Trump didn’t make the world more dangerous. Obama did.

by | Jan 11, 2020 | Christianity Today | 15 comments

It started again after Trump ordered terrorist Qasem Soleimani killed.  Critics are falsely accusing Trump of making the world more dangerous.  The truth is, it was Obama—with his foreign policy of weakness and capitulation—that intensified international tensions.

Obama continually gave things away, getting nothing in return but contempt for America.

Trump on the other hand—by refusing to accept anything but victory—defused the danger level of the world.

Obama’s weak approach is the bane of liberal thinking.  Underneath, is the belief that victory is not possible. The best they can hope for is a tenuous treaty that they hope will avoid a confrontation.  Nothing is settled.  The undercurrent of defeatism ran through all of Obama’s policies, and he found a half-cure for everything.

Tragically, the church learned Obama’s way of making things more dangerous.  The trend in church is to get people to like us better.   Ironically, it has only made them hate us more.

Arthur Matthews was an amazing man.  Decades before American Pastors began imitating Obama apology tours, Matthew saw it coming:

“Old Testament examples of prayer at work portray most dramatically for us the believer’s authority over all the power of God’s enemies.  There is a finality that will not be gainsaid in the way the superior strength of alien armies is disposed of as God’s servants. This finality is not seen in the political bargaining that characterizes our day.  Compromises are made, peace treaties are signed, and the peacemakers move to other danger spots; but the fighting still goes on.  Are we allowing our disillusionment with the world’s acclaimed peacemakers to influence our thinking on spiritual warfare?  Are we really convinced our call is to spiritual welfare and peace through victory?”

It’s almost as if he is asking, “Are you acting like Obama in regard to the things of God?”

 Christian leaders need to examine themselves for this hypocrisy.   Ask yourself, “Have I condemned Obama’s defeatist approach while practicing my own version of it?”

Another area that requires examination should be centered around outcomes.  If the intended goal of the “user friendly church” was to reduce hostility, then why—under their watch—has hostility towards Christians and laws banning religious freedoms increased dramatically?

They didn’t hate us like this when we preached boldly.  It is possible they now instinctively feel contempt for our compromise?  They respectfully disagreed with us back then, but are repulsed by us now.

Nowhere is this defeatism more glaring than in the attitude of the church at large towards prayer and revival.

They don’t really believe prayer and revival can change our world.  They don’t pray as if prayer had power to change society.  They don’t preach revival because they can’t imagine it happening to their people. They see their congregations as coddled masses who are not willing to pay the price for revival.

Trump shows us that peace through victory means calling someone’s bluff.  Trump did that to Iran when they threatened us with the end of the world if we walked away from that hideous agreement Obama made.  But it turned out to be all talk.

Christian leaders must learn to do that with Satan.  Call his bluff.  Tell him he’s the defeated one!  Behave like Jesus won a total victory on the Cross.  Christian leaders must do that with culture.  Call the bluff of all those ‘experts’ who insist we must alter our message in order to change society.

Listen again to Arthur Matthews: “In any situation where Satan dominates and threatens, God looks for a man through whom He may declare war on the enemy.  He purposes that through this man Satan be served notice to back up, pack up, and clear out.”

Peace through victory calls the devil’s bluff on the highest level.  It declares that the Earth can still be enveloped by a massive act of God, as God said it will:

“For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of Jehovah, as the waters cover the sea” Habakkuk 2:14.

By holding to a policy of peace through victory, Trump has already seen results no one could have imagined.  It is time for Christian leaders to repent of their defeatism and embrace the power of prayer to make tangible changes in the hearts of men and women and to impact world events.

Arthur Matthew said, “It is the man who prays who exercises supremacy even over international situations.  Men are going to have to acknowledge the peace will not be brought through politicians, but through the intercessor who has learned to wage spiritual warfare and wins peace over the principalities and powers in high places.”


    • Carolina

      Yes Mario, their distain for us now is on steroids!! And I think it’s because we won in 2016 and that’s not at all acceptable to them, so now they MUST rid themselves of us and Trump completely in 2020.
      Too bad for them because we will win again!???

  1. megagenius

    Because sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore it is fully set in the hearts of men to do evil. Ecclesiastes 8:11

  2. PEARL Dalton

    Thank you ♥️?

    On Sun, Jan 12, 2020, 2:04 AM Mario Murillo Ministries wrote:

    > mariomurilloministries posted: “It started again after Trump ordered > terrorist Qasem Soleimani killed. Critics are falsely accusing Trump of > making the world more dangerous. The truth is, it was Obama—with his > foreign policy of weakness and capitulation—that intensified international > ” >

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  4. Gilda Muro

    Aloha. Thank you for keeping us well informed. I continue to pray God will move upon the hearts of many Christians to say enough is enough. We need to humble ourselves and pray and seek God and turn from our wicked ways and we need to act by voting for those people who support protecting our babies, the elderly and our soldiers. I’m a daughter of a veteran and I’m so proud that our President has great respect for our soldiers and he loves God.

  5. Darlene W

    The majority of people don’t know how to live by faith.When the devil comes to steal, kill or destroy many don’t know how to fight and stand on the Word .Pastors are afraid to speak the truth in love.Not many preach the fear of the Lord,surrender,die to self,the wages of sin…God thru his Son has laid it all out for us to be victorious but we have to do our part.I guess it remains to be seen if the church will change .The times we are living in certainly demands it.

  6. kinthenorthwest

    One of my sayings is that Obama promoted and put on a pedestal “Gangbanging Morals”.

  7. soljerblue

    As I read, in my mind, echoing throughout, were the words of Charles Colson — Richard Nixon’s former lawyer and ‘hatchet man’ who did a total ‘1-80’ and gave his life to Christ. “The kingdom of God,” he once said, “will not arrive aboard Air Force One.” Nailed it, he did.

  8. Shoshanna

    As much as I love Mr Trump, the time he has been in office, went by so fast like his next term will. Unless we have a genuine national revival that changes the hearts of people not just who is in the WH, the liberal/Socialists/Marxist will be in power. They will never let go again just listen to what they are planning on doing in the debates! Our only hope is a national move of G-D.
    I for one have re-evaluated my giving I am not paying the light bill or mortgage for a lukewarm back slidden church. MARIO is on the frontlines not the golf course, or crying the poor mouth so he can tour Italy on another vacation. PLEASE my brothers and sisters get behind him in 1. Prayer 2. Sow into his ministry.
    Leave the lukewarm Pastors in Heaven’s hand. This country could go under in 5 years without repentance. This is our last open window of opportunity let us join together and fight for our country, families and maybe our very lives.

  9. Eric

    “… Jesus I know and Paul I know but who are you?” – Acts 19:15

  10. Doris

    Thanks for sharing

  11. Ron geyer

    Matthew 24:10. “At that time, many will turn away from the faith and betray and hate each other.” This May be referencing the Tribulation period, but nonetheless it’s origins are manifesting now during this apostasy. This open window will not remain that way much longer. The Church here hasn’t taken advantage of this yet. Shepherd Trump has painted such a clear picture for us how to act and respond, but our carnality is keeping us from moving forward. Until the Church starts addressing such issues as sin, abortion, homosexuality, divorce, gay marriage, socialism and other such major issues in America, revival won’t come. Revival only comes when we meet the enemy on his ground, not ours.




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