UPDATE 8-29-16 / 2:57 PM Pacific â€“ ( It appears that a few folks out there think that I want to see Hillary in the White House. And they assume that this article is a pro Hillary article. How they came to this conclusion is beyond me, but for the record; I â€“ Nathan Leal do not endorse Hillary, nor do I want her to be in the White House. After reading some of the emails, I am amazed at the rational that some people possess. They are jumping to conclusions that were manufactured in their minds.)
A lot of people have told me thereâ€™s no way theyâ€™re voting for Hillary. And I understand why.
â€¦They also do not want to vote third party, but they struggle with voting for Trump. Result? They donâ€™t know what to do. If this is you, please read on. This article may help you decide what to do.
Iâ€™ve been thinking about this questionâ€¦ a lot! Over the last few months, I have released several articles and messages that address the election and the candidates. In doing so, my perspective has come from a combination of the Scriptures, knowledge of end time Bible prophecy, and things the Holy Spirit has showed me.
When I place the components on the table, they have formed a picture, which I then share with all of you. As I do, I cannot allow myself to be influenced with the opinion of man, political academics, or wishful thinking.
I know what time it is folks.
â€¦I also know my Savior Jesus.
â€¦I know how to hear His voice.
â€¦I know how to pray.
I also care about Godâ€™s sheep. God has made it very clear to me that I must always attempt to protect them from deception and confusion. God also made it clear â€“ if I fail to do this, I will have to answer to Him. So I take my appointment on the wall very seriously.
Here we are in another election cycle. There are two primary finalists. Yes, there are other party candidates, but the other party candidates are incidentals.
Many people have emailed me and asked what they should do in this election.
The emails contain things like;
â€¦â€Nathan, what do I do?â€
â€¦â€Nathan, I canâ€™t choose Hillary. She is so bad. Therefore, I need to vote for Donald. What do you think?â€
â€¦â€Nathan, when you criticize Trump, donâ€™t you know you are throwing the election toward Hillary?â€
â€¦â€Nathan, so who do I choose?â€
You know what folks? I understand the questions. I understand the frustration. I also understand that some are confused. The fog is thick in Babylon. Itâ€™s hard to see.
So what do you do?
Some of you do not need to hear my opinion. Your mind is made up. Youâ€™re planning to do your American duty by voting. And based on some of your emails, youâ€™re planning to vote for Trump. So â€“ Vaya con Dios â€“ while you do it. I will not judge or condemn.
For the others who lean towards Trumpâ€¦but have concerns about him, what to do? (Some have told me that they want to vote for him, but do not want to feel bad doing it, therefore theyâ€™re confused.)
Some of you have emailed me and said, â€œNathan, I hear your concern about Trump, but I cannot vote for Hillary, therefore Iâ€™m probably gonna vote for Trump. Is that bad?â€
What is Nathanâ€™s official position about the election?
Many of you have asked. So I need to give you an answer. For a while I did not know how to say it. So I prayed.
â€¦ and I prayed some more.
â€¦â€¦ and then I prayed even more.
I asked God about it. What do I tell the people?
Then it came to me. So here it is folks. And I hope that I communicate it in a proper manner.
We are in an election cycle. And many of you do not want to sit this one out. You want to have a say in it. There are various reasons. Therefore, you plan to vote.
Some people see the choice as cut and dry. Hillary is the devil. And believe Trump is going to save us. So theyâ€™re voting for Trump.
Others wrestle with voting for Trump. They want him to be true. They hope heâ€™s legit, but worry he might not be. What should they do? They donâ€™t want Hillary. But is it okay to take the chance on Trump? Because if he fails? Will they be to blame?
So what should they do?
Itâ€™s a job interview
This is what came to me folks. When an employer hires a new candidate, the employer scrutinizes the job candidate. He interviews them. He asks them questions, and does a background check. If the candidate passes scrutiny, then the employer hires them. And usually the new hiring comes with a probation period.
During probation, the employer will evaluate the new hire. This means they do not turn a blind eye to failure or incompetence.
So Letâ€™s apply this logic to the Election
Donald Trump is a candidate. Just like a person who is a candidate for a new job. The American people, are playing the role of the employer, and are considering hiring him. Think about that folks. You get to decide if you want Trump work for you.
Step one â€“ is scrutinizing him. It is okay to do this. In fact, as a wise employer, it is required.
How many employers would deny scrutiny to a job candidate who is going to handle money? That would be foolish. Therefore, it is okay to scrutinize Trump as an employee candidate.
An employer will consider certain questions depending on the job description.
1. Is he honest?
2. Can he be trusted with his hand in the till?
3. Can he be trusted with weapons?
4. What is his track record?
5. What are his references?
6. Does he behave well with others?
7. If his job requires the public, is he competent in customer service?
8. Is he deliberate?
9. Does he have a history of sexual harassment?
10. Is he able to make wise decisions.
11. What is his education? Is he willing to learn?
12. Is he teachable?
13. What are his weaknesses?
14. What are the strengths?
These are some of the questions that a job candidate may be asked. Therefore, itâ€™s okay to ask these questions about Trump.
By the way, asking an employee candidate questions does not mean that the employer wants to choose someone else.
Asking the candidate hard questions is necessary if they are the finalist.
I mentioned this because as I have publicly scrutinized Trump over the past few months, people have written me and said that, â€œNathan, would you rather have Hillary?â€
Have you ran into that folks? Have some of you noticed that asking valid questions about Trump in places like Facebook, has resulted in this type of absurdity? A human resources interviewer will ask scrutinizing questions to a job candidate.
Shouldnâ€™t we also do this for the most powerful job description on planet Earth?
Of course we should. And after that comes the choice. Perhaps youâ€™re worried that if you vote for Trump and he fails, you may be liable. Has this thought crossed your mind. And thus, you donâ€™t know what to do?
I need to vote. But what if I vote wrong?
Hereâ€™s what you can do. If you choose to vote for Trump, try doing it with the employer mentality. When an employer hires someone, and the new employee fails at their job, a good employer will evaluate the evidence and consider the truth.
As an example, letâ€™s say the employee must handle money, but is horrible at math. They cannot count. And their cash register till is always coming up short of funds. Eventually, the employer will have to face the truth that they hired the wrong person. Next comes the hard part. Letting the employee go. Usually, they will meet with them and tell them itâ€™s not working out, so they have to terminate them.
Good employers take no joy in this but they still must do it. They also must face the fact that the hope of the employeeâ€™s success didnâ€™t work out. When the employer looks back, they donâ€™t deny that it didnâ€™t work out. They admit it. Because the facts are the facts.
This is the perspective that American citizens can use when voting for a candidate. In this case, Donald Trump. If you feel that you want to vote for Trump, but you worry about having regret in the event he fails, perhaps you could consider your vote as a hiring choice for your company. Your vote for Trump will be your willingness to give him a chance to do a good job.
So you can vote with hope, pray for the best.
But be willing to face the truth.
If greatness comesâ€¦
If Trump can somehow pull it off and bring a Renaissance to America. Then this article will be a moot point.
However, if he doesnâ€™t bring a Renaissance, but at least keeps America from exploding. That is still better than Hillary wouldâ€™ve done and again, this article will be a moot point.
But what if â€¦
But what if he fails? If he turns out to be a different man than portrayed during his campaign, what do you do? Do you ignore it? Do you pretend? Do you look the other way? Justify it?
Be wise â€“ As a wise and honest employer, it will be up to you to admit that Trump is failing. This means that in spite of your vote for him, you cannot give him a free pass. As an employer, you must be willing to evaluate him with honesty. If he turns out to be something sinister, then integrity requires that you have to admit it.
No excuses folks!
If Trump becomes president, but fails to be the man you were expecting, be willing to say, â€œI was hoping for better, but instead he has been doingâ€¦this, this, and thisâ€¦â€
When George W. Bush passed the Patriot Act, I watched a lot of Christians give him a free pass and make excuses about it. When Bush passed additional freedom killing mandates, Christianâ€™s continued in silence.
If Trump wins and morphs into something Orwellian, please do not look the other way and ignore it. Be willing to admit it, because vigilance will be required to navigate the things that he may do. If you can go into the election with this attitude and your conscience approves, then do it, and may God be with you.
In His service,
Below are some of the comments that have come in through email responses.
Thanks Nathan. Trump is for the homosexual community. How can a Christian vote for him? If we do we are also voting for homosexually. We will be judged. I fear God. It is really a predicament.
I have been reading and listening to your emails and audio attachments, and I finally have to say that after this last one, it seems so obvious that you are a Democrat who regardless of what we know to be true of Hillaryâ€™s record, with so much blood on her hands and her constant lying, you are STILL going to vote for her and in the process are trying so hard to convince everyone on your mail list that, sheâ€™s the best option. I whole heartedly disagree. I will not vote for her and I do hope that Trump wins, and wins BIG.
(Comment from Nathan â€“ This response defies logic and rationale. The writer accuses me of things that are bizarre are not true, for example-
â€œâ€¦it is obvious that you are a democratâ€¦.
â€¦you are STILL going to vote for Hillaryâ€¦â€
– With accusations like that, all I can say isâ€¦HUH?
By the way this is a sampling of a similar type of insanity thatâ€™s on Facebook. When I posted this article there, several accused me of wanting Hillary. And being a Democratâ€¦It is bizarre. )
Pray for discernment and wise counsel
Supernatural protection with either outcome
This was a Good Answer to our dilemma of who to vote for! You did Not tell us what to do! You told us to make our own decisions after using wisdom, prayer and the Facts! I appreciate your trying to help us know what we should do! Thank You, Nathan
Wowâ€¦if you have followers asking these elementary questions; then the dumbing down of our nation has been realized! From the clintonesque ravages of the nineties to baby bushâ€™s â€œI donâ€™t believe in the bible literallyâ€ interview! Finally, to an Amerika we have today! You know and just remember, whomever the Lord sets up will either be for the better OR if for the worseâ€¦the people will lament! Because it was Godâ€™s determined counsel to save sinners. And Jesus came to bring this program about!
Stop the confusion!
What about this? What about that?
SORRY TO SAY BUT NATHAN YOU BROUGHT THIS ON YOURSELF!
TRUMP IS BETTER THAN A VOTE FOR CLINTON!
YOU SHOULD HAVE SAID, TRUMP IS NOT GOD BUT GOD WILL USE THE FOOLISH THINGS OF THIS WORLD TO CONFOUND THE WISE!
LET GOD BE GOD AND SEE WHAT HE WILL DO!
ALSO, THEY ARE TO COMPARE THE TWO CANDIDATES TO THE BIBLE TO SEE WHICH ONE LINES UP WITH THE WORD!
PEOPLE ARE VERY DEPENDENT ON YOU, YOUR VISIONS, DREAMS, YOUR PROGRAM AND WHAT YOU THINK!
MAYBE THEY LOOK TO YOU AS THEIR GOD AND FOLLOW YOUR DECISIONS!
THEY ARE SO FEARFUL! WE ARE NOT TO DEPEND ON MAN AND ONLY OUR DEPENDANCE IS ON GOD ALONE!
Hello Brother Nathan,
Iâ€™m not necessarily telling you this, but it still needs to be said. Christians need to realize Americaâ€™s spiritual problems will never be fixed through such carnal means as voting. Furthermore, there is a biblical principle Paul addresses about the need to be careful when placing men into positions of church leadership.
1 Timothy 5:22 â€“ Lay hands suddenly on no man, neither be partaker of other menâ€™s sins: keep thyself pure. 24 Some menâ€™s sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment; and some men they follow after.
Paul is clearly warning Timothy, that if he places a man into leadership that will commit sins against God and His people, that he too will be guilty and counted as a partaker of that manâ€™s sins. Therefore the admonition was given to keep thyself pure. The Apostle John also communicates the same concept on a lower level of even just receiving such into your house or bidding them to â€œgo with God.â€
2 John 1:10 â€“ If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: 11 For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.
Godâ€™s people need to understand that this principle is not just applicable in the confines of the church, but in regards to civil matters as well; such is why we have the books Ezra and Nehemiah. For whoever people plan to vote for, that if they win and get into office then they become a partaker of that person’s sins should they used their authority contrary to the righteousness of God. At this stage of the game, America is about to go into perdition and Godâ€™s people better awake unto righteousness and remember that a good soldier of Christ doesn’t entangle himself with the politics of this world.
2 Timothy 2:3 â€“ Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. 4 No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.
But sadly too many professing believers seem to be only concerned about fighting for what they perceive to be theirs in America, instead of in truth seeking first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness. Sure, they might confess one to another in their churches that they are â€œpilgrims and sojourners,â€ but their lives and actions are betraying them. Not only have they not left America spiritually in their hearts, they are so mindful and invested in it that they can neither see what is really happening or hear God because they have become so double-minded.
Hebrews 11:13 â€“ These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. 14 For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country. 15 And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned. 16 But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.
Such double-minded people are warned in God’s holy word that they have no right or foundation whatsoever to believe that they will receive anything from the Lord. The scriptures warn there is a time soon coming when â€œtime will be no more;â€ when the opportunity to repent, obey and flee will be withdrawn. When the divine verdict is spoken over a nation and God says, â€œHe that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.â€
Because of Americaâ€™s sins, as well as its corrupt leaders influencing and meddling in the affairs of other sovereign nations, Spiritual Babylon is rapidly falling out of Godâ€™s grace. Perhaps the greatest evidence that America has fallen is how ignorant and blind her people are about their present captivity, and how little time remains before they are going to be falling headlong into absolute destruction. But will anyone listen or believe?
Revelation 13:9 â€“ If any man have an ear, let him hear. 10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
Why canâ€™t Godâ€™s people recognize that America has become a habitation of devils and a hold of every foul spirit and a gage for unclean and hateful birds? Clearly people are not understanding that when the sins of the leaders are being so exposed, that judgment is imminent. Therefore, I firmly believe and am continuing to warn that it is time for Godâ€™s people to obey Him and literally Come out of her My people.
Nathan, this is an excellent article. That helps to clear the air for me and I imagine for many others. Thank you for always having your eye out for Abba Fatherâ€™s sheep.
Keep dwelling under the wings of our wonderful Messiah,.
Thank you Nathan and Donna,
Hi Nathan, Vote for the one who will do the least harm. I think the choice is clear. Both sinful man like always. And like you, our real devotion is to Jesus. Have you seen Hillaryâ€™s America?
Nathan, I canâ€™t get my mind around your opposition to Donald Trump???
Itâ€™s a no brainerâ€“ either suicide by Hillary or getting into the boat with Trump,
Here is another angle you might consider. Our constitution requires periodic elections whether we really need them or not.
Other countries vote only when the party in power becomes unpopular enough to call for a new election.
Our system worked reasonably well when the country was small, but at nearly 350 million, elections every 2, 4 or 6 years
mean that exorbitant amounts of time and money are spent on the next constitutionally required vote. This means the representatives of the house, especially, must spend a inordinate amount of time raising campaign funds from the day they are elected, rather than devoting themselves to national issues. As a result the well-heeled lobbyists and the large corporations tend to get what they want, rather than what the nation deserves.
So, we can blame the two parties for the totally inferior quality of their candidates, but this is simply inevitable when
elections must be held no matter what else is going one (World War II in the past, for example).
For the President, it takes at least a year to become familiar with the job. In another year there is another election which can overturn whatever options the President had to work with. But then, it is time to consider the next election in two years, and so it goes.
Our political system is assuredly imperfect, and the Constitution is like glass â€“ one break and everything breaks. I hope you can see why your dreams about the future are worth emphasizing. When the dust finally settles, we will have a much more realistic Constitution, one which recognizes spiritual realities in addition to political differences.
The only thing in America worth saving is what there was in the beginning â€“ Christian America. This is the real goal Christians in America need to rally around.
Cordially in Christ,
I guess I will share with you what I am going to do. I am casting my vote for Yahshua. For no man will fix this. If they could then Yahshua would not need to come. No matter who wins Babylon is falling and falling hard.The powers that be have already decided who will win. So come this illusion of an election day my vote has already been cast for I know I do not have to vote for any of those running. They are just people and cannot stop what is coming. Prophecy is being fulfilled and cannot be stopped. I have chosen who reigns and rules and will not change from that no matter what. Many others I know are doing the same thing cause we realize what time it is and are preparing.
I thank you, Nathan, for â€œstandingâ€ â€“ for the heart you have to put the truth â€œout thereâ€ for the sake of His flock. Quite sometime ago, we decided that we were not voting in this election, because we canâ€™t bring ourselves to chose between two evils (that doesnâ€™t even make sense!). This will be the 1st time since I came of age to vote â€“ that Iâ€™m not (and, Iâ€™m 68!). The world is getting very dark â€“ quickly. I know that He will put the â€œrightâ€ person in the office of president to bring about His purpose. Our country should be more concerned about what this election reveals about us as a society than who will will become president. Will America not receive the leader we deserve? As I see it, Nathan, our only hope is to make sure we are walking in covenant with the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords! Sadly, I donâ€™t see our beloved nation on its knees.
Thank you, Nathan. I volunteer at the little library in our little town way out in the desert. I try to â€œpollâ€ people to get a feel for their perspectives. One seems to be that we know what weâ€™ll get with Hillary. Donald is the unknown and they choose the unknown over the Known-Hillary. As Christians, may we bow down to the ability of Father God to give us the leader that we deserve as a nation. (That makes me think Hillary).
- Obama has almost completely destroyed the operations of the country â€“ and Hillary would put the finishing touches to this planned, systematic destruction
- Trump has a chance to reverse things if given the chance â€“ and (as you correctly point out) people hold him accountable and also get involved in the political process to some degree
- To not vote at all â€“ or to vote for a third party candidate â€“ will not help â€“ so I hope that you will continue to encourage people to vote (as long as itâ€™s not for Hillary!!!)
When either of the Bushes were in, we didnâ€™t know our own government was responsible for all the wars, 9/11, the murder of JFK and all wars are false flag wars, and Hillary is a flat out commie/fascist abomination. I donâ€™t think God can use her heart, because she has none. At least Trump has a heart God can use. These are not our â€œreligious leadersâ€, not the saviours of anything! Our faith should be in God period, and is our job to pray to God to lead our presidents. It is OUR failure to to pray daily and as a nation, for our nation. Our new president needs to put a stop to the poisoning of our food, air, water, drugs, weatherwars and propagandizing for communism in education. If Hillary is put in I will pray for the fulfilment of 1 hour destruction! At this point if Hillary is put in it is coming anyway! She obviously has also been injured/poisoned and the muslim hugging â€œSon of Cainâ€, will take her place as chosen for VP, how in his face evil is that to God?
If Obama decides to divide the land of Israel when he addresses the UN in Sept-oct Ober there may be an earthquake that splits America down the middle. There wonâ€™t be an election.
You are giving out bad infoâ€¦everyone should never voteâ€¦the reason there are 2 candidates is to give the illusion of having a choice. The election results or 3rd term of Obama has been decided a long time agoâ€¦.REALLYâ€¦.M.
I do not feel led to vote. Havenâ€™t since 08. â€¦I discovered how phoney the entire government is and has been destroying the planet, no candidate or pulpit will speak on this only important matter facing any election. I received an Ezekiel 3 calling that falls on deaf ears. I appreciate all you do but these voting prophesy emails mean nothing to me.
My only vote is for Jesus