Immediately, Trump fans may be put off by the title. I am not saying don’t love Donald Trump. I love my brother. I pray for him. I am outraged by the vileness of the left toward—not just our president—but his wife and children. We need to extend love and respect to the man.
When I say utilize, I am not speaking of Donald Trump the man—I am speaking of the presidency of Donald Trump. I am talking about seizing this moment when power is being used for the good of the nation, and gives the church new freedom to preach the Gospel.
Utilize means: use, make use of, put to use, employ, avail oneself of, bring/press into service, bring into play, deploy, draw on, exploit, harness. My question to the American church is simple: Are we utilizing his presidency?
The enemies of the church utilized Obama’s time in power to greatly expand their operations…and most notably, create a widespread cultural shaming of Christians. Under Obama there was outright hostility toward the church’s freedom of speech and religion. Schools shut down Christians groups. Prayer was wiped out in many public events. An amazing amount was done that goes against our basic beliefs.
Some believers dislike Trump because they believe he limits the Gospel. In fact, the opposite may be true. Military chaplains can again talk about Christ, Christian clubs can again meet on campus, permits for Christian events are easier to obtain, and even social media has begun to remove the muzzle on Christians.
The newfound hatred for the Gospel blossomed under Obama not Trump. The railing you hearing right now is because the open season on the church is over.
But what are we as Christians doing with the fact that jobs are coming back—are we investing in soul winning? Now that we have more freedom to witness are we reaching out? Now that the oppressive restraints are being successfully challenged in court, and the tide is turning toward more religious freedom, are we harnessing the moment?
On the other hand, we must not idolize Trump. He is not our provider—God is. We cannot devolve into a cult following where Trump can do no wrong. We can’t be entertained by his gotcha tweets (a personal weakness of mine) and bravado. We have to see the big picture. Respect him, admire him but never forget the urgency of the time. You have work to do.
True prophets speak truth to power. If our president reverses course and becomes an enemy of the Gospel I will openly oppose him. How can I not?
At best, Trump will be in office another 7 years. That’s not a long time. In fact, it could only be 3 more years. In that time, we must discredit the virus the nation contracted from God-hating leftist elites. If we do not, then brace yourself for the most vicious leftist backlash we have ever known.
The Christians who detest Trump and those who idolize him share this danger—missing the hour of our visitation. You can miss it by being so prideful you can’t accept the fact that God is working through Trump. Or, you can miss it by sitting around being enamored by his every move instead of getting to work.
You can sum up the books of Ezra and Nehemiah very simply: God has opened an amazing door to restore Israel but too many Israelites couldn’t see it. Jesus said, “I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work.”-John 9:4.
The therapist walked to the blackboard and drew a horizontal straight line. He asked the patient “what does that make you think of?” “Sex,” he replied. Then the therapist drew a vertical straight line and asked again, “what does this make you think of?” Again, the patient answers, “sex.” Finally, the therapist draws a circle and asks, “okay what about now?” Once again, the answer was sex.
“I don’t need to go any further” said the therapist, “you’re obsessed with sex.” Incensed, the patient replies, “Me?” “You’re the one drawing all the dirty pictures!”
It was interesting how many thought I was drawing dirty pictures—claiming I said any Christian who disagrees with Trump hates him. I never said that.
It was equally remarkable to see how angry they got—how they took it so personally.
Some of the comments were hilarious. “I am a believer, I don’t hate him. Even though he is a pathological liar, and a wolf.” Other Christians cited the audio of Trump from 12 years ago as proof that he is evil. Not even considering he might have changed. Again, they add the disclaimer, “but I don’t hate him.”
But my favorite criticisms came from those who said:
-This is why young people won’t listen to us.
-The article is divisive to the Body of Christ.
-Stay out of politics. No politician or party can be used of God.
Thank God they’re wrong about young people. I hold nothing back and it just makes more of them show up. I give them direct appeals and they come to Jesus. It’s a canard to say youth don’t want to hear this.
What is divisive to one looks like God separating the sheep and the goats to another. A core of believers is rising that is finished with the lukewarm church. Lukewarm-ness is a good thing to be divided from.
If you think God can’t work through a political leader think again. If you think politics has no place in spiritual warfare think again. When the hard left took possession of the Democratic Party, the first thing they did was throw the church out.
Who changed traditional marriage? Who champions—not only abortion—late-term abortion? Who puts Christian bakers out of business? Who is ignores MS-13 because they are immigrants? Who espouses bans on prayer, conservative speakers on campus, confiscation of guns, makes “F—Trump! a mantra” a statement, one Democratic columnist said, “was worthy of the Pulitzer Prize.”
We have never faced such a hate-filled mob of media elites, Hollywood hypocrites, and God-hating extremists—hell-bent on crushing the Gospel of Jesus Christ in America.
Stop living in the past. The day of civil discourse from the left is long gone. Journalism is dead.
I know saying this will make heads explode: but in all this madness of globalism, and George Soros-funded tyranny, Trump is a momentary reprieve from God—an imperfect vessel notwithstanding. He is a stop-gap buying time for the church to act. And it’s disastrous for the church to ignore it. If nothing else, he defeated Hillary Clinton.
Never mind the dinky stuff. Look at the policies and the laws he is undoing and the ones he prevents—laws and policies that would muzzle the church and will build a godless nation for your children and grandchildren. Trump is a firewall.
When you say that God can’t use politicians you are saying only the devil can.
God’s catalysts can come in strange packages…ranging from the bizarre, to the coarse. Samson, Saul of Tarsus, and even General Patton come to mind. Often, they offended sensibilities, barged in where others feared to go.
The devil has the American church groggy on the goodness of God without the needed balance of the holiness of God—holiness that leads to authority—authority to rise and tear down cultural strongholds of Satan through moral awakening.
Trumps is buying us time. Seizing the time? Well, that’s our job.
They are the Christians who hate Trump. Let’s call it for what it is: hate. It is their hate—strange for professed Christians—that dulls their ability to see the inaccuracy of their comments and their myopic views.
One sanctimonious ranting Christian said, “there’s nothing Biblical about Trump.” Actually, there’s nothing Biblical about that statement. The prophet Daniel served Nebuchadnezzar. Daniel recognized the role a pagan king played in God’s unfolding drama. The church’s ability to work with Trump is totally Biblical.
Now I must clarify, lest I incur the wrath of Trump supporters. I am not calling Trump a pagan king—I’m sure he much more moral than his enemies know—I am saying that if Daniel could work with Nebbie, how much more we can work with the Don.
I tried hard to figure out believers who hate Trump. Our side won a long overdue and miraculous victory and they choose to aid and abet the other side. Is it because their favorite “Christian” didn’t win and they are sour grapes?
And why didn’t these conservative Christians hold Reagan to the same standard? They adored him even while Nancy was studying horoscopes in the White House.
They didn’t require any president to be a squeaky clean pastor until Trump.
Yeah his tweets can be a bit much. And okay, president Trump is not as smooth as Reagan…but, maybe we don’t need smooth right now.
But there is something else that is really strange, (hypocritical is more like it) why didn’t these guardians of morality speak out against Obama? T.D. Jakes even attacked Franklin Graham for questioning Obama’s Christian Faith. Told him not to judge a brother. Hold that thought as we explore another question…
How could you not question Obama’s Christianity? Obama begged the question by dropping the Christian card whenever it suited him (something Trump never does). Meanwhile, Barack fought for same sex marriage, late term abortion, and was the most Biblically hostile president in our history.
Click on this link to see the list of his acts of hostility toward Christians https://wp.me/p1vrzp-3DQ
Back to Jakes. So why do so many Christian leaders—who said it was wrong to judge Obama—judge Trump?
Trump is not a pastor. He is a businessman who loves America. As far as his faith? I am not qualified to determine his spiritual depth since I’ve never had the chance to meet the man.
“He is like Hitler and the church is being fooled” said another comment. Please remove your tinfoil hats and listen. Hitler never had 98% of the media against him. Trump has never called for a new constitution. Hitler never tried to protect Israel. I could go on and on.
Maybe if Trump had been the first president to address the march for life. Maybe if he had chosen an on fire born-again vice president. Maybe if he has rescinded executive orders that banned federal funds from Christian organizations. Maybe if he overruled the Johnson Amendment that banned the free speech of pastors. Maybe if he had moved the American Embassy to Jerusalem. Maybe if he had put someone on the Supreme Court who helped Christian bakers practice freedom of religion. Maybe then you would support him. Oh wait…he did all that.
God has done a miracle and the enemy wants to make short work of the amazing breakthroughs we are witnessing by dividing the church. Instead of being a religious outlier you should be thanking God, praying, supporting the president, and voting.
Satan is flooding the world with evil while Christians have grown passive. Believers are ignorant of what God expects them to do to stand against the torrent of wickedness.
Shallow, flattering teaching is the perfect greenhouse gas. It’s fumes dull reality. It kills natural urgency. Taking a stand becomes a distant fantasy.
Satan has sold the church fool’s gold. Instead of taking up weapons mighty to the tearing down of strongholds, we pursue money, cheap grace, and celebrity.
Our faith has grown flabby. We don’t know our weapons. We don’t know our authority. We don’t know our marching orders. We don’t know what to say to this generation. Most of all, we are ignorant about what is right around the corner.
Peter recognized when government crossed the line. Acts 4: 19 But Peter and John replied, “Which is right in God’s eyes: to listen to you, or to him? You be the judges! 20 As for us, we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard.”
He also understood what to do when government tries to ban the Gospel: “Acts 5: 28 saying, “Did we not strictly command you not to teach in this name? And look, you have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend to bring this Man’s blood on us!”
29 But Peter and the other apostles answered and said: “We ought to obey God rather than men.”
They are coming after your freedom. They will force feed your children the Antichrist agenda. That is…unless we wake up to our purpose and destiny. I am calling you out for special power in this hour.
If you are finally ready, then do these things:
1. You must be filled or refilled with the Holy Spirit. You must have fire, or you must have fresh fire. The courage to face the onslaught of hatred that will be thrown at you can never be met by human power. To say what you need to say, to obey when you need to obey can’t come from human motivation. You must have the same Spirit that fueled world-changing saints in all times. God never meant for anyone to preach or lead without a clear baptism of the Holy Spirit.
2. You must flow in signs and wonders. Our culture is beyond words. They must see proof of the power of God. God means for you to provide that proof. The authority you need won’t come cheaply or instantly. (Read my blog on the price of God’s miracle working power https://wp.me/p1vrzp-53e
3. Get ready to do something for God that will boggle your mind. God is selecting people and working in them for unmatched power to attack evil. Habakkuk 1: 5 “Look among the nations and watch—Be utterly astounded! For I will work a work in your days Which you would not believe, though it were told you.”
He is creating people who can turn the tide of wickedness. He doesn’t care about your age or your education. He searches for someone who is travailing over the evil and will die without power and purpose. They want to be in the fight—they want to be in the thick of it. Isaiah 6: 8 says, “Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: “Whom shall I send, And who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.”
4. Prepare to pray in a way you never imagined. God is pulling you out of the damaged religious crowd into special intimacy with him. You are not going to pray like before. E.M Bounds said, “To say prayers in a decent, delicate way is not heavy work. But to pray really, to pray till hell feels the ponderous stroke, to pray till the iron gates of difficulty are opened, till the mountains of obstacles are removed, till the mists are exhaled and the clouds are lifted, and the sunshine of a cloudless day brightens-this is hard work, but it is God’s work, and man’s best labor.”
What do all of these things I am asking you to do have in common? Every one of them involves a leap out of dead church life. They are a courageous declaration of war on the godless ideologies that are destroying our nation. They are an irrevocable decision to be in the middle of God’s greatest acts in history.
Dear Christian Save Yourself from the Democratic Party. Yes, you heard me right—get out while you can.
The modern Democratic Party is the greatest threat to the free exercise of religion in America’s history. In their attempt to limit religious freedom, they are attacking the foundation of America’s goodness.
Never has a major party sought to shove the practice and influence of religion out of the public square like today’s Democrats.
The Democratic Party’s last shred of credibility died during Trump’s State of the Union address. While 75% of Americans approved of Trump’s speech, the scowling, aging waxworks of the DP’s leadership sat like barnacles on a corroding ship.
They could not even cheer for our military veterans. They frowned at the American Flag and the National Anthem. Their bitter faces found no compassion for a couple whose daughters were murdered by illegal alien members of the MS-13 gang.
Do a snap comparison.
The Republican platform: The Trump/Republican platform has created the lowest jobless rate for blacks in history. The Stock Market has set more records in less time than ever. Trump’s tax break has Disney, Home Depot, and many other corporations giving out thousand dollar bonuses to entire work forces. (Nancy Pelosi called this crumbs.)
Money is coming back to America from overseas just as Trump predicted. Even at the hostile World Economic Summit in Davos, Switzerland, European companies said they would invest in America.
The Democratic Platform: Hate Trump.
(Oh yeah…and hate Christians). They are deranged to the point of thinking, speaking, breathing, and spewing nothing but Trump hate.
Their breathtaking arrogance alone, should make you abandon them—like nuclear waste! They take their base completely for granted. They live in an alternate reality. They believe they can say or do anything and their base will blindly follow them.
If you are a believer get out. You should get out because they told you to get out. They pulled the welcome mat out from under you, years ago. Democrats have screamed WE DON’T WANT YOU at Christians for decades. They deem the Bible to be a hateful, obsolete tome. They find everything you believe to be racist, sexist, homophobic, and every other phobia.
A Christian Democrat in California makes as much sense as a screen door on a submarine. The Democratic Party is the reason Christians are fired in Silicon Valley for sharing their faith. Sacramento is a seething nest of anti-Christian sentiment.
Whatever pulse of decency they had as a national party stopped last night in that hallowed hall. Their deranged hearts and minds were on full display for the world to see: they hate everything you hold dear.
For the love of God—and, I mean that literally—save yourself.
Jesse Duplantis asked his partners for 54 million dollars for a new jet. Duplantis is being roundly condemned for this. Here’s what I have to say about that…
There is no way I would spend 54 million on a jet. I sit up nights interceding about what I would do with a windfall. I am wired totally different. I have a plan from the Holy Spirit that involves signs and wonders, technology, multiplication, training, and mass invasion in dark and poor areas.
However, and some of you will not like this: Jesse is a man of God. He loves God. He loves people. He says God told him to ask for this money. So, unless you can show A: Where the Bible says he can’t, or shouldn’t ask. B: You are willing to say God showed you Jesse is lying then don’t lump him in with the real fakes who are stealing money from the Body of Christ.
There are many abuses! Anger over those abuses is threatening to do something awful. It is the reason for my message. We are seeing the return of a poverty mentality—a mentality that will make blanket condemnations, and undermine faith to believe God for the provisions we need to protect our loved ones and the weapons to win this nation back to God. One man whom I know has been falsely accused is Kenneth Hagin.
Kenneth Hagin never taught, or used the term “prosperity gospel.” In my opinion, he didn’t even teach word of faith—he simply taught the Word of God. He took neglected truths and presented them in their proper scriptural order.
We had been subnormal so long that the return to normal looked abnormal. His book The Midas Touch does an excellent job of exposing abuses and clarifying the Bible’s position on giving and receiving.
Here are the reasons we have no excuse to return to a poverty mentality:
Abuses do not nullify the promises of God! Romans 3:3 asks a powerful question: “For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?” If someone abuses faith—abuses prosperity—abuses fundraising, they do it out of unbelief. But their unbelief, and their abuses do not nullify the promises of God to prosper us.
Abundance is God’s idea not man’s: The idea that God wants to give you abundance did not originate with some oily late night shyster. Most importantly, the promise of abundance is for everyone who believes.
I was out to dinner with a very famous evangelist. He had just returned from the Philippines. “The poverty was so great” he said, “I simply couldn’t talk to them about prosperity.” So I asked him gently, “were they also too sick to hear about healing?”
Jesus told the disciples of John, “tell John, the poor have the good news preached to them.”-Luke 7: 44
So I ask you what is the good news to the poor? Let’s ask Jesus: Luke 4:18 18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed.
For each of these groups Jesus promises is a benefit beyond salvation. To the broken heart—a healed heart, to the captive—liberty, to the blind—sight, to the poor—provision.
Now you know why I receive offerings in the inner city. I know that if the poor learn to become givers, they will see a miracle that will break the vicious cycle of poverty.
Overflow amounts are God’s idea not ours: Jesus said, “Luke 6:38 Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.”
Look at the descriptions of the amounts: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over.
Look at another example of an overflowing amount is in 2 Corinthians 9:6 “…and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully.” And we all know the words of Malachi “you will not have room to contain it.”
Why would Satan work so hard to pervert a beautiful truth right now? He knows the danger of righteous people having much more than they need. He knows what they will do with wealth.
There are a lot of angry Christians out there. Some glorify their lack because they are jealous of those who have been bold to believe. It’s like the older brother of the prodigal son who was angry and jealous that his brother was given a great feast:
Luke 15: 29 “So he answered and said to his father, ‘Lo, these many years I have been serving you; I never transgressed your commandment at any time; and yet you never gave me a young goat, that I might make merry with my friends. 30 But as soon as this son of yours came, who has devoured your livelihood with harlots, you killed the fatted calf for him.’ 31 “And he said to him, ‘Son, you are always with me, and all that I have is yours.” This brother never bothered to ask.
Instead of torturing yourself wondering why others are blessed—or sit around sulking about how much holier you would be with money than others…why don’t you surrender yourself to God—get rid of your unbelief and accept James’ explanation of your problem: “You have not because you ask not.”