Saturday, September 17, 2005

Nero = Bush

Hail to the Chief

Most scholars would agree that Nero was indeed one of the clearest types of Antichrist we have in history, and then also Adolph Hitler. It is widely accepted that Nero was who John was writing about directly in the book of Revelation. Antichrists set several patterns that occur over and over.
This leads me to make a few observations. Nero “Fiddled” while Rome burned. George W. “Fiddled” while New Orleans flooded. Fire and Water. I am well aware that Nero didn’t actually fiddle; Emperor Nero Claudius Caesar couldn't have fiddled while Rome burned in A.D. 64 because the violin wasn't invented until the 1500s. What Nero really did while Rome burned most believe is sing. The emperor, who had artistic ambitions, was apparently performing an old Greek scene for his friends. The first reference to Nero's fiddling appeared in the mid-1600s. The word "fiddle" seems to have been used to mean "engaging in frivolous activity," not "playing a violin." When he was done singing, Nero blamed the fire on the Christians and began the first Roman persecution. The beginning of the “Blame Game?” Others, pointing to Nero's desire to rebuild Rome on a grand scale, note that the fire was a very convenient way for him to carry out his plans and suggest that he may have caused the fire himself.
The similarities are striking. Although it was widely believed that Nero started the fire this was never actually proven to be the case. The same situation is now arisen again. News stories seem to be surfacing that claim that the levies where deliberately blown to flood the city. . Weather either is true we may never know this side of eternity, but what we do know for a fact is that both profited by it. Nero later had the city rebuilt. But what got him a lot of criticism was that when he had the city rebuilt he had himself a HUGE palace built. So, although he may not have burned Rome, he did take advantage of the burning by having a huge palace built on the ruins.
In an effort to be “Fair and Balanced” I have to say that listening to the Bush speech the other night, I would say it was well done, he said all the right things one would want to hear. You almost thought he cared. The only problem is that he is a LIAR. I heard someone say that it reminded them of the battered wife syndrome. Every time you get beaten by the husband, he comes back with flowers and says he is sorry, and will do better next time.
Now George W. is talking about spending $200 billion on rebuilding New Orleans. This is not about compassion; it is about lining his and his cronies’ pockets. We are already seeing the “No Bid contracts” going to Halliburton, and others. This is about taking money from the poor and the middle class tax payers and putting it into the hands of the corporations.
Here are a few more “coincidences” to ponder: 666 in Revelation was a direct reference to the then Antichrist. In Hebrew numerology Caesar Nero was equal to 666, as is George Walker Busche today. They both presided over the decline of their Empire. Bush is now head of the new revived Roman Empire, and he shares much of the same nature as his counter part.
Adolph Hitler also has nothing on him, 1. They both stole power claming it was a mandate 2. Both used a seeming terror attack to galvanize and cement their leadership.3. Both invoke fear to control the masses. 4. Both manipulated the media for propaganda. 5. Both declare a vision of world domination. 6. Both started a war without provocation. 7. Both are not Christians and distort the truth of the Gospel and teachings of Christ.
When you look around us at the attitude in the world, the people just want to “Fiddle”. The world is trying to go on as though nothing is happening; Las Vegas keeps building bigger and more excessive. Many parts of the country Real Estate markets are bloated and they think it will all just keep on going up. Europe is just the same as the US. Every man is running to and fro Dan:12:4: and attending to his own affairs and own house. Hag:1:9: “Ye looked for much, and, lo, it came to little; and when ye brought it home, I did blow upon it. Why? saith the LORD of hosts. Because of mine house that is waste, and ye run every man unto his own house.” Mt:24:37: “But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. 38: For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, 39: And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.”
Now for the good news, Satan has lost. Jn:16:33: “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world”. Jesus here has made us a promise; that in the world ye shall have tribulation but in Him we shall have peace. That is a promise. Keep your eye on him, the birth pangs are getting stronger and closer together, as we give birth to a new age. To the Christian tribulation will be as a refiner’s fire to burn off the chaff and mature us into Christ.