The following blog post was originally posted here: It Would Be Better Not to Have Had A Prayer Meeting…
And God spake all these words, saying, I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before me.(Exodus 20:1-3)
I hate to be negative, in the after glow of the inauguration and the hope of a new administration. It seems that God has sent a burst of fresh air to a nation beaten down for more than eight long years of feckless leadership, and berated constantly by an ungodly elite class.
But we must be realistic.
I happened to tune into the prayer meeting at the national Cathedral, just in time to hear the two Imams recite “scripture” in the presence of our newly sworn in President and Vice President.
How is it possible to truly beseech the blessing and favor of God, when Satan(Allah) is also acknowledged, as well as Hindu, Sihk and various other false Gods?
I am not surprised mind you. Many have misinterpreted mine and other Christians joy at the defeat and national repudiation of the openly evil Obama/Clinton cabal, as some kind of “trust in Princes” or “Trumpolotry”.
Far from it. I know Trump is not the answer, although I have been open to the possibility that God can use such a man for the good of our nation, and that possibly “even in Judgment, there can be mercy” for sinful, backslidden America. There is yet such a possibility, but an interfaith prayer service is actually a bad omen.God hates idols!
But what a dismal beginning! Don’t the Christian theologians,preachers and pastors who solemnly and beautifully in many cases, lined up to proclaim the scriptures, realize that to do so on an even plane with Idolaters, animists, and Muslims is an affront to the very God we presumed to beseech the favor of?
It would have been better to have had no religious service than to have allowed this. I do not believe that Trump personally planned this, and therefore those who did , as well as those “spiritual advisors” Trump has surrounded himself with, have failed him.
God is real, and the installation of a new Government is a seriously spiritual affair, worthy of prayer and the deepest soul searching.
Demons are real too, and it would help if Evangelicals would recover the forgotten truth that all false worship is demonic.
They provoked him to jealousy with strange gods, with abominations provoked they him to anger. They sacrificed unto devils, not to God; to gods whom they knew not, to new gods that came newly up, whom your fathers feared not. Of the Rock that begat thee thou art unmindful, and hast forgotten God that formed thee.(Deuteronomy 32:17-18)
For all the gods of the nations are idols: but the Lord made the heavens. Honour and majesty are before him: strength and beauty are in his sanctuary.(Psalm 96:5-6)
We really do need to pray for our nations perhaps now more than ever, getting rid of a band of leftist criminals is one thing, but what course will the new Government be led upon?
This moment reminds me of a moment within hours of Sept 11,2001. I saw a headline which read, “Why America has already lost the War”… . The Author, Moshe Feiglin related a conversation in a Manhattan coffee shop shorty after the attack,
It was impossible to get away from the reports of the massacre in downtown Manhattan. The news was everywhere: on the air, at home, in the car, in the shops. I entered the neighborhood grocery store. The storekeeper’s radio was on. President Bush was speaking to the American people:
“I declare tomorrow to be a day of prayer”, said the President.
Now that’s interesting, I think to myself, I can’t recall an Israeli Prime Minister who declared a day of prayer. Even when the Yom Kippur War broke out, Golda Meir was shocked, but I don?t remember her asking anyone to pray. After all, I thought, America’s national anthem is directed to G-d and Americans sing “G-d bless America”. Even the British maintain close contact with the Almighty: “G-d save the Queen”. But the Israelis have lost their connection to G-d in their anthem and all that remains is a dismal hope for a meaningless sort of freedom. To whom precisely should they pray?
“I ask every American,” the President continued, breaking into my train of thoughts, “during lunch time tomorrow [not on the employer’s time, like a good Histadrut worker] to pray for all the injured, their families, and the American nation.”
?Go to church, to the synagogue, to the mosque and pray,? ended the President.
“Did I hear right?” I ask the storekeeper, “Did he say mosque?”
“At this very moment you’ve lost the war,” I said to the astonished storekeeper and start looking for what I need on the shelves.
America has lost the war. The Americans have made the same mistake as the Israelis and, just as Israel is retreating from one defeat to the next, so the Americans are now lined up on the track to disintegration.
When the black boxes of the hijacked airplanes are recovered, we will hear the pilots screaming “Allah Akbar” in the last moments before the crash. They slaughtered you in the name of Allah and now the President calls on you to pray to him.(Moshe Feiglin, Why America Already Lost The War”
In this case it isn’t just that there were Muslims praying in the National Cathedral (Which is outrageous enough), but the presence of any idolater or worshipper of false gods is an affront to the very God we claim to invoke!
I realize it is merely an expression of the Spirit of the Age,(Anti-Christ) and that ultimately this will lead to the mysterious Harlot church revealed in Revelation 17, but it is still utterly unacceptable and grieves me. We need to Pray!