have seen in my writings. The following paragraph contains excerpts from my prayer journal, things I heard from the Lord and wrote down, but held back in obedience to Him. These entries are raw and I present them just as I received them without any elaboration or explanation.
2/25/16 – Trump will be president. This will buy us time, but it will be a time of turmoil. The country will come out of it with the current system completely disrupted and no one at a governmental level will know what the rules are. 10/10/16 – Trump will edge out Clinton and the nation will be divided. There will be protests in the streets, although peaceful. Marches will be held. Signs will be waved. But I will preserve the nation. Trump will win his way. He will learn the office and he will survive. People will be surprised. 10/27/16 – He will win but he will not serve.
In light of that last installment from 10/27/16, no matter how you voted, it is time to unite in prayer for Trump’s protection. The last thing we need in this divided nation is for something to happen to the president elect. You might see a contradiction between what I heard concerning Trump’s survival and growth in the presidency and the statement about him not serving. Please understand that words like this are not cast in stone. God reveals some things that are firmly established while He reveals other things as warnings of events to be avoided through prayer and/or action. There is so much hatred and division in this nation right now that we must assume our president elect is in danger.
I also know on good authority that very solid and grounded prominent Christian leaders have his ear and that he is listening with humility and respect. Whatever he has been in the past, I see hope for the kind of changes I know we all want to see in him. The prayers of God’s people can make a difference in what Trump is able to absorb and in the kind of God encounter he may experience.
In addition to his unprecedented historic victory, we are already seeing the protests I heard God speak about in the words I received as people have gathered in front of the White House and there have even been school walkouts in California. I must confess, I doubted my hearing and had actually forgotten much of it in the fog of the bitterness of the campaigns. I continue, however, to believe that I was right to withhold what God was saying and to remain silent concerning the outcome. I still believe that in this election, God wanted His people to think, pray and discern rather than irresponsibly rely on the influence or guidance of prophetic voices predicting the outcome. I believe that, in spite of any influence we might have come under, we heard from God and voted accordingly. Although a flawed candidate, Trump has potential.
Finally, my spirit is sick today over the potential for Christians to divide over the outcome of this election. 1) Trump is not our savior. Hillary wasn’t going to be either. Let it go. 2) Our nation is not our religion. 3) Politics is not religion. Christians can thrive and have done so under virtually any government. Our citizenship is not of this world. 4) Under those first three points, idolatry is a subtle temptation that we perhaps need to repent of. 5) Anything that we allow to divide us as believers and inhibit the Father’s love among us comes not from the Holy Spirit but from the father of lies. 6) I Timothy 2:1-4 is a standing command for all believers, no matter what government we may live under. It’s time for us to unite and be faithful to our calling to reveal the true nature of Jesus to a world in need! Here it is: First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.