Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Imprecatory Prayer Time

Imprecatory prayers are those that contain petition to the Lord for curses or prayers for the punishment of the Lord's enemies. To imprecate means to invoke evil upon, or curse. Psalms 7, 35, 55, 58, 59, 69, 79, 109, 137 and 139 all contain prayers for God's judgment on the psalmist's enemies. Example imprecatory statements from the Psalms. So it's about time we had a national imprecatory prayer proclamation.

Too bad nobody is going to hear about this... ie; most church's won't give this the time of day. (The proclamation is below) However, if Christians can't even hold state government accountable to God in this way, by prayer, then we will never get beyond our complaining until it is illegal to complain...and, it almost is. (Full-size video)

The video pretty much has nothing to do with the imprecatory prayer proclamation, except for the fact that the guy in the video is the one who recently wrote and published this proclamation. I found that out as I was trying to figure out who this guy is. Had I not done that, well then, I too never would have heard about this imprecatory prayer proclamation. For shame. We, as a Church, will get what we deserve from the hand of God.

The Proclamation

As Barak Obama takes office we are reprising an initiative we launched in 1994 with President Clinton. It is called an Imprecatory Prayer Proclamation. It was used extensively by the early church Fathers notably St. Augustine and later John Knox in the 16th Century.

Whereas: The providential history of mankind is covenantal in nature, comprised of Divine blessings for obedience to the Law-Word of God, and negative sanctions for transgression of the same, and under consideration of the historic precedent of public covenantal proclamations regarding the unlawful actions of civil magistrates established by John Knox in 16th century Scotland, the combined members and associates of SGI have during the month of January 2009, conducted concerted and public prayer for the President of the United States, Barak Obama, along covenantal lines, having the Davidic imprecatory Psalms as our form and pattern.

This proclamation serves as a synopsis of our activity.

Resolved: To the end that the President of the United States, Barak Obama, fulfills his duties as the covenantal head of this nation along Biblical lines; we as Christ’s ambassadors pray and proclaim blessing. That is, if the President executes his duties in a fashion that would not be tyranny to good works and would uphold the abiding validity of God’s moral law as delineated in the Ten Commandments along with the justice-mercy ethic derived from the New Testament, we do declare that blessing, honor, and good success would be upon him, his associates and policies.

Resolved: In that the President of the United States Barak Obama has thus far sought the codification of behavior condemned in the infallible Law-Word of God, specifically homosexual “marriage” and tax-funded state-sanctioned murder in the form of abortion, we as Christ’s ambassadors proclaim negative sanctions. That is: if the President continues to hold in disdain the Law-Word of God by ratifying evil and by such ratification holds our lives as citizens of the republic in bondage to the same idolatry, we as Christ’s ambassadors do pray that Barak Obama would now repent and cease from his cruel persecution of innocent pre-born babies and his tyrannical oppression of God’s people who would not be part of his pro-homosexual agenda. If the President ceases not from his malicious cruelty, we then earnestly pray that his days in office would be few and another man take his office, and that the name of Barak Obama would remain a reproach to all succeeding generations of Americans.

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