No Shane. That is not how prophecy works. God does not "intend." God does not stutter. He is not ambiguous. He does not leave anything up to the prophet to determine on their own. Here is the real kick in the face for Shane that he has not yet connected. If the apostate church and its gaggle of false prophets all thought a second term for Trump was what was best for America but God had other plans, then what you thought was best was actually against God. Are you seeing the judgment yet Shane? You were actively working against what God wanted! Therein lies the folly of thinking that the church is supposed to conquer the mountain of government. The best you can do is guess and even when you think you are so sure you can still miss it so spectacularly. The object Shane is to guard your heart before you make such an egregious error. The idea is to say He must increase before being exposed as being false.
"Second, haven't most of us been saying for decades that America is ripe for judgment? And how does God often judge nations? He uses foreign enemies from without and allows corruption and rot from within. Many in our land are echoing Jeremiah when he asked, "Why does the way of the wicked prosper? Why do all who are treacherous thrive?" (Jer. 12:1b), but when we consider the unmasked hatred of all things godly, should we really be surprised? Again, I don't know God's plans perfectly, but it seems that America reached the tipping point. Let's be very clear: As Dwight D. Eisenhower said, "A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both." We lost our moral compass a long time ago. Historically, we know that God judged those nations who continually tolerated sin; wrong choices have devastating national consequences.
Arnold Toynbee, who wrote A Study of History in 1961 said, "Of the 22 civilizations that have appeared in history, 19 of them collapsed when they reached the moral state America is in today." And that was written decades ago. What would he say now?" - Shane Idleman
Wow. Just when it sounds like Shane was having a "come to Jesus" moment he reverts right back to the apostate church leader we all know him to be. This is known as the blame the sinners approach of the NAR. Shane and the NAR firmly believe that America was founded by Charismatic evangelicals who sang "Friend of God" before they signed the Declaration of Independence. Somewhere over the next 200 years however, the country would be infiltrated by dirty rotten sinners who have somehow led America out of covenant with God. Mind you none of this is actually true. The apostate church however needs a foil. They need a bad guy to blame and Lord knows they will not look in the mirror. So they look at people who according to the bible think the things of God are utter foolishness and blame them. Mind you, I am not even disagreeing about the moral state of this country I just refuse to wear blinders that the main reason for this decay is the church itself. Just look at the past year and how the petulant apostate church demanded that they be allowed to meet in the middle of a pandemic. Breaking laws and violating scripture regarding obedience to authority, they seemingly do not even care when congregants die because of their sinful desires. What else does the world see when they look at the apostate church? They see a privileged class constantly whining about persecution that is simply not there. They see pastors falling from grace repeatedly. They see hucksters and snake oil salesmen surrounding the current president and bowing down to all things Trump. All the while pointing the accusing fingers at the everyone else when God is clearly speaking to them.
"Third, as much as I would like godly people in positions of leadership, from Mike Pompeo to Ben Carson, the state of the church in America should be our primary concern. We are a representative government, which means that those in power reflect the people who voted for them. How can we expect godly leadership to be elected by a lost citizenry, and the fault there--as well as the remedy--lies squarely with the church. The church as a whole has become comfortable--too comfortable. All-night prayer meetings have been exchanged for all-night Netflix binges. Powerful worship services where the Spirit of God is moving have been turned into 60-minute programs designed to entertain rather than convict. Pastors are measuring success by "likes" and "followers" rather than Christlikeness and following Him. As I said in a recent article, The church must reset. It's painfully obvious that most churches do not model themselves after the church that Christ commissioned. If America has any hope of rediscovering its moral compass, it will begin with a revived church fearlessly proclaiming the truth in the power of the Spirit. And that will come at a price." - Shane Idleman
Shane is flexing his NAR dominionist muscles here. It is the seven-mountain heresy that believes in placing people from the church into positions in government. Never mind that Carson is a Seventh Day Adventist. Shane is correct however that the fault for a lost electorate resides with a church that is not fulfilling its role. The problem is that he only sees these faults in other churches. In the mind of the NAR false teacher, they are the only ones brave enough to confront the sinful world with the truth as they see it. This false pursuit of revival is an obsession within the apostate church today.
"A Rude Awakening May Bring a Great Awakening. As much as we wanted an administration that is less hostile to Christ and His bride, could it be that God is giving us a rude awakening to usher in a great awakening? In studying past revivals, we can see that they were birthed in travail--prayer was the heartbeat of the saints. Talk of holiness and the things of God were commonplace. There was a desperate recognition of our own sinfulness and an insatiable hunger for God that we rarely see today. But now, under this new pressure, we see the refining hand of God at work. My wife and I were encouraged that so many people showed up for our worship service on Jan. 6. The hunger for God was evident. Tribulation is a great magnet that draws us to the Savior. Keep in mind that I'm saying all of this as a proud American who loves the gift of freedom and prosperity that God has given us to steward. As Christians, we have dual citizenship. We have a responsibility to both, with God's kingdom as the priority. Yes, we are in disarray right now, but this can lead to a true awakening if we once again place our hope in Him and remember Paul's words, "I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me" (Gal. 2:20). Stop focusing on what happened and start focusing on what you can do." -Shane Idleman
Or could it just be that God allowed the winner for His own purposes? Is it possible God was jealous of the Trump idolatry that was consuming the church in America? Just think of the sheer idolatry of proclaiming we have dual citizenship! We have no such thing! The bible says very clearly that we have citizenship in heaven! That we are pilgrims, sojourners and exiles in this world. Even the key verse today is Jesus explaining that His kingdom is not of this earth. Our responsibility is to His kingdom. We should be found doing His work. Our faith should stand out like a shining city on a hill. We cannot serve two masters yet that is exactly what Shane admits to and is proud of doing. Sure, he tempers it by saying that the kingdom comes first but go back to the first commandment. The kingdom needs to also come second and third and every place in between in the life of a believer.