As the country continues to sort out emotions after the stunning upset of Hillary Clinton and the Establishment by populist contender and President-Elect Donald Trump, Christian leaders are beginning to take stock of the outcome with noteworthy analysis, hopeful recommendations, and predictions.
As part of our stated purpose (see the “About” page), FearGodNotGov will also endeavor to bring practical, prophetic, and biblical balance to bear upon what various Christian leaders are saying, with the goal of “understanding the times” so that we may know where we should go (and what we should do) from here.
Pastor Chuck Baldwin, former Constitution Party candidate for president (2008) and founder of Liberty Fellowship in Montana, expressed the jubilation and relief—with perhaps a hint of shock and disbelief—that many others have shared:
Let’s be honest: we saw a historic election Tuesday night. The only election coming close to the stunning proportions of this election was Ronald Reagan’s first election in 1980. And even that one didn’t match Trump’s victory. Yes, it was a stunning victory for Donald Trump.
Let’s be clear about what we witnessed. In one presidential election, we saw a man completely demolish the neocon and neolib establishments of both major parties; the media establishment; the globalist establishment; Wall Street; the political machine of an incumbent President; and the Clinton/Bush political/criminal empires. The odds of ANYONE being able to overcome the combined wealth and power of the leviathans above was absolutely zero. (1)
Perhaps a touch giddy with glee and gratitude (and forgivably so), Baldwin may be a bit premature in crediting Trump as the one man who “completely demolish[ed] the neocon and neolib establishments….Wall Street…and the Clinton/Bush political/criminal empires.”
(Wow! We knew Donald Trump is able to build tall buildings—but can he also leap them in a single bound?)
And speaking of “leviathans above” (as opposed to Leviathan below), the truth is that the two-legged dragons who deal and dwell in D.C. are not behind bars; and we’re not even close to opening the belly of the beast that reigns over Capitol Hill from the shadows.
Pastor Baldwin may eventually regret using dramatic hyperbole.
But I agree with, and underscored his last sentence in the quote above (that “the odds of ANYONE being able to overcome the combined wealth and power of the leviathans above was absolutely zero”) because there are only two explanations I can think of for Trump’s beating the odds in Washington:
1) By God’s great mercy, He allowed a window for Christians and conservatives to “miraculously” turn the tide of the Establishment, as some believe occurred with Reagan’s two terms; or 2) The establishment either allowed, or perhaps even predetermined, a Trump victory for their own reasons which remain to be seen.
If the latter seems “conspiratorial,” keep in mind that both Trump and a majority of his supporters fully expected the election to be rigged for Hillary—a very real possibility, considering the motive, means, and opportunity were all stacked in Clinton’s favor. Not only were record numbers of dead people discovered voting, but the globalist-driven flood of “refugees” being bussed and flown into America’s cities—with Obama encouraging all of them to vote illegally—virtually ensured a Clinton victory. In addition, we know that invisible, high-level “fraction magic” vote-tampering software—that counts votes as decimals rather than whole numbers—is already operational in over half the country, and could easily be used to swing percentages to either candidate with undetectable and predetermined precision. (2)
Given this degree of corruption in the system, conservatives and evangelicals—whether 100% behind the President-Elect or not—were prepared to see the election stolen from Trump. The question is, why wasn’t it? Did populism truly trounce neo-communist progressivism? Did the establishment seek to avoid exposure of its illegal voting mechanisms? Was this outcome allowed—or even intended—as part of a “long con?” Or was it simply too risky to proceed with the liabilities stacked against the Democratic candidate?
We may never know the inside story. But regardless, given what we do know about who pulls the levers, the hidden hand of history is something to keep in view as decisions and events of the new administration unfold in 2017 and beyond. It’s a harsh realization that conservatives and evangelicals are finally waking up to, but “We the People” have not held the reigns of government for quite some time.
And while we love to imagine otherwise (especially when slumbering saints arouse every four years to “get out the vote”), our government is no longer “of the people, by the people, and for the people,” but “of the elite, by the elite, and for the elite.”
As Chuck Baldwin wisely notes, there is cause to temper the election’s “morning-after” emotions with a healthy dose of realism:
Now let me caution everyone. That Donald Trump was not controlled by the establishment was obvious. But that doesn’t mean for one second that he cannot yet become controlled by the establishment. Being an outsider does not necessarily mean that Donald Trump truly understands the reach and tentacles of the globalist conspiracy. I truly hope he does; but only time will tell. (3)
Once more, we have a premature conclusion that Trump is entirely a self-made man. It would seem to me that the odds of rising to be a king of casinos—with high-rise hotels and lavish properties in Atlantic City, Beverly Hills, Chicago, Las Vegas, New York, and Palm Beach—are highly improbable without “a little help from his friends” in places both high—and low.
But what about Baldwin’s reference to “the tentacles of globalist conspiracy?” According to the media, Obama, and most elected officials, there is no such thing operating in America. (But if the masses really believe such a claim, it would help explain why our nation has devolved to become “land of the fleeced and home of the depraved.”)
The public may have been impressed when President George W. Bush pronounced, “Let us never tolerate outrageous conspiracy theories” concerning the events of 9/11. (4) But students of science and Scripture and history, however, know better. The past, present, and future of planet earth is rooted in a conspiracy of biblical proportions—a Luciferic rebellion which the Creator mocks:
Why do the nations rage, and the people plot a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying “Let us break Their bonds in pieces and cast away Their cords from us.” He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; The Lord shall hold them in derision (Psalm 2:1-4)
Of all people, Bible-believing Christians should know that in spite of blatant denial in Washington D.C., there is a definitive globalist agenda whose goals can only be achieved by “fundamentally transforming” America (5) —and much to the chagrin of former Bush supporters (this writer included) we can now clearly see that both the Bush and Obama administrations have been complicit in subverting our Constitution and short-changing our children’s future.
[Note: Exposing this reality will continue to be a thread in future articles on FearGodNotGov, arming readers with a biblical perspective on current events, enabling readers and listeners to recognize and break free from political and spiritual deception—eliminating fear by focusing hearts and minds on things of eternal value.]
Nearly 61 million voters (and many more who did not vote) have placed their hope and trust in a Trump presidency to undo the damage caused by “enemies domestic” since 9/11. Here at FearGodNotGov, we sincerely hope and pray that our new President-Elect will be a different kind of Republican—a true champion of the people and a crusader for truth.
In spite of the tragedy that many churches are following the pied pipers of globalism and ecumenism (in fulfillment of Bible prophecy, according to 2 Timothy 4:3-4, 2 Thessalonians 2:3) there is a glimmer of hope for truth, in that an increasing number of conservative evangelicals are awakening to recognize the emerging New World Order as the foundation for the prophesied kingdom of Antichrist.
The irony is that as a whole, Christians want to have cake, and eat it, too. We want Jesus to come back for his bride, the church; we want to be caught up together with Him in the Rapture; and we want to see Him settle the score during the Great Tribulation—but we also love our comparatively comfortable lifestyles here in the western world, and we want to preserve our precious freedoms and pursuits of happiness for “ourselves and our posterity.”
But part of the trouble with America lies in the fact that we’ve been considering our own posteriors more than those of our posterity. So, the bottom line is that we do not want the socialist-globalists to wreak havoc upon our happy little homes and Sunday traditions.
In this regard, even the church is slightly double-minded. Believers shout a hearty “Amen!” when shepherds remind the flock that we are “strangers and pilgrims on the earth” (Hebrews 11:13b). But unfortunately, “we the sheople” often respond more like Benny Hinn—who once blurted on national TV, “I’m sick and tired about hearing about streets of gold…. I don’t need gold in heaven—I got to have it now!” (6)
Similarly, Christians and Patriots are caught in a perennial quadrennial dilemma: Does the church exist to “restore America” or “take America back” or “make America great again?” Is the Great Commission a charge to protect our “God-given” rights through political and social activism—rising on wings like an eagle to take dominion over the entire planet?
Or does the body of Christ serve as a temporary restrainer of evil upon this planet, while followers of Jesus labor in the field for the salvation of souls (John 4:35), in the footsteps of the Savior, who came to “seek and to save that which [is] lost” (Luke 19:10)—and having feet shod with the gospel of peace? (Romans 10:13-15, Ephesians 6:15).
These are questions we must ask, and answer—both personally and corporately. For as long as the Lord tarries—especially if a Trump presidency is able to kick the can of our nation’s decline down the road a bit further—we must all make haste to make hay for the kingdom, “redeeming the time, for the days are evil” (Ephesians 5:16).
But can a Trump presidency finally eviscerate our enemies, foreign and domestic? Will “The Donald”—I mean, Mr. President-Elect—succeed in draining the swamp of D.C.? Is this King of One-Armed Bandits poised to become the single-handed savior of conservatives?
Tune in next time for Part Two of this continuing story.