An old adage among Christians is ‘Be careful what you ask God for because you just might get it,’ but this year, more than any other in our history, that adage has become a reality in politics with the re-election of Barack Obama.
Journalists have well covered the dire predictions a second term with Obama is almost sure to produce, but few speculations include prophecy. In this piece we will separate the obvious from the prophetic, for obvious reasons.
Romney pulled in 59 million votes against Obama’s 62 million and since 74 million Americans are under voting age that means about 155 million people did not vote at all. Who are these people who could care less about who is chosen to lead this country? It does not require a prophecy to predict that they will soon wake up to the hard fact that their disinterest will be the most costly dithering in U.S. history.
Barack Obama’s record on the economy, foreign policy, energy and the moral issues should be warning enough that the future will not get much better, but the pop culture voters who think a big smile and a bag of promises are all it takes to make a leader will be the most surprised. Even the poorest powers of deduction will be able to conclude that the winners in this election will soon be seen as the biggest losers in our entire history as a nation.
We wobbled through the primaries choosing a different candidate almost every few weeks to bolster with support and campaign cash and finally chose a one issue (jobs and the economy) candidate who left most of the other issues in limbo. We waited for Romney to call out the President on abortion, same sex marriage, religious freedom, the Fast and Furious gun running scheme, Benghazi, bailouts, handouts, big government, green giveaways that failed and all the secreted and hidden school, passport and other records Mr. Obama has kept from public view, but all we got was silence. For this Romney lost. Neither God nor man are going to favor someone who will not tackle the real problems; all of them.
Now we look to alternate remedies such as noting the vote fraud so apparent in Ohio, Maine Florida, Maryland and Virginia. We talk of a Continental Congress and the fact that if enough states do not cast their electoral votes in December the election would be decided by the republican led house. We talk of impeachment for both malfeasances of office and treason in the Benghazi affair that cost four Americans their lives. Most, if any, of these stop gaps are not likely to happen. What is likely to happen is that one man with very bad judgment will bring this once grand nation to its knees in every area of its national life from the economy to the morality. Superpower no more!
The Israel Factor
The curious thing about maxims, aphorisms and common sayings is that while some tend to be true they are not always based on the truth. When God says something in the realm of cause and effect, it becomes an immutable law for man. It doesn’t matter whether we believe in God or his immutable laws they are in place throughout our history and will not be removed. One example is the law of sowing and reaping. (Gal 6: 7, 8) It is much bigger than ‘what goes around comes around’ because it is established by the author of all things for a powerful purpose. Sometimes referred to as ‘the law of reciprocation, it is the one rule that you can break yourself on, but will not be broken by anyone.
Two laws of God produce a powerful and immutable warning to an entire planet. When combined they dwarf the power of nuclear bombs and shrink the pride of man to the level of brute beasts. Let’s view these two together.
“So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” (Isa 55: 11)
"And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed" (Gen 12: 3)
These passages do not mince words. One says God means business, when he says something, he always takes it seriously and he always follows through whether we take him seriously or not. The second is that every nation on earth will be weighed in the light of what they do with Israel.
America’s policy concerning Israel is on the wane due to Barack Obama’s indifference to Israel and his attachments to the Muslim Brotherhood throughout the Middle East. We can expect the usual rhetoric; calls for cease fire, peace talks and financial aid that tacitly are proof that we are still allied and working together.
Obama’s foreign policy in regards to Israel is more than offset by one recent development in Libya. Let’s use the common vernacular to hone in on the outcome of Obama’s Israel policy. The question raised is summary and requires no political science genius to answer.
In Israel’s present troubles and in the event it begins to escalate how quickly can we expect the United States to respond with military intervention and other support? That question must be weighed in the light of Benghazi. If Obama and the most advanced intelligence and military response capable nation in the world was unable to save four Americans – what can Israel expect from the U.S. in her worst case scenario?
America’s Israel policy cannot stack up next to God’s Israel policy. Anyone with the most basic knowledge of Biblical prophecy knows that in the near future, it is God, not man, which stands up for Israel. In accordance with Ezekiel’s prophecies found in chapters 36-39, no nation gives aid to Israel when she is surrounded and attacked by Arab armies who are aided by Israel’s northern most neighbor. They are all stopped cold and completely destroyed, quite without the help of any nation in the free world.
The Reprobation and Apostasy Factor
In a world that worships knowledge and the pursuit of intelligence it seems a great trick or full blown deception seems to have been laid on them all from one end of the globe to the other. Is that possible? In fact it is a promise of scripture that while the last generation will be pursuing more knowledge they will give up the knowledge of the truth, or more accurately the love of the truth. (2 Tim 3: 7) Huge gaps between perception and reality, truth and error and morality and anarchy have already begun to sweep the world. Politics has slid into power grabbing mindless corruption while statesmanship and honor are almost laughed off the platform.
In an example, a recent video appeared on the internet in which voters in Boston were standing in the long lines waiting to vote as an interviewer asked them basic questions about why they were out to vote. After they exuberantly explained how they wanted to keep moving ‘forward’ (Obama’s 2012 campaign slogan) they were asked some fundamental questions about current affairs and politics in general.
No one in that Bean Town crowd knew who Harry Reid or Nancy Pelosi was or how many members of the house, senate or judiciary there are in each branch. What they were sure of is that abortions, gay rights and free school money from Obama are in their opinion - “moving forward.”
Morality has been replaced with reprobation and even the most refined definition of morality would be lost on these kinds of people. Word pictures would fail to jar the last day’s crowds from their slogan driven course of life.
Pictures of two men holding hands at an altar while professing marriage vows or the bloody mangled bodies of the unborn lying in profusion in plastic lined medical waste boxes fail to disturb them. This is the definition not of reprobation and immorality alone, it is a vivid picture of an entire generation tripping down the path to reprobation with cell phones and gadgets in hand and a head full of dreams of better days just after getting out of college - all courtesy of big government.
The rise of reprobation is part and parcel to the prophecies of the last days. The reason for the great slide into both immorality and reprobation are clearly cited, but largely ignored. In this generation where God is dismissed by the so called ‘intelligent’ generation the great dumbing down has long since begun. To wit:
“And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient” (Ro 1: 28)
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