Thursday, January 14, 2010


At a recent Church service in Virginia!

morning, brothers and sisters; it's always a delight to
see the pews crowded on Sunday morning, and so eager to get
into God's Word. Turn with me in your Bibles, if
you will to the 47th chapter of Genesis, we'll
begin our reading at verse 13, and go through verse

Ray, would you stand and read that great passage for


you for that fine reading, Brother Ray... So we see
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 storehouses that
he had built. So the people brought their money to Pharaoh,
like a great tax increase, and gave it all to him
willingly in return for grain. And this went on until
their money ran out, and they were hungry again. So
when they went to Pharaoh after that, they brought
their livestock—their cattle, their horses, their
sheep, and their donkey—to barter for grain,
and verse 17 says that only took them through the end
of that year.

the famine wasn't over, was it? So the next year, the
people came before Pharaoh and admitted 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." 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. What can we learn from this,
brothers and sisters?

turning to the government instead of to God to be our provider in hard times only leads to
the only reason government wants to be our provider is
to also become our master?

look how that 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
fruitful and multiplied greatly." God provided for
His people, just as He always has! They didn't end
up giving all their possessions to government, no, it
says they gained possessions! But I also tell you a
great truth today, and an ominous one. 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 take
control of healthcare, just as it has taken control of
education, and ration it back to us, and when
government rations it, then government decides who
gets it, and how much, and what kind. And if we go
along with it, and do it willingly, then we will wind
up no differently than the people of Egypt did four thousand
years ago - as slaves to the government, and as slaves
to our leaders.

Mr. Obama's government is doing now is no different from
what Pharaoh's government did then, and it will end
the same. And a lot of people like to call Mr. Obama a
"Messiah," don't they? Is he a Messiah? A
savior? Didn't the Egyptians say, after Pharaoh made
them his slaves, "You have saved our lives; may it
please my lord, we will be servants to

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.

with me in prayer, if you will.

You alone are worthy to be served, and we rely on You, and
You alone. We confess that the government is not our
deliverer, and never rightly will be. We read in the
eighth chapter of 1 Samuel, when Samuel warned the
people of what a ruler would do, where it says
"And in that day you will cry out because of your
king, whom you have chosen for yourselves, but the LORD
will not answer you in that day." And Lord, we
acknowledge that day has come. 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. Amen

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