Immediately I understood the context. Jesus says in Matthew 23:23-26;
“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faith. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone. Blind guides, who strain out a gnat and swallow a camel! “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you cleanse the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of extortion and self-indulgence. Blind Pharisee, first cleanse the inside of the cup and dish, that the outside of them may be clean also.
I was shocked for immediately I knew what the Lord was showing me. God has used President Trump to reveal the immaturity as well as our ignorance of God's word and God's ways. Many are straining at a gnat while swallowing a camel. They are so focused on his personal issues that they are blind to God's agenda as it pertains to laws, life and greater (greater in that it impacts many more people) Biblical truths. They focus on surface issues while ignoring the deeper more important issues. In this case:
- Straining at a gnat = focusing on horrible sins from Trump's past or focusing on his rough language.
Notice in Matthew 23:23-26 that Jesus says, they've neglected the weightier matters of the law; justice and mercy and faith. Justice precedes mercy and in fact, true mercy cannot ever be demonstrated with out justice. Right now so many are so focused on minor moral issues and neglect the fact that God is using this morally imperfect man to reveal the immaturity and ignorance of God's ways and His word. How?
- Swallowing a camel = ignoring the laws and justice just like Jesus revealed in Matthew 23.
What laws and what justice?
So, they advocate for open borders. First off, did you know that borders and boundaries are a Biblical concept established by God Himself? (Acts 17:26 says God established boundaries for all and Deuteronomy 19:14 teaches you shall honor the boundaries and not move nor remove them). For a Biblical view of borders click for Borders, the Bible, Deception and Truth... a Deeper Look!
- Which part of "illegal" alien don't you understand? Illegal means unlawful. Those who don't practice laws are "lawless." Guess who the Bible says is lawless? 2 Thessalonians 2:8-9 reveals that is Satan.
- Trump has appointed 67 judges and a conservative Supreme Court Justice and it looks like he will be seating one or two more. So far, his next pick is very pro-life. Conservative judges are not activists who seek the change the law to fit their political party's agenda and they honor the Constitution. This is the "lawful" which is in stark contrast to the lawless exhibited in the last administration (think Fast and Furious, Obamacare, Benghazi, Email Gate, the Russian Dossier funded by Clinton, the DOJ and FBI's double standards...)
- He took steps to defund Planned Murderhood which stood in stark contrast to the RINO's who said they were pro-life and then failed last August to defund it.
- He fulfilled prophetic destiny by moving our embassy to Jerusalem click for Jerusalem & the 70 Year Prophetic Sign
- He's a great friend of the Church in that he has sought to uphold our 1st Amendment rights to free speech and has sought to address the violation of the 1st Amendment written into the the 501c3 non-profit regulations.
- These are just a few of the righteous polices, actions or laws he has sought to implement.
Those who strain at a gnat and swallow a camel end up agreeing with witches!
In Matthew 12: 24 the Pharisees accused Jesus of casting out demons by the prince of demons. Jesus basically says that's crazy. Satan can't cast out Satan and a house divided can't stand.
Have you ever heard of coven's of witches banding together to curse a president? Neither have I, until this president. Witches are clearly in Satan's camp in this spiritual war. Witches, like Satan will oppose God's agenda and plan. Click here for Have you become an accessory to a spiritual crime. But how many "Christians" have ended up cursing President Trump by agreeing with the witches and the Demoncrat parties cursing points, I mean talking points.
In doing so you end up opposing God's agenda (pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-law abiding, pro-Israel...). That is STUPID! Why? Because you have ended up resisting God. How do you think that is going to work out?
God's Anointed Ones
Psalm 105:15 says "Do not touch My anointed ones, and do my prophets no harm."
There is a consequence for touching God's anointed. It's really bad for those who do. For example, King Josiah was a good king but he went out to oppose an Egyptian king named Necho in 2 Chronicles 25:20. King Necho was on assignment from the Lord. Guess what happened when Josiah opposed him? Josiah died. There have been a number of prominent people or organizations who have opposed Trump. Here's a few examples:
- Glenn Beck opposed Trump - click here Report: Glenn Becks the Blaze Falling Apart or the Blaze Nears Collapse After Another Round of Firings. Later he changed his mind and I see where his network is merging with CRTV.
- The Weekly Standard opposed Trump - click here for Weekly Standard Shutters after 23 Years.
- Several Republican's who opposed Trump failed to win their mid-term election.
In scripture there is not one example of a perfect man except God Himself, Jesus. Every other man or woman was flawed. Samson's arrogance and lusts blinded him with Delilah. Abraham created Ishmael, King David murdered and committed adultery and Solomon was a womanizer to. Jehu was the one anointed to deal with Jezebel and he was brash and reckless. Kind of reminds me of Trump. These were chosen vessels by God who were good for God's plan at the time, but imperfect.
Then there are God's chosen vessels that are even less moral than the ones I just mentioned. For example, God chosen vessels include King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon (Jer. 27:6) and King Necho of Egypt (2 Chron 35:20).
The bottom line is, if you oppose God's anointed who is on assignment you will end up having God oppose you and that could be very very bad.
God Knows How to Deal with Sin in the Anointed Ones
I challenge anyone to show me in scripture where any of God's anointed ones got away with sin! God knows how to confront and deal with sin in His anointed ones. He sent Nathan to King David to confront him and He sent Daniel to confront Nebuchadnezzar. David responded well and repented while Nebuchadnezzar required a more severe hand. In both cases they were long term consequences.
The anointed ones did not get away with anything. Their were consequences for their actions.
Do You Not Remember the New Covenant
In the new covenant Christ purchased for us, if we confess our sin and ask forgiveness, then our sins are blotted out. God does not remember them. So many are straining at a gnat and calling it discernment about Trump's character focusing on sins he committed years ago as a private citizen (ie. Stormy Daniels).
Do you know what my defense of that is? None! The behavior is wrong and indefensible. But if he has confessed and forsaken that sin, guess what? It's thrown into the sea of forgetfulness with God. Trump did not accept Christ until just as he was entering the White House. He's a relatively new believer and rough around the edges. That statement is not an excuse either. It's just an acknowledgment of what is.
Now, just for a moment envision how you might respond if the whole world were arrayed against you. Fake dossiers leading to legal defenses, fake news media attacking you, accusing you with slander and lies fostered by the devil to slander and accuse you. I'm not saying everything is fake, but I am saying that a lot it smells of Satan's demonic handling of the so called truth. That's called deception.
Spiritual Laws of Cursing
Proverbs 26:2 says "Like a flitting sparrow, like a flying swallow, So a curse without cause shall not alight." A curse spoken only connects with a cause. If the cause of the curse has been dealt with by let's say confessing and forsaking sin and having that sin thrown into the sea of forgetfulness, then what happens? The curse returns to the sender.
Psalm 140: 9-11
As for the head of those who surround me, let the mischief of their lips overwhelm them! Let burning coals fall upon them! Let them be cast into fire, into miry pits, no more to rise! Let not the slanderer be established in the land; let evil hunt down the violent man speedily!
So if you are agreeing with a lie, you've resorted to gossip. The Bible also calls that backbiting. Psalm 15:3 calls backbiting evil. Gossip finds itself in this company of sins in 1 Corinthians 12:20 where it says "For I fear that perhaps when I come I may find you not as I wish, and that you may find me not as you wish—that perhaps there may be quarreling, jealousy, anger, hostility, slander, gossip, conceit, and disorder. " Gossipers and backbiters WILL NOT be allowed in God's presence..... unless.... you repent.
Recognizing God's Blessing on Gods Agenda
On the right are a number of Trump's accomplishments in two years. It includes:
- Best GDP growth in over a decade at a level the previous administration said could never be done
- Most employment in over 50 years
- Defeating enemies like ISIS
Blessed shall be the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your ground and the fruit of your cattle, the increase of your herds and the young of your flock. Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl. Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall you be when you go out. “The Lord will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated before you. They shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways. The Lord will command the blessing on you in your barns and in all that you undertake. And he will bless you in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.
So What's the Discrepancy Between His Personal Behavior and the Blessings and Cursing?
Why Tim, I am glad you asked.
It is our ignorance of God's word. There is a principle in God's word. Kings and rulers can institute laws and policies which can honor God's word or as it says in 1 Kings 14:15, "And He will give Israel up because of the sins of Jeroboam, who sinned and who made Israel sin.”
When a king or government institutes laws and policies that "make the people sin" it hastens judgment. This concept is mentioned over 25 times in the Old Testament. It's a spiritual law.
Trump's policies and laws for the most part are in align with God's agenda. His past personal life, not so much. His past is about as messed up as about everyone else. Thank God for Jesus, His blood and Holy Spirit.
What Should a Christian Do?
First, quit agreeing with the cursing of witches. Hello! Wake up! The witches are in align with the Demoncrat party. Guess why? Guess who is in the pocket of the Demoncrat party? Most of the major media outlets. You know who directs witches and controls demons?
Guess what Satan and the Devil traffics in? Lies, slander and false accusations! John 8:44 makes it very clear he is the father of lies, a deceiver and a murderer (think abortion issue). The name Devil literally means false accuser of slanderer. So it should not surprise us that people whose father is Satan would lie. How can we tell who "they" are? Its habitual liars.
The leaven the Pharisees is hypocrisy. Jesus says, do what they say and not what they do. It's because they are hypocrites, they lie to themselves and others about what they do. In fact, they accuse others of what they do. That is why when Secretary of State Clinton colluded with Russia in the Uranium One money laundering bribing scandal went on to accuse Trump of collusion with Russia in the in the dossier she paid for. It's typical Satanic age old strategy.
Second, wise up! Learn from scripture. Jesus warned us saying beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the leaven of Herod. Do you realize it was the religious elites who feared losing wealth and power that colluded with civil government who also feared losing wealth and power to crucify Christ? It's no different today. The same corruption still exists.
That's why the religious poverty pimps fail to preach the gospel of the kingdom which includes repentance from dead works and the forgiveness of sins. They seek to stir up a root of bitterness, foster offense and unforgiveness to keep a cause alive to line their own pockets with wealth and maintain a semblance of power and control over some people. Some poverty pimps even go so far as to use an old cause extort businesses which was one of the characteristics of Matthew 23 shared at the beginning. It was the Pharasitical religious spirit does. That's why the blood of Christ, the forgiveness of sin and God's love and the ministry of reconciliation are neglected in their message.
Third, pray for our President and for government leaders of both parties. 1 Timothy 2:1-4 tells us we ought to do that for God desires all men to be saved.
Fourth, stand and pray against the works of the devil. 1 John 3:8!
You can actually pray for and be for someone without condoning actions the Bible calls as sin, iniquity or an abomination.
Finally, it is time to actually get to know God's word. The best way to do that. Read it daily. Shoot for a goal of reading it through at least once a year. Secondly, pray daily.