For eight long, tedious, tiresome years many of us who profess Christ as Lord languished under the supervision of a president, his cabinet, and administration who, in several vital topics dear to us, made decisions and imposed laws contrary to Holy Writ. While these years crawled by none of us rioted, set fire to his effigies, disrupted Town Hall meetings, engaged in treasonous murder threats via social media, paraded ourselves like tantrum throwing infants, nor cast spells against him even though any sort of criticism we leveled against his immoral, ungodly, policies was met with cries of racism. Most of us, besides being decent, law-abiding, order-loving, people by nature, contained ourselves because Christ commanded we “render to Caesar” what is his, and because it is a plain violation of the Holy Spirit’s will revealed to the Apostle Paul in Romans 13:
“1 Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God.
2 Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves.
3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same.
4 For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil.
5 Therefore you must be subject, not only because of wrath but also for conscience’ sake.
6 For because of this you also pay taxes, for they are God’s ministers attending continually to this very thing.
7 Render therefore to all their due: taxes to whom taxes are due, customs to whom customs, fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor.”
This is a text that is all the more relevant due to the fact that the ruling authority in the Roman world at that time was Nero. No man or woman was a more vile, cruel, brutal, murdering despot than he. Certainly none of our presidents can remotely compare. Hence if Nero’s reign was God authorized, being what he was, and God through Paul commanded we give honor to rulers, then it is is all the more potent in view of who is now serving as our president considering the vehemence of the attacks leveled against him.
What we are daily witnessing and enduring as news from many politicians and media outlets is the most malicious, vicious and concerted effort I have ever seen in my life to delegitimize, denigrate, and destroy the highest public official in our land. It is no doubt due to the vengeful, spiteful, nature of people who lost a sure-fire election win which God did not permit to happen.
No one should not be surprised since many of the worst offenders have no respect for God, His authority or His laws whatsoever. Many of them do not believe in Him anyway. So they characteristically lie, cheat, steal, slander, gossip, character assassinate, foment strife and stoke the fires of hate all under the guise of “peaceful protesting,” “news,” “standing up for their constituents,” “community organizing” and the like. Backed and funded by rich, powerful, men, often foreign yet equally godless, they relentlessly continue in their “perpetual hatred” while hypocritically accusing him and those who support him of it.
God’s attitude against this nonsense is clear – if one rebels against government they rebel against the Ordaining Power and Supreme Authority – God (Yahweh) who placed him in power. Mark it down, judgment, both temporal and eternal, will fall upon them, sooner or later.
While I am confident nothing will remotely deter most of these “sons of perdition” from their willing rendezvous with Gehenna’s flames, I am nevertheless compelled to try and warn them of the consequences if they persist. It may be that some will wake up, repent, before their time runs out. Christian, if you are on board with this kind of misbehavior, this goes double for you.
No public official is without flaws and sinless, but none should have to experience what he has at their hands. Therefore, I am praying for this president, his family and staff that God will guide and protect them; that the evil directed against them will rebound upon the heads of the perpetrators if they will not repent. I am praying that through him, this administration, and the cooperation of most of our citizens, we will help God will restore this nation to some semblance of lawfulness, decency, and righteousness. This may be our one, final, hope.
 Matthew 22:21
 Ezekiel 35:1-15