Speculative illustration of ancient Delphi by French architect Albert Tournaire, 1894.

In every ancient temple is a secret chamber where the god lives and dwells. The most famous temple of the ancient world was the Oracle of Delphi, located on the southwestern slope of Mount Parnassus in ancient Greece. Deep within the temple was the inner sanctum occupied by the Pythia, a prophetess who sat on a golden tripod over a fissure in the rock floor. Seeping from the fissure, the pneuma, or breath of Apollo, would fill the chamber and possess the Sybil, causing her to go into a trance as she brought forth the word of the god. For over a thousand years, the people’s of the ancient world sought the word of Apollo as it came forth from the secret chamber of Delphi.

Likewise, in our time the spirit of antichrist seeks to occupy the secret chambers of a temple as well, and in this case the secret chamber is the human body, specifically the place of the mind or soul. What is the secret chamber of the human mind? It is the secret place in the human heart and mind where sin takes place. It is the place of idolatry in the imagination center of the human heart.

Jesus said, “But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. (Matt.5:28). James said, “But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death” (James 1:14-15).

All sin begins in the heart, the mind, or, we could say, in the secret chambers of the soul. If we reject biblical truth, we become a slave to the imagination center of the heart. One of the keys to understand the Image of the Beast is that idolatry and sin begin as a lustful desire in the imagination center of the human mind. This is turn creates an image in the mind through imagination. Used wisely, human imagination can create many wonderful things, but idolatry in that secret place enslaves the soul, and creates a willing subject for the Image of the Beast.

In my last post, I wrote about the secret doctrines of the Antichrist Beast and my proof text for that short article is from Matthew 24:26, which states:

Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.

As we know, Revelation 13 addresses both the Beast and the False Prophet as they set up the world for the ultimate deception. The False Prophet receives power from the Beast to create a living image so that humanity will have an internal focal point causing them to yield to the authority of the Beast and the Dragon.

The Image of the Beast is not a statue or a holographic image, but a living image implanted deep within the human mind by means of the pneuma or spirit of the Beast. Just as in ancient days, the pneuma or spirit of Apollo or Apollyon (see Rev. 9:11), still seeks to speak forth his word to his sinful followers as the Image of the Beast, a spiritual manifestation in the human mind, the inner sanctum of the human heart. That is the hidden place where sin and idolatry seizes the human will. It is the imagination center of the mind, the secret chamber of the Antichrist Beast. No wonder Scripture commands us to, “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life” (Proverbs 4:23).

And (he, the False Prophet), 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 13:14-15).

The phrase, “that they should make” is a Greek word (Strong’s G4160 – poieō), that means, “to make, with the names of the things made, to produce, construct, form, fashion.” Is it possible that the creation of the image is through the name of the Beast, possibly like an occult mantra, as found in Eastern meditation?

Verse 15 says that the False Prophet has power to make the image live by means of the pneuma or spirit, of the Beast. The word “life” is the Greek pneuma (spirit, or breath of life; wind), and is suggestive the actions of God when He created Adam. As you recall, God breathed into the nostrils of Adam the breath of life, and Adam became a living soul. This action caused Adam to live, and produced in him the image of God as well (Genesis 2:7). Likewise, Jesus breathed on the disciples and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit” (John 20:22), which is a reenactment of His actions in the Garden when He breathed life into Adam.

Could it be that in mimicry of God, the False Prophet, through the power of the Beast, breathes life into an image in man, created in the imagination center of the human mind? I think so because the Bible gives us an example of this very thing.

In Ezekiel chapter 8, the prophet digs into a certain wall of the Temple in Jerusalem and is witness to the idolatry of the Elders of the people as they worship the images of beasts—abominable beasts in the “Chambers of his imagery” (vs. 10 and 12). This links the secret chambers of Matthew 24:26 with the action of idolatry as found in Ezekiel 8. This also links these two examples with the Image of the Beast created by means of the power of Satan in Revelation 13. What is the link? We find the link when we realize that the old Temple in Jerusalem is symbolic of the human temple in the New Testament:

1 Corinthians 3:16: Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

1 Corinthians 6:19: What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

1 Corinthians 3:17: If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.

Do not defile the Temple of God by cavorting with demons, false prophets, or the Image of the Beast.

1 Corinthians 10:20-21: But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God: and I would not that ye should have fellowship with devils. Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils: ye cannot be partakers of the Lord’s table, and of the table of devils

My next post will go further into this intriguing connection.

Thanks for visiting.

Jeff Wingo

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