For some reason after a new president is elected people forget what the previous president(s) or administration(s) undertook. Americans constantly complain about the new guys agenda and that he has to go. God gave a solution to this problem in 1 Timothy 2: 1-2. It says:
1) I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
2) For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
Yes, praying for our leaders means Barak Obama too. But do Christians do this? Probably not. In all honestly, there should never be a complaint about a leader, because we are to be ambassadors for the kingdom of God, we are to be “seeking another country” (Hebrews 11: 14). Plus, Christ clearly is in control and allows each politician to be in authority to fulfill His will (Matthew 28: 18).
Again, Americans are seemingly blind to the fact that history seems to repeat itself and that its business as usual when it comes to politics. Notice what Ecclesiastes 1: 9-11 states:
9) The thing that has been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.
10) Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it has been already of old time, which was before us.
11) There is no remembrance of former things; neither shall there be any remembrance of things that are to come with those that shall come after.
So, with this month marking the fifth year of Barak Obama’s presidency, we’ve applied the above scripture to not only his five years in office, but the 30 years of five other presidents before him. By doing this, it will show how all things that are done now have always been done since at least 1979. So lets compare the last 35 years and see the parallels in history.