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  1. dhip

    dhip Active Member

    Nov 14, 2009
    Just thought I'd share this with those Obama lovers


    Genesis 47:13-27

    I would love to give the Pastor of this predominantly black church in

    Virginia a hug and a high five. This guy is obviously a leader

    Perhaps we should each decide who our

    real leader is....It is amazing to see that very little has

    changed in 4,000 years.


    Good morning, brothers and sisters; it's always a delight to see

    the pews crowded on Sunday morning, and so eager to get into

    God's Word. Turn with me in your Bibles, if you will to the 47th

    chapter of Genesis, we'll begin our reading at verse 13, and go

    through verse 27.

    Brother Ray, would you stand and read that great passage for us?


    Thank you for that fine reading, Brother Ray... So we see that

    economic hard times fell upon Egypt , and the people turned to

    the government of Pharaoh to deal with this for them. And Pharaoh

    nationalized the grain harvest, and placed the grain in great storehouses

    that he had built. So the people brought their money to Pharaoh, like a

    great tax increase, and gave it all to him willingly in return for grain..

    this went on until their money ran out, and they were hungry again.

    So when they went to Pharaoh after that, they brought their

    livestock -their cattle, their horses, their sheep, and their donkey -

    to barter for grain, and verse 17 says that only took them through

    the end of that year..

    But the famine wasn't over, was it? So the next year, the people

    came before Pharaoh and admitted they had nothing left, except

    their land and their own lives. "There is nothing left in the sight

    of my lord but our bodies and our land. Why should we die before

    your eyes, both we and our land? Buy us and our land for food,

    and we with our land will be servants to Pharaoh.." So they

    surrendered their homes, their land, and their real estate to

    Pharaoh's government, and then sold themselves into slavery

    to him, in return for grain. What can we learn from this, brothers

    and sisters?

    That turning to the government instead of to God to be our provider

    in hard times only leads to slavery? Yes. That the only reason

    government wants to be our provider is to also become our master?


    But look how that passage ends, brothers and sisters! Thus Israel

    settled in the land of Egypt , in the land of Goshen .. And they gained

    possessions in it, and were fruitful and multiplied greatly." God

    provided for His people, just as He always has! They didn't end up

    giving all their possessions to government, no, it says they gained

    possessions! But I also tell you a great truth today, and an ominous

    one. We see the same thing happening today - the government today

    wants to "share the wealth "once again, to take it from us and

    it back to us. It wants to take control of healthcare, just as it has

    control of education, and ration it back to us, and when government

    rations it, then government decides who gets it, and how much, and

    what kind. And if we go along with it, and do it willingly, then we will

    wind up no differently than the people of Egypt did four thousand years

    ago - as slaves to the government, and as slaves to our leaders.

    What Mr. Obama's government is doing now is no different from what

    Pharaoh's government did then, and it will end the same. And a lot of

    people like to call Mr. Obama a "Messiah," don't they? Is he a Messiah?

    A savior? Didn't the Egyptians say, after Pharaoh made them his slaves,

    "You have saved our lives; may it please my lord, we will be servants to

    Well, I tell you this -

    I know the Messiah; the Messiah is a friend of mine;

    and Mr. Obama is no Messiah! No, brothers and sisters,

    if Mr. Obama is a character from the Bible, then he is Pharaoh..

    Bow with me in prayer, if you will.

    Lord, You alone are worthy to be served, and we rely on You, and You

    We confess that the government is not our deliverer, and never rightly
    will be.

    We read in the eighth chapter of 1 Samuel, when Samuel warned the people

    of what a ruler would do, where it says "And in that day you will cry out

    because of your king, whom you have chosen for yourselves, but

    the LORD will not answer you in that day." And Lord, we acknowledge

    that day has come. We cry out to you because of the ruler that we have

    chosen for ourselves as a nation. Lord, we pray for this nation. We pray

    for revival, and we pray for deliverance from those who would be our

    Give us hearts to seek You and hands to serve You, and protect Your people

    from the atrocities of Pharaoh's government.

    In God We Trust....

    sorry,don't usually post this kind of stuff,,but found it interesting

    Doug H.
  2. acorange

    acorange Well-Known Member

    Sep 13, 2008
    S.E. Iowa
  3. tad houston

    tad houston TS Member

    Dec 21, 2006
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