Posted Nov 09, 2016 by Michael L. Brown

As the political pundits weigh in on the many sociological and ideological factors that contributed to Donald Trump’s stunning victory, allow me to weigh in on the spiritual side of things.

I believe Trump has been elected president by divine intervention.

I’m aware, of course, that some people believe that everything happens by the will of God, which means that whoever wins the presidency wins by God’s express will.

Yet there are times when there are so many odds against something happening, when it so greatly defies logic, that it is easier to recognize God’s involvement.

That, I believe, is the case with Donald Trump winning – and remember, this comes from someone who endorsed Ted Cruz and was one of Trump’s stronger conservative critics during the primaries.

Just think of the obstacles Trump overcame, including: 1) The massive baggage of his past, including the release of a vulgar video with his tremendously offensive sexual comments along with numerous women accusing him of sexual assault (as reported by no less than the New York Times); 2) his myriad campaign errors, with enough misstatements and inappropriate remarks to sink several candidates; 3) a very strong Republican field, including governors like Bush, Christie, Kasich, Huckabee and Walker, senators like Cruz, Rubio and Santorum, and outsiders like Carson and Fiorina; 4) the massive power of the Clinton political machine; and 5) the overwhelming collusion of the mainstream media.

To be sure, some will say, “Yes, God has raised up Donald Trump, but it is to judge America, not bless America. He has given us what we deserve, and it is not good.”

That is certainly a possibility, and either way, Trump’s many negative qualities are still glaring and our nation remains terribly divided.

But if, indeed, God has raised Trump up for certain divine purposes, it behooves us to ask what those purposes are.

First, consider this post from Pastor Jeremiah Johnson, now just 28 years old, dating to July of last year.

Jeremiah knew very little about Trump when he wrote these words: “I was in a time of prayer several weeks ago when God began to speak to me concerning the destiny of Donald Trump in America. The Holy Spirit spoke to me and said, ‘Trump shall become My trumpet to the American people, for he possesses qualities that are even hard to find in My people these days. Trump does not fear man nor will he allow deception and lies to go unnoticed. I am going to use him to expose darkness and perversion in America like never before, but you must understand that he is like a bull in a china closet. Many will want to throw him away because he will disturb their sense of peace and tranquility, but you must listen through the bantering to discover the truth that I will speak through him. I will use the wealth that I have given him to expose and launch investigations searching for the truth. Just as I raised up Cyrus to fulfill My purposes and plans, so have I raised up Trump to fulfill my purposes and plans prior to the 2016 election. You must listen to the trumpet very closely for he will sound the alarm and many will be blessed because of his compassion and mercy. Though many see the outward pride and arrogance, I have given him the tender heart of a father that wants to lend a helping hand to the poor and the needy, to the foreigner and the stranger.’”

Obviously, Trump’s policies regarding immigration would seem to contradict the final sentence here, but if the rest of this proclamation is true, then perhaps this part will prove true too as well.

Second, consider the perspective of Dr. Lance Wallnau, a Christian speaker and leadership coach who often thinks outside the box. He too felt that God was raising up Trump to be a Cyrus-type leader – someone used by God to help the nation, even though he himself was not a believer – feeling directed to read a passage from Isaiah 45 to Trump (this passage speaks of Cyrus), and say that Trump was called to be the 45th president of the United States.

Wallnau believes that God is using Trump as a “wrecking ball to the spirit of political correctness,” claiming, “His emergence is such a destabilizing threat to the vast deal making machinery embedded in both parties that he has the unique distinction of being rejected by both liberal Democrats and establishment Republicans at the same time.”

In Wallnau’s words, Trump is God’s “chaos candidate.” (For my 90-minute interview with Dr. Wallnau on this subject, where he took calls from critics, see here.)

But here is the major caveat, even if all (or most of these things) are true: If Trump, indeed, is a divine wrecking ball, then he could do as much as harm as good, and to the extent that he is appealing to the fears and frustrations and anger of a nation, he is channeling some potentially dangerous emotions.

That means that we should pray that: 1) he will continue to surround himself with solid men like Mike Pence, his Vice President, or Rudy Giuliani, possibly his Attorney General ; 2) he will listen to the godly leaders who have been speaking into his life, like James Robison and Tony Perkins; 3) he will humble himself, recognizing that the pride that has brought him this far is the pride that could destroy him; 4) he will keep his word about the Supreme Court justices he will nominate; 5) he will not compromise the Republican Platform in some misguided effort to prove his moderation; 6) he will do his best not to alienate those who are horrified by his presidency, instead pledging to be the president of all Americans (that would mean, for example, declaring war on radical Islam without declaring war on all Muslims); 7) he will demonstrate that he will ultimately help our nation as a whole (for example, with good economic policies or by proposing something better than Obamacare); 8) he will learn to act presidential (rather than vengeful and impetuous) on both a national and international level.

In short, if Trump indeed is president by divine intervention, we should pray for divine restraint on his life as well, lest this divine wrecking ball wreak havoc on the nation while tearing down what is wrong. May he be a divinely guided wrecking ball!


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Ruth posted a comment · Nov 12, 2016
This article has given me a great deal of comfort with its balance and spot-on focus on the issues. I saw that the mainstream media really twisted and took out of context many comments of Trump's - (leaving out significant portions which would have tempered the tenor of them) and whipped people up into a hysteria of fear. By normal standards, he really should have lost. Yet he touched chords within people. I felt that no other candidate made many feel as though he "got" our issues with the Democrat administration and expressed them in a direct and refreshingly forthright manner. Of course, I was repulsed by his statements in that video, revealing a deep weakness in his character. At the same time, it contained a certain candor. How many women will trade sexual "favors" for whatever status or wealth they feel these can buy? The blame goes both ways. A self-respecting woman with solid moral values would have slapped him at the first liberty taken to their person. But to give any responsibility to women these days for sexual misconduct is touted as to somehow "betray" them as an entire sex - which if anything, declares them as weaker and incapable of self-defense - ironically! While I remain cautiously optimistic, I do hope that this Christian man's communication was genuine prophecy; if so, it will happen as described. The exposition of the fruits of darkness are vital to revival and we certainly believe that a great awakening is in line with God's intention during these last days. We should definitely keep these leaders and indeed the entire world in prayer for the Harvest. Thank you.
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Marsonmars2017 posted a comment · Nov 12, 2016
Even though I am a christian, I grow sick of christians saying God intervened. Yes, He is Sovereign and His will was done, but Trump is nothing but a Cyrus (remember him?). I dont want to hear u guys cryin' the blues when he shows himself to be who he has already shown himself to be. And I dont want to hear no more talk about christian values during elections because obviously politics "trump" values as all u evangelicals and preachers who support him have proven. I know u probably dont think I could possibly be a christian by my post, but we all dont think alike. His birtherism and racist remarks would never allow me to vote for him. I well remember black folks being talked about in the same way as he did Hispanics in his announcement to run for office. America has yet to stop being racist and xenophobic. I still have high hopes for my country and God's people, but stuff like this helps unbelievers to have reason to run the other way.
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PC posted a comment · Nov 09, 2016
As Dr. Richard Land has said, 'out of the 17 Republican candidates vying for the nomination, Donald was number 18.' Yet, somehow Donald not only won the Rep nomination, but the entire election. I voted for the platform, Pence, Supreme Court appointees, etc.--I believe Spiritually mature people would have done likewise. I cannot help but believe that you are correct Dr. Brown. Donald Trump is willing to say what few to no other Republicans have been willing to say about...1) the corruption in the Dem and Rep parties, who have sold out to criminal globalist corporate and political agendas (that is, they are traitors to our country); 2) the corruption and collusion of the liberal state controlled media; and 3) an elitist, essentially rogue shadow government that has trampled on the Constitution and is in the last stages of stealing our country from the citizens: our imprisonment would be the next step in their agenda. I believe the Lord has held back His judgment on our country, for our sake and the sake of the world that is dependent on the US for help, food, protection, and most of all, the Gospel. Without a free USA, the world will be a very dark place. Ezekiel 18 is a thought-provoking appeal for people--and our nation--to turn back to Him. This may be our last chance. Let me also say that most people who call themselves Christians--especially those who 'could not bring themselves to vote for Trump'--have never really seen themselves in God's sight and their wretchedness in light of His Word. As Oswald Chambers wrote, "The greatest curse in spiritual life is conceit. If we have ever had a glimpse of what we are like in the sight of God, we shall never say — “Oh, I am so unworthy,” because we shall know we are, beyond the possibility of stating it." We should all pray that God will show Donald and Melania themselves--He has to do it. Then may they realize their need of Jesus.
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Omrid posted a comment · Nov 09, 2016
Just read your article on the election of DJT. I have one disagreement.I am not a theologian but I simply trust God is always in control even when Man choses his own way. There are times God steps back and lets the people have their own way. Americans wanted a King God said go ahead. He didn't intervene. He stood by and watched. Why do we need complicated theological arguments regarding this. Make anything (A nation ) or anyone (DJT) a God more than God Himself and delusion will ultimately prevail. I fear for American believers when they wake up to the fact that even the USA is included in "the nations are but a drop in a bucket" or "You shall have all the nations in derision".
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idluv4missions posted a comment · Nov 09, 2016
I was in total shock last night, thinking that Hilary would have a total sweep. I respect and admire your show and your words of wisdom which I posted on my Facebook as to the reasons why I am voting for a Platform and not a candidate. I am a follower of Christ and a hispanic voter. I voted against Hilary with much fear and trepidation. This is definitely in my opinion devine intervention. Yesterday in BSF, a bible study group, we song"It is well with my soul." If you check the lyrics it says "and the trump will resound." I told my friend sitting next to me how prophetic, this feels strange. In my experience in short term missions and in my prayer life, I've come to realize that there is no coincidences. I have committed to pray for Donald Trump for a year. This is hard to do but at this time in our nation, we need to pray. Thanks for your prayer points. I will use them.
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Rev. Randy K. posted a comment · Nov 09, 2016
Considering that HilLIARy had the national liberal media in her back time the entire time she was running for President, it truly is a miracle that Trump won.