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Did God Raise Up Donald J. Trump?

Updated on August 18, 2019
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Betty has been studying the Bible for over 17 years. She has been sharing her personal studies since 2005

God Deposes Kings and Brings up Others

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God Raised Up Kings Long Before Israel was a Nation

When we think of Biblical kings most people think of the well beloved kings whom God placed over Israel, such as King David and King Solomon.

The truth is, God has been raising up kings since long before Israel was a nation.

Each king whom God raised up had a specific purpose for either the good of a nation or just the opposite.

Let's start by looking at a few kings whom God raised up before Israel was formed as well as kings within Israel, and kings of other nations.

Pharaoh

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God Raised up Pharaoh

When God sent Moses back into Egypt to free the Hebrew people from slavery and oppression, He said this of Pharaoh:

And in very deed for this cause have I raised thee up, for to shew in thee my power; and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth.

Exodus 9:16

Hundreds of years prior, God had told Abraham that this would take place.

Then He said to Abram: “Know certainly that your descendants will be strangers in a land that is not theirs, and will serve them, and they will afflict them four hundred years."

Genesis 15:13

At this point, Abraham had no sons and no descendants. He later had two sons Ishmael and Isaac.

Isaac was the promised son who would carry on the prophecies given to Abraham. The descendants of Ishmael can also be seen in the account of Joseph being carried off into Egypt.

It would be two generations later that Joseph and his twelve brothers would all be dwelling in Egypt, and several generation onward the descendants of Abraham would fulfill the words of God.

I encourage anyone who doesn't know the stories behind Abraham Isaac and Jacob, to read the accounts as recorded in the books of Genesis and Exodus.

After Joseph and his brother's descendants had dwelt in Egypt for many years, a new Pharaoh was in place over the land of Egypt.

This Pharaoh is the king whom God said that He raised up to show His power in all the earth.

One interesting point in the story of Joseph is that his brothers sold him to the Midianites, who were traders. They in-turn sold Joseph to the descendants of the one of Abraham's two sons who were now called, "the Ishmaelites."

Then Midianite traders passed by. And they drew Joseph up and lifted him out of the pit, and sold him to the Ishmaelites for twenty shekels of silver. They took Joseph to Egypt.

Genesis 37:28


Saul

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God Raised up King Saul

Israel had been a nation for many years, and God ruled over them. They had no need for a king. Instead God had placed prophet's like Deborah and Samuel to direct the people.

The people of Israel saw other nations with their kings and vast armies and they decided that they wanted a king to rule over them.

When Samuel brought their request to God, God told him:

And the LORD said unto Samuel, Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee: for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected me, that I should not reign over them.

1 Samuel 8:7

The answer that God gave to Samuel is heartbreaking. The Israeli people had God himself as King. "The King of Kings." Yet they wanted a man to rule over them. So, God gave them their request.

Saul was an oppressive king, Just as God said he would be.

And he said, “This will be the behavior of the king who will reign over you: He will take your sons and appoint them for his own chariots and to be his horsemen, and some will run before his chariots. He will appoint captains over his thousands and captains over his fifties, will set some to plow his ground and reap his harvest, and some to make his weapons of war and equipment for his chariots.He will take your daughters to be perfumers, cooks, and bakers. And he will take the best of your fields, your vineyards, and your olive groves, and give them to his servants. He will take a tenth of your grain and your vintage, and give it to his officers and servants. And he will take your male servants, your female servants, your finest young men, and your donkeys, and put them to his work. He will take a tenth of your sheep. And you will be his servants. And you will cry out in that day because of your king whom you have chosen for yourselves, and the Lord will not hear you in that day.”

1 Samuel 8:11-18

King Saul did not respect the laws of God, and he even sought a soothsayer to contact Samuel who had since died. Kind Saul ended up living a life of fear until his death.

God gave the people their request and they ended up with a King who was not faithful.

Even before Saul had died God had sent Samuel to the house of Jesse to choose a good king. Samuel was looking at the height and attractiveness of Jesse's sons, but God told him:

But the LORD said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the LORD seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the LORD looketh on the heart.

1 Samuel 16:7

That day, God chose a young son of Jesse, (David) to be King over all of Israel.

No king in Israel lived a perfect life. David made many mistakes and God knew he would, just as God knows that we all fall short. God chose David based on what He saw on David's heart.

Though God raised up David, it would be years before he would take his place as King over Israel.

At one point, David was in a position to destroy King Saul. Here is what David said regarding him.

And he said to his men, “The LORD forbid that I should do this thing to my master, the LORD’s anointed, to stretch out my hand against him, seeing he is the anointed of the LORD.

1 Samuel 24:6

Even David referred to King Saul as "the LORD's anointed," and he would not stretch his hand against Him.

There would be many kings to follow, some good and some not so good but every King in Israel was King because God Himself placed each one in that position.

The children of Israel would go into captivity many times as recorded in the scriptures because of their own unfaithfulness.

Nebuchadnezzar

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A King Raised up in Babylon

King Nebuchadnezzar was a mighty man whom God raised up.

Under his leadership Israel had been defeated in battle, and the children of Israel were carried off into Babylon to serve as slaves.

God had told Jeremiah to inform the people of Israel:

And say to them, ‘Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: “Behold, I will send and bring Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, My servant, and will set his throne above these stones that I have hidden. And he will spread his royal pavilion over them.

Jeremiah 43:1

God indeed did raise up Nebuchadnezzar, just as He raised up all other kings before him.

Some were raised for good and others were raised to show where nations have gone astray.

When God ended the captivity of the Israeli people from under the oppression of Babylon, He raised another King to free them.

Cyrus

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God Raised Up Cyrus

King Cyrus did not even know who God was when he was used to set the people free from oppression.

I will raise up Cyrus in righteousness, and I will make all his ways straight. He will rebuild My city and set My exiles free, but not for payment or reward, says the LORD of Hosts.

Isaiah 45:13

Cyrus was not an Israelite, yet God gave Isaiah a prophecy concerning him long before King Cyrus would overtake Babylon and the people of Israel would once again be free.

God can use anyone, those who know Him and those who do not know Him.

We can look at the work that different leaders around the world have done, and are currently doing. If we look close enough, we can see the purposes for which God lifted them up into place.

There is a reason for everything.

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

Ecclesiastes 3:1

Did God raise up Obama? Yes, and through his presidency many saw that his purpose was not for the good of the USA. Other's still do not see this, but not everyone has the eyes to see.

Did God raise up President Trump? Yes, and President Trump is standing up for all people who are citizens of the greatest nation on earth. The United States of America. He also stands with Israel.

God can even use you.

As always, I encourage everyone to read each biblical account mentioned within this article. The stories listed cover generations of people and kings, whom God used.

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  • Annkf profile imageAUTHOR

    Betty A F 

    3 weeks ago from Florida

    Thank you for reading, and for your kind response Jodah!

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    John Hansen 

    3 weeks ago from Queensland Australia

    Betty I was drawn to check out your hubs from a comment you made on another. I found this educational and interesting that God chose certain rulers to teach the Israelites lessons they needed to heed. Good work.

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    A B Williams 

    4 weeks ago from Central Florida

    Yes ditto that Betty, well written and very informative. It is evident that you’ve put a lot of time in.

    Absolutely, God has a hand in this.

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    Paula 

    4 weeks ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

    Betty...I enjoyed reading this. Interesting and for me, quite educational. I always appreciate shared knowledge. Words of wisdom. Thank, Betty. Peace, Paula

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    Betty A F 

    4 weeks ago from Florida

    Hi Vivian,

    I completely agree with you that the left has been taking scriptures out of context for some time.

    I've also heard many use the Matthew 25:44-45 passage, but as you said, one passage doesn't cancel out others. God's word works together.

    Another verse I've heard taken out of context many times is about loving others as ourselves is based on the ten commandments, (written on our hearts.) The Apostle Paul said this about it:

    For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. Romans 13:9

    I wish that all Christian's were able to recognize when the left attempts to use scriptures to guilt others into agreeing with them. It's shocking to me that there are even certain preacher's who don't seem to grasp how important rightly dividing is, and how all of God's word works together.

    So many hear the word "love," and they apply what they think love is rather than what God's word says it is.

    In the Old Testament it speaks about "strangers" entering into Israel and they were also subject to the Laws of Israel. The laws of the land always apply.

    A few months ago, the left went berserk over the President saying "two Corinthians" instead of saying "Second Corinthians." I use "two Corinthians," often when I hold home studies, as do most people including preachers. So I had to explain that to several different people. I thought it was just ridiculous how some jumped on that like it proved the President isn't a Christian.

    No POTUS that I can think of in my lifetime has ever been more pro-Christian than President Trump.

    Some try to point out his past mistakes, as though that makes him a non-Christian. The fact is, David, Solomon and many other kings in the scriptures would have been disqualified by those standards. Thank goodness God is merciful and forgiving. He knows that we are all fallible. Only Jesus is infallible.

    Thank you for reading and for the Biblical reply.

    I hope you have a wonderful and blessed week!

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    Vivian Coblentz 

    4 weeks ago

    Betty,

    You make such important points in this article. People forget that God is sovereign, and regardless of those who are in positions of leadership, God is using them for His purposes. As you mentioned, Obama, as wicked as we know he is, was used to expose the corruption and anti-American agenda of the Left, and conservatives and America suffered under his reign. Trump, on the other hand, may well be America's last chance to get this nation back to being one nation under God before His hand of protection is removed. Throughout scripture, we see people's names have meaning that connects them to the role God has them play. "Trump" means the most powerful card in a particular round of bridge that defeats all the others--the connection here is easy to see.

    I keep hearing leftists misquote scripture by cherry-picking one verse and interpreting it to suit their means (which is a joke anyway when Godless people suddenly start quoting scripture--Satan could do that). For example, when it comes to illegal immigrants storming our borders rather than following our laws, liberals quote Matthew 25:44-45 where it says "“Then they also will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to You?’ Then He will answer them, saying, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.’

    That scripture is used by the left to bash anyone over the head who doesn't welcome illegal invaders. They act like Jesus would expect us to ignore criminality. They apparently aren't aware of scriptures like Romans 13:1-2 where it says, "Everyone must submit to governing authorities. For all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God." Jesus also said to "render to Caesar what is Caesar's."

    So anyone who rebels against authority is rebelling against what God has instituted. Yes, God expects people to obey the laws of the land. Leftists forget that Christians, by far, are the most charitable people in the world and contribute time and money to causes that help the poor, the hungry, the imprisoned, the orphaned, and so many more people in need.

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