While having a conversation with a friend about what God is doing in various places on the earth at this time, I received a spontaneous revelation from the Spirit of God on a completely unrelated topic. It came with a prophetic message regarding President Trump. What follows is what I received.
Trump is a Sign:
- He appeared on the scene in the Presidential race as if from out of nowhere, entering a race he didn’t seem to belong in.
- He stands out because his ways and mannerisms are unlike those of his polished fellows.
- He is willing to institute radical changes.
- He faces accusations, criticisms, and threats tirelessly and without fear.
- For all of the above reasons, he has been considered a joke, presumptuous, and offensive. He has been and will be fiercely hated and fought against.
Trump, and these various points concerning him constitute a Sign that Signals to the world and the Body of Christ in particular, that God is about to bring out of obscurity, a very processed and prepared remnant of His choosing who are going to institute His New Thing in the earth. What follows is what these points signal.
Trump is a Signal:
- Many of the remnant will seem to come out of nowhere. Many will be people who’s names haven’t been heard before because they won’t have had public ministries.
- Some will seem to not fit or belong in their office because they won’t handle things the same way other leaders have done in the past.
- Some will lack the polish, smooth moves, and charismatic ways of their fellows.
- They will institute radical truths and changes in the Body of Christ.
- They will face and overcome accusations, criticisms, and threats constantly and fearlessly.
For all of the above reasons, it will become apparent that God has chosen this remnant. Like Trump, they will be considered foolish, presumptuous, misfits. They will be highly offensive to many who will hate them and actively rebel and fight against them.
Accompanying this Sign and its Signal of the coming forth of this remnant is a message that will be its’ theme wherever it goes. This is what He said:
“I have sent a dividing line throughout the whole earth. No nation will escape it. My Spirit is going to bring a visitation and the message of it will be ‘Choose you this day whom you will serve!’ It is going to lift up the standard and wherever it does, the sword of the Spirit will fall and there will be a dividing.
I will kindle a fire in homes that will not be put out, and families that seemed to be at peace will be at peace no longer, for what is not built on Me will be shaken. You will go to work one day and it will be ‘business as usual’, but an issue will arise and your workplace will never be the same again.
I will enter Churches and there will be a dividing of those who will walk with me from those who serve in word alone. Cities will be torn apart and whole nations will be divided because of people’s offense against Me and the truths of the Kingdom that I will institute in the earth. Many will say, “This can’t be of God. God heals, He does not divide.” Have you forgotten that I have not come to bring peace, but a sword? I have come to set a man at variance against his father, and a daughter against her mother. Member will rise against member and a person’s enemies will be of their own household.
This will resound again in your ears, “I, the Lord tear apart, and I join together. I wound, and I heal.” (See Matthew 10: 35 – 39; Hosea 6: 1 & Deut. 32:39)
God is Doing a New Thing:
For God to signal what He’s about to do with such a demonstrative Sign, like President Trump, means that what He’s doing is extremely important and we need to pay attention so we can understand it. The scripture that came to me as the best one to show what the New Thing is, why a remnant is necessary, and why this new thing will be divisive is 1 Corinthians 12 and 13.
In 1 Corinthians 12, the Apostle Paul lists in detail the various gifts of the Holy Spirit followed by the different ministries or offices it gives people. But as soon as he lays out the workings of Pentecost, he says in verse 31, “Yet I show you a more excellent way..” So, what follows in 1 Corinthians 13 is a description of this New Thing, of which this is the summation.
Prophecies will fail, tongues will cease, knowledge will pass away, and everything Pentecost will be done away with because it is all in part, and it will be replaced by ‘that which is perfect’ – the divine love (agape) which is coming. Some have misunderstood this passage, thinking Paul is only saying to minister with love is the most important thing, but he is saying divine love is coming, and when it gets here, everything else will fade away because divine love is complete and perfect. This is why he relates the workings of Pentecost to speaking, understanding, and thinking as a child. It is like knowing God as through a dark glass, whereas the coming divine love is complete, has everything we need, and knows God so well it is equivalent to seeing Him face to face.
God is Signaling the Feast of Tabernacles:
Change usually brings division because people don’t like leaving what they are familiar with, but what God is referring to in 1 Corinthians 12 and 13 is so huge it will be a major adjustment and reorientation for many. People are about to find out whether they’ve been truly in love with Jesus, or the various giftings and ministries they’ve used. So, it is easy to see why divisions would arise, and why God will need a remnant who has been schooled by Him concerning the New Way, just as He schooled the Apostles.
To put a name to this new thing, we only have to look at Israel – God’s blueprint for everything He’s going to do with the Church. Israel’s three major feasts provide a major part of the blueprint, including Passover, Pentecost, and Tabernacles. It has generally been realized that the Feast of Passover was fulfilled by Jesus’ blood being applied to the doorposts of our hearts, and Pentecost, the waving of the sheaf of firstfruits, was fulfilled on the Day of Pentecost and the harvest that has been brought in during the centuries following. But it has long been ignored or forgotten that there remains the third feast, the Feast of Tabernacles, which has yet to be fulfilled. So, it’s high time we familiarized ourselves with it because it is in the making right now. God is signaling the Feast of Tabernacles to us through President Trump.
When I heard of the division God was sending throughout the earth, I was reminded of what God said to me concerning Tabernacles. While doing some research in my Bible, God spoke to me in an audible voice as clearly as if He were sitting beside me. He said, “Tabernacles will be as different from Pentecost as Pentecost was from the Law”.
Think about that for a moment. How different was Pentecost from the Law? In the Law, there was one Tabernacle, a line up of people bringing their animals to be slaughtered, constant killing and burning of the animal’s flesh, certain days on which to celebrate feasts and bring certain sacrifices, only certain people who could be priests, certain activities they had to perform in the temple, and certain garments they had to wear. Now compare that to the Day of Pentecost – both men and women gathered in a house to pray – no Tabernacle, no particular garbs on any of them, no sacrifices, no burning of flesh, but a manifestation of the Holy Spirit sitting visibly above their heads, each one ministering to whomever they were led to, no differences between males and females in the giftings, no observance of lineages as to who had the right to minister, etc. The difference between the two is staggering! There isn’t a hint of anything familiar from one to the other.
Now imagine being a Pharisee in that day trying to figure out how what you’re looking at even remotely resembles the Law God gave you! The Church has looked down their noses at the Pharisees for their unbelief, but how would we rate if we had been given God’s Law by His own hand, and personally instructed concerning sacrifices, days, apparel, foods, etc., and then asked to recognize this new thing as ‘God’? Without a divine revelation, they could not ‘recognize’ it, and the same will be true in how different Tabernacles will be from Pentecost!
If there was ever a day when we needed to be fed by divine revelation, it is today. Otherwise, it could just as easily be us looking on in confusion as God institutes Tabernacles in the earth.
Peter said the stone which the builders rejected, the same has become the head of the corner, a stumbling stone, and a rock of offence. In other words, just as the prophecy stated, things are not going to seem like they fit, people won’t seem like they are the ones to carry a certain message, whatever it is, there will be something about many in this remnant that people will be offended at, hateful of, reject, and cast aside.
Are we as tuned in as Anna and Simeon, enough to recognize a baby as the salvation of the world without being snagged in our pride at how absurd that sounds? Would we follow a star, as ‘heathenistic’ as that sounds, to find the place where God’s salvation lies? Would we believe that an unmarried pregnant woman holds the key to the whole world? These were the signs to God’s people in the interim between the Law and Pentecost, and who are we to snub what God has lifted up as a sign between Pentecost and Tabernacles?
Regardless of what people say about President Trump, we need to hear what God said He was going to do with him and stay fixed on that. We may not like the fact that he seems to be causing a lot of friction and division, but God’s New Thing will too. As God said, He did not come to bring peace, but a sword. God didn’t say Trump would be perfect, but God is using him as a sign and signal, just as He used Cyrus – who did not know God when he began to fulfill his calling. What other shadowy people think they’re doing with him may be interesting to note, but they don’t run the world like they think they do. God does, and we need to keep our focus on Him.
(See Isaiah 43: 18-19; I Corinthians 12 & 13; Exodus 12: 1-23; Exodus 23:16 & Lev. 23:15-21; and Exodus 23: 16 & Lev. 23: 34-44; I Peter 2: 7 & 8)
Author: Brenda Brown
Although she was not raised in a Christian home, Brenda Brown heard the audible voice of the Lord speaking to her when she was just ten years old. She was not yet ready to surrender her life to him, but finally did after a second encounter at age sixteen. Ten years later she began leading small group meetings in her home and continued that ministry for several years. She has had an open vision in which she visited with the Lord in the Garden of Gethsemane.