First of all, I want to say that I am politically neutral in most things except when Biblical or moral principles are being transgressed by either side of the aisle. Some of you know my definition of politics: Poly (multiple), ticks (small but deadly blood suckers) Hence, my definition–multiple deadly blood suckers.
That does not mean that I am silent when it comes to politics; quite the opposite. There is so much Biblical and moral transgression going on in that arena that I keep very busy trying to help my congregation–and others who will listen–informed on their (the politicians) sins.
I do want to say right from the top that I am not a Trump groupie. I am definitely not a groupie for the Democrats. I am a groupie for the Lord. I am not saying, however, that I was not grateful for the Trump presidency. He was pro-life, pro-Israel, pro-nuclear family, pro-smaller government, pro-small business, so on and so forth. I agreed with most of his policies. On the whole I think he did an excellent job of managing this country. I wished he could have served another four years. I am not, however, a fan of his massive ego, his non-stop conversational verbosity, his style of treating every rally like a reality TV show or his use of insults as a tool to defeat his foes. I wished he had been more presidential and understood the Biblical principle that, “When there are many words, transgression is unavoidable, but he who restrains his lips is wise.” (Proverbs 10:19)
It just seems like he fed into the frenzy of his opponents with his many words and gave them the ammunition to shoot back at him. Sometimes the best plan is that we do our warfare in stealth mode. Similar to guerilla warfare–hit and run so that we take them off guard.
I am not a fan of his past life. I don’t know where he is spiritually at this point., but hey, I didn’t vote for him to be my spiritual leader-in-chief. You don’t have to like someone’s style to appreciate their work. He is a flawed man, just like the rest of us.
However, that being said, I cannot say that I am a fan in any way, shape or form of the Democrats or their baby killing, pro-homosexual, pro-large government, anti-American, anti-Israel, pro- socialistic/communistic aspirations. They are obstructionist to every potential legislature that would benefit our citizens. They have done nothing but lie their way to the top, hiding all of their corruption by accusing everyone they oppose of the very same things they themselves do. They have followed the playbook, “Rules for Radicals” by Saul Alinsky to a tee. It’s all there. The book was dedicated to Lucifer, the father of all rebellions. I admonish you to read it, but warning– have a barf bag close by.
The Democrats defy our national sovereignty and put illegal criminal aliens in priority above the citizens. They craft laws with an attitude that says to our citizens that rules were made for us lowlifes, but not for them. They don’t even have enough sense to discern the difference between males and females! Yet, they cry out loud when the gender card is useful to them to promote their agenda. They have stoked the fires of racial tension by constantly pointing out how evil white folks are; hence, they keep alive the divisions instead of pointing out any solutions. They have weaponized the media against anyone who does not hold to their ideology. They silence voices other than their own. They stoked the fire of riots and called for violence against politicians who call them out on it.
All one needs to do is look back at the burning cities last summer–every one of them under democratic rule–to see these democratic politicians actually facilitated the riots, violence, and racial tension, i.e.: Chop Zone and “summer of love” foolishness. How dare they call people seditionists when they themselves allowed these Antifa BLM thugs to declare an antonymous zone separate from the rest of the country. They are liars and thieves of our hard-earned money giving our taxes to every illicit cause and extremist group that suits their fancy.
They use religion when it’s convenient to promote their cause and shut it down when it is in conflict. Their battle cry is that they must defend the integrity of our democratic way of life while calling for the fundamental transformation of our country. They have put in power a group of anti-Semitic, anti-American, pro Sharia nut jobs that have actually called for the overthrow of this country. They have lived in a constant state of cognitive dissonance for so long that they are unable to see any truth, even if it smacks them on the tush. They have been in bed with the devil so that they have contracted spiritual syphilis which has driven them mad.
I could go on ad nauseam, but I feel myself aging even as I write.
The sad point to this matter is that the Republicans are complicit in this agenda, because, except for a few, they are feckless and refuse to stand up to the Democratic thugs.
So, what am I to conclude in all of this insanity? I can only declare what the Word itself teaches us about them:
“Professing to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures. Therefore, God gave them over in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, so that their bodies would be dishonored among them. For they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.”
“,,,for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”
What then? Are we better than they? Not at all; for we have already charged that both Jews and Greeks are all under sin;
as it is written, "THERE IS NONE RIGHTEOUS, NOT EVEN ONE;
THERE IS NONE WHO UNDERSTANDS, THERE IS NONE WHO SEEKS FOR GOD;
“ALL HAVE TURNED ASIDE, TOGETHER THEY HAVE BECOME USELESS; THERE IS NONE WHO DOES GOOD, THERE IS NOT EVEN ONE."
"THEIR THROAT IS AN OPEN GRAVE, WITH THEIR TONGUES THEY KEEP DECEIVING,THE POISON OF ASPS IS UNDER THEIR LIPS";
"WHOSE MOUTH IS FULL OF CURSING AND BITTERNESS";
"THEIR FEET ARE SWIFT TO SHED BLOOD,
DESTRUCTION AND MISERY ARE IN THEIR PATHS,
AND THE PATH OF PEACE THEY HAVE NOT KNOWN."
"THERE IS NO FEAR OF GOD BEFORE THEIR EYES."
Almost sounds like these Scriptures are talking about politicians doesn’t it?
Now, I must also deal with the so-called “church” and so-called “prophets” who prophesied a false thing. Even though I wished that Trump would have gotten reelected, the idea that so many so-called “preachers and prophets” have become so embroiled in this political nightmare, adding to the confusion, makes it all worse. We must be careful not to get carried away by the cult of personality. Mr. Trump is not the savior of this country or the free world –Yeshua (Jesus) is! I do not know the timeline of His return. I only know what His Word says. It seems to me we are getting close, but I still don’t know. When He returns, then things will be made right and not until then. Therefore, I will not be guilty of getting carried away by the cult of Trump. Simultaneously, I am not advocating that we just surrender to evil. It’s a balance. I make no predictions concerning the Trump presidency.
“Some boast in chariots and some in horses, but we will boast in the name of the LORD, our God."
When we act as if we are the mouthpiece of the Lord and make a declaration and it does not come to pass, then the only option is to repent, not hunker down. Preachers have lost touch with their first calling- to preach the Word. Instead, they are all wrangling for the position of the exalted prophet so they can boast that the Lord revealed it to them before anyone else. Is this for the purpose of raising money or just personal notoriety? Isn’t it our calling to exalt the Lord and make His notoriety known? If these preachers/prophets don’t repent of their false prophesies after this mess is over, then they need to be held accountable to the body, which probably is not going to happen knowing the nature of men.
"The LORD said to me, 'They have spoken well.
“I will raise up a prophet from among their countrymen like you, and I will put My words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him.
“ 'It shall come about that whoever will not listen to My words which he shall speak in My name, I Myself will require it of him.”
'But the prophet who speaks a word presumptuously in My name which I have not commanded him to speak, or which he speaks in the name of other gods, that prophet shall die.'
"You may say in your heart, 'How will we know the word which the LORD has not spoken?'
"When a prophet speaks in the name of the LORD, if the thing does not come about or come true, that is the thing which the LORD has not spoken. The prophet has spoken it presumptuously; you shall not be afraid of him.
“They have healed the brokenness of My people superficially, saying, ‘Peace, peace, peace, but there is no peace.”
"Were they ashamed because of the abomination they have done? They were not even ashamed at all; They did not even know how to blush. Therefore, they shall fall among those who fall; At the time that I punish them, They shall be cast down," says the LORD.
"The wise men are put to shame, they are dismayed and caught; behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, and what kind of wisdom do they have?
"Therefore, I will give their wives to others, their fields to new owners; because from the least even to the greatest everyone is greedy for gain; from the prophet even to the priest everyone practices deceit.
“They heal the brokenness of the daughter of My people superficially saying, ‘Peace, peace, peace,' but there is no peace.”
"Were they ashamed because of the abomination they had done? They certainly were not ashamed, and they did not know how to blush; therefore, they shall fall among those who fall; at the time of their punishment, they shall be brought down," Says the LORD.
So yes, I would like to have seen Mr. Trump get re-elected., because it is our civic duty to vote and do due diligence in our society to protect the vulnerable and support men who will at least not promote blatant evil and corruption in our country, but that is not to be confused with our calling as believers. Passages like those below are our guidelines, not the political agenda of any party.
2 Timothy 2:2-3
The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.
“ Suffer hardship with me, as a good soldier of Messiah Yeshua.
2 Timothy 2:15
“ Be diligent to present yourself approved to YHVH as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.”
2 Timothy 3:10-15
“ Now you followed my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, patience, love, perseverance, persecutions, and sufferings, such as happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium and at Lystra; what persecutions I endured, and out of them all the Lord rescued me!
Indeed, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.
But evil men and impostors will proceed from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.
You, however, continue in the things you have learned and become convinced of, knowing from whom you have learned them, and that from childhood you have known the sacred writings which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
2 Timothy 4:1-5
I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His kingdom. preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction.
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths.
But you, be sober in all things, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.
If we spent half as much time sharing the Gospel and being faithful to the Lord as we do in the political arena, we might actually see a change in our society. But I, for one, am still hoping and praying that true believers will fulfill their calling first and let every other issue be secondary.
In Him, Rabbi Henry