I had a dream a few nights ago that reveals what I believe is God’s desire for future governments. Before I tell you about the dream, I’d like to review a story from the Bible.
The second chapter of the book of Daniel relates the story of how Babylon’s King, Nebuchadnezzar, had a disturbing dream and how he ordered the wise men and astrologers to be executed if they failed to tell him both the dream and its meaning. Daniel and his friends prayed, and in a night vision, God revealed to Daniel both the dream and its meaning.
Then Daniel went in to see Arioch, whom the king had ordered to execute the wise men of Babylon. Daniel said to him, “Don’t kill the wise men. Take me to the king, and I will tell him the meaning of his dream.” Arioch took Daniel to the king and said, “I have found one of the captives from Judah who will tell the king the meaning of his dream!”
The king asked Daniel, “Is this true? Can you tell me what my dream was and what it means?”
Daniel replied, “There are no wise men, enchanters, magicians, or fortune-tellers who can reveal the king’s secret.But there is a God in heaven who reveals secrets, and he has shown King Nebuchadnezzar what will happen in the future. Now I will tell you your dream and the visions you saw as you lay on your bed.
“While Your Majesty was sleeping, you dreamed about coming events. He who reveals secrets has shown you what is going to happen. And it is not because I am wiser than anyone else that I know the secret of your dream, but because God wants you to understand what was in your heart.
“In your vision, Your Majesty, you saw standing before you a huge, shining statue of a man. It was a frightening sight. The head of the statue was made of fine gold. Its chest and arms were silver, its belly and thighs were bronze, its legs were iron, and its feet were a combination of iron and baked clay. As you watched, a rock was cut from a mountain, but not by human hands. It struck the feet of iron and clay, smashing them to bits. The whole statue was crushed into small pieces of iron, clay, bronze, silver, and gold. Then the wind blew them away without a trace, like chaff on a threshing floor. But the rock that knocked the statue down became a great mountain that covered the whole earth.
“That was the dream. Now we will tell the king what it means. Your Majesty, you are the greatest of kings. The God of heaven has given you sovereignty, power, strength, and honor. He has made you the ruler over all the inhabited world and has put even the wild animals and birds under your control. You are the head of gold.
“But after your kingdom comes to an end, another kingdom, inferior to yours, will rise to take your place. After that kingdom has fallen, yet a third kingdom, represented by bronze, will rise to rule the world. Following that kingdom, there will be a fourth one, as strong as iron. That kingdom will smash and crush all previous empires, just as iron smashes and crushes everything it strikes. The feet and toes you saw were a combination of iron and baked clay, showing that this kingdom will be divided. Like iron mixed with clay, it will have some of the strength of iron. But while some parts of it will be as strong as iron, other parts will be as weak as clay. This mixture of iron and clay also shows that these kingdoms will try to strengthen themselves by forming alliances with each other through intermarriage. But they will not hold together, just as iron and clay do not mix.
“During the reigns of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed or conquered. It will crush all these kingdoms into nothingness, and it will stand forever. That is the meaning of the rock cut from the mountain, though not by human hands, that crushed to pieces the statue of iron, bronze, clay, silver, and gold. The great God was showing the king what will happen in the future. The dream is true, and its meaning is certain.” Dan 2:24-45 NLT
On the night of January 6th, 2020, I had a dream that illustrates aspects of the future. Like Nebuchadnezzar’s dream, mine was highly symbolic, and it seemed to reveal the characteristics of a future government. In the dream, I saw an object that had many parts. The closest thing I can compare the object to is a large cruise ship. (The object wasn’t a ship; I merely thought in the dream that it resembled a ship.)
I understood that the parts of the object were government agencies. I watched as one by one, the agencies interacted with other agencies and with individuals. In the first interaction, I saw (symbolically) what I understood to be a person requesting something from the State Department. I watched as the part of the object representing the State Department moved from its location, then quickly and efficiently responded to the person’s request. The interaction only took a moment, and the matter was resolved without difficulty. I was surprised; I would not have expected the State Department to have acted so quickly or precisely.
In the next scene, I saw, symbolically, what I understood to be a person making a request to the Defense Department. The part of the object that represented the Defense Department swiftly moved and did what was necessary to fulfill the request. Again, the interaction only took a moment. This process repeated a few more times. In some cases, I saw an agency interacting with a person. In others, I saw one agency interacting with another agency. Each interaction was done efficiently, quickly and without problems, as far as I could tell.
That’s a summary of the dream. The interpretation seems pretty straight forward. I believe the actions in the dream reveal God’s will for the governments of the future. It speaks of God’s will toward governments in general—and because I’m a U.S. citizen—the government of the United States in particular. God desires government waste, corruption, and inefficiency to be replaced with efficiency, fidelity, and a true desire to serve citizens rather than a small class of powerful elites.
President Trump has warned the wasteful and corrupt government over which he presides that he intends to drain the swamp. I observed in the dream what our government would look like once the inefficient, bureaucratic swamp was drained. Trump made his fortune building a chain of world-class resorts that cater to the needs and whims of their clients. His hotels deliver the highest quality customer service in the industry. Imagine what our government would look like if it emulated that model.
Prophetic revelation is given by God to recruit us to partner with Him in the work He intends to do. Please considering praying in agreement with this revelation.
Political commentators have proposed many theories about Nancy Pelosi’s intentions regarding the impeachment of President Trump. One theory popularized by people like Sean Hannity is that Pelosi became the unwitting victim of a power grab by Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her squad of socialists. I reject that theory for two reasons.
Pelosi is a veteran of politics. She is far too experienced to be overpowered by a handful of freshman representatives. Although this narrative may be useful for galvanizing voters against the squad’s socialist platform, it doesn’t hold water. I also reject the theory because no elected leader controls the Democratic Party. That honor belongs to George Soros, who funds most of their activities and who receives taxpayer money thanks to the legislation they pass. Soros is the puppet master who calls every shot Nancy Pelosi takes.
Equally absurd is the narrative that Democrats are trying to remove Trump from office because they didn’t like the outcome of the election. President Trump intends to prosecute corrupt politicians and their puppet masters. Nancy Pelosi, Adam Schiff, and their media stooges are more acutely aware of this plan than anyone. (If you need evidence, look at how Bill Barr is being attacked by the media.) Their primary goal is concealing their own corruption from the public. A second objective is removing Trump from office before criminal indictments against them are made public. A third strategy involves projection—the portrayal of Trump as a criminal. They aren’t trying to remove Trump from office because they didn’t like the outcome of the election. They’re trying to remove him from office because if they don’t, they’ll spend the rest of their lives in prison.
The decision to impeach Donald Trump was made by George Soros long ago. His minions brought articles of impeachment up for a vote in the House six times before the whistleblower fiasco conveniently materialized. Impeachment in the House was a foregone conclusion. That’s why Pelosi didn’t bother taking a vote on the impeachment inquiry regarding the President’s phone call with President Zelinsky. Adam Schiff, Jerry Nadler, and other Dems in the House take their orders from George Soros and dutifully carry them out.
Of course, Dems know the Senate will never convict the President, but that’s not the goal of impeachment. Impeachment provides an opportunity for corrupt politicians to stand in front of a camera and accuse Trump of criminal behavior. Their partners in the media spread false claims to the public, and we’re expected to swallow it. George Soros is counting on the media to convince voters not to cast their ballots for Trump in November. Impeachment is a game of optics—nothing more than theater.
Pelosi rushed to get the articles of impeachment passed by the House because she needs them as a weapon, and she doesn’t know when the weapon will be deployed. Her statement this morning that she will hold onto the articles of impeachment until she’s ready proves that she’s waiting for a strategic time to use them.
What is that strategic time?
Groan all you want (or laugh), but Lindsey Graham is Pelosi’s biggest fear at the moment. Yes, I know all about Graham’s past. I know about his previous allegiance with John McCain. I know he was (and perhaps still is) a warmonger neocon. Many people refuse to trust Graham because it doesn’t seem like he’s helped President Trump. It’s understandable to think he isn’t helping when he stands by and watches the President be attacked by the swamp. But before the Inspector General report on FISA abuse was released, there was little Graham could do.
Now that the IG report is out, as chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Graham has a legitimate reason to interrogate those who illegally spied on the President. Graham has announced his intent to subpoena Rod Rosenstein and Sally Yates, who signed off on Carter Page’s FISA application. He may subpoena Loretta Lynch and other high-ranking members of the Obama administration. Congressional hearings and investigations have limited prosecutorial power, but that’s not the point of congressional hearings. Graham’s hearings will be open to the public. They’ll provide an opportunity for voters to see and hear for themselves the facts regarding the illegal surveillance of President Trump.
Graham is about to expose criminality in government, publicly. That is what Nancy Pelosi fears most. The articles of impeachment are a weapon she intends to use against Graham and the Senate. As long as she’s withholding the articles, she’s hoping the Senate won’t schedule hearings since as soon as she transmits them, the Senate must suspend all committee hearings and hold a trial. Impeachment, at this point, is little more than an attempt to keep Lindsey Graham’s Senate Judiciary Committee from meeting.
Her ploy will, of course, fail. Graham’s committee will meet. Those involved in the illegal surveillance of the President will testify. Nothing can stop what is coming.
In my previous article, I outlined what I thought might be President Trump’s strategy regarding Iran. In essence, the President is applying a “peace through strength” foreign policy. His goal is to negotiate a peace agreement. The means of achieving peace is, paradoxically, a show of superior military strength and a willingness to use the military if it becomes necessary.
Last night, Iran launched a missile attack against Iraqi/U.S. bases. A total of 15 missiles were launched. 11 missiles hit targets in Iraq, and 4 missiles failed to hit a target. Although they have the capability of causing severe damage to U.S/Iraqi forces, the attack caused no U.S. casualties. (Sky News Arabia reported 5 Iraqi injuries.)
Immediately after the attack, Iran’s foreign minister, Javad Zarif, sent out a tweet saying Iran chose to retaliate for the death of Qasem Soleimani. Still, they do not want to escalate the situation.
Iran took & concluded proportionate measures in self-defense under Article 51 of UN Charter targeting base from which cowardly armed attack against our citizens & senior officials were launched.
We do not seek escalation or war, but will defend ourselves against any aggression.
President Trump also sent out a tweet, noting that there were no U.S. casualties and that he would make a statement in the morning.
All is well! Missiles launched from Iran at two military bases located in Iraq. Assessment of casualties & damages taking place now. So far, so good! We have the most powerful and well equipped military anywhere in the world, by far! I will be making a statement tomorrow morning.
In today’s statement, the President stressed that Iran will not be allowed to continue funding terrorism and will not be allowed to develop nuclear weapons. He announced new economic sanctions against Iran and called for European nations to follow suit and abandon their attempts to hold onto the JCPOA (Iran deal). President Trump wants to negotiate a new agreement with Iran that will lead to prosperity and peace in the region.
If the President is trying to start a war with Iran, he’s missed multiple opportunities to do so. Iran seems to have passed on the opportunity as well. Although some view last night’s attack as a sign of increasing hostility, I see it as an overture toward peace. If two nations are engaged in military conflict and they aren’t being driven toward war, they’re being driven toward peace, despite appearances to the contrary.
Some military experts believe Iran intentionally fired the missiles in such a way as to avoid causing U.S. casualties. In a culture where honor is gauged by one’s willingness to retaliate, Iran may have felt the missile launch would show strength to Iranian citizens. And since the regime controls the media, their false claim of inflicting dozens of U.S. casualties would make them appear valiant.
The way the event played out suggests that the President is engaged in backchannel communications with Iran. I would assume they’re discussing a strategy for de-escalation with a long term goal of moving both nations closer to peace talks. Last night’s events seem to be a demonstration of that strategy.
If Iran’s leaders can be persuaded to negotiate peace, they have a willing partner in President Trump. If they’re unwilling to negotiate peace, perhaps the Iranian people will replace them with leaders who are.
Please keep the President, Iran’s leaders, and the Iranian people in your prayers.
I’ve written previous articles (here and here) about President Trump’s approach to military interventions in the Middle East. After several key Iranian military leaders were killed last night, some are wondering if we’re looking at a protracted war with Iran. I do not think that’s a likely scenario. Let me explain why.
Donald Trump was elected on a foreign policy of “peace through strength”—a motto he borrowed from Ronald Reagan. Reagan realized that the key to ending the Cold War was displaying sufficient military strength and the will to use it in a way that would cause the Soviet Union to fold. Reagan’s strategy worked. He avoided a nuclear exchange by a demonstration of strength.
Barack Obama counseled Trump prior to his inauguration, saying the most difficult challenge he would face was avoiding war with North Korea. Trump asked Obama if he had talked with Chairman Kim. Obama said he had not because Kim was a dictator. Trump was astounded that Obama never even tried to speak with Kim. He called Obama’s policy “stupid.”
Trump opened communications with Kim, likely through a backchannel and also on Twitter. Trump’s tweets were perceived by many as foolish.
I spoke with President Moon of South Korea last night. Asked him how Rocket Man is doing. Long gas lines forming in North Korea. Too bad!
In this tweet, POTUS taunted Kim about his ‘nuclear button”
North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un just stated that the “Nuclear Button is on his desk at all times.” Will someone from his depleted and food starved regime please inform him that I too have a Nuclear Button, but it is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!
Pundits insisted Trump’s insults and taunting would only lead to further hostility, and possibly, war. But Trump had applied heavy economic sanctions to North Korea which were making life difficult for Kim.
Sanctions and “other” pressures are beginning to have a big impact on North Korea. Soldiers are dangerously fleeing to South Korea. Rocket man now wants to talk to South Korea for first time. Perhaps that is good news, perhaps not – we will see!
Although Obama had never even tried to negotiate peace with North Korea, in June of 2018, Trump met with Kim in Singapore to discuss denuclearization. Trump’s tactics may be unconventional, but they get results.
During his bid for the White House, Trump blasted previous Presidents for the wars they had started. During his first two years in office, Trump allowed military leaders to run their game plan, but when it was clear they had no intention of leaving Afghanistan or Syria, he made personnel changes and announced that our troops would be coming home. Trump has signaled to everyone who will listen, his intent to get us out of the endless wars in Asia and the Middle East.
This philosophy applies to Iran, but Iran presents a unique set of problems. The Obama administration entered into the disastrous Iran deal, which allowed Iran to develop nuclear weapons covertly. (Benjamin Netanyahu exposed Iran’s secret weapons program in April of 2018).
Iran wages violence in the region via the use of proxies. Initial reports on the missile attack on a Saudi oil field in September did not connect it to Iran, but evidence later showed it was an Iranian-backed operation. The attack on the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad was initially reported as not being connected to Iran, but later, the State Department said it had proof that those who attacked the embassy were an Iranian proxy group. Iran’s highest-ranking military leader, Qassem Soleimani was killed in an airstrike at Baghdad International Airport last night. If Iran was not behind the recent attack on the U.S. embassy, what was Soleimani doing in Baghdad?
To maintain a strategic advantage over his opponents, Donald Trump does not reveal his plans in advance, but he will signal his intentions to people to pose a threat.
To Iranian President Rouhani: NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES THE LIKES OF WHICH FEW THROUGHOUT HISTORY HAVE EVER SUFFERED BEFORE. WE ARE NO LONGER A COUNTRY THAT WILL STAND FOR YOUR DEMENTED WORDS OF VIOLENCE & DEATH. BE CAUTIOUS!
Barack Obama threatened Bashar al-Assad with a “red line in the sand” over the use of chemical weapons. When chemical weapons were used, and Obama did nothing, it signaled to Iran and every other rogue nation that Obama was a paper tiger who would not hold them accountable for acts of violence.
Trump’s personal decision to order the airstrike on Iran’s highest military leader signaled to Iran (and other rogue leaders) that if they believe they can continue using acts of terror against the U.S and its allies there will be painful consequences. That’s what it looks like when the “strength” component of a “peace through strength” foreign policy is applied in real life.
President Trump has demonstrated no interest in starting another war. He knows the Iranian people are being held captive by corrupt political leaders but regime change is not a primary objective. His primary goal is a negotiated peace agreement. The use of economic sanctions are intended to break the will of Iran’s leaders and cause them to agree to peace talks.
If Iran’s leaders act foolishly and take military action against the U.S. we should expect a swift response from President Trump. Militarily, Iran is no match for the U.S. and Iran has few allies. Most nations in the region are friendly to the U.S. including Israel and Saudi Arabia. Russia might be expected to help Iran, but Putin may see them as a liability and refrain from becoming involved. NATO would have little choice but to support the U.S. I would expect any military intervention in Iran to be over quickly.
Please pray for President Trump and his team to have the wisdom to negotiate these events with godly wisdom and for peace to finally come to the Middle East.