I need to do something different this time. The last two days of riding were rather routine. Most of my awareness was somewhere else, but God has used such riding to accomplish a lot in my soul. As you might expect, some of it is beyond words, as I was trying to keep my heart-mind fully engaged.
What I can tell you is sheer speculation. I wouldn’t say anything about it normally, but it could affect our Kingdom service in the coming days. I have a theory that isn’t well supported in any of the stuff I read about politics, so I’m kind of out on a limb with this. It seems to me that nobody else sees what I see, so I could well be blind, delirious, or maybe just weird.
One of the wisest things Trump said was that he didn’t trust electronic communication for really important stuff. If he couldn’t talk face-to-face, he would send a courier with a message. That should tell you that he’s already got something going behind the scenes and he’s not going to talk until he’s ready to announce a done deal.
So in the midst of all this noise about protests and riots tomorrow and in the days following, I’m seeing something else happening. I am still utterly certain we’ll see something approaching fascism under Trump’s administration, and if any of this noise is even half accurate about what’s going to happen, we may see a very heavy crackdown to match it. That’s just an example of what I’m thinking about all of this. Come Monday morning we may be in an entirely different America. I don’t see anything fearful in it at all, not for us — unless you plan on being there in DC during that time frame. I’m not focusing on the chaos aspect, but the powerful shift towards something like martial law.
Try not to imagine it in stark black-n-white terms. Again, my heart says this won’t be an apocalyptic thing, no bad dystopian movie scenes. I think it will be quite restrained and measured, but what makes me wonder about it is the precedent it will set. It may not even be Trump himself, but someone who intends to take advantage of his presidency and the potential conflicts. Still, I can’t help thinking this is going to something no one else is writing about, perhaps because they don’t see it or perhaps heart-led thinking is really so very rare among such writers.
But this isn’t something to fret right now; that much is certain for me. If Trump is as well organized and savvy as I suspect, we won’t see much to worry about until much later in the game. It’s not a sense of foreboding, but just watchfulness and praying about ways to minister and exploit things for God’s glory.
At any rate, it’s just speculation. The problem is that, if Trump and his friends are as smart and well organized as I expect, we won’t see much right away. Let me suggest we keep an eye on who among his opposition suddenly changes their tune, or simply disappears from the public eye. I seriously doubt he’s told us even half of what he’s up to.