Thursday, April 10, 2014
Praying for Barak Obama
There are people who chastise we who are unhappy with Obama. OK, unhappy doesn't begin to describe my feelings, but I'll go with that for now. They say we should pray for him. In response to that, a bumper sticker has been made with the Scripture reference Psalm 109:8, which says "Let his years be few; let someone else take his position."
I'll admit I find that amusing, and have wished God would remove him before he completely destroys this country, but on a serious note, if these people are right, how should we pray for Obama?
Should we pray for God to bless him? I don't want to pray that. Blessing means he does well, and as his policies are anti-capitalism, anti-military (he is trying to shrink our military), pro-abortion, pro-gay marriage, racking up debt, and the list goes on - I don't want him to be blessed, for his blessing means more trouble for us.
So how should we pray?
I am going to make a statement I 100% believe is true, and may sound judgmental, but so what. The Bible says we will be known by our fruits, and if someone lives a consistent life that is contrary to what a Christian can live, you can rightly assume what I am going to say about Obama:
There is no way on God's green earth the man is a true Christian.
Gasp! How horrible of me to judge him like that!
I do share a lot of things on Facebook that are anti-Obama, if you want to call it that. News stories that tell of the bad things he is doing, of the scandals he is in, etc. But pray for him? Nah. I have prayed that God would stop his agenda.
But should we pray for him?
Before I answer my own question, let me throw a few reasons out there I cannot believe Obama truly knows Jesus as His Savior and Lord:
1) He is the most pro-abortion president we have ever had. He even voted that if an aborted baby survives an abortion, the baby should be left to die, and nothing done to let it live. That is beyond cruel. Beyond Christian.
2) He consistently sides with Muslims over Christians and Israel
3) There have been several times when he left out God in quoting things that have God's name in
4) He is fighting for same-sex marriage, in spite of what God says about homosexuality
5) Everything he does is against Christian and conservatives
6) Obamacare alone tramples Christian's rights
7) He is proud and arrogant
Those are a few. I could make a more exhaustive list. It he is a Christian, then why does he fight us so much? He mocks Christians and conservatives constantly
OK, call me what you will, but I call a spade a spade.
That said, here is how I believe we should pray for Barak Obama, if we are going to pray for him:
1) Pray that he truly finds Jesus and surrenders completely to him
2) Pray that he humbles himself before God
3) Pray that God has mercy on him
Sounds like a tall order. That the most arrogant president we have ever had would come to know Jesus so much that it would change his policies, disrupt his world, cause him to hold Biblical values instead of socialist?
Maybe. But I got to thinking the other day about stories I have heard from preachers over the years. There have been churches in years past who took on a depraved soul to pray for, often the town drunk. They really prayed and prayed, not just some light once a week prayer, and won these people to God.
Now imagine, if every true follower of Jesus would pray and pray for people who are godless and who we find distasteful, instead of just criticizing them? Only God knows who might find Jesus and turn their lives around.....
The Ellen Degeneres's of the world
The Barack Obamas of the world
The Bill Mahers of the world
Or have we become so weak as Christians and a church, that we can't pray anyone to victory anymore? God is the same yesterday, today, and forever.... if He could change the worst of lives years ago, He still can today. Even the most pro-abortion president we have ever had.