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Prayer for President Trump

1 Timothy 2:1-3 “Therefore I exhort first of all that you make supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings for everyone, for kings and for all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceful life in all godliness and honesty, for this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior

Heavenly Father, I pray for Your grace upon the United States. May Your name be hallowed in those who love You and keep Your word in the days and years to come! May Your unfailing love burn brightly in those who know You and keep the faith! Grant your long-suffering mercy upon this nation, that peace might be prolonged and the gospel further spread.

Gracious Father I ask that Your gospel would penetrate the heart of Donald Trump, that in humility and repentance he would come to know You according to the truth. I thank You for the men You have surrounded Donald Trump with and I pray that You would give his administration the common grace of ruling wisdom to preside over the U.S. faithfully.

Lord, I ask you to stay the hands that run to shed innocent blood. I ask you to hold back them who delight in war, that widespread violence might not break forth over the face of the earth again.

Most eagerly I pray, “Come Lord Jesus, come!” – let Your will be done on earth, as it is also done in heaven! In Jesus name I pray, amen!

Romans 13:1-4 “Let every person be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except from God, and those that exist are appointed by God. Therefore whoever resists the authority resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. Rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil works. Do you wish to have no fear of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from him, for he is the servant of God for your good. But if you do what is evil, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain, for he is the servant of God, an avenger to execute wrath upon him who practices evil. “

THE VOICE OF TRUTH: Donald Trump

“Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness; Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!” ~Isaiah 5:20

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The Church has a responsibility to raise the voice of Truth in the midst of darkness; to warn and exhort against falsehood and deception even when the people seem hungry for it! Our responsibility to be the voice of Truth in our generation doesn’t diminish simply because the truth is not appreciated. Nor does this call contradict our responsibility to be peacemakers and healers; it is possible- indeed, even necessary- to speak the Truth in love and peace. But to raise the voice of truth requires an accurate conviction of the truth and the virtue necessary to stand immovable on the truth even when it is opposed by the majority.

As a result of prayer and a great deal of time studying how one must answer the challenges we face, I feel an obligation to offer my voice as one entreating the Church with warnings and exhortations against the deceptions being welcomed into our ranks; what little platform I have here, I will use to lift up the voice of Truth.

DONALD TRUMP & HILLARY CLINTON

“Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God.” ~Romans 13:1

Whether it is Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton that is elected, we can be sure that it is God who appointed them to office. All authority is God’s.

As Christians, we are called upon to live with this wisdom in mind. We are to let this wisdom guide us and direct our hearts; we are to submit to it by faith, and attend our ear to it for counsel.

There is, therefore, no doubt in my mind that God will have His way in November. My concern is for the way in which we are walking upon this earth as followers of Christ! I fear that the Church is being deceived about the nature of Donald Trump. We must not allow ourselves to be fooled.

FOR JUDGMENT

Some have said we must vote for Donald Trump in order to prevent Hillary Clinton from getting into office.  They say “all that is necessary for an evil man to come to power is for good men to do nothing”; but might we not also say that “all that’s necessary for an evil person to come to power is for good people to pick between two evils”?

I believe our current events demand an alternative response from “good men and women”: I believe it is time for the Church to take an account of itself and repent for the sins that have caused breaches in our walls by which the enemy has flooded in!  We are flooded by carnal sins and apostasy; it is impossible to expect that we can fight any good fight in the political arena with such strangle-holds on the Church!

We need to acknowledge that God gave us a selection of fine men this year, and our nation abandoned them in favor of Donald Trump; we cannot blind ourselves to the fact that God is raising up judgment upon this nation either way we go.

I believe our only way forward is to specifically acknowledge our sins and repent; we must repair the breaches in our walls and drive out by the weapons of our warfare the enemy that has invaded our midst!

Then let us look to our State and local elections. But rest assured that if we do not repent and repair the breaches that are in our own walls, the corruption that has culminated in this years Presidential election will take over our State and local offices as well!

WE REAP WHAT WE SOW

“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap.” ~Galatians 6:7

The great deception that is blinding the Church is that we believe we can elect a wicked man or woman and reap a good harvest! Wicked leaders advance Satan’s cause; one leader might make the world more comfortable along the way than another, but both lead to the gates of Hell!  We’re placing our hope and trust in a wicked man, and that is folly!

Is Donald Trump a wicked man by God’s word?

Yes, by God’s word, he is a wicked man. Donald Trump has been unfaithfully divorced and remarried three times; God says that He hates divorce (Malachi 2:16) and it is adultery (Mark 10:11 cf 1 Corinthians 6:9). Trump has a very crude, profane, and filthy mouth. God’s word says “because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience” (Colossians 3:5-9). Trump is a pathological liar on the scale that even the media cannot keep up with him on it. Trump has openly supported murdering unborn children until very recently. By Trump’s lifestyle he has consistently denied Christ (Titus 1:16).

This is why I am deeply troubled when I hear Christians trying to say that Donald Trump is “a good man”; even comparing him to Cyrus or even Elijah! We must heed God’s warning from my opening verse from Isaiah 5:20. We must not call “evil” “good”. If we do we will find only destruction at the end.

The “Devil” is the “Devil” no matter whose mask he wears. I hope I’m clear in my meaning; not that either candidate is “the Devil”, but simply that they are both evil, regardless how they attempt to appear.

The Church must remember that we still have not seen any widespread repentance in this nation, neither by the unbelievers, nor by the Church. We simply are not going to incur blessing from God for this; rather, we will incur judgment!

JUDGE A TREE BY ITS FRUIT

My earnest prayer is for Donald Trump’s sincere repentance. I eagerly desire that Donald Trump would come to a true revelation of Jesus Christ and repent in His name for the salvation of his soul. But I will not buy into publicity shows and turn a blind eye to the fact that there has still been no manifest evidence of his repentance.

Let Donald Trump bear the fruits of repentance first, then our consciences can be confident in giving him our votes. But where is the fruit of his repentance? God does not diminish His standards just because of the high office someone holds.

I cringe when I hear the Church say “well he has publicly confessed Christ now”. This is one of the breaches that we must repair! We have diminished what it means to confess Christ to allow anyone that serves our own cause into the Church!

RESPONDING CAREFULLY

I believe there is a big difference between walking in the understanding that a President has been appointed by God- especially understanding that his appointment may be for judgment- and casting a vote of approval for him.  The Church must raise its voice for Truth, we cannot compromise our voice by promoting and supporting candidates who are wicked.  While we support every candidate in prayer, lawful obedience, and beneficial service wherever possible, we must not strengthen the hands of the wicked to do wickedly!

I have no hatred in my heart towards either candidate; I pray earnestly for both to uphold justice, equity, and truth. I pray that whoever is appointed to the Presidency by God may lead this nation in peace for the furtherance of the gospel world-wide. And I pray that both would come to a saving faith in Jesus Christ.

But I believe our first response must be inward; to acknowledge where we have allowed sin to breach our walls and repent so that we can repair these breaches that the Church may once again be a pillar of “truth” and “justice” in the world. Then I believe we must prove ourselves faithful with the local and State offices. We must demonstrate the moral fortitude and virtue necessary to successfully stand against the popular tides of sin in this nation. But more important than our involvement in the political arena- an area that I believe Christians should be involved in- is our involvement in our local communities as ambassadors for Christ!

This world has been “secularized” under the watch of the Church. What we are seeing today is the result of our decisions from yesterday. Unless we repent of yesterday’s sins, tomorrow will only be worse than today.

The Inescapable Conclusion

For those who have talked trash about Donald Trump, I believe it is time to ask a question: why is a message of fury, outrage, indignation, covetousness, and pride so effective?

Though I do not support Donald Trump, and regardless of my high regard for Dr. Carson and belief that he and others who do support him have pure intentions, I’m trying to get at something that goes much deeper than our politics.

If our answer to this question does not lead us to the inescapable conclusion that this nation is in desperate need of the gospel, and subsequently to the conclusion that you bear the undeniable commission of the Lord to preach His gospel, then you have reached the wrong conclusion.

It’s not liberalism or one political party or another that is to blame for the deep chasms of division and resentment we see in this nation; it is generation after generation that has forsaken the pursuit of God in favor of money, power, and pleasure! Generations brought up under the very shelter of the Church!

No, I believe the inescapable conclusion of today’s time is a very clear demand for the Church to rend its heart and weep with repentance! Not for show, nor for revival, but for godly sorrow! For the Church to continue to live in luxury in the face of such wickedness today is an atrocity that I cannot even fathom. To neatly lay blindfolds over our eyes and content ourselves with squeezing every last bit of comfort out of life while we can before the whole land goes to hell is a sin not unlike that of offering our children up on the altars of Molech.

I believe the only acceptable conclusion for a Church that stands face to face with today’s world is to perfect our repentance, forgive those we bear grievances against, be relentless with mercy, and be fierce with the gospel. You cannot repent with a sincere heart if you do not forgive those you have grievances against; your political leaders, your neighbors, your family, your friends, and your church- you must forgive all who have injured you and extend relentless mercy to those who have fallen and are trying to get back up.  And we must preach the gospel with the fierceness of the martyr!

2016 Election: Pray

As the U.S. enters the 2016 presidential election season I wanted to bring our minds back to God’s will and encourage my brethren everywhere, not just in the U.S. to pray for our leaders as those appointed by God.

Praying for our leaders takes wisdom and discernment.  But how can we pray for our leaders if we get swept into the polarizing and vitriolic landscape that typifies politics today?  Likewise, how can we pray for our leaders if we react to this landscape by sinking into an apathetic non-engagement mentality that holds so many Christians who are disillusioned by our corrupt political system?  Let me encourage you to avoid these snares altogether by being rooted and grounded in love according to the knowledge of God and praying earnestly for your leaders.

Remember God’s way according to His word:

Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities.  For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God.  ~Romans 13:1

I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. ~1 Timothy 2:1-2

Therefore submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake, whether to the king as supreme, or to governors, as to those who are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and for the praise of those who do good.  For this is the will of God, that by doing good you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men- as free, yet not using liberty as a cloak for vice, but as bondservants of God.  Honor all people.  Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the king. ~1 Peter 2:13-17

I thought it would be beneficial to add videos from interviews and speeches of our President and upcoming presidential candidates so that you may listen with godly discernment and understand how to pray for our leaders and potential leaders.

My intention is not to promote any candidate in this post, rather, to provide a starting point by which you may carefully consider these men and women in prayer.  When we hear these men and women speak, we should endeavor to conform our minds to the mind of Christ, that He may have the preeminence among us and that our actions might reflect His good will even in the most vitriolic and divisive season of American politics.

I believe there are appropriate times to stand up and speak out over the sins and abuses committed by those in political leadership for the purposes of stemming incoming tides that would seek to sway and defile the Church, but I also believe there are times to call for earnest intercessory prayer from the Church for our political leaders.  I believe this is just such a time as this, so please join me in praying for our leaders.

The U.S. President

Barack Obama

Presidential Candidates

Donald Trump

Carly Fiorina

Ben Carson

Ted Cruz

Marco Rubio

Jeb Bush

Bernie Sanders

Hillary Clinton