An extraction from the book “The Mystical Church of Jesus Christ and Her Journey to Immortality” written by Mordecai and Catherine Uka Dike
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Observing the political agitation and religious clashes transpiring around the globe, many are now wondering where the world is heading to both politically and religiously. Please understand that there is nothing that is currently happening or that will happen during a later time in this world that God hasn’t revealed through His prophets and apostles of Old…
Surely the Sovereign LORD does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets (Amos3:7).
When we arrive at the crossroad, where we don’t know what is going on in our world, all that we need to do is to look into the documentation of God’s prophecies, and as we study them we should pray asking the Holy Spirit to guide us and grant us accurate interpretation…
All scripture is given by the inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works (2 Timothy 3:16-17).
Since the scriptures where conveyed by God’s inspiration, the only interpreter should be the Holy Spirit. Hermeneutics study is good, but every Christian should inspire to hear and receive from the Holy Spirit and not from man. Our greatest error is to believe what theologians have said without making any effort to receive confirmation from Jesus Christ who is speaking daily within our hearts. Let us read from the book of Revelation to know where our world is heading to both politically and religiously…
The Beast Out Of the Sea...
And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, who is like unto the beast? Who is able to make war with him? And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world (Revelation13:1-8).
There are many interpretations given to this particular beast mentioned in the above passage. For instance, some theologians have suggested that the beast represents the Roman Empire, while some claim it is the antichrist, both interpretations may be right; however, more explanation is needed. One major key of understanding the book of Revelation can be found in chapter 1 verse 4, “from him which is, which was, and which is to come”. This statement has a dualistic interpretation, for instance, it means that Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever (Hebrews13:8). It also speaks about three different ages, which are eternity past, present and future, or the eternity, the mortal age and the immortality age. Now using it for scriptural interpretation “Which is, and which was, and which is to come,” means that the events in the book of revelation have happened, are happening and will happen. All scriptures reveal the past, present, and future events, but it is important to know what the Lord is saying right now to our generation! The bible urges us to be established in the present truth (2Peter1:12), which means to establish ourselves in what God is saying now. The first beast that we’ve just read about in the book of Revelation 13 was the Pagan Roman Empire which has come and gone, this is confirmed in the book of Daniel chapters 7, 2 and 8.
Pagan Roman Empire foreshadows one World Government…
The ancient pagan Roman Empire foreshadows One World Governmental principle; A one world government is emerging out of the sea (the sea signifies peoples, multitudes, nations and languages…Daniel7:15-18, Rev, 17:15), great world super powers are going to reason together and introduce an anti-God system to control the world, consider the following scripture….
And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority (Revelation 13: 2).
In the book of Daniel, the beast like leopard represents the Grecian empire, the Bear represents the Medo-Persia Empire, and the Lion describes the Babylonian empire. The Roman Empire was comprised of the governmental system of the three kingdoms of the ancient world, so the upcoming one world government will include all the governmental systems of this world.
And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, who is like unto the beast? Who is able to make war with him? (Revelation 13:4)
Satan is going to empower the one world government in a way that will amaze the people of the world, so that they will worship Satan and the new system of government. Don’t forget that worship means total submission, and people are going to submit to the idea of a one-world government and obey all of its rules and constitutions, which will be contrary to the principle of God’s word. This government’s greatest enemy will be the true Christians. By that time, anyone who fails to comply with this system will be condemned….
And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months .And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world (Revelation13:5-8).
This event is currently approaching us; a one world system of government is building up gradually. The same way that the Roman Empire gradually grew and became the largest and strongest empire, is exactly how the one world government is growing. The Roman Empire was founded on an occult foundation, and so the new one world government will be based on occult principles. The forces behind the one world government are the secret reformed illuminati, mystical ancient shrine order of nobles, new age movement, the Roman Catholic Church and many others. The one world government will be established on the earth by the power of Satan, and the people of the world will believe that no one can wage war against them; a united world army. As they celebrate world peace and safety, destruction will come upon them as the bible says:
For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape (1Thessalonians 5:3).
It is important for us Christians to rise up now and face reality. Let us look beyond the ancient Roman Empire, and realize this new beast rising among us. Apart from the one world government rising, we should also realize that the beast rising is also pointing to the hatred, bitterness, anger, lust and so forth growing in our hearts, so we should all individually deal with the beast “sin nature” in our hearts before it fully manifests and destroys us!
The Beast Out Of the Earth…
And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six. (Revelation13:11-18)
The first beast as previously discussed, was the Pagan Roman Empire which foreshadows a “one world government”, the second beast was the Papal Roman Empire, which rose up through Emperor Constantine in AD 312; the Papal Roman Empire, which foreshadows the upcoming “ONE WORLD RELIGIOUS ORDER” or “ONE WORLD CHURCH SYSTEM”. The scripture says that the second beast had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. As we should all know, The lamb represents Christ and the horns encompass His authorities, which are the apostolic and prophetic spiritual authority of God through which Jesus Christ built His Church (Ehpesians2:20). The fake horns of the wolf in lambs clothing represents political and religious authority. As Jesus Christ was a king and priest, Emperor Constantine was also a king and Priest; he was the emperor as well as the Pontifix maximus. Constantine built his empire with great political and religious power just as Christ’s kingdom is established by apostolic and prophetic anointing (Ephesians 2:20).
The Papal Roman Empire under Constantine appeared outwardly like the kingdom of God but manifested the character of Satan. Constantine presided over the empire as well as the church with religious and political authority delegated to him through the manipulation of Satan. According to the tradition during the reign of Emperor Constantine, Christianity was favored and gradually became the state religion; everyone in the empire was forced to become Christians without undergoing the true process of being born again.
Pagan Rome first persecuted the church of Jesus Christ. Nevertheless, when the enemy realized that he was not prevailing through persecution, he decided to use deception by reconciling the world and the church together so that people would be deceived into agreeing to bow to the false principle of life in the first pagan Rome, which was contrary to the word of God. All of these events have happened in time past but are going to happen again. The president or the leader of the New World Order is going to be an orator; he will have great political and religious authority, through him, a one world religious order will be inaugurated. The one world religious order will agree to a one system of worship, which will be achieved by the wisdom of Satan. Let us bear in mind that the second beast in our time is the soon coming one world religious system; the one world church order.
The Image of Beast…
And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. (Revelation 13 Vs 14-15)
This is where the greatest deception comes in. An image represents a statue of something or a representative of someone for example, Jesus Christ is the express image of the living God, (Hebrews1; 2), which means that when you see Jesus you have seen the Father (John14:8). The church (Christ’s Body) is the image of Jesus Christ (Romans8:29-30). When you see the church, you are supposed to have seen Christ. Now the image which the second beast (Constantine administration) erected to deceive those who dwell on the earth, is an organized religious church system which started with the Roman Catholic Church, the denominational churches put together “the Christendom” looks like the body of Christ but denies him by doctrine and character. The false Body of Christ (organized religion) was first created by Emperor Constantine and extended to the last denominational church today; the beast image includes the Roman Catholics, Orthodox, Lutherans, Anabaptist, Baptist, Methodist, the Anglican, Presbyterians, Pentecostals, charismatic, Adventists, Jehovah witnesses and so forth! All Christian denominations combined formed what is known as Christendom. Now, this so-called Christendom is just a lifeless statue of the beast. The structure called the church today outwardly looks like the original of church of Jesus Christ but have not the love of Christ in the center of it. The denominational system of church is the false body of Christ that Satan is using to deceive men.
The bible says the second beast “had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed…” This means that when the first apostate Church was formed (which represents the image of the beast), it was not speaking because it had no life in it since the Holy Spirit was not present. However, the false body of Christ began speaking after the human doctrines, dogmas and constitutions were created. After which, those who refused to join the church and accept her human doctrines and creeds were murdered. History reveals the number of saints murdered by the Roman Catholic Church council simply because they refused to accept the doctrine of image worship and praying through the saints. The Protestants also killed other Christians who failed to identify with their doctrine. John Calvin for example officiated the death of Michael Servetus in October 27, 1553. Michael Servetus was condemned to death for his criticism of the doctrine of the trinity and his opposition to infant baptism. The same spirit of violence and segregation is still controlling the denominational churches. The image of the beast is the denominational system of church, falsely called the body of Christ that has no love of Christ in it. This explains why we see Pentecostals slandering the Catholics with their mouths, and the Catholics against other sects.
Worshiping Of the Beast Image…
Worship means total submission, so to worship the image of the beast simply means to submit to the fabricated religious doctrines, dogmas and constitutions, instead of submitting to Jesus Christ by obeying the voice of the Holy Spirit. Almost the entire world has been deceived through the organizational system of church, for example; the bible states that:
The hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth (John4:23-24).
In the above scripture Jesus reveals that a true worshiper worships God in spirit and truth! Now if you ask a professed Christian where they worship, they will quote different denominational church names; only the remnant of Christians can explain what it means to worship God in Spirit and in truth. Most people don’t realize that there is a great difference between being in Christ and to be in the structure called church. The bible says if any man be in Christ he is a new creation (2Corinthians5:17). It is also written; just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness (Colossians2:6-7). And again says: Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1). None of these scriptures says if any man belongs to a denominational church, he is saved. Thousands of professed Christians are grounded in denominational doctrines and constitutions instead of Christ. Some denominational church members are willing to kill to defend their church doctrines, but they cannot defend Jesus Christ by showing His love to their fellow man. Nothing has deceived people more than the organized church systems. When people join a denominational church they assume that they have become a member of Christ’s Body; they don’t realize that they have missed it. The body of Christ is spiritual and cannot be joined by filling out a form or faithfully paying monthly dues or following ordinances of man. The bible says that we baptized into one Body by one Spirit (1Corinthians23:13), not by one religious name or one doctrine. If a denominational body is the true gathering of the church of Jesus Christ, there would be no need to gather again unto Christ’s coming, Jesus could just receive all of us at once when He appears in the sky, but the bible says that Jesus will send His angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather His elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other (Mathew24:31). These elect will be selected from different denominational bodies, those who abide with the principles of Jesus Christ without conforming to the false church doctrines.
The Mystery of the Beast Number 666…
I believe that this number 666 is not a physical number just as the mark of Christ is not physical (Galatians6:17). Arithmetic calculations aren’t needed to interpret the number of the beast’s name, neither does one need to study Greek before knowing the representation of the numbers 666. Our problem is that we don’t like to read the bible for ourselves and allow the Holy Spirit to explain it for us; many are satisfied in the convenience of just believing what others are saying. Now, comparing scripture with scripture, the bible helps us to understand that 666 is a man’s number (Revelation 13:18) and this man in another scripture is revealed as a man of sin, which means someone who is completely evil in nature (II Thessalonians 2:3-4). Prophet Isaiah revealed to us that this man’s name is Lucifer, the son of the morning who weakens the nations and makes the earth tremble and shakes kingdoms (Isaiah 14:12-20). Jesus Christ confirms that Satan has no truth in him, he is a murderer from the beginning (John 8:44). Therefore, without controversy, the number 666 belongs to Satan as his mark code to identify himself and his belongings. The Greek word for mark is characma, which means a stamp or a seal, and characma has the same meaning as the Greek word “Onoma” which means name. A name in Greek speaks about character; therefore, 666 represents the complete nature and character of Satan, which is otherwise known as “SIN”. Sin is the spiritual mark of identification of Satan, and righteousness is the divine mark of Jesus Christ (I John 3:6-11). Now receiving the number 666 means total rejection of Jesus Christ and full agreement to the sinful living.
Oh! May the Lord grant us understanding to realize that sin is the only thing that can kill and lead one to the lake of fire(Revelation21:8). It is only sin as well that can separate us from the merciful God…
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law (1corinthians15:56).
Surely the arm of the LORD is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear. But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear (Isaiah59:1-2)… Finally 666 represent a compromise to SIN!
The Period of Accepting the Number “666”
Some people are ignorantly waiting to witness the time when they will see a physical beast coming out of the sea or earth to mark people with the 666 mark on their forehead or right hand, which without that people will not be able to buy nor sell (Rev. 13:11-17). The truth is that the period has already started it is now! In the bible, the word sea represents people or nations, and beast stands for government, kingdom, rulership and dominion (Daniel 7:1-25, Revelations 17:15). The period of receiving the 666 is the time when Satan will use the governments of this world to introduce sin, iniquity, evil, and wickedness in every human endeavor (Mathew 24:13), then, it will seem as without compromising God’s standard one cannot genuinely make money, but that is deception. Observing the current situation of the world today, 666 is a system that has started. For example, one in the music or movie industry will discover that if they are not willing to expose their body and use dirty language, they won’t make as much money as one willing to compromise decency. There are some industries where if you are not a homosexual or lesbian you won’t be considered. In some places, it is expected of one to offer a bribe in order to secure the post of a prospected job. If a pastor is preaching the undiluted revelation of Christ (holiness and righteous) without compromise, he will not be named among the top pastors in the Pentecostal church circle, except he joins the prosperity messengers of Satan. The majority of the world’s most successful business people today are engaged in one secret cult or another. Ninety-nine percent of our African leaders belong to an occult, and most Chinese products have the dragon symbol inscribed on them. Why? (Revelations 12:1-2, 7-9). America claims to be a Christian nation, the dollar bears the inscription In God We Trust, but which God? Does anyone notice the strange symbols in the seal: thirteen stars, thirteen bars on the shield, thirteen leaves and the thirteen seeds in the olive branch of the eagle’s right hand, thirteen arrows in its left hand side, and thirteen plums of feathers on each span of the eagle’s wing? Some ancient Mystical orders believes that the number thirteen is a powerful number that also entails the source of their strength, while in other ancient esoteric orders the number 13 represents Satan; we in Christ should be highly sensitive in the spirit. What I write here is not to criticize, but to address real issues so that we can engage more in spiritual warfare than pursuing material pleasures. 666 is the code for a total blackout in the world, a midnight hour when sin will dominate every human endeavor, a time when if you refuse to compromise to sin you will pay the price. I want to conclude by urging everyone to depart from wickedness and stop playing with sin. Repent before this system of 666 becomes unavoidable to you as an individual. If we continue with our sins, then it simply means that we are already operating in the number of 666 waiting for the fullness of it. Now, there is still grace to save us; come to Jesus Christ for outside of Him is the realm of the dragon.
What Lies Ahead…
As discussed earlier, these events have happened before and are spiritually happening now. During the period of a one world government, a one system of religion, or a government-controlled church will be formed that will stand against the word of God completely. Then the world will look as if the kingdom of God has come in the sight of carnal people, but this system will be short lived. Just as in the days of Emperor Constantine, they will call for a world council of churches, then all denominational churches of the world will emerge to visibly form this false image (anti body of Christ) that the entire world will worship. Always bear in mind that worship means total submission, and when the one world religion stands, everyone in this world will submit to its principles, because its beliefs and constitutions will favor all religions. Only the genuine spirit filled Christians will escape it. Some people have begun to believe that Jesus is not the only way to God; they are saying that all religion leads to God. Denominational churches are blindly heading to ecumenism to form a world council of churches, they are gradually gathering just as Jesus foretold that the weed would be tied in bundles and thrown into the blazing fire (Matthew13:40-42). The Holy scriptures are fulfilling in our sight for the weed churches are already tied in bundles, for example: the Roman Catholics, Lutherans, Baptists, Methodists, Anglican, Pentecostals, Charismatic etc are different bundles, what remains now is to bring them into one big bundle together with other world religions. This will physically appear like the true body of Christ but it will speak and act like the dragon. It will be presided by a great politician and religious man through whom the entire habitants of the world will be finally deceived to reject Jesus Christ as the only way to the Father. He will perform great miracles and wonders in the sight of men to deceive the people, making them believe that not only Jesus can save. The same days of the one world government and one religion, is the same time that the period of 666 will come to fullness. Evil will be found in every human endeavor, and the government will make things difficult for those who want to please God. Everything will be going contrary to the word of God, and without compromise, one will neither buy nor sell. However, we are more than conquerors, and only the material minded Christians will suffer it, for the bible says: Do not love the world or anything in the world. If you love the world, love for the Father is not in you. For everything in the world—the cravings of sinful people, the lust of their eyes and their boasting about what they have and do—comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever. (1John2:15-17) Oh! Beloved the days are very short! May the peace of the Lord abide with you all In Jesus Christ Name Amen!
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