TRUMP: ANGEL OR DEVIL?
LIKE MOST CHRISTIANS, I was already quite aware of the celestial occurrences that Australian pastor Steve Cioccolanti and others are pointing to in connection with President Donald Trump, having written about the four “tetrad” blood moons that occurred on two successive Passovers and Feast of Tabernacles in 2014 and 15. As others, I noted in my writings that several previous blood moons have coincided with critical points in Jewish history, especially in 1492-93, 1949-50 and 1967-68. They all signaled violence and war connected with God’s chosen people, but also ultimate victories, especially during Israel’s Independence War and the Six Day War. . . . . . . . AS I’VE STATED BEFORE on this website, I did not know much about Trump before he ran for President, having lived in Israel most of my adult life where I paid no attention to American reality television programs or the doings of the rich and famous. For sure, he was hardly my first choice to become America’s Commander in Chief, or even my fifth or tenth, but neither was Hillary Clinton. I was not happy with several things publicly known about Trump’s personal character, especially that he was twice divorced, a known womanizer, prone to verbally attack his perceived opponents (even the war record of Senator McCain), and some of his questionable business dealings.
. . . . . .I DO NOT SEE much evidence that Donald Trump is some sort of savior, but neither do I think he is likely to be the “Man of Sin” spoken of by the Apostle Paul. Obviously time will tell. His US embassy move to Jerusalem was welcomed by me, but his upcoming “Deal of the Century” peace plan that will apparently ask Israel to evacuate much of its biblical heartland, Judea and Samaria, to establish a (probably hostile) Palestinian state, is quite unsettling to me. I definitely do not like his propensity to run people down, even some of America’s closest allies, nor his frequent boasting and sometimes careless tweets. But neither do I appreciate his political opponents constant harping on him, which does little to enhance America’s or Israel's security in these critical times when Russia, Iran, China and their allies are on the offensive against America. One thing I know for sure---we need to pray for our various leaders and for the peace of Jerusalem like never before, whatever happens in Washington or elsewhere.
DAVID DOLAN is an author and journalist who lived and worked in Israel for over three decades, beginning in 1980.
HOLY WAR FOR THE PROMISED LAND (Broadman & Holman), his latest book, is an overview of the history of the Israel and of the bitter Arab-Israeli conflict that rages there, plus some autobiographical details about the author’s experiences living in the land since 1980. It especially examines the important role that militant Islam plays in the conflict.
ISRAEL IN CRISIS: WHAT LIES AHEAD? (Baker/Revell), which examines the political and biblical prospects for a regional attack upon Israel, settlement in the disputed territories, and related topics, is also available for purchase, along with an updated edition of his popular end-time novel, THE END OF DAYS (21st Century Press).
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