The Antichrist will appear to be the leading figure on the world’s stage in the last chapter of human history. History has never seen the likes of him before, and will never see the likes of him again. Jesus Christ will see to that.
The Bible characterizes Antichrist with many diabolical traits. One way he is described by the Holy Spirit is found in Revelation 13:1-5 where he is pictured as a HIDEOUS BEAST from the sea, a grotesque monster that is given world power and enthronement by the Dragon who is Satan. The Dragon and the Beast are the two main Hellians running rampant across the stage of human history’s climactic drama.
We read about the emergence and appearance of the Beast in Revelation 13:1,
“And he (I-John) stood on the sand of the seashore. And I saw a
BEAST coming up out of the SEA, having ten horns and
Where he came from is critically important in its meaning and significance. More on that to come! But we must note at the outset that the Antichrist is likened unto a monstrous BEAST, no more, no less. And yet the Bible prophetically, as we shall see, tells us in many places that his appearance will not be BEASTIAL but BENEFICENT. But the fact is that he is a BEAST, and as with all beasts, he is fierce, brutal, and bloodthirsty. So BEASTIAL is he that he makes Adolph Hitler look like a pussy cat or a choir boy.
THE BEAST’S SEA ORIGIN
I know about as much of the world of the seas as I do about nuclear physics. I mean, how many true Jacque Cousteaus are there in the world? To the common man, the under-world of the seas is filled with mystery and marvel, bedazzlement and danger. In short, the masses of humanity know little about the aqua-world which composes about 70% of the earth’s surface.
It is more than happenstance that the Antichrist-Beast has as his origin in the SEA, for in his arrival and emergence he will be as unknown and secretive to the masses as the sea from whence he came. All peoples of the earth will not have a clue as to his BEASTNESS, and in fact will be taken in by him as if he is the greatest leader to ever have appeared on the earth.
FIRST, we must note that John the Revelator is standing on the seashore, as we read in Revelation 13:1 KJV,
“And I stood upon the sand of the shore….”
The “Sands of the Seashore” in the Bible often stand for innumerable people. For instance, we read in Jeremiah 33:22 about the descendants of David, and there it states:
“As the host of heaven cannot be counted, and the sand of the sea
cannot be measured, so I will multiply the descendants
of David My servant….”
And again in Hebrews 11:12 we read the same symbolism about the descendants of Abraham, as it states:
“…therefore, also, there was born of one man, and him as good as dead
at that, as many descendants as the stars of Heaven in number,
and innumerable as the sand which is by the seashore.”
Well then, there is the Apostle John surrounded by sands (peoples of the earth), which today by guesstimate, number about 7 billion. The numbers of people that have come and gone and those yet to be, makes it impossible to even guess what the total number really is.
Why isn’t John pictured with other people “standing” with him instead of “sanding” beneath and around him? Because the world of peoples, when the Beast rises out of the Sea, will not see the Antichrist as John here sees him. Not even close, for they do not have the Spirit of God revealing to them the stark reality of the Beast as John does. Remember, we read in Revelation 1:10 about John’s “Revelation Experience,”
“I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s day….”
That says it all! Huge! You see, spiritual realities are spiritually discerned, and the world of mankind does not have the Spirit of God in them. We hear the strong words of I Corinthians 2:14,
“But a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God;
for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them,
because they are spiritually discerned.”
So we might put it this way:
“WHEN JOHN SAW THE BEAST, HE HAD BEEN CARRIED AWAY BY THE
HOLY SPIRIT, BUT WHEN MANKIND SEES THE BEAST, THEY WILL
SIMPLY BE CARRIED AWAY BY THE BEAST.”
And be sure of this:
“WHEN MANKIND LOOKS AT THE BEAST, THEY WILL NOT KNOW WHO
HE IS, AND THAT HE IS ACTUALLY FROM DEPTHS BEYOND WHAT
ANY HUMAN MIND CAN FATHOM.”
SECOND, back to the Beast-Antichrist coming out of the SEA. The sea in the Bible is the symbol for MYSTERY and for the UNKNOWN. That is particularly captured by the SEA being referred to as the DEEP, as in DEEP MYSTERY. We read of God asking Job in Job 38:16,
“Have you entered into the springs of the sea? Or have you walked
in the recesses of the DEEP?”
We should note that the MYSTERY of the DEEP is so great, that God quickly follows it up with questions about DEATH, as we read in Job 38:17,
“Have the gates of DEATH been opened to you? Or have you seen
the gates of DEEP DARKNESS?”
You see, there is a dimension to the sea that is enveloped in mystery, a mystery reflected in that word DEEP. The deep of the sea is a realm Job had not fathomed – UNFATHOMABLE – a world of amazing mysteries and unknowns below. That DEEP is a mystery comparable to the DEEP of death which to the world is another dimension of dark unsearchables and unknowables.
In short therefore:
“THE SEA BEAST – ANTICHRIST, IN RISING FROM THE SEA, IS IN
ACTUALITY COMING FROM NOWHERE.”
Adolf Hitler, who to many, including myself, is a prototype of the Antichrist, and we might call him the Anti-Jahweh. As far as the German people were concerned, he was truly an UNKNOWN from NOWHERE. And when he did rise into prominence, he first came as a fog rolling in off from the sea.
As a matter of fact, Adolf Hitler was not even German, for he was an Austrian born in the little town of Braunau am Inn on the banks of the Inn River which separates Austria and Germany. Hitler ironically on the banks of the Inn River emerged in Germany across the river from the DEEP.
More than that, Adolf Hitler was in reality a non-descript of a man as far as notoriety is concerned. He had no public acclaim in Austria, or for that matter, anywhere. His Dad showed very little attention to him or his sister, and spent lots of time drinking in the pubs. Adolf’s mother was Klara who doted on her son. He had a mother’s but not a father’s love.
Hitler had no outstanding talents, though he was an aspiring artist whose art work went nowhere. His art productions were rejected by the Art Academy in Vienna, and he was also rejected as a student by the same Academy, which refusal greatly embittered him. He believed that the academy and the government were controlled by the Jews.
What history does tell us is that Austria was ravenously Anti-Semitic, and that Adolf Hitler crossed the Inn River and enlisted in the German Army in 1914 at the beginning of “The Great War” – World War I.
Mere coincidence is it that even as the Big Bad Beast and Heir Fuhrer rose out of the DEEP – THE UNKNOWN, so Barack Hussein Obama arose out of the DEEP – THE UNKNOWN as well. No one really knows to this day where he was born, where he is from, who he really is, or even if he is truly an American. He was a complete mystery when suddenly he appeared in the Senate of the United States as a senator from Illinois.
He had been a “Community Organizer” before his senate career in Illinois, and like a London fog rolled into Washington in the Senate Chamber as a United States Senator, and then as President Obama in the White House, still shrouded in complete mystery.
What we do know now is that his education was heavily Marxist, and that his religious roots are deep in Islam. Obama’s father was raised a Muslim, but in fact was a confirmed atheist. His mother had strong Marxist leanings. Obama calls America the largest Muslim nation in the world, which is a total fabrication and misrepresentation, for that is what he wants it to become.
Obama with his wife and children attended for many years Trinity United Church of Christ (a total misnomer) in Chicago, which was pastored at the time by Jeremiah Wright, a false prophet who is strongly anti-American. Only when the America-damning Wright was exposed, as well as Obama’s relationship to him, did the senator from Illinois distance himself from Pastor Wright.
One can rightly conclude that DEEP down the Obamas do not love America any more than did the pastor who they allowed to poison themselves and their children for 17 years against the land of the free and the home of the brave.
The similarities between the Beast and the Fuhrer and Obama are stunning. Not one of them is who he appears to be at the beginning. That is just the SURFACE. That is the SEA! That is the DEEP! That is the MO of the Antichrist! That is the monster from the watery abyss!
THE BEAST IS WORSHIPPED
Come now, who in their right mind would worship a ferocious and bloodsucking beast? Unless of course you already worship the Dragon who gives the Beast his demonic power! So much will the world be flimflammed by the Beast, that we read in Revelation 13:8 mind you,
“And all who dwell on the earth will worship him….”
You can’t be serious! Yes, as serious as a massive and fatal heart attack! But remember, they do not see him as the BEAST. They see him as their messiah! Only the Dragon and the Beast could pull that off.
Remember the words of Paul in II Corinthians 11:14,
“And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.”
“IF THE DRAGON CAN APPEAR AS AN ANGEL, SO TOO THE BEAST
CAN APPEAR AS A MESSIAH.”
How? Very simply put:
“WHEREVER AND WHENEVER YOU SEE THE BEAST, THE DRAGON AS
HIS MENTOR WILL BE AT HIS SIDE.”
Well then, how will the sands of the sea behold the Antichrist? It is significant that millions of German households actually erected shrines that featured a photograph of Adolf Hitler which they thought of as their dictator’s “Divine Countenance.” They said prayers in his behalf, and even directed prayers to him throughout the day. In the eyes of his people, Hitler had rescued them from the humiliations of their defeat in World War I. Better still, he was going to lead all Germans into a future of unrivaled glory.
The very same thing is happening to Barack Obama in the United States. There are those, like actor Jamie Fox, who recently referred to Obama as, “Our Lord and Savior.” Louis Farrakhan, the head of the Black Muslim Movement, recently exalted Obama as their “Messiah.” Regarding Obama’s second presidential inauguration, Newsweek referred to him and it as “The Second Coming.”
This is nothing new, that is, rulers deifying themselves and being deified by their admirers. Jesus Christ is accustomed to these deified rulers and their duped worshipers, and is not one bit shook up by it. It was rampant in the Roman Empire into which he was born. He has seen all of these gods come and go, and they will continue to do so. History’s ebb and flow is the ebb and flow of national and cult gods.
A child is born! No, not the true God-Child! A different child! At age four his father dies, so he is raised by his mother and stepfather. At age 12 he makes his first public appearance, and he makes a speech at his grandmother’s funeral. People talk about that incredible speech for years.
At 18, he goes off to battle in Spain with Julius Caesar no less. Julius Caesar is so impressed by the young man that when Caesar is killed on the Ides of March, his will declares that the young man whose name is GAIUS OCTAVIUS is to be Caesar’s successor. Caesar was a god to the Roman people. So mind you:
“GAIUS OCTAVIUS IS DESIGNATED AS THE SON OF GOD.”
Yes, he is born to be king. The throne of the world belongs to him. But that is not all. The Roman Senate confers upon Gaius Octavius the titles SAVIOR AND GOD. He is then declared to be CAESAR AUGUSTUS. His birthday is made into a national holiday. Every city builds a shrine in his honor, and lifts up the banner to his name:
“THE SAVIOR OF THE WORLD.”
That is the guy we read about at the time of the birth of the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords – JESUS CHRIST – as it states in Luke 2:1
“Now it game about in those days that a decree went out from
CAESAR AUGUSTUS (Gaius Octavius) that a census be taken
of all the inhabited earth.”
As the Beast is manifested, we will hear more and more people talk about the Antichrist with the same words that people spoke of King Herod in Acts 11:21-22,
“And on the appointed day Herod, having put on his royal apparel, took his
seat on the rostrum and began delivering an address to them.”
“And the people kept crying out, ‘THE VOICE OF A GOD AND
NOT OF A MAN.”
Lest we forget what happens to god players, we read immediately in Acts 11:23,
“And immediately an angel of the Lord struck him because he did not
give God the glory, and he was eaten by worms and died.”
Generally a person gets eaten by worms after he dies, but Herod got wormed before he died. We don’t often read of a person being wormed to death as the cause of his dying. I guess that it is reserved for those who take God’s glory as their own.
This all fits what we read about the Beast-Antichrist, for according to Revelation 13:8, this ugly creature will be viewed by the peoples of the earth as their Messiah, and they will worship him before he wastes them. The Beast, the Fuhrer, and the Marxist/Muslim President will accept the worship and not resist it, but the Antichrist/Beast will eventually demand it.
This is indicated to us first of all in Revelation 13:1 where we read:
“And I saw a BEAST coming out of the sea, having TEN HORNS AND SEVEN
HEADS, and on his horns were TEN DIADEMS, and on his
heads were ten diadems.”
Seven is the number of God, and the seven heads mean that the Antichrist will assume the role of TOTAL DIVINE DOMINION over the earth. Ten is the number of double digit COMPLETENESS, and therefore the ten diademed horns means universal power and authority.
We read prophetically about him in Daniel 11:36,
“…and he will exalt and magnify himself above every god, and will speak
monstrous things against the God of Gods; and he will prosper until
the indignation is finished, for that which is decreed will be done.”
And again in II Thessalonians 2:4,
“who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called God or object
of worship, so that he takes the seat in the Temple of God,
displaying himself as being God.”
And in context of the the worship of the true God, we read in Daniel 9:27,
“And he will make a firm covenant with the people for one week, but in
the middle of the week he will put a stop to sacrifice and grain offering;
and on the wings of abominations will come one who makes desolate,
even a complete destruction, one that is decreed, poured out the
one who makes desolate.”
The BEAST/ANTICHRIST opposes God and hates God’s Christ, therefore he will abolish anything and everything that is related to God and to His Son Jesus Christ. Everything! Even as Adolf Hitler’s goal was to purge Germany and the world of all religion and class societies, so it is that Muslim Barack Obama’s goal is to purge America of all Judeo-Christian values, as well as anything to do with the worship of Christ.
Obama has already covered over the symbols of Christ at Georgetown University when he spoke there. On April 6, 2009, Obama at a press conference stated, “We do not consider ourselves to be a Christian nation.” On May 7, 2009, on our National Day of Prayer, Obama refused to conduct any formal observance of the day. He discontinued the practice of President George W. Bush of inviting Catholics, Protestants, and Jews to join in the formal ceremony in Washington D.C.
He once said that he is a Christian, but it was a lie to get the evangelical vote. Always remember this about the Dragon and the Beast:
“EVEN AS THE DRAGON IS A LIAR FROM THE BEGINNING, SO TOO THE
BEAST WILL BE A LIAR UNTO THE END.”
THE ORATOR BEAST
We certainly do not associate oratory or oratorical skills with a beast. Rather, we associate growling and snarling and raging with a beast. That however will not be how the SEA BEAST-ANTICHRIST will rise from the sea. Not at all!
Why do we say that? Because of what we read in Daniel 11:21 KJV,
“…but he shall come in PEACEABLY, and obtain the Kingdom by FLATTERIES.”
If you will, he will rise from the sea with the gentle and charming voice of a peacemaker. He will have the ability to bring peace to mankind so that the peoples of the world will be fooled into thinking that they are safe and secure under this PEACE-LOVING BEAST. What they do not know is that the PEACEMAKER is in essence a PEACEBREAKER as every beast is.
And the Beast will be a charmer-flatterer, and then only later will come the roars and thunders of the Destroyer. Not only will he present a DELUDING IMAGE TO THE EYE, but he will speak DELUDING WORDS TO THE EARS. In other words, the Antichrist will be the MASTER ORATOR FLATTERER.
More particularly, what is that oratorical skill that he will manifest called FLATTERIES? I think we all basically know what a FLATTERER IS and what FLATTERIES DO. Simply but skillfully this:
“THE FLATTERER BY SMOOTH ORATORICAL SKILL CAN SPEAK OF THAT
WHICH IS INHERENTLY BAD AND MAKE IT SOUND GOOD; AND SPEAK
OF THAT WHICH IS PITCH BLACK AND PRESENT IT AS BEING PURE
WHITE; SPEAK OF THAT WHICH IS UGLY AND MAKE IT SOUND
ATTRACTIVE, AND CONVINCE THE HEARERS OF
ALL OF THE DECEPTIONS.”
And of course, what the FLATTERER BEAST is counting on, and rightly so, is that the majority of mankind is slow in apprehension and dull of discernment, and therefore are all the more easily led to think with other men’s thoughts, and see with other men’s eyes. Then mix in some lying flatteries to the brew, and you have the recipe for mass deception.
That is what will happen with the Beast as he takes control of the entire world. We are not talking about just a regional or national beast here. Rather his flatteries have such enormous appeal, that we read in Revelation 13:3,
“And the whole earth was amazed and followed after the beast.”
And then in Revelation 13:4
“…and they worshipped the beast….
That simply means that in his peacemaking and flatteries he will have such universal appeal that the Jews will believe that he is their long-awaited Messiah. The Muslims will believe that he is their great prophet Mohammed. The Hindus and Buddhists will believe that he is their god-man. And even the churched in Christianity will believe that he is their Messiah. He will be the most ambidextrous religious flatterer that the world has ever seen.
After “The Great War – World War I” in which an Austrian by the name of Adolf Hitler fought for the German Army, this unknown from across the Inn River was released from the German army because of downsizing after Germany had snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. Young Adolf however still got a job with the German Army in surveillance of the many existing political factions by attending their meetings and reporting back to his army bosses.
Then he went to an “Instructor’s Course” where he was recognized as a “STAR ORATOR.” In his speeches at this “Instructor’s Course,” his main theme was ANTI-SEMITISM. Already then between 1919-1920 the main emphasis of his ANTI-SEMITISM was that the Jews simply had to be removed.
And he constantly trumpeted in his speeches the word DEUTSCHLAND as his centerpiece over and over again. Most literally, DEUTSCHLAND means “THE PEOPLES LAND.” Oh the flattery of it all, when in fact the last thing he had in mind was THE PEOPLES LAND, but rather HIS LAND – HIS WORLD FREE OF THE JEWS.
In 1920 Hitler joined the German Workers Party where he became their featured speaker and drew bigger and bigger crowds to their rallies. Strongly espousing a “Religionless and Classless Society,” the call was for a pure German society designated as “A Peoples Community.” Also in 1920, Hitler changed the name of the party to “The National Socialist German Worker’s Party” (The NSDAP)
Post World War I life in the defeated and embarrassed German Democratic Republic was madness, desperation, and chaos. In the now HYPER-INFLATED German economy, 1 American dollar in 1919 would bring you 5 Deutsche Marks. Then in 1923, 1 American dollar would bring you 4 trillion, 420 billion Deutsche Marks. A German housewife had to pay 90 billion Marks for a kilo of potatoes. In 1923, there was a complete collapse of the German economy, in which Germany had become the FIRST WELFARE NATION in Europe.
Adolf Hitler, now head of the NSDAP, saw this as his opportunity along with his party and other separatists groups, to overthrow the German Government. He appointed Eric Ludendorff, a war hero, as head of the COUP, which in Berlin was called the BEER HALL PUTSCH of 1923. It was repelled by the German troops who turned the PUTSCH into a fiasco and a laughing stock.
Hitler was arrested and tried on HIGH TREASON. Here is where the orator shone and HITLER’S FLATTERIES turned the defeat into a political victory. He used his trial as his oratorical stage, and made the COUP sound like a CONQUEST. He said at his trial, “If trying to remove the German Government which has signed an Armistice in World War I and thereby stabbed the army in the back, if that is high treason, then I am guilty.” And again he stated, “If trying to restore the Reich (empire) is high treason, then I am guilty.” And again he spoke, “If trying to restore the army is high treason, then I am guilty.”
Mind you, his flatteries of self, coup, and party were so dynamic, that even the prosecutor at his trial complemented him for his motives and the good intentions of the NSDAP. Hitler was sentenced to 5 years in a minimum security prison, but was released in 1 year. While in prison, he wrote his MEIN KAMPH – MY STRUGGLE.
When released from prison, Hitler resumed leadership of the party, and no longer wanted to be called LEADER or BOSS, but rather he demanded to be called THE FUHRER. Under THE FUHRER, the NSDAP’s prime goal was to overthrow the German Government. But not this time by a coup, but by getting party members into the Parliament, and destroying the government from within. He called it his PATH OF LEGALITY.
Then came the GREAT GERMAN DEPRESSION which was tied to the GREAT AMERICAN DEPRESSION in which Wall Street collapsed. German industrial production declined in 1929 by 31%. Unemployment catapulted by 200%. The German Parliament was in complete chaos and impotency and in fact was non-functional as Chancellor Heinrich Bruning called for new elections.
This was the end of Parliamentary Democracy in Germany and the beginning of Hitler’s Reich, and by 1932 National Socialism was on the verge of total power.
Barack Hussein Obama, the Marxist-Muslim President of the United States, who is a “Sea Beast” from nowhere, is a clone of the SEA BEAST’S and the FUHRER’S sea origins not only, but of their oratorical skills and flatteries.
I am reminded of the words of Proverbs 29:5,
“A man who flatters his neighbor is spreading a net for his steps (feet).”
If you will:
“A POLITICIAN WHO FLATTERS A NATION IS SPREADING A NET FOR ITS FEET.”
And flatter he did and does. He rose from the DEEP to presidential power by an oratorically skilled centerpiece made up of one phrase of three words – YES WE CAN. It was Hussein Obama’s DEUTSCHLAND – THE PEOPLE’S LAND – YES WE CAN. He repeated it over and over again, and each time his admirers acted as if it was the first time they had heard it. It inspired the masses giving them the strong feeling of a WE CAN DO INCLUSION. It put them on the same level with Obama, almost as if they would be CO-PRESIDENTS, even as Hitler made the people feel that he was one with them and they were one with him.
However, no one had a clue as to what the flattery YES WE CAN meant, or should we say, what it was really covering over. All they knew was that Obama was “BLACK” and “YES WE CAN” – a RACIAL BREAKTHROUGH and a PUBLIC BREAKTHROUGH. Who he was and what he meant didn’t seem to matter as people were taken in by the incantations of their long-awaited messiah. It became MASS YES WE CAN MANIA.
The clues to the meaning of YES WE CAN were there in his veiled speeches in other VERBAL CHARMS, such as THE REDISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH. It too was chanted over and over, but of course very few realized that he was talking about total government control of the economy – MARXIST SOCIALISM and the creation of a CLASSLESS SOCIETY in which the proletariat levels the economic playing field but keeps the choicest cuts for themselves.
If you will, the destruction of AMERICAN CAPITALISM. As in what the Antichrist will do according to Daniel 11:24,
“In a time of tranquility he will enter the richest parts of the realm, and he
will accomplish what his fathers never did, nor his ancestors; he will
distribute plunder, booty, and possessions among them, and he
will devise his schemes against strongholds, but only
for a time.”
The Beast is ANTI-PEOPLE. Hitler was ANTI-SEMITIC and ANTI-WORLD. Obama is ANTI-AMERICAN – ANTI-ISRAEL – ANTI-CHRISTIAN. When he makes speeches in America, he flatters America by calling it the greatest nation on earth. When he speaks outside of America, where he feels most comfortable to be his true SEA BEAST SELF, he criticizes America, apologizes for America, and looks and sounds like his true UNAMERICAN socialist essence. That true self was manifested inside America when in the last election, he told his voters to vote out of REVENGE! Revenge against whom? America!
Obama too has chosen the PATH OF LEGALITY, THAT IS, TO DESTROY THE AMERICAN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC and the AMERICAN GOVERNMENT from within. His path of the destruction of free and capitalist America has just begun and is progressing right on schedule toward NATIONAL SOCIALISM.
Under the regime of Obama and his czars, the Congress is being rendered non-functional and the Democratic Party is being deformed into THE SOCIALIST DEMOCRATIC PARTY which is the greatest oxymoron in American history, second only to the current MARXIST-MUSLIM PRESIDENCY – AN UNIMAGINABLE NIGHTMARE. And America is being degraded into a WELFARE NATION to rival Germany after World War I.
The rest of the story is found in the book Revelation. In fact, the first of the story is the rest of the story and can be found in Revelation 1:4-7,
“John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace, from
Him Who is and Who was and Who is to come; and from the seven spirits
who are before His throne;”
“and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the first born of the dead, and
the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him Who loves us, and released us
from our sins by His blood,”
“and He has made us to be a kingdom, priests to His God and Father; to
Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.”
“BEHOLD, HE IS COMING WITH THE CLOUDS, and every eye will see Him,
even those who pierced Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn
over Him. Even so, Amen.”
Next time – THE RISE OF THE SEA BEAST Pt. 2