Like piranhas swarming over a possible victim, the so-called American news media clusters around any tidbit of rumor about the Trump presidency that might have potential of greater bloodletting—or the possibility of creating “facts from unnamed sources” that could produce a real gush of Trump blood. It reminds me of that old gossip starter that goes like this: “Just listen to what I’ve learned, and I have a rumor to base it on!”
The ongoing drive of the left to annihilate anything and everything Trump is the most pitiful showing of childish stupidity ever exposed in American public life. It even surpasses that of Chris Matthews exclaiming with great awe and gleefulness about Barack Obama’s speaking: “I felt this thrill going up my leg….”
It is absolutely uncanny how the left displays so much of a lack of understanding of truth and reality. The famous statement of Margaret Thatcher, former prime minister of England, speaks volumes that go unheard and dismissed: “Socialism works until they run out of other people’s money!” (Or, we could say, until we top out our national debt limit for the last time.”)
When such theories of government are exposed as examples of what is not of the truth, American leftists claim it doesn’t work for those people because “it was not our leadership in place.” When Austin Goolsbee, former economic adviser for President Barack Obama, is confronted with the dismal economic record during the Obama years when national economic growth never reached the levels of prior administrations, he grins cockily and says “he reached those levels in some quarters of a year!”
As someone once said, “With that kind of friends, we don’t need any enemies!” And I must repeat again, from prior articles, those words of Barack Obama last April 30, 2016, when he muttered, seemingly in a casual aside, “The end of the Republic has never looked better!” His goal of fundamentally transforming America appeared to be on the brink of being accomplished, as it looked like Hillary Clinton had the election well under control. (With “under control” having a much deeper meaning than just much more favorable poll numbers, of course.) We must not forget that both Clinton and Obama were and are disciples of Saul Alinsky, that Marxist purveyor of community organizing to radically overthrowing a government.
In the 2016 election people judged Donald Trump unworthy to be president, not a few of them Christians, because his language was bad, he was not “presidential,” and he lied, lied, lied. Many of those people still have that attitude. Yet, the alternative was one who openly maintained that the reign of Obama and his policies would continue as before.
The lies and deceptions of that administration and its likely copier have been openly displayed in numerous instances. It has been hard for me to understand the mentality, the mindset, of opposition to one who spelled out clearly his steps to restoring America’s leadership in the world and the economic and social well-being of its citizens. As one favorable evangelical pastor noted, “we were not electing a “pastor-in-chief” but a commander-in-chief. In all of the rumble about who was unqualified and who was qualified to be president, I recalled Psalm 75:6-8 and noted that God is still sovereign and His plans for the tenure of mankind has not diminished at all . That passage, as a reminder, says this:
“For exaltation comes neither from the east nor from the west nor from the south, but God is the Judge; He puts down one and exalts another. For in the hand of the Lord there is a cup, and the wine is red; it is fully mixed, and He pours it out. Surely its dregs shall all the wicked of the earth drain and drink down.”
And another quote that fits well with this one, Psalm 62:11, “God has spoken once, twice I have heard this, that power belongs to God.”
Trusting the sovereignty of God is paramount to our being able to make sense out of all that is going on in our world today. Knowing that judgment is hovering over those who have no regard for God or anyone who trusts Him is a great bulwark against the evil that is perpetrated by those who despise truth and embracer deception. A great uplift comes from this quote from Nahum 1:7:
“The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble, and He knows those who trust in Him.”
Colossians 1:13 also gives us this reassurance:
“He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.”
But what about those who do not look to these words for comfort but reject them as unworthy of critical consideration? Those who think they have the light of truth, yet call good evil and evil good have this startling statement from Jesus in Matthew 22:23b, “If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness!”
Is there more to the issue of “falling away” in 2 Thessalonians 2:3, that is, is it the whole society of mankind falling away from law-abiding behavior and totally embracing evilness, not even recognizing the difference? Paul does write this, in 2 Timothy 3:1 and 13:
“But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come…evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived.” These Scriptures indicate that the “falling away” is not just in the realm of Christianity but everywhere. We can see how evil men become bolder as those who resist back off. Peter wrote that we must “Be sober, be vigilant, for your adversary, the devil, walks about as a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour” (1 Peter 5:8).
The futility of the feeding frenzy to find fault in Trump’s presidency is that they are dealing with a sovereign God who intends to maintain control of His plan for the ages. You will get your New World Order and its one-world government, you globalist elite, and at its head will be that lawless one, the Antichrist, who is headed for an eternity in the lake of fire, according to Revelation 17:10-11 and 19:20. Jesus said, when He returns as a thief in the night, there will be business as usual in all segments of life, not giving any indication the “end of the Republic is at hand,” as Obama and Clinton and their backers had hoped.
Entrusting ourselves to the sovereignty of God is foundational to our faith, for as Peter exclaimed, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. Also we have come to believe and know that You are the Christ, the Son of the living God” (John 6:68-69).
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