Russia will test the United States’ resolve in many ways as she continues to muscle her former satellite states over oil dominance while strengthening their relationship with Iran. And speaking of Iran, Israel will now have a tough military decision to make now that their close relationship with the U.S. will probably experience a thaw. Iran may be close to developing a nuclear weapon. Does Israel go it alone to take out Iran’s nuclear plutonium site and if so, when? Some predict a strike could happen before the presidential inauguration in January.
Will there be a firmer push by Obama’s State Department to force Israel to accept a two-state solution with the Palestinians, possibly including a dividing of Jerusalem? Many will see ominous signs if a forced two-state solution leaves Israel vulnerable while additional conflict escalates in the Middle East.
Vice-President Elect Joseph Biden was correct to point out that the new president will be tested in his early days in office. Barack Obama’s responses to those challenges need only to be preceded by the fervent prayers of a God-fearing remnant.
Freedom of speech will be under attack as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will almost certainly try to pass the so-called Fairness Doctrine on America’s radio waves. Obama may opt to implement the restrictions by executive order through the FCC. Think of a day without hearing from your favorite ministry or listening to your favorite talk show host. We’ll need your help in Washington if they move on this issue.
For Christians, thoughts about the sanctity of human life and the real possibility that unborn children will be more at risk in a woman’s womb are most disturbing. The fight for life has never been easy and we must resolve right now not to give up.
The coming changes to our world will not be easy for social conservatives. But be comforted because our Savior is still the Kings of Kings and Lord of Lords. He will never forget us nor forsake us. In fact, I believe the soil may soon be ripe for a new Great Awakening in this country. Man does not have all the answers, Jesus does. Let us be ready to share the true hope that is the basis of our faith. For it is through this present adversity that we can experience our greatest moments of sanctification. Let us accept the challenge to be steadfast in Him and take this opportunity to reach out to a misguided and hurting country.