The aftermath of last week’s US election has been chaotic. A surprise win propelling Donald Trump into the position of US President caused predictable outrage and hysteria among those who voted for Hilary Clinton (including most media outlets who were hugely biased against Trump). We live in bizarre times where the results of democratic elections are being aggressively contested by those who don’t like the outcome and want the decision reversed – the same was/is true of Brexit.
Let us state up-front that we do not endorse either Trump or Clinton – both candidates are hopelessly flawed and using Biblical values as a barometer it’s impossible to whole-heartedly align with either of them. Having said this, when looking at this election from God’s perspective, there are two issues that may have been crucial in God’s economy and Clinton may have crossed the line on these, forfeiting her campaign in the process…
The first is the stance on Israel: Out of the two candidates, Trump is considered to be far more supportive of Israel than Clinton. Not only that, he is less likely to take the US on a direct collision course with Russia which could be significant bearing in mind prophecies such as Ezekiel 38/39. God will either reward people who are friends of Israel or punish those who are their enemies – God knows the hearts of all people and the motives they have – this issue may have been significant.
Secondly, Clinton has views on abortion which are extreme, horrifying and completely unbiblical – this is particularly bad when this comes from a supposedly ‘civilized’ western country. This link goes into more detail but the sanctity of life is possibly another red line drawn by God – when you cross it and demonstrate you have little/no respect for the lives of the innocent, God will not allow you to prosper.
The election result was quite stunning when you consider that Trump has absolutely no political experience, had the world’s media against him and is generally unpopular and clumsy – yet despite all of this, he still won. While he may not have the attributes of a wise and godly leader, Clinton may have disqualified herself by adopting untenable positions on Israel and abortion from God’s perspective. This is NOT an endorsement of Trump – it’s just that Clinton had crossed the line on these crucial issues. God has a special love for the Jewish people and has unique plans for the future of Israel when you consider Bible Prophecy. He is also a jealous protector of the innocent and there is no one more innocent than an unborn child – God will not tolerate an escalation in the state-sponsored murder of unborn children from a ‘Christian’ nation.
We believe God is at work in all things and this includes the result of this election – He installs leaders and removes them, He is tolerant of many shortcomings but His patience has limits. The world at large is railing against the Lord – yet, He is in control, will always have the last laugh and is bringing things together for the final showdown. This should be a sober reminder to us all to humbly submit before our Creator and coming King. Those who understand the spiritual perspective of the times we are living in need engage in prayer and maintain a heavenly calm in these deeply uncertain times.
Blessed be the name of God forever and ever, to whom belong wisdom and might. He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding; (Daniel 2:20-21)
Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot in vain? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against his Anointed, saying, “Let us burst their bonds apart and cast away their cords from us.” He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in derision. (Psalm 2:1-4)