You will be amazed at how much the Bible speak to this time period we are living in. The Bible is a Book about prophecy that is like no other book. You will see in the following article how much President Obama fits into prophecy:
President Obama and the Song of Moses
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“For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the LORD will arise upon you [Jerusalem], and his glory will be seen upon you. And nations shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising.” (Isa 60:2-3)
We are living today in a time foretold by the prophets, when truth is thrown to the ground (Dan 8:12). A spirit of deception and delusion has been loosed on the nations (2 Thess 2:10-11). It is a time when people call good evil and evil good. The Scriptures say,“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!” (Isa 5:10)
This is exactly what is happening today as people more and more“hate the good and love the evil.” (Mic 3:2) The prevailing philosophy in society and the media is, “Everyone who does evil is good in the sight of the LORD, and he delights in them.” (Mal 2:17) It is a perversion of justice and truth. The more clearly the truth is told, the more firmly it is rejected. “Justice is turned back, and righteousness stands afar off; for truth has stumbled in the public squares, and uprightness cannot enter. Truth is lacking, and he who departs from evil makes himself a prey.” (Isa 59:14-15)
During the presidency of Obama, the Middle East has been changing dramatically. The very first thing he did as president, was to travel to the headquarters of Islamic learning in the world, the Al Azhar University in Cairo, in order to declare his devotion and support for Islam. Obama demanded that at least seven leaders of the outlawed Moslem Brotherhood, who founded Hamas, would be granted permission to be in the audience. It made President Mubarak so upset that he refused to attend. It seems like Obama knew exactly what he was doing.
The creed of the Moslem Brotherhood is “Allah is our objective; the Koran is our constitution, the Prophet is our leader; Jihad is our way; and death for the sake of Allah is the highest of our aspirations.” This is the creed that President Obama has helped rise to power during his three and a half years in office! The United States recently reaped a first harvest of Obama’s outreach to the Moslem world with the death of its ambassador to Libya and three of his associates on the very anniversary of 9-11. The body of the dead ambassador was dragged through the streets and mutilated with Muslims chanting praise to Allah and curses on the West.
Yet, the press reported that the terrorists tried to save the ambassadors life by getting him to an ambulance. That is the level of deception governing the media today! People who try to speak up against this madness are ridiculed and accused of bigotry. Evil is called good and good evil. They put darkness for light and light for darkness, bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
Instead of the US president speaking up before the UN, protesting the death and desecration of his ambassador at the hands of Muslim jihadists, he instead used a large part of his time before the world body to denounce a YouTube clip criticizing Mohammed as if that was the reason for the murder. In comparison he used one sentence to address the Iranian nuclear threat. Obviously, the President of the United States cares more about the honor of Mohammed than the honor of his own nation and his ambassador. President Obama has refused to visit Israel, but has promoted people whose death for the sake of Allah is their highest aspiration. Yet, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize at the start of his presidency and, incredibly, the press sees his foreign policy as his strong point in his bid for reelection. God foretold this time of deception thousands of years ago in the Holy Scriptures.
Iran is rushing to get the A-bomb. Egypt is in the hands of Islamist radicals with an outspoken agenda to “liberate” Jerusalem. Jordan might be next in line to fall to the Muslim Brotherhood and it seems like the Brotherhood will soon score the victory in Syria as well. Yet, according to President Obama, the biggest problem in the world is a YouTube clip denouncing the prophet Mohammed. His first priority obviously is the promise he made in Cairo to the Muslim world, “I consider it part of my responsibility as president of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear.”
In essence Obama began his presidency by calling evil good and good evil, what is bitter sweet and sweet bitter. It is an hour of great deception in the world. Obama has let the Islamic jihad genie out of the bottle and we are now beginning to see the results. If he is reelected, it might be the beginning of the final apocalyptic week leading up to Armageddon. May we be ready for what is coming!
Egyptian president, Mohamed Morsi, recently shocked the world by sacking the entire old Mubarak military leadership, replacing them with loyal Islamists, thereby effectively ending Egypt’s short-lived democracy. He has since ordered tanks and missile batteries into Sinai in a clear violation of the peace agreement with Israel. At the end of August, Morsi visited Iran. It is the first time since the 1979 Iranian Revolution that the president of Egypt has done that. Last week he declared in Turkey, “We can never hesitate to lend a helping hand to the people of Gaza, our neighbors and brothers, as well as the people of the West Bank and all Palestinians everywhere.” During his election campaign the crowds chanted at a huge rally:
“Brandish your weapons… Say your prayers… And pray to the Lord… Come on, you lovers of martyrdom… Banish the sleep from the eyes of all Jews. Come on, you lovers of martyrdom, you are all Hamas. Indeed, all the lovers of martyrdom are Hamas. I say from this podium, from al-Mahalla, from the heart of the Delta, the heart of Egypt, so that the whole world may hear. We say it loud and clear: Yes, Jerusalem is our goal. We shall pray in Jerusalem, or else we shall die as martyrs on its threshold.”
The enemies of Israel are teaming up, and the West is sleeping.
The Song of Moses
The Song of Moses recorded in Deuteronomy 32, is a detailed prophecy of the entire history of Israel from the beginning to the end. Indeed it is a microcosm of world history from God’s viewpoint. The Song of Moses contains lessons that are important for all nations to learn. God told Moses, “Now therefore write this song and teach it to the people of Israel. Put it in their mouths, that this song may be a witness for me against the people of Israel.” (Deut 31:19) We all need to learn this song.
“Then Moses spoke the words of this song until they were finished, in the ears of all the assembly of Israel: ‘Give ear, O heavens, and I will speak, and let the earth hear the words of my mouth. May my teaching drop as the rain, my speech distill as the dew, like gentle rain upon the tender grass, and like showers upon the herb.For I will proclaim the name of the LORD; ascribe greatness to our God! ‘The Rock, his work is perfect, for all his ways are justice. A God of faithfulness and without iniquity, just and upright is he.’” (Deut 31:30-32:4)
The history of Israel from beginning to end is a revelation of God’s Name, his justice, righteousness and greatness. To proclaim God’s Name has nothing to do with pronouncing his sacred Name YHWH. It is rather a proclamation of who God is based on a rehearsal of his acts towards his people. All replacement theology is a terrible desecration of the sanctity of his holy Name. In Revelation 15 we read that the Song of Moses is sung in heaven just before the bowls of God’s wrath are poured out upon the earth.
“Then I saw another sign in heaven, great and amazing, seven angels with seven plagues, which are the last, for with them the wrath of God is finished. And I saw what appeared to be a sea of glass mingled with fire–and also those who had conquered the beast and its image and the number of its name, standing beside the sea of glass with harps of God in their hands. And they sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, ‘Great and amazing are your deeds, O Lord God the Almighty! Just and true are your ways, O King of the nations! Who will not fear, O Lord, and glorify your name? For you alone are holy. All nations will come and worship you, for your righteous acts have been revealed.’” (Rev 15:2-4)
We see here that the theme of the song is exactly the same as in Deuteronomy 32: the proclamation of God’s name through his mighty deeds. In the Book of Revelation, the Song of Moses is also called the Song of the Lamb, because the Messiah is the key to Israel’s future redemption, and he is singing exactly the same song as Moses. Paul quotes from the Song of Moses in the Book of Romans and explains the relationship.
“For I tell you that Messiah became a servant to the circumcisedto show God’s truthfulness, in order to confirm the promises given to the patriarchs, and in order that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy. As it is written, ‘Therefore I will praise you among the Gentiles, and sing to your name.’ And again it is said [quoting the Song of Moses], ‘Rejoice, O Gentiles, with his people.’” (Rom 8:8-10)
It is from the lessons found in the Song of Moses that Paul also wrote, “Or is God the God of Jews only? Is he not the God of Gentiles also? Yes, of Gentiles also.” (Rom 3:29) Here is an important truth: it says in Revelation 15 that the Song of Moses is sung by all ”who had conquered the beast and its image and the number of its name.” It is very important for all of us to learn this song if we want to overcome the anti-messiah and his deceptions in these last days!
The song of Moses not only teaches us that the history of Israel is a revelation of God’s Name, but also that God relates to all nations through Israel. This is an extremely important lesson. The song says, “When the Most High gave the nations their inheritance, when he divided all mankind, he set up boundaries for the peoples according to the number of the sons of Israel. For the Lord’s portion is his people, Jacob his allotted inheritance.” (Deut 32:8-9) Among all the nations, Israel is God’s portion. The song goes on to describe God’s special love for Israel.
“He found him in a desert land, and in the howling waste of the wilderness; he encircled him, he cared for him, he kept him as the apple of his eye. Like an eagle that stirs up its nest, that flutters over its young, spreading out its wings, catching them, bearing them on its pinions, the LORD alone guided him, no foreign god was with him.” (v. 10-12)
The apple of the eye is the most sensitive part of the human body. God is very sensitive to how nations treat Israel. But the apple of the eye is also the part of the body through which we view to world around us. Once again, God looks at the whole world though the lens of Israel. We need to understand this lesson!
After the description of God’s love for Israel and how he brought them safely through the wilderness, the next two verses of the song describe their settling in the Land. “He made him ride on the high places of the land, and he ate the produce of the field, and he suckled him with honey out of the rock, and oil out of the flinty rock. Curds from the herd, and milk from the flock, with fat of lambs, rams of Bashan and goats, with the very finest of the wheat — and you drank foaming wine made from the blood of the grape.” (v. 13-14)
This prophecy was fulfilled in detail. It says in the Book of Joshua,“Thus the LORD gave to Israel all the land that he swore to give to their fathers. And they took possession of it, and they settled there.And the LORD gave them rest on every side just as he had sworn to their fathers. …Not one word of all the good promises that the LORD had made to the house of Israel had failed; all came to pass.” (Jos 21:43-45)
Then the song prophetically describes the backsliding of Israel, “But Jeshurun grew fat, and kicked; you grew fat, stout, and sleek; then he forsook God who made him and scoffed at the Rock of his salvation. They stirred him to jealousy with strange gods; with abominations they provoked him to anger. They sacrificed to demons that were no gods, to gods they had never known, to new gods that had come recently, whom your fathers had never dreaded. You were unmindful of the Rock that bore you, and you forgot the God who gave you birth.” (v. 15-18)
This also was fulfilled exactly as Moses prophesied. “And the people served the LORD all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders who outlived Joshua, who had seen all the great work that the LORD had done for Israel. …And there arose another generation after them who did not know the LORD or the work that he had done for Israel. And the people of Israel did what was evil in the sight of the LORD and served the Baals. And they abandoned the LORD, the God of their fathers, who had brought them out of the land of Egypt.” (Jud 2:7-12)
Then the Song of Moses describes at length God’s judgment on Israel. “The LORD saw it and spurned them, because of the provocation of his sons and his daughters. And he said, ‘I will hide my face from them; …For a fire is kindled by my anger, and it burns to the depths of Sheol, …I will heap disasters upon them; I will spend my arrows on them…’” (v. 19-23) The long history of Jewish suffering has fulfilled this prophecy as well in great detail. You can almost feel the ovens of the Holocaust in the song, “For a fire is kindled by my anger, and it burns to the depths of Sheol.”God’s great judgment on Israel is matched only by his great love for them.
God’s message to the nations
After this judgment on Israel, the song begins to address the nations. “I would have said, ‘I will cut them to pieces; I will wipe them from human memory,’ had I not feared provocation by the enemy, lest their adversaries should misunderstand, lest they should say, ‘Our hand is triumphant, it was not the LORD who did all this.’ For they are a nation void of counsel, and there is no understanding in them. If they were wise, they would understand this; they would discern their latter end!” (v. 26-29)
God says that the nations do not understand what their end will be when they mistreat his people. He says, ”Vengeance is mine, and recompense, for the time when their foot shall slip; for the day of their calamity is at hand, and their doom comes swiftly.” (v. 35) The Book of Hebrews quotes this verse saying, “For we know him who said, ‘Vengeance is mine; I will repay.’ And again, ‘The Lord will judge his people.’ It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.” (Heb 10:30-31)
We have seen in the Bible and throughout history the fearful things that God has done to his own people when they have sinned against him. From this we can learn what will happen in the end to those who attack his people. This is why this song will be sung again in the end times, just before God’s bowls of wrath are poured out. “The nations raged, but your wrath came, and the time for the dead to be judged, and for rewarding your servants, the prophets and saints, and those who fear your name, both small and great, and for destroying the destroyers of the earth.” (Rev 11:18) “For the day of vengeance was in my heart, and my year of redemption had come.” (Isa 63:4)
The Song of Moses explains, “For the LORD will vindicate his people and have compassion on his servants, when he sees that their power is gone and there is none remaining, bond or free.” (v. 36) The Jewish Bible commentator Rashi says that this means that God will help Israel at a time when everyone has abandoned Israel and no one is there to help her. The Song of Moses goes on to say,
“‘See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god beside me; I kill and I make alive; I wound and I heal; and there is none that can deliver out of my hand. For I lift up my hand to heaven and swear, As I live forever, if I sharpen my flashing sword and my hand takes hold on judgment, I will take vengeance on my adversaries and will repay those who hate me.’” (v. 39-41)
Notice that God calls Israel’s enemies his enemies. He says, “I will take vengeance on my adversaries and will repay those whohate me.” To attack Israel is to attack God. To hate Israel is to hate God. If the Church had not forsaken Moses but learnt this song well, Jewish history would have looked very different.
The final verse in the Song of Moses says, “Rejoice, O nations, with his people, for he will avenge the blood of his servants; he will take vengeance on his enemies and make atonement for his land and people.” (v.43) It is a fact that Israel’s enemies are also the enemies of all peoples. When Nazi Germany was defeated, there was rejoicing in all the capitols of the world. So it will also be in the end with Islam. The Jews are usually the first target of evil regimes and ideologies, but they are never the last. Israel’s final restoration will be a blessing for the entire world.
President Obama recently referred to Netanyahu’s desire to meet with him to discuss Iran, as ‘noise’ that he prefers to ‘block out’ and that he will only act in the interests of America. Canada’s Prime Minister Harper, on the other hand, who recently took the bold step to sever all Canadian ties with Iran, has said, “We are …mindful of the lesson of history: that those who single out the Jewish people as a target of racial and religious bigotry will inevitably be a threat to all of us.” May God bless Canada!
The history of Israel from beginning to end is a revelation of God’s Name. May we take the Song of Moses to heart and learn wisdom! We need to use it in faithful prayer and supplication day and night for Israel in this hour as the West and the rest of the world are abandoning Israel. If the Song of Moses has been fulfilled with such detail up till now, we can be sure that the glorious end will also be fulfilled. Anything else is impossible! God has taken heaven and earth as a witness.
“Give ear, O heavens, and I will speak, and let the earth hear the words of my mouth. …See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god beside me; I kill and I make alive; I wound and I heal; and there is none that can deliver out of my hand. For I lift up my hand to heaven and swear, As I live forever, if I sharpen my flashing sword and my hand takes hold on judgment,I will take vengeance on my adversaries and will repay those who hate me.” (Deut 32:1,39-41)
The prophet Zecharaiah declared more than two thousand years ago:
“Behold, I am about to make Jerusalem a cup of staggering to all the surrounding peoples. The siege of Jerusalem will also be against Judah. On that day I will make Jerusalem a heavy stone for all the peoples. All who lift it will surely hurt themselves. And all the nations of the earth will gather against it. …And on that day I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem. And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and pleas for mercy, so that, when they look on me, on him whom they have pierced, they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for an only child, and weep bitterly over him, as one weeps over a firstborn.” (Zec 12:2-3,9-10)
As the Middle East descends more and more into conflict and chaos, let us remember in our prayers that it is the honor and sanctity of the Name of the Creator of the galaxies and the ends of the earth that is at stake. Before Him all the nations of the world are less than the dust on the scale.
“Great is the LORD and greatly to be praised in the city of our God! His holy mountain, beautiful in elevation, is the joy of all the earth, Mount Zion, in the far north, the city of the great King. Within her citadels God has made himself known as a fortress. For behold, the kings assembled; they came on together. As soon as they saw it, they were astounded; they were in panic; they took to flight. Trembling took hold of them there, anguish as of a woman in labor. By the east wind you shattered the ships of Tarshish. As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the LORD of hosts, in the city of our God, which God will establish forever. Selah We have thought on your steadfast love, O God, in the midst of your temple. As your name, O God, so your praise reaches to the ends of the earth.” (Ps 48:1-10)