Why Trump May be God’s Choice

screen-shot-2017-01-20-at-12-28-05-pmSince President Trump took office there has been lots of talk and speculation about his roll in end-time prophecy. There is always a lot of speculation about the end-times after a presidential election. I can’t tell you how many people seemed to believe that President Obama was the anti-Christ himself.

220px-president_barack_obamaDuring the election in 2016 there were many who seemed willing to swear on their very lives that Obama would somehow find a reason to declare martial law in order that he might suspend the presidential election to remain in power. I didn’t think he was a particular good president, but he certainly didn’t qualify to be the anti-Christ. And like any other president he was more than ready to leave office when the time came.

Let me state now that I did not vote for Donald Trump. However, you won’t hear me accusing him or anyone else of being the anti-Christ. I don’t know of anyone else who has called him the anti-Christ, but Trump is not qualified either.

I haven’t spent much time thinking about end time prophecy. I just haven’t had any luck understanding or making sense of it. There are some things I think I understand, but not enough to be telling people what I think is going to happen in the future.

In my last post, God’s Chosen President, I talked about how there is no one in power or authority unless it is ordained by God. Here, because of what one prophecy teacher is saying, I want to talk about the reason God might have chosen Donald Trump to be president.

Endtime.com with Irving Baxter is the prophecy teacher I am speaking of. According to Baxter the United States is identified in the prophecy of Danial 7:4, in the first beast of a dream he had.

The first was like a lion, and it had the wings of an eagle. I watched until its wings were torn off and it was lifted from the ground so that it stood on two feet like a human being, and the mind of a human was given to it (NIV).

Baxter’s interpretation says that the lion is Great Britain and the wings that were torn off are the United States because we were born out Britain. There were some other animals in Danial’s dream that are said to represent other nations to be present during the last days.

The beast are mentioned again in Revelation 13 as a combined beast that Baxter says is a representation of the nations that will be a part of the one world government. Conspicuously missing are the eagle’s wings that were apart of the Lion in Daniel 7. Baxter believes the Eagle’s wing represents the U.S., whom he believes will assist Israel during the great tribulation.

When the dragon saw that he had been hurled to the earth, he pursued the woman (Israel) who had given birth to the male child (Jesus). The woman was given the two wings of a great eagle, so that she might fly to the place prepared for her in the wilderness, where she would be taken care of for a time, times and half a time, out of the serpent’s reach (Rev 12:13-14, parenthesis add by me).

If Baxter’s interpretation is correct, and if we are approaching the time of the end leading to Armageddon, then the United States will not be a part of the one world government which prophecy seems to indicate will be present. The United States not being a part of that system would be largely because President Trump does not seem to be so keen on recognizing the United Nations, the only organization present that could maybe morph into a world governing body, as legitimate.

hillary-clinton-9251306-2-402On the other hand, had Hillary Clinton won the presidency, whom I voted for, she would be in authority over the U.S.. Hillary Clinton and President Obama were clearly motivated to move us closer to globalism. In fact since Ronald Reagan, and maybe before him even, our presidents have been moving us closer and closer to being part of the larger global society.

Having said all this, if we are approaching the time prophecy teachers refer to as the time of the end, then I am glad that President Trump is at the helm. For reasons he probably isn’t even aware of Trump has been placed by God to play his roll in this hour. I still don’t like him, or think he is any more of a believer than Hillary Clinton or Barack Hussein Obama, but whatever he is will serve the purposes of the Lord, whatever they may be.

I personally would be very excited if we were indeed approaching the end time scenario. I long to see the Lord return to the earth and begin to set things right. I am not one who believes that.. well I won’t go there right now. I don’t actually believe what most people believe is happening at the end. Till next time.

God’s Chosen President

The election is over. The President has been in office for nearly 2 weeks now, and people still can’t stop the name calling and insults. I understand if you don’t agree with some of the decisions the President makes, and, if you want to protest that’s okay. However, to still be angry that Trump actually won the election is useless. For the record, I did not vote for him.

He IS the President. For those of us who pray, let us pray. And those of us who prefer other measures, we should do all that is legally possible to make our voices heard.

I came across a verse years ago in the book of Romans.

Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except by God’s appointment, and the authorities that exist have been instituted by God (Rom 13:1).

So according to this verse he may be anointed to his position. This does not speak to the character of the man, or make him a believer by any means (though he could be). This verse has helped me to be at peace with whomever was in positions of authority, including the officers over me in the Navy, and the President. No matter how you feel, Donald Trump is the President.

If you aren’t happy, there is another election in 4 years. Encourage people you know to get out and vote (no matter what party affiliation). The number of people who did not vote this time around is staggering.

There is no reason to be disrespectful to the President, even when he may be disrespectful at times himself. For me the bottom line is, God is in control. Other than the fact that people voted for him, I don’t know why Trump would be God’s choice. We’ll just have to wait and see. But I am, and ever will be, a believer in the Lord. I trust Him.

Donald Trump Will Take Office Today

Today Donald Trump will be taking the oath of the presidency. It should be an exciting time for our country. However, there is still lots of hard feelings, tensions, resistance, and even protest. I will be 54 this year. I have never seen such strong reactions to the winner of an American Presidential election.

My personal feelings? The election is over. WE have a new president and we should begin to try to come together as a people and a nation. I don’t think today is a day for protest. Today is a day to celebrate. The reason that we ought to be celebrating is that we still have a country that can still have elections (whether you think they are fair or not). We have a system in place that, for the most part, works. We are not under a dictator. We still have many of our freedoms intact. We are still a great country.

Some would argue that we are losing those freedoms. I would agree to a certain degree. But we aren’t going to fix anything by protesting on inauguration day.  After the inauguration is when we should address these issues, and if need be protest. But Donald Trump is not the cause of all ills of the United States.  I don’t think you can place the blame on any single person, or any single group of people. I believe we all have had a hand in our country becoming what it is today.

We have a new leader at the helm. I think, like any other person who has served as president, we owe President Trump our respect, and a chance to lead us to where we want to be as a country. Our country’s system  is still in place. We have our representatives in place; all of whom were elected by the people.  We need to (to a certain extent) trust those we have chosen to represent us. If they don’t deliver then we must make a different choice in the next election. And whether we all like it or not, Donald Trump was chosen to lead. Give the man a chance.

Que the New Year

Well, today a new year, and soon we will be under a new presidency. I don’t have a clue how that’s going to go, but it will be interesting.

I have never been nervous about any president taking office. I’m not nervous about Trump taking office either. Maybe I should be, but I don’t know the future. Nor am I great at predicting probabilities, like the many so called prophets and prophecy experts and prophecy teachers.

There were those predicting the end of the U.S. had Hilary Clinton won. There are also those who say that Trump will destroy the U.S. I don’t know what we face with Donald Trump at the helm. I just know it won’t be boring.

We’re off to a great start already with the supposed deteriorating relations between the U.S. and Israel. We have been allies from their beginning. I do think Trump is pro Israel, but the relationship between our two countries has been strained while president Obama and Prime minister Netanyahu have been in leadership. Maybe Trump will seek to make things better.

I have heard the many interpretations of scripture over the years concerning Israel and end time prophecy. It used to be my favorite subject. Not so much anymore. I think it is because so many have predicted things that were simply false. I think we waste a lot of time trying to predict the future.

I don’t understand prophecy and I don’t think I ever will. Maybe we’re not supposed to. Not saying I’m not interested anymore, but I am tired of it. I’m tired of a lot of things. At nearly 54 years old (Mar 1) I guess I have become somewhat disappointed with how difficult life can be. If I didn’t have faith in the fact that the Lord does have a plan in motion (though I don’t fully understand), I think I would dispair.

With all that said, my faith?.. I love my children. I love my family back home in Texas. I love the few friends I have. I guess I’m not sure about faith right now. However, people are the most important part of this world. In all the years we have been on this planet I am amazed that we have not come together as one people. Especially since the resurrection of Christ.

We still seem to mostly hate one another. The world is as divided as ever. I wish we could put our differences aside and love one another. What a different world this would be.

Happy New Year everyone!