Thursday, April 30, 2009

Desperate for a Sign

Now that all the fire works of the Obama mania is over and the MSM has nothing to drive ones falsely perceived views of Obama, what will happen to the left. As I think about the strange obsession the left has with Obama, I am reminded of a passage from the gospel of Matthew 16:3-4, it reads,

"And in the morning, 'There will be a storm today, for the sky is red and threatening.' Do you know how to discern the appearance of the sky, but cannot discern the signs of the times? 4"An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign; and a sign will not be given it, except the sign of Jonah." And He left them and went away."

While the left are paralyze by their devotion to Obama, the one, who has come about to deliver their long awaited prize of socialism and extreme liberalism upon America, they are oblivious to what comes along with their unscrupulous agenda. Both Jonah and Obama brought a message of change to a nation of people in despair, but there is a stark difference to the kind of message these two men brought to their people. God sent Jonah to warn the people that if they did not change in a positive direction their nation would be wiped out. Jonah’s message was truly change you can believe in and prosper from. Obama’s message is gravely different as the message of liberalism, brings about the very conditions that brought the people of Nineveh to the place of God’s wrath.

Just as in Nineveh the people of America are not aware of where they have fallen. They were desperate for change, yet the change they have chosen is more destructive rather than more constructive to our nation. The people of America looked for a sign, they wanted the sign that someone would come and cure all the ills of America, instead of seeking out how we as American can rise up and cure our ills one person at a time. But as Matthew said, “an evil and adulterous generation seeks a sign”. The message Obama brought to the people felt like balm to those who were weary from fear and panic over our economy, the war in Iraq, the declining housing market and the debacle on Wall Street. When we as a people lose our will to contribute to the prosperity of our nation, we will fall for anything. Obama’s message unlike Jonah does not bring hope but a burden to generations to come. People were more concerned about their 401K’s than they were about the character and leadership abilities of our leaders.

When a people become so centered on self-centered and superficial ideologies, they will become what the people of Nineveh became, an evil and adulterous generation. Nineveh was an Assyrian nation which sits in the present day occupation of Northern Iraq. The people of Nineveh became buck wild in unbridled lawlessness. God seeing their rebellion had had enough and had decided to just take them out. But he instead sent Jonah to preach to the people a message of repentance. At one time, I wondered why Jonah would not want the people of Nineveh to be spared. But as I see the continuous rebellion and arrogant defiance, corruption and immorality that many in America has shown to the blessings God has bestowed on us as a nation, I can now relate to Jonah.

The corruption of our nation comes from the corruption of our leadership. If our courts and our legislators create laws and rights that are in direct defiance of the will of God, we will become like the people of Nineveh. If one sees that their leaders can get away with corruption, or if our leaders are immoral and lacks any principle or moral code what should one expect will come of the people of that nation? Obama and his liberal cohorts want nothing good for America.
Now that his inauguration is over, and he has reached his long awaited 100 days, (I am so glad it’s over) we will now see what this man is really made of. Let me give you a hint. Something that make large balloons sail in the sky. We who are conservatives must take the message of conservatism to the masses.

The principles that form the foundations of conservatism are good for this nation and can put us on a path of moral restoration. We don’t need to become a people that reach the fullness of individual freedom. We must effectively communicate the message of conservatism. The principles of honoring God, life, family and country changes the mindset and attitude of the people and creates an atmosphere for God to dwell with us instead of against us. We are not a people that created ourselves and we must not be lead astray to believe such an empty lie. If the people of Nineveh can see that their path was a path of destruction, I am sure Americans can see where we are headed. Let us be committed to bringing forth change we can all truly believe in.

4 comments:

  1. Just Wow! I was on my feet clapping and reading out loud. This was beautifully written.

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  2. Thank you so much Ron,

    If we don't speak up no one else will. I am just trying to do my part.

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  3. A well constructed position and argument. Thank you! Christian Americans WAKE UP!

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