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Decisions, Decisions…

As sort of a follow-up to my last post regarding the identity of the Beast of Revelation, and since March 23rd was the date that Obamacare was supposed to start requiring all Americans to get implanted with an RFID chip for access to their medical care, I thought I would write next about what in the world we can do in the face of these dangers. I’m generally not much for giving advice – I am reminded of the rude adage that opinions are like butts, everyone has one and they usually stink – but considering the gravity of the time we live in, it may be a good idea to start reviewing just what options we have.

One thing I will say up front, and here I am taking what some would call a defeatist position, I don’t believe that there is much of anything that can be done to stop what has been set in motion. There has been talk here in America about a Second American Revolution happening to stop Obama and the fascist takeover of this nation, and I do not doubt the patriotism or seriousness of the proponents of such action, but I don’t believe that it will do any good. I believe that any attempt at armed insurrection is doomed to fail firstly because we would be fighting against a well armed and indoctrinated government, but secondly – and more importantly – I believe that the time has come for the events of the Revelation to come to pass. This is a subject that I have discussed or at least mentioned in several previous posts so I won’t go into all of the reasons why I believe that this age has reached its end game; suffice it to say that all of the conditions described in the Bible and elsewhere, conditions natural, social, political, technological, moral and spiritual, are in place for us to see the prophecies come to pass. The only consolation is that Christ will be returning soon in power and glory to claim his throne on this earth!

So what can we do in these perilous times? Is there even anything that we can do when all of the odds are against us and our world is rapidly falling under the shadow of the most heinous dictatorship that has ever been? Yes, there are things we can do: we can choose how we will meet this threat.

The foremost thing to do in this dire situation is to trust completely in the Lord our God. We can make all of the best plans that we know how to make, we can prepare ourselves and our refuges, but unless we are seeking God’s will and His deliverance none of our preparations will be worth anything. Wherever each of our paths will lead us we must have faith and trust in our Lord that He will guide and protect us, and even though there will be many millions of us worldwide who will fall, we must trust that God knows what He is doing and will use those deaths for truth and His glory. Without faith, without prayer and without trust in God all of our preparations and actions are no more than the scurrying of cockroaches when the light comes on.

So then, given that we are trusting in God for guidance and protection and strength, what are our options as Americans living under the rising power of the Beast? I see that we have four basic options: accept the Mark and be damned for eternity, reject the Mark and sit tight until we are herded into the FEMA concentration camps, reject the Mark and head for the hills, or emigrate to another country.

The first option, accepting the Mark and the rule of the Beast, isn’t really an option even though most of the world will choose it. The Bible is clear that all who accept the Mark of the Beast and worship him will suffer eternal damnation, and for me there is nothing that this world can do that will be worth enduring that to avoid. Death, imprisonment, slave labor, none of those travails are anything compared to eternal damnation. So for anyone who has put their faith in Jesus Christ and received the promise of salvation, accepting the Mark of the Beast is off of the table. I will never accept it for myself; I have been around for fifty-six years now and some of them were even good, and throwing away salvation for what would at best be a temporary stay of execution is not an option.

So let’s look at the second option, which is refusing the Mark and taking whatever they throw at us. For many millions of us globally this will end up being our choice. It was predicted in the Bible that many will die for their faith and their refusal to worship the Beast and accept his Mark, and it no longer takes much of a stretch of the imagination to see that happening. The pathological hatred of true faith in Christ is rising to a crescendo both in America and around the world; even here in the U.S. there are laws in the works which threaten severe penalties to any Christian. The U.S. government has built numerous camps run by FEMA which were supposed to be for emergencies but which are really internment camps for anyone deemed a threat to society…such as Christians who refuse to bow down before the Beast.. Millions of plastic coffins have been bought and stockpiled around the country and our government is training and preparing for widespread arrests and incarcerations…who are they for? They are for us, my friends. So, unless you have made other plans, refusing to take their Mark will land you in a concentration camp, or worse, but again, compared to an eternity of suffering that is a small price to pay…

What about bugging out to avoid the whole question of whether or not to accept the Mark? This is an option that more and more people are seriously considering, but it is also one that brings its own set of challenges. First, to do it properly you need financial resources to get you started, which fewer and fewer people have available these days. Second, you will need certain skills in order to survive in the wild, such as shelter building, hunting/fishing and growing food and storing your food supplies to get through lean times or at least the winter months, and with most of America living in urban areas there aren’t that many people with the necessary skills. Third, you will need someplace to go that is as remote as possible in order to minimize the possibility of being found by other people, and there are getting to be fewer and fewer places like that here in the lower forty-eight states. And finally, you will have to be utterly dedicated to staying as far out of sight as possible, for once discovered you will at the least be arrested and sent to a camp; this means no contact with the outside world whatsoever. One new problem with this challenge is the rapidly expanding fleets of surveillance drones which make it a lot easier to keep remote areas under observation, and with technology such as infrared on board them the drones would be particularly good at spotting any encampments in the wild. So while bugging out is an appealing and even in a sense a romantic type of option, it is no safe bet even if you have the means and the skills to survive in the wild.

The final option to avoid the Mark is to emigrate from America and Europe and live in another country. While this option does have its challenges such as language barriers, the cost of relocating and the difficulties of adjusting to a new culture, there are benefits to it. The primary one is that the Mark of the Beast will not be implemented as quickly in some places as it will in others. I personally believe that the Mark will begin right here in the US since they are already beginning to make it law, and most of Europe won’t be far behind. Russia will resist the implementation of the Mark but will probably give in at some point. The English-speaking nations like Australia, Canada and New Zealand will fairly quickly follow America and the EU. Japan already has most of the technical infrastructure in place, and with their love of high-tech they won’t be far behind, while India is already experimenting with biometric identity systems. Where does that leave to emigrate to? Well, parts of Africa and South America are looking pretty good right now. Contrary to popular belief here in America, there are parts of Africa, particularly Ghana, that are quite stable politically (at least they are as stable as anywhere else these days) and are still doing well for themselves. Much of South America has a climate better suited for Americans but in places such as Chile, Peru and Ecuador you have to take into consideration the significant threat of severe earthquakes. Southeast Asia would also be good for delaying having to face the Mark, but the cultures are so different and the climate is so much steamier that most Americans probably would not find it very appealing. Right now my money is on Africa, where the cost of living is still low enough that anyone who could move there would be able to live well without spending a small fortune.

In case you hadn’t noticed, although I am sure that you have, the common factor of all of these options is that they will only delay having to face the Mark of the Beast. Eventually it would probably catch up to you no matter where you went or what you did, but any delay would be very helpful. Besides, I don’t believe that it will affect everyone everywhere to the same degree. After all, the Bible is clear that there will be some of us who will survive until the return of Jesus, and I personally believe that I will be one of them; not that I am anyone special, for I am not, but because that is what God has shown me through my dreams. And you can critique that statement however you like, but I know what I’ve seen and I won’t be changing my mind on this.

So what are my plans? I have plans, but prudence dictates that in this age when all of our online activity is being monitored I should not speak of my plans. What is my recommendation? That you pray for God’s guidance and that He will reveal to you which way that He wants you to go. In the long run that will be the deciding factor in the success or failure of any measures that you may take to evade imprisonment and the Mark of the Beast. But I will say that you had better hurry up and make those tough decisions, because the Mark is nearly upon us and soon the time to act will be forever gone.

Peace and blessings be with you always, my friends…

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The Beast is Rising

“From Genesis to Revelation, the story now unfolds…

666 and the Beast is arising

love is the answer but love grows cold…”

 

from the song “Original Man” by King Swamp, copyright 1989 by Virgin Records.

 

I will start today’s post with that quote from a really good song by one of the best unknown bands that I’ve ever heard simply because at this time, in 2013, we are watching prophecy come true on an almost daily basis, and they are prophecies that bode ill for humanity. Yes, I am referring to all of the Biblical prophecies regarding the Anti-Christ, the Beast of Revelation, the vile global dictator that Christians have been dreading for 2,000 years. It is true that people have mistakenly believed that others throughout history were the Beast, based primarily on how they behaved, people like Nero, several popes, Napoleon Bonaparte, Adolf Hitler and even Saddam Hussein, but none of those people fit the right combinations of global events and personal heinousness. But today we are seeing the rise of that very dictator in the midst of the right combination of global events, and I am 100% convinced that this current attempt at installing the Beast is the one spoken of in Revelation.

I say attempt to install deliberately because I believe that Satan has been trying to get his boy installed into power since shortly after the time of Christ, and Satan is nothing if not persistent. I believe that Nero was an attempt to install the Beast, and possibly also Charlemagne (if you read about Charlemagne in any depth you will see that he was not the benign, wise ruler history paints him as but was instead a ruthless king who crushed any opposition to his efforts). I also believe that Napoleon and Hitler were both attempts to install the Beast precisely because their behaviors were what was written about the Beast by prophets such as Daniel, Ezekiel and John the Apostle; besides, in those cases along with Nero and Charlemagne they were the rulers of the most powerful military empires of their day. remember that statement and thought, for I will come back to it shortly.

In keeping with my policy of not burdening my readers with endless references to the Scriptures I will limit my references to the following books and chapters, which I encourage you to read objectively to see if old Dave knows what he is talking about. The references are Daniel 11 and Revelation 13 – take a few moments to read them and absorb what they are saying before we look at what to watch for regarding the identity of the Beast.

This evil dictator’s primary attributes are pride and haughtiness, a disregard for what is honest and godly and an elevation of himself above all that is holy and true. He is a liar, a thief and a usurper. He does not deal honestly with anyone, especially the people under him. He is filled with vanity and blind ambition, deceit and a lack of common decency. He elevates himself over everyone and everything. In short, he acts just like the worst of the Caesars, like Napoleon, like Hitler. He is a totalitarian and an authoritarian who believes that it is his destiny to rule with an iron fist and that he has the right to crush any and all opposition. He is a complete bastard and the worst dictator the world has ever produced.

What are some of the actions he will take that can be used to identify him? That’s pretty apparent from reading the Scriptures. He will usurp power. He will force Israel to sign a seven-year treaty that he has no intention of keeping. He will cause the world to worship him as the new messiah. He will cause the conditions that will get the whole world, or at least the greater part of it, to accept the globalists’ dream of a universal ID that will be needed to conduct even the simplest financial transactions. He will wage war on the saints, meaning the Christians who dare to defy his dictatorship. And in the end he will invade Israel with his evil heart set on that nation’s destruction.

As an interesting sidenote, a few months ago I wrote a post wherein I referenced the Beast, and on that post I received the interesting comment that the Beast would be the looked for 12th Mahdi of Islam. At the time I didn’t put much credibility into that theory but I did promise the writer of the comment that I would look into it further and think it over. Long story short, I have done exactly that and as a result I have come to agreement with my wise reader. If you think about it this makes perfect sense since it will bring the world’s 1.5 plus Muslims into line with the Beast’s reign, and who better to help him wage war against the saints than the very religion that has zero tolerance for infidels of any other faith, but are also especially antagonistic toward Christians. Which means that this vile leader will have to be a Muslim himself since the Muslims would never accept an infidel as the 12th Mahdi. So that is another attribute that we can watch for. This also makes a lot of sense when viewed in light of the pending “reconciliation” of Islam with apostate Christianity, which doesn’t believe in the immutable truths of the Bible; this very “ecumenicalism” will eventually encompass Islam, apostate Christianity, polytheistic Hinduism and Buddhism, which doesn’t believe in a personal God as we know it. All of the anti-Christian faiths will be joined under the Beast’s banner in the name of mutual respect and acceptance, so we now have another action he will take to watch for.

One last thing to note before I go on to name this Beast is the fact that all previous attempts to install Satan’s chosen minion have taken place in the leading military powers of their time. Ancient Rome, the Frankish empire, post-revolutionary France and 1930s Germany were all either the leading military force of their day or became so under the rule of their despotic dictators. I have believed for many years that this will be another hallmark of the Beast’s rise to power. There have been many theories expounded over the last few decades that this dictator or that dictator was the Anti-Christ, but all of them failed to take into account the actual military power of the realm in question; the latest one that I have heard is the one that states that popinjay Ahmadinejad in Iran will be the Beast, but outside of its own little sphere of existence Iran is at best a third-rate military power and should therefore be excluded from consideration. What nation does that leave us then? Well, what nation is to this day the most powerful nation on the earth? That’s right, America, and I have believed for years that the Beast would prove to be an American President.

And so now I have tipped my hand regarding the identity of the Beast…that’s right, he is none other than the president of the United States, Barack Hussein Obama.

Now I can imagine that right there I will have lost many of you for one reason or another. Maybe those of you who will leave at this point are fans of Obama – I will pray for you because you are already falling under the spell of the Beast. Maybe some of you find it impossible to believe that America could ever produce such a vile, evil dictator – the Germans thought the same about Germany right up until 1932. My hope and my prayer is that you will at least finish reading this post, and then if you wish to excoriate me in the comments feel free. But the Beast will be an American President no matter which President he will be. So, assuming you are still with me, let’s look at some of the facts surrounding this particular President and see if my argument will hold water – and please hold yours until I am through.

Obama is a Muslim who has shown an utter disregard for true Christian faith, to the point where he has even masqueraded as a Christian in order to get elected. He usurped power – enough doubt over his actual legality as a presidential contender, let alone a president, has been established to surpass the “beyond a reasonable doubt” clause. He has elevated himself above everyone and everything, taking no responsibility for failings and taking credit where it is not due him. He has lied and cheated and deceived the American people. He is haughty and filled with pride. He is on his way to Israel within days to discuss the Middle East peace process. He and his administration have been trampling on the U.S. Constitution for over four years now and it is getting worse; under Barack Hussein Obama America is being transformed into a police state such as the world hasn’t seen since Nazi Germany and Stalinist Russia. There are things that he hasn’t done yet to qualify him as the Beast. He hasn’t forced Israel to accept a deceitful treaty – yet. He hasn’t declared war on the saints – yet – but his administration has set the tone for it by cozying up to the Muslim Brotherhood and by standing against Christian values and beliefs. He hasn’t caused the implementation of the Mark of the Beast – yet – but with the quickening moves toward the establishment of such a system and with the economic destruction he is causing we are well on our way down that path. And he hasn’t been declared the messiah – yet – but when a national news magazine runs a cover story calling him the “New Messiah”, how much longer will it be before he fulfills that prophecy as well?

When did I first suspect that he would be the long-dreaded Beast of Revelation? When he made that famous appearance in Berlin during the 2008 campaign. As I watched the outpouring of adulation and transcendent joy that the Germans greeted him with I was reminded of Adolf Hitler, and frankly the alarms started sounding in my head. Since then I have watched him and prayed that I was wrong, and since then I have found absolutely nothing to discredit the idea that he would be the Beast.

There…I have done it, I have gone on the record with the identity of the Beast. I may have just made myself a marked man, but the truth must be said no matter what the cost. I sincerely hope that I am wrong about him, but I know that I am not; too many prophecies concerning the Beast are being fulfilled in the person of Barack Hussein Obama to believe otherwise.

May God have mercy on us all…

One final note before I go, and this goes out to all of you who may be thinking of calumnies to hurl at me in the comments section – prove me wrong. Don’t just hurl insults or blind denials at me – prove me wrong. I beg of you, prove me wrong…I don’t think that anyone will be able to.

Peace and blessings to you all, my friends.

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Okay, this is the first time that I have actually reblogged something, but this piece from Short Little Rebel regards a subject that has been on my mind the last few days. I’ll be writing my own post on this subject very soon, but in the meantime read this and be enlightened…

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In a Feb. 2013 Fox news article (and another one today), the American People were informed that the United Nations is ‘urgently’ hammering together a new restructuring plan that will be completed in about 4 years.  17 nations, most of whom are ‘threatening’ to withdraw their money (yeah, right), are secretly meeting to figure out how to make the UN more ‘efficient’ in their ‘work’ to ‘help’ the nations in the world today.   Too bad they are lying.  Here is an excerpt from the first article:

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