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Scripture reading: Revelation 15:2

The word “Image” as mentioned in Revelation 15:2 has to be explained so that we can understand what the passage really means to us today: God created man in His IMAGE to look like Him – intellect, love, will, etc. He gave us free will so that we could become like Him (in His likeness). When man fell, he became like Satan, the beast that was wounded by a sword. The wound of the sword of Calvary was fatal and deadly and he could not have survived but for the fact that the church gave him life which was given to them, even as Adam did in his fall.

The image has three parts to it: (1) The image in our minds, (2) The image in the world, and (3) The image of a man to be yet manifested. I will explain simply: The picture of Jesus Christ which most of us have hanging on our walls is, for the most part, the image of the antichrist (Ninus). This was conjured up long ago in ancient Babylon and handed down to us via the Roman and Eastern churches. For this cause God told us in the word not to make any graven image of God. Again he told us that when he appears, we shall be changed to be like Him, therefore we should not believe if any one tells us that “here is Christ, or there.” In spite of the word which is clear and simple, there are those who are looking for Christ to appear before us one day. When the antichrist manifests in person therefore, he will not have much trouble with convincing Christians, if he had a miraculous appearance in the form which they already conceive in their minds. For the Buddhists he would appear as Buddha; for Islam as Muhammad; for the Africans as some god like the Maami spirit (mermaid), for India some Guru or Kamaswari or other popular one of their millions of gods.

In the light of what modern technology can do I would not be surprised is Satan is not planning to project some three dimensional laser figure to convince the religionists of an image that will speak and punish unbelievers.

We must remember: The victory over the image is in the heart of the believer.

(Excerpt from The Omega Message, May 1986)

Thought for today: Let us gain the victory over the image of the beast so that we would be true overcomers.

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