HOW GOD USED BARAK OBAMA
TO EXPOSE THE CHURCH
When you see some discoloring under your skin and you take a pin, punch a hole, and apply pressure you may see infection coming out. Yes, it is not a pleasant sight. But usually you wash it out completely and put some antiseptic on the wound. You do not just ignore it and you surely do not embrace that infection and call it good.
And when caustic rhetoric and moral hubris and a complete lack of humility comes forth from the church we must not embrace it. In fact, we must clean it out and apply the conviction of God’s spirit upon the wound as well as the healing and forgiving power of Christ’s blood. But this situation has been building for decades and the infection within the church has only strengthened. And when a man named Barak Obama was elected President it punched a hole in the church and all this infection came rushing out. Barak Obama did not cause the infection, but his election was used by God to apply pressure to the church in order to expose what was living inside.
And in a day when the Scriptures are reprinted by the millions and given for free online and on CDs, the church has turned her back of Christ in order to feed in the trough of this carnal world. Taking up arms against lost sinners and championing causes which by implication suggest we are holy and righteous by our own means, the church has played the harlot. Turning our allegiance over to an earthly and fallen nation we have abrogated our duty and honor and obedience to our Great Redeemer. Can you not see just how deep our transgression has become?
We have become moral arbitrators rather than living ambassadors of the everlasting gospel. Our pride stinks before heaven as we parade our political phylacteries and carry moral banners by joining hands with those who know not Christ. This is surely the last gasp as we rush toward the event which will bring eternal justice to this fallen race. And instead of prayer meeting to beg for the souls of lost sinners we watch and listen to vicious talk show hosts who are becoming millionaires by speaking self serving nonsense. And this is what Christ died for? I dare say that is blasphemy!
But as this infection began to ooze out of the ecclesiastical community along with it appeared an extraordinary phenomenon. Instead of repentance we saw arrogance. And instead of shame we witnessed self righteousness. And much if not most of the evangelical atmosphere was filled with an air of politics, patriotism, and a spiritually offensive suggestion that we somehow were righteous due to our moral belief system. The strength of this clique became very strong and the qualification for membership had nothing to do with Jesus and the gospel. And in the very crosshairs of this movement was Barak Obama and his liberal armada.
How could such a thing happen? I mean how can those who name the name of Jesus act and speak in such a way that is so antithetical to all Jesus lived and taught? And in a stunning and almost inconceivable thought process the church began to state that America was founded as a Christian nation and that God loves this nation in a special way. That in and of itself reveals a self serving deception that has roots so strong that most patriots cannot even bear the thought that America is other than God blessed. And let us be perfectly clear. When people say America is “blessed” they mean economically and financially.
But when Barak Obama burst upon the political scene the church went absolutely crazy. It would be impossible to reveal all the hate filled rhetoric and invectives to say nothing of the hate that can be found in people’s hearts. You see, where your treasure is that is where your heart is. In other words, that which you treasure will imprison your heart and will stir you up to defend and protect that which you find extremely valuable. And when your heart has been invested on anything upon this earth then you will use anything upon this earth to defend it. And the teachings of Jesus are placed upon a shelf and only used metaphorically because your heart is American and you feel the need to castigate and attack anyone who believe may rattle the economic system which you believe provides the best opportunity for prosperity.
And so you feel no shame when you feel and speak hatred toward men and women who you identify as enemies of the God blessed state. You do not see them as lost sinners. You see them as enemies of America and therefore they have become your enemies. And the teachings of Jesus about loving your enemies and doing good toward them fade away into the nationalistic ether. You see, Jesus is no longer Lord. He is now little more than a plastic figurine placed upon the dashboard of our lives in order to guide us safely to heaven.
Matt.23: 26 Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.27 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.
28 Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.
And so the church polishes the outside while the inside gets stale first and then becomes rotten. We have lost the compass which points to Christ, and we have mistakenly picked up the world’s standard of spirituality. Using the fallen weapons of the flesh the church convinces itself that boldness for Christ can be found in political boldness when in fact it can only be found in extraordinary humility and a supernatural prayer closet. The entire Christian construct has been turned upside down. The enemy is no longer the devil; it is now people.
And like throwing raw meat to hungry wolves Barak Obama has made professing believers froth at the mouth and exhibit a shocking amount of hatred and vicious vitriol all while suggesting they are standing for truth. But what people have failed to realize is that God has used the Obama phenomenon to expose the church and uncover her spiritual nakedness. Just one earthly election and our sepulchers have been punctured and flowing out from the church is all kinds of infections that were festering inside all the while. It sounds so moral and so patriotic and so religious and yet it is nothing but the issues of death.
It is way past time for us to repent of our wicked ways and run back to Christ in brokenness and both devour His Word and spend uncommon time in His presence in the sacred atmosphere of our own personal prayer closet Until then we are little more than the world says we are…the “religious right”. Instead of "Looking unto Jesus" we now look unto men.