Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh sarcastically refers to Sen. Barack Obama as the Messiah. Would that Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan had been speaking facetiously when he uttered those same words in relation to the Illinois senator.
Farrakhan, who has ties with Rev. Jeremiah Wright (Obama’s pastor who was caught on tape declaring that “May God damn America”) is urging his Muslim followers to heed the words of “the Messiah” through the mouth of Obama.
Indeed, new tape of Farrakhan has emerged showing the Muslim leader speaking to a large crowd with a “Nation of Islam Savior’s Day 2008” sign. Farrakhan proclaims to the crowd of Islamic youth:
"You are the instruments that God is going to use to bring about universal change, and that is why Barack has captured the youth. And he has involved young people in a political process that they didn't care anything about. That's a sign. When the Messiah speaks, the youth will hear, and the Messiah is absolutely speaking."
Farrakhan continued, “Brothers and sisters, Barack Obama to me, is a herald of the Messiah. Barack Obama is like the trumpet that alerts you something new, something better is on the way."
Next, Farrakhan preached about how the man Nation of Islam followers call “the Savior,” Fard Muhammad, had a black father and a white mother – just like Obama.
"A black man with a white mother became a savior to us," Farrakhan said. "A black man with a white mother could turn out to be one who can lift America from her fall. Would God allow Barack to be president of a country that has been so racist, so evil in its treatment of Hispanics, native Americans, blacks?" Farrakhan asked. "Would God do something like that? Yeah. Of course He would. That's to show you that the stone that the builders rejected has become the headstone of the corner. This is a sign to you. It's the time of our rise. It's the time that we should take our place. The future is all about you."
Obama himself has fed the frenzy, though perhaps unknowingly, with his own words. Back in January, Obama gave a speech at Dartmouth College just before the New Hampshire Primary. He told students, “…a light will shine through that window, a beam of light will come down upon you, you will experience an epiphany, and you will suddenly realize that you must go to the polls and vote." Of course, he meant vote for Obama.
While Farrakhan isn’t going so far as to confirm Obama’s Messiahship just yet, he is referring to him as a prophet-like phenom who God is using. Farrakhan said Obama “is not the Messiah for sure,” but is, at the least, doing what he believes is the “work of God.”
Is Obama that Prophet? Is He the Messiah, groomed under a pastor that wants God to damn America?
Obama is asking us to believe. He has inspired children to sing songs about how he is going to change the world.
Meanwhile, Christian leaders like Jesse Jackson, Jr. has said, “What Barack Obama has accomplished is the single most extraordinary event that has occurred in the 232 years of the nation’s political history.”
And MSNBC news anchor Chris Matthews had said, "This is bigger than Kennedy. . . . This is the New Testament…I felt this thrill going up my leg. I mean, I don't have that too often. No, seriously. It's a dramatic event."
Again, I ask: Is Obama that Prophet? Is He the Messiah, groomed under a pastor that wants God to damn America?
No, Obama is neither.
Obama is not showing great signs and wonders – but he is showing plenty of charisma. So much so that it almost seems his supporters have fallen prey to an enchanting spell that pulls a veil over their eyes so they can’t see the truth staring them in the face.
A politically correct spirit, an anti-Christ movement, and a nation hungry for positive change may be driving Obama to the White House. I urge every Christian to pray for that veil of deception to be broken over those who are putting their hope in any presidential candidate instead of putting their hope in God.
Remember these words, “Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many” (Matthew 24:4-5).