Thursday, March 3, 2016

Hillary for president?

Those from an LDS background like to say how the Book of Mormon is for our time. I don't disagree with that statement. You will indeed find many parallels between what happened then and what is happening now.

What doesn't get as much press is just how many of the prophecies of the Old Testament were actually for our day, not theirs. A study of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Hosea, Amos, Micah, Joel, Malachi, and other books will yield the surprising conclusion that the majority of what they wrote is actually describing what is happening and will happen in our day.

One of these topics is a "women ruling" motif. Here are a few passages:

12 As for my people, babes subject them; women wield authority over them.
O my people, your leaders mislead you, abolishing your traditional ways.
13 Jehovah will take a stand and contend with them; he has arisen to judge the nations.
14 He will bring to trial the elders of his people and their rulers, and say to them,
It is you who have devoured the vineyard;
you fill your houses by depriving the needy.
15 What do you mean by oppressing my people, humbling the faces of the poor?
says Jehovah of Hosts.
16 Jehovah says, moreover,
Because the women of Zion are haughty
and put on airs, painting their eyes, ever flirting when they walk and clacking with their feet,
17 my Lord will afflict the scalps
of the women of Zion with baldness;
Jehovah will expose their private parts.
18 In that day my Lord will strip away their finery—the anklets, head ornaments and crescents, 19 the pendants, chains and scarves, 20 tiaras, bracelets and ribbons, zodiac signs and charm amulets, 21 the rings, the noselets, 22 the elegant dress, the shawl, the kerchief and the purse, 23 hosiery, sheer linen, millinery, and cloaks.
24 And instead of perfume there shall be a stench, instead of the girdle, a piece of twine,
instead of the coiffure, baldness,
instead of the festive dress, a loincloth of burlap;
for in place of beauty
there shall be ignominy.
25 Your men shall be felled by the sword, your might overthrown in war.
26 Her gateways shall lie bereaved and forlorn; she shall sit on the ground destitute. (Isaiah 3, Gileadi Translation)

 22 How long wilt thou go about, O thou backsliding daughter? for the Lord hath created a new thing in the earth, A woman shall compass a man.
 23 Thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; As yet they shall use this speech in the land of Judah and in the cities thereof, when I shall bring again their captivity; The Lord bless thee, O habitation of justice, and mountain of holiness. (Jeremiah 31:22-23)

17 Likewise, thou son of man, set thy face against the daughters of thy people, which prophesy out of their own heart; and prophesy thou against them,
 18 And say, Thus saith the Lord God; Woe to the women that sew pillows to all armholes, and make kerchiefs upon the head of every stature to hunt souls! Will ye hunt the souls of my people, and will ye save the souls alive that come unto you?
 19 And will ye pollute me among my people for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread, to slay the souls that should not die, and to save the souls alive that should not live, by your lying to my people that hear your lies?
 20 Wherefore thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I am against your pillows, wherewith ye there hunt the souls to make them fly, and I will tear them from your arms, and will let the souls go, even the souls that ye hunt to make them fly.
 21 Your kerchiefs also will I tear, and deliver my people out of your hand, and they shall be no more in your hand to be hunted; and ye shall know that I am the Lord.
 22 Because with lies ye have made the heart of the righteous sad, whom I have not made sad; and strengthened the hands of the wicked, that he should not return from his wicked way, by promising him life:
 23 Therefore ye shall see no more vanity, nor divine divinations: for I will deliver my people out of your hand: and ye shall know that I am the Lord. (Ezekiel 13)

Many Christians have said that the Lord has shown them that President Obama will be our final president. They say he will have occasion to invoke martial law and avoid either the election or the inauguration. I do not know whether or not that is true, though I do appreciate when people give specific prophecies, because it makes it very easy to see if they were right or wrong.

Whether or not she takes office, it is my belief (not prophecy) that despite the incredible odds against it, Hillary Clinton will be elected the next president of the United States. It would seem to be both a fulfillment of scripture as well as a fitting end to the apostasy of the United States. Mrs. Clinton has been involved in lying, stealing, murdering, and other immorality for the better part of her adult life, and that's just the stuff we know about. Even if she isn't at the helm when it all goes down (due to, perhaps, Obama's extension of term), you could not find a better candidate to demonstrate that the American people are morally bankrupt and ripe in iniquity. In fact, the majority of leading candidates this election are quite morally bankrupt in general.