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Highlights from "The Second Beast"
that may pertain to our presidential election 2008.

Voting, Mortgages, The Raising Of Taxes, and Spreading The Wealth Around.

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Voting:
Rev 13:16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

What's in your forehead? Your brain. When this time rolls around, you'd better use it.

Rev 13:17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

Rev 13:18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count[1] the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

1 "COUNT" 5585. psephizo, psay-fid'-zo; from G5586; to use pebbles in enumeration, i.e. (gen.) to compute:--count.
5586. psephos, psay'-fos; from the same as G5584; a pebble (as worn smooth by handling), i.e.
(by impl. of use as a counter or ballot) a verdict (of acquittal) or ticket (of admission); a vote:--stone, voice.

When this time comes around, who will you be voting for? .... Currently, in 2008, in fun people are saying one of our presidential candidates is the Messiah, he'll part the waters, and save the earth. Some say he's the antichrist. He's neither, but, God does send us types. ......Wake up America!!!

Mortgages:
Dan 2:41 And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters' clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay.

Dan 2:42 And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken.

Dan 2:43 And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle[1] themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.

1 "MINGLE": 6151. 'arab, (Chald.), ar-ab'; corresp. to H6148; to commingle:--mingle (self), mix.
6148. 'arab, aw-rab'; a prim. root; to braid, i.e. intermix; techn.
to traffic (as if by barter); alo to give or be security (as a kind of exchange):--engage, (inter-) meddle (with), mingle (self), mortgage, occupy, give pledges, be (-come, put in) surety, undertake.

We're sure hearing a lot about mortgages as of late. This month being September 2008. Wake up America. Maybe I should say, "Wake up Christians"

The raising of taxes:

Something else we're hearing a lot of now, (September 2008), is taxes. The raising of taxes. Yeah, this presidential election year, one of the candidates, if elected, is going to be a raiser of taxes. His theme is hope. He even wrote a book about it, (Audacity of Hope). Think maybe the Bible has anything to say about this? Read carefully the next two verses, Daniel 11:20 and Daniel 11:21. Most Bible scholars claim the vial person in Daniel 11:21 to be the antichrist. Just prior to that vile person, comes the raiser of taxes. Carefully examine these verses along with Strong's definitions of some of the words.

Dan 11:20 Then shall stand up in his estate a raiser of taxes in the glory of the kingdom: but within few days he shall be destroyed[1], neither in anger, nor in battle.

1 "DESTROYED": 7665. shabar, shaw-bar'; a prim. root; to burst (lit. or fig.):--break (down, off, in pieces, up), broken ([-hearted]), bring to the birth, crush, destroy, hurt, quench, X quite, tear, view [by mistake for H7663]

H7663. sabar, saw-bar'; erroneously shabar (Neh. 2:13, H15), shaw-bar'; a prim. root; to scrutinize; by impl. (of watching) to expect (with hope and patience):--hope, tarry, view, wait.

Check other scriptures in the Bible for the words destroy and destroyed. You'll find that here it doesn't have the same meaning and certainly not our modern day meaning.

Spreading the wealth around:
Dan 11:21 And in his estate[1] shall stand up a
vile person, to whom they shall not give the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in peaceably[2], and obtain the kingdom by flatteries[3].

1 " ESTATE": 3653. ken, kane; the same as H3651, used as a noun; a stand, i.e. pedestal or station:--base, estate, foot, office, place, well.

2 "PEACEABLY": 7962. shalvah, shal-vaw'; from H7951; security (genuine or false):--abundance, peace (-ably), prosperity, quietness.

3 "FLATTERIES": 2519. chalaqlaqqah, khal-ak-lak-kaw'; by redupl. from H2505; prop. something very smooth; i.e. a treacherous spot; fig. blandishment:--flattery, slippery.

2505. chalaq, khaw-lak'; a prim. root; to be smooth (fig.); by impl. (as smooth stones were used for lots) to apportion or separate:--deal, distribute, divide, flatter, give, (have, im-) part (-ner), take away a portion, receive, separate self, (be) smooth (-er).

Dan 11:22 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.

Dan 11:23 And after the league made with him he shall work deceitfully: for he shall come up, and shall become strong with a small people.

Dan 11:24 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; he shall scatter[1] among them the prey[2], and spoil[3], and riches[4]: yea, and he shall forecast his devices[5] against the strong holds, even for a time.

We're hearing a lot about spreading the wealth around? Dispersing the wealth? Having all, or most everyone  on the same level. No bills, etc.??? Just accept his system. Note the meanings of these words.

1 "SCATTER": 967. bazar, baw-zar'; a prim. root; to disperse:--scatter. .....  Spread the wealth around??? Dispersing the wealth?

2 "PREY": 961. bizzah, biz-zaw'; fem. of H957; booty:--prey, spoil.

3 "SPOIL": 7998. shalal, shaw-lawl'; from H7997; booty:--prey, spoil.

4 "RICHES": 7399. rekuwsh, rek-oosh'; or rekush, rek-oosh'; from pass. part. of H7408; property (as gathered):--good, riches, substance.

5 "DEVICES": 4284. machashabah, makh-ash-aw-baw'; or machashebeth, makh-ash-eh'-beth; from H2803; a contrivance, i.e. (concr.) a texture, machine, or (abstr.) intention, plan (whether bad, a plot; or good, advice):--cunning (work), curious work, device (-sed), imagination, invented, means, purpose, thought.

He has a purpose alright. .....

This next verse is just before the battle of Armageddon.

Rev 16:14 For they are the spirits of devils[1], working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.

1 "DEVILS": 1142. daimon, dah'-ee-mown; from daio (to distribute fortunes); a daemon or supernatural spirit (of a bad nature):--devil.

Heard anything about distributing fortunes lately?

Again, Maybe I should say, "Wake up Christians"

Something else that's happening currently is perplexity. Webster's dictionary describes the word perplex as, "to make a person uncertain, doubtful, etc. Confuse." Jesus Christ Himself, when describing events of the end time, had something to say about perplexity.

Luke 21:25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress[1] of nations[2], with perplexity[3]; the sea and the waves roaring;

Note the meaning of the word perplexity. Sure fits today. September, 2008. Read 2 Chronicles chapter 20, for a good story about being perplexed.

1 "DISTRESS": 4928. sunoche, soon-okh-ay'; from G4912; restraint, i.e. (fig.) anxiety:--anguish, distress.

2 "NATIONS": 1484. ethnos, eth'-nos; prob. from G1486; a race (as of the same habit), i.e. a tribe; spec. a foreign (non-Jewish) one (usually by impl. pagan):--Gentile, heathen, nation, people.

3 "PERPLEXITY": 640. aporia, ap-or-ee'-a; from the same as G639; a (state of) quandary:--perplexity.
639. aporeo, ap-or-eh'-o; from a comp. of G1 (as a neg. particle) and the base of G4198; to have no way out, i.e. be at a loss (mentally):--(stand in) doubt, be perplexed.

Isa 22:5 For it is a day of trouble, and of treading down, and of perplexity by the Lord GOD of hosts in the valley of vision, breaking down the walls, and of crying to the mountains.

Micah 7:4 The best of them is as a brier: the most upright is sharper than a thorn hedge: the day of thy watchmen and thy visitation cometh; now shall be their perplexity.

Mark 13:8 For nation[1] shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.

1 "NATION": 1484. ethnos, eth'-nos; prob. from G1486; a race (as of the same habit), i.e. a tribe; spec. a foreign (non-Jewish) one (usually by impl. pagan):--Gentile, heathen, nation, people.

With all that's going on now, September, 2008, arenít people beginning to feel a little perplexed? Wars, rumors of wars, terrorism, and economic meltdown. Kinda like there's no way out? At a loss mentally? Standing in doubt? .....Wake up America! ..........  "Wake up Christians"

November 4th. 2008. 11:55pm:

After viewing the election results and lying in bed thinking, a portion of the Bible came to my mind. The little short book of Habakkuk. I thought it appropriate for me to add a few verses to this study. I recommend you read the entire book. It only has three chapters and contains end time prophecy.

Hab 1:5 Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvellously[1]: for I will work a work in your days, which ye will not believe, though it be told you.

1 "MARVELLOUSLY": 8539. tamahh, taw-mah'; a prim. root; to be in consternation:--be amazed, be astonished, marvel (-lously), wonder. ....... Webster's definition of consternation is, "terrify, great fear, or shock".

Hab 2:2 And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.

Hab 2:3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.

Paul referred to the above verses.

Acts 13:41 Behold, ye despisers, and wonder, and perish: for I work a work in your days, a work which ye shall in no wise believe, though a man declare it unto you.

I'm not saying that the results of our presidential election is the fulfillment of the prophecy spoken of in Habakkuk. Actually I've always kinda thought it was pertaining to Second Thessalonians chapter 2, verses 1 thru 12, where I believe it states that the anti-Christ, (Satan himself), will be here just prior to the second coming of Jesus Christ, which most Christians don't seem to believe, even when they're told. It's sure easy for people to be fooled. But, as I've stated earlier, God does send us types. ......Wake up America!!! Again, Maybe I should say, "Wake up Christians"

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