Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Guest Blogger: Donald Trump, A Modern Day Nehemiah?

The following was submitted to us by Mordecai Gallows.

Donald Trump will build a wall. As Nehemiah did nearly twenty-five hundred years ago.

A wall that's significant in more ways than one.

As most of us understand, without a physical wall we have no control of our border and without a border we have no country. The common sense of this notion has evaded us for so long that some citizens view this as an abhorrent idea, as if the sovereignty of a nation is an evil selfish characteristic in this modern age of the "international family." 

Of course, I don't see a lot of these folks exiting the U.S. in droves to flee this horrible evil. All those who have told me about national sovereignty being a sacrilege toward our global community are still here so I guess individual sovereignty must still have some merit. Maybe there's a small thread of hope that they can be reached with the truth.

But also, and perhaps even more important than building a physical wall, Trump wants to rebuild our "wall of liberty." The wall we let be torn down by oppressors and thieves that rushed in when we looked away. Our liberty we very nearly lost by being silent for so long and letting our shining light of truth grow dim. 

Our liberty enshrined in our Declaration of Independence and our United States Constitution which as I recall, still includes our Bill of Rights. Our liberty to obey and serve as we are led, by the one true living God, the creator of the universe, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

In this context, this came to me recently while reading the Old Testament.

Donald Trump is like our modern day Nehemiah.

Nehemiah rebuilt the wall around the city of Jerusalem as soon as he and the Jewish people were released from their seventy years captivity. This was a huge task to undertake.

And, he did it in only fifty-two days!  With the Lord's inspiration, guidance, provision and liberation, of course.

And, the men who accomplished the work were everything from goldsmiths to potters to grain threshers. Not exactly the contractor types.

As the Bible says, there is "nothing new under the sun."

With God's blessing and Trump's guidance, we will build a wall. And most importantly, rebuild our "wall of liberty."

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