Saddam -– “One who confronts”

Saddam -– "One who confronts"

Saddam -– "One who confronts"

Omega Times April 1991

The name Saddam means –
‘one who confronts’.

Reports tell us that his mother
knew he was a devil even whilst still in the womb. She even tried
to abort him and once attempted suicide. As a boy he was driven
out from his own home to live with an uncle, where his sadistic
nature caused him to torture cats, dogs and other animals. Later
in life, he set about to reviving the ancient ritual worship of
Babylonian gods, particularly Ishtar, the mother goddess of
Babylon. His depravity unfortunately did not cease there.

The demon forces inhabiting this
man gave him delusions of grandeur. He had a bust if Hitler
placed prominently in a room and he was accustomed to visiting
this place regularly to commune with demons behind this statue.
He also saw himself as a reincarnation of Nebuchadnezzar, the
ancient Babylonian king who built one of the seven wonders of the
world, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. These were watered from
reservoir up on the roof, and the flow continued on down, from
terrace to terrace, with luxuriant growth cascading out in every
direction. Saddam was so overwhelmed by this fantasy that he had
a photograph of himself taken in a golden chariot.

Now, I have stated many times
during the course of our public lectures, that if Saddam wished
to be Nebuchadnezzar, he would need to experience the same
experiences as his predecessor.

Firstly, note that he recommended
building the ancient city of Babylon and hoped to have it
completed by the year 1994. Of course, this is no longer
possible. Up until building stopped at the site south of Bagdad,
60 million bricks had been laid. Every six feet along the walls,
he had this inscription stamped into the bricks: “The
Babylon of Nebuchadnezzar was reconstructed in the era of Saddam
Hussein”.

For a more detailed description of
the rebuilding program, I recommend a book entitled “The
Rise of Babylon” by Charles Dyer, published by Tyndale
House Publishers Inc., Wheaton, Illinois, U.S.A. This book
includes some magnificent photos showing reconstruction.

A careful reading of the prophet
Daniel chapter 4, tells us that, like Saddam, Nebuchadnezzar got
carried away also with his apparent infallibility. One night as
he stood looking over the Hanging Gardens, he said to himself,
“I must be God. People should worship me.” God looked
down from heaven and said “What a pity Nebuchadnezzar. You
were doing so well until you said that. I’ll have to humble
you.” The prophet Daniel wrote that God gave this proud man
the heart of a beast, that he grew hair like feathers and
fingernails like claws. He was out chewing grass for a period of
about seven years, and one day looked up with a daisy hanging
from his lips and murmured with a shy smile, “I’m not
really God, you know.”

Daniel 4:37 should serve as a
lesson for any person tempted to walk in the steps of
Nebuchadnezzar and Saddam. “Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and
extol and honour the King of heaven, all whose works are truth,
and his ways judgement: and those that walk in pride he is able
to abase.”