The Presidential Image of the Beast



Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold, whose height was three score cubits, and the breadth thereof six cubits: he set it up in the plain of Dura, in the province of Babylon. And whoso falleth not down and worshippeth shall the same hour be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, answered and said to the king… If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up. And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, fell down bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace. He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God (Dan.3:1,6,16-18,23,25).


   “…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” – (Rev.13:14,15).


   The third chapter of Daniel is given over to the record of the great image of Emperor Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon and the refusal of three Jews, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego to fall down and worship the king’s golden image. Because they refused to obey the king’s law, they were cast into a fiery furnace, but were miraculously delivered by a fourth man in the furnace, the Son of God, the Lord Jesus Christ. And I don’t mean ‘like a son of the gods’ like the NIV perversion says.


   This chapter is prophetic in two ways. First, it points to the Lord Jesus, the fourth man, who has come in the New Testament to deliver us and save us from the fiery furnace of hell by saving us from our sins. “And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth” – (Mt.13:42). And again – “And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire” – (Rev.20:15).


   Second, it points to the soon coming of the great tribulation when the Antichrist-Beast reigns over the earth as the New Nebuchadnezzar and causes the whole world to worship his image under penalty of death. There will be a remnant of people on earth who get saved during this wicked time, both Jews and Gentiles, and they refuse to worship the Beast and get the mark of the beast in their forehead or right hand. Many of the remnant of saved people will be protected from harm from Antichrist, and many will be beheaded – (Rev.7:1-14 and 20:4). But they are delivered from the second death in hell.


   Then the Lord Jesus comes back to earth and defeats the beast and his armies at Armageddon and reign supreme over the whole earth as King of Kings and Lord of Lords forever and ever. He will be the true and everlasting Emperor, setting up his godly, righteous kingdom on earth as it is in heaven. And we who are saved shall rule and reign with him as Kings and priests - (Rev.19:11-21 and Rev.1:6).


   Jesus is the center, soul, heartbeat and bloodstream of the whole Bible. If He were taken out of the Bible, it would be an empty, meaningless book. He is the complete fulfillment of the scriptures. And we see Him here in (Dan.3) in the very center of the fiery furnace as the Deliverer and Savior of all the people of God, both Jew and Gentile, whosoever calls upon the name of the Lord Jesus to save them by faith in their heart will be born again. Saved from the fiery furnace of hell – amen.


   Whether a person worships the image of the Beast and receives his mark or not determines their eternal destiny in heaven or hell. Not one person who is truly saved will worship His image – “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” – (Rev.13:8). All the Shadrach’s, Meshach’s and Abednego’s during his great tribulation will refuse to worship the Beast’s image.


   Now hear this – there is a small town called Plains, Ga., on land as level as any you will ever see. Its original name was ‘Plains of Dura’, derived from (Dan.3) and the place of the golden image of Nebuchadnezzar. Nobody knows why it was called that but I believe that it was in the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God. President Jimmy Carter grew up in Plains, GA and became the 39th president of the U.S. and so God has taken this little town and magnified it to the whole world – why? Because God is showing U.S. that we are in the end times and the U.S. is Babylon-USA, and that one day soon a President of the U.S. will become the New Nebuchadnezzar of ‘Revelation’, know as the Antichrist-Beast. And a presidential image of the Beast will be made. Surely anybody who is saved and has the Holy Spirit can discern that we are the last empire and Antichrist will rule from here. We are the world’s superpower and now we are conquering nations like a beast preying upon weaker nations – (Dan.7). And it can be said of our President as it is written of the Beast – “Who is able to make war with him?” – (Rev.13:4).


   Babylon-USA has recently conquered Babylon-Iraq and has shown to the world that we are the New Testament Babylon of Revelation. Our President rules over Babylon-Iraq no matter what puppet government is there and thousands of our soldiers will remain there till Jesus comes. Babylon in (Rev.18) more closely descries the U.S. than any other nation and God’s judgment is about to fall upon U.S.


   Like (chap.4) of Daniel, God will appoint over U.S. a beast like Nebuchadnezzar who God gave a heart of a beast to and he lived with the wild asses like a beast. Our proud, wicked nation that refuses to repent of her wickedness will fall and our vaunted military will not save us. God will set over us a wicked ruler to rule this wicked nation. He will rule over U.S. like a leopard, a lion and a bear – (Rev.13:2) “The king’s wrath is as the roaring of a lion…” – (Prov.19:12). And the people of the U.S. will love him and vote him into office, but the Lord will determine the vote. “The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of the Lord” – (Prov.16:33). “Till thou know that the Most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will” – (Dan.4:25). And the Beast will probably ride a Democrat ass into the throne of the White House in counterfeit of Jesus on Palm Sunday and become our first king.


   Out of hundreds of millions of people, only 43 men have become presidents of the U.S. and one of the 43 grew up in Plains, GA, formally called – ‘Plains of Dura’. Surely you can see the hand of God giving us this sign and revealing to U.S. truth for these end times. Our President Antichrist is coming soon. During the term of President Carter we began to see the Presidential shadow of the image of the Beast coming across our land. We have become an empire and soon our emperor will come and the New Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon – USA will rule over us.



   Nebuchanezzar’s golden image was 60 cubits high and 6 cubits and 6 instruments were played and certainly points to the mark of the beast – 666. The number 666 is found also in another place and it’s the number of gold – “Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six hundred threescore and six talents of gold” – (I Kings 10:14). This points not only to the image of Nebuchadnezzar but also to the mark of the Beast without which you cannot buy or sell. If you have a pile of gold you can’t buy anything without 666. The love of money is the root of all evil and we see this during this evil time of the evil Beast.


   Nebuchanezzar’s image was shaped like an obelisk. An obelisk is a great, upright, four-sided pillar with its top shaped like a pyramid and ends in a point. It was 90 ft. high and 9 ft. wide. It was shaped like our Washington Monument in Washington D.C. which is 555 ft. high and 55 ft. wide and it has a ratio of 10 to 1 – it’s height is 10 times its width. This is exactly the ratio of Nebuchanezzar’s image.


   Our Washington Monument is a presidential memorial. It is written of this Washington Monument – “It is proposed that the contemplated monument shall be like him in whose honor it is to be constructed, unparalleled in the world, and commensurate with the gratitude, liberality, and patriotism of the people by whom it is to be erected. It should blend stupendousness with elegance, and be of such magnitude and beauty as to be an object of pride to the American people,, and of admiration to all who see it.” I believe these exact words could be written of Nebuchanezzar’s image. Our presidential image of he Beast will say the same kind of words of evil pride and you will be forced to worship it.


   In (Dan.3) notice how worldly music prepares the way for the worship of the emperor’s image. Just as the Holy Spirit uses hymns in worshipping Christ, so the evil spirit uses music to prepare for the worship of Antichrist’s image. And ‘Rock’ music is Satan’s favorite music in the end days that is doing just that. Satanic power has caused millions of people worldwide to shower their Rock stars with idolatry and money and fanatical, slave-like devotion while under Satan’s hypnotic spell. We have seen millions of our youth under mass hysteria, mesmerized and held spellbound by this satanic music, worshipping these satanic Rock stars. I believe that Antichrist will also have this same satanic Rock star appeal.


   Very soon comes the rapture of God’s saints when God translates us out of here before the Beast is revealed. Surely the time is short before it happens – surely the sound of the rapture trumpet will come soon. Are you saved and born again? Born again describes what happens to you when you’re truly saved. “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” – (2 Cor.5:17). God loves you so much He gave His only begotten Son to shed His precious blood on the cross to save you and make atonement for your sins. God offers you eternal life through His Son – “In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son in the world, that we might live through him” – (I Jn.4:9), The wages of sin is death, both the first death of the body and the second death in the lake of fire - (Rev.20:14,15). “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord” – (Rom.6:23).


   O do not spurn the love and grace of God in His dear Son. Repent of your sins and by faith believe on Christ in your heart for forgiveness of sins and you will become a new born again creature in Christ, ready for the rapture. Pick a private time in your house and with a humble and contrite spirit call upon the Lord Jesus to save you. Have your name written down in the Lamb’s book of life. And you will have the Spirit of Truth to discern the signs of the times.



Pastor Mike Storti

5000 N. LaCholla- Lot 76

Tucson, AZ  85705



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