Most of the comments coming from those opposing Trump are coming from a place of fear and anxiety. He represents the opposite of the things we feel will give us comfort and security.
I believe the Trump election is a wonderful example of Isa 55:8, For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. Also I Cor 3:19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.
The things the world today tells us to honor and esteem, things the world says will bring us security and comfort — these things are foolishness with God. This is a hard word, for we love our Causes, but if we truly want the living Word, Jesus, to change us, there comes a time we must be willing to let go of things that are very dear to us.
The world tells us that comfort and security can only come from leaders who are non-combative, cultured, and refined. Jesus never even hinted at that. In fact, he said the opposite. He said there would be wars and rumors of war. He did not say that was bad. (Why didn’t he? It was a great opportunity He missed.) He simply said they would happen. We let the world and its ways shape our affections. It’s time for us to grow up in the Lord and realize His kingdom is inward, not external, and it never will be. We desire certain things/conditions in the world, but we need to be sure we don’t somehow think we are “more of a Christian” when doing so. The kingdom of God is not meat, nor drink, but righteousness, peace, and joy. Romans 14:17.
Many think it’s a fearful and terrifying thing to have our future in the hands of Trump. Scripture says it is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. Heb 10:31. I am NOT saying Trump is God; but I AM saying be mindful that it will be a fearful thing to stand in front of God and say, “But Lord, didn’t I eat organic food? Lord, didn’t I keep the environment clean? Lord, didn’t I fight for animal rights and open borders? Wasn’t I a ‘nice guy’?” and hear Him say,“Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity,” Luke 13:27 (I am very well aware that this passage is about clothing and feeding people and visiting them in jail, but that is on a personal basis, and NOT an organizational one, which actually SEPARATES us from “the messy.”) What I’m trying to say is that we need to be sure we can stand in front of Him and ask ourselves, “Did I allow Him to remove the “worldliness” and worldly values from my heart? I am saying that, unknowingly, Trump is actually challenging many of the things of the world that we hold dear. “….and fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Matt 10:28.
And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, fear him. Luke 12:4-5
Friends, what are we choosing to fear in our lives?