Who Do You Trust?
As a general rule we Americans are a trusting lot. We give strangers the benefit of the doubt and are quick to place our complete trust and confidence in others UNTIL that trust becomes misplaced, misused or violated.
As Christians we are taught to place our trust in God alone because it is the sin nature of man that always lets us down.
It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in humans. (Psalm 118:8, NIV)
I was just a lad when Congress passed a joint resolution to add “In God We Trust” to our currency as a reminder in whom our trust lies.
A law passed in a Joint Resolution by the 84th Congress (P.L. 84-140) and approved by President Dwight Eisenhower on July 30, 1956, declared “In God We Trust” must appear on American currency. This phrase was first used on paper money in 1957, when it appeared on the one-dollar silver certificate.
In American politics we hear promises to the moon and back, where we are smooth talked into believing that our best interests are foremost on the minds of those courting our vote. By now we know when a politician is lying – their mouth is moving.
In Matthew 7:15 Jesus said ““Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves.”
In 2015 when Donald Trump announced his candidacy for president he made three promises that caused me to laugh when he said he was going to “Build the Wall”, “Drain the Swamp” and “Make America Great Again”.
I was a bit skeptical to say the least.
Building the wall actually made sense because it would help control who and what crosses our border. Obama said it was necessary when he became president, as did Bush before him and do my knowledge there were only feeble attempts made, like a barbed wire fence to keep cattle from getting through, but nothing like a bonafide barrier or wall.
Draining the swamp seemed to be needed in the DC corridor where politicians did their dirty deeds and reaped the benefit of their political pork deals and Trump was a political outsider who seemed well suited to begin the process.
Make America Great Again seemed just a slogan. America has always been a heavyweight in world affairs. Our military might has been felt across the globe as we engage a number of hostile forces and rogue regimes committing human rights abuses upon their people and as the force behind the United Nations. It wasn’t until Obama that I heard such utter nonsense like “America was never great” from the mouth of the First Lady Michelle Obama. It was like a kick in the gut!
So skeptical is a word that described my feelings when I heard these political promises coming from the mouth of someone who said he wouldn’t stop until he made good on his promises that seemed impossible to keep.
At the same time I wanted to believe. America needed someone to believe in, someone to trust that could turn the nation around. It’s just that nobody in politics knew Trump, except his showmanship and grandstanding on television. They just couldn’t get behind this super-rich guy whom they felt had no political history backing him up.
My hang up was Trump’s religious background or as I figured his lack of one. So I did a Google search and found an interesting book “The Faith of Donald J. Trump” where at least I would learn what kind of faith he had since this book was written by two Christian journalists of different religious faiths and with full access to Trump. What I discovered hidden within the pages of this book forever changed my attitude about Trump and confirmed to me that this man was on a mission to bring patriotism lost to the Obama years back to America.
I began blogging about Trump in a feeble attempt to enlighten America on why I felt that Trump was the right man for the job. Americans felt Trump wasn’t suited for the job. He had all the toys a rich man could want. He had more money than we could ever dream of, so why would he chance giving it all up for the presidency? It simply boggled the mind. Christians felt his temper and vocabulary were simply not that of a Christian. From all outward appearances he was a womanizer, a hard partier and spent money like it poured from a faucet.
As Christians we tend to run to God when things aren’t going well in our lives. We treat God as our own personal genie in the great beyond. We know he’s there, but unless our relationship is kept alive we only call on him to fix something for us. Unbelievers (non-Christians) blame God when things go wrong and everything is God’s fault.
What I know is that God is in complete control and has been since before the beginning of time and space as we know it. Everything happens for a reason. Nothing is by “chance”.
In Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”
I read in the book concerning prophesies spoken to and about Trump about his future presidency where he was compared to Cyrus in Isaiah 45. Also about Trump being God’s sword to the Spirit of Political Correctness that had taken hold of our nation and much of the world we live in.
Six years later I can say with absolute certainty that the root of the swamp in DC is at the Temple of Democracy, the very heart of political correct movement in our country. The fervor, anger and intensity directed at Donald Trump during and after his presidency is testament to that fact. The demagogues in the upper echelons of government consider Trump the greatest threat to democracy and have taken extraordinary steps to silence and prevent him from returning to political office. Even now they are afraid he will reenter the political fray.
We have become a pop-tart nation wanting our right to fun loving sexual freedom, at the expense of human life and wanting them now without restriction.
The tenets of our nation – Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness are no longer sacred and the god of our nation is control, money and power – WE WANT TO CONTROL OUR OWN DESTINY!
2 Chronicles 7:14 (KJV)
14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
Some have questioned why the United States is omitted from the end time biblical prophesies and I agree with those who see the premature demise of this nation because collectively we have forgotten who we have placed out trust in. We no longer hold true the values of the Ten Commandments from God, nor even the Bill of Rights (1-10 Amendments) or our Constitution. – I am the Real Truckmaster!
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