Don’t be That Guy

October 29th, 2012

The Face of Earthly Evil

People I respect think the Antichrist is a Muslim, and some say he might somehow combine Islam and the Mary-worshiping part of Catholicism.

I have my doubts. I’m sure the spirit that drives the Antichrist movement uses religion, but for a while, now, I’ve suspected that this is the Antichrist’s real face.

It’s funny, if you think about it. The word “guy” comes from that man’s name. It means a random (“anonymous”) individual.

God has been showing me that mobs have a history of doing evil. Mobs committed Iphone-worthy mass crimes in Sodom and Gomorrah. A mob tried to rape the angels at Lot’s house. Mobs ridiculed Noah. A mob tried to throw Jesus from a cliff. A mob got Jesus crucified. A mob stoned Stephen.

What is a mob? It’s Satan’s imitation of the Body of Christ.

God and Satan want to rule flesh in the earth. God wants to rule by consent. Satan wants to rule by any means necessary, including things like force and addiction.

God has unlimited power, and he is omnipresent. He can choose individuals all over the globe, put his spirit in each one, and cause his kingdom to grow in each one. He can influence and maneuver all of these individuals simultaneously. Satan is weak, so he has to lump people together in crowds and rule them however he can. A mob is a mass of godless flesh Satan can rule efficiently.

This is why Jesus said his kingdom was not of this world. An earthly ruler can’t see people as individuals, because there are too many of us. He has to rule groups, clumsily, through laws and other means that don’t work all that well. Jesus does not round up big groups and force them to bend the knee. He grows inside each person he chooses, and he gives us individually tailored care, like a farmer with the supernatural ability to provide perfect care for every apple in his orchard.

The disciples didn’t get this at first. The Bible contains prophecies saying the Messiah will be a king who rules on earth, and the disciples thought Jesus would do that on his first visit, subduing the Romans and establishing a great earthly empire. They did not understand that he had to sacrifice himself in order to buy our freedom and send us the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit was intended to connect and empower Christians, like a nervous system that coordinates the parts of a body. Satan managed to evict the Holy Spirit from the early church, and now he works through people who mock the baptism with the Holy Spirit and call tongues “gibberish.” But the Holy Spirit is back for good. We were too stupid to hold onto him, and God allowed us to lose him, but God is bringing him back in spite of our failure, just as he is rebuilding Israel in spite of the failures of the Jews. God made promises in the distant past, and some were not conditioned on worthiness, so they will be honored no matter what we do.

A person who doesn’t have the Holy Spirit or who has him yet has not succeeded in breaking the flesh is ruled by the flesh. A mob is a group of people who let the flesh do their thinking. They are not much better than animals. They will do cruel, disgusting things they would never do on their own. Satan knows that, and he finds mobs useful in hindering God’s plan.

The Anonymous/Occupy crowd is a mob. These people hate God’s ways. They hate authority, except when it gives them trinkets in exchange for their dignity and freedom. They have no vision. They have no common sense.

Liberals are building up the mob. They buy votes by handing out money taken from people who work and invest. They don’t require personal growth or work or good behavior in exchange for things like EBT cards and welfare payments. All they want are votes. As a result, we have a growing class of people who will do absolutely anything for government money. They are losing their work ethic, their free will, and their decency. They are becoming creatures of nearly pure flesh. Threaten their government bribes, put them in the streets with cell phones and the Internet, and they will do just about anything they think will help them prevail.

The mobs will serve the Antichrist. They will serve him because just like a TBN prosperity preacher, he’ll tell them they don’t have to change. They’re victims. The people who earn and invest are oppressors. The world OWES the carnal. No vile crime against decent people will be unjustified in their eyes, and they will do whatever the Antichrist tells them.

We already see them stinking up public parks and squares with their idiotic Occupy rallies. We also see them thronging places of businesses, stealing whatever they like, and beating the employees. We are starting to see them mount computer attacks on innocent people. In the future, they’ll be stronger and more vicious. It was cute when they were singing and dancing in train stations, but it won’t be so cute when they’re launching raids on neighborhoods, in order to take what they want.

Mohammed was a servant of the Antichrist, and he used mob tools. When he first claimed he as a prophet, people thought he was a fool. Then he realized he could use the ancient Middle Eastern tradition of mob crime to boost his popularity. He made a rule. It was okay to ride into the cities of non-Muslims and commit rape, murder, and theft, but Muslim cities were out of bounds. It was a protection racket. Suddenly, people wanted to be Muslims.

The Antichrist will follow that pattern. We know he’ll establish persecution of people who don’t obey him. He’ll make it impossible for us to buy and sell. He will cause large numbers of ignorant people to portray us as evil. He’s already using “anti-bullying” rhetoric to convince the public that anyone who says homosexuality is a sin is full of hate.

The Bible seems to say that the Antichrist is a man; it speaks of him as though he were an individual. But it also seems to say he is “man.” It says he has a number, and some interpreters say it says number is the number of mankind. Maybe it’s more accurate to say it’s the number of the flesh.

I think there will be an individual who serves as a figurehead, but I think it’s also accurate to say the worldwide mob that serves this person is the Antichrist, just as we say we are “the body of Christ” or “in Christ.”

If this is correct, it shows why it’s crucial that we learn to use supernatural power to subdue the flesh. History shows that the flesh is hopeless. It’s incredibly stupid. It has no conscience and no empathy. It can put Jews in ovens. It can take money for murdering the unborn. It can derive intense sexual pleasure from serial torture and murder. There is no perversion too disgusting for it. If we don’t conquer it and develop authority, we will serve it and do as it says.

This must be why Christians are leaving cities. The farther a mob has to drive to get to you, the safer you are. The more food you can grow, the less you will suffer when you are excluded economically. And you’ll be among Christian people, so you will have more power.

I enjoy technology, but I know it will be used against us. God has infinite power, and Satan does not. In his last stand, Satan will need things like cell phones and drones. He’ll need a cashless society, so he can cancel people’s wealth instantly. He’ll need social media so we will surveill ourselves and report private facts publicly. We’re addicted to this junk, and it’s going to be used as a leash sooner or later. The process started with 9/11. That was the greatest victory for the Antichrist and his servant, Mohammed. It was a turning point.

We are giving so much power to the government and the enemy through technology, we may never be able to oppose them again, in our own strength. Supernatural power is the only answer. Satan loves building natural weapons and barriers and making them so big and so scary, we think we can never beat them. But God likes pushing them over, as he did in Babel.

The hurricane we’re facing now may have significance.

The name “Katrina” comes from a root meaning “to cleanse,” as in “catharsis.” Katrina hit a city known for sin, including witchcraft, and that city was quite literally washed. A person who lives there tells me that, although there was terrible suffering, the city was actually improved.

The name “Sandy” means “defender of men,” and it’s hitting an area known for political corruption and godlessness. It appears that the eye will pass just north of Washington, which would mean the winds would be blowing toward the sea, as if to drive things out. Obama’s people are afraid this will keep their lazy supporters home during the election. I certainly hope so.

I don’t ask God to destroy the storm. I am asking God to spare the godly people in the path of the storm. That’s about it. It looks like it’s going to be a disaster that rivals Katrina. It may make a horrible, historic mess. I’ve been through all sorts of hurricanes, and I don’t want to see anyone suffer, but I have to wonder if there is a purpose in it. It may be that the defender of men was sent to defend the godly voters and the relatively godly candidates, who have been slandered and abused during this campaign season. Or maybe it’s coming to defend Israel from a President who does not wish it well.

I sure hope Romney wins. We deserve Obama, but I am tired of seeing God’s people oppressed.

14 Responses to “Don’t be That Guy”

  1. Mox Says:

    Odd request from an Atheist, I know. But would you please pray for my parents? Thank you bunches in advance.

    Just talked to them and it sounds like they are standing next to a train and the storm hasn’t even hit….

  2. Steve H. Says:

    Of course!

  3. Aaron's cc: Says:

    Other examples… it was the erev rav (the mixed multitudes) who instigated all sorts of problems for the Jews in the desert.

    In the story of Noah and the flood, the last word in Genesis 6:11 is “chamas”, which translates to violence. It also happens to be pronounced the same as the terrorist group Hamas. But it is a specific sort of violence. It is mob theft. A gang would descend on a vendor and each member would steal less than the minimum required to take a case to court. The vendor would be wiped out with no legal recourse.

    Does this remind you of the material-envy redistribution-by-any-means policies of the Democrats/public employee unions/Rev. Wright types much?

    There is nothing wrong with material desires. As soon as one seeks to use a mob to “legally steal” through legislating redistributive taxes, one has directly violated the Commandment about not coveting anything belonging to a neighbor.

    Once a room I’m in starts to exceed about 60 people, I start to feel skittish and look for exit routes. This applies to movie theaters, ballparks and even houses of worship.

    My preferences for shuls is more shteibel than any place that seats more than 100 people. Unified group ANYTHING triggers my fight-or-flight button.

  4. Steve H. Says:

    It’s as if Esau went Agent Smith and multiplied himself hundreds of millions of times.

  5. Steve H. Says:

    Thanks for picking up on the mixed multitude. I was sitting here wondering what I had forgotten. The golden calf. Dathan. I might go so far as to say that Eve and the serpent were the first mob.

  6. Steve H. Says:

    Forgot the Battle of Gibeah.

  7. Ed Bonderenka Says:

    Are you aware of Coulter’s “Demonic” which is about the influence of and on mobs through history.

  8. Steve H. Says:

    No, but I do remember the story about the herd of pigs.

    I don’t read her books any more because she’s such an embarrassment and hindrance.

  9. Mox Says:

    Thank you so much for the prayers Steve (and probably Aaron, too!), my folks are facing the tail end of the storm and everything so far has been okay. Six more hours or so.

    Then the 10 days of no-power, or whatever Obama figures will help him get back into the White House

  10. Aaron's cc: Says:

    In general, but not always, multitudes are not good things.

    Exodus 23:2 Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou bear witness in a cause to turn aside after a multitude to pervert justice; 3 neither shalt thou favour a poor man in his cause.

    Isaiah 29:5 But the multitude of thy foes shall be like small dust, and the multitude of the terrible ones as chaff that passeth away;

    Isaiah 47:9 But these two things shall come to thee in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood; in their full measure shall they come upon thee, for the multitude of thy sorceries, and the great abundance of thine enchantments.

    Nachum 3:3-4 The horseman charging, and the flashing sword, and the glittering spear; and a multitude of slain, and a heap of carcases; and there is no end of the corpses, and they stumble upon their corpses; Because of the multitude of the harlotries of the well-favoured harlot, the mistress of witchcrafts, that selleth nations through her harlotries, and families through her witchcrafts.

    2 Chronicles 20:15 and he said: ‘Hearken ye, all Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem, and thou king Jehoshaphat: thus saith the LORD unto you: Fear not ye, neither be dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God’s.

    Fatness, excess, etc. generally make men think they are responsible for their situation. They reduce humility. People feel stronger in a mob and it’s rarely for good.

    Even when religious people gather, caution is advised. When going to the Temple three times annually, scripture doesn’t record that it was as a crowd or mob. It was as individuals, each with his own offering.

  11. physics geek Says:

    Then the 10 days of no-power, or whatever Obama figures will help him get back into the White House

    That last part is what actually worries me, because there is nothing that I would put past that crew.

    Glad your parents appear to have gotten through unhurt, Mox.

  12. Steve H. Says:

    Glad to do it, Mox. I think the power outage will hurt Obama’s numbers. His voters are so passive, they’ll sit and wait for their welfare checks instead of voting. That’s what happened in New Orleans.

  13. Aaron's cc: Says:

    Spit-take… Moxie!

    Hope all is well with you and your folks. My family is OK, power restored, no substantial damage. Neighbors, however, not so much. They’ve turned my hometown high school showers over to the public until utilities are restored.

    The town where we both went to school was hammered pretty hard. Enormous old trees uprooted, houses crushed.

    This was clearly the storm of a lifetime for that area. I suspect that if they can tell the environmentalists to stuff it, then people will use their insurance monies to rebuild stronger and more resistant infrastructure. Much necessary pruning has now been done. More will be.

    The big lesson goes back to Athens… when society becomes so affluent that they feel that government only should spend on leftist causes (art, social activism) and neglects the primary role of government to defend its people with armies and infrastructure, big stuff comes along and they’re defenseless.

    Had Mayor Bloomberg spent half as much time during his administration working on sea walls as he did on soda sizing, NYC would have had a fraction of the damage.

    Nannystatism kills.

  14. Aaron's cc: Says:

    Oh, and speaking of mobs… next week is the 74th anniversary of Kristallnacht.

    Sandy hit NJ & NY, which are in no danger of turning red. Pennsylvania is another matter. The more Philadelphians who stay away, the better.