Trump: Doing what God has Prepared him to Do – Genesis 50:20

 

I thought Donald Trump’s book, The Art of the Deal, was fascinating.

In the last few lines he wrote, “The biggest challenge I see over the next twenty years is to figure out some creative ways to give back some of what I’ve gotten…In my life, there are two things I’ve found I’m very good at: overcoming obstacles and motivating good people to do their best work.

I see this all happening now. His service as president is what he has been preparing for his whole life. And don’t we see that he is so good at overcoming many obstacles and also motivating good people to do their best work. We can give praise to God for preparing this man to serve in such an evil time as this.

Though many people are against him, I believe God has been preparing him for this job as president; and he will be used to do much good in America and also in the world. In a way, he may be just like Joseph. His brothers hated him, and did evil against him, but God used their evil deeds for good—to save the entire people of Israel and also the Egyptians (Gen. 50:20).

Likewise, just as Trump may have been in business for himself, to benefit himself, it seems that God is now using it now for good—to help many people.

 

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10 Elements of Making a Deal — from Trump: The Art of the Deal

 

I just finished reading Trump: The Art of the Deal. The first chapter, A Week in the Life, was captivating. I couldn’t believe how busy and how hard Donald Trump has worked—every minute of the day. Every half-hour or so he makes another deal, on the phone or in person. You can tell he loves his work.

In the second chapter, The Elements of the Deal, he goes over many principles he uses to make deals. This I think was the best chapter of the book. Here are…

 

10 Elements of Making a Deal (mostly Trump quotes)

1. Think Big. Trump wrote, “If you’re going to be thinking anyway, you might as well think big.” I like that!

2. How to Think Big. Trump said, “I think of it as a controlled neurosis, which is a quality I’ve noticed in many highly successful entrepreneurs. They’re obsessive, they’re driven, they’re single-minded and sometimes they’re almost maniacal, but it’s all channeled into their work.”

 

3. Anticipate the Worst. Trump wrote, “I always go into the deal anticipating the worst. If you plan for the worst—if you can live with the worst—the good will always take care of itself.” Wise advice, especially in these times. It’s always good to be vigilant and to be on our guard against the enemy.

4. Maximize Your Options. “For starters,” Trump wrote, “I keep a lot of balls in the air, because most deals fall out, no matter how promising they seem at first. In addition, once I’ve made a deal, I always come up with at least a half dozen approaches to making it work, because anything can happen, even to the best-laid plans.”

5. Ask a Lot of Questions. When Trump is thinking of buying a piece of property he always asks people in the neighborhood a lot of questions to get a sense of the market. He wrote, “I ask and I ask and I ask, until I begin to get a gut feeling about something. And that’s when I make a decision.” I’m sure we all saw this as he was choosing his cabinet. He took a lot of time and asked all the candidates a lot of questions. This is great advice for any decision we make in life.

6. Deal from Strength. Trump said, “The worst thing you can possibly do in a deal is seem desperate to make it. That makes the other guy smell blood, and then you’re dead. The best thing you can do is deal from strength, and leverage is the biggest strength you can have. Leverage is having something the other guy wants. Or better yet needs…you have to convince the other guy it’s in his interest to make the deal.”

7. Give positive answers. Trump talked about when someone would start talking negative about a deal, he would turn the tables and show the positive side of it. Good advice!

8. Fight for what you believe in. Trump said that in his experience if you’re fighting for something you believe in, things will usually work out for the best. Haven’t we all seen this in Trump? He’s a fighter.

9. You must deliver the goods. Trump wrote, “You can create excitement, you can do wonderful promotion and get all kinds of press…but if you don’t deliver the goods, people will eventually catch on.” I know this to be true in my business. A good reputation is the best promoter we can have.

1o. Have fun. Trump wrote, “I try not to take any of what’s happened too seriously.

 

There are 14 chapters in the book. Chapter 3 through 5 are about his growing up and getting started in business. Very interesting. The rest of the book wasn’t as interesting to me; it was all about all of his big deals; how things went. If there was an interesting story, that got my attention, but going through all of the details of making deals was kind of boring to me.

The last few lines of the book were quite prophetic. He wrote, “The biggest challenge I see over the next twenty years is to figure out some creative ways to give back some of what I’ve gotten…In my life, there are two things I’ve found I’m very good at: overcoming obstacles and motivating good people to do their best work.

Wow! I see this all happening now. His service as president is what he has been preparing for his whole life. And don’t we see that he is so good at overcoming many obstacles and also motivating good people to do their best work. We can give praise to God for preparing this man to serve in such an evil time as this.

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Trump in Danger: Much Prayer Needed

 

President Trump’s life is in danger. Prayer is critical for his safety and security.

According to reports from Monica Crowley, Liberal forces are looking to destroy him and put him in prison. They are saying Trump must not be allowed to succeed. Many (like the ACLU and like George Soros) have raised millions to impeach him.

Yes, liberals and evil forces have an agenda for this world and they will stop at nothing to achieve it. They want everything that Donald Trump is not. They want a globalist; they want open boarders; they want tolerance for all without law and order; and they want to stifle all those who speak and act contrary to their agenda.

Here is a prayer for protection against the wicked, which David wrote and prayed for himself. We can pray this prayer for President Trump and for all those who are on his team.

 

Psalm 140

 

Rescue me, O Lord, from evil men;

Preserve me from violent men,

2 Who devise evil things in their hearts;

They continually stir up wars.

3 They sharpen their tongues as a serpent;

Poison of a viper is under their lips.

 

4 Keep me, O Lord, from the hands of the wicked;

Preserve me from violent men,

Who have purposed to trip up my feet.

5 The proud have hidden a trap for me, and cords;

They have spread a net by the wayside;

They have set snares for me.

 

6 I said to the Lord, “Thou art my God;

Give ear, O Lord, to the voice of my supplications.

7 “O God the Lord, the strength of my salvation,

Thou hast covered my head in the day of battle.

8 “Do not grant, O Lord, the desires of the wicked;

Do not promote his evil device, lest they be exalted.

Selah.

 

9 “As for the head of those who surround me,

May the mischief of their lips cover them.

10 “May burning coals fall upon them;

May they be cast into the fire,

Into deep pits from which they cannot rise.

11 “May a slanderer not be established in the earth;

May evil hunt the violent man speedily.”

 

12 I know that the Lord will maintain the cause of the afflicted,

And justice for the poor.

13 Surely the righteous will give thanks to Thy name;

The upright will dwell in Thy presence.

 

 

 

 

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Trump: Busy Doing the Prep Work for America

 

I’m a house painter. I know all about prep work. Before you can start painting a house to make it look beautiful, you have to do the prep work. And  if the house has been badly neglected—for let’s say 8 years—it will take longer to do the prep work of washing, scraping, patching, sanding, caulking, and priming, etc.

For this first 100 days, our president has been doing prep work—things that need to be done so that we can start the task of building and decorating, to make America great. For the past decade or so, things in the White House, in the government, and in the country, have been going south. I mean things have not only been neglected, but Obama has been purposely (it seems) putting our country in reverse—making it almost impossible to set things in order. He has…

  • Strangled the government and the country with red tape and regulations
  • Tied the hands of our military men and women by unnecessary rules and micromanagement so that they are afraid to do anything.
  • Filled the government with liberal and antichristian leaders
  • Established unlawful policies that encourage criminals to break laws and then hide in unlawful sanctuary cities
  • No military leadership
  • Doubled the country’s debt to 20 Trillion dollars.
  • Given away billions of dollars to our enemy Iran to enhance their nuclear capabilities
  • Been the worst ally to Israel; he has turn his back on Israel

President Trump has been busy cleaning up the mess he has been left with. In his words, “It is a big mess!”  So he has been busy doing the badly needed prep work.  And many think he has been doing a great job.

 

 

Trump’s First 100 Day Achievements

Here is a list of what Trump has accomplished so far, with a letter grade.

  1. He has put together a great cabinet; a cabinet that is experienced and well respected. Grade: A++
  2. He is cutting the red tape and getting rid of all the unnecessary regulations. This will enhance the economy and bring in more jobs. Grade: A
  3. He has given us a Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch. Grade: A+
  4. He has been renegotiating job-killing trade deals. Grade: A
  5. He is cracking down on illegal immigration. AG Sessions and Sec. Kelly have been outstanding (And we will build the wall!). Grade A+
  6. Trump has proven to be a great negotiator. He has established great relations with Israel, Egypt, Turkey, and China. The world is already seeing his great leadership ability. Grade: A+
  7. He has reestablished our military might. With leaders like Mad Dog Mattis, we are well on our way to becoming a great power in the world. Grade A+
  8. He has freed our generals to make decisions on their own. Trump is not a micro manager; he trusts his generals (and all his cabinet). They now feel the new freedom to be the military power that they were meant to be. Grade A+
  9. He is pro-life. According to Alveda King, President Trump is “the most pro-life [president] we have ever seen.” She has given him an A
  10. Race relations. Also, Alveda King said that he has been working hard to bring better race relations, and she has given him an A

 

These are just a few of the things Donald Trump has been doing. And, as I said, most of it is the prep work.  Soon we will start seeing the real work of building begin. It will be exciting. But let’s pray that those who will oppose will not break through to hamper the work.  Just as Nehemiah had to enlist guards to watch over and protect the workers building the wall, Trump may need to do the same for all the work he will be doing—including the actual wall.

 

PRAYER

Pray for divine protection for Trump and his cabinet as they do the work of government. Pray against all the forces of evil that they will be confused in the evil work and will not be able to come against the will of God. Just as Nehemiah was able to finish the building of the wall in 52 days and to bring badly needed reform to Israel, pray that God will help this president to accomplish all his goals and to establish the work of God for America.

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The Border Wall: When Will Construction Begin? Why Do We Need It?

 

Since congress will not allow money for the wall in this coming budget, the wall will have to wait until September or October. It seems that president Trump is willing to give in to congress; but he still says the wall is going up—it will just be delayed.  As to why we need the wall; I will let the following three sources speak:

 

AG Jeff Sessions

It [the wall] is going to save huge amount of money. We will save billions of dollars. Deportation costs will be greatly reduced.

The wall will reduce drugs and criminals coming into the country.

We will see the end of illegal immigration.

 

Arizona Ranchers

Nancy Pelosi says the wall is immoral, expensive and unwise. They say no; the wall is badly needed.

One rancher said, in 30 years border patrols caught half a million coming across the border just on his ranch.

The cartels are bringing drugs and guns over the border.

 

Kellyanne Conway

The Democrats don’t want Trump to have a victory on building the wall. That’s all it [this delay] is. It’s just politics.

 

Kansas Sec. of State Chris Kobar

We should not wait till the fall; starting construction will send a message.

It is a huge project. We need to start now.

The American people want the wall.

The Democrats are making an unwise calculation [by delaying the money].

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Sessions Says, “We Will Restore Lawfulness”

According to the recent record,

  • We are at the lowest level of illegal immigrant arrests in 17 years; a 40% drop.

  • There were 12,000 arrests in March, 2017

AG Jeff Sessions recently made these statements:

We will restore lawfulness.

We are not there yet; we have a lot to do.

We need more judges.

We are going to back up Secretary John Kelly and Police ICE with US Federal Justices.

We still need a border wall.

Our priority is to deport the worst criminals first, and then we will begin to deport other illegals.

But all illegal immigrant are subject to deportation.

Application for admission [into this country] will be based upon merit—a merit based system (It isn’t that way now, but it will be.).

 

PRAYER

According to the bible sin is lawlessness (1 Jn. 3:4). This world seems to be fast headed into an ultimate lawlessness; and the world will be led by one who will be called “the man of lawlessness” (the antichrist). Before all this happens, let’s do all we can, with prayer, to slow that process down so that many will have a chance to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth (1 Tim. 2:1-4).

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Illegal Immigrant Arrests Up 32 Percent under Trump

 

According to a recent Fox News report, April 17, 2017,

Illegal immigrant arrests up 32 percent under Trump

Congratulations to Secretary of Homeland security John Kelly and the Police ICE team!

Great Job! You are keeping our country safe.

 

John Kelly says,

  • “The new standards have changed things.”
  • “The focus remains on criminal immigrants.”

 

PRAYER

Keep praying for President Trump and his Cabinet, that God would give them wisdom and courage in all they do. Pray also for our brave military men and women. Pray especially for the leadership as the President has given them authority to make many hard decisions.

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Give to him that asketh thee – Matthew 5:42

 

It was Friday afternoon. I was just finishing up my taxes for last year, when I got a call from my sister. She asked me if I would help her get her house ready for selling. I would do mostly painting. I grudgingly said I could probably come on Saturday. I really didn’t want to though.  I was looking forward to enjoying the day off, maybe go for a walk and do some photography. It was going to be a warm and sunny day—in the seventies!

How dare she ask me to do her work, I said to myself. It’s her house. Why can’t she take care of her own house? Why is she expecting other people to help her? I would never do that. I would schedule my time so that I could take care of it myself.

Well, I was going on and on with these mental complaints, and I was also complaining to God about it, when suddenly a familiar verse came to my mind: “Give to him that asketh thee and to him that would borrow of thee turn not away.

I couldn’t remember where the verse was found in the bible, so I quickly went to a concordance, and I found the verse right away. Of course, it was in Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. I read the entire passage.

Matthew 5:40-42

40 And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also.

41 And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.

42 Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.

The more I thought about what I was reading, the more my complaints vanished away. God was telling me to be more selfless; that as a Christian, I should be willing to deny myself personal rights in order to help someone else.  It is what Christ would do and what I should do too.

I slept well that night and was ready to go to work the next day. And when tomorrow came my willingness to serve remained. All during the day I felt good about helping my sister, and really about doing the Lord’s work.  It was a good day.

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America at the Crossroads: Will there be Revival in America?

 

America is presently going in two different directions. On the positive side, we are seeing new manufacturing, mining, and oil and gas returning—with less of the unneeded restrictions.  And this will produce many needed jobs for our people.  We are also starting to crack down on crime and illegal immigration; and we are getting our police and border patrols back to work as they should be.  President Trump and his staff are doing many things that will bring back greatness, freedom and safety to America.

But on the negative side, America is faced with many foes, within and without.

 

America’s External Enemies

Our external enemies are ISIS, Russia, North Korea, and China. All military reports indicate that we can defeat (eliminate) ISIS quite handily; it is just a matter of time and having a good plan in place. But Russia, North Korea and China are more difficult, mainly because they have nuclear weapons. And we know from bible prophecy that wars will continue until the end.  I don’t see that there will be any real peace until the millennial kingdom when Jesus Christ will reign.

 

America’s Internal Enemies

America’s internal strife seems even more troublesome. Even though with all the positive signs of the new Trump administration, we are seeing the Democrats, most of the media, and even some of the Republican Party constantly fighting against Trump and all that he is doing. Why? Well, we can obviously see that the Democrats are sore losers; and they are liberals. But I want to address an issue that all people don’t know about. The issue is this: Obama has been organizing a group (a “shadow government”) called “Organizing for Action” (OFA).  This group presently has about 30,000 activists, and their mission is to oppose Trump, to abolish the present Republican government, and to replace it.  They want to replace it with a government of inclusion and diversity and without boarders (Oh, I’m sure they are hating the wall that is going up!). Their goal is a one world system, and what I have heard is that Obama wants Saria Law with the Muslim Brotherhood.

Here are some of the things that they are doing or are willing to do to achieve their objectives:

  • They will disregard any Federal or Constitutional laws.
  • They will lie; they learn how to lie and cover up.
  • Many of the super-rich are giving large amounts of money to fight this Trump government. So far there is a record amount of fundraising for the left, and for Obama.
  • The Muslim Brotherhood and Saria Law has been infiltrating our Schools and all levels of government. They are working to change everything.
  • They have been infiltrating our classified information. We have proof now that the Dems have been hacking into the Republican server at Trump Tower to get classified information and then it was released into the public from a surveillance—a much worse crime than Watergate.

 

America’s Ultimate Enemy

Satan is behind it all. He is using demons, the Muslim Brotherhood, the Democratic Party, and the Media as his puppets to so all his dirty work.  And keep in mind that ISIS is also backed by the Muslim Brotherhood (no wonder Obama was so soft on them). What is going on now is so dangerous and evil—because it is all demonic. And they (all who are under Satan’s control) will stop at nothing, including lying, deceiving, and even murder to meet their goals.

 

Why There Is Still a Reason to Have Hope for Revival

Here are three reason why America may experience a Christian revival very soon.

1. All the chaos this country is experiencing now, from without and from within, may be what God has designed (or allowed) to humble us and turn us to Him in prayer. Humility is always the first step to revival. And then when we admit our sins and are converted, we will be ready for His help and blessing.

2. All that Trump is doing to bring this country back to its greatness and safety is partly how God will bless this country and also give us new freedom to worship Him. Yes, I believe God may be using Donald Trump to bring America a great blessing.

3. If President Trump continues to have a favorable status with Israel, God has promised in His word that He will bring a blessing to us.

In Genesis 12:3 He promised, “And I will bless those who bless you…”

But if Trump is not favorable to Israel, I’m afraid that all hope for America may be lost, for here is second part of God’s promise: “…and the one who curses you I will curse.”

 

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Enough of the Fake, Phony Trump/Russia Story

Saturday morning, 5/1/17, President Trump tweeted,

When will Sleepy Eyes Chuck Todd and @NBCNews start talking about Obama SURVEILLANCE SCANDAL and stop with the Fake Trump/Russia story?

It is the same Fake News Media that said there is “No path to victory for Trump” that is now pushing the phony Russia story. A total scam!

I so much agree with Trump’s tweets. So many are tired of the fake Trump/Russia story. Most of the News Media keep pushing this story—but there is nothing there!  They are working so hard to find just a bit of evidence, but they will find nothing, because they are looking in the wrong place.  They should be looking at Podesta and the Clintons. But they don’t want to do that because they are Democrats.

One of the reasons they (the media and the Democrats) are pushing this Russia thing is to cover up the real story—the Obama surveillance. There is so much evidence coming out now (more and more) that they don’t want anyone to hear about—because they are in on it. They are fully behind it.

Bottom line, they are trying to destroy President Trump. Why, because he is destroying their dreams of a global agenda, and because he is finally, after many years, purifying our country of corruption and they don’t like it. They will be exposed for who they are. Yes, Trump is shining the light on all the dark areas and exposing all the evil and corruption that has been building up and festering for years. And he is cleaning it all up.

I think this new President, even though he may not fully know it, is being used by God to bring God back into this country and to bring back all that is good. Many jobs will be brought back, crime will be decreased, and most importantly, Christian freedom will shortly be on the rise.

But at the same time evil will continue. We see clearly that traitors, evil men and impostors are in our country. They are deceiving and being deceived (2 Tim. 3:4, 13).

 

PRAYER

We pray that those who are against Trump and God’s will, will be nothing more than a nuisance, and Trump and his team will go forward in victory and prosperity for the good of the country and for the pleasure of God.

 

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