A Messianic Jewish leader believes a segment of the American
population regards Barack Obama as "their king" -- and that
Despite conveying almost four years of political
hostility towardIsrael, Barack Obama received 70 percent of the
Jewish-American vote in Tuesday's election -- down only slightly
from the support he received from that voting bloc four years ago
(78%). But as Jan Markell, founder and director of Olive Tree
Ministries, points out, the Bible is very clear that God
blesses those who bless Israel and curses those who curse the
Jewish state (Genesis 12:3).
"We have never had such a hostile administration towards God's
covenant land," she notes. "I tremble to think what's going to be
happening because of the policies that are going to be with
no-holds barred, now leveled against Israel ... the betrayal."
Markell is mindful of what Israel did so long ago when she cried
out for a king.
"It didn't turn out so well when she got her own king," the
Olive Tree Ministries president recalls. "I think that some in the
United States have been looking to Barack Obama as their king. But
in the end, it's going to be just a terrible, terrible result from
this kind of mentality."
In light of the election results, Markell is encouraging all
Christians to think on the hope of eternity and recognize the fact
that Jesus is coming again -- sooner rather than later.
'The battle goes on'
While Markell voices concern regarding foreign policy toward
Israel, Bishop E.W. Jackson of S.T.A.N.D. - Staying True to
America's National Destiny -- believes four more years with
Barack Obama in the Oval Office also will prove "disastrous" for
the U.S. But despite the election results, he says he and other
conservative Christians are refusing to throw in the towel.
"... I'm also committed to holding him and his
administration and the Congress accountable for what they do, that
they live within our Constitution, that we live within our means,
and that they uphold our Judeo-Christian values and traditions," he
says. "So it looks like the battle goes on. I am in no way
Jackson stresses the media is largely leans left and has been
highly supportive of the administration and liberal causes such as
abortion and homosexual "marriage." He suggests there needs to be
more biblically based Christians involved in the media.
"We are in a critical cultural battle," he observes. "We've got
to take back some of these institutions that are helping to shape
the culture because our politics are reflecting the condition of
our culture and we've got to redeem the culture as well as win
Prior to the election, Jackson launched the Exodus Now project
encouraging people to stand for their values and leave the
Democratic Party. He says that effort will continue.
The campaign to amend the Minnesota constitution to protect
traditional marriage is going to be a close call. At the same time,
a recent poll shows that the race to overturn homosexual "marriage"
in Maryland is heating up.