What has changed is America herself. She is not the same country. We have passed through a great social, cultural and moral revolution that has left us irretrievably divided on separate shores. And the politicians are in panic. Two years ago, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe called the giant statues of Lee and “Stonewall” Jackson on Richmond’s Monument Avenue “parts of our heritage.” After Charlottesville, New York-born-and-bred McAuliffe, entertaining higher ambitions, went full scalawag, demanding the statues be pulled down as “flashpoints for hatred, division and violence.” Who hates the statues, Terry? Who’s going to cause the violence? Answer: The Democratic left whom Terry must now appease. Like ISIS, which smashed the storied ruins of Palmyra, and the al-Qaida rebels who ravaged the fabled Saharan city of Timbuktu, the new barbarism has come to America. This is going to become a blazing issue, not only between but within the parties. (READ MORE)
Now that we know who some of the VISIBLE Saboteurs, deep-state, and shadow government players are, the time has come for me to spend a few entries examining a more profound spiritual question: Is the arrival of Donald Trump something that God was behind for reasons beyond what most can discern through the lens of spiritual and political analysis?
If you ask retired firefighter Mark Taylor that question, his answer would be a resounding “yes!” According to Taylor, a “word” came to him in April 2011 in the middle of a most debilitating sickness, and it was very specific (written down in 2011, shared with his doctor, and recorded on radio and television shows between then and before the 2016 presidential election). God was going to allow Trump to become president against all odds; the stock market would respond with all-time record trade days (has happened numerous times since) even though deep-state antagonists would attack the Republican candidate like none other before; the US and Israel would strengthen their relationship; and a specific number of Supreme Court justices would be appointed. Those, as well as a whole list of other foresights listed by Taylor, at the time I am writing this series, continue to materialize in the way that he—or God—said they would (with Trump’s victory only the beginning and numerous other very specific events scheduled to transpire between now and 2024, according to Taylor’s new best-selling book, The Trump Prophecies [Defender Publishing, 2017]).
Only time will tell if Mark Taylor is right, but the difference between his personal prophetic word and reasons other religious folks may have voted for (or against) Trump lies in a deeper question having to do with providence.
In theology, divine providence refers to God’s oversight, management, and involvement in the world with a distinction usually made between “general providence,” which represents God’s sustaining of the natural order of the universe, and “special providence,” which refers to His intervention in history for people (such as a healing miracle), governments (such as placing a king in power), and nations (such as helping win a war).
Unless you are atheist, agnostic, deist, or something like them, at some level you believe in the providence of God and that He was and is involved in this type management of the cosmos, with earth holding a special place in His plans.
Does this imply that God is involved in everything that happens to every person on the planet every day? Did He ordain that you mowed your lawn yesterday, or that your neighbor stubbed her toe on the sidewalk? If He’s not involved in those types of menial things, how about major events that influence the affairs of nations? Most scholars reject the former idea in favor of the latter—that God does not necessary direct your steps over what color curtains you decide to buy, but is often involved in matters of state, at least to the degree that citizens and nations can be blessed or cursed as a result of national leadership (1 Timothy 2:1–3).
With that in mind, did God, “who works all things together for good” (Romans 8:28) ordain the election of Donald Trump?
Those members of the clergy who laid hands on him and prayed at the New Spirit Revival Center in Cleveland Heights, September 21, 2016, must have thought so, as did other prominent Christian leaders during the campaign and most of the clergy who offered invocations at his unforgettable inauguration. Some of these Christians trust in Trump’s statement of faith, while others simply see him as imperfect but chosen by God.
For instance, Secretary of Energy Rick Perry compares Trump to King David who “wasn’t perfect either. But he was the chosen man of God,” [i] while Dr. Lance Wallnau refers to Trump as God’s “chaos” president, a line he borrowed from Jeb Bush, who had coined the phrase in describing Trump during the final Republican debate. Wallnau draws analogies between Trump and Cyrus “the Great,” the pagan Persian king whom Isaiah prophesied by name two hundred years in advance (Isaiah 44:28), saying that he would conquer Babylon (that happened in 539 BC); the waters of the Euphrates would “dry up” to make way for the army; and the city’s gates would “not be shut,” and thereby, the Jews would be liberated and return to Jerusalem, where they would rebuild the temple—all of which happened just as the prophet foresaw many years in advance. According to Wallnau, Trump was chosen by God to similarly rescue America from its catastrophic alternative (Hillary).
Others, like Messianic Rabbi Curt Landry, have drawn the same Cyrus analogies and note how it seems beyond random chance that 2017 is the Hebrew year 5777, and on January 20, 2017, the first day Trump took office as forty-fifth president, he turned 70 years, 7 months and 7 days of age. [ii] Also of interest is how, as forty-fifth president, this matches Isaiah 45, where the prophecies of Cyrus were given.
Curiously, Cyrus isn’t the only example of a pagan leader used by God to providentially influence the ancient Jewish nation. Nebuchadnezzar was also called “the Servant of the Most High God,” and I understand why many modern believers prefer not to think about that example. Unlike Cyrus the deliverer, Nebuchadnezzar was the instrument of God’s chastisement against Judah, resulting in most of the people being brought into captivity with desolation upon their land. This was the providence of God, too, because they would not listen to His words (Jeremiah 25:8ff). The prophet Habakkuk bemoaned God using such a heathen to spank His own children, but God told him it was necessary, and that Nebuchadnezzar would be dealt with later (Habakkuk 1:5–11; cf. Jeremiah 25:12ff).
Assyria and Babylon are two more examples of pagan entities used by God to correct His people after they had fallen into apostasy. The Assyrians went to war against Israel under Tiglath-pileser (2 Kings 15:29; 16:7–9), and again under Shalmaneser and Sargon—all because they would not obey “the voice of Jehovah their God” (2 Kings 18:9–12).
These contrasting illustrations raise a very serious question. If God did through providence choose Trump to become America’s president, is he our Cyrus (deliverer) or Nebuchadnezzar (agent of judgment)? I want to believe Trump was God’s way of putting his foot down on the socialist-globalist runaway agenda to allow a respite and opportunity for spiritual awakening in this country. But what if I’m wrong?
Speaking of Nebuchadnezzar, his example also illustrates how in times past God sometimes used pagans to utter divine insights. An amazing case in point is when God chose to reveal a prophecy spanning from 605 BC through the Second Coming of Christ to the arrogant, narcissistic, idol-worshipping Nebuchadnezzar. Of course, it required God’s holy servant, Daniel, to interpret the dream. Similarly, God used Balaam, a sorcerer hired by Balak, a Moabite king, who was exceedingly fearful of the encroaching multitude of Israelites. Accordingly, the king sent for Balaam, a darkened wizard who now lives in prophetic infamy (2 Peter 2:15; Jude 11; Revelation 2:14). Despite Balaam’s incorrigible status, God used him to prophesy, “I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel” (Numbers 24:17). Ronald Allen, professor of Hebrew Scripture at Western Baptist Seminary, writes, “In agreement with many in the early church and in early Judaism, we believe this text speaks unmistakably of the coming of the Messiah. That this prophecy should come from one who was unworthy makes it all the more dramatic and startling.” Thus, we see that God uses the most unlikely characters and situations to get His message across and work done. This Pethorian prophecy was well over one thousand years before the birth of Christ and from a hostile source, yet it is probably what led the Magi to Bethlehem.
Another interesting thing about Trump and unlikely agents who lead wise men to Bethlehem is the mysterious and metaphysical logic some currently share involving God’s possible providence in the arrival of Trump as a “savior” figure. Nowhere is this language more pronounced than in the Holy Land itself, where several respected Rabbis and kabbalists have insinuated that America’s new president is a forerunner of Messiah and the final redemption.
“Donald Trump (424) is the Gematria of ‘Messiah for the House of David’ (משיח בן דוד),” wrote Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz for Breaking Israel News on May 16, 2016. “That is not to say that Donald Trump is the Messiah, but that his presidency will usher in the Messianic era.”[iii]
Others, including Rabbi Matityahu Glazerson, who accurately predicted the Trump victory before the election using Bible Codes,[iv] have chimed in. He found various connections between Trump and “moshiach” (messiah) in the codes, which in Hebrew means “anointed,” and led Glazerson to conclude his election is connected to the coming of Messiah.
Rabbi Hillel Weiss is a Trump-Messiah-connection believer too, and he also sees in the president the agent of God’s favor for building the Third Temple, another Cyrus linking. [v]
And then there is the Sanhedrin in Israel, the nascent tribunal who have styled themselves after the Second Temple-era Jewish court. They have sent letters to Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, asking them to join forces to build the Third Temple for Messiah.
Professor Weiss is a spokesman for the Sanhedrin and notes how Donald Trump made support for Israel and recognition of Jerusalem as their capital part of public discourse during 2016. Combining that with Putin’s expressed opinion that the Third Temple ought to be built caused him to say that both men should do what King Cyrus did 2,500 years ago and build the religious complex for the benefit of all Jews and the world. “We are poised to rebuild the Temple,” Weiss said, and “the leaders of Russia and America can lead the nations of the world to global peace through building the Temple, the source of peace.”[vi]
Rabbi Yosef Berger, who oversees King David’s tomb in Jerusalem, takes it a step farther. He believes Trump actually won the election through “the power of Moshiach [Messiah], which gave him the boost he needed” and is “connected to the Messianic process which is happening right now.”[vii]
When I brought all this up not long ago on The Jim Bakker Show, noting how many Jewish leaders view Trump as connected to end-times prophecy in general and/or to the Messiah specifically, extreme leftists at Right Wing Watch couldn’t help but jump on the “fake news” bandwagon and use the opportunity to once again misconstrue everything I said to make it sound like I was pitching the Donald as a modern John the Baptist or as the Messiah Himself. Of course, they’ve made a career out of hating Jim Bakker and trolling his shows, but their ridiculous headline this time was really over the top: “End Times Pastor: Donald Trump Could Be the Messiah or His Forerunner” followed by:
One of Bakker’s guests, Tom Horn, a prolific author of Last Days-themed books, spent an entire segment of the program explaining that “rabbis” have revealed that Trump may be the messiah, or a harbinger to the arrival of the messiah akin to John the Baptist.
“They’re looking at Donald Trump” as the messiah, Horn said of “the rabbis,” saying that Trump’s name “actually means ‘messiah.’”
Right Wing Watch was mostly fair to this point, but then, as usual, their straw man couldn’t resist the opportunity to misrepresent what I said, which anybody can verify for themselves by watching the archive of the program on the Jim Bakker Show website.
Right Wing Watch continued:
Among the clues that Trump may be the messiah, he [me] said, is that the president-elect is a kingly and warrior-like leader committed to protecting Israel and, according to Horn, rebuilding the Temple of Jerusalem.
Eh, no, I didn’t say that either. This is again a classic misdirection from context that no legitimate journalist would make, as I never insinuated any “clues that Trump may be the Messiah,” never said he was a kingly or a warrior-like leader, or that he was going to rebuild the temple, but rather stated that the rabbis were saying this.
But the beat went on…
Horn said that if Trump is not the messiah, then he is likely “the forerunner” to the messiah who “will start the message in the wilderness and the messiah is going to come in on his heels”
This was their biggest lie and, again, I said no such thing. This was just more blatant misdirection, as I specifically cited that some rabbis believe that Trump is a forerunner, which they do, and have said so. But, sigh, what more could I have expected from a washed-up fake-news publishing hack like Right Wing Watch?[viii]
Now I can hardly wait to see what Right Wing Watch says in 2022, if they are still around. This will be midway through Trump’s second term, according to Mark Taylor, when for the first time in recorded history, people will witness with the naked eye a brand-new star. According to astronomers at Apache Point and the University of Wyoming,[ix] it will suddenly appear and be the brightest in the sky for six months, precisely the celestial phenomenon the Jews in the Zohar and Torah and Christians from the New Testament book of Matthew believe will mark the arrival of Messiah.
And then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky with power and great glory. (Matthew 24:30)
All of this will bring us in the next entry to the possible providence of the year of Trump’s election specifically (2016) and sorcerous connections to it that occultists are aware of and are preparing for.
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Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said of President Trump Thursday, “We have in the White House today a president who is clearly committed to stopping the Left.” Gingrich was speaking during an online call with the American Renewal Project, a conservative organization encouraging pastors to get more involved in the political realm and bring their congregations along with them. He had a dire warning about what would happen to the country if the tide turns in Washington and liberals take charge again. “Remember: There are a lot of people on the other side, including in the elite news media, who deeply, deeply want President Trump to fail,” he warned, “who deeply want our values to be wiped out by making them, frankly, illegal, and who are deeply committed to changing America in ways that would turn it into a country you and I would have no real knowledge of and no understanding of.” (READ MORE)
Seventy-three percent of the S&P 500 companies that had reported as of Friday had topped estimates on both the top and bottom lines, according to data from FactSet. The Dow Jones industrial average hit a record high on Monday as Wall Street cheered on what’s been a strong earnings season. The rose 62 points with Boeing contributing the most gains. Boeing shares rose 1.3 percent after announcing it expects a record number of aircraft orders from India. The announcement came about a week after posted better-than-expected quarterly results. The S&P 500 traded 0.1 percent lower with real estate and information technology leading decliners. The Nasdaq composite lagged, falling 0.45 percent as large-cap tech stocks like Facebook and Alphabet pulled back. (READ MORE)
A number of pastors and spiritual leaders have claimed Trump’s election was a “reprieve” for America and a response to prayer. One author, the “fireman prophet” Mark Taylor, claims he received a direct prophecy from God in 2011 telling him Trump would become president. Taylor chronicles the extraordinary story in his new book, “The Trump Prophecies.” The prophecy also predicted the ferocity of the opposition against Trump, but Taylor said the president would overcome it all. “They [the enemy] will say things about this man, but it will not affect him, and they shall say it rolls off of him like the duck, for as the feathers of a duck protect it, so shall My feathers protect this next president,” according to Taylor’s prophecy. Taylor also says “the enemy will quake and shake and fear this man.” (READ MORE)
This last week Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s bid to pass the so-called ‘skinny bill’ repeal of Obamacare failed when republican John McCain joined establishment Democrats and two other Republican holdouts to vote against the measure.
For frustrated voters, it was the latest example of establishment bureaucrats subverting promises made to American citizens during the 2016 presidential campaign trail. Just another display of do-nothing government officials wasting our time at the Nation’s capital, right?
I’m here to prove this disturbing rabbit hole is much more than what may appear on the surface, and little by little I will take readers there over the course of the next few weeks.
Besides the federal bureaucracy and shadow-government described in Part 1 of this series, according to several leading analysts, an actual “coup” is afoot to overturn the 2016 election. “A soft coup is underway right here in the United States of America in an attempt to overturn November’s election result, and forcibly remove a duly elected president,” Sean Hannity of Fox News warned recently. [i] Lou Dobbs, Ben Stein, Gary Bauer, members of the US House of Representatives such as Tom Tancredo, Congressmen like Mike Kelly and others are drawing the same conclusion. Kurt Schlichter of TownHall.com is already speculating how this could happen via an orchestrated “Military Coup Against Donald Trump” in 2018. [ii]
Even ultra-liberal Right Wing Watch of “People for the American Way” (who have repeatedly attacked me personally on their fake news website), which was formed in 1980 to counter the Christian Right, Republican Party, and Jerry Falwell’s “Moral Majority,” recently quoted pastor E.W. Jackson, who argued on his radio program that a “coup d’etat” (a change of government illegally or by force) is being orchestrated. [iii]
“Folks, hold on to your seats, because I really believe that we are witnessing an attempted coup d’état in America. I’m serious about that. I believe that we are witnessing an attempted coup d’état in America,” Jackson said.
According to criminal attorney Robert Barnes, the shadow-man directly responsible for this deep state de facto coup is none other than Barack Obama. [iv] Last Thursday former aide to President Bill Clinton, Dick Morris, agreed this seditious conspiracy is really happening, saying Obama is operating a ‘secret war room’ two miles from the White House tasked with toppling President Trump and his ‘Make America Great Again’ agenda. [v]
Although a growing number of Americans, regardless of party affiliation, are aware of the huge extent of anti-trump media bias (supported by the findings of Harvard Kennedy School academics at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy who found all ten of the major media outlets in America were negative in as many as 98% of their reports on Trump during the first one-hundred days of his administration) [vi] and are already exhausted by the hysterical attacks on and typecasting of every breath Trump makes and who simply want their elected officials to actually govern (imagine that!), the extreme left, which controls the media megaphone and who own a massive swath of establishment RINOs and members of the Democratic party, are firmly committed to nothing less than the engineering of a new socialist world order from the chaos and ashes of our formerly great Republic (which speaks to the occult roots and agenda playing out now in the United States, which I will briefly summarize later in this series but in much greater detail in the upcoming book SABOTEURS).
Michael Laitman said it very well over at The Jerusalem Post:
Neoliberalism, which has destroyed Europe through immigration, and nearly destroyed the US by eliminating its middle class, has been the sole ruling agenda in the US for decades. It serves the interests of the small elite group of magnates who control the American economy, the media, and thereby the government, all the way up to the White House. They determine what is reported and what is not, who is defamed and who is glorified. By controlling the media, they have dominated public discourse, public opinion, and have avoided criticism. This is ingenious, but deadly to society.
Their best interest is not the best interest of the American people. They aspire for world domination… through proxies such as Obama and Clinton…
Every American need not only understand these facts, but something else, too. When Daniel Webster, the great 18th Century orator, statesman and constitutional lawyer said: “I apprehend no danger to our country from a foreign foe. Our destruction, should it come at all, will be from… the inattention of the people to the concerns of their government… I fear that they may place too implicit a confidence in their public servants, and fail properly to scrutinize their conduct; that in this way they may be made the dupes of designing men, and become the instruments of their own undoing,” he was speaking directly to the vice of the current American coup. In other words, I am arguing that what we are witnessing isn’t just a calculated effort to bring down the non-establishment’s president. It’s a scheme against every citizen of free society that values the ability to govern itself. It’s a plot, and an ancient one at that, to disrupt momentum aimed at circumventing the entrenched cabal’s cross-party perpetual rule from DC. An outsider named Trump came to Washington’s power center “to restore a traditional regime of citizenship, individualism, assimilation, territorial sovereignty, recognized borders, strong defense, deterrence abroad, and free-market capitalism” [vii] and he is not part of the Bohemian club. They will not tolerate that. They are committed to expelling him, and by extension, any effort from you—the grassroots—to liberate yourself, your family, and the nation’s future from the ruling class.
This is not a bold statement.
What you see happening in media and on the extreme left (and from RINO Republicans) today is more than just the activity of Never-Trumpers and “sore losers.” This is the manifest incarnation of a Fourth Reich whose purpose in sabotaging Trump as the duly elected president of the United States is an outright and hostile rejection of the choice voters made on Tuesday, November 8, 2016.
“With the election over, the Democratic Party is now in the hands of the Bernie Sanders-Tom Perez-Keith Ellison-Barack Obama radical left,” David Horowitz recently wrote. “Abetted by a corrupt media, funded by the anti-American billionaire George Soros, egged on by Obama’s corrupt attorney general, Loretta Lynch, and a collusive press, the left has launched vile and violent demonstrations in the streets, rancid witch-hunts in the halls of Congress posing as ‘confirmation hearings,’ and treasonous intelligence leaks [through which] Obama and his cohorts have disregarded the Constitution and the law to spy on reporters they do not like, to use the IRS and other government agencies to take down their opponents and undermine the democratic system.” [viii]
Presidential historian Doug Wead echoed Horowitz’s comments on air recently with Lou Dobbs, saying he is convinced that “operatives” of the deep state really are attempting a coup d’état of President Trump. [ix]
Historian Doug Wead on Lou Dobbs
But as professor Wead also pointed out during that program, this shouldn’t come as any real surprise because America’s deep state intelligence agencies including the CIA, State Department, and media have a long history of overthrowing duly elected democratic foreign governments. Recent examples include Iraq, Iran, the Ukraine, and before that, Vietnam, Egypt, the Phillippines and other countries where highly skilled American operatives engrained themselves among civilian provocateurs and, as they are engineering in the US right now, assisted “popular uprisings”.
Obama even admitted the United States’ involvement in the Ukrainian crisis and that he himself “brokered the deal” in support of regime change and transition of power. [x]
With Obama admittedly educated in the tried and true policies of coups and coercive propaganda, Wead’s analysis to Dobbs that the same decidedly trained apparatus has now been put into motion in our own country to overthrow the duly elected Republican president holds merit.
Of course, the real reason to employ such a slow or “soft” coup (as some have described what we are witnessing) is self-evident—an attempted violent or military overthrow of the American government would not be tolerated by the vast-majority of citizens regardless of party and the enterprising cult behind it would expose too much of their hand and quickly be rejected. We are just too comfortable in modern America to tolerate such a strategy. Thus, working to get the populace to surrender their will through brainwashing over a longer period of time is the preferred modus operandi. (Shucks! It’s even entertaining for activists and so-called progressives who believe the mechanisms of the deep state were put in place for the very purpose of enforcing a thoroughly left-wing society on the populace anyway to watch how contemporary society has forgotten the lessons of history and are surrendering power to them to repeat the mistakes of the past!)
And, as bat-wing crazy as some of these enemies of the state are, they are correct in their understanding that lasting political power in industrialized countries is not gained through bloody revolution. Even Karl Marx—who advocated violent overthrows—recognized this when he wrote in his 1848 Communist Manifesto how to defeat America from the inside-out. He knew that in this “land of the free and the home of the brave” you would have to change the course of the nation slowly, incrementally, through winning elections and creating laws using what he called “cultural hegemony” or domination of a culturally diverse society by the ruling class who manipulate the culture of that society—the beliefs, explanations, perceptions, values, and mores—so that their imposed, ruling-class worldview eventually becomes the accepted cultural norm. [xi]
If a populace remains conservative in their values, then they will always vote conservatives into places of authority. Thus, according to Marx, the best way to slowly change a developed nation to communistic, is to first win over the populace with liberal or “progressive” ideas—from pop-culture memes to mass media propaganda to infiltrating institutions of higher education with leftist philosophers and so on—and then eventually socialism or communism would take root without the need for violent overthrow.
With that in mind, when I look at what has happened since the 1950s through the Obama-era experiment and Bernie Sanders “democratic socialism,” I gasp at where we may be today. Our forefathers who gave their lives on the battlefield to defend and protect the American dream could be rolling over in their graves while the ghost of Karl Marx laughs from somewhere deep inside Cocytus, the Ninth Circle of Hell.
And when I consider how the slow coup playing out before us today could be the manifestation of this decades long scheme to bring our nation to a tipping point for a new “order out of chaos,” and how those efforts at first appear frighteningly successful on our college campuses, I perceive that the contempt of Trump by the ludicrous fringe may be a symptom of a much deeper national malaise.
But then, when I look at how Trump was elected against all odds and despite an unmerciful propaganda machine, I realize the average American and the values held dear by the majority of them may not be buying into the great lie after all. Like generations of Americans have done before, the grassroots over recent decades may simply have been patient, willing to listen, weighed options, and then in 2016 they woke up, rose up, and made their decision to reject the demonic conspiracy through the voting machine—a gut-level ‘spiritual’ chain reaction that was about far more than electing a man named Donald Trump.
That is what it looks like happened, and this is why the radical left is in a tizzy now. Trump’s historic victory appears to be a rejection of their globalist vision by a small but significant majority, a paradigm shift away from Marxism, and they are beside themselves because of it. Trump torpedoing their proletarian plan to use America’s resources for the final stages of a worldwide borderless, de-populationist economic order and world government echoes Brexit and potentially even the final era of socialist-communist philosophies worldwide, which aligns with what Trump said he would work toward if elected.
Another relevant issue here that Trump promised was to reenact the economic policies of Ronald Reagan, which nearly single-handedly saved the West from its inflationary spiral “that had allowed communist resource-based economies to flourish. After the Berlin Wall fell on November 9, 1989, Russia was forced into a U.S. bailout and China adopted ‘Capitalism with Chinese Characteristics.’” [xii]
In the upcoming book Saboteurs I examine financial policy as reflected in Trump administration campaign promises, why Wall Street and job-creators reacts so positively [xiii] every time they think “the Donald” may actually get a chance to expedite a new Reaganomics era, and why free market competition has historically and consistently outperformed socialist-communist alternatives and delivered commercial trade and industry successes time after time.
But for now, if you’ve read the anthology When Once We Were a Nation (Defender Publishing, 2017), you already know why I am such a fan of American Capitalism as the engine of strong economies. My family—Grandpa, Grandma, Mom, Dad and cousins came through the Great Depression. Their lives were the actual story of the Oklahoma family—the Joads—depicted in the 1940 classic film, The Grapes of Wrath, who, after abandoning their farm during the Dust Bowl and Great Depression of the 1930s, became migrant workers and ended up in California. They were the rugged individuals and “new pioneers” short on cash but high in faith that later provided the perfect role models for me and my generation to learn from concerning those things in life that should really matter and be cherished. They’ve been gone now for many years, and with them most of the Great Generation. But when by contrast I consider the things people like Bernie Sanders value today, I tremble. We live at a time when it is tempting for college kids, who because of historical revisionism often have no idea where our greatness as a nation came from, to feel “entitled” to things they have not earned and, according to polls, increasing believe others who have worked hard to succeed owe them, including free higher education, free universal health care, housing assistance and so on. This represents a crossroads that, whether you like Trump or not (and, like I’ve already said, there are a lot of things that frustrate me with the Donald), is reflected in the current election cycle. Old-timers know and others can sense that our country has entered dangerous political waters in which a growing number of citizens either never knew about or have forgotten the lessons of the communist countries whose disastrous failed policies caused their economies to crumble like dominoes following the Cold War. Among the growing cast of Americans (including many Christians) that are ignorant of these facts are those who actually prefer a turn from free market capitalism (which built the most powerful, progressive, and giving society in history) to socialism. Recent Barna polling confirms this scary trend, with current surveys showing a mind-numbing 40% of US citizens now affirming they prefer socialism to capitalism. [xiv] Such people are cozy with ideas like a “Universal Basic Income” that for all intents and purposes would enslave them as subordinates to a machine of “goods and services” production for redistribution to others. This stands at diametric opposition to the capitalist system America’s forefathers died to protect in which individual efforts are rewarded and outweigh the collective (i.e. the New Testament model where if you are able to work but won’t, you don’t eat) wherein the free market determines the distribution of goods. Suffice it to recognize the irony here. While socialism promises a shared level ground it actually discourages personal creativity, favors state over individual controls, and lowers the living standard for all while providing little method or motivation for advancement or prosperity by hard-working and ambitious individuals. Conversely American capitalism historically resulted in the abundance of capital that fed the hungry of the world and built the hospitals and care facilities that to this day assist the needy. This is one reason I believe America needs an awakening. First, a spiritual revival, and second, a cultural awakening defined by the reestablishment of Great Generation principles and behavior that could positively strengthen, re-characterize and rejuvenate our society. Donald Trump, as inarticulate as he is, has captured the essence of this longing with his political jargons, “We can be great again” and “We can win again.” I’d like to believe that on those points Mr. Trump is right. I’d like to think America can once more be a nation of winners, of rugged individualism and pioneering determination. Yet I also understand that very powerful forces, both spiritual and political are devoted to the opposite—the enslavement of all mankind beneath a socialist umbrella under which national boundaries dissolve and ethnic groups, ideologies, religions, and economics from around the world orchestrate a single and dominant sovereignty. Prophecy says that this is coming and that, at the head of this “utopian” administration, a single personality is going to surface. He will at first appear to be a man of distinguished character, but will ultimately become “a king of fierce countenance” (Daniel 8:23). With imperious decree, he will facilitate a One-World Government, universal religion, and global socialism. Those who refuse his New World Order will inevitably be imprisoned or destroyed until at last he exalts himself “above all that is called God, or that is worshiped, so that he, as God, sitteth in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God” (2 Thessalonians 2:4).
Between current and former national American leaders, there are candidates among them who not only see themselves in the role of this leader, but they covet the position. Even the tenants of their own ancient occultism tell them that day is nearing when “The Secret Destiny of America” will produce a situation wherein one of them can rise to become the destroyer of worlds. In the next few entries I want to examine this phenomenon and a profound spiritual question: is the arrival of Donald Trump something that God was behind for reasons beyond what most can discern through the lens of political and spiritual analysis?
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