|July 9, 2012
"President Obama is not serving his own purpose, but the purpose of He who sent him. God has chosen and placed in him the Spirit of compassion to lead the nation as a staff of positive correction."
"God sent President Obama to rescue the working class and protect them and the nation from total economic meltdown."
Exerts from the book, Closer Walk With Jesus by Yinka Vidal, chapter #38, page #413, published in 2010 by Lara Publication, St. Louis, MO. The topic of chapter #38 under discussion in this book is "Divine Messages for the Churches in the United States." www.closerwalk.net
Prediction Comes True
This prediction about President Obama finally comes true! If you do not believe in this prophecy go and read the book Closer Walk With Jesus by Yinka Vidal published 2010. Before you start throwing darts at me, I do not support some of the public policies of President Obama regarding the gays particularly, but I do have respect for the healthcare policies that cater to the needs of those who are suffering. Very importantly, prophecy must be confirmed. The book was written between 2007 and 2009, and completed in 2010. Please read for yourself what the Lord revealed about President Obamas legacy before he took office. Suspend your passion of political bias, emotionalism, and prejudice against the President for a moment. Then evaluate for yourself all the positive events that have taken place since President Obama has been in office in fulfillment of this prophecy! President Obama is a unique kind of a messenger because despite all the challenges he encounters he still keeps paddling the malfunctioning juggernaut ship placed in his care.
Appeal to Fellow Christians
As a Christian, I will like to appeal to my fellow Christians to stop letting the waves of political agenda toss them back and forth like ships without direction falling as prey to confusing political rhetoric. We need to reevaluate both our Christian messages from the pulpit and those public policies we choose to support. Are we going to adhere to the messages of Christ, or we are going to allow party politics to swallow us up and lead us away from our responsibilities as Christians? We cannot have it both ways. Either we support the basic principles of the gospel message, or we walk entirely away from the messages of Christ. If our political ideologies are more important than Jesus, we should throw our Bibles in the trashcan, and snap off our Christian badge to embrace party politics. Many times, I have seen the political party policies at odds with that of messages of Christ. Just because of party affiliation, should we abandon the basic fundamentals of the gospel message of Christ because we want to appease our party? For so long, political parties on both right and left have used Christians especially the so-called "Right Wing" to attain their political agenda. After their election victory, they shut the doors on our face. They will later abandon such principles very dear to the heart of Christians.
My appeal to you Christians, especially in this election year is to ask yourself if your vote will adhere to your own selfish principles, or you are going to embrace Jesus by saying, "Im blessed so I can be a blessing for others." Jesus asked us to take care of the less fortunate, the fatherless and the widows. He even said this would be one of the key issues he would use on the Day of Judgment. "When I was hungry, did you feed me? When I was naked, did you clothe me?" Each time we reference the Bible in such a way, people who do not want to hear the messages of Christ would dismiss such a message. They claim believing such instruction from Jesus leads us to socialism. Jesus did not advocate for socialism. Those against the messages of Jesus love to wave the flag of socialism to wage war against efforts to care for the less fortunate. Jesus only asked us to have compassion for those who are suffering. He did not ask you to give them your house so you can be homeless. If we continue to adhere to party policies in violation of the gospel messages of Christ, we will lose everything. Christianity as a religion with which this country was founded upon may be losing its foothold in governing of the people, and in making public policies. We are gradually becoming irrelevant because of hypocrisy! We speak out both corners of our mouths. We can save a baby from the abortion clinic, but we are unwilling to help the same baby when he is hungry or sick! We cannot be preaching Jesus on Sundays and be advocating for the devils political policies on weekdays. This is one of the major reasons why our children after attending college are leaving Christian faith in large numbers. Based on some of my interviews with college students and teenagers, they do not see the sincerity in our Christian values as compared to our political positions. They can only see too many contradictions in what we preach and what we do. As a result, their philosophy professors use the same argument of lack of moral conscience of parents to steal the hearts of our children away from Christianity. We are the ones who provide the weapons for the enemy because of our hyper-emotionalism over substance-less issues in politics contrary to the messages of Christ.
Holy Spirit Gives the Word of Knowledge
Prior to the election of President Obama to the White House, I was writing a book about the suffering, abuse and agony suffered by many of us working to prevent medical errors. Within the system, the hospital managers, administrators alike looked at us as troublemakers. Many of us were severely punished and many more lost their jobs. I was about to finish the book when the Lord placed in my heart that President Obama would win the election because God has given him the heart of compassion for the less fortunate. I placed the statement at the beginning of this article as stated in the book, Closer Walk With Jesus. The message defined the legacy of President Obama before he took over the presidency as the word of knowledge came to me from the Holy Spirit. Sadly, party politics have blinded the eyes of many Christians to see the truth.
Jesus was the one who asked us to take care of the poor. He was the one who asked the question, "When I was sick or in prison, did you come visit me?" Jesus was the one who told us the story of the Good Samaritan. In that story, a man was badly injured by robbers and left on the side of the road. Evidently this man had no healthcare insurance based on the parable of Jesus. Let us place the parable of Jesus into todays society. A well-known preacher passed by, saw the wounded man, and walked away. Then a temple worker passed by, saw the wounded man, he too walked away. These people would identify themselves today as Christians! What happens if the man on the side of the road is your son, daughter, father, or mother? Will you still walk away from this injured person on the side of the road?
The man named the "Good Samaritan" was a foreigner; he was not even a Jew. He stopped and took care of the wounded man by the side of the road. The Good Samaritan not only took the wounded man to the hospital, he paid all his hospital bills and promised to pay the rest of the expenses on coming back to see the wounded man. He asked the hospital administrator to make sure the man had a very good care in his absence. When Jesus ended the story he said, "Go and do likewise!" The question to ask yourself is, "What happens if Im the one on the side of the road?" How will you feel if people see you and walk away from you while youre bleeding? Will you be happy if people leave you to die on the side of the road because they already knew you had no healthcare insurance?
Affordable healthcare should never have been a necessary debate. We should be debating how to implement the programs, and improve the health care system of delivery without violating the principles of the gospel messages of Our Lord Jesus Christ. The hidden agenda of those who opposed the "Affordable Care Act" engineered by President Obama is to prevent other people from enjoying the same health care they enjoy. They claimed they worked too hard for their money as if nobody else did except them! Should those who are less fortunate be allowed to suffer because they lack affordable healthcare? Regardless to what Jesus preached, the less fortunate should suffer. Right! Should this be our position as Christians? The healthcare insurance companies should continue to deny people coverage from pre-existing conditions while they prevent coverage for the young ones. And if you develop any chronic disease, just forget it! They can drop you like hot potatoes! If you are a Christian fighting against "Affordable Care" for all, please ask yourself if truly you are a Christian. Ask yourself this question, "Have I lost my moral and Christian compassion for others because of emotionalized political debates? Is negative emotion driving your action, or the Holy Spirit of God? If only your position of being a Christian is to cry abortion because it is a very sensational political position, ask yourself the need to help that fetus you rescued from the abortion clinic to have a better life. If your public policies deprived and destroyed the fetus after birth due to illness, you have committed even a greater sin before God.
Remember the Actions of Nehemiah Against Economic Injustice
I strongly oppose same sex marriage because it is against the doctrines of Christianity. I believe I can preach to those people from the pulpit. Many of them can come to repentance just like Zacchaeus came to repentance before Jesus. However, how can we as Christians support those looting the Wall Streets, and they call it legalized robbery? How can we Christians support those Real Estate scam artists now blaming the homeowners and senior citizens losing their homes? How can we support credit cards companies stealing money from people by heavenly forbidden high interest rates? Where is the conscience of Christianity and the Nehemiah crying out against those making excessive profits at the expense of the common people? Can you go to sleep at night when greed has actually destroyed your humanity?
"Restore, I pray you, to them, even this day, their lands, their vineyards, their oliveyards, and their houses, also the hundredth part of the money, and of the corn, the wine, and the oil, that ye exact of them. Then they said, we will restore them, and will require nothing of them; so will we do as thou sayest. Then I called the priests, and took an oath of them, that they should do according to this promise" (Nehemiah 5:11-12).
Only a very noble person will stand against economic injustice like Nehemiah did, and make a correction. A person who stands for economic justice is a person who is filled with compassion for humanity. Such a person is very rare today in the midst of political football. It appears as if Christianity is failing in its moral obligation regarding those that are suffering. The church has failed the poor, who is going to come to rescue if not the government!
One day we all have to stand before the throne of Judgment of God. Your political position will not save you from heading straight to hell. The only thing that will save you is your faith in the Lord and whether you faithful accomplished the mission Jesus placed before you, or you remain in defiance of Jesus by being so selfish. Understand what Jesus said, "Not all those who call me Lord, Lord shall enter into the kingdom of God, except those who do the will of my Father which is in Heaven." (St. Matthew 7:21).
Your political banner enmeshed in hypocrisy may land you in a very uncomfortable place after this life is over. How can you call yourself a Christian, and allow politics to blind you to the suffering of others? Cry "socialistic medicine," and go say that to Jesus!
Dangers of Greed
Greed is a very horrible illness and will one day send many people eternally to a very uncomfortable place. Greed is not capitalism. Greed is predatory capitalism; there is a big difference. That was why Jesus told the parable of Lazarus and the rich man. Jesus did not fault the rich man for being rich. Jesus sent a message by that parable that we should not let the less fortunate suffer beneath our noses. The poor man living at the front door of the rich man had no healthcare coverage. That was why he was covered with untreated sores. Jesus was expecting the rich man in Lazarus story to do just like the Good Samaritan did. Unfortunately, the rich man ignored the suffering of the poor man covered in sores right in front of his mansion. Perhaps he was using the same argument saying, "I worked very hard for my money. I dont believe in socialistic medicine!" The rich man faced condemnation after death. Sadly, some people would face this type of very painful judgment when this life is over because of their selfishness and greed. We Christians have a choice. Either we do what Jesus said, or we face the consequences. To some people, Jesus would say, "I never knew you, depart from me you workers of iniquity" (St. Matthew 7:23, St. Luke 13:27).
Do not allow your selfishness to lead you away from God, or to hell. You have to make a choice. Either you go with Jesus, or you go with the world. There are so many people who claim they are Christians, but more of their public policies are just banners of deception to gain votes. Jesus had compassion for those who are suffering, and the less fortunate! Take a position against Jesus and face the consequences later. The choice is yours!
God Will Punish the Greed of the Wicked
Based on what we have been reading and preaching from the Bible, God is not against capitalism. However, God is against predatory capitalism as it is being embraced in the U.S. today. There is nothing wrong for a person to start a good business that benefits society and make money from such services. I strongly believe God blesses those people who create jobs for society and give opportunities for other people to make decent wages and make good living. However God will severely punish those greedy people exhorting money from people, from the street scam artists in rags to the Wall Street robbers in suits. They will one day face Gods judgment if they do not repent. God has a warning for them, especially those who are legally robbing the people and justifying it.
God sent warnings:
"Yes, they are greedy dogs which never have enough, and they are shepherds who cannot understand. They all look to their own way, everyone for his gain, from his own territory" (Isaiah 56:11).
"The people of the land have used oppression, committed robbery, and mistreated the poor and the needy; and they wrongfully oppressed the stranger . . . . Therefore, I have poured out my indignation on them; I have consumed them with the fire of my wrath; and have recompensed their deeds on their own heads" (Ezekiel 22:29-31).
God is going to punish the wicked. They are not going to get away with it regardless to how they justify greed. The statements in these verses just quoted are directly referring to Wall Street looters, the Real Estate scam artists, and other greedy people in business to steal money from people. Your days are numbered! I pray that you repent, otherwise, one day, you will be stripped of everything you got and there will be an end to your riches if you continue this way.
"Do not fret because of evil doers, nor be envious of the workers on iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb" (Psalm 37:1-2).
"A little that a righteous man has is better than the riches of many wicked. For the arms of the wicked will be broken, but the Lord upholds the righteous" (Psalm37:16-17).
Should the U.S. Learn from the Fall of Babylon?
I become very nervous when the political Right Wing continues their agenda of making a certain group of people richer under the pretense of creating jobs. The deception is to make a few people richer at the expense of the working class. The rich get richer and more powerful and the rest of the people remain at their mercy. In the developing countries, we have seen the fall of dictators who took and pocketed the money belonging to common people because they are in power positions. In our lifetime, we have seen the fall of such leaders despite their reign of terrors for so many years. We become very shocked in the U.S. how these dictators can loot the governments revenue and put peoples money in their private accounts. The present trend we are experiencing in the U.S. with predatory capitalists is no different from the abuse of power and revenue under dictators. We legalized such robbery in the U.S. and call it business no matter how much they are able to steal from common people. Is there anybody probing those who looted the Wall Street? Is there anybody probing the Real Estate scam artists? They got away with their highway robbery. "Ponzi Schemes" continue to flourish under the disguise of secret investments and many people are still losing their money. They remain at the mercy of the looters and the government looks the other way because many of such schemes appear to be business as usual.
Im afraid of the direction the U.S. is going because we have allowed greed to dominate businesses. Scam artists are taking advantage of many people in the name of business. When I studied the fall of Babylon in the Bible, it reminded me of a very rich nation that was filled with pride, arrogance, idolatry, and the abuses of the people. God promised to destroy such a nation.
"For all nations have drunk of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies" (Revelation 18:3).
"And the merchants of the earth will weep and mourn over her, for no one buys their merchandise anymore" (Revelation 18:11).
"In one hour such great riches came to nothing. Every shipmaster, all who travel by ship, sailors, and as many as trade on the sea, stood at a distance" (Revelation 18:17).
"Behold, I am against you O most haughty one!" says the Lord God of hosts. "For your days has come the time that I will punish you. The most proud shall stumble and fall. And no one will raise him up; I will kindle fire in the cities, and it will devour all around him" (Jeremiah 50:31-32).
"Thus with violence the great city of Babylon shall be thrown down, and shall not be found any more" (Revelation 18:21).
Life is not just about making money and getting rich. Pride comes before fall! All I can say here is, he who has ears and able to use them, let him hear what the word of God is telling the people. The Bible lesson of the fall of Babylon may be a warning and a foreshadowing of what is to happen in the future. Those who refuse to learn from history are destined to repeat it to their own destruction.
Prophecy of President Obama Tells us About his Legacy
I usually do not like to brag when the Lord gives me to a vision and the prediction comes true. Just remember, the message I delivered about President Obama before he started his presidency about caring for the common people with a heart of compassion did not come from me. The message came from the heart of God. Here is the evidence. The Supreme Court of the U.S. today June 28, 2012 upholds President Obamas Affordable Care Act to help those who are not covered by health care insurance. About 20 million Americans may now be covered by healthcare insurance. People will not have to lose their entire savings, or lose their homes after serious illness because they cannot pay their hospital bills. Children will not be denied affordable care because their parents insurance cannot cover them. Insurance companies cannot drop you because you have a chronic illness. Insurance companies cannot deny you because of pre-existing conditions. Teenagers going to college can now be covered by their parents insurance till age 26!
President Obamas Healthcare is the same as Jesus cares for the less fortunate, the poor, and the homeless. You can argue whichever way you want. Jesus still wins! Ask your self who is serving the Lord, the person advocating for selfishness of the insurance companies, or the person caring for others less fortunate? Your Bible should be able to provide affordable answer. Sadly, many Christians have been misled into walking away from their responsibilities to care for the poor. We rather adhere blindly to party loyalty than help those who are suffering amongst us! If helping the poor people bothers you, as a Christian, look into the mirror of your conscience and the gospel messages of Christ. Perhaps you are not truly a Christian.
Lessons from the Story of Mark Kock
After I finished writing this article, I was about to go to bed when I turned on the television to watch the interview of Dr. Del Tackett and John Rabe interviewing Mark Kock on "Cross Examine" on NRB television networks. In that interview Mark Kock told the story of a compelling life of success and affluent lifestyles of the Hollywood including power and glamour. But everything started crashing down when he accepted the Lord. He went from a multi-millionaire to nothing. Mark alluded in that interview that God was showing him that he gave everything to him and he could take everything away. Evidently, God taught him a good lesson in humility. Mark started following the Lord and understanding where his blessing came from. He was even about to start his own ministry. The lesson I learned from Mark Kocks story is the lesson many of us in the ministry are yet to learn. We are in a world of mass marketing spirituality. The greatest preacher is on the largest number of radio and television stations from a mega church. We therefore worship their images just like the Hollywood movie stars. This is how we define success today in Christian ministries. I believe after we have attained success in this life, we tend to worship demons of our own idols. The greatest demon we worship is ourselves that we place on the throne. The same problem exists in the church today.
This story also reminded me of the political fights over affordable healthcare this article is based upon. As a Christian, Im still unable to understand the reason why some Christians will want to fight and oppose the extension of healthcare insurance coverage to others less fortunate. At the same times, the same people are advocating for the rich to get richer at the expense of the people. Based on the story of Mark Kock, if getting richer and richer everyday is the essence of life, then human life is meaningless. We have created a society where the poor and the working class are powerless. The only voices that are louder are the voices of the rich and famous. The rest of us are irrelevant. We finally have a President with the "audacity of hope," trying to help the voiceless and the disadvantaged among us to have access to decent healthcare. Some of us Christians are fighting it because it does not fit well with our political agenda and party affiliation. Shame on you! Our outcry about abortion sounded like a man in mental institution crying out "fire" when he was the one starting the fire. If we advocate for the life of the unborn and we are intentionally taking away affordable healthcare because we want to make the insurance company richer, we must have lost our moral standard along the way. Based on what we have seen from the executives of the companies who took bailout money from the government, they spent a good portion of it for large bonuses to their executives. The working class remains at the mercy of these companies, and we have to pay the bill. The moral conscience of man is dead!
What is the Essence of Life?
If life is about making money and looking down on others less fortunate, the story of Mark Kock should teach us a lesson about the essence of life. Some Christians oppose helping the less fortunate not because they think about what Jesus taught, but because they want to justify their own greed. They are also goaded by people stirring their emotional discontent against the governments healthcare policies. In the process of embracing party politics, they lost their Christian virtues at the altar of political gains. Jesus was never against the rich people. He even admitted that we would always have the poor with us all the time. But Jesus was against the heartlessness of those watching other people suffer while taking advantage of the same people and enriching their own pockets. Sadly, the human conscience and the heart of compassion continue to die everyday. Its "all about me syndrome" caused the economic collapse, and nobody else matters! We are yet to learn our lesson that greed is a poison that is at the verge of gradually destroying our society. "Occupy the Wall Street" movement was sending us a message about the danger of greed. Are we ready to listen? We may be at the verge of another economic collapse if we are not careful. When the economy first crashed, President Bush asked everybody to go and start spending money to stimulate the economy. Not too many people responded. How could they have responded when the Wall Street robbers have looted their bank accounts, and left them with nothing? People without conscience will one day face Gods judgment!
Are you Still Blinded by Politics?
Has politics got you so emotionalized and confused? Have you been listening to spin doctors on the radio and television polluting your mind and forgetting about the teachings of Christ? Can you figure out Jesus position about caring for the poor, powerless, homeless, widows, and those without healthcare insurance? Ask yourself whether you are truly a follower of Christ. Our Bible provides a simple answer if you are willing to reason.
Jesus said, "If you do it to the least of these my brethren, you have done it onto me" (St. Matthew 25:31-46).
If you want to read more about the prediction legacy of President Obama caring for the poor and the voiceless, get a copy of this book, Closer Walk With Jesus, by Yinka Vidal, published in 2010, read about management crises in healthcare - chapters #25 to 30, and read about "Divine Messages for the Churches in the United States," chapter #38. Chapter #37 discusses, The Prophecy of the Coming Catastrophe.
By Yinka Vidal, author Closer Walk With Jesus.