The secret of praying is praying in secret. A sinning man will stop praying, and a praying man will stop sinning. We are beggard and bankrupt, but not broken, nor even bent.
Prayer is profoundly simple and simply profound. “Prayer is the simplest from of speech that infant lips can try,” and yet so sublime that it outranges all speech and exhausts man’s vocabulary. A Niagra of burning words does not mean that God is either impressed or moved. One of the most profound of Old Testament intercessors had no language-“Her lips moved, but her voice was not heard.” No linguist here! There are “groanings which cannot be uttered.”
Excerpt from Why Revival Tarries
Many Christians this week are praying to God for their candidate to win the Nov. 4th election. Iran and it’s president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad are also praying to their god “Allah” for Barack Obama to win the presidency. It is widely known that Ahmadinejad not only denies Israel’s right to exist, but has also denied the holocaust that killed over 6 million Jews and in a speech made in 2005 he states “the occupying regime must vanish from the pages of time”. To translate that last statement into American English “Israel must be wiped of the map.” It is rumored that Iran has been itching to attack Israel and that they even have a nuclear program in hopes to soon have a nuke that they can use against their enemies. So….what has been stopping them from just blasting Israel? The answer is “George Bush” a republican president who has pledged support to Israel. What happens to Israel and ultimately to the world if Barack Obama is elected president? Will he sit down with Ahmadinejad and ask him nicely to leave Israel alone? In recent news the Republicans and some news organizations pointed out that a man named Rashid Khalidi had actually held a fund raiser for Barack Obama. Khalidi is a Columbia University professor and is a harsh critic of Israel, he has made statements supportive of Palestinian terror and reportedly has worked on behalf of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) while it was involved in anti-Western terrorism and was labeled by the State Department as a terror group. Also the LA Times has in its possession a video of a banquet where Obama toast Khalidi and calls him his friend. Although Obama is saying that he is pro-Israel his associations would indicate otherwise.
If Obama is elected, Israel will have a three month window of time from November 4th to the day of inauguration to do a preemptive strike on Iran. If they do that while Bush is still in office perhaps America will be able to send them troops and weapons to help them defeat Iran. However if they wait to strike they are risking too much, Obama will come into office Iran will attack them and they will have no allies to help defend themselves against Iran and the Muslim nations that want to see them annhialated.
Zechariah 14:2-4 (NASB)
2 For I will gather all the nations against Jerusalem to battle, and the city will be captured, the houses plundered, the women ravished and half of the city exiled, but the rest of the people will not be cut off from the city.
3 Then the Lord will go forth and fight against those nations, as when He fights on a day of battle.
4 In that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, which is in front of Jerusalem on the east; and the Mount of Olives will be split in its middle from east to west by a very large valley, so that half of the mountain will move toward the north and the other half toward the south.
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The Scriptures tell us that in the last days that many false Messiah’s would rise up and deceive many. Well we have seen this phenomenon on several fronts already, however now it can be seen on the political front. Not just any political front but it is in the race for the highest elected office in the world, the president of the United States of America. There are millions of people who are actually looking at Barack Obama as a Messiah type figure who will deliver them from both external and internal problems and conflicts in their life. Film director Spike Lee was actually quoted saying:
“When that happens, it will change everything. … You’ll have to measure time by `Before Obama’ and `After Obama,'” Lee said during the panel. “It’s an exciting time to be alive now.” … – Spike Lee
Can we fathom how blasphemous of a statement this actually is. Currently it is the incarnation and death of Jesus on the cross that measures time from B.C. to A.D. Is Spike really implying that he wants to replace Jesus Christ with Barack Obama. Probably 40 or 50 years ago no one in American would have believed that a multitude of American people would ever worship any earthly man as a god. However in the 1960’s & 70’s Hindu gurus from India began invading and setting up shop here in America. Multitudes dogmatically followed and devoted their entire lives to these so called “godmen”. Even mainstream icons such as the Beatles began to follow and promote one such leader, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. You must understand that a large segment of that culture in the late 1960’s looked at men like Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, not just as a great teacher or philosopher, but as a bona fide god in the flesh. In India they follow these men around and worship the ground that they walk on, literally by kissing the ground and rubbing themselves with the dirt that just touched these men’s feet. To be honest I do not think that a majority of Obama’s supporters look at him as a savior, however the fact that there is a counterculture that is ready to embrace him as such is shocking and even frightening. On the website ObamaMessiah.blogspot.com, 100’s of pages of comments have been left, some referring to supporters of Obama as believers and his non supporters as unbelievers. Louis Farrakhan, before a very numerous congregation claimed that the youth are now hearing the voice of their Messiah(video below). Furthermore he called Obama “the Hope of the entire world”. Yes, the days spoken of by Jesus in Matthew 24 are no longer just on the horizon they are here! Am I trying to say in this article that Obama is the Antichrist? ….Absolutely not!!! However what I am saying is that the people of America are ready to embrace a man or even a political leader as being a Messiah.
On another note, I had a dream about a week ago that John McCain won the election. In the dream after he won, I saw Obama and let’s just say that he was not too happy with the results. In the dream he was fuming with anger. I do not necessarily think that this was a prophetic dream, however it will be interesting if this is the scenario that plays out.