PRAYER ALERT. Secretary of State rivals also have weighed in on North Korea and terrorism:
North Korea. Former Navy Admiral James Stavridis calls North Korea “the most dangerous country in the world.” Stavridis wants to negotiate with China as a partner to impose stricter sanctions. Bolton advocates instead persuading China to support the reunification of the two Koreas. The new leadership would renounce the nuclear weapons that NK dictator Kim Jong Un often threatens to deploy.
Terrorism. Surprisingly, both military leaders who are candidates for Secretary of State oppose waterboarding or any form of torture on military enemies. In this way Admiral Stavridis and former CIA director differ with Trump, who wants to bring waterboarding back. Sen. Joe Manchin partly agrees with Trump in his sympathy with the “enhanced interrogation” that took place after 9/11.
But all the Secretary of State rivals have criticized Trump’s plan to temporarily ban Muslims from entering the US. Former NYC mayor Rudy Giuliani takes credit for amending Trump’s ban to apply only to Muslims from terrorist-infested countries. Yet Giuliani has taken himself out of the running. How to conduct the war on terror remains one of the top Trump foreign policy question marks.
PRAY WITH US. Father God, You are Lord of the heavens and the earth. You alone know the length and depth of all the problems in the world. You alone know all the answers. And You do nothing without revealing Your plan to Your servants the prophets. Raise up prophets to speak to President-elect Trump and all the advisers You have appointed for Him. Give favor to Your chosen advisers. Show Trump Your pick of the Secretary of State rivals. Fill him, and every Cabinet member, with wisdom for every decision. Show them that all wisdom comes from Jesus, the true Desire of the Nations. Show how to fulfill that desire. Make America greater than before. But also set the course for every nation to fulfill its destiny.
Expose the lies behind the gods of American arrogance, of Russian expansionism, of Chinese communism, of Iranian deception, of North Korean totalitarianism, of Islamic terrorism. Use Trump and new world leadership to shake down these old and corrupt systems. Shine Your light on Your way for nations to practice justice and accomplish Your purposes. Let them no longer call evil good and good evil. Establish Your choices of authorities to punish evil and reward good, and to know the difference. Give President-elect Trump peace about the choices that You show him. Reveal to him where force is necessary and how to use force for the good. And lead him and other leaders to make peace and right relationships throughout the world. In Jesus’ name, amen.
DailyInsight. “Divide and conquer” must be followed by “unite and govern”, or enemies will conquer the divisions (see 2 Sam. 19-20).
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