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The word ‘beast’ is used many times in the Bible’s Book of Revelation; and it’s used in different ways for different meanings. For example, Chapter 4 and Chapter 6 use the identifier ‘beast’ to represent an otherwise unidentified being. In this case beast is used instead of an identifier such as ‘this thing’ or ‘something’ that cannot be physically described. Simply, the word beast is a metaphor to describe some force or entity.
Ironically, many who interpret the Bible, especially Revelation, describe these beasts as horrible monsters such as dragons with fearsome teeth and long pointy tails; with fire gleaming from their eyes and mouths. These interpretations are so common they discourage many people from reading and trying to interpret the Words in Revelation. They consider it a horrible story filled with beasts that will wreak havoc upon the earth at theat time of the Battle of Armageddon. Beast is not the only word used as a common metaphor in Revelation. There are others; such as stars.
This clue of metaphors is given in the beginning of Revelation. In Chapter 1, the 20th verse Christ announces that common use of metaphors:
“The mystery of the seven stars which thou sawest in my right hand, and the seven golden candlesticks. The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches: and the seven candlesticks which thou sawest are the seven churches.” This verse gives that important clue of metaphors; but it doesn’t reveal that the same metaphor can be used for identifying evil as well as good. Generally the word angel is used for messengers of God as well as messengers of Satan. And, in some cases the very embodiment of Satan himself. This is the basis that creates the difficulty in interpreting the Book of Revelation. The situation must be understood before the identity of the angel or beast may be understood. The first mention of a beast is an example.
The first appearance of beasts is in Chapter 4. It begins in verse 6:
“And before the throne there was a sea of glass like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round about the throne, were four beasts full of eyes before and behind. 7) And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle. 8) And the four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come.”
Now, put into the context of the meaning of these verses, these could not be beasts as our minds ordinarily view an idea of a beast. These were ‘beasts’ in the presence of God; therefore it would not be a horrible looking, ugly, and mean creature. Reading further into Chapter 6; where these beasts introduced the ‘four horses of the Apocalypse’ they could be considered as concepts or ideas in the form of metaphors. These beasts were products or gifts from God. But these beasts also represented another purpose; that of all-seeing prophesy.
Studied and interpreted very carefully; these were the beasts (forces and knowledge from God) which means they could see things ‘crystal clear’ before and behind (in the past and in the future) giving information to prophets to announce those things ‘which is to come.’ “And they rest not day and night” emphasizes the idea that they know everything that occurs at all times. Now, let’s consider the concerns of these four beasts. That’s described in Chapter 6 as they reveal the Four horses of the Apocalypse when the first four seals of the seven seals are opened. These seals are on the book ‘in the right hand of him that sitteth on the throne’ as recorded in the first verse of Chapter 5. Chapter 6 begins with the beast’s introduction of the white horse.
The White Horse
“And I saw when the Lamb (Christ) opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.” This was the first beast described ‘like a lion.’ Verse 2 continues, “And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow: and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.”
The rider of this white horse represented God and His forces. Although some interpret this scene as Satan riding forth to conquer this is not correct. Three words confirm this is the force of God. First, this first beast was ‘like a lion.’ Christ is described earlier as the Lion of Juda. Second; this rider was on a white horse. Satan is never described as riding a white horse. Third; Satan is never described as having a crown and conquering. Further in Revelation these are the descriptions of God with His forces. Before we go to the next horse, the red horse, let’s first pause to remember that the rider of this white horse went forth to conquer. And He was introduced by the beast like a lion. Introduction of the rider of the red horse is from the second beast, the one like a calf.
The Red Horse
This introduction begins in verse 3, “And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see. 4) And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.”
Although these are short verses their implications are very important. Two things are clearly revealed. First, the beast that introduced this one rider was like a calf. It’s revealed as a calf because the thing it sees will be conquered and destroyed by the rider of the first beast, the one who will conquer. Second, this one rider will ‘kill one another.’ This represents Islam, that religion of ‘peace’ that kills one another.
These two parts of Islam are described in Chapter 17. The woman who rides the ‘scarlet colored’ beast is the first part of Islam; the mother; ‘Mystery Babylon.’ The terrorists are her harlot daughters and ‘abominations of the earth.’ They kill one another every day even as I type these words. And another surprise; this woman is the first of the three real beasts; that mother beast, Islam. Chapter 17 describes this rider of the scarlet colored beast as a woman; and there are two women described in Revelation.
The first woman is interpreted as Christianity; in Chapter 12. The first verse describes a great wonder in heaven. Verse 2 introduces the difficulty in the beginning of Christianity, “And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.” Then by date and time clues the beginning of the Christian story is revealed.
Through Herod, Satan tried to kill baby Jesus. Then Jesus was taken to Egypt for a thousand two hundred and threescore days (three and a half years – time, times, and half a time) for safety. Three hundred and fifty years later Constantine the Great protected Christianity (the woman) and formed the Roman Catholic Church; where she was protected for another three hundred and fifty years. At the end of that time the other woman, Islam, was created through Muhammad’s activity. Islam has attacked and persecuted Christianity since that time, approximately 700 A.D. This is prophesied in the last verse, 17, of Chapter 12:
“And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.”
The Black Horse
The black horse was introduced by the third beast that ‘had a face as a man.’ This revelation introduced many physical horrors that were to occur in the future; possibly into our time in history. It begins in verse 5:
“And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. 6) And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine.” These were the only words in Chapter 6 about this prophesy. The partial details of this prophesy are continued in Chapter 18 which explains a problem with worldwide trade and commerce. It begins in verse 2:
“And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.” Then verse 9 begins the reality of economic shortages caused by the destruction of Babylon the great:
“And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning, 10) Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas that great city Babylon, that mighty city! For in one hour is thy judgment come. 11) And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more.” Then after a long list of world trade items no longer available, verse 15 concludes:
“The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing, 16) And saying Alas, alas that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls! 17) For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off, 18) And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city!”
In summary, when that great battle begins in the Middle East it will be such destruction that everything there will be totally destroyed never to rise again. In the process world trade will be halted or nearly halted due to the lack of oil to propel ships and transport merchandise. This will allow more deaths by disease and pestilence as announced by the fourth beast.
The Pale Horse
Introduction of the pale horse begins in verse 7, “And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.” The fourth beast was the one ‘like a flying eagle.’ This suggested his influence could fly through the heavens to cast horror and disaster throughout the whole world. The description continues in verse 8:
“And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.” So, let’s begin to understand what this description means.
When the sword is mentioned in Revelation it doesn’t mean someone will be killed with a physical metal sword with two sharp edges. It means they will be killed by physical force from another person. This could mean physically by hand, by knife, by guns, by hanging or any other physical activity; even by drowning. It means a person will be killed by another person or persons through physical force.
Of course, death by hunger is exactly what that means. Many will die because they can’t find food or other drink. Much of this food shortage will be from the restriction of world trade and shipping. Our modern day focus on globalization and world trade will be the cause of this shortage of food and other items. Of course many people will try to grow their own food, but with the lack of tools, equipment and fertilizers that effort will be minimal at best.
‘With death and with beasts of the earth’ have other meanings. ‘With death’ suggests many will die from accidents, exhaustion, or other natural causes. Many who rely on medicines to stay alive will not get those life saving drugs; more deaths by heart attacks will become the norm in many societies composed of older people. And we can’t ignore those beasts of the earth.
This identification of beasts of the earth does not mean people will be killed and eaten by lions, tigers, wolves, bears and other large-toothed beasts. These beasts of the earth that will kill more people are those small beasts; some even too tiny to see with the naked eye. These beasts refer to germs, mosquitoes, spiders, ticks, and all their other tiny accomplices that can kill a person with a single bite or the single inhalation in a contagious environment. Many of these ‘tiny beast’ deaths may even occur from scratches and cuts while foraging in the outdoors for food or fuel to build a fire to keep warm during the coldest nights. A deadly scratch or bite can happen anywhere at the least expected time or occasion.
The word ‘beast’ as used in the verses above are not visible and physical beasts that can be described with physical terms. These beasts were described with characteristics as: like a lion, like a calf, had a face of a man, and like a flying eagle. These were merely metaphors to help Apostle John describe events that would happen in the future and how to separate and categorize those events. Had he used terms such as images or visions from God it certainly would have been less expressive and understandable; certainly having less impact. These were merely metaphors to help John understand what to write about prophesy; about the future. But, there are three other beasts John describes in Revelation who are real beasts.
These three beasts have describable persona and character. Two of these beasts even have physical and action characteristics that are easily described and analyzed. All three beasts are introduced in Revelation, Chapter 13; all given power by the dragon, Satan.
The mother beast, that woman, is Islam; that calls itself the ‘religion of peace.’ The first beast was Muhammad. The second beast, also known as the false prophet, walks among us today. They will be analyzed in the next three chapters. We begin with the beast.
The birth of the beast, Islam, is described by Apostle John beginning in the first verse in Chapter 13:
“And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.” The second verse describes the beast’s strengths and the source of his power:
“And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.”
Within Chapter 13 this is the complete description of this beast; but it contains many implications and questions. These are the same questions that have been asked since John wrote Revelation two thousand years ago. These questions will be considered next. The first questions are; who is this beast and how are his powers like those three deadly animals? How can a religion be compared to animals? Let’s consider that comparison.
John said the beast was like a leopard. As most are aware, the greatest quality and strength of a leopard is its cunning and patience to sneak upon its prey before it makes that last sprint to kill that prey. A leopard also has camouflage; its spots and blotches that allow it to hide near its prey before it reveals itself. These are the similar characteristics John is prescribing to Islam.
Islam claims to be a religion of peace and quietly lulls unsuspecting targets into becoming unaware of that lurking danger it possesses; that power given from Satan. It asks for acceptance based upon its reputation of peaceful; then when its numbers are large enough in a community it springs upon its unsuspecting prey. Its goal is to destroy everything not Islam to allow Satan to rule supreme through the claws and teeth of Islam. Its level of peace is determined by its percentage of silent encroachment into a community or a nation. Once it achieves a saturation point near fifty percent; that accepting community is doomed. This is the leopard that hides with its spots in camouflage until its prey is surprised and destroyed. This describes that leopard.
John also described that beast as having feet like a bear. A bear represents great strength; and its feet grounds himself for power to increase that great strength. That bear is also relentless and determined to destroy whatever it attacks. This relentless fierceness clearly describes the soul of Islam; totally determined to create destruction and chaos even to the depths of self destruction if necessary to achieve Satan’s goal of destroying the foundation of Christ’s influence on earth. That bear with great feet is grounded in fierce determination.
And there should be no doubt about the metaphor of the beast having the mouth of a lion. The lion’s great attribute is its loud and deep roar. Satan gave that Islamic beast the power to loudly roar for two great reasons. First, to proclaim its territory; which to Islam is the whole world, those seven heads that rise from the sea. The second reason is to proclaim they are most powerful; so powerful that they strike fear into anyone who would challenge them. The roar from their mouth is a challenge to anyone who would question their great authority, their power, and their right to destroy anything not of their acceptance. The roar from their mouths is an expression of the strength given to them by Satan.
Many who interpret these verses suggest this apocalyptic beast is a description of Rome and the Pope; as the Antichrist. Their interpretation is based on the mention of seven heads and ten crowns. They associate these numbers with the ‘seven hills of Rome’ and the ten nations of the old Roman Empire. Those who express this idea imagine the regenerated Roman Empire will gain enough power and influence, through the Vatican, to rule the world; and that the one-world rule will result in the ‘mark of the beast – 666.’
Those who propose this viewpoint obviously don’t consider the other information surrounding this beast. Too much other information proves this beast is neither the Roman Catholic Church nor the Pope. This beast refers simply and clearly to Islam. Let’s examine this other information that points directly to Islam as that beast. First, let’s consider those seven heads.
To avoid this confusion with the ‘seven hills of Rome’ John began that first verse with the observation, ‘And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea.’ Ordinarily the mention of sea in Revelation refers to the sea of humanity. But this mention of sea is different. It mentions sand of the sea, which would indicate a real body of water. So, let’s go to Chapter 17 to learn more about these seven hills. This is from verse 9:
“And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.” Verse 15 adds more information, “And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.” Therefore, these seven heads and mountains are metaphors for the seven continents of the Earth. Those seven hills of Rome are not surrounded by water and sand.
Now, let’s pause here before we continue with the description of the beast and interpret the new entry into this description; this whore. Who is this whore and how does she fit in? To understand that we must continue with the next verses, beginning with verse16:
“And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. 17) For God hath put in their hearts to fulfill his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled. 18) And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.”
Okay, so these words get a little complicated and confusing, but the words are written in Revelation to make everything very clear. It’s that jigsaw puzzle continued; all the pieces must be put in place to make the clear picture. So that’s what we will do. We will continue to put the pieces in place to understand who the woman is, who the whore is, why they will war against each other as stated in verse 16; and how they combine to form one beast. For that we must unmask those ten horns. That’s given beginning in verse 12:
“And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have receiveth no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. 13) These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. 14) These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called; and chosen, and faithful.”
That one hour is likely a metaphor for another length of time, but the identity of the kings is certain. These are the leaders of ten nations that will be the formal supporters and leaders of Islam. These are the ones who will formally war against the whore, ‘and shall make her desolate and naked.’ From John’s viewpoint this was something to happen in the future, since Islam did not appear until approximately 650 years later. But all this information does give us many clues that point directly to Islam as being this beast of Revelation. We now know those of the Islam family, the woman and her harlot daughter, will kill one another. These few verses indicate that will happen, but how is that confirmed? Okay, we search for more pieces of the jigsaw puzzle. For the first piece we must return to the beginning of Revelation; to the letters written to those Seven Churches; specifically the letter to the Church at Thyatira. This begins in Chapter 2, verse 20:
“Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols. 21) And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. 22) Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds. 23) And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.”
Many believe these seven letters John was told to write to those seven churches were directed only to those specific churches. This is not the case. These letters were written to all churches, all people of all time; at least into our current generation and on through that Great Battle of Armageddon. That has not occurred yet; but signs are that it’s very near. The prophesy of these three beasts, and the great Star Wormwood give clues of the nearing time. The appearance of Wormwood (8:10-11) indicating ‘great’ drug abuse, which is happening now, is a signal that the time is near. But for now, let’s continue with our understanding of this beast.
In the letter to Thyatira God says he will ‘kill her children with death.’ In this, He is speaking of her as ‘Jezebel.’ But, why would Jezebel be involved in our current activities of today? The answer is very clear after we put more pieces of the jigsaw puzzle together. For that we go to two places. First we go to that rider of the red horse described earlier. Second, we go back to Chapter 17 for a fuller identification of Jezebel which is the metaphor for that woman, Babylon the Great.
Chapter 6, verse 3 begins the information about the red horse, one of the four horses of the Apocalypse, “And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see. 4) And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.”
Chapter 17 then adds more to this death from family hands and swords. It begins in verse 16, “And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. 17) For God hat put in their hearts to fulfill his will…” In effect, God says he will ‘kill her children with death’ by having Mother Babylon kill her own harlots. Those harlots are the terrorists who wreak havoc and death within their own blasphemous religion. They ride that red horse, Satan, together as they kill one another; from the will of God.
Finally, we come to that last piece of the jigsaw puzzle that completes the picture; it gives a clear view of Islam as that beast of Revelation. For that we compare the words describing Jezebel to the words describing that woman Babylon the Great riding the scarlet colored beast. To begin, let’s go back to that letter to Thyatira. Verse 20 says Jezebel claims to be a prophetess and she teaches and seduces people to commit fornication and to eat things sacrificed to idols. Then verse 22 reads, “Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.”
Chapter 17 repeats this identification of that woman. It begins in the first verse:
“And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters (the whole world): 2) With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. 3) So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet colored beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. 4) And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet color, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication.”
This is the same woman, Jezebel, of whom God spoke in that letter to Thyatira, “Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.” The verses continue in Chapter 17 to explain exactly who Jezebel and the woman ‘riding the scarlet colored beast are:
“And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. 6) And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.” What other woman (religion) is drunken with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus?
Only Islam; the religion that will not be satisfied until Israel is wiped off the face of the earth. And Islam will not have completed its mission from Satan until all other religions are exterminated and ‘wiped off the face of the earth.’ And even if that were to happen Islam would still not be finished with its blood lust. It would then intensify its destruction of each other.
This identification is reinforced in Chapter 18, verse 3:
“For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.”
We must also ask why John would ‘wonder with great admiration’ toward that woman drunken with the blood of the saints. This answer may be found in three places. First is in 2 Corinthians 11: 13-15:
“For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. 14) And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. 15) Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.” These verses reveal that Satan and his followers, including all within Islam, will be deceitful and pretend they are the ones speaking truth and righteousness. As denounced in other places they are ‘liars and deceivers.’
The second source of making aware these imposters of ‘light’ are the letters to the seven churches. This was the major purpose of those letters. The first is to the Church at Ephesus, “I know thy works and patience, and how thou canst not bear them which are evil: and thou hast tried them which say they are apostles, and are not, and hast found them liars.”
Second is to the Church at Smyrna, “I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.”
The letter to the Church at Pergamos uses a metaphor to explain the falseness of those who would lead God’s followers astray. Verse 14 is written, “But, I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.” This metaphor compares Balaam to the actions of Islam.
Balaam, at the request from Balac with an increasing stipend with each appeal for help to remove the Israelis from his land when they fled Egypt, turned the Jews from God by teaching them to eat things sacrificed to an idol; and to commit fornication. This compares to our current time of Islam leading many from God by worshipping a black meteorite rock in the Kaaba in Mecca; and by eating their halal food also sacrificed to that same black rock; that idol. Their fornication is beyond horror as many Muslim males marry very young girls; without condemnation from those outside their religion.
We have already discussed that Jezebel from the Church at Thyatira. She is the one who ‘calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.’
And John writes more words to the Church at Philadelphia to warn against those false enticements from Satan. Verse 9 in Chapter 3 is written, “Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.”
The letter to the Church at Laodicea takes a different and more positive turn. It offers encouragement to those who remain faithful and are not deceived by Satan. First, He admonishes those who are lukewarm (fence straddlers) in verse 16, “So then because thou are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.” Verse 18 then offers encouragement and advice to remain faithful:
“I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eye salve, that thou mayest see.”
The third warning to beware of that false allure from that angel of light and his followers comes from Matthew. This warning begins in Chapter 24, verse 23:
“Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not. 24) For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. 25) Behold, I have told you before. 26) Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, his is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not. 27) For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.”
In summary, this woman, this religion Babylon the Great, is based on lies, falseness and deception. Babylon is guided by that angel of light Satan; whose aim is to remove God’s time from Heaven as he swore to do in Chapter 10. That angel came down from Heaven as described in the first four verses. Then his plan was announced beginning in verse 5:
“And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven, 6) And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer.”
Satan is the red horse and the scarlet colored beast that gave the beast Islam ‘his power, and his seat, and great authority.’ (Chapter 13, verse 2.) Islam, also identified as Babylon the Great, is that beast with seven heads. Those seven heads represent the seven continents of the world. One of those heads also represents the beast’s prodigy; that first beast. This first beast will be analyzed next.
The First Beast
The first two verses in Chapter 13 describe the general beast, Islam, and give information regarding the relationship between Satan and the beast he created. The next verse gives more specific information about the one identified as the first beast. This also describes the person identified in other parts of the Bible as ‘the’ Antichrist. Verse 3 continues:
“And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.” Verse 4 gives more information about the relationship between Satan and the beast, Islam, “And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? Who is able to make war with him?” This is clear information that Muslims worship their beastly leader of Islam as well as Satan, that dragon; that red horse and that scarlet colored beast upon which ‘that woman’ rides.
Later in Revelation these seven heads are described as the whole world, seven continents; and the ten crowns are described as the ten nations that formally support this beast. This beast, also known as the first beast, is none other than Muhammad. Verse 5 begins this important point:
“And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given to him to continue forty and two months. 6) And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. 7) And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. 8) And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.”
The logical place to begin this explanation is that question of blasphemy. Muhammad performed the highest form of blasphemy by claiming he was the true prophet instead of Jesus Christ. He and the Muslims who followed him consider Jesus only a minor prophet compared to Muhammad. In a sense he made himself the ‘antichrist’ by claiming to take the place of Christ. There are many antichrists but only one is listed as ‘the’ antichrist. That is Muhammad.
How do we know Muhammad is that antichrist of the Bible? That question was asked long ago even by Apostle John in his First Letter in the Bible. Verse 18 asks that question, “Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time?” John explains more in Chapter 4, the first 3 verses:
“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. 2) Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: 3) And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.”
John’s words were written approximately two thousand years ago. From his words there were even people at that time refuting Jesus, and claiming themselves to be the Savior, that Messiah. John asked the question: how will we know which is the antichrist. John could not have answered his question at that time because ‘the’ antichrist did not arrive until approximately six-hundred years later. Even then events had to occur before that real antichrist could be recognized and identified. The first clue comes from the statement: ‘And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed.’
There is a historical record of Muhammad’s, ‘wounded in the head, and his deadly wound was healed, and all the world wondered after the beast.’ This is explained with information about his Battle of Uhud on March, 625 AD. This is the reference:
“At Mount Uhud the Muslim troops passed the night, and in the morning, after offering their prayers, they advanced into the plain. The Prophet contrived to have the hill at his back, and, the better to secure his men from being surrounded, he placed fifty archers on the height in the rear, behind the troops, and gave them strict orders not to leave their posts whatever might happen.
When they came to engage, the Prophet had superiority at first. But afterward, his archers left their position for the sake of plunder, thus allowing the enemy to attack the Muslims in the rear and surround them. The Prophet lost the day and very nearly lost his life. He was struck down by a shower of stones and wounded in the face by two arrows, and one of his front teeth was broken. Of the Muslims, seventy men were killed, among whom was the Prophet’s uncle Hamza. Of the infidels, twenty two men were lost.
The Quraish were too exhausted to follow up their advantage, either by attacking Medina or by driving the Muslims from the heights of Uhud. They retreated from the Medinite territories after barbarously mutilating the corpses of their dead enemies.” End of article.
Muhammad was believed to be dead, and his troops abandoned the battlefield. Later, Muhammad rose and joined them in the rear.
Now let’s go back to verse 5 to understand that forty-two months; ‘and power was given to him to continue forty and two months.’ This is that time of three and a half years again. But what does it mean? It took me nearly five years to interpret this time, because Muhammad had been active far longer than three and a half years. Suddenly, that answer became very clear. The answer is at this site:
“628 AD: Poisoned at Khaybar. Immediately following the conquest of Khaybar, Muhammad and his men are served a meal of poisoned lamb by a Jewish woman named Zaynab bint al-Harith, causing him to fall ill. Muhammad questions her, and then has her executed.
632 AD: Death of Muhammad. Muhammad’s last days are spent with Aisha in her house, where he continues to issue orders and curse the Christians and Jews. Slumped against her bosom, he finally dies on the 8th of July. Ali (Muhammad’s son-in-law and cousin) reports that Muhammad’s penis was erect after his death.”
The word ‘continues’ is the major clue that escaped me for a long time. Finally, comparing all this information, and dates, the question solved itself. Muhammad continued for forty two months even after he was poisoned. What did Muhammad do during that forty-two months to continue? Let’s examine from that timeline of Muhammad. This is the complete timeline given in the link listed above:
570 AD: Birth of Muhammad Muhammad ibn ‘Abdullāh is born in “the year of the Elephant”. His father, ‘Abdu’llah ibn ‘Abdu’l-Muttalib, had died before his birth, and his mother, Amina bint Wahb, swiftly puts him into the care of a wet-nurse named Halimah.
575 AD: Returned to mother. Believing that the young Muhammad is possessed by a demon, Halima returns him to his mother.
577 AD: Death of mother. After his mother’s death, Muhammad is taken in by his grandfather, Abd al-Muttalib. And after his death, his paternal uncle, Abu Talib.
595 AD: Marriage to Khadijah. Muhammad marries his wealthy twice-divorced distant cousin, Khadijah, who later becomes his first follower. She had already borne two sons and a daughter from her previous marriages, and the union between her and the “insignificant” Muhammad is a controversial one which almost leads to bloodshed.
610 AD: The first “revelation.” Muhammad receives what he comes to believe is his first otherworldly visitation, which he later identifies with the angel Jibreel and a revelation from Allah. At first, he believes he may be possessed by a demon, and attempts to commit suicide, only to be stopped by the angel. (Note from author: Jibreel is the term used for Christian Gabriel.)
613 AD: Islam preached publicly. For the first time, Muhammad begins to preach Islam publicly in Mecca. His preaching is met with skepticism, and he is accused of plagiarizing the “tales of the ancients.” One of his most sternest of critics is his own uncle, Abu Lahab, who is cursed by name in the Qur’an. The Meccans ask for miracles, but Muhammad gives them none.
615 AD: Friction with the Quraysh. Muhammad’s “shameful” attacks on the native pagan beliefs causes friction between his followers and the Quraysh. Muhammad allows Muslims to leave Arabia for Abyssinia, while he chooses to stay behind and continue his preaching.
619 AD: Khadijah’s death. The death of his wealthy and only wife Khadijah, is quickly followed by the death of his uncle and protector, Abu Talib. Not long after, he asks Abu Bakr for his six-year-old daughter’s hand in marriage.
619 AD: The Satanic verses incident. Muhammad finally acknowledges Allat, Manat, and al-Uzza, the goddesses of the pagan Meccans in a revelation. Upon hearing this, the Meccans are overjoyed. Later, following an alleged visit from the angel Jibreel, Muhammad recants and claims they were the words of the devil.
620 AD: Buraq and the Night Journey. Muhammad reports that he had been carried to Jerusalem and then to Paradise on a mythological flying steed named Buraq, and has met the other prophets. Over the sixth heaven, he meets Moses who weeps because there would be more Muslims in heaven than Jews.
622 AD: The Hijra. Due to growing animosity between the pagan and Muslim Meccans, Muhammad and his followers flee to Medina, marking the beginning of the Hijra era of the Islamic lunar calendar, and also paving the way for Muhammad’s metamorphosis from a preacher to a political and military leader.
622 AD: Marriage consummation with Aisha. Muhammad consummates his marriage to Aisha, his nine-year-old bride. Originally when Muhammad had asked for Aisha’s hand in marriage, her father, Abu Bakr, had protested.
624 AD: The Nakhla raid. Muhammad orders the 7th Caravan Raid against the pagan Meccans, a raid which would mark the beginning of violence in the name of Islam. Taking place in one of the four holy months in which fighting was forbidden, the leader of the Meccan caravan is killed, and two others are taken captive.
624 AD: The Battle of Badr. Following the caravan raids, the Meccans decide to retaliate. Although they’re vastly outnumbered, the Muslims defeat the pagan Meccans; killing at least seventy and capturing another seventy for ransom. Among the prisoners of war is Al Nadir, a storyteller and poet who had mocked Muhammad. Ali beheads Al Nadir on Muhammad’s orders. Muhammad also orders another twenty-four to be thrown into the well of Badr.
624 AD: Exile of the Jewish Qaynuqa. Breaking an earlier treaty, Muhammad and the Muslims besiege the Jewish Qaynuqa tribe. Muhammad initially intends to execute all the males, but following an emotional plea from Abdullah bin Ubayy, he confiscates their property and exiles them from Medina.
625 AD: The Battle of Uhud. The second military encounter between the Meccans (led by Abu Sufyan) and the Muslims. Due to the Muslim focus on salvaging booty rather than victory, this time the pagan Meccans defeat the Muslims of Medina, and Muhammad himself is hurt by an attack from Khalid ibin al-Walid.
625 AD: Siege and exile of the Jewish Nadir. The Muslim siege of the Jewish Nadir tribe lasts for two weeks, after which they surrender. Muhammad confiscates their weapons and exiles them from Medina.
627 AD: The Battle of the Trench. The Battle of the Trench was not a battle at all, but a fortnight-long siege. Having heard of the strength of the approaching Meccan army, Muhammad’s companion, Salman the Persian, advises him there should be trenches dug around the northern front of Medina to prevent hostile Meccans from entering Muslim territory. Coming unprepared for a siege, the Meccan army retreats after two weeks.
627 AD: The Genocide of the Jewish Qurayza. Following the Battle of the Trench, Muhammad accuses the Jews of Banu Qurayza of betraying him. The women and young children who have not yet reached puberty are taken captive by Muslims to be sold in slave markets for horses and weapons, and all the males who have reached puberty are beheaded on Muhammad’s orders.
628 AD: The Treaty of Hudaybiyya. Muhammad and his men attempt to make a pilgrimage to Mecca. His forces are met outside the city by the pagan Meccans. Muhammad and the pagan Meccans conclude the Treaty of Hudaybiyya, a ten-year truce.
628 AD: The conquest of Khaybar Muhammad and the Muslims besiege the Khaybar oasis. The combatants killed, and the women and children allotted as booty. The Jewish leader, Kinana, is tortured and beheaded, and his young widow, Safiyah, is taken by Muhammad for himself.
628 AD: Poisoned at Khaybar. Immediately following the conquest of Khaybar, Muhammad and his men are served a meal of poisoned lamb by a Jewish women named Zaynab bint al-Harith, causing him to fall ill. Muhammad questions her, and then has her executed.
630 AD: The conquest of Mecca. The Muslims conquer Mecca. Muhammad rides on camel-back to the Ka’aba, then starts reciting verses from the Qur’an, while his men remove and destroy everything they consider idolatrous from the Ka’aba. This is the first of many non-Muslim worship places to be forcibly converted into a mosque.
630 AD: Muhammad rules Arabia. The Muslims prevail in the Battle of Hunayn against the Bedouin tribe of Hawazin and conquer Ta’if. In doing so, they capture huge spoils, consisting of 6,000 women and children and 24,000 camels. Muhammad is now the ruler of Arabia.
631 AD: All Arabians submit to Islam. Muhammad sends (the now converted) Khalid ibin al-Walid and other warriors to the remaining non-Muslim Arabian tribes, forcing them to accept Islam.
631 AD: The Tabuk raid. The expedition to Tabuk marked the first real act of aggression by the Muslims against Christians. Two/thirds of the Christian world would be conquered before the much belated and weak response of the crusades. By the time Muhammad arrives at Tabuk, the Byzantine troops have already withdrawn. However, the local Christian leaders are forced to pay Jizyah and submit to Islamic rule.
632 AD: The Farewell pilgrimage. After completion of the pilgrimage, Muhammad delivers his famous sermon which leads to the commencement of the conquests against the Christians and Zoroastrians.
632 AD: Death of Muhammad. Muhammad’s last days are spent with Aisha in her house, where he continues to issue orders and curse the Christians and Jews. Slumped against her bosom, he finally dies on the 8th of July. Ali (Muhammad’s son-in-law and cousin) reports that Muhammad’s penis was erect after his death. End of timeline information.
With all this information in Muhammad’s timeline, we must ask how Muhammad’s claim as the ‘prophet’ began. Basically it began from what’s regarded as his first revelation. This information is given in this link at wikipedia. This information also gives a basis to question the source and the basis of Islam’s Koran. There’s a reference in Revelation that suggests its source.
“Muhammad’s first revelation was an event described in Islam as taking place in 610 AD, during which the prophet Muhammad was visited by the archangel Gabriel, who revealed to him the beginnings of what would later become the Holy Quran. The event took place in a cave called Hira, located on the mountain Jabal an-Nour, near Makka.
According to biographies of Muhammad, while on retreat in a mountain cave near Mecca (the cave of Hira), Gabriel appears before him and commands him to recite the first lines of chapter 96 of the Quran. Muhammad’s experience is mentioned in the Koran 53:4–9:
“It is no less than inspiration sent down to him:
He was taught by one Mighty in Power,
Endued with Wisdom: for he appeared (in stately form);
While he was in the highest part of the horizon:
Then he approached and came closer,
And was at a distance of but two bow-lengths or (even) nearer;”[Quran 53:4–9]
Muhammad was born and raised in Makkah. When he was nearly 40, he used to spend many hours alone in prayer and speculating over the aspects of creation. He was concerned with the “ignorance of divine guidance” (Jahiliyyah), social unrest, injustice, widespread discrimination (particularly against women), fighting among tribes and abuse of tribal authorities prevalent in pre-Islamic Arabia. The moral degeneration of his fellow people, and his own quest for a true religion further lent fuel to this, with the result that he now began to withdraw periodically to a cave named Mount Hira, three miles north of Mecca, for contemplation and reflection. Islamic tradition holds that Muhammad during this period began to have dreams replete with spiritual significance which were fulfilled according to their true import; and this was the commencement of his divine revelation. This created inclination in him to engage himself in solitary worshipping.
The entrance to the Hira cave.
According to mainstream Islamic tradition, during one such occasion while he was in contemplation, the archangel Gabriel appeared before him in the year 600 AD and said, “Read”, upon which he replied, “I am unable to read”. Thereupon the angel caught hold of him and embraced him heavily. This happened two more times after which the angel commanded Muhammad to recite the following verses:
“Proclaim! (or read!) in the name of thy Lord and Cherisher, Who
Created man, out of a clot of congealed blood:
Proclaim! And thy Lord is Most Bountiful,–
Who taught by the pen–
Taught man that which he knew not.”[Quran 96:1–5]
After the revelation
Perplexed by this new experience, Muhammad made his way to home where he was consoled by his wife Khadijah, who also took him to her Ebionite cousin Waraqah ibn Nawfal. Waraqah was familiar with Jewish and Christian scriptures. Islamic tradition holds that Waraqah, upon hearing the description, testified to Muhammad’s prophethood, and convinced Muhammad that the revelation was from God. Waraqah said: “O my nephew! What did you see?” When Muhammad told him what had happened to him, Waraqah replied: “This is Namus (meaning Gabriel) that Allah sent to Moses. I wish I were younger. I wish I could live up to the time when your people would turn you out.”
Muhammad asked: “Will they drive me out?” Waraqah answered in the affirmative and said: “Anyone who came with something similar to what you have brought was treated with hostility; and if I should be alive until that day, then I would support you strongly.” A few days later Waraqah died.
The initial revelation was followed by a pause and a second encounter with Gabriel when Muhammad heard a voice from the sky and saw the same angel “sitting between the sky and the earth” and the revelations resumed with the first verses of chapter 74.
At-Tabari and Ibn Hisham reported that Muhammad left the cave of Hira after being surprised by the revelation, but later on, returned to the cave and continued his solitude, though subsequently he returned to Mecca. Tabari and Ibn Ishaq write that Muhammad told Zubayr:
“When I was midway on the mountain, I heard a voice from heaven saying “O Muhammad! you are the apostle of Allah and I am Gabriel.” I raised my head towards heaven to see who was speaking, and Gabriel in the form of a man with feet astride the horizon, saying, “O Muhammad! you are the apostle of Allah and I am Gabriel.” I stood gazing at him moving neither forward nor backward, then I began to turn my face away from him, but towards whatever region of the sky I looked, I saw him as before.”
There is doubt about the period of time between Muhammad’s first and second experiences of revelation. Ibn Ishaq writes that three years elapsed from the time that Muhammad received the first revelation until he started to preach publicly. Bukhari takes chapter 74 as the second revelation however chapter 68 has strong claims to be the second revelation.” End of article.
Now, let’s review and assimilate the information we have so far about Muhammad, the Koran and Gabriel’s visit to Muhammad. Two questions about these events are so important they determine the basic validity of the Islamic religion.
The first question is: Was it really Gabriel who visited Muhammad while Muhammad was ‘contemplating’ in his cave? The second question is: If Gabriel asked Muhammad to read from the Koran (‘and commands him to recite the first lines of chapter 96 of the Quran’) how did Gabriel have the Koran before it was supposedly written by Islam; what was the origin of that book?
These two answers were written in the Book of Revelation. These answers were given over six hundred years (600 years!) before this interaction between Muhammad and Gabriel supposedly occurred.
Was it really Gabriel who awed Muhammad in that cave of Hira; or was Muhammad influenced similar to John when John wondered with ‘great admiration’ toward that woman drunken with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus’ as described in Chapter 17, verse 6? How could John, a devout follower of Christ be awed and intrigued by that horror? The answer is given by that description of the ‘angel of light’ given in 2 Corinthians 11: 13-15:
“For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. 14) And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. 15) Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.”
These verses reveal that Satan and his followers, including all within Islam, will be deceitful and pretend they are the ones speaking truth and righteousness. As denounced in other places they are ‘liars and deceivers.’ Simply stated; if Muhammad even saw an angel, it was not Gabriel. It was that angel of light posing as an angel of righteousness. But, the question must also be asked; did this event even occur or was it merely a fanciful dream by Muhammad?
Now for the second question: How did Gabriel come to possess that Koran, that little book, from which he commanded Muhammad to read? The answer to this question is very clear and unequivocal. Chapter 10 in Revelation, written six hundred years before the arrival of Muhammad, gives the full explanation and answer to this question. Since Chapter 10 is relatively short, and since that angel of light has succeeded in having the Bible banned in many places, the complete text of Chapter 10 will be repeated here. My notes will be in parenthesis:
“And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud, and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire: 2) And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and this left foot on the earth, 3) And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: (‘his mouth as the mouth of a lion’ 13:2) and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices. (This was Satan and the six angels who were removed from Heaven by Michael and his angels.) It continues with verse 4:
“And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not. 5) And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven, 6) And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer. (Satan swore to God that he would end God’s time in Heaven.) It continues with verse 7:
“But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, (Satan) when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets. 8) And the voice which I heard from heaven spake unto me again, and said, Go and take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel which standeth upon the sea and upon the earth. 9) And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he (the voice from heaven) said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey. 10) And I took the little book out of the angel’s hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter. 11) And he (the voice from heaven) said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.” End of Quote.
Could this book ‘in thy mouth sweet as honey’ be the same as the book that guides that religion of ‘peace?’ And could Muhammad’s vision of the angel Gabriel be copied from the Bible? Let’s consider words from Daniel, written five hundred years before Christ, to answer this question. In this, Daniel had a vision about the end times that he didn’t understand. It begins in Daniel 8:15:
“And it came to pass, when I, even I Daniel, had seen the vision, and sought for the meaning, then, behold, there stood before me as the appearance of a man. 16) And I heard a man’s voice between the banks of Ulai, which called, and said, Gabriel, make this man to understand the vision. 17) So he came near where I stood: and when he came, I was afraid, and fell upon my face; but he said unto me, Understand, O son of man; for at the time of the end shall be the vision.”
Now consider Muhammad’s account. He said he was also afraid and fearful; and he should have been since he was facing Satan himself. He was facing that ‘seventh angel; that angel of light.’ That’s even considering he was reporting the truth when he reported this event of the first appearance. Now, let’s continue with the information about that religion of peace, that book sweet in the mouth, those false prophets, and the angel of light. They concern the end times. For that we jump forward to verse 23:
“And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up. 24) And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practice, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people. 25) And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.”
We ended the Chapter 13 reference with verse 8. So now we move on to verse 9. Verses 9 and 10 by inference explain the death of Muhammad:
“If any man have an ear, let him hear.10) He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.”
The remainder of Chapter 13 explains the actions of the second beast that followed Muhammad as the first beast. This second beast appeared approximately 1400 years after the first beast. He fulfills that prophesy in verse 25, above:
“And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.”
This beast will be examined in the next chapter. This is the one whose ‘power shall be mighty, but not by his own power.’ Muhammad fought with words and a sword. This beast fights only with those words from the angel of light that causes others to take physical action against Christ; that Prince of princes. That little book in Satan’s hands is his guide to help Satan remove God’s time from Heaven.
The Second Beast
While most who study Revelation conclude that the ‘666 Mark of the Beast’ pertains to the antichrist, that’s not the case at all. That mark refers to the one who comes after Muhammad and worships Muhammad; that second beast. A time is not specified for this person, but a reference is given to indicate it was a much later time; even to our modern times, 1400 years after the death of Muhammad. That second beast, also known as the false prophet, will be discussed next. He worships the first beast, creates an image to the beast, and is the promoter of that mark.
This second beast is the last part of Satan’s creation to war against God’s time in heaven. Verse 11 continues this explanation of Satan’s plan in Chapter 13:
“And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.” The two horns of a lamb represent Christianity, but he spoke the words of Islam for that dragon, Satan. This person who rose from the masses (earth) claimed to be a Christian, but his words and deeds proved him to be under Satan’s control, as a Muslim. Clearly as the false prophet, he is a prophet supporting that angel of light, Satan.
Verse 12: “And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.”
We have already discussed Muhammad’s deadly wound that was healed, but what about all the power? Muhammad ruled a people occupying a large land area. This one who came after him also had that same power; the leader of a nation or an area.
Verse 13: “And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men.” This is the single short verse that gives the time clue.
One might imagine streaks of fire coming down from heaven, but that could be easily explained even in John’s time as common lightening. But, since it was a ‘miracle’ then the idea of lightening would not be appropriate. Can you imagine what Apostle John thought when he had this vision of aircraft firing bullets, missiles and rockets from the sky? At that time there were no words to describe exactly what he saw; except what he saw; ‘fire come down from heaven.’
The existence of aircraft and missiles in John’s vision indicates he saw something in our recent history; beginning in the 1900s. John was describing modern-day weaponry. His only other description might have been, “I saw these strange things flying in the sky and sending down streaks of fire to hit people and other moving things.” This description might have confused his readers even more. His description of the second beast continues in verse 14:
“And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.” This information is more complex and requires further explanation.
This verse references two beasts; not just a beast. ‘Which he had power to do in the sight of the beast’ refers to the master beast, Islam, guided by Satan. Muhammad has been dead over 1400 years, so he couldn’t perform modern miracles in the sight of Islam or himself. The second reference identifies Muhammad, ‘that they should make an image to the beast.’ This reference is often interpreted as an image of the beast; not an image to the beast. This interpretation changes the whole meaning of this statement. This refers to the beast, Muhammad, who ‘had the wound by the sword, and did live.’ But, what about that image?
This second beast causes that image to the beast, Muhammad, to be created in the Islamic area. That image to the beast is at the current time known as ISIS; but it could also be any expansion of Islam throughout the world. By his deceptions of pretending to fight against this Islamic formation, with ‘fire from the sky,’ this second beast deceived many on earth to allow that ISIS formation. Even today, it’s one of the greatest threats against reasonable humanity; guided by that master beast created by Satan. That image ‘to’ the beast is the growing Islamic threat in the Middle East; and even world wide.
Verse 15 adds: “And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.” This image ‘of’ the beast is the growing danger of Islam. And, of course, those in the areas controlled by these radical groups who do not worship as they demand, ‘should be killed.’
Verse 16: “And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their forehead.” Many interpret this as an actual mark on someone that says ‘666.’ But, that’s not what it means. This is a metaphor for two things.
First, it means the acceptance of Islam. That’s identified by the ‘mark in their foreheads.’ This is explained by reference in the first verse of the next chapter, Chapter 14, which says in part, ‘a Lamb having his Father’s name written in their foreheads.’ It simply means the acceptance of something. In the case of the beast, it’s the acceptance of Islam. The mark ‘in the right hand’ simply means one who uses arms or other tools to fight for that belief; as Islamic radicals do today – everyday. Now, let’s move to verse 18 to identify this person, this second beast.
“Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six. (666) So, let’s do exactly what this verse prescribes; let’s count that number. The only way to count that number is to add 6+6+6; which equals 18. Now, who in our world in recent history fulfills these requirements of commanding aircraft, fire from the sky, miracles, deceptions, and great praise for Muhammad?
He claims to be a Christian, but he speaks praises only of Muhammad and Islam. This description with this number clearly fits only one man of our current times:
There are those 18 letters in his name. Furthermore, this information has a confirmation password; it’s identified in VERSE 18.
1Further evidence that Obama pays homage and respect to that false god, Satan, through Islam, is described next; in his own words. It’s an article by Joshua Riddle at youngcons.com, titled: 40 Mind-blowing Quotes From Barack Obama about Islam and Christianity. This list was presented in my earlier books, but its significance is too important in this topic not to repeat it here. Speaking these words from his own mouth, Barack Obama has proven he is that false prophet who claims to be a Christian, but ‘spake as a dragon:’
“#1 “The future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Islam.”
These next 20 quotes by Barack Obama are about Christianity and the Bible. Notice the more negative, dismissive, and blasphemous tone. It’s the type of blasphemy expected from a false prophet. These are counter to what he would say if his religious beliefs really were Christianity as he claims from his ‘two horns of a lamb:’
Would a Christian say there are many different ways to get to Heaven? Absolutely not. A Christian knows the only way to get to Heaven is through Christ, the Son of God. To suggest there are other ways, such as through Islam, is blasphemy. A Christian would never say that; anyway not a real Christian.
And, there’s even more current and credible information that Barack Obama supports Satan’s plan to destroy Israel and the God of Israel. Before Obama left office he gave 107 billion dollars to Iran; in untraceable cash. This means Iran can use the money any way they choose and without any accountability. In effect; Obama has paid Iran to continue wreaking ungodly havoc. This transaction is documented in this link:
“An initial $400 million delivery was sent to Tehran Jan. 17, the same day Iran agreed to release four American prisoners. Congressional officials told the Wall Street Journal that the remaining $1.3 billion was paid in two more installments delivered on Jan. 22 and Feb. 5.
A Treasury spokeswoman told the Associated Press the cash payments were necessary because of the “effectiveness of U.S. and international sanctions,” which isolated Iran from the international finance system. The payments were made in Swiss francs, euros and other currencies.
Officials from the Treasury, Justice and State Departments briefed congressional staffers on the payment details Tuesday at the Capitol.
The $1.7 billion was the settlement of a 37-year-old arbitration claim between the U.S. and Iran. The remaining $1.3 billion represented estimated interest on the Iranian cash the U.S. had held since the 1970s.
White House officials had said that they believed the U.S. would lose the arbitration case over the initial $400 million payment, made by the last Shah of Iran months before the Islamic Revolution. Such a decision would have made them liable for much more money.
The Obama administration had claimed the transfer and the prisoner release were unrelated events, but recently acknowledged the cash was used as leverage until the Americans were allowed to leave Iran. Congressional Republicans have accused the White House of paying ransom to Iran in exchange for the prisoners, a charge Obama has rejected.
On Tuesday, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., introduced bills that would bar such payments in the future.
“The U.S. government should not be in the business of negotiating with terrorists and paying ransom money in exchange for the release of American hostages,” Rubio said in a statement.” End of article.
What could Iran do with 1.7 billion dollars in unaccountable cash? Could that be used to buy advanced nuclear technology from another rogue nation who needs financial support to survive; maybe even a North Korea? The following article by Donald Kirk, a contributor to forbes.com gives more information about the connection between Iran and North Korea. This is the link to that article titled, Iran’s Partnership With North Korea On Nukes And Missiles May Scuttle Any Deal:
Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own.
“The agreement the U.S. is hammering out with Iran for downsizing Iran’s nuclear program seems to be leaving one wild card out of the deal. That’s North Korea’s long-term partnership with Iran on everything from missiles to nuclear technology and components.
While negotiators haggle over the number of centrifuges Iran should keep in its inventory, North Korean engineers, technicians and laborers remain in Iran assisting in constructing and operating the facilities that are the point of all the debate. South Korean intelligence sources estimate hundreds of North Koreans are in Iran as part of an exchange of nuclear know-how as well as missiles made in North Korea.
Whether North Korea can maintain the relationship with the same impunity with which it’s been dealing with Iran for more than 20 years is not clear. Sanctions, intensified by President Obama in early January after North Korean cyber warriors got into Sony Entertainment’s system, may have made it more difficult to ship Ro-dong and Scud missiles to Iran via Beijing, as the North had been doing for years.
Still, North Korea and Iran are believed to be exchanging critical stuff – North Korean experts and workers remaining in place while Iran sends observers to check out intermittent North Korean missile launches and see what North Korea is doing about staging a fourth underground nuclear explosion.
The nuclear exchange revolves around North Korea’s program for developing warheads with highly enriched uranium – with centrifuges and centrifuge technology in part acquired from Iran. At the same time, North Korea is able to assist Iran in miniaturizing warheads to fit on missiles – a goal the North has long been pursuing – and also can supply uranium and other metals mined in its remote mountain regions.
“North Korea continues to supply technology, components, and even raw materials for Iran’s HEU weaponization program,” says Bruce Bechtol, author of numerous books and studies on North Korea’s military and political ambitions. Moreover, he says, “They are even helping Iran to pursue a second track by helping them to build a plutonium reactor.”
That assessment supports the view of analysts that Iran is counting on North Korean expertise in constructing a reactor that produces warheads with plutonium. The reactor would be a more powerful version of the aging five-megawatt “experimental” reactor with which the North has built perhaps a dozen warheads at its nuclear complex at Yongbyon, including three that it’s tested underground -- in October 2006, May 2009 and February 2013, two years ago this month.
A South Korean intelligence analyst likened the North’s program to its previous attempt at building a nuclear plant for Syria a number of years ago. Israeli air warplanes destroyed that plant while it was still under construction, complete with a plutonium reactor, in September 2007, effectively ending the drive of President Hafez al-Assad for Syria to become a nuclear power well before civil strife swept his country.
North Korea’s partnership with Iran is far more extensive and durable than with Syria though the North still maintains close ties with the Assad regime. Evidence of the North’s ongoing relationship with Iran is that two North Koreans based there are named in the latest U.S. sanctions among ten worldwide with whom there should be no dealings.
The two, according to the sanctions, are representatives of the Korea Mining Development Trading Corporation, cited as “Korea’s primary arms dealer and main exporter of goods and equipment related to ballistic missiles and conventional weapons.” Earlier listed “for its role in North Korea’s proliferation of weapons of mass destruction,” KOMID was sanctioned by the UN in April 2009 a few weeks before the North’s second nuclear test.
“KOMID has offices in multiple countries around the world,” says the sanction order, “and facilitates weapons sales for the North Korean government.”
The implications of North Korea’s partnership with Iran rank high among Israel’s concerns – and may come up when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on March 3 expresses his misgivings to Congress about the deal the U.S. is negotiating with Iran.
Israeli Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz has cited the Iran-North Korean connection as a critical stumbling block to a real deal on Iran’s nuclear program.
“If this loophole is not closed, and if Iran under an agreement can have some kind of research and development, knowledge exchange and participation in other countries like North Korea,” he was quoted in the Jerusalem Post as telling a briefing, “then this is also the way to bypass an agreement by simply not doing it alone in Iran, but by cooperating with North Korea or other rogue countries.”
The Iranian and North Korean positions differ, however, in one critical respect. Iran insists it’s only interested in producing nuclear power and denies it’s on the way to producing a nuclear warhead. North Korea, showing no signs of building a nuclear power plant, boasts of its prowess as a nuclear weapons power.
While negotiations are going on with Iran, North Korea has ruled out talks on its nuclear weapons program and is often rumored to be preparing for a fourth underground test – possibly with highly enriched uranium and centrifuges fabricated with the help of Iranian engineers. End of Article.
“Amid the official attention and publicity given to the Iran Nuclear Agreement and North Korea’s new nuclear and missile tests, an important element of these stories has been largely missing: North Korea’s strategic collaboration with Iran.
The silence on this issue is not new. Since 2007, the Bush and Obama administrations have revealed little about the North Korea-Iran relationship: infrequent disclosures about collaboration in missile development; no disclosures of North Korea’s aid to Iran’s clients, Hezbollah and Hamas, an exception being an acknowledgment by then-Defense Secretary Robert Gates in August 2010; and Obama administration denials that North Korea and Iran have engaged in nuclear weapons cooperation.
The obscurity of this issue in Washington contrasts with coverage given to it overseas. Reputable newspapers in Great Britain, Germany, Japan, South Korea, Israel and Australia have issued numerous reports since the late 1990s on North Korea-Iran collaboration in developing missiles and nuclear warheads. They cite non-U.S. intelligence sources and reports; defense and diplomatic officials from these countries; high-level North Korean and Iranian defectors and exile groups; and sources within the Iranian regime.
U.S. reporting has been far less, although there have been key reports in several leading U.S. newspapers, and some members of Congress have voiced their concerns.
All the while, collaboration between Pyongyang and Tehran has expanded. In September 2012, North Korea and Iran signed an agreement for technology and scientific cooperation. The Ayatollah Khamenei attended the signing ceremony and declared that Iran and North Korea have “common enemies” and had established an “anti-hegemonic front.” The Washington correspondent of Japan’s Kyodo News Service reported in July 2012 that North Korea and Iran signed a secret agreement in April 2012 to deepen collaboration on “strategic projects.” End of article.
Fearful of what U.S. President Donald Trump will do with the nuclear accord, proponents of the agreement have tried to frame it as a certifiable success and a historic achievement that prevented open warfare with one of the longest-standing foes of the international community and the U.S.
However, the Iranian regime continues to dismay them with its openly hostile behavior. But while apologists of the appeasement policy toward Tehran tout the achievements of the JCPOA, they fail to mention any of the shortcomings and failures that have earned deal the title of “the worst deal ever negotiated.”
And on that front, much can be said.
The new round of sanctions against Iranian regime individuals and entities is a positive step toward curbing Iran’s evil machinations. But there’s a lot more that needs to be done.
Here are the key facts that make the JCPOA a weak agreement—if not a failed one—and need to be addressed.
Backers of the Iran deal maintain that the accord has put caps on Iran’s nuclear program by limiting its enriched uranium stockpile, level of enrichment and number of functional centrifuges. But all of those limits are predicated on hoping that the Iranian regime will keep its word, which is not saying much.
And the mere fact that an extremist regime and the leading state sponsor of terrorism is allowed to enrich uranium is in itself a failure. What’s interesting is that, before capitulating to Tehran, it was the Obama Administration’s stated position that Iran has no right to enrich uranium.
Iran could have perfectly achieved a peaceful nuclear energy program by purchasing fuel from the international market, and it would have even cost less than maintaining a domestic enrichment program. Tehran’s insistence on its “inalienable right to enrichment” further betrays its true intentions.
Having a nuclear threshold state in the Middle East will only exacerbate tensions in the neighborhood and possibly drive other nations to pursue their own nuclear program to protect themselves in case Iran does away with its commitments and breaks away toward nuclear weapons.
The JCPOA provisions a sunset clause, which sets expiration dates on the limits imposed on Iran’s nuclear program.
This gives Iran the green light to extend its centrifuges beyond the current 6,000 limit after 10 years, and after 15 years it’ll be free to grow its nuclear stockpile beyond the current 300-kilogram cap as well as create heavy water reactors, which can generate weapons-grade plutonium.
Even Obama admits that in years 13, 14 and 15 of the deal, Iran’s breakout time “would have shrunk almost down to zero,” which means if Iran decides to dash for the bomb, it would have it in no time.
Proponents of the deal are hopeful that, by then, the Iranian regime will lose heart for pursuing nuclear bombs. However, statements by high Iranian authorities only prove that Tehran continues to entertain thoughts of restoring its nuclear program to its previous state—and beyond.
If the past four decades are any indication, nothing short of regime change will deter the mullahs ruling Iran from their nuclear ambitions or other evil intentions meant to preserve their power.
Following the forging of the pact, Obama stressed that the JCPOA does not rely on trust but on verification. The White House declared that under the new nuclear deal, “Iran has committed to extraordinary and robust monitoring, verification and inspection.”
But Iran’s written commitment, the mechanisms put in place to verify Iran’s compliance to the terms of the deal, are very weak.
Under the accord, the task of policing Iran’s nuclear activities will fall to a small band of IAEA inspectors who are supposed to have real-time access to Iran’s declared nuclear sites. However, Iran strictly limited access to its long-suspected Parchin facility, and proceeded with providing its own environmental samples of the site without inspectors physically present, the result of an alleged side deal between Washington and Tehran.
Moreover, should inspectors desire to investigate a new suspicious site, Iran can stall the process for up to 54 days, enough time to sanitize its sites and remove evidence.
Case in point: The IAEA’s first and second quarterly reports on Iran’s implementation of the nuclear deal provide less information on the regime’s nuclear activities than the reports preceding the agreement, a fact that caused worry among U.S. Senators who originally supported the deal.
And let’s not forget that Iran never officially ratified its adherence to the Additional Protocol, giving it yet another loophole to renege on its obligations at its whim.
Given Iran’s history at concealing its nuclear program, contrary to what Obama said, the current inspections regime puts too much trust in the Iranian regime.” End of article.
Donald Trump was elected President of the United States guided by the caring and benevolent hand of God. Trump is the only one who boldly declared that America, one nation ‘under God,’ would remain separate to have the freedom and honour to continue worshipping that God. Our nation was not to be swept into and ruled by a world organization that would demand compliance with that world demand that would limit individual freedoms of ideologies; especially now that Satan’s Babylon has grown to a greater worldly influence.
The second part of this proposition is to consider the world’s wild rush to assemble under one world government. This is not a new phenomenon. The first attempt was during the beginning of our civilization at the ‘tower of Babel.’ Recently this move has gained increasing strength and many of our politicians and other leaders have been beguiled by that possibility. The leaders involved see great power positions for themselves. That concept is megalomania of the highest order. The doors are opened to that deception by the concepts of Agenda 21, Sustained Development, and Global Warming.
The third part of this proposition is the plan by Islam to control and guide the whole world by any means and any deceptions. They want a one-world order; but they want it on their own terms and concepts. They intend to create that ‘tower of Babel’ by deception such as ‘settlement’ or by force as they are increasing throughout the world. Babel was later named Babylon. That’s the base and the source of the name Babylon defining Islam in the Book of Revelation.
These are the three major parts of consideration that challenge the world today; especially our own part of the world here in the United States; one nation under God. So, let’s begin with that first part identified above; Donald Trump.
Before Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, our nation was well on the way to increased Socialism and decrease in the opportunity for personal volition with self-determination for success. More and more citizens were being encouraged to sit on the sidelines and wait for their ‘fair share’ to come to them without any effort to earn it or to participate in any process to help improve the economic or moral foundation of America. The encouragement for personal success was just to wait on the sidelines; watch as despair and more regulations eliminated more jobs; and hope more taxes were raised on ‘rich people’ so all those observing citizens could just get their ‘free stuff.’ Barack Obama had trained them well that America was not the land of opportunity but instead the land of the free bread basket.
Barack Obama was fulfilling his plan to serve his role as that second beast of Revelation. His actions not only encouraged his disciples to reject the concept of the land of opportunity and self-fulfilment. It was also a direct rejection of biblical guidance. This guidance is given in 2 Thessalonians, Chapter 3. Verses 7-12:
“For yourselves know how ye ought to follow us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you; 8) Neither did we eat any man’s bread for nought; but wrought with labour and travail night and day, that we might not be chargeable to any of you; 9) Not because we have not power, but to make ourselves an ensample unto you to follow us. 10) For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat. 11) For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies. 12) Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.”
Too many sat on the sidelines too long waiting for their free stuff for contributing nothing to our great nation. And, as they sat on the sidelines they made themselves vulnerable to deceptive words and sweet promises by their leader to become more tolerant and accepting to Satan’s words. They thought Obama knew best and were concerned only about their welfare and their future. They became not only useful idiots voting for their next free handout; they also became followers of that charismatic Pied Piper who led them to despair and personal failure. They didn’t know, and didn’t ask, that they were following in the trail created by that angel of light, Satan. Then things changed when Donald Trump was elected President. Things changed so suddenly and so greatly that a clear chasm was created within our nation. That chasm revealed the Protectors and the Rejectors among us; especially among the elite.
The Protectors are those who respect the Constitution of the United States as it was conceived and written. They fight to uphold the principles contained therein; and the right to self-determination by individual work through purpose. The Rejectors are those who believe and express the concept that the Constitution was conceived and written as a mere guide that could and should be applied to events as they occurred in any given situation and depending upon the evolution of needs and events.
Generally interpreted; the Conservatives of our society, mostly Republicans, are the Protectors. Generally interpreted; the Liberals and ‘Progressives’ are those who express the concept that the Constitution should be observed only when it’s applicable in any given situation at any given time. At this time of our nation that chasm is very wide. That explains why so many Democrats would do anything to destroy Donald Trump and everything for which he represents. At this moment he is the leader of the Protectors, demonstrating great respect for our Constitution; and hope for those who challenge themselves to provide for themselves and to contribute something in return for that opportunity our Constitution supports and encourages.
Examples of the Rejectors are those such as Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Adam Schiff, Tim Kaine, Maxine Waters, Charles Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, and those many others of their kind who spew only personal harshness from their lips toward Donald Trump. Many even express words and events that he should be impeached, or worse, without cause. They offer no support toward his good faith efforts to lead our great nation. Their expressions of harshness and hate are so great it’s unlikely those expressions flow past their lips from their own volition. From whence does that ungodly harshness originate?
The actions and words by these Rejectors give comfort and aid to our nation’s enemies; those waiting to do us harm such as North Korea and Babylon the Great; Islam. If our nation were attacked in any manner, is their hatred of Donald Trump and our nation so great that they would continue to limit his effectiveness to protect us individually and as a nation? That’s a question the Rejectors should consider as that harshness flows endlessly from their lips. As they spew their deep hatred they weaken our nation. Is that their intent; or have they been deceived by that angel of light?
Perhaps they have been deceived by that second beast; that false prophet. to war against the servants and the will of God. The answer to that false prophet’s intentions and deceptions is given in Revelation, Chapter 19, verses 19-20:
“And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army. 20) And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.” This second beast acts and speaks by deception and seduces others to do Satan’s bidding to destroy God’s reign in Heaven.
The second part of this dark endeavour is the attempt by world leaders and other influential people to create that one world order led by only a few very powerful people. It’s a devious attempt to eventually grasp personal power by those at the top of the influence chain. It’s all about power; to dilute wealth, especially among nations, that no nation could any longer be the world leader. If all nations are in despair then the few leaders at the top are free to maintain their dominance by offering that free stuff to all needy citizens of the earth. This deception began under the promises of Agenda 21. So, what is Agenda 21? This article by Michael Coffman on April 15, 2014 explains. It’s located at this link:
This third proposition of world domination is from Satan’s plan for Islam. This has already been analyzed earlier in this book. Barack Obama has been the designated modern influencer of that movement; rising up to replace that first beast, the antichrist Muhammad.
What will be his next act to deceive his followers to harm Christianity and harmony in the world? His devastating and deceitful plan has already begun; to destroy the presidency and to create world chaos and disorder to allow the beast to rise from his dark chamber. An article by Matthew Vadum titled, ‘Obama’s Shadow Presidency’ at this link explains more:
“Well-funded Organizing for Action promises to crack conservative skulls to halt the Trump agenda. February 15, 2017. Former President Obama is waging war against the Trump administration through his generously funded agitation outfit, Organizing for Action, to defend his monumentally destructive record of failure and violent polarization.
It is a chilling reminder that the increasingly aggressive, in-your-face Left in this country is on the march.
Acclaimed author Paul Sperry writes in the New York Post:
Obama has an army of agitators — numbering more than 30,000 — who will fight his Republican successor at every turn of his historic presidency. And Obama will command them from a bunker less than two miles from the White House.
In what’s shaping up to be a highly unusual post-presidency, Obama isn’t just staying behind in Washington. He’s working behind the scenes to set up what will effectively be a shadow government to not only protect his threatened legacy, but to sabotage the incoming administration and its popular “America First” agenda.
What is Organizing for Action? It is a less violent version of Mussolini’s black shirts and Hitler’s brown shirts, or of the government-supported goon squads that Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez and Cuba’s Castro brothers used to harass and intimidate their domestic opponents.
OFA isn’t, strictly speaking, a new group. After the 2008 election, the group, then known as Organizing for America, was a phony grassroots campaign run by the Democratic National Committee that sought to replicate the community organizing techniques Obama learned from the teachings of his fellow Chicagoan, Saul Alinsky. OfA was created in large part because the White House could not legally use the 13 million e-mail addresses that the Obama campaign compiled in 2008.
Former U.S. Rep. Bob Edgar (D-Penn.), sounded the alarm about OfA in 2013, suggesting the group was dangerous to democracy. “If President Obama is serious about his often-expressed desire to rein in big money in politics, he should shut down Organizing for Action and disavow any plan to schedule regular meetings with its major donors,” he said as president of the left-wing group Common Cause. “Access to the President should never be for sale.”
“With its reported promise of quarterly presidential meetings for donors and ‘bundlers’ who raise $500,000, Organizing For Action apparently intends to extend and deepen the pay-to-play Washington culture that Barack Obama came to prominence pledging to end,” Edgar said. “The White House’s suggestion this week that this group will somehow be independent is laughable.”
But Edgar’s admonitions were ignored and since then Organizing for Action has thrived and grown rich, just like the Obamas.
As FrontPage previously reported, Obama has rented a $5.3 million, 8,200-square-foot, walled mansion in Washington’s Embassy Row that he is using to command his community organizing cadres. Michelle Obama will join the former president there as will the Obama Foundation. To stay on track, Obama wants his former labor secretary, Tom Perez, to win the chairmanship of the DNC in a party election later this month. “It’s time to organize and fight, said Perez who appears to be gaining on frontrunner and jihadist Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.). “We must stand up to protect President Obama’s accomplishments,” adding, “We’re going to build the strongest grassroots organizing force this country has ever seen.”
No ex-president has ever done this before, sticking around the nation’s capital to vex and undermine his successor. Of course, Obama is unlike any president the United States has ever had. Even failed, self-righteous presidents like Jimmy Carter, who has occasionally taken shots at his successors, didn’t stay behind in Washington to obstruct and disrupt the new administration.
Organizing for Action, a 501©(4) nonprofit that doesn’t have to disclose its donors, is at the head of Obama’s network of left-wing nonprofit groups. OfA, Sperry warns, has “a growing war chest and more than 250 offices across the country.”
On its website, the group claims that there are “5 million Americans who’ve taken action” with OfA, and that those individuals “are part of a long line of people who stand up and take on the big fights for social justice, basic fairness, equal rights, and expanding opportunity.” Among its key issues are “turning up the heat on climate change deniers,” comprehensive immigration reform (which includes mass amnesty), “telling the stories of the millions who are seeing the life-saving benefits of Obamacare,” fighting for “a woman’s health care” which is “a basic right,” and redistributing wealth from those who earned it to those who didn’t.
OfA communications director Jesse Lehrich told Memphis-based WREG that the “grassroots energy that’s out there right now is palpable.” The group is “constantly hearing from volunteers who are excited to report about events they’re organizing around and all of the new people that want to get involved.”
Organizing for Action is drowning in money, by non profit standards.
By the end of 2014, OfA, which was formally incorporated only the year before, had taken in $40.4 million, $26 million of which was raised in 2014, according to the organization’s IRS filings. OfA’s big donors are members of the George Soros-founded Democracy Alliance, a donors’ consortium for left-wing billionaires devoted to radical political change. Among the DA members donating to OfA are: Ryan Smith ($476,260); Marcy Carsey ($250,000); Jon Stryker ($200,000); Paul Boskind ($105,000); Paul Egerman ($100,000); and Nick Hanauer ($50,000).
OfA also runs a project called the Community Organizing Institute (COI) which it says partners “with progressive groups and organizations to educate, engage, and collaborate.”
Organizing for Action describes COI in almost lyrical terms:
Building upon the rich history of community organizing in Chicago, the COI is a place to share stories, best practices, and innovations in order to build our community and empower individuals in the fight for change. It is a shared space for organizers, policy makers, advocates, and change-agents to come together for workshops, panel discussions, presentations, trainings, film screenings, and social gatherings—building a strong foundation for partnerships.
Translation: at COI you can learn how to spark riots, get arrested to make a political statement, organize lynch mobs and voter fraud on a massive scale, intimidate and shake down corporations, blackmail lenders, race-bait public officials and businesses into submission, smear and terrorize your opponents, shield illegal aliens from law enforcement, lead squatters to invade foreclosed homes, encourage welfare fraud, and use tax dollars to promote cockamamie social-engineering schemes.
Obama is “intimately involved” in OfA’s operations and issues tweets from the group’s account, Sperry writes. “In fact, he gave marching orders to OFA foot soldiers following Trump’s upset victory.”
“It is fine for everybody to feel stressed, sad, discouraged,” Obama said in a post-election conference call from the White House. “But get over it.” Progressives have to “move forward to protect what we’ve accomplished.”
“Now is the time for some organizing,” he said. “So don’t mope.”
Organizing for Action has been doing anything but moping.
In recent weeks its activists organized marches across the country. Some became riots. After President Trump issued Executive Order 13769 temporarily banning visitors from seven terrorism-plagued Muslim countries, OfA organized “spontaneous” demonstrations at airports.
Obama praised the airport rabble-rousers, saying through a spokesman he was “heartened by the level of engagement taking place in communities around the country.”
“Citizens exercising their Constitutional right to assemble, organize and have their voices heard by the elected officials is exactly what we expect to see when American values are at stake.”
Reinforcements are coming to beef up Organizing for Action’s position, Sperry adds.
OfA will be soon aided by “the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, launched last month by Obama pal Eric Holder to end what he and Obama call GOP ‘gerrymandering’ of congressional districts.”
And more unruly protests, rioting, and violent attacks on Trump supporters will follow.” End of article.
Matthew Vadum, senior vice president at the investigative think tank Capital Research Center, is an award-winning investigative reporter and author of the book, “Subversion Inc.: How Obama’s ACORN Red Shirts Are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off American Taxpayers.”
Many beasts are described in Revelation. Some are used simply as metaphors since no other words were available to Apostle John at the time he wrote Revelation. He called four of those apparitions near God’s throne beasts; although it would certainly be most unusual for God to allow some horrible beast with devilish plans to sit near Him anywhere, especially near His throne.
Instead of calling these apparitions or imaginative beings something that would be even more difficult to interpret, he called them beasts. He could have said ‘these things’ but that might have been even more confusing. These were the four things or ideas that introduced the four horses ‘of the Apocalypse.’
This metaphor of beast describing these four things is similar to the use of the description ‘fire from the sky’ in Chapter 13 describing actions and miracles of the second beast. John didn’t know what aircraft and drones were that he saw in his vision, so he described the bullets, missiles and rockets from those aircraft as ‘fire from the sky.’
The beast introduced in Chapter 13 describes a real beast; and it has three parts, all given power by that dragon, that serpent Satan. The beast is Islam, with Mother Islam, Babylon, as the head of the beast. The first action beast, the real person identity, was Muhammad. He died in 632 AD, so only his spirit exists to lead and inspire his followers today.
The second action beast, the real person identity, seems to be Barack Hussein Obama. He fits the description in Chapter 13 as having two horns of a lamb (claims to be a Christian) but speaks as a dragon (speaks only high praise for Islam and Muhammad; those who worship Satan.) He has also created a condition that will allow Iran to attack Israel sometime in the near future. He created that nuclear agreement, that covenant with Iran. Daniel, Chapter 9, verse 27, describes the length of the covenant as ‘one week’ but certainly that must represent seven years. That verse explains:
“And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.” Then, Chapter 12, verse 11 adds:
“And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.” That’s another time entry of three and a half years again; time, times, and half a time.
That agreement with Iran, that covenant, was acknowledged July, 2015. Might this suggest that Iran will suddenly attack Israel without warning in early 2019? Should we accept this prophesy as given and prepare for that time of horrors; as Revelation and Matthew suggest? Should we not be prepared for any horror that might occur? After all, Iran and the other Shia Muslims are destined to call for their Mahdi to purify the world to comply with Satan’s tenets of Islam.
They want their Mahdi to show his head from behind the tree where he hides his face, come forth, and destroy the infidel world. Are you prepared for the horrors that will follow? Listed below are some suggestions for that preparation.
By reading the entirety of Revelation, and parts of Matthew, it seems the worst of the horror will be in the Middle East. Most if not all of those oil-producing nations will be totally devastated. Chapter 18, beginning with verse 21 offers that conclusion:
“And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea (of humanity,) saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all. 22) And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee. 23) And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee.”
This would certainly suggest that Islam Babylon will be totally destroyed, never to recover; likely from that uncontrollable oil spill throughout the large territory; that might stay ablaze for a time indeterminate. But what about the rest of the world; our United States in particular? It seems our greatest disasters will not necessarily be war oriented, except for domestic terrorism to support Islam during the great battle in that vast Islamic region. But, the great legacy Obama will have left our nation will be our greatest hardship. He has limited and restricted the full development of our own natural resources to maintain ourselves during these great disasters in other parts of the world.
Although we have overly abundant oil and gas under our own feet, Obama did not allow us to fully develop those resources to become fully independent. This has helped his Islamic friends maintain a higher price for their oil, thereby providing them with more power to attack the entire world; and Israel in the near future. Our horrors will be different.
Our perils will be caused by globalization, world trade, economics, transportation and attacks on our power grid. Our transportation system to transport repair parts, food, and other survival items such as medicines and tonics will be crippled. Things we need from other parts of the world, because of world trade and globalization will not be available to us because enough ships will not be on the ocean, and cargo planes will not be in the air. The millions of trucks now clogging our major highways will be greatly reduced if not eliminated totally by damage or terrorism. Our survival will be as that of medieval or frontier days; our nation is no longer prepared for that basic survival.
Christ cautioned many times in Revelation to be prepared; don’t be caught naked, as in Chapter 16, verse 15:
“Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame.”
Of course, this is only one of the great cautions to be prepared. The next verse in that reference describes the beginning of the Battle of Armageddon which will bring great horrors, especially in and around Israel. But, how must we prepare? We are warned of death by starvation, thirst, the sword, and beasts. Next are some ideas to consider for that preparation. We begin with considerations to protect ourselves from death by the ‘sword.’
Protect Yourself – Own A Weapon
The most expedient preparation is to own a defensive weapon. If you don’t own one now, then this should be your first priority. It doesn’t matter if you agree with gun ownership or not – get a weapon, unless you desire to die ‘by the sword’ as indicated above. You must not be naked and without defense; especially if you have a family. If you won’t protect them in times of hardship; who will? If every qualified person in America owns a weapon, and our enemies know it, then we likely would never have to fire those weapons. A hostile enemy will not attack a target they know will kill them. We must let every Islamic terrorist know they will die if they attack us. Even if they have suicide bombers, they will soon run out of volunteers. But, Islamic killers are not the only great danger that might arise.
There’s a serious consideration, however, before you buy that weapon. That is, to make sure you buy ammunition for it at the same time; otherwise you might own a weapon that’s useless. There’s a shortage of some ammunition now, and it’s likely to get worse in the future. It will be easier and simpler for a despotic leader to disarm people by eliminating the availability of ammunition. Millions of weapons have been handed down from generation to generation, and are therefore unaccountable. The government has no tracer information on these weapons. Most likely, any weapon purchased within the past few years is now recorded at the new NSA center in Bluffdale, Utah. Also, be aware that any new ammunition purchases, especially with a credit card or a check, will also be recorded at that site. Don’t be surprised if sometime in the future certain items may be restricted from cash purchasing. Do it now!
Also, there’s another danger that lurks closer to home. It’s described as ‘Wormwood.’ Wormwood is a great star that fell from heaven when the third angel blew the trumpet, announcing horrible things would happen. This was not a star of course, but something that affected citizens of the earth. The word condition might have been used to describe it instead of a star falling. But the word ‘great’ gave the condition great significance. It’s an unusual event included with the other great events in this chapter, including war and natural disasters. (Revelation 8:11)
In effect, this is a description of the great impact of drugs upon our society; so great in fact that it will become a danger during the time of tribulation. The word ‘wormwood’ describes a family of plants that grow in the wild. The plant is mostly a source of absinthe and opiates, but one variety produces a product that’s considered artificial marijuana. In general, however, it describes the increased use of drugs; so much increase that it becomes a serious danger.
Just imagine what desperate and extreme measures users might do in their attempts to get more drugs. During this time of tribulation, would they invade your home, kill everyone, then plunder your belongings to trade or sell for more drugs? Perhaps you might consider your disdain of owning a weapon. Perhaps you might no longer believe the arguments of those gun-haters. To comply with their ideas might get you and your family killed. Then it’s too late to consider owning one.
Prepare Not to Starve
According to Revelation, and mentioned in three places, hunger will be one of the greatest hardships during the tribulation period. Each person or each family must decide how to prepare for this horrible event. One way, and of course the most obvious way, is to prepare to grow your own food during this period. This is a simple answer for farmers who have acreage and are trained in the techniques of farming.
Most farmers with large gardens also know how to can their produce for the more austere times. However, those who have no acreage or space enough to grow a garden must have other alternatives. It’s uncertain if farmers can produce enough to provide for the massive hunger that will occur. Probably not; and shipping and transportation will be greatly reduced if not totally eliminated to move produce long distances. So, other options must be explored before the need arises. You must be prepared.
One option growing in popularity is to accumulate large stocks of those meals with a long life span, some up to twenty or twenty-five years. Presently, there are two major advertisers of these products, but likely there are more. For some, this is not the best option and for two reasons. First is the cost. They are more expensive than comparable meals. Second is that they require water to prepare the meal. ‘Just add water and heat’ the ads say. But what if you don’t have water or heat?
Another reasonable alternative is to buy canned food; and it’s certainly the least expensive for those on a limited budget. One might ask ‘why not stock frozen food?’ The answer is simple; likely there will be little or no electricity during the worst times of the tribulation. Canned food offers another great advantage. All canned foods include water and liquids in the cans. This could be one source of liquid to prevent severe thirst. Hunger and thirst are two of the four horrors described to happen during the tribulation period. But, one might be concerned about the cost, and loss through ‘best by’ dates on the cans.
To counter the cost of canned food one must remember the main objective during the tribulation period is survival. Therefore, quality food and the ‘food you like’ are not that important. The most important thing to consider is cost per unit (ounce) and ‘best by’ dates. For examples: most food stores and supermarkets have rotating special prices on their canned vegetables. Some cans normally priced above a dollar are put on special prices such as half that to draw customers to the store. That’s the time to buy that product in quantity; as many as the store will allow. And, there’s another option that might even be better; the dollar discount store.
Almost all canned food products at the ‘dollar stores’ are priced at a dollar. However, many of those canned items contain more than twice as much as those priced less at regular supermarkets. It’s not unusual to find three times the volume at the same or lower price. In either case the ‘best by’ date must be considered. Since this year is 2017, the beginning stock of food should begin with dates of 2019 and beyond. Some ‘best by’ dates now reach as far as 2022. How much should you buy and preposition? That depends on the size of your family and those you intend to support during those trying times. It also depends on your space availability for storage. Once stored, however, those dates become important. To manage the dates, keep them stocked separately by year.
Rotation is the answer. Once you have the sufficient stock on hand then future purchases become normal purchases for the current time. And for those items nearing the ‘best by’ dates that haven’t been used there’s another good answer. Simply donate them to local ‘food pantries’ and other charities that offer food to the needy. But, don’t consider it a loss; instead consider it another tool of God’s influence upon humans helping humans. And in some cases it might even be the source of a tax deduction.
Two other alternatives regarding a food source might also be considered. First, don’t forget to have a large supply of fish hooks, fishing line, and other auxiliary fishing equipment. Fish and crustaceans are usually available in most bodies of water. Even crayfish exist is small streams. Second, powerful air rifles are now on the market for shooting small game; and some have silencers, which is an advantage if you are trying to remain safely and quietly in the background.
Have a Water Source
According to the words, during tribulation many will die from: the sword, hunger, thirst, and beasts, so one must also plan for a water source. For the many who live near a water source such as rivers, lakes, and natural springs that will not be a great problem; except possibly for the purity of the water. This problem may be countered by using a water purification system (personal ones are available for about twenty dollars; often called a straw) or by boiling the water. There are also other methods of purification including the use of certain tablets. Regarding ‘boiling water’ perhaps this is the best place to discuss fire and heat.
Okay, I realize I should avoid references in this conclusion, but there’s one that’s too important to ignore. It’s Revelation 7:4 which cautions against hurting the ‘trees.’ Trees are also mentioned in Chapter 9; which might suggest we not destroy too many of our trees during this time of tribulation; when we are likely to be without sources of fire and heat. Can you imagine how many trees would be destroyed as a source of heat for billions of people on the earth trying to stay warm for three to seven years? Trees once were the major source of heat, but the earth had many less inhabitants. Even so, at that time many of our forests were devastated. But today there’s an alternative – solar cookers and ovens.
There are several types of solar ovens, some simple and some more complex. At the present time they are somewhat expensive; the better ones in the three-hundred dollar range. However, considering their utility during difficult times that extra cost might be well worth the expense, especially if you are not in an area where wood is available; dry wood. Once a tree is cut it has to dry before it can be used for fuel. I know, because in my youth my family and many families used wood for the stove and the fireplace. We didn’t have electricity until I was twelve years old.
Those solar cookers will work when there is even medium sunshine, so using them wouldn’t be hassle free, but it’s certainly a reasonable alternative when the sun is shining. Most, at this time, are not mass produced which means if there’s a sudden demand for them they might not be available. And, there are also optional solar tubes for heating water. These are less expensive and can also be used for cooking like a stove, with the addition of an insert tray. But, what about those times when the sun isn’t adequate to make those solar cookers effective? The other alternative, of course, is firewood; which likely will be the primary source for most survivors. This brings a question of how to start that fire without a match.
A large stock of matches or cigarette lighters or other fuel lighters might be the most obvious answer of how to start a fire. And, there are two alternative ways, just in case matches don’t work and fuel is exhausted.
The first alternative is the camp-style striker method. There are several interpretations of the striker, where a rod is scraped against a starter producing sparks to start a fire tender. There’s another alternative, however, that most people never consider. And, when the sun is shining it’s definitely the most effective – the common magnifying glass. Using the sun, a magnifying glass focused to a fine point on paper or other tender will start a fire.
A very strong magnifying glass is always more effective, but a weaker magnifier will work well during the hottest times of day. The best news about the magnifying glass is that water doesn’t hurt it, and the fuel never runs out. I have four strong ones pre-positioned for emergencies. Once prepared for these three threats, there’s still one to consider. It’s introduced as beasts, which most certainly would mean organisms, diseases, and pestilence.
Prepare for Health Disasters
If this tribulation time is as horrendous as written in the Bible, then many people will die from communicable diseases and maladies that are somewhat controllable today. Today, we have medicines and immunizations to prevent and combat things such as flu and pneumonia. Just imagine what would happen if these protections were not available for five to seven years. In large groups, these horrors would spread like wildfire, and only the healthiest and hardiest would survive, especially if complicated without heat to ease the freezing and wet nights. Without proper medications the only defense would be to wear masks and avoid large groups during these periods of epidemics. But, these maladies are not the only threats to survival.
Two other serious threats will be ticks and mosquitoes. These have been serious problems throughout history. In our modern day, and in our modern societies, repellants ordinarily repel these malicious enemies; but will repellants be available during the tribulation period? Likely not. One possibility is to try to anticipate the beginning time and have as much on hand as possible. If you have too much, your friends and family might need help. And, if you spend any time at all outdoors, especially in warmer times, always check every inch of your skin for ticks. They are very small until they gorge themselves with your blood; then it might be too late. If your home is not perfectly sealed, don’t forget to sleep under netting at night.
Another common problem often arises when in survival mode; especially outdoors. That’s the problem of infection from scratches and other wounds. Briars, thorns, and broken sharp sticks abound everywhere in the outdoors, even in the safety of your enclosed yard. If an infection occurs from one of these pricks, scratches, or cuts there likely will not be medical aid nearby to help you. Of course, the logical answer to defend yourself against these ‘beasts’ is to have an adequate stock of antiseptics and antibiotics on hand to last the duration. These beasts will kill people as surely as guns, hunger, and thirst; and often with long-lasting pain. Be Prepared.
My daily research for over five years strongly convinces me that Barack Hussein Obama is that second beast identified in Revelation, Chapter 13, as the False Prophet. That False Prophet claims to be a Christian, but he speaks and praises only Muhammad and Islam. “And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast (Muhammad – a national leader,) and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.”
During Obama’s administration he took no direct military action to implement the policies of that first beast, but his words and actions caused many Islamic principles to grow and be acknowledged in the United States and throughout the world. His actions (inactions) caused that image to the beast, that caliphate in the Middle East, to be built.
And, perhaps his actions will be the source and the cause of that abomination of desolation that will cause great devastation in Israel. It’s possible that Obama’s refusal to veto that action by the United Nations to curtail Israel’s right to parts of Jerusalem might result in that cessation of the sacrifice and oblation in those parts of Jerusalem, as reported in Daniel 8:27. This is a description of that act by Obama’s administration that will be the source of that great danger.
This next article explains perhaps what will be the greatest legacy and example from the Obama administration. It concerns the rights and territories of Israel; the target of all of Islam. This decision is an endorsement of Islam. This is the link from breitbart.com:
The article continues:
“Fourteen member states voted in favor of the resolution; none voted against, and the U.S. abstained.
US Ambassador Samantha Power justified the U.S. decision to abstain by claiming “the settlements have no legality.”
The office of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent Breitbart Jerusalem the following response to the passage of the resolution:
Israel rejects this shameful anti-Israel resolution at the UN and will not abide by its terms. At a time when the Security Council does nothing to stop the slaughter of half a million people in Syria, it disgracefully gangs up on the one true democracy in the Middle East, Israel, and calls the Western Wall “occupied territory.” The Obama administration not only failed to protect Israel against this gang-up at the UN, it colluded with it behind the scenes. Israel looks forward to working with President-elect Trump and with all our friends in Congress, Republicans and Democrats alike, to negate the harmful effects of this absurd resolution.
Earlier today, an Israeli official told reporters, including this reporter at Breitbart Jerusalem, the Obama administration secretly worked with the Palestinian Authority to craft a “shameful” United Nations resolution behind Israel’s back, an Israeli official told reporters on Friday.
The official told [_Breitbart Jerusalem _]by email:
“President Obama and Secretary Kerry are behind this shameful move against Israel at the UN. The US administration secretly cooked up with the Palestinians an extreme anti Israeli resolution behind Israel’s back which would be a tailwind for terror and boycotts and effectively make the Western Wall occupied Palestinian territory. President Obama could declare his willingness to veto this resolution in an instant but instead is pushing it. This is an abandonment of Israel which breaks decades of US policy of protecting Israel at the UN and undermines the prospects of working with the next administration of advancing peace.”
The Obama administration denied the claim. “Contrary to some claims, the administration was not involved in formulating the resolution nor have we promoted it,” an unnamed U.S. official told Reuters.
The text of the resolution repeatedly and wrongly refers to the West Bank and eastern sections of Jerusalem as “Palestinian territory occupied since 1967.” In actuality, the Palestinians never had a state in either the West Bank or eastern Jerusalem and they are not legally recognized as the undisputed authority in those areas.
Jordan occupied and annexed the West Bank and eastern Jerusalem from 1948 until Israel captured the lands in a defensive war in 1967 after Arab countries used the territories to launch attacks against the Jewish state. In 1988 Jordan officially renounced its claims to the West Bank and eastern Jerusalem.
The text of the resolution declares that the Israeli settlement enterprise has “no legal validity and constitutes a flagrant violation under international law and a major obstacle to the achievement of the two-state solution and a just, lasting and comprehensive peace.”
It calls for Israel to “immediately and completely cease all settlement activities in the occupied Palestinian territory, including East Jerusalem.”
As the Committee for Accuracy for Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA) pointed out in an email blast, international law does not make Israeli settlements illegal. CAMERA notes:
Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Conventions, which is relied upon by those who claim the settlements are illegal, does not apply in the case of the West Bank. This is because the West Bank was never under self-rule by a nation that was a party to the Convention, and therefore there is no “partial or total occupation of the territory of a High Contracting Party,” as Article 2 of the Convention specifies. Moreover, even if it did apply, by its plain terms, it applies only to forcible transfers and not to voluntary movement. Therefore, it can’t prohibit Jews from choosing to move to areas of great historical and religious significance to them.
If the resolution is brought to a vote in its current form and Obama fails to veto, the resolution would contradict a Bush administration commitment to allowing some existing Jewish settlements to remain under a future Israeli-Palestinian deal.
That U.S. commitment, which the Obama administration has repeatedly violated by condemning settlement activity, was reportedly a key element in Israel’s decision to unilaterally evacuate the Gaza Strip in 2005.
The UN draft resolution text states that “cessation of all Israeli settlement activities is essential for salvaging the two-State solution,” and it “calls for affirmative steps to be taken immediately to reverse the negative trends on the ground that are imperiling the two-State solution.”
In 2004, just prior to the Gaza evacuation, President Bush issued a declarative letter stating that it is unrealistic to expect that Israel will not retain some Jewish settlements in a final-status deal with the Palestinians. The letter stated:
In light of new realities on the ground, including already existing major Israeli populations centers, it is unrealistic to expect that the outcome of final status negotiations will be a full and complete return to the armistice lines of 1949, and all previous efforts to negotiate a two-state solution have reached the same conclusion. It is realistic to expect that any final status agreement will only be achieved on the basis of mutually agreed changes that reflect these realities.
Elliott Abrams, the Deputy National Security Adviser for Global Democracy Strategy during Bush’s second term, was instrumental in brokering understandings between the U.S. and Israel on settlements. In a June 2009 piece published by the Wall Street Journal, Abrams accused the Obama administration of “abandoning” those U.S.-Israel understandings by taking positions critical of all settlement activity. Abrams wrote:
There were indeed agreements between Israel and the United States regarding the growth of Israeli settlements on the West Bank … principles that would permit some continuing growth. … They emerged from discussions with American officials and were discussed by Messrs. Sharon and Bush at their Aqaba meeting in June 2003. … The prime minister of Israel relied on them in undertaking a wrenching political reorientation – the dissolution of his government, the removal of every single Israeli citizen, settlement and military position in Gaza, and the removal of four small settlements in the West Bank. … For reasons that remain unclear, the Obama administration has decided to abandon the understandings about settlements reached by the previous administration with the Israeli government. We may be abandoning the deal now, but we cannot rewrite history and make believe it did not exist.” End of article.
Matthew 24:15-22 “When you therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:) 16 Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains: 17 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house: 18 Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. 19 And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! 20 But pray you that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: 21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.”
Luke 21:20-24 “And when you shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh. 21 Then let them which are in Judaea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto. 22 For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled. 23 But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people. 24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.” End.
And, although he is no longer President of the United States, his charge from Satan will not be lessened. He will take no direct actions against any nation, but his persuasive and deceptive blasphemy will cause others to be the hands of Satan to fulfill Satan’s oath to remove God from heaven. Obama’s deceptions and lying wonders will continue to cause a divided and confused nation; a nation in which within that confusion many will not recognize God’s promise of everlasting salvation.
Barack Obama will not go quietly and remain in the background as a loyal supporter of the United States of America: One nation under God. As Chapter 13 reveals; he will cause things of Satan to happen. Through his efforts, words and deeds, many of his followers will willingly accept that ‘mark of the beast’ to be placed on their foreheads.
Although he is no longer a formal part of our government administration, he will continue to use words and actions outside the government to create strong divisions within our government. To fulfill Satan’s plan he must continue to create division within our nation so as not to allow our nation to come together as a nation united under God.
And so here we are today; the world still under attack by Satan and his evil Islamic beast. It’s a beast so evil it kills everyone in its path; even its own relatives and kinsmen. It’s an evil so great not even total power would satisfy itself and its blood lust. There are no limits to the breadth or time of its horror; but its primary and sworn aim is to destroy God in heaven. This explains why God will turn his wrath against this horrible beast that has challenged Him. Islam has spread to the seven heads (those seven continents) and threatens to unleash even more horror against those who worship God.
Within the Words, God has acknowledged that challenging sworn threat from Satan. When the time prophesied arrives He will totally destroy that evil; for at least a thousand years when Satan will escape from that dark pit (the conscience of men) to spread evil once again. The question of our time, however, is what will happen to our generation when our Apocalypse begins. Will our world still exist as it is? Chapters 21 and 22 of Revelation answer this question:
Chapter 21, Verse 24 reads, “And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: (referring to the new city of Jerusalem) and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.”
Chapter 22, Verse 2, “In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.” Verse 4 adds, “And they that see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.” Verse 12 warns, “And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according to his work shall be.”
According to the Words, the physical world will continue to exist even after the great tribulation; there is hope for humanity. In the end, according to the last verses in the Bible, it will be a better world without the presence of that strange god to wreak evil upon the earth.
God bless America, and protect Israel.
Will Clark’s author experiences began by writing inspection and evaluation reports in the U.S. Air Force. He is a retired Air Force officer and a Vietnam veteran, serving in Saigon from 1966 to 1967. His other overseas assignments include Misawa, Japan and Ankara, Turkey; where he visited the ancient sites of the Seven Churches.
In 1995, as a ‘Friends of Education’ study skills project, he authored a book, How to Learn, to encourage students to improve their grades in DeSoto County, Mississippi. Education supporters printed and distributed four thousand copies. The following school year he wrote a weekly education column for a local newspaper, The DeSoto County Tribune. He also taught an adult GED class. His book, How to Learn, has been updated and is now available everywhere.
His next published book was School Bells and Broken Tales, a parody of nursery rhyme characters, also a motivation and education book for children. Other books include Shades of Retribution, a historical novel, and Simply Success, a motivation guide for students and employees.
His action novel, The Atlantis Crystal, is the first of a trilogy based on Atlantis and crystals. The other two books are: She Waits in Atlantis, and Return to Atlantis. This trilogy is based on his travels while assigned to Turkey, site of the ancient city of Troy. His latest political thriller is: America 20XX: The New World Order.
The past six years he has devoted his full time to the study, research, and writing of an analysis of the Book of Revelation and the danger of Satan, that beast that guides Islam.
Why were four Americans killed?
Where was Hillary Clinton while it was happening?
Where was Barack Obama while it was happening?
Why did they lie and blame the event on a video?
Why were rescuers on ‘stand by’ told to ‘stand down?’
Fast and Furious
Who authorized the operation?
Why did the operation continue after weapons were lost?
Why did the procedure have no procedure?
Why weren’t tracking devices used?
The IRS Scandal
What was the highest level involved?
Who initiated it?
Why hasn’t anyone been fired or reprimanded?
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of Our Time
February 18, 2008
“For the first time in my adult life I am proud of my country.”
March 9, 2008“We are no longer a Christian nation – at least not just.”
September 25, 2012
Remarks to the UN General Assembly
“The future must not belong to those who slander Islam.”
March 9, 2010
“We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.”
January 23, 2013
“What difference, at this point, does it make?”
December 3, 2014
“…showing respect even for one’s enemies, trying to understand and insofar as psychologically possible, empathize with their perspective and point of view.”
Shades of Retribution
The Atlantis Crystal
She Waits in Atlantis
Return to Atlantis
America 20XX: The New World Order
666: Mark of the Beast
Death Drones: 2025
Forest Trails and Fairy Tales
Wishing Wells and Broken Tales
Student Study Skills
American Heroes: Students Who Learn
The Education Jungle
How to Learn
The Day America Died
Obama’s Ring: The Seat of Satan
Managing Without Conflict
The Peer Pressure Monster
Obama, Hillary, Saul Alinsky and Their Useful Idiots
Denied 3 Times
The War on Christians
Who is the Antichrist
Islamic Two-Headed Beast
Islam Attacks the Whore
The Second Beast
Secrets of the Seven Churches
Two Woman of the Apocalypse
Islam’s Bloodthirsty Sword
Once Upon A Revelation: About Islam
God’s Islamaknowbe Warriors
Who is the Antichrist Beast?
Who is the False Prophet Beast?
Who is the Woman Jezebel?
Who is Babylon the Great?
What is the Tribulation?
Apocalypse 2019: Created by Jezebel, Muhammad and Barack Obama
Obama Rides A Scarlet Red Beast
Secret Codes of Revelation
Islam is That Beast
Trump, Apollyon, and Obama
A Reason to Believe
Trump, Apollyon and Obama
Donald Trump Destroys Babylon the Great
There are two types of beasts described in Revelation. One type is only a metaphor that describes a thought, an idea, or a messenger. There are four of these ‘beasts’ that introduce the Four Horses of the Apocalypse. These four horses are the White Horse, the Red Horse, the Black Horse, and the Pale Horse. These horses are the symbols for most of the horrible prophesies that are to be fulfilled at these terrible times. There are also three other beasts introduced and described in Revelation. They are: the beast, the first beast, and the second beast. These are real entities. The beast could be considered the Mother Beast, representing all that encompasses Islam. This is the beast also described as Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the Earth. Her harlot daughters are the terrorists and Satan’s other deceivers on the earth following in her shadow. The first beast, also known as the Antichrist in other parts of the Bible, lived and died approximately 1400 years ago. The second beast, also known as the false prophet, lives among us today. He ‘has two horns like a lamb’ but he ‘spake as a dragon.’ In other words; he claims to be a Christian, but he speaks only praises of Islam. And, he uses ‘miracles’ to deceive those who ‘dwell on the earth.’ Most of these beasts are only descriptive metaphors. These last two have real names and real bodies. They are all identified and described in this book.