Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Trump easily wins at Electoral College despite threats, protests, pleas

. . . and Mrs Clinton had a bigger faithless elector problem.

Reuters headline (yes, Daily Mail had no easily seen, inimitable bullet point lead!):

A clip or two:

Republican Donald Trump prevailed in U.S. Electoral College voting on Monday to officially win election as the next president, easily dashing a long-shot push by a small movement of detractors to try to block him from gaining the White House . . . . [however] more Democrats than Republicans went rogue, underscoring deep divisions within their party. [which were not the focus of a media firestorm, unlike issues with Republicans] At least four Democratic electors voted for someone other than Clinton, while two Republicans turned their backs on Trump.

With nearly all votes counted, Trump had clinched 304 electoral votes to Clinton's 227, according to an Associated Press tally of the voting by 538 electors across the country.

"I will work hard to unite our country and be the President of all Americans," Trump said in a statement responding to the results.

The Electoral College assigns each state electors equal to its number of representatives and senators in Congress. The District of Columbia also has three electoral votes. The votes will be officially counted during a joint session of Congress on Jan. 6.
In short, Mr Donald J Trump is now the 45th President-Elect of the United States of America.

It is worth noting at this point that at least one prominent Christian figure, Lance Wallnau, has felt that God has told him that Mr Trump is a Cyrus-like, Isaiah 45 figure.


(Notice, this was spoken TO Mr Trump, six months ago, by Mr Wallnau.)

Isa 45:This is what the Lord says to His anointed,
to Cyrus [king of Persia],

Whose right hand I have held
To subdue nations before him,
And I will ungird the loins of kings [disarming them];
To open doors before him so that gates will not be shut:

“I will go before you and level the mountains;
I will shatter the doors of bronze and cut through the bars of iron.

“I will give you the treasures of darkness [the hoarded treasures]
And the hidden riches of secret places,
So that you may know that it is I,
The Lord, the God of Israel, who calls you (Cyrus the Great) by your name.

“For the sake of Jacob My servant,
And of Israel My chosen,
I have also called you by your name;
I have given you an honorable name
Though you have not known Me.

“I am the Lord, and there is no one else;
There is no God except Me.
I will embrace and arm you,
though you have not known Me,

That people may know
from the rising to the setting of the sun [the world over]

That there is no one except Me.
I am the Lord, and there is no other,

The One forming light and creating darkness,
Causing peace and creating disaster;
I am the Lord who does all these things. [AMP]
Let us test all things, holding to the good. 

For me, I said openly that I would believe the nomination and election of Mr Trump when I see them.

I have now seen, I believe that he has won the election.

Now, he has an opportunity to make a good difference in the world. Let us pray that he does so, as scripture mandates that we do.

Let us go to 1 Tim 2:
1 Tim 2:1 First of all, then, I urge that petitions (specific requests), prayers, intercessions (prayers for others) and thanksgivings be offered on behalf of all people, for [a]kings and all who are in [positions of] high authority, so that we may live a peaceful and quiet life in all godliness and dignity.  

This [kind of praying] is good and acceptable and pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who [b]wishes all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge and recognition of the [divine] truth. 

 For there is [only] one God, and [only] one Mediator between God and mankind, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself as a ransom [a substitutionary sacrifice to atone] for all, the testimony given at the right and proper time. [AMP]

This one gets stranger and stranger. END

PS: Rebuilding Jerusalem and its wall of defence -- which took quite long, was the key step to national renewal, as we can see from Nehemiah.