Children for Princes
When God judges a nation, He has many options. He can send economic distress, military defeat, or evironmental disaster. All of these are found in the pages of the Old Testament, particularly in God's dealing with Israel. But there is another kind of judgment, less immediately visible, but no less devasting than these. God can give a nation childish, immature and unqualified rulers and allow them to suffer the consequences.
Isaiah 3:4 And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them.
My prayer for the next 27 days is that we will get mercy instead of justice. America deserves Barack Obama. We deserve to be "led" by a hard left lightweight who doesn't appear to believe anything unless it's convenient for him at the moment. We deserve to be "led" by a man who sees nothing wrong with killing off babies who survive abortion attempts. We deserve to be "led" by a man who sees nothing wrong with launching his political career in the home of terrorists who attacked the very country he wants to govern. We deserve to be "led" by a man who bought his home with the help of a convicted influence peddler. We deserve to be "led" by a man who attended a church for 20 years that preached "No, no, no, not God bless America! God damn America!" We deserve to be "led" by a man who has never successfully managed anything in his life.
We deserve Obama because have turned our backs on God, flaunted our independence, rejected His laws, rejoiced in our evil, shed innocent blood, and refused to listen to His demands for repentance. And yet though that is all true, there are still ten righteous people in Sodom, so I will continue to beg God not to punish my children and the country I love by placing this man in power.
But make no mistake--we deserve Barack Obama. And that fact should scare us more than any of the consequences of his election. Thomas Jefferson (hardly a member of the religious right) said it this way, "I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just, and that His justice cannot sleep forever."