A lot of evangelicals are expecting some kind of reward or benefit from Trump’s presidency – that he will somehow bring about a more godly, more believer-friendly nation, a restoration to the greatness of America’s alleged Christian roots. (They clearly haven’t been paying attention to the past four years).
In a very mercenary way some have “prophetically” declared Trump to be a type of Cyrus appointed by God to turn things around for the American church. Apart from that being false prophecy, its mercenary nature is based on USING Trump while winking at his lies and immorality, showing absolutely no concern for Trump’s eternal destiny.
If there is an ancient precedent we should be considering, it would be to pray for Trump to emulate Nebuchadnezzar, a proud brutal man who was confronted by God and eventually turned his life around to worship God.
Possibly God does wants Trump to serve another four years, but it won’t be for the reasons that Trump’s evangelical supporters think. God is not looking for Trump to make America great, and He’s not relying on Trump to make things better for the church.
It is more likely that a further Trump presidency will be a judgement on his evangelical supporters. God does not reward immorality, lies and hatred – or those who support such things. What Trump’s ‘evangelical’ base have not recognised, is that should Trump be re-elected, he’ll no longer need them or their support.
However the election goes, I have a strong suspicion that the damage has already been done.