By now, most of us have seen the image of President Obama depicted as the god Shiva on the cover of this weeks Newsweek Magazine dated 11/22/10. With the caption “God Of All Things” splashed across the center of the cover in bold letters, it’s an interesting phenomenon (this linking of Barack Obama with deity) and one which has followed him from the earliest days of his campaign continuing to the present time as noted from the image above.
As we all know, the President just returned from an extremely extravagant trip to India and Asia where he had traveled this past week for the express purpose (according to what we were told) for strengthening economic ties to the region. From what I have read, the trip was not particularly successful in meeting those goals, but, after looking this magazine cover over, I am led to believe that while the economic goals may not have been met, goals of another kind may have been; goals not of the physical realm, but, of the spiritual realm.
The first thing we see of course, when we look at the magazine cover is the image of President Obama depicted as the god Shiva. For those who may not know, the god Shiva is the Hindu god of destruction. In this image, President Obama is poised with many arms and with one leg raised. In each arm he holds symbols of the tasks which he has taken on as President. Healthcare symbolized by the stethoscope, world affairs as symbolized by the globe, war and/or the military as symbolized by the helicopter, the economy as symbolized by the fistful of dollars he is holding, jobs as symbolized by the house above his head and the middle-East peace talks as symbolized by the dove.
It’s interesting to note that in this image the President is depicted as the dancing Shiva. The dancing Shiva is a form of the god Shiva whose dance is believed to sustain the universe. When the dance ends, so does the universe – after which, another one begins. (A concept I find strikingly similar to that of the Phoenix).
At the bottom of the magazine cover, the statement is made -Why the modern Presidency may be too much for one person to handle. Hmmm, interesting question to pose in light of the President’s recent return from a Hindu country. If it is truly a question of the Presidency being more than one person can handle, why choose the image of the dancing Shiva, why not an image of the President as a juggler, juggling the six items he holds in his hands.
To answer my own question, I would say the reason the dancing Shiva was chosen instead of a juggler was most likely a subliminal one. Can one person handle the many demands of the Presidency these days ???? - as evidenced by the many arms of Shiva, I would say the President is handling everything just fine – or at least according to plan.
Another thing that drew my attention was the date of the magazine cover - 11/22/10. Eleven in the Bible (and its double 22) are symbols of disorganization and disintegration. A rather disturbing picture I might say, when you add Shiva the god of destruction with the numbers for disorganization and disintegration.
I received an e-mail recently from blogging friend and reader Michael Wellman, who is a master navigator among other things regarding the date of November 21. According to the information he sent me, the astronomical configuration of the skies on November 21 will be the same as it was in the time of Noah. Interesting, when you consider how close that date is to the one on the magazine cover. Perhaps Michael could elaborate a little bit more on this in the comments section as I ran into some difficulty trying to condense the information and post a link. I’ll ask him.
Hope & the audacity it
In 2006, then Senator Obama launched his second book “The Audacity of Hope” expounding on his many viewpoints for reclaiming the American dream; the bulk of which would make the basis for his 2008 campaign. At the top of the magazine cover, you will notice the words, “After Seabiscuit.” Seabiscuit if you remember was a prize-winning thorough bred race horse who captured the spirit and imagination of the country during the years of the depression. In 2003, Universal studios released the film Seabiscuit introducing millions of a later generation to the symbol of hope that Seabiscuit provided to those who lived during those agonizing early years of the last century.
The film Seabiscuit (symbol of true hope) preceded the book by Barack Obama (false hope) by 3 years.
Seven years later (following the release of the film) and two years in to his presidency, the words “After Seabiscuit” appear above his head on the cover of Newsweek magazine.
After Seabiscuit …. 11/22/10 …… Shiva, god of destruction ….
In my humble opinion, this magazine cover could indicate a dramatic acceleration in end time events. Was the trip to India by President Obama a fateful one??? Has the god of this world recently anointed the one would be “God of Everything”? Do the words “After Seabiscuit” speak to a nation who has passed the point of no return and is without hope as far as national judgment is concerned? I wonder …
Friends, the hour is late. For the past two days, the words “even the stones cry out” have echoed over and over in my mind – in fact, night before last, I was awakened in the middle of the night by them. As living stones - cry out to God!!!! The days are more evil than we know. From the depths of our souls, may we cry out to God like never before! Come, Lord Jesus, come!
“Surely the stone will cry out from the wall and the rafter will answer it from the framework. Hab. 2:11
“The hearts of the people cry out to the Lord, O wall of the daughter of Zion, let your tears like a river flow day and night, give yourself no relief, your eyes no rest. Lamentations 2:18
“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, they shall prosper who love thee” Psalm 122:6 Watching and waiting with YOU for the soon return of Jesus! Cindy