Realization of Prophetic Visions
By Philip Mark Ames
Identity of the Beast
What is this beast? Of what
thought is it the fifth dimension manifestation? It is a thought which man got first
from the serpent, the devil, the dragon, Satan. Yes it is the dragon's
"brainchild", his son. It even looks a lot like the dragon. It is the
human thought pattern which corresponds to the thought pattern of the wicked
angels. Those angels rebelled against God because they had a higher regard for
their own mental abilities than for God's. They trusted their own judgment for
determining right and wrong, good and bad. The resulting thought-creature was
When the serpent told Eve,
"you will be like gods, knowing good and bad," the wild beast was
conceived as the seed of the serpent. The wild beast is man's will to rule
himself; his faith in his own mind apart from real submission to God's will.
This idea that man can decide for himself what is good and what is bad soon
brought death to man. God pronounced His judicial sentence upon the first two
humans. He expelled them from His garden. With no access to the tree of life,
mankind began to die. Yet they nurtured the serpent's seed through its infancy.
After many centuries, that
very same ideology had made its way to prominence. The wild beast had found a
home in especially two important areas of the world. The ancient citizens of
certain Greek cities had developed a system of government based on the premise
that the will of the people was the best standard of right and wrong. They
called their form of government "Democracy", meaning, "people's
rule." The other area where the wild beast thrived was in Italy.
The citizens of Rome
called their system of people's rule "Republic", meaning "public
The history of Greek
democracy and Roman republic is available to any who might read it. Ultimately,
democracy in Greece
succumbed to the conquests of Alexander the Great. And the Roman Republic
was submerged into lifelessness by the monarchical rule of the first three
Caesar's, beginning with Julius.
So, by the time John
received the Revelation, the wild beast was gone. True, there still remained
certain official forms of republicanism in the Roman
Empire, but the people no longer believed in them or in their own
ability to rule themselves. Caesar, not democracy, was their king.
Written by: Philip Mark
Ames - - - © 1975 Philip Mark Ames. All rights reserved.