God Is Not a Cheater
God is not a cheater. God did not supernaturally change Clinton votes to Trump votes on election night. That is cheating…and God does not cheat.
Evangelicals give God the glory for Trump’s victory. But Dominionist televangelists and their followers declare that during the election count, when the race was very close, they began to pray more fervently causing the electoral votes to go to Trump.
Think about what they are claiming…that God is a cheater. In other words, they are claiming that during the election count, either God supernaturally changed Clinton votes to Trump votes, or that God caused the votes to be counted incorrectly. They are calling God a cheater. This is blasphemy.
Moreover, what they are saying is that God failed to intervene on our behalf 8 years ago…and 4 years ago. Are they going to blame God or themselves for the results of the last 2 elections? The truth is that a multitude of Evangelicals refused to vote in the last 2 elections.
Does God intervene in behalf of America?
Yes, God has intervened in behalf
of America from its founding. For example, in 1607, Captain John Smith recorded
how God saved the Jamestown colonists from starving:
But now was all our provision spent, the
sturgeon gone, all helps abandoned, each hour expecting the fury of the savages;
when God, the Patron of all good endeavors in that desperate extremity so
changed the hearts of the savages that they brought such plenty of their fruits
and provision as no man wanted.
Yes, God performs miracles!
In 1621, William Bradford recorded
a miracle in Plymouth Colony. Plymouth experienced a great drought which
continued from the third week in May till about the middle of July, without any
rain and with great heat. The corn began to wither even though it had been
planted with fish to help keep it moist. Bradford records the miracle…
Upon which they set apart a solemn day of humiliation to seek the Lord by humble and fervent prayer in this great distress. And He was pleased to give them a gracious and speedy answer, both to their own and the Indians’ admiration that lived among them. For all the morning and greatest part of the day it was clear weather and very hot, and not a cloud or any sign of rain to be seen; yet toward evening it began to overcast and shortly after to rain with such sweet and gentle showers as gave them cause of rejoicing and blessing God. It came without either wind or thunder or any violence and by degrees and in that abundance as that the earth was thoroughly wet and soaked therewith; which did so apparently revive and quicken the decayed corn and other fruits, as was wonderful to see, and made the Indians astonished to behold. And afterward the Lord sent them such seasonable showers with interchange of fair warm weather as through His blessing, caused a fruitful and liberal harvest, to their no small comfort and rejoicing. For which mercy, in times convenient they also set apart a day for thanksgiving.
Another miracle in early America! After much fervent prayer, the Lord sent showers of blessing and caused a fruitful and liberal harvest. And that is what happened in the 2016 election. Many fervent prayers were sent heavenward, and God raised up men and women who by their writings, sermons and public speeches inspired Evangelicals to get out and vote. Consequently, Evangelicals caused a fruitful and liberal harvest – a Trump victory.
In all ages, God raises up faithful ministers and able advocates to plead His people’s cause. And that is what He did to win the victory in the 2016 election. God did not supernaturally change ballots. God is not a cheater.
Evangelicals finally arose and went to the polls to take back America - “possess the land” (Numbers 13:30; Numbers 33:53,55,56).
John Witherspoon, in his sermon “The Dominion of Providence Over the Passions of Men” (1776), recounted circumstance after circumstance when God interposed in behalf of His people, including the English. One instance was when God crushed the Spanish armada on behalf of Britain.
The power of divine providence appears with the most distinguished lustre, when small and inconsiderable circumstances, and sometimes, the weather and seasons, have defeated the most formidable armaments, and frustrated the best concerted expeditions. Near two hundred years ago, the monarchy of Spain was in the height of its power and glory, and determined to crush the interest of the reformation. They sent out a powerful armament against Britain, giving it ostentatiously, and in my opinion profanely, the name of the Invincible Armada. But it pleased God so entirely to discomfit it by tempests, that a small part of it returned home, though no British force had been opposed to it at all.
God sent a terrible storm to destroy the Invincible Armada. And didn’t God send a political storm exposing corrupt Clinton politics to destroy the Invincible Hillary? And weren’t many of Hillary’s political strategies thwarted?
Arrogance is an outrage against God. And we saw arrogance infused in the liberal media and other Hillary warriors - Hillarites. They were truly blinded by their arrogance and kept marching onward, loudly boasting of an upcoming victory and disdaining “deplorables,” including Evangelicals. This reminds us of the battle of David and Goliath. Continuing in his sermon, John Witherspoon remarked on how Goliath disdained David…
I look upon ostentation and confidence to be sort of outrage upon Providence, and when it becomes general, and infuses itself into the spirit of a people, it is a forerunner of destruction. How does Goliath the champion armed in a most formidable manner, express his disdain of David the stripling with his sling and his stone, I Sam. xvii.42,43,44,45. “And when the Philistine looked about and saw David, he disdained him: for he was but a youth, and ruddy, and of fair countenance. And the Philistine said unto David, Am I a dog, that thou comest to me with staves? And the Philistine cursed David by his gods, and the Philistine said to David, come to me, and I will give thy flesh unto the fowls of the air, and to the beasts of the field.” But how just and modest the reply? [“] Then said David to the Philistines, thou comest to me with a sword and with a spear, and with a shield, but I come unto thee in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied.”
Didn’t Hillary defy the Lord God in her words and actions?
Didn’t Hillary express disdain for “deplorables,” including Evangelicals?
And didn’t Hillary express disdain for Trump because he was not a career politician?
And didn’t Hillary essentially curse Trump and declare she would “give his flesh to the fowls of the air, and to the beasts of the field”?
Of course, Trump is not a Christian. So, it was not Trump’s reply, but the votes of Evangelicals that replied: “I come unto thee in the name of the Lord whom thou hast defied.”
Like Goliath, Hillary was brought down hard.
Hillary’s best human counsels were turned into foolishness. The Hillarites wisest measures were upset. The greatest preparations were brought to nothing, and the cunning politicians were befooled.
On the other hand, the most improbable met with the greatest success: Trump was victorious. God confounded the devices of the Invincible Hillary and the Hillarites.
Truly, God works in mysterious ways…but God is not a cheater. God did not supernaturally change the ballots on election night to give Trump the victory.
And now that the Invincible Hillary has been defeated, we must humble ourselves before the Lord God, repent of our worldly worship and other sins, and obey His Word that it might be said of us: “Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people” (Deuteronomy 4:6).
And we need to pray that Trump will be saved and seek the guidance of true born-again Christians…not the false prophets (Rick Warren, Dominionists, etc.) who will pounce on him and teach him a false gospel.
Will Trump make America great again? Only time will tell. But let us remember that true religion lays the surest foundation of a people’s prosperity.
Righteousness exalteth a nation:
God may use Trump to prosper America, but we must give God the glory.
Yes, Trump’s victory was a miracle. While we praise God for His interposition in our behalf, let us guard against the dangerous error of boasting that prayer caused God to supernaturally change Clinton votes to Trump votes, or caused votes to be counted incorrectly.
God is not a cheater.