I tried to post this on facebook, but if you even mention Nazi's and swastikas I think they delete it. Oh well, I can put it on here so no big deal. I want to keep up this blog anyway. (Facebook ended up changing their position to allow what I wrote. This is the more thought out complete idea here.)
I am thinking that since Hitler killed people who disagreed with him, even his own people...
..this more qualifies the swastika as a/the beast mark. Hiitler's power of rule was his hate, which is the opposite of love. GOD is love! (1 John 4:16)
Revelation 13:17 New International Version 17 "so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name."
Since Nero's name in the ancient numbering system was 666, GOD could be saying that what the Roman empire did, and essentially everyone else who tried to take over the world in history books that we sometimes admire, were doing the same thing as Hitler. With Hitler we just get a closer view of what it really looks like. Nero was emperor when the apostle John wrote the book of Revelation. The anti-Christ is systematically or socialogically; human beings trying to take over and control the world. The swastika could have more significance because it represents an attempt at world domination closer to us in time that we can experience a more true understanding from of what a world conquering power is really like.
The swastika itself is a 'different' type of *cross Hitler used as a symbol to try and take over the world.(replacement philosophy or psychology) He also tried to eliminate the Jewish race while at the same time conquer Europe militarily.
Jeremiah 31:35-37 New International Version 35 'This is what the Lord says, he who appoints the sun to shine by day, who decrees the moon and stars to shine by night, who stirs up the sea so that its waves roar— the Lord Almighty is his name: 36 “Only if these decrees vanish from my sight,” declares the Lord, “will Israel ever cease being a nation before me.” 37 This is what the Lord says: “Only if the heavens above can be measured and the foundations of the earth below be searched out will I reject all the descendants of Israel because of all they have done,” declares the Lord.'
( Also see Romans 11 )
Also the Nazis wore uniforms that had the swastika on them including hats and helmets for war (forehead). They also had to heil Hitler by raising their hand in the air (hand). Hitler made himself out to be godlike in the eyes of the people he ruled.
Revelation 13:16 New International Version 16 "It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads,"
In 2018 former US President Jimmy Carter gave the graduation speech at Liberty University. He said something like; 'I have been asked what I think the biggest problem in the world is. At the time I said wealth disparity, I no longer think that, but since I made that comment it has gotten worse. The 8 richest people in the world have more money than the rest of the world combined. 5 of them are Americans. I now think the world's biggest problem is sex slavery and human trafficking. But nothing in this era of history compares to the difficulty of going through the Great Depression followed by World War 2. This is the hardest thing I have witnessed in my lifetime.
Matthew 24:21-24 New American Standard Bible 21 "For then there will be a great tribulation, such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever will again. 22 And if those days had not been cut short, no life would have been saved; but for the sake of the elect those days will be cut short. 23 Then if anyone says to you, ‘Behold, here is the Christ,’ or ‘He is over here,’ do not believe him. 24 For false christs and false prophets will arise and will provide great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect."
What if the false prophets (vs. 24) are all the *cultural idols and *super corporations we have created in our society since the time mentioned above by Jimmy Carter as the hardest time? (*)MLK has written that his memories of the Great Depression in his childhood were a source of his dislike of capitalism. The idols still aren't saving us.