Press release by Trump – Make America Great, Official website:
DONALD J. TRUMP STATEMENT ON PREVENTING MUSLIM IMMIGRATION
(New York, NY) December 7th, 2015, — Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on. … Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in Jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life. If I win the election for President, we are going to Make America Great Again.” – Donald J. Trump
I have noticed something in several prophecy Scriptures that make the Trump policy statement significant:
“I kept looking, and that horn was waging war with the saints and overpowering them 22 until the Ancient of Days came and judgment was passed in favor of the saints of the Highest One, and the time arrived when the saints took possession of the kingdom. … 25 ‘He will speak out against the Most High and wear down the saints of the Highest One, and he will intend to make alterations in times and in law; and they will be given into his hand for a time, times, and half a time. –Daniel 7:21-23, 25 (NASB) (Emphasis supplied)
Daniel 7:21-25 is speaking about an end-of-days conflict. I make this conclusion because of the phrase “I kept looking … until the Ancient of Days came and judgement was passed in favor of the saints.” If “judgment is passed” and the “saints [take] possession of the kingdom,” clearly the time it is speaking of is the Millennial period following the tribulation. The war is the war waged that concludes the close of this age, followed by Jesus, the Ancient of Days, who passes judgment in favor of the saints. The “saints,” then, are not the Jews but believers. The Scripture states that they “take possession of the kingdom” which does not occur until the Millennium (Revelation 11:15, 17). Of course, at that time, Jews and Christians will no longer be separated by their belief in who Jesus was (and is). The remnant will have come to believe in the only begotten Son, Jesus as Messiah and reigning Lord (Zechariah 12:9-10; 14:7-9; Romans 9:27, Romans 11:25-27) and the branch and the tree will be one. Ephesians 2:16.
What is important to notice about Daniel 7 is that this end-of-days event is waged by two spiritual kingdoms against one another, not two political kingdoms. I make this conclusion because (1) the “saints” are the opposing side, and (2) the “king” who leads this opposing force “speaks out” (blasphemes) the “Most High,” and “wears down the saints of the Highest One.” If the opposing sides were political, why would the text tells us that the “saints” are “worn down” and that the “Most High” is blasphemed? Why would any modern-day political or military adversary speak out against God or wage war specifically against Christians (rather than a country populated by Christians)? The only way this would be possible would be if the end-of-days conflict is not political in nature but spiritual in nature, i.e., a holy war, against the followers of Jesus Christ (Revelation 12:17).
Trump’s policy is not against Syrians, in general, but Muslims in particular. It is not against Syrian Christians either but against jihadists (ISIS) which has been extended to include all Muslims so as to insure the safety of all Americans. The policy statement as currently drafted is the first statement, perhaps in modern-day history, of any political leader/candidate (at least in the free world) that singles out a religion because this religion is deemed a threat to those not in submission to the god of that religion, i..e., Allah. Further, the policy statement is because of a religious doctrine held by adherents of that religion, in this case, ISIS, that seeks to impose Sharia law over the entire world through violence.1 That is the definition of “holy war.”
Conclusion. The question we must ask ourselves is whether or not the world has taken a step down the end-of-days timeline through what seems to be a dubious policy statement by an unlikely presidential candidate. If we have, this is only the first step of many that will follow all leading to a conflict with ISIS that extends to Islam in general. That may seem preposterous to most readers. But let us play out a scenario and see how it might impact your view of the future. Suppose “Paris” occurred in America before the Presidential election, and it did so on more than one occasion in a coordinated attack led by one or more Muslim refugees from Syria. How would that impact who was elected President of the U.S.? How would it impact American’s view on Trump’s dubious policy statement, and ultimately, his election as President?
Trump would likely be elected.
If Trump is elected do you take him for a president who would implement his policy statements? If this scenario were to play out in the next year, we could be the much closer to the beginning of the tribulation than any of us have ever imagined.
Jesus come quickly.
- I am aware that during World War 2, America required citizens/residents of Japanese dissent to be interned in incarceration camps. But being incarcerated because of Japanese dissent is not the same as being incarcerated because of religious views. [↩]