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Where Does A 1,000 Pound Gorilla Sit?

It's supposedly an old joke. Where does a (figurative) 1,000 pound gorilla sit? Answer: anywhere he wants. And if he wants to murder people who oppose him, or who simply get in his way? It's perfectly legal, to the gorilla, because 1,000 pound gorillas make their own laws, regardless of how lawless they actually are. By virtue of the brute force that defends him from truth and law, a 1,000 pound gorilla can proclaim himself to not be a criminal, even though he is e.g. the Nazi barbarian Adolf Hitler never violated the laws of Germany after he was elected (surprising as it is to so many people, Hitler was democratically elected to the German Parliament) because he then wrote the laws that "legally" enabled him to commit every war crime that he did.

But Hitler was a Satanic man, who nevertheless often claimed that God favored and blessed him (e.g. "Who says I am not under the special protection of God?"). After the people of his nation were liberated from his rule (even though they elected him in the first place), those responsible for the atrocities of his government were put on trial as the war criminals that they truly were, apart from the cowards, including Hitler himself, who committed suicide in an attempt to escape justice. But there is no escaping or defense from God's Judgment that awaits them, and all like them, from throughout history. The Day awaits them all. They are all going to answer for the evil that they've done, sometimes even in God's Name (another Hitler quote: "I believe today that my conduct is in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator").

"he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God"

Human history is riddled with figurative 1,000 pound gorillas - lawless, self-righteous conquerors who went on murderous rampages, against other nations, and eventually toward their own people, with the national power that they abused and misused at their command. They rose, then they always fell, sometimes by military defeat, but just as often due to their bankrupting their nation with their arrogant lust to be the "leader of the world." No exceptions. It's always been that way (see the Fact Finder question below to understand the major "strong man" empires that are found in the Holy Scriptures).

Hitler Prophecy also describes an end-time, self-righteous, Satan-empowered thug who won't merely claim to be the "leader" of all other nations, but who will actually claim to be God. No one will be able to stop his superpower death machine - until Jesus Christ comes to destroy it, and him. Truth, and true justice, always win in the end.

"Now concerning the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our assembling to meet him, we beg you, brethren, not to be quickly shaken in mind or excited, either by spirit or by word, or by letter purporting to be from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come. Let no one deceive you in any way; for that day will not come, unless the rebellion comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself against every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, proclaiming himself to be God." [see Revelation 13 and Who Will Be The Antichrist?]

"Do you not remember that when I was still with you I told you this? And you know what is restraining him now so that he may be revealed in his time. For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only he who now restrains it will do so until he is out of the way."

"And then the lawless one will be revealed, and the Lord Jesus will slay him with the breath of his mouth and destroy him by his appearing and his coming."

"The coming of the lawless one by the activity of Satan will be with all power and with pretended signs and wonders, and with all wicked deception for those who are to perish, because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. Therefore God sends upon them a strong delusion, to make them believe what is false, so that all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness." (2 Thessalonians 2:1-12 KJV)

Fact Finder: What were some of the great empires that were directly related to Bible History and Prophecy?

Ancient Empires - Assyria
Ancient Empires - Babylon
Ancient Empires - Persia
Ancient Empires - Greece
Ancient Empires - Rome and Nebuchadnezzar's Dream

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