Friday, January 23, 2009

Time to Pray For Obama As Our President

"Should Christians pray for Barack Obama?"

Dear friends:

QUESTIONS: (1) Should Christians pray for the new American President, Barack Hussein Obama? If so, (2) how should they pray?

ANSWERS:

Should we pray? Yes, Christians should pray even for those who may curse or mistreat us: “Bless those who curse you, pray for those who

mistreat you” (Luke 6:28, NIV). Whereas Islam tells people to blow up their enemies, Jesus tells us to love our enemies. This is not to say that

Obama is our enemy, but his stance on some vital issues tells us he is an enemy of God’s truths.

How to pray. Yesterday, WorldNetDaily editor Joseph Farah published a controversial article titled “Pray Obama Fails.” This is contrary to the

popular mantra among some weak-kneed conservative leaders, ministers, and pundits that they want Obama to “succeed.” Hogwash! Farah

makes some good points. How can we pray for Obama’s anti-biblical policies to succeed? We would have to sacrifice God’s truths. This is

basically Farah’s point. His excellent article is at http://wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=86469.

But how are we to pray? I suggest the following:

Pray that Barack Obama would receive the revelation that Jesus is not just another “way” but He is the only Way, and that he would receive

Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior, and bend his knees to Him.

Pray that Obama’s abortion agenda would fail! Pray that he would, by the Holy Spirit’s help, see the value of human life and change his

position on abortion, and stop giving favor to the abortionist murderers, such as radical feminists and Planned Parenthood.

Pray that Obama’s plan to give favor to homosexual militants would fail. Pray that He would, by the Holy Spirit’s help, see the sin of

homosexual behavior for what it is -- an abomination to God that should not be encouraged by government.

Pray that Obama’s direction toward socialism and Marxism would fail. Pray that Obama would see that capitalism and a free market economy

are biblical concepts that have built this great country to be what it is -- the strongest and greatest missionary sending nation in history --

and that he would reverse his tendencies toward socialism and Marxism.

Pray that any deception concerning Obama’s citizenship, his loyalties, or his ties, be fully exposed and dealt with.

Pray that his ties to the Marxist liberation theology, similar radical movements and racists such as Louis Farrakhan, and Islam be broken.

Pray that if Obama refuses to listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit on the above subjects, that God would discipline and correct him, and if

necessary, stop him.

Pray that God would give Obama an understanding of God’s plan for history and that we are at the end of the age.

Pray that God would give Obama an understanding of Israel’s role in God’s plan and the need to support Israel against her enemies.

Pray that God would bless and protect Barack Hussein Obama, and as long as he is in office give him wisdom to govern in a way that would

bring righteousness and favor to the nation.

The Holy Spirit instructs:

“I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone­for kings and all those in authority,

that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved

and to come to a knowledge of the truth” (1 Timothy 2:1-4).

Amen.

Jim
fivedoves.com

1 comment:

Brother Mark said...

Change We Never Imagined
By J. Matt Barber

Well, the high-sheen veneer and cult-of-personality euphoria surrounding America's new oratory endowed president looks to be dissolving rather quickly. While millions had hoped for a political "messiah," it's fast becoming evident that, instead, we've stuck ourselves with an extreme leftist ideologue whose brand of "change we can believe in" is, in fact, "change we never imagined." (Sorry to burst the Barack bandwagon bubble, but I say it like I see it.)

The examples are piling up in terms of the radical pro-abortion polices he's planning to implement, the many-times-failed Marxist fiscal policies he's promised to test yet again, and – relative to his national security goals – the noxiously naive peacenik policies that have Mahmoud and Osama giggling themselves to sleep at night.

But on issues involving marriage, family and sexual morality, Obama's been even more brazen than some of his most ardent detractors could have expected. Literally within minutes after he took the oath of office, the official White House webpage was updated – under the heading of "The Agenda: Civil Rights" – to detail his wholesale "support for the LGBT (homosexual activist) community." His stated plans include the following:

* Defeating all state and federal constitutional efforts to defend the millennia-old definition of natural marriage from attacks by "gay marriage" activists.
* Repealing the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) signed into law by Bill Clinton in 1996. This is the only line of defense keeping all 50 states from being forced to recognize so-called "same-sex marriages" from extremely liberal states like Massachusetts and Connecticut.
* Repealing the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy despite the fact that the vast majority of military commanders and personnel say it will dangerously disrupt unit cohesion and troop morale.
* Passing constitutionally dubious and discriminatory "hate crimes" legislation, granting homosexuals and cross-dressers exclusive rights – denied other Americans – based on sexual behaviors that are deviant, changeable, and widely regarded both here and around the world as immoral.
* Passing the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) which would force business owners (religious and otherwise) to abandon traditional values relative to sexual morality under penalty of law.
* Creating intentionally motherless and fatherless homes and sexually confusing untold thousands of children by expanding "gay adoption."

The gravity of this situation cannot be overstated. Right out of the chute, Obama has told the world that he is signing off, without exception, on every demand of the extremist homosexual and transsexual lobbies.

The radical homosexual agenda and religious/free-speech liberties cannot occupy the same space. It's a zero-sum game. When 1-2 percent of the population is granted exclusive rights based on the aforementioned deviant sexual proclivities and changeable sexual behaviors – to the detriment of everyone else – that's called tyranny of the minority.

Obama recently said, "I don't want to pit Red America against Blue America. I want to be President of the United States of America." Well, Mr. President, remember that whole “actions versus words” cliché? Your words ring hollow and your actions speak volumes. Every policy you promise to implement does exactly what you've denounced. Both your actions and your words very much pit Red America against Blue America.

For all the talk of "hope," "change," and "coming together," it's becoming abundantly clear that Barack Obama's administration will be the most leftist, divisive and discriminatory in recent memory. I suspect the immediate, stark and in-your-face revisions he's made to the White House website are a metaphor for what we can expect, in terms of broader policy, from his administration.

Obama said in an August 19, 2008 speech: "Change doesn't come from Washington. Change comes to Washington." Well, radical change in the form of Barack Obama has certainly come to Washington. Not just in terms of the man's skin color – which is historic and most encouraging – but in terms of his exceptionally extreme and demonstrably dangerous liberal policies (not so encouraging).

So it would seem that change does in fact "come from Washington." Change more radical than our nation has ever seen. Change our founders could have never imagined.

People of faith, conservatives, and those of you with traditional values: hold on to your hats – it's going to be a bumpy four years.

Matt Barber is an attorney concentrating in constitutional law. He serves as Director of Cultural Affairs with both Liberty Counsel and Liberty Alliance Action. Send comments to Matt at jmattbarber@comcast.net. (This information is provided for identification purposes only.)
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