Monday, January 26, 2009
And Pharaoh said to Joseph, “I have had a dream ... " (Genesis 41:15)
During the campaign of American President, Barak Hussein Obama, there were flash-backs to Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech. Martin Luther King, himself, had personal issues (he was a serial philanderer, amongst others). Obama's campaign was impregnated with the promise of dreams fulfilled.
Pharaoh's dream was outworked in the enslavement of the people of Egypt. The providence of God's servant, Joseph, saved the Egyptians from total destruction, but the people traded their freedom for enslavement to the State because of the extended hardship that they faced.
Obama is facing an extended period of hardship under his administration, and the people of America will have an important decision to make: Will they pay the costs of freedom, or will they trade their freedom for the security of trusting that their saviour, Barak Hussein Obama, will keep them supplied with bread and circuses?
Only those whose trust is in the Sovereign God, as revealed in the Scriptures, will be able to weather the shaking that is ahead for the world. Those whose trust has been in the false "Name it and claim it; blab it and grab it" god of many of the American mega-churches will be tempted to sell their freedom for the promised security of Obama's dream. Some of the church leaders have already come out publicly endorsing Obama's messianic promises.
Oh Lord, completely set me free from any trust in Civil government's ability to save us from the realities of life. O Lord, there is salvation in no other name than the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and there is no promise of material blessing other than through obedience to Your holy Law-Word.