“With God we will gain the victory, and he will trample down our enemies.” -Psalm 108:13
Americans can all agree this has been a week of tremendous tension. Every day presents us with new highs and lows. If you look to the mainstream media, it appears obvious that Biden stands poised to claim victory in the 2020 presidential election. Is this perception true reality though? Just because the media tells us he is winning, how do we know that he has received the majority of the votes? Did any of you personally observe every vote being counted across all 50 states? We often place our trust in the institutions that govern us, but that does not necessarily mean that they are trustworthy. Many people trust what the mainstream media tells them regardless of whether or not it is actually true. As believers in Jesus, we are to “live by faith, not by sight” (2 Corinthians 5:7). This means that despite what our reality may seem to look like around us, we are to put our full trust in God’s Word. Anything that contradicts with the Word of God is a deception from the enemy, “for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light” (2 Corinthians 11:14). Many believers in Jesus are confused by the election results at the moment because several prophets have previously proclaimed that Trump would win the presidency for another term. I myself have prophesied this as well. Many are struggling with what to believe, and this is completely understandable. Even Jesus’ disciples did not understand that he had to be crucified before he could be resurrected (Luke 24:25-26). I have found myself wrestling this week with faith to stand in what God showed me. I have had thoughts of doubt and fear, but have continued to stand firm in prayer and worship. Two nights ago, as I was reading Psalm 108, the Lord gave me an incredible, multidimensional revelation about the current election situation. I encourage you to read it prayerfully, testing it with the Lord Jesus and allowing him to reveal truth to you. Remember, 1 Thessalonians 5:20-22 says, “Do not treat prophecies with contempt but test them all; hold on to what is good, reject every kind of evil.”
Psalm 108 is a song written by King David. I have been reading through the Psalms since the summer, and I just happened to be on number 108 on Wednesday. As I was studying the psalm late that night, I started see what God was up to and how we, as the church, should respond. Psalm 108:1-5 says:
“My heart, O God, is steadfast;
I will sing and make music with all my soul.
Awake, harp and lyre!
I will awaken the dawn.
I will praise you, Lord, among the nations;
I will sing of you among the peoples.
For great is your love, higher than the heavens;
your faithfulness reaches to the skies.
Be exalted, O God, above the heavens;
let your glory be over all the earth.”
In this time of uncertainty, the key to keeping your heart steadfast is to worship and praise God. Sing a new song to King Jesus or listen to your playlist of favorite worship songs. Trusting in his love and faithfulness will keep you in perfect peace. Isaiah 26:3 says, “You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.” As we worship and trust in God, we will overcome all fear and doubt. Psalm 108:6 says:
“Save us and help us with your right hand,
that those you love may be delivered.”
Not only should we be in worship, but we also must cry out to the Lord Jesus in prayer. Ask for his mercy to save us, help us and deliver us with his right hand. God’s right hand is his hand of blessing and righteousness. The Lord revealed to me that in this current election, his deliverance and help will come from the Right and not the Left. I also realized that in The Matrix, Morpheus holds out the Red Pill in his right hand and the blue pill in his left hand. The Red Pill wakes Neo up to true reality, while the Blue Pill would keep him asleep in his false reality. God is not putting his rubber stamp of approval on the Republican party in general, but rather he’s telling us that at this point in human history, his deliverance for those he loves (the church and Israel in particular) is coming from the Right. Psalm 108:7-9 says:
“God has spoken from his sanctuary:
‘In triumph I will parcel out Shechem
and measure off the Valley of Sukkoth.
Gilead is mine, Manasseh is mine;
Ephraim is my helmet,
Judah is my scepter.
Moab is my washbasin,
on Edom I toss my sandal;
over Philistia I shout in triumph.’ ”
This portion of the psalm really blew my mind! It sat on the page of my Bible like a hidden treasure just waiting to be mined and discovered. God speaks to us from his courts and sanctuary in heaven through the Holy Spirit. He sees everything and his perspective is far higher than ours. In Isaiah 55:8-9, the Lord says, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways… As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” These scriptures (verses 7-9) talk about names and places that I recognized, but I couldn’t remember their significance. I’m guessing some of you are in the same place, so I’ll lay some groundwork.
- Shechem is the name of the man who raped Jacob and Leah’s daughter Dinah. Her brothers Simeon and Levi, murdered him and all the men of the town (Genesis 34).
- Shechem is also the name of the Israelite city in the territory of Ephraim on the border of Manasseh’s territory. Ephraim and Manasseh were both Joseph’s sons.
- It was in this city of Shechem that Joshua renewed the covenant between God and the Israelites. The Israelites stated that they would serve and obey the LORD only. The laws of God were reaffirmed by the people and Joshua set up a large stone to be a witness against them (Joshua 24).
- The Valley of Sukkoth is located in the territory of Gad, but there was also a Sukkoth in Egypt in the area of Goshen. Joseph’s whole family lived in the land of Goshen, as well as all of the Israelites (Genesis 45-47).
- The region of Gilead was given to the tribes of Gad and Manasseh as their promised land allotments (Joshua 13 & 17).
- King David, King Solomon and Jesus all came from the tribe of Judah. Jesus is also called the Lion of the tribe of Judah (Revelation 5:5).
- The people of Moab, Edom and Philistia were Israel’s enemies and they represent those who do not share in Israel’s promised land of inheritance.
- Philistia was located inside Judah’s promised territory. Goliath, the giant from Gath (who David slayed), was the champion of the Philistine army (1 Samuel 17).
I know this is a lot of information (thanks for staying with me), but I feel it’s important for you to know so you can track with me and not get lost in what I will share next.
In Psalm 108 verse 7, God declares that he will triumph. In this election, God will triumph through Trump. The name Trump is literally found in the word triumph. Of course, I am not the first person to notice this. Other prophets have already pointed out the connection between Trump’s name and his triumph. However, I am saying that God showed this to me as well through this scripture. Through Trump’s triumph, God will parcel out our promised land to America and the church. The Joseph’s in the Body of Christ will receive their double portion allotment, just like his two sons. This also parallels to Joseph’s family and all the people of God receiving their blessed portion in Goshen. Both President Trump and Rudy Giuliani (former Mayor of New York City) have a Joshua anointing upon them in this hour to lead the church into our promised land of blessing in America. By the actions of these two men, God will lead us into the renewing of America’s covenant with himself. Trump and Rudy are also leading us to renew our commitment to the United States Constitution in the city of Philadelphia. Philadelphia means the “city of brotherly love.” Prophets Dutch Sheets and Charlie Shamp have both shared about the significance of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dutch Sheets has talked about this being the place where a covenant was made between God and some early American believers (https://dutchsheets.org/index.php/2019/06/02/be-encouraged/). Charlie Shamp has recently released a word about Pennsylvania being the key and a precious cornerstone that will lead to America’s deliverance in this election. You can find his word here: (https://www.destinyencounters.com/news/2020/10/22/ge7qp52tlhdsbhac5fbq06citkmleq). Our Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed in Independence Hall in Philly. The Liberty Bell is also located just outside the hall. (I had the privilege of seeing these American landmarks in Philly on a school trip when I was 14-years-old.) Through Trump’s triumph, America and the church will regain our liberty and independence from Satan’s current agenda to destroy us and from those who are partnering with him. As a sign of this, God brought to my mind that our new neighbor is from Philly! Through this, the Lord reminded me that the greatest commandment is to “love your neighbor as yourself” (Mark 12:31). This victory in Philly will release brotherly love and unity into America once again as our covenant with God and the Constitution are renewed. This love will cover over the multitude of America’s sins (1 Peter 4:8). In light of all this, it sure makes sense why the enemy has been causing so much violence, burning and division in Philly. There is a battle over the destiny of America taking place there, but our God will have the victory!
Looking back at Psalm 108:8, God is affirming that we are his beloved. We belong to him. America belongs to him. He loves us! The Josephs will rise as a protective helmet at this time. They will now find their places of leadership in the Body of Christ. King Jesus, the Lion of Judah, is roaring over the works of darkness in the heavenly realms and he is using President Trump as his scepter or ruler to subdue his enemies. God will shout through Trump’s triumph over the giants or Goliaths in the land (like Philistia). The giants of media, control and witchcraft (Leviathan and Jezebel ring a bell?) will come crashing down. Their heads will roll just like the prophets of Baal who challenged Elijah (1 Kings 18:16-40). These Philistines who occupied Judah’s God-given territory, also represent illegitimate rulers. I’m sorry to say, but Biden and these giants I mentioned are the illegitimate rulers in America. Trump will overtake what they have stolen. The Lion of the tribe of Judah will gain back his promised land from the enemy. Psalm 108:10-13 says:
“Who will bring me to the fortified city?
Who will lead me to Edom?
Is it not you, God, you who have rejected us
and no longer go out with our armies?
Give us aid against the enemy,
for human help is worthless.
With God we will gain the victory,
and he will trample down our enemies.”
At this moment, it may feel like God has abandoned us. We may feel rejected and overwhelmed by our enemy like David did in these verses. Despite how things may appear, God has not abandoned us! He is Immanuel or “God with us” (Isaiah 7:14). We must pray for God’s help to come and not look to people to save us. People are not reliable, but God is a solid Rock. We will gain victory over this election with God’s help. Not only will God deliver us through Trump’s triumph, but he will also trample down our enemies! Our enemies are those who have partnered with Satan to destroy Israel, the church and America. We will overcome and our enemies will be defeated. God is a righteous judge and he will bring about true justice. This is not a time to shrink back in fear, but to press into praising Jesus for all he has done and all he will do. Put your full trust in him and pray for his deliverance to come, just as he has promised. King Jesus will have his victory!