Further to Part 1’s closing quotation from William Koenig on Donald Trump’s inauguration in January 2017, readers may like to check this overview of his book on Obama’s dangerous legacy.
His location brought close familiarity with the work of several presidents and so William noticed the contrast between the last administrations is like that between darkness and light!
He emphasises that not since Ronald Reagan’s presidency have ALL Christians been so welcome in every area of the White House as they are under Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence. As a newly refreshed believer the President has become more open to the Lord and, supported by Franklin Graham and other Christian leaders, is moving forward in his faith. SO please avoid jumping to conclusions and making inaccurate even presumptuous judgments.
We will look more closely at Donald Trump’s faith and its application in furthering Kingdom principles later.
First, let’s look at his overturning a couple of his predecessor’s policies that were detrimental to moving God’s Kingdom forward.
DISMANTLING OBAMA’S LEGACY – ABORTION
Previously a pro-abortion businessman but now Christian president, Trump unequivocally and vociferously attacks malign activities of politicians who promote what is truly the worship of Molech (the demon-god of child sacrifice) in his speech to this year’s Pro-Life March. Quoting from The Root Behind the Plot to Impeach Trump?
“It is my profound honor to be the first president in history to attend the March for Life. We are here for a very simple reason: to defend the right of every child, born and unborn, to fulfill their God-given potential….”
Breaking Israel News headline of the time notes Trump Invokes ‘God’ Eight Times as First President to Address ‘March For Life’. I especially note that this POTUS stresses,
“All of us here understand an eternal truth: Every child is a precious and sacred gift from God. Together, we must protect, cherish, and defend the dignity and the sanctity of every human life…
“When we see the image of a baby in the womb, we glimpse the majesty of God’s creation. When we hold a newborn in our arms, we know the endless love that each child brings to a family. When we watch a child grow, we see the splendor that radiates from each human soul. One life changes the world – from my family, and I can tell you, I send love, and I send great, great love – and from the first day in office, I have taken historic action to support America’s families and to protect the unborn…
“I notified Congress that I would veto any legislation that weakens pro-life policy or that encourages the destruction of human life.
“At the United Nations, I made clear global bureaucrats have no business attacking the sovereignty of nations that protect innocent life. Unborn children have never had a stronger defender in the White House.
“As the Bible tells us, each person is wonderfully made.”
DISMANTLING OBAMA’S LEGACY – ISRAEL / IRAN
DISMANTLING OBAMA’S LEGACY – EMBASSY
BREAKING THE MOLD
By David R. Parsons, 30 Oct 2020
As someone who worked hard for passage of the Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995, it was disappointing over the ensuing years to see one president after another break their promises to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem. Bill Clinton, George Bush, Barack Obama – Democrats and Republicans alike – had all promised during their election campaigns to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move the US Embassy there. Yet each one reneged on their promises once in office.
And then along came Donald J. Trump. Twenty-two years after I first drafted a bill to move the US Embassy to Jerusalem for Senator Jon Kyl, President Trump was finally the one who kept his campaign promise to give this revered city the respect it is due. It proved that Trump was no ordinary politician. And it was a great personal relief and vindication that all the work and effort put in some two decades earlier had not gone to waste. When granting official recognition to Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in December 2017, Trump specifically rested his decision on the overwhelming support that bill had already received in Congress back in 1995….click to continue reading at ICEJ
RB: I note my birthday number 22 again!
READ ALL THIS SERIES’ PARTS:
- 2008-2017 – Challenge and comparison
- 2017-2020 – Dismantling Obama’s legacy
- President Trump’s Personal Faith
- President Trump’s Faith in Action.
- President Trump’s Worship & Belief
- Truth Social, and Bible Prophecy?
PS: 20th Anniversary of 9/11 – Pres. Trump Shares 21 Days National Prayer Call
My Facebook entry of this posting carries this thread of valued remarks from friends:
Chris Moyler (UK) – All good dear Richard. Solid stuff here, proving that the President is to be judged by the promises he has kept, and by the pro Kingdom policies that he follows.
In case any Christians reading this do not yet understand, abortion is a blood sacrifice to demonic deities.
Donald Trump was once, as a Liberal, freedom of choice man, pro abortion.
President Trump is now very firmly anti abortion, which I believe is almost certainly the no 1 Kingdom issue in any nation- without question in all Western nations.
British Christians need to humble themselves before their Christian brethren who have stood in the Gap for the Kingdom of God for a very long time now.
I have only discovered this dynamic myself in recent years.
Prior to this, I thought that much of US Christianity was “a mile wide and an inch deep.”
But in my proud attitude, I neglected the faithful praying remnant, who never stopped looking to the LORD for deliverance of their nation.
When I discovered them, I was greatly humbled.
Maxine Phyllis (Canada) > Chris Moyler I was greatly humbled as well, when the Lord convicted me of misjudging various American evangelists currently caught in the deceitfulness of wealth. I was convicted to be humble and pray for them to be delivered from it, so they could become even more effective for God’s Kingdom. That’s when I realized someone like Trump, with all his wealth, could become a powerhouse in the hands of God if people didn’t hold that against him and watched him use it for Kingdom purposes.
Chris Moyler > Exactly so dear Maxine. You put it v well
Maxine Phyllis – Donald Trump’s heart appears to be primarily for USA and the USA is a catalyst to bring forth the Kingdom of God as are other nations like UK and Canada. So indirectly he facilitates what God is doing in His Kingdom but there is also a risk he will stand up even more for a geo-political nation than for the Kingdom.
Tony Francis (UK) > Maxine Phyllis. How and who Trump yokes with is important. What’s much more important is his re-election.
Maxine Phyllis > Tony Francis the free world needs him to be re-elected, and the Kingdom of God needs for him to be prayed for, as there will be many pitfalls and attacks coming after wards. I’ve heard some say over here(Canada and USA) that the biggest challenge will not be the re-election, but the backlash that comes after he’s re-elected.
Tony Francis > Maxine Phyllis
In the world of addiction, it takes a rock bottom for people to humble themselves and seek God.
Often it takes several rock bottoms.
Too often even rock bottoms aren’t enough.
God alone knows what the world needs to come to its senses
Maxine Phyllis – After awhile rock bottom feels very much like home. Been there. Not sure I want to leave, as the power of God is so strong in that place when we call out to Him.
I guess, my main focus is not on the politics at all so I usually refrain from making political comments as much as possible. I like to take the position of QEII, remaining out of politics, and standing for both the right and the left simultaneously.
Richard Barker > Perfectly understandable Maxine and we need the Lord’s wisdom as seer to steer through their cross-currents, heed His captaincy and follow His lead.
Maxine Phyllis – I make the connection between the role of the current British monarchy as she was first crowned, when prayers were given on her behalf, she was anointed with oil and the Holy Spirit was invited to guide her in all her ways. She was given a copy of the Holy Bible about which it was said “Here is wisdom, here are the lively oracles of God…” and she committed to live that life, with God’s leading. The fact that she’s still here tells me He’s answering those prayers.
So I make the connection between wisdom given to QEII and Proverbs 3:16 which says “Long life is in Wisdom’s right hand and in her left are riches and honour.” This makes her the leader of the free world in my eyes as a Judeo-Christian Canadian, seeing through the perspective of the Kingdom of God. If she were seated in a way that she was facing North America, Trump would be on her left, on the receiving end of riches and honour. What’s even more important is what is to her right which is the Lord Himself, helping her to stand for such an extraordinary length of time – “Long life is in her right hand.” So I do not see Trump as the source of freedom and victory in the Judeo-Christian world, I see him as one of the results. And may I say, God save the Queen.