Believe it or not, the President addressed the nation and uttered these words:
“I stand here today to close the evil past, and especially in the last 50 years of our national leadership history and at the threshold of a new dispensation in the life of this nation. I stand here on my own behalf and on behalf of my predecessors to repent. We ask for your forgiveness.”
“We confess these sins, which have greatly hampered our national cohesion and delayed our political, social and economic transformation. We confess sins of idolatry and witchcraft which are rampant in our land. We confess sins of shedding innocent blood, sins of political hypocrisy, dishonesty, intrigue and betrayal.”
“Forgive us of sins of pride, tribalism and sectarianism; sins of laziness, indifference and irresponsibility; sins of corruption and bribery that have eroded our national resources; sins of sexual immorality, drunkenness and debauchery; sins of unforgiveness, bitterness, hatred and revenge; sins of injustice, oppression and exploitation; sins of rebellion, insubordination, strife and conflict.”
“We want to dedicate this nation to you so that you will be our God and guide. We want XXXXXX to be known as a nation that fears God and as a nation whose foundations are firmly rooted in righteousness and justice to fulfill what the Bible says in Psalm 33:12: Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. A people you have chosen as your own.”
If these words had been spoken by OUR president, it would be a great day indeed, but alas, they weren’t. They were spoken by a real Christian President known as Yoweri Museveni of Uganda. He spoke those words at the National Jubilee Prayers event held to celebrate the nation’s 50th anniversary of their independence from British rule.
The first step to a nation’s restoration is for the leadership to confess and repent of the nation’s sin along with those of the leadership. Hezekiah repented of his sins and those of the nation. God cured him of his illness and blessed the nation, until his Manasseh took the throne and did evil in the sight of the Lord.
If America wants to receive the blessings of God that we once had, it has to start with the President. Barack Obama, who claims to be a Christian, needs to follow the lead of Museveni of Uganda. He needs to genuinely confess the sins of the nation and himself, then truly repent of those sins and ask God and the people for forgiveness. Then and only then, will God bless our land. Until that happens, America is destined to suffer the same fate that Israel did under leaders like Omri and Ahab.