If you pay attention to the news it’s somewhat hard these days not to get political. I was pondering the other day about the old versus the new. My thought was more political than spiritual on how Donald J. Trump, “the new”, comes on the political scene and exposes “the old” corrupt political system that no longer fully functions in its purpose. Keep that thought in mind as we proceed.
16 No man putteth a piece of new cloth unto an old garment, for that which is put in to fill it up taketh from the garment, and the rent is made worse. 17 Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved. Matthew 9:16-17
What I find interesting about Donald J. Trump, like or hate him, he is a man of action. His actions have brought many things to light about how things really work inside our government. Moving on from Trump lets rewind to Y’shua walking around Jerusalem.
Isn’t it very clear that He, “the new”, came on the scene and through His actions exposed “the old” corrupt political religious system? The previous verses were Y’shua’s response to a question from disciples of John the Baptist about fasting. It brings to light something interesting. In my observation, John’s disciples seemed a bit perplexed as to why Y’shua’s disciples weren’t doing what they were doing. In other words, hey bro we’ve been out here following a dude that preaches outside of eating and breathing everything is a sin and we are looking at your crew and they seem to be on something totally different than us. John the Baptist and his crew were reformers while Y’shua and His crew were performers.
Y’shua’s goal wasn’t to come and patch up a system that no longer functioned in its’ purpose. He came to renew and reestablish what His Father instituted from the beginning of time. His actions revealed what true justice and righteousness were supposed to look like. Creation is founded on the principle of justice and righteousness. When the Sovereign of the Universe created He gave a function or purpose to His creation. This function or purpose is a form of justice and righteousness. Without function or a purpose things are chaotic and out of order. When YHVH gives creation its‘ purpose, He is bringing order to disorder and this is what justice and righteousness looks like.
Do we see this principle today in our society? Do we see the principle of justice and righteousness in our political system? My answer to those questions would be it depends. I’m not sure if many people are paying attention to some of the accomplishments of our current political administration but I will go on the record stating that many acts the President of the U.S.A., while leading the country, are based on justice and righteousness. Now wait a minute Joel are you saying that Donald J. Trump and righteousness go together like peanut butter and jelly? Yep that is exactly what I’m saying. Keep in mind that even pagan kings were consider just and righteous when they did things like forgiving debts, releasing political prisoners from jail, creating a prosperous country, defending their countries from foreign threats, and defending the oppressed to name a few.
The day I realized that President Trump had justice and righteousness dear to his heart was the day he address the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly in 2017. If you don’t remember that or never listened to it please do so. His whole speech was interwoven with the theme of justice and righteousness. Let’s look at some of his accomplishments so far that go to the heart of the matter of justice and righteousness.
Due to Trump’s economic reforms unemployment has had its teeth knocked out with prosperity hitting record highs over the last half century with African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, women, youth, and veterans. Millions and millions of people no longer depend on nanny State government assistance in order to make it through. Trump’s administration has cut taxes, which in my opinion is theft, and the money is now staying in the American citizens pockets instead of going to corrupt politicians who don’t have our interests at hand. The Obummercare, oops I mean Obamacare individual mandate penalty that was forcibly levied on the American taxpayers has been repealed. His administration is rounding up and putting in prison multiple child sex trafficking groups and pedophiles. Recently I saw a report that over 900 Planned Parenthood, a.k.a. baby slaughterhouses, have closed their doors due to Trump’s administration defunding them. A few days ago the leader of the terrorist group ISIS was eliminated. Trump’s administration has done a tremendous job on criminal justice reform. For example this past June 3,100 inmates were released due to the new implementation of the new criminal justice reforms.
This was a short list of Trump’s actions that prove he is a President focused on acts of justice and righteousness. I’m not trying to make this about Trump. If you don’t like him vote for someone else. It is that simple. This piece was written about his actions that have brought about justice and righteousness to the oppressed. Maybe there is still much to learn about this subject but before you throw the man out because of what someone says about him or something he says you might need to take a step back and look at what he has been doing for those who have been oppressed. Blessings and shalom.