Many are basing their opposition to Donald Trump on externals. His brash, bombastic behavior & rhetoric is an affront to them. Well, one would have to be living with their head continually in the sand to NOT be aware of Trump's 'rough edges', right? But the point I want to focus on today is this:
"...for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart." (1 Samuel 16: 7)
I believe that God was highlighting Donald Trump to me back in 2012, when Trump flirted with running for the Republican presidential nomination. I was therefore thrilled when he re-entered the race this time around - and I admit I'm prejudiced in his favor, right out of the gate. But increasingly, as events progress in the debates & primaries & caucuses, I continue to see Godly, powerful growth & support of Trump's endeavors. If I am right, and God is giving this growth...it is cause for humility and respect on our parts. Many believe that, in the Spirit, they are looking at a clarion call of God and His move on America. For America.
I read certain types of comments, made by brothers & sisters in Christ, online. Their vision is hindered & short-sighted, I think. Understandable but hindered. They are judging accord to outward presentations, and I do not think that they actually SEE beyond the flesh.
There are countless discussions about whether Mr. Trump is or is not a Christian. To that I say, King Cyrus was not a 'Christian' either, but he accomplished God's will for that time & was in fact chosen to do so. (Isaiah 44, 45) Whether Trump meets your specifications or not as to his evangelical persuasions, those persuasions will have no impact on his possibly being the man for such a time as this. It is God who raises up & brings low. God is the Potter. He does whatsoever He pleases, and He doeth all things well. And if Donald Trump has been called by God to be elected President of the United States of America, then you can be sure that all that has led him to this point in his life has been intended. His background, his experiences & his wealth, his business acumen and the personality that made those things possible were part of the Plan. He has been equipped. And going forward, if he is elected, there will be those in place to provide whatever else may be needed to navigate the office & responsibilities of President.
I want to point out that the above Scripture was spoken to Samuel, when he was seeking a man to replace Saul as king of Israel. Seven 'nominees' were presented to the Lord, but on the grounds of looking upon the heart - not externals - each one was rejected. Lastly, young David stood before God. He was the one pronounced to become king. Though David went on to commit adultery & plot murder, yet Scripture tells us that he was a man after God's own heart, at his core. He paid for his sins, you can be sure, but he was not 'morally' perfect based on man's standards. No one is. You may not be able to wrap your head around that, and continue to clamor for a more' perfect type' of man for America's next President- and if this is the case, your vision may be clouded. The scales need to fall from your eyes. May all such eyes be opened, today and throughout the coming election cycle, within & without the Body of Christ. May Jesus approach many, even now, unto eternal life, and become your Saviour and Friend.
May His victory be great!
God bless America