Make America Great Again?


The world has just witnessed a political phenomenon. A seemingly tremendous long shot has now been elected to one of the most powerful positions in the world–President of the United States. This is like a 150:1 long shot winning the Kentucky Derby. Donald Trump has emerged as our president, the 45th of our nation’s history.

Mr. Trump has repeatedly used the slogan “Let’s make America great again.” He implies that “we” as the citizens of our nation, under his leadership can make this nation great and powerful again. Yet there is One who truly holds in His hands , not only man’s destiny but the world’s destiny.

“Except the LORD build the house, they labor in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman keeps awake in vain.” (Psalms 127:1)

We all should know that any “king” (ie. president)  that is set up is not happenstance for we read-

“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.” (Daniel 2:21)

Many understand Mr. Trump’s clear passion for righting the ship as it were. The so-called “establishment”  has been so entrenched in our political structure that we have become accustomed to large-scale corruption such as politicians getting our national debt into the stratosphere, crime gone amuck in our larger cities, media agendas from the elite, bribes and political favors done without regard for the principle of law and fairness, etc.

So it is only natural to those who have left God out of the equation to look for a type of savior, someone who they think can make our nation’s problems lessen or disappear. In fact Mr. Trump ,along with many others we believe, truly sees himself as that type of savior. He has declared time and again, that “he” can do this and that for our country.

But the Lord’s word has something to say about today’s final events which they don’t know or consider. First, the world’s turmoil is being restrained by four angels, upon the Lord’s command (Rev. 7). This means that it is only because God has not said “release the hold” that the time of trouble such as never was (Dan. 12:1) is not upon the world right now. No politician, world leader, or anyone can bring peace except the Lord Himself.

“At that time Michael, the great prince who protects your people, will arise. There will be a time of distress such as has not happened from the beginning of nations until then. But at that time your people–everyone whose name is found written in the book–will be delivered.” (Dan. 12:1)

“Him who alone can give life, who can inscribe upon the foreheads the mark or inscription, to whom shall be granted immortality, eternal life. It is the voice of this highest angel that had authority to command the four angels to keep in check the four winds until this work was performed, and until he should give the summons to let them loose.” (Testimonies to Ministers, p.444)

You see brethren, what we are witnessing right now, upon the new excitement of a new president is the age-old human weakness of “making flesh our arm” of strength. God MUST be our leader if we are to have peace and strength both individually and nationally.

We are counselled —

“Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who draws strength from mere flesh and whose heart turns away from the Lord.”(Jer. 17:5)

The Elijah message also says–

“All seem to think that peace and prosperity depend upon the man they put in the White House. Upon the authority of the Word, though, I stand to tell you that regardless who is put in office there will be no peace and desirable lasting prosperity, for God is left out of the plans which have been devised although He alone can give what we are after.” (2 TG no.41 p.4.)

I happen to personally like the leadership capabilities I see in Donald Trump, yet am reminded by the Spirit time and again that we are on the verge of a world war over Israel. Therefore the idea that our nation is on the verge of a comeback both in world business, leadership and status is a mirage.

How soon could this world war break out over Israel? Simply put the pieces are all in place there right now, Russia, USA, China, Nato, and all the major Arab nations are armed and loaded right now. No one should be asleep now as things are just waiting for the Lord’s command , His “decree”. God’s hand is directing the upcoming fast closing events, not Donald Trump.

Scriptures point to the next end time event–

“Gather yourselves together, yea, gather together, O nation not desired; Before the decree bring forth, before the day pass as the chaff, before the fierce anger of the LORD come upon you, before the day of the LORD’S anger come upon you. Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, which have wrought his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye shall be hid in the day of the LORD’S anger.For Gaza shall be forsaken, and Ashkelon a desolation: they shall drive out Ashdod at the noon day, and Ekron shall be rooted up.Woe unto the inhabitants of the sea coast, the nation of the Cherethites! the word of the LORD is against you; O Canaan, the land of the Philistines, I will even destroy thee, that there shall be no inhabitant.”(Zeph. 2:1-5)

Gaza, the well-known area of Palestine here is spoken of and shown to be the center of the Lord’s anger. Ashkelon was also near Palestine, on the northern tip.All this area is foreseen by the Lord to be a “desolation” amid the gigantic war to be fought soon in Israel. So Donald Trump or any of the other world leaders are basically puppets in the Lord’s plan.

The world does not know all this , of course , because they do not know the prophetic Word of God. Their carnal passions and love of the things of the world all cause them to focus on their own human understanding. many right now see Donald Trump as a sort of pied piper who can lead the USA into some kind of “Great America”. But as mentioned this is not what the word of the Lord says.

For us Seventh-day Adventists, we have one of two choices, jump on board the Lord’s prophetic word and plan, declaring belief in his Truth as spoken by His final messenger (present truth), or think and believe like the world by following the current events clueless and not ready for the Great I Am’s “sudden” appearance (Mal. 3:1-5) into His remnant church to begin the final Loud Cry Gospel proclamation.

Donald Trump will soon fade into history as a cog in the Lord’s final plans, let us keep focused on the “Thus sayeth the Lord” and not “thus sayeth man”.

“The LORD knoweth the thoughts of man, that they are vanity.” (Psalms 94:11)

It is easy to get caught up in all the current political challenging atmosphere, and admittingly I’ve been intrigued as well. However, we should feel a perfect detachment from this scenario, knowing that our Lord has work for us to do and when we engage too much time in all the political hoopla will only serve to waste our precious time instead of preparing God’s people for the very soon approaching church judgement and Kingdom setup in Israel.

“Being ministers of the gospel, with our time completely preoccupied with the spiritual interests  of the people, we ourselves are not able to give attention to their political interests also, just as the people’s political representatives are not able to give proper attention to their spiritual needs also. And therefore rarely, if ever, do we see our way clear to vote.” (Answerer, vol. 5, Q-145)

The current president-elect is simply a cog in the Lord’s machinery. We are to be found working in His “vineyard” not absorbed in the heathen things of this world which lead to a dead-end. 

“His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.” (Matt. 25:23)


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