In 2016, when President Trump was elected, many in the body of Christ were sharing that they saw him as a type of Cyrus in the Bible who God used to help deliver God’s people from oppressive Babylon leadership. Indeed, I did not disagree with their analogy because I knew that the “mystery of Babylon” that has taken root in America must be shaken and overturned, and God was raising up the one He chose to assist in this process. However, when I prayed, I saw Trump as Samson.
I am sharing this with you today so you can follow the life of Samson and perhaps use this to focus your prayers at this hour for President Trump (Judges 13-16). Samson was chosen to lead the Israelites during a time in history God was raising up judges to turn God’s people back toward Him, leaving their idolatry and ways of the world behind. God allowed the adversary to rise up because the people had chosen to reject God’s leadership.
When Samson came on the scene, the greatest adversary was the Philistines. God gave Samson the supernatural ability to defeat the enemy. He had a strength that was unexplainable. He had an unusual way of leading that wasn’t typical. His own people wanted to give him up to the enemy because of Samson’s indiscretions that put God’s people in jeopardy. But God gave Samson the increase to defeat all. And his leadership did bring peace for God’s people for a short time.
THEN, Samson’s anointing was “CUT” while he was sleeping. He had opened the door for this event to take place because of his weakness with women, particularly Delilah. And the enemy overtook him, imprisoned him, and gouged out his eyes.
In the place where Samson had no strength and his hands were tied, God gave him a supernatural vision of the purpose HE had for raising up Samson as a leader. Samson understood in that hour that it was God who gave him these natural abilities for a greater purpose to save His people. And in that revelation, Samson chose to die a martyr and use His strength to take down the strongholds and government of the Philistines. God strengthened Samson one more time, and out of that act of obedience, Samson took down the pillars (strongholds) of the enemy:
“Then Samson called to the Lord, saying, ‘O Lord God, remember me, I pray! Strengthen me, I pray, just this once, O God, that I may with one blow take vengence on the Philistines for my two eyes!'”
And Samson took hold of the two middle pillars which supported the temple, and he braced himself against them, one on his right and the other on his left.
Then Samson said, ‘Let me die with the Philistines! And he pushed with all his might, and the temple fell on the lords and all the people who were in it. So the dead that he killed at his death were more than he had killed in his life'” (Judges 16:28-30).
I share this with you because I saw back in 2016 that there would come a time in Trump’s presidency that his natural gifts, talents, and resources to lead would come to a halt. Trump would find himself down on his knees praying and seeking God’s face because all of his own efforts failed. In that hour, God would meet him face to face and give him the bigger picture to see of how He was using him to fulfill His covenant promises to a people who call on the name of the Lord. And out of that encounter, God would give Trump the strategy and strength to bring down the stronghold that is destroying our nation who is a symbol of hope for the world because she has been founded on the promises of God.
Please join me in prayer for Trump at this hour. He cannot rely on the cabinet or religious leaders for help in this historical time of crisis in America. There are too many mixed signals and some are from the spirit of antichrist. He must hear from God alone, and then have the strength and courage to execute leadership.