Chris Matthews says President Obama’s inaugural address comparable to Abraham Lincoln. Time magazine says Obama talks in terms too complex for the ordinary earthly person to understand. The Congressional Black Caucus says Obama is fulfilling the Martin Luther King legacy with Obamacare as an example. NBC’s Brian Williams says Michelle Obama is the most fascinating woman since Jackie Kennedy.
President Obama’s campaign director, David Plouffe, says that Washington, and this nation, is not worthy of a man as great as Barack Obama and the opportunity he presents. Newsweek has declared President Obama as the second coming of Jesus Christ.
[…] [T]he passage they reference is not prophetic–it’s historic. Typical ignorant progs. These chapters are the historical report of actions taken by the prophetess–that is, the judge–Deborah. That would be why it appears in The Book of Judges. Deborah was one of the judges of Israel (think governors or county sheriffs or national guard) in the days after the death of Joshua, Moses’ successor.
Secondly, they don’t quote it in context or provide the context. The yellow highlighted “Barak” at the lower left is particularly interesting in context. That lower left “Barak” is Judges 4:9. Interesting that they chose a photo that carefully eliminates both verse 8 and the first part of verse 9. Remember that Deborah had superiority in the community, in matters of governance and in relationship: she was not “just a judge in the court”–the role of a judge in Israel had to do with managing and governing and it included military matters.
In verses 6 and 7, Judge Deborah gives Barak a direct order for military action against a specific commander. Verse 7 indicates Barak is ordered to march against “Sisera, the commander of Jabin’s army”…and kill him. That is the task that Deborah, Barak’s superior, is assigning to Barak on the highlighted pages shown on the poster above.
Now get a load of Barak’s response to her order. Here are verses 8 and 9, in their entirety:
v. 8 And Barak said to her, “If you will go with me, then I will go; but if you will not go with me, I will not go.”
v. 9 So she said, “I will go with you; nevertheless there will be no glory for you in the journey you are taking, for the Lord will sell Sisera into the hand of a woman.” Then Deborah arose and went with Barak to Kadesh.
So here’s what we learn about Barak in this passage:
1. He takes orders from a woman.
2. He’s a chicken and won’t go to war unless the woman goes with him.
Oh, what happened to Sisera? Will it surprise you to know that Barak didn’t get to kill him, like Deborah said he wouldn’t after Barak chickened out. (see verse 21) Sisera is indeed killed–by a woman with a couple of assault weapons…verse 21 says that she
“…took a tent peg and took a hammer in her hand, and went softly to him and drove the peg into his temple….” Her name was Jael.
Now that I think of it, maybe this passage is prophetic. It portrays barackhusseinobama perfectly. (link)