Nebuchadnezzar, a world leader and ruler of the ancient Babylonian empire, believed that he could get more cooperation from the people who opposed him ( e.g. those that he conquered) by allowing them to keep their gods (things that they worshipped). He confiscated their land and any riches they possessed. In return, he allowed them to live a controlled life and to keep their idols ... or, be imprisoned or put to death. Nebuchadnezzar, himself, was even worshipped as a god by some of those he had enslaved. Gold statues were erected in his honor for the conquered people to worship. I wonder, did they even rename streets, schools, and churches after him?
The taking over of Judah did not come without great bloodshed and resistance. The fall of God's people is told in the books of Jeremiah, Daniel, 2Kings, and 2Chronicles. Believing they were invulnerable because they were God's chosen ones, the people of Judah turned a deaf ear to God's prophets, turned away from worshipping God, and closed their ears to the truth of God's word, the Bible. Warnings of doom and captivity unless they, the people of God, repented and turned back to living their lives in a godly way went unheeded. After all, they thought, Judah was built like a fortress and it's people as told by the history of the Bible were the people chosen by God... although, by their actions godliness was not a common practice and neither was the worshipping of God, and, God alone.
Idol worship was rampant. The blood of babies was found on the skirts of those trying to make themselves look attractive. Many different idols were worshipped along with or instead of the one and true living God. Men speaking His truth were despised, ignored, cast out, imprisoned, and, even, murdered! A whole nation built upon the truth of the Bible, nurtured by His promises and love, and protected by the strength of His sovereign hand turned away. They allowed other gods to be given equal eminence. False prophets and phony religious leaders cooed and cuddled the sinful masses. But for a small remnant, Judah was completely destroyed.
Nebuchadnezzar believed in God. But, he also believed he was a god. In the end, God set Nebuchadnezzar straight. "Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and exalt and glorify the King of heaven, because everything He does is right and all His ways are just. And those who walk in pride He is able to humble." Dan 4:37
But, not until a whole nation was destroyed and taken captive.
Who raised up Obama?
Seemingly, only by a miracle could such a man be elected -
- Unknown (not even an original birth certificate - yet)
- Under qualified (no executive experience at all - nothing)
- Disqualified (with his known alliances with convicted terrorists and radical racists he could not even pass a test to become his own body guard)
- Anti-Christian (pro-abortion, pro-homosexual marriage, pro-socialist - yes, capitalism is a God created economy and America is a Christian nation... contrary to Obama's opinion)
Let us not forget who turned water into wine. Obama presiding over a Christian nation? Nebuchadnezzar presided over Judah! And, God put both of these wicked men in their place of power. God is in control - always. There was a good, godly purpose for such an ungodly man as Nebuchadnezzar to 'clean house' in Judah. There is a good, godly purpose for such an ungodly man as Obama to lead America to her destruction.
With the confidence of knowing that our Lord is always in control shouldn't we, His people (not Obama's people), examine ourselves to be sure that we are 'His people'. Myself, time to do some inventory. How about you? Consider the message written in I John 2 - " Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. He who says, "I know Him", and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoever keeps His word, truly the love of God is perfected in him. By this we know that we are in Him. He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked."
I wonder, were I to walk with Jesus on election day to the voting booth would I be able to look Him in the eye and say to my Lord, "I am voting for Obama. I know he will approve the murder of innocent babies and the marriage of homosexual people , but, I want change."
I wonder, would He reply to me, "I am voting for Obama, too. In fact, I have raised Him up to bring this wicked people to their desired destruction. This generation has worshipped Me in vain by lifting up men seeking a profit in My name upon their pulpit; women pastors seeking power as preachers of my Holy word; gay ministers seeking to twist the truth of My word within the church."
Would Jesus further proclaim, "These people who call themselves my Church, my people, have murdered their innocent babies making their mother's womb a tomb, embraced the abomination of homosexuality, have allowed my Word to be banned from public, and now clamor for more change - a return to their sinful ways. Obama is the one who will orchestrate the change this wicked people desire. My flock will hear my voice and repent. And, I am faithful and just to forgive their sins and cleanse them from all unrighteousness."
Maybe, I wonder too much. Maybe, not. Have you repented today? Have you called upon Jesus lately? Was it a sin if you voted for Obama if maybe even Jesus would have voted for him, too? The intentions of your heart. Had I considered this scenario of God cleansing America of her sinful slide by raising up Obama, I think I should have voted for 'change', too.
To all in Christ, Godspeed!
To all others, including Obama, repent and call upon the name of Jesus before it is too late.