Billions of people around the world woke up or stayed up to learn that Donald Trump will be the next President of the United States. While speculation abounds about what might happen next on the geopolitical scene, the world does not realize that God has a plan and that He “removes kings and raises up kings” (Daniel 2:21), and “the Most High rules in the kingdom of men” and “gives it to whomever He will” (Daniel 4:17). Today, we must not lose sight of the fact that God is guiding world affairs to accomplish His ultimate purpose—the salvation of mankind (cf. Isaiah 46:9-10).
A Christian’s primary focus is not to solve all of this world’s problems, but to “seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness” (Matthew 6:33). The Apostle Paul advised Christians to pray for “all who are in authority, that we [the Church] may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence” (1 Timothy 2:2). He also admonished Christians to “be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God” (Romans 13:1). “The Lord is not slack concerning His promise,” and He will accomplish His plan (2 Peter 3:9). God allows certain leaders to emerge at specific times in history to help fulfill His ultimate purpose for mankind and to prepare for the return of Jesus Christ to this earth. This is the good news which ultimately gives us “a future and a hope” (Jeremiah 29:11). To learn more about this absolutely awesome topic, read our booklet, Prophecy Fulfilled: God’s Hand in World Affairs.