I believe in God. I am Christian. I think The Bible is certainly, it is THE book. First Presbyterian Church in Jamaica Queens is where I went to church. I’m a Protestant, I’m a Presbyterian. And you know I’ve had a good relationship with the church over the years. I think religion is a wonderful thing. I think my religion is a wonderful religion
These words were uttered by the man who became the 45th President of the United States. Donald J. Trump has affirmed that he is a Christian.
Of course, there are Christians and there are Christians. In the United States, where for decades Christianity has been the ‘civil religion,’ everyone was a Christian. For example, every American President (and there have been 45) has called themselves ‘Christians.’ And, for the last 40 years, every President from Jimmy Carter onwards claimed to be ‘born again,’ too.
It would seem that Donald Trump could be in the first category. Many would think so. ‘Christian’ in name, but clearly no saint: multiple marriages, hints of past infidelity, an owner of casinos, and crude language on a 2005 tape. Those who suspect his Christian ties see him as an ‘abrasive New Yorker,’ a ‘street-fighter in a suit,’ this ‘reality TV personality.’ His prompt response to his critics are not exactly tempered by the fruit of the Spirit.
PROPHECIES OF THE PRESIDENCY
Despite all this, there is more to Donald Trump than meets the eye. While seemingly worldly in some areas, he is wholesome in others: no tobacco, alcohol, and a strong commitment to family life, as demonstrated by his ultra-loyal and loving children and grandchildren.
Amazingly, some prophecies have been offered regarding the ‘rise of Trump.’ One came from Kim Clements, Redding California, in April 2007. In his prophecy Clements said things like ‘Trump will be a trumpet.’ Though not known to be a ‘praying man’ before becoming President, he will become one in office. There will be ‘a wall of protection’ and Clements spoke about ‘two terms,’ meaning 8 years in office. The implication is, of course, that Trump will be re-elected in the 2020 US Presidential election (who wants to think about the next election after the combative and bruising nature of the last one?).
Another prophecy came from retired fire-fighter Mark Taylor in 2011. While watching Trump on television, he heard the voice of God tell him that he was listening to the ‘President.’ From here the prophecy spoke about God’s Spirit declaring that ‘the enemy’ (presumably Satan and demon powers) will quake, shake, and fear from this ‘man who God anointed.’
Donald Trump ‘anointed?’ Before jumping to conclusions, remember that the prophet Isaiah declared the same thing over Cyrus the Great of Medo-Persia (Isaiah 45:1). Cyrus was not a known believer but he was clearly used of God to fulfil his prophetic purposes.
Regarding the enemy fearing quaking, shaking in fear, consider this: The unprecedented media attacks, the opposition and hysteria after Trump’s election, the violent ‘protests,’ which were riots, recounts, death threats to members of the electoral college, regular death threats to Trump himself, ’the Russians,’ the inaugural protests and women’s march and … Donald Trump has poked the stick in the hornets nest and they are hopping mad.
According to Charisma News, political analyst Pat Caddell says, comments on the mainstream media vis a vis Trump: ’This is the crisis of democracy - the mainstream media, which is in the tank in the most violent way against Donald Trump and for Hillary Clinton, that I have ever seen in the 45 years that I have been at the top of presidential politics … And it is terrifying … Not just that they’re for Hillary, and telling us that Trump is evil, and my God, no human being could possible vote for him; it is what they are omitting, the facts that they will not tell the American people.’
One man commented that Trump was a ‘wrecking ball’ to political correctness (PC). Anyone familiar with PC knows it is public enemy number one to ‘freedom of speech’ and, in its extreme, can be dangerous to the future of the nation. Political correctness also causes good people, even Christian people, to wince when the plain truth is uttered. This is because PC is an enemy of the truth. When politicians were afraid to even mention the word ‘borders’ for fear of being labelled ‘intolerant’ and ‘bigots’ and ‘xenophobes’ and ‘islamophobes,’ that’s the crippling effects of political correctness at work.
Then here comes Donald Trump … we are going to have a wall with Mexico and practice extreme vetting of would-be migrants. He will not be bullied by PC and keeps rolling on like an invincible tank.
When you consider the unprecedented, furious and ferocious opposition Trump, it is not unreasonable to consider that this opposition is ultimately spiritual.
Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12For 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.
In our next article, we will learn about Trump’s relationship with evangelical Christians and whether their support made a difference to his winning the election.