Patty Hayes (17 March 2011)
"And all the world wondered after the beast Rev. 13:3"

 
Hi Doves,
 
Below is a study done by John F. Walvoord, former President of Dallas Theological Seminary.  He has put together volumes of Systematic Theology.
(May 1, 1910 – December 20, 2002) John Walvoord  was a Christian Theologian,  pastor, and president of from 1952 to 1986. He was the author of over 30 books, focusing primarily on eschatology and theology including The Rapture Question, and was co-editor of The Bible Knowledge Commentary with Roy B. Zuck.  He earned AB and DD degrees fromWheaton College,  an AM degree from Texas Christian University in philosopy,  a ThB, ThM, and ThD in Systematic Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary, and a LittD from Liberty Baptist Seminary.  
 
Below is a study done regarding Daniel 9.  I hope it resolves much thought on this passage. 
 
http://bible.org/seriespage/chapter-9-prophecy-seventy-weeks
 
And all the world wondered after the beast.   For right now, I think Barack Obama's name is considered strongly lacking in leadership, not respected even in the Middle East, and quite honestly very angry for playing golf and showing a strong disconnect to crisis in Asia and the Middle East.   The EU is walking away from him as well.  All this said, I don't think he is the One to be considered.  Prior to Obama, many thought the Beast was George Bush for even his name added up to 666, so did Hitler, so did Kissinger.  Many thought it would the King of Jordan, or his brother, or Javier Solana, especially since it was Recommendation 666 that gave him his complete control of the EU prior to the establishment of a permanent President. 
 
By Barack's failed leadership, he is certainly taking this nation down very quickly, but the world has lost their wonder of him and have much distain for him.  The covenant with Israel has not been fully formed which is also the key component to the "covenant with the many".  I would withhold thinking he is the one. 
 
Patty Hayes