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Revelation 13:15

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 15 And he had power to give life to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed.4

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4 he had power to give life to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed. Footnote 2 above details all the killings that the beastly spirit inspired. Christianity and all the world's religions are filled with people that are still walking in the lusts of their flesh according to their carnal minds and evil imaginations. According to what they have read and heard, they create an image of God in their imagination who they worship; but since they are still controlled by a beastly mind and spirit, their image of God is somewhat like themselves and their beastly nature. Demons then speak to them, pretending to be God.

The images that people have imagined become even more believable when demons then speak to them, pretending to be God. Many hear a voice they think it is the Lord speaking to them, but they really don't know that the true voice of the Lord is like thunder over waters; and the soft, gentle voice of the Holy Spirit or the Word within their heart cannot be accurately identified as different from the voice of the devil.* So the devil speaks volumes of instructions and prophecies to many of the blind guide preachers and followers of their imagined God, causing them to think they are hearing God or the Lord. This allows the devil to be very controlling in the 45,000 sects in Christianity. In addition, the devil works miraculous healings that the blind guides and their listeners also think is the Lord's work, (in the Book of Revelation, we are told the spirits of demons would be working miracles. Rev 16:14).

* This is why we should only follow commands heard from the small, still voice of Holy Spirit and the Word of the Lord within our hearts that urge us to repent from our behaviors we understand to be wrong; for if we follow commands that tell us to do anything else,* we are responding to the devil's impersonation of God as the unsuspecting, blind guides of Christianity do. We will hear the Lord's voice like thunder over waters for the first time after we have submitted to the baptism of fire and death to be resurrected as a new creature. Then, as John 10:3-5 states: we will know his voice, he will lead us out of the world to the kingdom, and we will flee from other voices. For more information on how to avoid being deceived, see Deceptions on the web page, How to Benefit from the Changing Power of God by Waiting on the Lord.

*You may hear the Lord tell you to go ahead with your considering to buy something or do something that you feel is necessary; and providing it is nothing that you know to be wrong, or it is nothing He has told you not to do in the past, you can follow His suggestions before you can distinguish His voice. If you don't need what you are considering to purchase, He may plainly tell you, "you don't need it." If it is not necessary to do something you are considering, He may tell you, "it's not necessary." If it is necessary and/or needed, he may encourage you to proceed.

People imagine God to be a person like themselves — a super good person, but still a person much like themselves, beastly.

"These things you have done, and I kept silent; you thought that I was entirely like you." Psa 50:21
However, "my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," says the LORD.
"For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts." Isa 55:8-9

From the Word of the Lord within:
"When they pray, they don't pray to God; they pray to their collective conscience.
Christianity has no idea what I am or for what I stand."

With their evil spirits, defiled hearts, and carnal minds, each sect takes a subset of the scriptures and creates their own image of God and Jesus, based on their collective opinion as to which scriptures they think give them eternal life. They then worship that image; but the image they worship is the image of the beast, not the image of God. Until man has been freed from his sinful nature; until man has been restored to the image of God in true righteousness and holiness; until the light shines in a man to reveal the image of Christ and glory of God within a man; until man is controlled in thought, word, and deed by the anointing; any attempt to worship is an abomination for God must only be worshiped in Spirit and Truth, John 4:24. A man can have memorized the Bible, but he still does not know how to worship God, nor does he know God for God is only known by revelation; he only has an image based on his fleshly knowledge, and that image is of the beast, not the image of Christ.

From the Word of the Lord within: "God is not found going to services or reading about him." 

The spirit of the beast causes men to make an image of the beast in themselves, as kingdom-dwelling, early Quaker giant, Edward Burrough wrote:

Then it pleased the Lord to send his true and faithful servant and messenger, who is called according to the flesh, G. Fox; he spoke the language which I knew not, not withstanding all my high talking, for it was higher and yet lower. And it pleased the Lord to speak to me by him, that I was in the prodigal state, and above the cross of Christ, and not in the pure fear of the Lord, but full of corruption and the old nature, though I had professed freedom, yet it was such as the Jews professed; for I saw myself to be in bondage to my own will and to my own lusts; and through the Word of the Lord spoken to me by him, began to see myself, (the witness being raised), where I was, and what I had been doing, and saw I had been making an image to the First Beast, which had the wound by the sword and did live, whose deadly wound was healed, and was full of airy notions and imaginations, and was worshiping the image that I had made; and then I saw myself to be a child of wrath, and that the son of the bond-woman lived, and harlots had been my companions, and I was not worthy to be called a son.

Below are just a few of the imagined characteristics of the image of the beast, which the sects of Christianity label with the name "Jesus" and then pray to, worship, and sing to:

Who is it really that they imagine? A god who ignores believers' continual sinning until death; and according to early Quaker, kingdom-dwelling William Penn: "the deity they truly worship is the god of this world, the great lord of lusts," who is Satan; and also according to early Quaker, kingdom-dwelling Isaac Penington: "in the apostasy, men have not known God or Satan, the light or the darkness; but have mistook, taking the one for the other, worshipping the devil instead of God." From the Word of the Lord within: "Do you agree with any who in their arrogance have stated that God excuses evil in believersIt's not fair, but they don't care. By their evident display of sin, Christians cause my name to be blasphemed among the people. These people no longer represent me; they have caused great indignation."

When you remove the emotional words Jesus and God and substitute the word image instead from the above imagined characteristics of the images of the beast, they seem plainly unjust or completely devoid of wisdom, but as the Word of the Lord within said, (speaking on the subject of this sentence), "the true God is just beyond measure," which everyone increasingly realizes with each revelation received.

You might be thinking, I reject all of the above, so I can pray and worship as I please; but I assure you, even so, until He has appeared in you to guide you, your own image of God is flawed and far removed from what God really is; and as the Word of the Lord within said, (speaking on the subject of this sentence), "All must worship in spirit and truth."

Perhaps now you better understand why all worship, prayer, and song from still-sinning persons to their image, (whom they name God or Jesus), is an abomination, and why until then, to wait on God in humble silence, (and then obey what we hear), is the best we can do and the only way now we can show our love for Him; for God must be worshipped in spirit and truth. You must be in His spirit to worship. You must be in the truth. From the Word of the Lord within: "To be in Jesus is to be in truth;" (when you are in Jesus, or in truth, you have been translated into the kingdom and are sitting with Jesus in heaven) — to be in the truth is to be in union with Jesus.