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 the dragon.

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 thing."

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.

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