One reason why I believe Donald Trump lost the Election: And it’s NOT political.
In Isaiah 55, when God addresses His people over how they have vainly sought fulfillment from the material world, He also extends a word of comfort to them regarding how willing He is to forgive and receive them should they repent. To find their delight in Him. And He won’t reject them if they do: “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
And, we might rightly add, His priorities are not our priorities either – unless we have gotten them from Him in His Word. In fact, so much of what it means to grow in Christ is to begin to set aside our personal priorities in life, to learn and enter into His priorities. And it is in this regard that I am convinced of at least one reason why Donald Trump lost this recent election.
Let me state it this way: It was more important to God, that the current cadre of false prophets who are so influential in American evangelicalism today – be exposed for the liars and frauds that they are – than that Donald Trump occupy the White House.
For the spiritual exigencies far outweigh both the political and social exigencies.
It is the rampant abuse of the Church at the hands of this wave of false prophets and prophecies that is far more eternally critical than any social or political issue.
Nations rise and fall. Political movements come and go. Social trends ebb and flow. And none of them are as important as people’s souls, and walking with Christ in fidelity. And at no time in my lifetime has the heinous and dangerous confounding of Americanism and Christianity hit such a fevered pitch. So it is by God’s grace in the outcome of this last election, the Church is given a pivotal moment to be called back to Scriptural fidelity to Christ and His priorities in the Gospel, and away from the black hole of thinking the spiritual corruption of sin – of which our broken political and social conditions are but symptoms – can be met by any other means than the transformation of men and women’s souls through the preaching of the Gospel, bringing all to the obedience of Christ.
I believe this electoral disaster is God’s grace writ large – to bring the Church back to being the Church, and not a political tool to be wielded at the hands of unregenerate power mongers. Whatever good they may possibly do.
That said, and so as to get to the key issue here – let me move on to expose the prophetic snare that has cruelly entrapped so many in the Church today.
Lutheran Pastor Steven Kozar set about to do something I was looking at doing, but did not have the wherewithal to put together as he has. It is this compendium of video clips of all the so-called “prophets” who declared – as “the Word of the Lord” mind you, that Donald Trump would be elected for his second term.
The shamefulness of it all is almost too much to bear.
Pastor Kozar’s video can be found here – https://youtu.be/yTfBBySxCX4 and it is worth the viewing.
Why is it worth the viewing? That is the point of this opinion piece. And note, this is purely my opinion, NOT some word from the Lord. Although I believe God’s Word addresses the core issue very clearly and pointedly in passages like Jeremiah 14:13-16 / “Then I said: “Ah, Lord God, behold, the prophets say to them, ‘You shall not see the sword, nor shall you have famine, but I will give you assured peace in this place.’ ” And the Lord said to me: “The prophets are prophesying lies in my name. I did not send them, nor did I command them or speak to them. They are prophesying to you a lying vision, worthless divination, and the deceit of their own minds. Therefore thus says the Lord concerning the prophets who prophesy in my name although I did not send them, and who say, ‘Sword and famine shall not come upon this land’: By sword and famine those prophets shall be consumed. And the people to whom they prophesy shall be cast out in the streets of Jerusalem, victims of famine and sword, with none to bury them—them, their wives, their sons, and their daughters. For I will pour out their evil upon them.”
The context there is that God had pronounced judgment upon Judah for its sins, and that Babylon would come and devastate it. But there were a whole crew of “prophets” who told the people it would never come to pass. That they were God’s people, they had the Temple, and God would not judge them that way. Though their wickedness went unabated. So the “prophets” “prophesied.” And God said in no uncertain terms that the problem with their prophecies was that they were deceptions, and inventions of their own minds. They weren’t the Word of God at all.
Which brings us to the video I have referenced, and to a broader, more pervasive and perhaps even more problematic issue in the evangelical Church in America today: The increasing trend of people saying “God told me,” “I dreamed”, “I feel” and other such expressions – as though they are truly speaking God’s Word. And it is a dreadful lie. It is a dangerous lie. And for some, it is even a damnable lie. Feelings, impressions, dreams and what-all are not the Word of the Lord. The Bible is.
That is not to say God cannot and does not at times make impressions upon us by the Spirit. I would pray that it be a constant experience for all those in Christ that the Spirit reminds us of, refreshes our souls in and reimpresses upon our hearts and minds the truths, principles and implications of His true Word. Especially at critical moments. Which always leads back to His Word rightly interpreted and understood. There is no question He does that supernaturally all the time. The best part being we can go back to His Word to clarify and verify it all. My warning here is about extra-Biblical revelation, or misconstrued, twisted and misapplied Scripture. The likes of which has become rampant in the Church.
And there is no more blatant example before us right now than this entire “prophetic” debacle surrounding the 2020 Presidential election.
The Spirit emphasizing His eternal truths and their implications upon us directly is not one and the same thing as saying “God said” or “God told me” or “God showed me.” And stating it as something God said. For if it is “God’s Word” then it is infallible, and binding upon all Christians everywhere and at all times to believe. And to not believe it is a sin. And if you are going to make statements so binding upon others that not to believe you is a sin – you had better be right. Otherwise, it is blasphemy, plain and simple.
So it is with those in the videos. They are saying they had declared God’s Word.
No they haven’t.
They were not just wrong, they lied.
They lied because they said unequivocally that they had proclaimed God’s Word when it wasn’t God’s Word. For it had been God’s Word – it WOULD have come to pass.
Beloved, let me say without fencing, DO NOT LISTEN TO THE LIKES OF: Sid Roth, Kenneth Copeland, Paula White, Chuck Pierce, Dutch Sheets, Kevin Zadai, Tracy Cooke, Hank Kunneman, Greg Locke, Marcus Rogers, Chris Reed, Jeremiah Johnson, Sadhu Selvaraj, Albert Milton, Robin Bullock, Steve Shultz, Bill Johnson (of Bethel Church), Lance Wallnau, Kat Kerr, Richard Lorenzo Jr., Robby Dawkins, Mario Murillo, and others who – declared and decreed that Donald Trump would be re-elected. And not because they were wrong about that – but because they lied in saying God said these things – when He manifestly did not.
They made God the liar. They blasphemed Him. Do not be party to such people and practices. For your soul’s sake – close your ears, hearts and minds to these deceivers.
Isaiah 8:20 – “To the teaching and to the testimony! If they will not speak according to this word, it is because they have no dawn.”