Can President Trump Be The Means to Which Christ is Drawing You Closer to Himself?

Perhaps, President Trump, #YOURPresident, whether you like it or not, may be the mean in which the LORD GOD chooses to draw YOU closer to Himself.

Perhaps.

Perhaps, maybe you didn’t know you were on your way to hell…as an almost Christian, professing Jesus with your mouth, but denouncing Him with your lie,  I mean life.

But please. If you are a Christian, consider your own ways. Are you a hypocrite because you can’t stand him because of the things he has said? Are you in sin, as you slander him? And does the fact of the possibility of you being in sin give you pause. If not. Then, I want you to #takeaseat and repent and ask God to forgive you and make you right before Him. -Don’t you know, Christian, that Jesus said we will be held accountable for every careless word we speak? (Matthew 12:36)  And if you DO know this, then here we are again, back to sin, because [James says] whoever knows the right thing to do and yet fails to do it, is guilty of sin. (James 4:16-17)    And we know that sin is a BIG DEAL because sin separates us from our beloved Savior Lord, who’s Presence we ought to continually be mindful of, right? (Colossians 3:1-2) I mean are you so willing to forsake His Presence to complain and spew out words you can never take back! Words that will condemn you? (Matthew 12:37)

Colossians 3:1-2 says, “If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.”(Typography added)

Christian. You and I are to make a conscious choice to direct our mind and our hearts towards the things of Christ our Lord. (Philippians 2:4-5) We venture towards having the mind of Christ through prayer, residing in the Word of God, the Bible and through faithful and loving accountable fellowship with other believers. Directing our minds towards the things of God is always best for us because God’s thoughts are so much higher and better than our thoughts. His thoughts are much more noble and upright than ours. Can you agree? Yes, His thoughts are righteous and so are [all] His ways. All of our thoughts and ways are damning and in need of redemption. The prophet Isaiah says, “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” declares the LORD. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways And My thoughts than your thoughts” (Isaiah 55:8-9). Though some thoughts come quickly, whether naturally or from the enemy. It is still up to us to turn our minds and hearts to Christ and choose to make our residence there.

I know. I know. It ain’t easy. It’s so easy to join throng of naysayers versus countering them! Trust. I know! But, you know Christian; brother, sister. I know you can do it. I know you can love like you are Jesus’.  Listen. The only thing that keeps us from setting our mind on Christ, is our pride. Pride is murderous to anyone attempting to live out the mission of Jesus Christ. (Matthew 28:18-20)  Pride takes us on a detour far off the path to God, and sets us on a path of it’s very own: destruction. Pride is where the wicked abound. (See Psalm 10)  Do not do what they do.

Again. I know you can DO IT. I know you can LOVE LIKE JESUS LOVES. The kind of love that is virtually selfless and hopes for the best in all things. The kind that keeps no roster with check marks against people. (Check out 1 Corinthians 13)  I know  you can love like this because of Him who lives on the inside of you! I tell you, He is greater than any masterful complaint or snide remark. He is just greater than______.  AND, check it, He has given us EVERYTHING we need to live a life of godliness. (2 Peter 2-3) This means He has given us, who are His, the supernatural ability to love our enemies, to pray for them and actually care about their eternal well being. This also means, we are able to endure the  afflictions of this world and that we don’t have to resort to complaining, shaming, and hateful speech or deeds. We are able to do these deeds  ALL with a thankful heart! Because. Because. Because! Because!!!!  Our GOD is Greater than the sum of them all! He is stronger! He is BETTER!  His way is BETTER. His promises are BETTER. (Hebrews 8:6)

So now, when you hear, see, or think of President Trump (or whomever else), you can praise the Lord for this ‘mean’ He has in place, to draw you closer to Himself.

It’s ALL about Him anyway. Praise be to Jesus!

So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.  Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.  {Philippians 2:1-11}

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