Pamphlet 1892 Rev. kc 43-1
see, no one would worship "the Beast"
if they believed he was "the Beast"!
They WON'T KNOW he's "the Beast"!
They will IMAGINE that he is Jesus Christ
It's time to study the 7 Vials which contain the "wrath of God". Now, if you have studied with us through the 7 Seals and the 7 Trumpets then you will have no difficulty whatsoever with the 7 Vials, for you will see that they are exactly the same as the 7 Trumpets and are exactly in the same order. You will see!
That which follows in chapter 16 will be the pouring out of the "wrath of God" which as stated in verse 2 will be upon only those who are deceived, i.e. have the "seal of Satan", the mark of the beast, in their foreheads, and who worship his image.Rev. 16:1
And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth.
 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.
We have documented many times what the "mark of the beast" is. It is deception, "the seal of Satan", the lack of the "seal of God", His Word, in your mind. But many have asked "What is the image of the beast"? Some have suggested that his "image" is the Picture on the screens of TV's and Computers as he holds services and broadcasts to the world. And that will happen. But such is his picture and not his image. In fact it will be the "picture" of his "image". Why?
Because the "Image of the Beast" is that which Satan "imagines" himself to be, which is Jesus Christ. In other words the Beast, Satan, "sets himself up" as Jesus Christ and presents that "Image" to the world. It is a deception, a mirage, a smokescreen! It is a mere image! It is his IMAGE and NOT REALITY! And he causes the deceived people of the world to worship his "Imaginary Christ", making them believing that he is Christ, when in fact he is really "the Beast".
You see, no one would worship "the Beast" if they believed he was "the Beast"! "Oh look honey, there's the Beast, that old devil himself, let's worship him as Jesus!" They WON'T KNOW he's "the Beast"! They will IMAGINE that he is Jesus Christ because that is the "Image" he has created! Do you see? That's what it means when we read "they worshipped his image".
Note: Most politicians try to create an image of themselves to the public. Many of them whom the public perceive as great guys and gals, all for the good of the people, are really a bunch of lowlifes. Test their fruit, don't believe their image!
We're now ready for the 1st Vial. As we study these Vials, which are in the exact same order as the Trumpets, we will first Hear the Sounding of the Trumpet and then See the Pouring of the Vial.
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