ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by
Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him
that God’s ways are both perfect, and mysterious. I can not recall any
prophecy of the Messiah and End Times which has transpired exactly as
people have expected.
Yet, each time, the fulfillment is both perfect, and surprising.
then should we not
look for the Anti Christ? Yes and No, I think we just have to keep our
minds open, and put the puzzle together slowly.The mainstream
eschatologists expect a European Antichrist (AC). Well then, are there
any other candidates?Many of us look for a Muslim AC from the Middle
East. I believe that is much closer to the truth. Walid Shoebat and Joel
Richardson explain why in God’s War on Terror. Not least is the fact
that the Bible calls him the “Assyrian.” But the Bible also calls him
“Pharaoh” and also associates him with Babylon. Accordingly, there is
indeed an argument he will be from the Middle East, but these different
names may mean something more generic. Rather, I believe he could easily
be someone whom the Middle Easterners revere and follow, though he is
not Middle Eastern; specifically, I mean a great Muslim.Remember the
Muslim doctrine of takiya, or lying to gain leverage until the time of
conquest over the infidel. This
person will have to not only win the trust of the Jews, but the Temple
issue is so difficult that Muslims must also believe he is their
messiah, the Mahdi. Only he, I believe could be so powerful and
compelling so as to convince them to allow the unallowable – a Jewish
Temple on the Mount.
the Mahdi though, in my view, can only do this by invoking takiya;
i.e., letting the Muslims know he, within seven years, will destroy the
Jews, then turn their Temple into a beautiful mosque. Is such a
conversion of a Jewish building possible? Yes; all over Europe churches
and old synagogues are becoming mosques, and from the beginning of
Islam, this has been the case. Witness the beautiful central church in
Constantinople, the Hagia Sophia. It became the Muslim central mosque
when Constantinople became Istanbul after
the Muslim Ottomans conquered it.
who would the Jews in Israel trust then? The answer may lie in another
place, where most of the Jewish population not living in Israel lives:
the United States. As usual, the Jewish vote in the U.S. is nearly all
for the Democratic Party candidate, who this time is Barack Hussein
really like him. He is a luke warm “Christian” by profession, which
makes the Jews comfortable, as many, if not most, do not care for
evangelical Christians. Moreover he is a social liberal, who closely
tracks with the prevailing liberal views among most Israelis. But where
is the Muslim connection, and how could he be the AC?
Muslim connection is that both his father and step father were Muslim.
It seems quite possible BHO was not born in Hawaii, as claimed, but in
Kenya, with his father’s Muslim family. The BHO people have
refused to turn over his original birth certificate, which is currently
the object of a federal law suit. Why not? Why not just produce it and
make the embarrassing law suit go away? Perhaps because the Hawaiian
certificate would be clearly a forgery. Now, once he is President, then
he will be able to put that issue to bed one way or the other,
considering he will be the most powerful man in the world.
also that his roommates in college were Muslim, and he followed them to
that Islamist hot bed of Pakistan, for a “vacation.” (And with whose
money, since he was supposed to be so poor?) Until he went on vacation,
he was “Barry.” After he came back, he was “Barack.”
in Arabic means “blessed.” Barack Obama was originally named “Baraka.”
It is not an African name. It’s an
Arabic word meaning “blessed” and comes directly from the Koran.
(Hussein is the name of Mohammed’s grandchild, and means “handsome or
lovely one”, and Obama in Swahili – an Arabic derivative name from the
days of slave traders populating the area – means “bent or crooked
is more. As a sitting senator, he campaigned vigorously for his second
cousin, Odinga, in Kenya. Odinga is a radical Islamist, who has lead
violent attacks against the Christian tribes in Kenya, after seizing
power (he lost that election Obama participated in). Until this violent
man of Obama’s clan came along, Kenya had been an island of tranquility
in a sea of African violence. No more.
money man and mentor in Chicago is a Muslim, and in his biography BHO
said if things got ugly in America against Muslims, he would side with
them. Again and again, we see that Obama is
partial to Islam, though the media strains mightily to hide it. There
is even contested evidence that he speaks Arabic.
then, could a Muslim be such a closet believer? Yes, such duplicity as
this is a mainstream belief in Islam, so long as it is necessary and for
Allah’s glory. Would not the chance of becoming the most powerful man
in the world be a fine reason to hide his religion?
so if you have a closet Muslim become President, what does he inherit
vis-à-vis the Mideast? First, he inherits from President Bush a major
troop presence in Iraq, and a stunningly massive “embassy” complex in
Baghdad. The “embassy” tells me we have big, long range plans in this
place, a place which any troop who has been there will tell you is an
unappealing, sweltering h—hole. But as a base of Mideast
power, for launching a “peacekeeping” corps into Palestine, and for
controlling the Euphrates, the prophetic gate to Israel, it is excellent
what about Israel? He would also inherit a very mature “peace process”
and an Israel nearly desperate to finally stop the tension and warfare.
This is especially true if the peace maker could prevail on those Muslim
messiah-philes in Iran to be nice. The Israelis must worry constantly
of Iranian nukes. Who, they ask, will teach the Muslims peace? How about
a charismatic, liberal American President, who has the world at his
feet, and for some unexplainable reason, had most all Muslim leaders
acclaim him right after he had a closed-door meeting with them in
there is the matter of the second Abomination which causes Desolation
(AOD), which Jesus
indicated would be the clear signal of who the AC will be. Recall in
Revelation 2:13 that the provincial city of Pergamum is called the
“seat, or throne, of Satan.” That phrase seems odd there, almost a non
sequiter. But perhaps God was providing an acid test of the Anti Christ
the Greek, the phrase “where Satan’s seat is” literally means, “where a
throne to Satan is.” Scholars identify this throne or ‘seat’ as the
Great Altar of Zeus that existed in Pergamos at that time.
was famous for its Temple to Zeus. Christian scholars of Greek
mythology believe Zeus is an “analog”, or another name, for Satan. This
temple was the foremost temple to Zeus in the former Greek empire, and
built by the local king, Eumenes II. Eumenes was a mentor to none other
than Antiochus IV
Epiphanes; yes, the very Seleucid king who committed the first AOD by
erecting a statue of Zeus in the Temple and slaying a pig on the alter
in honor of . . . Zeus.
was the son of the Seleucid king defeated by the Romans as their empire
spread to the Mideast. He was a Parthian (Iranian), and ambitious.
After his father’s defeat, being an opportunist, Antiochus went to Rome,
seeking permission to take his father’s throne. The area he wanted to
rule included Jerusalem. Yet the Roman Senate did not trust him, and
But Antiochus Epiphanes IV was
not so easily deterred, and went to Pergamum to bide his time. There he
met Eumenes, who was
building his soon-to-be famous Temple to Zeus. Eumenes became
Antiochus’ sponsor, as Antiochus built his influence and power, until
the Roman Senate relented and made him Seleucid king of the Syrian area.
While in Pergamum Antiochus no doubt worshipped often at the Zeus
temple. He was known for his zealous evangelism for Zeus worship, and
who knows what spiritual infestation occurred there?
was not only a worshiper of the Zeus cult, but a brutal man, who so
enraged the Jews, that they rebelled. He defeated them temporarily, and
during that time, committed the AOD.
forward about 2000 years. The German archeologists are in Pergamum.
They approach the Muslim Ottoman rulers with a proposal to buy this old
pagan temple to Zeus, and move it to Berlin. As we know, Muslims are not
fans of any culture but
Islam, and quickly assented. Thus the German spirited (sorry) the
entire temple to Berlin, where they built a massive museum in the
1880’s, restored the Temple and rebuilt it right in the museum. It
became quite famous and an icon of Greek architecture, recognized by
educated people around the world.
Fast forward again about 50 years. A young Austrian art aficionado named Adolph Hitlermust
have been especially enamored of it. Or at least his first propaganda
minister (when Hitler gained power), Albert Speer, was. Because he and
Hitler determined to put on the most grandiose political theater in
history, and the Temple played a central role. What followed were the
infamous Nuremburg speeches, which were immortalized in the propaganda
film “Triumph of the Will.”
gave a series of mesmerizing speeches to the assembled masses. It was a
coming out party of a sort, where the world realized this was no
ordinary politician. He seemed imbued with an almost hypnotic ability to
say nothing in particular, but in a way which enraptured the youth. And
he did it while speaking from a replica of Berlin’s most famous ancient
museum piece: The Temple of Pergamum, aka The Temple of Zeus, aka The
Throne of Satan.
Hitler was both a fanatical hater of Jews, and an ardent admirer of
Islam. He felt Islam had a wonderful martial air to it, and rued the day
that Charles Martel and General Sobieski, about 1000 years apart, twice
stopped the Muslims from over running Europe. He felt the Arabs were
clearly inferior to the Germanic peoples, and that, if the
Germanic/Aryan people could have been marinated in Islam, they would
have been much stronger, and so Islam would have been stronger.
the way, Hitler’s special guest in Berlin throughout WWII was the Mufti
of Jerusalem, who shared Hitler’s loathing of the Jews, and later
nurtured a young Palestinian who came to call himself Yasser Arafat.
Fast forward about another 75 years. Another fascinating and charismatic young politician, who mesmerizes
huge German crowds with rousing speeches, is in Berlin. His name isBarack Hussein Obama.
Obama does something no American Presidential candidate has ever done,
which is give major foreign policy speeches abroad. His largest, most
triumphant speech is in Berlin where adoring youthful crowds,
representing much of Europe, listen raptly as he says, well, nothing.
But he does it so well.
did BHO visit the Museum of the Temple of Pergamum in Berlin while he
was there? Presumably he did. As his hosts showed off their city, surly
they must have taken him to their famous museum. Did he see it? If so,
did he receive any spiritual signals, or any power, or any anointing
from the Throne of Satan, like perhaps Hitler and Antiochus before him?
We do not know.
we do know was that BHO, came back to nail down the Democratic
nomination for President in Denver, Colorado. There he made a bold, or
some said arrogant, decision to accept his party’s nomination in a
massive football stadium, hoping to fill it with up with 100,000 fans.
The numbers were unprecedented for an American political speech, except
for him. This young rock star politician seemed able to conjure up
crowds that size at will.
even his staunch supporters felt uneasy that the stage he demanded to
speak from was rather un-American and pretentious. He wanted to give a
speech from a replica of a Greek building! Jokes about him wearing a
toga ensued, but he pressed on.
photos of its construction were spread around the Internet, a Christian
author and blogger named Joel Richardson gained some instant notoriety
across the Internet by demonstrating that this building was a dead
ringer for the Temple at Pergamum. The BHO people made some weak excuses
that it represented the U.S. capitol and White House West Wing
combined. But expert scholars agreed with Richardson; it was a replica
of the Temple of Pergamum.
curiously, Obama chose to deliver his rousing
political coming-out speech to the assembled, mostly youthful, masses
from a replica of the Throne of Satan, just like Hitler had done many
decades ago. Of course the oblivious U.S. media had no idea, and wrote
Richardson off as a nut, as their hero – a man certain people across the
United States were openly calling a messiah – hurtled toward his date