What is the image of the beast? To answer that, we need to know exactly what the beast is. What were beasts in Daniel 7? Read Daniel 7:17 -These great beasts, which are four kings which shall arise out of the earth. Kings are not interpreted as individuals, but rather as kingdoms and empires when you read context. Two more beasts were added in chapter 8 of Daniel where Gabriel clearly explains- Gabriel explains Daniel’s vision.
20The ram which thou sawest having two horns are the kings of Media and Persia.
21The rough goat is the kingdom of Grecia, the great horn that is between his eyes is the first king.
22 Now that being broken whereas four stood up for it, four kingdoms shall stand up out of the nation. but not in his power.
Can it be any clearer. Beasts are kingdoms. Rapacious and fierce. So, it follows that the four beasts of Revelation are kingdoms or empires. Not Popes, Mahdi, or any human being. It’s a kingdom or Empire. Four exist in Revelation. their is a fifth, but elsewhere. Read the 1-8 SERIES.
- AN EMPIRE/KINGDOM FROM THE STARS
Rev 12:3- And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a Great Red Dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon the heads.
try 7 reorganizations/groupings; OF – 10 planets? planet groupings? galaxies? WITH council of 7 rulers) ( could even be 7th big bang because time doesn’t exist for eternal beings). Time is like flying from Russia to USA. Real for time-dependant beings).
- EMPIRE FROM THE SEA OF PEOPLE
Rev 13:1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
- TWO EMPIRES/KINGDOMS FROM THE EARTH
Rev 13:11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
Rev 19:20 And the beast(SCARLET) was taken, and with him the false prophet (LAMBDRAGON)that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. THE REASON MANY SCHOLARS MISUNDERSTOOD THIS TO BE POPE IS THE WORD “PROPHET”- A BIBLE PROPHET ISN’T NECESSARILY A SEER, BUT A MOUTHPIECE WHO JUST EXPLAINS THE PRESIDENT AND SUPPORTS HIM. ALL BEASTS, BEINGS CLEARLY IDENTIFIED IN POSTS 1-8 OF ANTICHRIST’S NAME IS APOLLO 1-8. ALL EASY TO FIGURE OUT. Read rev 12:13 to see who went into bottomless pit. Arises in new form as Beast 17:8. Both Red (Scarlet=red).
- SCARLET BEAST FROM THE BOTTOMLESS PIT WHERE APOLLO WAS
Rev 17:3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
Rev 17:7 And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns. Rev 17:8 The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.
So what is an image of the kingdom that speaks and has a kind of life to it. what is the life of a beast. A group of people working for a common goal; conquest; absorption; daily lives; dreams of citizens; lives of citizens; work of citizens; war with other beasts; art of culture; music; thought; relationships. basically, everything that happens from birth to death of kingdom or empire.
You could paint paintings of life every few days. Or take photos to reflect living in the beast. How would you make these paintings/music/art/work/war etc. seem to have a life. How about one of those flip books they had in the old days that simulated motion.
How about if all citizens made flipbooks of their lives? Or what about a few better artists make flip books to reflect life in the beast (empire). Add music, voice, color – what do you have? And do we worship it. Guilty here. Latest styles, coolest cars, neatest fighter jets, sports. AN ENCAPSULATED MOVING IMAGE OF WHAT LIFE OF BEAST IS SUPPOSED TO BE FROM DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES. I SURE WANT THAT ROLEX, LAMBORGINI, SMIRNOFF, KALYSHNIKOV, THOSE LADIES, (MEN), HEROES. WORSHIP, WORSHIP, WORSHIP- 24/7. ALL DAY. A REFLECTION OF LIFE (THOUGH SKEWED) OF THE BEAST. ANTHEMS, MILITARY HARDWARE, PARADES, RESOURCES, PLUNDER, ETC. MOVIES- AN IMAGE THAT BOTH SPEAKS AND HAS LIFE. AN IMAGE (REFLECTION) OF LIFE OF THE BEAST. IT SPEAKS AND SOMEONE GIVES IT LIFE. WILL THEY GET AFTER YOU IF YOU DON’T CONFORM TO THE EXPECTED STANDARD. YOU BETTER BE CAUGHT WEEPING WHEN YOUR TYRANT DIES OR ELSE. I STILL THINK ENFORCEMENT COMING WITH INTEGRATION OF COMPUTERS. TRY NOT UPDATING TO MIRRORS? 10. FREE UPGRADE. IMMEDIATE NEWS. IMMEDIATE FRIENDS, COMPANIES, ETC. CASHLESS IS BRINGING THE WHOLE THING TOGETHER. YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO BUY OR SELL UNLESS YOU ARE HOOKED UP (BORGED FROM STAR TREK). IT WONT START AS MANDATORY, BUT GOOD LUCK GETTING CREDITS WITHOUT WORHIPPING THE BEAST OR BEING PART OF IT; TAKING ITS NUMBER. I BET MANY COUNTRIES ALREADY REQUIRE INTEGRATION OF THE INDIVIDUAL TO “THE SYSTEM”. TRY DOING BUSINESS WITHOUT A .COMPUTER. OUR CELL PHONES DOUBLE AS TVs NOW.
THOSE ARE THE FACTS. WHO WANTS TO GO BACK? WHO CAN? I am not a number, I am a free man. Perhaps an illusion. How about watch and stop idolizing/worshiping/drooling for stuff. I still do. But way less than before.
I took the paragraph from
The purpose of this book is to understand the meaning of the phrases “and greed, which is idolatry” (Col. 3:5) and “the greedy person, who is an idolater” (Eph. 5:5). The question is, In what sense is greed idolatry? Rosner considers various interpretive options, exploring the metaphoric nature of the expressions, and considering possible background texts that could have informed Paul as he wrote these words. Rosner describes the task by using the metaphor of mountain climbing, which helps keep the reader focused on the process and goals. The result is a fascinating study that reveals many possible views, narrows the options, and provides a convincing conclusion that is both enlightening and convicting.
I HAVEN’T READ THE BOOK, BUT IT PROBABLY EXPLAINS RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN GREED AND IDOLATRY. PROBABLY WORTH A READ. READ THE PAGE AT LINKY TO THE BOOK ABOUT THE BOOK.
JUST TO BE CLEAR – I STAY AWAY FROM ALL RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS, BUT DO READ BOOKS BY MANY CLERGY/OTHERS. WHY stay away? BECAUSE THEN THEY HAVE THESE “GOOD BEHAVIOR” RULES AND I COULDN’T CALL OUT THE RED DRAGON THE WAY I DO. IT IS IMPROPER- BUT I HAVE BIGGER FISH TO FRY THAN PROPRIETY. IF THAT WAS MY ONLY IMPROPER FEELING/EXPRESSION, IT WOULD BE A BLESSING.
I PLAY CAT AND MOUSE WITH RED DRAGON BOYS. THEY WANT ME BADLY (DON’T KNOW WHY, BUT I’M PRETTY SURE WHY). ON THE OTHER HAND, I HAVE ALL THE WANTS/WEAKNESSES OF EVERY MAN. I TOLD THEM TO SELL ME – I AM TEMPTED FOR SURE, SO THEY KNOW IT’S NOT HYPERBOLE. SO I ALLOW THEM TO TRY TO WIN ME TO THEIR SIDE. BENEFITS CAN BE QUITE TEMPTING. THEY KNOW IT AND SO DO I. A VERY THIN AND DANGEROUS LINE I WALK. THEY DO A PRETTY CRUMMY SELL- PROMISE THIS AND THAT. WHEN THEY START DELIVERING, THEN IT GETS REAL. NOW IT’S BAH, BLAH, STUPID DRAGON MEAT. I’M NOT ASKING YOU TO BELIEVE ME. ONLY BELIEVE WHAT SOUNDS/SEEMS TRUE AND EVEN THAT IS HARD TO STEER. IF I WAS SELLING ON MY MERITS- OH BOY, RUN FOR THE HILLS. BE RESPONSIBLE- SEEK TRUTH THE BEST YOU CAN FIND IT.
Greed as Idolatry: The Origin and Meaning of a Pauline Metaphor
William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Grand Rapids August 28, 2007
What to do? What about the new bastion of freedom? Hungary? Viktor Orban, I ASK YOU to help save our world from tyranny. Help the USA, and all you other heroes like Viktor Orban. It’s a start.
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