God works in mysterious ways, and sometimes His plans do not align with our expectations. Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, knows that all too well.
“I thought that this year, 2016, would be a year where God would bring us to a crossroads, where we would have a major debate on the direction of the country: whether we’re going to go to the left, more socialism, more dissolution of the government and the country, or are we going to turn it around and have it go towards God, God-centered constitutional republic,” DeLay told WND.
That was what DeLay, a born-again Christian, expected. But the fundamental debate the former congressman envisioned never came to pass. Instead, Donald Trump emerged as the Republican nominee for president. DeLay perceived Trump as a man of little faith, if any at all.
“I don’t know his heart, but he certainly wasn’t living out his faith,” the former leader said. “He knew nothing about the Constitution, he knew nothing about governing, yet he comes on the scene [because the people wanted] a big change.”
DeLay believes there were other candidates who would have made a better president, including Ted Cruz, whom he called “a strong, God-fearing constitutionalist.”
“But, you know, God has a great sense of humor, and He uses people that appear to be weak, or uses people that don’t even have faith,’ he said. “I mean, He used me for a long time, until I came to Congress, and when I came to Congress, I came to Christ in 1985.”
DeLay tells the story of his personal journey with God through a decade of intense political strife in his forthcoming book ”Revival! Revolution! Rebirth!” He also calls for a bottom-up revolution that will transform the very core of America. He stresses he does not want a violent revolution, but a spiritual one similar to the First Great Awakening, which swept the American colonies in the 1730s and 1740s and prepared the way for the U.S.’s constitutional system of government.
“The movement we need now, therefore, is both a revolution of the spirit and soul of America,” DeLay writes in the book’s prologue. “It is revival and reformation, both of which are revolutionary and transformational. America needs a revolution at her core, her very heart.”
That revolution must start inside every American, he emphasizes, before it spreads to the externals of government and society.
“Real revolution begins on our knees before God’s throne,” he insists. “Real revolution is transforming. That revolutionary transformation has to happen to each of us personally.”
And the revolution absolutely must restore God to his rightful place at the center of American life.
“Without the revolution that restores God as the core of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, and the Constitution as the core of American governance, the United States faces dissolution,” DeLay warns. “This does not mean there will be a vote to dissolve the nation, but that the acid of worldviews, movements, philosophies, behaviors and policies contrary to godly constitutional government will eat away until America disintegrates.”
Even though Trump is not the godly president DeLay had hoped for, he is nonetheless excited about him, because he thinks he sees what God is doing.
“First of all, He stopped the left in its tracks,” the former majority leader said. “He stopped Hillary Clinton and put a man in place that is a strong leader, which the country was begging for, and it didn’t matter what his policies were; people wanted a huge change in the direction of the federal government.
“So now I think I see what God’s intentions were: Here’s a man that basically is a clean slate, and we – ‘we’ being Christian constitutionalist conservatives – have an opportunity to fill in that slate.”
In fact, Trump is already filling his slate with good, solid, godly conservatives, DeLay noted with hope.
“I mean, look at the people he’s putting around him,” he said. “It’s very impressive. Mike Pence, Kellyanne Conway, Jeff Sessions and others. It’s really exciting to see him doing that because there again we’re going to have – ‘we’ being strong Christian conservatives – are going to have an opportunity to really turn this country around in a bold way.”
The U.S. needs a spiritual revolution to restore the very core of America. Heed the radical call from former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay in his brand-new book “Revival! Revolution! Rebirth!” available at the WND Superstore.