World Net Daily: Can Donald Trump make the church great again?
This World Net Daily article mentions and quotes Rabbi Jonathan Cahn:
Jonathan Cahn, the messianic rabbi who authored “The Harbinger” and “The Book of Mysteries,” added that if Donald Trump, whose own spiritual life is not really known, can directly challenge the media and dismiss political correctness, then there is an extra burden on Christians.
“If he can do that just being Donald Trump, and he can say, forget political correctness and all this stuff, then how much more do we have to be bold for Messiah?” asked Cahn. “Forget what the world is saying! You know, when Ahab said to Elijah and called him a troubler of Israel, what does Elijah say? You know, he reframes. [He says:] ‘I’m not accepting that. I’m not accepting you calling me that. I’m not accepting your political correctness. You’re the troubler of Israel. I’m serving the living God.’”
This exchange between Elijah and Ahab climaxed at Mt. Carmel when in answer to Elijah’s prayer God sent visible fire from heaven to consume the sacrifice after Baal failed to do so for his prophets. This visible display of God’s power brought the backslidden Israelites to fall prostrate and acknowledge that “the Lord—He is God.” The spirit of Elijah is therefore the spirit of extreme boldness and of manifest power for the world to witness and to know who is the One True God. Now observe what Malachi prophesied would take place before the appearing of the Messiah to Israel 500 years later:
Malachi 4:5 tells us: “See, I will send the prophet Elijah to you before that great and dreadful day of the Lord comes.”
This was fulfilled through the coming of John the Baptist:
Luke 1:17 And he will go on before the Lord, in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the parents to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous—to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.
Two thousand years ago John the Baptist was sent just before the “great and dreadful day of the Lord”—the coming of the Messiah Jesus Christ—in the spirit and power of Elijah “to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.”
But today we are in the Last Days just before the Second Coming of the Messiah. Malachi’s prophesy will be fulfilled once again, as Rabbi Cahn appears to be implying in the quote above. The spirit and power of Elijah will be restored to the Church before the second “great and dreadful day of the Lord.” We will proclaim the kingdom of God with great boldness and power to the world, just as Elijah did before the prophets of Baal at Carmel.
In preparation for this the Lord is now restoring understanding of the power and authority over disease and demons He entrusted to His disciples in order to provide visible evidence to the world that He is in fact the Son of God and the only way to the Father (John 14:11-12; Luke 9:1-2; Luke 10:1, 9). We will not only proclaim the kingdom of God to the world with our words, we will also heal the sick with power and authority as evidence that our God is the only true God and that Jesus is the only way to Him. Just as the disciples proclaimed the gospel to the lost with extraordinary miraculous signs as recorded in Acts, the Lord’s disciples will do so today to fulfill the Great Commission.
During these Last Days before the Second Coming of the Messiah, we will proclaim the kingdom of God as Elijah did at Carmel—not only with words, but with manifest power as undeniable confirmation of the truth of the gospel—as prophesied by Malachi nearly 2,500 years ago. This will make ready a people prepared for the “great and dreadful day of the Lord.”
Could this be the purpose for which God has raised up Donald Trump to be our President at this time—as Rabbi Cahn implied in the World Net Daily article above?