Posted Nov 07, 2020 by Michael L. Brown

We are living in an unprecedented season in American history, one of massive consequence for the nation as a whole and for conservative Christians in particular. (All the more does this hold true for charismatic Christians, as I’ll explain shortly.) Please allow me to lay out the stark, contrasting possibilities.

I’ve written about this briefly in the last few days, but I’ll expand on things more fully here.

On the natural, non-spiritual side, either Donald Trump has pulled off the political feat of a lifetime, convincing tens of millions of Americans to reject the results of a fairly contested election. Or Trump is the victim of the most massive electoral fraud in our history, the exposing of which will shake our nation to its foundations.

On the spiritual side, either a multitude of prophetic voices have been jointly misled, prophesying in total unison that Trump will serve a second term. Or the words of these prophetic voices will prove true, shocking the nation with the reality of God.

Are these not very high stakes?

Let’s consider the natural side first.

Already in 2016, Hillary Clinton could speak of “fake news,” referring to “the epidemic of malicious fake news and false propaganda that flooded social media over the past year.”

But it was Trump who made the term uniquely his, beginning in January, 2017, when he said to CNN’s Jim Acosta, “you’re fake news.” He also tweeted on January 10, 2017, “FAKE NEWS - A TOTAL POLITICAL WITCH HUNT!”

Since then, there has been a steady stream of truly fake, anti-Trump news, fueling the fires of tens of millions of Trump supporters. The media cannot be trusted. The media is totally biased. The media has only one goal: remove Donald Trump.

Earlier this year, two mainstream media newsroom employees, one working for an NBC affiliate and one for a CBS affiliate, shared the identical story with me. Their bosses made clear their intent to get rid of Trump, even if it meant posting false stories. That would confirm the suspicions of the most ardent Trump supporter.

Added to this is the undeniable, anti-conservative bias of the Internet giants, and the table has been set for questioning the outcome of the election.

Back in August, the president said, “The only way we're going to lose this election is if the election is rigged.”

In October he said, “The only way we can lose in my opinion is massive fraud.”

And now, after Biden has been declared the winner by the media, when Trump tweets, “I WON THIS ELECTION, BY A LOT!”, the response is overwhelming. The tweet received more than one million likes within the first 12 hours.

Even based on a simple, rational analysis, the apparent Biden victory has many people scratching their heads.

Has Trump, then, succeeded in convincing many millions of people that he was robbed when, in fact, he was not? This would be terribly dangerous, as masses of people will believe whatever their beloved leader tells them.

The other possibility is just as severe, namely, the existence of massive, widespread, systemic, corruption on an unprecedented scale. A coordinated effort requiring elaborate planning, also made possible by the pandemic which opened the doors for many millions of mail-in ballots. The stealing of the most important presidential election in our lifetimes, right under our noses.

Talk about high stakes!

The good news is that if a massive fraud has been perpetrated and if such a grand theft took place on this kind of scale, it will be uncovered. Something of this magnitude simply cannot be hidden, and every effort will surely be made to uncover it.

On the spiritual side, I have not heard of a single, respected prophetic leader (meaning, with the charismatic church) who prophesied a Biden victory. Not one. To the contrary, every single one of them prophesied a second term for Trump.

Some said they have known for over a year that the election would be contested and ultimately decided by the courts. (I can verify they are not just saying this now.) One wrote about this very scenario in detail in a bestselling book published last month, describing the scene we are currently witnessing, including disputed ballots and court cases.

Interestingly, some of these leaders are quite apolitical. Some do not even like Trump. Yet they all prophesied the same thing.

It is true that some of them made clear that Trump would serve a second term only if the church really prayed. But I have never seen so much prayer for an election, continuing to this moment, as we are seeing today.

There is, of course, the possibility that Trump could lose now and then win in 2024. Even in the Bible, prophets got their timing wrong (see 1 Peter 1:10-12).

But such reasoning, at this point, seems to be grasping at straws.

Back in September, a longtime, close colleague reached out to me, sensing that Biden would win, a major reason being that God was correcting the church for looking to Trump in an idolatrous way.

This past week, a solid pastor wrote to me, saying this: “When I pray, I keep having it impressed on me. I don't often invoke the prophetic, but I believe I have heard from heaven. Trump is done. After all the court fights, he will no longer be president. God has allowed his removal because of the idolatry of the church. God used Trump for four years, but like Gideon's ephod, an idol was made of the tool [see Judges 8:27]. God will not share His glory, nor the affection of His bride.”

What are we to make of this?

On the one hand, I absolutely share this concern that the church has become too politicized and that we have been guilty of putting our trust in Trump in a wrongful way.

On the other hand, I know quite a few of the prophetic leaders who prophesied Trump’s second term.

They are not corrupt preachers. They are not mercenaries. They are God-fearing, Jesus-centered, men and women of God. Some of them have excellent track records spanning many years. And every one of them is convinced that God showed them He wants Trump to have another four years.

As a very spiritual friend asked me on Saturday, “Who are the witches doing incantations against?”

The stakes, indeed, are very high indeed.

One prophetic leader has just announced that we will see many things exposed in the next 70 days, with some blue states flipping to red in the total vote count.

Others have pointed to 2 Chronicles 20:20 (in this year 2020, no less). The text says, “Have faith in the LORD your God and you will be upheld; have faith in his prophets and you will be successful.”

They are encouraging everyone not to lose heart but rather to continue to believe the prophetic word. They are still convinced that God will bring it to pass. They still stay Trump will serve four more years.

My counsel is for every believer to pray fervently for God’s perfect will to come to pass and for every work of darkness to be fully exposed.

After all, Jesus, not Satan, is Lord. And God, not the corrupt world, is King.

With the massive, worldwide, ongoing outpouring of prayer for this election, I feel confident that Almighty God will bring about what is best for the nation in the long-term.

Then, once the dust settles, we will take some time to look back and sort everything out. What is muddled and disputed right now should be very clear soon enough.

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smcnutt posted a comment · Nov 09, 2020
*Biden. (my mind was on German)
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smcnutt posted a comment · Nov 09, 2020
Ironically, it is not Trump that is the issue here. I think whether you voted for him or Bieden, we should be really concerned about the potential level of corruption. I think that our faith should whether whoever the President is, and that role comes with limitations through our system of governance being a constitutional republic. However, the rise of the Reich came about through a similar way, within the system, not from without. No matter who the President is, we should be aware of where we stand in our faith, in the place where we put our trust. We should read Ephesians six and understand its meaning for this time we are in now.
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Swkh310 posted a comment · Nov 09, 2020
There is no liberal media. There is no conservative media. There is only a corporate media.
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neptune posted a comment · Nov 08, 2020
Here are five key prayer points outlined by Michele Bachmann. Please pray these, and also forward to everyone you know: https://blog.kcm.org/5-prayer-points-to-pray-right-now-for-the-election/
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neptune posted a comment · Nov 08, 2020
I was just thinking about a couple of important things that we Christians can pray here: 1) There's something called a "paint the dragon red" prayer, which is designed to reveal Satan's evil deceptions. One key part of that prayer is to pray that "any demonic power within [the] persons or within [the] situations manifest itself—that it may be clearly discerned and seen by all the people." In other words, you're praying that the presence of the demonic become so obvious that *everyone* can see it. 2) Theologian Donald Bloesch writes that we need to pray for the gift of battle. As he says, “Christians can only live out their vocation by discovering and exercising the gifts of the Holy Spirit," and he speaks about this additional gift, which he believes is alluded to in both the Old and New Testaments: “Christians who are under the cross of persecution need to pray for the gift of battle, the ability to endure under trial, the boldness to challenge immorality and heresy in high places. The gift of battle is properly included in the gift of might or power (Isa. 11:2). It is the power to enter into conflict and the stamina not to grow weary. It must be accompanied by and fulfilled in the gift of love, since we cannot wage war against sin successfully unless we love the sinner. We must speak the truth, but we must speak the truth in love.”
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RAS posted a comment · Nov 08, 2020
Right after Trump defeated Hillary in 2016, Bob O’Dell wrote an Article, “AMERICA, TRUMP AND THE TWO GOLDEN CALVES. Very thought provoking, the article compares the two political parties to the two places Jeroboam set up the two golden calves to entice Israel not to go to Jerusalem to worship. “It is too much for you to go up to Jerusalem; behold your gods, O Israel, that brought you up from the land of Egypt.” - 1 Kings 12:28. The article is a must read. The gist is basically this: God said the place to worship was Jerusalem. The calf in Bethel was very nigh to Jerusalem (conservative), while the calf in Dan was about as far away in Israel as you could get from Jerusalem. The lifestyles of the two places were contrary to each other. On one hand Bethel, “The House of God” had a biblical history, but Laish in Dan, was taken from the heathen and inhabited by the Danites. Laish beforehand was a place of immorality, idolatry, and sins of sexual gratification and the Danites embraced their lax “progressive” liberal ways. Bottom line: neither place was the place God had appointed to worship his name. Today, many conservatives profess a belief in God but don’t but aren’t dedicated to seeking him daily and walking in his laws, Many others voted for Trump who embrace sin and are out of the closet, comfortable with proclaiming their sins; simply because they have the sense to reject socialism. But what matters is, are you spiritually in the place God designated to worship him, or, metaphorically embracing a high place you or others created contrary to his commandments? The article is here: https://www.israel365news.com/78807/america-trump-two-golden-calves-opinion/
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RAS posted a comment · Nov 08, 2020
In 2016 I greatly feared America was repeating the Bar Kokhba revolt. Fought around 132-136 AD, Simon Bar Kokhba arose as a great warrior. Imagining to "Make Judea Great Again" he acquired a strong following and led a revolt against the globalist Rome. His initial success against the Romans led many Jews to believe he was the messiah. Rabbi Akiva declared him to be such. The Rebels put their trust in him, but the short version is that he and his followers were destroy along the the Jewish presence in the holy land for over 1800 years. Before Trump won in 2016 when I was asked if I supported Trump I would jokingly say, "No, but I support his mouth". After Trump won in 2016, I knew it was the hand of God, but I did not know what the outcome of the future would be. In time, he won my confidence by his actions, which, backed up his mouth. I voted for him in 2020. At this point I don't know what the future holds. Maybe God put Trump over the nation in his mercy to give us a window of time and prolong our days for a season. Maybe that window is now closing, or maybe not. The reality is that I have known all along that only God can make America great again, not any man. Nonetheless, I thank God for what he has done over the last 4 years. And even in the worse case scenario before us, it is important to remember, ALL things work to the glory of God for them who love him and are called and chosen by him. "Be ye not troubled", Jesus said, for I have overcome the world. Put your faith and hope in God alone, and rest in that. Pray for Trump, pray for our nation; when it goes, freedom and the stability of the world goes with it.
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neptune posted a comment · Nov 08, 2020
SteveW wrote: "Why would He say to all his prophets that Trump would get a second term (conditional on prayer) and then not tell any of them that He has changed his decision (which He is perfectly entitled to do, of course) because the Church has been trusting in Trump rather than Him? That explanation is grasping at straws as well." Agreed. It sounds to me as if these two men just don't *want* Trump to win, and are simply projecting their own dislike of him onto God: "Well, *I* don't like Trump, so God must not either!!!" Heavy, man. :P Of course, it's true that some in the Church have made an idol of Trump—I think most of us already knew that. But another possibility is that these two guys are projecting idolatry present in their *own* lives onto the Church. Anyway, I don't give much credence to the opinions of either one here.
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neptune posted a comment · Nov 08, 2020
Brown made some convincing points in this article. He wrote: "Back in September, a longtime, close colleague reached out to me, sensing that Biden would win . . . ." OK, what exactly does "sensing that Biden would win" mean? Sorry, but his own "intuition" about the election means little. Tell us—who did he "sense" would win in 2016? ;) Brown also wrote: "This past week, a solid pastor wrote to me, saying this: 'When I pray, I keep having it impressed on me. I don't often invoke the prophetic, but I believe I have heard from heaven. Trump is done.'" Again, who did this Patrick Conley guy say was going to win in 2016? And "invoke the prophetic"—what exactly does that mean? That almost sounds like the sin of divination here. Also, Conley's obesity (sorry if that offends someone) doesn't exactly inspire confidence in his abilities to hear from God. If God is going to give a word about something, it needs to be *tested*. If all these prophets who are considered mature are right in line with their prophecies, and then we have a couple of outliers with little or no prophetic experience saying the opposite, who are you going to believe? Clearly, it's most logical to assume that these seasoned prophets did get it right. Regardless, we Christians definitely need to take heart, look up to God, and continually pray for His perfect will to come to pass. This is definitely no time for apathy, double-mindedness, or passivity.
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BLind0223 posted a comment · Nov 08, 2020
Also, I voted for Trump again in 2020. Again maybe it is just me, but the stakes seemed higher this time which is funny to me because the last time we would have had 12 years of the same dark agenda in a row (maybe 16) if Hillary was elected to 2 terms. My point is why do the stakes seem higher now after a 4 year interruption (possibly 8) of this darkness. I think Trump winning last time was such a shock, that it seemed to show God showing mercy to our nation, what else could it be!? Then Trump losing this time would mean what!? Maybe we slept through a time when we were supposed to be awakened! I just think maybe myself and possibly believers in general began to see more hope than we should have in a man.
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BLind0223 posted a comment · Nov 08, 2020
In 2016, I voted for Trump. I will try to explain my reflections over the last few days. I always draw the circle around myself first. So maybe this is just me. During 8 years of Obama and the agenda from the left, as a believer, it felt as if God was shaking the church. Everywhere you turned, it seemed as if it was “a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and thick darkness.” I believed at the time that God was beginning to judge His church in America. The “alarm” was blaring. Most of His church heard it then. This alarm had been blaring for a while, I believe. Such a while, maybe our ears had grown accustomed to it a bit. Alarms are supposed to jolt us to action. Instead we stirred a little and continued to press the “snooze” button. Our Father is always trying to bring us to a closer relationship with Himself. The ball was in our court then, God gave us a time to return. “Yet even now,” declares the LORD, “Return to Me with all your heart, And with fasting, weeping and mourning; And rend your heart and not your garments.” Now return to the LORD your God, For He is gracious and compassionate, Slow to anger, abounding in lovingkindness And relenting of evil.” Sadly, had the left’s agenda never been interrupted by Trump’s term we may have allowed ourselves to hear the “alarm” and jolt ourselves awake as it is intended to do. Instead the alarm got quieter and more muffled. This Trump loss (if it stays that way) has now brought the alarm back out for some of us. It is sounding now and has been the whole time. We may see a darker and more gloomy time. The clouds may be thicker this time. Our eyes can get used to the dark. This is true in the natural and spiritual I believe. What used to be thick darkness and clouds in the Obama years, we will be able to navigate in it easier this time. This is terrifying to me because, God’s reach is so, so far in His relentless pursuit of His people that it means we can go so far in our own complacency before we turn back to Him. We have to pray for God to keep the alarm as loud as possible and also for the darkness to turn us to Him in prayer. Give us sight again Lord. Give us hearing again Lord. Our hope must return to the Lord. ‭‭
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SteveW posted a comment · Nov 08, 2020
As second point I wanted to make was that I don't buy the idea that the Lord is allowing a Biden win because his Church has been holding up Trump as an idol. Why would He say to all his prophets that Trump would get a second term (conditional on prayer) and then not tell any of them that He has changed his decision (which He is perfectly entitled to do, of course) because the Church has been trusting in Trump rather than Him? That explanation is grasping at straws as well.
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SteveW posted a comment · Nov 08, 2020
Thank you Dr. Brown for a thoughtful and honest article. Without a shadow of a doubt there has been voter fraud on such a massive scale that it would even make Saddam Hussein blush. The reality was that Trump was winning by such a massive amount that the fraud had to be correspondingly large and hence very easy to detect. If all the irregularities (Republican observers excluded, the dead voting, mysterious night time ballot dumps all for Biden, computer software glitches favouring Biden, etc, etc) get a fair shaking in the Supreme Court then this will all be overturned. In the natural the little guy can't win this as a massive evil alliance of the political establishment (including the GOP), MSM, Judges, Big Tech, left-wing activists, etc, are arrayed against him. I am hoping and praying that our Advocate (the Lord Jesus Christ himself) will take this case on. He has never lost a case!! May all the Glory go to His Wonderful Name.