The ancestry of Barack Hussein Obama, the 44th President of the USA, traces back to Cush, aka Sudan, specifically the Luo tribe. On page 64 of Obama’s autobiographical “Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance” published in 2004, Obama himself says his “father’s tribe, the Luo, were a Nilotic people who had migrated to Kenya from their original home along the banks of the world’s greatest river”. Hence, North Sudan or ancient Cush כוש.
Scripture prophesies that Cush will be one of the nations that will side with the Antichrist in the last days, Daniel 11:43.
“… and the Ethiopians shall be at his steps.”
– Daniel 11:43
According to Strong’s, the word “Ethiopians” in Daniel 11:43 of the KJV reads כושי in Hebrew, meaning descendants of Cush. In Greek antiquity, the geographical area of Cush was called something that transliterates as “Aethiopia”.
Today, the people of Sudan, especially north Sudan, are Islamic.
Zephaniah 2:12 also mentions “Ethiopians”, in the context of the end times.
“The LORD will be terrible unto them: for he will famish all the gods of the earth; and men shall worship him, every one from his place, even all the isles of the heathen. Ye Ethiopians also, ye shall be slain by my sword. And he will stretch out his hand against the north, and destroy Assyria; and will make Nineveh a desolation, and dry like a wilderness.”
– Zephaniah 2:11-13
Here, the Cushites are mentioned alongside Assyria and Ninevah. As of now, Ninevah including Mosul is held by ISIS.
In June 1881, Muhammad Ahmad of Sudan proclaimed himself the Mahdi of Islam. At the time, Sudan was a territory of Egypt. His rebellion against Egyptian rule in Sudan culminated in the fall of Khartoum in January 1885, more or less 3.5 years later. 6 months after that, 22 June 1885, he died of sudden illness. After the fall of Khartoum, Great Britain intervened militarily and brought the Mahdist rebellion to an end.
The Mahdi of Sudan in 1881 is a kind of foreshadowing of the Antichrist in the end times. Muslims today are awaiting a messianic, eschatological figure of Islam known as the Mahdi, “the guided one”. The only thing is, the Antichrist should be Assyrian not Cushite.
Cush happens to be the son of Ham, the rebellious son of Noah, Genesis 10:6.
“And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan.”
– Genesis 10:6
Apart from Cush, Ham also begat Canaan, the one whom Noah cursed in Genesis 9:25. The descendants of Canaan, the Canaanites, were one of the peoples against whom Joshua fought, for the promised land, Joshua 5:1. But neither Joshua, nor those after him, e.g. the children of Manasseh, completely drove out the Canaanites from the area, Joshua 17:12-13. And so the remaining Canaanites became “snares and traps” unto Israel, and “scourges” in her sides, and “thorns” in her eyes, Joshua 23:13.
Contest over the land that once was Canaan continues to this day, i.e. Israel vs Palestinians. This matter will be settled in the last days.
“Woe unto the inhabitants of the sea coast, the nation of the Cherethites! the word of the LORD is against you; O Canaan, the land of the Philistines, I will even destroy thee, that there shall be no inhabitant.”
– Zephaniah 2:5
Cush happens to also be the father of Nimrod, Genesis 10:8.
“And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD. And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.”
– Genesis 10:8-10
Nimrod’s tower of Babel in the land of Shinar was that which the LORD stopped, in Genesis 11:1-9. The world had become one. In effect, there was a one world government. And so the LORD confounded the language of the people and scattered all into nations across the face of the earth, Genesis 11:6-9.
In 2012, in dedication to the new One World Trade Center in New York City, US President Barack Obama wrote on a steel beam, “We remember, we rebuild, we come back stronger!” Here with Obama and the “One World” Trade Center, one might say, there is an allusion to Nimrod and the tower of Babel.
As Nimrod was to Babel; so Obama is to Babylon.