I wrote the original article on November 2, 2016. It has been updated several times. It is a bit long, enjoy…
Donald Trump is a force like no other. Never before in our history has a man barnstormed an election like Donald Trump. It seems divine. The media, the wealthy, the powers of this world are all in shock.
No one can believe that he won, but he did.
How does God work in the world?
Some say God works in mysterious ways. Others believe that God talks to them. Some people, like me, believe that God intervenes in our daily lives and listens to our prayers. I happen to be a believer in Jesus, the Christ, The Son of God.
I am not one to take a “sign” from God lightly. I mean, I require some proof before I can call something “divine”, even then I am cautious. God has a history of using prophets, but he also issued a very serious warning for people who claim to speak for him.
When you speak for God you are saying that the “Holy Spirit” told you to do something or say something on God’s behalf. I am careful not to speak for God. If you remember in the Temple when Jesus said “I am” they wanted to stone him for blasphemy.
John 10:25-33 NIV
Jesus answered, “I did tell you, but you do not believe. The works I do in my Father’s name testify about me, but you do not believe because you are not my sheep. My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.”
Again his Jewish opponents picked up stones to stone him, but Jesus said to them, “I have shown you many good works from the Father. For which of these do you stone me?”
“We are not stoning you for any good work,” they replied, “but for blasphemy, because you, a mere man, claim to be God.”
The Pharisees and Sadducees did not understand that Jesus was the Christ. He had all of the authority of our Father who is in heaven. Blasphemy is using God’s authority for your own purposes. When you interpret or explain God’s word you must not speak for God. His word stands on its own!
Matthew 12:31 NIV
And so I tell you, every kind of sin and slander can be forgiven, but blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven.
If someone tells me they are a prophet my response is, “Cool, go jump off a tall building, survive and then tell me what God has to say.” The Bible is full of God’s Prophets and God almost always sent his prophets with “power.” Some prophets could heal, others could tell the future, one could even control the weather.
Some prophets had no power or very limited abilities such as Jeremiah. Their job was no less important. Jeremiah could only tell the people what God had already told them. He had no power. He did not need to prove he was God’s messenger because he had nothing new to say on behalf of God.
Just so you know, don’t confuse the fictional book “Peace Like a River” with the Bible. The book “Peace Like a River” has lead to a lot of misunderstanding about the historical Jeremiah the prophet of the Bible, for the less informed. Deception comes in many forms.
Much like mythical rock creatures that protected Noah in the fictional movie Noah. You won’t find rock creatures in the Bible. 🙂 Always remember the truth is in God’s word, not someone else’s “interpretation” of it…
In many ways we are like Jeremiah was back then. We have God’s word. That should be all we need to share our faith and the Good News about Jesus Christ!
Now I digress to the main point of this Article. Donald Trump’s birthday and the numbers 70 and 7.
Imagine my surprise when I saw a news article that said Donald Trump would be exactly 70 Years, 7 Months, and 7 Days old on his first full day in office… Yeah…
I thought Ok, you have to fact check this. So I did, and it is TRUE!
Donald Trump will be inaugurated on January 20, 2017. His birthday is June 14, 1946.
So, let’s walk it back from there.
On June 14, 2016, Donald Trump turned 70 Years old.
On January 14, 2017, Donald Trump will be 70 years and 7 months old.
On January 21, 2017, he will be 70 Years, 7 Months and 7 Days Old…
The inauguration is on January 20, 2017, with a celebration to follow. His first sunrise at work will be the following day, January 21, 2017!
Why numbers matter.
Judeo-Christian tradition places a high value on the number 7. The number 7 represents perfection, while the number 70 represents absolute perfection. The number 70 also symbolizes perfect spiritual order carried out with all power. It can also represent a period of judgment.
So is God telling us that Trump will end a period of Judgement, begin a period of Judgement, or that Trump is all part of the plan? Only God knows the meaning if God means to tell us anything at all.
I am convinced that we are being judged right now. Look around, Gay Marriage, re-Marriage, Sexual Issues such as Trans-Sexuality and other things have been on the rise for 8 years, it all started 40 years ago. How much worse can it get, spiritually? Seriously, how much worse can it get?! What is done is done, we cannot change the past, BUT we can change it back with some work.
Can it really get much worse?
Sure, we could be slaves or persecuted or worse, but at least as slaves, we are right with God. Right now, our entire country is at a Spiritual crossroads; we are a mess. Did we vote for Trump because there is some hope he will do what he says?
Or, did we lay down and let the judgment continue? The decision you made no longer matters because that final decision was made by our Constitution and the people of our country.
As a believer, I have to ask myself a serious question. Is this coincidence, or did God plan for Donald Trump over 70 years ago? Is the hair on the back of your neck standing straight up?
It took 3 hours for the hair on the back of my neck to go down after I realized that this whole 70-7-7 thing is ABSOLUTELY TRUE!
Christians who support Donald Trump
I called a prominent member of the Christians for Donald Trump organization and told him what I found. He said, after a very long pause: “That is very compelling, did you fact check it?” I told him it was true. He said: “Well, who are we to argue with God, besides I was voting for Donald Trump anyway!”
I am cautiously optimistic and hopeful that God will step in on behalf of the believers who remain faithful. After all, God himself said he would not destroy Sodom for the sake of ten people who were righteous.
If we are faithful to God and Jesus Christ are we not righteous? Let’s pray that God uses Donald Trump as an instrument for his purposes. All we can do now is pray, get involved, and hold on to our FAITH!
Please take some time to reflect on God’s word and let’s all pray that God will have the same mercy on our Nation as he did on Sodom. Sodom was eventually destroyed because there was not a single righteous person left.
We can prevent the destruction of our nation! If there was ever a time for us to share the Gospel, NOW is the time. Donald Trump might just give us the protection we need to spread the Gospel far and wide and save our country from God’s wrath!
Genesis 16:23-26,32 NIV
Then Abraham approached him and said: “Will you sweep away the righteous with the wicked? What if there are fifty righteous people in the city? Will you really sweep it away and not spare the place for the sake of the fifty righteous people in it? Far be it from you to do such a thing—to kill the righteous with the wicked, treating the righteous and the wicked alike. Far be it from you! Will not the Judge of all the earth do right?”
The Lord said, “If I find fifty righteous people in the city of Sodom, I will spare the whole place for their sake.”
<note>…Abraham worked his way down to 10…<note>
Then he said, “May the Lord not be angry, but let me speak just once more. What if only ten can be found there?”
He answered, “For the sake of ten, I will not destroy it.”
This article was updated to include the fact that Donald Trump has won the 2016 Presidential election.
I Timothy 2:1-2 NIV
I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people- for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.
May God Bless the United States of America and keep us free to share his Good News!
I don’t usually preach in my Articles, but I felt this was a message every believer needs to hear!
God Bless America!!!