Being a Blogger for nearly ten years has given me the freedom to candidly reflect the landscape in my sphere. Let me start this by saying that I believe in God and in His plan. My total and complete Trust is in God regarding the course of this nation. I am an intercessor, I pray for so many people. I have probably covered thousands of people that I do not know. I do not hate on people; I am required to love them; no matter what they have done or said. I have been “tested” greatly in this area.
Now, let’s talk about the president. Donald Trump was really a likeable guy on the Celebrity Apprentice and well received in our household. His “beef” with Rosie O’Donnell got our attention and made us laugh at first; then it soon became troubling. There would be many layers to “The Donald” soon to be revealed. Ultimately, Donald decided to run for President and this writer pretty much stays away from politics except as an observer. Mr. Trump quickly aligned himself with different coalitions that were not mainstream and ultimately The Christian Coalition. These leaders began to say that he was God’s choice; but so many wondered: “Really?” But, is he born again? You see, the strong rumor in Christian die-hard camps; was that he was God’s choice. Most people that I knew, said: “God would definitely have to confirm that.” Still, people were in limbo or so they said or thought.
Amongst growing frustration that he was the Republican front runner amongst many people who just “couldn’t” see themselves voting for him, there came again a strong rumor: “Paula White and James Robinson ministered Salvation to him and one of them was teaching Bible classes to him.” Would that rumor be enough to squash people’s doubts? Yes and No. Many (unlikely) Born again believers ended up voting for Donald Trump in the recent election. They just didn’t tell anyone. Many of them are wondering if they did the right thing; others don’t care because they learned long ago not to put their stock in the people who are man’s leaders as the be all end all. So, now people are looking for a sign most likely. Some people believe in his ability to do the job, others are hopeful; and still others are on the fence.
We have really good friends who quite vehemently and vocally supported our newest President. I wasn’t drawn into the hatred, the contempt and the candidate overlooking the questions in my heart. I wasn’t drawn into the warm and fuzzy moments either. Elections always make me uncomfortable. I trust God a whole lot more than I trust anyone; including myself. If I’m being honest; I care more about the souls of our leaders and I hope that we will all pray for them so we can do the first Timothy two thing; that our lives will be peaceable and quiet. And it’s a good thing that passage is in the bible spelling out God’s intent. Unlike many so called “Christians” who ignored the instruction to pray for “certain” presidents because they allowed their flesh and the “rumor mill; to get in the way; I believe all of the Bible; not just what “fits” my fancy at the time. I admit that the demonic realm gets in when any of us leans to the negative side of things and coaxes us on. I’ve seen it. Do I think the new president is saved? (It depends on who answers.) What will it look like? (Who knows?)
I just think that the Salvation issue is critical for every single person and especially the president, because I do not wish to see anyone not receive eternal life because hell is real. I believe that he (Donald Trump) was saved and received Christ. I believe the best of people who said that he was. That is good news. I am going to pray for a fire on the inside of him that he can’t contain. I am going to pray that he hears God so clearly; it spooks him out. I am going to pray for justice in the land and in the world; and finally, I am going to pray out God’s perfect will…and no, I do not know what it is. The Holy Spirit does; and I feel real good about that! Only Donald Trump and God know if he’s saved; ……and neither one is talking about it. That said, being born again; comes with no guarantees so I hope that no person will put their “stock” in a person instead of God; I won’t and if anyone does, it falls under the category of “your business.” However, I am not naive enough to believe that will affect his politics for the common man; and so I simply stay close to God like I’ve always done. Many of the “accurate” prophets have had a lot to say as well; very interesting too. My spin was just a sidebar. God cares about people not going to hell. Yes, hell is real; but that’s another article another time.
The real question is : Are you saved? Most people think that this decision is one that they can put off; but for some reason, God put it in front of you right this very minute. . What I am about to say is between you and God and no one else. We each must come to the reality that we are all sinners. Even a lie is a sin. And yes, good people sin too. You need to know that we serve a LOving God who forgives sin; just as though it never happens. All we have to do is tell Him that we are sorry. Then, after you do this; I want to ask you to forgive yourself. Sometimes, that is really hard for us as individuals. We also want to change our minds and our hearts about old ways that lead to sin, whether they are actions, habits or thoughts; we can ask God to remove them. He will. Next, I want you to find a church that baptizes you in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. The bible tells us in Matthew “Go Ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost…” God wants us to love and to forgive; to take on His character. Jesus died on the cross for you and I so that we would not have to pay the price for our sinful nature. He was hung on a cross, he was put in a grave on the 3rd day he arose from the dead and he now sits at the right hand of the Father interceding in prayer for us. If you believe this; ask Jesus to come into your heart and to be the master of your life. He wants to give us the Holy Spirit to help and guide us. I want to encourage you to stay connected with God. He is as real as anything or anyone that you have ever known. You will come to find that out. You will begin to take on a new peace inside and some foggy things will soon become clear. Be confident, a turnaround is coming soon. Get ahold of a bible. There is an area in the back called a Concordance. It chronicles certain subjects. Look up some scriptures on faith and salvation. Read the New Testament or testimony. It will bless you. Finally, if you need anything ask God, ask Jesus. The answers will come, I assure you.