In early January 2017, I was up late praying and seeking insight about the times we are in and also about Obama and Trump and their roles in it. The next morning my 9-year-old daughter came in my office and showed me Judges 9, specifically Jotham’s parable of the trees, because she felt like God wanted to show her something there.
I think the Lord did have a message for her, but it was also the answer to my prayer. The Lord brought Judges 9 and the story of Abimelech to my wife’s and my attention several times in the past, but we never really understood the significance of it. Then it hit me that story is a prophetic metaphor for America. Since Abimelech and the men of Shechem committed murder and wickedness, God allowed a spirit of conflict to arise that would divide the nation and provoke a form of civil war — as a divine judgment.
Barack Obama is represented by King Abimelech. Another character arises named Gaal son of Ebed, who stirs up the men of Shechem against Abimelech, and who I believe represents Donald Trump:
“Now Gaal the son of Ebed came with his relatives, and crossed over into Shechem; and the men of Shechem put their trust in him.” (Judges 9:26)
There was much bloodshed and many died in the ensuing battles, which again was God’s intended judgment for their wickedness. In the end Abimelech gets a fatal head wound from a millstone dropped on him.
51 But there was a strong tower in the center of the city, and all the men and women with all the leaders of the city fled there and shut themselves in; and they went up on the roof of the tower.
52 So Abimelech came to the tower and fought against it, and approached the entrance of the tower to burn it with fire.
53 But a certain woman threw an upper millstone on Abimelech’s head, crushing his skull. (Judges 9:51-53)
This is very interesting in light of the description of the beast ruler in Revelation 13:
“I saw one of his heads as if it had been slain, and his fatal wound was healed.” (Revelation 13:3)
Like Gaal, I believe the purpose of Trump is to stir up half the country, especially Christians, against the other half, who follow Obama and his agenda. I also believe a civil conflict/war is coming. Trump is probably going to be a scapegoat for the economic collapse, false flag attacks, etc., and that blame will be transferred onto the right and onto Christians, which is exactly what Obama wants and would set him up for a return to power.
MANY people believe martial law coming to this nation at some point. Let me make a speculation: It won’t be Obama who instigates martial law, but it will be Donald Trump in response to some catastrophe. Many will love it and want it and cheer for it because it’s Trump. Except in the end it will be turned against the people.
The week before the presidential inauguration, my wife and I asked the Lord directly whether Obama will stay in office. My wife has a peculiar gift of “randomness” where we ask God a question and she randomly opens the page of thesaurus or Bible and it is amazing how what is there speaks to the question, though it requires interpretation.
The first word we received was “circumference.” Interesting because I had recently taught my daughter how to measure the circumference of a circle. You start at one point, go all the way around and end where you began. In other words, you go full circle and back to where you started. The question was whether Obama will stay in office, and the answer was something like “full circle.”
Other words that came up were “claim” (to presidency or reins of power?) and “clash” (over competing claims to power?). Sounds like the story of Abimelech.
Author: Michael Fisch
Michael Fisch lives in Idaho with his wife and two daughters. He believes we are living in the final days of this age and looks forward to the return of Jesus Christ, who is coming in glory to rule the earth righteously from Jerusalem. His favorite verse about these final days is Daniel 12:3: “Those who are wise will shine like the bright expanse of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.”
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