Thursday, May 17, 2012

Where Is President Obama Leading Us?

President Obama has demonstrated that he has the moral and political fortitude to push his own agenda, regardless of the wishes of most Americans.  We need only look to the Health Care Bill which was passed despite obvious opposition by the American people.  Many elected officials in the Legislative Branch made deals, bowed to political pressure from the White House, and essentially ignored what their constituents wanted.  It was one of the major reasons so many democrat incumbents who assisted in doing so were voted out of office in the recent elections.  It's a topic all its own and I only use it to set up the thesis of another important matter...

I believe a much more grave issue of prophetic proportions is on the horizon.  Namely that now that the elections are over, President Obama will turn his attention to the Middle East; and while most Americans support Israel, there is strong evidence that President Obama does not! 

What makes President Obama's potential to dismiss the best interest and wishes of the American people even more ominous is that the office he holds is arguably the most powerful political office in the world. Historically, the U.S. has exercised it veto power within the U.N. because it only does what is in the best interest of the U.S. and its close allies; therefore, Israel has been saved from its enemies within the U.N.  However, if President Obama's campaign platform of "change" were to extend to that area of policy too, then the U.S. would withdraw that support and leave Israel very vulnerable to U.N. resolutions that would not favor the nation of Israel.

What makes it all the more interesting is what is foretold in Zechariah 12:2-3, where we read that at some point in the future “all nations of the earth” will be against Israel:

I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that sends all the surrounding peoples reeling.  Judah will be besieged as well as Jerusalem.  On that day, when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations.  All who try to move it will injure themselves. (Emphasis added)


So, then, it's not really of any surprise that we have recently seen the United States pulling back its support for Israel compared to the strong alliance the United States and Israel once enjoyed.  In his speech to the U.N. General Assembly in late September 2009, President Obama said, America does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlements.”  First, let's note that he is speaking as if he is speaking for "America", yet poll after poll suggest that is not how most U.S. citizens view Israel!  Once again we are witness to the fact President Obama will do whatever his own personal agenda and beliefs dictate, regardless of how most Americans feel about a given issue.  President Obama was talking about Israel building homes in the area of land called the West Bank, yet this is land that is rightfully Israel’s via a promise from God to Abraham and his descendants recorded in Genesis 15:18-21, as well as by the fact Israel took the land back during the Six-Day War, which they were lawfully allowed to do under international law (not unlike how most nations, including the United States, have the land they now occupy).

It's important that we recognize Israel is very small and does not have land that it can easily afford to give away, especially when we understand that it is still rapidly growing in population.  Moreover, if the West Bank were to be given to the Palestinians, Israel would then be only nine miles wide in a location directly north of Tel Aviv.  As we look at a map, we realize that it would be nearly dividing the country in two and that it would make the Israeli citizens much more vulnerable to military attack. 

If that’s not enough, Israel is being asked to give the land to an enemy that time and time again has fired missiles and launched attacks against Israel and her people.  What makes President Obama's rhetoric even more suspicious is that after the disputed elections in Iran (with protestors in the streets complaining the election was not democratic), he said that he would not get involved because Iran was a sovereign nation; yet a short time later we saw him getting involved with Israel's right to build homes within its own borders, and he continues to do so today as much as ever.


Another disconcerting issue is that when President Obama was elected, the American people knew so very little about him (and to some extent we still don't know all that much, especially in light of the position he holds).  As Chuck Missler once said, "The U.S. population got an I.Q. Test, and failed!" Indeed our knowledge of President Obama's school records and place of birth are murky at best, as he spends a considerable amount of money keeping them from our awareness.  WHY?  Anyone with a reasonable amount of discernment knows he is hiding something.

To use an analogy, it would be like walking into the kitchen and finding a plate of cookies beside a 3 year old that is standing there with his hands behind his back.  You then ask him if he has anything in his hands and he sheepishly replies, "no".  So you ask if you can see his hands and he refuses to show you.  You ask several more times, at first nicely, and then a little more sternly, perhaps even demanding that you see his hands; and yet he still refuses, and even begins to retreat.  If he didn't have something to hide, then why would he just not show his hands to easily prove that?  Obviously because he does, indeed, have something to hide.

President Obama says he is a Christian, but he gives every indication he is a Muslim through his actions.  As we all know, actions speak louder than words. Moreover, according to the Koran, a Muslim has permission to lie to the "infidels" (even pretending to befriend them) if doing so ultimately will help the Nation of Islam.  It is called “Al-taqiyya.” Consequently, we should look to one's actions, not their words, more than ever concerning such matters.  Not because we are on some religious "witch hunt", but because knowing someone's faith (particularly someone that holds a powerful position and whose faith is hateful and violent against anyone outside that faith), helps us determine what their underlying motives, beliefs, political and religious agenda may be.  As we do so with President Obama, I believe the actions are telling...

Referring to the United States, President Obama has gone out of his way more than once to proclaim we are not a Christian nation.  Why would a Christian, surely either aware of our deep Christian heritage or extremely ill-equipped to hold the office of President, say that about the United States?  Moreover, why would he say that the Muslim call to prayer is "one of the prettiest sounds on earth", when anyone with just a little knowledge about such matters understands that Islam commands its followers to hate Christians?  Surely, he knows that the Muslim faith contradicts God's Word wherein Jesus says in John 14:6, "I am the way and the truth and the life.  No one comes to the Father except through me."

Also, in a speech he distinguished himself from Christians that believes in the authority of the Bible by saying, “Now this is going to be difficult for some who believe in the inerrancy of the Bible, as many evangelicals do.”  He then went on in that speech to make fun of scripture and take some verses out of context.  Does that sound like something a true Christian would do?

Moreover, examining his actions, we know that President Obama stands against the principles most Christians hold dear.  For example, he is pro-abortion (and even supports the horrendous partial-birth abortion practices that many pro-abortion people concede is going too far) and he strongly supports homosexuality (despite numerous places in the Bible explaining it is an immoral lifestyle that God does not condone).


When I speak to people about Bible prophecy, one of the questions often asked is where the U.S. fits into the prophetic scene.  The Bible says that at the very least the U.S. will not be on the side of Israel.  That also has to take place because of the way in which God once again will permit Israel to be victorious, which would not be as miraculous if a superpower were on Israel’s side.  The reason why the U.S. will be “against Israel” is not clearly known.  Many eschatologists theorize that the Rapture will have taken the Christians (and thus, the driving force behind why the U.S. is “Jewish-friendly”) away.  Indeed, such an event would thrust the entire world into a chaotic situation and open the need for a so-called “savior” to offer peace and stability to a world in turmoil; hence, it would provide an opportune time for the Antichrist to enter the scene.

There are many other theories that, when especially combined with the rapture theory, easily explain how the U.S. will be absent from end-times prophecy. I explain them all in my book, Pray That You May Escape; but for the lack of space and due to the focus of this article, I will not include them all here. Suffice it to say, no matter how it happens, we know it will happen because God's Word says so.

In light of the political environment in which we are in right now, the question is: "Where is President Obama leading us?"  As we ponder that important question and continue to watch the news unfold, we should follow Christ's words in Luke 21:36, wherein Jesus told us, "Be always on the watch, and pray that you may be able to escape all that is about to happen, and that you may be able to stand before the Son of Man."
Are You Ready?

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