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BY BOB BARNEY

image from i.dailymail.co.ukOnce again, in today's Drudge Report, we have a picture of a fly landing on Obama's face.  Previously, Drudge had a headline: “the Lord of the flies.”  It seems, flies constantly landed on Pres. Obama's face (picture enclosed), and they joke about the incident is flying around the Internet. I would just like to mention that the term “Lord of the flies,” which is taken by most from a book by that name, a story about juvenile delinquents on a deserted island becoming savages again, in reality comes from the Bible. The Hebrew name for a pagan God of ancient Philistine is called Baalzebub or Beelzebub. Ironically the actual translation of this Hebrew word may actually be “the Lord of the dung or manure,” although most still render it as “the Lord of the flies.”

Baalzebub was a Philistine pagan God that is seen again in the New Testament where Jesus refers him as Satan! You see Baal, as this god is sometimes known, was also worshiped by many Israelites that were corrupted by his cult, including several kings of ancient Israel.


        "And Ahaziah fell down through a lattice in his upper chamber that was in Samaria, and was sick: and he sent messengers, and said unto them, Go, inquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron whether I shall recover of this disease."


"But the angel of The Lord said to Elijah the Tishbite, Arise, go up to meet the messengers of the king of Samaria, and say unto them, Is it not because there is not a God in Israel, that ye go to inquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron?" (2 Kings 1:2-3 KJV)


Even some of Jesus' distractors blasphemously accused him of being this pagan deity!


"Then a blind and dumb demoniac was brought to Him, and He healed him, so that the dumb man spoke and saw. And all the people were amazed, and said, "Can this be the Son of David?"


"But when the Pharisees heard it they said, "It is only by Beelzebul, the prince of demons, that this man casts out demons."


LORD OF THE FLIES

"Knowing their thoughts, He said to them, "Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and no city or house divided against itself will stand; and if Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself; how then will his kingdom stand? And if I cast out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore they shall be your judges. But if it is by the Spirit of God that I cast out demons, then the Kingdom of God has come upon you." (Matthew 12:22-28 KJV)


So when I first saw this story today on the Drudge Report, I cannot help thinking about the true meaning of the "Lord of the flies"in reference to Pres. Obama and the fact that a fly literally landed on his face! I couldn't help but think that this was a message from God to the American people, a sign of just what we have leading us today. We've had rats running across the White House steps, which someone titled humorously “rats leaving a sinking ship,” and another story of a reporter begging off of Pres. Obama's campaign plane because it stunk so bad (yes this really did happen, check back in The Plain Truth archives for the story of the CBS reporter who made this claim) and various other signs about what really is going on in the White House.


Sometimes, I hope that you have the time to read the book of King's closely and understand how the so-called “presidents” of Israel continued on a downward path in a lawless pursuit of rebelling against God and his holy laws. When you read this book, and I like doing so in the New Living translation, we see the steady decline of ancient Israel because of the evilness of its people and its leaders, much like we see today in this nation. I often think when I read it, I am reading recent history about the United States of America. It is a painful time in ancient Israel, with its decadent leaders and immoral people left their God for the Lord of the flies, the pagan lifeless god of futility. During this time the Lord God, through his many prophets, continuously warned the people of their evil ways but they refuse to listen. However, at times a good leader took over in the nation prosper under God's grace again. Unfortunately, all too often these good leaders were followed again by evil ones that eventually led the nation to ruin. Compare that today to the presidents like Eisenhower, JFK, LBJ, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, and Jimmy Carter. I will leave their goodness up to you to decide. However in 1981, when Ronald Reagan became president, only a fool could not see a man that God was using to keep this nation falling off a cliff. He was the Hezekiah of our day. Unfortunately he was followed by a string of amoral, self-centered, world order types, who for the last 20 years has led this nation down the path to his utter destruction. Today we see the man, who may succeed in doing this!



So today, that fly in Barack Obama, to me was truly fitting. He is the Lord of the flies, representing Baalzebub and all of the evilness that accompanied him. I sincerely pray that Americans who believe in the living God, turned back to him, and ask for his forgiveness and mercy!

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