James Robison: God Is Using Trump to Usher in ‘The Greatest Spiritual Awakening in History’

Right-wing pastor James Robison posted a video yesterday defending himself and other evangelical leaders who have given their uncritical support to President Trump in return for enacting their political agenda, insisting that God is using the president to usher in “the greatest spiritual awakening in history.”

Robison, who has been a key spiritual adviser to Trump since the 2016 election and has repeatedly insisted that Trump is on a path to developing a deep faith in Christ, claimed that Trump has repeatedly “asked us to surround him with prayer,” which religious right leaders have been more than happy to do.

“Every great and positive thing that is happening today is happening as an answer to the prayers of committed, sold-out people God often refers to as The Remnant,” Robison said. “I believe the positive things that are happening are an answer to prayer, and I believe the willingness of this man to stand up against all the assault and keep trying to do what he believes is best is a miracle of God.”

“I believe if we keep praying, [God] will hear and he will have people sitting in front of [the president] who will so speak the truth with conviction, convincingly and with wisdom, and I believe he will respond,” Robison added. “I think we can witness the greatest spiritual awakening in history and one of the least likely people, many of you would say, will be used by God to accomplish God’s will for the blessing and benefit of this nation.”