The President has the right to fire anyone he pleases—but not lie about it (bearing false witness) and destroy a person’s reputation (thou shalt not kill or spiritual murder) in the process.
That is what President Barack Obama did when he fired AmeriCorps Inspector General, Gerald Walpin—who was investigating the way a political supporter and friend was spending government funds.
Everyone in a position of power will obviously want to employ those who share the same ideologies, convictions and values. That is fine with me (and probably God). But if transparency and justice is truly embraced by our president, he should not have concocted some fib about Walpin’s declining mental clarity, which he described as “confused.” This lack of sincerity will not find Divine favor.
Apparently, the Treasury Department is now coming to the President’s defense with a more well thought-out charge—that Walpin’s independence from politics was under suspect (even though Walpin has a history of going after people from both parties!).
Of course, politicians will say in private that this is how the “game” is played, and, that everyone is subject to these same rules, whether a Republican, a Democrat or an Independent.
The Lord, when in the world, put himself smack dab in the middle of humankind’s political games and died on the cross for it. But, the Lord was victorious in His resurrection! The message here is that God trumps “how the game is played” even on earth.
I am not just picking on President Obama, but on all those who come to possess power and come under the influence of its negative trappings. Politics, backroom deals, and the worldy ways of men and women are the “Great Red Dragon” of the Apocalypse—those who have magnified their importance within God’s universe and defend that importance.
God’s promise that “Thy will be done” and that all things will be created “anew” is not to be understood as a physical or cosmological event. It is something that must take place within the hearts and minds of men and women everywhere.
For kingdoms to change, men (and women) must change.