Quoted below is a passage from a transcribed sermon by Pastor David J. Meyer (June 5, 1950 – June 8, 2010). Here he explains how the Aramaic translation of Barack Obama’s name relates to a passage from the Gospel of Luke, chapter 10.

This is in no way suggesting that Obama is the Antichrist. Pastor Meyer never believed Barack Obama is the Antichrist. In fact, Meyer would frequently say things like “he’ll do until the real one comes along” and “he’s a type of antichrist”.

The Bible says there are many antichrists (1 John 2:18), and this is how we know it is “the last time”. And as it is clearly states in the First Epistle of John, anyone who denies the Father and the Son is antichrist (1 John 2:22).

Jesus said, in verse 18 [Luke 10:18], it says “And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning…”. (There’s quite a flash there isn’t there?) “…fall from heaven”.

…In Isaiah 14, verse 12, the prophet cries out and says “how art thou fallen from heaven, O lucifer, son of the morning! How art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!” Jesus says he beheld him as lightning fall from heaven (how art thou fallen) right? “For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I…” Boy, there’s a lot of I’s in there. Sounds a little proud, doesn’t he?… “I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.” That did it. “Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.”…

Now lets go back and look at that verse again in Luke 10, verse 18. “And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.”. Now, if you look at the Aramaic which is what Jesus spoke right here in Luke. This is written in Greek but he spoke it in Aramaic, alright?

The word for ‘I’ – there’s different ways to say in Aramaic the word ‘I’. Generally its ‘bah’, ok?

…’Beheld’ is ‘raah’ which is entry #7200 [Strong’s Concordance].

‘Satan’ is ‘satan’, entry #7854 [Strong’s].

Then you have the word, ‘as’, and uh let’s see, which is a connecting word. I’ll come back to that in a moment.

‘Lightning’ is the word, ‘baraq’… That entry is #1300 [Strong’s].

‘Fall’ is ‘naphal’ which is entry #5307 [Strong’s].

And the ‘high place’ (the heights, heights of the clouds that we just read about the he was cast down from), that word is entry #1116 and is ‘bamah’.

The [sic] when you connect two nouns in Aramaic, they use either a ‘U’ or an ‘O’ – primarily an ‘O’. In Hebrew there are no vowels, only consinents. But you have in Hebrew, they generally put the little marks right after a consinent to give it a vowel sound. Those are called the Nikkud. So you generally use an ‘O’ to connect it with.

…”bah raah satan naphal gam (I think left that one out last time) baraq o bamah”.

There it is… And this is straight out of the Aramaic. And you can look up the references for it if you want to. It doesnt’ matter but ‘as’ is actually ‘gam’. You can look that up if you have a Strong’s concordance. That’s not the major issue. The main point is we have the nouns and the verbs, and so forth, that are in here.

(Pastor David J. Meyer – “What is in a Name?” Sermon – August 2, 2009 – Last Trumpet Ministries)

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In Loving Memory of Pastor David J. Meyer (June 5, 1950 – June 8, 2010)