Posted on 10/17/2016, 4:12:37 PM by amessenger4god
The following is just my own surmising in regards to the importance of the United States election on November 8th and what might happen depending on who wins.
I firmly believe that 2015’s Obergefell v. Hodges was a major moral turning point in the United States. Some commentators, such as J.D. Farag, even thought that there could be no turning back or revival at this point. The country has been on a downward spiral for a half-century, but up until 2015 Christians were still largely protected and individual states could support righteousness in a variety of ways. The SCOTUS ruling in 2015 effectively made it so that the U.S. government could federally mandate whatever is evil and contrary to nature and nature’s God (see Romans 1:18-32). The rest of 2015, and 2016 especially, saw for the first time in U.S. history outright government persecution of Christians for holding to their faith (Kim Davis, Roy Moore, Lakewood bakery, Oregon bakery, religious freedom laws attacked in Indiana and North Carolina, etc). My home church has even come under attack just this past weekend.
…And despite the desperate need our country has for a last-minute revival, there are not yet any signs that people are flocking back to churches as they did in the immediate aftermath of September 11th.
Now we come to November 8th, 2016. It is my personal belief that God has given the U.S. its very last chance and here is why I think that:
1. For decades the Supreme Court had a delicate balance with usually about four conservatives, four liberals, and one moderate who leaned socially liberal. It was never enough for the conservatives to roll back cases such as Roe v. Wade, but it was just enough that if the country repented, a single Christian president could sway the court – but alas, the country never repented. With the death of Scalia and the appointments of Sotomayor and Kagan, the court now has a younger, liberal majority and will soon have an even larger majority if Clinton wins and appoints Scalia’s replacement. Clarence Thomas has even suggested he may soon retire. In other words, if Clinton wins on November 8th, the Supreme Court will be lost for a generation or more.
2. Hillary Clinton has publicly supported the World Federalist Association, an organization that wants to finally do away with the nation-state in favor of true world government (see here and here).
3. Hillary Clinton has publicly stated that Christian beliefs must be changed through force of law.
The alternative is a die-hard nationalist who day after day seems more and more opposed to global government and liberalism and in favor of the rule of law. He appears to be God’s offering of an antidote to the growing lawlessness. Will the country take it?
Many Christians want to sit this election out because they see two immoral options, but I would remind them that all are immoral except God alone. We have all fallen short. Trump’s sins were out in front for all to see, but Clinton’s and Bush’s were hidden and buried deep. Are we electing a president or a pastor?
Consider wise words from Eric Metaxas:
Many say they won’t vote because choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil. But this is sophistry. Neither candidate is pure evil. They are human beings. We cannot escape the uncomfortable obligation to soberly choose between them. Not voting—or voting for a third candidate who cannot win—is a rationalization designed more than anything to assuage our consciences. Yet people in America and abroad depend on voters to make this very difficult choice.
Children in the Middle East are forced to watch their fathers drowned in cages by ISIS. Kids in inner-city America are condemned to lives of poverty, hopelessness and increasing violence. Shall we sit on our hands and simply trust “the least of these” to God, as though that were our only option? Don’t we have an obligation to them?
Two heroes about whom I’ve written faced similar difficulties. William Wilberforce, who ended the slave trade in the British Empire, often worked with other parliamentarians he knew to be vile and immoral in their personal lives.
Why did he? First, because as a sincere Christian he knew he must extend grace and forgiveness to others, since he desperately needed them himself. Second, because he knew the main issue was not his moral purity, nor the moral impurity of his colleagues, but rather the injustices and horrors suffered by the African slaves whose cause he championed. He knew that before God his first obligation was to them, and he must do what he could to help them.
Franklin Graham and Ravi Zacharias are both supporting Trump still.
Considering the last four presidents have been huge proponents of global governance and globalism generally, the fact that the country has, for the first time in decades, an alternative choice in the form of Trump is almost like God is offering even greater blessing and reward if our country turns back. The spoils have never been greater. If the country chooses Hillary Clinton then there will be nothing but judgment in front of us, but if the country abandons its lawlessness and self-proclaimed Christians abandon their self-righteousness and vote for Trump then maybe just maybe God will stop the leaks in this sinking ship. Will prophecy be paused or slowed down if Trump is elected? I don’t necessarily think so, but perhaps there could be a national revival of sorts here and perhaps the United States could join a handful of nations that resist the antichrist and in turn, protect some of those who will be left behind.
Here is a scenario I think might play out this next year fulfilling certain biblical prophecies if the world’s most powerful country elects the avowed globalist, Hillary Clinton:
1. Russia will presume Clinton is as weak or weaker than Obama militarily and in response to either the United States’ planned cyber attack or U.S. covert ops in Syria, Russia will end up downing U.S. and/or British jets over Syria. Russia and Iran are far better positioned in Syria and so as the military situation escalates the U.S. will be forced out of the Middle East for good.
2. Russia and Iran will target Israeli jets and/or bases in the north of the country, viewing them as enemy combatants in collusion with U.S. forces.
3. During an attack by Russia and Iran, Israel will consider itself in mortal danger and will destroy Damascus with a tactical nuclear weapon thus eliminating Assad, most of his forces, and Russian and Iranian theatre command. This would fulfill Isaiah 17:1.
4. The stage will be immediately set for the fulfillment of Ezekiel 38. With a major Muslim city destroyed, Turkey, Libya, and Sudan will join with Russia and Iran to attack Israel from the north.
Source: World’s Last Chance