I would not wish it on anyone. But that does not mean that someone capable of it will not actually become The One whom the description applies to.
The other night, I was watching the History channel on cable TV, and the subject was the final coming Antichrist, predicted by previous mystics and prophets of antiquity. During the presentation, portraits of Adolf Hitler were shown, and I contemplatively studied der Fuehrer's face like I never have before. As I did, I detected something that I never saw before.
During the achived movie clips (some in color), the German dictator exhibited either sullenness or slight surprise on his face, and sometimes a combination of both. The sullenness was related to his godlessly racist antisemitism as he concocted his own twisted, aryan-"pure-race," swastikacized rendition of and against the Christian HOLY BIBLE. The surprise was from his recognition both of the phenomenal opportunities that opened up for him to assume political and government domination, and the acceptance of his mesmerized and/or compliant nazi followers throughout Germany and elsewhere for him to become and be their adored idol and nationalistic savior. And why would he not have had the loyalty of both the Catholic and Evangelical churches in Germany when he ordered pink-triangle-badged homosexuals confined in concentration camps, and directed the rebuilding of German inflation-and-unemployment-ravaged industry with Autobahn and VW recovery compensating against the devastation and humiliation of the Versailles Treaty settlements of the early 20th century?
Barack Hussan Obamah (six plus six plus six) is different. He expects people to follow his rhetoric, his dreams, his goals, and his service expectations with a faintly cruel and intolerant aura as he speaks.....and instead of showing Hitlerian slight surprise that his sometimes fanatical followers are so willing to fault him with nothing specifically and offer no viable replacement rulership, he displays a cool and in-control, seemingly-thoughtful and logically-contemplative, determination in both his speech and actions to establish whatever mandatory plans he has for the nation, and beyond, with a somewhat-patient feigned offer of volunteerism.
Yet not for America only. His willingness to associate and congenially communicate with Castro and Chavez and Aminijihad (president of Iran) reveals that he has far-reaching international aspirations and expects eventual entire global conformity in the near future:
Dan 9:27 And he shall make a strong covenant with many for one week; and for half of the week he shall cause sacrifice and offering to cease; and upon the wing of abominations shall come one who makes desolate, until the decreed end is poured out on the desolator."
Dan 11:22 Armies shall be utterly swept away before him and broken, and the prince of the covenant also.
Dan 11:28 And he shall return to his land with great substance, but his heart shall be set against the holy covenant. And he shall work his will, and return to his own land.
Dan 11:32 He shall seduce with flattery those who violate the covenant; but the people who know their God shall stand firm and take action.
Dan 11:34 When they fall, they shall receive a little help. And many shall join themselves to them with flattery;
Perhaps this sounds far-fetched to some. But, for a moment, pretend that you are back in post-czar Russia (before Lenin), post-WWI Germany (before Hitler) , post-WWI Japan (before Tojo), and post-WWI Italy (before Mussolini).
Take Germany in the 1930s, for instance. There was the communist (Republican) party and the nazi (Democrat) parties struggling for preeminence and control. From the ranks of obscurity amidst the limpid weakness and non-popularity of the previous Kaiser arose one who was not even German-born (but instead Austrian-born). There is an eerie parallel with the questionable birth nationality of Barack Hussan Obamah (was it Hawaii, or elsewhere?):
Dan 11:21 In his place shall arise a contemptible person to whom royal majesty has not been given; he shall come in without warning and obtain the kingdom by flatteries.
Matt 1:1 The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
15 and Eliud the father of Eleazar, and Eleazar the father of Matthan, and Matthan the father of Jacob,
16 and Jacob the father of Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom Jesus was born, who is called Christ.
17 So all the generations from Abraham to David were fourteen generations, and from David to the deportation to Babylon fourteen generations, and from the deportation to Babylon to the Christ fourteen generations.
Luke 3:23 Jesus, when he began his ministry, was about thirty years of age, being the son (as was supposed) of Joseph, the son of Heli,
37 the son of Methuselah, the son of Enoch, the son of Jared, the son of Mahalaleel, the son of Cainan,
38 the son of Enos, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God.
John 9:29 We know that God has spoken to Moses, but as for this man, we do not know where he comes from."
Heb 7:3 He is without father or mother or genealogy, and has neither beginning of days nor end of life, but resembling the Son of God he continues a priest for ever.
Was the fire in the Reichstag a similar ground for marshal-law takeover by Chancellor Hitler as the recent post-Bush economic disaster within the United States initiated and orchestrated by President Obamah? Some things appear strangely similar, and the sense of dejavu is frightening. Hitler's opponents were put down many ways, and Obamah's critics (Rush Limbaugh, Michaels Savage and Medved, Hugh Hewitt, other conservative-radio talk-show hosts, Hannity on Fox, etc.) might soon be destined for similar censorship and elimination into anonymity with blatant applications of unemployment-instigated (I was fired from my job for cultic-catholic jealousy and prejudice of such male-rector-and-female-warden cultic catholics in charge), enforced feminist and/or homogay-ring-stud-in-the-left-earlobe "non-discrimination" replacement for the so-called "Equal"-"rights" and "Human"-"rights" "Fairness Doctrine," - as he (like Hitler) will probably control a majority of Congress (possibly even before the elections of 2010), will probably control a majority of the Supreme Court through retirement of Ginsburg or whoever with appointment of others in accord with his agenda, and all law-enforcement throughout the country (including the FBI, CIA, NSA, federal marshals, state patrols, county sheriffs, and local police).
If the situation got desperate enough near the end of Obamah's first 3-1/2 years of dictatorship, his 4-year term limit could be waived and his reign extended for another 42 months by emergency congressional acclamation.
But the New-Testament book of Revelation speaks of "Babylon" the "harlot" and "mother of harlots." WHO is that "harlot?"
Some say that it is the apostate "church" of religious cults and heretics.....not merely of maryolatrous and purgatorial, eucharistically-self-atoning, apocryphal "mother"-"church" catholics (like the ones who fired me from my nicely-paying church-organist job), plus homosexuals-and-feminists-embracing protestants....but also hateful, antisemitically-prejudiced islamic muslims with their pseudo-"scripture" satanic-verses Qu'ran, cow-worshipping Hindus and meditating Buddhists, etc:
This webauthor feels it also has a much deeper application, and that is the vast and overwhelming influence of sexist feminists and the huge amount of financial resources they control. With both Nancy Pelosi (third in line to the presidency) and Hillary Clinton as international Secretary of State plus overseer of national elections, plus McCain's choice of Sarah Palin and Livni of Israel being a serious competitor against Netanyahu, one can easily discern that the mother of harlots and the wealth related to them is strikingly applicable to The Whore described in Revelation.
But it has been prophesied that the Beast (both of them described in Revelation chapter 13) will "hate the harlot and make her desolate and naked, and burn up her flesh with fire" as he the beast (note the male gender) will give ten kings (again, note the male gender) (and not queens) authority to rule over Earth for one hour each:
Rev 17:1 Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, "Come, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who is seated upon many waters,
2 with whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and with the wine of whose fornication the dwellers on earth have become drunk."
3 And he carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness, and I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast which was full of blasphemous names, and it had seven heads and ten horns.
4 The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and bedecked with gold and jewels and pearls, holding in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the impurities of her fornication;
5 and on her forehead was written a name of mystery: "Babylon the great, mother of harlots and of earth's abominations."
6 And I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints and the blood of the martyrs of Jesus. When I saw her I marveled greatly.
7 But the angel said to me, "Why marvel? I will tell you the mystery of the woman, and of the beast with seven heads and ten horns that carries her.
8 The beast that you saw was, and is not, and is to ascend from the bottomless pit and go to perdition; and the dwellers on earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, will marvel to behold the beast, because it was and is not and is to come.
9 This calls for a mind with wisdom: the seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman is seated;
10 they are also seven kings, five of whom have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come, and when he comes he must remain only a little while.
11 As for the beast that was and is not, it is an eighth but it belongs to the seven, and it goes to perdition.
12 And the ten horns that you saw are ten kings who have not yet received royal power, but they are to receive authority as kings for one hour, together with the beast.
13 These are of one mind and give over their power and authority to the beast;
14 they will make war on the Lamb, and the Lamb will conquer them, for he is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those with him are called and chosen and faithful."
15 And he said to me, "The waters that you saw, where the harlot is seated, are peoples and multitudes and nations and tongues.
16 And the ten horns that you saw, they and the beast will hate the harlot; they will make her desolate and naked, and devour her flesh and burn her up with fire,
17 for God has put it into their hearts to carry out his purpose by being of one mind and giving over their royal power to the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.
18 And the woman that you saw is the great city which has dominion over the kings of the earth."
Such is really no different than what happened in history, in one sense. After the nazi Brownshirts (reminiscent of House Speaker Nancy, Secretary of National Elections Hillary, Janet of DHS, Kathleen of HHS, and a host of their female-activist CEOs and voting ilk?) got Hitler (Obamah?) into power, he suddenly and without warning arrested and executed them, replacing them with an elite group of men known as the black-shirted black-booted Gestapo SS.
Such male dominance is not unusual in times past. Jacob's twelve sons became the representatives of the Twelve Tribes of Israel spoken of not simply throughout the Old Testament but also in the New-Testament book of Revelation:
Num 31:5 So there were provided, out of the thousands of Israel, a thousand from each tribe, twelve thousand armed for war.
Rev 7:5 twelve thousand sealed out of the tribe of Judah, twelve thousand of the tribe of Reuben, twelve thousand of the tribe of Gad,
Re 7:6 twelve thousand of the tribe of Asher, twelve thousand of the tribe of Naphtali, twelve thousand of the tribe of Manasseh,
Re 7:7 twelve thousand of the tribe of Simeon, twelve thousand of the tribe of Levi, twelve thousand of the tribe of Issachar,
Re 7:8 twelve thousand of the tribe of Zebulun, twelve thousand of the tribe of Joseph, twelve thousand sealed out of the tribe of Benjamin.
The definition of a Jew (though not in the spiritual sense) has not so much to do with acceptance or piecemeal rejection of the religion of judaism and some of their peculiar terminology and traditional or ritualistic practices, nor ancestry only defined by the mother, but rather by tribal blood descendancy (though geneologically mixed as in the case of Rahab and Ruth of the Old Testament). In reality, Jewish blood descendancy is determined by the tribal blood lineage not merely of the mother (see Matthew chapter 1) but (even more importantly according to Scripture) of the father (see Luke chapter 3).
None of Christ's Twelve Apostles were women, and instead all were Jewish men:
Matt 10:2 The names of the twelve apostles are these: first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother;
3 Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus;
4 Simon the Cananaean, and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.
Mark 3:14 And he appointed twelve, to be with him, and to be sent out to preach
15 and have authority to cast out demons:
16 Simon whom he surnamed Peter;
17 James the son of Zebedee and John the brother of James, whom he surnamed Boanerges, that is, sons of thunder;
18 Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Cananaean,
19 and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him. Then he went home;
Saint Paul also was both a male and Jewish. All of Hitler's cabinet (Himmler, Goebbels, Goering, etc.) consisted of males. The "Magnificent Seven" gunslingers were all men. I could go on and on.
Thus the "spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience:"
Eph 2:2 in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience.
takes a more high-powered form with the exclusion of the inferior-gender weaker sex, congruent with:
Lev 27:2 "Say to the people of Israel, When a man makes a special vow of persons to the LORD at your valuation,
Le 27:3 then your valuation of a male from twenty years old up to sixty years old shall be fifty shekels of silver, according to the shekel of the sanctuary.
Le 27:4 If the person is a female, your valuation shall be thirty shekels.
Le 27:5 If the person is from five years old up to twenty years old, your valuation shall be for a male twenty shekels, and for a female ten shekels.
Le 27:6 If the person is from a month old up to five years old, your valuation shall be for a male five shekels of silver, and for a female your valuation shall be three shekels of silver.
Le 27:7 And if the person is sixty years old and upward, then your valuation for a male shall be fifteen shekels, and for a female ten shekels.
Num 30:8 But if, on the day that her husband comes to hear of it, he expresses disapproval, then he shall make void her vow which was on her, and the thoughtless utterance of her lips, by which she bound herself; and the LORD will forgive her.
Nu 30:13 Any vow and any binding oath to afflict herself, her husband may establish, or her husband may make void.
Eccl 7:28 ......One man among a thousand I found, but a woman among all these I have not found.
Isa 3:12 My people--children are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, your leaders mislead you, and confuse the course of your paths.
Nah 3:13 Hey, your troops are women in your midst. The gates of your land are wide open to your foes; fire has devoured your bars.
1Cor 14:34 the women should keep silence in the churches. For they are not permitted to speak, but should be subordinate, as even the law says.
1Tim 2:11 Let a woman learn in silence with all submissiveness.
12 I allow no woman to teach or to have authority over men; she is to keep silent.
13 For Adam was formed first, then Eve;
14 and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor.
Previous antichrists were limited as to their localities. Lenin was in Russia, Hitler in Europe, Tojo in Japan. Nowadays, however, the potential for an Antichrist to control both the United Nations and the European Union is not merely possible but probable. Not only that, the formation and functioning of a G-7 and G-10, concordant with the enumeration of seven and ten kings stated in the book of Revelation, readily seems forthcoming.
During the 1940s, the supposedly Messiah-rejecting good-guy jews were tattooed with numbers while confined in concentration camps. The next time around, the blasphemers will be tattooed with 666 (not simply stamped on the right hand for school lunch money, entrance into carnivals, second helpings at KFC, etc.) and free to roam around anywhere on the planet. The computerized and laser technology for such a massive branding of and by the demonically defiant destined for eternal-torment damnation in the Outer Darkness Lake of Fire is already present, which marking would be promoted and lauded as a convenient, unified, unilateral peacekeeping anti-terrorism mechanism for international security and cooperatively worldwide, anti-fraud, financial-regulation uniformity:
Rev 13:1 And I saw a beast rising out of the sea, with ten horns and seven heads, with ten diadems upon its horns and a blasphemous name upon its heads.
2 And the beast that I saw was like a leopard, its feet were like a bear's, and its mouth was like a lion's mouth. And to it the dragon gave his power and his throne and great authority.
3 One of its heads [the economically-devastated U.S.?] seemed to have a [financially-lethal?] mortal wound, but its mortal wound was healed, and the whole earth followed the beast with wonder.
4 Men worshiped the dragon [Satan?], for he had given his authority to the beast, and they worshiped the beast, saying, "Who is like the beast, and who can fight against it?"
5 And the beast was given a mouth uttering haughty and blasphemous words, and it was allowed to exercise authority for forty-two months;
6 it opened its mouth to utter blasphemies against God, blaspheming his name and his dwelling, that is, those who dwell in heaven.
7 Also it was allowed to make war on the saints and to conquer them. And authority was given it over every tribe and people and tongue and nation,
8 and all who dwell on earth will worship it, every one whose name has not been written before the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb that was slain.
9 If any one has an ear, let him hear:
10 If any one is to be taken captive, to captivity he goes; if any one slays with the sword, with the sword must he be slain. Here is a call for the endurance and faith of the saints.
11 Then I saw another beast which rose out of the earth; it had two horns like a lamb [the UN and EU?] and it spoke like a dragon [great charismatic orator?].
12 It exercises all the authority of the first beast in its presence, and makes the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose mortal wound was healed.
13 It works great signs, even making fire come down from heaven to earth in the sight of men [SDI satellite anti-missile defense system?];
14 and by the signs which it is allowed to work in the presence of the beast, it deceives those who dwell on earth, bidding them make an image [better than Data on Star Trek?] for the beast which was wounded by the sword [assassination attempt?] and yet lived;
15 and it was allowed to give breath to the image of the beast so that the image of the beast should even speak [advanced humanoid robotics?], and to cause those who would not worship the image of the beast to be slain.
16 Also it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked [tattooed by laser or implanted with GPS microchip?] on the right hand or the forehead,
17 so that no one can buy or sell [with credit or debit cards, cash or coins, etc?] unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name.
18 This calls for wisdom: let him who has understanding reckon the number of the beast, for it is a human number, its number is six hundred and sixty-six.
1Cor 13:9 For our knowledge is imperfect and our prophecy is imperfect....
We do not know how Obama bin Laden (if yet alive), A-mini-jihad of Iran, or some future person might fit into the prophetic picture. But we are to observe the signs of these last days, and keep alert through enlightenment of and obedience to the Sacred-66 Holy Scriptures of our Redeemer and Lord Jesus Christ.