Thursday, July 31, 2008

Obama the Messiah, YOUR Jesus




I have always believed that Barack Obama would become the world's modern day beloved Jesus/Messiah. He has and will continue to inspire multitudes with prophetic talk laced with hope and promise that will hopefully lead to improved moral standards of conduct (The Sermon on the Mount). He has encouraged even the most conservative and shady of us to change our lives while reminding us that time is running out for Change (Matthew 24:1-26:2). He will continue to motivate the young followers to re-think their politics and assess their allegiances while giving instructions on how to navigate through a vicious world (Matthew 10:1-42). Barrack Obama has miraculously touched those who are in the need of emotional and spiritual healing (John 4:5-38).

Obama, in the minds of those mesmerized, has literally done what Jesus did and continues to do. This making him our contemporary Savior. The man destined to eradicate injustice of all types e.g. political, cultural, social, etc. He will speak for the poor, and he will remind the wealthy that they need to reach back with an extended hand (Hosea 13:6).

This is the black man that people from all over the world have created. Our Most Popular superlative. The Pope without the white dress. This man can’t be touched! He is what Allen Iverson has been tagged: The Answer.

All Hail to Barack Obama!!

While we are building Barack up to saint status, it is my prayer that we understand that he can in no way whatsoever eliminate a federal deficit of half-trillion dollars in four years. He more than likely will egotistically want eight years, but 4 years is all the ‘Children of Israel’ will give him to institute that Change; they knowing full well that a Change of that magnitude is impossible – but the children have to hold onto something (wandering hope). They have to Believe that our representation of a complex God on earth, the government, will deliver: Remove them from financial bondage. This is what the children expect. A miracle. And, why shouldn’t they? Didn’t Jesus once upon a time predict to heal mankind, and remove devastation from the universe? He did!

Considering a Messiah is what this world needs and demands to have a glimpse of hope, I personally do not find it completely illogical for these people to fall into worship mode (Obama-mania). Desperation typical overrides logic. It is like the character, Santiago, in the book, The Alchemist: A Fable about Following Your Dream, when he was walking through the desert suffering from lack of water he began to hallucinate. He saw water (an oasis) when he really did not. Why did the oasis appear? Because Santiago was desperate. Thirsty, for The Answer.

Santiago is the average man/woman in the grocery store. He/she is trying to make it as the economy shrinks. Their world is closing in and their dreams are dwindling. Luckily, Santiago’s dream was fulfilled. And, the reason it was, is because he listened to a gypsy (Barack Obama). The gypsy saw/sees what he did/does not: Change. Therefore, The Obama Believers press on in the desert (America) achieving and conquering the fear.

It is this level of fear that I am praying will subside as we get closer to November. If not, our Jesus (Barack) will enter a burning house (The Wilderness) in January. Then he will need an oasis/refuge!

I hope the body of water will not be a hallucination. And, if it is do expect for his followers to lead him to his death (crucifixion). They will reject him, like the Jews rejected Jesus (John 10:25-39). No one will carry the cross for Obama. They will crucify him and move on to the next. The ‘they’ are the Judas’, the sheep in wolf’s clothing, and perhaps you, reading this ‘story’.

This story is familiar. You can find it in Matthew, Mark and/or Luke.

Written by Brian E. Payne. Inspired by those who reached to touch Barack’s three piece suit (cloak) as he walked throughout Mesopotamia (Luke 8:40-49).
Reflecting on the biblical scripture is critical for this piece. The analogies used will help with understanding the Messiah/Obama dynamic. BibleGateway http://www.biblegateway.com is a good source for reviewing the scripture.

20 comments:

FREEDOM said...

Obama is NOT my Messiah! He cant save and wont save us. Especially, black folk.

When Jesus comes back he is coming to take us HOME, not for us to stay here. Obama know better than to believe the Hype! However, a MAN'S EGO can cost him the Kingdom!

FREEDOM said...

Very good post. I do agree with your finds on how Obama is being portrayed as the Messiah.

Muata said...

Reader Response:

Great Blog Brian. Thank you for putting into eloquent words what I have been thinking in fits and spurts. We have certainly cast Obama as our modern day Messiah and I too fear he will be crucified after one term.

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Muata said...

Reader Response:

You are funny. You can't win the presidency if you tell the truth about what a president can really do. Fix healthcare? Please, I cover the healthcare industry he can't do it. The economy, regardless of what you may think of the republicans, they actually do have a better economic understanding of a free market. He can't fix it, he can try to accelerate a recovery but it can't be "fixed".

Bill Clinton didn't' do squat as a president for the economy accept get out of the way. The communications industry and information technology got married in the 90's and a global economy emerged. That global economy accelerated the development of countries like India and China to the point that now they are contributing to higher oil prices. The success of the 90's has slapped this countries economy and now we are waiting on the next economic up turn... biology and computer technology along with communication technology will be where the next economic boom comes from... It's here now but we have not been able to come up with the practical applications that will turn into consumable products. I am giving it around 2010, some say later.

Notice they don't want to talk about real big issues. Social Security and Medicare, Medicaid is in trouble. That's worth a discussion. This incredible deficit we are in... Will Obama address that? No he is a populist. What ever makes you and me happy... So let's get the OIL COMPANIES!!

For what? Making massive amounts of money? Come on, my company makes way more per dollar than they do. It's just a huge amount of dollars. You can't get a windfall tax to work, it's been tried. Our corporations are the highest taxed in the world. That is because the government knows full well that corporations don't pay taxes. They pass on the cost to consumers. It's another way to increase your taxes. A win fall tax will simply drive up the cost of oil. Promise you that.

President can fix the education system... how? Pay teachers better. Last time I checked my wife was paid out of state funds not federal. Federal funds do not go directly to the teachers they go to the state.... based on test scores. So don't teach them fundamentals, teach them to pass the test. You get more federal money... And your Messiah says he will pay teachers more. WRONG!! It will never happen.

Now if you could tie performance to pay, then you would have an increase in the quality of education. How would you know who was performing? You don't until people can choose where to send their kids. Wait!! That would mean taking tax money and giving it back to parents so they could give it to the school of their choice!! Oh Lord! I just said Bush was right! Darn it!

What has this black Jesus really come up with? Hmmmm, Iraq time table is correct, according to Iraq. Afghanistan is the problem, that is correct according to the actions Bush is now starting to take (won't admit it). Ohhhh yes, you can't stop terrorist with an army. True according to the Rand Corporation think tank that the Pentagon listens to...

So what makes him better than Mc white man? Obama can inspire people to do what we need to do to change. Demand that car companies make cars like they already have the capability to do... with better gas mileage. How, by inspiring people to demand through purchase that they do. Better education because he inspires parents to spend more time with their kids and more time working with teachers. Healthcare cost... This is the simplest one of all...

Of the 2.1 trillion dollars a year spent on healthcare, 1.2 trillion is waste. That waste comes from missed diagnosis (keep coming back), administrative cost, and individuals who wouldn't need healthcare as much if they were more preventive in their thinking. The latter is worth over a third of that waste. Obama could inspire people to exercise and eat right. Simple.

I guess you get my drift. He could be a good president because he can inspire people. He has to be a politician (liar) now in order to get elected.

-KH

Muata said...

Muata Responds to KH:

You know as well as I do that this "inspiration" that's supposedly running through the veins of these people is TEMPORARY. You know as well as I do that the average voter is typical: swayed easily. Not too many of them vote based on REALITY. They vote what is in. What's popular. This is usually a mistake.

I just wish these folk would at least try to visualize the big picture. Much like you have expressed below. Nope, they will not. Too busy running behind a POP STAR.

Have you asked a church member who supports Barack Obama: Why do you support Barack? Please share with me your 'finds'. Most folk I ask can't get pass,..."well, he stands for change." Lord, that's it?!

-Muata

Muata said...

Reader SP Responds to the Ludacris video:

I think that Ludacris went over the line when he said that he wish McCain was paralyzed. Wrong! I do not wish that on anyone! Also, Ludacris needs to shut up until after the election. Ludracris may just make some voters not vote for him. SO, I say Ludacris, shut up!

-SP

Muata said...

Muata responds SP:

Some people who are being so controversial with their comments are forgetting that the American voter is easily swayed by the smallest things. But, no one should be censored or told to not speak their mind.

Fox will continue to push this until they believe that they have changed a few Democrat minds.

Unfortunately, since they cannot demonize Barack for anything he says or does they are going to attack all those who support him in a direct/blunt type of way, like this rap song.

Ludacris was purposeful with this rap: TO BE HATEFUL.

That does not solve anything, and the response from it is expected.

-Muata

Muata said...

Reader Response:

Brian, you're a great writer. You provide a feast of food for thought.

-LS

Muata said...

Muata Responds to LS:

Thank you.

I really enjoyed writing this one. I was able to fuse: my divinity training (bible/scripture knowledge) with my political understanding.

-Muata

Muata said...

Reader Response:

B.Payne,

you know, I do (believe it or not) often agree with your writings, but this one just hit me! For example, when I attended a diversity training a lot of US got so emotional with the portion of training about OBAMA (especially the female trainer)! Therefore, I decided to play devils advocate pushing the concept that it is possible for our (you called it) messiah to lose!

OH MY GOD, why did I say that every black in the room started to bleed heavily. I was just trying to open our minds a little further (he may not win and even if he does he can fix your problems with a snap of his fingers)! I told everyone "I am a republican I like McCain's message my people said "your a negro for real" (s*** was funny) they were extremely mad. I had to come clean at the end of training, but I still think they felt I was serious. I guess you have a point thirst can cause hallucination! Continue to pray for Brother Barack, he surely needs it, later

-AC!

Muata said...

Muata Responds to AC:

He will need the PRAYER. Especially, when the same supporters walk him to the CROSS. They will, AC. As soon as he does not 'deliver'. And, he will not be able to DELIVER crap in 4-8 years. It is that simple!

-Muata

Muata said...

Reader Response:

All this praise from a man who once deemed Obama not black enough.
Better late than never, I guess.

-HJ

Muata said...

Muata Responds to HJ:

Lord. Some of the readers are missing my point. It is not praise. I am only telling a story with analogy. I am not a Obama fan. Will vote for him - but he is the same as the rest: a politician trying to get votes.

-Muata

Muata said...

Reader Response:

I agree. Some people (me included) are looking for a change and perhaps put too much stock in what a president can accomplish once they're in office ( no matter how charismatic, talented or open he/she is). First though let's get him in office and give him the support. Getting into office is by no means a sure thing - I'll do what I can and be "hopeful".

-CS

Muata said...

Reader AR Responds:

BP, I usually don't respond to you & honestly don't consider this a response either; however your colorful cross-reference of a cross bearing Obama I find interesting coming from a man who has been quoted: Jesus is a
Failure. Or perhaps I have a misunderstanding of your anthologies...

-AR

Muata said...

Muata Responds to AR:

Ant-
What's up? Hope all is well with ya!

Just know that Jesus in my mind was a colossal failure. In that, he did not fulfill his complete mission:

John 3: 17—For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.

The chaos still exists, and he did not SAVE a thing. He was unsuccessful which makes him a failure.

Now, I typical use scripture to contradict the Believer's support of it, and I also use it to make a point. At times, the point I make appears to suggest that I support the bible and Jesus. In this piece it definitely reads that way.

Obama, also in my mind, will be hung out to dry. Crucified. Like, that guy we call Jesus which will make him a failure too considering he will not accomplish his agenda while in office. Ain't gonna happen.

Please respond more.

-Muata

FREEDOM said...

I think we are forgetting the true story of Jesus and Obama. Jesus knew he was going to be betrayed, BUT HE DID NOT LET THAT STOP HIM FROM FULFULLING HIS WORK! And guess what? Jesus even knew the exact person that was going to betray him. He could have had that person removed but he ALLOWED the betrayer to sit and break bread with him and revealed mysteries of the unknown with him and his faithful followers. You see the betrayer was kept to keep the faithful on their toes. And Jesus, like Obama on his God given Mission of restoring the world back to God. Obama has a similar mission of restoring Man back into Himself.

In addition, Obama in comparison to the depiction of Jesus Obama already knows WHO HE IS GOING TO BE BETRAYED BY! Like Jesus, Obama fully understands that it has to GO down like this. Obama like Jesus also fully knows and understand his MISSION AND PURPOSE and his God given duty is MUCH GREATER THAN HIMSELF. Yes, Obama could have cowered away at the first sign of danger, but Obama fully understands the ultimate sacrifice he has to make. Like Jesus, Obama will press on in spite of the persecution that as Jesus experienced came from HIS OWN PEOPLE and the betrayal AS WELL! THOSE SAME FOLLOWERS WHO LOVED HIM in the end will turn their backs on him. However, like Jesus, Obama will LEAVE a ministry behind that we as a Black race WILL pass on TO OUR CHILDREN from generation to generation something that will inspire them and us TO DO GREATER THINGS THAN OBAMA HAS DONE!!!

-FREEDOM

Muata said...

Muata Responds to Freedom-

I really enjoyed reading your response. I just pray WE learn something from the sacrifice. Do you think we will? You know we have not totally learned from the story of Jesus.

-Muata

FREEDOM said...

Freedom Responds to Muata-

Muata I think WE will. I think WE will learn that the only REAL CHANGE THAT WE WILL SEE only comes from the MAN/WOMAN in the MIRROR!

And Obama is a reflection of many black children that WILL have a Bigger and more realistic dream than You and I. So with that thought process...YES I think the sacrifice is GREATER THAN the man. I pray that WE finally learn this for WE are the reflection of CHANGE, HOPE AND GOD HIMSELF. Let us make that CHANGE in the direction of Unity!

POWER TO THE PEOPLE!!!

-Freedom

FREEDOM said...

Freedom Responds to Muata-

Muata I think WE will. I think WE will learn that the only REAL CHANGE THAT WE WILL SEE only comes from the MAN/WOMAN in the MIRROR!

And Obama is a reflection of many black children that WILL have a Bigger and more realistic dream than You and I. So with that thought process...YES I think the sacrifice is GREATER THAN the man. I pray that WE finally learn this for WE are the reflection of CHANGE, HOPE AND GOD HIMSELF. Let us make that CHANGE in the direction of Unity!

POWER TO THE PEOPLE!!!

-Freedom