The problem of short memory affects geo-politics. Joseph had risen to number two in Egypt because of the favor and promotion of God. Not only was provision made for his Hebrew family, but all of Egypt prospered under his God-given wisdom and revelation. But a new king came to power who did not know Joseph or what he had done for the country. How could he not know? …short memory!
A few weeks ago an Israeli family in the town of Itamar was brutally murdered in their beds. The news covered it briefly and then went on to other news. Even though their were tens of thousands of people at the funeral, the liberal Israeli paper Haaretz, did not even mention the funeral on the front page. How many reports anywhere mentioned that less than a decade before another mother and three children were also murdered by Palestinian terrorists in Itamar? …short memory.
Here is another example: How many intifada’s have occurred? The Palestinians are now threatening a “third intifada”. Yet, the collective memory of the world is so short. After the Balfour Declaration of 1917 provided a homeland for the Jews, there were two intifadas. One was in the 20’s and another in the 30’s. That means we are now up to number five if there is a new one. …short memory.
Did President Obama Know Joseph?
It is likely if not certain that the new leadership in Egypt will be worse than Murbarak. Dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood, the new leaders in Egypt are destined to break the treaty with Israel and forget all the benefits of that peace. That is one issue. However, there is another application closer to home.
President Obama may fit the definition of “a king who knew not Joseph” as the leader of America. His background is far more Muslim than anyone admits. Both his father and step father were Muslims and he was taught in a Muslim school in his most formative years in Indonesia. His youth in Hawaii was a much more “multi-cultural” experience (see note below) than most Americans. Add to that his early and later associations with Marxists and Black Liberation Theology. So what is my point? How can we expect President Obama to carry the treasured heritage in his memory that most Americans carry? He does not know it for himself. Then, throw in the questions about his birth certificate and his locked up college records. What President have we ever had with such secrecy? …short memory.
Note on multiculturalism: I am using this term not in the sense of peaceful race relations, but as a seductive way for pagan gods to gain entrance to God’s people. Heaven is not multicultural, it is a Kingdom undivided totally loving and worshiping the one true God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob through His only begotten Son, Jesus: Yeshua ben Yehovah.
God’s Viewpoint on Multiculturalism
The idols of Babylon, Bel and Nebo, are being hauled away on ox carts. But look! The beasts are staggering under the weight! Both the idols and the ones carrying them are bowed down. The gods cannot protect the people, and the people cannot protect the gods. They go off into captivity together. “Listen to me, all you who are left in Israel. I created you and have cared for you since before you were born. I will be your God throughout your lifetime until your hair is white with age. I made you, and I will care for you. I will carry you along and save you. “To whom will you compare me? Who is my equal? Some people pour out their silver and gold and hire a craftsman to make a god from it. Then they bow down and worship it! They carry it around on their shoulders, and when they set it down, it stays there. It cannot even move! And when someone prays to it, there is no answer. It has no power to get anyone out of trouble. “Do not forget this, you guilty ones. And do not forget the things I have done throughout history. For I am God I alone! I am God, and there is no one else like me. Only I can tell you what is going to happen even before it happens. Everything I plan will come to pass, for I do whatever I wish. I will call a swift bird of prey from the east a leader from a distant land who will come and do my bidding. I have said I would do it, and I will. Listen to me, you stubborn, evil people! For I am ready to set things right, not in the distant future, but right now! I am ready to save Jerusalem and give my glory to Israel. (Isaiah 46 NLT).
(My thoughts were triggered when a good friend shared the Exodus verse with me over the weekend in Clearwater.)
Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists (READ MORE)