By: David Montgomery, via

What is a small town or county to do when it is invaded by national pressure groups with unlimited resources? That is the problem faced by Talbot County on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, but the ramifications of the question extend nationwide. The target in Talbot County is a memorial located on the grounds of the county courthouse to local men who fought for the Confederacy, comprising a statue and a base with the names of the 84 “Talbot Boys”. There have been sporadic efforts local efforts to remove the statue. One was resolved with a compromise in 2004 to add a statue of Frederick Douglass, who grew up in Talbot County. In 2017 the County Council, under the leadership of its African-American president Corey Pack, voted unanimously to keep the statue. The leader of the local NAACP was never completely satisfied, but the matter lay quiet until last summer.

As in other places, the killing of George Floyd and the resurgence of Black Lives Matter (BLM) in demonstrations and riots across the country had an effect here, only a 90-minute drive from Washington DC and Baltimore.

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  The first reaction seemed to be entirely local, as a small Progressive contingent of full and part-time residents led a march on the Courthouse with perhaps 100 participants and started Facebook pages, letters to the editor and OpEd columns in local papers.  At this time, events in Talbot County were not much different from those in small towns celebrated in national media for their awakening to BLM and antiracism, events which were claimed to involve “little participation by outsiders.”  

Then in August 2020 things changed. Corey Pack, again President of the County Council, had a “change of heart.” He introduced a motion to remove the memorial, along with motions to mandate diversity statements in the employee manual and diversity training for county employees. Critical race theory had arrived. The motion to remove the statue was defeated by a 3-2 vote with opposition led by Laura Price. The leader of the local NAACP accused Ms Price of racism and “white fragility” during public comments at that meeting. (In a foretaste of the current situation, the ACLU threatened the Council with legal action for cutting him off after those personal attacks.) Immediately, small groups started noisy protests disrupting County Council meetings until it abandoned in-person meetings entirely. Local high school students made videos alleging widespread racism in Talbot County, with the help of a community on-line newspaper The Talbot Spy. The NAACP leader’s Facebook page became a destination for vicious attacks on Ms Price and the other Council members who voted to retain the memorial.

At that point, events in Talbot County began to receive broader attention.  The New Yorker published a commentary by a local high school graduate who went on to Harvard and Oxford before returning home.  It started with her “lived experience” of racism growing up in Talbot County in the late 1990s (uncorroborated by contemporaries) and then descended to nasty character assassination of the County Council.  It, of course, attracted widespread and unwanted attention. 

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A debate then raged in local newspapers for months, with OpEds by one side followed by comments from the other and disputatious letters to the editor, on and on.  Then yellow signs appeared saying in black letters “Move Talbot’s Confederate Monument,” countered after a few weeks by blue signs with white letters that said “Preserve Talbot History.”  

The “Move the Monument” group (MTM) mounted an aggressive public relations campaign, adding multiple webinars and on-line lectures about slavery, the “Lost Cause” movement and racism to their continued writings in the local press. Their supporters appeared at repeated County Council meetings to continue pressing for the removal of the monument, wearing yellow t-shirts emblazoned with their demands. The Preserve Talbot History (PTH) group responded with more writing, and appearances of their own at Council meetings. While MTM was concentrating on removal of the statue, PTH supported proposals made in 2018 and by Council member Laura Price for a compromise solution of adding a memorial to Union veterans (and particularly US Colored Troops in which hundreds of Talbot County residents served) on the courthouse grounds.

It appeared for a long time that both sides were pursuing their objectives by raising public awareness and working local politics.  Then the stakes were raised, and intervention for organizations outside the county appeared openly for the first time.  In early April, announcements of a massive march and rally to coincide with the “Juneteenth” celebration of the end of slavery appeared in Montgomery County and other newspapers, on the Maryland ACLU website, and in other news aggregators.  In these largely identical stories, the organizers predicted 1000 marchers coming from the Baltimore-Washington area and beyond.  A “digital communications director” for the Maryland ACLU was frequently quoted about the march. Subsequent to the event, it was reported as far away as Pocatello, Idaho, all suggesting an orchestrated campaign going far beyond local residents.


Then on May 8, 2021 a legal team headed by the ACLU and the 560-lawyer international law firm of  Crowell and Moring filed suit to compel Talbot County to remove the Talbot Boys. They represented two plaintiffs, an attorney from the Talbot County Office of Public Defenders and the same president of the local NAACP, Richard Potter.  

On June 19 Easton was prepared for huge crowds, but an objective source reports about 200 marchers showed up. Examination of videos and panoramic photos posted on the MTM Facebook page confirm that number, and reveal that white marchers outnumbered African-American marchers by about 10-1.  The small total, despite what appears to be active recruiting of marchers from outside the County, suggests that if put to a vote, there would not be overwhelming support for Moving the memorial.  The even smaller number of African-American marchers suggests further that the memorial is not a major issue for that local community as a whole.  


Thus, perhaps anticipating their lack of widespread local support, the ACLU and NAACP in conjunction with some local activists willing to be named plaintiffs had a uniquely American backup plan – litigation. If you cannot win in a duly constituted legislature, turn to the courts to write new laws and extend Constitutional rights to embrace broader privileges. 

The lead attorney from Crowell and Moring explained the basis for the lawsuit:

“The Talbot Boys statue stands at the entrance to the courthouse—a place that serves a central role in ensuring fairness and delivering justice in our system of laws. With its Confederate soldier atop the pedestal staring down at all who enter the courthouse, it is an affront to all citizens of conscience, Black citizens especially. It was erected to intimidate and the county’s insistence that it remain only doubles down on that message of intimidation. The Confederacy was composed of traitors to the country and defenders of white supremacy, and monuments glorifying its racist cause cannot be maintained by governments consistent with the U.S. Constitution and other laws.”

The Maryland ACLU put out its own press release on the lawsuit, echoing his sentiments.  

Even granting the hyperbole that an attorney might use to advance his clients’ interests, this short statement is exceptional in the large number of facts relevant to Talbot County that it leaves out or distorts, mirroring as it does the words repeated numerous times by MTM supporters in local newspapers and Facebook pages.

For a simple list:

  1. The Talbot Boys memorial stands on the left side of the path to the Courthouse; the statue of Frederick Douglas stands on the right side.
  2. As is lost on the opponents of the statue, the soldier is depicted in a posture of surrender, with furled flag on which southern stars are barely visible, and is facing the street, not the path.
  3. Soldiers who fought for the Confederacy were never found guilty of treason; President Andrew Johnson pardonedall of them.  This was crucial in Maryland, because without those former Confederate soldiers it was impossible to reconstitute the state militia.
  4. Talbot County had a unique history that leaves little room for the claim that its soldiers intended to defend white supremacy.  Examining historical records, family documents and the timing of enlistments from Talbot County in the Confederate Army reveals that most took place after Federal troops occupying Maryland had engaged in brutal suppression of civil liberties and Constitutional rights, including arresting judges. 

The complaint filed by the ACLU and Crowell and Moring includes a recitation of past and current instances of racism and white supremacy, none having any direct connection to the Talbot Boys memorial.

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  Their apparent intention is to create an emotional response based on guilt by association: viz, a confederate flag was carried by rioters in the US Capitol on June 6, therefore the confederate flag carried by the statue in Easton is a threat to public safety (Complaint, ¶11).  

The heart of the case appears to be this: “a Black lawyer who has worked in the Easton Office of the Maryland Public Defender for the last decade, explained the effects she feels from a Confederate statue situated at the place she works…” The lawsuit alleges that these subjective feelings of someone viewing the statue after having chosen to accept employment where the statue had been for ninety years make its presence “both unconstitutional and illegal under federal law and the laws of the State of Maryland.”

The very absurdity of the legal theories underpinning the complaint raises questions about its purpose.  At least one distinguished attorney has opined (here) that it is unwinnable in court.  But Talbot County is too small to have the resources to fight on its own against the ACLU, which in 2019 had over $160 million in annual revenues.  Crowell and Moring reports having 560 lawyers, which implies top line revenues of more than $1 million per lawyer or over $550 million annually.  The firm can afford to assign 6 lawyers, including 2 partners, to a pro bono case with no limit on hours.  In contrast, the entire Talbot County budget is $55 million in 2021.


Ironically, there is a sad parallel between this attack on local democratic government and the events of 1861 that were the reason why many of those named on the Talbot Boys base crossed the Chesapeake to fight with the Confederacy.

Several potential precedents from this lawsuit could be very attractive to those with an agenda of imposing progressive policies and values on local communities. Many conservatives have argued for greater grassroots activity in local governments and particularly in school boards, to maintain their differences from Democrat-run cities where the 1619 project and questioning of gender is taught in schools, police are defunded and persecuted, and anti-racist ideologies imposed. This has not escaped the notice of national progressive organizations and politicians, and this lawsuit could be the harbinger of widespread attempts to take over local governance through the courts.

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The lawsuit leaves the County with no attractive alternatives.

  1. It could attempt to make the suit moot, by unilaterally deciding to remove the statue. Since the suit also mentions damages for the plaintiffs for past harm, that might not resolve the issue.
  2. It could enter into settlement negotiations, which might lead to a compromise like the addition of a Union statue on the courthouse grounds, but that proposal has been around for a long time without gaining any support from the litigants. No matter what the agreement might be, it would be likely to result in a court order under which the court would supervise compliance with the agreement.
  3. It could try to find resources to defend against the lawsuit.

Either negotiating a settlement or losing in court could, in addition to burdening the County with compliance, open the door to far more mischief. It would demonstrate the County’s vulnerability to lawsuits designed to force policy changes contrary to the wishes of voters or convictions of their elected representatives. The wishes of progressive elements like those suing now are not confined to Confederate statues. It is easy to imagine that the next lawsuit filed by deep-pocket progressives will be to compel adding BLM curriculum materials or indoctrination in LGBTQ+ beliefs about mutable genders to county schools.

Next year the County Council must, under new Maryland law, appoint an Administrative Oversight Committee to handle all complaints about police officers. Lawsuits to compel appointment of progressive, African-American or anti-police members are surely in the offing. Compulsory training in white privilege and re-education to confess and correct racism would also be on the agenda for lawsuits. If successful, any and all of these lawsuits could put the County’s affairs under the supervision of a distant Federal court, eliminating the ability of elected representatives to set local policy. That should concern all citizens of the county, whether they want to move or preserve one particular memorial.

The precedent of a court-supervised settlement, or better yet a victory defining new constitutional rights to be free of any chance of encountering a disturbing sight, would have ramifications far beyond Talbot County. It would encourage such plaintiffs to undertake such strong-arm tactics in other local jurisdictions where local governments and citizens who do not share their progressive agenda try to maintain traditional schools, effective police forces, and resist anti-racist re-education campaigns.

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Thus, the best option to my mind is to appeal for support from outside the County to mount an effective defense.  That may not be as costly as it might appear, since a Court could well grant a Motion to Dismiss at the outset or enter summary judgment against the plaintiffs after an appropriate amount of factual development.  But the County needs to be prepared to go the distance.

The Maryland Association of Counties has a clear interest in banding together to aid any individual county facing this threat, because it endangers all of them. As Ben Franklin warned in 1754, “Join or Die.” A progression of these lawsuits could be the end of local representative government as we know it.

The impending threat should also attract the interest of law firms or legal defense funds that put defense of our democratic way of life above the virtue-signaling of woke law firms who take Goliath’s part in these uneven fights.

I hope the County Council has the fortitude to heed Churchill: “This is the lesson: never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never — in nothing, great or small, large or petty — never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.” And to work as hard as Churchill did to find an ally with the overwhelming force needed to win.

Full disclosure: In addition to being an editor of the Chesapeake Observer, David Montgomery serves on the board of Preserve Talbot History. All opinions expressed here are his own, and do not necessarily represent positions of Preserve Talbot History or the Chesapeake Observer. He also warns, that he is not an attorney and nothing in the article should be construed as legal advice.FacebookTwitterCopy Link





  1. I want to share a message that has been spreading all over the internet that concerns the times we are living in. Whether you believe in God or not, this is a must read message!

    We can see throughout time how we have been slowly conditioned to come to this point where we are on the verge of a cashless society. Would it surprise you to know that the Bible foretold of this event? Don’t believe me? This may be the most imporant message you will read in these times…please do not ignore this!

    This messsage reveals what the Mark of the Beast is, and the meaning behind counting a number people have been pondering for centuries, 666. This message also shares why Barack Obama is the Antichrist. This is truly a message from God!

    In the Revelation of Jesus Christ given to the apostle John, we read:

    “He (the false prophet who deceives many by his miracles) causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

    Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666” (Revelation 13:16-18 NKJV).

    Referring to the last generation, this could only be speaking of a cashless money society, which we have yet to see, but are heading towards. Why? Revelation 13:17 tells us that we cannot buy or sell unless we receive the mark of the beast in our right-hand or forehead. We could still buy or sell among one another without receiving the mark if physical money was still currency. It logically deduces itself to this reason.

    These verses could not be referring to something spiritual because the word references two different physical locations (our right-hand or forehead) stating the mark will be on one “OR” the other. It once again logically deduces itself to this reason.

    Here is where it really starts to come together. It is shocking how accurate the Bible is concerning the RFID microchip. These are notes from a man named Carl Sanders who worked with a team of engineers to help develop this microchip in the late 1960’s.

    “Carl Sanders sat in seventeen New World Order meetings with heads-of-state officials such as Henry Kissinger and Bob Gates of the C.I.A. to discuss plans on how to bring about a one-world system. The government commissioned Carl Sanders to design a microchip for identifying and controlling the peoples of the world—a microchip that could be inserted under the skin with a hypodermic needle (a quick, convenient method that would be gradually accepted by society).

    Carl Sanders, with a team of engineers behind him, with U.S. grant monies supplied by tax dollars, took on this project and designed a microchip that is powered by a lithium battery, rechargeable through the temperature changes in our skin. Without the knowledge of the Bible (Brother Sanders was not a Christian at the time), these engineers spent one-and-a-half-million dollars doing research on the best and most convenient place to have the microchip inserted.

    Guess what? These researchers found that the forehead and the back of the hand (the two places Revelation says the mark will go) are not just the most convenient places, but are also the only viable places for rapid, consistent temperature changes in the skin to recharge the lithium battery. The microchip is approximately seven millimeters in length, .75 millimeters in diameter, about the size of a grain of rice. It is capable of storing pages upon pages of information about you. All your general history, work history, crime record, health history, and financial data can be stored on this chip.

    Brother Sanders believes that this microchip, which he regretfully helped design, is the “mark” spoken about in Revelation 13:16-18. The original Greek word for “mark” is “charagma,” which means a “scratch or etching.” It is also interesting to note that the number 666 is actually a word in the original Greek. The word is “chi xi stigma,” with the last part, “stigma,” also meaning “to stick or prick.” Carl believes this refers to a hypodermic needle (see photo).

    Mr. Sanders asked a Boston Medical Center doctor what would happen if the lithium contained within the RFID microchip leaked into the body. The doctor responded that if the microchip broke inside a human body, the lithium would cause a severe and painful wound filled with pus. This is what the book of Revelation says:

    “And the first (angel) went, and poured out his vial on the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore on the men which had the mark of the beast, and on them which worshipped his image” (Revelation 16:2).


    What I first want to mention, before I share what the Holy Spirit has revealed to me concerning the number of the beast, is that God confirms in threes. We can see this throughout scripture:

    “For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one” (1 John 5:7 NKJV).

    “and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures” (1 Corinthians 15:4 NKJV).

    “…Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, Who was and is and is to come!” (Revelation 4:8 NKJV).

    There are many more examples, but I thought I would just share three of them to make the point.

    Examining Revelation 13:16,17,18, the first group of three I would like to point out is that the mark of the beast is described in three separate verses, 16, 17 and 18.

    The next three I see is in verse 16, “He causes all…” is followed by three contrasting categories of people,

    1 – “both small and great,
    2 – rich and poor,
    3 – free and slave…”.

    Then unto verse 17, it opens with, “and that no one may buy or sell except one who has…”, followed by three explanations of what one must have to buy or sell,

    1 – “…the mark
    2 – or the name of the beast,
    3 – or the number of his name”.

    Now unto verse 18, we read “Let him who has understanding calculate…”, which is followed by,

    1 – “the number of the beast,
    2 – for it is the number of a man:
    3 – His number is 666”.

    The last three I see is the number “6” being used three times in a row. The reason I’m making this point about God confirming in three is because it is the key to unlocking how to calculate the number 666.

    Throughout the centuries there have been people trying to calculate numbers based on titles and names that come up to the number 666 to identify one person, the Antichrist; but from Revelation 13:18, I do not see where God is telling us to count up to 666, but rather to count the number of the beast. This number is identified as 666. So the verse is telling us to count the number 666.

    What does it mean to count? It means to add up. So how could we add up 666? Remember my previous point about God confirming in threes is key to unlocking the number 666. So logically, what would be the best way to count the number 666? To count it equally by using the rule of three based off the number.

    We cannot count it equally as 600+60+6, this would also bring us back to the start.

    We cannot count it as 600+600+600, or 60+60+60 because there are no zeroes in between or at the end of 666.

    The only logical option is 6+6+6=18.

    What is interesting is that the verse that reveals for us to count the number itself is verse 18 (there a total of 18 verses in Revelation Chapter 13), being the third verse out of the three verses that describe the mark of the beast in Revelation 13:16,17,18. What is 18 divided by 3? 6. So 3×6=18, or 6+6+6=18.

    Another interesting point is the only two other combinations (making a total of three possible combinations) for placing a “+” symbol in between 666 are:

    66+6=72 and 6+66=72.

    Add both 72’s together and you get 144.

    Why the number 144 is worth our attention is because the verse following Revelation 13:18 is the first time in the Bible where the 144,000 are being described in detail:

    “Then I looked, and behold, a Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with Him one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His Father’s name written on their foreheads…” (Revelation 14:1).

    Now if you add up all three numbers from counting 666 by moving the “+” symbol around, it would be 72+72+18=162. What is compelling about the number 162, is, if you divide 144,000 by 162, you get 888. The name of Jesus in Greek gematria adds up to 888. The New Testament was originally written in the Greek language. Revelation 14:1 not only mentions the 144,000, but also the Lamb who is Jesus.

    Now what is interesting about the number for Jesus, 888, is that if you apply the same formula that was used to count 666, you get 8+8+8=24. Why the number 24? Revelation chapter 4 tells us there are 24 elders seated around the throne of God. This is the same throne where Jesus sits.

    Now if you take:




    you get 24+96+96=216.

    Take 144,000 divided by 216 and you get 666.

    Remember that this was the same exact formula we used to count the number 666 that ultimately brought forth the number 888.

    Here is a quick recap to demonstrate how this formula confirms itself as being the true way to count 666:

    1: 6+6+6=18 > 66+6=72 > 6+66=72 > 18+72+72=162

    2: 144,000 divided by 162=888

    3: 8+8+8=24 > 88+8=96 > 8+88=96 > 24+96+96=216

    4: 144,000 divided by 216=666

    1: 6+6+6=18 > 66+6=72…

    As you can see, it is perpetual. And remember that we consistently used a formula that worked in threes being the number that God uses for confirmation.

    So what could this mean? Well we know in this world we are identified by numbers in various forms. From our birth certificate to social security, as well as our drivers license; being identified based on a system of ruler ship. So it is possible that this RFID microchip will contain a new identification that has a total of 18 characters (6+6+6).

    “here the wisdom is, the one having the mind let him calculate the number of the wild beast, number for “of human” it is, and the number of it 666″ (Revelation 13:1, Greek Translation).

    The Greek word “anthrōpos” being used in verse 18 where it says “of human” is the Greek strongs concordance G444. The first two definitions of the word are “a human being, whether male or female”, and, “generically, to include all human individuals”. Could the number of the beast apply to all mankind?

    In the Greek (the New Testament was originally written in the Greek language), and other translations, you will notice the beast is described as an “it”, instead of “him”. The reason I’m making this point is because when a translation says “His number is 666”, this would imply a singular person, the Antichrist. But by saying “the number of it 666”, implies that it is of the beast system as a whole.

    We can know the number of the beast cannot be to identify products (like a new barcode) to buy or sell because scripture says we cannot buy or sell without the number of the beast. What am I getting at? There will be instances where you could buy something someone made themselves and it wouldn’t have a store branded identification on it. But for this number to be in our chips, that is where it must be to conclude ultimately that we cannot buy or sell without having the number of the beast. As previously mentioned in Revelation 13:18, the number of the beast (6+6+6=18) is a “human number”, definition “generically, to include all human individuals”.

    “Why did the Biden campaign choose 30330? 2020 divided by 666 = 3.0330 Who believes this to be a coincidence? October 2020 Isaiah 53:6 Someone said we are being whipsawed in 2020. Truly a great division is taking place between good and evil—both symbolically and literally (riots, unrest, politics). If you take the current year 2020 and divide it by the number 666 (known for its satanic implications) you will get the number 30330 (repeated). This number 30330 happens to be the number used to vote for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. Freaky? Supernatural? Odd for sure. Whatever this means, it doesn’t seem good to me. First, why would anyone knowingly choose those particular numbers for their campaign? If they weren’t knowingly chosen, then it appears to be a supernatural act by the evil one himself and I would want to change those numbers ASAP. And if the numbers were chosen knowing their significance, are you satanic? Is this campaign satanic? Either way I do not believe this is a coincidence. And one thing is certain, 2020 is truly being divided by Satan. He is the master deceiver and spreader of chaos. Jesus calls him the father of lies.”

    So I looked up this number 30330 concerning Joe Biden, and I found this information:

    If you send a text to that number (at that time), you would get a response asking to support Joe’s campaign to take down Donald Trump, with one part in caps saying “CHIP IN >>” pointing to a link to go and donate.

    “CHIP IN”? Obama has used this phrase in the past on his twitter and people believe it is a subliminal message to receive the mark of the beast, that is to say the implantable RFID microCHIP that will go IN our body.

    Go to: to see all the proof!

    Is your name written in the Lamb’s book of life? Jesus says that we must be born again to enter the kingdom of God in the Gospel of John chapter 3.

    “Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name” (Revelation 14:9-11).


    In the Islamic religion they have man called the Mahdi who is known as their messiah of whom they are waiting to take the stage. There are many testimonies from people online who believe this man will be Barack Obama who is to be the biblical Antichrist based off dreams they have received. I myself have had strange dreams about him like no other person. So much so that I decided to share this information.

    He came on stage claiming to be a Christian with no affiliation to the Muslim faith…

    “In our lives, Michelle and I have been strengthened by our Christian faith. But there have been times where my faith has been questioned — by people who don’t know me — or they’ve said that I adhere to a different religion, as if that were somehow a bad thing,” – Barack Obama

    …but was later revealed by his own family members that he indeed is a devout Muslim.

    So what’s in the name? The meaning of someones name can say a lot about a person. God throughout history has given names to people that have a specific meaning tied to their lives. How about the name Barack Obama? Let us take a look at what may be hiding beneath the surface…

    “And He (Jesus) said to them (His disciples), ‘I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven'” (Luke 10:18).

    In the Hebrew language we can uncover the meaning behind the name Barack Obama.

    Barack, also transliterated as Baraq, in Hebrew is: lightning

    baraq – Biblical definition:

    From Strongs H1299; lightning; by analogy a gleam; concretely a flashing sword: – bright, glitter (-ing, sword), lightning. (Strongs Hebrew word H1300 baraq baw-rawk’)

    Barak ‘O’bamah, The use of bamah is used to refer to the “heights” of Heaven.

    bamah – Biblical definition:

    From an unused root (meaning to be high); an elevation: – height, high place, wave. (Strongs Hebrew word H1116 bamah baw-maw’)

    The day following the election of Barack Obama (11/04/08), the winning pick 3 lotto numbers in Illinois (Obama’s home state) for 11/5/08 were 666.

    Obama was a U.S. senator for Illinois, and his zip code was 60606.

    These are just a few of many evidences why Barack Obama is the Antichrist. You can see many more in my article on the website above, as well as read about the dreams I’ve had concerning this man. I’m more than convinced that God has shown me that he is without a doubt the Antichrist, and we will see him rise to power in the not so dinstant future.

    Jesus stands alone among the other religions who say to rightly weigh the scales of good and evil, and to make sure you have done more good than bad in this life. Is this how we conduct ourselves justly in a court of law? Bearing the image of God, is this how we project this image into our reality?

    Our good works cannot save us. If we step before a judge, being guilty of a crime, the judge will not judge us by the good that we have done, but rather the crimes we have committed. If we as fallen humanity, created in God’s image, pose this type of justice, how much more a perfect, righteous, and Holy God?

    God has brought down His moral law’s through the 10 commandments given to Moses at Mt. Sinai. These laws were not given so we may be justified, rather that we may see the need for a savior. They are the mirror of God’s character of what He has put in each and every one of us, with our conscious bearing witness that we know that it is wrong to steal, lie, dishonor our parents, and so forth.

    We can try and follow the moral laws of the 10 commandments, but we will never catch up to them to be justified before a Holy God. That same word of the law given to Moses became flesh over 2000 years ago in the body of Jesus Christ. He came to be our justification by fulfilling the law, living a sinless perfect life that only God could fulfill; even bringing the law to it’s truest light by stating, “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart” (Matthew 5:27-28).

    The gap between us and the law can never be reconciled by our own merit, but the arm of Jesus is stretched out by the grace and mercy of God. And if we are to grab on, through faith in Him, He will pull us up being the one to justify us. As in the court of law, if someone steps in and pays our fine, even though we are guilty, the judge can do what is legal and just and let us go free. That is what Jesus did almost 2000 years ago on the cross. It was a legal transaction being fulfilled in the spiritual realm by the shedding of His blood.

    Because God is Holy and just, the wrath that we deserve could not go unnoticed. Through the perfect righteousness and justice of God’s character, it must be dealt with, it must be quenched, it must be satisfied.

    For God takes no pleasure in the death of the wicked (Ezekiel 18:23). This is why in Isaiah chapter 53, where it speaks of the coming Messiah and His soul being a sacrifice for our sins, why it says it pleased God to crush His only begotten Son.

    This is because the wrath that we deserve was justified by being poured out upon His Son. If that wrath was poured out on us, we would all die and go to hell. God created a way of escape by pouring it out on His Son whose soul could not be left in Hades, but was raised to life on the third day and seated at the right hand of God in power.

    So now when we put on the Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 13:14), God no longer sees the person who deserves His wrath, but rather the glorious image of His perfect Son dwelling in us, justifying us as if we received the wrath we deserve, making a way of escape from the curse of death.

    Now what we must do is repent and put our trust and faith in the savior, confessing and forsaking our sins. This is not just a head knowledge of believing in Jesus, but rather receiving His words, taking them to heart, so that we may truly be transformed into the image of God. Where we no longer live to practice sin, but rather turn from our sins and practice righteousness through faith in Him.

    Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again'” (John 3:5-7).

    Come before the Lord with a contrite spirit, humble yourself, ask Him for His forgiveness, to receive the free gift of His salvation, to receive His Holy Spirit, so that you may be transformed into a new creature, into a child of the living God.

    There is a reason why the words of Jesus have been translated in to over 2000 languages, and nothing comes remotely close (the Quran just over 100), because there is a God in heaven who desires to have a relationship with you, to know Him through His word, as that is how we personally get to know anybody. There is a reason why it is the year 2021, because Jesus came to earth just over 2000 years ago fulfilling major prophecy causing a divide in our timeline.

    Jesus loves you! Seek Him while He may be found! We must repent and turn from practicing sin…for if we are not following Jesus, we are following the devil. There is no neatural ground. We are either living in the lie, or the truth. God bless you!


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