“….My kingdom is not of this world….” (Jesus in Jn. 18:36)
In a vision a few days ago I was shown a scene of a king sitting on a throne. The scene was set in an era of antiquity. There were wide stairs leading to this throne fashioned in a semi-circular pattern with several men standing here and there on the king’s right and left side. He was looking to his right side where a man dressed in a long dark garment stood. This man was the closest to the throne and stood more prominent than the rest of the men.
“Every man is brutish (a beast Cf. Psalm 49:12) by his own knowledge (earthly knowledge) every founder is confounded by the graven image: for his melting is but falsehood, and there is no breath therein.” (Jer. 10:14)
“Then the king shall do according to his own will; he shall exalt and magnify himself above every god, shall speak blasphemies against the GOD of gods, and shall prosper till the wrath has been accomplished; for what has been determined shall be done.” (Dan. 11:36)
I believe that this scene symbolized in whole the Image of the Beast; an earthly kingdom that will be set up in accordance with Daniel’s prophecies. The beast is an earthly king (a person of political-religious power) who has not been enlightened by the Holy Spirit of GOD available through the Lord Jesus Christ. The man dressed in a long dark robe standing on the king’s immediate right side symbolizes a religious figure who is in close affiliation with him. And one that might give breath to the Image of the Beast which is the system through which he will operate.
“And he exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence, and causes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast whose deadly wound was healed.” (Rev. 13:12)
“He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed.” (Rev. 13:15)
The other men surrounding this king on his left and right side symbolize men of worldly importance that appear to stand in support and service of him. All seem to be pointing to a dark empire that is being set up in accordance with prophecies written in the Book of Daniel and the Book of Revelation.
The reason this vision was shown is to confirm that prophetic events will unfold and perhaps are even now being set up. Believers are to recognize the times and to remain in the knowledge and wisdom of the Lord. We are called to discern the influence of the beast and its image in order not to be deceived and to avoid its mark.
Recommended Reading: The Book of Daniel Chapters 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12; Rev. Chapter 13 and 17:2-3
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Keep the Faith,