It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.

It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in princes. (Psalm 118:8 & 9)

I try not to be too overtly political; I certainly have my perspectives and opinions, but I’d rather have my say, influence and contribution to society to be on the grounds of the eternal kingdom. There certainly are times, however, when the political meanders into the realm of spiritual things.

There is a large contingent of the church which has laid their hopes at the feet of political progress in these days. A number of American Christians have set their hope on Donald Trump for a handful of reasons (he’s pro-Israel, pro-life, and has ndone a handful of things which have been pro-church to name just a few reasons).

From the outset of his campaign a stream of rhetoric started, which has snowballed all the way through the recent election. Ministers have been prophesying from early on that Trump is God’s anointed man for this time. As this election was on its way this has continued, and crescendoed many have been saying that Trump will win this election, that the world and the devil can’t stand against God’s plan, etc., etc.

A week or so ago, after the election results I was on social media, and saw a post by an acquaintance of mine saying that: “[Despite the election results] The prophets say they weren’t wrong!” The post continued, presumably about how now was time to fight to reveal that the election was a big fraud, as Trump was attempting to do – I didn’t keep reading.

I kept scrolling through the social media and found a man renowned as a prophet who had posted a screenshot of Benjamin Netenyahu’s post greeting Biden and Harris, and lauding Biden as a pro-Israel. This post was evidently made to console people that: ‘Look, even with Trump out, God can accomplish His purpose in the nation of Isreal.’

Now, there is a fundamental issue at the basis of this widespread ‘crisis’ in the church on the basis of the change in the political atmosphere. However, before I get into that, I hope that Christians who have followed these ministers and prophets will step back and assess these things biblically because frankly this percieved crises, and the dissillusionment that comes wih it is the perfect opportunity for the church to repent, and get back on page with God for the benefit of healing our land:

‘If my people which are called by my name [Christians], shall humbke themselves and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.’ (2 Chron. 7:14)

Of those who have been prophesying that Trump will win the election, we need to be mindful of scripture’s statements on how to deal with such:

‘When a prophet speaketh in the name of the Lord, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, hat is he thing which the Lord hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him.’ (Deut. 18:22)

I know that the standard line for even those who have prolhesied such things is a partial redaction through statements like: ‘I spoke God’s perfect will, but God is allowing judgment to come because the people have rebelled against His perfect will.’ I don’t know if you’ve heard that sort of thing, but I have.

The unfortunate thing about those who have prophesied that Trump will be elected is chiefly that they have prophesied that Trump will be elected. At one point I read a prophecy about how radical Islam was going to be driven out of Syria and Iraq (and certain other nations mentioned by name) – that sounds great, I certainly hope that violent extremism will be driven out… but the prophet reposted the prophecy right in the middle of ISIS crisis (I suppose as encouragement about the contemporary situation) yet unfortunately the prophet who wrote it (in he early 2000s) had put dates to this supposed expulsion of radicalm Islam, which dates had passed. What many of his readers seemed to overlook is that this effectively made his prophecy a verifiably false one. People seemed to like it because this prophecy made some number of years ago spoke to the current situation and was hopefully encouraging. I may have been the only one to point out the fact (to him one-on-one) that he had added dates to his word which were passed. (This is thee same prophet whom I mentioned had just recently posted the Netenyahu tweet congradulating Biden’s win and affirmation of Israel. (He’s on Elijah List, he’s been on TBN, etc.))

Those who have prophesied that Trump would win a second term have prophesied falsely, and ought not to further fortify their political opinion through statements like the above, rather hey should get on their face before God and seek His face, and realize there is a reason they missed it. Unfortunately, without repentance they will continue in the fundamental error that got them there (prophesying falsely) to begin with.

At any rate, the church ought to repent of listening to those who purport their political beliefs as the Word of the Lord.

Much of the American Church has been dissillusioned by human leaders, there is now a great opportunity for repentance, and a renewal unto the Lord.

It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.

It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in princes.

Okay, if you’ve followed me this far, take a deep breath because now I’m about to get really offensive:

The modern nation of Israel is not the kingdom of God on earth. Unfortunately, I think (not prophesying, just seeing a likely probable trend) that because of the percieved ‘political setback,’ the evangelical/ Pentecostal movement which has been so pro-Trump is going to further embed itself in pro-Israel polotics.

‘Well, we don’t see America in scripture anyways, God is returning on Israel!’

In fact, I would be shocked if this was NOT the trend in the American pro-Trump Christians moving forward.

Don’t believe them; do not fear prophets who speak the thing that does not come to pass, they have spoken presumptuously (Deut. 18:22).

In fact, I believe strongly that this error is a fundamental root of why they got off on the wrong page to begin with. If we stand on any foundation [patriotism, partisanship, etc.] aside from God’s Word from which to prophesy, we are wrong already. As Isaiah declared:

‘To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.’ (Is. 8:20)

Standing on the foundation of neo-political Zionism is not the same as standing on the foundation of God’s Word (though many may have convinced you otherwise). As I mentioned, I believe this is actually a root of the fundamental error that mainline evangelical Christianity has fallen into which got us to this point. If political Zionism becomes tantamount to being on page with God’s will, then a form of righteousness can be attained through political preference. Those who support Israel are in [God’s will], and those who do not are out [of God’s will].

I won’t go into the political implications of that, but I will go into the spiritual: this mentality becoming incorporated into our thinking becomes foundational in our theology, then it effects all the other areas of our theology and beliefs like leaven (Beware of the Leaven of the Pharises and of Herod). If political Zionism is tantamount to righteousness, then God is invested immensely in the earthly political sphere – and so should we be. Then we are not invested in a spiritual kingdom, but an earthly one (Our Battling Empires, the Election and Jesus Christ).

But Jesus said:

‘My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.’ (John 18:36)

It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.

It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in princes.

A theology of modern political Zionism, itself, is an erroneous foundation which sets our view on earthly kingdoms, rather than Christ’s kingdom; the hope that has been established in this fundamentally wrong theological premise is that God will build and establish His earthly kingdom (Israel) so that Christians can be raptured (The Rapture and the Return of the Old Covenant). Escaping hardship has become the principal hope of our theological foundation.

It is also the source of the widespread dissillusionment occuring right now: ministers are convinced of a theological system, and then speak from that position as though they were speaking on the authority of scripture. They convince everyone who adheres to their teaching and then when they prophesy falsely, fall back on their teaching as biblical. ‘Oh, it wasn’t exactly the way we thought, but fear not, it is the way we adjust ourselves to view it, now. Yes, we missed it last time, but we haven’t missed it overall.’

Again, what does the word say of those who prophesy falsely? ‘Do not fear [honor, regard, believe] them.’ (Deut. 18:22)

Jesus’ kingdom is not of this world, and it is better to put confidence in Him than to put confidence in princes [presidents, prime ministers, etc.].

Some may assume I don’t grasp the times we’re in by taking an a-political stance, but at the risk of sounding melodramatic, I personally believe that all these things are part and parcel to the last days deception and that we are yet closer to the time of the end than we realize (Signs, Wonders, the Root of Holiness and the Last Days Deception).

Our hope cannot be found in the political spectrum, but is to be found in preaching the Gospel. Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today and forever has commissioned us to preach the Gospel to all nations. Our mandate is to preach the word, not to establish national polocies. Would you be found in Christ? Would you walk in His will? Let me assure you, you can do this if all things go wrong politically.

‘He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them he it is that loveth me, and he that loveth me shall be loved of my father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.’ (John 14:21)

Jesus, not Trump is the Savior both temporally and eternally. There will be false saviors, false hopes, false Christs in these days; but the Lord, Himself alone is a Rock of comfort, eternally reliable. Heaven and earth may pass away, but the Word of the Lord remains forever. Put your confidence in Christ, alone; the Gospel does not change in the last days.

It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man.

It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in princes.