Posted 8:15 P.M. MDT 9/23/01

U.S. Assumes Image of Beast

War to Enforce The Mark

    By all accounts it was a political success. In his address before a joint session of the United States Congress, President Bush issued an ultimatum to the nations of the world: "Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists." The implications are clear. All nations not cooperating fully with the U.S. agenda will be considered the enemy in this new "war on terror."

    Merriam-Webster's dictionary defines terrorism as a "systematic use of terror especially as a means of coercion." The Department of Defense describes it as "the calculated use of violence or the threat of violence to inculcate fear; intended to coerce or to intimidate governments or societies in the pursuit of goals that are generally political, religious, or ideological." Even though terrorism may be defined in a variety of ways, the common, underlying belief is that terrorism can only be committed by "terrorists" -- that is, unofficial, non-governmental "fanatics" and "extremists" who are willing to use violence to achieve their political ends.

    As with Saddam Hussein, this group of "terrorists" in Afghanistan were armed and employed by the U.S. in the 1980's. "We created the first international jihad in recent history," states Harvard Professor Jessica Stern (Washington Post, 9-18), who worked in the Clinton White House on terrorism issues. Stern was referring to the Afghan mujahideen who the U.S. equipped with American made Stinger anti-aircraft missiles for shooting down Russian aircraft. Many of these fighters, like Osama bin Laden, came from Saudi Arabia to resist the Russian occupation. In what may be referred to as a poetic twist of divine justice, the U.S. is now going to war against the "terrorists" that formerly did the bidding of its Central Intelligence Agency.

    Most Americans are unwilling to face the truth that their government has been committing violence to achieve political goals for decades -- the clearest example being the recent NATO air campaign against Serbia. U.S. planes bombed power and heating plants, trains, bridges, homes, schools, and churches, killing thousands of civilians in the process, with the goal of pressuring Serbians into overthrowing their leader, Slobodan Milosevic. It has been hailed as the first bombing campaign to achieve a desired political result. In other words, according to our own government's definition, it was international terrorism.

    During the Cold War any attacks by the U.S. on a European state would have triggered a confrontation with the Soviet Union, and possibly nuclear war. The constant tension between East and West maintained an equilibrium that was lost when the Soviet Union collapsed -- causing the United States to succumb to the arrogance that comes with unbridled power.

The Image of the Beast

    Arrogance and presumption -- there are no better words for it -- have been displayed by a world power to this degree only one other time since the Bible was written, and that was by the papal power in the middle ages. Ironically, in the days following September 11, President Bush repeatedly used the words "crusade" to describe the upcoming "war on terror", and "barbarians" as the presumed target of our revenge. These words have overtones reminiscent of the Catholic crusades of medieval times when the pope sent crusaders to wipe out the Muslim infidel in the holy land. They appropriately reflect the spirit behind the world's remaining superpower today.

In the book of Revelation, chapter 13, it says:

"And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon."

    This beast is the United States which has the appearance of a lamb, professing to love peace and "democracy", while threatening with destruction those opposed to its agenda.

"And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him."

    The Catholic church became the preeminent world power after the collapse of the Roman empire. The pope had his own states, but also claimed supreme authority over all earthly governments, reserving the right to depose kings and collect tribute from kingdoms. If a country failed to stamp out "heresy" and enforce the popes religion, or refused to deliver a "heretic" to the papal court, the pope would place it under "interdict", a form of sanctions that struck terror to hearts in medieval times. Or he would declare a "crusade" and raise a "coalition" army from obedient states to pummel the intransigent nation into submission. This power was the "first beast", who received a "deadly wound" when Napoleon took the pope prisoner in 1798.

    This "deadly wound" was healed when the U.S. regime assumed the spirit of the papacy in its dealing with the nations -- becoming a reflected image of the first beast. In his speech before Congress, Mr. Bush accused Osama bin Laden's organization, Al Qaeda, as having an international agenda. "...its goal is remaking the world -- and imposing its radical beliefs on people everywhere," he said.

    This is a lie, as it is Osama bin Laden's clearly stated purpose to drive the Western occupation out of the middle-east, just as he helped drive the Russians out of Afghanistan. Mr. Bush's accusation is better applied to his own organization, which seeks to remake the world by imposing its system of political and financial controls and pagan world view.

President George Bush

    In Afghanistan "you can be jailed for owning a television," complained Mr. Bush. How will the international elite brainwash Afghani children if they can't learn about "alternative lifestyles" and "cultural diversity" on western T.V. shows -- beamed in via satellite? Evidently this is one inequity he will correct after he invades Kabul. No, it is Mr. Bush and his organization that is seeking to remake the world. This beast looks like a lamb but speaks like a dragon.

    The "jihad" or holy war is something attributed by the Western media to Muslim militants, but the beast is also conducting a holy war against those opposed to its rule. In America this upcoming war is not just another foreign intervention. It is a patriotic war that has united the various political factions behind the beast. After President Bush gave his address, Senate minority leader Trent Lott said before the cameras, "Tonight there is no opposition party." On September 11 Senate Majority Leader Daschle stated Republicans and Democrats were so tight there was "no air or light" between them.

    And just like the Muslims, the Americans who die in this "crusade" will go straight to heaven, as was illustrated in a popular song just released by Steve Vaus. One line of the song says:

The eagle's soaring higher
Than he ever did before
As he leads our fallen heroes
Straight through heaven's door

The Mark of the Beast

    Recently talk show host Bill Maher made the mistake of saying the terrorists of September 11 were "warriors", and that shooting missiles at targets 2,000 miles away, as the U.S. does, is "cowardly." While these statements were true and reasonable, he enraged many in his viewing audience, causing Federal Express and Sears to pull their ads from his show. Other verbal blunders have elicited similar reprisals. Just like with the politically correct of the Left, a slip of the lip can cost you your head, making it clear that all this flag waving is not about freedom of speech and the bill of rights, but about worshiping the beast.

"And no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name."

    Some may think that the number "666" tattooed on the forehead or hand is the mark of the beast, or perhaps a subdermal chip or national ID card. The mark of the beast in the forehead is when one is in agreement with the goals and methods of the beast. This mark is on the false pastors who pronounce God's blessing on the crusaders who go off to kill for the beast. The mark is on those who possess the same spirit of vengeance and hatred that the beast has -- a spirit that is hard, self-righteous, or angry.

    The mark in the hand is when one works to further the goals of the beast, either by joining a crusade, or helping to pay for one. These are those who have the mark of the beast, and surprisingly, many of those recently opposed to the agenda of the beast at home now clearly demonstrate his mark. These are false Christians and false patriots, who worship the images of nationalism while trampling the principles they used to represent. It is becoming harder and harder for those without the mark of the beast to work and coexist with those who do.

The End of The Beast

    The Bible gave advanced notice of what we are seeing played out before our very eyes. The attacks of September 11 have stirred the war passions of the beast and his followers. "But tidings out of the east and out of the north shall trouble him: therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly make away many. And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain [middle-east]; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him." Dan. 11:44,45

    The beast was troubled on September 11, and is now dispatching his planes and troops to the glorious mountain between the seas, "with great fury." The prophesies point to defeat instead of victory.

    This story, printed in the Houston Chronicle on September 19 seems to echo the prophesies.

The day before terrorists attacked New York and Washington, a fifth-grader in a Dallas suburb told his teacher World War III would begin the next day, school officials have told the FBI. The boy approached his teacher on the afternoon of Sept. 10 and casually told her: "Tomorrow, World War III will begin. It will begin in the United States, and the United States will lose." "It is one of those things I sincerely want to believe was coincidental," a school official said.

    Michael, one whom The WINDS has recognized as the Anointed of God, wrote the following paragraph on September 22:

World War III is now opening before us. Truly, this is the war to end all wars. It is the first war ever, where men do not know who their enemy is. "The United States has been called to a new worldwide mission -- to rid the world of evil." How incredible the proposal.

Truly, this final war is timely. For generations it has been prepared for. The judgment of our Father is so wonderfully just. He brings upon man his own self, as a bird is brought to a reflection of himself in the window, and it flies against that window pane attacking his own reflection. You are to me what I see in myself. Nothing could prove the justice of God more fully.

    On 9-23 the Washington Post quoted Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage as saying, "You are either 100 percent for us, or 100 percent against us." This ultimatum implies a threat that does not bode well for the people of the world who are unsupportive of the beast's agenda. It rings like papal anathema from the dark ages. The Scriptures state "the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed." This is what the "war on terror" is all about.

    "And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads." Each person will now reveal the mark that they have received, and every profession of truth will be purified in the fire of affliction.

"And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone."

The completion of all these things is now being revealed.


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