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, , ).
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
Obama’s pastor was right when he said that
God will damn
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
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
Since Balaam was unable to put a curse on
Balaam instructed King Balak, “If you want
to be victorious over
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
How plainly we can see the abominations
written upon the forehead of the Catholic Pope. “And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY,
At the end of the great tribulation, the
Beast and the False Prophet will gather the armies of the world to Armageddon
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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