DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT ELECT! WHAT LIES IN WAIT FOR THE WORLD? HOW DOES IT AFFECT BIBLICAL PROPHECIES?
r. Donald Trump, a billionaire, emerged as the President elect of the United States of America in the Presidential election of November 8 2016. His victory surprised many people around the globe and not only Mrs. Hillary Clinton, a former first lady and current Secretary of State who all poll pundits have predicted should win.
With Mr. Trump becoming the most powerful person on the earth, will it hasten the fulfillment of Biblical Prophecies or slow it? What lies in wait for the entire world?
1. Why should we discuss his victory?
We have read in the religious books, particularly the Bible that Jesus whose blood was spilled at a time in the past in order to have our sins forgiven and be reconciled with God will return to the earth and all eyes shall behold him in the air as He appears and then, time will cease.
Many prophets and Jesus Himself have indicated certain events that will herald His return. We have been watching those events fulfilled and it is amazing. These should help the wise to prepare for His return, who is not coming this time to suffer and die but He will be bringing judgement to the children of disobedience, those who have not lived right nor asked Jesus for the cleansing of their sins and cast them to hell.
We will not all live to see Jesus appear in the cloud but the day anyone dies is the day of return of Jesus to him'her and then comes his/her judgement. So every wise person ought to be in preparation.
2. What is Donald Trump's stake?
America is the world power and has been identified as a player in those events that must occur before the return of Jesus Christ. This is the reason why whoever leads America will be watched.
In order to fully grasp what is happening, it is most advisable to read my previous thoughts on how I have been monitoring Biblical prophecies as they have been unfolding, particularly as they relate to the close of age. Reference will be made to them from time to time in this article.
3. Actors/Players that will precede the Close of Age
The primary actors to the fulfillment of the prophecies regarding to the return of Jesus Christ on the earth, tribulation and eventually, the close of age include:
The people of the area of origin of man, which is the Middle East; Iraq formerly Chaldea and later Babylon; Iran formerly Persia; Israel (The man, Abraham who founded Israel relocated from Chaldea, present Iraq). Others include Saudi Arabia, Palestine, Jordan, Lebanon.
Another is 'the Anti Christ' the persecutor of Christians who will head the movement that will rule the world in the most brutal fashion, never witnessed in the history of mankind. Paul the Apostle prophesied him in 2Thess 2:1-13 as the man of sin (man of perdition in KJV), and man of lawlessness, who brings destruction (NLT). Daniel gave a description of this terrorist in Daniel 7: 19, 23; John the beloved on the Island of Patmos, believed to be located in present day Turkey described him in Rev.13: 7, 16-18 while our Lord told us about him as recorded in the book of Matthew 24: 15:22.
The other actors who will bring the age to a close are 'would be world powers' of which United States of America will play a leading role.
How do I bring the world powers into it?
Zechariah prophesied it as recorded in chapter 12:1-5 of the book that bears his name. John the beloved prophesied that all the governments of the world will align with the Terrorist government. They will wage war against only one nation (Israel) at a place called Armageddon. (Rev.16:16). Bible Scholars and Philosophers have predicted this as the 3rd and final world war.
4. Prophecy of Daniel
Daniel had prophesied four world powers before the close of age (Daniel chapter 7).
Historians agreed that the first three of the powers, which Daniel saw have come and passed, remaining only one, the Terrorist government.
Historians have interpreted the first three governments that ruled the then world in sequence as:
Babylonian Empire headed by Nebuchadnezzar- Isaiah 13:19-The glory of kingdoms, The beauty of the Chaldees' excellency
Medio-Persia Empire (Daniel 5:30-31)
Alexander the great/Roman Empire
The 4th world government, which is yet to come has been a subject of speculation over the years as to who it will be and from which part of the world it will emerge.
In essence, a dreadful world ruler will emerge at a point in time before the return of Christ. Spiritual scrutinizing of the book of Revelation and writings of the Apostle Paul, reveal that this government will be headed by the one specially referred to as 'Anti-Christ" (note that, generally, anyone who denies the truth about Jesus is an antichrist (1John 2:18,22; 1John 4: 3; 2John 7)
This 4th kingdom is described as most dreadful, most vicious; very brutal, and will wage war against the saint, devour the whole world and blaspheme the name of the most High (Daniel 7: 19-25)
Moscow/ Communist world was closely watched up to the 80s by some Christian watchers.
European Union was also watched at a time during its formation because of some references in the book of Revelation .
Are we yet able to speculate the ideology or movement, which will produce the Anti- Christ? I wrote:
Apostle Paul who preached about 2000 years ago claimed that, even as of his time, the platform for the rise of the anti-Christ was already at work secretly, and it would remain secret until the one who is holding it back steps out of the way (2Thess. 2: 7).
Paul's exposition in Galatians 4: 21-30 may be the explanation.
Is 'the one' who was holding it back already stepping out of the way or stepped out of the way?
It is now obvious that 'the one' who was holding it back is already stepping out of the way as we presently have terrorists like; ISIS, Taliban, Al-Qaeda, Al-Shabbab, Boko Haram, Abu-Sayyaf etc.
These may be the shadows of the coming Terrorist world government.
The whole world is blessed from the house of Abraham, it is however unfortunate that the world is suffering aguish from the same house and worst anguish looms ahead from the same house.
Let me say this before I proceed that these actors do not know that they are fulfilling any prophecies. They are just doing their own, doing whatever pleases or seem logical to them in the various positions they find themselves and in other instances, doing the biddings of Satan, the spirit, which is in the anti-Christ.
5. Events in close watch, which are triggering Biblical Prophecies of the Return of Christ/ Close of Age
Return of Israelis to their home land
There are lots of prophesies scattered in the Bible that Israel will go into exile. Jesus also predicted it (St. Luke 19: 41-44; 21:23-24). It happened when Titus on the instruction of his father, Roman Emperor Vespasian, sacked Jerusalem in AD 70. He later succeeded his father as emperor in Rome. The prophecies added to it that the Israelis will return before the return of Jesus to the earth (Isaiah 60:9; Jer.30:3; Ezek. 34:13,37:21; 39:27, 45:9; Zechariah 8: 1-6, 20-22)
Israelis started to return to the land of their forefathers in 1948.
Occupation of Kuwait by Saddam Hussein
The next major event heralding the close of age grew with the occupation of Kuwait by President Saddam Hussein of Iraq in 1990.
There can be no US President who will allow Saddam to do it, with the enormous trade that goes on with US and the countries of that region, particularly Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, United Arab Emirates (UAE) etc.
Does anyone remember the reply of President George H. W. Bush (Snr.), in 1990 when he was severally asked by his critics, what his business was, for trying to route Saddam out of Kuwait? He did not mince words saying "I am not going in the interest of Kuwait nor Saudi Arabia, I am going in the interest of America"
So President George H.W. Bush (Snr) routed Saddam out under the code "Desert Storm" in 1991 under the command of General Norman Schwarzkopf.
(iii) 2003 Attack of Iraq/ Saddam Hussein by George W. Bush (jnr)
The next major event was the attack of Saddam Hussein by another President of the US, George W. Bush (jnr) in 2003 with an unfounded allegation that Saddam was piling Nuclear arsenal.
The real underlying reasons are known to President Bush (jnr), his Vice, Dick Cheney and his Defense secretary, Donald Henry Rumsfeld including a revenge mind for Saddam's plan to assassinate President Bush (snr).
We may berate President Bush to have done that but it was just time for Saddam Hussein to fulfill a certain prophecy.
The offence of Saddam Hussein started in 1982 when he started to rebuild Babylon. He referred to himself as the son or re-incarnation of Nebuchadnezzar. This was Babylon, who God had cursed and was never to be rebuilt (Jer 25: 12; Isaiah 13:19-22; Jer.50:3; Jer. 51:60-64; Jer. 50:39-40).
Compare it with what happened to Hiel who rebuilt Jericho after Joshua had placed a curse on it (Joshua 6:26) and it was never to be rebuilt. Hiel laid the foundation of Jericho at the expense of his eldest son and laid the foundation of its fence at the expense of his youngest son (1kings 16:34)
Had the Democratic opponent of Bush jnr., Al Gore won the 2000 presidential election, Al Gore most probably would not have attacked Saddam Hussein and the ongoing tumult in the Middle East will have been avoided. But George Bush (jnr) was allowed in order to fulfill prophecy.
"--the death of Saddam Hussein has succeeded largely in strengthening Iran, arch enemy of Saddam Hussein. Iran became the beneficiary of America show of strength against Saddam/Iraq after Iraq fell.
After the destruction of Iraq, Iran became the America of the region, whereas before the destruction of Iraq, Iraq could fairly contain or check Iran's excesses. Iran had some level of fear for Iraq.
Saddam Hussein's death dealt blow to the Iraqi Christians because during his reign, he did not persecute Christians. Christians in Iraq had some level of freedom of worship. Saddam's deputy, Tariq Aziz was a Christian.
But after the demise of Saddam, the government of Iraq fell into the hands of Shia Muslims, whose tolerance of Christians is worse than the Sunni Moslems. It should be remembered that Iran is majorly Shia Moslems and it is normal that the two countries would now be friendly since they have a common faith.
This did not go well with the Sunni Moslems in Iraq who hitherto had the upper edge in Saddam's government. Saddam was himself a Sunni Muslim. Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Jordan etc are majorly Sunni Muslims. This might have led to the creation of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) to wage war on the Shia government in Iraq and the government of Bashar al-Assad in Syria, even though Syria is majorly Sunni. The level of carnage against Christians, others who are not Muslims and even Muslims who do not belong to their ideology is unprecedented in history.
This has led to a colossus disruption of normal activities such that as of writing, America and allied forces have to return to the region. It is suspected that ISIS is funded by the Sunni governments.
The region has never been so disorganized this way. Human suffering has never been so much in Syria and Iraq. A shadow of the tribulation period predicted by the Lord Jesus is certainly being witnessed in that part of the world meanwhile.
All these started during the reign of President Bush (jnr) and continued during the reign of President Obama who will be leaving office soon, on January 20 2017.
How will emergence of Mr. Donald Trump as the President of the United States of America affect Biblical Prophecies?
But before we focus at President elect Trump, let us assess the government of President Barack Obama.
7. Assessment of the government of President Barack Obama
There is no doubt in my mind that President Obama is highly committed to wipe out terrorism in the entire world. He took a terrible risk to hunt down the notorious terrorist, Bin Laden. God helped him. He killed Bin Laden. He also killed that left handed murderer, who used to slaughter human beings like chicken, Mohammed Emwazi alias Jihad John. He hunted down many other terrorists, chasing them out of their hiding places and killing them wherever he could get them.
However President Obama was turning the US to another Sodom and Gomorrah. And the citizens meted their disapproval on who would have easily succeeded him in person of his Foreign Affairs Secretary and one time first lady of the US, Mrs. Hillary Clinton,.
The powerful Evangelical group and others who still have some decency rejected Hillary at the poll.
When President Obama was romancing with the Gay/Lesbian groups, I wrote six series titled "The reincarnation of Sodom & Gomorrah; Brazen conspiracy against God
In the articles, I warned about the dire consequences of America following the path of Sodom & Gomorrah; cities which God rained fire on because of their abomination. The appellation 'Sodomy' was derived after the city of Sodom, whose people practiced homosexuality.
I was disturbed at what Obama was toying with. He was seeking the second term at the time and I thought he would learn from what led to the failure of John Kerry in the poll of 2004 from taking the job from George Bush (jnr) whose External Policy had failed woefully with the confusion and wanting destruction of lives in the Middle East as a result of attacking and killing Saddam Hussein.
John Kerry from the Democratic party could not say 'No' to the Gay/Lesbian agitation. Bush did and Americans voted for 'Moral Values'
In spite the fact that Obama followed the path of John Kerry, he retained his job for the second term in spite of massive campaign against him by notable Evangelical preachers.
Fortunately or unfortunately, 4 years later, by 2016 America woke up from her slumber and voted for what has always informed their voting pattern "Moral Values" and they took side with Donald Trump who vowed to repeal unholy alliance between people of the same sex in spite the fact that his moral life style himself is questionable.
Obama became the champion and chief promoter of abomination, threatening weak countries of the world of withdrawing financial aids to them if they would not allow abomination. Obama fulfilled some signs of the end of age as prophesied by Paul.
I wrote in the 3rd series of my article "The reincarnation of Sodom & Gomorrah; Brazen conspiracy against God"
"Everything that is happening around us are all in fulfillment of prophecies.
Paul, the apostle wrote his spiritual son, Timothy as recorded in the book of 2 Timothy of the Bible chapter 3:
"This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, high minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. Stay away from people like that"
America and other Western countries are legalizing same sex marriage in fulfillment of the prophecy "Without natural affection"
8. Mistake of Mrs. Hillary Clinton
With the way Donald Trump, Republican Presidential contestant was making enemies of the minorities; Africans, African Americans, Latinos, Mexicans and people of other religions, particularly Muslims, it has paved way for Mrs. Clinton to cash on that by wooing all those people, which Trump has annihilated from himself, abandon the homosexuals and took side with moral values and win the confidence of the 'all powerful' Evangelicals. And one would have thought that Clinton and Obama ought to have known better.
9. What prophesies lie in wait for the world with the emergence of Donald Trump as the most powerful man on earth?
In the meantime, we can only predict Donald Trump with his utterances and body language during the campaign as he is yet to take office.
At home in the US, hate crime will increase. Minorities, particularly people of black skin will suffer more discrimination and more hate in the hands of those who cannot tolerate the black skin.
Chili restaurant throughout the country offer free meals to Veterans and active Military Service Members on Veteran Day.
On Veteran day, Nov.11 2016, three days after Trump won the Presidential election, an African American Veteran, Mr. Ernest Walker eating at Chili restaurant had his meal forcefully taken away by an elderly manager at Cedar Hill in the state of Texas in spite the fact that the African American Veteran displayed his ID card. This would not have happened had Mrs. Hillary Clinton been the President elect. The manager would not even think of doing such a thing.
In the state of Tennessee, a Shelby County Corrections Division official, David Barber wrote some incendiary comments on his Facebook post that showed support for the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) and insulted President Obama, calling him an "illegal president" He was counseled to resign and he had done.
Another relatively unknown 'white supremacy 'group called ALT-Right Movement had held a rally in DC chanting the praise of President elect , Donald Trump, saying that America belongs to the whites, also chanting anti-Semitic slogans, questioning whether they are human beings.
Mr. Trump has appointed one Steve Bannon as his Strategic Adviser. Bannon is described as a 'White Nationalist Hero' with a link to a group linked to Ku Klux Klan (KKK), who hates the black skin. KKK believe in 'White Supremacy' and are called "White Supremacists"
Police men will now be more emboldened to shoot and kill people of dark skin. They have done it many times and went scot free. Now that a President emerged whose body language depicts disdain and whose utterance showed little respect for the black skin and with Bannon in the cabinet, American Police Corps will be more emboldened to be brutal to the black skin. I only hope this is only a speculation.
While the President-elect, Donald Trump is drawing praise from the KKK, neo-Nazis and other white nationalist groups for appointing former Breitbart executive, Stephen Bannon as his chief strategist, Rhode Island Representative , David Cicilline on November 15, 2016, released a letter to Trump signed by 169 Democratic House Representatives urging him to rescind his appointment of Bannon. The letter stated that appointing Bannon "sends a disturbing message about what kind of president Donald Trump wants to be"
Donald Trump is also appointing a Senator from Alabama State, Jeff Sessions as the Attorney General. Sessions also has a catalogue of allegations of bias and racism towards the black skin against him, which cost him Federal Judgeship in 1986.
With Jeff Sessions as Attorney General, President elect Donald Trump has got an hedge man, who will suppress any allegation of crime against the black skin, by any white man. The President elect has also got an hedge man who will work to repeal the meanwhile unholy legalization of marriage between people of same sex. Sessions will also work on the promise of the President elect, which he made during campaign to build walls between the US and Mexico to stop illegal immigration from Mexico and the wall on the Atlantic Ocean to prevent illegal immigration from Africa.
In spite of all these utterances and body language of President elect, Donald Trump during the campaign, which was feared to have negative impact on the minorities and people of colour and cost him their votes, yet got significant votes from them. They voted for Donald Trump on a single common ground "Moral Values" in spite the fact of some moral deficiencies leveled against him, himself.
Professor David Alao in Arizona, my senior in High School, both of us in the Executive of the Fellowship of Christian Students (FCS) at the time, and a Venerable of the Church of God (Anglican Communion) never minced word right from the beginning that he is behind Trump and that he will win. And behold he won.
Mr. Trump has also offered the post of national security adviser to Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn who believes that Islamist militancy poses an existential threat. The Muslims may not like him in that position.
With Mr. Trump's stance on putting a temporary ban on citizens of countries that support terrorism from gaining entrance to America will put Americans outside the shore of America at risk because the terrorists will now be more poised to kill Americans.
Time will tell whether or not President elect will be able to check the influx of Moslems into the US. Even if he is able to do, those who are already on the ground will multiply sufficiently to fulfill the prophecy that must be fulfilled through them,
I relayed the prophecy of Apostle Paul recorded in 2Thess. 2: 7 who preached about 2000years ago claiming that even as of his time, the platform that will inflict terror on the world, was already at work secretly, and it would remain secret until the one who is holding it back steps out of the way. Read Galatians 4: 21-30
I asked "Is 'the one' who was holding it back already stepping out of the way or stepped out of the way?"
I answered, It is now obvious that 'the one' who was holding it back is already stepping out of the way as we presently have terrorists like; ISIS, Taliban, Al-Qaeda, Al-Shabbab, Boko Haram, Abu-Sayyaf etc. and I suggested that eventually with time, they will all converge to a formidable entity.
I asked "How then, will they be able to rule the world?"
By the time they converge as one entity, majority of the citizens of the world will have a soft spot for them and have an attitude of 'Sidon and look', apology to the late Chief Bola Ige or intimidated and cowed.
For anyone who can perceive, the ground is heavily prepared for this in Europe and gradually in the US. Heavy immigration of people who will have soft spot for them is already taking place in Europe and also in the US and around the world. The original culture of those countries will give way to the culture of the immigrants. Those usually referred to as 'moderates' who may want to oppose them will be intimidated for fear of being killed and they will really be killed.
10. Will President elect Donald Trump trigger the prophesied war of Armageddon?
War of Armageddon is predicted in Zechariah 12:1-5 & Rev. 16: 16. Historians have described it as may be, the World War 3, which may bring age to a close.
The city of Jerusalem has been a thorny issue between Israel and Palestine.
Israel calls it the 'Eternal capital of Israel based on the historical facts that Jerusalem was founded and built by their forefather, king David. Palestinians lived there after Jerusalem was sacked by would be emperor Titus, son of Emperor Vespasian in AD 70
President elect Donald Trump had during his campaign promised to bring the capital of Israel from Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem. This may cause a big war.
But at the war of Armageddon, Israel will be alone if the prophecy of Rev. 16:16 and Zechariah 12 will be fulfilled. In that war, all the military powers of the world will march against Israel and I always ask "Where will America be, who has always referred to herself as friend of Israel?
By the time of the Armageddon, American will have been in the hands of those who have soft spot for the Terrorists. It is predicted that by 2015, Europe will have been taken over by them. It is heavily building up in the US as well. With this understanding, the war of Armageddon will not likely take place in the presidency of Donald Trump government, which will be an ally of Israel.
Sam Aweda, Pastor, Jesus for the World Revival Mission (Peoples' Church)