Both democrats and the republicans, much like rabid commercial marketing executives, have worked hard to promote their tag line to the American Public. For example, Barack Obama and company want to portray themselves as the party for all people and having a government with a common-sense foreign policy. Vote for us because we can turn the economy around and make our country safer. For John McCain and company, they want to portray themselves as the party that is the most tough on national security and the best able to get the economy to turn around. Vote for us because we can really turn the economy around and we’ll fight our enemies wherever and whenever.
Both the democrats and republicans fight hard to ensure they have the right ‘tagline’ in twenty words or less. After all, voters do not have high attention spans. Why encumber them with substance?
But for democrats, there’s one main issue that the republicans have done extremely well in monopolizing: God. I’m not saying the republicans are heartless opportunists, but let’s face it. . . What better tag line can you have when you have God in it? Here’s a simple tag line that the republicans have done extremely well to convey to the American people (and, unfortunately, I’m not talking about those people on the coasts): God doesn’t want you to vote for Barack Obama. In fact, the tag line also goes on to say: If you vote for Barack Obama, then you are not Christian.
Jeez, how can you disagree with that? Some democrats will think that people who believe this are simple minded or peons. I think most democrats didn’t realize how truly ridiculous this notion was until the last election. Fine, you may think the God question is only for God-fearing people but . . . but wait, there are millions of God-fearing people in the U.S.! How can democrats publically attack this as being backward? And, more importantly, how can democrats ignore the God tag line as something only the fringe would agree to?
Attention to democrats, attention to democrats: better look again who your “fringe” is. Think red states.
Here’s an example of something I found from myinjesus.com, an online christian community newsletter. This is a newsletter I received from Jim:
Barack Hussein Obama has taken the nation by storm. From obscurity, with zero executive experience, or much of any kind, he has vaulted into the position of Presidential frontrunner. It is stunning. On the surface, it appears attributable only to his eloquent oratory and his race. But an invisible factor may be a strong spiritual force behind him, causing some people to actually swoon in his presence.
I have been very concerned that he has publicly said that he does not believe Jesus is the only way to heaven. This makes both the Bible and Jesus a liar, and it means that Christ has died in vain. A person cannot be a true Christian who believes that there are other ways of forgiveness, salvation, and eternal life with God. Only Jesus has paid the price for that.
Therefore, there is, indeed, another spirit involved. And this spirit has come into our national life like a flood. Last week at Obama’s acceptance speech, that spirit exalted itself in front of a Greek temple-like stage, and to a huge audience like in a Roman arena. Obama was portrayed as god-like. His voice thundered as a god’s voice.
At the end, Democratic sympathizer Pastor Joel Hunter gave the benediction and shockingly invited everyone to close the prayer to their own (false) gods. This was surely an abomination, but it was compatible with Obama’s expressed theology, and Hunter’s leftist leanings.
God was not pleased.
And God says, “When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him”(Isaiah 59:19).
Enter Governor Sarah Palin. With incredible timing, the very next day, Sarah Palin also appeared out of nowhere. Her shocking selection as John McCain’s running mate stunned the world and suddenly took all the wind out of Obama’s sails. We quickly learned that Sarah is a born-again, Spirit-filled Christian, attends church, and has been a ministry worker.
Sarah is that standard God has raised up to stop the flood. She has the anointing. You can tell by how the dogs are already viciously attacking her. But they will not be successful. She knows the One she serves and will not be intimidated. Back in the 1980s, I sensed that Israel’s little-known Benjamin Netanyahu was chosen by God for an important end-time role. I still believe that. I now have that same sense about Sarah Palin. Today I did some checking and discovered that both her first and last names are biblical words, one in Hebrew the other in Greek:
Sarah. Wife of Abraham and mother of Isaac. In Hebrew, Sarah means “noble woman” (Strong’s 8283). Palin. In Greek, the word means “renewal.” (Strong’s 3825). A friend said he believes that Sarah Palin is a Deborah. Of Deborah, Smith’s Bible Dictionary says,”A prophetess who judged Israel…. She was not so much a judge as one gifted with prophetic command…. and by virtue of her inspiration ‘a mother in Israel.'”
Only God knows the future and how she may be used by Him, but may this noble woman serve to bring renewal in the land, and inspiration.