I’m not a prophet. In this world of wall-to-wall deception, it’s hard enough for a journalist to figure out what’s going on right now, let alone predict the future.
But since November’s election is so consequential for America, perhaps existentially so, here are some of what I see as the inevitable consequences should Barack Obama be given the control levers of the most magnificent and divinely blessed nation in history for another four long years.
SIGNS OF THE ANTICHRIST'S COMING: Unlike the Rapture, the coming of the Antichrist will not be without warning. Several signs point to his coming and his appearance. At least three events must occur before he makes his appearance on earth: (1) the “mystery of iniquity,” already at work in the world, must intensify (2 Thessalonians 2:7); (2) the “falling away” must come (2:3); (3) “he who now letteth” must be removed (2:7).
(1) The “mystery of iniquity,” that behind-the-scenes activity of evil powers evident throughout the world (2 Thessalonians 2:7), will increase until it reaches its climax in the complete ridicule of and disregard for any standards and commandments held sacred in the Bible.
So why do I tend to be suspect of firsthand accounts of those who say they died and then came back? Because the Bible has two clear promises which seem to contradict this:
As Christians, the most important question to ask during election season is: "Does God, in the Bible give His people direction for how to identify worthy civil leaders?" We know there are requirements for pastors but what about civil leaders? Are there commands? Are there examples? Are there principles that would guide us? The answer is, yes!
The tribulation Obama wrought on the nation did, indeed, produce perseverance – and that perseverance renewed character in many and that character gave us hope.
I already knew the hope of salvation in Jesus (Yeshua). But the hope I have today for America is that the tribulation we’ve been experiencing under Obama is coming to an end.