Fortress of Faith Radio by Tom Wallace and Shahram Hadian, discuss the election of Donald Trump to the Presidency
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Welcome to the dawning of a new era here in the United States. The results of the election is not just a shock here in the US, it is a shock throughout the whole world. People are not willing to accept the outcome of the election and we have seen riots in the streets. When they were talking about the deplorables, who were they really talking about? I think we are seeing the answer before our eyes.
Today I want to talk about the election results. The first thing we must do is be men enough to admit we were wrong when we said we thought Hillary would win. We are not alone, there are many others who were wrong also.
The last two weeks we played the same broadcast because we thought this was going to be a victory for Hillary, but hooray, we were wrong. We can praise God for this. God has given us another chance to clean house. If we don’t take care of our own house, God will. God has delayed His judgment on us to an extent, and I am excited and hopeful for the opportunity.
The part of me that loves justice was almost cheering for a different result. We live in a country with the most corrupt government this nation has ever seen. It may even be one of the most corrupt governments in the world. As I saw the results come in, and the commentary in the following days, I felt the grace and mercy of God. That part of me that loves grace and mercy is rejoicing.
One thing that is sure, the results were a shock to just about everyone. People have been calling this bigger than Brexit. I believe there are some world leaders that are really scared right now. I think there is fear in some Muslim countries. I wonder what is going to happen with Iran because Trump has said he will get rid of the nuclear deal with the 150 Billion dollars we gave them.
There is one country that is really glad for these results, and that is Israel. The Prime Minister was very quick to call Donald Trump this week. I think it was the second or third call that came in. For many years, America has been the only nation that has really stood with Israel. I believe this is one of the major reasons God has graciously given us another chance.
Have you noticed that many in the mainstream media are having a meltdown? They are acting like spoiled children having a temper tantrum.
In other broadcast we said that there needed to be a large turnout of evangelicals. The polls show that there was. I believe it was 86% for Trump and 12% for Hillary.
I just got back from Israel and many asked who I was going to vote for. When I told them I had already voted for Trump they were elated. The average Israeli was very concerned about our election. They were watching it very closely.
Listen to what the Bible says in the book of Esther:
For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father’s house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this? (Esther 4:14)
I believe that one of the reasons God has given us Trump is that Israel is going to need our support in the near future. They surely wouldn’t have gotten from Hillary. I believe Trump was elected “for such a time as this.”
Obama has made it easier for Iran and other anti-Israel forces. Now that there is a strong leader coming to the Presidency in America, there may well be those who try to do something beforehand. There well could be an attack in America very soon. The window is closing for North Korea and Iran.
The results show that America is behind Trump. This election was quite a thrashing of Hillary and the Democrats. Obama said:
Although my name is not on the ballot, my policies are.
He recently said that his legacy is on the line. What did America say in response? Adios Amigo. They rejected his legacy. This is a huge for Obama and the Clinton’s. As it sits today, it looks like Trump will have 306 electoral votes to Hillary’s 232. The fact that Trump won Pennsylvania and it looks like he will also win Michigan, is astounding. He won Wisconsin and Ohio, which usually go Democrat. This may have been the most shocking election in the history of our country.
No President has had both chambers of Congress with him when he came into office since 1928. It is true that the majority in the Senate is razor thin, but this is an opportunity to truly drain the swamp. We are going to look at the first 100 day plan Trump has laid out. It covers Obama Care, immigration, the wall, and so forth. He has promised to get rid of harmful regulation and to undo the illegal executive orders.
It is important that we pray, and that we put pressure on our elected officials. Most importantly, we, as Christians, need to remember that God has given us a chance to still proclaim the Gospel with freedom. We are preparing for a greater level of persecution that surly would have come had Hillary been elected and still may come in the future.
A lot of people have been comparing Trump with this or that Bible character. I want us to look at the story in 1 Samuel 8. The background for this story is that Israel had been under the judges. The complaint was that the judges were corrupt and not doing their jobs. The people started asking for a king and the Lord said three time in 1 Samuel 8 for Samuel to give them the king they wanted. He reminded Samuel that they were not rejecting Samuel, they were rejecting Him (God).
And the LORD said unto Samuel, Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee: for they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected me, that I should not reign over them. (1 Samuel 8:7)
God told Samuel to warn the people about what it would mean if they had a king. He warned them of all the things the king would take and how he would tax them. In spite of the warning, the people still wanted a king.
And he said, This will be the manner of the king that shall reign over you: He will take your sons, and appoint them for himself, for his chariots, and to be his horsemen; and some shall run before his chariots. And he will appoint him captains over thousands, and captains over fifties; and will set them to ear his ground, and to reap his harvest, and to make his instruments of war, and instruments of his chariots. And he will take your daughters to be confectionaries, and to be cooks, and to be bakers. And he will take your fields, and your vineyards, and your oliveyards, even the best of them, and give them to his servants. And he will take the tenth of your seed, and of your vineyards, and give to his officers, and to his servants. And he will take your menservants, and your maidservants, and your goodliest young men, and your asses, and put them to his work. He will take the tenth of your sheep: and ye shall be his servants. And ye shall cry out in that day because of your king which ye shall have chosen you; and the LORD will not hear you in that day. Nevertheless the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel; and they said, Nay; but we will have a king over us; (1 Samuel 8:11-19)
When God allowed Samuel to anoint Saul, Saul was not a righteous man. God raised him up because he would take on the Philistines. The Philistines wanted to destroy Israel, and if God had not allowed someone to rise up and take them on, they would have been successful. Saul was God’s judgment, but the Philistines would have been destruction. I argue that Trump is judgment, but he will take on the Philistines and Jezebel. Hillary and Bill are Jezebel and Ahab in my opinion. They didn’t want to coexist with Christians. I think this is God’s saving grace.
Don’t misunderstand me. If we make the mistake of looking at Trump as the savior and we go back to sleep, we will have squandered this opportunity. If, on the other hand, we realize that the Lord, in His mercy and grace, has just given us another chance, and if we become the salt and light in our nation, we may be able to stay God’s judgment for a while. This will require the courage to take the message of the Bible into this culture. We must see hearts changed.
We need to pray that God will surround Trump with those who will counsel him toward righteousness. This is the only way he can get America back on the right path.
Trump ran on the slogan, let’s make America great again. He certainly has the skill necessary to bring prosperity back to our land. I think he will move this country in a more prosperous direction and people will go back to work because the jobs will be there. With prosperity, we are often distracted by the things of this world. This is my biggest concern. When people are prosperous they tend to forget their need for God and apathy sets in.
While Trump is working to make America great again, we need to be working to make America Christian again. This needs to be the slogan for Christians. We must bring the fear of God back to America.
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The 2016 presidential election has been an historical election worldwide. It has already affected the markets. World leaders have responded in different ways. We have seen riots in the streets in America.
Trump ran on the fact that he is a law and order candidate and he wants to be a law and order president. He wants to restore the rule of law and stand against the lawlessness that is so prominent.
Twitter has been alive with tweets calling for the assassination of Donald Trump. It is a criminal offense to call for the assassination of the President. These people ought to be investigated and arrested, and it needs to be done quickly. Both the Secret Service and the FBI need to jump on this right away.
We need to be praying for the protection of President Elect Trump’s life. As he starts digging into the swamp he wants to drain, and starts revealing how evil and filthy it really is, there will be more of this. Remember, the Clinton’s are part of this swamp, and I don’t see them going away quietly unless they are prosecuted quickly for all of their criminal acts. We really need to pray for Trump, Pence, and their families.
We also need to pray that God will lead this new administration to right the ship, and turn America into a God fearing nation again. This nation became great because it lifted up Christian values. It is a departure from these values that has brought us to where we are today.
If Trump is going to clean house, he must do it across the board. This means a new head of the Justice Department, and a cleaning up of the whole department. There must be a new head of the FBI, a new Secretary of Defense, and so forth. It seems like they are putting some very smart and experienced people around Trump.
Phil Haney is a Department of Homeland Security whistle blower who showed the connections between all the Islamic organizations. One of the things the Obama administration did was look at all the documentation and training materials, and purging anything that would be offensive to Islam. The Department of State and the Office of Civil Rights for Homeland Security, told Haney that they had to get rid of all the evidence he had found. He refused so they destroyed all of his evidence, evidence in criminal investigations. They brought charges against him because he kept going to Congress and complaining. Fortunately for him, nothing stuck because it was all fiction.
Haney is also the author of the book, “See Nothing, Say Nothing.” He has been traveling and talking about what he calls the two purges, the 2009 and the 2011 purges.
I want to talk a bit about Hillary because, if they get a new Justice Department, or if Trump appoints a special prosecutor, which he said he would do, she will be in trouble. Remember the line from the debate where Hillary said she was glad that Trump was not in charge of the laws of this country? His response was, that’s right, because you would be in jail.
It is not that we want to see Hillary punished because we don’t like her, it is that we are a nation of laws, and no one is above the law. There is an impression that she has broken the law, and those who are the guardians of the law are doing nothing about it. Instead they are covering it up. It is imperative that Trump re-instill confidence in the rule of law in this country. People must know that no one, including Hillary Clinton, is above the law. If Hillary is guilty, she must be so proclaimed. If she is innocent, this must be clearly proclaimed also. Even if she is found guilty, I doubt seriously that she will ever spend a day in jail.
The Clinton Foundation should be shut down. There are five offices investigating the foundation. There are reports that the Little Rock, AR office has requested more manpower to help in the investigation. They are investigating the collusion under the RICO statutes, which deal with organized crime. The Clinton Foundation is being dealt with as a money laundering fraud. This is even deeper than the “pay to play” that has been investigated. There are all kinds of allegations against the foundation.
It has been reported by the Wall Street Journal, Fox News, and other credible sources, that the mid level of the FBI were furious when Hillary was not recommended for prosecution. They were threatening to give massive resignations and go to Congress as whistle blowers if Comey didn’t reopen the investigation, which he did. Many are attributing her decline in the polls to this.
We also got word that the NYPD and the US Attorney in New York opened an investigation after finding Anthony Weiner’s laptop with 650,000 Clinton emails. The FBI said it went through all of them in eight days. There are 650,000 seconds in a week, which means that they would have had to look at each email for only one second. Apparently, the NYPD is ready to issue arrest warrants in this case.
Not only does Hillary need to be investigated, but Huma Abedin also needs to be investigated. She is married to Anthony Weiner, and she would be the connection with the emails found on his laptop. We don’t know if she cut a deal with the FBI. At one point she was working for the Secretary of State and working for the Clinton Foundation, and other places, and getting paychecks from them all which opened the door for conflicts of interest. Everything about this stuff stinks.
I believe they will have to gut the Justice Department to renew confidence with the American people. We, the people, need to know there will be justice at the highest levels of government.
We also need to reestablish the investigation of the Holy Land Foundation. Let’s go back and look at this. Under President Bush, there was a federal prosecution of the largest fund-raising group for terrorism. Millions of dollars were leaving America and going to Hamas through Muslim Brotherhood front groups. The Holy Land Foundation sounds like an Israeli foundation. It was an organization for the destruction of Israel. Many people were being prosecuted and sent to prison.
When President Obama came into office in 2009, he appointed Eric Holder as Attorney General and they shut this whole process down. A number of these front groups, CAIR, ISNA, NAT, and others were let off the hook. I talked to one of the lead prosecutors, and he told me that everything is ready to go as soon as they get the green light. When the case was shut down, they were in the middle of inditing the front groups, but because it was shut down, they remain unindited coconspirators. This was a huge trial, with tons of evidence
Ted Cruz had a bill in the Senate to label the Muslim Brotherhood, and all of its front groups, as terrorist organizations. This has to happen at the same time as the reopening of the trial. The Justice Department can reopen the case, but Congress must pass the bill designating these groups as terrorist groups.
If this were to happen we could start going after some of the mosques and these various groups. We could look into their books and see what is going on. Obama has given these groups cover for the last eight years. Many other governments have called the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization, but Obama has refused to do so.
These are the terrorists that are living among us. We know their connections with one another. If we designate the Muslim Brotherhood and its front groups as terrorist organizations, it gives our prosecutors great power to start going after them.
We are not saying this because we are anti-Muslim or anti-Islam, this is a national security issue. As long as we allow these groups to function, we are in great danger. This is just common sense, which is not so common anymore.
We have an opportunity to save our nation. The question is, do we have the will to do what is necessary to get the job done?
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As important as prosecuting the Muslim Brotherhood is, denying them access to our government is even more important. MB officials have visited the White House hundreds of times. Many of them have access to classified information and to our training materials. The purging of our training materials I mentioned earlier is a result of these people having access. The access has to be shut down.
We need to get rid of the fox in the hen house. How do we do it? We must root them out of all positions in our governmental agencies.
Another important issue is the border. This includes undoing Obama’s attempt at amnesty. This can be done by executive order because that is how Obama got around Congress. Everything Obama has done by his famous “pen and phone,” can be undone byTrump the same way.
With borders like we have today, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, ISIS operatives, Hamas, and others could already be here. We know that Iran has been working with the drug cartels in Mexico through Hesbolah for years.
We also have to do something about the refugee flow into America. Hillary wanted a 550% increase in the number of un-vetted refugees coming into America. Trump has been misquoted on what he has said on this issue. He didn’t say that he was going to stop all Muslims from coming into the country. What he said was that we are going to have extreme vetting of those coming from areas where terrorism is prominent. This is exactly what we used to do. We need to ensure that those who come to our country are not coming here to hurt us. Until we get our system set up so we can vet them, we will have a moratorium on Muslims from terrorist parts of the world.
One of the things I want to see is, is he actually going to build the wall. If he builds the wall, and makes Mexico pay for it, I will be extremely happy.
Many feel that the Iran deal was one of the worst deals ever made. It gave Iran 150 billion dollars, and empowered them to continue working toward a nuclear bomb. This is another area where we need to pray and put pressure upon our politicians.
We must remember that the Iran deal was not a treaty because it was not approved by Congress. There are a lot of legal issues concerning this deal and the release of the money to Iran. I believe that Trump can undo this deal because it was not approved by Congress.
It would be great if Trump, with the Republican Congress, would get us out of the United Nations. The UN is about as anti-America and anti-Israel as it could be. We contribute about 36% of the funding for the UN. If we were to withhold our support it would collapse. The largest voting block in the UN is the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. They pretty much control every vote. Let’s cut the ties. This would kill globalism, which is taking away the sovereignty of our nation, and all other nations. The tentacles of the UN have reached into America through treaties and resolutions.
We have spoken on Resolution 16-18, which is designed to make it a criminal offense to say anything negative about Islam. Hillary Clinton was involved in tweaking the language so America would vote for it. The resolution says that a violation of it is subject to international law. This means that we could be charged, not in an American court, but in an international court. Getting rid of this resolution will protect our laws, our freedoms, and our faith.
Let’s talk about religious freedom. One thing that has put fear in the hearts of many preachers is the Johnson Amendment. This was mentioned at the Republican convention, and several times by both Trump and Pence. This amendment gives the impression that preachers cannot talk about politics in their churches. It does not do so, but it does give the impression. The fear is that it will take away our tax exempt status.
We must remember that the formation of American laws, and our Constitutional freedoms, came from the pulpits of the land, not from the halls of politics. It was the willingness of preachers to stand up for righteousness that brought us the Bill of Rights.
Lyndon Johnson gave us the Johnson Amendment in our tax law because he was having problems with some preachers campaigning against him. Ever since then, pastors have felt that they cannot speak out on political issues.
Trump asked preachers why they didn’t speak out on these issues, why were they such cowards? That is where he learned of the Johnson Amendment. He believed the preachers should have freedom of speech, just like everyone else.
I have never heard a candidate talk about this issue. For Trump and Pence to bring it up is a good thing. They now have the House and the Senate and could actually get rid of this. If this actually happened, it would be like unshacking the churches. If this happens, we will not be able to blame anything but ourselves if things continue as they are.
Another religious freedom issue is the Supreme Court. Trump will nominate at least one Supreme Court Justice, and maybe as many as four. Let’s not forget the federal judges in the lower courts that are appointed by the President as well.
We also have the issue of Obama Care. The Republicans have the power to do what they have been promising for so long. If this isn’t one of the first bills we see coming out of Congress, I don’t know what they are doing. Other issues include abortion and companies and individuals being forced to violate their religious beliefs.
An interesting sidelight to this election is that, after Trump was elected, the Canadian immigration website crashed from the volume of traffic that came to it. We can suppose that this was due to all of those who said they would leave the country if Trump was elected.
We could be talking about a completely different story. God has given us a reprieve, and we had better not wast it. We can praise God for another chance, but the only praise that really matters is that we do something with it. We have a President who wants to make America great again, but we need to make America Christian again.
As you have seen, it is important that we pray for President Elect Trump’s protection, and we also must pray for God’s guidance. He was asked how the people should pray for him, and guidance and wisdom is what he asked for.
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