Could it be that the vehement protests against Donald Trump…

Posted by Deborah Nimm Dearborn in Facebook's Pentecostal Theology Group View the Original Post

Could it be that the vehement protests against Donald Trump are the work of the enemy who recognizes the hand of God working to heal our nation? Could it be that God is choosing to use such a seeminly flawed human being to turn our nation back to him? For we Christians who are following the mandate of 2 Chronicles 7:14 — to humble ourselves, to pray, to seek God’s face, and to turn from our evil ways — do we believe that God will do as he says he will — hear us, forgive us, and bring healing our land? Are we really praying for God’s direction in this election process and listening to him rather than to the many voices of praise, condemnation, or protest, no matter where those voices come from or how influential the speaker? I suggest that before we step into the ballot box we turn off the television, internet, and radio and get down on our knees to listen to God alone. Please understand that I am making no claims as to knowing whether or not Donald Trump is God’s choice for the presidency — God could very well have another choice. But nor am I willing to dismiss Trump outright because of a controversial past life, recent terse policy statements, his debate performance, or judgments and analysis of his personality — and even his Christianity — made by others. I am only pointing out that if Christians are to truly engage with God in his plans for this nation it is our responsibility to not listen to our fickle emotions, but only to him who can fulfill needs of his people and their nation. Pray for the welfare of the United States (Jeremiah 29:7).

27 Comments

  • Reply March 12, 2016

    Amanda Walker

    Definitely something to think and pray about.

  • Reply March 12, 2016

    Gideon Swords

    A good tree cannot produce bad fruit

  • Reply March 12, 2016

    Jan Dixon Sykes

    And he has produced five very good kids.

  • Reply March 13, 2016

    Larry Isaacs

    That is one of the wisest statements,in a long time! This nation needs to let God tell us who he wants!

  • Reply March 13, 2016

    Troy Day

    Many have tried to explain Trump’s rise in the nine months since he entered the race, and now President Obama can be counted among them: He offered up his analysis of Trump and the broader fight for the Republican presidential nomination during a speech Friday afternoon at a Democratic National Committee event at Texas’s Austin Music Hall. “We’ve got a debate inside the other party that is fantasy and schoolyard taunts and selling stuff like it’s the Home Shopping Network,” he joked. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/03/12/president-obamas-brutal-assessment-of-the-rise-of-donald-trump/?wpisrc=nl_az_most

  • Reply March 13, 2016

    Tim Renneberg

    Is it possible that God’s choice is none of the above instead of one of the above? I have a difficult time believing that the “court of popular vote/opinion is indicative of God’s choice. Does God want America to be great again (wherever that political rhetoric means) or does God want something else?

  • Reply March 13, 2016

    Jan Dixon Sykes

    Does God ever pick the “perfect” candidate to do his work? He picked the flawed Jacob. He picked the daydreaming Joseph. He plucked the little brother David from out in the field. If we have someone with the perfect resume, then that person gets the credit. If the person is flawed, then we all know it was Christ who worked through him to perform the great things. ……. The more the media, the establishment, and the other candidates come against Trump, the better he looks to me.

  • Reply March 13, 2016

    Troy Day

    Or could it be that 2 Chronicles 7:14 — to humble ourselves, to pray, to seek God’s face, and to turn from our evil ways, when interpreted properly, means exactly to turn away from Trump’s ways? David M. Hinsen Brody Pope

  • Reply March 13, 2016

    Amanda Walker

    Even better. It is so heartbreaking to have these as options for leadership. 🙁

  • Reply March 14, 2016

    Troy Day

  • Reply March 14, 2016

    Troy Day

    David Lewayne Porter There’s also another frank and honest answer to OP: No, these vehement protests against Donald Trump are not the work of the enemy. Thank you!

  • Reply March 14, 2016

    David Lewayne Porter

    So your point is what Troy Day?
    Did I say the protest against trump were the work of the enemy?
    I don’t think so
    I just know trump, nor any person is the answer to the world’s problems (problem – sin).

  • Reply March 14, 2016

    Jon Ray

    By Eddie L. Hyatt Whose Prayers Will Determine This Election? http://www.charismanews.com/politics/opinion/55813-whose-prayers-will-determine-this-election

  • Reply March 14, 2016

    Charles Page

    Deborah, astute insight! blessings!

  • Reply March 15, 2016

    Troy Day

  • Reply March 15, 2016

    Troy Day

  • Reply March 15, 2016

    Phil Hoover

    IMMORALITY doesn’t heal anyone or anything….

  • Reply March 15, 2016

    Nelson Banuchi

    (1) No, Trump is not God’s choice for this nation. God’s desire is to raise the righteous. If the wicked prevail and are raised, it is for purpose of judgment.

    (2) If Trump becomes President, it is by the choice of the American people, many Christians, apparently, included and not God.

    (3) If Trump becomes President, it is because God allows man free will to determine his own affairs, even that choice is against His will.

    (4) God allows men to be deluded as judgment for their continued defiance or indifference to His will.

    (5) One may decide whether it is because of #3, man’s defiance, or #4, man’s being deluded, as the reason for Trump’s success, if he becomes President.

    Either way, it is not God’s intention for men who seek no divine forgiveness to prosper.

  • Reply March 16, 2016

    Jon Ray

  • Reply March 16, 2016

    Jimmy Humphrey

    Is God using Trump? Certainly. To heal our land? No

  • Reply March 16, 2016

    Charles Page

    to heal our land in a business sense. Renew your passports if you want to keep it.

  • Reply March 16, 2016

    Charles Page

    God will heal our land when Christians (WE) pray and fast for healing, repent and turn from our wicked ways.

  • Reply March 16, 2016

    Ricky Grimsley

    Daniel 2:21 KJVS
    [21] And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:
    God is going to give us who we deserve and who is best to lead us to his will (which is probably judgment), america has been crying “give us barabas” for a long time. Politics by its very nature is based on deception and being “men-pleasers and flatteries. As ambassadors for christ we should maybe be more like Abraham Hebrews 11:9-10 KJVS
    [9] By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: [10] For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.

  • Reply March 16, 2016

    Troy Day

  • Reply April 2, 2016

    Troy Day

  • Reply April 2, 2016

    Jan Dixon Sykes

    I am sick of this fixation on Trump bashing while Cruz repeats a few Bible verses and bamboozles us all. ……… Cruz is the wolf in sheep’s clothing. He is an insider with an outsider’s mask. He is funded by the bailed out Goldman Sachs, and now Neil Bush of the bailed out Savings and Loan debacle. He is an open borders guy who tried to save the immigration bill by watering it down a tad to give the illegals legality instead of citizenship. He could fight for their citizenship another day. He was initially for that awful Trans Pacific deal and voted to fast track it, until he saw it would pass without his vote and he could reverse it. His wife wrote a brief for the Council of Foreign Relations on how the PRIVATE sector instead of the PUBLIC sector could move illegal labor across borders. Cruz called that a “dissenting” viewpoint. A dissenting viewpoint is not to bring in illegals at all. Not a differing way to succeed at it. …….. Cruz is unethical in how he lied about Carson, photoshopped Rubio’s head on a different person, sent out phony voter “low grade” cards, tweeted the wrong caption over Rubio’s audio. He says he won’t attack Trump personally while calling him PT Barnum and a coward. We’re buying those aren’t personal attacks? He lies about Trump’s positions. Now he speaks Clintonian in his denial of his affairs. He never answered the reporters question if he had ever cheated on Heidi, he just kept bashing the Enquirer and Trump–who didn’t plant it. Rubio did.

  • Reply June 19, 2016

    Ali Wise

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