PREVIEW -FROM THE BOOK – CHAPTER TEN – PROPHECY EXPLAINED, 666 POSSIBILITIES, MORE
End Times Prophetic Positions
Is America in the End Times Prophecies?
The wounded beast of Rev. 13:3 comes back. Near the beginning of this e-publication we discussed the prevalent opinion that the nation of Rome (specifically the Papacy) was the “beast” of reference in this first part of Rev. 13. However, we specifically mentioned that there are thousands of interpretations regarding Rev. 13:3.
Interpreting Prophecy Really Isn’t That Hard
WATER = people. MANY WATERS = many people.
HORNS = Ruling power.
It’s really that simple.
John (the writer of Revelation) saw a second beast coming up out of the earth Re 13:11 Then I saw another beast, coming out of the earth. He had two horns like a lamb, but he spoke like a dragon. Is there any other nation that has formed without many people such as America?
The U.S.A. was “like a lamb”, “ in nature, not evil, not bent on conquest, and had two horns (i.e. a division of power in its government, D.F.L. and Republican). Plus there were no crowns, so no kings, and it was ruled by the people, but not very many, so no “many waters” and the USA grew by natural reproduction and immigration of people from other nations who wanted to live in freedom.
It is now a super-power and certainly capable of enforcing the mark of the Beast on all the world and it does speak like a dragon.
What’s this About the Mark of the Beast?
Most “authorities” do not see America in the latter days of this earth. They feel for the most part that American will be replaced by a future New World Order, maybe dominated by the United Nations. Let’s start with verse 11 again, but look at the rest of Rev. 13:
Re 13:11 Then, I saw another beast, coming out of the earth. He had two horns like a lamb, but he spoke like a dragon. Re 11:7
12 He exercised all the authority of the first beast on his behalf, and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose fatal wound had been healed. Re 13:3
13 And he performed great and miraculous signs, even causing fire to come down from heaven to earth in full view of men.
De 13:1-3; 1Ki 18:38; 2Ki 1:10,12; Mt 24:24; 2Th 2:9; Re 16:14
14 Because of the signs he was given power to do on behalf of the first beast, he deceived the inhabitants of the earth. He ordered them to set up an image in honor of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived. 2Ki 20:7; 2Th 2:9-10; Re 12:9; 19:20
15 He was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that it could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed.
Re 16:2; 19:20; 20:4
16 He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, Re 14:9; 19:20; 20:4
17 so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name. Re 14:11; 15:2
18 This calls for wisdom. If anyone has insight, let him calculate the number of the beast, for it is man’s number. His number is 666. Re 15:2; 17:9; 21:17
There are several thousand, YES THOUSAND, interpretations of this number.
Taking a minor look. per numerous writings, at the “Mark of the Beast”, we would infer that it represents an Antichrist spirit. Now the Roman Catholic church definitively states it has changed God’s law in moving the Sabbath day to a day worshipped by pagans or the Sun God.
The Roman Catholic hierarchy says in essence: “we changed it, and that change is a mark of our power to overrule God’s law and authority”. The reader will recall that Elohim rested on the seventh day (Saturday) and called that day “Holy” and a day of rest with no work being done. And, no, this writer is not a Seventh Day Adventist.
The letters inscribed in the Pope’s miter according to a weekly Catholic newspaper called Our Sunday Visitor, of April 1915 are these words: Vicarius Filii Dei, which is Latin for “Vicar of the Son of God”. These words are not, at present, in the pope’s miter, but these words are in the coronation ceremony of each newly crowned pope. The following is certainly true, but in no way does this writer specify the Pope as the obvious 666. The following is an example:
If each letter is given its Roman numerical value we have:
V = 5
I = 1
R – 0
I = 1
U or V = 5
S = 0 for a total of 112
I = 1
L = 50
I = 1
I = 1 for another total of 53
D = 500
E = 0
I = 1 for a total of 501
Adding 112, 53 and 501 = 666.
Lucii Ferraris, in a book entitled Prompta Bibliotheca Canonica Juridica Moralis Theologia, a book printed by Rome and sanctioned by the Catholic encyclopedia states, “The Pope is of so great dignity, and so exalted, that he is not a mere man, but as it were God, and the Vicar of God. The Pope is, as it were, God on earth, chief king of kings, having plenitude of power” – Volume VI pp. 25-29.
Islam claims the number 666
On a Zola Levitt program on the Internet, Walid Shoebat, (mentioned above) a former PLO terrorist, stated his first reading of the Greek symbol for 666 was Bismillah which means “In the Name of Allah”. See www.FreeJesus.net for a visual representation of the symbol. Crossed swords might be involved, which is a symbol of Islam. So both Allah and Islam may be represented in the Greek 666.
At www.Yahoo66619.org Muslims state: “The number 666 is highly publicized all over the world and it is associated with evil and danger. However, it is not what it seems. It was a Satanic trick—-to prevent the people approaching the 666. Satan knew that the 666 is the book of God and the people should be kept away from it. According to his plan, he placed a bad image to the number 666. The truth is that The Quran is the 666. The Book from the “Lord of the Universe”. Searches on the Web of quran 666 or sura 1 to sura 36 is 666 add to this belief. The Muslim interpretation of the number and the book is of course just the opposite of what all other “religions” believe. The reader will recall reading in the first part of this publication, of how Islam is not really a religion, but rather a political ideology.
America coming under the control of Islam is discussed in the following articles:
Matthew Henry on 666
Mathew Henry, in his massive book, http://www.amazon.com/Matthew-HenrysCommentaryWholeBible, Regency Reference Library, Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapid, Michigan, copyright 1961, states re. Rev. 13:11, specific to “the second beast”,
“III. The methods by which this second beast carried on his interests and designs; they are of three sorts:–
Lying wonders, pretended miracles, by which they should be deceived, and prevailed with to worship the former beast in this new image or shape that was now made for him; they would pretend to bring down fire from heaven, as Elias did, and God sometimes permits his enemies, as he did the magicians of Egypt, to do things that seem very wonderful, and by which unwary persons may be deluded. It is well known that the papal kingdom has been long supported by pretended miracles.
Excommunications, anathemas, severe censures, by which they pretend to cut men off from Christ, and cast them into the power of the devil, but do indeed deliver them over to the secular power, that they may be put to death; and thus, notwithstanding their vile hypocrisy, they are justly charged with killing those whom they cannot corrupt.
By disfranchisement, allowing none to enjoy natural, civil, or municipal rights, who will not worship that papal beast, that is, the image of the pagan beast. It is made a qualification for buying and selling the rights of nature, as well as for places of profit and trust, that they have the mark of the beast in their forehead and in their right hand, and that they have the name of the beast and the number of his name. It is probable that the mark, the name, and the number of the beast, may all signify the same thing–that they make an open profession of their subjection and obedience to the papacy, which is receiving the mark in their forehead, and that they oblige themselves to use all their interest, power, and endeavor, to promote the papal authority, which is receiving the mark in their right hands. We are told that pope Martin V. in his bull, added to the council of Constance, prohibits Roman Catholics from suffering any heretics to dwell in their countries, or to make any bargains, use any trades, or bear any civil offices, which is a very clear interpretation of this prophecy.
We have here the number of the beast, given in such a manner as shows the infinite wisdom of God, and will sufficiently exercise all the wisdom and accuracy of men: The number is the number of a man, computed after the usual manner among men, and it is 666. Whether this be the number of the errors and heresies that are contained in popery, or rather, as others, the number of the years from its rise to its fall, is not certain, much less what that period is which is described by these prophetic numbers. The most admired dissertation on this intricate subject is that of Dr. Potter, where the curious may find sufficient entertainment. It seems to me to be one of those seasons which God has reserved in his own power; only this we know, God has written Mene Tekel upon all his enemies; he has numbered their days, and they shall be finished, but his own kingdom shall endure forever.”
Mathew Henry has been followed by thousands of people writing on this number 666.
A summary and bottom line seems to be that this number “666” is prophesied in so many ways via Messianic Jewish, Orthodox Jewish, Islam, and “Christian” teachings, it is impossible at this time to completely state “this is the right one”-”this is the way to believe”.
Is it necessary to know? No.
Why not? It is irrelevant.
If the reader ascribes to the Three-In-One God belief, the following scriptures would be appropriate: Pr 20:24 A man’s steps are directed by the LORD. How then can anyone understand his own way? Mt 6:34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Joh 20:31 But these are written that you may (some manuscripts -may continue to-) believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.
And we all know John 3:16, and let’s not forget John 14:6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
Knowing what the mark of the Beast means, would not change our way of life. Mt 5:16” In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven”.
It is assumed true “Christians” understand taking the number of the beast (666) results in eternal damnation since the taking of the number in essence rejects Jesus the Christ. Further discussion may be found here: http://bibleresources.org/mark-of-the-beast/
The following concerns The Harbinger: http://harbingerdecoded.com. The book alone can be found in many bookstores or epublication sites.
End Time Prophetic Positions: The End Of America As We Know It
Definition: (n.) a sign or indication of future events; (v) to foreshadow or announce something coming in the future
Synonyms: (n.) forerunner, precursor, indicator, herald, augury, portent, presage, (v.) portend, foreshadow, indicate, bode
Antonyms: Tips: Harbinger is a difficult word, as its etymology has no bearing on its current meaning. Try to think of a way of associating harbinger with predicting the future or signs of the future. Harbinger is a more sophisticated way of referring to a sign that predicts or indicates the future or events to come.
Isa 9:10 The bricks are fallen, but we will build with hewn stone; the sycamores are cut down, but we will put cedars in their place.
See verses before and after. Isa. 9:10. These are words of defiance, pride and arrogance. This was Harbinger number one to Israel, who as a nation, had turned away from God.
The Harbinger by Rabbi Jonathan Cahn – published 2012.
Is it possible… That there exists an ancient mystery that holds the secret of America’s future? That this mystery lies behind everything from 9/11 to the collapse of the global economy? That ancient harbingers of judgment are now manifesting in America? That God is sending America a prophetic message of what is yet to come?
Before its destruction as a nation, ancient Israel received nine harbingers, prophetic omens of warning. The same nine harbingers are now manifesting in America—with immediate ramifications for end-time prophecy. Hidden in an ancient biblical prophecy from Isaiah, the mysteries revealed in The Harbinger are so precise that they foretold recent American events down to the exact days.
The revelations are so specific that even the most hardened skeptics will find it hard to dismiss or put down. It sounds like the plot of a Hollywood thriller – with one exception… IT’S REAL. The prophetic mysteries are revealed through an intriguing and engaging narrative the reader will find hard to put down.
The Harbinger opens with the appearance of a man burdened with a message he has received from a mysterious figure called The Prophet. The Prophet has given him nine seals, each containing a message about America’s future. As he tells of his encounters with The Prophet, from a skyscraper in New York City to a rural mountaintop, to Capitol Hill, to Ground Zero, the mystery behind each seal is revealed. As the story unfolds, each revelation becomes a piece in a greater puzzle – the ramifications of which will even alter the course of world history.
The Harbinger for America is essentially the same as for Israel:
Terrorism by the Assyrians. The descendents of the Assyrians are also, of course, from the middle east. They were Semitic and spoke a language called Akkadian – now known as Arabic, which is spoken by terrorist organizations Al Qaeda. Hamas, CAIR, ISIS, and others.
Muslims feel they have a “religious” duty to forcibly convert the entire world to Islam. However, a considerable number of individuals do not believe Islam is a Religion, but rather a political ideology. The number one outspoken individual on this issue is named Geert Wilders. a former Dutch Parliamentarian. The following is a link to his website: http://www.geertwilders.nl.
Other writings by Wilders:
Isa 9:10 was quoted on America’s 911 anniversary by John Edwards.
Isa. 9:10 was quoted (unknowingly) by Barrack Hussein Obama just after his election – He said “We will rebuild. We will recover. We will be stronger than before”.
These words – “We will rebuild” were spoken by the mayor of New York, the state’s senior Senator, the Governor, the state’s junior Senator.
Note: The consecration of America took place by George Washington at St. Paul’s cathedral a few feet from the World Trade Center, (not Washington, D.C.). It was not damaged during 911,- called “a miracle”, and protected by a sycamore tree.
The foundation of the Washington monument is now cracked severely due to an earthquake.
2008: Seven years later (seven being the number of completion/perfection in Elohim’s eyes), the financial crash involved God’s number in several ways: Seven years post 911, 7% decline. 777 re. stock market decline – this occurrence was also a Harbinger. Satan has been allowed to work because America turned away from the God of its fathers. Keep in mind the current POTUS was also elected seven years post 911.
Rabbi Cahn has also noted the following: In the Bible often handed out as an evangelical or first Bible, the “Read Through the Bible in One Year”, or “The One year Bible”, Isa 9:10 has been the reading on 9/1 since Tyndale Publishing first put out this version in 1985.
The next date to consider would be 2015. This assumes there is no repentance in America, no revival of any sort. 2 Ch 7:14.
BUT!!!!!!!!!! ONE LAST CHANCE!!!!!!!!
2Ch 7:14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. (Who is “my people”?) Is Romans 11 true. Are Gentiles grafted on to the Jewish Olive Tree? Are Gentiles sort of Jews due to their belief in Jesus?
Jan Markell in her “Understanding the Times” publication – September-October 2012, http://olivetreeviews.org delineates the accusations against Rabbi Jonathan Cahn, and rejects them totally. Jan is a Messianic Jew and also has radio programs throughout America.
Has America Really Been Destroyed?
Due to lack of immigration enforcement procedures (laws already written – on the books, so to speak), approximately 23% Americans are unemployed:
The concept of destruction is difficult to pinpoint due to the scale of destruction necessary to say “Yes, America has really been destroyed”. There is always an ongoing war between the anti-God and pro-God populace:
The very possibility of America having an anti-American POTUS is simply initially an unbelievable concept for an American to understand. Yet the current POTUS was elected after America turned away from the God of its fathers. This POTUS was actually named “Liar of the year” by a far left, liberal, progressive, anti-God publication called “Politico” proclaiming the words of POTUS regarding his program of “health care” called Obamacare saying “If you like your health plan, you can keep it”.
In various speeches, he lied quite constantly in this regard.
Jonathan Gruber was an often referenced contributor to the Obamacare revamping of healthcare. He openly admits he knew many individuals would not be able to keep their health plans:
A supposedly nonpartisan article describes his involvement in the Obamacare plans including his quotes of the American voter being “too stupid to object”. http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/obamacare-architect-jonathan-gruber-fire/story?id=26919286. It is certainly true the DFL hierarchy pushed hard for Obamacare to be passed with the leader of the minority in the House saying, “you must pass the bill first so that later you have time to read it”. This type of statement from anyone other than she who said it, would immediately be found “insane” by any relatively normal human being.
The ongoing lies of the current POTUS and administration continue:
Denial of Any Threat to America Is Rampant
The following articles/sites are only a very few of thousands having been written in an attempt to wake America up, but which has not succeeded to any extent. However, it must be reiterated – having a most probable Sunni Muslim POTUS, would certainly add to the problem of denial in this now number two nation.
Non UTube Denial
The writer of this article obviously does not consider the possibility of this POTUS being Muslim:
What’s A Dhimmi?
A definition of Dhimmi is as follows: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dhimmi
In order to distract Gruberized (i.e. stupid) American Voters, the DFL, (now known as Dhimmi’s For Lucifer), based on their platform vote which was strongly anti-God, have released a DFL controlled report concerning the just post 911 CIA attempts to gain information from captured Muslims:
This report was attacked as misleading in that it revealed techniques to obtain enemy information by the CIA, but said nothing about killing the enemy via drones. Multiple other errors in the report have been called “bogus and dangerous”. “Enhanced interrogation techniques, (i.e. water boarding), per CIA and those who were “there”, DID reveal information of a number of future attacks, knowledge of which prevented the death of many other Americans.
This report was also released to prevent the American populace from dealing with nine other potential scandals such as Benghazi-gate, IRS targeting of conservatives, but especially a more recent executive POTUS order granting amnesty to several million illegal immigrants. This latter is also a political move, in that it is felt by the DFL party and POTUS, that the Hispanic “pardoned” individuals, will remember at voting time, who pardoned them. The release of this document is considered totally political and part of the POTUS plan to totally destroy America. WHAT? Isn’t that a little strong? This writer does not think so.
See the following articles by supposed “experts” in this category:
A recent tweet showed Jane Fonda and John Kerry from the past with the understanding that in America, traitors are not punished, rather they just join the Democratic party:
According to Allen West, there are a open Communists in the Democratic party: “There are 80 members of Dem. Party who are members of Communist Party”. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0412/75025.html … @cspanwj #p2
May the reader please understand the following: The majority of DFL voters for the most part, have no idea their party has been undermined by the Communist, Socialist, Marxist, and Islamic ideologies. Please review “labels” in Part I. The DFL voters of today would certainly match the first several areas of “labels”, such as hereditary, ethical, cultural and social.
May the reader please understand the following: The majority of the Republication voters, for the most part, have no idea their party is as “liberal” or leftist as it is. For the most party the only “true” conservatism of the Republican party seems to be that of the “Tea Party” portion. Most Republicans who may consider themselves to be “pro-God” conservatives have no idea their leaders such as John Boehner or Mitch McConnell do not share their beliefs as the following articles state:
How Barack Obama became the Anti-President:
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