- Rodney Lee Mills
God’s Chosen Leader
God Chooses the Leader
We are just a few days away from the inauguration of Vice President Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States. Despite that seemingly true reality, my spirit does not and has not seen this as true. Before the election of November 2020, God clearly showed me that President Trump was God’s chosen leader for America. Despite the initial results of the election, I still felt that not only did God select the President for a second term, the American people did as well.
Additionally, my personal studies and the words of God’s prophets continue to assure me that what I felt in my spirit months ago was still going to happen. In Romans 13 it says, “For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God.”
America is a covenant Nation that was dedicated to God by our forefathers to spread the Gospel and to be a Nation that honors God and His decrees. It is for this reason that I believe that God has allowed certain individuals to be the leader of the free world and inturn America. He has and will continue to decide who should lead. For this time in history, President Trump is His chosen leader.
Depending on your political affiliation, you probably agree or are really upset that I am balking at the idea of a President Biden. If you are for Vice President Biden (or against President Trump), you are probably thinking, “How can God choose someone with the personality and temperament of Trump?” While I won’t contest the distractions created by the President’s approach to things these past four years, I will highlight the fact that God has used the most unlikely of individuals to bring about His will. King David, Moses, Paul the Apostle, Samson, and Peter are just a few of the unlikeliest of people God used despite their questionable past and even current behaviors at the time. Besides, we are all on different spiritual walks and only God knows where the President is at in his spiritual journey.
So, if President Trump is God’s chosen to serve a second term, what does the Bible say about all this? When I did my personal study on the subject, I found that there were very similar storylines between the life of President Trump and that of King David. I am fully aware that these examples will come across as biased. All I can do is share what I have been shown and share it with you.
As I already stated, God uses the most unlikely of people to bring about His will. 1 Samuel 16:7 says, “But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”
I believe that a lot of the consternation about the President stems from his outward spoken words and actions while in office as well as his past behavior prior to coming into office. But like the Scripture says, God looks at the heart.
Even from my vantage point, the President while in office has had a heart after God and a love for America that God desires in this moment in history. That said, my advice to him is for Jesus to increase in his life and for him to decrease meaning he should continue to use the gifts and talents God has given him in his next four years but don’t let his approach detract from what God is trying to do through him.
So as things start to play out for the President’s second term, I ask that those who have hardened their hearts towards the President to see things the way God sees things and pray for our President as he leads our country in his second term.
A False King
1 King 1:5 says, “Now Adonijah, whose mother was Haggith, put himself forward and said, “I will be king.” So, he got chariots and horses ready, with fifty men to run ahead of him.” Adonijah was the supposed next in line to the throne but King David already established that Solomon would be king. I see a similar storyline between Trump and Biden. I know that half of America sees Biden as the next in line to be president but God has already established that Trump would remain president for another four years.
1 Kings 1:24-25 says, “Nathan said, “Have you, my lord the king, declared that Adonijah shall be king after you, and that he will sit on your throne? Today he has gone down and sacrificed great numbers of cattle, fattened calves, and sheep. He has invited all the king’s sons, the commanders of the army and Abiathar the priest. Right now, they are eating and drinking with him and saying, ‘Long live King Adonijah!”
This is the picture we see playing out today. In November, the election was first called by the mainstream media (which keep in mind was never a Constitutional mechanism for certification). Despite this truth, celebrations across the nation and even around the world began as many world leaders called to congratulate Vice President Biden.
Everything that could be seen in the natural showed that not only was Biden to be president, even those in position of authority across the world celebrated with him. Like in this story, despite the many celebrations and congratulatory calls, God has other plans. A false declaration by men and women do not outweigh the desires of God.
Another interesting correlation that can be seen in this story is that Solomon would eventually become king and he will go on to build the Temple in Jerusalem. Like Solomon, I believe that a big part of President Trump’s second term is to make way for Israel to rebuild the Temple in Jerusalem. A Biden Administration would not allow that to happen.
Don’t get me wrong, as of this moment in time, these words fall quickly to the ground because Biden is still President-Elect and the President is packing his things to enjoy life post-presidency. Only time will tell if this storyline will play out for the America, Israel, and the President.
Caught in Their Vanity
If a son claiming to be your replacement without your blessing wasn’t bad enough, King David had an earlier experience where another son sought to take the throne from David without God’s blessings. If you are not familiar with the story, Absalom (David’s third son) began a revolt and mocked his father by sleeping with his concubines before chasing David into the wilderness as he laid claim to the throne.
In 2 Samuel 18:9-10 it says, “Now Absalom happened to meet David’s men. He was riding his mule, and as the mule went under the thick branches of a large oak, Absalom’s hair got caught in the tree. He was left hanging in midair, while the mule he was riding kept on going. When one of the men saw what had happened, he told Joab, “I just saw Absalom hanging in an oak tree.”
It is actually quite ironic that Absalom wanted to be the “head of the country” and instead, the country itself (the tree) “caught him by the head” and removed any possibility of him ruling. Absalom was killed by David’s guard and David, after mourning the death of his son, retook the throne.
In a similar sense, I also see this story playing out. When the President gets his second term, it will be because his enemies sought to claim the presidency through corruption and without God’s blessing. As in the story, they will be “caught” by their own doing and “ride into their demise” hanging there for the whole world to see.
Like in my previous example, time will tell if this storyline plays out. While not yet known, I believe it will be made known that it was by their vanity that they were caught. The corruption we will soon see is not relegated to this election. I believe it will be found that the corruption runs deep and that there are many facets to which abuse of power, greed, and corruption was at every level and it was done by the most respectable of people.
These individuals and nations got away with the corruption for so long, even the support of the most respectable of persons were with them. Because of this vain perspective, they thought they could unseat a president elected by the people.
In the end, they will end up like Absalom, caught in their wickedness and the President (like David) will remain in office for a second term.
Grace to Some Enemies
If you think you have a tough life, think about what David went through. The third story is of a time before David ascended to the throne. 1 Samuel 24:3-4 says, “He came to the sheep pens along the way; a cave was there, and Saul went in to relieve himself. David and his men were far back in the cave. The men said, “This is the day the Lord spoke of when he said to you, ‘I will give your enemy into your hands for you to deal with as you wish.’ Then David crept up unnoticed and cut off a corner of Saul’s robe.”
If you do not know the details of this story, King Saul who was the current ruler of Israel is seeking to kill David because after killing the giant Goliath, the Nation of Israel threw their praises to David instead of King Saul. In his jealousy, King Saul sent his men out to kill David. The verses above talk about the time where David had the opportunity to kill Saul but instead cut his robe to show he could have killed him but did not.
1 Samuel 24:9-13 says, “He said to Saul, “Why do you listen when men say, ‘David is bent on harming you’? This day you have seen with your own eyes how the Lord delivered you into my hands in the cave. Some urged me to kill you, but I spared you; I said, ‘I will not lay my hand on my lord, because he is the Lord’s anointed.’ See, my father, look at this piece of your robe in my hand! I cut off the corner of your robe but did not kill you. See that there is nothing in my hand to indicate that I am guilty of wrongdoing or rebellion. I have not wronged you, but you are hunting me down to take my life. May the Lord judge between you and me. And may the Lord avenge the wrongs you have done to me, but my hand will not touch you. As the old saying goes, ‘From evildoers come evil deeds,’ so my hand will not touch you.”
This storyline is what I believe is yet to come. When those that sought to unseat the President are exposed, they will be accused of treason. Like in the story above, I believe the President will choose not to slay his enemies but rather for a select few, he will choose to “cut their robes.” This level of mercy will show that not only is God all powerful, all knowing, and merciful, it will also show that the President is doing God’s will by showing mercy to some of his enemies and will finish out the assignment given to him now that they are removed from his path.
Now I know that with the inauguration just days away, what I have said above seems illogical and crazy. I have written these words to confirm to you and me what will come to pass and what is to come.
The current realities are ahead of their time and will not come to past. I believe that God wants to pour out His Spirit upon the nations of the world. As a covenant nation, America requires a person like the President to lead it the next four years. I also believe that America and Israel (two covenant nations at their founding) was dedicated to God and they still have a few things to accomplish before the current timeline is to begin.
So, no matter your political or ideological leanings, take heart! God has not forsaken us and He will not bring judgment at this time. His desire is to pour out His Spirit onto the nations and to bring revival in the hearts of men and women. We will soon see Him as He is described in the Bible. His love, mercy, and power will be demonstrated and people of all nations will be healed, redeemed, and reconciled. Even those of much iniquity will be saved and turn towards Him and worship Him.
May God bless you as we live out these days and may you always live in His covering and blessing.