My previous post, The Whole World Will Worship the Beast, presented scriptural evidence and personal revelations proving we are now living in the days when the whole world will worship the dragon and the beast. This post continues that discussion by exposing another important part of Satan’s plan. He will deceive the world into worshipping the image of the beast, which will be a hologram image of Obama.
The Bible reveals two beasts will emerge in the last days. The first beast is the antichrist and the second is the false prophet. One of the main duties of the second beast is to deceive those who dwell on the earth in order to get them to make an image to the first beast.
And he deceives those who dwell on the earth because of the signs which it was given him to perform in the presence of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who had the wound of the sword and has come to life. And it was given to him to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast would even speak and cause as many as do not worship the image of the beast to be killed. (Revelation 13:14-15)
These verses are loaded so let’s break down the key points.
The Image is a Man-Made Invention
Who creates the image? It is not the first beast because there is no mention that he has anything to do with it. It is not the second beast either, although he plays a supporting role. The image is created by “those who dwell on the earth”.
If the devil could create the image himself surely he would do so, but he requires help from the second beast. If the second beast could create the image by himself surely he would do so, but he requires help from those who dwell on the earth. He tells them to make the image. This is an important clue because it reveals the image is not a supernatural creation. It is a man-made invention. It will utilize modern technology to create it and send it around the world so everyone can see it. This kind of technology was unimaginable for previous generations, but today we no longer need any imagination to see it because it is all around us in the form of television, satellite broadcasting, and holograms.
Satan’s reliance on people to make the image presents a big challenge because he must first convince them to do it. He must deceive them to believe the outrageous claim made by the second beast, telling them the first beast is God. That brings us to the supernatural component of his plan. Satan gives his power to the second beast enabling him to perform signs in the presence of the first beast, which will also be witnessed by the whole world. Being ignorant of the truth revealed in the Bible, multitudes will have no other explanation for the supernatural power demonstrated before their eyes. They will conclude the beast is their messiah who has come to earth as God in the flesh to deliver them from trouble. Only then will they agree to make the image.
The Image is Given Breath
Revelation 13:15 tells us the second beast will be given power to “give breath to the image of the beast.” Although this is a very popular translation of this verse, I don’t believe it is accurate. The Greek word “pneuma” is often translated in this verse as breath, but it should be translated as spirit. This word is used throughout the New Testament and is translated as spirit 342 times, but as breath only 3 times. I believe a more accurate translation would be, “it was given to him to give spirit to the image of the beast.”
Although there is a close relationship between breath and spirit they are not the same thing. Breath is merely the vehicle which carries the spirit. Translating it as breath immediately conjures up images of inhaling and exhaling oxygen, which misses the point. Whether or not it can inhale and exhale is irrelevant. The point is the image takes on a life of its own. The source of all life is spirit, not breath. All life comes from God, who is a spirit.
What spirit is given to the image? It is the spirit of Satan. Satan will give his spirit to the second beast so that he can then transfer it to the image of the beast. The second beast acts as a transfer station between Satan and the image. Once the transfer is completed Satan then has full control over the image to occupy it and perform his will through it. This transference of the spirit of Satan is also revealed in another scripture: “And the dragon gave him his power and his throne and great authority” (Revelation 13:2). In the same way that Satan gives his power to the two beasts, he also gives his power to the image.
Satan has no physical body on the earth, so he must have an outlet, a carrier, to host his spirit, to do what he wants to do in our realm. He must have willing vessels who give him permission to come in. He finds them in the son of perdition and the false prophet. As these two men yield themselves to Satan he eventually takes total control over them so they become completely possessed. What began as demonic influence ultimately gives way to demonic control. What began as two willing vessels ultimately gives way to two slaves losing control of their bodies. Their spirits become prisoners trapped in their bodies as Satan moves in, binds them up, and takes over. Two men are transformed into two beasts.
As long as Satan has someone on earth granting him permission, his spirit can occupy any physical object and use it as a point of contact to occupy and release his spirit to do his will in our realm. This explains why believers must be careful about what we bring into our home. Objects can have demonic spirits attached to them if someone has given those spirits permission to come in.
Neville Johnson shared how the Lord showed him a vision of people bringing video games into their home without realizing the demonic spirits that came with them. As they gave themselves over to playing the games for hours and hours, those spirits then sought opportunities to move into their unknowing hosts. Ultimately, the spirits began to manifest their will in the lives of these people through acts of violence, foul language, anger, and sexual perversion.
Objects by themselves have no power and pose no danger to us. However, when someone has given permission and even invited unclean spirits to come and occupy the objects then they become dangerous and can cause trouble for us. So the problem is the spirits who are attached to the objects, not the objects by themselves. These spirits are seeking access to our lives and they mean to do us harm. This is one way that Satan roams about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour (1 Peter 5:8). So we must be aware of his schemes and expose them to the light before they can gain a foothold in our home.
Years ago, the Lord told me, “Pray over everything you bring into your home.”
Believers have been given authority in the name of Jesus to cast out all unclean spirits that might have gained access to any objects we bring into our home. We have authority over our home and everything in it just as we have authority over our body. Our home is our domain, our sphere of influence and authority. So regardless of what might have been done through an object before it reaches us, we can sanitize it by commanding all unclean spirits to get out in the name of Jesus (Luke 10:19). Then we can dedicate the objects to the glory of God simply by uttering the words from our mouth. Our spoken words act just like a legal document, a mandatory evacuation notice in the spiritual realm. Except we don’t allow them 30 days notice. They have to leave right now in the name of Jesus! Whatever legal right they had to be there is voided the moment we exercise our authority. The gig is up and they must go.
The Whole World Will Worship the Image
The popular view of the end-time events focuses on the antichrist and the false prophet as the main characters, but they are not the main characters. Satan will not allow them to be because he is not willing to share his glory with anyone. This is the purpose for the image. It gives Satan an object that can receive the worship of the world. It gives him a non-human host body to occupy and control so he can manifest his spirit in the earth. He seeks to exalt himself to the highest place, the place of God, and the image allows him to do that.
The world will be deceived into believing the beast is God. Even the beast will be deceived into believing himself to be God. But no one will be required to worship the beast. Everyone, including the beast, will be required to worship the image of the beast. The beast will be happy to worship his own image because he whole-heartedly adores himself. He is a narcissistic maniac. The rest of the world will worship the image because they will have no choice.
So in the end it is the image that gets exalted above everyone else. Being fully possessed by the spirit of Satan, the image takes on a life of its own, even being able to speak and to cause anyone who refuses to worship it to be put to death. What begins as a man-made invention goes far beyond the limits of technology to do things that can only be done by a spiritual being, which is Satan.
Satan’s plan is to use the first two beasts as tools to help him create his ultimate goal, which is the image of the beast. The image is the full manifestation of his spirit in the earth.
History of the Image
Satan’s scheme is not limited to the last days, but has been operating throughout all of human history. The same events have been repeated again and again as people have been forced to worship his image or be put to the death.
In one of the earliest kingdoms, King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon made a giant image of gold, which was a 90-foot statue of himself. He required everyone in his kingdom to fall down and worship the image. Anyone who refused was immediately thrown into a furnace of fire.
Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold, the height of which was sixty cubits and its width six cubits; he set it up on the plain of Dura in the province of Babylon. Then Nebuchadnezzar the king sent word to assemble the satraps, the prefects and the governors, the counselors, the treasurers, the judges, the magistrates and all the rulers of the provinces to come to the dedication of the image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up. Then the satraps, the prefects and the governors, the counselors, the treasurers, the judges, the magistrates and all the rulers of the provinces were assembled for the dedication of the image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up; and they stood before the image that Nebuchadnezzar had set up. Then the herald loudly proclaimed: “To you the command is given, O peoples, nations and men of every language, that at the moment you hear the sound of the horn, flute, lyre, trigon, psaltery, bagpipe and all kinds of music, you are to fall down and worship the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king has set up. But whoever does not fall down and worship shall immediately be cast into the midst of a furnace of blazing fire.” Therefore at that time, when all the peoples heard the sound of the horn, flute, lyre, trigon, psaltery, bagpipe and all kinds of music, all the peoples, nations and men of every language fell down and worshiped the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up. (Daniel 3:1-7)
During the first century AD, the Apostle Paul encountered great resistance in Ephesus. The whole city was stirred up in great confusion. For about two hours the crowd yelled, “Great is Artemis of the Ephesians!” Finally, the town clerk was able to speak to them. He attempted to calm them down by honoring their god and the image which fell down from heaven.
After quieting the crowd, the town clerk said, “Men of Ephesus, what man is there after all who does not know that the city of the Ephesians is guardian of the temple of the great Artemis and of the image which fell down from heaven? So, since these are undeniable facts, you ought to keep calm and to do nothing rash.” (Acts 19:35-36)
These people worshipped an image, which they believed fell from heaven. Perhaps it was a meteorite. Just like Nebuchadnezzar, they demonstrated violent behavior against anyone who refused to worship the image. The clerk warned them “to do nothing rash” because they wanted to kill Paul.
In their ignorance, they were worshipping Satan. The prophet Isaiah identified Lucifer as the star that fell from heaven.
“How you have fallen from heaven, o star of the morning, son of the dawn! You have been cut down to the earth, you who have weakened the nations! “But you said in your heart, ‘I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God, and I will sit on the mount of assembly in the recesses of the north. ‘I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.’ “Nevertheless you will be thrust down to Sheol, to the recesses of the pit.” (Isaiah 14:12-15)
So it is no coincidence that his followers worship a meteor that fell from heaven. The stone is an image of their god.
Image worship is also found in Islam. Muslims worship a black stone that they believe fell from heaven to show Adam and Eve where to build an altar. They believe the stone was used by them to build the first temple on earth. The Islamic hadith, which records the teachings of Muhammad and is regarded by Muslims as having the same level of authority as the Quran, states the following Islamic prophecy:
“the Stone will appear on the Day of Judgement with eyes to see and a tongue to speak, and give evidence in favor of all who kissed it in true devotion, but speak out against whoever indulged in gossip or profane conversations.” (Source: Wikipedia)
Muslims believe their prophet Muhammad set this black stone into the eastern corner wall of the Kaaba back in 605 AD. The Kaaba is a cubical structure located in Mecca. Muslims walk around it and bow down to it. Each time they walk around it, they attempt to kiss the black stone if they can get close enough. The large crowds make it impossible for everyone to kiss the stone so most of them just point to the stone each time they walk around.
In keeping with other image worship throughout history, Muslims kill anyone who refuses to worship the black stone. Non-muslims are not even allowed to enter the city of Mecca. The penalty for anyone who does is immediate death. So the Islamic image worship has all the same characteristics as Nebuchadnezzar’s statue, the Ephesian’s image that fell from heaven, and the coming image of the beast.
Minister Paul’s Revelation
I recently discovered a man on YouTube named Minister Paul. He is from northern California and shares many different words the Lord has given him. Based on everything I have heard him share, I believe he is hearing from the Lord. He is also the target of many attacks on YouTube, which is another good sign that he is hearing from God.
In a YouTube video that he uploaded on May 14, 2015 he shared the following word. The full 14-minute video is shown below.
“I am compelled by the spirit of the Lord to share this information. There were so many words, but this one in particular I literally wrote it down because I know that I know that I know it was Jesus Christ speaking to me through revelation knowledge. What was revealed to me was that President Barack Obama of the United States of America will use hologram technology to reach this entire world. He is going to speak to the world in a hologram format. In other words, it won’t even be him. It will be a hologram and people will love what he is saying.
It was just like so crystal clear. I began to ponder it and it just became more and more real of how deep we are in Bible prophecy. This is going to be worldwide folks. He may not be popular here in the United States, but that doesn’t matter because he is popular in the whole world, and especially in the region (the Middle East) that is murdering Christians.”
Revelation 13:8 says “all who dwell on the earth will worship him (the beast) whose names have not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world.” So it has to be a technology system that enables everyone to see him. The Lord told me to label this “Advance Warning”.
A hologram is a 3-dimensional image visible to anyone without the aid of any special glasses or other equipment. This technology already exists today, but will likely continue to improve in the years ahead. A 3-dimensional hologram image could be presented around the world, appearing and speaking like a real person. With supernatural assistance from Satan, it could even take on a life of its own. So it is very possible the image of the beast could be a hologram of Obama.
Author: James Bailey
James Bailey is a blogger, business owner, husband and father of two grown children. In 1982, he surrendered his life to the Lord Jesus Christ. In 2012, he founded Z3news.com to broadcast the message of salvation by reporting end time news before it happens.
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