Continuing with verses 14 and 15:
“And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.” Revelation 13:14-15
Notice that this second beast who we identified as the United States does miracles (plural) in the sight of the beast.
In other words, even though the beast was wounded by the formation of a free democratic society and Constitution, its deadly wound was healed and it now watches on as the second beast does miracles. What are the miracles performed by this second beast who has “two horns like a lamb” and represents much of what is good about the Christ energy?
We’ve already talked about one miracle – the atomic bomb – but there are many others. From this country came the light bulb, the airplane, the Tesla coil, mass production, the Moon landing, the computer chip, the Internet, Windows 98 (a little humor there) and hundreds of other miraculous introductions to the new age.
The beast watches on as he gains strength. He is like the con man who has found a gifted kid who has developed a scheme to beat the odds at Las Vegas. If he can control the kid he can beat the system. This is the way the first beast (blind authority) works through the second beast (the United States).
People are deceived by these miracles because it seems as if they will only be used for the good of humanity when in the end they are placed in the hands of strong authority that seems impossible to defy. Look what happens, for instance, when someone comes up with a better engine or carburetor. The inventor is either bought out and his work buried or he is sued out of existence.
Now the verse tells us of an interesting occurrence that has all the Bible readers in the world looking for another Hitler to show up. We are told that the second beast initiates a plan:
… saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
Now overall, the United States seems like a good country so just when could it have ever made an image of the beast? Actually, this “image of the beast” is the truth behind the conspiracy theories circulating throughout the world. Nevertheless, we shall go by what is fairly well documented.
The United States made an image to the beast by supporting and often helping to create governments on the earth patterned after the blind authority of Rome and the other ancient kingdoms. The most popular of them was Communism. The Bolshevik Revolution that established the Communist regime in Russia was financed right out of the United States by wealthy men who saw a great opportunity in Marx’s philosophy. If you ever read Animal Farm you can understand.
The idea was to create a slave system where the workers would labor for almost nothing and be under the complete control of the state. If this could be pulled off by big money then they could not only gain even greater riches through such a system, but also greater power. Once a person gets all the money he can spend about the only thing that interests him after this is power. And the lust for power was the impetus behind the creation of the image of the beast.
The only thing that has saved us from complete communist control of the world is that it turned out to be a financial disaster and it fell similar to the description of the fall of Babylon as prophesied:
And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, thus with violence, shall the great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.’ Revelation 18:21
We are told that in “one hour is she made desolate.” There is more to this scripture, but it is a good description of the quick fall of the Communist Block.”
The USSR was just a part of the Image of the Beast. Hitler also received much start up capital from the United States and Europe (which adopted free governments). Then we also created and financed other dictators like Noriega, Saddam Hussein, Communist China and many other authoritarian governments.
We create an image to the beast and then when it turns on us like a lion, bear or leopard, we have to fight it and destroy it. After this scenario we then start the process anew and create other parts to the image of the beast making sure the Beast is always alive and well.
A book could be written about all the parts to the image of the beast we have financed and maintained since the foundation of this country. It’s as if we feel uncomfortable not having a threat to our existence so we must always create one. Now we are building up the Chinese by selling them missile technology so they can rattle a few bombs our direction.
A short time ago Jimmy Carter went to North Korea and told them that if they will be nice and promise to use nuclear energy for peace we will give them the technology and parts to build reactors. Of course, they promised to be nice. We believe them, don’t we?
The scripture continues:
And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. Revelation 13:15
In all of these countries if you do not worship (kiss up to) the powers that be you will be killed. The people of Iraq, for instance, are terrified to speak against Hussein. A while back he had a meeting and one person just expressed some concern and Saddam shot him on the spot.
We are opening up trade now with Vietnam, which is still under strict control of the beast. Then there are numerous central and South American Countries we still support and aid who do not allow free speech or enterprise.
It is obvious that in some countries blind authority is alive and well, but the image of the beast also exists in the so-called free countries, but on more subtle levels as we discussed earlier. The United Nations has potential to become a great image of the beast, but humanity has it within their power to direct the organization toward a good end. It is far from perfect, but it does not yet have the power of the beast. It does, however, assist in some cases to feed the image of the beast, or the little dictators throughout the world.
This image of the Beast right now causes all within its reach to receive a mark in their right hand or their foreheads. The right hand signifies labor and one with a mark in the right hand obeys and labors for the Beast without questioning. The mark in the forehead signifies something even beyond action. It signifies thought. The Beast wants you to do more than obey. It wants you to think as you are told to think in the process.
Hopefully this will give you food for thought.
Copyright © 1998 by J.J. Dewey, All Rights Reserved
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