This dream came on the same night of the day that Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away and our ministry school with Contend was having an all-night prayer meeting.
This dream startled me as I was waking up. While I have been vocal about the political process over the past years, the topic of President Trump—especially as we work primarily with young people—has been understandably sensitive. Any manner of political statements that we have made had to be couched and contextualized for a younger generation who largely does not have grounding in our nation’s political history or who have been largely swayed by the media. Any serious Christian also has to admit that President Trump has real character deficiencies, as well as unguarded and unsalted speech.
Without making excuses, however, the Church needs to understand God’s purposes in this hour more than ever. Without understanding, we too will be lost in the chaos and confusion. We feel that with the current climate leading up to the elections, as well as the imperative in the following dream, we must be vocal and mobilize mass fasting and prayer for this election cycle, especially with and for the youth.
IN THE DREAM, I HAD SOMEHOW STUMBLED INTO A MEETING BETWEEN VICE PRESIDENT PENCE AND PRESIDENT TRUMP. WHEN I WALKED IN THE ROOM, BOTH WERE TRYING TO PLUG IN EXTENSION CABLES AND WERE ON THEIR HANDS AND KNEES. I WAS THINKING THAT MEN IN THEIR POSITION SHOULD NOT BE THE ONES DOING THIS, BUT SHOULD HAVE HELP. I OFFERED TO HELP, BUT PRESIDENT TRUMP INSISTED HE COULD AND NEEDED TO DO IT.
THE SCENE CHANGED, AND I WAS WALKING WITH VP PENCE. HE ASKED WHAT I HAD BEEN UP TO, AND I TOLD HIM, “MOBILIZING THE YOUTH TO PRAY FOR YOU.” I ALSO SAID SOMETHING TO THE EFFECT OF, “WE WIN BATTLES YOU CANNOT WIN” AS WE RAN INTO YOUNG PEOPLE WHO WERE ON THE FENCE ABOUT VOTING.
I SAT DOWN WITH VP PENCE AS PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS ON THE PLATFORM TO SPEAK. THEN IT WAS AS IF LOU ENGLE WAS SPEAKING ON THE PLATFORM, BECAUSE HIS VOICE CAME OVER AND THUNDERED IN THE DREAM, “AND THIS (TRUMP) IS MY WILLIAM WILBERFORCE TO END THE SLAVE TRADE OF ABORTION.” IT WAS SHOCKING BECAUSE IT WAS A POLITICALLY INCORRECT STATEMENT IN THE CONTEXT OF THIS RALLY, BUT WHEN I LOOKED AT VP PENCE IT WAS AS IF HE KNEW THAT IT WAS THE WORD OF THE LORD.
I believe these 3 scenes in the dream are critical in how we are to understand and engage in these times.
In the first scene, President Trump and Vice President Pence were on their hands and knees trying to plug in extension cables. I believe that this represents an extension on their leadership: their reelection this fall. However, I had the sense in the dream that I needed to help on my hands and knees as well. In other words, the Church must join in prayer for these two leaders. We also must pray that President Trump and Vice President Pence would both see that prayer and God’s breakthrough are the only answer.
The third scene speaks for itself, and speaks loudly. In the dream, there was a deep sobering sense of the revelation, as if it were a commission from heaven. Lou’s voice thundered: “President Trump is my William Wilberforce to end the slave trade of abortion.” I believe that above any controversy or confusion surrounding this man, this could be Heaven’s reason why he is in office. In the dream I was shocked and even woke up startled by how brazen and yet how authoritative this statement was.
Even I squirmed at the implications of this kind of public statement. Thoughts and accusations were running through my mind: “separation of church and state,” “how could this man even be compared to Wilberforce,” or “how can the church tolerate Trump.” But when I looked at Vice President Pence in the dream for his reaction, his sober understanding and receiving the word instantly put my spirit at peace. Not because of my trust in these men, but I understood that if these two men comprehended their task, then they would accomplish the purposes for which God raised them up: to end the shedding of the innocent blood of the unborn in America. These two leaders need prayer to keep them on their task.
In these past few days I have been mulling over the second scene.
The imperative was clear: “mobilize young people to pray” to “win the battles that [political campaigns] cannot win.”
In the dream, VP Pence and I walked past many young people who were on the fence about voting—I knew our united prayer and fasting would be the determining factor between whether or not they voted, and who they ultimately voted for.
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Consumed by the call,