Last week I had a dream that I believe was prophetic. Most of the prophetic dreams I have come to me when I am just falling asleep. I woke up in the middle of the night and went back to sleep. As soon as I did, I saw this scene:
I was at the White House and was with a very bold and zealous prophetic friend. I will call him Phinehas (as he reminded me of Phinehas from Numbers 25). I knew him in the dream as a friend, but he was not anyone I actually know in real life. Phinehas had a ragged-looking cross with him, about two feet high and one foot wide.
Before us stood a group of evangelical and prophetic leaders. I did not recognize anyone, but I knew they were very much supporters of the president and were prophets who had prophesied a victory for him. There were about 20 to 30 of them and they were in an oval circle being led by a White House aide on a tour of the White House. They were all very excited and very honored to have been invited to the White House.
Phinehas was not happy. He was very concerned that they were ‘following’ instead of ‘leading’—compromising their calling—that they appeared to be ‘high’ on the fact that they had been recognized by the White House as friends, as opposed to speaking the word of the Lord.
Suddenly, Phinehas angrily approached the group to confront them, posibily violently, carrying his ragged cross, (which, I feel, represented truth and sacrifice) with him. Then, I woke up.
The dream speaks for itself. The fact that they were in an oval shape, I believe, means that they have given themselves to the ‘oval office,’ above the cross that Phinehas held. The cross reminded me of the spear that Phinehas of old used to kill Zimri and Kozbi (Numbers 25), which stopped the plague. The idea that Phinehas was about to become violent is not a call to violence, but to show that God is very serious about how we have obsessed over one political candidate and He is calling his people to speak out against this overemphasis of politics above Jesus  as Phinehas did in the dream.
Only now am I realizing that there is a massive march for President Trump in DC right now, with evangelical and prophetic leaders. I had this dream a week ago, but only felt released to post it this morning. Certainly the crowd today is much bigger than I saw, but, as noted, they were in an oval for a reason; they symbolically represent, I believe the crowd gathered today.
I cannot think of one true prophet of God in the Old Testament who was enamored by a political leader. Sometimes they gave positive words to leaders, affirming that their ways were pleasing to the Lord. More often, though, they rebuked the king, because his ways were not the ways of Yahweh. But we never see a true man of God become captivated by the glory of a mere mortal.
When radio host Eric Metaxas interviewed the president last month, he became weak-kneed, saying, “I still cannot believe this happened.” Such words provoked a blistering rebuke from one of his friends. The prophets of Israel, from Moses to Jeremiah, knew how to conduct themselves before world leaders and declare the word of the Lord in the fear of the Lord.
When Saul disobeyed the Lord, Samuel was quite harsh with him, saying “You have rejected the word of the Lord, and the Lord has rejected you as king over Israel!” Micaiah spoke to Ahab about his death in exacting terms. Nathan fearlessly confronted David for adultery and murder, uttering those famous words, “Thou art the man!”
Only false prophets spoke flattering words to the king. In the same story of Micaiah, there are 400 false prophets opposing him. They went to great lengths to speak positive, but false, prophetic words to Ahab.
Now Zedekiah son of Kenaanah had made iron horns and he declared, “This is what the Lord says: ‘With these you will gore the Arameans until they are destroyed.’” All the other prophets were prophesying the same thing. “Attack Ramoth Gilead and be victorious,” they said, “for the Lord will give it into the king’s hand.” (1 Kings 22:11-12)
We see these 400 zealous and theatrical prophets, prophesying what the king wanted to hear, often with prophetic dramatizations, yet they were off. Yeshua speaks about the desire of the false prophets to be adored.
“Woe to you when all men speak well of you; for so did their fathers to the false prophets.” (Luke 6:26)
Here the Son of God, the Messiah, says that it is not a good sign or blessing when everyone is praising you or your ministry, but a curse. His usage of this word, “Woe,” (ouia in Greek) is an emphatic announcement of divine judgment.
Matthew records the converse, but equally true:
“Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” (Matthew 5:11-12)
Now, dear friends, it would be only logical to assume that I am making a biblical case for myself because I shared a very unpopular prophecy on November 8th. Indeed, I have taken a lot of abuse over the past two months (but walking in joy and forgiveness). However, as God is my witness, that is not my intention. It is connected to the dream above. Hear me, please.
In the Bible, when a group of prophets eagerly:
- Say the same thing
- Say what the majority of believers want them to say
- And praise a political leader
They are generally prophesying falsely. Beware!
In addition, Jesus warns us that deception will be rampant in the last days, saying, “Watch out that no one deceives you…” (Matthew 24:4) These are trying times. May God give us discerning hearts.
 I am not against believers being politicly active. I am politically active and have taken a strong stand for the unborn (even being arrested), Israel, traditional family, etc. It is when we merge the two as equally important. An example would be a minister friend of mine, quite well known, who spoke in DC yesterday and declared before millions, “We are going to rule and reign through President Trump and under the worship of Jesus Christ.” This is off—pure and simple. The idea that the church rules through national governments is hyper-dominionism, the theology that the church will take over the world politically and then present it to Jesus as he returns. When the church controls government, it ends up becoming pressing (see Middle Ages). This is why Jesus separated Caesar and God. He did not condemn Caesar (earthly government), but He was clear that they have their domain and the sovereign God has His. Yes, you can be a believer and a politician and have a positive impact, but the kingdom of Yeshua is not of this world. (John 18:36)