As the economy crashes around us, Mr. Obama seems content to continue tinkering with the social fabric of the nation as the elected voice of the far left ideologues and the throngs of citizens who are content to let government collect taxes and make regulations; as long as they can continue in personal prurient pursuits that would make our forefathers cringe.
Social tinkering may be second only to golf for this president. Obama’s public stance on marriage has changed several times since his days as a senator, but now with his influence as president his final stated position seems to have come full circle. His choice to instruct the Attorney General not to defend the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) says it all.
How convenient that Obama happens to be speaking at the “Gala with the Gay Community” this week in New York on the same day a vote may be made in the New York state senate on the redefinition of marriage. A little presidential boost could seriously affect the outcome of that vote. Coincidence; don’t count on it. But at the top of the news, troop withdrawals from Afghanistan have swept away our attention.
It is all too easy to make general surveys of the president’s latest incursion into social changes that he envisions for America or to make allusions and comparisons to conditions the Bible says will prevail as we approach the last days. But never has one prophecy begged so much to be compared to the thrust seen in the administration of Barack Obama.
Daniel was one of those prophets that was graced with the ability to see not only the events to come in his own time but he was given a clear revelation of details and events all the way up to the last moments of time before the Lord will come and remove power from the hands of mostly corrupt world leaders.
Daniel described kingdoms that began in what the Bible calls the times of the gentiles (Time when Israel was no longer on the front burner) all the way to the time when Israel would be in favor again. That time when Israel is restored is said to be approximately a generation long, has obviously already begun. Some say it began in 1948 when Israel became a nation again and others argue that since all prophecy cannot be fulfilled without Jerusalem being in the hands of the Jews, that the last generation actually began in 1967 when Israel retook that city.
In Daniel’s interpretation of King Nebuchadnezzar’s vision of the rise and fall of gentile nations (Dan 2: 1f) he saw a very disturbing picture of the very last kingdom on earth. It turns out that the world finally does manage to produce its much coveted “one world order,” but it is weak and has only a short time to exist.
The kingdom that finally emerges to create the one world order is divided and deeply polarized. Daniel describes it as an admixture of iron and clay. It takes no materials engineer to understand that clay and iron do not stability make. It will be a worldwide instability and now it has come to a neighborhood near us more aptly known as the western hemisphere and the United States of America in particular.
Fueled by the president’s drive to remake America, the ideologues from far left to aggravated haters of America in general have poured out of the woodwork and are flailing in a turbulent sea of variant opinions, political juxtapositions and ideological transience. As if we didn’t see this coming, since the day a million people sprawled across the concourse in front of the Washington Monument on inauguration day and began chanting, “Obama, Obama, Obama.”
Some 800 years after Daniel, the Apostle Paul warned that the church would undergo an apostasy (falling away) but unknown to most, the secular world will simultaneously be undergoing an apostasy of its own. The prophecy is that personal prurient interests will become all-important to individuals. That will result in a ‘there is no tomorrow’ attitude in which life, morals, and many heretofore established principles will be abandoned for what can only be called license. That license will be misconstrued as freedom.
Paul warned that believers will not “endure sound doctrine” (2Tim 4:3) but it takes a preponderance of other scriptures to make the point that all institutions along with government will be a part of the great apostasy of the last days. The falling away of our strict adherence to constitutional law and principles is part and parcel of that apostasy.
While there are now hundreds of examples to choose from, only one that happened this week in America is a prime example. Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) told New York Department of Correctional Services official, Patrick Dunleavy, that he should consider that those who are against abortion are undermining the country.
The discussion of Muslims who want to undermine the nation’s tranquility and kill our citizens dissimulated into a comparison of pro-lifers and radical militant Muslims.
Jackson said, “Are you familiar with the Christian militants? One might say that they might possibly want to undermine this country because right now the right for women to choose is a Constitutional right but people disagree with it but here is an individual trying to undermine the protections that are given to women? Would you suggest that might be compared to trying to undermine this country? That’s a possibility, is it not?” C-Span, June 6, 2011
Let’s not ask if our representatives are smarter than fifth graders, but rather let’s ask them what part of the constitution of the United States says even one word about aborting unborn babies? Is the congresswoman unaware that a Supreme Court ruling is not part of the constitution; it is not an amendment, but is only an interpretation of the nine justices of the high court? Before Rep. Jackson Lee chases all the Christians and every conservative American back into the Catacombs, we might want to pose at least one serious question before we all just run away and hide.
Should we ask if Rep. Jackson Lee is aware that the same judicial body that made the Roe v. Wade decision in 1973 also made the famous Dred Scott v. Sandford ruling of 1857? In that decision, which was later reversed, African American slaves were counted as non-citizen chattel which is just a pinch above declaring them not human.
To be pro-choice is bad enough but to declare Roe v. Wade a constitutional protection is simply apostasy. To compare radical Muslims who want to take life, with pro-lifers who want to preserve life, is both apostate and perverted and it is a sign of the times. At the least it is history repeating itself (Dred Scott) and we can only wonder why Sheila Jackson Lee has not noticed that simple fact.
Pompous congressional hearings where poorly informed, badly educated and heavily biased lawmakers scold those who believe all life is sacred; are worlds away from the inner sanctums of bloody abortion clinics where the blood runs freely every day.
Who hears anything about entire industries besides clinics and Planned Parenthood centers that make millions dispensing abortions and disposing the remains of our so called “Constitutional rights?”
In a news release from Repent America, that has begun a project called ‘Campaign to Stop Stericycle’ it is noted that only one trucking company alone is grossing over $150,000,000 per year hauling away the wasted bodies of the unborn. There are many more companies making big bucks in the abortion industry and it is doubtful that any one of them is concerned with women’s rights.
In our judicial system we can put a man in jail for the rest of his life if convicted by a jury of his peers. It takes only a jury of twelve words to explain the moral apostasy of our nation as it pertains to the wholesale slaughter of our own children.
In a famous passage of scriptures commonly called the ‘Olivet Discourse’ Christ explains the reasons we disregard the lives of others as we enter the days preceding his imminent return to judge our fallen world.
What are those twelve words? “And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.” (Matthew 24: 12)
God has always sent his messengers, prophets, preachers and mouthpieces to warn nations. In what I call the ‘forty year cycle’ it is obvious from both the Bible and historic records that every issue of man is eventually dealt with in about a forty year period. It is more than noteworthy that in 2013 Roe v. Wade will have its fortieth anniversary in America, but it is still not a celebrated law by more than half of the nation’s citizens. Will God act? Since all the other signs are converging toward the next few years I can say in no uncertain terms, you can count on it.
But the signs of the times will continue to be unnoticed until it is all too late, but that too is a sign of the times. We are a nation engrossed in our own unending opinions and now we have elevated opinion to law. From the Supreme Court to the latest blog posts, the opinions of Americans are pouring down like the waters of Niagara but are bolstering no one in particular and angering everyone all at the same time.
We have the freedom to express our opinion but we are nevertheless a nation of laws. When opinion is elevated beyond concurrence with the law it creates a national dysfunction and brings our best national sensibilities to a halt. Little wonder that when the ancient Prophet Elijah saw his own people in that state he declared, “How long ‘halt’ ye between two opinions? If the Lord be God, follow him: but if Baal, then follow him. And the people answered him not a word.” (1 Kings 18: 21) Is America halting?
I will carry this entire analogy just one step further. In keeping with my own calling and the scriptures I must declare that if we do not stop halting and turn away from both our ecclesiastical and constitutional apostasy we will find ourselves in the valley of decision by the year 2012 that will be like none other before it.
Apostasy is not merely a passing trend; it is a symptom of a decline but it does have an outcome if not checked. Like all diseases it has both a diagnosis and a prognosis. It has a final destination. That destination is near and it is what the Bible refers to as the “valley of decision.”
“Put ye in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe: come, get you down; for the press is full, the vats overflow; for their wickedness is great. Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the Lord is near in the valley of decision.” (Joel 3: 13: 14)
Copyright ©2011 Rev. Michael Bresciani