Abimelech, a prophetic metaphor for America

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.… [Continue reading...]