The quest for the perfect candidate
By Mario Murillo
Christians who are ardent supporters of Ted Cruz or Donald Trump have ended friendships with fellow believers—even lifelong friends. The damage of lost fellowship will go on long after this election is over. The goal of Satan is to divide and conquer (more on this in a moment).
The world will not end if Cruz becomes president. The world will not end if Trump becomes president. Hillary is the apocalypse. She is the true end of all things because she promises to continue Obama’s legacy. How insane is that?!
Consider these facts:
There is no perfect candidate. All of them are flawed. Both of the candidates have done—or allowed—things that are reprehensible. There is nothing close to a Ronald Reagan in this race.
We are not electing a pastor. There is truth in that statement. But we are electing a president and moral conviction should matter. On the other hand—we should remember—we can’t even find a perfect pastor!
I get it! We need as godly a president as possible…but we also need a leader. If we get an ideologue—who can debate Christianity and conservatism—but who is powerless to make changes… what is the point? On the other hand, if we get a celebrity—who can make deals—but has a broken moral compass…how does that help? It’s a big fat mess…but there is hope.
I have two mighty, wise and famous Christian friends. One can convince you that your only choice is Cruz and make it seem that you have committed the unpardonable sin by uttering the word “Trump.”
The other spiritual legend can show you how it is the prophetic destiny of America to have Trump as president. I do not agree with either of them. I believe that we can work with either one if we pray and obey.
Not only this, but the enemy wants you to be so angry about who gets the Republican nomination that you will sit out the general election.
Glenn Beck hates Trump so much that he has vowed to vote for Hillary if Trump is the nominee. That is wacko! Rush Limbaugh agrees that is wacko: “I’m not voting for Hillary. If Trump’s the nominee I’m voting for him. I’m gonna vote for anybody but Hillary Clinton. I’m not voting for her no matter what. Daffy Duck could be our nominee. He gets my vote. I am not voting for Hillary or Bernie or Biden or whoever ends up being the nominee, pure and simple. The Democrat Party is the most destructive force; the American left the most destructive force in this country today.”
The idea of running a third party candidate is also loony and will guarantee a Clinton victory.
Ted and Donald carry baggage that is disconcerting to me…but when you consider whom they are replacing—the worst leader we have ever known—you can see how Cruz or Trump is a massive improvement. Not only this, but If you combed our entire galaxy it would be nigh unto impossible to find a more incompetent or despicable leader than Barack. Yet, somehow, the Democrats have managed to do just that in Hillary.
By all means debate your cause. Defend your candidate. Vote with both heart and brain! Let’s just dial down the vitriol, the anger, and self-righteous vindictive rhetoric. We have a flawed election, two flawed candidates heading into a flawed election. It is what it is, and we must be wise. It doesn’t help when believers say, “you are not a Christian if you vote for Trump.” And no believer should be saying “you are an idiot to vote for Cruz.” No friendship should end over Trump or Cruz.
Whoever is nominated will need to be rehabilitated and transformed into a viable opponent to Hillary Clinton. Prayer, unity and bringing righteous pressure to bear on that nominee will be our best course of action. And yet I show you a more excellent way…
The answer to America will not come out of the White House but out of God’s house. It is Lucifer’s intention to divide and conquer. Satan understands that revival is the only thing that will stop him. He has created the perfect storm to get us at each other’s throat instead of his throat.
His goal is to get us to make the same mistake the disciples made with Jesus. They tried to make Jesus a temporal king and establish a theocracy…looking to a politician to save us. Jesus said, “My kingdom is not of this world.” Those who would attempt to create a theocratic state are misguided and anti-Bible.
America’s hope lies in an outpouring of the Holy Spirit where the preaching is confirmed with signs and wonders. We need widespread conviction—people openly sobbing over their sin and violently turning to Christ.
We need what the forest fire fighters call Area Ignition: when separate forest fires burn toward each other and finally form a regional wall of fire where the air gets so hot it ignites flames. We need a reformation led not by supermen but supernatural men and women!