Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The Valley of Decision

Joel 3:14 Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.

I have wrestled with sharing this “politically” flavored subject in this space as I really want to use this blog to encourage build the Body of Christ, yet today I find there must be a voice added to the outcry against the deception taking place in both the church and society as a whole.

As I sit here typing away on my laptop, millions of people are voting today to determine who will be the next leader of the United States of America. I chuckle and mourn at the term "united" as we are anything but. Such is the climate of a very diverse society. We have traded the notion of E Pluribus Unum for E Unum Pluribus.

We have "diversity councils" and "affirmative action" and "minority initiatives" all trumpeting the virtues of our differences. We can't even decide on what official language to speak. Does the tower of Babel come to mind? Who is the author of confusion today? So as we plummet headlong into the extreme whole makeover of our government, I have a few things to say to my brothers and sisters in Christ.

We are first and foremost citizens of the Kingdom of God, and our allegence should be to our King above all else. How anyone could choose a "party" over our principals is beyond my ability to comprehend. You are hereby given notice our God does not sleep but watches closely his children and the citizens of His government.

Many of you who call yourselves “Christians” seem poised to cast your vote for a candidate that stands in direct opposition to the scriptural principals you profess to uphold. I know of many “brothers” who are gleeful at the prospect of an Obama presidency, and the messianic message and aura he has tried to project.

It indeed appears that Barack Obama will be our next "president." I put that in quotes because of his many stated positions that are patently anti-American and decidedly "unconstitutional." I have been following politics since 1968 (I was 8 years old). Since that time the cultural war has been in full engagement, and many of his ideas that were once deemed radical, are now being sold by the media as “mainstream.”

Being the political junkie that I am, I have never seen a more hateful and bitter candidate than Obama. He is prone to arrogance and incitement of the worst within his followers even encouraging them to"...sharpen your elbows and get in their faces." So Barack Obama - henceforth will be referred to simply as B.O. because I think his ideas and persona have the rotten odor of the flesh.

Consider the following truths and comments that were glossed over by the "arbiters of truth" as you witness the masses standing in the valley of decision:

So given the dynamics of the political landscape, and the propensity of mankind to look to the flesh for comfort and provision, it is no doubt a foregone conclusion that we are about to embark on a tumultuous journey with dire consequences.

Proverbs 6:16-19
16 There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to him:
17 haughty eyes,a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood,
18 a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil,
19 a false witness who pours out lies, and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers.

He who sows to the flesh reaps from it destruction. Our country is poised to choose one who seems bent toward all of these qualities; the things that Proverbs tells us that God hates. Our job as sons and daughters of the Kingdom is to intercede for our nation that it will repent and have the spiritual awakening it so desperately needs. We will be the hospital to pick up the pieces as the civilian and spiritual war rages.


Anonymous said...

That's so right on the money!


Janice said...

I pray God will give us strength if this happens. Love you Bro.

Bulldog said...

I've often wondered how my faith would hold up in situations of great persecution. I've been challenged and uplifted by the testimonies of missionaries I've heard of the years. Not just challenged but also feeling envious of the opportunities to let the light shine in the darkness. My family situation is such that going off to live in a third world country is just not an option. Some might call that a lack of faith on my part; I'll take that condemnation.

I feel strangely optimistic and even excited about the times that are coming. Obama's victory clearly signals a new era, culturally, politically and spiritually. I voted for McCain. Not because I loved what he stood for but because he stood the closest to the issues that are important to me. I think McCain ran a pretty weak campaign. The way he shied away from nailing Obama on his associations with terrorists, black liberation theology, socialistic policies, etc., really drove me nuts. McCain went so far as to distance from conservative Christian stalwarts like James Dobson in the name of showing he was not your typical conservative. He was a maverick. A freakin' maverick. Ugh. I heard the nail in the conservative coffin when the Republicans picked McCain over Romney or Huckabee.

An extremely liberal president bolstered by a Democratic majority in the Senate and Congress scares me but I know that this was God's will for our country at this point in time. There is a purpose to this. I know it because God is sovereign. This didn't take Him by surprise. Our culture has been going downhill for generations under conservative and liberal rule. This country is about to go on a journey and I am thankful for the opportunity God is giving me to make a difference and show what real "HOPE" and "CHANGE" are about. I better get my act together.

Razzle Dazzle!
Joe Walker