“…and the State of the Union is Strong.”

     As previously noted the president omitted several relative ‘I’ words during his recent state of the union address.  He did, however, use the personal pronoun ‘I’ (or ‘me’ or ‘my’) more than 90 times during his speech.
     One such example related to climate change.  This column has numerous times in the past highlighted Scripture passages confirming that God has absolute control of the weather and climate patterns.
     President Obama’s take on the issue:
     “And no challenge – no challenge – poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change.  That’s why, over the past six years, we’ve done more than ever before to combat climate change…and that’s why I will not let this Congress endanger the health of our children by turning back the clock on our efforts.  I am determined to make sure American leadership drives international action.”
     Another preposterous example of claiming personal power not granted:
     “As Americans, we respect human dignity, even when we’re threatened, which is why I’ve prohibited torture…”
     Mr. President, you are an ardent supporter of late term and partial birth abortions.  Have you seen the operational procedure involved in such a thing and the state of development of these children who are forced to undergo such a procedure?
     Just prior to entering the Promised Land God revealed to Israel that the day would come when they would reject Him and ask for a king to rule over them instead.  And 350 years later just as God had announced they asked for a king.  Their reasoning was that they wanted to be just like all other nations.
     God gave them a king, his name was Saul.  God summarized the issue later.
     “I will be your King; where is any other, that he may save you in all your cities?  And your judges to whom you said, ‘Give me a king and princes’?  I gave you a king in My anger, and took him away in My wrath.”  Hosea 13:10-11
     Israel rejected the direct hand of God to rule them and instead asked for a king from one of their own.  God granted their wish and gave them a king in His anger.  That was one of Israel’s saddest moments. 
     And just as God had forewarned them, they would be sorry for rejecting Him and His sovereign rule. 
     “And you will cry out in that day because of your King whom you have chosen for yourselves, and the LORD will not hear you…”  1 Samuel 8:18
     The Bible is so clear about the sovereignty of God and His impending judgment of all nations because they all shunned His revealed standard of righteousness and justice.
     “Come near, you nations, to hear; and heed, you people!  Let the earth hear, and all that is in it, the world and all things that come forth from it.  For the indignation of the LORD is against all nations; and His fury against all their armies…”  Isaiah 34:1-2
     The greatest challenge facing this great nation is definitely not climate change; it is plainly a return to the word of the almighty sovereign God of all nations.
     If America is really a Christian nation, then the following should be our prayer:
     “Almighty God we have sinned and turned our backs to you.  We have hidden Your word; not in our hearts, but on the back shelf gathering dust.  We asked for a king and you gave us a ‘Saul.’  Please restore us dear God and give us a ‘David’…or his Offspring.”
     Note the following words of the president as he displayed extreme misguided confidence in America’s ability to succeed without God.
     “At this moment – with a growing economy, shrinking deficits, bustling industry, and booming energy production – we have risen from recession freer to write our own future than any other nation on earth.  It’s now up to us to choose who we want to be over the next fifteen years, and for decades to come…the state of the Union is strong.”
     Oh, by the way, the president did mention God at the end of his address.
     “Thank you, God bless you, and God bless this country we love.”
     You decide if America deserves God’s blessings, or…
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