Christians who hate Trump

There are Christians who hate Trump.  Let’s call it for what it is: hate.  It is their hate—which is very strange for those who name the name of Jesus—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 that this pagan king played in God’s unfolding drama.  The church’s ability to work with Trump is totally Biblical.

Now, I must clarify something, lest I incur the wrath of Trump supporters.  I am not calling Trump a pagan king—I’m sure he is much more moral than his enemies realize—I am saying that if Daniel could work with the Nebuchadnezzar how much more can we work with the Donald.

I have tried very hard to figure out what causes believers to hate Trump.  Our side won a long overdue and miraculous victory at the polls, and yet these believers choose to aid and abet the other side.  Is it because their favorite “Christian” didn’t win? Is it a case of sour grapes?They didn’t require any President to be a squeaky clean pastor, until Trump.

TOPSHOT – US President Donald Trump looks on before delivering a speech during the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting on January 26, 2018 in Davos, eastern Switzerland. / AFP PHOTO / Fabrice COFFRINI (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

Yes, his tweets can be a bit much.  And okay, President Trump is not as smooth as Reagan…but, we don’t need smooth right now.

Here is something else that is really strange, (hypocritical is more like it): why didn’t these guardians of morality speak out against Obama?  Franklin Graham was attacked for questioning Obama’s Christian Faith.  They 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, gave billions to Iran, and was the most Biblically hostile President in our history.

Click on this link to see a list of 89 acts of hostility toward Christians:   https://wp.me/p1vrzp-3DQ  

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. But there are many photos of Christian leaders laying hands on the President, praying for him, and he is cooperating.

“He is like Hitler and the church is being fooled,” said another comment.  At this time, those of you who are wearing tinfoil hats, please remove them, 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 addressed the March for Life.  Maybe if he had chosen an on fire born-again Vice President.  Maybe if he had 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, and shown himself to be a true supporter of Israel.  Maybe if he had put someone on the Supreme Court who helped Christian bakers to exercise their right to freedom of religion.  Maybe then you would support him.  Oh wait…he did all those things…

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 for and supporting the President. And voting for righteousness, and against the enemies of freedom.

1 I exhort therefore, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all men, 2 for kings and all who are in high office, that we may lead a quiet and tranquil life in all devotion and dedication (to God). 3 This (is) good and acceptable before God our Savior, 4 Who wishes all men to be saved and to come to a full knowledge of (the) Truth. – 1 Timothy 2:1-4

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SOMETHING HAS CHANGED

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SOMETHING HAS CHANGED

By Mario Murillo

Last night in Yuba City we saw great miracles and a great harvest but something else happened…a change, a big change and it is taking place in many parts of America.

Something has changed in America—it is a massive change.  Before I tell you what it is, I must take you back to one night 600 years before Christ was born.  That was when this exact same change happened before. That was the night that Nebuchadnezzar was scared out of his wits.

No one could imagine anything that could scare Nebuchadnezzar.  He was not only the most powerful man on earth but one of the most powerful in all of history.  Yet, on this night he had a dream that terrified him so completely—he lost his power to sleep, eat and even think.

His personal panic spread to all of Babylon.  The every magician, seer and mystic was summoned.  Read the following verses and see if you can find the colossal change.

Daniel 2: 4 Then the Chaldeans spoke to the king in Aramaic, “O king, live forever! Tell your servants the dream, and we will give the interpretation.” 5 The king answered and said to the Chaldeans, “My decision is firm: if you do not make known the dream to me, and its interpretation, you shall be cut in pieces, and your houses shall be made an ash heap.6 However, if you tell the dream and its interpretation, you shall receive from me gifts, rewards, and great honor. Therefore tell me the dream and its interpretation.”

Do you see it?  Do you see the rule change?  These spiritual advisors had long enjoyed the King’s favor.  The King had enriched them for their flattering prophecies.  Now the king needed a real answer.  Fear had altered the royal landscape.

The mystics were stunned and made a revealing comment in verse 10: “The Chaldeans answered the king, and said, “There is not a man on earth who can tell the king’s matter; therefore no king, lord, or ruler has ever asked such things of any magician, astrologer, or Chaldean.”   This had never happened before.  Demanding that they tell him (the King) what he dreamed totally blew their cover and they knew it.  They were now irrelevant.  They had no real power.

Now Daniel steps into the vacuum displaying courage as great as his night in the lion’s den:  Verse 16 So Daniel went in and asked the king to give him time, that he might tell the king the interpretation. 17 Then Daniel went to his house, and made the decision known to Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, his companions, 18 that they might seek mercies from the God of heaven concerning this secret, so that Daniel and his companions might not perish with the rest of the wise men of Babylon. 19 Then the secret was revealed to Daniel in a night vision. So Daniel blessed the God of heaven.

Daniel was moved to the front of the line.  He stood before the baffled and anxious king with great power.  A politically incorrect religion rose from the ashes.  He told the king the dream and its interpretation.

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The death of Prince the musician is a terrible tragedy.  He might be alive if there was a Daniel in his life.  Prince enjoyed vast adulation.  He had great power, wealth and honor.  None of that stopped fear from gripping him. He suffered major stage fright and used drugs to face his audiences.  When he suffered severe pain from years of dancing he combined drugs for pain and anxiety.  No one was there to interpret his nightmare.

What happened to Prince is happening to millions of Americans in different ways.  The national nightmare is so great that heroin addiction has increased 51% in just 24 months.  The anger you see

Not long ago witnessing was a hate crime.  You could talk about mysticism, Islam and even Satanism but the Gospel was hate speech.  The social justice warriors saw to it that any and every reference to the Bible and Jesus Christ would be censured as homophobic, sexist, transphobic and racist.

However, the nightmare is changing the rules again!  Hollywood stars like Sylvester Stallone, Tim Allen and others openly admit that they have cried out to Christ and received life and do not care who knows it or what it would do to their career.

It will soon get so real that ministers who hold back the powerful themes of the Gospel will look ridiculous.  Society is saying ENOUGH!  ENOUGH, they say, “of telling us not to pray, not to believe and not to accept the deity of Jesus.”

The masses are demanding a potent—direct, unapologetic Gospel.  Like Daniel in the Bible—just when it seemed that truth was banned the heart of the culture—an earthquake has come to open the prison doors and given a platform for anyone who will preach the truth wholeheartedly in the love and power of the Holy Spirit.

Tonight we will go to greater and unknown heights of the Glory of God!  Tonight and all three nights, Chris Burns will ignite worship and set the stage for signs and wonders.

Why you should come if you are a Christian who yearns for revival in Northern California.  The impact of these nights does not end with just healing miracles.  An army of love and light is forming from many churches in the area who are seeking an outpouring of the Holy Spirit.  It is our deepest wish and expectation that the power of these nights will flow out to the entire Northern California area.

It all adds up to a simple conclusion:  These are nights you do not want to miss.

Mario Christoday

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Building in Troublesome Times

Building in troublesome times

 This letter asks you to Do something that runs against the grain of all current wisdom.

It asks you to ignore all of the images of dread.  It asks you to do what some would consider ridiculous in this time of crumbling stocks and skyrocketing fuel prices.  This letter is saying build, build, build.   How can this be right?   Given all the trouble, this is a terrible time to build but I say that the trouble does not count!  No Mario has take leave of his senses; he has come to them!

My letters and emails tell me horror stories of fear and retreat.  Dreams are being postponed or cancelled outright.   Expansion is now guilty until proven innocent. Young people are acting like they are old and afraid.   Once bold leadership lions are retreating and looking for safe landings.

This revelation begins with the story of Daniel.  This man of God wept bitterly and gave himself to fast and pray forIsrael.  His nation was destroyed.  The temple was obliterated.  The people were taken back into slavery.   Despite the glory and wealth thatBabylonhad heaped on Daniel, he could not find comfort over the judgment of God on his homeland.  The only thing that pained Daniel more than this was the sin ofIsrael.  It was his need to repent on behalf ofhis nation that drove Daniel to an extended time of fasting and prayer.

It is his prayer that enlightens us to the man.   Daniel 9: 13 should be eerie and convicting in its accuracy to us right now!  “As it is written in the Law of Moses, all this disaster has come upon us; yet we have not made our prayer before the LORD our God, that we might turn from our iniquities and understand Your truth. 14 Therefore the LORD has kept the disaster in mind, and brought it upon us; for the LORD our God is righteous in all the works which He does, though we have not obeyed His voice.”   The fact is thatAmerica did not repent after 911 and

Christians have not prayed for mercy has extended our misery and delayed revival. I thought this was an encouraging word about building?   Yes it is!  Read on.   Daniel grieved at the loss of the presence and glory of God inJerusalem.  Nothing meant more to him than to storm heaven with pleading prayers for its restoration.   The city must be rebuilt!  The temple must be restored.  You cannot overstate the passion of Daniel for the rebuilding of the City ofDavid.   Over and over he asked “When Lord, When?”

Daniel’s prayer punctures the hold of that the demonic Prince of Persia held on the angel Gabriel and he arrived with the answer to Daniel’s prayer.   The city will be rebuilt and the glory of the latter temple will be greater than the former.   However, it is what Gabriel said about the times that matters to us most in this letter!  He said, “Daniel 9: 25 “ Know therefore and understand, That from the going forth of the command  To restore and build Jerusalem
Until Messiah the Prince, There shall be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks;  The streetshall be built again, and the wall, Even in troublesome times.

 

If you think for one moment that this is not important then you do not know Nehemiah.  He was one of the bravest men in the Bible.  He left security and came to a desolate, divided and devastated city.  Why did he come?  He came to rebuild!  He was the fulfillment of the angel’s prediction about the walls and the streets.  Regarding Daniel 9:25 the pulpit commentary says, “This was certainly fulfilled in the days of Nehemiah; one has only to read the book of Nehemiah to see that.”

Nehemiah had to find a formula for success.  He was beset these formidable foes in Nehemiah chapter 4:

1. The grinding insults of the enemy.  “2 And he spoke before his brethren and the army of Samaria, and said, “What are these feeble Jews doing? Will they fortify themselves? Will they offer sacrifices? Will they complete it in a day? Will they revive the stones from the heaps of rubbish—stones that are burned?” 3 Now Tobiah the Ammonite was beside him, and he said, “Whatever they build, if even a fox goes up on it, he will break down their stone wall.”  

 2. A terrorized people:  8 and all of them conspired together to come and attack Jerusalem and create confusion. 9 Nevertheless we made our prayer to our God, and because of them we set a watch against them day and night.” 

 2. An overwhelmed workforce: 10 Then Judah said, “The strength of the laborers is failing, and there is so much rubbish that we are not able to build the wall.”


Nehemiah found the boldness and fervor to build in the face of a demoralized workforce and an angry and bloodthirsty brood because of the prophetic power of Daniel!  He was the heir to Daniel’s intercessory prayer!  These were the times of trouble the prophet predicted!  He realized that this was not just a good time to build it was an excellent time to build!

Because of this prophecy Nehemiah learned the lesson we must learn.   Trouble is not an excuse stop building it is the prophetic cue to build!  This is why Nehemiah thundered out in Nehemiah 4: 14 “And I looked, and arose and said to the nobles, to the leaders, and to the rest of the people, “Do not be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, great and awesome, and fight for your brethren, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your houses.”

 Joining in this chorus of building in troubled times are Haggai who said in Haggai 1: 2 “Thus speaks the LORD of hosts, saying: ‘This people says, “The time has not come, the time that the LORD’s house should be built.”    The people kept saying this is not a good time to build!

The reason that they gave is very illuminating.  They felt that it was not a good time to build because of their trouble.  They had economic trouble.  They had weather trouble.  They had political trouble.   However, God was about to violently turn the tables by showing them why they had trouble!  7 Thus says the LORD of hosts: “Consider your ways! 8 Go up to the mountains and bring wood and build the temple, that I may take pleasure in it and be glorified,” says the LORD. 9 “You looked for much, but indeed it came to little; and when you brought it home, I blew it away. Why?” says the LORD of hosts. “Because of My house that is in ruins, while every one of you runs to his own house. 10 Therefore the heavens above you withhold the dew, and the earth withholds its fruit. 11 For I called for a drought on the land and the mountains, on the grain and the new wine and the oil, on whatever the ground brings forth, on men and livestock, and on all the labor of your hands.”

Here is the word of God for them and for us:  It is not because the times are troubled that we do not build, it is because we do not build that the times are troubled!

 What are we supposed to build?   We are supposed to build families!  We are supposed to build businesses!  We are supposed to build films, books, inventions and yes buildings.  Most of all we are to build character and integrity that can change the world. The shock and awe of Satan is meant to paralyze, atrophy, and shrink vision.   So again I say build, build, build!   Build excellently.  Build joyously!

Build through your trouble: The greatest vessels of God have appeared in times of calamity and confusion. Trouble is your opportunity to be your best, to be more than you ever imagined you could be.   If God has honored you to live in troubled times then trouble will only make you stronger.  The conditions will never seem right to the timid soul.  The Word of God says

To build in troubled times is the most eloquent act of defiance against fear:  If you face your fear with a plan of escape you will only gain a gnawing sense of defeat.  The moment you decide to stand, fight and build you will release the power of the Holy Spirit.  Unknown reserves of courage will well up within you!

Build because this will all soon be over:  In heaven, you will only regret what you did not leave on the field of battle.  It is the bold steps untaken, and the challenges avoided that will pang you in that day.  This will soon be over and the threat that seems so big now will look so puny there!  What are you saving your courage for?  What are you withholding your talent, resources and dreams for?   Surely they are all for such a time as this!

Build now because the conditions are right: The conditions will never seem right to the timid soul.  The Word of God says, “Ecclesiastes 11: 4 He who observes the wind will not sow, And he who regards the clouds will not reap.”  If you wait for all of the objections to be answered nothing will ever be attempted.

You have a clear choice!  You can believe headlines or the Bible.   If you believe the headlines you should hunker down and prepare for a life of ever-decreasing hope; a life of limits and dread that will place you among the living dead.

The experts say that we have lost our youth and that we can only expect them to get worse.  Joel 2:20 says “I will pour out of my Spirit on your sons and daughter and they will prophesy”  If you believe the news media then you will only expect them be lost.  If you believe Joel then you will build toward a worldwide youth revival!

The news media warns of violent convulsions in man and nature and the end of the world.  Jesus said that it cannot end before one event: Matthew 24:14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.  If you believe Jesus then you know why we must build to order to contain the greatest harvest of souls in the history of mankind!

The greatest enemy to building is the feeling that says, “What’s the use?”  In a world where it seems that every good thing has been taken and every great thing has been done despair comes easily.   No doubt this spirit gripped the people Haggai preached to.  Why build another temple it can never compare to Solomon’s yet Haggai 2:3,4 says “Who is left among you who saw this temple in its former glory? And how do you see it now? In comparison with it, is this not in your eyes as nothing? 4 Yet now be strong, Zerubbabel,’ says the LORD.”

Haggai goes on to say in verses 8,9 “The silver is Mine, and the gold is Mine,’ says the LORD of hosts. 9 ‘The glory of this latter temple shall be greater than the former,’ says the LORD of hosts. ‘And in this place I will give peace,’ says the LORD of hosts.”

 God is saying in essence, “I know how you feel but wait there is yet something  awesome left for you to build.  Now get up and build! Amen.    Tune into TBN tonight May 17th to hear my message.  7PM West Coast time   This of you that live near the S.F. Bay Area Join us for 3 nights of BECOMING  ARMED AND DANGEROUS at Dream House  located at  1015 Estudillo Street Martinez CA 94553.  May 18th-20th Friday 7:15PM  Saturday 5PM  Sunday 5PM  call 925 300 3007

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