Prayer of Humility and Repentance
13 “When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people, 14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. 15 Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place. 2 chronicles 7:13-15 NIV
Like many other Christians I have quoted this scripture often this past year. It has been a long hard year and also like many Christians I have clung to the promise of G-d’s deliverance. I anticipated the election as culmination of that deliverance, that we would see the Holy Spirit move in an unmistakable and awesome way. Well, that’s what’s happening, just not in the way I had expected or hoped.
I do believe that G-d put President Trump in the White House to bring about a return of G-dly principles to this nation. However, Trump was just another tool in the Potter’s hands, and we lost sight of that. We came to treat Donald Trump, not as a deeply flawed and sinful human being who G-d could nevertheless anoint to lead our country, but as a role model, a champion, indeed, a savior. Instead of praying for Jesus to work on Trumps heart, to humble him, grant him wisdom and discernment. We made excuses for his behavior, and we imbued him with Christlike attributes that he didn’t possess.
It was indeed G-d’s intention that Trump win this election. Trump was anointed to have a second term, but we Christians blew it. Instead of looking to G-d alone for our deliverance, we asked G-d for a champion, instead of asking G-d for His deliverance, we asked for a Trump victory. We didn’t heed the Warnings of Proverbs 6:16-19. Trump indeed has haughty eyes, he hasn’t always been honest, and he does devise wicked schemes against those he views as disloyal. And we have been too quick rush into evil, to click and share things that fit our narrative instead of vetting it for truthfulness. We should have convicted our President and ourselves of these sins and prayed for a change in ours’s and the President’s hearts and minds. To seek a more Christlike countenance. Instead with our Trump Trains, our boat parades, and with massive rallies that defied common sense in the midst of a pandemic, we made an idol of Donald Trump. He is our golden calf. We looked on him as the savior of our country, instead of looking to the savior G-d has already sent us, Jesus Christ. And so, G-d has removed his anointing from him. If Joe Biden does indeed become President, don’t blame G-d for abandoning us, look in your own heart to see to whom your loyalty lies. G-d did not forsake us, we forsook Him.
I don’t believe it is too late to save this country from shroud of evil that will envelope this land if it turns socialist, but we must truly humble ourselves. Pray continually, fast, and repent from Idolatry. Don’t pray for Trump to win, pray for G-d Himself to reveal and purge the evil entities in our government. And please share this message. I don’t care if you credit me for it. This isn’t
for my glory, I too, am guilty of idolatry, but G-d’s Put it in your own words, but please spread this message of repentance to your Christian friends, your Pastors, to any Christian leaders you know, so that once again prayer rallies of repentance can be organized throughout this country. G-d alone is our only hope.
Blessed is the nation whose G-d is the Lord.