Friday, December 9, 2011
Antichrist type and shadow found in president's treatment of Hanukkah
The man who occupies the Oval Office has disrespected the Jewish high holiday of Hanukkah by lighting all the candles on the menorah, having a Hanukkah party at the White House some 12 days early, and poking fun at the entire event by saying, "So while it is not yet Hanukkah, let's give thanks for our blessings, for being together to celebrate this wonderful holiday season. And we never need an excuse for a good party." There has never been a report where this president has mocked the Islamic holiday of Ramadan. In fact, he has always marked that holiday with serious respect for the false religion. As to Christianity, his record speaks for itself.
Investors.com reported that the president told a fundraiser last week in Manhattan, "This administration -- I try not to pat myself too much on the back -- but this administration has done more in terms of the security of the state of Israel than any previous administration." Or is it deception? On one hand, he says that Hanukkah is an excuse to have a party at the White House, on the other hand, he says his administration has done more to protect Israel than any other. It is an obvious observation that supporting the Israel-hating Muslim Brotherhood in a bid to take over Arab nations of the Middle East is not making Israel more secure, unless he was talking about undermining Israel's security.
The inventory of this administration's treatment of Israel is alarming. The tone was set by Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel when he told the Jewish Community that America's pressure on Iran for its nuclear program would be tied to Israel's disposition toward giving up land for peace to the Palestinian Authority. It has been underscored by making Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu exit the White House through the trash alley, by insulting him off mic to to the French President, by refusing to sell the Israeli military spare parts, by bullying Israel to stop building homes on its own land, by demanding Israel return to the negotiating table and mend fences with Egypt, Turkey and Jordan, and much more.
Prophecy is awaited for precise fulfillment, but throughout history there are types and shadows of prophetic fulfillment. This example of mocking the Jewish people and Hanukkah is no less a type and shadow. Daniel 11 speaks of how the antichrist will defile the temple. Verse 36 says, "...and he shall exalt himself and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvelous things against the God of gods." Here this president has taken a seat of power. He has elevated all things that are against God Almighty--homosexuality, abortion, and most notably the antichrist religion Islam. He has demeaned the people of God at every juncture. This is a small picture of the prophecy of the antichrist. And we know what happens to his kingdom. Pray, repent, prepare, stand.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!