You should probably sit down for this.
For some, that’s because sitting is closer to kneeling and you probably suspected this in your bones already. For the rest, it’s so you don’t hurt yourselves falling down laughing.
If you’re inclined to the latter though, I urge you to let this sink in a bit. Don’t be too quick to rush to the kind of false certainty and blissful, mocking ignorance that the world will be only too happy to validate for you. Time is short and the consequences of taking or not taking this seriously will magnify very soon. God already knows you and your reaction. He’s seen it before. That in itself should give you cause to stop and think.
Enough preamble. Here goes.
Barack Hussein Obama, aka Barry Soetoro (or whatever his real name is) just announced to the world with his words and actions over the weekend past, that he’s the anti-Christ foretold in Christian Biblical scripture.
Those reading here since the Winter know I was already tentatively on this page. I’ll include links throughout for those who need to catch up on the previous circumstantial evidence, though I probably won’t get to all of them. There’s a lot of back-story to absorb for all this to make as much sense as I know it will to some. Several major pieces have just fallen into place that make that long-accumulating case far far tighter.
Remember the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner on May 9th? Here’s how the WaPo reported it:
When President Obama made his debut as the nation’s Stand-Up-in-Chief last night — the star attraction at the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner — no one in his administration was safe from his one-liners.
Not Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton: “The minute she got back from Mexico, she pulled me into a hug and said I should go down there myself.” Not Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel: “This is a tough holiday for Rahm. He’s not used to saying the word ‘day’ after ‘mother.’” Not even, it turned out, himself: “During the second 100 days, we will design, build and open a library dedicated to my first 100 days.” And: “My next 100 days will be so successful, I will complete them in 72 days. And on the 73rd day, I will rest.”
The routine brought mostly guffaws from the 2,500 journalists, politicians and celebrities jammed into the Washington Hilton ballroom for the press corps’ annual celebration of itself. The president acknowledged perceptions that he’s a media darling: “Most of you covered me; all of you voted for me. Apologies to the Fox table.”
Of course it’s satire. Of course it’s meant to be funny. Yet such valid observations don’t allow one to dismiss the substance so easily. BHO’s remarks seemed to bring an extra degree of self-centeredness to the tradition. And they mocked God. That’s a new twist, AFAIK. In a sense, if you think about him as the antichrist, we have all ‘voted’ for that which animates him. Only some of us have realized our error and turned back.
I can’t really guess what President Obama meant by that remark… [it] stuck in my craw when I heard it this morning….. I thought at first that it was a reference to God in Genesis…… but then I realized it didn’t much matter to me; President Obama has his own style that is inviting and hopeful to many people, and there are bigger global worries…. lots of them.
And that’s the thing, isn’t it? Despite gut-instinct misgivings over what amounts to outright blasphemy, many have resolutely put God in second place — if they believe in Him at all anymore. See Matt 24:12 — “And because lawlessness will be increased, the love of many will grow cold.”
Bigger global worries than God Himself? I don’t think so. Many forget: satan is smart; attractive; smiling; engaging; smooth; funny; the life of the party (until it ends); he’s a joker; he’s even been The Joker. Ever wonder why Heath Ledger couldn’t sleep after filming Dark Knight? Why he effectively ended up killing himself by accident in a tragically desperate effort to silence the demons he’d let inside so he could play that dark and lawless part, among others, so convincingly and chillingly? I digress…
Here’s another not-atypical discussion forum comment and response regarding the ’73rd day’ remark [all spelling and grammatical errors in original]:
Quoting: Anonymous Coward 710610 [I can't make this up!]
What would he [BHO] have done [in his 2nd 72 days] that is so different from the first 100 days????
Will the recession have ended?
Will people be re-employed in lost jobs?
Will the price of food have gone down?
Will those that have lost their homes have got them back?
Will the TRUTH be told in all honesty?
Will the worlds’ wealth be distributed evenly?
NO, but he would have set the foundations for them by then and most importantly by then he would have hammered the last nail in the zionists coffin.
Remember How Bush and Israel attacked Gaza in the hope of dragging Iran in to war before Obama took office. It was one of their last breath. And now look what they are trying to do to Iran. Even if they fail they have made sure that Obama will not negotiate with Iran. However Obama will [negotiate with Iran] and there is nothing anyone can do about it.
The new era is here but not the one NWO were thinking of. By July 11th the world will be on her way to a new begining. Zionists have until then to start WW3. After that the ink is dry and Israel is on her way to demise.
Have these guys even read the Bible? Once? Do they recognize how many have gone before them in this vein, opposing God’s chosen people? In opposing Christ? Have they no idea Who they’re up against?
On the 72nd day, BHO met with the Pope in the late afternoon. I continue to find this picture from that meeting (see below; the first in the series of four) disturbing on levels I can’t fully articulate… the false smiles, the gestures, the body language, the direction of each man’s eyes, the caption that embodies a dark and murderous lie (‘Obama tells pope [caps lacking in original] he wants to reduce abortions in U.S.’)
To say that the meeting was ‘work’ for both men would be saying enough. At the time BHO made his “I will rest” comment back in May, PBXVI was visiting Israel. That seems significant. I’m not quite sure how… perhaps BHO’s need to bring the worshipful limelight back onto himself? Dunno…
BHO’s 73rd day in office (not the 73rd day, which implies fundamental ‘in the beginning’ creation, playing to his gross conceit) was last Saturday, July 11th, a date positively dripping with Christian apocalyptic significance I don’t have time to get into except to note that, among many other things, it comes 1260 days, (time, times and half a time) before December 21, 2012 — the day the Mayan calendar ends. This video provides more background on some of the Christian linkages, plus a nice, honest appeal to come to Jesus.
Note that in the heart of the muslim world — the place where islam was founded (Saudi Arabia) — as well as many other muslim countries, Saturday is the first day of the work week. See Daniel 7:25-26 — “He shall speak words against the Most High, and shall wear out the saints of the Most High, and shall think to change the times and the law; and they shall be given into his hand for a time, times, and half a time. But the court shall sit in judgment, and his dominion shall be taken away, to be consumed and destroyed to the end.”
[UPDATE (Aug., 2011): Re-reading this watershed piece two years on, it strikes me how much of the indistinct 'hinky' feeling I had at the time regarding the photo above has less to do with BHO and PBXVI being in conflict as their agendas being in concert at a much deeper level.
If one views PBXVI as the true and ultimate representative of Christ on earth, his adulatory look makes no sense whatsoever. Viewed as the dynamic duo of the dark side in the end times on the other hand (false prophet and antichrist) much 'clicks' into place.
It should be noted, for example, that the Roman Catholic Church is at least as liable as Islam to the Danielian, antichrist-identification charge of changing the times and the law. Perhaps more so since, a) the RCC claims (albeit nicely, in most cases, nowadays) to be the exclusive representatives of Christ on earth, and, b) they changed the times and the law more than three centuries before Mohammed packaged up the old moon-god religions of the Near East into what we now know as Islam and declared different ones.
For background and example, see this piece, by Chuck Missler, outlining how deeply anti-Hebraism was 'baked' into the post-Constantine church, including much that we still take for granted across virtually all denominations today. END UPDATE]
Here’s how the AP reported BHO’s self-prophesied ‘rest’ day. (Honestly, I couldn’t make this stuff up if I tried. I don’t give the AP writers enough credit to be aware of how their language plays so neatly into the prophetic narrative.)
CAPE COAST, Ghana (AP) – For a new president, there inevitably comes that moment: the first time he hears a foreign crowd hoarsely chanting his name, or sees thousands of well-wishers surging forward, or realizes youngsters are running pell-mell beside his motorcade, desperate for a glimpse of his face.
For Barack Obama, the moment came here [never mind that he already had such encounters on his grand tour of world adulation before the election] – in the teeming streets near a West African castle where traders once shipped human chattel to a life of toil in the New World.
After a week of difficult summitry in Russia and Italy, trying to get balky allies to follow his lead, the outpouring Obama was treated to in Ghana can only be called rapturous – from Africans overjoyed at the visit of America’s first black president to a country south of the Sahara.
And after feeling this kind of love, it must be cruelly hard to go home…
In this one-time headquarters of Britain’s Gold Coast slave trade, Obama’s likeness was everywhere on placards and billboards. Thousands jammed his motorcade route from the muddy soccer field where he landed to Cape Coast Castle – waving, cheering, chanting, the women ululating, children climbing trees and clambering atop boxes for a better view. They wore T-shirts [and forehead suction-cup flags!] bearing his likeness, and his campaign motto “Yes We Can.” [aka, 'thank you, satan', when played backwards]
But why Ghana? Why not Kenya where, it seems likely, given his continuing evasions regarding his birth certificate that he was, in fact, born? This note, from back in May, a week after his “I will rest” comment, comes from a correspondent living in Ghana, outlining the conventional reasoning behind the choice.
Ghana 1, Kenya 0. Barack Obama’s first visit as U.S. president to a sub-Saharan state will be Ghana, not Kenya, the birthplace of his late father.
Like selecting Joe Biden as vice president, Ghana is the safe choice. Why not Kenya? Obama already has a recent Kenya visit under his belt, while he was a U.S. senator. He was treated as a hero, but a trip there as president might tip the nation into a frenzy, which seems too intense this early in his first term. Throw in a little post-election violence at the end of 2007, and Kenya gets bounced off the short list.
One commenter, on a BBC forum last Friday highlighted another reason, remarking that Kenya “…could be seen as too personal a decision. That and the history of the US Embassy bombing!” …an event that might highlight too plainly the central role islam plays in the overwhelming majority of terrorist incidents — something the administration, the media and the left in general seem bent on obscuring, downplaying, or ignoring. Consider also a comment on a Friday NPR story about the Ghana trip (the first up on Google from a search on “Why not Kenya?”) that appears to have asked, innocently enough, “Why not Kenya?” Perhaps a bit too close to home for some, the question got scrubbed off the site.
I suspect the Kenya-Ghana thing goes even deeper. No, that’s not quite right. I awoke two hours before dawn today (on an uncharacteristically short three hours’ sleep) absolutely certain of it and also certain that this post here was not one I came up with on my own effort.
A string of personal-circumstantial, scriptural, prayerful and fleece-testing evidences has only confirmed that insta-realization. I won’t bore you with any of that (or expect you to credit it) except to say that it has been the impetus behind my sitting down to research and write this when I’d rather have been asleep and when, six hours later, I realize I could have been working for this short-timer world.
If the clock was only ticking down to game/tribulation-time before, we’re definitely into it now. Here’s why I’ve been led to a conclusion that should leave believers (in Christ) not in a state of fear and trepidation, but in peace-filled and joyfully-vigilant expectation as I am this morning, against all reason given what’s coming in the interim.
Some of you will recall the geographic significance I attached to Obama’s birthplace relative to various passages in Isaiah that seem to identify him, simultaneously, as a ‘type’ for the Assyrian and the Egyptian of prophecy. More recent readers will have noted how he has effectively become a European leader, and how he has eerily strong sympatico links with one particular European Socialist-Caliphate leader.
Some will also recall the significance I attached to BHO’s name as it relates to Matthew 24:27 and ‘lightning’ (‘Barack’) coming from the East, signaling the coming of the Son of Man (i.e., Christ’s return). I thought it might apply to Indonesia. Silly me. This is even better.
The ‘A’ carrot points to where BHO gave his parting speech Saturday night in Ghana, (this picture making clear, as the caption confirms, that once again, the man seems to have a strange affinity for deep twilight gatherings.) The place where he spoke in far-Southern Ghana is almost due west from his birthplace in far-Western Kenya, on the shores of Lake Victoria. A line drawn from there to the spot in Ghana eventually hits… the very southern tip of the U.S.(!)
If would be worth reviewing Daniel 11 here, especially verse 44, taking the perspective of BHO as anti-Christ sitting in Ghana ‘resting’ after a long week of confrontation: “news from the east and the north shall alarm him , and he shall go out with great fury to destroy and devote many to destruction.” Recall BHO’s three other stops on this trip: Medvedev and Putin in Russia, the G8 in L’Aquila, and the Pope in Rome. Alarming indeed from BHO’s point of view! The prophet Amos, 8:11-12 is also instructive here:
“Behold, the days are coming,” declares the Lord God , “when I will send a famine on the land — not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord. They shall wander from sea to sea, and from north to east; they shall run to and fro, to seek the word of the Lord, but they shall not find it.”
Why? Perhaps because those who proclaim it have been withdrawn from the battle. Most of Israel’s enemies in the OT also come from the East and/or the North, as do Gog and Magog. Interesting trip trajectory.
But back to the main story. Prophecy buffs and New Agers alike will probably also be familiar with something else that happened in Kenya, in 1988, in the slums on the Western outskirts of Nairobi… something directly countered by Jesus in scripture (Matt 24:23-25) in some of his most explicit final prophetic instructions:
“Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect. See, I have told you beforehand. “So, if they say to you, ‘Look, he is in the wilderness,’ do not go out. If they say, ‘Look, he is in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it.”
The very next verse (Matt 24:27) is the ‘lightning from the East’ passage. You with me? The event I’m talking about is this, the appearance of the so-called ‘maitreya’, whom Wikipedia describes as “a future Buddha of this world… [who] is to appear on Earth, achieve complete enlightenment, and teach the pure dharma.” In other words, an anti-Christ (literally, anyone who denies that Jesus is the Christ, which definitely includes islam painting him as just a prophet, but which must also include, by definition, other faiths and ‘non-faiths’ (remember the inaugural?) that deny Christ’s divinity, exclusivity and supreme Lordship, even as they assert other things which are true).
On 11 June 1988, a man suddenly appeared before a vast crowd in Nairobi, Kenya, gathered to witness healing prayers. Instantly recognizing the tall, white-robed figure as “Jesus Christ,” the crowds fell down overcome with emotion. [Remind you of the recent Ghana event?...] The editor of the Swahili edition of the Kenya Times, veteran journalist Job Mutungi, witnessed the event and took some pictures. A summary of his article as it appeared in his newspaper follows.
About 6,000 worshippers at Muslim Village, Kawangware, Nairobi, believe they saw Jesus Christ, in broad daylight last week.
The scene was at the Church of Bethlehem, where Mary Sinaida Akatsa conducts miracle prayers, praying for the sick, the blind, cripples, mad people, and the barren.
Worshippers were singing Mungu ni Mwema, a popular Swahili hymn, when Mary Akatsa interjected. She announced that God had spoken to her and told her to “await a miracle because a very important guest would be coming to give her a very vital message.”
Five minutes later, she asked those who were singing to stop as the messenger had arrived. “Jesus! Jesus! Jesus of Nazareth!” went the loud whispers from the crowd as they raised up their hands in divine welcome.
The tall figure of a barefooted white-robed and bearded man appeared from nowhere and stood in the middle of the crowd. He was walking slowly towards the new church building away from the tent. Mary walked with him, side by side. I stared at the stranger without blinking. Strange, sporadic light wafted on top of his turbaned head, his feet and his entire body.
Let’s be direct. This was not a preview of coming attractions by Jesus Christ. This was something else; something sinister/demonic, as this site implies. Other nice-sounding, info-packed sites attempt to integrate this, and Jesus and just about everything else with a spiritual ring to it into a dangerous and disgusting sewage soup that I hesitate to even link to but for the pictures, which, but for the beard and the washed-out (thus white-looking) print remind me of a certain public figure, but somewhat younger. Maybe. Hold that thought…
Jesus is extremely clear not only about how many will be misled in the last days (just as in the Kenya scene) but also about how he will return, to whom he will appear and what will transpire globally when he does.
In Matthew 24:30 — “Then will appear in heaven the sign of the Son of Man, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.” In Matthew 26:64, responding to the high priest — “I tell you, from now on you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of Power and coming on the clouds of heaven.” And in Revelation 1:7 — “Behold, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him, even those who pierced him, and all tribes of the earth will wail on account of him. Even so. Amen.”
In short, Jesus Christ, when he returns, will not be found skulking around the fringes, aweing a handful with a few healings and minor miracles, getting himself reported in the local paper after a few publicity shots, then disappearing again into mystery. Furthermore, supernatural power is not proof of divinity but rather proof of… supernatural power. It’s proof of what so many fail to credit in these hyper-skeptical days: that spiritual beings (angels and demons) really do exist, just as the Bible tells us.
OK, tighten your seat-belts, we’re coming up on some bumpy air…
Like much in his past, Obama’s exact movements are somewhat murky, however all sources (including his own book ‘Dreams of my Father’) agree that he visited Kenya in 1988 before he entered Harvard Law School. (The same year he joined Reverend Wright’s ‘church’ and claims to have become a Christian.) He graduated HLS in 1991.
The summer after his first year (i.e., 1989), he worked in a Chicago law firm. I’m not in possession of secret airline ticket stubs or date-stamped films of the man, but it’s not hard to put this together. BHO was in Kenya in the summer of 1988. This maitreya anti-Christ thing/person/being showed up June 11th that year.
Think about it. A narcissistic personality with an appetite for public adulation exploring his youthful identity out of the limelight, perhaps even already aware of his own political-prophetic destiny. (You thought that selling-your-soul stuff was all just Hollywood myth?) But don’t take my word for it. Columnist Mark Morford claimed as much, without a trace of shame or irony, in a June 6th, 2008 piece (‘Is Obama an Enlightened Being’) in the San Francisco Chronicle.
Outside of the 415 area code (another city on seven hills on which a woman — Nancy Pelosi — now ‘sits’), the piece was derided by some as a bridge-too-far… but you wouldn’t know that from how folks still swoon over the man in the Oval Office. Morford even mentions “Obama’s aura and feel and MLK/JFK-like vibe”.
This is a a tangent, but AFAIK, Jesus never says, in Revelation that the beast (a spiritual being) with the ‘mortal wound’ ends up in the same physical body when he gets healed. The same body politic? A fresh, unified receptacle for so many dashed dreams placed, forty-plus years ago, in two murdered leaders who also offered so many great hope? Just a question. Not central to the main argument here.
Here’s the kicker. Some of you have probably already figured this out.
If July 11th, 2009 began a new era after BHO’s self-proclaimed second ‘hundred’ days then what do we make of that same day coming exactly seventy-seven hundred days after maitreya’s appearance in Kenya, at least near, and possibly by BHO himself? (There are those 7s again, signalling completeness, not divinity.)
Do the math. Yes, I included the leap-years. 77 times 100 days. Coincidence? I think not.
UPDATE I: This reminded me of one other thing I’d filed away some time ago and forgotten. The rider with the bow on the white horse in Revelation 6:2? BHO elected (i.e., he rode in on) the white vote. (How could it be otherwise?) Hello. Not to be confused with the white horse in Revelation 19:11 who is Christ himself or the pale horse of Revelation 6:8, “whose name is death” (hmm… the geriatric vote?)
UPDATE II: I linked to this post earlier, but since much of this revolves around the 100-day idea, it’s worth looking back at some little-noticed but highly symbolic signals surrounding his first 100 days in office.
UPDATE LAST: One VERY important coda that I should have put in earlier… Christ gets the last word here, just as he will in everything. We’ve been going deep on 1st John in my men’s Bible study group and it seemed a fitting and super-rich passage to wash away fears perhaps stoked by the otherwise dark (tribulation beginning) context I’ve laid out above.
The Holy Spirit is on full blast in me today and I just love this passage. Love it, love it, love it… and you guys too (because Jesus does; I don’t know you… yet… I hope to). Thanks for reading this far. May you be blessed by something you find here. 1st John 4, in its entirety, in the ESV:
Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already. Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. They are from the world; therefore they speak from the world, and the world listens to them. We are from God. Whoever knows God listens to us; whoever is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of error.
God Is Love
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.
By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so also are we in this world. There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. We love because he first loved us. If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother.