Closet Christians

This is what the Lord says to Cyrus, his anointed one, whose right hand he will empower. Before him, mighty kings will be paralyzed with fear.  Their fortress gates will be opened, never to shut again. (Isaiah 45:1 NLT).
In 2018 Israeli organizations minted a coin with a depiction of Donald Trump and King Cyrus on it. The coin was to commemorate President Trump’s strong support of the State of Israel, including moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem. On the contrary, believers in this country have become what you might call a closet Christians for fear of being known as a supporter of our President.
I am not sure a comparison between Donald Trump and King Cyrus has a perfect similarity. Still, it does show clearly that God can use unrighteous figures to accomplish his righteous purposes. This President has done more to support the Judeo-Christian ethic than all of our most recent Presidents put together.  He has shown strong support for Israel, advocated for the right to life, resisted religious persecution, especially against Jews and Christians, and promoted voluntary Bible teaching in our public schools.
While we, as Christians, do sometimes shutter a bit in how he does things, we can find little fault in what he has done.  Many of our recent leaders have voiced support for some of these Biblical stances; this President has initiated policies that promote them.
I believe, deep down, most true believers recognize that what is happening through this Presidency is a result of a divine hand in the affairs of this nation. There are two forces at work in our culture to keep God’s people muted in support of our President. First, the progressive left, through their moral superiority, has propagated a false narrative that if you support Donald Trump, you are morally repugnant. No Christian wants to be known as ethically corrupt. The problem is, they are lying. The Bible says in the last day people will say what is bad is good, and good is bad. Read your Bible, and you will be able to tell who is lying and who isn’t.
Second, the liberal-leaning religious establishment, who believes that God can only use people that look, think, or act similar to them, is being used to silence God’s people. Their self-righteousness leads them to believe that God could never use any man with dirty hands to accomplish his purposes. Their legalistic way of imposing liberal theology on us is often exposed when their clean hands on the outside are shown to be dirty on the inside. “For all have sinned; all fall short of God’s glorious standard”
(Romans 3:23 NLT).
So, my dear brothers and sisters, let’s stand up and support our President. Some of you may be thinking that with the politically correct culture in which we live that you lack the boldness necessary to do this. I say to you, join the club. The courage of which I speak is not one of temperament, but that which comes from the Spirit of God. The best way to ignite the fire in our hearts is in the place of prayer. If you feel inadequate, declare your need before God. Don’t let your feelings control you. God generally gives us boldness when we need it, not before that. It all starts with us on our knees. John Bunyan once said, “You can do more than pray after you have prayed, but you cannot do more than pray until you have prayed.” Let’s trade our Christian closet for another one, our prayer closet.
So, join us on the “Pray for POTUS” Facebook group. Do I hear a chorus of Amen from God’s people?
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