So here we are; as I write this we are about 48 hours out before the polls close here in Palm Beach County, (aka, Corruption County”). We have been through probably the worst election cycle in our history and it has brought out the worst in some people as well as the best in others. Friendships have been made and severed, and people have actually died.
While I think one might not be as bad as the other, in the end, my faith and hope lies in neither candidate. The history of mankind is and has always been temporary, and not at all what our Heavenly Father ever had in mind. I recognize that His ultimate plan is unfolding right before the eyes of those of us who understand His Word and can see prophecy being fulfilled daily, and I therefore continue to put my trust and faith in Him.
A huge part of my thinking is that the USA is not present at “the end” in my understanding from my studies of “end times” prophecy; certainly not as a major player on the world stage. Therefore, while I believe we are very near “the end,” I cannot predict what His specific timetable is, and it boils down to this in my thinking.
The secular side of me hopes and thinks we are very likely about to witness the biggest political upset in the history of the United States with a Trump landslide, or at very least a strong and uncontestable win, which would suggest to me that He is giving us a final chance to come to repentance because with a Trump presidency, we would still be able to enjoy many of the freedoms we would steadily be denied under a Clinton presidency. However, the side of me that views things from a Biblical perspective and thinks He could be about fed up with us believes that we might be facing final judgement as a nation, because a Clinton presidency would be the end of us.
By the way, my reasoning for those statements is not difficult. If Mr. Trump should win, we will hold on to a glimmer of hope that perhaps we can remain a viable nation and retain our freedoms long enough to repent as mentioned above. Maybe some of the some of the big issues such as the deficit and our weakened military would improve; maybe we would regain the respect of our allies and enemies; maybe our entire judiciary would not completely fall to the left. We have a huge mess, and I think Mr. Trump is the only one up to the task of starting the fix, if it’s possible at all.
On the other hand, if Hillary Clinton should succeed in cheating her way to victory, (which is the only way she wins) our military would become a complete shambles, our sovereignty would be diminished and we will fall under the thumb of our enemies via submission to the UN in her first term. Our borders will be blown wide open and she would welcome hundreds of thousands of unvetted enemies with open arms, allowing them unrestrained ability to commit whatever jihad mayhem they have in mind, all while restricting our ability to defend ourselves by appointing judges who would diminish or outright eliminate our 2nd Amendment rights and then the rest of the Bill of Rights. Already, she has loudly voiced that “Laws have to be backed up with resources and political will. And deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs and structural biases have to be changed.” Um, excuse me, but that sounds a lot like forcing the will of the state on the church. Additionally, she has demonstrated a callous lack of regard for our men and women in uniform and has been criminally negligent in the handling of proprietary information critical to the security of this nation.
Well, there you have it. A very short discussion of how and why I don’t trust the systems of men, but I do trust Him, and whatever He has decided will come to pass.
In the meantime, I’m doing my part and casting my vote for Donald J. Trump.