History Has Been Made

I woke up this morning to learn that Barack Obama is the new President of the United States of America. I can not say that I am surprised. I did not agree with Obama nor McCain enough to vote for either. When I cast my vote two weeks ago I can say I voted for someone I agreed with. I voted for Nader. Now that everything is all said in done my absentee ballad was probably not even counted. They usually do not count oversees, absentee ballads unless it is really close call. Like most of the U.S. I want change and I do think Obama will bring it. How and in what manner is a different story. It is hard for me to understand why "christians" are upset because of Obama's victory. In Daniel 2:21 it says, "It is He (God) who changes the times and epochs; He removes kings and establishes kings." The Lord has allowed this to happen. It is not out of God's control. I can tell you what did surprise me was the reaction around the world. Most of the countries from around the world were celebrating as if Obama was their new President. I understand the decisions and the American government affects the rest of the world. However, in my lifetime, I have NEVER seen thousands of people all over the world cheering for America and our President. People want a change, people are tired of what the world is turning into and they believe that a MAN has the answer. They are sadly mistaken. No man has the answer for the world's problems. Why does this sound familiar? Because it is Biblical prophecy.

Daniel 8:23-25 says,

"At the end of their rule, when their sin is at its height, a fierce king, a master of intrigue, will rise to power. He will become very strong, but not by his own power. He will cause a shocking amount of destruction and succeed in everything he does. He will destroy powerful leaders and devastate the holy people. He will be a master of deception and will become arrogant; he will destroy many without warning. He will even take on the Prince of princes in battle, but he will be broken, though not by human power."

More can be read in Revelation 13. I am not pointing fingers or claiming that Barack Obama is the antichrist but it is something to think about. How can we be mad or upset that the plan of God is being fulfilled? As believers, we do not need to be afraid but war with our prayers. We need to pray that we will not be deceived (Mathew 24:24) and that we will be prepared and able to endure any future persecution ( John 15:20). Everything that is happening is just more confirmation that Jesus is coming back soon! Let us not be mad, upset, or scared. Let us praise the Lord and do all that we can to preach the Kingdom of God and the return of the soon and coming King.

The front pages of both newspapers in El Salvdador and Costa Rica was filled with news of Barack Obama becoming the new President and most papers from all over the world.