The Last Prophetic Presidency?
This week our country is not just at the ballot box, we are standing on a tightrope over Niagara Falls while the angels hold their breath and pray for us.
I’ve been paying attention to two Biblical cultural thermometers: America’s attitude towards abortion and our attitude towards sexual sin, especially prostitution (porn and the sex trade) and homosexuality. There is a historical reason for watching these trends.
You see, the Bible makes a point of recording how good and bad kings respond to these issues. For example, in 1 Kings 15:12, 1 Kings 22:46, and 2 Kings 23:7 three good kings are all commended for the way they dealt with homosexuality.
Then 2 Kings 21 tells us about the worst King in biblical history, Manasseh. He was so depraved that he endorsed child sacrifice (v6) and set up “booths” for homosexuals in the temple (King Josiah later took them down).
He is the first and last king of Judah to endorse those two sins (child sacrifice and homosexuality) because God becomes so angry that He sends a catastrophic judgment, which wipes out Jerusalem “as one wipes a dish, wiping it and turning it upside down.” (2 Kings 21:13) The result? Total destruction – including the Temple. The people are raped, massacred, and enslaved. The Ark of the Covenant is taken to Babylon, never to be seen again. The glory of God doesn’t enter Jerusalem again until Jesus walks through its gates almost 650 years later.
There were bad kings before Manasseh, but Manasseh pushed God’s patience over the edge.
That’s why my heart dropped into my stomach on May 8 when (for the first time in 2,600 years) the king (president) of a nation that was founded by God’s providence announced his endorsement for homosexual marriage.
Make no mistake, America is already liable for the millions of innocent lives we have sacrificed on the altars of convenience and political expediency, but May 8 sealed the deal. When President Obama embraced the homosexual agenda, he punched a prophetic time clock – for only the second time in history.
It takes a profound lack of humility for a president to swear allegiance with one hand on the Bible while he gives God the finger with the other.
The reason the current election is so important is because this election is a public referendum on a president who lacks the fear of the Lord. If our nation is still sensitive enough to reject his amoral agenda, we may have a period of respite from the wrath we are tilting towards. That is what happened during King Josiah’s reign. But if America is so morally and spiritually destitute that we can RE-ELECT a president who openly mocks God – mark my words – there will be consequences.
If you doubt it, read Romans Chapter 1 again. The rise of homosexuality is a sign that God is about to hand a culture over to wrath – that God is “giving” a culture “up” to the consequences of its own warped willfulness. Read Romans 1:26-27.
“For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use (sexual use – chresis in Greek) for what is against nature. Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due.”
Verse 32 says that a fallen culture’s minds become so debased that they even approve of those who practice such depravity. That is exactly what has happened. President Obama has a debased mind and has approved something that he has no authority to legislate or endorse – SIN.
When presidents play god, there are biblical consequences.
Please, if you are a Christian and you love your country, get on your knees. Perhaps God, in His mercy, will help us to turn our national heart back to Him so that He can forgive us, heal our sick land, and deliver us from the whim of depraved leaders and judges (2 Chronicles 7:14). We need a miracle, and God is waiting to see if anyone is interested in asking for one.