If I were to suggest President Obama do 7 things before he leave office, this would be my list:
- Repent. While He holds the office of the President of the United States, there is a higher office than this, to which he will give an account. Jesus is Lord of Heaven and earth, and each of us, will one day appear before Him, and give an account of how we lived our life.Some time ago, I mentioned that we used to bring some people from a government housing project to a monthly Christian businessman’s fellowship that met in the top of a nice condominium building, in the penthouse suite. It was the highest and nicest place in the building.My definition of repent then, is to return to the high place, the place of privilege and honor. https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2015/04/24/whatever-happened-to-sin/
The Bible says that Jesus
6 raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus
Ephesians 2:6 (NKJV)
Our position in Christ is one of royal privilege before the throne of God, the judge of all the universe. Though Jesus shed blood, we have been given access to mercy and the throne, where the Holy One who inhabits eternity lives. His Word is His will, and where we have sinned and failed to perform His Word, we can ask for, and receive mercy from Him, in this life.
The first thing I would do, today, is ask for God’s forgiveness for every unholy act and decision he has committed, then for strength, to admit his wrongs, and to boldly act and to correct what the Scripture clearly says is wrong.
Some of this needs to be done privately before God, but decisions made publically, need to be repented of publically.
I think of Pilate, that had Jesus crucified, though he knew He was innocent. Jesus told him that Pilate only had authority because it was given to him by God in heaven.
Yet, one day, Pilate died, and in that moment, appeared before the risen Christ. Now he was on trial, for his eternal judgement. In that moment, all that Jesus could do, is sentence him to hell like Judas, for he did not find mercy…
What is the difference between Saul, Judas, Pilate AND David or Peter.
All sinned against God.
The only difference is, David and Peter recognized their sins were against God Himself, and they did business with Him and cried out to God for mercy, and despite the horrible consequences that came to David and his family because of his sin, was declared before God to be a man after his own heart.
Acts 13: (NKJV)
22 And when He had removed him, He raised up for them David as king, to whom also He gave testimony and said, ‘I have found David[a] the son of Jesse, a man after My own heart, who will do all My will
David was a liar, committed genocide, treason, stole holy things, committed adultery, murder, and had multiple wives.
Yet God forgave him it all and at the end of his life, he was considered a man after God’s own heart.
Before President Obama was re-elected, I asked the Lord why?
According to the word of God, abortion is wrong. Homosexuality is wrong. Islam is wrong, yet the Scripture states that rulers are set in place by God Himself according to Romans 13:1-5.
I believe I heard the voice of God speak to me that Proverbs 21:1
The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, Like the rivers of water; He turns it wherever He wishes
That though God did not agree with these things, that “He was going to turn the heart of President Obama, and that he would do great good for the kingdom of God, and the United States before he left office.”
I am still praying that for President Obama. That he would sell out for Jesus, whole heartedly, renounce Islam, abortion, homosexuality, and would publically stand boldly for Jesus, God’s kingdom, and would call this nation back to God.
4.That he would publically oppose institutionalized racism, and would implement a task force to both identify and eliminate it.
6.That he would call homosexuality what it is, sin. According to God, all sex outside of the bounds of marriage between and man and a woman is also sin. Just because two people have strong feelings for one another, and the sexual plumbing is working fine, does not make sex legitimate in the sight of a holy God. Passion and lust never satisfy the deeper needs of the human heart, Jesus promises that His living waters will. Just ask the woman at the well. Married tour times, living with her fifth man, yet not satisfied. John 4.
7. That He call a time of 3 days of fasting and public humiliation and prayer, for God to come and meet with us, that He might forgive us individually and as a nation, and heal our land. https://chrisaomministries.wordpress.com/2013/09/22/heal-our-land/
President Lincoln did a one day fast to stop the cival war:http://www.historyplace.com/lincoln/proc-3.htm
These are my 7 things I believe would glorify God, and bring deep healing and cleansing to the United States of America.
What do you think?