Obama and the real ‘State of the Union’

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US President Barack Obama gave his required State of the Union address several hours ago.  Here is some of what he said in it:

More oil produced at home than we buy from the rest of the world – the first time that’s happened in nearly twenty years. Our deficits – cut by more than half.  And for the first time in over a decade, business leaders around the world have declared that China is no longer the world’s number one place to invest; America is.

That’s why I believe this can be a breakthrough year for America. After five years of grit and determined effort, the United States is better-positioned for the 21st century than any other nation on Earth…

Across the country, we’re partnering with mayors, governors, and state legislatures on issues from homelessness to marriage equality…

As President, I’m committed to making Washington work better, and rebuilding the trust of the people who sent us here…

That’s what health insurance reform is all about – the peace of mind that if misfortune strikes, you don’t have to lose everything…

Our alliance with Europe remains the strongest the world has ever known.

The some of the above statements remind me of what a particular COG minister did when he wanted people to believe his church was more popular than the Continuing Church of God on the internet, when it was not–so he gave an inaccurate picture, and brought up less relevant data.  That is what I thought of the State of the Union talk.

As far as particular points in President Obama’s speech, let me state the deficit has not been cut in half.  It keeps growing.  While the rate is about half of when the stimulus he wanted was counted five years ago, the actual debt has risen.  And to point to the mood of investors towards the USA vs. China as proof that the USA is doing better is grasping at red herring issues.  It is not that all is negative (the USA’s oil production being up is a plus), but the USA is not doing as well as he indicated and really is heading in the wrong direction.  He is promoting the homosexual agenda on the marriage issue, in violation of the Bible.  I do not believe that he is rebuilding trust and has lost trust in the past year.  Health insurance reform has cost many their preferred health insurance.  His comment about Europe disagrees with the facts since the Snowden disclosures.  He did not discuss the type of regulatory relief that small business owners really want in his speech, so there was not much motivation for them to feel he truly understands or wants to help them either.

Let us consider what has happened since his last “State of the Union” address.

The USA has continued to increase its debt.  The USA was already the world’s most indebted nation of all time and that debt increased since the last “State of the Union” speech.  It did not drop.  This is dangerous and the Bible warns about being taken over because of it (Habakkuk 2:6-8).

Also on the economic side since the speech last year, China claimed it has surpassed the USA to become the world’s largest trading nation.  This does not bode well for the USA (and actually, the European Union, which is not considered as a ‘nation,” is the world’s largest trader and has a larger economy than the USA).

Additional regulations, such as related to Obamacare, have been implemented and hurt many Americans.  Promises that Barack Obama made related to people being able to keep their health insurance were broken.   Obamacare is also more costly than promised (Obamacare deadline and ramifications) and working people are losing coverage and/or paying more, often for less coverage.  Small business owners are pressed by this and other regulations that President Obama supports.

Partially because of President Obama, the USA has further pushed the homosexual agenda.  As of January 2014, seventeen states including California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington, as well as the District of Columbia, have legalized homosexual marriage, although the Illinois law will not become effective until June 1, 2014. Judges have basically made it happen in some states and are trying to force Utah, Oklahoma, and Virginia to allow this. This is consistent with parts of Barack Obama’s agenda–which he seems proud of. Most of the states legalizing this did so since the last ‘State of the Union’ speech where Barack Obama stated:
We will ensure equal treatment for all service members, and equal benefits for their families, gay and straight.


A few weeks after that speech, the Obama Administration pleaded that the Supreme Court should overturn DOMA and California’s anti-homosexual marriage law.  This what the homosexual activists have long wanted.  This is dangerous and will end in destruction (Romans 1:18-32).

Moves were also taken to expand “abortion rights” (see US government leaders moving to expand homosexual and abortion ‘rights’)–this may be a factor not only in the increase in debt (see Abortion, the Bible, and a Woman’s Right to Choose and/or watch Abortion, the Bible, and US Debt.), but also in some of the severe weather the USA is experiencing (see Weather Blessings and Sorrows).

This month, President Obama made statements that possibly could intended to increase the acceptance of marijuana by the public.  Some have denounced him for that:

Michele M. Leonhart, the top official at the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, told a group of sheriffs last week she’s unhappy with President Barack Obama’s recent comments on marijuana.

Leonhart, according to The Boston Herald, was frustrated by her boss’s statements to The New Yorker in which he said he doesn’t think pot is more dangerous than alcohol.  http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2014/01/marijuana_news_top_drug_enforc.html

When I asked Obama about another area of shifting public opinion—the legalization of marijuana—he seemed even less eager to evolve with any dispatch and get in front of the issue. “As has been well documented, I smoked pot as a kid, and I view it as a bad habit and a vice, not very different from the cigarettes that I smoked as a young person up through a big chunk of my adult life. I don’t think it is more dangerous than alcohol.”

…he said, “we should not be locking up kids or individual users for long stretches of jail time when some of the folks who are writing those laws have probably done the same thing.” Accordingly, he said of the legalization of marijuana in Colorado and Washington that “it’s important for it to go forward because it’s important for society not to have a situation in which a large portion of people have at one time or another broken the law and only a select few get punished.”  http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2014/01/27/140127fa_fact_remnick?currentPage=all

Moderate amounts have been shown will improve the health and longevity of the majority (though not all).  That is not the case for marijuana.  While moderate amounts of alcohol are not intoxicating, moderate amounts of marijuana are intoxicating.  Smoking marijuana is not good (it is discussed in the article Should Christians Smoke?) and the President  should not be handling it the way he seems to be.  (I do not intend to debate marijuana’s potential legalization, but will say that getting high for recreation is inconsistent with how a Christian is to live–cf. Galatians 5:19-21.)

Since the last  “State of the Union” speech, in terms of human rights, the Snowden leaks showed that the USA has been violating them.  This, including its display of USA hypocrisy, will cause major problems for the USA (see The Snowden Leaks are Leading to the Destruction of the USA). His comment about Europe is prophetically naive as the Bible shows that a European power will eliminate the USA (Daniel 11:39, watch also Can You Prove that the Beast to Come is European?).  European leaders are incensed by the espionage by the USA against them and their industries–and they will remember this.  Barack Obama’s comments on Europe are simply dangerous.

The following was at a website yesterday in partial response to a cryptic tweet from Matt Drudge, famous for his Drudge Report:

Matt Drudge… took to his Twitter account with a simple warning consisting of just four words… Have an Exit Plan

Drudge included no other details with his Tweet.

The warning, while cryptic, may be the result of direct insider information…

Something has spooked Matt Drudge and he’s not alone. Last year one of America’s leading talk show hosts, Mark Levin, warned that the U.S. government has been simulating the collapse of our financial system and society with the potential for widespread violence. There are countless such examples of highly influential media personalities who are issuing similar warnings.

Within the realm of the alternative media, the last several years have yielded incredible insights into the inner workings of the U.S. government, political system and economic machinations. Everything from manipulations of our monetary system to the sometimes unbelievable expansion of the American police state has been extensively studied and reported by thousands of independent journalists, broadcasters and bloggers operating outside of the mainstream establishment’s sphere of influence.

There have been insider reports indicating that a crisis of unprecedented magnitude is coming to the United States. Contrarian economists, who are almost completely ignored by mainstream media, have warned of dire consequences to the continued operation of our systems of commerce, including our domestic food distribution networks. And though it has not been reported on the alphabet news channels, the U.S. military has been actively war gaming collapse scenarios and engaging in highly suspicious exercises across U.S. metropolitan areas.  http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/matt-drudge-issues-warning-have-an-exit-plan_01272014

Those in the USA have lost many rights that were originally provided for in its Constitution and Bill of Rights, and dangers loom (see also It is Citizenship and Constitution Day in the USA).  This is not to say that all of the rights removing events occurred in the last year or only under the Obama Administration, but this trend has appeared to have accelerated.  I do expect civil unrest and governmental intervention.

In terms of support of religious freedom for those that profess Christ, it has been reported that the  Obama Administration is now considered to be a facilitator of ‘Christian’ persecution.

In terms of how he conducts his presidency, the Christian Science Monitor’s front cover on Monday asked if Obama leads an ‘imperial presidency’?  Notice a few selected items related to Barack Obama’s speech last night reported by Julie Pace:

Obama Vows To Flex Presidential Powers In State Of The Union 2014 Speech


WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to energize his sluggish second term, President Barack Obama vowed Tuesday night in his State of the Union address to sidestep Congress “whenever and wherever” necessary…

“America does not stand still and neither do I,” Obama declared in his prime-time address before a joint session of Congress and millions of Americans watching on television…Obama sought to emphasize his presidential powers…

The president’s go-it-alone strategy is in many ways an acknowledgment that he has failed to make good on two major promises to the American people: that he would change Washington’s hyper-partisanship and that his re-election would break the Republican “fever” and clear the way for congressional action on major initiatives.  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/28/obama-state-of-the-union-2014-video_n_4591087.html?1390966813&icid=maing-grid7%7Chtmlws-main-bb%7Cdl1%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D436089

“Executive orders” are the way that US presidents tend to bypass Congress. While Barack Obama did not start the practice of ‘executive orders’ to bypass Congress, he certainly is one who has promoted that practice.  The co-called system of checks and balances that many in the USA think is in place in the federal government is simply not being utilized the way that its Constitution seems to have intended.  And getting around the US Constitution this is a trend that Barack Obama seemingly wishes to accelerate (note: so have Republican presidents–it is just that this is becoming more and more blatant).

Celebrity pornography has increased and become more inappropriate, even since the last State of the Union address.  Instead of condemning that trend, back in 2012, Barack Obama publicly praised one involved in celebrity soft pornography as perfect “role model” for his daughters (Pornography: A scourge on society).

The USA has had to make a variety of cuts to its military since the last State of the Union address.   While this has been going on the Russians, Chinese, and the Europeans have been working on upgrading their military technology.  The Bible shows that even the USA can, and will, get taken over (Daniel 11:39; Habakkuk 2:6-8).

The Prophet Daniel was then asked to interpret handwriting that was written on a wall for a government leader. The moral trend in that kingdom was not good according to Daniel (Daniel 5:22-23). After stating that, here is the interpretation that the prophet Daniel gave of that handwriting on the wall:

24 Then the fingers of the hand were sent from Him, and this writing was written.

25 “And this is the inscription that was written:


26 This is the interpretation of each word. Mene: God has numbered your kingdom, and finished it; 27 Tekel: You have been weighed in the balances, and found wanting; 28 Peres: Your kingdom has been divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.” (Daniel 5:24-28)

30 That very night Belshazzar, king of the Chaldeans, was slain. (Daniel 5:30)

That kingdom was taken over that very night (Daniel 5:30-31)–but the USA still has several years, at least, left.

But, let us look at the words from the wall and apply them to the United States.

  1. Mene: Your days as being on the top of the world order are numbered.  And more in the world are starting to realize this.
  2. Mene: Despite signs of your decline, instead of repenting, you seem to be taking steps to speed it up–you are soon to be finished.
  3. Tekel: Your morality and “conscience” have been weighed in the balances, and found wanting.
  4. Peres/Upharsin: Your nation will be divided by the final Beast, the King of the North (Daniel 11:39), and he will make your people slaves as your nation will be finished.

Do you think that this may be alarmist? Even US President Barack Obama has stated the the deficits of the USA are unsustainable. And he was right about that. Something that is unsustainable cannot be continued forever–but the USA is continuing the debt and has no real concrete plans to reverse that.

Without national repentance, the USA is doomed for destruction. So too, are its Anglo-allies.

Since the USA seems to be going more into sin nationally, that type of national repentance seems unlikely. Yet, personal repentance is still possible. Do you see the real State of the Union in the USA and elsewhere?  Can those in the USA/UK see the Handwriting on the Wall?

Some items of possibly related interest may include:

Anglo – America in Prophecy & the Lost Tribes of Israel Are the Americans, Canadians, English, Scottish, Welsh, Australians, Anglo-Saxon (non-Dutch) Southern Africans, and New Zealanders descendants of Joseph? Where are the lost ten-tribes of Israel? Who are the lost tribes of Israel? What will happen to Jerusalem and the Jews in Israel? Will God punish the U.S.A., Canada, United Kingdom, and other Anglo-Saxon nations? Why might God allow them to be punished first? Here is a link to the Spanish version of this article: Anglo-América & las Tribus Perdidas de Israel. A video of possible interest may be Will Will USA Spying Help the Beast Power?
Will the Anglo-Saxon Nations be Divided and Have People Taken as Slaves? Will the lands of the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand be divided? What about Jerusalem? What does Bible prophecy teach? Are there non-biblical prophecies that support this idea? Who will divide those lands? Who will end up with the lands and the people? Here is a link to a video titled Will the USA and other Anglo-nations be Divided and Their People Made Slaves? Here is a related item in the Spanish language ¿Serán divididas las naciones anglosajonas?
Europa, the Beast, and Revelation Where did Europe get its name? What might Europe have to do with the Book of Revelation? What about “the Beast”? Is an emerging European power “the daughter of Babylon”? What is ahead for Europe? Here is a link to a video titled: Can You Prove that the Beast to Come is European?
WTO/TTIP and the Babylonian Beast Will international trade agreements like WTO/TTIP/CETA lead to the fulfillment of end time prophecies concerning the Babylonian Beast power that the Book of Revelation warns against? What does the Bible teach? A related video would be WTO Trade Deal and the Rise of the European Beast Power.
Can those in the USA/UK see the Handwriting on the Wall? Is everything fine in the USA/UK or is it like the days of Noah? Can we learn from the handwriting that appeared on a wall thousands of years ago? Here is a link to a related YouTube video Can you see the ‘Handwriting on the Wall’?
The Snowden Leaks are Leading to the Destruction of the USA Can what happened with the leaks of what the NSA has done help the USA to be taken over? What does the Bible teach that seems to be related to this? Here is a related YouTube video titled Are the Snowden NSA leaks leading to the destruction of the USA?
Pornography: A scourge on society Is pornography harmless fun? Does the Bible teach anything about it? What are the views of some involved with it? Here is a link to a YouTube video Pornography: Harmless Fun or a Scourge on Society?
Who is the King of the West? Why is there no End-Time King of the West in Bible Prophecy? Is the United States the King of the West?
Just What Do You Mean — Repentance? Do you know what repentance is? Have you truly repented? Repented of what? Herbert W. Armstrong wrote this as a booklet on this important subject.
When You Sin: Do You Really Repent? This is an article by Charles F. Hunting.
Cross-dressing and other assaults against your children. What should you do? Is there an agenda to turn your children and/or grandchildren away from biblical morality and towards practices promoted by homosexuals? What does the Bible teach about cross-dressing? What should parents do? If there is an agenda, what has been going on? There is also a YouTube video on this, titled Cross dressing and Other Assaults Against Your Children.
The Bible Condemns Homosexuality “Same-sex marriage” for “gays” and lesbians is becoming more acceptable to many. What does the Bible teach about homosexuality? Can homosexuals change?
Abortion, the Bible, and a Woman’s Right to Choose Do you know what the Bible teaches on this? Has the Roman Catholic Church allowed abortions? What about the real Church of God? Some may also, or instead, wish to view the YouTube video Abortion, the Bible, and US Debt.
Weather Blessings and Sorrows Are weather problems a warning? What should be done? What does the Bible teach about weather? What about floods, droughts, heat, earthquakes, tornadoes, and solar storms? Here is a related YouTube video Does God Use Weather? A related item in the Spanish language would be Bendiciones y maldiciones del clima.
Does God Have a 6,000 Year Plan? What Year Does the 6,000 Years End? Was a 6000 year time allowed for humans to rule followed by a literal thousand year reign of Christ on Earth taught by the early Christians? Does God have 7,000 year plan? What year may the six thousand years of human rule end? When will Jesus return? 2021 or 20xx? There is also a video titled The 6000 Year Plan: Is the end of humanity’s reign almost up?
When Will the Great Tribulation Begin? 2014, 2015, or 2016? Can the Great Tribulation begin today? What happens before the Great Tribulation in the “beginning of sorrows”? What happens in the Great Tribulation and the Day of the Lord? Is this the time of the Gentiles? When is the earliest that the Great Tribulation can begin? What is the Day of the Lord? Who are the 144,000? Here is a version of the article in the Spanish language: ¿Puede comenzar la Gran Tribulación en 2013 o 2014? ¿Es el Tiempo de los Gentiles? You can also see the English language video The Great Tribulation Will Not Begin Before 2017.
Who is the King of the West? Why is there no Final End-Time King of the West in Bible Prophecy? Is the United States the King of the West? Here is a version in the Spanish language: ¿Quién es el Rey del Occidente? ¿Por qué no hay un Rey del Occidente en la profecía del tiempo del fin?
Hillary Clinton in Prophecy  Prophecy, Hillary Clinton? Are there prophecies that Hillary Clinton may fulfill?  Are there any prophecies that she has already helped fulfill?  Could Hillary Clinton be apocalyptic?  Could Hillary Clinton be the final Antichrist?
Who is the King of the North? Is there one? Do biblical and Roman Catholic prophecies for the Great Monarch point to the same leader? Should he be followed? Who will be the King of the North discussed in Daniel 11? Is a nuclear attack prophesied to happen to the English-speaking peoples of the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand? When do the 1335 days, 1290 days, and 1260 days (the time, times, and half a time) of Daniel 12 begin? When does the Bible show that economic collapse will affect the United States? Here is a link to a video titled: The Future King of the North.
Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States-Second Edition for Second Obama Term This is a 160 page book for people truly interested in prophecies related to Barack Obama and the United States, including learning about many that have already been fulfilled (which the book documents in detail) and those that will be fulfilled in the future. It also has a chapter about a Republican choice. This book is available to order at www.barackobamaprophecy.com. The physical book can also be purchased at Amazon from the following link: Barack Obama, Prophecy, and the Destruction of the United States: Is Barack Obama Fulfilling Biblical, Islamic Catholic, Kenyan, and other America-Related Prophecies? What About Republican Leaders? Second Edition for Second Obama Term.
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