Could Barack Hussein Obama fulfill the most notorious and villainous roles in the Holy Bible? Were the ancient prophets warning about the American President whom his own Secret Service nicknamed “The Renegade”, which translates as “The Lawless One” (a title of the Antichrist in 2 Thessalonians 2:8)? Some Christians have come to this conclusion, yet many disagree. Is there any merit to the claim? Let us take a journey to discover if there is any truth to this most severe and sensational claim about Barack Hussein Obama, perhaps the most enigmatic man in human history.
We will visit everything from Antichrist-worship to the veneer of peace which the Antichrist will use to deceive many. We will touch on the kingdom of the Antichrist, and delve into Scriptures and spiritual experience to explore the possibility that the one who is widely familiar as US President, may in fact become the one foretold in passages penned by Old and New Testament prophets, passages some of which were written thousands of years ago.
And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up. (Daniel 8:23)
Do we really know anything about President Obama’s background for sure? Some of his vital documents refer to him as Barry Soetoro. He has yet to release any of his educational records. The identity of his real father is the subject of much controversy. The supposed birth certificate that surfaced in 2011 is arguably a hoax. A damage-control website exists fully-dedicated to the dispelling of all the pesky “right-wing” Barack Obama “conspiracy theories”. The website, obamaconspiracy.org, was created by Kevin Wayne Davidson of South Carolina. Interestingly, Davidson and Alvin Onaka were colleagues at the National Association for Public Health Statistics and Information Systems or NAPHSIS in Washington DC. Alvin Onaka’s critical signature “validates” Obama’s controversial birth certificate abstract. Interesting connection eh? Even in his defense, Obama conspiracies abound.
The Bible says that Jesus Christ is a priest “according to the order of Melchizedek” who is described in the book of Hebrews:
For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the Most High God…, first being translated “king of righteousness,” and then also king of Salem, meaning “king of peace,” without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but made like the Son of God, remains a priest continually. (Hebrews 7:1-3)
Could the parental ambiguity of Barack Obama be an allusion to the ambiguous origins of Melchizedek, the priestly prototype for Jesus Christ?
WARS AND RUMORS OF WAR
I looked, and there before me was a white horse! Its rider held a bow, and he was given a crown, and he rode out as a conqueror bent on conquest. (Revelation 6:2 – emphasis mine)
A bow with no arrows? Could this white-horse rider “bent on conquest” project an image of peace?
And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many. (Daniel 8:25a – emphasis mine)
Barack Obama held office as President of the United States for less than eight months when he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009. Unusual? What great work of peace had young Barack accomplished? The world is still wondering the answer to that question.
Barack Obama is one of only three sitting US presidents in her 240-year history to be awarded with such a distinguished honor as Nobel Peace Prize. Strange? What does it mean that the Antichrist “by peace shall destroy many“? Could one say that Peace Laureate, Barack Obama is “a conqueror bent on conquest”? Let us examine this idea further.
Consider the “Arab Spring” uprisings. Why are so many Islamic nations seemingly all at war in unison – why so many internal conflicts? The CIA’s notorious “color revolutions” come to mind. While the western media has vilified the leadership of Egypt, Libya and Syria for example, and perhaps there exists truth to the existence of some corruption, the fact is – each of their countries have been at peace for many decades. Why the collective unrest, now? And what if anything does that have to do with Barack Obama and/or Biblical prophecies?
Let us consider the backdrop of the United States’ military strategies prior to the 2008 elections. Many nations have endured internal tension and struggle, often aided and abetted, and even initiated by the United States. Truly, for decades America has had its hand in ousting many sovereign leaders of other nations. The CIA, CFR, Pentagon and other elite US agencies and organizations, often financially backed by Saudi Arabia et al., have implemented “color revolutions” or choreographed “peaceful” coups around the world. Often CIA interference went unreported by western media, but if there was press coverage, news anchors would dutifully paint the covert operations as “popular uprisings”.
The CIA, George Soros, the RAND Corporation — with funding from Saudi Arabia – all the “usual suspects” have caused upheaval in Russian and Chinese territories, as well as oil-rich regions around the world for their own political gain (to control energy, and dismantle Russia and China as potential superpower rivals to American hegemony).
The CIA organized these coups to effectively install US-friendly puppet leadership in countries around the world. Largely a goal of the US government for many decades has been nuclear supremacy, and control of energy (for consumption, as well as preventing nations from acquiring their own sources of energy). For decades, American government “hawks” have worked to install military bases and missile deployment systems around the world in an ambitious aim to achieve US “first-strike” capability, all in the name of spreading “democracy”.
Just prior to Obama’s first-term election, the US Pentagon outlined their newest strategy in an official report. According to prolific war historian and author F. William Engdahl:
Full explanation for this new deployment [AFRICOM: plan to deploy a separate military command within striking range of some 53 countries on the African sub-continent] lay in the Pentagon document, 2008 Army Modernization Strategy. That document stated that the objective of US Army strategy was to span and dominate the entire universe, not just the globe. It called for ‘an expeditionary, campaign-quality Army capable of dominating across the full spectrum of conflict, at any time, in any environment and against any adversary — for extended periods of time.’ The document went on, ‘the Army must concentrate its equipping and modernization efforts on two mutually supporting ends — restoring balance and achieving full-spectrum Dominance.’
No other army in history had had such ambitious goals.
More relevant, Army Modernization envisioned that the United States, for at least the next ‘thirty to forty years,’ would be engaged in continuous wars to control raw materials.¹ (emphasis mine)
It may come as a surprise to some that many years prior to the Obama Administration, the CIA with support from Saudi Arabia and others have been fomenting political Islamic Jihad, and Turkic Ottoman revival – for decades within the notorious Color Revolutions. The CIA has clearly desired to foster Islamic fervor among its Jihadist warriors, as when they printed a special translation of the Qur’an:
The Koran translations were done on orders from the CIA with money funneled through USAID, nominally a State Department foreign aid program that was often used to disguise CIA-financed projects. The translations were done at the University of Nebraska’s Center for Afghanistan Studies in Omaha.
As a part of the Center’s CIA projects, they prepared school textbooks for Afghan and other Central Asian Muslim children riddled with pictures or drawings of guns, bullets, and mines explicitly promoting Jihad violence against Soviet soldiers. The following was a typical example in a children’s math textbook: “If out of 10 atheists, 5 are killed by 1 Muslim, 5 would be left.” Besides the Jihadist graphics and examples, the books contained Islamic tenets and verses from the Koran. ²
As heinous and twisted as some within the CIA, Pentagon, and their accomplices were and still are today (read: Syria) – truly, evil is too soft a word – yet the Antichrist promises to be exponentially more sinister and egregious. About the times of the Antichrist, the Bible says:
For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. (Matthew 24:21)
So they worshiped the dragon who gave authority to the beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast? Who is able to make war with him?” (Revelation 13:4)
Ironically, the Cadillac which carries U.S. President Barack Obama has been satirically named, “The Beast”:
During his official visit to Malaysia from April 26-28, 2014, U.S. President Barack Obama will be protected by his bodyguards and service agents as well as the presidential state car, also known as Cadillac One or by the agents as “The Beast.”
So the “Lawless One” rides “the Beast”, according to White House Secret Service personnel. A foreshadow of things to come?
The motive for pre-Obama administrations to arouse Islamic sentiment into a religious frenzy seems to be a means of achieving political goals, rather than a real Islamic understanding, belief and desire to lead Muslims to victory for the Islamic cause itself. Engdahl writes regarding the CIA-induced devastation of Afghanistan from 1979-2007:
For Pentagon planners, it was less about Holy War and more about an excuse to build permanent bases in Central Asia for the first time since the Cold War, bases that could threaten both China and Russia. ³
To explore this further, see my blog series, America: A Catalyst for War.
So the nefarious stage has been set, at least since 1979 when the CIA orchestrated the Islam-centric uprising in Afghanistan. Horror and sorrow have followed like an unbroken stream in the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia, ironically in the name of “spreading democracy”.
Into this crucible of unmitigated power walks Barack Obama, taking office on January 20, 2009. Has Obama managed to channel the power and agency of the United States into restoring an Islamic Caliphate, while having a personal stake in the game?
The word “caliphate” is derived from the word caliph or “successor”. The Ottoman Empire, the last Caliphate was dismantled in 1924:
The last caliph was in 1924, when the office was abolished by then-Turkish leader Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, a secular nationalist who wanted to reduce the role of religion in the state.
Has Obama focused with laser-like precision, all available US technology, military, financial and professional resources towards the Middle East and North Africa, for his own religious and political reasons? Has Obama taken the diabolical CIA plans to use Islam a significant step further? Does Barack Obama have a personal stake in the restoration of the Ottoman Empire?
We will continue to explore these questions further.
To consider how the Bible predicts an Islamic antichrist in particular, see my series on Islamic Antichrist: A King’s Statue and discover the relationship between Islam and the kingdom of the Biblical Antichrist.
Having that said, lest one think that an Islamic Antichrist will be boxed into a sort of noble loyalty to Islam, the Bible is clear that many will be deceived by the perceived peace-making deeds of the false Christ. From this we can infer the Antichrist will likely destroy and sacrifice millions of his own to deceive the Jews and Christians into believing he can be “trusted”.
Satan is loyal to no man – to no beloved human being created in the image of the most high God; “the thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy.” (John 10:10a)
His power shall be mighty, but not by his own power;
He shall destroy fearfully,
And shall prosper and thrive;
He shall destroy the mighty, and also the holy people. (Daniel 8:24)
It was granted to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them. And authority was given him over every tribe, tongue, and nation. (Revelation 13:7)
US Secretary of State John Kerry declared “ISIS is committing genocide” in Syria and Iraq against “Christians, Yazidis and Shia Muslims”. The European Union has also recognized the brutal genocide against Christians, Yazidis and other minority groups at the hands of ISIS. But where did ISIS come from, and how have they received funding, training, and power? We will explore the answers to this very important question.
According to the CATO Institute, Barack Obama has spent more on military buildup, on average, than any other President in US history – including George W. Bush – not bad for a former Nobel Peace Prize recipient. Do we feel the contradiction, my friends?
The cost to the American taxpayer as of October 2015 according to CNBC was 219.7 million dollars. Additionally, the US drops pallets in aid to ISIS (by mistake, as the narrative goes) – all to support groups who dismember children, drown, slaughter, set on fire, and mercilessly behead Christians and minorities, Shia Muslims (as well as the less-committed Sunni Muslims to the Qur’anic command for jihad or “holy war”) all over the Middle East and Africa. Indeed, ISIL lives up to its provocative name: Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (territories of the former Ottoman Empire). Why does Obama prefer to use the word ISIL instead of ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria)? Could he be covertly declaring the future of ISIS?
For Obama, could peace be the ultimate ruse? Internally in the United States, many see his practices as divisive and polarizing. Consider the comments told to CNSNews by the African-American Democrat Sheriff in Milwaukee:
Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. said he believes President Barack Obama has damaged race relations in the United States and that he looks forward to when “we can finally turn the page on the Obama reign of terror” and heal some of the divisions Obama has created during his presidency.
With this context as a backdrop, let us now investigate the Arab Spring as described by The Economist in: The Rites of Spring:
He shall stretch out his hand against the countries. (Daniel 11:42a)
Was Barack Obama behind the fall of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak? Was Obama in full support of Muslim Brotherhood President Muhammad Morsi – even after as many as 33 million Egyptians protested the Morsi Administration?
“Demonstrators carried hand-made posters denouncing Obama and his pro-Muslim Brotherhood Cairo Ambassador, Anne Patterson.” (F. William Engdahl, Global Research, July 4, 2013).
According to Prof. Michel Chossudovsky of Global Research in his article, Was Washington Behind Egypt’s Coup-d’Etat?:
From the outset of the “Arab Spring”, the Obama administration’s objective was to undermine secular governments in the Middle East and North Africa and install a model “Islamic State”, which would serve US geopolitical and corporate interests.
As we shall see, transforming countries in the Middle East from secular to Islamic – this appears to be a decisive goal of the Obama Administration, recognized by journalists on both sides of the aisle, liberal and conservative alike.
Most are aware of Hillary Clinton’s role as Secretary of State for the Obama Administration during the infamous Benghazi scandal which left the US Ambassador to die with three other Americans, while US weapons were transferred into the hands of Islamic Jihadists. Did Mrs. Clinton work in a vacuum? According to the Washingon Times, in October 2015:
Reuters reported in 2011 that President Obama signed a special presidential directive that authorized covert U.S. action to destabilize Gadhafi and stand up a new regime, up to and including facilitating weapons transfers if it was deemed in the U.S. interest.
The New York Times, quoting anonymous officials, reported a year later that the Obama administration gave its secret blessing to some weapons shipments to Libyan rebels routed through Qatar during the height of the country’s revolution.
Is it a coincidence that ISIS received the “weapons transfer” as well as much of Libya’s oil production?
ISIS has already secured the route to the “oil crescent”, which encompasses all the producing fields in the southern desert. It’s done this by taking control of the desert town of Nufaliya, which is about 50 kilometers from Es Sider.
At stake here is Libya’s 48 billion barrels of estimated reserves—the largest in Africa. The civil war alone has shut down over three-quarters of Libya’s production, which might be good for the current oil supply glut, but it’s very bad for Libya and regional stability.
Obama has publicly admitted to training the notorious Islamic State group in Iraq:
“Those who see you will gaze at you,
And consider you, saying:
‘Is this the man who made the earth tremble,
Who shook kingdoms,
Who made the world as a wilderness
And destroyed its cities?’ (Isaiah 14:16-17a)
Has ISIS confessed to receiving support from the US? The Tribune Express reported the following confession made by Yousaf al Salafi in January 2015:
ISLAMABAD: Yousaf al Salafi – allegedly the Pakistan commander of Islamic State (IS) or Daish – has confessed during investigations that he has been receiving funds through the United States….
“During the investigations, Yousaf al Salafi revealed that he was getting funding – routed through America – to run the organization in Pakistan and recruit young people to fight in Syria,” a source privy to the investigations revealed to Daily Express on the condition of anonymity.
As above-mentioned, ISIS operative, Yousaf al Salafi revealed that he was “getting funding – routed through America – to…recruit young people to fight in Syria.”
ISIS or ISIL as the President prefers to call them, has received state-of-the-art U.S. technology and machinery. Plentiful video evidence exists of ISIS fighters sporting American Humvees, Toyota trucks, Abrams tanks, Howitzer mobile gun systems, and AK-47s.
Who can forget the images of Damascus, Syria? Damascus is one of the few cities in the world that preserved its name since it was coined in the 15th century BC. It is one of the oldest continually-inhabited cities in the world (since 2000 BC). Yet, it now appears — over 4,000 years later — that the prophet Isaiah’s prophecy for Damascus is coming — and in large part — has already come to pass in our day.
Truly, Isaiah foretold her fate:
The burden against Damascus.
“Behold, Damascus will cease from being a city, and it will be a ruinous heap.”
America’s bloody fingerprints are found all over the world, sadly. Will God forgive my country?
And I prayed to the Lord my God, and made confession, and said, “O Lord, great and awesome God, who keeps His covenant and mercy with those who love Him, and with those who keep His commandments, we have sinned and committed iniquity, we have done wickedly and rebelled, even by departing from Your precepts and Your judgments.
Neither have we heeded Your servants the prophets, who spoke in Your name to our kings and our princes, to our fathers and all the people of the land. O Lord, righteousness belongs to You, but to us shame of face….
O Lord, according to all Your righteousness, I pray, let Your anger and Your fury be turned away … Now therefore, our God, hear the prayer of Your servant…. O my God, incline Your ear and hear…for we do not present our supplications before You because of our righteous deeds, but because of Your great mercies. O Lord, hear! O Lord, forgive! O Lord, listen and act! Do not delay for Your own sake, my God, for Your city and Your people are called by Your name.” (Daniel 9:4-19)
To read the next part in this series, click: Obama, Gog & the Antichrist (Part 2).