The Image of the Beast

Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;(Exo 20:3-5)

The governments of men are a likeness or image of the Government of God which is a thing that is in heaven above.  It is not merely images which are prohibited by the commandment, but those which are worshiped or raised above that which the Almighty has authorized, and so become a god before Him.  Statism is this Idolatry simply because obedience is worship.  Most will place the government of men above the government of God because they love the pleasure of sin, and many will worship because they fear man more than they fear God.

A government of men may be expressed as a Beast by the scripture because it becomes unruly and thru licentiousness allows or even commands that which is prohibited by the Law of Thee Highest Power. Murder by abortion, fornication, and legislated theft, even theft disguised as charity are just a few examples of this licentiousness.  When men take advantage of that license to sin or in fear capitulate to those laws which cause them to violate the Creators Commandments they do in fact worship a Beast or its Image.

Because Christians today believe that the Law of God was nailed to the Cross they will fail, honestly most already have capitulated, they will simply fall where Daniel and his fellows stood in obedience against an authority which required them to forsake the commandments of the Almighty and worship the Image, a government of men.  If one fails to stand against an unlawful authority now when it is easy how on earth do they believe they will stand when it requires their very life?

And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.  (Mat 10:28)

10 thoughts on “The Image of the Beast”

  1. I did post in haste because my time was limited. I have infrequent access to a computer. Other then spelling errors, I realized I wrote B.C. for A.D. So bear with me, please. What I mean by extra biblical conjecture is that the dominant exposure I have had to eschatology has been from a historacist position. I am not used to so many pictures and I find them offensive and therefore frightening. My studies have been dependent on the Ministry of the past and then trying to piece together where they stopped writing (about 1840) together with the perspective of history that I have (thanks to the Church’s history) together with the access to present events that they did not have becaused they finished their generational work.

    So when I say extra-biblical conjecture, I mean you and I are not privy to the counsels of powers and principalities. We have been given the armour of God and we understand from Scripture we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but the darkness of this world and spiritual wickedness in high places . The only offensive armour is the sword of the Spirit, theWord of God and that incompasses the Old and New Testament Scriptures. If the Testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of Prophesy, then this is serious business and to be handled with great reverence and with a great dependence on the past and present understanding of all God’s people who hold to the foundational doctrines of the Word of God. The Holy Spirit alone knows the future and we are cast on Him to teach us what we need to know in our epoch of time. We need to know what it is he would have us contending for regarding the faith that has been delievered to God’s people for all time as our generational work. The endless divisions in doctrine have greatly hindered our abilities as a Church.

    I’m finding that practically applying the things revealed not exclusive of prophesy buts one in a present fray; I need not look further ahead then today for that reason, yet far enough ahead to know what has been revealed and not yet fulfilled. I hope that made sense. Are you an Amillennialist?


  2. It was my understanding that the first Beast of Rev. 13 of the sea, was Civil and the last world dominion would be weaker then the first Roman Empire because partly of iron and partly of clay an unsustainable mixture. The second beast of the earth was the papacy, was the image of the first beast because in 756 B.C. the pope was not only made the bishop of Rome 606 B.C.but also a political leader. It was the the saints of the Most High were given into the hands of this adversary for 1260 years. An allegiance between a pagan state and an apostate Church has serious implications for all the followers of the Lamb. I ‘m afrais there is so much extra biblical conjecture here you lose me.


  3. I like your work a lot, but I see some issues. I dont feel the governments of men are in the image of the government of God. Remember Israel wanted a king to rule over them. This was in opposition to God’s will. I think you naled it in the vatican moves on temple mount post. the false profit will be head of this leauge, and israle, the whore, will say to herself i am no widow. but the beast will turn on her. then The Lord will unfold the heveans. I dont see it as america. Also the merchants of the earth are all merchants of items found in building the temple.


    1. an image is only a likeness of the thing which it is an image of – it is not the thing! God’s government is forever and thee highest authority – the governments of men seek to usurp that authority over men.


  4. It is suggested that the governments of men are the image of the beast mentioned in Rev 13. If that is true, then whatever the governments of men are made in the image of, must be the first beast of Revelation 13. But the article above says that the governments of men are made in the image of the government of God. So the logical conclusion would be that the government of God is the first beast of Rev 13. That makes no sense. Time to start from scratch, and look for a better theory about what the two beasts of Rev 13 symbolize. Remember, the image of the beast is made in the image of the first beast of Rev 13.


  5. “When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee” Isaiah 43:2 Our prayers are with you, but I know you will be home soon. Susan Mettert : )


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