Previously we looked at devolution or the degeneration of society by handing it over (rights, powers, property, or responsibility) to another. We, in the Western world, have handed over our heritage, the covenant and promises found in the Bible to the adversary. (But I jump ahead…Let’s see the shadow picture given in the Bible about kingdoms and the succession of kingdoms since Daniel’s time).
In yesterday’s post, I stated the Bible shows us the devolution or worsening of society. Most of us reading this will be aware of Nebuchadnezzars dream found in Daniel 2.31-45,
"Thou, O king, sawest, and behold a great image. This great image, whose brightness was excellent, stood before thee; and the form therof was terrible. This image's head was of find gold, his breast and his arms of silver, his belly and his thighs of brass. His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay. Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces. Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together and became like the chaff of the summer threshing floors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found for them; and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth. Now for the interpretation.... "Thou, O king art a king of kings: for the Elah (God) of heaven hath given thee a kingdom, power and strength and glory. Thou are this head of gold. And after thee shall arise another kingdom INFERIOR to thee, and another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the earth. And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things: and as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise. And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters' clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay. And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken. And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay. And in the days of these kings shall the Elah of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever. Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold, the great Elah hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter.
We do not have to interpret anything from this scripture. It was given to us. The greatest kingdom of men was Nebuchadnezzar’s Babylon. It was the head of gold, sitting at the top of the all the earthly kingdoms given to men by Elah (God). Gold, the most precious of metals, the head (the control center of our emotions, thoughts, will and actions) without which a person cannot live. The head controls the body and Babylon will influence the rest of the kingdoms in this age of man. Standing at the foot of the statue, one would be forced to look up at it; standing far away, one would still be able to see the head above all the other kingdoms. We can still see the Babylonian influence permeated through our world today. The next kingdom was silver. Silver is inferior to gold, costs less and is not nearly as precious. More importantly He states that the next kingdom would be INFERIOR. We do not have to guess at that. As we continue down the kingdom timeline, each successive kingdom is weaker, less valued in terms of metals and also expendable to the body; meaning we can live without a leg or a foot or an arm. We finally reach the feet which are “partly strong and partly broken.” The last kingdom is made up of clay and iron which do not “cleave”. Our foundation, our feet (the current kingdom of man) is not able to support the rest of the body. This is devolution or degeneration. This kingdom we live in now is fraught with lies, false dogmas, emotion based truths and Babylonian deception. We have believed man’s teachings of “science, religion, history, health” over our Creators. Both Old Testament and New Testaments warns us:
"Flee out of the midst of Babylon, and deliver every man his soul: be not cut off in her iniquity; for this is the time of YHWH's vengeance; he will render unto her a recompence."
This verse refers to Revelation 18:4 in the centerline reference of your Bible and states,
"Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues."
Our inherited Babylonian teachings of men have infiltrated every kingdom throughout history. It is time to stop making every situation about us and putting ourselves on the throne of our life. The Messiah came to do the Fathers will. He came to put on the physical flesh and teach us how to walk pleasing to the Father. He did away with nothing. Man has lied to us, not our Creator.
It is a battle to change well-worn paths of belief and thoughts. We think we know Him. We said a prayer, yet nothing changed. It was never about saying a “sinner’s prayer”, it was about changing our heart, repentance and to follow after Him. He is the head. (Col 2:10, Eph 1:22 Eph 5:23). The Babylonian head/false religion has indoctrinated the world with fanciful myths. It is not about waiting to escape the coming tribulation. It is about following Him whatever may come, finishing our race that He has set before us while He constantly refines us.
We are to be overcomers, not escape artists ( Revelation 2:17, 2:26, 3:5, 3:12, 3:21, 12:11 to name just a few.) How do we know? Yahshua (Jesus) said so in His prayer to the Father…..
"I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that thou shouldest keep them from the evil."
His word/prayer trumps any preacher, teacher or prophet you are listening to. Be an overcomer and flee from false teachings. (Inherited lies: https://nikkihoward.newzenler.com/home)