“Almighty Allows Trump's Triumph!”
Ramesh C. Reddy
In my dream before the election, a
group of people
gathered to hear an election message so I sent a man to speak at the
podium. When he came to the podium, I was shocked because he would
say, "Both are weak candidates that I cannot support". I was totally
shocked because I expected him to speak in favor of presidential
candidate Donald Trump but he did not. Then, I sent a woman up to
speak in favor of Trump but there was only silence. I kept waiting
and waiting if anyone would speak in favor of Trump but nobody did.
I was so frustrated and took to the stage myself and spoke in favor
of Trump why it is so important to vote for him. Then, I told
everyone there that it is God who places people in power and it is
God who removes people from power. No one will come into power
without God's permission.
Finally, I told
everyone but this does not give you an excuse not to vote. You still
have to go and vote but remember whatever happens, God is the one
that placed them in power. I thought to myself we are all just
instruments to accomplish his purposes. When, I got off the stage,
the entire audience in the room clapped. The message had resonated
with them. Then, I woke up!
On Sunday morning during our church fellowship time, I wanted
my friends to vote for Trump. One of my Indian friends told me that
this election bothered him until he listened to K-LOVE radio where
the DJ said something to the effect that God places people in power
and removes them so we can have the confidence that things will be
okay when we trust in the Lord.
It reminded me of
"For promotion and power come from nowhere on earth, but only from God.
He promotes one and deposes another."
Election day came and I fasted for 18 hours without drinking
water or eating anything but praying to the Lord Jesus, while I was
working. As an Evangelical Christian, my main concern in this
election was the holocaust of the unborn. I believed Trump's words
when he said he would appoint Supreme Court justices who would
protect the life of the unborn while presidential candidate Hillary Clinton
wants to continue the slaughter of the unborn. I was telling the
Lord that it is He who creates life and thought no man or woman has
a right to take that life.
I was reminded of
Psalm 139:13-18 which says,
"You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit them
together in my mother’s womb. Thank you for making me so wonderfully
complex! It is amazing to think about. Your workmanship is so
marvelous—and how well I know it. You were there while I was being
formed in utter seclusion in the dark of the womb! You saw me before
I was born and scheduled each day of my life before I began to
breathe. Every day was recorded in your book! How precious it is,
Lord, to realize that you are thinking about me constantly! I can’t
even count how many times a day your thoughts turn toward me. And
when I waken in the morning, you are still thinking of me!"
It bothered me so much that Clinton wanted to destroy that life
in a mother's womb in the name of Pro-Choice.
Then, I told the Lord Jesus that a Trump presidency will
eradicate the terror group ISIS because I thought to myself how many
Christians they are killing and even non-Christians. I knew the
Obama administration did not do enough and ISIS became powerful
under his administration. It did not go well with me that he now was
supporting Clinton for president. I did not believe Clinton will
bring ISIS down because both President Obama and Clinton were even
scared to use the word: RADICAL ISLAMIC JIHADISTS when terror
happens thinking they were going to alienate the Muslim population.
True muslims would not be offended because they know what the Koran
really says. My mentor from work who helped me rise through the
ranks is a true Muslim :)
I was reminded of the Bible verse from
Proverbs 24:11-12 which says,
"Rescue those who are unjustly sentenced to death; don’t stand back and
let them die. Don’t try to disclaim responsibility by saying you
didn’t know about it. For God, who knows all hearts, knows yours,
and he knows you knew! And he will reward everyone according to his
Then, I told the Lord Jesus that a Trump presidency could
eradicate the corruption in the White House, Department of Justice,
and Deparment of State because I strongly felt all 3 of them were in
collusion with the Clinton campaign doing everything they could to
ensure she is not arrested or charged when it came to the classified
email scandal and the Clinton Foundation. I thought to myself that
it is unbelievable that Clinton's husband Bill Clinton would meet
privately with Loretta Lynch, the Attorney General of the U.S while
Hillary was still under investigation. Then, the shocking part came
when FBI Director Comey decided not to indict Hillary after the
meeting. I could not imagine how someone could bleach-bit and delete
33 thousand emails from being recovered and nothing happens? I knew
she should be in the jail house and not the White House.
Later, I told the Lord Jesus that a Trump presidency could
repeal Obamacare. I thought to myself that Obamacare was based on
lies and now premium hikes have become unbelievable. But more than
that what bothered me was that parts of the law infringed on
employers who did not want contraception or morning-after-pill to be
covered in the insurance they gave to their employees since
morning-after-pill could induce abortion.
Furthermore, I told the Lord Jesus that a Trump presidency will
curb illegal immigration. I thought to myself it is not fair that I
waited for 18 months to get my precious loving wife Chandraleela
here legally from India and then waited for another 2 years for her
to get her permanent residency card so she could work legally here.
As my African-American friend who is also a Union steward for
UFCW 23 says, 'Right is right and wrong is wrong'.
I believe Trump presidency would curb illegal immigration so
legal immigrants can occupy the jobs that illegal immigrants were
taking. Furthermore, I knew it is not ethical to say a wrong is
Finally, I told the Lord Jesus that a Trump presidency would
protect religious liberties that have been corroding away in the
Obama administration especially against Christians when they speak
out against moral issues, etc.
Yet through this entire prayer I prayed multiple times, 'I
trust you Jesus, my Lord and Personal Savior in this situation
pleading your precious Blood knowing you are the One who places
people in power for your purposes!'
My main reason for wanting Trump was for the protection of the
unborn. If Trump was not Pro-Life, I would not have voted for him
The Pro-Life issue dominated the conversation with my
African-American friends on election day.
An African-American woman was so scared that Trump could become
president so I shared with her my dream about God who will place
people in power for his reasons and purposes that we do not
I was reminded of
"This plan of mine is
not what you would work out, neither are my thoughts the same as
yours! For just as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my
ways higher than yours, and my thoughts than yours. As the rain and
snow come down from heaven and stay upon the ground to water the
earth, and cause the grain to grow and to produce seed for the
farmer and bread for the hungry, so also is my word. I send it out,
and it always produces fruit. It shall accomplish all I want it to
and prosper everywhere I send it."
I told her both candidates are the worst candidates ever to run
for president but we have to choose the lesser of the two evils
knowing that either Clinton or Trump would win. I talked about the
Pro-Life issue with her. Her excuse was 'No man should be able to
tell me what I should do with my body. It is a woman's choice.'
I told her that it has nothing to do with a woman's choice or
man's choice but God's choice. God's choice says the unborn need to
be protected so i am voting for Trump. I was surprised when she told
me something to the effect that if you are 'Voting The Bible' I can
see why you will support Trump because he is Pro-Life.
Then, another African-American woman asked me who was winning
I told her that Trump was winning and her response was, 'I
cannot believe he is winning when he was okay with groping woman.'
I told her that for many the Pro-Life issue is more important
than his words. Her response was, 'No one should be able to tell a
woman what she can do with her body. It is her choice.'
I told her that a woman or man's choice does not preempt God's
choice that he wants the unborn protected. I shared with her
Proverbs 24:11-12 and left.
Why am I sharing all this with my readers?
It is because there is this perception out
there that those who voted for Trump are racist, homophobic,
xenophobic, misogynistic, etc because they see Trump in terms of these labels.
They cannot imagine for the life of their being how anyone can vote
for a man like that who was even accused of sexual assault.
As an Indian-immigrant and now a U.S citizen who voted for
Trump, I can tell you that voting for Trump went across racial and
gender lines. Even if people did not agree with the Trump
presidency, they understood that God had to act.
An African-American man who is Pro-Union told me that he told
his congregation members that they should not be worrying about
Trump being president but the state of their own heart whether they
know Jesus or not! This is the question he asked them,
'Do you know Jesus?' He wanted the congregation members to vote Jesus into their heart. He
made a point that if Jesus was with them, they did not have to fear
the outcome of the election.
Then he told me that America as it is now reminded him of Sodom
and Gommorah that the Lord destroyed because of the sin of
homosexuality, wickedness, etc that was prevalent. He was making a
point that with a Clinton presidency the evil would have continued.
God had to make a change.
Just remember that Trump is just a man and God can keep him in
power or depose him according to His will.
I was reminded of the Bible verses from
which says, "What can we ever say
to such wonderful things as these? If God is on our side, who can
ever be against us? Since he did not spare even his own Son for us
but gave him up for us all, won’t he also surely give us everything
Who dares accuse us
whom God has chosen for his own? Will God? No! He is the one who has
forgiven us and given us right standing with himself. Who then will
condemn us? Will Christ? No! For he is the one who died for us and
came back to life again for us and is sitting at the place of
highest honor next to God, pleading for us there in heaven.
Who then can ever keep
Christ’s love from us? When we have trouble or calamity, when we are
hunted down or destroyed, is it because he doesn’t love us anymore?
And if we are hungry or penniless or in danger or threatened with
death, has God deserted us? No, for the Scriptures tell us that for
his sake we must be ready to face death at every moment of the
day—we are like sheep awaiting slaughter; but despite all this,
overwhelming victory is ours through Christ who loved us enough to
die for us. For I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us
from his love. Death can’t, and life can’t. The angels won’t, and
all the powers of hell itself cannot keep God’s love away. Our fears
for today, our worries about tomorrow, or where we are—high above
the sky, or in the deepest ocean—nothing will ever be able to
separate us from the love of God demonstrated by our Lord Jesus
Christ when he died for us."
Remember my African-American friend is
standing on the Word of God which makes him see things from a
biblical perspective. So, please don't tell people that they are
racist if they voted for Trump just because the Ku Klux Klan and
Remember BLUE states that went to President Obama, who is
Black, turned RED this time when two white candidates were running.
I believe it had nothing to do with the color of their skin but more
to do with the issues at hand.
of white Evangelical Christians voted for Trump, 29% Latinos
voted for Trump, 8% Blacks voted for Trump, 54% of white woman voted for
For Trump to be accused of sexual assault and the way he
demeaned people, it is shocking that more than a majority of white woman
voted for Trump over Clinton.
For Trump who wants to curb illegal immigration and build a
wall, it is shocking that 29% of Latinos voted for Trump.
For Trump who wants to revitalize inner cities and take care of
the Black communities, it is sad that only 8% voted for him but the
good news is that he did better than Romney.
So it does bother me when people are afraid of a Trump
presidency. If people are fearful of a Trump presidency because they
want to do their own things regardless of how immoral and criminal
they are, they should be. But let us not make Trump's presidency
into a racial issue.
says, "Obey the government, for God
is the one who has put it there. There is no government anywhere
that God has not placed in power. So those who refuse to obey the
laws of the land are refusing to obey God, and punishment will
follow. For the policeman does not frighten people who are doing
right; but those doing evil will always fear him. So if you don’t
want to be afraid, keep the laws and you will get along well.
The policeman is sent
by God to help you. But if you are doing something wrong, of course
you should be afraid, for he will have you punished. He is sent by
God for that very purpose. Obey the laws, then, for two reasons:
first, to keep from being punished, and second, just because you
know you should."
The Bible also says,
"It is better to obey God than man!"
No one should ever think if the laws of the land contradict
God's Word, we should continue to follow them! That is absurd!
When the people voted for Trump, I believe it was based mostly on
issues regardless of their religion or lack of religion, race,
Galatians 3:28 says,
"We are no longer Jews or Greeks or slaves or free men or even merely
men or women, but we are all the same—we are Christians; we are one
in Christ Jesus."
An Indian friend of mine told me that he was comforted to know
whether Trump or Clinton became president, that God is the one that
placed him/her there. So, he believes that God had a reason to place
I hope you believe that too!
If God be for us who can be against us!
How true this is because when God has his reasons to place
someone in power, no one can stop that from happening.
My precious loving wife Chandraleela reminded me in my distress
that no one can stop God from putting Trump in power if that's what
God chose to do. I believed that including if Clinton got into
power, it is the same Lord that placed her there.
When things go against a candidate, it will take a miracle for
that candidate to win. This is what I believe happened to Trump for
Let us see the tide of battle that Trump faced:
1. The mainstream news media tried to
destroy his candidacy especially CNN-(Clinton News Network), MSNBC,
CNBC, NBC, UNIVISION, etc
of the print media especially the New York Times and Washington Post
tried to destroy his candidacy.
3. Conservative newspapers
endorsed Clinton for the presidency. Of all the endorsements from
liberal and conservative papers, Clinton got 57 and Trump got only
4. Billy Bush, the nephew of
George W. Bush's, explicit disgusting sexual conversation with Trump
was released. The disgusting explict langauge came from Trump. Let
us remember Billy Bush is related to Jeb Bush who lost the
nomination to Trump.
5. CNN colluded with Clinton
campaign to give questions ahead of time including poll results.
6. The White House, Department
of Justice, and Department of State colluded with Clinton in the
hopes of destroying his candidacy.
7. His character and words
were there to destroy his candidacy.
8. He was outspent on ads
and ground game too!
9. He was vehemently opposed by members of
his own party including the Bush's who did not vote for Trump.
10. He was opposed by so many left-wing and some right-leaning
Yet, even through all this my Lord Jesus placed him in power to
lead America as it's president.
How can that happen?
Because if God wants something to happen, it will happen and no
human being will be able to stand in God's way for His purposes.
Even if we want to question why God would
want to choose Trump to be president, let us remember
says, "Oh, what a wonderful God we
have! How great are his wisdom and knowledge and riches! How
impossible it is for us to understand his decisions and his methods!
For who among us can
know the mind of the Lord? Who knows enough to be his counselor and
guide? And who could ever offer to the Lord enough to induce him to
act? For everything comes from God alone. Everything lives by his
power, and everything is for his glory. To him be glory evermore."
My dear friends who are Clinton supporters, the pain will not
go away immediately because your candidate lost. But remember Trump
is just a man. God has His reasons for putting him in office. I want
to believe it is to do something great through this weak and
fallible man. God can do anything. Please give Trump a chance to run
a nation how God wants it to be run. He is not perfect and will make
mistakes but he needs our prayers.
I leave you with these promises to reflect upon:
"For all God’s words are
right, and everything he does is worthy of our trust.
He loves whatever is
just and good; the earth is filled with his tender love. He merely
spoke, and the heavens were formed and all the galaxies of stars. He
made the oceans, pouring them into his vast reservoirs.
Let everyone in all the
world—men, women, and children—fear the Lord and stand in awe of
For when he but spoke,
the world began! It appeared at his command!
And with a breath he
can scatter the plans of all the nations who oppose him, but his own
plan stands forever. His intentions are the same for every
Blessed is the nation
whose God is the Lord, whose people he has chosen as his own. The
Lord gazes down upon mankind from heaven where he lives. He has made
their hearts and closely watches everything they do.
The best-equipped army
cannot save a king—for great strength is not enough to save anyone.
A war horse is a poor risk for winning victories—it is strong, but
it cannot save. But the eyes of the Lord are watching over those who
fear him, who rely upon his steady love. He will keep them from
death even in times of famine!
We depend upon the Lord
alone to save us. Only he can help us; he protects us like a shield.
No wonder we are happy in the Lord! For we are trusting him. We
trust his holy name. Yes, Lord, let your constant love surround us,
for our hopes are in you alone."
Reddy's Right Rhetoric
takes you into the world of religion and politics pondering why
Almighty Allows Trump's Triumph!
He can be reached at reddy4HisGlory2004@yahoo.com
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