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Question: What was the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar made in Daniel Chapter 3, verse 1. Reading my Companion Bible notes & appendix, it appears that it have been a male organ? Basically, they were worshipping the creation of life with this image?
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Name: Brandon T. Ward
Answer: Ken, thank you for the question. There is no way to document that with 100% certainty, but I believe you are correct. It was very common in ancient times to worship the male organ as people understood the creation of life. We can find this in historical finds as well as writings. We know the image in Daniel is not of a man as the dimensions will not fit. We are told it was threescore cubits in height and six cubits in width.
While the length of a cubit is still debated, we will use 21 inches for argument sake. The image was equal to a height of 1,260 feet and a width of 126 feet. Definitely not the proportions that would equal a man. To the audience, I believe Ken is referencing appendix 42 in the KJV Companion Bible.
I would like to point out the number of sixes that are contained within the dimensions of the image. Additionally, in Daniel 3:5 we have six different musical instruments. Satan’s number is all over this.
Looking forward to the Tribulation of Satan we know he has the world create an image as well, though it will be much more magnificent than the one we read of in Daniel (Revelation 13:14-15).
Question: Mat 24:27 also Mat 24:40-41 is this referring to the next verse 42 and also 43 that’s how I read it. Also Mat 16:28;Mal 3:2:Mal 4:5;Jam 5:8; 2Pe 3:4. it seems that all of this goes together. I’m new to this., if the holy spirit leads you in all things and understanding, should I question? And also trust in your understanding in interpretation.
Name: Brandon T. Ward
Answer: Eric, thank you for the question, you are doing fine. We are going to place the verses here so we can all follow along.
27 “For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.”
40 “Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.”
41 “Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.”
In these verses we are told the coming of Christ will be as obvious as the sun rising in the morning. It comes up from the east and sets in the west every single day. An obvious sign that Christ has appeared will be us no longer residing in a flesh body, but a spiritual body (1 Corinthians 15:35-55).
42 “Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.”
43 “But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.”
We also notice one is taken from the field and mill. What were they doing? They were working for Christ, once they were taken they were no longer working for Christ. These were in effect taken by the antichrist, Satan. So yes, these verses all tie in together.
28 “Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.”
I believe Christ was explaining to those around Him that once He died and rose again, that the Kingdom would be His and with respect to that those who were alive then would see Him in His Kingdom.
2 “But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner’s fire, and like fullers’ soap:”
5 “Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD:”
8 “Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.”
2 Peter 3:4
4 “And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.”
These verses do point to the end times and the future return of Christ at the seventh trumpet. Stay in His Word Eric, you are doing fine.
Additional Reading: The Oil of the Ten Virgins
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