What will God do?
This morning I prayed for the election. Not just to ask that Trump win. I prayed for the Lord to remember all the hundreds of thousands of persons who suffered and died to make this nation a reality: The first exiles from England and the Continent who came here to worship God in a new way of freedom; who fought the Indians; who died so that the slaves could be set free in the South; who sacrificed to keep Europe free for another hundred years, in the First World War and the Second World War; who fought in Korea, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, to try to save Asian peoples from being enslaved by Communism; who fought and were maimed in Afghanistan and Iraq to keep the entire world from being enslaved to the domination and terror of Islam.
All these have gone before us. We are not an evil nation – there is evil in this nation, but it is not all government ordained (abortion is). Christians and others have been trying to take this counrty back for the Lord since the 1976 election of Jimmy Carter, a Christian who spoke in tongues, whose sister was a faith healer.
What was God’s answer this morning: “There will be no end to the increase of His government, or of peace, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and righteousness, from then on [the birth of Christ] and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of Hosts will accomplish this.” Isaiah 9:7.
Since Jesus died in 33 A.D., there has been a continual Christian presence in this world. Such presence became a Government in 313 A.D. under Constantine, and then was carried through by Byzantium and Russia in the East; and, in the West, the Kingdom of the Franks (precursor to France); then Charlemagne; then the Holy Roman Empire of Germany; and the nation of Sweden; then Britain, until the U.S. became the dominate world Christian government in the 1880’s (certainly after the First World War). So, I believe Trump is going to win this election to continue to carry the torch of freedom. “If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?” Psalm 11:3.