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Sharpening the Iron of the Church


Fully Exposed

I expect to lose a lot of friends in the next few minutes. However, I have weighed these thoughts for many days now and I am constrained to speak what God has spoken to me. 

God often uses men, bad men, evil men, men of questionable character, weak men, insignificant men, men that none of us might have chosen––but men at any rate––to accomplish His purposes. He does this because He is God and He knows exactly how to bring about a desired result. His methods and choices are often perplexing to us, but as He says, His thoughts are higher than our thoughts and His ways are higher than our ways. That being said, I offer a simple proposition:

God did not allow Donald Trump to be elected President to save America. I believe God’s purpose for the presidency of Donald Trump was to expose America.

Mission Accomplished.

Democrats and progressives, Republicans, conservatives, and yes – even the church. We have been exposed for what we really are. And my friend, we are ugly; and ugly goes all the way to the bone. The events of the past four years and especially the past few weeks have been nothing less than an ugly revelation, layer by layer, of the heart of America.

We are murdererswe murder our own children.
We are whoremongers -our nation is sold out to perverted sexuality.
We are blasphemerswe have rejected God’s Word and mocked His name (Can I get an Awoman?)
And, we are idolators. When Barack Obama was elected, many called him a modern Messiah. Those of us who didn’t like him were horrified; “Blasphemy!” we cried. However, those same folks haven’t minded declaring Donald Trump as a man who would save America. Donald Trump did not elevate himself to the position of savior – men did that and did him a great disservice. Sadly, his ego has been only too happy to embrace that elevation.

In the barrenness of their own hearts, the Israelites at the base of Mount Sinai raised up a golden calf, and while they danced around it declared, “Behold the God who led us out of Egypt!” God was angry with them, destroying both their idol and many of their persons. My friends, God will not share His glory with any man and I believe that many in America and in the church have attributed much of what belongs to God to Donald Trump.

And, we are mean. The meanness of America has been laid bare. Now, I am a conservative but you need to understand that I am not speaking only of the meanness of progressives or liberals. I am heartbroken at the mean spirited canon fire coming from the right, and most disappointing of all––from the church.

Are there no peacemakers who remain?. If there are, they seem to be in hiding. Everyone has chosen their side and have leapt into battle positions and we have set our hearts to destroying one another.

I began in 2017 pleading my case: THERE IS NO POLITICAL SOLUTION TO WHAT AILS AMERICA. OUR PROBLEMS ARE NOT POLITICAL – THEY ARE SPIRITUAL. (I even wrote a book about it: CRY MERCY). We cannot defeat spiritual enemies with political weapons. The enemies of America are not political parties or international entities. America is being destroyed from within, suffering the consequences of our own sins. The siege at the Capitol last week is the perfect example of fighting the wrong battle with the wrong weapons The Word of God declares that “the arm of flesh will fail.” The flesh fails because the battle is spiritual and it cannot be won with weapons of flesh.

Personally, I don’t care for Nancy Pelosi, or Chuck Schumer, or for that matter, President-elect Joe Biden. I abhor many of their public policies and believe that their administration will drive us further from seeking God. For the past four years they and others have been solely focused on DONALD TRUMP. They have not done what they were elected to do. They have not governed. They have spent millions upon millions of dollars of tax-payer funds in a personal vendetta against Donald Trump. They have done nothing that truly addresses the needs of the American people. Nothing.

But quite frankly tonight, I am acutely aware that Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, or Joe Biden are not our enemy. We have become our own worst enemy, and our sin will bring about our destruction as a nation.

Many might say that the 2016 election brought out the worst in the Democratic party. I would say that ultimately, that the election of Donald Trump has brought out the worst in all of us. We are naked before the world. While many would argue that Donald Trump has been a champion of the faith, the truth is that we are not more spiritual, but more carnal at this hour. Our wicked national heart is exposed and the rot of our sin stinketh.

I propose to you that this is precisely why God allowed Donald Trump to be elected as President. 

Sometimes when a dangerous, even deadly infection is present in our body, the wound needs to be lanced so that all that putrid puss, hidden beneath the scab can run out. It is painful, it is disgusting, it stinks––but it must be done to preserve life.  America is in need of radical surgery. In fact, we desperately need a heart transplant. In Ezekiel 36 the Lord says through his prophet, “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.”

Someone asked me today: “What should we do as the church in light of this national crisis?” My answer: “We need to do what the church is called to do––we must preach the gospel, for it is the power of God unto salvation.” Only the Gospel of Christ can shatter a stone hardened heart and transform it to a heart of flesh, that is not only tender toward one another, but toward God as well.

Revelation 3:17 says this to the church at Laodicea, which many reckon to be the church of this generation: “For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked.”

Yes, I do in fact believe that the sovereign God of the Universe raised up Donald J. Trump to be the President of the United States. However, I don’t believe he was seated in the Oval Office to save America, but that his tenure would expose the sin of America, to strip us naked so that we could clearly see what we have become. I am praying now that seeing our nakedness we might bow in shame and contrition before the One who can in fact save us, the One who can transform our hearts, the One who can cover us with garments of righteousness.

“Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do? Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.”  Acts 2:37-39

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Discussion (15)

There are 15 responses to “Fully Exposed”.

  1. An accurate descrption of the state of America and the professing church today. The remedy is well stated like John the Baptist said of his nation: Repent and bring forth fruits showing genuine repentance.. Individual repentance, family repentance, church repentance and national repentance is the healing balm that will restore the soul of all.

  2. David King responded:

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    How out of touch even the church body is, expecting to lead by instructing others regarding their shortcomings. Everyone has gifts. If you cannot see the gift in another, then you are not using your gift. We have heard the parable of the buried talent gone to naught & that of the beam in our own eye. We do not lift ourselves by finding the fault in others. And how are we to embrace our ‘enemy’ if we cannot compromise? There is no peace, when compromise is a dirty word,.

  3. Harold Noyes responded:

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    Great Word Brother I agree whole Heartedly. Our need can only be met on our Knees before our Holy God in REPENTANCE

  4. Carol Moitozo responded:

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    Well stated Michael. I appreciate your insight and join you in praying to have the right attitude in my heart, seeking humility, searching my own sinful heart and steadfast in prayer. May God bring revival stating in my heart.

  5. This is insight from the Lord; thank you for sharing it. It’s troubled me to see people on social media, especially those who call themselves Christians, support Donald Trump to ‘save America.’ He can’t save a nation any more than the Democrats can ‘save the planet’ with climate change polices. These ideas deflect from salvation through Jesus Christ to man saving nations & the globe. While I’ve supported many of his policies, I think of Trump as a catalyst for prophetic end times. We’re a nation ‘without love, unforgiving{cancel culture!}, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of good…” 2 Timothy 3:3. While it’s easy to be outraged by the Left, watch out for love running cold in a world in which we should be salt & light! God’s judgment is on America with a plague. You wrote a blog about the church purge with doors closed, maybe for good, of the legalistic church, the apostate, the worldly, and so forth. That really impacted me. Judgment starts with the house of God, & the church has been exposed, I believe in one respect, for not fully engaging in the culture war that brought us to this ugly place. Many churches have even embraced social action & neglected gospel action.

  6. Donald B. Wrigley responded:

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    Very eloquently stated.

  7. Carol Conway responded:

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    I doubt any truer words have been spoken. We, all church and others need to hear this more often. There are so many pretenders it’s hard to believe anything but MY BIBLE. The WORD is all we have now

  8. Kevin Horion responded:

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    Great insight brother! I’ve used an illustration which I believe might fit here; I filled a ketchup bottle with mustard and had another bottle with ketchup. It wasn’t until I squeezed the bottles that the insides were revealed. I believe that God is allowing a “squeeze” on all of us to reveal our desperate need of Him. Jesus said it best; “I am the vine, you are the branches, apart from Me, you can do nothing.”
    Blessings

  9. Pearl responded:

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    Mike, you nailed it in every way. If i had the words that is exactly what I would have said.

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  11. Thank you, Michael. Needed message. I’ve added link to the blog I just posted and to the Constant Contact email I’m sending.

  12. Mike responded:

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    May we heed such warnings and repent of our wicked ways!

  13. Duke responded:

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    This is the singularly most precisely spot-on thing I have ever read from your pen. Agreed. Fully. The Gospel of Jesus Christ, shared boldy in love, is the weapon that we must wield. Amen, and Amen!

  14. Thank you. I’ve been saying this for a year and it has not been well-received.

  15. Bill Watkins responded:

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    Michael, your blog on this matter is quite good. Even before I read it, I’d been telling people that Trump was the Great Unmasker: he unmasked the news media, the entertainment industry, the tech giants, the political Left, and yes, the political Right. He unmasked BLM, Antifa, governors, mayors, senators, congressional leaders, and on the list goes. He also unmasked much of America, while, at the same time, giving some hope to millions of American voices that had been trashed or ignored. He was like the OT judge Samson, who exposed Israel’s sins while also defeating the Philistines. Samson was no welcome portrait in good character, but he accomplished what God wanted him to. Thanks, Michael, for your ongoing prophetic voice in our increasingly decadent culture. We need more like you to speak out in the name of Christ and with the message of Christ. May God continue to grant you wisdom and courage.

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