Ted Porter (7 Dec 2009)
"The Lawless One - Chapters I - VI"

 

Chapter I

 

The stage is empty, the narrator begins:

 

“The four horsemen of the Apocalypse are ready to mount their horses.  The riders stand anxiously waiting while their horses impatiently paw the ground.”

 

“The first horse is a magnificent white Arabian decked in war regalia.  His fair-skinned rider is equally arrayed in fine French satin with a huge satin ribbon draped across his shoulder and torso and tied up in the back in a bow.  Upon his head is a golden crown, placed there by the pope himself.  Although later detractors will say that he grabbed the crown from the pope and placed it upon his own head.”

 

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.  Revelation 6:2

 

“The second horse is an auburn stallion with a finely oiled brown saddle upon his back.  A military man stands beside his horse, decked in dress greys with ruddy complexion.  He has allied his German forces with Rome and Italy and prepares to lead the whole world into war.  He is surrounded with many weapons of destruction that have been blessed by the pope himself.” 

 

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.  Revelation 6:4

 

“The third horse’s shiny black coat is glistening in the sunlight.  The rider stands beside his horse, dressed smartly in a business suit.  He will gain his kingdom by peace and through peace brings economic collapse and famine upon the whole earth.  While he stands impatiently waiting to mount, one can’t help but notice that he is of darker complexion and taller than the second horseman.  And then one notices also that the second horseman is of darker complexion and taller than the first.  The name of the third horseman?  His name is, “The Lawless One”.”

 

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.  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.  Revelation 6:5-6

 

The coming of the lawless one by the activity of Satan will be with all power and with pretended signs and wonders  (RSV)  2 Thessalonians 2:9

 

The narrator continues, “The first horseman mounts his horse and proceeds onto the World stage”.  At that instance a white horse begins to appear from the side of the stage.

 

All at once the Director storms onto the stage.

 

“Stop the horses! Whoa, Nellie!  Back the train back into the Station!  Cut the Record!”  Scratch!

 

“Can’t you read your scripts?  I specifically told everyone that the “Rapture Scene” happens first.  I can’t have you all teaching your followers that the Rapture is imminent with these horsemen on the stage.  Now, you are all going to have more work trying to lull your followers back to sleep.  Remember, your talking points!  The Rapture can happen at any moment!  There are NO signs preceding the Rapture!  No one knows the Day or Hour!  The Disciples expected the Rapture within their lifetime!  The Rapture could have happened any time during the last 2000 years!  Repeat after me!”

 

 

The Great Apostasy

 

The director had left.  The watchers were left with searching the sacred scripture for themselves. 

 

And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?  And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.  For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.  And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.  For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.  Matthew 24:3-7

 

One watcher said, “Sounds to me like Christ was saying that much time would pass before He returned.  Surely He was telling His disciples that there would be many wars and rumors of wars and nation rising against nation and kingdom against kingdom.  This would have left little doubt that the Rapture would not be within their lifetime.  Then why were the watchers being taught that the disciples were expecting Christ to return in their lifetime?”

 

“The apostle Paul in fact spoke about the rapture, in his first letter to the Thessalonians:”

 

and then we who remaining alive, shall be rapt with them together in clouds, to the meeting of our Lord in the expanse and so always with our Lord shall we be. (Etheridge) I Thessalonians 4:17

 

“However, false rumors started circulating among the Thessalonians that they had missed the coming of Christ and their gathering together to Him in the Rapture.  Which prompted clarification from Paul in his second letter:”

 

Now we request you, brethren, with regard to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, that you not be quickly shaken from your composure or be disturbed either by a spirit or a message or a letter as if from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come.  Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction,  (NAS)  II Thessalonians 2:1-3

 

The other watchers stopped and thought.  Another said, “Obviously, to watch for the coming of the Prince of Peace we must first watch for the apostasy, the falling away from the true faith, with the revealing of the man of lawlessness, the son of destruction, the Lawless One.”  Still another said, “I’ve been taught that the apostasy will be when the Protestant faiths abandon their historicist view of prophecy and embrace heresies developed by the Catholic Church to lead Protestants astray and away from historicism.  Those two heresies are preterism, which teaches that all of Bible prophecy has occurred in the past with the destruction of Jerusalem, and futurism, which teaches all of Bible prophecy will be confined to seven years in the future.  I think we have already seen the falling away from the true faith.  I think it started in the 60’s.  Which means all we really need to do now is watch for the Lawless One.”

 

 

The Lawless One

 

Let no one deceive you in any way; for that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of perdition, (RSV) 2 Thessalonians 2:3

 

And then the lawless one will be revealed, and the Lord Jesus will slay him with the breath of his mouth and destroy him by his appearing and his coming.  The coming of the lawless one by the activity of Satan will be with all power and with pretended signs and wonders, (RSV) 2 Thessalonians 2:8-9

 

Another watcher asked, “What does it mean to be lawless?  Does it mean to be without the law or to not obey the law?  But what law are we talking about, the law of God or the law of Man?”

 

“Good question,” responded another.

 

For until the law sin was in the world: but sin is not imputed when there is no law.  Romans 5:13

 

Moreover the law entered, that the offence might abound. But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound:  Romans 5:20

 

The Law came in so that the transgression would increase; but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more, (NAS)  Romans 5:20

 

“When laws are created, transgressions increase.  What had been lawful, as there was no law, when outlawed, increases lawlessness.  And sinful human nature also means when someone is forbidden from doing something, they are then often tempted to do that very thing.”

 

What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet.  But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, wrought in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead.  For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died.  And the commandment, which was ordained to life, I found to be unto death.  For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me.  Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.  Was then that which is good made death unto me? God forbid. But sin, that it might appear sin, working death in me by that which is good; that sin by the commandment might become exceeding sinful.  Romans 7:7-13

 

 

Pope, Prince, or President

 

The same watcher continued.  “Because of this emphasis on “lawlessness” I think we can reach several conclusions when we search for the lawless one’s identity.”

 

1.  He practices lawlessness.  “This of course is obvious.  But it must be practiced on a grand scale to be THE lawless one.  Therefore this person in his position must actively be making laws that affect multitudes of people AND he must be making these laws unlawfully.” 

 

2.  He knows and rigorously studied the law.  “To be able to practice lawlessness to its fullest, he must know what the law says.  In Old Testament times, those who “studied” the law were the Rabbi’s.  However, today in many law schools the law unfortunately is taught differently.  It is not taught as a way of separating right from wrong.  Nor is it even taught as a way of rewarding good and punishing evil.  Good and evil are considered relative.  It is not even about truth.  Truth is relative.  There is no absolute truth.  The law is only a way of resolving conflicts and disputes.  In such an environment we would expect “the lawless one” to thrive.  We would expect him to have studied the law of man.” 

 

3.  He taught the law.  “How better is it to know the law than to teach it?  For isn’t it recorded in scripture:”

 

Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.  I Timothy 1:7

 

“And continuing:”

 

But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully;  Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,  For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;   I Timothy 1:8-10

 

4.  He practices law.  “Yes, we would expect the lawless one to have the practice of law as his profession.  Yes, we would expect him to be a lawyer.”

 

The coming of the lawless one by the activity of Satan will be with all power and with pretended signs and wonders  (RSV)  2 Thessalonians 2:9

 

“Can we expect nothing less?  He will follow after his father satan who is indeed a lawyer of the first-order and by far the craftiest of all lawyers.  Do you not know that this has been satan’s job the past millennium, accusing the brethren day and night before the Judge of the whole world?  And he is very “good” at it.  Or should we say “bad” or evil at it.” 

 

Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them.  And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.  And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?  Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?  Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.  But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face.  Job 1:6-11

 

And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.  Revelation 12:10

 

“We all would be destined to hell for our sins if we didn’t have the best defense attorney in the Universe, our advocate, Jesus Christ.”

 

If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.  My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous:  I John 1:10-2:1

 

5.  He prospers lawyers.  “We know that he will spend or have spent under his policies and direction, massive amounts of money on attorneys.  This is the profession where craftiness is an art form and justice can be subverted, at least temporarily, given enough resources to lawyers.”

 

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.  Daniel 8:25

 

6.  He will be illegitimate from birth.  “We would expect him to be illegitimate from a very, very early age, most likely from birth.  And we know that from a young age children pattern their behavior after their parents.  So we expect that his mom went to great lengths to cover up the fact of his illegitimate birth.  We expect him to continue throughout his life in all sorts of illegal behaviors, illegal drugs, illegal sex, and possibly even hiding or forging of documents to make himself appear more legitimate.  We would expect the documents he forges or hides to be “legal” documents such as birth certificate, passport, visas, school records, etc.”     

 

7.  Although illegitimate, he will be received by the same people who rejected Jesus Christ.  “Although illegitimate from birth, he will be received by the same people who rejected Jesus Christ who was legitimate from birth.  A father does not and cannot give birth to his child.  But a father can give his child his name by being in the covenant of marriage with his child’s mother.  Jesus Christ came into this world with the name given him by his earthly father.  The lawless one will be born without a legitimate father.  Although we expect the mother may go to great lengths to cover up the fact that the father never gave his child his last name through marriage.  And Jesus Christ prophesied that such a man would be received by his tribe, the tribe of Judah.”

 

I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.  John 5:43

 

 

The REAL Number of the Beast

 

But there were other watchers who wanted more evidence.  “We know from scripture that the lawless one will have a name whose number is 666, do we not?” said one.

 

“Yes and no,” said another.  ‘What scripture says is:”

 

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 foreheads:  And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.  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.  Revelation 13:16-18

 

“So,” said the other.  “Not just anyone can count his number and come to 666.  It requires both wisdom and understanding.  In other words it must be because the normal counting of the number of his name DOES NOT equal 666.  Clearly, the number 6 is prominent in the conversion, being repeated 3 times for emphasis in 666.  And only through wisdom and understanding can we convert from 666 to the REAL number of the beast.”

 

The other watchers had worried looks upon their faces.  “What do you mean?” asked one of them.

 

The watcher continued.  “Let’s start out by realizing that satan will take over and control the beast.  This really means that satan will BECOME the beast.  The lawless one will become satan incarnate.”

 

“A very unusual thing can be noted if you study all the various names of satan throughout scripture.  Every single time, the number of the name of satan is a multiple of the number 13.  Every single time.  One instance of coming to 13 for satan’s main name could be chocked up to coincidence.  But every single time?  So should we expect anything less than the number of the name of the lawless one to have to be a multiple of 13?”

 

The watcher continued.  “You may have noticed that the number 666 is not a multiple of 13.  Nor is the number 216, the number of the beast that was used in a very popular book series because it is 6 times 6 times 6.  Likewise 18, or 6 plus 6 plus 6, is not a multiple of 13.”

 

“Let me pull up a reference book to show you more.  Let’s see”, said the watcher.  “Here it is.  James Harrison’s “The Pattern & The Prophecy”.  On pages 130-133, he brings up, “The Gematria of satan”.  He brings up that the word “satan”, both in the Old Testament Hebrew (364 = 13 x 28) and in the New Testament Greek (559 = 13 x 43) are multiples of the number 13.  He also brings up how throughout history the number 13 has had a bad reputation such as Friday to 13th, avoidance of numbering a room 13, or a 13th floor.  He asks:”

 

Is the fear of this number nothing but a modern superstition?  If you believe so, then you have your time-frame reversed.  The 13’s in the two forms of satans name came first; the fear and superstition came second.

 

“He goes on to list the many names of satan and how they all are divisible by 13.  For example in Hebrew “serpent” (1300 = 13 x 10), Greek “serpent” (780 = 13 x 60), Greek “tempter” Matthew 4:3 (1053 = 13 x 81), “belial” (78 = 13 x 6), John 8:44 “murderer” (1820 = 13 x 140), original spelling “devil” (195 = 13 x 15), “dragon” (975 = 13 x 75), and so on.  James Harrison goes on to conclude:”

 

Yes, all the names and titles of satan are multiples of 13!

 

“Wow!”, said another watcher.

 

“But let me continue,” said the one watcher.  “Please do,” said another.

 

“I have another reference that presents overwhelming evidence of how enemies of the Lord Jesus Christ are multiples of 13.  The site is:”

 

http://www.biblestudy.org/bibleref/meaning-of-numbers-in-bible/8and13.html

 

“What was particular interest was the following quote.”

 

But it is when we come to Gematria that the most wonderful results are seen. These results may be stated thus, briefly: That the names of the LORD's people are multiples of eight, while the names of those who apostatized, or rebelled, or who were in any sense His enemies, are multiples of thirteen. This statement, if it be proved, is one of the greatest evidences of verbal inspiration which the world has yet seen. The discovery of the great principle is due, we believe, to the late Dr. Milo Mahan, of New York, who has given many examples of it in his work already referred to, now long out of print. The effect of this law can hardly be estimated in establishing the presence of an ever-present working of the Holy Spirit in inditing the very words and even the letters of Scripture. No human foresight or arrangement could have secured such a result beforehand; no human powers could have carried it out in such perfection. No matter where we look, we find the working of the law without cessation, without a break, without a flaw from beginning to end. Only one conclusion is possible, and that is that the Bible has but one Author, an eternal, omniscient Author, designing, superintending, working, and carrying out His own infinite plans.

 

By this time the watchers were more curious than ever and crowded around the one watcher.

 

“Along with being a multiple of 13, the number of the lawless one’s name must meet another hurdle.  It must be able to be convertible in some form to 666.  We realize that the original text of scripture used letters to represent numbers.  We actually have the 3 letters of the alphabet that have been assigned numerical values of 600, 60 and 6.  The first 10 letters of the alphabet (aleph-beth) were assigned the numbers 1-10, the next 9, 20-100, and then the last 7 we count from 200 to 800 using the last letters for English or the last letters plus variations of other letters for other languages.  We have versions of scripture written in Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek.”

 

“So the simplest conversion would be to reduce 666 down to its smallest number which would be 6+6+6=18.  And then taking 18 times 13 we have a number to watch for which is 234.”

 

One of the taller watchers then asked, “So are you saying the real number of the beast is 234?”

 

“I’m not saying that”, said the first watcher.  “However, some years ago many of you watchers will recall the appearance of an Angel to one Vincent Tan.” 

 

“Yes”, said the taller watcher who had just spoken, “and the Angel left $2.34 in change.  So maybe this is the number?”   

 

“Maybe so, but not so fast”, said the first watcher.  “We have other permutations of 6 to consider which may have a closer connection to 13.”

 

“Look at this table where 6 is taken to the power of integers up to the number 6.”

 

Expression

6^1

6^2

6^3

6^4

6^5

6^6

Result

6

36

216

1296

7776

46656

Min to Hours

0.1

0.6

3.6

21.6

129.6

777.6

Min Time

0:06

0:36

3:36

21:36

9:36

9:36

Clockwise Degrees

6

36

216

216

216

216

Counterclock Deg

354

324

144

144

144

144

 

“The number 216 is prominently displayed as 6^3.  It is also the clockwise degrees for all powers of 6 after 2.  And minutes to hours of 6^4 is 21.6.  Likewise 46656 is 216 squared.  The “counter” or counterclockwise degrees to 216 is 144.  What “counters” in a way, the beast, is revealed in the next verse after Revelation 13:18 which are the 144,000.”

 

And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father's name written in their foreheads.  Revelation 14:1

 

“You may note how 36 also plays prominently as 6^2, the minutes to hours of 6^3 as 3.6, and the minutes in the time for all powers of 6 after 1.”

 

“Okay,” said the first watcher.  “You probably have noticed that the number 6 is not a prime number.  However it can be broken down as being the product of two prime numbers, 2 and 3.  Likewise, we can take the sum or result after raising each prime of these two primes to sequential powers:”

 

Expression

2^1+3^1

2^2+3^2

2^3+3^3

2^4+3^4

2^5+3^5

2^6+3^6

Result

5

13

35

97

275

793

Min to Hours

0.08333333

0.21666667

0.58333333

1.61666667

4.58333333

13.2166667

Min Time

0:05

0:13

0:35

1:37

4:35

13:13

Clockwise Degrees

5

13

35

97

275

73

Counterclock Deg

355

347

325

263

85

287

 

“The number 216 is again prominent as the first three digits of the remainder in the minutes to hours conversion of the sum of the 2nd powers and 6th powers.  We also have the number 13 itself as the sum of the 2nd powers.  Here we have this “evil” number, a number that is associated with “sin, rebellion, and depravity”, at least according to the book “The Arithmetic of God”.  And we have this number doubly in the minutes and the hours in the number 793 converted to time, which is the sum of the 6th power.”

 

“Wow, you’d think with the sum of the primes of 6 when taken to the 6th power being triple 6 and having both 13 and 216 in the minutes to hours and double 13’s in the minute times conversion that there would be something really significant about the number 793 also?  Here we have association upon association with the number 13 which makes 793 an even better candidate than 234.”

 

“And of all the number results in the above tables, the only number divisible by 13 besides 13 itself, is 793!”

 

The other watchers were silent for a while.  Then the taller watcher who had spoke earlier said, “Well for me, the topper is that 793 minutes is the same as 13 hours and 13 minutes.”

 

“Good,” said the first watcher.  “So, for everyone that HATH UNDERSTANDING, counting the number of the beast, which is the number of a man, must not be simply 666 or even 216 as NEITHER are divisible by 13.  As I’ve stated, for the beast to become possessed by satan half way through the tribulation, becoming in a real sense, satan incarnate, he must have a name divisible by 13!”

 

“And what other number is there that can be directly derived from 666 which is so associated with 13, than 793?” 

 

To which the taller watcher replied, “Ah, the question now becomes, what MAN has the number of his full name equaling 793?” 

 

The first watcher replied, “But for another time.”

 

Some of the watchers appeared unsatisfied.  The taller one asked another question.  “I understand that the lawless one’s full name should equal 793, which is divisible by 13.  But didn’t satan have EVERY ONE of his names divisible by 13, not just some compound name?  What about the first, middle, and last name of the lawless one?  Shouldn’t the number of each of these names be divisible by 13 as well?”

 

The first watcher replied, “Next thing you will be wanting is for the title that the “lawless one” either lawfully or unlawfully carries to also be divisible by 13.”

 

The taller watcher responded, “Sounds good to me.  How else will we know for sure that we have the right guy?”

 

“Very well”, said the first watcher.  “There aren’t that many titles so we can start eliminating people right now if you would like”.  He sat down and brought up a word/number converter and started typing in titles.  “Let’s try “pope”.  That comes to 205 which is not divisible by 13.  Now, let’s try “prince”.  That name comes to 227 which is also not divisible by 13.  “King” is 86 which is not divisible by 13 either while “Queen” is 440, also not divisible by 13.  Do you want me to continue?”

 

One of the other watchers yelled out, “What about “emperor”?”  “Very well”, said the first watcher.  “The title “emperor” comes to an even 360 and is not divisible by 13.  While we are at it, “chancellor” is an even 280 and is not divisible by 13 either.  One more, how about “prime minister”?  That comes to 717 which also is not divisible by 13.”

 

“Aren’t you forgetting the main one?” asked the taller watcher.

 

“Very well,” said the first watcher.  He then typed in “president”.  The number converter displayed the result as 533 along with showing its divisors as the product of 41 and 13. 

 

 

Chapter II

 

The five had come from all around the world to watch the dress rehearsals for the play, “The Lawless One”.  They had watched as the new director killed the first scene with the four horsemen of the Apocalypse.  They were now huddled around a laptop in the third row of the theatre.  The first watcher, Dave Gatewood from South Africa, leaned back in his chair.  He was the one who had brought the laptop.  The other four crowded around to see the results with their own eyes.  There it was, unmistakable on the screen: 

Start

1

Count by

1,10,100

 

 A=1, Z=800

Text

President

Gematria

533

Divisors

Divisors

2

1

3

1

5

1

7

1

11

1

13

13

17

1

19

1

23

1

29

1

31

1

37

1

41

41

 

“Wow” – Said the taller watcher, Obadiah Johnson, a “modern Mennonite”, who introduced himself to the group.  “It really is divisible by 13 while all those other titles such as “emperor”, “prince”, and “pope”, weren’t.  It is mind boggling to me that all those Hebrew and Greek number equivalents for of the descriptions of satan have been found to be divisible by 13.  You know, I noticed that it is also divisible by 41.  Which, looking at the screen I noticed that 41 is the 13th prime number.  Interesting.”

 

“Isn’t it,” said another.

 

Still one of the others said, “I thought these multiples were all in Hebrew and Greek.  But you are applying it to English.  Can you do that?  Aren’t we applying the number 13 to the wrong language?”

 

Dave answered, “Aren’t numbers the universal language?  Don’t numbers transcend the language barrier?  Isn’t a devil’s dozen equal to 13 no matter what language you speak?”

 

Obadiah spoke up, “Ye are of your father the devil.”  “Dave, can you look up John 8:44?”  Dave brought up the scripture:

 

Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.  John 8:44

 

Obadiah looked at Dave and again spoke, “Can you plug in murderer and liar into your program?”  Dave, brought up:

 

 

 A=1, Z=800

 A=1, Z=800

 A=1, Z=800

Text

murderer

liar

Total

Gematria

624

130

754

Min to Hours

10.4

2.16666667

12.5666667

Min Time

10:24

2:10

12:34

Clockwise Deg

264

130

34

Counterclck Deg

96

230

326

Divisors

Divisors

Divisors

Divisors

2

8

2

2

3

3

1

1

5

1

5

1

7

1

1

1

11

1

1

1

13

13

13

13

 

Obadiah said, “Look, both are divisible by 13.  In fact “murderer” is divisible by 6 as well and “liar” adds up to exactly 10 times 13.  Virginia spoke up, “And look, the sum makes a stairstep when converted to time.  See, 12:34, 1, 2, 3, 4.”

 

Obadiah continued, “I keep thinking of that verse in Daniel you showed us that talked about “peace he shall destroy many”. 

 

Dave said, “let me pull up the verse, both in the King James and in the “A Conservative Version”.”

 

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.  Daniel 8:25 KJV

 

And through his policy he shall cause deceit to prosper in his hand, and he shall magnify himself in his heart. And he shall destroy many in their security. He shall also stand up against the Prince of princes, but he shall be broken without a hand.  Daniel 8:25 ACV

 

Obadiah continued, “I understand about the craft, being crafty, and the ACV calling it deceit, having to do with how he will act.  And magnifying himself.  Sounds like a megalomaniac to me.  Of course he will be against the Prince of princes, Jesus Christ.  But what about this “by peace shall destroy many” thing.”

 

Dave said, “I think it means that the excuse of preserving peace, which the ACV calls security, will be used as the method to destroy many.”

 

Obadiah said, “Does that mean that “in the name of peace” or to “keep the peace” he will murder many people?  Will there be so much civil unrest because of him that he will go around murdering his enemies?  Didn’t Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Saddam, and all those tyrants go around murdering their own people whom they considered their enemies?”

 

Virginia McVay, who had been silent up this point, said, “Let’s get back on the subject of finding out if any President’s names are all divisible by 13 and add up to 793”.

 

Evelyn Rogers, who had accompanied Virginia to the play, stated, “Why don’t we start with the United States President Jimmy Carter?  Didn’t he get some Peace prize or something?”

 

 

Presidential Matters

 

Dave pulled up Wikipedia using his air card to find Jimmy Carter’s full name which was, “James Earl "Jimmy" Carter, Jr.”

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_carter

 

Dave said, “Let’s first try Jimmy Carter.”

 

 

 A=1, Z=800

 A=1, Z=800

 A=1, Z=800

Text

Jimmy

Carter

Total

Gematria

799

389

1188

Min to Hours

13.3166667

6.48333333

19.8

Min Time

13:19

6:29

19:48

Clockwise Deg

79

29

108

Counterclck Deg

281

331

252

Divisors

Divisors

Divisors

Divisors

2

1

1

4

3

1

1

27

5

1

1

1

7

1

1

1

11

1

1

11

13

1

1

1

 

“Nothing there, so let’s try his full given name.”

 

 

 A=1, Z=800

 A=1, Z=800

 A=1, Z=800

 A=1, Z=800

 A=1, Z=800

Text

James

Earl

Carter

Junior

Total

Gematria

156

126

389

519

1190

Min to Hours

2.6

2.1

6.48333333

8.65

19.8333333

Min Time

2:36

2:06

6:29

8:39

19:50

Clockwise Deg

156

126

29

159

110

Counterclck Deg

204

234

331

201

250

Divisors

Divisors

Divisors

Divisors

Divisors

Divisors

2

4

2

1

1

2

3

3

9

1

3

1

5

1

1

1

1

5

7

1

7

1

1

7

11

1

1

1

1

1

13

13

1

1

1

1

 

Stuart Whitney, the last of the five to speak, grey haired and retired, said, “Well, if that don’t be all.  He’s got his given first name that is divides by 13.  Don’t know if it counts cause that is not what he went by.  And, he don’t have a total that’s divides by 13.  And, I don’t see any way to get 793 out of any combination of his names.” 

 

The rest of them agreed.  They then decided to proceed with the next, President Ronald Reagan just to see what happened.”  Dave punched in the full name:

 

 

 A=1, Z=800

 A=1, Z=800

 A=1, Z=800

 A=1, Z=800

Text

Ronald

Wilson

Reagan

Total

Gematria

235

749

154

1138

Min to Hours

3.91666667

12.4833333

2.56666667

18.9666667

Min Time

3:55

12:29

2:34

18:58

Clockwise Deg

235

29

154

58

Counterclck Deg

125

331

206

302

Divisors

Divisors

Divisors

Divisors

Divisors

2

1

1

2

2

3

1

1

1

1

5

5

1

1

1

7

1

7

7

1

11

1

1

11

1

13

1

1

1

1

 

“Okay”, said Obadiah.   “None of his names are divisible by 13 and there is no way to get 793 out of any combination of his names.  Let’s take these in Order.  Next would be George Herbert Walker Bush.”

 

 

 A=1, Z=800

 A=1, Z=800

 A=1, Z=800

 A=1, Z=800

 A=1, Z=800

Text

George

Herbert

Walker

Bush

Total

Gematria

174

400

646

410

1630

Min to Hours

2.9

6.66666667

10.7666667

6.83333333

27.1666667

Min Time

2:54

6:40

10:46

6:50

3:10

Clockwise Deg

174

40

286

50

190

Counterclck Deg

186

320

74

310

170

Divisors

Divisors

Divisors

Divisors

Divisors

Divisors

2

2

8

2

2

2

3

3

1

1

1

1

5

1

25

1

5

5

7

1

1

1

1

1

11

1

1

1

1

1

13

1

1

1

1

1

 

Virginia again piped up.  “After getting a hit on the a first name of Jimmy Carter, I figured we’d just from chance get something on the next two Presidents.  But it looks to me like a big fat zero on everything.”  The rest of the five agreed.  However, they were all excited in this little adventure game and urged Dave to continue.  Dave wikipedia’d “Bill Clinton” and found, “William Jefferson "Bill" Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III)”, and typed it into the name to number converter.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_clinton

 

 

 A=1, Z=800

 A=1, Z=800

 A=1, Z=800

Text

Bill

Clinton

Total

Gematria

71

402

473

Min to Hours

1.18333333

6.7

7.88333333

Min Time

1:11

6:42

7:53

Clockwise Deg

71

42

113

Counterclck Deg

289

318

247

Divisors

Divisors

Divisors

Divisors

2

1

2

1

3

1

3

1

5

1

1

1

7

1

1

1

11

1

1

11

13

1

1

1

 

And next:

 

 

 A=1, Z=800

 A=1, Z=800

 A=1, Z=800

 A=1, Z=800

Text

William

Jefferson

Clinton

Total

Gematria

619

332

402

1353

Min to Hours

10.3166667

5.53333333

6.7

22.55

Min Time

10:19

5:32

6:42

22:33

Clockwise Deg

259

332

42

273

Counterclck Deg

101

28

318

87

Divisors

Divisors

Divisors

Divisors

Divisors

2

1

4

2

1

3

1

1

3

3

5

1

1

1

1

7

1

1

1

1

11

1

1

1

11

13

1

1

1

1

 

And then:

 

 

 A=1, Z=800

 A=1, Z=800

 A=1, Z=800

 A=1, Z=800

Text

William

Jefferson

Blythe

Total

Gematria

619

332

945

1896

Min to Hours

10.3166667

5.53333333

15.75

31.6

Min Time

10:19

5:32

15:45

7:36

Clockwise Deg

259

332

225

96

Counterclck Deg

101

28

135

264

Divisors

Divisors

Divisors

Divisors

Divisors

2

1

4

1

8

3

1

1

27

3

5

1

1

5

1

7

1

1

7

1

11

1

1

1

1

13

1

1

1

1

 

“Not a single name divisible by 13 and no way to possibly add up any combination of his names to 793,” said Dave.  “A big fat zero on that one as well.  Guess that brings us to George Walker Bush.  However, all of his names are the same as his father, the former President George Herbert Walker Bush, except not having the name “Herbert” and we already ran all those names.  So we know we will be zero on his individual names.  Which leaves checking only the total of his name:”

 

 

 A=1, Z=800

 A=1, Z=800

 A=1, Z=800

 A=1, Z=800

Text

George

Walker

Bush

Total

Gematria

174

646

410

1230

Min to Hours

2.9

10.7666667

6.83333333

20.5

Min Time

2:54

10:46

6:50

20:30

Clockwise Deg

174

286

50

150

Counterclck Deg

186

74

310

210

Divisors

Divisors

Divisors

Divisors

Divisors

2

2

2

2

2

3

3

1

1

3

5

1

1

5

5

7

1

1

1

1

11

1

1

1

1

13

1

1

1

1

 

Dave said, “So where does that leave us?”  

 

No one said a word.  Dave slowly punched in the name of the current US President:

 

 

One could hear a pin drop.  They sat there with their mouths open till finally Evelyn broke the silence.  “Well, that doesn’t count.” she said.  “Why not?” asked Obadiah.  “Well, everyone knows his real last name isn’t Obama.  Its Dunham,” said Evelyn.  “Define everyone”, said Dave.  “All you have to do is read and you’ll find that his mother was impregnated when she was 17 by a 24 year old married man.  You can’t get married to a married man unless he gets divorced first.  And he didn’t.  She just made up the story that she got married so she wouldn’t be embarrassed to death.  It was a natural lie to make.  One lie led to another, so she had to end it by covering up when she actually filed divorce papers 3 years later.  Hawaii has the record of her divorce papers.  Hawaii has no record of her marriage license.  No friends or family can be found that have said they attended her supposed wedding.  There were no witnesses.  There was no marriage,” said Evelyn.  “And, you can’t just give a last name to your son that is not yours to give.”

 

Dave said, “Does it matter now?  That is the last name he is using and that is the last name the world is using.  It doesn’t matter whether the last name is legitimate or not.”  Dave continued, “However, if you would like, we could substitute Dunham just to see what happens.”

 

 

 

“Oh my gosh”, exclaimed Stuart.  “Dunham is 13 times 31.  The number 31 is 13 backward.  And look, the total is still divisible by 13.”  Evelyn said, “Humph.”   

 

Obadiah said, “I want to see if the word “President” matters when added to the name he is using.  Add that in and see what you get.”  Dave, obligingly added the word “President”.

 

   

 

 

“Look,” said Obadiah.  “The 1326 total has the number 13 in it and twice 13 or 26 in it.  And I know that 793 can be derived from the roots of 6 taken to the 6th power.  But it is not also divisible by 6.  However, the number 1326 is not only divisible by 6 but there are even more 6’s as it is the sum of 666 + 660.”

 

Evelyn said, “I just think you are making way too much out of this.”

 

Dave said, “You may have a point.  Let me do an internet search.  I would still think that the simplest form of (6+6+6) times 13 or 234 should be showing up somewhere in all of this.”  As they looked they found a multitude of information from people who had reached similar conclusions as they were just now seeing, but from their own perspective.  The amount of information was overwhelming.  Dave narrowed the search to include the number 234 and up popped:

 

http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/oct2009/kevinh102-2.htm

 

“Amazing”, said Virginia.  “So the first occurrence of a word with the Gematria of 234 in the Greek in the Bible is a variation of his first name.  What are the odds of that?  In fact, why is there so much in the Bible describing “The Lawless One?”  It must be for a warning for those that are unprepared and a sign who await His coming, don’t you think.”  

 

 

And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.  Luke 21:28

 

 

Chapter III

 

It was getting late.  They all agreed to stop for the night.  Some wanted to do some sightseeing in the morning, but everyone wanted to get back together the next day.  Stuart suggested 1:00 in the afternoon.  Everyone was agreeable to this.  However, they didn’t want to meet back at the theatre as rehearsals would be going on.  Virginia said that she saw a tapioca tea house around the corner.  And everyone thought that would be a great place to meet.  They all headed out into the night to their respective hotels.

 

…………….

 

Dave was first to arrive at the tapioca tea house.  He picked out a table in the corner that could comfortably seat eight, even though there were only five of them, and plugged in his laptop.  Obadiah was next to arrive.  Obadiah stuck out from the others in the tea house, wearing a heavy plaid fitted shirt that draped over his tall thin frame and sporting a bushy black beard with no mustache.  Next to arrive were Virginia and Evelyn.  Dave and Obadiah had already picked up their bubble teas so Virginia and Evelyn ordered themselves what they wanted, Virginia having a lavender green tea while Evelyn ordering a mango milky blend.  Last to arrive was Stuart. 

 

Evelyn was first to speak.  “Guess what I found out?”  “What?” asked Stuart.  “I found out he went by “Barry Soetoro” when he was growing up.  I saw copies of his grade school records from Indonesia posted on the internet.  That was his name on the school records.” said Evelyn.  “Ok” said Stuart.  “And guess what?” asked Evelyn.  “What?” again asked Stuart.  “I pulled up one of those gematria converters and his name wasn’t a multiple of 13.  I then tried just the first name and then just the last name, and guess what?”  Evelyn did not leave time for anyone to answer.  “Those weren’t multiples of 13 either!  What do you think of that?”

 

Evelyn looked very pleased with herself just like she had just presented an excellent A+ oratory paper to her English Class.  The rest of the group did not look so impressed.  Virginia rolled her eyes because she had already heard it from Evelyn earlier.

 

“`What’s the matter?” asked Evelyn. 

 

“Look,” said Obadiah, “What are the odds that the leader of the free world who is in prime position to be the lawless one at this time in history, is the lawless one spoken of in the Bible?  Let’s just figure the odds that this person has his first given name, his middle given name, his father’s last given name, and his mother’s last given name ALL multiples of the devil’s number 13?  Heck, there have only been 43 different presidential terms before him.  There have only been 42 different presidents before him.  So, counting him as the 44th presidential term we have one chance in 13 times 13 times 13 times 13.  Hey, Dave, what does 13 to the fourth power calculate to?”

 

Dave, types on his computer.  “28,561”, replies Dave.

 

Obadiah continues, “Let’s say 28, 000.  One chance in 28,000.  With each president serving on average over 4 years anyway, that comes to.  Hey, Dave, what is 28,000 times 4?”

 

Dave types on his computer again.  “112,000”, says Dave.  Obadiah continues, “112,000 years.  That’s how many year it would take just by chance to get a president with a name with those odds.”

 

Responded Evelyn, “Like I asked, What’s the matter?”

 

“Okay”, said Dave.  “We are here to investigate truth wherever it leads us, so let’s look at what Evelyn has found.”  Dave pulled up the gematria converter he had been using patterned after the Hebrew and Greek where A=1, B=2, C=3, D=4, E=5, F=6, G=7, H=8, I=9, J=10, K=20, L=30, M=40, N=50, O=60, P=70, Q=80, R=90, S=100, T=200, U=300, V=400, W=500, X=600, Y=700, Z=800, and plugged in the name:

   

 

 A=1, Z=800

 A=1, Z=800

 A=1, Z=800

Text

Barry

Soetoro

Total

Gematria

883

575

1458

Min to Hours

14.7166667

9.58333333

24.3

Min Time

14:43

9:35

0:18

Clockwise Deg

163

215

18

Counterclck Deg

197

145

342

Divisors

Divisors

Divisors

Divisors

2

1

1

2

3

1

1

729

5

1

25

1

7

1

1

1

11

1

1

1

13

1

1

1

23

1

23

1

Quotient

883

1

1

 

Dave said, “Evelyn, you are right.  The name he went by in grade school in Indonesia is not divisible in any way by 13.”

 

Evelyn sat back in her chair, smiling triumphantly.

 

Stuart leaned forward in his chair and looked at the screen more intently.  “Will you look at that?” said Stuart.

 

Dave and Virginia almost said simultaneously, “Look at what?”

 

“Look at the number 3 divisor for the total,” said Stuart.  “Look how big it is!” said Stuart.

 

Dave said, “That’s because it appears….”  Dave looked at the screen more intently.  “That’s because the total for this name is divisible by the number 3, multiple times, till you get up to the number 729.  Let’s see that would be 6 times.  In other words, we have three raised to the power of 6.”

 

Dave continued, “Remember back when I pulled up the table that used the number 666 to derive using “wisdom and understanding” the number of the beast?  Remember how it took the prime number roots of 6, which are 2 and 3?  It then took each of these to the power of 6, just these two roots.  It was using the number 6, three times, but in different ways.  Well.”  Dave continued.  “That table showed the simplest derivation of the number of the beast as a function of 6.  We had each root of 6 raised to the 6th power.  So we had.”  Dave picked up a pen and wrote down on a notepad sitting on the table as he spoke, “2^6 + 3^6 = 793”. 

 

“Well, 6 can also be expressed as 3 + 3.  We just divide 6 in half.  And then we can likewise take these threes to the 6th power.  In other words, we have.”  Dave again started writing on the notepad as he spoke, “3^6 + 3^6 = 1458.”

 

They all looked at what Dave had written down on the paper. 

 

2^6 + 3^6 = 793

3^6 + 3^6 = 1458

 

The math was as simple as it was elegant.

 

Virginia spoke up, “Well, which is it?  Which one is the “wisdom and understand” number of the lawless one?  Is it 793 or is it 1458?”

 

Dave said, “Well, I can see arguments for both side.  They both are derived from using three 6’s.  So they both can be said to represent 666.  Guess the answer is, both.  There’s not much difference.  Guess that means there’s not much difference in the two names as well.  Using either name for the beast, guess it doesn’t matter. ”

 

Obadiah spoke up, “What is the difference?”

 

Dave asked, “What do you mean?”

 

Obadiah continued.  “What is the difference between 793 and 1458, I mean mathematically?  What is the difference when you subtract 1458 from 793?”

 

Dave started typing into Excel the formula “= 1458 – 793”.  “Okay, the difference is, six hundred and sixty five. 

 

“Missed being 666 by one,” said Stuart.

 

“Not necessarily,” said Dave.  

 

“What do you mean?” asked Stuart.

 

Dave continued, “I just took the difference in subtracting one from the other as if 793 represented zero.  Let me explain.  The Hebrew and Greek have no representation for zero.  It is said in fact that the actual concept of zero didn’t even exist until the 9th century AD.  It is said that it developed from the use of placeholders on the abacus.  But regardless, say I want to start counting at the first number of the beast and end at the second?  I wouldn’t start counting at zero for 793 and then one for 794.  I couldn’t.  I’d start counting at one for 793 and end up at 666 when I reached the 1458.  We now-a-days call that “inclusive” counting.  But it used to be that was how you counted.  If you counted from the first of the Hebrew year, Rosh Hashana to the tenth day, Yom Kippur, the most Holy day of the year, you would add 9 days to Rosh Hashana.  However, you would call this time not the 9 days of awe but the 10 days of awe. ”

 

“Amazing,” said Obadiah.  “Like a confirming way connecting these two numbers once again to 666, and each other.  Isn’t God’s providence remarkable to work that all out?”

 

“I would have never imagined,” said Evelyn.  “How, is it that the first two prime numbers when taken to the 6th power work out this way?”

 

“Good question,” said Dave.  “I don’t have a logical explanation.  I do know that six stands for satan.  There is a book called, “The Arithmetic of God” that goes into explaining it a lot better than anything else I’ve seen.  Let me search for it.  Okay, there it is:”

 

http://www.etpv.org/books/taog.pdf

 

“Okay, two stands for division or separation, three stands for resurrection, six stands for satan, his influence, and thirteen stands for sin, rebellion, or depravity.  And of course, thirteen is the sixth prime number.  We have 2, 3, 5, 7, 11, and 13, the sixth prime number.”

 

They all sat around, not saying anything for a while, just taking it all in.

 

“Hey, I’ve got one for you all,” said Stuart, breaking the silence.  “Give me any number, any number no matter how large, and I’ll tell you whether it is a multiple of 6.”

 

“Ok, show off!” said Evelyn.  “3742913” as she wrote it down on the notepad.

 

Stuart looked at the number for a while, obviously in thought, and announced, “No its not divisible by 6, but the next number 3742914 is.” 

 

Dave typed “3742914” into his computer, dividing it by 6 and announced, “Hey, he’s right.  Stu, how’d you do it?”

 

“Its simple when you know the trick,” answered Stuart.  “I just added all the digits together, 3+7+4+2+1+3, and came up with 29.  If that number was divisible by 6, then that large one was also.  Since I needed to add only one to it to make 30, which is divisible by 6, I knew that the next number also was divisible by 6.  Of course those same numbers are divisible by 3 but it’s not as impressive to guess if something’s divisible by 3, as you have a one in three shot of being right anyway.”

 

“Speaking of tricks, said Dave, “Did you know that if the number is divisible by three, any number that is divisible by three, that you can perform a mathematical operation on it so it converges to 153? “

 

“Go on,” said Obadiah.

 

“Just take the digits and cube them before you add them together.  Then take that result and repeat.  The number sooner or later will equal 153.  Once there it stays.  In other words we have 153 going to 1^3 + 5^3 + 3^3 = 1 + 125 + 27 = 153.  I learned that from reading James Harrison’s “The Pattern & the Prophecy” book.  Let’s take 3742914 which we know is divisible by 3 since it is also divisible by 6.”

 

Dave pulled up another spreadsheet and verified that 3742914 indeed reduced to 153:

 

Sequence Number

Iterations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Power (Max=6)

Maximum Iterations Needed

Numbers in Sequence

Last Number in Sequence

2nd to lst Number in Sequence

3rd to lst Number in Sequence

4th to lst Number in Sequence

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

10

1

153

153

153

153

3742914

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

1st^3

2nd^3

3rd^3

4th^3

5th^3

6th^3

7th^3

1236

1

3

7

4

2

9

1

4

27

343

64

8

729

1

64

252

2

1

2

3

6

0

0

0

1

8

27

216

0

0

0

141

3

2

5

2

0

0

0

0

8

125

8

0

0

0

0

66

4

1

4

1

0

0

0

0

1

64

1

0

0

0

0

432

5

6

6

0

0

0

0

0

216

216

0

0

0

0

0

99

6

4

3

2

0

0

0

0

64

27

8

0

0

0

0

1458

7

9

9

0

0

0

0

0

729

729

0

0

0

0

0

702

8

1

4

5

8

0

0

0

1

64

125

512

0

0

0

351

9

7

0

2

0

0

0

0

343

0

8

0

0

0

0

153

10

3

5

1

0

0

0

0

27

125

1

0

0

0

0

153

11

1

5

3

0

0

0

0

1

125

27

0

0

0

0

153

12

1

5

3

0

0

0

0

1

125

27

0

0

0

0

 

 

“Looks like it took ten iterations”, said Stuart.

 

“Yes,” said Dave.  “But there is a point in all of this.  We saw how the lawless one’s numbers were revealed by taking the first two prime numbers to the power of 6, both of them.  Well, the Righteous One, Jesus Christ’s number 153 is revealed by taking any number divisible by 3 to the power of 3.  We call 153 Jesus Christ’s number because it is recorded in the Bible in, well, let me look it up.”  With that, Dave pulled up a scripture finder and typed in “hundred and fifty and three” and found:   

 

Simon Peter went up, and drew the net to land full of great fishes, an hundred and fifty and three: and for all there were so many, yet was not the net broken.  John 21:11

 

Dave continued, “Remember Jesus told Simon Peter and his brother, “fishers of men.”  And with that Dave typed in “fishers of men” and found:

 

And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.  And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.  Matthew 4:18-19

 

Dave then continued, “Remember also that the number 3 stands for Resurrection.  Think of satan who tried to usurp God’s position which was above all creation.  The number of satan is 6 which is twice that of Resurrection.  Here is a symbol lesson in having trying to usurp the role of 3 in being twice 3.  Here is 3 or taking to the third power, bringing one third of the numbers back to Jesus Christ, their creator.  He was not only creator of all the universe but all letters, words, (He is the word made flesh), and numbers.  Then there was satan, one of the cherubim angels in charge of one third of the angels.  And so satan led one third of the angels in revolt against the Almighty.” 

 

And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.  Jude 1:6

 

“If you think about it, us Humans, the only created being recorded as being made in the image of God, were created to replace the fallen angels.  Except, we too fell, thanks in no small part to satan with Adam and Eve in the garden.  But a remnant will be saved and join God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and all the heavenly host that kept their first estate.”

 

I will therefore put you in remembrance, though ye once knew this, how that the Lord, having saved the people out of the land of Egypt, afterward destroyed them that believed not.  Jude 1:5

 

“So we would expect the lawless one to come from a long line of usurpers.  Now that we have identified “through wisdom and understanding” someone who matches up with the number of the lawless one with astronomical odds of 13 to the 4th power added as if layer upon layer with at least twice times 3 to the 6th power, I think we should search out how many other ways he fulfills scripture for being the lawless one.”

 

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.  Revelation 13:18

 

The rest of them, all of them, including Evelyn, nodded their heads in agreement.

 

“Hey look,” said Stuart, “In the scripture with the 666.  The key to having the wisdom and understanding is like in the scripture and verse numbers of 13:18.  There’s the number 13 where all those names were multiples.  And, then there’s the 18 which is 3 times 6 and the common factor in the two complete names is similar in 3 to the power of 6.  Just think of how many people looked at 666 and only see 6 to the power of 3 when we’ve seen how marvelously it works out to be 3 to the power of 6.  Wow.”

 

Many, O LORD my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.  Psalms 40:5

 

 

Chapter IV

 

Stuart had heard that the author of the screenplay, “The Lawless One” was going to be at rehearsals back at the theatre the next day.  He had also heard that the new director did not have much use for the author.  This was beside the fact that the consortium putting up the money to produce the play were paying the author to be there.  Regardless, the author got paid whether the director decided to consult with him or not.  So that meant that their small group of five stood a good chance of talking with the author and possibly for an extended period of time.

 

They talked among themselves and agreed to meet the next day back at the theatre.  They were anxious to find out how the author had originally envisioned his screenplay.

 

…………

 

The group mingled in the lobby until all the five of them had arrived.  They then went upstairs and found a larger room, rather bleak in its furnishings, white bare walls, with several large card tables, a small coffee bar, and a man sitting by himself, drinking a cup of coffee. 

 

Stuart asked, “Are you the author of this screenplay?”

 

“I sure am,” replied the man, looking both surprised and happy to have company.  “How can I help you?”

 

“I’m Stuart,” replied Stuart.  “And this is Virginia, Evelyn, Obadiah, and Dave”, introducing the rest.

 

“Hi, I’m Charles Gehrlein, but you can call me Chuck, everybody else does” replied the author.

 

“We were just curious about your screenplay,” began Dave.  “For example, what led you to write it?”

 

“Well,” began Chuck, “I’d really have to credit my father.  I was a young lad at the time and it was the summer of 1967.  We were sitting at the kitchen table and my father made an announcement with a certain air of authority and soberness that riveted me to my seat.  He said that we were witnessing prophesied events unfolding before our eyes, in our generation.  He said that we were the generation of destiny.  He said that although stopped for almost 2000 years, Daniel’s 70 week prophetic time clock had just restarted.”

 

Chuck paused a moment, more like two moments, a pregnant pause, to see if his audience was feeling some the same anticipation he had felt 40 some years ago when his dad first uttered those words.

 

“What did he mean, it had just restarted?” asked Virginia.  

 

“My father,” continued Chuck, “went on to explain how the tiny nation of Israel, a miracle in itself being born in a day as prophesied by the prophet Isaiah.  Now where is that verse?”  Chuck, had taken a well-worn Bible that was sitting in front of him and was paging through it.  “Oh, yes, here it is,” as he read.

 

Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children.  Isaiah 66:8

 

“Anyway, where was I?” asked Chuck, obviously enjoying the rapt attention from the five seated around him.

 

“You were talking about Daniel’s prophetic time clock restarting,” replied Virginia sounding slightly impatient.

 

“Oh, yes,” replied Chuck, “The tiny nation of Israel was surrounded by her enemies ready to invade her.  She was out manned, out gunned, out everything, and she in 6 days not only beat back her enemies but regained some of her lost territory from many years ago, most importantly Jerusalem, the city of Peace, her capital that had been so utterly destroyed by the Romans in 70 AD.  The date she regained Jerusalem was June 7, 1967.   Remember that date!  Have that date emblazoned on the back of your mind.”

 

“Okay, now let me find Daniel’s 70 week prophecy,” as Chuck flipped through his Bible.  He then started reading.

 

Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.  Daniel 9:24

 

“Well,” began Chuck.  “As my father explained, “thy people” is obviously referring to the Jewish people who were in exile in Babylon along with Daniel.  He told me that Daniel was carried into captivity around 606 BC.  Notice how “thy people”, the Jewish people is married to “thy holy city”, obviously referring to Jerusalem.  Daniel was anxious whether the Jewish people, his people, would ever be back in their own land or regain Jerusalem.  As my father explained to me, while this prophecy extends all the way to Judgment Day when an end will be made of all sins and everlasting righteousness will be brought in as eternity begins outside of time and space, there are gigantic gaps in time with these 70 weeks.  The gaps are there for a reason.  This prophecy only covers time involving both the Jewish people and their holy city, Jerusalem.”

 

Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.  Daniel 9:25

 

“It will be both seven weeks and seven weeks plus 62 weeks, is my father showed me,” stated Chuck.  “Notice how the two time periods are mentioned.  We know now that there are two comings of Jesus Christ as the Messiah the Prince.  They didn’t back then.”

 

“Remember that the first coming was around 2000 years ago.  The second coming is in the future when He returns to establish His millennial reign, His 1000 year reign.  After His millennial reign the Bible says in Revelation that there will be a short season where satan will be allowed loose again before being cast into the bottomless pit for all eternity.  The bottom line in all of this is that there are definitely two comings of Jesus Christ as Messiah the Prince.”

 

“Sure, Jesus Christ appeared many times throughout the Old Testament, wrestling with Jacob, talking with Abraham, and then when He was born and lived among God’s chosen people for some 30 years.  But there was only once that He expressly came and entered Jerusalem.  See Jerusalem is the key, when He came as Messiah the Prince, riding on the back of a never before ridden donkey.”

 

“On Palm Sunday,” said Evelyn.

 

“Yes.  On the day we celebrate as Palm Sunday, one week before First Fruits,” continued Chuck.  “And He will come again, landing again on the Mount of Olives, clefting the rock according to Zechariah.

 

 The amazing thing is we are told in this verse in Daniel, err, Daniel 9:25, exactly when his two comings as Messiah the Prince would and will occur.”

 

“Of course back in Daniel’s day they would not have been able to fathom two comings, so the second coming was concealed in the way the verse states the time.  They also must have not paid too much attention to this verse back then either because they didn’t know the time of their first visitation, to their shame.  No wait, it wasn’t just to their shame, it was to their destruction.  God’s not kidding.  God utterly destroyed all them, all of the inhabitants of Jerusalem.  And He destroyed all of them within that generation by 70 AD.  Well, let me read it:”

 

And they brought him to Jesus: and they cast their garments upon the colt, and they set Jesus thereon.  And as he went, they spread their clothes in the way.  And when he was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen;  Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.  And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto him, Master, rebuke thy disciples.  And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.  And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it,  Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes.  For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side, And shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.  Luke 19:35-44  

 

Chuck continued.  “People didn’t pay attention to Daniel’s 70 week prophecy back then to know the time of the Messiah’s first coming just like people aren’t paying attention now to know the time of the Messiah’s second coming.  For those that see it though, it is clear as day, but for others it is totally concealed.”

 

Obadiah spoke up, “What do you mean by it being concealed?”

 

Chuck continued, “Remember how Jesus spoke in parables?  Remember the reason Jesus spoke in parables?”

 

While everyone was thinking over these questions, Chuck turned a few more pages in his Bible.

 

Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.  Matthew 13:13

 

That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.  Matthew 13:35

 

“Well?” asked Chuck.

 

Obadiah answered, “Jesus spoke in parables so the common people would not understand.  He was telling them secrets but it was still hidden from their understanding.”

 

“Exactly,” replied Chuck.  “But we have the advantage of time in knowing the Messiah has already come once, and that He himself promised to come again.  Are you all familiar with Sir Robert Anderson?”

 

The five looked at each other with puzzled looks on their faces.

 

“I gather not,” replied Chuck.  “Sir Robert Anderson, knighted by the Queen of England, was a very smart fellow who worked for Scotland Yard over 100 years ago.  He also wrote a book called, “The Coming Prince” whose title actually stands for the future coming of the lawless one.  Sort of like the title of my play.”

 

“However, that is not the books main focus.  The main focus is to show how the first coming of the Messiah as the Prince of Peace was exactly 7 plus 62 weeks of prophetic years from the beginning of the restoring of Jerusalem.”

 

Evelyn spoke up, “Okay, you just said “weeks of prophetic years.”  Before you get me completely lost, what do you mean by “weeks of prophetic years?”

 

“Sorry,” answered Chuck.  “I get carried away sometimes.  Just stop me when I start to lose you.  Let me back up.  A week is just short hand for seven.  It could be seven of anything.  In this case it is of prophetic years which means 360 days.  Sir Robert Anderson found that the timing works out perfectly when using years composed of 360 days.”

 

“But there aren’t 360 days in a year,” objected Virginia.

 

“I know this one,” answered Dave.  “There aren’t 360 days in our calendar year.  But anyone reading Revelation can’t help but notice how 1260 days and 42 months and times, times and half a time, or what I’ve thought must be 3 years, seem to be talking about the same period of time.  Like the woman in the wilderness.”

 

“Yes,” answered Chuck.  “Like the woman in the wilderness.”

 

Virginia continued, “But why would God use 360 days in year?  He created this world with 365 and a little under a quarter.  Why wouldn’t He use the same time?”

 

“My own theory,” answered Dave, “Is that God created this World perfect with 360 days for the earth to go around the sun and 30 days for the moon to go around the earth, from the earth’s perspective.  Then sin entered into the World, causing decay.  God would not use decayed time.”

 

“I also read about how before around 701 BC everyone used 360 days per year and 30 days in a moon.  Then something happened.  Some think it was a close approach of a planet like Mars or Venus.  The year was lengthened by around 1.5% and the month or moon shorted by around 1.5%.”

 

“Anyway,” said Chuck, “My point was to take the time from 445 BC when the decree was made to restore Jerusalem as Sir Robert Anderson points out.  I like to think of the number -444 since it’s easy to remember and the math works out because there is no zero year between AD and BC.  Do you know why there is no zero year?”

 

“Yes,” replied Dave, Stuart, and Virginia in unison.  Before anyone else could take a breath, Virginia continued, “because there was no zero.”

 

“Very good, look’s like you already knew,” replied Chuck.  ‘Well, to repeat what Sir Robert Anderson found.  If you take 32 AD and you add 444 you get 476 years.  And he used days but it’s easier for me to use years.  If you take 7 + 62 you get 69.  Dave, if you could run this calculation on your laptop, that would be great.  If you take 69 times 7 for the weeks, times 360 days for the prophetic years and then divide by 365.2422 to convert this all to calendar years, what do you get?”

 

Dave punched the numbers into his laptop.

 

“476.06766,” answered Dave.

 

“Just over 476 years,” continued Chuck.  “Which Sir Robert Anderson stated, assuming this decree by the king to restore Jerusalem was on the day reserved traditionally for Royal decrees, the spring equinox, this would bring one exactly to the day Jesus came to Jerusalem as Messiah the Prince.”

 

Chuck paused to let this set in a moment.

 

“But the best is yet to come!” stated Chuck.  “My father explained that we can now do the same thing as of June 7, 1967.  We can know exactly, to the day, when Jesus Christ will come as Messiah the Prince the second time.  Except this time we do not add the 62 weeks to the 7 weeks, we just use the 7 weeks.  The way this prophecy was worded, not 62 and then 7 but 7 and then 62, we can be confident in taking the first 7.  And notice God’s providence in that had the Jews accepted Messiah as Prince the first time, the prophecy was still fulfilled.”

 

“I’ve never heard of this before,” stated Evelyn.  “Is there anyone else that has figured this out?”

 

“Well, we know Sir Isaac Newton figured the 7 weeks out,” stated Chuck.

 

“You mean the famous scientist who discovered gravity?” asked Evelyn.

 

“The same one,” answered Chuck.  “Except he did a lot more than just discover gravity.  His work with optics and the laws of motion and calculus and physics, well he’s considered by many as the greatest scientist who ever lived.  What they don’t tell you in the science books is that he wrote more on the Bible and particularly prophecy in Daniel and Revelation than he did science.  And one of the things he stated was that the first 7 weeks in Daniel’s 70 week prophecy appeared to relate directly to Messiah’s second coming.”

 

“My father,” said Chuck, “told me that the prophetic time clock countdown to the Messiah started on June 7, 1967.  We had only to count 7 weeks of prophetic years to know the exact date of our Redeemer coming as Messiah.  And guess what, it works out to the most holy of all Hebrew days, the 10th day of the 7th month, the Head of the Year, the day atonement is made for the coming year, Yom Kippur.”

 

“My father then stated that we only had to count back from this date exactly one week of prophetic years to come to the exact date that the lawless one would offer to the world his covenant with many.”

 

“What is this covenant with many?” asked Stuart.

 

“Well,” started Chuck.  “A covenant is considered a binding agreement between two parties.  This covenant with many is different in the sense that it is an agreement proposed between one person, the lawless one, to many people.  And many people have to accept it.  It is a two way street.  The lawless one will propose, my father said, if you do this one thing for me, make me your king, I will do this one thing for all of you, bring peace to the world.”

 

“In the Old Testament, God made a covenant with Noah to never destroy the earth by water again.  I always have to emphasize the water because God said nothing about destroying the earth by fire.  Anyway, God also made a covenant with Abraham to greatly increase his seed.  But this covenant in Daniel’s 70 week prophecy will not be between God and man, or even between a man and another man.  This covenant will be between the lawless one and many people.  And, my father said, they will most likely even give him the Nobel Peace prize for what he promised to do.  Imagine that!  I thought he was joking.”

 

“Where does it say all that in the Bible?” said Obadiah.

 

“Very good!” said Chuck.  “Never accept anything anyone tells you about prophecy without checking it with the Bible.  It doesn’t mention the Nobel Peace prize.  That was based on speculation based on what it does say regarding peace and destruction before we get to Daniel’s 70 week prophecy.

 

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.  Daniel 8:25

 

Continued Chuck, “But let’s get back to Daniel’s 70 week prophecy.”

 

And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.  Daniel 9:26

 

Chuck went on, “So we see the 62 weeks are connected just with the Messiah being cut off.  The 7 weeks are not mentioned.  This also lets us know that the Messiah’s first coming has both the 7 and the 62 weeks and that the Messiah’s second coming does not have the 62 weeks because the Messiah is not cut off at His second coming.  Then we see that the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and sanctuary, which happened in 70 AD.  This again is the reference to the lawless one, “the coming prince” and his people, the most powerful empire in the world at that time, the Roman Empire whose people spanned through really all of Europe, part of Asia, south into Africa, and surrounded the city of JerusalemReading on:”

 

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.  Daniel 9:27

 

“Okay,” said Obadiah.  “Didn’t Jesus Christ confirm the covenant He made with all of Adam’s descendants to be the living sacrifice when He died on the cross?  Didn’t He make this for covenant for 7000 years, which could also be called one week, as a day is like one thousand years to God?  Didn’t He die in the middle of the 7000 years?  Didn’t the sacrifice and oblation cease when the city and sanctuary were destroyed also in the middle of the week as just mentioned in the previous verse?”

 

“Well, that’s all true,” said Chuck, “But you are changing the meaning of a week in the middle of a prophecy.  And how is the Roman army under Titus, the people of the prince?”

 

“Okay, weren’t we just told in the previous verses,” started Obadiah, “about Messiah being the Prince?  And aren’t we all the people of the Messiah, being created by Him, being used by Him in His providence to fulfill His will?”

 

“I’ll concede that’s one completely valid interpretation,” stated Chuck.  “I see nothing wrong with it apart from changing the meaning of a week in midstream.  But as with most parables and prophecies there are surface meanings and then there are deeper meanings, can you concede me that?”

 

Everyone in the room nodded their heads.

 

Chuck said, “So let us continue.  I’ve been talking about weeks of prophetic years.  And I’m not talking about changing the meaning for any of these weeks.  Now we have one week being set apart as starting out with a confirmation of a covenant.  My father said this one week set apart is part of the previously mentioned weeks.  You shouldn’t interpret it as the covenant being for a period of one week, that it ends after one week.  That would be like saying that the agreement to bring peace to the world will end in seven years.  Then we can have war.  But instead it can be taken that the covenant begins one week of the previous 7 weeks.  One of the 7 weeks that count down to the second coming.  And what week of the previous 7 would you guess it starts?”

 

Dave shot up his hand.  “The last week of the seven,” stated Dave.

 

“Very good,” said Chuck.  “Pretty obvious though.  That does seem to make the most sense.”

 

“In fact,” said Dave starting again, “I’ve thought that all we had to do to figure out when the beast was to be revealed was to count back seven years and bingo.  Then we should expect the beast to be making a proposal for peace in front of many people.  With world-wide television and radio I figured he could reach the whole world with his proposal.”

 

“Yes,” said Chuck, and I was waiting.  It has been many years since I started writing the “Lawless One”.  But I knew I couldn’t allow it to be produced until after I had confirmed what my father had told me.  I had to see with my own eyes the proposal for peace being made to the many on that day.  And then I had to see that it had been accepted by the many.”

 

“Okay,” said Dave.  “I missed it somehow, when did this happen?”

 

“Well, you weren’t alone,” said Chuck.  “Let’s just review the dates my father gave me.  Adding 7 weeks of prophetic years to June 7, 1967 brings us to September 23, 2015, Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.  Subtracting 1 week brings us to October 29, 2008.  And adding a half of a week brings us to the middle of this week which is April 11, 2012.”

 

Chuck continued, “On October 29, 2008, on that very date, just before what turned out to be the last game of the World Series of Baseball in the United States, in prime time, one person broadcast over three major networks and four smaller ones, a 30 minute appeal, a proposed agreement.  That agreement was that if the people of the United States make him the most powerful man in the world, leading the most powerful nation in the world, he would change the world, he would assure peace.  While his predecessor had made war in Iraq, he would bring peace, and he would bring Americans home.”

 

Everybody sat around the card table looking at each other.

 

“We are doomed,” said Evelyn.

 

“No we’re not,” said Obadiah.  “satan can only do what God allows him to do.  Jesus is still on the throne.  Greater is He that is in me, than he that is in the world.”

 

“That’s right,” said Chuck.  “Let me find that in the Bible.”

 

Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:  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.  Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.  I John 4:2-4

 

 

Chapter V

 

There was a quick knock at the door and a head appeared, looking around.  “We’ve got some extra box lunches, would you like some?”  Chuck answered, “Sure, bring them in.”

 

The stage hand brought in a cart with around 10 box lunches on them and bottled drinks.   “Thanks,” said Chuck.  “Thanks!” said the rest of them as they each took a box lunch.

 

While they were eating, Chuck began to speak, “You know I had considered another interpretation as well regarding the covenant with many.  I guess it is obvious that there came be a multitude of wrong interpretations.  But, like the parables which have a surface interpretation and then a deeper interpretation, like peeling back the layers of an onion, other scriptures can have more than one correct and true interpretation.  Let me read it again.”

 

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.  Daniel 9:24

 

Chuck had a briefcase next to his chair and took out a small loose leaf binder and started flipping through the pages.  “I took various notes as I was preparing the manuscript of “The Lawless One”.  Here we go.  Let’s just take this 30 minute infomercial on October 29, 2008 seen by over 33.3 million people at the time, as being his confirming his willingness to agree with the American people to bring about change and peace.  This agreement had to be also confirmed by the American people.  Guess what, this agreement was confirmed by the American people exactly at the end of the one week when just over 66.6 million people voted for him for President, not counting dead people in Chicago.”

 

At this, Chuck looked up at his audience.  He watched as one by one they went from having furrowed brow expressions of not understanding, to smirky smiles of understanding.  His attempt at levity wasn’t entirely in vain.  He continued.  “Starting the week count on October 29, 2008, the seventh day would end on November 4, 2008, Election day.  Let’s count the days, 29th, 1, 30th, 2, 31st, 3, 1st, 4, 2nd, 5, 3rd, 6, 4th, 7.  We have seven days.  We have ONE WEEK.”

 

Virginia spoke up, “But what about causing the sacrifice and oblations to cease in the midst of the week?”

 

Chuck said, “Glad you asked.  I’ll ask you a question.  Remember how the 49th week as prophetic years from Jerusalem Unification Day ends exactly on the most holy day on the Hebrew calendar, Yom Kippur?  What would be on the other end of the spectrum the most unholy day of the year?  In fact, a most unholy day where yearly animal and even human sacrifices still take place today?”

 

Stuart ventured, “There’s news reports that this happens every Halloween.  We have cases even in our own small community where pets, especially cats, disappear around this time.”

 

“Yes,” said Chuck.  “The one day when sacrifices are conducted and universally recognized by satanic cults, luciferian societies, druids, goths, gaea mother earth worshipers, wiccan’s, and people who just want to imitate one of these, is Halloween.  And guess what, it fell in the midst of the week between October 29th, 2008 and November 4th, 2008.  Halloween! 

 

Everyone sat around the table saying nothing, apparently deep in their own little world, thinking about what Chuck had just shared.

 

After what seemed like several minutes, Obadiah interjected, “But how’d he get there in the first place?  You just don’t go from nothing to President of the United States without some very powerful people behind you.”

 

Chuck answered, “The most powerful people in the world!”

 

“Who are they?” questioned Dave.

 

“Well,” started Chuck again.  “You would never know who they were unless they wanted you to know.  They like it better that way.  They control events from behind the scenes while we are left trying to figure out what is going on.  For as the good book says.”  Chuck raised his right hand with his index finger pointing up.  He then closed his eyes and brought his left hand across his chest, and began quoting:

 

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.  Ephesians 6:12

 

Chuck opened his eyes and returned his arms to rest on the card table.  “Fortunately, I suppose,” said Chuck, “They want you to know who they are.  Although what difference it makes besides possibly to stroke their already large egos, I don’t know.”

 

Chuck had gotten the attention of everyone in the room so he continued.

 

“You see,” started Chuck again, “It appears that behind the scenes, this world has been broken up not really by geographical areas but more economic and political areas.  Politics and economics go hand in hand.  And there appears to be ten regents who have been set up over all these areas of the world.  Three of those regents have put their unimaginable resources behind this, pardon the pun, barack sheep.”  

 

Chuck paused.

 

The five who had been looking and listening to Chuck started looking at each other instead.  Was there a clue on anyone else’s face that one of them already knew what Chuck was telling them?  Finding none, finally Obadiah was the first to speak.

 

“Well, who are they?”

 

Chuck said, “Don’t you want to know the Biblical basis for everything I’ve just told you first?  Sometimes it seems we all want to jump right to the punch line.  We want to eat our dessert first.  I’ll get to who they are, but first you have to, in a way, eat your meat and vegetables.  Most people realize the most powerful man in the free world did not get there by his own power.  But most people don’t realize that the Bible predicts that as well.”  Chuck again turned the pages in his well-worn Bible:

 

And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people.  Daniel 8:24

 

Chuck continued, “And the three that gave him his power when he came up.”

 

And of the ten horns that were in his head, and of the other which came up, and before whom three fell; even of that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great things, whose look was more stout than his fellows.  Daniel 7:20

 

“There’s that reference to his stern look that he seems to wear on his face so much.  I like the turn of the phrase, “whose look was more stout”.  Of course we also have Daniel 8:23 and its “fierce countenance” reference:”

 

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.  Daniel 8:23

 

“Okay, we get it,” said Virginia.  “Who are they?”

 

Chuck again spoke, “Instead of just taking my word for it, Dave, you’ve got your computer hooked up to the internet?”  Dave replied, “Sure do.”  Dave had been ignoring his computer which had been plugged into an outlet but pushed aside as they had listened to Chuck and had eaten.  Dave brought it over in front of him and said, “I’m ready.”

 

“Chuck said, “Okay, Dave.  Type in this address:

 

http://www.fivedoves.com/letters/jan2009/abigail18-2.htm

 

Dave brought up the address and they all read.  It had a link to a video so when everyone indicated they were done reading, Dave clicked on that as well.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MouUJNG8f2k&feature=related

 

Everybody watched.  They had known the name of the head of the beast, now they knew the names of part of the body that had given power to the head:

 

David Rockefeller

George Soros

Zbigniew Brzezinski

 

“Well, that was a letdown,” said Evelyn.

 

“I can’t say I learned much either,” said Stuart.

 

Dave said, “I must say I haven’t really followed David Rockefeller.  However, George Soros was pretty visible in the campaign.  He’s made billions trying to wreck various countries currencies.  I hear that if he tries to set foot in some, such as Taiwan, he would be arrested on sight.”

 

“Sounds like a financial Roman Polanski,” ventured Virginia.

 

Chuck, Stuart and Dave chuckled.

 

Dave started typing in his notebook computer.  “I’ve never heard of Zbigniew Brzezinski before though.  How do you spell it?”  Chuck started spelling it out loud.

 

“Okay,” said Dave, “this is what this guys name numbers look like.”  Dave turned the computer so everyone could see.

 

 

 A=1, Z=800

a=6 B=12

a=1 B=2

a=1 B=3

a=1 B=4

Text

Zbigniew Brzezinski

Zbigniew Brzezinski

Zbigniew Brzezinski

Zbigniew Brzezinski

Zbigniew Brzezinski

Gematria

3267

1404

234

450

666

Min to Hours

54.45

23.4

3.9

7.5

11.1

Min Time

6:27

23:24

3:54

7:30

11:06

Clockwise Degrees

27

324

234

90

306

Counter Degrees

333

36

126

270

54

Divisors

Divisors

Divisors

Divisors

Divisors

Divisors

2

1

4

2

2

2

3

27

27

9

9

9

5

1

1

1

25

1

7

1

1

1

1

1

11

121

1

1

1

1

13

1

13

13

1

1

37

1

1

1

1

37

Quotient

1

1

1

1

1

 

 

Dave continued.  “I find it sort of interesting with the 3 cubed and 11 squared and the 333 on the main number count.  And of course the 36, 234, and 666 in the lesser number counts.  But then, these are lesser number counts so I don’t give too much weight to them.  Sorry about that, I was just curious.”

 

“Nothing wrong with being curious,” said Virginia

 

“Curiosity killed the cat,” said Stuart

 

“Only on Halloween,” said Virginia.

 

“Let’s not get too sidetracked,” said Chuck.  “Let me instead pose a question to you.  What do you think the word “craft” means in the following verse.”  With that, Chuck started reading.

 

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.  Daniel 8:25

 

Virginia was the first to speak, “witchcraft.”

 

Dave spoke up, “I think it means craftiness.  And the one craft or trade which is the art of craftiness itself is, being a lawyer.  And we all know who is a lawyer, who even taught law, constitutional law, can you believe it.  And we also know that he has spent untold millions, well at least millions funneled through him, on lawyers, mainly to keep his past hidden.”

 

“Very good,” said Chuck

 

Obadiah spoke up, “That wasn’t a lawyer who killed the guy who accessed his college records or his romantic partner Donald Young.”

 

“How do you know?” asked Chuck.  “For doesn’t the good book say that he was a murderer from the beginning?”

 

“The beginning of what?” asked Evelyn.  “How do you know that isn’t talking about the beginning of life?  How do you know that isn’t talking about womb infanticide?”

 

“Could be both,” said Chuck. 

 

“Stuart said, “I can just imagine his handlers telling him if he wanted to become president he had to give up cigarettes and Donald Young.”

 

“Don’t the two go together?” asked Virginia.

 

“Guess he was a barack widower,” said Stuart.

 

“Did you get a load of that black widow dress Michelle wore to the inauguration?” asked Virginia.

 

“Cut it out,” said Dave.

 

Chuck spoke up, “Yes, let’s get serious.  Don’t underestimate these three men.  Regardless of what we know or don’t know about them, we have the AP hailing this guy in 2004 as the first Kenyan to become a United States Senator.  That has to all be covered up.  Then we have him hailed as the first African American to run for United States President.”

 

Virginia said, “Wasn’t it AP who was suing some guy for painting a picture they said was based on a photograph that belonged to them?”

 

“Yes,” said Chuck.  “But continuing, we had to try to bury the stories of his grandma stating she was present at his birth in Kenya.  We have a team of lawyers get sealed all his college and hospital records, anything that could give a hint to his foreign status.  We have to carefully control the image that was given to the American people.  We have to do whatever it takes to discredit and destroy all opposition.”

 

“Guess they missed World Net Daily,” said Stuart.

 

Chuck ignored Stuart and kept going.  “We have to float the idea of how “Arnold Swartzenegger” would be the best choice for the Republican presidential candidate.  If only the American people changed that stupid outdated “natural born citizen” constitutional requirement.  We had to then finance and make sure John McCain won the Republican presidential candidacy as he was not born in the United States.  As I’m sure you are aware, he was born in a military hospital to two United States citizens who conferred US citizenship but he was not “naturally” born in the United States.  We then had to with much fanfare have Congress pass a resolution that McCain qualified to be president as a “natural born citizen”.  We had to divert as much attention away from him as possible so even if the subject did come up, people would tend to dismiss it.  We had to control the congress and the courts to make sure it never got past a certain point legally.  Sure, we’ve had setbacks where some guy came back from Mombasa Kenya and tried to sell his birth certificate on ebay.  But we squashed that pretty quick.”

 

“Not quick enough,” said Dave.  “I’ve seen a scanned image of his hospital birth certificate from Mombasa this guy posted on the internet, complete with footprint.”

 

Stuart started chuckling.

 

Chuck said, “Care to share what’s so funny with the rest of us?’

 

“I was just picturing,” said Stuart, “all these Secret Service guys following him as he walked barefoot on a beach.  There he is in shorts and there they are in black suits with patent leather shoes.  Each one of them is taking turns using their shoes to rub out his footprints in the sand as he walks.”

 

The rest of them also laughed, except Chuck.

 

“Sorry,” said Chuck.  “Sometimes I get a little intense and I realize it.  I need to not be so serious all the time.  But you got to realize these people are intense.  They just needed to control the news, control the events, spread the money around, and make sure he didn’t say anything about his past.”

 

Stuart said, “How’d that work out with him and cocaine?”

 

Chuck gave Stuart a dirty look.

 

“Sorry,” said Stuart.

 

Chuck began again.  “We’re trying to determine the truth here.  Just because someone does something against the law, does not make them “the lawless one”.  Right now, all it does is make him easier to get rid of by his handlers after he’s served their purpose.  None of this illegal stuff will have any traction in the media or in the courts until it is in the best interest of those who control the media and the courts.”

 

Chuck paused to catch his breath.

 

“But that isn’t our focus.  For us all here, our interest is in how he fulfills scripture.  Is he the lawless one?  If so, then we are that much closer to meeting our Blessed Redeemer Jesus Christ in the air in the Rapture.  If not, we keep looking.  Now does anyone have anything to add about how he is fulfilling scripture?”

 

No one said a word.

 

“So let me get back to my original question.  It’s been so long I better reread the scripture.”

 

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.  Daniel 8:25

 

“Stuart,” said Chuck, “What do you think the word “craft” in this verse is referring to?”

 

Stuart looked up surprised at his name being mentioned.

 

“Well,” said Stuart, “We call ourselves “the craft” as a freemason.  But we haven’t especially increased since he was elected president.  Sure, we had a gala ball that he hosted, but that’s about it.  Guess I don’t know.”

 

“When I don’t know,” said Chuck, “I turn to the Bible and let it interpret itself.  I’ve looked up all instances of verses which contain words which start with “craft”.  Let me read the first verse.”

 

Cursed be the man that maketh any graven or molten image, an abomination unto the LORD, the work of the hands of the craftsman, and putteth it in a secret place. And all the people shall answer and say, Amen.  Deuteronomy 27:15

 

“Do you know what he carries hidden in his pants pocket?” asked Chuck.

 

“Sure”, said Evelyn.  “I’ve seen pictures of them.  They include this metal Madonna and another one with the image of a Hindu monkey god.  They’re some of his good luck charms.”

 

Chuck said, “Another word instead of “good luck charm” is talisman.  He carries talismans in his pocket.  Let me read some more verses.”

 

Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all.  But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things.  Daniel 11:37-38

 

Chuck continued, “We know he had a father, and a stepfather.  So, he indeed had fathers, plural.  Do you know what God his fathers worshiped?”

 

Obadiah said, “Both of his fathers were Muslim so they would have worshipped allah.”

 

Chuck continued, “That is correct.  And that tells me when looking at this person, that he will not regard allah, the God of the Muslim.  Instead he will regard a god of forces.  You may have not realized that he specifically mentioned the Hindu in his inauguration address.  And you may have also not known that he had talked about the Hindu lord rama and is the first US president to celebrate the Hindu “festival of lights” in the White House.  If you research Hinduism you will find that it is different that Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, in that it does not worship a personal God.  In fact it does not believe in a personal God.  It believes in an impersonal god, a god of forces.

 

“But what about the desire of women?” asked Obadiah.  “In historism this is commonly taught that because the Pope does not wed, he does not have the desire of women.  So they teach this must be speaking of the Pope.  However, look at all the sexual relations the lawless one has had with men that we know about.  And look at who he appointed over the schools that is not only out of the closet but in your face.”

 

Virginia said, “I found that tell-all book by that guy who shared sex and cocaine with him quite interesting.”

 

“I did too,” said Stuart.  “He underwent lie detector tests to authenticate what he wrote and everything.  He just didn’t want to end up like Donald Young.”

 

“Who all read the book?”  asked Chuck.

 

Virginia, Stuart, and Evelyn raised their hand.

 

“Doesn’t surprise me,” said Chuck.

 

 “Why not?” said Obadiah.

 

“Because Sex Sells, especially when it involves the President of the United States,” said Chuck.  “I’ve seen the same type of dirt brought up about Prince Charles.  And even if it is all true, it doesn’t prove either one is the lawless one.  It doesn’t even support it.  I’m serious.  It doesn’t even support it.  Unfortunately, many will be convinced the President of the United States is the lawless one because of his sexual orientation.  But coming to the right conclusion because of the wrong idea of what a scripture means is very dangerous.  When one starts doing this one is much more liable to come to the wrong conclusion.  I admit, not everyone is going to have God directly reveal to them, granted after much praying and fasting, the identity of the lawless one, like He did with Alec Baldwin’s younger brother. 

 

“The bottom line is, “the desire of women”, has to do with identifying both the Christian and the Hebrew religion, not his orientation.  The desire of women for both the Christian and Hebrew religions was to give birth to the Messiah, the Christ.  God, through Daniel, covered both religions.  When Daniel first wrote these words down the Christian religion did not even exist.  What a perfect way to capture the meaning of both religions.”  

 

Everyone looked at each other with sober expressions on their faces.  They had learned a lot in a short time.

 

Chuck said, “I’d like to read just a little more from the Bible.”

 

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.  II Timothy 2:15

 

Chuck bent his head forward and closed his eyes.  In a soft voice he began to speak.  “May we rightly divide your word O Lord.”, he prayed.

 

Chapter VI

 

Evelyn said, “It’s such a nice day, can we move outside?”

 

“Sounds good to me,” said Stuart.  The group of six, whose mood had been rather somber and contemplative, suddenly became energized.  The spell had been broken.

 

Chuck said, “Let me talk to the director and tell him where I’ll be.  You never know, he may need me for something before I go.  Probably, fetching him more coffee.”  The left side of Chuck’s face rose up in a half-smile as he got up from the table and hurried out of the room.

 

The original group of five sat around the table looking at each other.  In a short while Chuck reappeared.  He said, “Let’s go!  There’s a park not far from here.  It has picnic tables”.  He walked over to gather his Bible and manuscript off the table.

 

“Great!” said Evelyn, as the rest of them nodded.  They all pushed their chairs away from the table, stood up, and headed down the stairs and out into the daylight.  The group of them squinted or shaded their eyes as they grew accustomed to the sunlight. 

 

It was a leisurely stroll to the park.  There was a light breeze.

 

When they had sat down at a park bench, Dave said to Chuck, “We only saw part of your play the other night.  It started off with these three men and their horses coming onstage.  Can you tell us more about them?”

 

“Yes, would be glad to,” said Chuck. “The three men you saw were the first three of the four horsemen in Revelation.  I wanted to start off in the past and bring us into the present.  This seemed like a good transitional way.  And of course the scene ended with the revealing of “the lawless one”.  He was the last horseman you saw.  These three antichrists were helping set the stage, so to speak, for the rest of my play.  But the new director,” Chuck emphasized the word, “new” as he spoke, “canned the opening scene and…”

 

“Wait a minute,” interrupted Dave, you said “three antichrists.  Are you saying there is more than one?”

 

“Yes.  The Bible says there is more than one.” Chuck said, “Here, let me read it.”

 

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.  I John 2:18

 

“We’ve all read that,” said Dave, “but how did you get three?”

 

“There have been many throughout history,” answered Chuck.  “But obviously there are ones that stand out more than others.  The book of Revelation as recorded by Saint John the Divine shows his visions of four horsemen.  At least the first three appear to be antichrists, while the fourth may be the spirit of antichrist.  But the fourth is in the future anyway.  Regardless, Saint John also recorded in one of his letters.”

 

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.  I John 4:3

 

“I was under a conviction,” said Chuck, “to capture the essence of Saint John’s visions of the four horsemen as completely and as accurately as possible.  For, although I may not be bound by the same punishments that will dolled out to those who mistranslate Revelation, I don’t want to misinterpret it either.  I don’t want to take any chances.”

 

“What do you mean?” asked Stuart.

 

“You know,” said Obadiah, “Here, can I see your Bible?” asked Obadiah as he spoke to Chuck.  Obadiah leafed through some pages and started quoting:

 

For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:  And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.  Revelation 22:18-19

 

“That’s pretty serious,” said Stuart.

 

“Yes,” answered Chuck.  “So we need to open our hearts and let the Holy Spirit guide us when we read it.  Plus we need to read it for ourselves and not rely on passed down traditions as to what it means.  Did you also know there are blessings for those who read it?  Here, Obadiah, let me read this other verse.”

 

Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.  Revelation 1:3

 

Chuck continued.  “But let me get out my copy of the current manuscript and read you what you probably heard the other night.”

 

“The four horsemen of the Apocalypse prepare to mount their horses.  The riders stand anxiously waiting while their horses impatiently paw the ground.”

 

“The first horse is a magnificent white Arabian decked in war regalia.  His fair-skinned rider is equally arrayed in fine French satin with a huge satin ribbon draped across his shoulder and torso and tied up in the back in a bow.  Upon his head is a golden crown, placed there by the pope himself.  Although later detractors will say that he grabbed the crown from the pope and placed it upon his own head.”

 

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.  Revelation 6:2

 

“Well obviously,” said Chuck.  “This is a picture of Napoleon.”

 

Virginia said, “You know, I saw the beginning of your play the other night and heard this, but I didn’t get the connection till now.  French tapestries.  It seems perfectly clear now.  Of course it’s Napoleon.”

 

“Here,” said Dave.  “Look at this.”  He had pulled up the famous painting of Napoleon crossing the Alps.

 

http://www.powellhistory.com/art/Painting/David%20-%20Napoleon%20Crossing%20the%20Alps.jpg

 

“Look at that magnificent white horse,” said Evelyn.

 

“Yes,” said Virginia.

 

Chuck said, “And look at that billowing bow of fabric that extends all the way from his lower torso across his front and to his back and into the wind.  That really makes the painting! 

 

“You know, all these years I thought it was talking about a wooden bow,” exclaimed Dave.   “I knew the “bow in the sky” for God’s covenant with Noah was a rainbow.  But here we have a conqueror.  Wouldn’t he be carrying a wooden bow?  Guess I should look it up in the Greek.”  With that Dave pulled the Bible verse up on his computer:

 

http://biblos.com/revelation/6-2.htm

 

“Okay, the Greek word used for “bow” here is “toxon” which is Strongs number 5115.”

 

http://strongsnumbers.com/greek/5115.htm

 

“And looking up the meaning of the word in Strongs, it has:”

 

From the base of tikto; a bow (apparently as the simplest fabric) -- bow.

 

“Wow, said Dave.  “The simplest of fabrics.  Let’s see the root word has to do with being born, like in swaddling clothes.  Reminds me of our Savior in the manger.  The fabric was simply fabric, used as an article of clothing.  Of course it was simple because it wasn’t sown into a garment.  That’s what Napoleon has draped across his chest all right.  And in the shape of a bow, like a rainbow.  Or like in ribbons and bows.  How amazing!”

 

“I can imagine all those commentators over the years knowing we had a conqueror,” said Obadiah.  “So why not place him with a wooden bow?  That seems to fit a lot better than describing him as having a bow of fabric for part of his clothing.  Who would argue with them jumping to that conclusion?  But, for that matter, who in the world goes around with a bow of untailored fabric wrapped around their front?  You know, it only now makes sense when you see a picture of Napoleon.  Although, I had been told by a pastor long ago that Scripture was saying a fabric bow.”

 

 They all looked at the picture of Napoleon for a while.  Evelyn broke the silence.

 

“I don’t see a crown on his head.”

 

Dave said, “I saw another painting of Napoleon before I brought this one up of him with a crown.  Let me see if I can find it.”

 

http://www.powellhistory.com/art/Painting/Ingres_Napoleon_on_his_Imperial_throne.jpg

 

“See, here it is,” said Dave.

 

They all looked at the painting displayed on Dave’s laptop.  It showed Napoleon in opulent dress with a golden crown in the shape of a garland of leafs upon his head.  His left foot was resting on a pillow, enveloped in an embroidered shoe.  Below that lay a rug with the Napoleonic eagle partly displayed.

 

“That doesn’t look like a crown,” said Evelyn.  “That looks like golden fig leaves.” 

 

“You’re right,” said Dave, “but I was also reading about the word “crown” used in this verse in the Bible commentaries and guess what it says?”

 

http://biblos.com/revelation/6-2.htm

 

With that, Dave read:

 

(4) THE CROWN. A crown was given to him. This crown is not the diadem ( diadema ) but the garland crown ( stephanos ). The last was the crown given as a reward for victory in battle, for great achievements or for victory in games. The Hero of chapter 19 wears many diadems, kingly crowns (Re 19:12), but this rider wears the garland crown, the stephanos. It is important to note this distinction.

 

There was stunned silence.  This confirmation on top of the last confirmation was too much.

 

Dave broke the silence.  “The Greek says that he was given a garland crown.  I’ve also read how he was given this crown by the Pope himself.  Just think, the Pope crowned him emperor.  The Bible sure is accurate.  But I had missed this, till now.” 

 

“Me too,” said Obadiah.  The others also shook their heads in agreement.

 

Chuck interjected, “Don’t beat yourselves up.  Many people have missed it.  God hides things in plain sight till it is His time to reveal it.  The important thing is that you see it now.  Many others will never see it.”

 

Stuart said, “Break time.  I’m heading for the restroom.”

 

The rest of them mingled around for a while, some taking the opportunity to follow Stuart, others finding a concession stand and buying lemonade.  In a while, the six of them were back together.

 

“Ready for the second horseman?” asked Chuck, sort of rhetorically.  Okay, in my manuscript I had:

 

The second horse is an auburn stallion with a finely oiled brown saddle upon his back.  A military man stands beside his horse, decked in dress greys with ruddy complexion.  He has allied his German forces with Rome and Italy and prepares to lead the whole world into war.  He is surrounded with many weapons of destruction that have been blessed by the pope himself.” 

 

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.  Revelation 6:4

 

“Here, for the first time we see taking “peace from the earth” in the description,” continued Chuck.  This is different from the description of Napoleon.  We don’t have a majestic fabric bow around this person or a golden crown.  But we have this person taking peace from the earth.  We are talking about a world-wide war with one person, one antichrist, as the cause.  We can only be talking about one person, Hitler.

 

“Well I’ll be darn,” said Stuart.  “There it was all the time.  You’re right.  It says “peace from the earth” as plain as day.  It’s talking about World War II.  The war to end all wars, at least we hope.  And he was given a large sword.  That sounds like he had a lot of large weapons at his disposal, weapons never available before.  If I were describing u-boats and missiles and buzz bombs and had never seen them before, I’d call them great swords.  They sure didn’t have great sword looking weapons back in Napoleon’s day!”

 

“That’s for sure,” said Obadiah.

 

Chuck said, “Not to change the subject but I’m also amazed at the progression between the horsemen.  There is a progression in height.  Napoleon was shorter than Hitler.  Hitler was 5’ 8”.  We’d expect the next antichrist to be taller.  Then there’s the progression in color.  Of course, one would expect the color to progress with the color of the horses.  What is interesting is that Napoleon’s skin color in the paintings is quite pale, almost like his horse, while Hitler appears to be more rudy or red. 

 

“Hey, guess what?” asked Dave, “I just goggled “Hitler’s horse” and found out the horse was chestnut colored, which is a dark red.  Look:”

 

http://www.roadsideamerica.com/pet/nordlicht.html

 

With that, everyone looked to read what Dave had brought up on the screen. 

 

“Looks like another clue,” said Virginia.

 

“Guess what?” asked Dave, “Here’s another.  I was also looking up about Napoleon’s emblem while you all were talking, and it’s an eagle with lightning bolts in its claws.  Here’s a picture of a button with the emblem:”

 

http://en.empirecostume.com/images/boutique/XL/3058.jpg

 

“And they described Napoleon as having lightning like attacks here:”

 

http://www.pbs.org/empires/napoleon/n_war/campaign/page_1.html

 

“And then I looked up Hitler’s emblem, and turns out it’s also an eagle with a stylized lightning bolt in its claws, the swastika.  Here’s a picture of a buckle with it:”

 

http://www.remnantofgod.org/NaziRCC/buckle.jpg

 

“Of course Hitler was famous for “blitzkrieg” which means “lightning war” in German,” continued Dave.

 

“That’s pretty good research,” said Chuck.

 

“Thanks,” said Dave, “and I’ve got more.  I know the tribe of Dan had the emblem of the eagle with the snake in its claws.  The tribe sort of usurped the eagle emblem because it was given by God the snake by itself as its ensign.  I was also thinking how lightning “snakes” across the sky.  A snake is similar in appearance to lightning, especially when it slithers back and forth.  And what do we call a flying snake or serpent in the sky?  A dragon!  All terms for satan.  But I was thinking what kind of odds there were that both of the first two antichrists had new emblems developed just for them, and they were the eagle with lightning in their claws?  And after the two antichrists were removed, their emblems were never reused by their countries.”

 

“I was also thinking,” continued Dave, “how much the lightning bolts on the Napoleon button looked like the arrows being held in the claws of the American eagle.  And arrows can be stylized lightning.  In fact, the first time the word “lightning” is used in the Bible, it uses the word “arrows” to apparently mean the same thing.  Let me find it.  Here it is:”

 

And he sent out arrows, and scattered them; lightning, and discomfited them.  II Samuel 22:15

 

“I can see where this is headed,” said Stuart.  “Let me head you off at the pass.  I hope you don’t mind me stealing your thunder!”

 

With this, Stuart smirked.

 

“You’re saying, said Stuart, “That because the first and second antichrist are connected with lightning, you’d expect the third to be also.” 

 

“That’s exactly what I’m saying,” said Dave.  “I don’t know if you’ve ever looked up the human name that means lightning before, but I have.  Parents look up meanings of names when they are about to name a baby.  There are now-a-days sites online that make the job easy.  Here, let me find one.”

 

With that, Dave pulled up:

 

http://www.parents.com/baby-names/

 

And put in “lightning” under the heading “Find names that mean”

 

The screen pulled up three results for all to see:

 

 

All except for Chuck and Dave stood there with their mouths open.

 

“No way,” said Virginia.

 

“Way,” said Chuck and Dave in unison.  “And don’t forget”, said Dave.

 

… I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.  Luke 10:18

 

“Although it is also written, which is also one of my favorite songs,” said Chuck.

 

These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.  John 16:33

 

 

 

 

12/7/2009 – Ted Porter