Over the last few months, prophecy has been fulfilled before our eyes. I hate to tell you that there is coming a day that Satan will convince men into believing a lie – believing in worshipping a false image, known as the image of the beast. Satan has blinded the eyes of many already into believing that there is more than one way to Heaven. Some have bought tickets to Heaven on the internet, others think they can ride a comet to Heaven. Some may think that this belief system is crazy but many believe in these delusions. The evil forces and powers of this world is creating an illusion, a lie that has deceived many. An illusion that everything is fine and there is no need to repent. A lie that Satan is actually here for peace; a lie that you can worship him and/or earthy kings without consequence; a lie that we can rebuild this earth into a beautiful planet and we can live here forever without God.
There is a One World coalition of religious and political powers aligning up under the leadership of the Antichrist beast to cast the world into a deception, that all can believe in one god and have “unity” and “peace”. The idea of unity and peace sounds good until you look at the real picture. Someone will be cut out of the equation. They will say that Jesus Christ is not the only way to Heaven, as they are saying now.
People left on the earth during the tribulation will be divided into one of two groups. One group will worship the beast and the other group will worship the true God and Creator. Everyone will have to make a choice regarding whom they will worship. Prophecy of the Bible predicts a time when the beast will gain immense political influence. From this position of authority, he will force people to worship him. Those who refuse will not be able to buy or sell anything, including food, and eventually sentenced to death. The Bible tells us about this beast in Revelation 13, “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. And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name” (Revelation 13:15-17).
Whether you worship a person, a false god, an image, a deity, or object, it is considered an “idol”. Worshipping anything other than God is an abomination. The Bible says in 2 Kings 17:12, that they served idols, whereof the Lord had said unto us, Ye shall not do this thing. Exodus 20:3-5 says, “ Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God……”
God will protect his people during these last days, judgment will not come upon them. But those that take the mark of the Beast during this time will receive the judgment of God and will be thrown into the lake of fire. Why would you try to present God as something corruptible or something that can be destroyed; God cannot be destroyed. Romans 1:23 says, “And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.”
In Daniel Chapter 3 we learn of three men that stood up against a king. King Nebuchadnezzar commanded the people that everyone was to fall down and worship the golden image that he made, when they heard music. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego refused to bow down and worship the golden idol. So King Nebuchadnezzar instructed his men to heat a fiery furnace seven times more than it was ever heated. The Kings’ men threw Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego into the furnace but the Lord protected them and they didn’t die.
Revelation 13:14- 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.
Revelation 19:20 -And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
Daniel 12:8-10- And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things? And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.
Daniel 8:23-25- And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up. And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people. And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.