May 23, 2020 | David Kubal, IFA President/CEO
I was recently attempting to write a definition for the phrase “prophetic act.” After struggling for a while, I searched the internet and found a great definition written by Joan Emery: A prophetic act is “something we DO under the anointing and unction of the Holy Spirit as a step of faith, as an act of obedience to release the power, the presence and the victory of God into a situation.”
So well said! Sometimes we are moved to an action as a step of faith and obedience in order to see victory released into a situation. I believe the Lord realizes that at times we need to do things that act as spiritual markers where we release trust in God and connect that to an action we remember.
This phrase – prophetic act – came to mind as I watched President Trump announce to the world that he was taking the drug, hydroxychloroquine, reported to effectively treat COVID-19. He is not COVID-19 positive, and when asked why he decided to take the drug, he said, “I thought it was a good idea.”
Prophetic acts are good ideas that we do in order to see victory. Was President Trump’s act of taking hydroxychloroquine a prophetic act? Of course, I have no idea what was in his heart. But, I believe great victory could come from this action he “thought” was a “good idea.” President Trump exercised faith in an action to release a greater victory for our nation.
Trump’s act of taking of hydroxychloroquine has the potential to remove the necessity for vaccines. Recently, the Mayor of Los Angeles and its leaders said the city will not reopen until there is a vaccine. This could take month or years, and could possibly never be an achievable goal. DO NOT miss this point: Churches will not be able to reopen until there is a vaccine (if it ever is developed) and (presumably) IF the attenders receive the vaccine. With a readily available, low cost, safe, immediate treatment, the “we must wait for a vaccine” argument would be eliminated.
Trump’s act of taking of hydroxychloroquine has the potential to eliminate fear by providing an immediate treatment for COVID-19. After all, FEAR of contracting the virus is having MORE negative health outcomes than the virus. People are afraid to go to the doctor or emergency room for critical conditions. For example, hospitals are experiencing a 60%-80% reduction in admissions for stroke. Deaths related to COVID-19 of those who struggle with mental health issues could be as high as 75,000. Reducing fear would save lives!
Trump’s act of taking of hydroxychloroquine has the opportunity to quickly remove the control the Left is attempting to exert on our nation. We have documented many times the outrageous acts of those enforcing Draconian control measures, such as ticketing people for driving, outlawing lawn mowing and prayer walking in front of an abortion center, and more. Those on the Left who are legislating these rules from the highest levels are being hit with slews of legal challenges, bringing great contention into our nation. A treatment could end the need for control, eliminate the need for these lawsuits, and eliminate the need for protests and outrage.
We don’t know what was in President Trump’s heart, but we can pray that there would be the release of God’s victory through his actions. Churches reopening! Fewer deaths! Freedom protected! May it be, Lord Jesus!