By Ray Gano
If you have not been paying attention, things are not going to well here in the US.
While Tracye and I were at the Future Congress Conference, we tried to “get a pulse” on how people felt out there.
What was interesting was the general agreement. In almost everyone we talked to, there seemed to be this cloud of foreboding hanging over the nation, at least for those who seemed to be paying attention to what is going on out there.
Many pointed back to the elections and said that they have not “felt right” since that time and it seemed like that “cloud” was getting thicker and more “hopeless.”
Tracye and I were visiting some friends Saturday and we were talking about this and my friend Mike said something rather profound, at least it was for me.
He said that America has lost her blessing over night. “Just like Sampson did.”
Wow... The picture of Sampson asleep and being betrayed by Delilah. cutting off all his hair, thus sealing his fate and losing his blessing from God.
That is what has happened to us here in the United States, we have lost our blessing. God's hand of protection and favor has moved off this land.
That is the “foreboding” that we feel, well more like what we do not feel.
We who are true bible believing Christians no longer feel His divine hand over this nation and what we are feeling is the enemies oppression.
I am not sure and this is pure speculation, but imagine what Sampson must have felt when he was waking up and then realized that his strength was gone. The blessing that was once upon him was no longer there.
Judges 16:16 - 20 And it came to pass, when she pressed him daily with her words, and urged him, so that his soul was vexed unto death;
17 That he told her all his heart, and said unto her, There hath not come a razor upon mine head; for I have been a Nazarite unto God from my mother's womb: if I be shaven, then my strength will go from me, and I shall become weak, and be like any other man.
18 And when Delilah saw that he had told her all his heart, she sent and called for the lords of the Philistines, saying, Come up this once, for he hath shewed me all his heart. Then the lords of the Philistines came up unto her, and brought money in their hand.
19 And she made him sleep upon her knees; and she called for a man, and she caused him to shave off the seven locks of his head; and she began to afflict him, and his strength went from him.
20 And she said, The Philistines be upon thee, Samson. And he awoke out of his sleep, and said, I will go out as at other times before, and shake myself. And he wist not that the LORD was departed from him.
Friends, we need to come to the realization that the Lord has departed. His hand of blessing and protecction is no longer on this land.
In fact something totally bizarre has taken place. Something that I do not think has taken place for a long time.
What is that?
The deification of a man.
If I look at all that has taken place, it is this one event that is utterly inconceivable.
Since the election we have been seeing more and more talk of our current president being “The Savior” the “Second Coming.”
Jamie Foxx, at the Soul Train Awards said the following..."It's like church over here. It's like church in here. First of all, give an honor to God and our Lord and Savior Barack Obama."
But that is not all...
'Street vendors and souvenir stores across Washington, D.C. are selling posters depicting President Obama as Jesus Christ — and one national news publication called him the “Second Coming.”
The poster, which does not have the official endorsement of the White House, features an image of the president in prayer with the headline, “Prophecy Fulfilled.”'
“Barak is of Hebrew origin and its meaning is ‘flash of lightning,” the poster notes, referencing a passage in in the Old Testament book of Judges.'
I learned that a Florida A&M professor named Barbara Thompson published a book titled “The Gospel According to Apostle Barack.”
In this book she is comparing and likens Obama to Jesus Christ and Martin Luther King, Jr.
“I learned that Jesus walked the earth to create a more civilized society, Martin (Luther King) walked the earth to create a more justified society, but, Apostle Barack, the name he was called in my dreams, would walk the earth to create a more equalized society, for the middle class and working poor,” she wrote in an excerpt published by The Daily Caller. “Apostle Barack, the next young leader with a new cause, had been taken to the mountaintop and allowed to see over the other side.”
At the Democratic National Convention street vendors were selling an array of products including a prayer garment embroidered with President Obama’s name — along with a calendar that declared him “heaven sent.”
Nothing like this has taken place in a very long time, hundreds if not a thousand years. The deification of a man.
This alone is blasphemy and this alone calls for our nation to be judged. Look at everything else we have been doing. Killing millions of our babies, the unbridled hedonism, homosexuality run amok, the lawlessness, THE RAGE.
If nothing else was taking place in the United States, this alone is so mind numbing that the consequences of this making a god-man... I can't even imagine what is going to befall this nation.
We are a nation beyond repair. We have set our course and there is no turning the ship around.
We need to wake up and face this fact.
What we need to do is think and pray about what we are going to do.
We are now in the minority big time.
How many true bible believing Christians are there here left in the United States?
If you are reading this then I would lay odds that you are part of the remnant. That means that God has already been stirring your heart as to what you should be doing.
He has been doing the same with Tracye and I. This is one of the reasons we have been preparing for hard times ahead.
Do not kid yourself, our nation is no longer the nation that many of us grew up in. This nation has changed and is being changed for the worse.
There is no fixing it.
There is no “ waiting till the next election.”
I honestly believe that this was the last one.
The “other side” now has the reins and are in full control of the electorate.
Anything they want to do, any law they want to change, they will do it and they have the voters needed behind them to make it so.
The fact that this administration subverted the constitution with over 20 executive orders regarding the second amendment, should wake you up.
I have pointed out the following...
Proverbs 22:3 A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.
Proverbs 27:12 A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself; but the simple pass on, and are punished.
God stated this twice for a reason.
What are we going to do? Tracye and I have been praying for direction and guidance, and we believe that God is showing us what needs to be done. We continue to walk in faith knowing that He will show us the way.
I am reminded of the following...
Isaiah 6:8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.
Ephesians 6:13 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
We need to be willing to say “ Here am I – Send Me!”
The evil day is at the doorstep, have we been “doing all” so that when that evil day comes upon us we can say that we have truly “done all” and then “to stand”?