National Leaders Confess & Repent of Your Personal and National Sins
Former President & gospel minister James A. Garfield stated, “We encourage people of faith to become involved in the civic arena, whether through prayer or direct involvement. Now, more than ever, the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness, and corruption. If it be intelligent, brave, and pure, it is because the people demand these high qualities to represent them in the national legislature. . . . [I]f the next centennial does not find us a great nation. . . . it will be because those who represent the enterprise, the culture, and the morality of the nation do not aid in controlling the political forces."
Sin is not only about doing wrong, but sin is also not doing right. We must respect the position a person holds, even if we do not respect the person. When you respect the position and the person it is much easier to accept and embrace the policy and the programs the person in leadership promotes. If you have proper respect for the position, but do not respect the person, it is very difficult to embrace and support policy and programs the leader promotes. Due to commands the Lord has instructed us to follow; we must pray for and support those that God has in leadership.
Will any National Leader Publicly Repent of Personal and Nation’s Sins like Ugandan President Museveni? What is the state of America? Is it under God’s judgment?
In the November 24, 2012 Michael Carl’s article, Ugandan President Repents of Personal, National Sins 'We Confess Idolatry, Witchcraft, Political Hypocrisy, Dishonesty, Intrigue' states,
“The Ugandan news site New Vision reports President Yoweri Museveni celebrated Uganda’s 50th anniversary of independence from Britain at the National Jubilee Prayers event by publicly repenting of his personal sin and the sins of the nation.
“I stand here today to close the evil past, and especially in the last 50 years of our national leadership history and at the threshold of a new dispensation in the life of this nation. I stand here on my own behalf and on behalf of my predecessors to repent. We ask for your forgiveness,” Museveni prayed.
“We confess these sins, which have greatly hampered our national cohesion and delayed our political, social and economic transformation. We confess sins of idolatry and witchcraft which are rampant in our land. We confess sins of shedding innocent blood, sins of political hypocrisy, dishonesty, intrigue and betrayal,” Museveni said.
“Forgive us of sins of pride, tribalism and sectarianism; sins of laziness, indifference and irresponsibility; sins of corruption and bribery that have eroded our national resources; sins of sexual immorality, drunkenness and debauchery; sins of unforgiveness, bitterness, hatred and revenge; sins of injustice, oppression and exploitation; sins of rebellion, insubordination, strife and conflict,” Museveni prayed.
Next, the president dedicated Uganda to God.
“We want to dedicate this nation to you so that you will be our God and guide. We want Uganda to be known as a nation that fears God and as a nation whose foundations are firmly rooted in righteousness and justice to fulfill what the Bible says in Psalm 33:12: Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. A people you have chosen as your own,” Museveni prayed.
“The Museveni prayer is a model for all Christian leaders in the world. The leaders of the West have declined in proportion to their degree of rejection of God,” Lively said.
Lively also believes Uganda will rise as a major African power as America continues to decline. He uses Britain as an example.
“Britain was at its height as a world power when it honored God as the Ugandan president has just done. America’s greatness has similarly diminished as we have shifted from a Christian to a secular-humanist country. But watch now for Uganda to be blessed by God for their desire to be His,” Lively said.
Read the entire article at http://www.wnd.com/2012/11/ugandan-president-repents-of-personal-national-sins/#j6RZ7TuYFdLTW3jq.99
We want to bring heaven down to earth. Pastor Gregory A. Boyd, author of God At War: The Biblical & Spiritual Conflict refers to it as “social activism”. He states that, “We must take action by holding people accountable for their actions, helping those to overcome temptation, or "take up arms" against corporate greed, homelessness, against governments that systematically oppress the masses with institutionalize prejudice or injustices.”
Everyone has a role to play including the National leaders. What is their role? Will any National Leader Publicly Confess & Repent of Personal & Nation’s Sins like Ugandan President Museveni did in 2012?
The State of America: Is America Under Judgment?
America’s foundation is based upon Judea-Christian principles. On April 30, 2012, America celebrated the 223rd anniversary of the inauguration of the first President of the United States, George Washington. At his inauguration, seven distinctly religious activities were included in this first presidential inauguration that have been repeated in whole or part in every subsequent inauguration: (1) the use of the Bible to administer the oath; (2) solemnifying the oath with multiple religious expressions (placing a hand on the Bible, saying “So help me God,” and then kissing the Bible); (3) prayers offered by the president himself; (4) religious content in the inaugural address; (5) the president calling on the people to pray or acknowledge God; (6) church inaugural worship services; and (7) clergy-led prayers as stated in Dave Barton’s (www.wallbuilders.com) in his article “America’s Religious Heritage as Demonstrated in Presidential Inaugurations”. Dennis Kucinich, United States Congressman from Cleveland, Ohio wrote a very touching “Prayer for America”, which can be found at http://www.raven1.net/mcf/prayer-for-america.htm.
(This section was obtained from the article WND EXCLUSIVE 'The Isaiah 9:10 Judgment': U.S. in crosshairs Messianic rabbi reveals striking parallels between fall of ancient Israel, America You can view the entire article online at the above website http://www.wnd.com/2012/02/the-isaiah-910-judgment-u-s-in-crosshairs/)
“In Rabbi Jonathan Cahn’s book, The Harbinger: The Ancient Mystery That Holds the Secret of America’s Future” “(www.theharbingerwebsite.com), he states that America’s Leaders have uttered the words of Isaiah 9:10 “the bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones: the sycamores are cut down, but we will change them into cedars.” It is amazing how these few verses collate with what has happened at Ground Zero.
He compares this to the sycamore tree that was felled that day on 9/11. He says that a type of cedar tree was brought in to replace it. He quotes many journalists who described the scene as a pile of bricks. He also speaks of the huge hewn cornerstone which was quarried out of the Adirondack Mountains in New York and brought to Ground Zero as a cornerstone. Rabbi Cahn goes on to explain: “These words were first uttered by leaders in Israel and in response to a limited strike by Assyria on the lands of Zebulun and Naphtali – an attack the prophet makes clear is actually part of a limited judgment by God against apostasy. It wasn’t meant to destroy the nation, but to awaken it, according to most commentaries.”
He reveals other striking comparisons to what happened during the days of Isaiah against the Hebrew nation to that of what is happening to the American nation today. He says the scripture told of the early destruction of both nations. He feels that this scripture reveals what he calls “An ancient mystery that holds the secret of America’s future and the collapse of the global economy.” Rabbi Jonathan Cahn states, “Before its destruction as a nation, ancient Israel received nine harbingers, prophetic omens of warning,” he says. “The same nine harbingers are now manifesting in America with immediate ramifications for end-time prophecy. We are witnessing the rapid slight of American and western civilization away from God, away from its Judeo-Christian foundation, and away from God’s word and ways. And it’s not only the word “God” – but the words “under God” which are under attack. That’s also very significant – It’s a sign of a nation removing itself from any accountability, any responsibility, and any relationship to God or His Word”.
But, says Cahn, Israel didn’t take the cue. Instead, the response from the people in Isaiah 9:10 is one of defiance. The brick buildings were toppled, but they vowed to build bigger and better. The little sycamore trees may have been uprooted, but they vowed to plant bigger and better cedars in their place. They were defiant against God.
In an effort to bring the nation hope and reassurance on September 12, 2001, after the bombing of the World Trade Center Towers, former U.S. Senator Tom Daschle read from the Isaiah 9:10 passage. His career ended in a disaster. Rabbi Cahn says, “Daschle has no idea what he is doing here. He thinks he’s offering comforting words to a grief-stricken people, but he is actually embracing the spiritually defiant and arrogant words of the children of Israel, proclaiming the ancient and ominous vow of the leaders of that nation. He doesn’t realize it, but he is actually inviting more judgment on the nation.”
Then on the third anniversary of the explosion of the tower in 2004, John Edwards read the same passage – and he ended his career in disgrace. Rabbi Cahn says in his book, that Senators Daschle and Edwards did not have a clear understanding of what they were reading or doing. “
(This section was obtained from http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/25/us/politics/25obama.html?pagewant....)
Here is the comment Shadow, President Obama gave in his first speech to a joint session of Congress in 2009:
"While our economy may be weakened and our confidence shaken, though we are living through difficult and uncertain times, tonight I want every American to know this,” Mr. Obama said. “We will rebuild, we will recover, and the United States of America will emerge stronger than before.”
In other words, Cahn says the nation is a defiant posture toward God. We will rebuild "without" God. Even if we have been humbled, we, in our pride, will make things better and become stronger.
"President Obama's declaration that we will rebuild, we will recover did NOT acknowledge "with God's grace" as many predecessors had done in making similar declarations - but it is in the same spirit of "self-will" as the speeches that directly cited the Isaiah passage."
Is America under judgment because of the prophetic words spoken by 3 America’s Leaders, where 2 have already fallen from grace? Is it a coincident that all 3 leaders are Democrats? They may not have known what they were reading and doing, but did the speech writers know? The Word of God has SUPERNATURAL POWER. Those prophetic words that were spoken should be renounced and reversed in Jesus’ name in a public setting by America’s National Leaders before it is too late. We pray that the National Leaders will confess, repent, ask for forgiveness so that reconciliation and healing can occur.
Is this event and Rabbi Jonathan Cahn book, “The Harbinger: The Ancient Mystery That Holds the Secret of America’s Future” a wake-up call for America and for all nations to either turn to God or turn back towards God before the “hedge of protection” is removed by Him? In Rabbi Cahn’s book, he discussed that Ancient Israel’s pride and failure to heed the harbinger caused them to have bigger and more potent attacks until they were destroyed. America had warnings up until now, but if Americans don’t humble themselves, submit to God, confess and repent of their sin, and turn towards Yeshua by faith then God/the Creator will remove the “hedge of protection” and America could be destroyed just like ancient Israel. Are you aware that several U.S. Founding Fathers issued National Public Day of Fasting, Humiliation, and Prayer Proclamations? You can read the actual historical documents of proclamations by entering “Fasting, Humiliation, and Prayer” in the search box at David Barton’s website: www.wallbuilders.com. Is there a remnant of faithful God's people who want to see America transformed back to God-centered values?
Lying is a sin, as well as, knowing to do good and not do it is a sin as well. In the Oct. 2, 2012 article “Research says St. Louis Residents Affected by Secret Military Experiments” reveals that “secret” research was conducted on non-consensual “human subject” during the Cold War era. The article said “Claims have surfaced that during the 1950s and the 1960s the United States military conducted secret experiments on St. Louis residents, which may have exposed them to radioactive compounds.” Professor Lisa Martino-Taylor, a sociologist at St. Louis Community College, has spent years investigating the Army-conducted experiments and she finally made her research public today.
Her research shows the government sprayed zinc cadmium sulfide over thousands of St. Louis residents without their knowledge. The question is whether or not the Army added radioactive material to that mixture as well.
Martino-Taylor’s answer is yes.
“The study was secretive for a reason,” she said. “They didn’t have volunteers stepping up and saying yeah, I’ll breathe zinc cadmium sulfide with radioactive particles.”
Senator Blunt believes it’s disgraceful to test anything on anyone without their knowledge.”
Professor Lisa Martino-Taylor’s report, “The Manhattan-Rochester Coalition, Research on the Health Effects of Radioactive Materials, & Materials, &Tests on Vulnerable Populations without Consent in St. Louis”, 1945-1970” states, “When later asked about the deception, one Army official explained that “the army didn’t really lie. They just didn’t tell the whole truth‟ (Cole, L., 1994: 5). Thus, officials in the tight-knit group who knew about the plan, including military officials, defense industry insiders, and select members of the scientific establishment, participated in a deception of local officials and the public about aerosol studies that targeted non-suspecting civilians. As a result, the public did not know to hold military officials to the Army’s own protocol for “human subject” testing, as promulgated by the Army Chief of Staff in 1952 (U.S. House, 1977: 178)”.
The full article and her report are available at http://thegrio.com/2012/10/02/research-says-st-louis-residents-affected-by-secret-military-experiments/#s:army-testing.
We can change outcomes by praying, fasting, blowing the shofar and taking actions, which does not break the laws of God and man.