Obama hear the Word of the Lord!
"But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death." -Revelation 21:8
"Why do you not understand My speech? Because you are not able to listen to My word. You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it. But because I tell the truth, you do not believe Me." -John 8:43-45
"Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord' shall enter into the Kingdom of heaven but he who does the will of my Father in heaven . . . . I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; depart from Me, you evil workers of iniquity. I know you not.' " -Matthew 7:21-23
"Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves." - Matthew 7:15
"For false christs and false prophets will arise and show great signs and wonders, so as to deceive, if possible, even the elect." -Matthew 24:24
What is wrong with Sen. Barack Hussein Obama's Candidacy in the Election 2008 Campaign?
It isn't the color of his skin as much as it is the color of his heart. His heart is blacker than his skin could ever be. And that is what it is about him which repels true believers and all men and women of good will. He has no recognition of what is the truth and what is a lie which comes out of his mouth and heart and which he engages his volunteers and paid supporters to conduct in the public arena against all who would dare to speak up to say that he is a liar.
Following the recent "civil presidential forum" at Saddleback Church, Sen. Obama's surrogates began their attacks against the clear winner of the night's discussion led by Pastor Rick Warren. It has escalated to the point of Obama, himself, leading the charge. And MSNBC Reporter, Andrea Mitchell, weighed in to repeat on a national tv program that Obama's campaign had informed her that McCain had cheated by listening in on Obama's questions and responses to them.
However, when asked about it by Sean Hannity, Pastor Rick said that it was, in fact, Obama who had been given an earlier heads up to one question, because McCain had not arrived in time to receive the same benefit. Interesting how neither the Obama camp nor the news media has pointed out that Obama, himself, stated during his hour with Warren that he cheated and looked up a response.
When I heard Obama say that, I wondered how he could have cheated and looked up information on a question if he wasn't supposed to have known what those questions would be? And that response by Warren helped to answer my question. Warren also reiterated that McCain could not have cheated in any way by virtue of being in the midst of Secret Service and his own (Warren's) church security. It was a lie perpetrated by the Obama camp to cast aspersions on McCain's character. And even though that tactic failed, the Obama camp keeps it going. Why?!
Truth which is spoken from the standpoint of credible evidence which is known to have come from Barack's own mouth and pen is not any attempt to smear him or to engage in scare tactics, as Obama maintains. Why should this man who wants to be President of the United States find it plausible to go so far as to set up a website to "Fight the Smears," when it is clear that he is the one who caused all of those allegations to be in the public domain in the first place by his own documentation? He would much rather lie and label others as being the liars rather than to either ignore it or else defend it apart from his own documentation. He is a perpetrator of confusion in the midst of seekers of truth in every area of life.
Who would have thought that any public figure who declared themself a Christian would deliberately provoke so much discussion, confusion, and animosity among so many believers and nonChristians almost to the point of physical warfare? And why would not so many people who sincerely profess to be Christian not have a more clearer understanding about just who is - and who is not - a Christian? Is everybody who says they are Christian --- in fact, Christian? Is everybody who is on this earth a child of the true and living God?
A decisive "No" can be the only response to those questions posed, based on the Word of our Lord Jesus and by His Holy Spirit. Too many Christians have been attending church for a long time. They have heard God's Word and studied His Word; and, yet, we have such a widely diverse understanding about who God is and who Christians are. But, Christians know that the God we serve is not in the midst of confusion and that, in Him, there is no "mixture" of spirit about His purpose, plan, and promises to all who love Him and are His.
Enter Sen. Barack Hussein Obama (D-IL), the presumptive Democratic 2008 Presidental nominee who has sought for so long to become the first black President of the United States of America. A review of his record, however, shows that he has found it hard to maintain any secular occupation or elected position long enough to complete the terms of occupancy before he is once again hopping, skipping, and jumping all over the world.
He failed to complete the vows he took to serve in the state senate in Illinois before he was off again, in 2003, to campaign off season to become a United States Senator from Illinois. He lost in his first attempt and went back into the state senate knowing that he would not serve out his full commitment to that term.
However, during his second attempt, he succeeded in becoming elected to the United States Senate and left his office as state senator. But almost immediately after being sworn in to the Senate in Washington, D.C., he began to campaign for the White House to try to become the President of the United States.
Stability, reliability, and dependability would not be the adjectives used to describe Barack Obama. He is fickle. He is cunning. He has "a gift of gab." And he has made a lot of friends and acquaintances who are willing to say and do anything to put him in a position of national and international availability to generously reward them for standing by him.
His scant work record is in stark contrast to the one of substance, which the 2008 Republican presumptive nominee, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), can lay claim to. And, upon reflection, not too many people would find it difficult to refute Obama's claims that (his) lack of experience and lack of substance and character could ever be a match for McCain's proven stamina, experience, substance, and character.
Nevertheless, we constantly hear news pundits and other Obama supporters trying to either lump those two in the same category or else they glibly make comparisons of them in which they attempt to make Obama come out on top of McCain by casting untruths in his direction and attributing them to the McCain campaign. That is deception at its lowest level and it is never acceptable in anybody who is contending for any position as a local, state, or national leader, much less as the President of the United States of America.
Actually, Obama, when he was working as a young community organizer in Chicago, Illinois, in the mid-1980s, decided that the black church would be a much more highly influential political organization and that he could teach the black Pastors how to obtain and use their collective religious forces to increase not only their coffers but also their church memberships through the force of the political arena.
Enter Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright, Jr., Pastor of the Trinity United Church of Christ (TUCC) for more than two decades who recently retired as the Senior Pastor. He and his church leaders learned very well from Obama who eventually did take up membership in that church for more than 20 years while advancing his own political path to the White House. Obama is very much a man of expedience. He will do whatever is necessary to hide his true facade and motives in order to get what it is that he wants, whether he is capable of handling it or not. And, now, we are in the fight of fights for the heart, soul, body, and spirit of America to keep her Godly purpose for the benefit of all mankind beyond race, color, creed, national origin.
Political Politics is Nothing Compared to Politics in the Church
Overtime, in the black church, a few Christians began to object to the cliques and picks inside the church. Beginning in the early 1980s, there was a noticeable shift in the direction of the faithful from that of individual and corporate commitment to wholeheartedly and unashamedly serve in the gospel of the Lord Jesus over into one of corporate compromise by using this world's contrary, secular dictates. And, for those believers who had tried to stop it through prayer, God's Word, and the truth, their journey has not been easy.
The most animous towards those who stood up boldly against the compromise of the church, surprisingly, came from among many Bible-believing, Bible-quoting, longtime devoted members of the church towards one another. And, their worst attacks, more often than not, were directed towards anybody who dared to reject as being untrue another person's profession of faith. And, rather than those opponents spending that precious time helping the ones who had made such a profession amiss to see the error of their ways and helping them achieve reconciliation and restoration into the household of faith, they struck out against the ones who stood up to "cry loud and spare not." Moreover, this is the crux of so much contention among churchgoers even to this day who use as their defense, "You can't judge nobody! Only God can judge the heart."
What they fail to consider is that God has mandated that we "Test the spirit whether it is of God," because God has given His Spirit to those who are His own. What is more, God has given His Spirit, His Word, and His presence to let Christians who are in Christ Jesus be able to discern either the truth of the matter or the lie. We do have a measuring rod by which to judge, and we have a clear Godly mandate to do so.
It is not enough that anyone merely says they are Christian, especially when their words consistently do not match their spirit or deeds. Christians know and believe that "without faith it is impossible to please God." And that, "faith without works is dead." They know that "God is Spirit and they that worship (Him) must worship (Him) in spirit and in truth."
We live in a time when the Christian faith has become so mingled, murky, and diversified in the name of Jesus that it is no wonder people are walking around confused about the difference between what constitutes truth and lies.
The world and the church have gotten used to laughing at believers whom they called "Holy Rollers." They laughed at their speaking in tongues, laying on of hands, shouts of Hallelujahs, their "Holy Dance," and all-day Sunday Sermons full of fire and brimstone and Hell and damnation. Yet, the secular businesses will employ marketing techniques to incorporate those same Holy songs, church choirs, and dances as backdrops to sell their household products.
The world and the church also got used to the Hollywood form of worship through movies and tvland where the likes of the late comedian, Flip Wilson, strutted around the stage as "Rev. Leroy," in his "Church of What's Happening Now." And the black Preacher became regarded as a buffoon, clown, entertainer good for nothing but a good laugh. And, when the church people wanted to know about God, faith, rituals, and heaven (forget about hell), they sought out who they characterized as the "real" clergy. And, more often than not, it was from among the Catholic or Greek Orthodox, whom they and the media regarded with due respect and reverence as men of God.
Likewise, so many rock and roll and country music artists who began by singing for the Lord in church for free, then commercialized their personal presentations and took their show on the road. And, somewhere along the way, that church entertainment and show business became intertwined.
Many Christian parishioners then wanted to be entertained and boasted that they "only went to church to hear the choir and to leave and go home." They really wanted no part of the Bible or Godly preaching by God's chosen men and women. And many still don't.
The church Sunday Services became a substitute for their previous "Saturday Night Fever" jaunts. Parishioners began to attend church merely to meet men and women and they didn't care whether they were espoused to another or not.
Hell is in the church.
Once more -- enter Sen. Barack Obama. He had come along during the time when Christian Pastors joined together with parishioners in church to sing, "Come to Jesus," and extended invitations to "Come as you are," and at a time when they sang and vowed to give their "All to Jesus," and came together for no other reason but to thank and praise the Lord to the highest and to go out to serve all mankind. What happened in so many black churches across America during that time of transition from Godly admonition to black liberation theology?
Obama came along on the south side of Chicago and settled in the midst of poverty and lack, where Christians knew they were content to live and "be happy with Jesus alone." And, it was at a time in which they also knew the following:
- We brag and make our boast in the Lord (or should).
- We strive to live in the admonition of the Lord daily.
- We love God and desire to be pleasing in His sight.
- We have heard the voice of the Lord and trust and obey.
- We rely on the Bible, faith, and prayers, to make it each day.
- We have the joy of the Lord which is our strength and can only be known through spirit-to-spirit contact.
The Christian walk is more than talk. And, when falsity appears, Christians who are not deceived will always "shake the dust" and run away from it.
Obama has boasted that he did not hear the Lord's voice or hear a choir of angels. He said that he did not have an epiphany in Rev. Jeremiah Wright's Chicago Church. He says that he just decided to "walk the aisle." And, if you listened to Obama further, then you would know it was only because he saw a means to personally garner political influence and money through his community organizer work on the south side of chicago and throughout Illinois, that he went there in the first place and stayed for so long. He saw himself as a king maker. And he believed he was the chieftest over all.
As a young man in his early 20's during the early 1980s, Obama was astute enough to understand that the black church had won the hearts of the people for the Lord Jesus. And, his unregenerate (not even carnal) mind reasoned that, if those black Pastors really stepped out and used their influence with the community and granted him favor, then they could all become a strong political base. And he would be the one to teach them how to rake in a lot more people and lots more money.
Obama Hear the Word of the Lord
Our Lord would have him to know that the person who has to bear the brunt of all of that degradation is but one step away from a mirror. And all that is required is for him to step up and just take a look into it.
Each individual person is responsible for the general welfare and safety of America and its rich heritage, which has enabled all of us who love God and freedom to be blessed of God beyond measure for generations.
Why should any of us allow the rich and monied to manipulate and cajole any of us who rely on our God-given rights to have the pursuit of happiness only to have those ungodly schemers and imitators, such as Obama and his surrogates, to come along and snatch them from underneath us?
The time has come for all true believers to fully pour out the Lord's plan into this world which will keep all of us from crashing and burning as a nation and as a Godly people. Now is not the time for us to remain quiet in the face of such overwhelming attempts to remove God from our lives.
God's way is not man's way. Nor could it be, because God is infinite, eternal in the heavens, and forever remains God. But all mankind are finite and will never be God no matter how much they fail to understand that God alone is God alone.
What marks Obama's words that he is a professed Christian to be disingenuous is the fact that he displays all the signs of being untrustworthy and undependable. And right-thinking individuals should know that those characteristics would, in themselves, be enough to keep him or anybody like him from being elected to the Office of President to do as he pleases, with impunity and without accountability to anybody, including God Himself.
The intellectuals and elitists of the United States who are arrogant enough to try to keep the American people in a population box whereby they want to herd everybody into a position to make them go along with whatever they say has to, and must, come to an end right now.
There is a crucial need for people to learn how to respect authority whether it is in the home, church, school, work, or at play. In fact, we have a Godly mandate to do so. However, the type of authority that we have over us is also given into our hands by God, as we pray for all of those who have authority over us to do what is pleasing in God's sight. And, we also are to pray for ourselves and others without ceasing.
The People and Godly Leadership
Standing in the gap and praying to the true and living God is always the necessary component for success. And along with that comes the duty and the obligation of all who are under that authority to hold our leadership accountable for their action and inaction. And, that time to do so is now!
Obama wants to lead America, but he has yet to be careful about who he follows, as evidenced by all of his former friends that he has been forced to throw under the proverbial bus in order to stay on his path to what he hopes will be the Oval Office. But all any of us has to do is to look back over his record and we would find that it is revealed as being not as impressive as he would have us to believe.
Any man who would send out his attack dogs to clean up his messes is not a man who is to ever be entrusted with oversight of the constitutional authority of this nation to lead her people anywhere as we march on into this brand new century.
As for Obama, the man is far from that which has been known from the foundation of America, which is Godly integrity, truth, compassion, and a fervent love of God, his fellowman, and country.
What is more, if there is any doubt about him whatsoever, then the Democrats and all of America must throw him out and, with him, all other like-minded, would-be aspirants to any position of leadership in this nation.
And I have no doubt whatsoever that -- in the end -- Christians, Jews, Catholics, and all freedom-loving people beyond party affiliation will unite behind Sen. John McCain's candidacy, if only to keep Obama out of the White House.
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