Obama is a Pharaoh not a Messiah

In Genesis 47 verses 13- 27 we are told 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 store houses that he had built. So the people brought their money to Pharaoh, like a 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 the people went to Pharaoh after that they brought their cattle, horses, sheep and their donkeys to barter for grain. Verse 17 of Genesis says that only took them through the end of that year but the famine wasn’t over.

The next year the people came before Pharaoh and admitted that 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,” the scripture says. 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.

The pastor of a predominantly black church in Virginia preached a sermon recently on this Bible scripture in an effort to teach his congregation what could be learned from Genesis 17 verses 13-27. He said that turning to the government instead of to God to be our provider in hard times only leads to slavery. That is the only reason government wants to be our provider is to also become our master, the pastor said.

“But look how the 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 faithful and multiplied greatly,” he said. God provided for His people just as He always has. They didn’t end up giving all their possessions to the government. It says they gained possessions.

“But I also tell you a great truth today. We see the same thing happening today. The government today wants to share the wealth once again, to take it from us and redistribute it back to us. It wants to control healthcare just as it has taken control of education. And if we go along with it then we will wind up like the people of Egypt did. Slaves to the government and to our leaders.

“What President Obama’s government is doing now is no different from what Pharaoh’s government did then and it will end the same. A lot of people like to call Mr. Obama a Messiah but is he a Messiah? The Egyptians said that Pharaoh made them his slaves,” the Virginia pastor told his congregation.

“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,” the pastor said as he finished his sermon.

In his closing prayer the pastor prayed, “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 masters. Give us hearts to seek You and hands to serve You and protect Your people from the atrocities of Pharaoh’s government.”

This pastor is obviously a leader. Perhaps we should each decide who our real leader is. It is amazing to see that at the present time very little has changed in 4,000 years. Feel free to share this with others if you wish to.