President of the World :: by Matt Ward

Barack Hussein Obama has high ambitions indeed. He is clearly still a very aspirational man. Unlike presidents before him who have gone on to build a library or to the highly lucrative private lecture circuit, Obama sees the end of his tenure as president of the United States, arguably the most important and powerful leadership position on earth, as merely yet another stepping stone toward more power.

One commentator famously quipped of Obama as president that he never really started governing, because he never really stopped campaigning. This, apparently, is still the case today as his second term draws to a close.

It is the biggest, most talked about secret of the last few weeks; Obama apparently wants to become the next Secretary General of the United Nations. In 2017, Ban Ki Moon’s current term leading this international body comes to an end and Obama, if reports and all the “chatter” are to be believed, harbors genuine aspirations towards this role.

Many are dismissive, believing the position of Secretary General to be a “non-position.” Be under no illusion though, Barack Obama as Secretary General of the UN would not be the same as a Ban Ki Moon, or a Kofi Annan or a Dr Boutros-Boutros Ghali. Barack Obama is a truly global politician with a global reach and influence. This position, were he to fill it, would inevitably morph into something else entirely.

Obama already has considerable kudos at the United Nations, having picked up the Nobel Peace Prize early in his presidency. Regardless of how mystifying this award may appear now, with the benefit of eight years hindsight, Obama remains a figure of popularity and even reverence at the UN.

He is the first president of the United States who has actively tried to subjugate America to the mandates and dictates of the UN. As UN Secretary General, Obama would certainly seek to continue this trend, likely at every turn, and would continue to undermine U.S. interests in favor of those of the UN.

From the very beginning Obama has been true to his vision. In 2008, he did promise to fundamentally transform America with his mantra of “change,” and change has been his agenda for the entirety of his two terms. He has been as good as his word. The America of 2016 is a different place entirely from the America of 2008.

In post as a UN Secretary General we should expect nothing less than a continuation of this policy; his entire life seems to be have been driven by this desire for fundamental change and transformation. At the UN, Obama would no doubt spend considerable amounts of his time and energy attempting to further pacify the interests of the United States in favor of the United Nations. No doubt he would spend significant time and energy agitating within the US to this effect.

At the conclusion of his presidency it seems as if Obama’s aspirations have always been to progress towards an end point where the interests of the United States and the United Nations would merge. In order to do this he clearly understands that one of the two entities, the United States or the United Nations, must be subjugated to the needs of the other. The entire pattern of Obama’s presidency has been one of subjugating U.S. interests to those of literally all other international bodies, including the UN.

Israel and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are, of course, abhorred by this and he will without doubt will fight tooth and nail to prevent it from becoming a reality. The Jerusalem Post reports, “Netanyahu remembers well just how U.S. President Barack Obama brushed aside Israeli objections and went ahead with the P5+1 nuclear agreement with Iran.Now, Netanyahu is reportedly planning some personal payback.”

The potential of Obama moving across to the UN at the end of his tenure as U.S. president is frankly horrifying to a majority of Israelis. Two terms of isolation, criticism and betrayal in U.S. – Israeli relations would be replaced by years yet to come of Obama turning the international community against Israel. Obama at the UN would substantially deepen the pit of international isolation Israel even now find themselves in.

The potential for Obama to become Secretary General of the United Nations also has eerie prophetic undertones attached to it. Scripture clearly indicates that at the time of the end all the nations of the world will come against Israel. We see this trend speeding up even now with Israel’s increasing vilification on the world stage in almost all spheres.

Soon this prophecy will become a present day reality:

“On that day, when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations” (Zechariah 12:3).

Barack Obama as Secretary General of United Nations carries the potential for this field of prophetic development to take a lurch forward towards fulfillment, approaching a rapidly nearing point when all the nations of the world would actually and openly hate Israel and come against her.

It is not beyond the realms of possibility that this aspiration and end point have driven him in seeking this role from the very beginning.

Obama, has demonstrated throughout his presidency that he has no love for Israel and that he despises Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He has worked actively against Israel for eight years now and has caused grievous damage to her.

Barack Obama as Secretary General of the UN would have the scope and reach to further this agenda on a global, world stage. He could influence and bring direct pressure to bear on every country in the world, specifically against Israel.

The implications for Israel if Barack Obama became Secretary General of the United Nations are catastrophic. Though I do not believe Barack Obama to be the Antichrist, there is more than a shade of antichrist about this potential move.

It is for this reason that despite the growing number of commentator’s eager to dismiss this claim of as a fad, I remain to be convinced, and will therefore be watching carefully. We all should be.