Thursday, July 4, 2019

The Beast and the Image / An Idol that can speak

At Rev.13:15 it reads; "The second beast was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed."

Rev.13:8 tells us, that all the land, worships this beast (not its' image).
How is that idolatry accomplished, through the events of Rev.13:15?

We see a very interesting relationship, between the actual Beast, and its' own image ... and the effect and result, to those who worship.
First, the false prophet uses the power given him (Rev.9:1) (Fallen Star), to give the Beast an image of spirit-inspiration (LINK), so that it CAN speak, and, condemn to death.
How can a mere Idol, do such things?
(Ps.115:4-8; Isa.44:10,17-18,20)

Please let me illustrate:
Imagine that you have respect for the laws of the land, and wish to obey the authority and power of the police. If a man approaches you and shows you his police badge, you will comply with all his demands.
But suppose a different man approaches you, and he does not have a badge, nor is he a representative of the police. Do you still comply with all his demands?

Essentially, there is no difference between the two human men. The only difference between them, is that one of them represents an identity that you respect to have the power and authority to direct your behavior. The police officer is the tangible representative of that image of authority and power.
It is the same with the beast and its' image.
Once the false prophet gives the Beasts' Image an appearance of being divinely inspired; the tangible beast (as the physical manifestation of its' own image), is empowered with the authority to judge and kill ... thereby giving this unique idol, the ability to speak, though its' tangible representatives.
This causes the beast itself to be worshiped, because it represents its own image.
I hope that the present fulfillment of this scenario is perceived in the minds of readers.

I know this explanation, sounds convoluted. But this is the greatest and last-ditch effort and machination of Satan, to take captive the remaining ones of the woman's seed. He is the crooked and twisted serpent, and the very father of deceptions. In the time of the end, Satan finally creates an idol, that can speak.

There are two posts here, which contain a bit more about this topic. They are located at these search result links:
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