NEBUCHADNEZZAR – The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil

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It is not unusual for God, in scripture, to use the pictures of men or kingdoms to paint multiple illustrations of His mind through history. Scripture used a lot of types and shadows to refer to or depict deeper things on God’s mind concerning this world we live in, its system and even God’s kingdom. For instance, the brazen serpent that Moses hung on a pole in the wilderness was a shadow or type of the Christ hanging on the cross. (See John 3:14). The rock that the children of Israel drank from while in the wilderness, scripture says is Christ Himself that followed them. (See 1 Corinthians 10:4). The woman dressed in purple and scarlet robe, with ornaments of gem stones, with a golden cup of wine in her hand, seated on a scarlet beast is referred to as Babylon the Mother of Harlots and of the abominations of the earth, which really is the system of this world. (See Revelation 17: 4-5). God uses types and shadows, dark words or sayings, mysteries when the conclusion of what He is saying is not yet come. God surely likes to conclude His plans in elevated grandeur that no man can mistake for a hoax. He likes to end things absolutely well and big. For the end of all dark sayings, shadow and darkness is light and illumination that cannot be disproved by any one. Light doesn’t carry shadow with it, but casts off shadows through anything that has not conformed to light.
One of such types and shadows written but coded in scripture is the image of Nebuchadnezzar the greatest king that ever ruled the ancient Babylon. He was more than just a king that ruled the most important civilization in ancient times; he was what I will call “a prophetic king”. I say this because some of the most important prophetic dreams and signs that have sharpened this entire world system and the kingdoms from the days of Babylon were shown to him, howbeit, were interpreted by Daniel the prophet of God. He notably was a pagan king, serving idols of all sorts, but the wisdom of God which is unsearchable, tied much of the events of ancients times and this modern day to what his life represents and the dreams he was shown.
It is not a hoax that the Bible is authentic in its records about the plans of God concerning the earth He made and the system of the world (system of worldliness) that man made and which is deliberately called Babylon the Great. So I am confident that the authenticity of scriptures will help us put strands of things together to get a clear picture of what God would have us see concerning our day. I hope that this article blesses the heart of the reader with illumination and understanding. But whatever this article is not able to give clarity to, will by God’s grace be opened further by the Holy Spirit of wisdom.

BRINGING THE STRANDS TOGETHER

THE TREE OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOOD AND EVIL IN THE MIDST OF THE GARDEN

And out of the ground the Lord God made every tree grow that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was also in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Gen 2:9 (NKJV)

It is obvious, by scripture, that both the tree of life and the tree of death (tree of knowledge of good and evil) were both planted or established in the midst of the garden of Eden, and if I may add, side by side. God must have His reasons for putting them in the midst of the garden and side by side. The tree of life is so called because it gives life (see Gen 3:22). And the tree of the knowledge of good and evil is so called the tree of death because it inputs death in him who eats of it (see Gen 2:17), however this death in itself carries a mystery that I have written something about in one of my previous articles. Clearly both trees are not just physical as it were, but are types and shadows of deeper realities in God. Or let me put it this way, they are both symbolisms of spiritual entities and not natural trees as it were. God will give us clarity with regard to this as we bring the strands together.

The entire world is ruled and governed by the system of Babylon or whoredom which in itself gets her authority from the serpent, Satan or the devil. The influence of the devil began on the earth the moment a breach was created in the narrative of the earth when man ate of the forbidden fruit and gave out the authority and dominion over the earth to Satan. This tree of the knowledge of good and evil is the tree of understanding of right and wrong which opened the eyes of man to his background of dirt (Dust) and closed his eyes to his predestination and future in God, thereby making man live in a deluded and veiled expression of himself. And for what it is worth, Satan has done a “good job” with the breach created from the garden, done a masterful work with the veil cast by the tree of death, having created a world system so full of rottenness, devoid of the light and the mind of God. There is really no necessary reason to add too many things here, because all men can see the devastation this Satan has caused the earth through that breach in the garden. However, it is important to understand the mind of God in this malady that was created in the garden by God Himself and thereby anchor hope on the restitution and the restoration that He God planned to bring at the end of it all. Yes there is healing, restoration and re-birth of all things back to God. This plan for restitution back to God is really what this article is about.

NEBUCHADNEZZAR THE HEAD OF GOLD
37 You, O king, are a king of kings. For the God of heaven has given you a kingdom, power, strength, and glory; 38 and wherever the children of men dwell, or the beasts of the field and the birds of the heaven, He has given them into your hand, and has made you ruler over them all—you are this head of gold. Daniel 2:37-38 (all scriptures are in the NKJV unless otherwise stated.)

Nebuchadnezzar was referred to as the golden head of that image in Daniel 2. This reference of him as the golden head instantly shows that something major began with his life; streamed down across four other kingdoms through the ages and here we are at the last kingdom, which is the age of the ten toes consisting of clay and iron which cannot merge together according to scriptures. This age of the last earthly kingdom happens to also be the time in which the God of heaven will haul a stone cut out without hands to break in pieces this ancient lying wonder that has crippled the very reason why creation was made, and thereafter build the kingdom of Christ which will never be destroyed forever and ever. The question I ask is this: Why is it Nebuchadnezzar that was chosen of God to be the symbol of this head? For clearly, he both represents the tree that was cut down in Daniel 4, the head of gold which is Babylon itself and also the system of this world that has been in power from the days of the fall. Sincerely speaking, I do not know the reason for the choice of God in him. But let’s go further to see some other things about Nebuchadnezzar.

Meaning of Nebuchadnezzar
Nebuchadnezzar means, (may Nebo protect the crown). Other texts gives his name to mean “a big bottle of wine”, which is quite critical to the point I am trying to make with this article. There is another name attached to this narrative that is worth checking out. The name Nebo. Nebo is called the Babylonian god of letters and knowledge, wisdom and writing. Please pay attention to the terms; god of letters, knowledge and big bottle of wine, for it all links together to point us to a wisdom that is needed by every Overcomer to know how to live in this age of much deception and the wine at Jezebel’s table. (To read my article on the table of Jezebel, please follow this hyper-link)
“Nebuchadnezzar was referred to as the greatest and most powerful of the Babylonian kings. His name is explained to mean, “Nebo is the protector against misfortune”. He was the son and successor of Nabopolassar, the founder of the Babylonian empire. The wealth, greatness and general prosperity of Nebuchadnezzar are strikingly placed before us in the book of Daniel. Toward the close of his reign, the glory of Nebuchadnezzar suffered a temporary eclipse. As a punishment for his pride and vanity, that strange form of madness was sent upon him, which the Greeks called Lycanthropy, wherein, the sufferer imagines himself a beast, and, quitting the haunts of men, insists on leading the life of a beast. Dan 4:33.” (Smith Dictionary of the Bible)

NEBUCHADNEZZAR THE MIGHTY TREE IN THE MIDST OF THE EARTH

10 “These were the visions of my head while on my bed: I was looking, and behold, A tree in the midst of the earth, And its height was great. 11 The tree grew and became strong; Its height reached to the heavens,
And it could be seen to the ends of all the earth. 12 Its leaves were lovely, Its fruit abundant, And in it was food for all. The beasts of the field found shade under it, The birds of the heavens dwelt in its branches,
And all flesh was fed from it. 13 “I saw in the visions of my head while on my bed, and there was a watcher, a holy one, coming down from heaven. 14 He cried aloud and said thus: ‘Chop down the tree and cut off its branches, Strip off its leaves and scatter its fruit. Let the beasts get out from under it, And the birds from its branches. 15 Nevertheless leave the stump and roots in the earth, Bound with a band of iron and bronze,
In the tender grass of the field. Let it be wet with the dew of heaven, And let him graze with the beasts On the grass of the earth. 16 Let his heart be changed from that of a man, Let him be given the heart of a beast,
And let seven times pass over him. Daniel 4:10-16

20 “The tree that you saw, which grew and became strong, whose height reached to the heavens and which could be seen by all the earth, 21 whose leaves were lovely and its fruit abundant, in which was food for all, under which the beasts of the field dwelt, and in whose branches the birds of the heaven had their home— 22 it is you, O king, who have grown and become strong; for your greatness has grown and reaches to the heavens, and your dominion to the end of the earth. Daniel 4:20-22

Man through the ages has learnt to attribute fame, wealth, dominion, rulership, kingship etc to their own abilities and strength, often forgetting that none of those things are possible without God. Nebuchadnezzar was one of such who believed so much in himself as the builder of his kingdom, wealth, glory and global dominion in his days. Notwithstanding that he was pagan king, God in wisdom chose him to see things into the future that many didn’t have access to. I believe the magnitude of the visions shown him and the impeccable interpretations given by the prophet Daniel, created in him a stiff-necked attitude and pride before God. For somehow, in his thinking, he had clues into the future that no other king on the earth had. For by the interpretation of the image he saw in which he was the head of gold, he could tell what kingdom was coming next up until the demise of all earthly kingdoms, giving him a kind of leverage to plan ahead into the future. But such access to the future was never meant to be a “leverage” of some sort, but to warn him that there is a God in heaven who makes men king, gives dominion to men as He wills and also to let him know that no kingdom on earth will remain in the days of the kingdom of God.
The entire world is filled with men still reveling in this drunkenness of self-dominion without God, but sincerely it is to their destruction. So as the story continued, Nebuchadnezzar, realizing that he could tell the future from the interpretation given him by Daniel, and wanting to create a kingdom that would last as the gold head he was shown (gold don’t rot), he built for himself an image of gold. I believe he did this to show to the world his position as king of kings and also to dedicate his supposed golden kingdom that will never rot, just like gold don’t rot. He made the same mistake Lucifer made, not realizing that behind every vision, word, and prophecy or plan God shares with man, are many other hidden plans within the plan. We still make the same mistakes even now. And close to the end of the story of his life, his pride was cut down by God when He allowed him to have the heart of a beast, live in the jungle like a beast for seven years until he learnt to honor God as the King of kings. Very interesting story indeed. But more interesting is what streamed down from his reign through millennia into our day. The same tree of the knowledge of good and evil which has filled the entire nations with filth and which is controlled by the same spirit of whoredom and abomination before God.

BABYLON, WORSHIP AND MUSIC

4 Then a herald cried aloud: “To you it is commanded, O peoples, nations, and languages, 5 that at the time you hear the sound of the horn, flute, harp, lyre, and psaltery, in symphony with all kinds of music, you shall fall down and worship the gold image that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up; (Daniel 3:4-5 )

If there is one force that has been used as control tool from ancient times into our day, it is Music. I believe that he or what controls the music of a nation controls the heart, mind and the life of the people and even their responses to eternal things. Nebuchadnezzar knew this and he used it very well to garner the nations for the dedication of the image he set up. This modern world system of Babylon also knows this very well and is using it to its maximum. However in present time, it is stronger, more luxurious, enticing, bright with gold and more defiant against God, and with the ability to reach millions within seconds by a single tap on the computer or any other device. But music, as we can see, has never stood alone in all ages, either as unto God or unto the devil. It always brings with itself worship. And when Music and Worship come together, things change. This is a major issue right now in our world. Music has so invaded all nooks and crannies of the earth either as gospel, secular, inspirational or whatever other genre, to the point that any agenda can be sold to the public through it. Yes, music originated from God’s throne, inputted into the former ach-angel Lucifer as instruments of strings and pipes, but fell when Lucifer fell through pride. And if you ask me, I will say that the same pride that made Lucifer the music bearer fall was also inputted into “fallen music”. This pride is easy to detect almost instantly in music artistes, both in the gospel and in the secular sector, except for those who have learned to lay down music back to the throne of God where it came from as their worship. I brought the issue of music up in this article because it is one of the major gifts or rewards that God will give to His Overcomers at the end of time. (See Rev 14:1-5) And no wonder its corruption on the earth is on a massive scale.

THE WOMAN UPON MANY WATERS

5 And on her forehead a name was written: MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND OF THE ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. (Rev 17:5)
15 Then he said to me, “The waters which you saw, where the harlot sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations, and tongues. (Rev 17:15)

If there is a picture that captures entirely this graphical illustration of the huge tree that Nebuchadnezzar represented by the interpretation of Daniel, it is the woman upon many waters referred to as MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. Her influence covers the entire length and breadth of this modern world just as Nebuchadnezzar as the tree covered the entire breadth and length of the ancient world. Is it a coincidence that both of them have wine and drunkenness in common? No. It’s not a coincidence. Reason being that both are expressions of the same spiritual reality – The tree of the knowledge of good and evil in the midst of the earth which brings death to whoever eats and drinks of its delicacies. Is it also a coincidence that both Nebuchadnezzar and the Woman upon the waters have “beast” as part of their realities? No, it’s not a coincidence. For anything that makes a man walk away from the tree of the life of God unto the table of the pride and delicacies of Babylon, turns him into a beast before God. How do I know this? It’s simple. The instant man ate the forbidden fruit in the garden, God made a cloth of animal skin for him and instantly, he was clothed with the garment of a beast, bearing on himself the attributes and mindset of a beast. How much bestial things has man built on the earth? The answer is right in our faces all over the earth.

HUMAN KNOWLEDGE SHALL INCREASE FOR A SEASON AND THEN DISAPPPEAR

“But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.” (Dan 12:4)

Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. (1Co 13:8)

That knowledge has increased exponentially over the past decades is not hidden. There is no other time in history in which more knowledge is readily available to man from all directions than now. The amount of information available is staggering and a cause for worry. For the knowledge that comes from the tree of death has no other thing to give than death, except such knowledge is subjected to the wisdom of the mind of God. As scripture rightly prophesied, knowledge has increased beyond words and men are really running to and fro just like scripture also said. But my concern about the concept of to and fro as a way of life our society has found for itself, stems from the very first person that it was used for – Satan. See what was written in Job 1:7 “And the Lord said to Satan, “From where do you come?” So Satan answered the Lord and said, “From going to and fro on the earth, and from walking back and forth on it.”” Men are literally walking to and fro on the earth looking for things: new feelings, new vacation spots, new love, new emotions, new hairstyles, new music, new religion, new church, new body parts or body shapes etc. And almost for once not stopping to consider what drives the movement of to and fro. However, notwithstanding the menace of the to and fro lifestyle that man has adopted, and not also minding the fact that knowledge has increased and will much more increase, God is bringing a restoration of all things back to Himself and all of these mirages men chase after will disappear with one breath from the nostril of God and will be no more. The tree of the knowledge of good and evil and the death it provides in the flesh will be destroyed and removed from the midst of the earth or garden of God and the tree of life who is Jesus Himself with His branches of sons and daughters of God will take the central place of the creation of God and all things created will come to roost under the safety of that eternal Tree.

‘Knowledge shall increase’ has very well come to pass judging by the amount of information and new areas of learning that man has been able to explore over the past decades. However there is a knowledge increase that must also hit the earth like a huge flood. It’s called the knowledge of the Lord. Scripture says it will cover the earth like water covers the sea. This knowledge is eternal life and will never fade away. It is the knowledge of the Way, the Truth and the Life of God which shall cover the entire earth with glory. This knowledge as John 17:3 says is eternal life. This knowledge is about the knowledge of God in the face of Christ that each Overcomer has been called to conform to. This, in its entirety, is the restitution which God wants to bring man into with Himself. Where man will be in the image and likeness of God as was the original plan. It is the confirmation of the new covenant that God promised in Jer 31:34 (NKJV) “No more shall every man teach his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.”

JESUS IS THE TREE OF LIFE IN THE MIDST OF THE NEW EARTH

So He drove out the man; and He placed cherubim at the east of the garden of Eden, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to guard the way to the tree of life. Gen 3:24


1 There shall come forth a Rod from the stem of Jesse, And a Branch shall grow out of his roots. 2 The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him, The Spirit of wisdom and understanding, The Spirit of counsel and might,
The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord. Isa 11:1-2

And I looked, and behold, in the midst of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as though it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent out into all the earth. Rev 5:6

In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. Rev 22:2

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. John 14:6

“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. John 15:5

I have often wondered why God would put both the tree of Life and the tree of Death in the midst of the garden, or if you want to say, in the midst of the earth. I believe He did that so that man can be free to make his own choice of what to feed from and thereby grow. But we have seen the “growth” that came from the tree of death, if it should be called growth at all. However, this article is not so much about the death that has wreaked havoc on the earth, which stemmed from the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, but about the Life that is about to fill the earth when this evil tree is cut down and Jesus the Tree of Life “takes His place” in the midst of the earth. We have seen what the tree of death has done, but let us see a snippet of what the Tree of Life will do.

Isaiah 11:1-10
There shall come forth a Rod from the stem of Jesse, And a Branch shall grow out of his roots. 2 The Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him, The Spirit of wisdom and understanding, The Spirit of counsel and might,
The Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord. 3 His delight is in the fear of the Lord, And He shall not judge by the sight of His eyes, Nor decide by the hearing of His ears; 4 But with righteousness He shall judge the poor, And decide with equity for the meek of the earth; He shall strike the earth with the rod of His mouth, And with the breath of His lips He shall slay the wicked. 5 Righteousness shall be the belt of His loins,
And faithfulness the belt of His waist. 6 “The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, The leopard shall lie down with the young goat, The calf and the young lion and the fatling together; And a little child shall lead them.
7 The cow and the bear shall graze; Their young ones shall lie down together; And the lion shall eat straw like the ox. 8 The nursing child shall play by the cobra’s hole, And the weaned child shall put his hand in the viper’s den. 9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain, For the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord As the waters cover the sea. 10 “And in that day there shall be a Root of Jesse, Who shall stand as a banner to the people; For the Gentiles shall seek Him, And His resting place shall be glorious.”

This is just a snippet of the beauty and the glory the establishment of Jesus as the Tree of life in the midst of the earth will bring to creation. For all shall be restored back to the original intention in the heart of God. And mind you dear readers, do not think this event is far away in some future ages, no, it’s in this age that we are in right now. The culmination of all things back into God is close and it’s inevitable. Let me share a vision I was shown a couple of years back. In this vision, I was standing on a rock facing the east, waiting for someone or waiting for something that was about to happen. Suddenly from the distance I could see a horse and its rider racing towards me with speed. He got to where I was and stopped. Without saying a word, he opened a scroll for me to see and within the scroll is written “The truth of the Lamp of God will be manifested in the lamb of God” and then at the back of the scroll is written “The End”. The vision ended. A couple of days later or so after this vision, I had another vision. I was seated on a horse beside a rock, but the rock was on a roadside. The road was very long, wide and empty of any beings. It’s like having a whole desert parched land as road. From the distance in the east, I saw an army riding on horses coming towards me. The army filled the entire length and breadth of this road in the wilderness. When the army got to where I was waiting, I could tell the Lord Jesus was the one leading the army, even though I wasn’t shown His face. I joined that army and we rode towards a place I knew in the vision as the Garden of Eden. It didn’t make sense then what it all meant, but understanding has been given over time concerning these visions. Clearly, the Lord Jesus is both the Lamp and the Lamb of God. However, there is the army of the Overcomers or manifesting sons of God that must ride with the Lord Jesus to bring to an end the reign of the mystery of iniquity that was passed down from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. This army has been in preparation in the wilderness, bearing their cross and being nailed on it daily, dying in themselves to this world of vanity, being made as lambs of sacrifice unto God, even as they await the Day of the Lord when He will come and glorify Himself in them, causing them to rise up in that which is the first resurrection from the dead. This army is real and its assignment is simple, which is, to bear in themselves the death and the life of Christ, wipe out all that came from the fall from the surface of the earth, uproot out the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, establish the Tree of Life in the midst of the earth and restore all things back to God the Father. For as the Joel 2 army, nothing of the old will be left untouched in order for the new to begin. For out of the Garden of Eden we came out with corruption, iniquity and the fallen state of the bestial nature, and back into Eden (The Garden of God) we shall return as God restores and restitutes all things back unto Himself. The flaming sword guarding the way of the Tree of Life will not stop this army of the Lord from entering the Garden, because the Tree of Life Himself which is in the midst of the Garden is also with them. And they, the army of the Lord, having by their life in the wilderness of the testing of the Lord, been pierced, judged by this flaming two-edged sword of truth, now have right to the tree of Life. (Rev 22:14).
This army connotes the light of God from the east, for the restoration of all creation will arise from the east and move forward into the west until all creation is created brand new. “For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.” Mat 24:27. For sure God will make a new earth and a new heaven and all shall be Made New. For by this army, the proclamation of the angel “Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen” will be accomplished right here on earth. For the system of this world (Babylon) will be destroyed without mercy by the fierceness of this army. Truth be told, everything man has created in his flesh in this world of decay must be destroyed and burnt with fire. (See 2 Peter 3:7-10) It will all melt away with the fire of the indignation of God, in order for the new to be established. Concerning this Day of the Lord and His army it is written:
1 Blow the trumpet in Zion, And sound an alarm in My holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble; For the day of the Lord is coming, For it is at hand: 2 A day of darkness and gloominess, A day of clouds and thick darkness, Like the morning clouds spread over the mountains. A people come, great and strong, The like of whom has never been; Nor will there ever be any such after them, Even for many successive generations. 3 A fire devours before them, And behind them a flame burns; The land is like the Garden of Eden before them, And behind them a desolate wilderness; Surely nothing shall escape them. 4 Their appearance is like the appearance of horses; And like swift steeds, so they run. 5 With a noise like chariots Over mountaintops they leap, Like the noise of a flaming fire that devours the stubble, Like a strong people set in battle array. 6 Before them the people writhe in pain; All faces are drained of color. 7 They run like mighty men, They climb the wall like men of war; Every one marches in formation, And they do not break ranks. 8 They do not push one another; Every one marches in his own column. Though they lunge between the weapons, They are not cut down. 9 They run to and fro in the city, They run on the wall; They climb into the houses, They enter at the windows like a thief. 10 The earth quakes before them, The heavens tremble; The sun and moon grow dark, And the stars diminish their brightness. 11 The Lord gives voice before His army,
For His camp is very great; For strong is the One who executes His word. For the day of the Lord is great and very terrible; Who can endure it? Joel 2:1-11

For clarity’s sake, the skin of the beast that man was covered with in the Garden by God after the fall, which is the picture of the bestial fallen nature in man, is the same as the beast of Revelation 13 rising out of the earth and the water (Nations, tribes and tongues of men). Rising out of the earth and water means, the mystery of iniquity, the fullness of the bestial nature in man will come to its fullness on the earth like never before in any known history on earth. This beast is the corrupt and fallen nature of man, and its mark (mark of the beast) or “proof of the beast” is that ability or reprobate mind in man which turns him against God, which allows him not to retain God in his mind. (Romans 1:28) Its mark or sign or pointers are those characters of self (iniquity) which the Apostle Paul spoke of as regards the perilous times of the last days (see 2 Timothy 3 1:6). To put it in another way, the number 666 is the number of a man says the scriptures, which alludes to 6 as the number of man or flesh (man was created on the sixth day), but in three dimensions of spirit, soul and body (666=fallen state of man in three dimensions) and the rising of the beast is man coming into the fullness of the mystery of iniquity and not some horror movie character that we have been made to believe will suddenly arise on the earth. For when scripture says the dragon will give his power and throne to the beast, is it not already in play that the fallen nature of man has been enthroned in our day on the throne of the dragon right before our eyes, with lying signs and wonders to match? Which is what the new age religion is really about – the enthronement and the worship of man. My point is this, if you want to see what the beast look like, look into the mirror of your fallen state and you will see him. And if you want to know what the mark of the beast or the proof of the beast looks like, see the to and fro menace in our world, tilling of the earth, eating by the sweat of one’s brows, buying and selling, death which are all marks or proofs of the fall. I will talk more about the beast and its mark in subsequent articles as God would allow.

PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER
The end of duality is near, the end of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil is near, the end of Babylon is near, and the end of “Nebuchadnezzar” the big bottle of wine of fornication is also near.
The heart of God concerning the earth and man is the restoration and the restitution of all things back to Himself. God must fill all in all and He must bring all things under the rule of His Son Jesus and His sons (The Overcomers) who will rule with Christ as kings and priests unto God. The Mystery of the Lamb of God will be manifested in the “lambs of God” (The Overcomers) in this age and the end will come. This mystery is the mystery of Jehovah Jireh, the One who provides for Himself sacrificial lambs. These lambs of God, having laid down their lives like Christ did on the cross, having been buried in obscurity for a season, and by extension, having been given glorious bodies at the first resurrection of the dead, will bring the faith of the saints of old to a conclusion. For by the merger of this company of sons of God, both that which is right here on earth in glorified bodies and those coming with Christ from heaven, all robed in line white and clean, (see Rev 19) shall the breach from the garden of Eden be corrected.
There is no other time in the history of man that we have been closer to the end of our walk of faith than now. The end of our faith is to attain life and salvation of our souls. (See 1Peter 1:9) The end of our walk of faith is to become that living tabernacle which the Lord Jesus will come and fill with Himself when He comes again. (See 2Thes 1:10).

As Overcomers, do not panic at the mindlessness and the evil crawling all over the earth right now, for it is written that in the last days perilous times shall come, and the mystery of iniquity shall come to its fullness, for men shall revile in: being lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. (See 2Timothy 3:1-5) For it is clear that darkness shall cover the earth and gross darkness the people, but the Lord Himself will cover you with His glory in such magnitude as never seen before. God will literally walk on the earth in man. This is the fulfillment of the promise of the mystery of godliness which will swallow the mystery of iniquity and God will be all in all. As Overcomers, we are the answer to the cry of the souls of the martyrs under the altar before the throne of God. Their cry of “How long, O Lord, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?” Rev 6:10 will not go unanswered. We are those by whose lives the faith of the saints of old will be completed (See Hebrews 11:40) and both God and man will come to a rejoicing of the conclusion of all things in God.

So dear members of the glorious army of the Lord, remain in faith, hold on to hope, for in a short while all will come to a grand conclusion in God.

God bless you.

Samuel Phillips

Samuel Phillips Samuel is a man in pursuit of an intimate relationship with God through time spent in the abiding presence of the Holy Spirit. His deepest desire is to see the sons of God become true tabernacles of worship upon whom GOD will rest and within whom GOD will dwell. He has spent time learning from the heart of the Father concerning artistic expressions of worship, the times and the seasons we are in, the responses that man must take with regard to the changing times and is now giving voice to various aspects of what has been released to him. His expressions of worship vary, coming forth in the form of music, nature photography, identity consulting and graphic design, as well as other audio-visual forms such as theatre/story-telling. Saphire338 is a tabernacle experience where Samuel will share some of his most intimate encounters with the King. Join us on this journey of discovery.

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