By Hal Lindsey
I'm beginning to feel like I'm living in Russia at the turn of the 20th century. Everywhere I look I see a 'czar!' President Obama has appointed almost 35 of them. Most of them are not confirmed by the Senate. Many of them answer only to the President. And all of them have the opportunity to wield vast power and influence over their vague areas of responsibility.
Even more frightening than the simple existence of this layer of 'unaccountable' authority is the fact that many of these people who have the President's ear are products of the radical 60's and 70's. And some of them have brought their radical ideas with them. In fact, some of these 'czars' possess the most radical philosophies ever promoted by members of our government!
Jesus predicted that in the last days, deception would be rampant. Sounds like he was talking about today, doesn't it? During the Presidential campaign last year, Hollywood mogul David Geffen abandoned his good friends Hillary and Bill Clinton to support Barack Obama. When asked why, he said,
"Everybody lies, but the Clintons do it with such ease, it's troubling."The media gloated over the fact this major player was supporting their favorite candidate. In the hubbub that followed, though, they totally missed the impact of his statement: "Everybody lies." Many would say that Hollywood accusing Washington of lying is like the pot calling the kettle black, but the point is that even the liberals admit that deception is rampant in the world today, just as Jesus predicted.
Do you have a favorite TV news channel? Do you watch it because its 'take' on the news is similar to yours? Don't worry, you're not alone. In today's TV news landscape, it seems that every news channel has its particular 'slant.' MSNBC leans left - way left - and FOX News leans right. All the other cable and broadcast network outlets fall in between (mostly to the left). So most viewers choose their TV news source because they feel comfortable with its 'slant' - and they don't trust the ones with the opposite bias.
Interestingly, though, the news sources that lean left (which is most of them) are hemorrhaging viewers and revenue. In fact, FOX News now attracts more viewers than all the other cable news channels combined. And as many people watch an episode of "Dancing With the Stars" as watch the news broadcasts of ABC, CBS, and NBC combined.
Now, wouldn't you think the management of those networks would say, "Hey, we're not going to stay in business long if we keep losing viewers. Maybe we need to be a little less radically left and move our coverage back to the center, at least." But no one is saying that. In fact, they're drifting further to the left. This seems to defy even common business sense. They'd rather hang on to their liberal agenda than soften their slant so they can attract viewers and revenue. The Bible says that in the last days, men would not even be able to think in their own best interest. If you have stock in any of those companies, just beware that the management is not thinking in your best interest. Just as the Bible predicted.
As things heat up in the push to ram Obamacare through the Congress, it's interesting to note that as the opinion polls show more and more people oppose the plan, the rhetoric from the Administration grows more and more hostile toward the opposition. It's now "us" versus "them." And the leadership's description of "them" is growing more sinister with each passing day.
Folks, we are living what Jesus, Peter, and Paul predicted for these times. Make certain you're ready to go!
Democrats join GOP czar wars - Politico.com
Fox News Ad Draws Protests - The Washington Post
Michelle Obama Says Women Are “Crushed” by Health-Care System - Bloomberg
Obama: Healthcare Anger Not Motivated by Race - Newsmax.com
The Max Tax: Baucus Health Bill Is More of the Same - heritage.org
Vanished into Thin Air: The Hope of Every Believer - Hal Lindsey (Book)