In This Donald Trump In The Bible?
Stay with me. No, I don't mean he's a physical character in the Bible. But I do mean he's a "type". A type is a certain person or situation that happens in the Bible and is useful
Stay with me.
No, I don’t mean he’s a physical character in the Bible.
But I do mean he’s a “type”. A type is a certain person or situation that happens in the Bible and is useful when repeated in prophecy or later on in future events.
So is there a type of Donald Trump in the Bible?
Many people will say he’s a Cyrus character. And I think that’s a very fair comparison. But I actually had something else in mind.
It has to do with the “Trump Boomerang Effect” a term coined by the people over at WeLoveTrump.com and it essentially means that whenever someone attacks President Trump, the attack has historically bounced right off of Trump and boomeranged back to impale the attacker in the same form they sent it out.
And as I watch the news, the Boomerang Effect seems to be alive and well in 2018 as well.
Just look at the recent examples. Whether you think the Democrats caused these things or not, they have all been launched squarely against Donald Trump as we lead up to the election, and each one has so far failed to slow him down and is in fact making him MORE popular!
Exhibit A, the Judge Kavanaugh hearings. This got ugly, but instead of turning people against Trump and Kavanaugh, it galvanized his base and even lead to more people walking away from the Democrat party after they saw the horrible way Kavanaugh was treated!
Americans can see through stuff like this.
Exhibit B, the Migrant Caravan. Designed to make Trump look inhumane, it appears to be having the opposite effect. Americans are now rising up demanding that the President secure our border.
Time will tell after the Midterm voting whether these events have truly strengthened Trump or not, but early polling suggests they have had a big impact to help the GOP.
Exhibit C, the so called “MAGA Bomber”. Many Americans are questioning whether this is one big setup, because so many details are very hard to believe at face value.
So…enough with the politics, how does this tie in to the article headline? Trump in the Bible?
Because as I watch these events unfold, I see weapon after weapon launched against our President, and instead of them weakening Trump, I see him being strengthened.
I also see regular Americans posting images like this:
These images were made by regular Americans, and their message is clear: they don’t buy the official story and they think the Democrats are behind many of these events.
The other message is that the events have led to nothing but Democrat infighting!
Which is what reminded me of two famous Bible stories. Stories where the LORD tells his people to essentially stand still and he will fight for them. In in both cases the LORD causes the enemies to fight against each other and kill each other without Israel ever having to raise a sword in battle!
The first is from 2 Chronicles 20, where Jehoshaphat Defeats Moab and Ammon:
14 Then the Spirit of the Lord came on Jahaziel son of Zechariah, the son of Benaiah, the son of Jeiel, the son of Mattaniah, a Levite and descendant of Asaph, as he stood in the assembly.
15 He said: “Listen, King Jehoshaphat and all who live in Judah and Jerusalem! This is what the Lord says to you: ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s. 16 Tomorrow march down against them. They will be climbing up by the Pass of Ziz, and you will find them at the end of the gorge in the Desert of Jeruel. 17 You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you, Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the Lord will be with you.’”
18 Jehoshaphat bowed down with his face to the ground, and all the people of Judah and Jerusalem fell down in worship before the Lord. 19 Then some Levites from the Kohathites and Korahites stood up and praised the Lord, the God of Israel, with a very loud voice.
20 Early in the morning they left for the Desert of Tekoa. As they set out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Listen to me, Judah and people of Jerusalem! Have faith in the Lord your God and you will be upheld; have faith in his prophets and you will be successful.” 21 After consulting the people, Jehoshaphat appointed men to sing to the Lord and to praise him for the splendor of his[c] holiness as they went out at the head of the army, saying:
“Give thanks to the Lord,
for his love endures forever.”
22 As they began to sing and praise, the Lord set ambushes against the men of Ammon and Moab and Mount Seir who were invading Judah, and they were defeated. 23 The Ammonites and Moabites rose up against the men from Mount Seir to destroy and annihilate them. After they finished slaughtering the men from Seir, they helped to destroy one another.
24 When the men of Judah came to the place that overlooks the desert and looked toward the vast army, they saw only dead bodies lying on the ground; no one had escaped. 25 So Jehoshaphat and his men went to carry off their plunder, and they found among them a great amount of equipment and clothing[d] and also articles of value—more than they could take away. There was so much plunder that it took three days to collect it. 26 On the fourth day they assembled in the Valley of Berakah, where they praised the Lord. This is why it is called the Valley of Berakah[e] to this day.
The second is from Judges 7 where Gideon Wins the Battle Over the Midianites:
7 The Lord spoke to Gideon. He said, “With the help of the 300 men who lapped up the water I will save you. I will hand the Midianites over to you. Let all the other men go home.” 8 So Gideon sent those Israelites home. But he kept the 300 men. They took over the supplies and trumpets the others had left.
The Midianites had set up their camp in the valley below where Gideon was. 9 During that night the Lord said to Gideon, “Get up. Go down against the camp. I am going to hand it over to you. 10 But what if you are afraid to attack? Then go down to the camp with your servant Purah. 11 Listen to what they are saying. After that, you will not be afraid to attack the camp.” So Gideon and his servant Purah went down to the edge of the camp. 12 The Midianites had set up their camp in the valley. So had the Amalekites and all the other tribes from the east. There were so many of them that they looked like huge numbers of locusts. Like the grains of sand on the seashore, their camels couldn’t be counted.
13 Gideon arrived just as a man was telling a friend about his dream. “I had a dream,” he was saying. “A round loaf of barley bread came rolling into the camp of Midian. It hit a tent with great force. The tent turned over and fell down flat.”
14 His friend replied, “That can only be the sword of Gideon, the son of Joash. Gideon is from Israel. God has handed the Midianites over to him. He has given him the whole camp.”
15 Gideon heard the man explain what the dream meant. Then Gideon bowed down and worshiped. He returned to the camp of Israel. He called out, “Get up! The Lord has handed the Midianites over to you.” 16 Gideon separated the 300 men into three fighting groups. He put a trumpet and an empty jar into the hands of each man. And he put a torch inside each jar.
17 “Watch me,” he told them. “Do what I do. I’ll go to the edge of the enemy camp. Then do exactly as I do. 18 I and everyone with me will blow our trumpets. Then blow your trumpets from your positions all around the camp. And shout the battle cry, ‘For the Lord and for Gideon!’ ”
19 Gideon and the 100 men with him reached the edge of the enemy camp. It was about ten o’clock at night. It was just after the guard had been changed. Gideon and his men blew their trumpets. They broke the jars that were in their hands. 20 The three fighting groups blew their trumpets. They smashed their jars. They held their torches in their left hands. They held in their right hands the trumpets they were going to blow. Then they shouted the battle cry, “A sword for the Lordand for Gideon!” 21 Each man stayed in his position around the camp. But all the Midianites ran away in fear. They were crying out as they ran.
22 When the 300 trumpets were blown, the Lord caused all the men in the enemy camp to start fighting one another. They attacked one another with their swords. The army ran away to Beth Shittah toward Zererah. They ran all the way to the border of Abel Meholah near Tabbath. 23 Israelites from the tribes of Naphtali, Asher and all of Manasseh were called out. They chased the Midianites. 24 Gideon sent messengers through the entire hill country of Ephraim. They said, “Come on down against the Midianites. Take control of the waters of the Jordan River before they get there. Do it all the way to Beth Barah.”
In both stories, Israel didn’t even join the battle, the LORD intervened and caused confusion amongst the enemy so much so that the enemy camps started attacking and killing each other.
Think that type of stuff only happens in the Bible?
I would submit to you that you’re witnessing the very same thing take place with Donald Trump in 2018.
No, I don’t mean Trump is perfectly holy or a Messiah figure. Because you know what? Neither was Gideon. Or David. Most of the heroes in the Old Testament had some serious character flaws. But the LORD still chose to work powerfully through them, and when you see very obvious signs that the LORD has placed his hand of favor upon a person, I would be very careful attacking that man or woman.
Because you might just run into the Boomerang. And if, in fact, the hand of the LORD is upon Donald Trump to accomplish His purposes, then let’s be clear about something else: it’s not really the “Trump Boomerang Effect” it’s the LORD’s Boomerang Effect.
So, what do you think?
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