Book Review: Jeremiah Johnson’s Trump and the Future of America

Books about politics and prophecy are not my thing. Still, a couple of weeks ago, I felt nudged by the Spirit to read Trump, 2019, and Beyond and to pre-order its sequel, Trump and the Future of America, which became available on January 1.

The dreams Jeremiah Johnson details in this book are layered and complex. I was especially struck by how the “three principalities dominating America” intersect and feed off of each other. I don’t want to give anything away, so if you want to know more, you’ll have to read the book.

My favorite aspect of Trump and the Future of America is the prayer points included at the end of each chapter. One such point is, “Pray for believers to seek God first about who to vote for in elections.”

These prayer points emphasize what I believe to be Johnson’s intent: not to impress people with amazing revelations, but to impress upon believers the need to contend and pray for God’s will for America and the world.

As I was reading, I could feel the weight of what Johnson was saying. It was as if he was shaking me by the shoulders, and yelling “WAKE UP!” in his signature fashion.

In the coming days I plan to read the book again more prayerfully.

My husband also read Trump and the Future of America in one sitting, and I witnessed how a spirit of intercession and travail came over him. It’s a beautiful thing.

I don’t know where you stand in terms of politics.  You may be reading this review and thinking I’ve gone completely mad. I don’t define myself by blue or red agendas. I’m looking for God’s heart.  And that’s one of the things I respect about Jeremiah Johnson –  his personal opinions don’t factor into this book.

I love that he writes with eyes wide open. He’s candid about Trump’s immaturity and troubling past. And he talks about how the President’s pride and arrogance could be his downfall.  Yet he compels us to get past personal opinions and pursue God’s perspective.

I would encourage you to pray and seek the Lord about President Trump, the 2020 elections, and the future of our country. But let’s do it with hearts fully open to what the Spirit is saying. Let’s also ask God to reveal His heart to us through the Word as we read it.

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What do you think about Trump and the Future of America? Read the book and judge for yourself.

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