Daily Devotional for Tuesday October 28, 2008

Senator Obama or Senator McCain

(Romans 1:28; Titus 1:16)


Senator Obama or Senator McCain? For those who have been part of the Liveprayer family, you know that I will never publicly endorse anyone for elected office. Also, I have never told anyone who to or not to vote for. My concern is not about politics, but about the spiritual issues that face our nation, with many of those issues transcending into the political arena. As I shared with you last week, we are called to be Godly citizens. Christians have every right and responsibility to be involved in the political system.

The Bible is full of examples of how God can use His children in the political world. Men like Joseph, Daniel, David, and others were men of God who had careers in politics. In this nation, one of the ways we make our voice heard is through our vote. Christians should vote and vote for men and women who will best uphold Biblical principles. If those in elected office governed according to God's Word, this nation would be enjoying the blessings of God instead of dealing with the consequences of our rebellion to God and His Truth!

Last year, I told you that whoever was going to be our next President would be no friend of God. That is clearly going to be the case. I pray that if Christians learned one thing from the two terms of President Bush, it is that no man who ascends to the office of President is going to put God's agenda ahead of politics. Currently in our nation, we have a dominant two-party system. To become the nominee of one of the two dominant parties, to have the support of key power brokers the public never sees, to have the ability to raise the hundreds of millions of dollars necessary, to have the infrastructure required in all 50 states, forces the nominee to sell their soul to the institution of politics.

That is why despite running for both terms on promises to Christians that he would help overturn Roe vs. Wade, enact a marriage amendment to the U.S. Constitution defining marriage as between a man and a women, in 8 years President Bush has taken ZERO leadership positions on any of these issues. This is a man who was not ashamed to publicly declare his faith in Christ. He could have signed an executive order ending all funding to Planned "how to kill your baby" Parenthood, he could have done many things within his power on these critical spiritual issues that face our nation, but he chose to sit back and do nothing. Sadly, he put politics ahead of God. His one contribution to keeping this nation leaning towards God was his two Supreme Court appointments, though time will tell as they deal with legal cases affecting spiritual issues.

Senator John McCain is going to be no friend of God. Senator McCain claims to be a Christian but has never spoken of that moment when he gave his heart and life to the Lord by faith. Actually, in the past, he has been very critical of many Christian leaders, and has only embraced the Christian community recently since he has no chance of winning without the Christian vote. If elected, he is going to do nothing to take the Federal Government out of the business of killing babies. He won't pursue a marriage amendment to the U.S. Constitution. He has major support from the gambling lobby so there is no way he will even try to curtail the proliferation of gambling in this country. There is NOTHING to indicate Senator McCain will do anyhting to deal with the pressing spiritual issues that face this nation.

I know that his Vice President nominee, Sarah Palin, has openly professed her strong faith in Christ. I have no doubt she loves the Lord. However, don't forget that as the VP in a McCain administration, she is there to support the administration's policies, not enact policies. Also, so far in her tenure as Governor of Alaska, she has not taken a leadership role on any of the key spiritual issues. She has not led any movements to make abortions illegal as some other states are attempting to do, nor is she pushing for an amendment to the Alaska state constitution to define marriage as between a man and a woman. I am simply pointing out that as refreshing as she may be, as solid in her personal faith as she may be, she is first and foremost a politician and has not shown any "maverick" tendencies to pursing God's agenda

Senator Barack Hussein Obama is going to be no friend of God. He claims to be a Christian, a claim I dispute and have carefully detailed in a video on the Liveprayer.com homepage that has been viewed by millions. I was the first Christian leader to go into the secular media over a year ago and question his claim to being a Christian. The fact is, Senator Obama was nothing but a political hack for the Daley machine in Chicago, the same time I started my ministry in that great city. He was a "community organizer" on the south side, better known in Chicago as a political street thug, at the same time I was on the south side preaching in many of the same black churches he was involved with. I first mentioned Barack Hussein Obama in 2006 in conjunction with his church for 20 yrs., the liberal Trinity United Church of Christ, and his pastor, the racist Dr. Jeremiah Wright who has preached his perverted black liberation theology for 30 yrs.

Senator Obama has NEVER spoke of his salvation experience, only of his church membership. The fact is, the only reason he even joined Trinity was for political expediency. It was the church upwardly mobile blacks in Chicago went to church. Much has been made of his alliances with unrepentant domestic terrorist Bill Ayers, Rev. Wright, jailed slumlord Tony Resko, and other far-left radicals in Chicago. What most have missed is that Senator Obama embraces this far-left radical ideology. This is important to understand from a faith perspective, since you can't believe this type of radical political ideology and the Christian faith. The two are mutually exclusive. As I have made the case, his claim of faith has been for political expedience, and not a personal relationship with the Lord.

How else can a man who claims to love Jesus, vote 100% of the time to support the legalized slaughter of innocent babies? He makes the ridiculous assertion that he wants to reduce the number of abortions, yet votes 100% of the time to support this practice of legalized infanticide, even late-term abortions where fully developed babies who are ready to be delivered have their skulls crushed and lifeless bodies extracted from their mothers womb. Senator Obama is also a hero in the homosexual community, fully supporting their radical agenda his entire political career. Let me say this as clear and concise as I possibly can. No person who claims to love the Lord could EVER vote for a man who supports the legalized slaughter of babies and the homosexual agenda. Let me go even further, if you have a pastor that endorses a baby killer and an advocate of the homosexual agenda, you need to run from that church.

It has made me sick to see high-profile Christians like TD Jakes, Paula White, Rev. Kirbyjohn Caldwell who pastors the largest United Methodist Church in the nation in Houston, Texas, and others, supporting Senator Obama. It has made me sick to go on one talk show after another and interact with callers who claim to be Christians, yet are supporting a man for President who sees nothing wrong with killing innocent babies and supporting the radical homosexual agenda. What a spiritually bankrupt nation we live in when even those who claim to know Jesus, pastors who are supposed to lead the flock, see nothing wrong with supporting a baby killer and advocate of the agenda of sexual deviants! God help us!!!

During this campaign, Senator Obama has aggressively marketed his "Christian faith" and gone after evangelical voters. He has sought to ignore his support of killing babies and the gay agenda, and focus on social issues like world hunger and AIDS in Africa, the mantra of the Christian left, those who claim to be Christians yet compromise the Truth of the Bible. Focusing on his social agenda, Senator Obama has tapped into Catholics and Protestants, especially younger church goers who sadly attend churches that have so watered down Biblical Truth, that they call themselves Christians, yet deny the Truth of God's Word.

Of course, Senator Obama has also had the staunch support of those who hate Christians and the Christian faith. The secular media, which loathes Christians, has lost all journalistic integrity and is openly rooting for and supporting Senator Obama's campaign. Even though he claims to be a Christian, the media is not offended by Senator Obama's brand of Christianity because he promotes this universalistic lie from hell that everyone will go to Heaven (making faith in Jesus is meaningless), and supports their liberal agenda like the legal killing babies and special rights to homosexuals.

That is why anyone who becomes a threat to him winning, people like Sarah Palin or "Joe the plumber," becomes the target of the media. I would love to see Saturday Night Live skewer Michelle Obama the way they have Sarah Palin, but it will never happen. You will never hear the media report on the fact Senator Obama made the same kind of promises he is making now when he ran for the Illinois Senate, and fulfilled ZERO of those promises, or why the Governor of Hawaii has sealed his birth certiifcate after many questioned if he was actually born in Kenya which would disqualify him from being President, or that despite his claims, he will end up raising taxes in some form on everyone who is working, or that his economic plans will insure we fall into a depression, or that his foreign policy agenda are going to put this nation at great risk.

He has no real experience, no real accomplishments, a radical political ideology, and major portions of his life are missing, yet the media doesn't care because they have a Godless agenda that they see being fulfilled through his winning the White House. The Judeo-Christian View ( www.thejudeo-christanview.com ) is an exciting new online publication that deals with many details you will never hear about in the mainstream media regarding Senator Obama and his radical socialist political ideology. These are views that make him clearly an enemy of God.

I love you and care about you so much. So, people are asking if we are supposed to vote and neither of these two candidates are friends of God, who do we vote for? I will never tell you who to or not to vote for, but would ask you to prayerfully look over ALL the candidates. There are some third-party candidates that have a Godly agenda. Of course, in our current system, they have no chance of winning, but at least you can vote and vote in good conscience.

There are many candidates running for local and state offices, as well as those running for the U.S. House and Senate that you need to research and find the ones who are serious about upholding Biblical principles. Also, several states like California, Arizona, and Florida are asking people to vote on a state amendment to define marriage as between a man and a woman. Every Christian needs to vote to support God's Holy Institution of Marriage. I am sure there are other local issues for people to vote on like zoning out adult businesses, that Christians need to take a stand on

Let me share with you what the Holy Spirit has shown me. As hard as it is to understand, it is God who allows men to rise to power. God allowed the Caesars to rise to power during the time of Jesus and the first church. God allowed Stalin to rise to power in Russia. God allowed Hitler to rise to power in Germany. We will never fully understand why or His total purpose, but those are the times we must trust God. If God allows Barack Hussein Obama to rise to the Presidency, I see it as God taking His hand off of this nation. He will give us over to that "reprobate mind" spoken of in Romans 1:28, "And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient."

We are already seeing the rumblings of God's judgment on this nation through the economy. I told you that the $700 billion rescue plan was not going to solve the problems. There are no earthly solutions to what is now clearly not just God shaking up this nation, but also the nations of the world. My friend, let me tell you that there is only ONE hope for this nation and for this world, and that is for this nation and the other nations to turn back to God and to Biblical Truth. There are no other answers. All of the economic and political systems in the world can't solve the problems since the problems are not of this world, they are spiritual. This nation and world lives in rebellion to God and His Truth and the only hope, the only answer, is to repent and turn back to God!

Early this year God birthed in me the vision of the Jonah Project that I launched the first of July. This is God's plan to gather the true followers of Christ from around the world to call the United States and the nations of the world to repentance and to turn back to God and to Biblical Truth. While we bring that message of repentance, we will also share the Gospel with every person on the planet that faith in Jesus is their only hope now and for all eternity. We will gather together as one in Christ and take on the spiritual issues that not only plague this nation, but other nations.

Let me encourage you today to become part of the Jonah Project. You can go to the Jonah Project homepage at http://www.liveprayer.com/jonah/ , watch the vision video, and sign up to be part of this great last days move of God. My friend, this is the only hope for our nation and for this world. There is only one aswer, JESUS!!!

In His love and service, Your friend and brother in Christ, Bill Keller