This Revelation Timeline Decoded study discusses the terms ‘his image’ and ‘image of the beast’ that are referred to in the apocalyptic vision.
These verses point to ‘the beast’ and his ‘image.’
And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name. Revelation 14:9, 11
And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God. Revelation 15:2
And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image. Revelation 16:2
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. Revelation 19:20
And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. Revelation 20:4
Let’s start with defining who is ‘the beast’ in Revelation.
Historicists assign it to the Latin Empire and Roman Catholic Church, but it’s more specific than that as the Scriptural term ‘the beast’ points directly at the popes of Rome.
The antichrist beast popes are the primary adversary of Messiah and His saints, who fulfill much of the description in Revelation.
In the name of Jesus Christ they have deceived billions of Catholics with a false gospel and false intercessor in Mary. They proclaim to lead Messiah’s ‘one-true church’ but have spoken evil, blasphemous things in His name. They have caused Catholics to torture and kill tens of millions of Messiah’s saints during the Dark Ages and Inquisition.
The mark of the beast is revering (mark on forehead, thoughts) and obeying (mark on right hand, actions) the antichrist beast pope.
Revelation 14:9,11 point to Catholics in France, Spain and other countries who revered the popes orders to kill Messiah’s saints. Judgment was brought upon them during the bloody French Revolution and Napoleonic Wars of the second-fourth vial judgments, because they had the mark of the beast on them.
Revelation 15:2 points to Messiah’s saints who would not bow to the authority of the antichrist beast popes. The symbolism of them being in heaven seems to imply that they are the martyrs of the Catholic Inquisition as part of the antichrist beast popes counter-reformation.
Revelation 16:2 points to the judgment of the Catholics in France who revered the antichrist beast popes’ orders to kill the saints, as the first vial judgment points to the grievous sore of atheism which turned them into godless revolutionists.
Revelation 19:20 seems to be a general description of leaders who revere the antichrist beast pope’s order to try to attack Messiah’s saints in the end times. Today, 1.3 billion Catholics have the mark of the beast on them, as they revere the pope as their ecclesiastic leader. The pope could entice them into attacking Messiah’s saints with the promise of forgiveness of sins and heaven. Note that the USA is being filled with Catholics who could be used to attack the many saints.
Revelation 20:2 may generically point to all of the martyrs of the antichrist beast popes. Or it could point to those who are killed when they won’t revere the pope to be able to buy and sell, alluding to the prophecy in Revelation 13:16-17.
The Strong’s Greek Dictionary word for image, 1504 eikon, means: a likeness, i.e. (literally) statue, profile, or (figuratively) representation, resemblance:—image.
Recall the second commandment which forbids making and bowing to graven images.
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, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me. Exodus 20:4-5
The image in those Revelation verses is associated with revering the antichrist beast pope. Do the popes promote making and bowing to graven images? Yes!
The wicked popes of Rome removed the second commandment from their list, and split the tenth into two to have ten. This fulfilled part of Daniel 7:25, which says “And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws.”
The man of sin popes cause Catholics to sin by breaking the ten commandments. Catholics are left lost in their sins by a false gospel of works through the sacraments.
The son of perdition popes caused Catholics to torture and kill tens of millions of Messiah’s saints during the Dark Ages and Inquisition.
The Latin crucifix had existence as early as the 3rd century, but it wasn’t until the late 7th century that it was officially adopted by the Roman Catholic Church at the Council of Trullo.
So we see that the Latin crucifix is a graven image of the harlot Roman Catholic Church, which fills their churches around the world. As of 2015, there are 223,128 parishes, each having many crucifixes in them.
The number 666 in Revelation 13:18 points to the antichrist beast popes of Rome and to their graven image crucifix.
The Pope’s title is Vicar of Christ, which in Latin is ‘Vicarius Filii Dei’, which means ‘in place of Christ.’ The word ‘anti’ means both ‘in place of’ and ‘against.’
‘Vicarius Filii Dei’ equates numerically to the number 666. But there’s more to the number.
The book of Revelation was written in Greek. In the Greek language, there are numerical values to the letters of the alphabet, and meanings to those letters.
666 in the Greek language means Chi Xi Stigma, which is symbolized by ‘Christ nailed to a cross.’ The crucifix of the antichrist beast popes is a graven image that represents 666.
The Heavenly Father forbid making and bowing to graven images, so in defiance the antichrist beast popes cause Catholics to make and bow to images of the crucifix and Mary.
The wood beam on which Messiah died represents the Scriptural faith, but Messiah rose again and ascended to heaven. The crucifix of the antichrist beast popes mocks Messiah by keeping Him on the cross.
Here’s Pope Francis bowing before graven images of the crucifix and Mary the Queen of Heaven, the false intercessor of the Latin Church which denies Messiah His rightful role and is antichrist.
Here’s Pope Francis bowing before a graven image of Mary the Queen of Heaven while holding a disfigured bent-cross graven image.
With the crucifix prominent in their ceremonies, the priests of the harlot church of Rome carry out the blasphemous Eucharist ceremony.
During the Eucharist ceremony, the Roman Catholic Church proclaims to sacrifice Messiah for sins which denies His one-time atonement with His blood for all sins.
Symbolically the Roman priests are worshipping the Babylonian sun god, which is represented by the round wafer being held up for reverence. And this wicked ceremony is held in Roman parishes worldwide, many times a week.
The wicked crucifix is in Catholic churches and homes, it hangs from rearview mirrors in their vehicles, it’s on their unscriptural rosaries and around their necks.
It’s an image of Catholics having the mark of the beast, as those who idolize it revere (mark on forehead, thoughts) and obey (mark on right hand, actions) the antichrist beast pope.
Here’s some commentaries from the great theologians of the 16th-19th centuries, about the image of the antichrist beast popes of Rome.
John Gill’s Exposition of the Entire Bible Revelation 14:9 says, if any man worship the beast and his image; give in to the idolatries of the church of Rome, and embrace, maintain, and defend the Popish religion, which bears a resemblance to the worship of the Heathens, and is the very image of Rome Pagan.
John Gill’s Exposition of the Entire Bible Revelation 20:4 says, This describes such who shall have made no profession of the Popish religion, nor have supported it in any way; who shall not have joined in the idolatry of the Romish antichrist, but shall have protested against it, and departed from it, and shall have adhered to Christ, and to the true worship of God.
Matthew Poole’s Commentary on the Holy Bible Revelation 19:20 says, The secular part of antichrist is here meant by the beast; the ecclesiastical antichrist, by the false prophet, that had cheated credulous princes and credulous people, with his pretended miracles, into an idolatry, that was but the image of the old idolatry of the heathens, in worshipping demons, and the images of such as were in great estimation amongst them while they were alive.
The image of the Babylonian moon goddess Semiramis, whom they renamed Mary, is also in Catholic Churches and homes.
Catholics bow to the graven images of Mary and pray to her, as they’ve been misled to believe that she intercedes for them. But that denies Messiah as the intercessor between the Heavenly Father and men.
Revelation 13:14-15 refers to an ‘image of the beast’ being created.
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.
Recall that the Strong’s Greek Dictionary word for image, 1504 eikon, means: a likeness, i.e. (literally) statue, profile, or (figuratively) representation, resemblance:—image.
So we’re looking for a resemblance of the beast.
Making the ‘image to the beast’ is directly related to the antichrist beast popes being removed from civil power in 1798 AD, which is what the phrase ‘had the wound by a sword’ is referring. But unlike the ‘deadly head wound’ to the Western Roman Emperors during the fourth trumpet judgment, which ended that office in 476 AD, the office of the white pope ‘lives on’ today.
This phrase doesn’t seem to describe the crucifix, as it’s pointing to something that has taken place since the false prophet Jesuit Superior General took control of the Roman beast kingdom in 1798 AD, after the white pope was removed from civil power during the fifth vial judgment.
The black pope can’t rule openly as people understand the evil nature of the Jesuits. So the false prophet Jesuit Superior General (black pope) rules from the background and uses the white pope as the spokesman to gather the world under their authority.
The antichrist beast popes had civil authority for 1,260 years from 538-1798 AD, so at the Lateran Treaty in 1929 AD, the black pope caused the leaders of Italy to establish Vatican City as an independent state, giving the pope the image, the likeness, the resemblance, of having civil power again.
But it’s just an image, as the black pope controls the Vatican and the Roman beast kingdom, per Revelation 13:12, And he (the false prophet black pope) exerciseth all the power of the first beast (the antichist beast white pope) before him.
The terms ‘his image’ and ‘image of the beast’ are both directly related to the antichrist beast popes of Rome.
Messiah commanded people to come out of the harlot Roman Catholic Church and out of her teachings.
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