Hope of Israel Ministries (Ecclesia of YEHOVAH):

America Cries, "Give Us a King!"

There is a story in II Samuel 8 where we see Israel demanding a king. God was not sufficient for them, so they asked for a "real king." They got an evil one -- Saul.
America has been in a similar mood. We want a "king" to solve our many problems starting with the economy. So Israel said to Samuel, "Now appoint a king to lead us such as all the other nations have" (II Samuel 8:5). But all the other nations had pagan kings.
God lamented to Samuel and said, "Now listen to them; but warn them solemnly and let them know what the king who will reign over them will do."
Two years ago came a charismatic man named Barack Obama who was engulfed in a cult-like atmosphere. Some actually called him "the messiah." Shrines were built to him. A Web site said, "Obama is god." There has been a messianic fervor, adoration and a worship-like atmosphere surrounding him. At some rallies people fainted at the sight of him. Young children recorded on YouTube sang songs to him stating he would change the world.
The intrigue with this man is global. Newsweek magazine had a headline recently titled, "The World Hopes for its First President." Imagine, a world president! Newsweek states, "In country after country, polls show a record-high fascination with the outcome of the U.S. elections."
Newsweek basically said "The international audience really cared less about John McCain, Sarah Palin, or Joe Biden. Somewhere along the road to the White House, Obama became the world's candidate."
Even for those with proper eschatology this sounds alarming. But on the positive side, a barometer as to how late the hour is has been revealed. Newsweek continues, "Obama is a 21st century man with whom the whole world can identify." 
 In Obama's speech in Berlin, Obama said that we are all citizens of the world!  
America longs for a king to take care of us. We demanded change and change we will get! There are YouTube clips of people jumping for joy that Obama will take care of them. As one says, "Obama will pay my mortgage and buy my gas." The entitlement mentality reigns and it is cross-cultural.
  Socialism now is very appealing and being implemented in America. The government is buying up many industries, banks, mortgages, etc. and turning them over to a new Socialist president! 
None of the candidates who ran in "Campaign 2008" can save us! Thus, I believe He has allowed "strong delusion" to filter across the nation and around the world. It says in Isaiah 66:4, "I will choose their delusions." Thus, all has happened for a reason. God removes kings and establishes kings for His own purposes. (Daniel 2:21)
Here's what we do know for sure. In spite of troubling and even perilous times, the Bible tells us that Jesus [and YEHOVAH God Himself] will still return to the holy city of Jerusalem to establish a perfect government: A Theocracy for 1000 years. 
"For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government will be upon his shoulder.  And his name will be called the Wonder of the Counselor, the JUDGE of the Mighty Everlasting Father -- the Prince of Peace.  Of the increase of His [YEHOVAH's] government and peace there will be no end...."(Isaiah 9:6-7).

-- By Jan Markell