Hmmm…Here we have Jesus, being NOT so nice, probably rude to those on the receiving end, doing justice by His Father, whip in hand, driving out the wicked moneychangers from the temple.
Ignorance of the Word, breeds ignorance of the signs of the times.
Not seeking the Holy Spirit breeds seeing without discerning and listening without hearing.
God’s people MUST stop allowing anyone, and I mean ANYONE – including pastors and church leaders – to tell them how to think or what to believe and seek the Lord for themselves regarding all matters of life, including who to vote for.
Why? Because we are living in the last of the last days.
And if we live by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God (Matthew 4:4) as we are called to then, we know that deception and the deceived will be rampant in the last of the last days before the return of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Read and digest these verses slowly and carefully
“But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction. 2 And many will follow their destructive ways, because of whom the way of truth will be blasphemed. 3 By covetousness they will exploit you with deceptive words; for a long time their judgment has not been idle, and their destruction does not slumber,” (2 Peter 2:1-3).
So if “MANY WILL FOLLOW their destructive ways” in the last of the last days, then take care to ask the Lord for wisdom on everything you are hearing. So much fake news out there. Some have even referred to mainstream media news outlets as false prophets.
“Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons,” (1 Timothy 4:1).
I wrote my comment (below) back in May in response to a comment on an article called, “POUR OUT THE DIETRICH BONHOEFFER ANOINTING!” by a sister in the Lord who couldn’t understand why any believer could support President Trump because of his past, his mouth, and referring to him as “godly.”
Here are some of her words: “I simply cannot support a man who has behaved in an atrocious narcissist manner by literally acting in an ungodly manner. We teach children not to bully and call names and yet he does this repeatedly. He has had extra martial affairs and is extremely egotistical. How is this godly behavior? It just is not. Finally, I am not referring to what the media has claimed about him, I am talking about what I have heard him say and read what he has written. How is it that this behavior is ok with those of us who follow Jesus? How is it that Donald Trump is following God’s greatest law of love one another and He has loved us? I do not see it-even if his policies are Godly, he is a horrible example of Christianity. It’s people like him who turn others away from God and Christianity. Again, to clarify I am truly and only trying to understand how so many Christians see this man as a godly leader. I am not criticizing.”
My response: “Sister, I don’t believe they see him as a godly leader but discern by the Holy Spirit and in their fervent prayer time that Pres Trump is the one God chose to lead this nation now. There is a huge difference between those two things. I don’t see him as the most godly and holy believer person but as the one whom God chose for such a time as this.
We are all works in progress, and I believe God chose him because we need tough and justice right now, and most Christians are too nice and worried about offending to accomplish what God wants done in this nation as we have prayed and cried out for justice according to Psalm 37, etc.
Remember Jesus’ words to the Pharisees etc.? He Himself called them “White washed tombs, hypocrites, He got a whip and overturned tables in the temple for turning His Father’s house into a den of thieves, He called the disciples dull for not understanding His repeated teachings and demonstrations, etc.”
Moses was also a murderer, as was David yet God’s choices. Every leader or prophet God chose in the Word was highly flawed and sinned greatly, didn’t have “neat and pretty” pasts. But neither do any of us.
The Word of God says man looks on the outward appearance BUT God looks on the heart. Pres Trump’s words may not always be the best, but how about ours? None of us are perfect. God is looking at his heart not his imperfections.
Gossip is evil in God’s eyes yet many pastor’s wives do it and allow cliques in their churches that exclude some women. We could go on and on and fill a book with the evil done by church leadership today. e.g. Not doing James 1:27 and visiting widows and fatherless in their afflictions, etc.
So that’s the difference. It’s not that most are seeing Pres Trump as “godly” but as whom God has chosen to lead us now.
We must not limit how one is packaged (outwardly) as not usable by God. God can use whomever He wants. God sees the big picture and ALL He’s protecting us from like why border control and immigration is important. It must also be obvious to us that the President knows far more than us about all that is coming into our country illegally and its effects than we do. Isn’t is foolish for us to believe we know more than the president who knows top secret information about why he’s so fierce about immigration policies? God used Nehemiah to rebuild the wall in Jerusalem, and Nehemiah had to go through an ungodly king at the time to get favor and help for him to do so. So Nehemiah’s obedience to God at that time was to rebuild the wall to protect Jerusalem. Which I believe is how the Lord is leading Trump. Not racist. Wisdom from God.
This is not a criticism of you at all but an answer to your question. I pray the Holy Spirit speaks to you about this. We must be very discerning who we are listening to and not let man influence us about Pres Trump but God alone through your prayer time with Him. That is how I came to these conclusions. I shut out all other voices and sought the Lord myself on the matter. Said in love from a sister in the Lord.” [end]
Seek the Lord for yourself, shut out all other voices, even those in leadership, and let the Holy Spirit give you wisdom, understanding, and discernment on President Trump and this year’s election. He will also give you “eyes to see” and “ears to hear” the lies being broadcast by the devil AKA the prince and power of the air (airwaves) through those who do his evil biddings (John 8:44).
The Lord warns us of the great deception in the last days EVEN IN THE CHURCH, so He MUST be the first One we go to for ALL wisdom, AND, we must check in with Him regarding opinions and words given to use by church leadership because only God knows the heart and whether or not the one sharing those words SOUGHT Him in order to share them with you. This is the only way that is right for any church leader. All must come from the heart of God as He promises in His Word to give us wisdom and the right words at the right time. Period. Amen.