Believe it or not, this is going to tie into “Jerusalem, a city of 3 Faiths”, but I want to start by saying: I did not want to vote for Donald Trump. As a matter of fact, I had already made up my mind I was not going to. I live in Indiana, and when my guy finally fell, defeated in my own state, I thought the race was over for me. I voted against Trump that day, but my guy lost anyway.
At that point I told my wife, the race is over for me, Dear. I definitely can’t vote for Hillary. I see no need to list the multitude of reasons. But neither do I want to vote for a worldly man, such as Trump. He may be successful in the world’s eyes, but as far as I’m concerned, he’s just another ungodly man. I no longer had a horse in the race. I wasn’t going to have to go to the trouble of voting again on that day. It was over for me.
There had been other years I “considered” not voting, but this was the year I was finally going to do it. But then the liberal media kept coming at him, like a bunch of wolves trying to take down a bull. The Trumpster didn’t just cave like so many others, but he fought back, and I do like a fighter. Finally, someone was fighting back against the evil agenda of those who could care less about something called: The Word of God! My heart began turning as I watched this man stand his ground, and not cave. But I still was not blind as to what I was voting for.
I am surprised at how many Christians believe President Trump is a Christian. Whaaat? Definition of the word Christian is a devout follower of Jesus Christ. Does the Donald fit that definition? Not at all! So how do so many Christians seem to add 2+2 and come up with something other than 4? How are they blind to what he makes no effort to hide?
Just because a man may have some morals that happen to line up with “some” church values, and he gives favor to the church, doesn’t mean he is a Christian. What about all the blatant disregard of our Lord’s teachings, and I’m not talking small violations. I won’t guess at what is hidden in his closets, but just the obvious things we all can see. If he has had a true conversion to Christ, then how does such a man continue making millions of dollars off of Casinos, gambling, alcohol consumption, misfortune of others, scantily dressed women, and beauty pageants? These are just the things I know off the top of my head!
The church needs to “awaken” and realize we do have an ungodly man in that office, and we voted him in! Yes, we saved ourselves from Hillary, and we’re making a last ditch effort to drain the D.C. swamp, but don’t kid yourself on who the Donald is! This is just another example of the worldliness infesting the modern church. In Revelation 3:18, Jesus challenged the church of Laodicea to buy ointment for their eyes, so they might see!
But it’s true, many Christians have somehow become convinced the Donald is a Christian. There was a Roman emperor named, Constantine, who claimed to be a Christian also, and in that time gave much favor to the Church! Before his reign was over, he set in motion several changes to the church, some of which we still are entangled in to this day! Constantine marks the greatest diversion from what the early church fathers had been doing for 200 years! It led to the Catholic church, which eventually led to Martin Luther, but when we Protestants came out of her, we still brought baggage with us going all the way back to Constantine!
So…I continue watching. I watch the media who helped me vote for him. I see them frothing at the mouth like the insane, in their desperation to get him out! But I also see a man keep on fighting against the insane! And what shall the result be? Who knows, as the world turns. But he is setting some things in motion, of which Jerusalem is a major event.
Politics have always been such a dark arena, because there is power there, and lots of money, and human nature being what it has always been, it has a powerful pull on the kingdom of man, like the “one ring” in the movies: “Lord of the Ring”. Unless the “heart” is changed and the vessel filled with the Spirit of God, then human nature corrupts everything it touches. This brings us back to Jerusalem, the three faiths, and the children of Abraham.
Those who have become the children of Abraham by way of birth through Jesus Christ, they know God no longer requires a temple in Jerusalem, not really. Yes, if you’re still in that old covenant, then yes, you are still under laws saying Jerusalem is the one place of true worship, but if you have not rejected Christ, as they did, then you have been enlightened by what Jesus told the woman at the well!
(John 4:21) “Believe me, dear woman, the time is coming when it will no longer matter whether you worship the Father on this mountain or in Jerusalem. (VRS 23) But the time is coming – indeed it’s here now – when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth. The Father is looking for those who will worship him that way.”
We will continue looking at how us children of Abraham through Christ differs from Abraham’s other children. We take after our father Abraham in some very important ways! One of which is this one more scripture I will leave you with, concerning our father, Abraham. I hope you too, take after Abraham in this:
(Hebrews 11:10) “Abraham was confidently looking forward to a city with eternal foundations, a city designed and built by God.”
This is the temple the followers of Christ are looking for in Jerusalem. It shall come down one day, the Bride of the Lamb, the city Zion! New Jerusalem! But in the meantime, we will watch all those who still do not understand the revelation Jesus gave to a simple woman at the well. A woman who certainly was not a religious scholar, but had such an encounter that day, I’m convinced it changed her life! She had a life changing conversation with Jesus, and rose far above in her understanding, than the religious experts of her day.
We have become the temples of the Holy Spirit. We shall watch all those who still wrestle with the Law, and material things. Look not at that which is seen, but at that which is not seen, and worship God in spirit, and in truth. For the Father seeks those who worship him in “that way”. Selah. (And let us set a proper table while we’re at it. Amen.)