Will this election ever end? We did the early voting, and got it over with, but the rhetoric from news media, social media, friends, and family just kept coming. It was so polarized; no one seemed to be laissez faire about their choice. Election day came and went, yet we didn’t have a clear winner. I’m hopeful that Monday the 14th will bring an end to this when the electoral college votes.
One clash stood out to me: certain prophets predictions of the election versus the news media “setting the record straight”. CBN Reported some religious leaders prophesying that Trump would win. At the same time, the news media in general has said Biden had won even before the election results were in.
This article is one side:
CBN News: Prophets Say They Did Not Get It Wrong: ‘It’s Not Over’
Kat Kerr reportedly said, “God is getting ready to uncover corruption and evil and that it will be a landslide of exposure”. She’s not alone. The article also mentions Jeremiah Johnson, Denise Goulet, and Pat Robertson.
The article justifies the prophecy with the Bible verse in Amos 3:7.
Surely the Lord GOD will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.Amos 3:7
I’ve always been taught that prophecy was more for a time when we did not have the Bible. Now, we have the Bible easily available to us, and God speaks to us through His written Word. I’m not sure I can prove that definitively from the Bible, so I wouldn’t dispute someone who has a clear prophecy from God.
The most important point is that making a prophecy carries a strong pressure to get it right. The Bible clearly says that if you don’t get it right, you aren’t speaking for Him.
When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him.Deuteronomy 18:22
To me, I think that more important than knowing which candidate will win the election is knowing that God is control either way. God can change the way our leadership thinks and governs no matter who they are. Pharaoh in the days of Moses is an excellent example of what God can do, but you can see it through all of the leaders in the Bible both good and bad.
The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.Proverbs 21:1
On the other side, the News Media says it’s over. They claim Biden will be inaugurated on January 20th. So, someone is wrong. Both Trump and Biden can’t win.
ABC Action News: Biden’s win is sealed, despite continued venting and threats from Trump
Ultimately, Biden will be sworn in on Jan. 20 after receiving 306 electoral college votes — the amount of votes Trump won in his 2016 win over Hillary Clinton, which he has referred to as a landslide win.ABC
The media has been calling the result for a while. Take Georgia for example. The results weren’t certified officially until after a recount on November 20th.
NBC News: Georgia certifies Biden as state’s 2020 winner
Back on November 13th, the news articles seemed to have already called the election for Biden even though it was only by 14,000 votes. One of these articles claimed, “the margin for Biden is large enough that it is very unlikely for his victory to be reversed.”
- CNBC: Joe Biden is the apparent winner over Trump in Georgia, the first Democrat to take the state since ’92
- Buzz Feed News: Joe Biden Has Won Georgia. He’s The First Democrat To Win The State In Decades.
- ABC: 2020 Election Results: Joe Biden wins Georgia
- AP: EXPLAINER: Why AP called Georgia for Biden
I do have to give them credit. The articles use words such as “apparent” and “projected”. This isn’t the same as a prophecy. All of the articles mentioned the coming recount.
Personally, I still feel that they were a little overconfident. I’m not an expert so it seemed like these were close enough that there was room for more doubt. And, it seemed like they were calling some things super early.
So, someone’s got to be wrong. Who is it? I guess we’ll know who hopefully soon. Either way, I would argue that whoever’s is wrong will be very embarrassing. I would think either way it could impact careers.