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Friday, February 3 2017

The Personality Of The Man Who Will Be The Beast

"And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up"

The prophet Daniel, as recorded in the Book of Daniel (see Sealed Till The Time Of The End), and the apostle John, as recorded in the Book of Revelation (see The Seals, Trumpets And Vials Of The Messiah's Return and The Return Of Jesus Christ - Are You Ready?), were given to record not only what the end-time "Beast" will do (see Will The Antichrist Have Your Vote? Will You Worship At His Church? and The Signature Of The Antichrist), but even his personality. We need not wonder what sort of man he will be. We know how he will talk and how he will behave.

Just a few points that we can read from the Holy Scriptures (see farther below).

  • He will routinely have an "alpha male" facial expression - defined by psychologists as "narrowed eyes and a firmly-set mouth" ("a king of fierce countenance")

  • He will be a master of character assassination (defined as "an aggressive attack upon the credibility and worth of a person, organization or country") of anyone who disagrees with or opposes him ("understanding dark sentences," "there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies")

  • He will habitually describe his achievements with hyperbole (defined as "grossly exaggerated words or statements") i.e. "he shall destroy wonderfully"

  • He will be a narcissist ("someone in love with their own self") and a sociopath ("a person with an antisocial personality disorder") i.e. "he shall magnify himself in his heart"

  • He will be extremely wealthy, and become much more so from his political power ("shall prosper" and "in his estate ... gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things")

  • He will have no respect for the religious freedom of other people ("magnify himself above every god")

  • He will claim to be "a great Christian," but exclusively in his own self-serving way ("a strange god" and "he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His Name")

  • He will use women solely for his own perverted lusts ("Neither shall he regard ... the desire of women")

  • He will love gold ("he honour with gold")

  • He will use his nation to make himself an Emperor over other nations ("he shall cause them to rule over many" and "power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations")

  • Although having no respect for the borders and sovereignty of other nations, he will turn his own nation into a walled fortress ("Thus shall he do in the most strong holds")

  • Although claiming to be Christian, he will hate and eventually persecute true Christians ("destroy the mighty and the holy people")

  • He and his deceived followers will hate true Christians because true Christians will recognize him and his behavior for what it truly is ("all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world")

  • His pathological arrogance will reach its peak when he attempts to fight the returning Messiah, in order to make himself the "savior" (i.e. the antichrist) not only of his own nation, but of the entire world. For that, he is going to burn in the lake of fire ("He shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand" and "cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone")

A Fortress

As seen by Daniel:

"8:23 And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up. 8:24 And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people. 8:25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand." (Daniel 8:23-25 KJV)

"11:36 And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done. 11:37 Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all. 11:38 But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things. 11:39 Thus shall he do in the most strong holds with a strange god, whom he shall acknowledge and increase with glory: and he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for gain." (Daniel 11:36-39 KJV)

As seen by John:

"13:4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? 13:5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. 13:6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. 13:7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. 13:8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world." (Revelation 13:4-8 KJV)

Fact Finder: Where does all arrogance come from?
See Why Does Satan Hate Humility? and Why Does Satan Love Liars?


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This Day In History, February 3

19: Arminius (German name Hermann), died. The German tribal leader inflicted a major defeat on the emerging Roman Empire (see The Politics Of Rome) by destroying 3 full legions under Publius Varus in the Teutoburg Forest in 9 AD (see also Legions Of Men And Angels).
The defeat severely checked the plans of Emperor Augustus (see A History Of Jerusalem: Pompey And The Caesars) to take the territory between the Rhine and Elbe rivers (see Pax Romana: The Birth Of The Roman Empire). Ironically, by the Middle Ages, Germany itself became the Roman Empire - the official title by then was "the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation" (see The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation).

Battle of the Teutoburg Forest

313: The Edict of Milan: Constantine the Great (see Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy) and co-emperor Valerius Licinius met at a conference in Milan. They proclaimed a policy of religious freedom for their hijacked version of Christianity, ending the persecution of Christian-professing people (i.e. people who call themselves Christians while ignoring or rejecting what the Messiah actually taught; see Antichristians) in the Roman Empire. Rome's (including her later "Protestant" daughters i.e. Revelation 17:5) persecution of true Christians never stopped.

Constantine

1014: King Sweyn of Denmark died. He was succeeded by his son, Canute II. After King Ethelred II of England ordered a massacre of Danes in 1002, Sweyn invaded Britain and conquered much of the country.

1160: Holy Roman Emperor Frederick Barbarossa catapulted live prisoners, including children, at the Italian city of Crema, forcing its surrender (see The Holy Roman Empire Of The German Nation).

1194: King Henry VI of Germany released King Richard I (the Lion-Heart) of England, who had been captured during the Third Crusade (see Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy).

1377: Over 2,000 people of Cesena, Italy were slaughtered by Papal Troops. The murders became known as the Cesena Bloodbath during the "War of the Eight Saints" (1375 to 1378) - a war between Pope Gregory XI and allied Italian city-states led by Florence.

1451: Sultan Mehmed II succeeded to the throne of the Ottoman Empire.

1468: German printer Johann Gutenberg died. He is regarded as the first in the world to use movable type, thereby making mass production of books, including the Holy Bible, possible (see also How Many Pages Did The First Bibles Have? and Is God Using Electronic Books Now?).

Gutenberg Bible

1518: Pope Leo X imposed silence on the Augustinian monks.

1690: The first paper money in New England was issued in Massachusetts to pay Britain's soldiers who were fighting a war against France in Quebec.

1916: Fire destroyed the center block of Canada's Parliament Buildings. 7 people were killed in the blaze. Iron doors saved the adjoining Parliamentary Library, but the center block containing the House of Commons and the Senate had to be rebuilt. Reconstruction was completed in 1920. The word "Parliament" is from the French word, parler, which means to speak.

Parliament of Canada

1917: A German submarine sank the U.S. liner Housatonic off the coast of Sicily. The U.S. severed diplomatic relations with Germany after the attack.

1920: After the First World War, the "Allies" demanded that 890 Germany military leaders stand trial for war crimes.

1958: The Benelux Economic Union Treaty was signed between Belgium, Luxembourg and Netherlands.

1962: The U.S. government banned all U.S. trade with Cuba after the failed CIA "Bay of Pigs" invasion of the island nation.

Cuba

1966: The first controlled landing on the moon was made by the unmanned Soviet Luna 9.

1969: The "Palestine National Congress" appointed Yasser Arafat as leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization (see Where Is Palestine?).

1996: An earthquake measuring 7.0 rocked southwestern China, killing at least 302 people and injuring 15,000.

1998: Karla Faye Tucker was executed in Texas, thereby making her the first woman executed in the U.S. since 1984. She was convicted of murdering 2 people with a pickaxe in 1983. The Texas psychopath bragged to friends, and then to police after her arrest, that she experienced intense multiple orgasms with each of the 20 strikes of the pickaxe on her victims.

2010: Regina, the Crown Princess of Austria, died at age 85.


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