Barack: Not a Blessing but a Curse


“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ” – (Eph.1:3).


   In Arabic, Obama’s first name Barack means ‘blessing or blessed,’ but in the Hebrew of God’s Word of truth it means ‘lightning.’ Barack is a curse in disguise of a blessing because that’s what lightning signifies in the Bible: lightning shows an approaching storm. In the book of Revelation it’s the storm of God’s wrath during the Tribulation. It’s the judgment of God, the curse of God, not a blessing – “And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and thunders…” – (Rev.4:5). This shows God’s throne of judgment. Later on in Revelation we will see the great storm of God’s judgment as it increases in intensity. These judgments are accompanied by lightnings – (see Rev.4:5, 8:5, 11:19, 16:18).


   Barack Obama is disguising the meaning of his name. In his pride, over and over, he tells people it means a blessing. The devil is the great deceiver, so it’s no wonder that his Antichrist comes in disguise in order to deceive his true nature. He comes counterfeiting Jesus Christ who is the true blessing of God. He is evil disguised as good; he is the curse disguised as a blessing; he is lightning disguised as a blessing; he is Antichrist disguised as Christ. God’s Word reveals the lightning of ‘Barack’ as Satan. Jesus said –“I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven” – (Lk.10:18). The Lord Jesus comes back as lightning (Mt.24:27) and so Satan’s Antichrist comes first counterfeiting lightning: it’s disguised as a blessing.


   If Barack Obama wins the presidential election, I expect to see a political cartoon of Obama the messiah riding a Democrat ass over palm branches with the words Blessed be the king that cometh in the name of the Lord…” – (Lk.19:38) in counterfeit of the Lord Jesus. Our king may come this election. Like Rome, the U.S. will soon ‘change’ from a republic to an empire and Antichrist will be our emperor – king. Millions are deluded and singing hosannas to Obama already and you ain’t seen nothing yet. Barack Obama, the blessed? No, a thousand times no – he’s the Antichrist curse upon this wicked nation. Jesus Christ is the blessed one “The blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of Lords” – (I Tim.6:15). For the first time there will be a live donkey mascot at the democrat convention in Denver. His name is ‘Mordecai’, and where Mordecai is, Haman-Antichrist, who tries to exterminate the Jews, will be there also.


   Obama’s pastor was right when he said that God will damn America, not bless America, and He will do it through President Obama. The time to repent of our abominations of abortion and sodomy etc. is ready to end. (Or should I say Obamanations).


   The blessing and the cursing and the asses come together not only with the first Beast, Antichrist, but also with his False Prophet. Peter warns of false prophets and uses Balaam as the example. Balaam is the poster child of false prophets. Studying him helps us greatly to identify the False Prophet pope of these end times. “Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness; but was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb ass speaking with man’s voice forbad the madness of the prophet” – (2 Pet.2:15,16).


  Balaam was a soothsayer (Jos.13:22), a false prophet, who was summoned by King Balak to curse Israel – (Num.22-24). But God forced Balaam to bless Israel instead. Balaam was greedy and covetous because he would be well paid if he cursed Israel – (Jude 11). Balaam continued to try and curse Israel until God sent an angel to block his perverse way. His ass refused to go forward and fell down and so Balaam smote his ass and then the ass spoke with man’s voice and rebuked Balaam. God put words of blessing in Balaam’s mouth and He put words in the ass’s mouth. “The words that God putteth in my mouth, that shall I speak” – (Num.22:38).


   The angel told Balaam that God sent him to – “Withstand thee, because the way is perverse before me” – (Num.22:32). Peter said Balaam had forsaken the right way as all false prophets do. He was going the wrong way and so the angel was sent to block his evil way. The ass obeyed God but not his master. Peter also said this in (2 Pet.2:2) “And many shall follow their pernicious ways: by reason of whom the way of truth shall be evil spoken of.” The Devil’s false prophets not only go the wrong way, they teach others to go the evil way also. Jesus warns of false prophets leading people on the way of destruction – “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves” – (Mt.7:13,15). Jesus said – “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” – (Jn.14:6). Balaam went ‘astray,’ he went off the right way and path like a wild ass – (Ex.23:4).


   The word ‘ass’ is defined as (a stupid, obstinate or perverse person) and that’s certainly what Balaam was – perverse. Perverse means (turned away from what is right or good). Balaam was the ‘dumb ass,’ not his donkey. Balaam was going his own perverse way instead of God’s way; he was going the way of the false god Baal and Baalim. Balaam was the false prophet of the false gods ‘Baalim’ – amen. He was more stubborn and obstinate than his ass.


   Antichrist is the first Beast, the political Beast, who counterfeits Christ as King of Kings riding His ass into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. Antichrist rides his democrat ass into the White House and then rules the world as emperor for a short time. The false Prophet is the religious Beast who counterfeits Balaam the false prophet riding his ass in a pernicious (deadly) way and gets millions to follow the same deadly way of idolatry. Peter calls false prophets beasts in the same chapter – “But these as natural brute beasts…” – (2 Pet.2:12). A world under “strong delusion” follows two dumb asses – (2 Thes.2:11) – it’s asinine.


   Since Balaam was unable to put a curse on Israel, and still desired Balak’s money, he counseled King Balak to get Israel to sin so that it would bring God’s wrath upon Israel. “Behold, these caused the children of Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to commit trespass against the Lord in the matter of Peor, and there was a plague among the congregation of Israel” – (Num.31:16). Again – “…the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak to cast a stumbling block before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols and to commit fornication” – (Rev.2:14).


   Balaam instructed King Balak, “If you want to be victorious over Israel, follow my advice. Select your most beautiful women and send them to the camp of Israel’s soldiers with a bunch of idols and cause Israel to commit fornication: both spiritual fornication with idols and physical fornication of the flesh.” And Balaam’s plan worked. God’s anger was provoked against Israel and 24,000 died of plague – (Num.25).


   The False Prophet will be the pope, the top idolatrous priest in the Catholic Church which has been teaching the false way of idolatry worldwide to one billion Catholics. And he deceives people into believing they’re Christians and that he’s the successor of Peter, and yet Peter is the one who shows him to be the False Prophet. God’s Word teaches that idolatry is false religion and an abomination throughout the entire Bible. And the Catholic church is very rich and covetous and her priesthood is rife with the abominable sin of sodomy, which is fornication. The pope teaches the same sin as Balaam.


   King Balak and false prophet Balaam are representatives of Antichristian powers that culminate with the two Beasts of Revelation: the President-Beast and the Pope-Beast. Both are Antichrists, but one is head of state and the other the head of false religion. The figure of Balaam can be detected beneath the religious costume of the lamb-horned Beast that speaks like a dragon whose name is the False Prophet – (Rev.13:11). Balaam is the foundational example of a false prophet and false teacher that lead people astray from God’s Word. The very name “False Prophet” alludes to the main false prophet in scripture – Balaam or Balaamism. God uses the False Prophet Pope for His glory just like He did with Balaam.


   There is an alliance between King Balak and Balaam, between the state and religion. The False Prophet derives all his political power from the first Beast, the King, and props up his throne of wickedness – (Rev.13:12,13). It’s an alliance that has continued from the beginning of history and will culminate at Armageddon when Christ comes back and throws the two Beasts into the lake of fire – (Rev.19:20).


   On April 15-20, 2008, the Pope will fly in ‘Shepherd One’ and land like ‘Air Force One’ at Andrews A.F. Base in Washington D.C. for a visit to the U.S. The Pope will be greeted by president and Mrs. Bush. For only the second time in history the Pope will visit the White House and meet President Bush and the First Lady. The two heads of state will have a meeting and bring even closer ties between the Pope and the U.S. President. The Pope will meet with 350 bishops of the U.S. at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington D.C. This huge Catholic shrine is filled with images of Mary. The immaculate conception of Mary is another Catholic heresy that says Mary was conceived from all stain of sin. This is just one of the false ways of the False Prophet’s teaching – the Mary Way.


   How plainly we can see the abominations written upon the forehead of the Catholic Pope. “And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH” – (Rev.17:5). The Catholic Church has a whore’s forehead because of her spiritual fornication of idolatry that she propagates worldwide “… but thou hast played the harlot with many lovers. Thou hast polluted the land with thy whoredoms and with thy wickedness… thou hast a whore’s forehead, thou refuseth to be ashamed” – (Jer.3:1,3). Rome is unblushingly idolatrous as she spreads her idolatry through the U.S. with 60 million Catholics and worldwide with one billion idolators. And soon most of the world will have a whore’s forehead (666) – the mark of worshipping the Beast and his image, propagated by the Pope. The mother of harlots indeed.


   At the end of the great tribulation, the Beast and the False Prophet will gather the armies of the world to Armageddon in Israel to try to curse Israel and exterminate them. But once again the prophecy of God concerning Israel from the mouth of the False Prophet Balaam will be fulfilled and God will turn the curse to a blessing. “Blessed is he that blesseth thee, and cursed is he that curseth thee” – (Num.24:9). This is the same prophecy and promise made to Abraham – (Gen.12:1-3). Because the President-Beast and the False Prophet Pope, the two dumb asses, try to curse Israel whom God has now blessed, God will turn the curse upon them and their armies will be exterminated instead. “And it shall come to pass that as ye were a curse among the heathen, O house of Judah, and house of Israel; so will I save you, and ye shall be a blessing: fear not, but let your hands be strong – (Zech.8:13). And God has already showed that by defeating all the Arab armies that have tried to destroy Israel since 1948. “And God said unto Balaam, thou shalt not go with them; thou shalt not curse the people: for they are blessed” – (Num.22:12).


   Balaam’s ass obeyed God – will you? Or will you obey the False Prophet of whom Balaam was but a deceitful type? All who are not saved and born again in Christ will worship the Beast and commit the damnable sin of idolatry. Repent of your sins and believe in the Lord Jesus in your heart by faith and you will receive forgiveness of sins and become a new born again creature in Christ. Do not spurn the love and grace of God in His beloved Son on the cross for you or you will receive God’s wrath instead. “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that beliveth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him” – (Jn.3:36). “In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him” – (I Jn.4:9). You have the chance for eternal life – don’t be deceived in these end times.


   Be saved and blessed by Christ or the curse of God is upon you – “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ…” (Gal.3:13,14).


Pastor Mike Storti

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Tucson, AZ  85705