The ‘Bear’ Feet of the Beast


“According to their pasture, so were thy filled; they were filled, and their heart was exalted; therefore have they forgotten me. Therefore I will be unto them as a lion: as a leopard by the way will I observe them: I will meet them as a bear that is bereaved of her whelps, and will rend the caul of their heart, and there will I devour them like a lion: the wild beast shall tear them” – (Hos.13:6-8).

And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority” – (Rev.13:2).


   Today, 10-9-08, headlines in the USA newspaper says – “Bear market marks a year of rampage.” “The bear market that is wiping out our wealth at an alarming rate, turns 1 year old today.” The picture shows a giant number 1 with a great foot and claws of a bear breaking through the ‘1’ and blood running all over. It’s a hungry bear on the prowl.


   America’s greed and covetousness is destroying our economy. It’s greed that feeds the Wall Street beast, both the bull and the bear, and soon the Antichrist-Beast will come, who has the “feet of the bear” – (Rev.13:2) – during the time of a bear market. But God’s judgment will fall upon U.S. for all our wickedness and not just for our covetousness. The mark (666) and the market go together for buying and selling.


   God is judging U.S. for our violence, for our crimes, for our backsliding from a godly heritage, for our murdering of millions of babies by abortion, for our flaunting of sodomy and fornication, and adultery, for our corruption, for our drunkeness and drug abuse, for our rampant divorce, for our lewd pornography, for our blasphemy of God and His beloved Son, for our child molestations, for our robbings, for our filthy books and movies and TV, for our sorcery, for our murders, for our rebellious children etc. etc. etc. The 9-11-01 judgment of God and now the market crash upon U.S. are a loud wake-up call to repent of our sins and our time has about run out.


   The economic crash is the curse of God upon U.S. for our wickedness. We are in debt, not only here at home, but worldwide – “he shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail” – (Du.28:44). Not, God bless America, but God curse America.


      I believe the first gale-force wind of the Tribulation storm will be a U.S. economic collapse and Antichrist will become the U.S. president. When that happens our Antichrist-President will take dictatorial control of our government. We will lose our republic and become an imperial dictatorship. As the depression and crash of 1929 paved the way for Hitler in 1933, so the coming depression crash will prepare for the Beast, the second coming of Hitler. Two-legged human beasts are much more violent and deadly than the four-legged beasts.


   When the crash comes, he will declare an emergency and initiate Presidential Executive Order No. 11490. In this order the president is authorized to seize control over and regulate all facets of the monetary system including the stock market. Then he will implement the mark of the Beast. The reason and excuse given for the mark of the Beast will be a financial depression. The fear and chaos of our economy will give him dictatorial power to restore economic order. The buying and selling on Wall Street, and our greed and covetousness, will pave the way for the buying and selling with the mark of the Beast in our forehead or right hand.


   Satan is beginning to show the ‘bear feet of his Beast’ and one day soon he “shall bear rule over all the earth” – (Dan.2:39) – again – “…and power was a given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations” – (Rev.13:7). The Beast will devour much flesh including the tribulation saints – (Dan.7:5 – Rev.13:7). “As a roaring lion, and a ranging bear: so is a wicked ruler over the poor people” – (Prov.28:15). Again – “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn” – (Prov.29:2). And the Beast that comes will be God’s judgment upon U.S. We get the kind of rulers that we deserve – “…to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men” – (Dan.4:17). O the bloody bear feet of the Beast will be shown fully before too long. We are bearing evil fruit and we have no shame.


   Most of the bears in the Bible are about “bearing witness,” either false witness or true witness. People lie constantly and that includes our rulers and even lie in court after swearing on a Bible – “… your lips have spoken lies… None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies: they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity. And judgment is turned away backward, and justice standeth afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter” – (Is.59:3,4,14). But God will send forth His two witnesses (Rev.11:3) who will bear witness unto God’s truth for 1260 days, before the great Tribulation. They are God’s candlesticks shining for God in a sin-blackened world ripe for judgment. When they finish their testimony then the Beast with the bear feet kills them – (Rev.11:7).


   At the end of the Tribulation God will finish Babylon-USA off with the Russian Bear. We will burn up in one hour from Russian H-bombs because we rejected God’s truth and would not repent. Rich, prosperous USA with her trillions of dollars and merchandise imported from all over the world, ceases to exist in one hour from God’s judgment. “And the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from thee, and thou shalt find them no more at all. The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing, and saying, Alas, alas, that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls: For in one hour. So great riches is come to nought… And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city!” – (Rev.18:14-18). The abomination of desolation makes us desolate with A-bombs. Our wall of defense falls and that’s the end of Wall Street riches. The Wall Street meltdown will lead to the final nuclear holocaust – (2 Pet.3:10). The economic Armageddon will lead to a nuclear Armageddon. The only Babylon in the world is Babylon, N.Y., just 30 miles from Wall Street.


   Israeli leaders say the present economic meltdown in the U.S. which is affecting the world economic system, could be setting the stage for another Jewish Holocaust. When times are economically bad, they hate Jews violently because they believe the Jewish leaders in the global financial markets are causing it. The WWII Holocaust under Hitler killed six million Jews and Hitler used the terrible financial times of the great depression as an excuse to murder the Jews. At Armageddon, when the Beast and his armies try to exterminate Israel, two out of three Jews in Israel will be killed – (Zech.13:8). But then we come back with the Lord Jesus as the army of the Lord Jesus, and save the remnant of Israel and the rest of the world – “And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened” – (Mt.24:22) and (Rev.19:11-21). Yes, the Jews will be the scapegoat for the financial meltdown – (and today – Oct. 9,2008 – is Yom Kippur, the day of the scapegoat). God has already given the world a Jewish scapegoat.


God gave us a scapegoat, His Son on the cross,

He became sin for the world, His blood was the cost.


   The bear feet of the Beast takes us immediately to (Dan.2) and the empire image dream of King Nebuchadnezzar. The iron and clay feet of the image is the last empire of Antichrist and then Emperor Jesus Christ returns at Armageddon as the smiting stone and smashing the image on the feet and defeats the Beast with His army from heaven – (Rev.19:11-21). I think about the corrupt politicians of Chicago and the world famous Chicago Bears and Barack Obama who lives there and has been a part of that corruption for decades. I think about the iron and clay feet of (Dan.2:43). And how they “mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another.” And our divided nation where blacks and whites mingle together but don’t cleave together in love. And the great taboo of interracial marriage and two cleaving together and becoming one flesh. And how perfect Obama fits here as a child of a black and white marriage that’s he’s using to win votes to become president of the U.S. Obama will probably win the election. Black and white begin to fade when the color that matters most is green – the color of money.


   Are you saved from your sins and born again through Jesus Christ? You can escape the soon coming Tribulation plagues of God by receiving the Lord Jesus as your savior. Repent of your sins and believe on Christ in your heart by faith and you will receive forgiveness of sins and become a born again new creature in Christ. “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” – (2 Cor.5:17). If you’re saved now the tribulation wrath of God will not abide upon you – “For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ” – (I Thes.5:9). We may receive a little tribulation for our faith, but not the great tribulation. “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that beleiveth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him” – (Jn.3:36). Be saved and be ready for the rapture of the saints and eternal life.


   There is no other way of escape unless you have God’s scapegoat bear your sins for you on the cross. “How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation” – (Heb.2:3). “So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many…” – (Heb.9:28). If you get truly saved, Christ will bear your sins for you and you will not have to bear the penalty of your sins yourself in hell. O do not spurn the love and grace of God in His beloved Son on the cross or the wrath of God abides upon you. “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).


Pastor Mike Storti

5000 N. LaCholla- Lot 76

Tucson, AZ  85705



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