Many think that Donald Trump is taking a stand against globalism and holding back chaos and conflict in our nation. But the reality is the opposite – he is bringing chaos and conflict.
What I believe the Lord showed me a couple years ago is that Donald Trump is like Gaal son of Ebed in the story of Abimelech in Judges 9. I recommend reading the story to understand what happened.
Gaal was sent by the Lord to divide the people of Shechem and bring about a civil war as a judgment against them for their bloodshed. America is also a nation of bloodshed – abortion and foreign wars – so the analogy is consistent. Many who followed Gaal were killed in civil conflict.
This is why I’m concerned about people thinking Trump is a white knight fighting against the dark forces of globalism (represented by Abimelech in the story). It means they will follow Trump into this conflict and so will be judged.
An often overlooked principle in the Scripture is the need to listen to the Lord and discern the times we live in:
“He [Jesus] said to the crowd: ‘When you see a cloud rising in the west, immediately you say, “It’s going to rain,” and it does. And when the south wind blows, you say, “It’s going to be hot,” and it is. Hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of the earth and the sky. How is it that you don’t know how to interpret this present time?’” – Luke 12:54-56, NIV
Jesus’ day was time of the visitation of the Messiah. Sadly most in Israel missed it and that’s why the nation was judged and destroyed by the Romans in 70 A.D. The consequences for failing to interpret the times can be serious.
What is happening in our time? God is judging America and Donald Trump is an instrument of His judgment. We should act and pray consistently with that reality. Don’t fall into the trap of the coming civil conflict, and don’t think Trump will save us. Look only to God for protection and deliverance. Pray that people will repent and turn to the Lord.