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Why the USA is the Kingdom of the Antichrist! Dec 27, 2012


Many years back, more than 30 I was already studying the Bible prophecies. At the time it became apparent that the world at the time of the Tribulations would go into wars defined in geopolitical areas and all revolving around Israel and in particular Jerusalem.

It was always understood by me that Satan was going to manipulate the political systems of the world to position his elect the Antichrist in a position of power and authority. In my reasoning at the time I saw that the two most powerful nations at that time were the USA and the Soviet Union and with the prophetical biblical background that I had acquired it was my conclusion that if we were in or near the end times approaching the Apocalypse the Antichrist was being positioned to take control of the biggest military system in the world.

The role of Russia was easy to see as the Red Horse of the second seal and the Gog of the Ezekiel 38 prophecy. In Ezekiel Gog is defeated by God in the mountains of Israel and it shows the Nation of Israel burying the dead for seven months and living seven years from the spoils of war. This led to my conclusion that this Nation was not the one that the Antichrist was coming from.

A prophetic dilemma was presented in that the prophet Daniel implied that the Antichrist would come from the people that destroyed the Temple and these were the Romans. It became clear to me that the USA was made up of mostly descendants from the Kingdoms of Europe and as such the people were descendants of the Roman empire.

I concluded then and I still do that the Antichrist will come from the USA and we come to the present time where Barack Hussein Obama is the reelected president of the most powerful Nation in the world. It is the most powerful militarily, economically, scientific and industrial Nation of all the world. The article below covers only the military part, but it is enough to prove the point.

The article by Mr. Tom Franks is very good and it shows in one place all the factors that make the US military the most powerful in the world. One thing that is missing from the article is the atomic power that is available to this country.

Nando

http://www.ploughshares.org/world-nuclear-stockpile-report?gclid=CPLDt7aJu7QCFQeynQodBnoAew

World Nuclear Stockpile Report

The exact number of nuclear weapons in global arsenals is not known. With little exception, each of the nine countries with nuclear weapons guards these numbers as closely held national secrets. What is known, however, is that more than a decade and a half after the Cold War ended, the world’s combined stockpile of nuclear warheads remain at unacceptably high levels.

World Nuclear Stockpile Infographic

http://bos.sagepub.com/content/68/3/84.full.pdf

Nando

http://www.raptureready.com/soap/frank1.html

Focus on the United States of America

By Tom Frank


The role of the United States in Bible prophecy is something I wish the Bible would have clarified in further detail. Like most of the world, the United States is not specifically mentioned in the Bible. This very fact makes things very difficult for students and teachers alike as they attempt to pinpoint where this country will be at the End of this Age. Sure, it is easy to see how this country will be part of a one world system, but to be honest; I would love to see the amount of detail found in Ezekiel 38-39 for example.

Several months ago I began looking deeper in an attempt to discover this mystery and I found nothing but speculation by ministers and experts alike. Some of what I found made a ton of sense, as various individuals tied in the United States to several prophecies. For example, here a few of the more interesting ones I came across.

·         The United States is the messengers and ambassadors or a tall and smooth skinned people located in Isaiah 18:2.

·         The United States is the great eagle that is found in Revelation 12:14.

·         The United States is the Mystery Babylon found in Jeremiah 50 and Revelation 17-18.

·         The United States is the villages or young lions located in Ezekiel 38:13.

·         The United States is the sword that can be found in Ezekiel 38:21.

·         The United States is the coastlands that are mentioned in Ezekiel 39:6.

·         The United States is the eagles wings found in Daniel 7:4.

As you can see, there is a ton of guesses out there and as a result of this; I decided to take a different approach to this topic and its one that centers on the might of the US Military.

At the forefront of military power, the United States of America is leading the way. Here are some figures based on 2011 numbers that I obtained from IISS (International Institute for Strategic Studies). As a disclaimer, I want to announce that I am all for having a powerful national defense, but some of these statistics are alarming when viewed through the lenses of scripture.

·         The United States accounted for 45.7% of all money spent on the military on the planet Earth.

·         The United States spent 8.2 times more than China,and 14.03 times more than Russia.

·         The United States spent 739 Billion dollars, which is more than the next 9 countries behind it, combined (487 billion).

So now that weknow how much the United States is spending on the military as compared to the rest of the world, where on earth is this money going? According to 2011 data that is publically available:

·         The United States has more than 1000 bases worldwide.

·         The United States has a base in 150 countries throughout the globe.

·         The United States has around 1.5 million military personnel in foreign lands.

·         The United States has a military base on every single continent on Earth with the exception of Antarctica.

These numbers are quite shocking and for good reason, there hasn’t been a nation in the history of this planet that has managed this feat. Oh, and by the way, these numbers do not include the massive amount of “lily pad” bases scattered everywhere that remain classified. For those that do not know, a “lily pad” base is a small launch point for Special Operations that are launched under classified actions. Going further, here is a global ranking on the US Military in specific categories based on data from 2011.

·         Total active manpower – 1,477,896 (2nd in the word)

·         Total reserve manpower – 1,458,500 (4th in the world)

·         Total aircraft – 18,234 (1st in the world: 3 times more than #2)

·         Total helicopters – 6,417 (1st in the world: 7 times more than #2)

·         Total tanks – 9,573 (2nd in the world)

·         Total infantry vehicles – 26,653 (1st in the world)

·         Total towed artillery – 2,163 (5th in the world)

·         Total self-propelled guns – 950 (8th in the world)

·         Total rocket artillery – 1,430 (4th in the world)

·         Total logistical vehicles – 267,247 (1st in the world: 4 times more than #2)

·         Total aircraft carriers – 11 (1st in the world: more than the rest of the world combined)

·         Total submarines – 75 (1st in the world)

·         Total destroyers – 59 (1st in the world: 2 times more than #2)

·         Total frigates – 30 (3rd in the world)

·         Total nuclear weapons – 2,150 active warheads (1st in the world)

Now while the US military is not leading the way in all categories, it is however significantly more powerful in offensive projection due to naval and air power. This means that the US military can go to any place in the world and sustain the conflict.

With the United States and its ability to anywhere on the globe bring destruction down an adversary, what are some of the weapons they are going to be using? Here is a list of some of the weapons that are not only the most destructive on the planet, they possess a technological advantage that other weapons systems deployed by other nations.

·         The F-22A Raptor – A 5th Generation air superiority fighter that utilizes stealth, speed, maneuverability and advanced avionics that will provide the US an advantage over all other nations in air combat for the next few decades. There are approximately 196 aircraft in inventory with each one costing around $150 million per plane. Much of these airplanes abilities are classified.

·         The GBU-57 Massive Ordinance Penetrator – A 30,000 pound bomb that is capable of penetrating through 200 feet of concrete before detonating thus making it near impossible to hide from this weapon. There are 20 bombs in US inventory with program costing $314 million. The weapon is designed to be dropped by the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber.

·         The XM25 “Punisher” – A 25 mm grenade launcher that affords the US warfighter the ability to engage targets that are behind cover by air bursting the projectile over the enemy. The weapon system was deployed in Afghanistan in 2011 and approximately 41 are in service. In 2013, the US Military will begin production of 12,500 rifles at $25,000 each.

Some of you might be thinking that given the state of the world’s economy and specifically the United States financial issues, the drive for military dominance would end. However, there are no plans to do so, and in a rare speech made from the Pentagon, President Obama declared that – “Our military will be leaner, but the world must know the United States is going to maintain our military superiority”.

Two years ago, on April 10th, 2010, then Secretary of Defense Robert Gates declared that United States possessed a capability known as Prompt Global Strike. But before I explain what this system is, let us take a look at what the Bible has to say about how this world will be at the End of this Age.

·         I Thessalonians 5:3 (NIV) – While people are saying, “Peace and safety,” destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.

So let me ask everyone this question – Where is this destruction going to come from?

Keeping this verse in mind, allow me to describe what Prompt Global Strike is. In short, this system provides the US Military the ability to strike anywhere on the globe in one hour. This system includes the use of ICBM’s, hypersonic cruise missiles and a kinetic weapon system launched from space. In 2011, a test was conducted of the system as a missile was launched from Hawaii and struck a target in the Atoll Islands some 3,700 miles away. The entire sequence occurred in less than 30 minutes.

I found this system very interesting because of what is found in Daniel 8. To those unfamiliar with this chapter, it predicts the arrival of the Anti-Christ and his destructive actions after he arrives.

·         Daniel 8:19 (NIV) – He said: “I am going to tell you what will happen later in the time of wrath, because the vision concerns the appointed time of the end.

I – Here we have Gabriel beginning to explain the vision Daniel had by informing him that what he has seen will transpire at the end or time wrath.

·         Daniel 8:23 (NIV) – “In the latter part of their reign, when rebels have become completely wicked, a stern-faced king, a master of intrigue, will arise.

I – The Anti-Christ arrives on scene

·         Daniel 8:24 (NIV) – He will become very strong, but not by his own power. He will cause astounding devastation and will succeed in whatever he does. He will destroy the mighty men and the holy people.

·         Daniel 8:25 (NIV) – He will cause deceit to prosper, and he will consider himself superior. When they feel secure, he will destroy many and take his stand against the Prince of princes. Yet he will be destroyed, but not by human power.

I – In these verses we can see that the Anti-Christ will be responsible for worldwide devastation, only to be destroyed by Jesus himself at the end of the Tribulation.

Some of you might be thinking that I am saying the United States of America will be the location in which the Anti-Christ comes out of.

I am not.

Daniel 12:4 states that no one will know the correct interpretation of the Book of Daniel until the end.

·         Daniel 12:4 (NIV) – But you, Daniel, close up and seal the words of the scroll until the time of the end. Many will go here and there to increase knowledge.”

So… what am I saying then?

Well, regardless of what your stance is on the Rapture and unless the United States is wiped off the face the Earth, the US Military will exist at the time of the Tribulation and could be a part of the cause that causes worldwide destruction.

Come Quickly Lord. Amen.

Nando

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  1. I would disagree with your analysis of the United States being all those things in Scripture. I believe God’s focus is on Israel, not us. Go to versebyverseministry.com for a detailed teaching on Revelation.

    Linda

    December 28, 2012 at 5:00 pm

  2. I will post the verses in Daniel 11 that deal exclusively with events of the past several years and ask that you pray that the Holy Spirit will guide you in understanding the meanings thereof. I do not claim to understand everything as there are still some things that have not occurred. However if it is events that have already occurred, we should definately be able to recognize the participants, based on history. While studying the book of Daniel I asked constantly for understanding, and this is the understanding that I was given.

    Daniel 11:20 Then shall stand up in his estate a [b]raiser of taxes in the glory of the kingdom[/b]: but within few days he shall be destroyed, neither in anger, nor in battle.

    I believe this raiser of taxes was President William Jefferson Clinton. Clinton signed the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 in August of that year, which passed Congress without a Republican vote. It cut taxes for fifteen million low-income families, made tax cuts available to 90% of small businesses, and [b]raised taxes on the wealthiest 1.2% of taxpayers.[/b] Additionally, through the implementation of spending restraints,[b] it mandated the budget be balanced over a number of years.[/b]

    In a lame-duck session of Congress after the 1998 elections, the House voted to impeach Clinton, based on the results of the Lewinsky scandal. This made Clinton only the second U.S. president to be impeached (the first being Andrew Johnson). Impeachment proceedings were based on allegations that Clinton had lied about his relationship with 22-year-old White House intern Monica Lewinsky in a sworn deposition in the Paula Jones lawsuit. After the Starr Report was submitted to the House providing what it termed “substantial and credible information that President Clinton Committed Acts that May Constitute Grounds for an Impeachment”, the House began impeachment hearings against Clinton before the mid-term elections. To hold impeachment proceedings, the Republican leadership called a lame-duck session in December 1998.

    The impeachment trial of President Bill Clinton in 1999, Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist presiding

    While the House Judiciary Committee hearings ended in a straight party-line vote, there was lively debate on the House floor. The two charges passed in the House (largely with Republican support, but with a handful of Democratic votes as well) were for perjury and obstruction of justice. The perjury charge arose from Clinton’s testimony about his relationship to Lewinsky during a sexual harassment lawsuit brought by former Arkansas state employee Paula Jones. The obstruction charge was based on his actions during the subsequent investigation of that testimony.

    The Senate later voted to acquit Clinton on both charges. The Senate refused to meet to hold an impeachment trial before the end of the old term, so the trial was held over until the next Congress. Clinton was represented by Washington law firm Williams & Connolly. The Senate finished a twenty-one-day trial on February 12, 1999, with the vote (55 Not Guilty/45 Guilty) on both counts falling short of the Constitutional two-thirds majority requirement to convict and remove an officeholder. The final vote was generally along party lines, with no Democrats voting guilty, and only a handful of Republicans voting not guilty.

    Daniel 11:21 And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they [b]shall not give the honour of the kingdom[/b]: but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries.

    When the election returns came in on November 7, Bush won 29 states, including Florida. The closeness of the Florida outcome led to a recount. The initial recount also went to Bush, but the outcome was tied up in courts for a month until reaching the U.S. Supreme Court. On December 9, in a controversial ruling the Bush v. Gore case the Court reversed a Florida Supreme Court decision ordering a third count, and stopped an ordered statewide hand recount based on the argument that the use of different standards among Florida’s counties violated the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. The machine recount showed that Bush had won the Florida vote by a margin of 537 votes out of six million cast. Although he received 543,895 fewer individual votes than Gore nationwide, Bush won the election, receiving 271 electoral votes to Gore’s 266.

    22 And with the arms of a flood shall they be overflown from before him, and shall be broken; yea, also the prince of the covenant.

    After September 11, Bush announced a global War on Terror. The Afghan Taliban regime was not forthcoming with Osama bin Laden, so Bush ordered the invasion of Afghanistan to overthrow the Taliban regime. In his January 29, 2002 State of the Union Address, he asserted that an “axis of evil” consisting of North Korea, Iran, and Iraq was “arming to threaten the peace of the world” and “pose[d] a grave and growing danger”. The Bush Administration asserted both a right and the intention to wage preemptive war, or preventive war.

    23 And after the [b]league made with him[/b] he shall work deceitfully: for [b]he shall come up, and shall become strong with a small people[/b].

    In his 2002 State of the Union Address, Bush referred to an axis of evil including Iraq, Iran and North Korea. After the September 11 attacks on New York, [b]Bush launched the War on Terror, in which the United States military and a small international coalition[/b] invaded Afghanistan, the location of Osama Bin Laden, who planned the New York attacks. In 2003, Bush then launched the invasion of Iraq, searching for Weapons of Mass Destruction, which he described as being part of the War on Terrorism.

    24 He shall enter peaceably even upon the fattest places of the province; and he shall do that which his fathers have not done, nor his fathers’ fathers; [b]he shall scatter among them the prey, and spoil, and riches[/b]: yea, and he shall forecast his devices against the strong holds, even for a time.

    I believe this is referring to the enormous number of high paying, tax free foreign jobs that were provided by a number of U.S. contractors hired to provide both skilled, and service sector positions in Iraq, and Afghanistan. In addition to those things there is also the Iraqi oil factor that one must take into consideration.

    25 And he shall stir up his power and his courage against the king of the south with a great army; and the king of the south shall be stirred up to battle with a very great and mighty army; [b]but he shall not stand: for they shall forecast devices against him.[/b]

    Beginning with his January 29, 2002 State of the Union address, Bush began publicly focusing attention on Iraq, which he labeled as part of an “axis of evil” allied with terrorists and posing “a grave and growing danger” to U.S. interests through possession of weapons of mass destruction.
    More than 20 nations (most notably the United Kingdom), designated the “coalition of the willing” joined the United States in invading Iraq. They launched the invasion on March 20, 2003. The Iraqi military was quickly defeated. The capital, Baghdad, fell on April 9, 2003. The speed of this defeat can greatly be attributed to the use of “smart munitions by both the United States and coalition partners such as the U.K. The advent of weapons such as the Tomahawk Cruise missiles, as well as the use of stealth technology allowed the U.S. and it’s allies to strike targets at will, without putting a large number of ground troops in harms way.

    26 Yea, [b]they that feed of the portion of his meat shall destroy him[/b], and [b]his army shall overflow: and many shall fall down slain.[/b]

    On 5 November 2006, Saddam Hussein was found guilty of crimes against humanity and sentenced to death by hanging. Saddam’s half brother, Barzan Ibrahim, and Awad Hamed al-Bandar, head of Iraq’s Revolutionary Court in 1982, were convicted of similar charges. The verdict and sentencing were both appealed, but subsequently affirmed by Iraq’s Supreme Court of Appeals.[103] On 30 December 2006, Saddam was hanged

    Estimates on the number of casualties during the invasion in Iraq vary widely. John Tirman, the Executive Director and a Principal Research Scientist at MIT’s Center for International Studies, who has reviewed the various data and methodologies, has estimated “the number of war-related dead to be at least 600,000 and possibly as much as one million”.

    27 And both of these kings’ hearts shall be to do mischief, and they shall speak lies at one table; but it shall not prosper: for yet the end shall be at the time appointed.

    28 Then shall he return into his land with great riches; and his heart shall be against the holy covenant; and he shall do exploits, and return to his own land.

    The following verses are on overview of verses 36-45 and the first few verses of Daniel 12 it is very easy to see the correlation if you read through them as such and then look at the details in verses 36-45 and then the first part of Daniel 12. For example the ships of Chittim are the tidings out of the East and the North.

    29 At the time appointed he shall return, and come toward the south; but it shall not be as the former, or as the latter.

    In February and March, Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton made separate overseas trips to announce a “new era” in U.S. foreign relations with Russia and Europe, using the terms “break” and “reset” to signal major changes from the policies of the preceding administration. Obama attempted to reach out to Arab leaders by granting his first interview to an Arab cable TV network, Al Arabiya.

    On March 19, Obama continued his outreach to the Muslim world, releasing a New Year’s video message to the people and government of Iran. This attempt was rebuffed by the Iranian leadership. In April, Obama gave a speech in Ankara, Turkey, which was well received by many Arab governments. On June 4, 2009, Obama delivered a speech at Cairo University in Egypt calling for “a new beginning” in relations between the Islamic world and the United States and promoting Middle East peace.

    In March 2011, as forces loyal to Muammar Gaddafi advanced on rebels across Libya, calls for a no-fly zone came from around the world, including Europe, the Arab League, and a resolution[239] passed unanimously by the U.S. Senate. In response to the unanimous passage of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1973 on March 17, Gaddafi who had previously vowed to “show no mercy” to the rebels of Benghazi—announced an immediate cessation of military activities, yet reports came in that his forces continued shelling Misrata. The next day, on Obama’s orders, the U.S. military took a lead role in air strikes to destroy the Libyan government’s air defense capabilities to protect civilians and enforce a no-fly-zone, including the use of Tomahawk missiles, B-2 Spirits, and fighter jets. Six days later, on March 25, by unanimous vote of all of its 28 members, NATO took over leadership of the effort, dubbed Operation Unified Protector. Some Representatives questioned whether Obama had the constitutional authority to order military action in addition to questioning its cost, structure and aftermath

    30 For the ships of Chittim shall come against him: therefore he shall be grieved, and return, and have indignation against the holy covenant: so shall he do; he shall even return, and have intelligence with them that forsake the holy covenant.

    Notice here that he has intelligence(strongs=counsel) with them that forsake the holy covenant.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3-U-WXA7uk#%5DIranian navy war ships sail toward Syria via Suez http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfDzE24T6u0#%5DIranian Ships in to Meditrranean Sea !پشتیبانی غیر انسانی

    31 And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate.

    This has yet to happen and corresponds with verses 44 and 45.

    32 And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.

    This is a reference to the god of forces, ie. the muslim brotherhood. That he has honored with billions in military aid and has caused to them to rule over many. Egypt, Libya, Sudan, Kenya, and other areas of Ethiopia as well as the “free Syrian army” that our current administration is hell bent on supporting.

    33 And they that understand among the people shall instruct many: yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil, many days.

    34 Now when they shall fall, they shall be holpen with a little help: but many shall cleave to them with flatteries.

    35 And some of them of understanding shall fall, to try them, and to purge, and to make them white, even to the time of the end: because it is yet for a time appointed.

    The previous three verses deal with the time of trouble discussed in the 1st verse of Daniel twelve, after Michael stands up and reveals the man of sin for who he really is.

    The following verses are the verses that deal specifically with the final king of the North(Grecia) ie. the antichrist. There are a great deal of videos and articles that deal with a great many of these attributes.

    36 And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done.

    37 Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all.

    38 But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things.

    God of forces referred to here is Islam and from his first interview in office, our current president has made it clear that he supports them at every turn. In “Audacity of Hope” he writes: “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.” The quote comes from page 261 of the paperback edition of “The Audacity of Hope.

    39 Thus shall he do in the most strong holds with a strange god, whom he shall acknowledge and increase with glory: and [b]he shall cause them to rule over many[/b], and [b]shall divide the land for gain[/b].

    40 And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over.

    41 He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many countries shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, even Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon.

    Note that during the so-called Arab spring the country of Jordan did not get involved. There is a reason for this and if you look into Bozrah, I am sure you will figure it out.

    42 He shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the land of [b]Egypt shall not escape[/b].

    43 But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt: and the [b]Libyans and the Ethiopians shall be at his steps[/b].

    Only two verses not yet to be fulfilled

    44 But tidings out of the east and out of the north shall trouble him: therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many.

    45 And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him.

    Daniel 12:1 And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.

    2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.

    3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.

    4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.

    That is the understanding I was given of the words of this prophecy
    Much Love
    Michael

    mlemons1970

    January 3, 2013 at 7:38 pm

  3. great analysis Michael,
    Look up the Word “Apadno, as found in verse 45 translated as “palaces”. Strongs uses “Appeden”, the Word Apadno comes the from the wycliffe translation, which predates the KJV. You can find it on “bible Gateway”, under “available versions”. Then you will see the full circle from the muslim brotherhood to the free masons. Note the death of this king of the North, and where it occurs in verse 45. Then we have the start of the final week for Israel as marked by the start of Chapter 12. This Prince will rise again as the beast of revelation 13.

    dru

    January 6, 2013 at 6:48 pm


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