Trump is Back

by Dave Kubal, President/CEO of IFA.

Editor’s Note: Dave Kabal is CEO of Intercessors for America and he is a very devoted man of prayer. Several of our team have met and prayed with him over the years. We enjoy a warm relationship with the team at Intercessors for America.  The team at the Canberra Declaration have been praying and fasting for America since 2013. We reproduce this article with the video of President Trump’s speech so that our readers can continue to pray for America.

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Lord, we pray for the Church to pursue a mighty movement that encourages Judeo-Christian values in the civil arena of our American culture.

Did you have a chance to watch President Trump’s address to CPAC on Sunday evening? He addressed a crowd of faithful conservatives attending the Conservative Political Action Conference held in Orlando, Florida. The speech was over an hour long, ranging from policy topics to critiquing his opponents to addressing the important philosophical underpinnings of our nation.

The Movement

As I listened to the speech, a couple of themes became clear. The first is that he describes the people who support him as being a part of a “movement.” In fact, he mentioned the word “movement” nine different times, qualifying the movement as “our” movement. A movement can be defined as a group of people committed to a series of acts working toward a desired end and reform.

It was this hope of reform that resonated with so many Americans. To many, this reform meant a less intrusive government that truly sought justice and did not protect wrongdoers. This large group of people — Christian or not — seemed connected with Romans 13:4, which describes the government as “agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer.” Many feel this desire for justice was unfulfilled. But the real victory of the past four years is the obvious exposure of the corruption and injustice in our government.

The question is, will “our” movement see this justice carried out to completion? In hindsight, I now believe it was naïve of us to think a Washington outsider could have fixed all of the corruption in just four years.

One thing has become crystal clear: government corruption cannot be rooted out by one person. From my perspective, which is almost solely based upon looking at the Church, the time for us as believers in Christ to fight for godly values has never been more important. In the past few years there has certainly been an energised core, but we MUST take a stand today.

Why the urgency now? We have watched Executive Order after Executive Order come from the White House that offend, delegitimise, and threaten Christian beliefs. The House of Representatives has passed a demonic bill, HR 5, that attempts to redefine God’s created order. Further, this issue must be settled before the next election. At the very least, state legislators must put into place ironclad legislation to prevent fraud in the future.

Believers in Christ have to recognise that God did create government and we MUST be involved in praying for and encouraging godly government so “we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Saviour, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.” (2 Tm 2:2-4) Our ability to lead peaceful lives is directly connected to our ability to share the Gospel!

Core Values

The second theme of his speech revolved around the concept of “values” or “convictions” that define the characteristics of this movement (and the Republican party). He specifically addressed these values in his speech by saying,

“We are committed to defending innocent life and upholding the Judeo-Christian values of our founding fathers… free thought. We stand up to political correctness… and cancel culture. We know the rule of law is the ultimate safeguard. And we affirm that the Constitution means exactly what it says…”

Protection of the unborn. The values of the Bible. Freedom to express our beliefs. The rule of law. The Constitution as it was written.

These are the values that President Trump describes as core elements of this movement.

Now this is where I get in trouble with those on the left side of the political spectrum. I get in trouble when people read into articles like this that I am endorsing a candidate (or a future candidate). The truth is that I am endorsing the values of the Bible and I am supporting ANY elected official — current or future — who upholds these values.

God is neither a Republican or Democrat. God is God and He is above all party politics. He calls His Church to be engaged in culture today — sharing the Gospel, caring for the poor, AND being engaged in the political arena.

We pray for all politicians — current and future — to embrace the God of the Bible and seek to secure the freedom of the Church to follow Christ.

Dear Intercessor, don’t be dismayed by what has occurred over the past months. Let’s pray for the Church to pursue a mighty movement that encourages Judeo-Christian values in the civil arena of our American culture. Will you join me?

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  1. Martin March 5, 2021 at 12:54 am - Reply

    From what I can see, the Trump/Republican platform does not protect the unborn, the values of the Bible or the US Constitution as it was written.

    There are *more* abortions under Republican administrations than Democrat as well as more infant and child deaths due to their demonisation of Universal Healthcare.

    Biblical Values? There are more than 250 verses in the Bible on the proper use of wealth, more than 300 on our responsibility to care for the poor and work for justice, 100 about caring for the environment and 30 about refugees and migration but only seven passages in the Bible that refer directly to homosexual behavior, and none of them are associated with Jesus.

    Guess which is the only issue on that list that Republicans care about? The last. Neither Trump nor the Republican Party have the same priorities as God when it comes to Biblical values.

    Rule of Law? Trump is as far from the Rule of Law as they come. It is Trump who 30 years ago had his Darling Harbour Casino plans rejected in Australia because of his Mafia organised-crime connections as documented in a Police report in Cabinet papers released under FOI 3 years ago.

    It is the Trump administration that in 4 short years had a staggering 215 criminal indictments against Trump’s staff and campaign personnel (vastly more than any other administration) versus ZERO for the entire 8 years of the Obama/Biden administration.

    Out of a total of an incredible 3,500 suits over the many decades that Trump has been in business, Trump or one of his companies were plaintiffs in 1,900; defendants in 1,450; and bankruptcy, third party, or other in 150. Trump was named in at least 169 suits in federal court.

    “The Constitution as it was written”? If Republicans truly held to the letter of the Constitution, they’d only have a “well-regulated militia” bearing arms.

    I’m afraid when you look at the evidence, the core values of President Trump and his movement do not match up with those of Jesus.

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