We Are Living in the Days of Acts 16 (Part 2)


In part 1 of “We are Living in the Days of Acts 16,” I mentioned that God has placed Donald Trump into the political arena to stir things up just as he placed Paul into Macedonia to stir things up there in that country. God was waking the people of Macedonia up to realize spiritual things. God is also using Donald Trump to wake us up in the United States to get us to realize that spiritual things are the most important things in this universe.

First, let me show you what is written in Acts 16 as I did in part 1.

And a vision appeared to Paul in the night; There stood a man of Macedonia, and prayed him, saying, “Come over into Macedonia, and help us.” And after he had seen the vision, immediately we endeavored to go into Macedonia, assuredly gathering that the Lord had called us to preach the gospel to them.

 Therefore loosing from Troas, we came with a straight course to Samothracia, and the next day to Neapolis;  And from thence to Philippi, which is the chief city of that part of Macedonia, and a colony: and we were in that city abiding certain days.

 And on the sabbath we went out of the city by a river side, where prayer was wont to be made; and we sat down, and spoke to the women which resorted thither. And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, which worshiped God, heard us: whose heart the Lord opened, so that she attended to the things which were spoken of by Paul. And when she was baptized, and her household, she besought us, saying, “If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come into my house, and abide there.” And she constrained us.

And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying. The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, “These men are the servants of the most high God, which show to us the way of salvation.” And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, “I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her.” And it came out the same hour.

 And when her masters saw that the hope of their gains was gone, they caught Paul and Silas, and drew them into the marketplace to the rulers, and brought them to the magistrates, saying, “These men, being Jews, do exceedingly trouble our city, and teach customs, which are not lawful for us to receive, neither to observe, being Romans.” And the multitude rose up together against them: and the magistrates rent off their clothes, and commanded to beat them. And when they had laid many stripes upon them, they cast them into prison, charging the jailer to keep them safely: who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks.

At midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises to God: and the prisoners heard them. And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed. And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open then drew out his sword, and would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had fled. But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, “Do no harm to yourself: for we are all here.” Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas, and brought them out, and said, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”

Then Paul and Silas said to him, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you shall be saved, and your house. And they spoke to him the word of the Lord, and to all that were in his house. And he took them the same hour of the night, and washed their stripes; and was baptized, he and all his, straightway. And when he had brought them into his house, he set meat before them, and rejoiced, believing in God with all his house.

When it was day, the magistrates sent the sergeants, saying, “Let those men go.” And the keeper of the prison told this saying to Paul, “The magistrates have sent to let you go: now therefore depart, and go in peace.” But Paul said to them, “They have beaten us openly uncondemned, being Romans, and have cast us into prison; and now do they thrust us out in secret? No way; let them come themselves and fetch us out.”

The sergeants then told these words to the magistrates: and they feared, when they heard that they were Romans. And they came and besought them, and brought them out, and desired them to depart out of the city. And they went out of the prison, and entered into the house of Lydia: and when they had seen the brethren, they comforted them, and departed.

As mentioned in part 1, the presence of Paul and Silas with their message to the nation of Macedonia caused a type of riot to occur. Some people there stirred up the people because they were hearing truth coming out of the mouths of Paul and Silas. Today, the Democrats and establishment Republicans also are reacting to truth being spoken from the mouth of Donald Trump. If you want to stir up a reaction from people who are in sin, then start speaking truth to them. Truth uncovers a multitude of sin.

Donald Trump was chosen by God to stir up trouble through the things he speaks. All these political consultants on television on Fox News keep giving advice that Trump should stop shooting himself in the foot with his mouth. God put Trump into this race specifically because he will not stop saying provocative things. If you are waiting for Trump to stop saying provocative things, then you will be disappointed, and frankly you will be taking a position that God considers to be foolish. The wisdom of men is foolishness to God.

As a result of Donald Trump’s mouth, many people think he is losing to Hillary Clinton for this very reason. I can tell you that if we are to have a presidential election, it does not matter what Donald Trump says that will determine the result. What will determine the result is God’s people repenting and immediately starting to pray and doing acts to save this nation. Faith without works is dead. God’s people are the ones who control who will become our next president. If God’s people do not repent now and begin doing things to turn this nation back to God, then there will not even be an election. Obama will remain as president.

Examining further in what is said in Acts 16 we come across a specific event that caused a family to be saved. It was an earthquake. Anyone who has lived through a major earthquake knows that it is a frightening event through which to live. The earthquake woke the jailer up. I believe this is the season such an event will occur to help wake this nation up in addition to what has been happening with the political campaign of Donald Trump.

Back in February of 2009 when Obama and the Democrats were riding on the crest of a wave in the 2008 election, God gave me two prophecies. In February of that year, Obama was only in office for around a month and the Democrats looked invincible in the House and Senate. They controlled both houses. God said to me that the House would switch to Republican control in the 2010 election and that there would be a tsunami to strike California. We know that indeed the House did switch from Democrat control to Republican, but the tsunami has yet to occur.

Now, God never did tell me when the tsunami would occur, but I have always figured from the words he gave me in my book, that the most likely time a tsunami will occur is this year in the September-October time period. I do not know that it will occur at all this year, but that is the period I believe is the most likely time it will happen. We now have Donald Trump stirring things up in this nation with his words just as Paul and Silas did in Macedonia. But in addition to that there was an earthquake that occurred that woke people up and actually led at least one family into repentance as a result of Paul’s ministry. Could the same thing happen now in our time?

We know that a tsunami usually occurs as a result of an earthquake. Will there be a huge earthquake off our Pacific coast that causes a tsunami to strike the West coast? If we are paralleling the events of Acts 16, today then there is a good possibility such an event could occur.

God will do whatever is necessary to wake this nation up in order to save it. September 11 of 2001 certainly did get this nation’s attention. Our airports have never been the same since that day. I know God wants to save this nation, and if it takes a catastrophic earthquake or tsunami, then he will allow it to happen. Are we going to react in a positive way and turn back to God as a result, or will we repeat the aftermath of 9/11 and end up going back to business as usual? The latter will spell our destruction. God demands we repent now, or we will face judgment from God that will thoroughly purge this nation and give the land rest from the evil that saturates it today.

 

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