Reverend Graham comments on November 8 election. —>
Reverend Franklin Graham commented on the 2016 election in a November 10 Facebook post aimed at discrediting the media and political pundits for not understanding the “god-factor” of the result.
“Did God show up? In watching the news after the election, the secular media keep asking ‘How did this happen?’ ‘What went wrong?’ ‘How did we miss this?’ Some are in shock. Political pundits are stunned. Many thought the Trump/Pence ticket didn’t have a chance. None of them understand the God-factor,” he writes.
Graham explained that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton lost in part due to prayers from hundreds of thousands of Christians nationwide.
“Hundreds of thousands of Christians from across the United States have been praying. This year they came out to every state capitol to pray for this election and for the future of America.”
“While the media scratches their heads and tries to understand how this happened, I believe that God’s hand intervened Tuesday night to stop the godless, atheistic progressive agenda from taking control of our country.”
The son of world-renowned pastor Billy Graham also said President-elect Donald Trump and his V.P. Mike Pence will “need a lot of help” and “a lot of prayer” to be successful.
“My prayer is that God will bless America again!” the reverend concludes.
Some are attributing Trump’s victory to an Isaiah 45 prophecy outlined by Lance Wallnau in which the ancient Persian king Cyrus is compared to the current president-elect.
Thus saith the Lord to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him; and I will loose the loins of kings, to open before him the two leaved gates; and the gates shall not be shut;
I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron:
And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the Lord, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel.
For Jacob my servant’s sake, and Israel mine elect, I have even called thee by thy name: I have surnamed thee, though thou hast not known me. Isaiah 45: 1-4 (KJV)