Three days ago a headline appeared in The Times Publication online that read; “Trump brings personal pastor Paula White-Cain to White House to preach her gospel of wealth.” Part of the article went on to say…
“A controversial televangelist and “personal pastor” to President Trump who believes that God bestows wealth and health on the devout has joined the White House. Paula White-Cain, a pastor described as Mr Trump’s spiritual adviser, gave the invocation at his inauguration and promotes the “prosperity gospel” that believes generous donations to religious causes boost spiritual health. Mrs White-Cain, 53, a millionaire author and life coach, has joined the Office of Public Liaison, a division of the White House responsible for outreach to groups seeking to organise community projects that reflect the administration’s goals. She will advise the Trump administration’s Faith and Opportunity Initiative to give religious organisations a stronger voice in government projects such as defending religious liberty. Mr Trump took more than 80 per cent of the evangelical vote in 2016 and is keen to demonstrate his commitment to issues that matter to them. However, Mrs White-Cain’s brand of materialistic evangelism is criticised by some theologians as heresy and idolatry.”
The hyper faith prosperity wealth and health gospel is the last thing America needs right now especially in the White House. Earlier this year a video was released showing a leading group of evangelicals praying over and laying hands on President Trump. Among them were proponents of the hyper faith prosperity doctrine and one of their numbers prophesied over the President. Watching this video one could not help but think about the last days of the Southern Kingdom of Judah and the City of Jerusalem. The Southern kingdom of Judah with its capital at Jerusalem was going down the same path of apostasy as the Northern Kingdom had gone which saw the destruction of the Capital City of Samaria at the hands of the Assyrians in 722BC.
The Babylonians, who had conquered the Assyrians, were now closing in on the kingdom of Judah. The king of Judah was listening to the myriad of false prophets who were prophesying wealth and blessing and prosperity for the nation even though the king, his officials and the people by and large were in a spiritually backslidden state, in rebellion against God’s laws and commandments as laid out in Torah. They still had the outward form of their religious system that was structured Biblically but spiritually and morally bankrupt and would soon be destroyed. They thought because they had the Temple and so called ‘awesome’ worship times with the popular prophets all siting together in the circle of the merrymakers, that they would never be defeated and this was reinforced by the false prophets.
Jeremiah was God’s prophet in those days and he saw things differently. He spoke the truth concerning the spiritually backslidden state of the people and their prophets; “They have lied about the Lord; they said, “He will do nothing! No harm will come to us; we will never see sword or famine. The prophets are but wind and the word is not in them; so let what they say be done to them.” (Jeremiah 5:12-13) and again he propheied correctly as the LORD spoke through him to His people; “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?” (Jeremiah 5:30-31)
The false prophets were telling King Zedekiah and his officials lies and deception which the false prophets themselves also believed. Not only were they practicing deception but were themselves deceived. This kind of spiritual deception is clearly evident within wider Christenndom today and a conspicuous feature of the last days. (2 Timothy 3:13) As Jeremiah also prophesies; “From the least to the greatest, all are greedy for gain; prophets and priests alike, all practice deceit. They dress the wound of my people as though it were not serious. ‘Peace, peace,’ they say, when there is no peace. Are they ashamed of their detestable conduct? No, they have no shame at all; they do not even know how to blush. So they will fall among the fallen; they will be brought down when I punish them,” says the Lord.” (Jeremiah 6: 13-15)
Because they had the Temple they thought they were immune from destruction. God himself told them through His prophet that they were to change their ways or face destruction. They ultimately refused to change their ways and the nation and Jerusalem fell to the Babylonians in 586BC. In that day the false prophets were noweher to be seen, being hirelings and not true shepherds. (John 10:12-13) One of the things God castigated His people for through His prophet Jeremiah was the shedding of innocent blood and the pursuit of idols (Jeremiah 7:6) Today America, the supposed ‘bastion’ of Biblical Christianity, is going down the same path that the Southern kingdom of Judah was going.
While there are seemingly just a few Jeremiahs today warning the American people of the rise of the ‘Babylonians’ (Islam) and the need for repentance from sin and a turning back to God, the majority of preachers, teachers and ‘prophets’ are prophesying wealth, health and peace and prosperity for America. This covetous preaching is being re-enforced by multitudes of so called prophets and apostles within the Kingdom Dominion Camp or the New Apostolic reformation now known as ICAL, bedfellows of the faith prosperity ‘theology.’ Let them deny this?
Now we have an advocate of the hyper faith prosperity doctrine in the White House prophesying and advising the President and most likely re-enforcing prosperity and spiritual blessing for America. God Himself will put up with a lot of things from His people because He would rather exercise mercy and make room for repentance rather than judgement. (2 Peter 3:9) However, one thing that fills Him with righteous anger is the shedding of innocent blood which is epidemic within America and within the western democracies as we see non-therapeutic abortion being performed on the ‘pagan’ altars of abortion clinics everywhere in every western nation, a practice the people of Israel were into when they were offering their innocent babies on the pagan altars of Molech.
Even though President Trump, to his credit, has taken a strong stand against abortion it still goes on unabated and approved by many holding office in Congress. According to both Testaments the worship of idols in any form is the worship of demons. (Deuteronomy 32:16-17) (1 Corinthians 10:20) When you look at the sorts of things the people of God were into in the time of Jeremiah you had the oppression of aliens (migrants) injustice, theft, murder, greed, corruption at the top, adultery and the pursuit of idolatry, all conspicuous marks of modern America. Many years ago now the late David Wilkerson and Romanian pastor Dumitru Duduman saw in visions American cities burning. When you think about the destructive capacity of missiles today these things are a graphic and present reality when you see the collateral damage caused by them.
President Trump needs to be surrounded by men of God who love God’s Word first and foremost and will tell the president what he needs to hear and not what they want him to hear. He needs sound,’down to earth’ guidance and advice from the Bible, not ‘prophesies and dreams!’ Hopefully Vice President Mike Pence will not be taken in by these faith prosperity proponents assailing the White House. Already the appointment of Paul White-Cain as a Presidential advisor has sent shockwaves through those evangelicals in America who hold fast to the Word of God and reject faith prosperity and kingdom dominion theology and know that America is in spiritual decline and heading for judgement unless there is repentance and a return to the Bible.
The ‘Modern Babylonians’ on mass are coming against the western nations and are already entrenched within every western democracy today and it is Islam with its religious roots and ideology going all the way back to the Babylon of Nimrod in the Book of Genesis and personified in King Nebuchadnezzar and the kings of Ancient Babylon with their mystery religions. These ‘mystery religions’ have been seeping into Christendom for centuries but is now in epidemic proportions! The apostasy is well and truly with us today paving the way for the rise of the Islamic Antichrist, the man of sin who will terrify the nations and make them tremble. (Isaiah 14:16) (Daniel 11: 36-44) (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4) Only the Second Coming of the Lord Jesus will put an end to the Islamic man of sin and his Islamic beast empire that today is circumnavigating the globe. (Daniel 11:45) (Isaiah 14:15-17)
Through the prophet Jeremiah God was saying to His people who claimed to follow Him as a nation; “This is what the LORD says; “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls. But you said, ‘We will not walk in it.’ I appointed watchmen over you and said, ‘Listen to the sound of the trumpet!’ But you said, ‘We will not listen.’ Therefore hear, you nations; you who are witnesses, observe what will happen to them. Hear, you earth: I am bringing disaster on this people, the fruit of their schemes, because they have not listened to my words and have rejected my law.” (Jeremiah 6:16-19)
In the past God raised up many prophets within the nation of America but today they are few and far between amidst the Pseudo spiritual euphoria being created by the false hyper faith prosperity prophets and teachers sitting in the circle of the merrymakers. Added to this you have the Kingdom Dominion proponents preaching that Christians should have things good in this world and whose destiny is to conquer the nations, take Kingdom Dominion and reap the riches of the pagan world.
Lets’ continue to pray for President Donald Trump and for Vice President Mike Pence that they will be rightly guided by men who love the Word of God and will tell them what they really need to hear from God. Will President Trump and the leaders of that mighty nation of America and former bastion of Biblical Christianity ask for the ancient paths, being the ways of the God of the Bible? Will they return to a Biblical faith, and embrace God’s laws and commandments once again that were very evident and prevalent in America and in the faith of its founding fathers as a nation? Do they really want to hear from God? What does God have to bring upon America to make them sit up and listen to His counsel?
Humanly speaking if America goes it all goes and western democracy will be shaken to its very foundations by the ‘Babylonian’ empire of Islam! Having said this I am reminded once again what the late David Wilkerson often said; “God still has everything under control!” God Himself is imploring the leaders of America and the western democracies that are now in spiritual decline to “Stand again at the crossroads and look; to ask for the ancient paths, asking where the good way is, and walking in it, and they will surely find rest for their souls.” But are they listening?” or should we say, “who are they listening to?”