God Uses People

1-1-2021

God Uses People

I hear folks saying that God couldn’t use Trump because of his background or lifestyle or because of the things he has done in the past. Well there is only one who walked the earth without sin – Jesus.

Let’s look back at the only man made in the perfect likeness of God was Adam. Adam walked in the garden and talked with God daily. He was the first human and he had nothing to do except name the animals that God created because he felt Adam needed a helper and there was no sin. As Adam slept God took a rib and created woman. Adam called her Eve and together they walked and talked with God daily. Life was simple, eat, sleep and walk with God. There was no sin to separate them from God. God did tell them not to eat from the tree of knowledge or the tree of life. That was it. When the serpent entered the garden he first tempted Eve to eat from the fruit of the tree of knowledge telling her she would not surely die, but would become like God. Eve ate the fruit and gave Adam who ate also. It was then that when they heard God coming they hid themselves because they were naked and their sin separated them from God. God asked why they were hiding. They said they were naked and afraid. God asked who told them they were naked. Adam said it was the woman you gave me. Eve said it was the serpent who told me I would not surely die. And the serpent said, who me?

An over simplification – maybe, but we can see that from the beginning there have been ordinary men whom God uses to do extra-ordinary things throughout history.

Noah was an old man when God said build a boat. He did while his neighbors mocked and scoffed at him because they did not see a need for a boat, there was even no water nearby. After the animals came in and God sealed the door shut. It began to rain and they must have sensed that it was better to be in the boat, but they could not get inside.

Moses was an old man when God gave him the stone tablets – The 10 Commandments. Maybe there were more but one stone was dropped and shattered. Who is to know if there were more instructions from God for mankind?

Abraham was an old man and Sarah was an old woman with no children when God promised him so many descendants they could not be counted. Abraham believed God and his name became Israel.

God always keeps his promises. After the flood God gave us a rainbow to remind us that he would never again flood the earth.

Over time there have been many who conquered the known world in the name of God. Who is to say that they were instructed by God to do so? I think rather that God used ungodly men for his purposes.

As the world became populated there were missionaries and preachers who traveled the highways and byways sharing the good news of Jesus who is the Christ, the only begotten son of God, who lived without sin, died on the cross at Calvary, was buried in a tomb and rose again on the third day to take away the sins of the entire world. They preached that Jesus would come again one day and we must be ready and alert.

I believe that God tugged at the heartstrings of many to come to this land we call home – America. They came on ships and on foot to settle in a land where they could worship God without interference. There were many ordinary men and women who settled this land, and fought for the cause of freedom. We only hear of a few of those who came before us. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan and so many others chosen to make an impact on our nation and the world around us, so why not Donald Trump?

I can tell you that God is fully in control and he places rulers and leaders in positions of authority to accomplish HIS plan that will bring Glory and Honor to him alone. I have watched as one man became obedient when God called his name. He wasn’t a Billy Graham or the religious-type and he knew of God, like so many today. Yet when he was called he said Yes Lord (not necessarily with those words).

What I have seen over the past 4 years confirms in my spirit that this man is the perfect man for the job God has called him to do. Our nation has risen to the point that corruption on many levels could not be stopped, controlled or turned off unless it was by Almighty God, using a man whom many have deemed unqualified and unsuited.

I am reminded of the young boy David who faced and slew the giant with a slingshot and a single stone, yet it was God who guided the stone on target and killed Goliath. When God calls, he always prepares the way and he has promised never to leave us nor forsake us. In fact being in the perfect will of God is the safest place to be.

I believe that God has watched as wickedness and unrighteousness have increased in America and around the world. He has heard our cries, our prayers and chosen to act as he has always done before taking the unknown and undesirable human beings to accomplish his purpose so that everyone knows that it was God, not man who receives the glory. So when you mock and bash God’s anointed you are really rebelling against Almighty God and is simply not advisable. There will come a time when God may reveal his plan, but in the meantime maybe we should be calling out to God on our knees and asking for his guidance in these trying times. 2020 has changed the world we live in such a way that it may never revert back to the pre-2020 normal, much as 2001 was changed on 9/11. – I am the Real Truckmaster!

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