Is President Donald Trump saved?
This and other crucial questions about the destiny of America were asked of Messianic Rabbi Jonathan Cahn on our television program Christ in Prophecy. Jonathan is the author of the best-selling books The Harbinger and The Book of Mysteries. He is also the spiritual leader of Beth Israel Worship Center in Wayne, New Jersey. In one of our 2013 issues of the Lamplighter magazine, we featured Jonathan on the cover as one of the prophetic voices God has anointed to warn our nation of impending judgment.
[Note: Jonathan’s answer below has been edited slightly for grammar and clarity.]
Franklin Graham traveled all over the nation gathering believers in Christ who took national prayer very seriously. Graham traveled to every capital in the United States and urged Americans to get on their knees and pray for spiritual revival in this nation. The speech that he gave over and over was one in which he said that we cannot be saved by Democrats. We cannot be saved by Republicans. Our only hope is Jesus Christ. We either turn back to Him, or this nation is gone!Our only hope is #JesusChrist. We either turn back to Him, or this nation is gone! Click To Tweet
Likewise, when The Harbinger first came out, my ministry started a prayer movement. We urged Christians that we’ve got to pray for America. Our prayer rallies were held all over, even on the Capital lawn. There’s been a tent set up there for over a year and I preach there. Christians have been praying there all the time.
Have those praying been the majority of Americans? No, we are but a remnant. God is so gracious that He will take the prayers of His people, even if it is a partial revival, He’ll provide a partial answer.
We have a choice. Are we as a people going to remain in our self-righteousness and pride and go it alone, or are we going to go with repentance? There’s this clear conflict in Donald Trump, and that’s why God has put a lot of believers all around his administration.Are we as a people going to go it alone, or are we going to go with #repentance? Click To Tweet
Trump in the Balance
People ask if Donald Trump is saved. It’s been reported that he prayed to receive Christ, but we don’t know what is truly in his heart. Therefore, we are in a balance right now with Donald Trump.
What I see in Donald Trump is Jehu. Jehu was a man who God used to end the violently evil Queen Jezebel. He chucked her out of a window, which gave Israel a reprieve. And yet, Jehu was crazy! The commentaries suggest the guy was ultra-violent. He was full of himself and he boasted often. He epitomized the Hebrew word “shugga” by the way he drove his chariot around. The man was crazy!
Jehu’s race to the throne was also crazy, just it was for Donald Trump. God is sovereign. We know God uses people who don’t even know Him in order to fulfill His will. So, like Israel was with Jehu, American’s are also in a balance with Donald Trump. What will this so-called crazy, narcissistic man do, but do according to God’s will?
City on a Hill
Likewise, America has been used by God awesomely in spreading the Gospel and making the peace worldwide. And so, we’ve got to pray for America with all our heart, but be extra careful that we don’t make America into an idol. God will always respond with, “No, I don’t need a flag. I don’t need that. I also don’t need a Temple. I don’t need that either.”
Christians often blame government for our country’s moral lapses, but don’t realize that the culture has already shifted long before laws were enacted. For example, during his first campaign, President Obama said he was wrestling with the same-sex marriage issue. Well, everybody knew that he was already on one side of that issue. Obama waited until 2012 to announce his support after the public opinion polls had finally shifted. When support became the majority, that’s when he felt clear to end support for the Defense of Marriage act and push same-sex marriage into law.
Ruth Graham stated in the 1970’s that if God doesn’t judge America, He owes an apology to Sodom and Gomorrah. Her husband, Billy Graham, through his ministry reminded us that statement was made in the 1970’s, and look at where we are now.
People often ask me, “Hey, Jonathan, why you are comparing ancient Israel to the U.S.? How can you make that claim? After all, Israel offered up their children to Ba’al.” I reply, “Yes, Israel offered up their thousands, but we have offered up 60 million.” Our own children’s blood stains our hands! How can we as a nation proceed forward without receiving God’s judgment?
How can we expect America to become great again when we are murdering 4,000 babies a day? We are the world’s greatest supplier of pornography. We are the moral polluter of planet earth with our movies and television programs that are blasphemous, violent, and evil. We are the world’s number one user of illegal drugs. The list of our crimes scrawls on and on.How can we expect #America to become great again when we are murdering 4,000 babies a day? #abortion Click To Tweet
What a difference from the very beginning of America! Preacher John Winthrop came over to the United States and penned that famous description of our nation — a shining city on a hill. He preached that if Americans followed the God of Israel, we would become the new Israel. We would become a city on a hill that all nations looked up to for moral clarity.
But, Americans ignored the next part of Winthrop’s message. He proclaimed a warning that if we turned away from God and instead turned to the gods of profit and lust, which is exactly what we have done, then the curses that came upon Israel will also come upon us.
We have certainly been blessed by God, but to whom much is given much is required. The Prophet Isaiah’s harbinger has been saying that is exactly what is happening to our nation. We cannot escape the laws of God found in Exodus.