A Post-election Warning
Propaganda is false publicity, misinformation, or false advertisement. People of faith should be forewarned on this matter: all prophecies about Donald Trump being God sent or devil sent should be taken with a tablespoon of salt. His election should not be taken as answer or non-answer to prayer, or be regarded that anyone is a true or false prophet, prognosticator, or astrological soothsayer. Don’t be too quick to embrace or reject any elected political personality as a messianic or anti-messianic figure. Here are three reasons for me taking this position.
1. His election does not prove anyone to be a true or false prophet unless such prophetic utterance was made years ahead of Trump entering the race. When there are two candidates, one must win, so any prophetic utterance would only be fifty percent right. You don’t need a prophet to tell you that one out of two will win. Beware therefore of anyone claiming to be a true prophet by reason of making the right choice. People of faith sometimes could be a little too gullible.
2.The time of the end will produce all kinds of characters, some good and some evil. People of faith are sometimes a little too dependent on miracles. God is not the magician we are trying to make Him out to be. As a result of this popular magic mentality, some people are easily deceived. Our Lord told the religious people of his day who wanted miracles to prove that he was the Messiah that his resurrection would be the only sign (typified by Jonah’s submarine experience). Speaking of the time of the end in which we now live, he warned against religious and political deception (Matt.24:4-12).
I hate saying this, but people of faith are prone to fall quickly for religious deception, especially utterances given by big name, celebrity religious leaders with a wide reach.
3. People of faith have a duty to pray for the ministers of state; they are called ministers of God (Rom.13:1-8). This does not mean they are necessarily inclined to God will. But it is our duty to pray for them, nonetheless. Saint Paul the writer of Romans, was not ignorant about the government leaders of the Roman Empire that persecuted Christians and eventually had him beheaded. Yet, he exhorts us of our Christian duty to pray for those in authority. This is the first vote and third vote that Christians must register with heaven. In other words, pray for guidance before you choose a leader, use that guidance to vote, and whoever wins pray for that person whether he/she is the one you wanted or not.
So, beware of spiritual propaganda, people coming out of the wood-works claiming Trump’s election is a fulfillment their prophetic utterances, and this now prove they are true prophets, and you need to buy their new prophetic merchandise. Be sure they have credibility on a more solid footing with a proven lifestyle far beyond this election outcome.
Author: Michael Dewar
Executive Director/Dwelling Place Cleansing