And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah-jireh: as it is said to this day, In the mount of the LORD it shall be seen . ~ Genesis 22: 14

On my web post this past Friday at, I featured a remarkable comparison written by one of my favorite journalists, Daniel Greenfield in FrontPageMagazine, between the natures of the former president and the newly-elected one. In the lead up to the article, I generally stated:

Today in the ring we have two very different men indeed. One a success as a capitalist, the other as a Marxist community agitator. One man confidently backed by years of doing, the other a small petty insecure loser backed by communist slogans and bromides. The new president is old school American, while the past president is a post-American radical. One a builder, the other a destroyer.

The election of Donald Trump was a repudiation by We the People of the prevailing radical course of America’s decline, that would undoubtedly have accelerated with a Hillary Clinton victory. As a result, it is now the Democrat Party that is in disarray, a result of the total dismemberment of the Democrat power base over the eight years of the former president’s disastrous administration.[end]

What got me thinking overnight, is that our problems are not economic, nor even truly political in nature. They are to do with Jehovah-Jireh. Our provider God. We live in an America where, when the sole and sovereign God (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) is rejected, a hole opens up in human beings, a spiritual vacuum that must be filled by something, and so it is. It’s filled by the Enemy’s endless lies and tricks and agendas, one result of which is evidenced by the true state of current America – a dejected, broken, and internally warring Culture of Death. Attractive and profitable in the short-term, but lethal eventually, because it is Godless.

What we lack and what the world lacks is a spiritual benevolence towards Jehovah-Jireh that will direct us to be happy with what we have and to seek our peace and joy in honorable and just ways.  What we lack and what we need is the religious commitment that was the foundation of our republic, that outsiders visiting America saw as the most remarkable aspect of American life.  Without regard to a particular branch of Christianity (and many branches flourished in America) we were an intensely religious people.  We connected our future with the will of God, under his banner as Jehovah-Jireh.

Melania Trump and the Lord’s Prayer at Melbourne, Florida rally…

As I described three weekends ago, a remarkably spiritually-enervating breath of fresh air descended upon the United States in Melbourne Florida when, prior to introducing her husband the president to an overflow gathering, the elegant First Lady gave due diligence to the God of Creation when she opened her remarks by invoking the Lord’s Prayer.

That’s correct. At a public event. In full view of the global TV cameras. And delivered unashamedly with poise. To which the crowd embraced her with reverence, acclamation, and applause.

Talk about Jehovah-Jireh!

We clearly see the forces of darkness in our nation today, in our culture, our schools and colleges. America is no longer homogeneous, having been fractured and Balkanized by the forces of evil. We see it in both political parties, equally shared between Democrat and Republican. We witness evil everywhere and in everything. Putting Humpty Dumpty together again may prove to be impossible, as we debilitatingly begin to find out. Yet we can work to put our communities and states back on the right track if in fact, more of us than not are willing to undertake the task.

Fortunately, many are. As a for instance…

Most Americans claim to believe in God but are bedeviled (literally) by a lack of true faith. America has a “form of godliness, but denies the power thereof”. God told ancient Israel “For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.”

In other words, God wants the heart right and doesn’t value the outward trappings of religiosity. We don’t live in a vacuum. Just as our nation now deprives itself of God’s blessings, we have opened ourselves up to God’s judgment. We reap what we sow, a universal law from which there is no escape.

Trump and Obama are two very different men. Their personalities, as much as their politics, will define this conflict. The media routinely accuses Trump of having totalitarian instincts. But the true totalitarians are men like Obama and his ilk, those who hypocritically enable the use of the bureaucratic machinery of government to go after their opponents, all the while pretending to be virtuous. President Trump on the other hand, has always fought his fights directly.

The battle for America is at a critical juncture and Obama and his dirty tricks have been dragged out from behind the curtain. But just go and ask those multi-faceted workers at Ace Specialties who they support for the ongoing governance, continuance, and prosperity of the United States.

More than likely they’ll pull out the Jehovah-Jireh cap that states “Make America Great Again”, and get on with doing just that.

And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice. So Abraham returned unto his young men, and they rose up and went together to Beer-sheba; and Abraham dwelt at Beer-sheba. ~ Genesis 22:18-19


See also We Cannot be great without God


Face of Jesus by Richard Hook

Soli Deo Gloria!