November 28, 2020 | Kurt Nauck
This is a message for the Body of Christ in America, and particularly to the company of saints who have prayed and fasted with us over the past several months.
But let me warn you up front, some of you are likely to be pretty ticked off by the time I finish; indeed, if you haven’t found something to object to by the end of this message, you probably weren’t paying attention. That’s OK though, I’m not trying to win a popularity contest, so let’s begin.
I’ll start by laying my cards on the table.
I was never a big Trump supporter. Being a Texan, I voted for Ted Cruz in the primary. Like many other Christians I was very much put off by Trump’s pride, immaturity, pettiness and boorish behavior. That’s largely because I also tend to reflect some of those qualities, and it takes one to know one. Trump comes across to many as a smart-ass, know-it-all adolescent bully and even though I voted for him over Hillary, it was not the most satisfying vote I’ve ever cast.
The same can be said about my vote for Trump in the recent election. But again, what other choice did I have? For all his personal flaws, Trump has stood up for – and actively pursued – a number of the issues that are most important to me. The sanctity of life, secure borders, criminal justice reform, confronting China over trade and intellectual property issues, enterprise zones in minority communities, less government regulation, historically low unemployment, First Amendment rights, canceling the Iran nuclear agreement, conservative judicial appointments, forcing NATO to pony up their fair share . . . . Though I would have liked him to take on other matters with equal fervor – and though he spends money like a drunken billionaire – he has nevertheless addressed more of the things on my list than any president in my lifetime.
Like many other believers, I was heavily involved in various prayer initiatives on behalf of our country over the past several years, and was even called to start a couple myself. And like most of America, on Election night I was glued to the television watching the returns come in. When I went to bed, it appeared that Trump was on a strong course to win the election – not with a landslide, necessarily, but with a convincingly strong majority. And I was happy about that.
Then came Wednesday morning. Checking the news over my morning coffee, the landscape appeared to be shifting rapidly. Trump’s lead was narrowing – even disappearing – in many of the battleground states in which he had previously been ahead. As the days wore on, it appeared that he might not be victorious after all. On the one hand, this was a matter of serious concern and sadness to me, for I knew what a Biden presidency would bring. On the other hand, I was willing to accept it with grace and thanksgiving: if – after all the months and years of fervent, continuous intercession – this was to be the result, I knew that God had His reasons and I accepted the inevitable outcome by faith, knowing that His ways are greater than my ways, and that He would cause all things to work together for my good and His glory.
Hallelujah, thank you Lord, case closed.
But that didn’t prevent me from being angry at Trump. That’s right, it wasn’t Biden, Pelosi or the Democrats I was upset with, but Trump himself. I mean, anyone could have won this election – it was his to lose! How could you not win? The Democrats were promoting efforts to defund the police. For years they had not only allowed, but vigorously defended the free speech and criminal actions of leftist protesters on college campuses as those very same protesters violently denied the free speech of conservative students in the name of political correctness. They not only condoned, but supported and encouraged Antifa and BLM as they wreaked havoc in cities across America, burning, looting and beating as they went. No compassion was shown to the shopkeepers or to innocent citizens (many of whom were minorities) whose communities were being destroyed.
The Democrats promote and celebrate a woman’s right to kill her own child even to the point of actual full-term birth (aka, infanticide), yet are so concerned about the spread of Covid that they are willing to put untold thousands of businesses and millions of employees out of work while driving up addiction and suicide rates. They support the Green New Deal that would clearly bankrupt a country that already had a national debt exceeding 20 trillion dollars.
I could go on, but you get the picture. Any candidate with a pulse could have beaten Biden, but because of our crass, mouthy president, he managed to lose it. Shame on Trump for finding a way to blow what should have been one of the biggest election landslides in our country’s history.
Those were my thoughts the day after the election.
But now I’m sitting here three weeks later, pondering all that has occurred since then. And as new election details are being released, the light is beginning to dawn. Yes, God DID hear our prayers. Yes, He IS answering them. But He is doing so in a way that none of us could possibly have foreseen. (At least no one in my little circle.)
It appears that we are on the verge of a reveal so large, so wide and so deep that the entire world will be shaken to its core. I’m not a prophet, but it’s my firm conviction that our lives may be changed in ways that most of us would never have thought possible. I’m not saying that everything is going to go smoothly – it is not. Nor am I suggesting that we are on the verge of a new world order. But I do strongly believe that the lid of corruption is about to be blown off with such force that there will be no turning back.
Had Ted Cruz been elected, would this have happened? No. How about Rubio, Jeb Bush or any of the others? Definitely not. No offense to any of them, but there is no way that what is now happening in the 2020 Election would ever have transpired had they been running for President.
No, this could only have occurred under the snarky, rude and thoroughly irritating President Donald J. Trump. There is no individual on the planet who could have gotten under the skin of the leftists to the degree that Trump has. Not a one. Not even close. Trump’s insulting, over-the-top demeanor was the only thing that could have accomplished what is presently unfolding before our very eyes. The enemy was so enraged at every thing that came out of his mouth (and Twitter feed), that they were no longer able to think coherently. Their anger caused them to take very dangerous risks. Their delusion convinced them that everyone else felt the same way they did. Their own condescending arrogance (every bit as elevated as the President’s, only more insidious and hypocritical), led them to believe that they were invincible; that they had finally and fully gamed the system and that there was no way they could ever be caught.
In other words, Trump has not just kicked the hornets’ nest. For the past four years, he has been whaling on that nest to such a degree that there are no more hornets in it. They have finally all come out, en masse, in a fury of blind hatred seeking to chase him into the abyss. And now they are all fully exposed and finding to their horror that there is no more nest to return to.
Not only that, the abyss to which they thought they were driving the President turns out to be a rabbit hole that not even Lewis Carroll could have conjured up. Talk about things being turned inside out and twisted beyond all recognition! Every stratagem, argument, and procedure the left has erected against our President over the past four years is now firmly set in place. The very infrastructure designed to bring down the current administration is fittingly prepared to be employed for the investigation, prosecution and conviction of the guilty, and Haman’s gallows stand at the ready.
In a turn befitting Joseph and his brothers, God has accomplished the Cloward Pivot. Through their own disingenuity, the left has indeed succeeded in bringing down the establishment, but not quite in the manner they intended. Indeed, they have met the enemy, and he is them.
God called His people to humble themselves and repent. The question was, would we obey? It turns out that the answer was yes – there has been more prayer and fasting; more genuine repentance; more unity in the faith; more crossing of ethnic, racial and denominational lines; more seeking after God in the last few years than perhaps ever in history. And it is now the Lord’s turn to act.
We humbly pleaded before the throne of God that He would hear our prayer and heal our land, and it would appear as if that is precisely what He has on His mind. Saints, it is time that we rise to our feet, raise our hands and praise the King of Kings and Lord of Lords for our deliverance. For His victory is sure and His glory far outshines the darkest rat hole.
The battle is not over saints, we are just now entering the second phase of The Cleansing. It will get dirty and dangerous as Satan marshals his scattered troops for a counterattack. Don’t put away your spiritual armor, but take up the Sword of the Spirit and the Shield of Faith for the work of the Church is not yet done. We must continue to pray and fast until this election is settled once and for all, because our battle must be won in the heavenly places. And fight we will with the choir leading the way, singing songs of praise and thanksgiving to Him who brings justice to the oppressed and righteous judgment to all who would dare come against His people.
There are times when God chooses to work through a King Josiah, and times when He selects a King Nebuchadnezzar.
Thank You Father, for President Trump and Your unfathomable wisdom, for Your ways are marvelous in our sight, and we cannot comprehend them.
“The king’s heart is like channels of water in the hand of the LORD; He turns it wherever He wishes.” (Prv 21:1)
Kurt Nauck, govpray.com