The Ugly: This covers most of November and relates to the US election, but isn’t referring to the denial tantrums of Donald Trump.
The ugliest aspect of the election outcome is the response from a number of popular “prophets” who predicted a Trump win – and are doggedly digging in to get their loyal followers to pray and fast for a reversal of the democratic result. They are promoting Trump as a kind if saviour figure, anointed by God.
Most of these prophets are putting out frequent videos on YouTube, maintaining the rage against ‘evil’ Joe Biden and the ‘Demonrat Party’ (labels used by their devoted followers, if not the ‘prophets’ themselves).
The commentary given under the videos, from followers of those prophets and devotees to Trump, are often hate-filled, conspiracy-laden, and truth denying.
They are convinced that God is going to overturn the result and install Trump as His anointed servant to rule over America, ridding the nation of abortion, and instigating national and ultimately world wide revival.
The whole scenario they’ve been led to believe is delusional, and displays total disregard of, and disobedience to, Jesus’ warning regarding the time of the end.
“Watch out that no one deceives you.”
He also warned of the very thing these people are falling for:
“Many false prophets will appear and deceive many people.”
I could easily list several names of these false prophets, but what would be the point? They are SO obvious to anyone with a gram of discernment. So far I’ve seen one who seems close to being repentant. The others, I suggest, are priming an escape clause by putting responsibility on the Christian community to pray for and to proclaim into existence what they claim is God’s will. Should the predicted Trump victory not occur, then of course the church will be blamed for not believing “God’s prophesied word”.
“A horrible and shocking thing
has happened in the land:
The prophets prophesy lies,
the priests rule by their own authority,
and my people love it this way.
But what will you do in the end?
In a recent post I mentioned two types of false prophet.
1) They prophesy something that doesn’t happen.
2) They Prophesy something that DOES happen, but lead people to worship or trust in someone or something other than God.
This current crop of prophets are currently fulfilling 11/2 of those conditions. Their prophecies have failed, and their prophecies are leading others to worship and trust in someone other than God.
If by some nefarious means Trump is able to destroy the democratic process and retain the presidency, those ‘prophets’ would still be false according to the second of those conditions and would retain the 1/2 point because a second Trump presidency will NOT lead to the glorious national and worldwide revival they also predict to arise from it.