I agree with Ron Reese: Barack Obama, the King of Babylon, received his crown at the beginning of the 70th week in the Fall of 2008
Rev 6:1-2 NKJV "Now I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals; and I heard one of the four living creatures saying with a voice like thunder, "Come and see." And I looked, and behold, a white horse. He who sat on it had a bow; and a crown was given to him, and he went out conquering and to conquer."
The Antichrist, "the prince who is to come" of Dan 9:26, receives a crown at the beginning of the 70th week. A crown denotes his becoming a King, and I believe specifically he's the end-time "King of Babylon" who will become indwelt by Lucifer (Satan) according to Isaiah chapters 13 & 14. The timing of his being indwelt will be at the Midpoint of the 70th week, following Lucifer (Satan) permanently being cast out of heaven to the earth (Rev 12:7-17), and immediately preceding the Abomination of Desolation in Jerusalem. Isaiah 13 links directly to the "day of the Lord", so it can't be referring to ancient Babylon. Isa 13:10 links the timing of Babylon's destruction to the Sixth Seal, and Isa 13:13 to the day of God's Wrath.
(Please see my Dec 4, 2010 post: Isaiah Identifies the 'King of Babylon' as the Antichrist)
America is the end-time "mystery" Babylon http://www.americathebabylon.com/exerpts.shtml.
Therefore, I believe that the Antichrist must be a President of the United States, and even more specifically, is none other than Barack Hussein Obama, the current usurper-in-chief. The U.S. Constitution only has two qualification requirements for the office of President. First, is having attained age 35, and the second is being a Natural-Born U.S. citizen, which Mr. Obama is not. Scripture tells us in 2 Thessalonians chapter 2 that the Antichrist is the "Lawless One".
2 Thess 2:8-12 NKJV "And then the lawless one will be revealed (at Midpoint, Abomination of Desolation), whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming. The coming of the [lawless one] is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie (that Antichrist is the Messiah and God), that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness."
Dr. Richard Wills has posted here on Obama's ancestry tracing it back to Judean Princess Tea Tephi and from there back to King David and Bathsheba. This ancestry of Obama is a must to give credence to Antichrist's coming Messiah of Israel claims. Obama is also descended from Antiochus IV Epiphanes, the Syrian King who desecrated the Jewish Temple (Dan 11:21-35).
Disclaimer: Dr. Wills is Pre-Trib and hasn't endorsed this post. Link: Genealogy of BHO
Kevin Heckle posted on June 7, 2011 that sitting U.S. President Barack Obama must be considered the "King of Babylon" by virtue of the military conquest and the occupation of Iraq (ancient Babylon) by the United States. I agree. Right now, there is absolutely no one else this can fit. Therefore, Barack Obama is now the "King of Babylon" by two different reckonings.
Israel recaptured Jerusalem during the 6 Day War on June 7, 1967. This occurred in the first year of a 49 year Sabbatical cycle that started in the Fall of 1966 and will end in the Fall of 2015. A prophetic year is 360 days. (360 days X 49 years = 17,640 days) It is exactly 17,640 days between June 7, 1967 and Sept 23, 2015 which is Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. Sept 23, 2015 is the very date that a Jubilee year would need to be declared. A Jubilee year must be announced on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement following a 49 year Sabbatical cycle. Modern Israel has not yet kept a Jubilee year. The language describing the first year of the Millennium certainly sounds like a Jubilee year. (All land is returned to the original owners, the 12 tribes, and this would be the legal basis for God doing so). Many, including Brother Ron Reese, and myself, believe Christ will physically return to earth on Yom Kippur, Sept 23, 2015 and announce the Jubilee year to start during the first year of the Millennium.
Using Yom Kippur, Sept 23, 2015 as an anchor date for Christ's return to earth, we can subtract 1260 days (360 days X 3.5 years, i.e. time, times and half-a-time) for the Great Tribulation, and we come to the Midpoint, April 11, 2012, the date of the Abomination of Desolation. Antichrist, indwelt by Satan, will go to the temple mount in Jerusalem, stop Jewish worship, and proclaim himself Messiah and God per 2nd Thess 2:1-4.
It is interesting to note that the very date of April 11th has been marked in the skies in recent history by three separate comets. Halley's Comet came closest to earth on April 11, 1986. Also, Comet Hyatuke on April 11, 1996, and Comet Hale-Bopp on April 11, 1997 crossed the same coordinates in the sky, both on April 11th in what could only be termed a rare event.
Ron Reese has posted on this. Link: GREAT TRIBULATION STARTS APR. 11, 2012
From the Midpoint of the 70th week, April 11, 2012, we can subtract another 1260 days to arrive at October 29, 2008. This date is 2,520 days (360 days x 7 yrs.) before Sept 23, 2015 and 1260 days (360 days x 3.5 yrs.) before April 11, 2012. Dan 9:27 "And he (Antichrist) shall confirm the covenant with many for one week." On October 29, 2008 at 8:00 pm EST, Barack Obama went on prime time nationwide TV, with news excerpts worldwide and made a covenant (which means a promise) to bring "Hope and Change" not only to America, but also, to the whole world. This event was enough to fulfill Daniel 9:27 and happened on the exact day required by a Yom Kippur, Sept 23, 2015 Second Coming of Christ to earth. His covenant was accepted by "the many" (overwhelmingly by the Jewish population) and then he was voted into power and the fulfillment the First Seal of Revelation 6:1-2 began. Need I remind anyone of all the Messiah rhetoric that accompanied his rise to power. He then continued the conquering by appointing Czars, who report directly to him and are outside of the supervision of the people's elected representatives in Congress. And then came Obamacare, with all its draconian provisions for control.
Brother Kevin Heckle is a skilled astronomer and he discovered and posted back on Dec 14, 2009 that this exact date and time of October 29, 2008 at 8:00 pm EST is marked in the skies by an unusual astronomical event that fulfills scripture in both Revelation chapters 12 and 13 describing Satan, and the Beast that rises up out of the Sea, which is the Antichrist. The signs in the sky link the Antichrist directly to Barack Obama, and his covenant date.
Dan 9:27 NKJV "Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week (the 70th week); But in the middle of the week He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate, Even until the consummation, which is determined, Is poured out on the desolate."
Dan 9:27 says “covenant” which is a promise, but not necessarily a peace treaty, so a peace treaty is not required by the text on this date. A peace treaty could follow later. Unfortunately, the majority have missed the significance of October 29, 2008 because of the pure assumption that Daniel 9:27 requires a peace treaty. They have missed the fulfillment of the exact date required for the completion of the 49 year Sabbatical cycle and the Jubilee year being declared on Yom Kippur, Sept 23, 2015.
I believe we are now only 10 months away from the Abomination of Desolation on April 11, 2012. All born-again believers will escape God's Wrath by the Sixth Seal "Pre-wrath" Rapture (Rev 7:9-17), before His wrath begins at the opening of the Seventh Seal, after the silence in heaven for half-an-hour. However, those believers found obeying the Lord's instructions to repent, watch, and pray always will be deemed "worthy to escape" the great tribulation of Antichrist by the earlier "Open Door" Rapture (Rev 3:7-13). In Revelation chapters 2 & 3, the Philadelphia and Smyrna churches were the ones not told they needed to repent. Philadelphia was told they would escape tribulation, and Smyrna was told they would have tribulation "ten days". The other churches of Revelation were told that if they did not repent, they would have tribulation, which is the great tribulation of Antichrist that begins at the midpoint of the 70th week and precedes the Wrath of God. The great tribulation will be "shortened" for the "elect's sake" per Matt 24:22, and then the "Prewrath" Rapture occurs in Matt 24:29-31 "Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other."
Luke 21:34-36 NKJV "But take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly. For it will come as a snare on all those who dwell on the face of the whole earth. Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man."
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