Don’t do drugs
Although Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson claimed he stopped smoking weed during his presidential campaign, it didn’t seem like it. He didn’t know that Aleppo was in Syria, he couldn’t name a single foreign leader off the top of his head and he strangely stuck his tongue out at a reporter during an interview. He may not have been high during these occasions, but it makes one wonder about the effects of long-term drug use on memory and sanity. Just say no!
Your sin will find you out
Certainly “God will judge the secrets of men through Jesus Christ” (Romans 2:16). Yet, sometimes, sins that are swept under the rug are brought to light in this life. WikiLeaks released emails from the Democratic National Committee, Hillary Clinton’s illegal private server and her campaign advisor John Podesta, thoroughly exposing Clinton’s staggering corruption. James O’Keefe, Breitbart, the National Enquirer and others chipped in for good measure, revealing just how perverse and crooked Mrs. Clinton truly is. On the other side, a recording of Trump making vulgar comments from several years ago was also released. Obviously, there’s no comparison between Clinton’s crimes and Trump’s potty mouth. Nevertheless, unlike Clinton, Trump humbly apologized for his sin. God opposes the proud and exalts the humble (James 4:6). In other words, Trump’s repentant heart may have won him the election.
The system is rigged
The Democratic National Committee actively worked against Bernie Sanders during the primary, Mrs. Clinton wasn’t charged for mishandling classified information, destroying evidence and lying to prosecutors, despite other people being charged for much less, the media colluded with Hillary Clinton to get her elected and media polls misrepresented data to craft pro-Hillary narratives. These are all indisputable facts. Yet, in a much bigger sense, the electoral system is rigged. Clearly, there’s only one political party with two factions, Republican and Democrat. These factions pretend they have differences but at best they’re purely cosmetic. Ultimately, both parties are bankrolled by the global elite and they equally represent the interests of the global elite, not the interests of everyday Americans.
Globalism vs. nationalism is the battle of our time
Speaking of the global elites, what do they want? Generally, globalists want to replace national sovereignty with global governance. This means they are in favor of open borders, endless wars and phony free-trade agreements that enrich Wall Street interests and the corporate establishment. Why do they hate Trump so much? It’s simple: Trump is all about America first. He’s a nationalist who actually cares about his country. His support for enforcing our national borders and ending our meddling abroad infuriates the globalists and their puppets, because these policies are an outright rejection of nation-destroying globalism.
On a side note, God loves borders. I mean, nations were His idea. God created unique people-groups at the Tower of Babel and scattered them throughout the world (Genesis 11:7-8). In fact, the Bible notes that God “has made from one blood every nation of men to live on the entire face of the earth, having appointed fixed times and the boundaries of their habitation” (Acts 17:26). Somebody should inform Pope Francis this verse is in the Bible!
Christians are one-issue voters now and it’s a good thing
Christians lost the so-called ‘culture wars’ because many believers thought voting was as important as preaching the Gospel and making disciples. Laws don’t change hearts; Jesus does. This election cycle many Christians woke up and realized that the main issue facing Christians is the protection of our religious liberty. This doesn’t mean other issues aren’t important, it just means we became wise to how the elites try to use social issues or support for Israel to deceive us into voting for one of their puppets. I’m looking at you, Ted Cruz. Really, voting for who will permit us to follow Jesus freely is far more biblical. In 1 Timothy 2:1-4, Christians are commanded to pray for our leaders so that they will leave us alone to preach the Gospel and live for Jesus without any restrictions. Naturally, by preaching the Gospel, hearts and minds will change. Then, the laws of the country will be updated to better reflect how people have changed their minds.
New York may not be Babylon the Great
Currently, New York City fulfills all the requirements for being Babylon the Great. Donald Trump, however, could destroy the globalist influences which presently reign supreme in the United States. If he succeeds, what other city could meet all of the requirements for being Babylon the Great? In a previous blog, it was argued that “London, with its Christian heritage, large Jewish population, global financial impact and location on a deep water port make it an attractive candidate to be Babylon the Great, much like New York City.” Obviously, there’s plenty of speculation in all of this, but it’s something to keep an eye on.
Never back down from your principles
Congratulations to President Donald Trump! Has anyone ever had to go through so much to win the presidency? The man was attacked from all sides but he persevered. Christians can learn from how President Trump refused to compromise or back down. Eventually, the whole word is going to come against Christians and it will make what the globalists did to Trump seem mild by comparison. We will be hated, persecuted, betrayed and killed (Matthew 24:9-12). It’s going to get ugly, but that’s no excuse to give up. The Lord expects us to endure for Him. We must never compromise our faith or surrender to this world, because “he who endures to the end shall be saved” (Matthew 24:13).