Donald Trump’s Strangest Bedfellows: Part 4
“If God Be for Him…”
This is Part 4 of a blog series titled “Donald Trump’s Strangest Bedfellows.”
Donald Trump has been US President #45 for two weeks now. The pondering of pundits about how this happened still continues. The consensus still seems to be that Trump’s campaign mostly parlayed:
- The angst of white male blue collar workers frustrated by their feelings of economic impotence
- …plus the zeal of evangelicals who wanted to end abortion (even if they had to hold their nose and vote for Trump, to get it done)
- …plus the loyalty of Lifelong Republicans (who couldn’t imagine voting Democratic even if they didn’t care for the party nominee)
…into a large enough coalition to win electoral votes in just the right places to pull off a startling upset of Hillary Clinton’s plans to win.
I have no doubt that all of those were necessary factors in his success. But as this blog series is documenting, I am also convinced that there was another bloc of voters almost totally unnoticed by both the public in general and the media in particular, both throughout the campaign and right up to today, who were absolutely necessary for that win. I have dubbed the leaders of this bloc “Donald Trump’s Strangest Bedfellows.” This bloc had and has a number of concerns and goals similar to the previous three groups mentioned. But it also had and has some very distinctive features all its own.
While the “forgotten white worker,” the anti-abortion evangelicals, and the die-hard Republican base all no doubt had great hopes that Trump would win, Trump’s Strangest Bedfellows had something else. They had an absolute conviction that he was going to win—a conviction stemming from what they believed to be an absolute promise by the Great God of the Universe that this would be so. This conviction was so strong that, as seen in the example in a video clip in the first entry in this series, they were able to dogmatically address Trump as “Mr. President” in person before the election, and deliver Divine Messages to him sent, they claimed, from Heaven on High.
Donald Trump: A New Cyrus the Great
Trump the Trump of God
Trump: The Churchill of our Time
“Known for his prophetic words about how presidential candidate Donald Trump
is a “wrecking ball to the spirit of political correctness”
or how Trump has a “Cyrus anointing” to be a strategic voice in this urgent hour.”
“I believe,” writes Wallnau, “Trump is the chaos candidate
who has been set apart by God to navigate us through the chaos coming to America.”
An early cause for this conviction was another video clip, included in the previous entry, which documented a proclamation of a “prophecy” from clear back in 2007 (by Kim Clement, a man considered by those in this bloc as a modern bonafide Prophet) putting words in God’s Mouth saying that Trump would become President.
Of course, that was nine years ago, and the proclamation, which didn’t pinpoint a time for its fulfillment, seemed for several years to slip back into the shadows. It was pulled back out and dusted off and plastered on Youtube and elsewhere with great enthusiasm once Trump actually became the Republican nominee.
But the Prophecy that seems to have caught on like wildfire was more recent. In April 2016, a retired firefighter from Florida named Mark Taylor approached a number of media outlets frequented by the Strangest Bedfellows and offered them a look at a “word from the Lord” he claimed to have received clear back on April 28, 2011 that dogmatically declared Trump was going to become President, and outlined what this meant for the nation.
Although there is no way to actually prove that the “prophecy” was that old, there were a handful of people who claimed that he had told them about it shortly after he first “received” it.
HERE are the main points of that alleged Prophecy (bolding added to call attention to some items):
The Spirit of God says, I have chosen this man, Donald Trump, for such a time as this. For as Benjamin Netanyahu is to Israel, so shall this man be to the United States of America! For I will use this man to bring honor, respect and restoration to America. America will be respected once again as the most powerful and prosperous nation on earth, (other than Israel). The dollar will be the strongest it has ever been in the history of the United States, and will once again be the currency by which all others are judged.
The Spirit of God says, the enemy will quake and shake and fear this man I have anointed. They will even quake and shake when he announces he is running for president, it will be like the shot heard across the world. The enemy will say what shall we do now? This man knows all our tricks and schemes. We have been robbing America for decades, what shall we do to stop this? The Spirit says HA! No one shall stop this that l have started! For the enemy has stolen from America for decades and it stops now! For I will use this man to reap the harvest that the United States has sown for and plunder from the enemy what he has stolen and return it 7 fold back to the United States. The enemy will say Israel, Israel, what about Israel? For Israel will be protected by America once again. The spirit says yes! America will once again stand hand and hand with Israel, and the two shall be as one. For the ties between Israel and America will be stronger than ever, and Israel will flourish like never before.
The Spirit of God says, I will protect America and Israel, for this next president will be a man of his word, when he speaks the world will listen and know that there is something greater in him than all the others before him. This man’s word is his bond and the world and America will know this and the enemy will fear this, for this man will be fearless. The Spirit says, when the financial harvest begins so shall it parallel in the spiritual for America.
… They will say things about this man (the enemy will say), but it will not affect him, and they shall say it rolls off of him like the duck, for as the feathers of a duck protect it, so shall my feathers protect this next president. Even mainstream news media will be captivated by this man and the abilities that I have gifted him with, and they will even begin to agree with him says the Spirit of God.
This alleged prophecy electrified the Strangest Bedfellows world at that time, and has been hashed and rehashed on all sorts of websites, TV shows, Youtube videos, newsletters, and more ever since. Here is a brief clip from a June 2016 discussion on the Jim Bakker TV show about the content of the prophecy, with comments by one of the first people Taylor is said to have told privately about it. The woman you will hear as you play this clip is Mary Colbert, and she and husband Don Colbert are popular TV personalities in this religious circle. She is explaining one of the reasons Christians ought not to worry about some of the things Trump was doing that certainly didn’t seem to line up with Christian values.
Obviously, Donald Trump has called a whole lot of people a whole lot more names since that time. But with reassurance from this lady…and many other prominent leaders in this religious bloc…that God was in charge and knew what He was doing choosing Trump and ensuring he would win the election, the vast crowd of millions of people who hang on every word put out by these leaders accepted that they should ignore everything they were seeing with their own eyes and hearing with their own ears that seemed disturbing about Trump’s words and actions. All they need do was hang on to this absolute promise from the lips of God Himself, do their job of showing up at the polling sites in November, and God would take His Anointed, Donald J Trump, straight to the Oval Office. Where he would proceed with all haste to Make America Great Again…and at the same time empower this bloc to spread their version of the Gospel far and wide in great power, with no hindrance.
And…whether you agree that Taylor’s fiery prophecy actually came from God Himself or not, the True Believers certainly are now convinced more than ever that it did…because here we are…
Welcome to “Strangest Bedfellows America.” And fasten your seatbelt, as it’s going to get a whole lot stranger as we go deeper down the Rabbit Hole.
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