First I must preface this week’s commentary. Those who have read my articles and books over many years–I prayerfully hope–know that I am not one who speculates wildly on what God’s Word has to say on any matter. The Lord knows that my overwhelming desire is to say no more and no less than what He wants me to say in any given instance.
Likewise, discernment is among the most important things that must be possessed by as well as employed by any writer who endeavors to put forth what the Holy Spirit urges him or her to write. More specifically, it is imperative that truth from the mind of God be at the center of each and every biblical examination and analysis exploring the issues and events of our times. My prayer is that I never violate this rubric.
With that said, I want to consider a most unusual matter involving the all but totally unexpected rise to presidential power of Donald J. Trump. I say “all but totally unexpected” because there were hundreds of thousands of us–if not millions–who knew the 2016 presidential election could well go in the direction opposite of what the politicos and pundits were saying. We knew that 2 Chronicles 7:14 was still in effect. The Lord could, if it was within His holy will, turn America in a different direction in answer to His people’s prayers.
Those prayers were answered in a spectacular way. In that regard, now is time to continue praying that the Lord will restrain the evil that is attempting at every level of culture, society, and government to undo that election.
The effort of the combined, globalist cabal to bring down the Trump presidency should be obvious even to the casual observer, it seems to me.
It is equally obvious that Mr. Trump is not president of the United States because he is a godly man. But that he is God’s man for this critical hour cannot, in my estimation, be denied. He is in that position, the most powerful in the world, because the God of Heaven put him there. He is in office for some divine purpose. I believe we are about to be witness to that purpose over the coming weeks, months, and perhaps years.
Now to get to the factor that caused me to ask that you remember my fidelity to handling God’s Word with great care over my years of writing commentaries and books. This isn’t meant to simply convince you of how faithful Terry James is. It is to remind you that I’m not one with a history of kooky dissection of our times by using God’s Word to create sensationalism in any form–i.e., the things I’m about to consider here will take the reader’s sense of credulity perhaps to its limits. Please bear with me, nonetheless.
It was July of 2016. Someone with whom I’m an occasional email correspondent sent me a link to a website. It was a link to a cybercast program of True News.
I rarely ever listen to programs, unless they are recommended by trusted friends and associates. This is partly because my time to do so is limited, and, admittedly, I have listened to some that are speculative beyond the pale.
I listened to this particular program. It was, at that time in July, almost four months until the presidential election of November 8, 2016. The program host and cohost were interviewing a retired fireman named Mark Taylor. Mr. Taylor went through a most fascinating story of a “vision” he said the Lord had given him. He said he could think of no other word to call it than a “vision.”
Taylor laid out his “vision” that gave details of how Donald Trump would become president. The details included the fact that the very foundations of hell would come against him. This force include the mainstream news media, entertainment media, and the entire globalist cabal, as I recall.
I filed that cybercast program, thinking I would be checking back to see how wrong this “visionary” had been. I subconsciously hoped he was right, but could not, of course, bring myself to believe in such sensationalism.
Here is a brief excerpt of what I wrote to my emailer-friend upon receiving the link to Mr. Taylor’s “vision”:
I’m sorry, but I just can’t put credence in these kinds of predictions based upon dreams. Sorry if that disappoints you, and if it seems hypocritical based upon my own reports of the visit to the periphery of Heaven when my heart stopped those three times on good Friday of 2011.
I’m for Trump over Hillary. There’s no way this nation can survive such a government as she would bring upon us, with Obama having already set in motion our spiral downward. So, I certainly want him to win the election. (Although, I’m, sadly, very skeptical that the nation will turn around regardless of who becomes president.)
Here is the link my friend sent at the time: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axhClQmJMHw
Regardless of my note of reply, Mark Taylor’s story of his “vision” stuck deeply in my mind. In telling the story, he gave proof that he had been given this “vision” years before–in the year 2011–before Donald Trump ever announced as candidate for president. His is such a vivid and detailed picture of just how things turned out and continue to unfold that I had to contact him. He proved to be a man I now call friend and brother in Christ. He has a book coming out soon detailing the scope of the vision he believes he has been given. Here is the link to that book. It’s title is The Trump Prophecies: The Astonishing True Story of the Man Who Saw Tomorrow…
You can get more information about Mark Taylor and the book at the following.
As those who follow our “Nearing Midnight” commentaries each week know, we have dwelt on the ongoing details of the political season and things that have unfolded since. There are, I believe, deep, spiritual intrigues taking place with each day that passes. It is a certainty in my view that Donald Trump’s election and the tremendous resistance to his being put into office is testimony to the reality that we are in prophetic times very near the end of the Age of Grace.
Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his: And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding: He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him. (Daniel 2:20-22)
Dear Mr. James,
I respectfully disagree with your opinion on the validity of Mark Taylor’s visions and his claimed words from the Lord. I did a bit of research and found one of his writings available on the net. Lord forgive me for saying that but when it comes to my own discernment, reading that writing of Mr. Taylor (allegedly given by the Lord to him), I felt nothing from the Holy Spirit in it! Moreover, some aspects stood out negatively to me.
You have every right to believe that you “discern” Mr. Taylor’s message as you do . I respect that and am therefore allowing your post. However, I don’t share links which are subjective at best, without vetting thoroughly those links –which I don’t have time to do in this case.
Nora, I agree with you. There are many things to vague to be considered totally accurate and from God Almighty PLUS……this man has written a book and will make money from his “visions”? At least that’s what I understand. IF he were truly a prophet from God would he be looking to make money? Makes me wonder …… sorry, I just can’t get on board with this one and Mr. James, you are so loved and I think the world of you and I can disagree with all the love I have for you. God bless you dear sir! MARANATHA!
Reblogged this on Greatgrany5’s Weblog and commented:
Mr. Terry James is one very trusted minister of God’s Word and having followed Mr. James for very many years, I can tell you that for him to come out and report this very real instance is the highest form of acceptance. Or it should be if you are in any kind of doubt.
We are so very close to closing out the Age of Grace and the Church will be gone in a Twinkling of an eye but not without God giving all of us ample insight and even, if you will, Warnings. Whether we are still here, as a Body of Christ, or just someone who cannot help but get this feeling that things are moving so very rapidly and out of balance, God is bringing some very real and sometimes scary things to our attention. Pay attention and especially, don’t believe everything you hear on TV, the internet or Facebook.
A matter of the eye Twinkling, a miliisecond of a nanosecond.
Still, I respectfully disagree! None of us is “unerring”, on the basis of persons I’m not accepting opinions without using my God given discernment. This time, my discernment told me what I described my previous comment in a nutshell.
That Mr. Taylor’s dream appears to have been accurate I am wondering aloud here as to the ultimate meaning. Most of us agree that our nation has been spared the drastic downside of the Clinton possibility. Looking at the global picture and barring a true Nineveh experience from the hand of God himself, the Trump presidency seems to provide only one outstanding virtue which could be characterized as the proverbial ‘finger in the dike’ effect. A short term fix. At best a temporary staying of God’s inevitable judgment against the sins of America. A reprieve accomplished by the sincere prayers of a lot of faithful saints would be a good educated guess. I do acknowledge that God can yet do anything he desires.
Several notable voices from the christian circle are now suggesting that Trump’s election is going to pave the way for an economic turnaround that will propel us into an economic ‘dream come true’ coupled with the vision of prosperity, new hope etc. The notion however that holy God is going to grant the above and ignore the diabolical free-fall of a depraved generation is not Scriptural. I agree with your following quote. (Although, I’m, sadly, very skeptical that the nation will turn around regardless of who becomes president.)
Dear Mr. James,
I have listened to Mark Taylor’s description of his vision twice. I have to admit that I am very skeptical about this. It bothers me that his vision doesn’t say much about America’s sin, but says a lot about the return of wealth to America. Also, it’s not real clear that he’s talking about souls relating to the end time harvest that he mentions. I get the feeling that he’s lumping souls together with prosperity. It doesn’t fit the end time picture as I have come to understand it. I am convinced that the earth is heading rapidly to the Tribulation Hour, and that the rapture does precede it.
The verse that keeps coming to my mind is , “For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God—” The Church is in such a mess today just like the Bible tells us it would be in the last days. I pray daily for an outpouring of God’s Spirit as it says in Joel and Acts, but this vision just sounds off track to me.
I am so grateful that God worked in the election to give us a president who supports Israel and is doing many things to change the course of our nation. I believe many, many people were praying and fasting about this. God heard and answered. I know He sets up kings and removes them.. I don’t understand all that He is doing, but I’m grateful for the outcome of this presidential election.
Mr. James, I respect you and your work highly. It has been a real encouragement to me over the years. Thank you for allowing me to comment.