Since the 2008 election, many faithful have “seen the light” in Barack Obama. Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx weighed in on the debate Sunday night on the Soul Train Awards in Las Vegas, calling Barack Obama, “our lord and savior.”
“It’s like church over here,” he said. “It’s like church in here. First of all, give an honor to God and our lord and savior Barack Obama…” Foxx will have his day as Commander in Chief in an upcoming movie, “White House Down,” (2013) in which he is slated to play the role of President of the United States.
Jamie may be America’s funny man, but he is not the only one trying to halo and wing the president. Florida A&M professor Barbara A. Thompson wrote in her recent book, The Gospel According to Apostle Barack that Obama was an “apostle” called to create a “political heaven on earth.”
“…I felt God’s (His) Spirit beckoning me in my dreams at night. Listening, cautiously, I learned that Jesus walked the earth to create a more civilized society, Martin (Luther King) walked the earth to create a more justified society, but, Apostle Barack, the name he was called in my dreams, would walk the earth to create a more equalized society, for the middle class and working poor…”
Does God still send Apostles into the earth. Sure. The word says that God will give us pastors after his own heart (Jeremiah 3:15). An apostle is a leader set forth to establish an order of the way, to setup churches and leadership. (Christianity was originally called simply, “the way.”). We might verify this relationship with the number forty. Cycles of forty are Biblically significant. When a forty year cycle ends, it signals coming out of a wilderness period. The children of Israel wandered in the wilderness rather than entering the land of “milk and honey” because they murmured and complained against the Lord. They wasted forty years and a whole generation missed out on the promised land.
It was exactly forty years since the tragic passing of Dr. Martin Luther King (1968), that Obama was first elected President of the United states. At that time, America exited a wilderness period. The key element to remember is that wilderness IS NOT REQUIRED. There is no necessity of wilderness in the human experience. We do not need it build character or some excuse like that. Therefore, a non-wilderness period can follow a period of freedom; but this only happens when the people are in the will of God.
Could Obama be an apostle. Maybe so. Times have changed since St. Paul’s day. In Paul’s day, Apostles would have dressed differently, used different vernacular, and modes of communication. An apostle of today could walk among us unrecognized, wearing a suit and tie. This is the day we live in. Similarly, Paul may have sent letters through messengers. An apostle of today may send a text message. The important thing is that the Word says ye shall know the workers in the Lord’s vineyard by the fruit that they bear (Matthew 7:17-20). One thing we do know is that if Obama chooses to give God the glory, then those who would decry him should be thoughtful. For God is protective of his obedient – saying, “touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm” (1 Chronicles 16:22).
Check the fruit. Obama does have a record of good work accomplishments. Many are on a very large scale that you could say might only be possible with the divine intervention of the almighty God. So should God get the glory? Absolutely.
Who is the Real Lord and Savior?
Many have been called, but there is only one Christ. Simon Peter had it right when after Jesus asked him, “Whom do you say that I am?” Simon Peter answered, “Thou art the Christ, son of the living God” (Matthew 16:16). Jesus called him blessed saying, “flesh and blood had not revealed” this truth to him.
Newby, Joe. “Jamie Foxx calls Barack Obama ‘our lord and savior” http://rootshed.com/article/jamie-foxx-calls-barack-obama-our-lord-a… 27 Nov. 2012