I am having laptop troubles, which is why I did not post yesterday. I am waiting for a new hard drive and a fan, hoping the laptop doesn't die in the meantime. If it does and I am not posting, that's why. :) I am also writing quickly and using the computer sparingly, so if you see more typos than usual, that is why :)
In the days immediately prior to Obama's first election, the language and photography describing or depicting him was Messianic in the extreme. I wrote about it 2010, saying-
"Obama has even been called a Pharaoh three times in his short tenure as President. "Expectations raised by Obama’s brief visit to Cairo are almost messianic. Souvenir shops are selling pendants with the caption “Obama – new Tutankhamen of the world.”
(Above, An Egyptian vendor displays a handmade copper plaque reading "Obama, New Tutankhamun of the World" at his shop in the Khan el-Khalili market area in Cairo on Monday. AFP/Getty Images) The image was named "Obamatut".
The messianic name was attributed to him many times, as here- "A messiah won’t be landing at the Heliopolis airport Thursday. Nonetheless, the expectations raised by Obama’s brief visit to Cairo are almost messianic."
He even discovered a likeness of himself on an Egyptian tomb.
And again in 2012, I noted the overuse of messianic language in relation to Obama.
"Obama didn't call himself Messiah, but he certainly didn't make any attempt to dispel the notion." Or here, "Obama, a junior senator, the son of a white mother and a Kenyan father, has been happy to run as a black man and, more important, as America's new messiah."
He was depicted as such in paintings, here, for example.
And he was called the National Groom. I do take exception to that. Only Jesus is our Groom.
Now after the second election a spate of unusual and frankly, weird, statements have emerged that surpass the language, visual depictions and opinions of Obama as Messiah from the first time around. Once again we are dealing once with messianic language. For example, there is a new book comparing Obama to Jesus and Martin Luther King. The Daily Caller has the story.
"Looking for something to read as Thanksgiving approaches? Or a unique take on what has made President Barack Obama such a successful politician? Or perhaps an explanation of Obama as an apostle and his “politics as religion?” You could check out “The Gospel According to Apostle Barack” by Barbara Thompson (AuthorHouse 2012). The mouthful of the book’s subtitle is: “In Search of a More Perfect Political Union as Heaven Here on Earth.” The book’s thesis is that Obama is not just the 43rd president of the United States. Much more than that, he’s an apostle akin to Martin Luther King, Jr. or even Jesus Christ."
And some stores selling nativity sets are including figures of Obama to insert into the holy scene. ""Every time a major event occurs we create a new figurine, and today after Obama's victory, we have made a new figurine of Obama and will put him in our ideal Nativity scene,” Ferrigno said."
One is coming who will surpass the world's marveling at this Messiah, this Apostle, this Pharaoh. He will be the antichrist and will engender even more love, adoration, and wonder than Obama.
"One of its heads seemed to have a mortal wound, but its mortal wound was healed, and the whole earth marveled as they followed the beast. And they worshiped the dragon, for he had given his authority to the beast, and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast, and who can fight against it?” " (Revelation 13:3-4)
This present run-up to the world's looking for a man to solve all the problems, and the idolatry of their love for that man will be unlike any other time before. The antichrist will make Hitler seem like a boy playing Tonka trucks compared to the real antichrist. The antichrist will make Obama seem like a toddler waddling around with his diaper hanging to the floor.
But one thing you can see now: the gullibility of people. As one lifted-up leader shows his true colors after another, the world does not learn its lesson and turn to the real Light, the one carrying a rod of iron with which to rule the nations: JESUS. No, they keep seeking him who will fail, him who is only man, and him who is evil. They fall for flowery talk every time.
"In his place shall arise a contemptible person to whom royal majesty has not been given. He shall come in without warning and obtain the kingdom by flatteries." (Daniel 11:21).
They will fall for a silver tongued devil, the antichrist, just as Adam and Eve fell for the silver tongued devil in the beginning. (Genesis 3:1-5)
The Good News is that this will be just about the last time satan will be allowed to deceive the nations (once more, for a moment, in the Millennium Kingdom, Rev. 20:7, but than that's it). Jesus will rule and we will rule with Him (Rev 1:5-6, Matthew 19:28). We are grateful to know the REAL ruler with everlasting words and love, not evil, in his heart!
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