Short timeline here:
Drought map from January 20, 2009.
Drought map from April 6, 2010.
Drought map from June 26, 2012.
Drought map from July 10, 2012.
Drought map from August 7, 2012.
January 20, 2009 -- President Obama took office.
April 6, 2010 -- President Obama said the following, mocking those who questioned his healthcare legislation that he signed into law on March 23, 2010:
For as long as there has been a White House, a healthy tension has existed between the president, who seeks to convince the citizenry with calibrated messages and images, and the middlemen of the Fourth Estate, who traditionally convey, interpret, rebut, deride, and otherwise filter those messages and images. Every so often, the president takes his revenge, as Obama did on Friday, mocking skeptical reporters who have been questioning the positive impact of health-care reform. "Can you imagine if some of these reporters were working on a farm and you planted some seeds and they came out next day and they looked—Nothing’s happened! There’s no crop! We’re gonna starve! Oh, no! It’s a disaster!" Obama told a town meeting in Maine. “It’s been a week, folks. So before we find out if people like health-care reform, we should wait to see what happens when we actually put it into place. Just a thought.” --excerpt of President Obama's remarks at a press conference and noted in this post -- NOW OBAMA MOCKS . . . FAMINE! (emphasis mine, and what is emphasized is what I originally emphasized)
June 28, 2012 -- Supreme Court upholds President Obama's healthcare law that is now generally called Obamacare. Within 48 hours of the Court's decision, a "super derecho" begins in Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts' home state (Roberts was the deciding vote on Obamacare) and an intense heat wave with temps hotter than Death Valley recorded in Kansas, the state of which Kathleen Sebelius was the former governor (Sebelius will be responsible for implementing Obamacare).
July 11, 2012 -- President Obama declares the largest natural disaster declaration ever, with the total land area involved larger than the land area involved with Hurricane Katrina of 2005, admittedly one of our greatest natural and historic disasters.
August 13, 2012, President Obama stands in front of a drought-stricken corn field in Ohio, and pledges support to farmers hurting from "historic drought" and widespread crop failure. (Screenshot from Drudge Report.)
Deuteronomy 28, known as the "Blessings and Cursings" chapter because Moses taught the Israelites what the blessings would be if they followed Jehovah and what the curses would be if they turned away to other gods. Many scholars and researchers agree that these blessings and cursings are not limited to Israel but have shown up as patterns in other nations.
Many believe that America was founded on Christian principles while other researchers say not so fast -- there are a lot of symbols from Freemasony encoded in many of the cities of the original colonies and especially in Washington, D.C.. That argument is not for this post. The point of this post is that this country, America, whether you believe it is Christian or not, is suffering through what President Obama called an "historic drought" and widespread crop failures, which is one of the curses that Moses pronounced.
And thou shalt not go aside from any of the words which I command thee this day, to the right hand, or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them. But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee: Cursed shalt thou be in the city, and cursed shalt thou be in the field. Cursed shall be thy basket and thy store. Cursed shall be . . . the fruit of thy land, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep. . . . And thy heaven that is over thy head shall be brass, and the earth that is under thee shall be iron. The Lord shall make the rain of thy land powder and dust: from heaven shall it come down upon thee, until thou be destroyed. --Deuteronomy 28: 14-18, 23, 24 (emphasis mine)
Like I said, there are more curses -- we may be in store for more. Deuteronomy 28.
In Genesis 40 and 41, we read the account of Joseph, the son of Israel (Jacob), who was sold into slavery by his brothers and was now living in Egypt. Because a woman had falsely accused Joseph of trying to rape her, he was sentenced to prison. While in prison he met two men imprisoned because the Pharoah was displeased with them, one a baker and the other a chief butler. Each man had a dream that Joseph was able to interpret and the interpretations came to pass -- the baker was beheaded and the chief butler restored to his position.
About two years later the Pharoah had not one but two dreams that greatly disturbed him and he sought an interpretation, at which time the chief butler remembered how Joseph had interpreted the dreams he had had while in prison as well as the baker's, so he told Pharaoh. Joseph was hastily brought before the Pharoah and was told the two dreams.
Pharoah had dreamed of 7 fat cows that were eaten up by 7 emaciated cows. Then he dreamed of corn.
. . . behold, seven ears of corn came up upon one stalk, rank and good. And, behold, seven thin ears and blasted with the east wind sprung up after them. And the seven thin ears devoured the seven rank and full ears. . . --Genesis 41: 5-7 (emphasis mine)
Joseph told the Pharoah that the two dreams were actually one and the same -- famine was coming. And then Joseph added this:
And for that the dream was doubled unto Pharaoh twice; it is because the thing is established by God, and God will shortly bring it to pass. --Genesis 41:32 (emphasis mine).
A "doubling" of an event can be a sign that something has been established by God. The "doubling" that is noted here came from the Pharoah, the ruler of Egypt. It is perhaps important to note here that God "spoke" to Pharoah via his dream although Pharoah was not godly and apparently was not even seeking Him on the matter, and that this prophetic word did not come from a prophet.
President Obama mocked those who opposed his Obamacare in context of famine. Now, on August 13, 2012, he is shown standing in front of a field of withered corn, barely 6 weeks after the Supreme Court upheld his legislation, and pledging support in the face of "historic drought" and massive crop failures. The picture is not photoshopped -- it was his choice to be pictured in this way! And it is incredible to me that of all the crops that are failing in this country, like wheat and soybeans as well, he chose to be photographed in front of WITHERED CORN! What an allusion and reminder of Pharoah in the above noted Genesis account. What a sign of his own words!
The reason it may be important, this photo of Obama standing in front of withered corn and speaking of historic drought and crop failure is that Obama didn't just mock famine with his healthcare legislation, but he also mocked "asteroids falling" and the "ground opening up," and not once, mind you, but twice!
Is this President Obama's "Pharaoh" moment? I hope not with everything I have within me, but it has to be noted that "crop failure" and "asteroids falling" and "the ground opening up" were not events "prophesied" against him for his healthcare legislation --instead these events were the very words that came out of his mouth, mocking those who questioned his healthcare -- his own words.
Perhaps he shouldn't have mocked . . . and perhaps we should truly take heed and pray for I believe a serious sign has been given us -- President Obama in front of withered corn, the very thing he mocked.