Then God Sent a Warrior
As this fictional story goes a man was trapped on top of his house in a flood. He prayed asking God to save him. As the flood waters kept rising a helicopter came and lowered a rope ladder. “Grab hold of the ladder” someone yelled from the helicopter. The man refused, saying “God will save me.” Next came a boat and someone yells to the man, “Get in the boat.” The man refused, saying “God will save me.” Finally he water rose over the top of the house and the man drowned. At the pearly gate the man cried out to God, “Why didn’t you save me?” It is told that God answered, “I sent a helicopter and a boat. Why didn’t you get in?”
The state of the nation has been in a virtual decline for quite some time. We are like frogs in a pot of lukewarm water and the burner has been on low. As a nation we’re wrestling with racism which threatens to divide us. We’ve grown accustomed to and made abortion not only acceptable but a women’s “right” issue. We’ve made it legal to recognize gay “rights” and openly flaunt same sex or “partner” relations outside of traditional marriage. We’ve taken God out of schools, businesses and politics. It is acceptable to talk about religion, just not about God or godly values. Our blind acceptance of worldly values and political correctness is taking our nation down a road to nowhere.
For years Christians have been on their knees praying for God to save our nation from our sins. We question that our prayers are even heard? We doubt that if heard our prayers will not even be answered? We have doubted God and submitted ourselves to fear. We have doubted ourselves? Do we really trust God? Maybe we are not worthy? Maybe we are justified by our doubt and fear? How would we know if God really did answer? Would he give us a sign?
Maybe it’s time we go back in time and read Isaiah 45 to see what God did when he called Cyrus to become king of Israel? Although Cyrus didn’t know God, God heard the people wanting a king and he gave them Cyrus.
The same is true of our nation. Although not mentioned in the bible, the United States was created with a purpose to be a shining city on a hill for the glory of God. A people wanting freedom to worship God, live peacefully and raise their families. And as will everything that God creates, there are elements of the dark side who attempt to derail what God is doing. When we settled peacefully in the colonies, trouble showed its ugly head with the introduction of slavery, deception and murder. As our nation expanded from sea to shining sea, trouble showed its ugly head even more with lying, deceit, greed and the thirst for power over people. As our nation grew, so was the thirst for power. Americans chose and adopted a Constitution based upon godly principles that became our Rule of Law. Americans wanted a king, but instead chose presidents to head our newly formed Constitutional-Republic.
During the past 240+ years since 1776 we have had a total of 45 presidents. Each one selected by Almighty God for specific times and purposes. Not all have been godly men. Some have been deeply rooted in religion, while others had their feet firmly planted in the world. Some were of strong character, while others were in fact weak. During trying times in our nation’s history God chose men for each occasion. Often they have been popular men with viable name recognition it has been the most unlikely choice.
Just in my lifetime after the assassination of JFK, we got LBJ. After the resignation of Nixon we got Ford. Terrorist attacks on our homeland occurred with Reagan, Clinton, Bush and the people wanted more and God sent Obama. God’s way is not to force his will on anyone so clearly giving people what they want is not always best. Always giving our children what want is not always what they need or what is best for them either. Not satisfied the people cried out to God even more as the world continued its downhill spiral. God needed a warrior to stop evil and expose the evils of political corruption so God sent Trump.
You may be thinking that God made a mistake? You would be wrong.
How do I know? Look around at the evil that has risen to an unprecedented level, never before seen in the history of our nation. Trump was not on anybody’s radar as a politician. By all standards Trump is a self-made man. He has everything imaginable – power, fame and fortune. Hobnobbing with the rich and famous, even politicians saw him as a feather in their caps. A picture with him was a trophy and his donations were sought. Everything changed when Trump entered into the political arena.
Campaigning on Building the wall, draining the swamp and making America great again sent shockwaves throughout political circles on both sides of the isle. Trump became poison as politicians wanted nothing to do with him. After Trump’s inauguration Congressional GOP began distancing themselves from him. Congressional Democrats began a campaign of resistance. Entrenched Obama Administration enacted a coup and began conspiring to remove him from office – one way or another and at all costs.
Americans did not know, nor did we realize there even was a swamp in Washington. We have long suspected that politicians have their own political survival first and foremost as their priority. We have gotten used to expecting them to tell us what we want to hear, while doing what we cannot see and we have been living with the consequences. What goes on in Washington doesn’t stay there, but affects us all. Politicians are not held to the same standard or rules as the average taxpaying citizens. We have never been aware of how a public servant can become a millionaire on taxpayer dollars?
A great number of American voters are influenced by unsavory politicians, unethical news outlets and dishonest staff, but have never met, negatively or personally affected by Donald J. Trump as president or otherwise. Their dislike is solely manufactured.
Likewise many who call themselves Christians are taken back by the sinful nature of the man based on what has been released in the media. They do not equate themselves to the sinful nature of man in that ALL have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. They do not believe that God would save such a man as Trump. So I ask, did God save a sinner like you or me? Is it not God’s will that no man perish? Is it God’s will that everyone come to the salvation knowledge of God?
When God called his name, Donald Trump could have said, I’m an important man and I’m busy. Yet he did not. We are told many are called but few are chosen. Of those who answer the call of God are even fewer. They are the ones who have the most to give up. So why would a man who has everything, give it up to become President of the United States? Did he anticipate the amount of anger and resentment that would rise up against him or did he trust God? Trump has a vision of great things for our nation and he made it his purpose to be obedient to what God called him to do. It’s such a huge responsibility. Doesn’t the bible tell us to whom much is given, much is required?
Do you know that when George W. Bush became President his first official trip outside the United States was to Mexico? Do you know that when Barack H. Obama became President his first official trip outside the United States was to Canada? Do you know that when Donald J. Trump became President his first official trip outside the United States was a five-day “World Religion Tour” to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia where he was greeted by Saudi King Salman and spoke at the Abdulaziz International Conference Center, then he went to Israel where he met with the Prime Minister of Israel, before going to the infamous Wailing Wall. He then had a solemn discussion with the Palestinian leader. The purpose of this trip was to begin Middle East Peace Talks, and then he went to Rome where he met with the Pope? While President Trump was initiating international diplomacy abroad the Congressional Democrats were plotting ways to impeach him. What does that tell you? It confirms what I already knew, that Donald J. Trump was the right man as the 45th President. It signaled that trouble lay ahead for him, his administration and for the American people.
That was 4 years ago and much water has crossed under the bridge since then. Because this is an election year and all previous attempts to sabotage the Trump presidency have failed we started off 2020 with a totally new issue facing our nation and the world. It is the China Virus that surfaced in Wuhan, China in December 2019. Over the years we’ve had other virus’ impact our world, but none so mysterious as this unknown entity called COVID-19.
What may have begun accidently in a laboratory in Wuhan, China has caused a great amount of anxiety and confusion worldwide. There have been shortages of virtually every type of commodity you can name. Those most notable shortages were over toilet paper, hand towels, hand sanitizer and various cleaning agents. Other shortages included meat, eggs and a host of other food items and necessities. Currently there appears to be a nationwide coin shortage (first time in history).
We are down to the wire with 90 days before the 2020 Presidential Election. The field has narrowed to Democratic challenger former Vice President Joe Biden and Karen Bass Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. They promise to raise taxes and undue what the current administration has done. They offer no hope of a better tomorrow, only a future moving forward without a President Trump in it.
The incumbent President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have engaged the consciousness of America with hope for a brighter future ahead while they opt for a Safer America with even more jobs available and an economy far better than ever (before COVID-19).
It now comes down to American voters to decide if they want more rioting and lawlessness in a Biden presidency or do you want more hope for you and your families in a better tomorrow from a continuation of the Trump presidency? Elected officials know that to get your vote they must sing the same old song, dance to the same old tune and do so until the polls close in Hawaii on November 3rd, 2020.
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