Most Americans are aware that our nation is deeply divided, and the campaign season for the 2020 election is bringing that to light as never before. Most pundits would say it's between conservatives and liberals or maybe against progressive leftists and constitutional conservatives on the right. But all see it in academic or secular terms.
Many Christians believe in the existence of modern-day prophets—people with a spiritual gift enabling them to tell others what God is saying. Therefore, it's no surprise that when various prophets have said God has raised up Donald Trump, many believe it's true. So, what are these prophecies, and why should we even pay attention to them? Could God be speaking to us today, and does He still have plans and purposes for America?
There are those who have seen signs in the heavens that are too much of a coincidence to ignore. Again, these messages were broadcast on YouTube, this time from Steve Cioccolanti, a charismatic pastor from Melbourne, Australia, who has written and preached about numerical patterns in the Bible and what they mean.
Many Christians believe the Bible places a certain importance to the number seven—as in seven days for God to create the world. In Christian lingo, it's the number of perfection. Cioccolanti sees numbers and patterns that correlate with Trump's life.
When Trump was born on June 14, 1946, it was exactly 700 days later that Israel was reborn on May 14, 1948. On Trump's first full day in office, he was 70 years, seven months and seven days. Not only that, but he was inaugurated in the Hebrew year 5777. And Trump beat Hillary Clinton by 77 electoral votes (because seven electors defected.)
Cioccolanti discovered that exactly seven months after Trump's first full day in office there was a total solar eclipse over the U.S. continent. The path of totality was exclusively in the U.S., and that hasn't happened since 1776. On top of that, Trump's birth date, June 14, 1946, was a blood moon. And the midpoint of his first term, Jan. 20, 2019, was a blood moon.
"These astronomical signs are just beyond coincidence," Cioccolanti said on my podcast, which you can hear online. "The convergence of all these signs really tells us we're in a very special time of prophetic fulfillment. We have a special man in the White House whom we should pray for." Then the pastor opined: "And that's why we see such darkness coming around him and trying to attack him in every way possible."
I found out about Cioccolanti when my wife sent me a YouTube link to the sermon he preached about this that garnered more than a million views in just a few weeks. I contacted him to ask for a podcast interview about the prophetic connection between Trump and these blood moons. Cioccolanti sees such a significant connection between Trump's presidency and these lunar eclipses that he's actually started calling them "Trump blood moons."
He says we as Christians must not pursue astrology, but God certainly uses astronomical signs at times to confirm prophecy, such as the star of Bethlehem, which confirmed the timing of Messiah's birth.
Not only was there a blood moon the night of Trump's birth, but there was also one during his run for presidency and yet another on at the midpoint of his first term. "They're symmetric; and they keep pointing to Trump," he said.
This is an adapted excerpt from God, Trump, and the 2020 Election by Stephen E. Strang. Copyright ©2020 Published by Charisma House. Used by permission.
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