History and prophetic patterns have a way of repeating themselves. So I wanted to share a possible scenario for your consideration. I am not saying this will happen. I am simply putting it forward as a possibility that we may want to keep in the back of our minds. I wanted to share with you all even in the midst of dealing w/ lots of things. Brandy Wilson sent me something she had written, and it struck a positive chord with me. I have slightly rewritten what she wrote to line up with my own understanding of what I see as a potential scenario in the future. As you have noticed in my previous posts, I supported Trump, and I believe he should receive our support in turning this country around. In ancient Israel, the people wanted a ruler who would save them, without doing the repentance that they needed to line up with God. What they ended up was a partial solution…one that began to unravel as time went on. I speculate that Trump may well become one of our greatest presidents. On the other hand, what he has begun with such fervor, to make America great, may unravel. However, it may set the stage for something even better. But I do believe it is worthwhile to take note of a prophetic pattern, of what happened when God gave His people a partial answer.
Saints: America cried, “Give us a king!”…as Israel did (in a Nationalistic fervor) when they cried out to Samuel. …And did not God say unto Samuel, ” Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee: for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected me, that I should not reign over them.”?
Let’s look at the example of King Saul, a partial answer.
Samuel had warned the people about all of there terrible things a king would do to their children:
11 And he said, This will be the manner of the king that shall reign over you: He will take your sons, and appoint them for himself, for his chariots, and to be his horsemen; and some shall run before his chariots…
13 And he will take your daughters to be confectionaries, and to be cooks, and to be bakers.
Samuel warned further that there will be conscripts and taxes:
14 And he will take your fields, and your vineyards, and your oliveyards, even the best of them, and give them to his servants. 15 And he will take the tenth of your seed, and of your vineyards, and give to his officers, and to his servants. 16 And he will take your menservants, and your maidservants, and your goodliest young men, and your asses, and put them to his work. 17 He will take the tenth of your sheep: and ye shall be his servants.
But Israel would not be deterred…
18 And ye shall cry out in that day because of your king which ye shall have chosen you; and the LORD will not hear you in that day.
19 ¶ Nevertheless the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel; and they said, Nay; but we will have a king over us;
Saul was the son of a rich man:
1 Now there was a man of Benjamin, whose name was Kish, the son of Abiel, the son of Zeror, the son of Bechorath, the son of Aphiah, a Benjamite, a mighty man of power.
2 And he had a son, whose name was Saul, a choice young man, and a goodly: and there was not among the children of Israel a goodlier person than he:
Saul was a tall man:
…from his shoulders and upward he was higher than any of the people.
Saul as a young mas was afraid of disappointing his father.
His father sent him on a mission and he was afraid to come back without having accomplishing it.:
5 And when they were come to the land of Zuph, Saul said to his servant that was with him, Come, and let us return; lest my father leave caring for the asses, and take thought for us. 6 And he said unto him, Behold now, there is in this city a man of God, and he is an honourable man; all that he saith cometh surely to pass: now let us go thither; peradventure he can shew us our way that we should go.
Saul sought a Seer (a man of God) to help him find what was lost…
Going to seers to get information was already ingrained in Saul. Clearly his experience in life proved to him the value of ‘Men of God’….They can help you get what you seek!
Saul was told by the man of God he would be king and he was:
1 Then Samuel took a vial of oil, and poured it upon his head, and kissed him, and said, Is it not because the LORD hath anointed thee to be captain over his inheritance? NOTICE: It was a ‘Back-Handed’ endorsement…Not an Affirmative one!
But the people heard but did not heed the admonition given by Samuel that this king would come to no good!
19 And ye have this day rejected your God, who himself saved you out of all your adversities and your tribulations; and ye have said unto him, Nay, but set a king over us.
There are some unmistakable similitudes between Saul and Trump…for those willing to open there eyes and see it!
Now what did Saul do his first year as king and when did it all go off the rails?
For one (1) year with great effort…Saul did the will of the Lord via Samuel. But by the 2nd year…Saul’s sins began to rack up!…by the 4th year he was in complete apostasy!
Trump will do good, right things this 1st year. Many Saints will be glad and even hopeful…But don’t let that blind you to the bigger picture…don’t forget to verify where or in with whom you place your trust! And that bottom line is the important point, don’t forget our true Savior is Christ, and it is in him we must put our trust. Amen. Be blessed my friends.