Friday, February 10, 2017

The People Wanted Wallace but God Wanted Truman

As many of you know, I am an avid History buff and love studying everything I can about it. I love studying History, because it is Ultimately, His Story! You see the Sovereignty of God and God's Intervention into the affairs of man everywhere you turn. Such was the case recently when I happened to turn on a History Program on Netflix concerning the Democratic Convention of 1944.

If you recall your study of History, or perhaps you were even alive at the time, you know that FDR was running for an unprecedented 3rd Term. His Vice President had been Henry Wallace, an ardent supporter of the New Deal Programs and "Man of the People." Many though in the Party, being still somewhat Conservative at the time, saw Wallace as unhinged and a drag on the Ticket. It was unclear if Roosevelt, whose health was declining and with war fatigue setting in, could defeat the Republicans in the Fall with Wallace still on the Ticket. So, the Party Convened that Summer unsure of who its Vice Presidential Nominee would be.

Wallace was a favorite of the People and held a commanding lead in the polls when the delegates convened that Summer. But in an attempt to unify the Party and hold together the Coalition that had put Roosevelt in office and reelected him, a little known Senator from Missouri's name was placed in nomination, Harry S. Truman.  Truman was seen as one who could unify the Party having supported many of the New Deal Programs of FDR, yet being close to the isolationists in the Party who were suffering from War Fatigue along with the rest of the nation.  At the end of the Day, while only polling at 2% among Democrats going into the Convention, Truman carried over 90% of the Convention Delegates to become the Vice Presidential nominee.

As fate, or Providence, would have it. The Roosevelt/Truman Ticket won in the Fall, yet the President became more ill and passed away on April 12, 1945 making Harry S. Truman the 33rd President of the United States. Truman would go on to become one of the most consequential Presidents in our Nation's history from a Prophetic Standpoint. He authorized the bombings of Nagasaki and Hiroshima, ushering in the Atomic Age and effectively ending the War in the Pacific. In 1948, against the advice of many in his own cabinet, he officially recognized the Nation of Israel after they declared independence on May 14th, seeing himself to be "a Modern Day Cyrus," and prophecy was fulfilled with America becoming Israel's strongest Ally.  All of this could have happened differently, had the Party listened to the People and nominated Wallace instead.


Daniel 2:21 states, "And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings."

The Psalmist had stated in Psalm 2:1-2 state: "Why do the heathen rage and the people imagine a vain thing? The Kings set themselves, and the rulers of the Earth take counsel against the Lord." Yet verse 4 says that the Lord in sitting in Heaven laughing.

You see God ALWAYS gets the last laugh. His plan is coming about just as He sees fit. He knows what is best and will glorify Him. It's no accident that President Trump defied the odds and won in spite of the Establishments of both parties being against him, because God sets up kings not man! So the people can rage, protest, riot and carry on all they want, BUT GOD IS LAUGHING! His Ultimate Will, will be accomplished.

SO REST IN HIM CHILD OF GOD! Let His peace flood your heart today, and may the fragrance of His Knowledge spice up your life today!

As Proverbs 3:5-6 states, "TRUST IN THE LORD with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding. In ALL THY WAYS acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths!" TRUST HIM, HE'S GOT THIS AND HE'S GOT YOU!

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