The President's speech: The beginning of the end?

By the awesome grace and indelible mercies of our great and sovereign God, our country has stood strong and vibrant for nearly 237 years.

In those years, never has there been a leader of this country in which the public has been more enamored with; enough to attribute to him the holy nature and names that Christ, the King of kings and Lord of lords, alone, is worthy to behold.

Even as nefarious as this sounds it's not the most abominable behavior. No, the most abominable behavior is that the President allows people to wickedly refer to him as "our "lord and savior" (Jamie Foxx, 2012 Soul Train Music Awards, video below).

Joining Jamie Foxx's blasphemous statement, Newsweek's January 18, 2013 cover, dubbed the President's second inauguration as the "second coming".

If these atrocities aren't enough to cause you to fall on your knees and pray for the souls of the lost (which includes our President and his family), then you must be squelching the Holy Spirit's voice. We, as God's chosen and dearly beloved are called to intercede for our brothers and sisters and cry out for mercy and salvation for the lost.

"There is none holy like the LORD: for there is none besides You; there is no rock like our God. Talk no more so very proudly, let not arrogance come from your mouth; for the LORD is a God of knowledge, and by Him actions are weighed."
~1 Samuel 2:2-3

As I listened to the President's inaugural speech, I shuddered as many Scriptures resonated in my mind; the majority of which, concerned the End Times.

"And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are but the beginning of the birth pains."
~Matthew 24:6-8

I found it quite peculiar that the President made sure he included all people groups in his speech as he lulled each group with smooth words and false promises of a euphoric, earthly kingdom that would provide for every person's needs and grant every person their desire. The promise was made without expectations of any effort on the part of the people, but with the people's full trust in the government to supply every demand.

Obama was sure to woo the youth with vain flattery, saying they will provide us with "diversity, openness, risk taking and reinvention". But as usual, in his ambiguous "encouragement" of the youth, he never specified what he meant. As I listened to him address all the different people groups, I realized the President wasn't speaking of a good or godly definition of each word, but one that only soothes and titillates our sinful flesh that only increases immorality and feelings of entitlement of good, for doing nothing.

The President made sure he included women, and assured us we would get what we all deserved and earned—the same pay as men. I agree that everyone should get the same pay whether or not they are male, female, black, white, yellow, orange, green or purple. But that doesn't always happen. There's discrimination across the board. Many colleges and even corporations have a minority quota they must meet, which often means, if a white male's test scores are higher than someone like me, an Asian female (a double minority), then I would be chosen for the  college or job over the white male who was more qualified. Equality? I think not.

Before the close of the President's speech he made sure to promise the gay, the elderly, the illegal immigrant and welfare people groups that he would fight for their security and right to live as they please so that all people would be treated with total equality. A promise that only God can make and fulfill since He alone is sovereign, He alone is good and He alone shows no partiality.

Regardless of your race, or the color of your skin, as Christians, we should never compromise the holy name, character and glory of Christ our God in order to satisfy a temporal desire in this life. We have been freed from the slavery of sin and the captivity of a depraved mind (Rom 6:4-6; 2 Cor 10:5). Christ has liberated us from fixing our eyes and minds on the things of this earth, and has granted us the glorious gift of fixing our eyes and minds on Him, and the things eternal.

"If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory...So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal."
~Col 3:1-4; 2 Corinthians 4:16-18

Jesus said we would all know that the beginning of the end is near when certain events take place, and like labor pains, come closer and closer together with magnifying intensity. Our Lord also warned that many anti-Christs will come and promise false peace, deceive the masses and encourage and accept blasphemous statements, as more people deny Christ His rightful position as the only Lord and Savior for all mankind.

"But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people."
~2 Timothy 3:1-5

Sound familiar? It should. It's happening now. And if you weren't convinced prior to now, the President's inaugural speech should've convinced you. We are definitely closer to The End of the world and the return of the One and Only Lord and Savior, Christ Jesus. Don't worry, I'm not one of those unbiblical fanatics that's claiming I know the date or time that Christ will  return, I am only saying what Jesus said...He is coming...a second time.

And His Second Coming will not be announced by Newsweek magazine. For Christ will not come as He did before as the Lamb of God to provide salvation...He already did that. The Second time, Christ will come as the Lion of the tribe of Judah and He will judge the world with righteousness.

Just as none of us deserved our salvation, may our country, that doesn't deserve God's gifts, be granted His unmerited mercy, grace and forgiveness poured out to her; for truly, we are a people who do not know what we are doing.

Are you ready for Jesus' Second Coming?

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