Conservative talk show host Glenn Beck is exhorting his followers to join him and his family in fasting for Ted Cruz, so that the candidate might triumph over his rival Donald J. Trump in the quest for the Republican nomination for president.
"I would like to ask you to join me and my family Monday in a fast for Ted Cruz, our country and the Nevada caucus," Beck wrote in a Facebook post soon after the announcement that Donald Trump had won the South Carolina primary, beating Cruz by 10 points.
Beck endorsed Cruz before the Iowa caucuses, which the Texas senator won, and has been stumping for the candidate ever since. In his endorsement speech, Beck labeled Cruz "a new George Washington" and said that, "if Donald Trump wins, it's going to be a snowball to hell."
Last Tuesday, Beck told listeners of The Glenn Beck Program that the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was an act of God designed to send voters to the polls for Cruz. "I just woke the American people up," Beck said, speaking as and for God. "I took them out of the game show moment and woke enough of them up to say, ‘Look how close your liberty is to being lost.'"
President Barack Obama has yet to make a nomination to fill Scalia’s seat, though he has said he will do so sometime in the coming few weeks.
The Bible says that David was able to defeat Goliath by strengthening himself in the Lord. Whether the Lord can close the 22-point gap between Trump and Cruz in Nevada by Tuesday remains to be seen.