"Our country could begin to unravel if an elected president is thrown out of office because of lies and the media." —Franklin Graham
I will soon gather in the Washington, D.C., area with other board members for Intercessors for America. I've been privileged to serve with this team for almost 45 years. Our mission: to see God's purposes for America fulfilled through sustained prayer and Spirit-led obedience.
God's Word instructs us to pray regularly for those in authority over us. "I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them, intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. This is good and pleases God our Savior, who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth" (1 Tim. 2:1-4, NLT).
As hysteria and drumbeats intensify among Trump-hating Democrats and some Republicans to try and finally remove the president from office, an urgent call to prayer is critical. The severity of what's happening must be grasped as dangerous forces are at work that can be devastating to America.
Trump: I'm Draining the Swamp
President Trump shared a video message recently reminding Americans that the opposition party is attempting to impeach him because of his promise to "drain the swamp." This political "hit job" continues Obama's, Biden's and Clinton's alleged election interference in 2016 (currently being investigated by the Justice Department). As the nation's chief law official, the president has the constitutional right to expose corruption.
"What's going on now is the single greatest scam in the history of American politics. The Democrats want to take away your guns. They want to take away your health care. They want to take away your vote. They want to take away your freedom. They want to take away your judges. They want to take away everything. We can never let this happen. We are fighting to drain the swamp and that's exactly what I'm doing and you see why we have to do it, because our country is at stake like never before."
Our president concluded by stating, "It's all very simple. They're trying to stop me because I am fighting for you and I'll never let that happen."
What's Really Happening
For those who dismiss this as simply "political theater," it's time to stop and face the brutal reality that the leftist leaning Democrat party, Trump-hating Republicans, a thoroughly corrupt media and outspoken Hollywood celebrities are deadly serious. These so-called "progressives" who want to "fundamentally transform our nation" have been belligerent in the past, pushing for the impeachment of Donald Trump (starting just days after his election), William Barr and Brett Kavanaugh. They are now gleeful and on steroids in their attempt to try again removing the man they believe "stole the election" from Hillary Clinton.
Try as they may, Trump's adversaries are aggressively promoting a ruse but here's the deal:
- There is no evidence of impeachable criminal activity.
- There is no Democrat presidential candidate gaining traction and capturing the voter's imagination (as did Bill Clinton and Barack Obama) to defeat President Trump as long as the economy remains strong (which tragically they try to conceal).
- There is a continuing attempt to remove Trump "by any means necessary" instead of the historical way, which was to vote him out of office.
- There is a growing sense of desperation among Democrat leaders facing the following frustrating realities: Biden appears befuddled and betrayed by his own boasting, bullying the Ukrainian president; Sanders had a heart attack (pray for him) and is basically done at 78 years of age; Elizabeth Warren's anti-capitalist/socialist rhetoric is being exposed (she's amassed $12 million, has a $3 million mansion and an expensive Washington, D.C., condo, plus gets $430,000 to teach a college class; and two-time loser Hillary "sniffs" another chance not by campaigning but being drafted at the convention. If things really get bad, there's always candidate Andrew Yang with his promise of $1,000 a month to every nonincarcerated citizen!
The lineup is not very impressive; thus, the desperation.
Biden's Conflict of Interest
The silence is deafening from the media concerning the unscrupulous, captured on video, activity of then Vice President Biden pressuring the Ukrainian president to do as he demanded or not get a billion in aid, so his totally unqualified son could make millions through his Ukrainian involvements. "Whoever digs a pit will fall into it, and he who rolls a stone, it will return upon him" (Prov. 26:27, MEV). Astute political and spiritual observers are increasingly convinced Hunter Biden and his dad are emblematic of the swamp Donald Trump seeks to drain.
What the president did with his request of the Ukrainian president is no different from what other presidents have done in the past on classified phone conversations. There is absolutely nothing that rises to the level of a national security crime. Current attempts to subpoena private conversations between the president and foreign leaders is wrong and would put a chilling effect on highly sensitive confidential conversations.
Proverbs 18:17 (AMPC) cautions us, "He who states his case first seems right, until his rival comes and cross-examines him." My urgent appeal to every reader at this time is twofold: 1) We must rally around our president, remembering what he promised and accomplished and 2) We must respond with prayer and fasting to thwart the powerful demonic forces at work to divide and destroy our nation.
Remembering Promises Kept
The year prior to President Trump's providential presidential victory, I sat among 1,200 Christian leaders for a gathering in New York. I counted it an honor to be present with Franklin Graham, David Barton, James and Shirley Dobson, Ben Carson, Governor Mike Huckabee and multitudes of humble servants who came to learn about the man seeking the presidency and are passionate to work with all of us to get our nation back on track and "Make America Great Again!"
To be transparent, I agonized constantly during the eight years of the Obama presidency. While I prayed for him every day, I was heartbroken and grieved as I watched him brazenly lie and lead our nation in a downward spiral antithetical to our heritage as a Judeo-Christian nation. ("Ten Reasons Why Obama was the Worst President")
At the New York leaders gathering, I listened to promises and pledges that Donald Trump made and I, like multitudes present, was greatly encouraged and hopeful for a turnaround in America. Was it possible that God would answer the sincere and fervent supplications of millions of patriotic, faith-filled citizens for an "awakening" amidst our most serious downward spiral?
In the face of seemingly insurmountable odds, Donald Trump won the presidency! He's worked indefatigably amidst almost nonstop mockery and slanderous attacks to fulfill the commitments he made at that gathering and overflow rallies throughout America. How has he survived this bombardment except through our faithful intercession?
A Man Who Keeps His Word
President Abraham Lincoln said, "Commitment transforms promises into reality." Let's objectively survey the man's work on behalf of all of us, our children and grandchildren.
President Donald Trump appointed constitutionally conservative Supreme Court justices and over 150 conservative judges throughout the land; surrounded himself with Christian Cabinet members like Mike Pence, Ben Carson, Sonny Perdue, Mike Pompeo and Betsy DeVos; stood against the leftist push for globalism to dismantle America's sovereignty and promote "open borders"; rebuilt our military and stature as the moral leader on the world stage; cut taxes to restore a robust economy and achieve record employment for everyone, especially minorities (recent reporting revealed incredible 50-year low unemployment—the lowest ever for African Americans and Hispanics!); restored our relationship with Israel and transferred our embassy to Jerusalem; worked aggressively with the Heritage Foundation and other organizations to restore eroding religious liberties; stood against illegal immigration and resistance to a secure border wall; confronted on a continual basis "fake news" and a corrupt media and journalists misleading and deceiving the American public; removed unnecessary restrictions and regulations for energy independence, liberating us from dependence on OPEC; ended the irresponsible "deal" with Iran and, unashamedly and uncompromisingly, stood up for the sanctity of human life and protection of unborn babies.
Defending Unborn Babies
The Bible commands God's people to protect the unborn and respect human life from conception to natural death. Scripture makes it clear that genuine disciples of Jesus Christ cannot endorse murdering developing babies in the womb or after birth.
Consider afresh Donald Trump's State of the Union address in which he made clear what should be paramount for every God-fearing person—an uncompromising pro-life conviction.
"There could be no greater contrast to the beautiful image of a mother holding her infant child than the chilling displays our nation saw in recent days. Lawmakers in New York cheered with delight upon the passage of legislation that would allow a baby to be ripped from the mother's womb moments before birth. These are living, feeling, beautiful babies who will never get the chance to share their love and dreams with the world.
"And then, we had the case of the governor of Virginia who basically stated he would execute a baby before birth.
"To defend the dignity of every person, I am asking the Congress to pass legislation to prohibit the late-term abortion of children who can feel pain in the mother's womb. Let us work together to build a culture that cherishes innocent life. And let us reaffirm a fundamental truth: all children—born and unborn—are made in the image of God!"
A Professing Pro-Life President
Having served in the pro-life movement since 1973, I can tell you that Donald Trump is the most pro-life president we have ever had. He's defunded Planned Parenthood and foreign abortions and was the first sitting president to personally be involved in the March for Life.
Far left, pro-abortionist, Democrat presidential candidate Kamala Harris said in her campaign that "a nation shows its character by the way it treats its children." With the entire Democrat party supporting a pro-abortion platform endorsing the execution of innocent babies in the womb at any point and for any reason up until and even after birth, should we trust the character of this now leftist leaning group and give credence to their almost hysterical push to steamroll the removal of our duly elected president?
Call to Prayer and Fasting
The Democrats have attempted over and over again to remove President Trump. They initially declared the election a fraud. They propagated the notion that President Trump sexually assaulted multiple women. For two years (wasting over $30 million in taxpayer money), they hyped the Russian collusion "smoking gun." Now they're determined to extract from a phone conversation charges of criminal activity—"high crimes and misdemeanors"—that they maintain warrants immediate removal of Donald Trump as commander-in-chief.
Here's the deal: As we've obeyed the Scriptures and prayed repeatedly for our president, it's time to pray and proclaim the truth at this very real tipping point in our nation's history. May we then declare together, "We have escaped as a bird out of the snare of the hunters; the snare is broken, and we have escaped" (Ps. 124:7, MEV).
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