Some are neglecting to appreciate the one advantage of President Trump losing the contest: Mike Pence will never be one heartbeat away from being President again. The Iscariots multiplied faster than Fibonacci rabbits on mating season for Donald Trump. One traitor and ten cowards sufficed to condemn the Son of Man, it took many more to cut the political legs of hour President. But don’t let your hearts be troubled, this was supposed to happen. First of all, because no one is above Jesus. There is a Mexican proverb that goes more or less like this: “El que se mete a redentor, acaba crucificado” (“He who plays redeemer, ends up crucified.” The use of the verb “meter” (pron. meht-ehr, literally “to enter” or “to put into”) is idiomatic. The meaning of the idiom is “to play” or “to appoint oneself to solve a problem.”
Well, President Trump in a very noble yet tragic way generously interrupted his life as a billionaire, sacrificing the years of his life, and considerable treasure to do what he thought had to be done. I won’t repeat the story here because you know it very well. He achieved a lot but his crusade to redeem the United States fell short of its objectives. The majority of the political class opposed him or simply stood by abandoning the man to his fate. More than half the country cheered him on with 70 million of them expressing their approval by voting for him. That very crowd is now standing mouth agape as the true nature of the American political system is revealed to their astonished eyes. Upon the hill no city shines any longer. We contemplate the smoldering ruins of something once the whole world looked up to. I remember Kipling’s Recessional Poem, who could forget the words of the British prophet:
Lo, all our pomp of yesterday
Is one with Nineveh and Tyre!
At the end of this Presidency it is quite clear that the whole world lays divided into two classes: the party of Sovereign Man and the Elite’s Helots, a crowd where no one –absolutely no one– is a citizen.
Could we call anyone in this world a sovereign man? if common men are sovereign, where does their sovereignty come from? If you are a Christian you know man was made sovereign by God. That is a theme repeated over and over from Genesis to Revelation.
“Then God said, ‘Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.’ So God created mankind in His own image, in the image of God He created them; male and female He created them. God blessed them and said to them, ‘Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.’” (Genesis 1:26-28)
and the New Song of Revelation 5:9-10…
‘You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals,
for you were slaughtered and by your blood you ransomed for God
saints from every tribe and language and people and nation;
you have made them to be a kingdom and priests serving our God,
and they will reign on earth.’
The United States were founded as ‘a nation under God’ eventually expressing that noble thought in their coinage: “In God We Trust” something quite different from the mottoes of other nations. Some of the credit goes to the English ancestors of the Founding Fathers, the ones who wrote the Magna Carta and that national anthem that is in reality a prayer for the preservation of a sovereign and her free people:
God save our gracious Queen,
Long live our noble Queen,
God save the Queen:
. . .
O Lord our God arise,
Scatter her enemies,
And make them fall:
Confound their politics,
Frustrate their knavish tricks,
On Thee our hopes we fix:
God save us all.
Both countries have come to agree that men and women are sovereign and that sovereignty they enjoy come from the Maker of them all. Lately, a group of deviously ingenious men have concluded that most people are not sovereign unless they have achieved a certain level of prosperity. These have formed a club of sorts. More recently, for reasons that only they know, they have decided that the world has more than enough people. In fact, they only need perhaps one or two billion. The rest must cease to reproduce or be “terminated” like some troublesome vermin.
Notice the diametrical opposition to the purpose of God as expressed in Genesis: we are to be lorded over by those whose main ability is to make more money than the rest, just like a Croesus, a Fugger, or Medici . . . or their contemporary equivalents, the Ford, Vanderbilt, Carnegie families and others of our day. Notice that most of rich men of antiquity could not pass their riches to their descendants, many did not have any descendants. All of their dynasties passed like a shadow.
Then he [Jesus] told them a parable: ‘The land of a rich man produced abundantly. And he thought to himself, “What should I do, for I have no place to store my crops?” Then he said, “I will do this: I will pull down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.” But God said to him, “You fool! This very night your life is being demanded of you. And the things you have prepared, whose will they be?” So it is with those who store up treasures for themselves but are not rich towards God.’ (Luke 12:16-19)
A well known financial advisor referred to our moment in history this way:
“The question is are we going to be hyper-materialists governed by a demonic spirit, or are we going to be sovereign individuals governed by divine intelligence?” (See the video here.)
The answer is obvious to any Christian. Furthermore, the question is a great consolation because God’s intelligence has always ruled the world even when men strayed from God’s wise and just laws forcing Him to let us experience our present fallen condition. Remember always that this is a lesson and not a permanent reality. This too shall pass.
The Hebrews in Egypt experienced slavery for four centuries. Towards the end of that period of servitude they ceased to be considered even valuable assets as slaves always had been in those labor intensive societies. The Hebrews began to be considered a danger because of their growing number. As you know, the solution the government proposed was infanticide — some things never change! — but God had other plans: Pharaoh and his troops ended up taking a long dive under the Red Sea and the Hebrews continued on their way to the Promised Land.
This is indeed a dark our for the US and the world. The people of this suffering planet are dividing in two groups. Since we know beforehand that God maximizes humiliation when defeating His enemies, we can expect this victory to be a total rout. It will come. It is inevitable. The forces of evil are divided. In spite of their great achievements, they can’t continue united for much longer. First of all, they ignore that their demonic masters hate them as much as they hate the rest of mankind. Secondly, their materialistic creed impedes them to see the reality of God. When they finally see Him, it will be too late.
Do not be too harsh on Donald Trump. He did his best and then a little more. He has turned the hearts of many away from evil (I have seen a few cases myself) but he is not the Redeemer of the nation, Christ is. Christ’s Kingdom is coming. No one can stop it but no one can haste its arrival either. We have enough signs if we believe in Him: the enemy is controlling the Roman Church and now the most powerful nation on earth. Certainly the abomination is standing where it ought not: smack in the middle of a sea much wider than the Red Sea of Pharaoh.
Our liberation is near. Wear your Sabbath clothes, we’re out of here to follow Jesus Our King.