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Call To Discernment

Calling Christians to Biblical Christianity. Christians must have discernment in all areas of life in this end time of deception, realizing also that American leadership of both political parties are leading us into the New World Order of the coming antichrist. Do not be conformed to this world. Rom. 12:2. Expose the deeds of darkness. Eph. 5:11. "He that is not zealous against error, is not likely to be zealous for truth." J.C. Ryle ----- [NEW AND IMPROVED BLOG UNDER CONSTRUCTION] 

April 09, 2016

7:27 PM - The Last Trump

The following are just excerpts from a long and sometimes complicated article referencing Donald Trump to Bible prophecy. If nothing else it is very interesting food for thought. For the full article see here.

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For those who like to make everything political and project into what is written here, I am going to make this simple from the outset. I have a personal affection for Trump, he makes me laugh and captures my attention unlike any other personality. He will not save America, nobody can do that. Trump entertains me and most others make me ill. The ship will sink no matter who is in office, this is math. A good laugh is welcome on board the Titanic.

Policy positions aside, Cruz and Clinton make me nauseous.

Culture shapes politics not the other way around. Our candidates are who we are. Clinton might be more of a chameleon than most, but all politicians move with the culture. Trump is the prosperity, materialism, success of the once great America, the art of the deal. Clinton is the progressive bureaucrat who believes more systems and larger government is always the answer, shallow language and lies for self-serving ends. Bernie is the hippie revolutionary, the idealistic artist supported by anyone who has ever owned a Bob Marley or Che Guevara shirt.

Cruz is the dogmatist who oozes superiority birthed out of the religious right, making Evangelical’s feel he is God’s choice (because without you voting for him God’s hands are tied), a snake oil salesman whose support exposes the lack of discernment in Evangelical circles – #trusted (barf!) Kasich is chicken soup for the soul, Mr. Rogers, a good neighbor who chooses pragmatism over principle when push comes to shove. Comfortable and safe moral goodness but avoid truth if it is too divisive.

God raises up kings and deposes them. In ancient times a king might rule over a hundred thousand or a few million. The larger empires of Egypt, Greece and Rome possibly hundreds of millions. Today, though Trump may not become king he has garnered more affection and disdain than any ruler to ever walk this earth. The global population combined with social media has ushered in an atmosphere where obsession over a potential ruler is approaching a fever pitch prior to the one global ruler who will eventually emerge. The number of both supporters and haters far exceeds the number under any king’s reign in world history.

If you believe in a sovereign God who does not allow the falling of a sparrow to escape His notice, you best understand there are many aspects to the Trump phenomenon that demonstrate providence. In keeping with the exploration of the tapestry we will cover names, numbers and time.

This is not a prediction of who will win the Presidency, but evidence of providence. Trump is not an accident but rather a divinely orchestrated prophetic signpost. It is my belief that dismissing the following as coincidence implies God is unconcerned with details or throws spaghetti on the wall. The God of every fallen sparrow is certainly involved in the rise of one who has had more headlines than anyone in world history.

Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. Matthew 10:29

Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows. Luke 12:7

The “last trump” is referenced twice in scripture.

1Co 15:52: In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

1Th 4:16: For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first.

It always stood out to me that Paul used the word “trump” and it is even more bizarre that an individual would have this exceedingly rare name which did not exist until his ancestors changed his name at the end of the 19th century. Among the “glitches in the matrix” we have been covering this is one of the more obvious. Not only does the word “trump” directly apply to the last days but arguably the most well-known person of all time possesses it.

A man who appeals to a wide spectrum of people and incites the greatest confluence of adoration and hostility American politics has ever seen. The man who epitomizes all the world has to offer has a palatable association with Christianity and a self-professing distance from the gospel.

σάλπιγξ, ιγγος, ἡ, salpigx, (sal’-pinx) sálpigks – “properly, a war-trumpet” that boldly announces God’s victory (the vanquishing of His enemies). 1 Thess. 4 – a trumpet which sounds at God’s command, 1 Cor. 15 – the trumpet which will sound at the last day.

    Donald – Great chief, world mighty
    John – Jehovah has been gracious; has shown favor.
    Trump – It is a metonymic or job descriptive name either for a trumpeter or a maker of trumpets. One who trumpets, announces, warns, and/or declares.
    Trumpf – trump card (German)

This is pretty straight forward for anyone familiar with eschatology. One who understands a mighty world ruler will emerge. No, this does not mean Trump is that person.

It is a declaration, a trumpet (Trump) warning of the soon coming mighty world ruler (Donald), God is gracious and has shown favor (John). For those who search out His glory and understand His providence over world events and seasons, He reveals His mysteries.

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