Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Obama parties right on through the writing on the wall

I read last night that the Obama family hosted yet another party at the White House. It was the 10th in the “In Performance at the White House” series since Obama took office, according to the article in The Blaze. Opponents have criticized the White House’s lavish parties as the administration continues to warn about the disastrous effects of the sequester. Fox News’ “Hannity” mockingly referred to the party as a “sequestration celebration.” The excessive partying and vacationing by Obama and his entourage reminds me of another king in former times. More on that in a minute. As far as the cost of these parties and vacations tot he American public, one website toted up the cost of Obama's Hawaii vacations as exceeding 20M. Michelle Obama's ski weekend in Aspen alone cost $83,182.99 according to Judicial Watch.

As Obama and his family and entourage party in high, lordly style, on the backs of his minions (us), he is also promoting a devastatingly Godless agenda that contains homosexuality, sodomy in the military, same sex marriage, abortion and live post-birth abortion, financial malfeasance, easier access to drugs, more difficult access to medical help for the ill, oppression of the poor and much much more. God does not like this agenda. He never has, and He never will.

That is why Hannity blew up, because while the money is supposed to be sequestered, plenty of it paid for this lavish party.

This comes on the heels last year of Obama celebrating his 50th birthday in lavish style in Chicago, renting an ornate ballroom costing $40,000 per night and hosting celebrities who paid up to $38,000 to attend. That was done despite a Chinese credit rating agency downgrading the US, reported the UK Daily Mail.

The ornately decorated Aragon Ballroom,
where the lavish birthday party is being held
While this is going on, the ailing budget process as demonstrated by sequester, is not the only thing that is ailing. The economy is terrible and many millions of folks in America are suffering along with it. There are soup lines, food stamps, joblessness, scavenging to survive, and desperation- people are actually living underground now, the real underground- in Kansas City

Kansas City Star
Amid this stress and poverty, Obama and his family think nothing of charging massive bills to the American taxpayer for their endless vacations, dinners, jaunts, and parties. The latest party was Tuesday night (April 9, 2013).

Reactions to the parties the lords and ladies are having on the backs of the people caused a harsh reaction in newscaster Sean Hannity. The headline reads, "Hannity Explodes at Former Obama Adviser After He Tries to Defend Obama’s Music Party: ‘You’re on Drugs! You Can’t Be Serious!’

Oh, but Obama is.


I mentioned above that Obama reminds of of another king. Belshazzar. Remember him from Daniel 5? The one where the finger of God appeared and write the handwriting on the wall while the king was partying? Here is the passage:
Belshazzar the king made a great feast to a thousand of his lords, and drank wine before the thousand. Belshazzar, whiles he tasted the wine, commanded to bring the golden and silver vessels which his father Nebuchadnezzar had taken out of the temple which was in Jerusalem; that the king, and his princes, his wives, and his concubines, might drink therein.

Then they brought the golden vessels that were taken out of the temple of the house of God which was at Jerusalem; and the king, and his princes, his wives, and his concubines, drank in them. They drank wine, and praised the gods of gold, and of silver, of brass, of iron, of wood, and of stone.

In the same hour came forth fingers of a man's hand, and wrote over against the candlestick upon the plaister of the wall of the king's palace: and the king saw the part of the hand that wrote. Then the king's countenance was changed, and his thoughts troubled him, so that the joints of his loins were loosed, and his knees smote one against another. (Daniel 5:1-6)
Daniel told the king, "The Lord in whose hand thy breath is, and whose are all thy ways, hast thou not glorified." (Daniel 5:23). The writing turned out to be translated "you have been weighed in the scales and found wanting" and that very night the King was killed.

The chapter is very interesting. Daniel tells King Belshazzar that his father Nebuchadnezzar was made to eat grass like the oxen and for 7 years lived as a beast and afterward humbled himself before the Holy God of heaven. But though Belshazzar knew all this, he still opposed God and refused to humble himself. He lifted up a toast to profane things and idols, and for that, God slew him.

God raises up kings and he takes them down, all in His timing. The bottom line is that we have a king of the united States that seems to be wanting, in the Godliness department. Worse, this state of godlessness seems not to bother him, despite the fact that Obama knows all this.

God weeps when men refuse grace (Luke 19:41) but He is still angry over sin and idol worship.

"God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day." (Psalm 7:11)

"For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; (Romans 1:18).

For the people who despair over having such a king in our White House, or any king who sets himself up in any part of the world, despair not! Our Lord and our God is not waiting to send wrath, He already IS sending wrath. He sends grace to us but He is wrathful over idolatry, godlessness, and the wicked living in profane ways.

Our own king Belshazzar will stand before a holy God one day. Nothing we can say on this earth in anger or heated political discussions, or even around the table at family dinners, can come near what God Himself will say to him on the Day. Keep praying for our leaders and take heart that grace is here and justice will come.

9 comments:

  1. Sadly, Americans have elected a man who cares more for pleasure than for patriotism. Pride and arrogance drive this man. His haughty spirit and hatred of all that is good and decent will not go unpunished.

    'Therefore, having overlooked the times of ignorance, God now commands all people everywhere to repent.' Acts 17:30

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  2. I am almost to the point were I can't stand to even watch TV anymore. It is all so in our face type of thing. Those in control are getting more and more bold daily. I just sit back and wonder not why because I figured that out long ago but more like how long can this actually go on and the funny thing is I don't even know if they know they are doing this. Are they actually aware of what they are doing? Do they truly think it is right to spend like this when many folks are really hurting? I know we are to pray for these people in power which I have but it's hard to do it. With everything that I have, I don't want to believe that judgement is coming but how can it not come with the likes of what we see going on now. I appreciate your blog so much. You convey the perfect thing everyday just the way I need to read it. Thank you so much for all the time you must put into this blog. It truly is a blessing in our lives.

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    1. Hi Kelly,

      I'm with you. I can't stand what I am seeing on TV. I don't watch the news anymore. Just the headlines on Drudge are enough and a headline yesterday turned me off so much that I can' even stand to read the few words in a headline these days.

      I have a hard time myself with Obama. But when I get angry about stuff I think of the poor, first century Christians during Christ's time and afterwards who suffered under vicious ROman rule. They were expected to pray for Nero, who covered them in tar and used them as human torches in his garden. I figure I can pray for these today if they could endure that. But it IS galling to see their gleeful indifference to suffering.

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  3. Given the many examples of "good kings" in the Old Testament as being those who destroyed idols and put to death false prophets (I'm guessing on that second one, but it sounds right..), is it possibly a godly desire, to want judgment to fall on Obama for his sins against God and Country?

    If the motivations are holiness and not sinful wrath..I don't think it is...but if anyone is wiser than me, I welcome your insight.

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    1. Hi Hakam,

      What a sensitive and great question. It speaks to the tension that lives in the heart of a Godly person who loves God and hates what sin does to His name, and loving people and wanting the best for them which is Jesus.

      I have links here to two essays which address your exact question.

      Davie prayed many a time for God's wrath to befall his enemies. Psalm 109 in particular. Yet David was a man after God's own heart. And the imprecatory prayers are in he bible, and all of the bible is profitable, sooo...what does it mean when David prays for terrible things to befall God's enemies and when Jesus says to love thy neighbor?

      The answer is that it wasn't personal with David. With the Pharisees, it was. There is a holy difference, which both the essay and the sermon below explain

      Psalm 109: A Prayer for the Punishment of the Wicked
      http://bible.org/seriespage/psalm-109-prayer-punishment-wicked

      Love Your Enemies part 1
      http://www.gty.org/resources/sermons/2225/love-your-enemies-part-1

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  4. I think we are to pray for BHO that he will repent and turn from his evil intent and do good. That being said, God knows who are His.!!!. The election was not fair nor balanced and it is doubtful that BHO was elected by one ballot one vote - but God will have His way and use BHO until He has achieved His purpose for allowing BHO his temporary seat of authority. Then BHO will be removed. Until then, its gonna be one mess after another.

    The church is weak and ineffective, the government is corrupt. The remnant must be strong and stand up, speak up and shout it from the housetops - JESUS IS LORD - for as long as we can.

    There will come a day, and I think very soon, when our voices will be silenced, but until then..........

    Be strong and strengthen what remains.!!!.

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  5. When I think of the fact that God saved me because of His grace and that I am no better than anyone and that includes Obama, I'm humbled to pray for him and our leaders. It's not that I agree with Obama because I DON'T. I HATE his evil just like God hates it. What Obama doesn't realize is that God sets up kings and he brings them down. Most leaders think they got themselves there. The really sad part of it all is Obama has a HUGE responsibility and one day if he does not repent and believe in Jesus Christ for the remission of his sins by Christ's precious blood, Obama will have to answer for ALL he has done. So, I hope and pray God grants him the fear of the Lord before it's too late...

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    1. It's funny that Obama of all people should think that he got himself to the White House, when all evidence shows that he never worked for a single thing in his life -- everywhere he turned, he was having things handed to him. Not surprising, then, that he thinks that's the role of government -- to give handouts. "You didn't build that."

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  6. Give unto caeser what caeser is due

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