I Prayed have prayed
Lord, give this nation Your justice so that we may learn the fear of the Lord.

As a boy, I remember “watching” the epic chess battle between Boris Spassky and Bobby Fischer. It was aired on channel 13, the PBS station in New York, and a bell would ring, announcing the latest move. This, in turn, would be posted on the screen, after which the experts would debate the reason for the move.

Sometimes, they would be utterly baffled. Why would Fischer do this? It makes no sense. What was Spassky thinking?

Then, after playing out a number of potential scenarios, sometimes a dozen or more moves ahead, they would realize the strategy. It was absolute genius.

When it come to the Lord, the one who inhabits eternity and who sees the end from the beginning (see Isaiah 57:15 and 46:10), He is always an infinite set of moves ahead. That should give us comfort and faith in the midst of the current crisis. (Make no mistake about it. No matter what side you’re on, we’re in the midst of a national crisis.)

Think about it.

The greatest crime ever committed by human beings was to crucify the Son of God. Yet that was the act God used to make salvation available to the world. And without the crucifixion, there would be no resurrection. Who saw this coming in advance? Only the Lord Himself.

The book of Genesis tells us how the sons of Jacob (also known as Israel) sold their younger brother Joseph into slavery in Egypt. They did it out of malice, plain and simple. They knew they would never see him again. They got rid of him for good.

Joseph then ended up in a dungeon in Egypt, falsely accused of a crime he never committed while serving as a slave. But it was there, in the dungeon, that he accurately interpreted the dreams of two fellow-inmates.

Sometime later, this resulted in Joseph being brought before Pharaoh, the ruler of Egypt, to interpret his dreams. And this, in turn, led to him becoming Pharaoh’s right-hand man. (Literally, he went from the dungeon to the throne.)

As a result of his position and the wisdom God gave him, Joseph ended up saving the region from famine, also saving the lives of his own brothers and their families.

Years later, when they were afraid he would retaliate against them, he said to them, “You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives” (Genesis 50:20). God used your bad plan to accomplish His great plan.

In point of fact, what the brothers did to Joseph was downright evil, also causing their aged father years of mourning and grief. Yet God used this to save countless thousands of lives.

John 11 tells us when Jesus was informed that His good friend Lazarus was sick, He waited a few days before going to see him. Why? The Lord wanted him to die so He could resurrect Him from the dead. This would bring greater glory to God.

Had the Lord simply healed Lazarus by speaking a word the moment He learned Lazarus was sick, people would not have realized that Jesus Himself was the resurrection and the life (see John 11:24-25). And the event would not even be recorded in Scripture.

The worst-case scenario led to the best case scenario, which is often how God works.  That’s just who He is. Have you seen this happen in your own life as well?

In the last century, there was no greater horror than the horror of the Holocaust, the most devastating attack on the Jewish people in history. Yet it is out of the ashes of the Holocaust that the modern State of Israel was born. And, from a natural point of view, without the horrific evil of the Holocaust, it is unlikely that there would have been enough support in the United Nations to recognize a Jewish state.

This, of course, does not minimize the ghastly loss of life. It simply reminds us that God brings good out of evil and light out of darkness. That is who He is.

What does this have to do with the elections?

Let’s say that there is massive corruption taking place in the presidential elections. Let’s say the pollsters were intentionally biased. Let’s say that Big Tech and Big Money really are working against Trump.

Then the mess we are in right now, one which puts us precariously near an all-out war on the streets, will lead to the exposure of corruption on a level we have never seen before. Let the light shine brightly! Let the darkness be exposed!

Conversely, if the corruption and darkness are being grossly exaggerated, the light will expose our gullibility, our willingness to believe almost anything, our propensity to be blinded by our biases. And for Christian Trump supporters who proclaimed him uniquely chosen by God and therefore called to a second term, the light would expose the degree to which we were seduced by a partisan political spirit.

I personally hope that the seemingly impossible happens, that Trump is proven to be the rightfully reelected president, and that the prophecies about him prove true.

But what if a Biden-Harris presidency was needed to reveal the dangerous radicality of the left, leading to greater spiritual desperation in the Church, leading to a spiritual awakening in the society? What if the worst-case scenario for tens of millions of conservative voters resulted in the transforming of even more millions of hearts in the years ahead?

I shared some of my thoughts on this on a Facebook livestream if you’d like to hear more about the spiritual side of things. For the moment, though, I encourage you to put your faith in God to work out His best purposes in the midst of chaos and crisis.

Hysteria and frenzy are not fruits of the Spirit. Faith and peace are.

And so, while I am deeply concerned about the state of our nation and know that many lives are at stake, I have a great sense of anticipation as well.

The ultimate Grandmaster has a plan.

(Used with Permission from ASk Dr. Brown. Article by Michael L. Brown. Photo Credit: Unsplash.)

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Richard Mann
November 11, 2020

I think Dr. Brown has good spiritual insight. The Lord has been leading me along similar thoughts.

Barbara Mccullough
November 10, 2020

Thankful for your wisdom and insight and another way to think about what we are watching.

E Wong
November 10, 2020

God, we are praying for the unstoppable power of the Resurrection to be over the truth of our election. Only one person can be President. Show us beyond any question what Your will is.

Acts 2:24 “But God raised him from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him.”

Margaret Greenwood
November 10, 2020

This morning as I was praying I heard those same what if questions.What if the healing of our nation has everything to do with Jesus and being His? what if we prayed for our enemies and did good to them? What if my passion for political solutions is misleading me from the solution He’s paid for with His life that men would come to Him and be saved? Do I pray for that or for Him to “fix” it w/o knowing His heart for that fix? If fear and anger are dominating my thoughts I’m abiding in the wrong vineyard. If “my” party won would I go back to life as normal? I feel He’s calling us to come to Him as our source of life and receive the grace He’s given to live no matter what the outcome! What if all this is not only to expose the works of darkness but also to teach us to live in the commands He’s given to Love our enemies?All our circumstances are meant to draw us to Him. He’s our Grace &Peace to love the people He’s placed before us no matter who they are or what they believe. We seek Him to see as He does, to speak as He is speaking, trust Him in the storm,and go forth bringing his Kingdom.

Pedro Garcia
November 10, 2020

We serve an Awesome God! He is in control, always! He is the Alpha & Omega!


Stella (TX)
November 10, 2020

Thank you Dr. Brown for verbalizing what we carry in our hearts. The knowing that God’s plans, thoughts, ways are not our way of thinking, doing… it is HIS out come that is best and what what we want the WHOLE EARTH TO SEE!) Praying… AMP
But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him] Will gain new strength and renew their power; They will lift up their wings [and rise up close to God] like eagles [rising toward the sun]; They will run and not become weary, They will walk and not grow tired.

Kathy Valcore
November 10, 2020

Thank you Dr. Brown for sharing the insights that God has given you in our current national crisis. I am so encouraged! I would never give up but yet, a sense of despair can prevail if we do not stay close to the Lord.

November 10, 2020

I find Dr. Brown’s Commentary very interesting and on point as he focuses on God’s Will and not the will of others.

kristine Jessen
November 10, 2020

On November 8, 2012, after praying for weeks about the election and feeling that we were going to get relief from the religious persecution of the Obama White House, he was re-elected. I was shocked and asked the Lord WHAT HAPPENED ??? He led me to Psalm 36 and told me to read it out loud. He stopped me after verse 4. This is what has happened, He said. Then He stopped me after verse 6 and said This should be your response to what happened. Verses 7-11 He said, are My promises to you. He was silent after verse 12 so I asked what does that mean? He said it was prophetic, not giving a time frame or indication of when.

If we do what it takes (PRAY) to see God’s will on Earth as it is in Heaven, and if the length, depth, and breadth of the corruption is truly and completely revealed, and if the “evildoers lie fallen – thrown down, unable to rise” – then many eyes will be open and many hard hearts will be broken, giving the Holy Spirit a perfect end run into the revival of this nation AND THE WORLD, because they are WATCHING US !! So STAND, and keep standing. There’s a gangrenous wound in America that’s killing her. Let’s stand with Almighty God to help clean it out, remembering that we’re fighting a SPIRITUAL battle, not flesh and blood.

Nancy Goldsmith
November 10, 2020

I’m so encouraged that this word is going out. I pray that Christians all over America will read this or hear from God themselves and not lose heart if He doesn’t answer our prayers the way we want Him to. I believe Trumps second term could be 2024 and the country may be more ready for the changes God wants to bring. Thank you!

Karen Secrest
November 10, 2020

LOL! You remember Bobby Fisher? (When’s your birthday?) Sorry, (not really), just couldn’t resist.
I recalled that event when you mentioned it. I neither knew nor cared anything about chess but I recall even now what a remarkable event it was for the world of intellectual pursuit.

I proceed to look outside. It’s early-still dark. We had rain and snow and cold but surprisingly not much. But when I looked up I clearly saw the Morning Star like a beacon shining in that midnight sky. I immediately thought of the Magi following “from afar”. There was such a surge of expectancy that came again since I had already awoken with great hope in my Spirit.
He past few days, the Lord had actually led me on a journey into the past recalling events and people who hurt me or I was still mourning over. It was a time of cleansing out so I could go Forward leaving the garbage to be buried by others who haven’t joined the “reset”.
The Lord also reminded me before I even o out of bed of all the. Good things that happened while I was simultaneously struggling with the bad.
There is a resulting sense of such Hope and Renewal for this nation as well as myself and my family.
He Lord spoke and said He is moving me and my family from this “rat infested ship-of-state” I live in and I Know that is Faithful of the Father as He always informs the Prophets before He does anything.
I’m looking forward to being where there are “better amenities and we are safe from harm.”
May the Lord continue to guide you with His strong Right Arm..

Blanca Holland
November 10, 2020

11/8/20 @ 1 am the LORD ALMIGHTY woke me up to pray like ABRAHAM prayed for Sodom and Gomorrah will you destroy our nation and her people? HE gave the book of Haggai to read and meditate. For with GOD OF HEAVEN nothing is impossible: after that prayer and reading I went to bed : but as I laid in bed : I heard a song being sung by a multitude: it was so beautiful and soothing: the words were hallelujah and amen. From this all I could do was cry in awe tears rolling down my face. We need to pray and fast for America and your families: and be like ABRAHAM. Where we will see the MIGHTY wings and warring angels in the Heavenlies fight for America and your families. For just like in the time of Daniel the Angel Gabriel said to Daniel: the answer would’ve been here sooner but Michael had war in the HEAVEN for 21 days . Oh if we believe in GOD OF HEAVEN and stand like Daniel and his 3 friends not to bow the knees to Baal.

Norma Wright
November 10, 2020

This article was righteous! It makes the most sense of anything that I have read or heard thus far about this election. Thank you for publishing it so that we can walk in God’s truth.

Carol Combs
November 10, 2020

Awesome, totally agree with Dr. Brown.

Linda Stater
November 10, 2020

This is my view also. Our God knows what He is doing, we must just trust Him and watch and be patient.

Kari Schneider
November 10, 2020

This is what I’m sensing!

We are witnessing the unseating of authorities, spiritual and natural. The Bible says unless a seed falls to the ground and dies, it cannot live. We are seeing the death throws of a corrupt political system and media.
You can’t posses a land, until it’s first dispossed. The battle will be hot for a while.

We know Satan comes to steal! He will NOT steal this election, Trump will win!

The Ecclesia of God are well able to take back and posses our land, WE are NOT grasshoppers! 👊🏻🙌🏻

Watch the Lion of the Tribe of Judah roar! Watch the evil doers run for cover!

“Whatever you devise against the LORD, He will make a complete end of it. Distress will not rise up twice.”
‭‭Nahum‬ ‭1:9‬ ‭NASB2020‬‬

November 10, 2020

2nd Chronicles 20:20 …believe His prophets and you will prosper.
You decide who & what you will believe. You can’t have it both ways, that is being double minded. James 1:1-8 We inherit the promises by faith & patience. A double minded man will receive nothing from the Lord.
Father I chose to believe your prophets and the years of intercession for our nation. You are not finished with the USA and President will be our president again for 2 terms. We will fight the good fight of faith,watch & pray as wickedness is exposed and removed from our land.Thank You,there is no God like You or beside You.In Jesus name. Amen

Jane Flora-Swick
November 10, 2020

Thank you for posting this. It articulates what I feel but haven’t been able to put to words.
LordJesus, our eyes are on you. Perfect our faith in this hour. Bring glory to your name. Amen

November 10, 2020

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November 10, 2020

Believing God will carry out the predictions of his prophets is faith. It is NOT that we have been “seduced by a partisan political spirit”. If you believe God will establish Trump’s 2nd term because you want Trump to have a 2nd term then that’s wishful thinking. If you have,however, spent hours praying for God’s Will to be done, and you have carefully weighed up prophecies, and your faith for Trump’s 2nd term is God given, then it is evil to talk of scenarios of maybe God will allow Biden to win. So ask yourself, has God revealed anything to you? If so, what? And don’t allow any media to change what you believe apart from God’s leading.

    Vanessa Burnett
    November 10, 2020

    My thoughts exactly. If it were Gods will for a Biden presidency, we would all have accepted that – but if that were the case, God would not have spent the past 4+ yrs telling me and countless others of His anointing on DJT. This kind of bet hedging is really just an undermining of faith. We take God at His Word – that He is who He says He is and He will do what He says He will do.

      November 11, 2020

      Exactly right! It is unfortunate that this message is being accepted by so many. It really is a continuation of the compromises with evil that have landed us where we are now. The sins of the Church have involved accepting evil in order to avoid conflict and be comfortable. We accepted throwing God out of our schools, Roe vs. Wade, and other compromises with evil. Not this time! Keep praying for truth and discernment.

        November 12, 2020

        100%!!!!! I think this is all happening, in part, to purify the bride who has allowed SO much compromise to pollute her in the effort to “get along”, “have unity”, “live quiet lives” etc…. But total neglect of the fact that Jesus also said things like, I have no come to bring peace but the sword. At what point are we actually going to take a stand for Truth? We can’t even boldly say, if you are not for God, you are against Him! And there is absolutely with total certainty a platform that is clearly AGAINST God. That statement is not allowed to be said in my church or my kids (Christian) school. It’s a travesty that we have become so weak. I understand the desire to be “kind” but ultimately this is a damning approach….. I pray we are purified by this fire and come out the other side ready to really win souls for the Kingdom and not just placate the masses.

    November 10, 2020

    We definitively know that God’s will is that all men might be saved. His will regarding people being saved can happen under any administration governing America because with God, it’s possible. He gives the increase. We can desire and ask God for our preferred electoral outcome, while being realistic (rather than evil) in considering that the opposite may occur. I prefer to be prepared for any outcome. How much better to be mentally and emotionally as well as spiritually fortified for whatever the outcome might be, and keep my heart trained on trusting in the Lord with courage, either way. I can pray for an electoral outcome that seems to be the best choice by my understanding, but my faith is in God always providing, not faith for the election outcome. It’s all one day closer to our Lord’s return, and God’s provision for His people is unvarying under any government. Provision isn’t necessarily a promise of ease and pleasantness however. That’s also being realistic.

    Christine Dinger
    November 10, 2020


    Christine Dinger
    November 10, 2020

    Amen to to EM’s comments. There clearly is an anointing on this President from the Lord. I do not believe any man could have done what this man has done, especially at 74 years old. He has made great strides in turning back the tide of the enemy’s agenda in our country. President Trump was not traveling up to five rallies a day, sharing his heart with millions of people, getting little sleep, not taking a salary, spending billions of his own money, attacked by the media continually, lied about, harassed, having he and his family lives threatened because of his own agenda! Donald Trump loves America, he loves us. He has put forth pages Executive Orders to restore our religious freedoms. More than any President, he has strongly supported Israel and move our US Embassy to Jerusalem which other Presidents had promised to do and never did. God has used him to expose the deep and horrific abuses of our children. One of the main reasons the left hates him so much is because God has given him a mandate put an end to the decades of the slaughter of our unborn babies. No, it is not God’s will for us to accept living under tyranny, socialism, communism, unrestricted abortion, mob rule, censorship, and continued lockdowns of churches and silencing of our voices just to watch as all the gains to return God’s plans for America are reversed. We are in a war and this is one we cannot afford to lose. We must pray, fast, believe and let our voices be heard to those in authority and others loudly and clearly, because right now we have the opportunity to do so.

    November 10, 2020

    Em’s comment is spot on! We worship and adore Jesus, not President Trump! However we have seen and heard prophetically for YEARS that Donald Trump was chosen and appointed by God to serve His purposes in this nation. It is patently obvious that satan is attempting to steal this election. Easy to see (if you have any common sense at all) that over 100,000 votes appearing in the dark of night in 2 states which are ALL marked Biden with NO other candidates marked on the ballot is FRAUD in the highest degree!!! Simply put that does not happen in the real world. Ever. We have discerned God’s man for the office and are agreeing in prayer that this election will not be stolen and that all the evil works behind it are EXPOSED to His light!!! Aside from the obvious fake votes, there are computer vote counting programs which have been SEEN switching 500 block votes from Trump to Biden with the click of a button. Those programs are used all over the states in question. Our President has withstood 4 years of 24/7 evil hate-filled attacks on himself and his family…without giving up! He is anointed by God as we see by the laws he has passed and the deeds he has done. The fruit is GOOD. And he is not perfect…as we all are not perfect. We need to pray for “Saul to Paul” conversions in the enemy’s camp – NOW. Have heard for years that this will occur and it seems the perfect time for it. May the Holy Spirit descend upon many of these evildoers who do not know whom they serve and may Jesus save them from their eternal fate and bring them to Himself – so that they will CONFESS their deeds done in darkness and EXPOSE all the lawlessness with their own mouths! Amen.

      Tom Slagle
      November 11, 2020

      NO COMPROMISE with the enemy.

      If God was OK with Biden presidency, then by deduction HE is ok with the murder of millions of unborn babies and giving power to marxists and communists who deny His very existence.

      Whereas with a Trump presidency there’s a likelihood of a decrease or even an end to abortion (Praise God), President Trump has publicly acknowledged God and has shown great support for Israel (Gods chosen,people). And DJT is clearly no marxist.

      I believe based on what the Bible teaches us about His Will, I,don’t see a scenario,where Biden fits the job description.

      I cannot predict the future but I hope and pray that President Trump is reelected and I do believe this is consistent with the will of God in the mighty name of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ I lift this prayer up before HIS throne.

      My job is to pray CONSTANTLY. Jesus didn’t fail me. I will do my very best not to fail Him.


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