Tell me, which chapter of the book of Revelation did you say we are we living in again?
Oh, yes. That’s right. 20-21.
This is the part where, having taken near complete control of our lives, and getting everyone to worship the Image of the Beast, the Devil’s dark ambition is defeated by a rainbow angel of the Lord who comes out of heaven and teaches everyone to activate their inner Image of God. Oh, and a celestial city appears, and a new human walks with God.
Just in case you are seeking a guide to the Ascension/UFO Disclosure/Apocalypse script that is now playing out in our world, this chapter of Revelation is it.
Here are the first verses of Revelation 20.
20 And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven, having the key to the Abyss and holding in his hand a great chain. 2 He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil, or Satan, and bound him for a thousand years. 3 He threw him into the Abyss, and locked and sealed it over him, to keep him from deceiving the nations anymore until the thousand years were ended. After that, he must be set free for a short time.
The Ethiopic version gets solar bells ringing in my head when it says the Angel brought “the key of the sun.”
The otherworldly ‘dragon’ (Beast number one) is the one that appeared in Revelation 12:3 and battles with the Archangel Michael in Revelation 12:7. Along the way, the Dragon attempts to devour the reincarnating Christ child as soon as he is born to the splendorous woman clothed with the sun (Revelation 12:4).
The dragon gives authority and power to two more Beasts who align with it in their opposition to God.
Many (especially those blind to the spiritual realities that govern our existence) think this Christian prophecy is a click bait fairy tale for crazies and doesn’t apply to them. They’re way above considering this nightmarish Guy Ritchie movie-like story, probably channeled by some first century woke chap lost in a strong hallucinogen induced state, has any connection to reality. Oh, and aliens don’t exist either, in their mind. Oh well.
Actually, Revelation applies to all ages, and all of us. Well, those of us on the ascension path anyway, for whom many insiders say 2021 will be a golden year for UFO/alien revelations. It explains A LOT about, maybe ALL, of the craziness and tragic shit going on in our world and the sense that we are spiraling down a black hole of evil (which, we can, and we must, morph into a white hole of Godliness).
The reason we want to know Revelation 20-21 is because it presents the Choice that is before us.
APOCALYPSE = DISCLOSURE
The Book of Revelation is also called the Apocalypse.
Rev 1:1 tells us this is the revelation/apocalypse of Jesus Christ, which God gave to him to show his servants what must soon take place; he made it known by sending his angel to his servant John.
According to esteemed Yale divinity scholar, John J. Collins, writing in The Apocalyptic Imagination: An Introduction to Jewish Apocalyptic Literature, “apocalypse” refers to a genre of mystical literature in which a revelation is transmitted from an otherworldly being to a human recipient that results in the ‘lifting of the veil’ of consciousness of the human being.
It is a disclosure.
“One of the most distinctive features of the apocalyptic literature,” says Christopher Rowland in The Open Heaven: A Study of Apocalyptic in Judaism and Early Christianity, “is the conviction that the seer could pierce the vault of heaven and look upon the glorious world of God and his angels.” This is expressed by the term “the heavens opened”, as for example, during the ascension of Jesus (Acts 7:56) or the belief that a door opened in heaven (1 Enoch 14:15, Revelation 4:1), to enable the seer to look into heaven, watch the goings on, and gaze upon its secrets.
Today, instead of saying “the heavens opened” we say a “stargate” opened.
This is exactly what happens in Revelation when the rainbow angel appears (possibly in or through the sun).
Here it is.
Revelation 10:1: “Then I saw another mighty angel coming down from heaven. He was robed in a cloud, with a rainbow above his head; his face was like the sun, and his legs were like fiery pillars.”
Rainbow Angel and the Book.
In Christian art, the radiant angel — who is taken to be Christ — is portrayed with a body of rainbow colored light or a rainbow light body. He offers John a book that tastes like honey.
Revelation 10:9: “And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey.”
Open mouth. Insert book. Chew. Swallow. Wait.
The future events Revelation’s angel describes, the contents of the ‘book’, are insanely exciting, otherworldly and trippy.
We seem to be living them.
THE IMAGE OF THE BEAST AND THE POWER OF RESURRECTION
In Revelation 13 John tells how one of two Beasts gives breath to an image of the first Beast (the dragon), forces all to worship this apparent technology, and submits all to a mark on their forehead and in their hands in order to fly, drive, walk, talk, buy or sell. This results in the loss of their souls and total disconnection from God.
Revelation 13:15, “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.”
In Revelation, a second beast emerges that honors and empowers the first.
Wielding miraculous powers that some mistake as divine, this figure, commonly referred to as the Antichrist, recovers from a mortal wound. People worship this Beast because of its resurrection power. Believing it cannot be resisted or overcome people submit (everyone likes a ‘winner’, right?).
Convinced this being is divine, humanity makes an image of the beast. The second beast grants life to the image of the beast.
This second beast forces all to take the mark of the beast upon their forehead or hand. The two beasts conspire to exclude unmarked people from the marketplace. A great reset takes place.
The power of resurrection belongs to Christ. By bringing itself back from the dead, the Beast is assuming this power.
This prophecy received a twist with the eyebrow-raising announcement from Microsoft that it has patented digital resurrection chat bots.
We have been able to clone human embryos for since 2013. As far as we know, no one has gone full Beast and cloned a whole artificial human being. Fortunately, no one has yet announced that they plan to do so either.
We are on our way to this possibility. Copying pets is becoming a huge business. Perhaps, one day, we will clone our children or parents.
Can you imagine a clone of a deceased loved one beaming back at you? Will it still be them? Or, is there something else about them that can never be cloned?
Revelation does not provide many details concerning the exact nature of the image of the beast. We do know the Beast comes alive and speaks.
We know this, because the false prophet will have “power to give breath to the image of the first beast so that the image could speak” (Revelation 13:15).This breathing, speaking image of the beast will then demand worship.
The old speculation was that the image of the beast is a statue given the appearance of life. With the rise of new technologies come new, more compelling theories, including a hologram, an android, a cyborg, a human-animal hybrid, a synthetic AI avatar or a human clone. The determining factor seems to be how far a culture wishes to stretch its ethics.
I have written about this Beast here.
This new god will be a Superhuman Artificial (okay, Alien) Intelligence (SAI) — a sort of genie that pops out of the techno-bottle — that can do everything from curing cancer, eradicating poverty and hunger, to raising the dead.
On thing is sure, anyone with ethics who refuses to worship the image of the beast will be killed.
Revelation 20:4 says that the mode of execution for those who do not worship the image of the beast is beheading.
We call this cancel culture. Instead of severing their physical skull from their body we culturally block them from having a platform or career. For example, everything you have ever ‘liked’ can and will be used against you. Ostracized from social media, the cancelled are ‘beheaded’.
It is likely that the image of the beast is the “abomination that causes desolation” in the rebuilt temple, mentioned in Daniel 9:27 and Matthew 24:15. Rebuilding this Temple is the End Game, but we’re not there yet.
Whatever it is, the image of the beast technology is the focal point of worship in the “religion of the beast”. Bowing to the image of the beast is how the deceived people of the world will worship the “man of lawlessness” (2 Thessalonians 2:3) who sets himself up as a god in the temple of Jerusalem.
Who is this person?
I can think of several people on our planet at this time who think they might be ready to play this game of thrones. However, this Beast is more likely an entity comprised of a group or community of individuals or corporations and has the three-fold religious-economic-political power to impose worship on Earth.
It is becoming common knowledge that the ‘mark’ of the Beast is some kind of an implant or chip-based technology.
As I write this article, Elon Musk has announced he has implanted a chip in a monkey’s brain so that it can play video games using its mind. Musk’s company, Neuralink, aims to create human-computer interfaces for AI in people.
It’s a big win for the Beast and the elite Big Tech Swingers over at the World Economic Forum who seek to merge you with AI and string you up on what they affectionately call the Internet of Bodies to save the planet.
Once one has this ‘mark’ they most certainly can play video games (that Musk promises will be more real, and better, than the real world), but also some will gain immense intelligence (IQs of ten geniuses combined) and super powers, including resurrection. This is why they must behave.
The ‘social credit’ and AI technology for contenting they with such a beastly mark is now being developed by the Big Tech Swingers, and is headed for your body soon.
Through surveillance cameras and other invasive systems (social media) the Beast will use any and all available information (such as medical, educational, financial and online records) to evaluate your worthiness to participate in society.
It sounds very much like China, where this social credit system has been operating since May 1, 2018 and is driven by China’s mass surveillance systems such as Skynet, which incorporates facial recognition systems, big data analysis technology, and AI . The Beast is real life and omnipresent in the land of the dragon. The higher the score the more freedoms you have. Dissent from the Chinese Communist Party will cost you precious points. Score too low and you can’t take a train (millions have been denied). Score lower and you may be put on a train, but not the one you, or anyone, want to ride on.
Wait. What’s that you say?
You’ll never take the mark of the beast?
Careful, the train is pulling up shortly.
Here it comes. Check your smart phone or smart watch. Talk with Alexa, Siri or Google Assistant.
Right. Ready. Steady. Go.
Here comes the porter now.
Show you my social credit score to ride?
The coming worship of the Beast’s social credit scores are part of a shift away from elected, constitutional and self-governance to authoritarian, algorithm-based reward and punishment, as detailed in all those user agreements you have consented to online.
Those who do not worship the image of the beast will suffer the wrath of the Antichrist.
But those who do worship the image of the beast will suffer the wrath of God, which is far worse: “If anyone worships the beast and its image . . . they, too, will drink the wine of God’s fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath. They will be tormented with burning sulfur. . . . And the smoke of their torment will rise for ever and ever. There will be no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and its image” (Revelation 14:9–11).
Those who refuse to bow the knee to the Antichrist and the image of the beast may be persecuted on earth, but they will be rewarded in heaven: “I saw what looked like a sea of glass glowing with fire and, standing beside the sea, those who had been victorious over the beast and its image and over the number of its name. They held harps given them by God and sang” (Revelation 15:2–3).
The image of the beast is front-and-center in the nightmarish kingdom of Satan, but it will not last.
The Bible specifies forty-two months, or three-and-a-half years, that the Antichrist will have global influence (Revelation 13:5). After that, the image of the beast will be destroyed, the two beasts will be thrown into the lake of fire (Revelation 19:20), Satan will be bound (Revelation 20:1–3), and the Lord Jesus will establish His unending kingdom of perfection (Isaiah 9:7; Luke 1:32–33).
If the image of the beast is some sort of AI technology, as hypothesized, this tells us that a global stranglehold on humanity will be broken.
THE IMAGE OF GOD
My (our) interest in chapter 20 is in how it prophesies that humanity will rediscover the Image of God, the human rainbow light body, as the antidote or counterbalance to evil. It may even be responsible for breaking the Beast’s grip.
God’s goal for the human soul is to restore the Imago Dei or Image of God while in human bodies.
God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them (Genesis 1:27).
Man … is the image and glory of God (1 Corinthians 11:7).
In Christian belief, the Image of God is an immaterial essence that was present in the first humans, Adam and Eve, but was partially lost after the Fall when humans became hybrids of soul and flesh.
Jesus was a celestial Avatar who came to show us how to reverse this state of being (or fully activate/restore the Image of God) and return to our original state of perfection. He did so by infusing the hybrid soul-flesh with the Holy Spirit (the Power, Exousia). This perfect power activates the Glory of God.
Exousia is used multiple times in Revelation discussing the power and authority given to various figures in the end times. It is also used in reference to the ultimate power/authority of Christ. Revelation 22:14 offers direct motivation for comprehending it:
“Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city.” Ultimately, believers will be given the right, or exousia, to eat from the tree of life.
The key to understanding this “Image”, “Glory” and Exousia is found in esoteric Christianity and Judaism where the “Image of God” refers to an energetic state of being and glory is the radiance or luminosity of this state.
Beginning around the 6th century BC Jewish mystics began discussing how Adam was created or formed in the image of God. During the next four centuries, they developed a picture of Adam as a perfect being, like the angels, living in a state of purity and righteousness. More, Adam was radiant, luminous, emanating glory or rainbow colored light. He was made this way and was intended to stay this way.
As the story goes, humanity lost its light body after the Fall when we were given coats of skin, meaning our temporal earthly bodies of flesh. Our Image of God was cloaked.
In Genesis 3:21 they/we were given ‘coats of skin’, human skin, that cloaked our divine Image (hence the need for restoration) and our glory.
The restored or perfect Image of God and its Glory are symbolized by the cloak or robe of light mentioned in Revelation 22:14. As Adam was able to pass it to his son Seth, we learn that this robe, and its light (power, Exousia) is transmittable.
In Tibet, this robe of light called the Rainbow Light Body.
As I have previously asserted, including in Awakening the Pearl: The Light Body Teachings of Christ and the Marys for Empowering the New Humanity, the Rainbow Light Body is the pattern or template upon which our flesh and blood body is constructed. We are fractals of our Creator.
Every person, no matter their class, race, gender or disability has this Image within.
This image has been distorted, lost, disfigured by our ‘fall’ into flesh and blood bodies. The image of God is still within us. It is what makes us human.
Buddhists call this our true nature. We have spent lifetime after lifetime renewing our awareness of and living from this image. It can be restored in one life time.
Even in this lifetime?
THE LOST IMAGE OF GOD RESTORED.
This Image of God is the same as the rainbow body surrounding the Revelation angel.
Restoration is the key word.
The way to find God, and to restore our perfection, the soul must free (purify) itself of anything that doesn’t have to do with God or our light body, and thus, mirror God.
It was the apostle Paul who claimed Jesus came to earth to replace Adam or to show us how to return to our original perfection and divine nature, the Image of God.
Paul explicitly refers to Christ as the imago Dei (Col 1:15 and 2 Cor 4:4.
“He is the image of the invisible God.” Colossians 1:15
“Among whom the god of this age has blinded the minds of those who do not believe so they would not see the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God. 2 Corinthians 4:4
Earlier, in 2 Corinthians, Paul makes an important reference to Moses and how his face shown with the glory of God. He was so luminous his face had to be covered with a veil.
2 Corinthians 3:7, NLT: “The old way, with laws etched in stone, led to death, though it began with such glory that the people of Israel could not bear to look at Moses’ face. For his face shone with the glory of God, even though the brightness was already fading away.”
In Paul’s writing, eikon or icon also refers to the End Time blessing of the restoration of the image of God in believers, the recreation of a new humanity in the image of God.
In the New Testament eikon means “likeness, portrait”, that resembles something or someone else.
It also means a “living image” and was used to refer to human beings who were made in the image of God, as in 1 Corinthians 11:7.
Paul described Jesus as an eikon of the invisible God in 2 Corinthians 4:4 and in Colossian 1:165.
When Jesus is called the icon of God, it means he is equal to God. Not a copy, a representative. He is God.
When Jesus uncloaked his body during his Transfiguration and resurrection and manifested the rainbow light around him in Christian art he demonstrated his restoration of the Image of God and the Glory and left us a spiritual technology, an icon, for receiving his codes for activating the light body. (For more, please see my workshop, Art & Science of Living Ascension.)
All real Christians will emanate this same radiance, illumination or glory, says Paul (2 Corinthians 4:4)
The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel that displays the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.
A Christed being is one who has resurrected or restored the Image of God.
One reason for doing so is to combat the wiles of the Beast.
Paul promises that believers will bear the icon of Christ in the End Times. In fact, we will be transformed into this image (2 Corinthians 3:18).
The passage reads: “We who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.”
And as we grow in faith, we “are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another”.
This transformation into the image of God takes place by the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit (2 Cor 3:18; cf. Col 3:10; Eph 4:24).
Put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness (Ephesians 4:24).
Through this new self, the image of God becomes visible. This does not necessarily/just mean we will be transubstantiated or transfigured into being of Light. Rather, we will live our lives from our true nature (within) and will shine or reflect the light of God (without).
This is the key to Peace. No matter our skin color we all must be treated with equal dignity and not matter how irreconcilable our differences we can all be one in Christ (or Buddha) Light Nature.
Reborn, living in love (1 Corinthians 13), walking in truth (II John 4), raising from death to life (1 John 2:9, 11) we are released from “old” humanity to new.
APOCALYPSE : THE CHOICE IS NOW
It is very clear that the human body is key to the image of the beast technology. It feeds on our energy. We are its power pack. It craves our attention. If we stop feeding our screens, the cells of this Beast’s body, it will go away.
Conversely, awakening the Image of God feeds our body. It is here that we must put our attention.
Ultimately, Revelation 20-21 tells of a time when we will be confronted with a choice.
Will we follow the Rainbow Angel and activate the Image of God? Or will we worship the Beast and its Image (which is some kind of global technology)?
The time to choose is coming soon.
It may be sooner than we think.