By Joseph Hayes
He is the man that everyone wants to judge.
But what if Donald Trump will one day be used by God as the standard of judgment for many people you know and love.
According to the Word of God, it’s dangerous to hold something against another person, because God will one day judge everyone based off the standards they have used against one another.
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Jesus outlined these principles for us in teachings throughout His ministry that we have often chosen to forget.
For instance, in Matthew 7:1-5, Jesus said: “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.”
So many people live their lives with these principles completely foreign to them. But it was God that said we will give account for every unproductive word we speak (Matthew 12:36).
So in other words, when people say all sorts of off hand comments about each other, including comments ridiculing President Trump, do they understand they are actually being recorded?
Do they realize when they say how wrong President Trump is and judge him for what he has said or done, God could possibly have them on record doing or saying similar things? Do they understand they will be judged according to how they have judged and treated him and others throughout their lives?
Do they understand that the evidence now on record against them, in their own words, will actually be used to decide their eternal fate in Heaven or hell?
Is it possible people are storing up judgment against themselves along the way, even when it comes to someone like President Trump?
I remember when I first heard that Donald Trump was running for office. Like many people, I was completely thrown off. I saw his off hand comments and thought he was too prideful and egotistical to be President of the United States.
I remember sitting with my Father-in-Law and having a conversation with him about Trump and how he couldn’t possibly be our President and having him tell me that he could actually work out favorably for our nation.
I rejected everything my Father-in-Law said without giving it much thought. When I got home that night and settled down for some quiet time with God, my Father in Heaven had a stunning message for me.
God told me simply to humble myself, because Trump would not only run for President of the United States but also win and be used by God to further the Kingdom of Heaven.
I was beyond shocked.
But as I was talking to God, one thing became apparently clear. Accordingly to God, He delighted in confounding mankind and using things and people we didn’t particularly understand.
In 1 Corinthians 1:27 (amplified version), the Word of God says: “[No] for God selected (deliberately chose) what in the world is foolish to put the wise to shame, and what the world calls weak to put the strong to shame.”
This is God’s mindset. He is the wise One. He, alone, is the strong One. So why wouldn’t He use a person who everyone else thinks is unusable?
According to the Bible, God also is in charge of choosing who will govern.
“Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established,” Romans 13:1 reads. “The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong.
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“Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended. For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also as a matter of conscience.” (Romans 13:1-5)
In the case of Trump, God told me He would be used to protect the area’s of covenant that God had ordained such as God’s relationships with the nation of Israel, His covenant relationship with Christians and the precious people He had just sent to the earth on assignment that Satan was attempting to kill through abortion.
Meanwhile, President Trump has been attacked because of all of these area’s by the world.
That has put even more onus on Christians to choose sides for themselves. Will they honor what God has ordained or choose to side with the world to be accepted?
Consider what Jesus said in Matthew 16:24-26 (amplified version):
“Then Jesus said to His disciples, If anyone desires to be My disciple, let him deny himself [disregard, lose sight of, and forget himself and his own interests] and take up his cross and follow Me [cleave steadfastly to Me, conform wholly to My example in living and, if need be, in dying, also].
“For whoever is bent on saving his [temporal] life [his comfort and security here] shall lose it [eternal life]; and whoever loses his life [his comfort and security here] for My sake shall find it [life everlasting]. For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his life [his blessed life in the kingdom of God]? Or what would a man give as an exchange for his [blessed] life [in the kingdom of God]?”
So many people today are consumed by what people say or think about them while forgetting that God’s opinion of them is what ultimately matters. Are you more concerned about people? Even moreso than what God will ultimately say and think about you?
On that night several years ago, when God told me that He would use Trump for His own purposes, I knew it would be hard for the world to understand His rational.
God told me to watch how Trump treated the nation of Israel, Christians and unborn babies when he became President of the United States.
God told me these were the area’s I would see how God would work through him the most, and I would be able to determine if Trump’s actions were lining up with the Word and Will of God.
Looking back on that conversation from several years ago, it has never been more clear to me that President Trump has been a person that God has used.
Does that mean he has been perfect and without fault? No. It’s would be wrong to overlook his mistakes and flaws as if he is blameless like Jesus Christ.
That was never God’s intent for putting him in charge. Once more, when God put President Trump in office, it was to protect those area’s of covenant, to advance prophecy in these last days and to give people a chance to look at themselves in the mirror as we get closer to Jesus’ return.
Before you open your mouth to say, “I can’t believe President Trump said that,” shouldn’t you consider what you have said and repent?
Before you open your mouth to judge and say: “I can’t believe President Trump did that,” shouldn’t you look in the mirror and consider what you have done and repent?
Because according to the Word of God, every single thing you have done or said has been recorded and without receiving Jesus Christ’s sacrifice of dying for your sins, you will give an account and pay a penalty, for each and every sin you have committed.
Thankfully, President Trump has been used by God, to give us all a chance to reflect and look in the mirror and repent now before it’s too late.
Today, is yet another opportunity for us all to admit our mistakes, instead of his.
When we see President Trump falling short of God’s Will in some way, we are commanded to pray for him in 1 Timothy 2:1-3; not simply speak against him like everyone else.
In doing so, we will stay aligned with God’s Will and not place ourselves on the path to judgment with the rest of the world.
And if you haven’t taken the first and most important step to pleasing God, take a moment right now to accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior. It’s as simple as putting your trust and your faith in Him and committing your life to Jesus today.
If you haven’t received Jesus Christ, welcome Him into your life as your Lord and Savior today, by believing and saying out loud:
Heavenly Father, I come to you in Jesus’ name. Please forgive me of my sins. I believe your Son Jesus was sent to earth to die for me on the cross and that he rose from the dead. I receive Jesus as my Lord and Savior. Jesus take my life and use it for your glory. I choose to extend forgiveness to anyone who has sinned against me. Welcome to God’s family! Your spirit is born again!
Choose to spend time learning more about Jesus in the Bible. You can study Him in the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Seek God on what local church you should attend to learn more about Him and choose to put your faith on display by being baptized. As you continue learning about God, be His ambassador and continue sharing what you have learned with everyone. Where you go, the Lord goes. So choose to represent Him today.