Saturday, February 20, 2016

The Pergamon Altar.......THE THRONE OF SATAN

The Pergamon Altar

In these last days, people are beginning to see and understand the parallels between history and prophecy. One such mystery is that of Pergamon, where a "gigantic" altar of Zeus was placed.

When you read the book of Revelation, and it speaks about Pergamon, you read that it says Pergamon is the place of the throne of Satan.

Satan's Throne Revealed

Eumenes II, king of Pergamos, was the one who built it. Eumenes was a mentor to none other than Antiochus IV Epiphanes; yes, the very Selucid king who committed the first "abomination of desolation" by erecting a statue of Zeus in the Temple and slaying a pig on the alter - in honor of Zeus.

While commending the Christians at Pergamos for their faithfulness in trying times, Jesus plainly states that the Great Alter to Zeus at Pergamos was the "seat" or throne of satan.

And to the angel of the Congregation in Pergamos write: These things saith he that hath the sharp two-edged sword: I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's throne is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth. 

               Revelation 2:12-13

Pergamon Altar

The Pergamon Altar is a monumental construction built during the reign of Greek King Eumenes II in the first half of the 2nd century BC on one of the terraces of the acropolis of the ancient Greek city of Pergamon in Asia Minor.

Ancient Pergamum was the center of pagan worship in Asia Minor, was once known as the "place where Satan dwells."

Eventually, the altar caught the eye of a young man named Albert Speer, the new chief architect for the Nazi Party. Germany's new chancellor, Adolf Hitler, had commissioned him to design the parade grounds for the party rallies in Nuremberg.

For inspiration, Speer turned to the Pergamon Altar.

Stone by stone, the altar was excavated and taken to Berlin, where it was reassembled and placed in its own museum. The Pergamon Museum opened in 1930, with the altar as its centerpiece.

The structure is 35.64 metres wide and 33.4 metres deep; the front stairway alone is almost 20 metres wide. The base is decorated with a frieze in high relief showing the battle between the Giants and the Olympian gods known as the Gigantomachy. There is a second, smaller and less well-preserved high relief frieze on the inner court walls which surround the actual fire altar on the upper level of the structure at the top of the stairs. In a set of consecutive scenes, it depicts events from the life of Telephus, legendary founder of the city of Pergamon and son of the hero Heracles and Auge, one of Tegeanking Aleus's daughters.

In 1878, the German engineer Carl Humann began official excavations on the acropolis of Pergamon, an effort that lasted until 1886. The excavation was undertaken in order to rescue the altar friezes and expose the foundation of the edifice. Later, other ancient structures on the acropolis were brought to light. Upon negotiating with the Turkish government (a participant in the excavation), it was agreed that all frieze fragments found at the time would become the property of the Berlin museums.

Karl Humann's 1881 plan of the Pergamon acropolis

In Berlin, Italian restorers reassembled the panels comprising the frieze from the thousands of fragments that had been recovered. In order to display the result and create a context for it, a new museum was erected in 1901 on Berlin's Museum Island. Because this first Pergamon Museum proved to be both inadequate and structurally unsound, it was demolished in 1909 and replaced with a much larger museum, which opened in 1930. This new museum is still open to the public on the island. Despite the fact that the new museum was home to a variety of collections beyond the friezes (for example, a famous reconstruction of the Ishtar Gate of ancient Babylon), the city's inhabitants decided to name it the Pergamon Museum for the friezes and reconstruction of the west front of the altar. The Pergamon Altar is today the most famous item in the Berlin Collection of Classical Antiquities, which is on display in the Pergamon Museum and in the Altes Museum, both of which are on Berlin's Museum Island.

It was announced that on September 29th, 2014 the Pergamon Exhibit will be closed for the duration of 5 years for a complete remodeling of the exhibit hall, including but not limited to construction of a new glass ceiling and a new climate control system. The exhibit is scheduled to reopen in late 2019 or early 2020.

Using the altar as his model, Speer created a colossal grandstand at the rally grounds in Nuremberg. It became known as the Zeppelintrib├╝ne. After the war, only a small part of it was left standing.

If you look at the kinds of ceremonies that were on display at Zeppelin field with the reconstructed temple there patterned on the Pergamum Altar, you'll see photographs of Hitler, descending down the steps, like a tribune of the people from old Roman times.

In the middle of the grandstand, where the bronze Altar of Zeus stood in ancient Pergamum, Albert Speer built Hitler's podium. Hitler wanted to create what he called a "mass experience," and Speer came up with the perfect idea.

Most of the Nuremberg rallies were held at night, so Speer surrounded the grandstand with 150 searchlights. The columns of light extended for miles in the sky, creating the mystical effect Hitler wanted:

The concluding meeting in Nuremberg must be exactly as solemnly and ceremonially performed as a service of the Catholic Church.

This effect was known as the "Cathedral of Light," and it became a hallmark of Hitler's events.

From his podium, Hitler mesmerized the crowds:

Not every one of you sees me and I do not see every one of you. But I feel you... and you feel me!

Then under the Cathedral of Light, thousands of Germans swore what they called a "holy oath."

"Blazing flames hold us together into eternity...

And Now This Gets Really Interesting:

In 2008, Barack Obama had a replica of 'Satan's Throne' built in Denver as a candidate for President. A person, relatively unknown to the world, would then go on to become ruler of the most powerful nation on earth!

When Obama made his initial acceptance speech in 2008 for the DNC presidential nomination, it was in a nearly perfect replica of what Jesus referred to as "the throne of Satan. The Altar of Pergamon was the most well known and central feature of the city at the time. 

In 2008, Obama does something no American presidential candidate has ever done, which is give a major foreign policy speech abroad.

Adoring youthful crowds, representing much of Europe, listen raptly as he says, well - nothing. But he does it so well."

An announcer on German television said: "You have just heard from the next President of the United States of America, and the future President of the world."

So did Obama visit the Museum of the Great Alter of Zeus in Berlin while he was there? You bet he did.

Following this unprecedented visit Obama came back to the U.S. to nail down the Democratic nomination in Denver, Colorado.

There he made a bold, and some would say arrogant, decision to accept his party's nomination in a massive football stadium, hoping to fill it up with 100,000 fans. The numbers were unprecedented for an American political speech – except for him. This young rock star politician seemed able to conjure up crowds that size at will.

However, even his staunch supporters felt uneasy that the stage he demanded to speak from was rather un-American and pretentious.

He wanted to give a speech from a replica of a Greek building – The Great Alter of Zeus!

This stage was a dead ringer for the Great Alter of Zeus that once stood above the city of Pergamum.

The Obama people made some weak excuses that it represented the U.S. Capital and White House West Wing combined. But expert scholars agreed; it was a modern replica of the Great Alter of Pergamum.

Obama chose to deliver his rousing political coming-out speech to the assembled masses from a replica of the throne of satan, just like Adolf Hitler had done decades before…

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, here are a few pictures:

First the original Pergamon Altar:

And here is the stage in Denver 2008: 

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