'King Obama' mentality to reap 'terrible' result

Thursday, November 8, 2012
Chad Groening, Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

A Messianic Jewish leader believes a segment of the American population regards Barack Obama as "their king" -- and that concerns her.

Markell, Jan (Olive Tree Ministries)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.

Jackson, Bishop E.W. (S.T.A.N.D.)"... 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 quitting."

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 politically."

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.

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