The liberal media and their neurotic pals hold Donald Trump in malignant disdain. That, of course, is an understatement of the obvious. This is all to be expected, but mysteriously many RINO’s and other so-called Conservatives share the same contempt for the president. Some of the reasons given are his willingness to publicly take on his political opponents with occasional tweet storms or a brash personality that often allows principle to “trump” feelings. These arguments are largely innocuous, but there is always a certain percentage of mindless robots who never examine hard-core evidence. Shouldn’t personalities, even distasteful ones, be subservient to actual accomplishments?
When Moses approached the Egyptian Pharaoh demanding that Israel be set free, he was met with expected opposition from the ruling class, but it must have been a bit of a surprise when his own people complained: “..and Moses spake so unto the children of Israel: but they hearkened not unto Moses for anguish of spirit, and for cruel bondage” (Exodus 6:9). Perhaps his red hat embossed with “MIGA” aggravated the situation. The idea of the passage is that some people become so accustomed to lack of liberty and bondage that any thoughts of freedom are a foreign concept. Their circumstances may be miserable, but it remains their comfort zone.
Pharaoh (in doubt and disgust) asked Moses for a miracle as a demonstration of power. Aaron, the brother of Moses, was instructed to throw his rod before Pharaoh which in turn became a serpent. Not to be outdone, the swamp magicians duplicated the spectacle with their enchantments. However---“but Aaron’s rod swallowed up their rods” (Exodus 7:12).
Trump’s rod has swallowed up Obama’s economy, unemployment figures and has resulted in the addition of new jobs. The best miracle Obama could produce was what he termed “the new normal” with his prediction that major manufacturing would never return to America. These are cold, hard facts that seem to escape the attention of the critics. It matters not to the opinion makers that the U.S. for the first time in modern history is energy independent and we have a president who is willing to challenge the unfair trade practices of China, their manipulation of currency, and theft of intellectual material. The Communists now have missiles pointed at American cities because they stole the necessary technology from us. Past presidents tolerated this, but Trump is maligned because he is calling attention to the snakes of the sorcerers.
This initial contest only made Pharaoh more determined to protect the reputation of Egypt’s gods. The liberal gods of socialism, abortion, unfettered immigration and rampant welfare must be defended, lest power slip through the crooked fingers of the left. Pharaoh’s stubborn reluctance to acknowledge the command of the God of Israel led to an extraordinary series of plagues of judgment on Egypt. The first was extremely profound in light of previous edicts of animosity. The waterways of Egypt were turned to blood resulting in: “..and the fish that was in the river died; and the river stank, and the Egyptians could not drink of the water of the river; and there was blood throughout all the land of Egypt” (Exodus 7:21). Some years earlier another Pharaoh feared the multiplication of the Jews, accordingly ordering the Hebrew midwives to murder all the baby boys they delivered. “And Pharaoh charged all his people, saying, Every son that is born ye shall cast into the river, and every daughter ye shall save alive” (Exodus 1:22). Fortunately, the midwives disregarded the command and “..Therefore God dealt well with the midwives” (Exodus 1:20). America should grab a clue!
It is quite remarkable that the same river that was designated to be the graveyard for thousands of Hebrew children morphed into blood for the Egyptians to drink. Furthermore, by the time we arrive at the last plague (the Passover), it is the firstborn of the captors who die. Could it be a mere coincidence that the present baby killers are swimming in a river of their own political blood? When some of their looney tune ideas surface, they stink to high heaven, leaving dead fish scattered along the banks of the Potomac and Hudson. Regardless of one’s opinion of Donald Trump, his efforts to defund Planned Parenthood should be applauded!
Not only does the Biblical book of Nehemiah illustrate the necessity of walls, but the Exodus provides its own example. It didn’t take Pharaoh long to repent of his declaration of emancipation and pursue the Israelites “..and the angel of God, which went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them; and the pillar of the cloud went before their face, and stood behind them: And it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and it was a cloud and darkness to them, but it gave light by night to these; so that the one came not near the other all night” (Exodus 14:19-20).
The parting of the Red Sea provided the Jews a refuge and subsequently destroyed the Egyptian army. Israel continued to gripe and complain about the leadership of Moses, but he appears in God’s hall of fame (Hebrews 11:23-29). His adversaries do not!