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 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.
Copyright ©2012 Rev. Michael Bresciani