We see these contrasts more fully developed in the Book of The Revelation of Christ, where a Beast rises up out of the waters. The murky deep delivered a distorted reflection of the things of God.
The Beast, explained in short, is the contrast of God. The deep and the dark saw something from above and made a dim, ugly, reflection of it because, “The light shines into darkness, but the darkness does not comprehend it.” In its’ disturbance it sought to imitate what it could not comprehend. That which is holy, just, pure and good, appears ugly, scary, freaky and strange in the reflection of the deep and dark . This is the best portrayal the troubled waters could muster up. These troubled waters could not engineer something so holy, pure and goodly. What the muddy waters presented, became a competition. Not that it could compete, except in the fallen, unrepentant, darkened mind, the place of deception, the only place the murky thrives.
How is it the beast comes from nothing in the dark and gets its’ power to exist? Through people’s fear. Our first father did that when he trusted someone other than God. God called out and said, “Adam where are you?” And his reply? “I heard your voice and was afraid.” In this way Adam gave his crown, his dominion, his decision making processes and personal power to another. He forfeited his crown and the gift of being made in the image of God. Bowing in fear he empowered the author of that fear to control him. The power that was resident in Adam to become like God, having dominion and rule, was inverted and he became a slave. This was his fall. He lost his faith and trust in the Living God and gave his power to another by fearing that other.
The gospel message was given to, “release those who all their lifetime were subject to the fear of death and subject to bondage.” Hebrews 2.15
But in the beginning there was really nothing in the darkness to be afraid of but fear itself. The unknown; the concept that God might be wrong was entertained and Adam began to unravel. Fear started the downward spiral of anti-faith of the fall that has no bottom. If Adam fell in a carnal way, his broken bones could be mended and his cuts could heal. But he fell in the spirit of his mind, the place that entertains the deep and where the saving takes place. There is a Savior for this. We turn from dark to light, from murky, troubled waters to pure by an act of faith, which is our unseen response to the invisible God. When Adam turned from God, he did not get the next best thing, he got the exact opposite. Death. “In the day that you eat you shall surely die”. His spiritual separation from God was his immediate
death. His body remained in parabolic form. Adams death to the invisible things of God was carried out the day he departed from Eden.
Man was made to choose between contrasts like light and dark, good and bad, pure and murky. And so this is a contrast for us to exercise our reasoning factors like God has. By choosing God, we exercise our choice to become godly. (Genesis 3) By neglecting this, men continue to spiral to a place that has no bottom. They become more and more savage.
To not choose is to be asleep to the invisible things of God and neglect our duty to transform in the Here and Now. 2 Cor 3.18. Paul also pleaded with us through the gospel saying “be ye reconciled to the Father! He made him who knew no sin, to become sin” for our safe return. By which we arrive to where God said of His creation, that “it is good, very good”. The curse was nailed to the cross.
The term Beast is clearly understood as being the antithesis of God. God did not make this. That is why it is called a beast and not a creation. Their perception of heavenly things, they assemble in a physical way. They steal the concepts of God and call them their own. This is, “the delusion, if possible, to deceive the elect, with all lying signs if possible to deceive the elect.” Instead of design, it is chaos. It is this Beast that rises out of the deep and presents something to humanity in competition with God, however; it is the contrast. You see that it has a mouth of a lamb, but it’s works are of a lion. Among its tools are murder, theft, apartheid, apostasy and imposters.
It is the inhabitants of the Earth being fearful of this Beast who through ignorance and separation from God, being unaware of their spiritual capacity and their ability to transform through faith, they reject and empower the deep and dark to take on its’ form. Through their ignorance they become implicit in this blasphemy, and will receive the same treatment as all others who have gone before them.
Fear is the motivating factor of those who are carnally minded, because that is what their first father Adam did. By default it is passed on to humanity as a motivating source in the absence of faith in God. Because, “he who fears has not been made perfect in love because fear involves torment.” Fear was the proof that Adam was unraveling.
The book of Isaiah, in chapter 8, describes an aggressor that would, “fill the land of Emmanuel.” By impersonating God with replicas, it consumes those with carnal notions of God.
This enemy would cause great, great destruction and great fear to fill everything that was good and godly. This is the maturation of the murky reflection In the likeness of God of things made of the Earth.
This is pertinent today for us the elect to understand our calling –the Lord told Isaiah of these people, “Do not walk in the way of this people say in conspiracy. Do not be afraid with their fears and do not be dismayed at what they see for they will look at the Earth and see great Darkness and be afraid.” Showing here the mindset of those who have fallen.
This is what the End Time Gospel presents. It feasts off the non-stop distortions of truth with new end times theories that scatter the sheep of God by confusion. Who is the author of that? Woe to them. These people present new fears to adorn and glorify the “fear of all fears.” The end of the world. End times prophecies.” All the prophets were till John the Baptist, Stop! Now the Kingdom is preached and all are entering. But end times speaks of another coming kingdom with a future crowned king. He who, “is the same yesterday, today and forever “was “born king” and needs no inauguration on planet earth to implement that Eternal reality. Even as Christ said to Herod at His inquisition, you have rightly said that I am King. But my Kingdom is not from here or else I would fight.
So what is God’s exhortation and advice to us about the end times mindset? Again from Isaiah chapter 8, “Let Me be your dread, let Me be your fear. Do not fear those things.” We do not fear those things primarily because it is the very fear that gives life to the beast. They feed it. Faith is the antidote. Faith is the vaccination to squelch all fears. God is light and in Him is no Darkness at all. If we are in Christ, we are in this light where there is no dark. It is like waking up from a bad dream to understand that which disturbed us. Fear is really nothing.
That is why this Beast exists. People give it power by glorifying it. God’s promises and provisions are more real than they. Why? Because He who said, “Let there be light, and there was light,” said so. Now it’s your choice.
It is man that was made to be good, holy and godly but man has become frittered and fearful. They see the the boogeyman behind every shadow image presented by the false prophet of today called the media.
The Book of Revelation also talks about, “those who say they are Jews but are not. They are of the synagogue of Satan.” Why is that? I mean, how could the Jews, God’s people, have someone parallel them that is of the synagogue of Satan? It is really quite simple when you understand that all the law and the prophets were fulfilled by Christ. That none of the prophets of the Old Testament have anything forward speaking to us today. Hebrews 1 But those who take scriptures out of context from being fulfilled, take them off the shelf of their expiration, breathing new life into them, repackaging them which induces carnal fear. They present a distortion called Jerusalem today, stealing the things of God for the,”delusion if possible to deceive the elect. 2 Thes 2. Much like the golden image in the days of Daniel, they must fear the image or be thrown into the fire. So they bow.
This is how the bottomless pit gets opened. God didn’t open it. Their fear empowers it. The enemies, whom Christ defeated at the cross, are empowered once again in the same way. Through fear, ignorance and faithlessness, men become cowards, so they cower to something that is not God.
You see the true Jews know that their land is with the Messiah, not the other way around. They don’t look for, and work for, the land in hopes of their messiah’s return. “They look to the city whose builder and maker is God.” (Hebrews 11) “Whose composition and design comes down from above and not of earth. Not of hewn stone for that is defiled.” Exodus 20.25
The Orthodox Jew knows this. It is the Zionist Jew who controls others by fear and secrecy, who have stolen the things of God and called them their own. They have stolen names from God and reassembled them in a way that fits them. That is why it is a beast and not a god.
Very much like some tribesman on a desolate island, who puts together branches and wrap them with leaves in the figure of an airplane, then taking this figure presents it as God to the rest of the tribe to drive them by fear because they think seeing these things fly in the air, then trick people into serving them because these people think that is what they saw in the air. But, that concoction is a beast, a murky distortion of a true airplane.
That is what today’s Jerusalem is. It is in competition with “that which comes down from heaven” whose composition is “according to the measure of a man, that is, of an angel.” Of us who are “living stones built up a habitation of God in the spirit,” Rev 21. “Having been built on the foundations of the apostles and prophets with Jesus Christ the cornerstone.” 1 Peter 2.5, Eph 2.19.
You see,the King of Kings and the Lord of lords has never relinquished His power. He who set the course for the stars, and set the boundaries for the waves, has set limits to what this thing can do. These lies from the murky deep can only persuade the murky deep and darkened heart driven by fear.
But we know Him who said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” And, “Lo, I am with you to the ends of the ages.” And, “What shall separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus? Neither height, nor depth, nor powers, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come shall separate us from the love of God that is in Christ. We are more than conquerors through all these things.” Amen
If you expect to see a fish or a boat you would look in the water. For a bird or an airplane you would look in the sky. For a dignitary coming to town you may look for a man in a parade. But for Christ you are looking for a man in the sky? How silly.
Even now He says, 20 “Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. 21 To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.”
What more are you waiting for? A different Jesus?
So you decide. His kingdom at hand? Or the second coming Kingdom. God’s reality, or the strong delusion. The truth or the lie.
The Kingdom of God is at hand in this way. This is the one-time, public offering that expires when you don’t need faith to believe.