I want to quote Ephesians 6:12 to start. "For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers,
against the world-rulers of this darkness, against the spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places." We all live in the day to day but if
you look back over the past 6 years there has been a plan that has been set in place. A curious mystery that has begun to make more and more sense.
February 10th, 2007. This is the day that Barack Obama declared his candidacy for President. It is the first day of his campaign for President. He
starts his campaign at the same location that Lincoln gave his famous speech condemning slavery and claims that he will "heal a divided nation".
Standing outside the Historic Old State Capitol building where Abraham Lincoln gave a famous speech condemning slavery and calling for the United
States to unite, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., a 45-year-old with two years of federal legislative experience under his belt, today announced that he
will claim the mantle of Lincoln and as president heal a divided nation.
October 9th, 2007. There are many articles throughout 2007 and 2008 comparing Obama to Lincoln. The press seized on his self-declared reincarnation
and propagated it.
At a picturesque New England setting, perched close to apple orchards and pumpkin patches, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, was asked by New Hampshire
voters which former president he admired the most and why.
“I suppose I’m biased because I’m from Illinois, but there’s a tall skinny guy who the Washington folks didn’t think had much experience,
who had served in the state legislature there, and then a couple years in Congress before taking on the presidency who did pretty well. I am a great
admirer of [Abraham] Lincoln,” Obama told the group.
December 18th, 2007. There are many interesting quotes but no more so than this by the writer and by Ken Burns alluding that when all is said and
done expect a 10 part Civil War documentary.
If Barack Obama does win the Democratic presidential nomination, don't be surprised if there is a 10-part black-and-white documentary television
series with a an alternately lugubrious and folksy soundtrack chronicling it all a few years from now. Filmmaker Ken Burns -- maker of the "Civil
War," "Baseball" and other series -- today jumped into the fray to endorse Obama, hailing him for his "moral courage" and "unironic posture"
and comparing him at one point to another Illinois politician Burns knows a bit about, Abraham Lincoln.
November 14th, 2008. This is after the first election. This is when the press and the campaign start making it all apparent that Obama was to be the
reincarnation of Abraham Lincoln.
Even though the Democrats have won a great victory, we should reach out and be humbled by it. Figure out a good Lincoln quote to bring it all
together," advised Axelrod, who suggested looking at the end of Lincoln's first Inaugural Address.
More than familiar with Lincoln's rhetoric, Favreau decided to pass on the most overquoted passage of all, invoking "the better angels of our
nature," and to quote the words that came before: "We are not enemies, but friends … Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds
December 23rd, 2008, Interview with George McGovern. The 'principalities' are well versed in the use of deceit. Here the interviewer asks McGovern
if his biography of Lincoln was just a happy coincidence. We are in between the election and the inauguration where we are being inundated with Obama
is Lincoln information.
Q: You've written a biography of Lincoln at the same time the next president is modeling his inauguration after Honest Abe. Coincidence?
A: It is a coincidence, but a happy one.
Continuing the interview he asks why do you consider Obama another Lincoln and the deceit starts to drip from his tongue as he states "he is very
careful not to come across as a radical". The information was out about Obama's radical past. The people he associated with from the time he was a
child. Obama was not careful. The press was complicit in covering it up. Then he tops it all off stating Obama has a deep abiding faith in our
Q: Why do you consider Obama another Lincoln?
A: I think he is a healing figure and yet hasn't surrendered his convictions. I think he is very careful not to come across as a radical. He tries to
appeal to common sense, and he is willing to make compromises. I also think that both Lincoln and Barack have a deep and abiding faith in our founding
December 24th, 2008. We are heading in to the end of the year before his first inauguration. It is made apparent that he will be sworn in using
Lincoln's Bible. Keep in mind he retook the oath in the map room later that day in a private ceremony.
President-elect Barack Obama will use the same Bible at his inauguration that Abraham Lincoln used for his swearing in. Obama will be the first
president since Lincoln to use that Bible, part of the collection of the Library of Congress.
February 11th, 2009. This makes mention that not only will he use the same Bible but will reinvoke the voyage of Lincoln to Washington by train.
Barack Obama arrived in Washington at the end of a whistle-stop train trip along the frigid mid-Atlantic seaboard that tracked Abraham Lincoln's
historic route and brought the president-elect a step closer to inauguration.
Celebratory crowds braved subfreezing weather to salute Obama along his journey from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C.
He will take the oath of office in three days, succeeding President George W. Bush.
At the start, Obama promised to bring the country "a new Declaration of Independence" - free from small thinking, prejudice and bigotry.
The trip included a stop in Delaware to pick up Vice President-elect Joe Biden and a stop in Baltimore for a speech in which he pleaded "let us seek
together a better life in our time."
"It's not every day you get to do your daily commute with the next president of the United States," said Biden, who commuted to Washington by train
for 36 years. He added, "Folks this is more than an ordinary train ride. This is a new beginning."
"This is a new beginning."
April 9th, 2011. Fast-forward a bit and Obama launches his second campaign at the Lincoln memorial.
President Barack Obama played tourist Saturday afternoon in what looked a lot like a retail campaign stop at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Mr. Obama, who officially launched his 2012 re-election campaign, visited the site to highlight the bipartisan budget deal he attained Friday night
that kept national parks and monuments from closing in a government shutdown.