As a conservative Christian I am pleased with the way things are going at the moment with President Donald Trump at the helm. The executive orders he signed this morning are consistent with the promises he made during his campaign and are beneficial to the United States. I am particularly pleased with the ending of taxpayer funding of abortion overseas. I don’t believe we can accurately predict how effective this will be, but I am certainly glad that American tax dollars are not readily available for the horrific murder of innocent children. I certainly pray that God’s mercy will prevail over our nation, and that further efforts will be undertaken to eliminate abortion entirely.
I found it a bit humorous that the press became so focused on President Trump’s supposed obsession with the size of the inaugural crowd. Many lampooned the President for being petty and egotistical about all of this. But was it really just a massive smokescreen to control the media?
What got effectively lost in press coverage was the mean and malicious event that took place, the women’s march on Saturday. Certainly there was some reporting on this event, but the main stories seemed to focus on the question of why the President would be so childish as to tweet his complaint about the estimated size of the crowds. Amidst all the criticism, however, was, I believe, a wonderfully intended strategy to steal the limelight away from the despicable women’s march. Trump even used his Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, to make a bold statement scolding the press for their “inaccurate” reporting.
It worked. So does that make the President a buffoon or a genius?
Still, all is not well in our country or in our world. ISIS still flourishes, and the economies of many countries are on the brink of collapse. The presidency of the United States has a new leader, but the problems of the world still remain. We would be wise to remember that prophecy is not centered on what is taking place in the United States, but, rather, what is taking place in Israel. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is a courageous leader who is doing an excellent job trying to protect Israel. But I am concerned about his policies that encourage Muslims and Jews to co-exist in Israel. Radical Islamic terrorism often hides in its peaceful form of Muslim expression before it reveals itself as the destructive beast that it really is.
Please don’t get me wrong. I love the Muslim people, and I pray that they will convert to Christianity as many already have. I love the stories coming from the Middle East of how so many have become Christians as a result of dreams and visions, as well as through the efforts of brave missionaries who do their best to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with as many as they can. There are many Muslims who hold Muslim beliefs mainly because that is the only message they have ever heard. When they come to Jesus Christ, it is a blessed thing to be able to call them my brothers and sisters.
But the prophecies of the Scriptures will not change because of a variance of political actions or a host of religious conversions. What has been prophesied will come to pass exactly as it has been foretold. Some prophecy thinkers equate the U.S. with Babylon, and that may be accurate. But even if that is true it is not central to the fact that in the early stages of the Tribulation 144,000 Jewish witness will be anointed as Yahweh’s messengers. The Antichrist will establish a covenant with the Jews. A new temple will be rebuilt in Jerusalem. Sacrifices will be reinstated. Jesus will return and set His foot on Mount Zion – all things that concern Israel. Contrary to our pre-established traditions that the fulfillment of prophecy is all about the United States, it is actually not that easy to find our nation mentioned in prophecy.
I pray for President Trump and the entire administration. I hope his policies will reestablish Christianity as the main system of faith in the U.S. But that will not change what has already been prophesied, and it cannot undo all the damage that has already been done. America and the rest of the world has many sins to give account for. Until I see a God-centered, Jesus-centered, Holy Spirit inaugurated national repentance I will remain concerned about the spiritual condition of the United States of America.
Please join me in continuing to pray for national revival. I am hopeful that we might see another Great Awakening before the Rapture of the Church. If you do not yet know the forgiveness of sins He offers, and the redemption He has bought for you with His own blood, I encourage you to visit A Love Letter from God, There is Hope, 5 Things God Wants You to Know, My Response to an Atheist, A Step of Faith, or Held by the Hand of God on this web site so you can know how to respond to the calling of the Holy Spirit to be saved. If you make a profession of faith, please let me know so I can rejoice with you.
Blessings from Almighty God, Yahweh.
My name is Richard Goble. I hold a Masters degree in Ministry and a Doctorate in Theology. I have been involved in ministry for 40+ years. My passion is the study and teaching of endtime prophecy.