Voice of the Kingfisher speaks out …from a different perspective
by Elinor Montgomery
The Golden Image
December 09, 2011
How foolish America is to have closed the Bible on our children! What we have effectively done has snuffed out history in order to prepare the way for Satan to replace the Statue of Liberty with a golden image. Without our Bibles and the book of Daniel, our wisest academics and our greatest political pundits have absolutely no idea about that of which I am speaking.
Few are aware of the drudgery of the ancient Hebrew scribes who sat day after day, following a rigorous protocol, in order to ensure that there was no error in their scripts; one error would require the destruction of the entire manuscript, and the necessity to begin anew. We can appreciate the benefits of this with the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls and just how accurate our Bibles are today, when compared to ancient scrolls. There is virtually no error until we begin updating the Hebrew and Greek texts by rewording them with what we consider to be modern translations, which have implemented cultural thinking. Every word is part of the prophetic writing of many ancient prophets who could only write such prophecy under the influence of the Holy Spirit of God.
Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold, whose height was sixty cubits and its width six cubits. He set it up in the plain of Dura, in the province of Babylon. And King Nebuchadnezzar sent word to gather together the satraps, the administrators, the governors, the counselors, the treasurers, the judges, the magistrates, and all the officials of the provinces, to come to the dedication of the image which King Nebuchadnezzar had set up.
So the satraps, the administrators, the governors, the counselors, the treasurers, the judges, the magistrates, and all the officials of the provinces gathered together for the dedication of the image that King Nebuchadnezzar had set up; and they stood before the image that Nebuchadnezzar had set up.
Then a herald cried aloud: “To you it is commanded, O peoples, nations, and languages, that at the time you hear the sound of the horn, flute, harp, lyre, and psaltery, in symphony with all kinds of music, you shall fall down and worship the gold image that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up; and whoever does not fall down and worship shall be cast immediately into the midst of a burning fiery furnace.”
So at that time, when all the people heard the sound of the horn, flute, harp, and lyre, in symphony with all kinds of music, all the people, nations, and languages fell down and worshiped the gold image which King Nebuchadnezzar had set up (Daniel 3:1-7).
Hitler set up his own image of gold when he delivered Germany over to the image of Naziism. All were required to bow to him and to his form of golden image as they raised their hands in salute, chanting, “Heil Hitler!” And the Jews went to the smoking ovens of the fiery furnaces of Auschwitz and other concentration camps, set up for the extermination of the Jewish people.
God’s people, the prophets of whom wrote the truth of Scriptures, never obeyed God’s Word and so became a cursed people instead of a blessed people by receiving the blessings He wanted to lavish upon them. They, unlike Daniel and his three friends, always chased after the golden image of each successive Babylonian empire, to bow down and worship at the image’s feet instead of at the feet of God. They finally came to the point where they not only rejected God, but they killed His Son, Jesus, saying they had no king but Caesar, who required that all bow before him and worship him, the ruler of the Roman Empire, the fourth empire of the Babylonian system.
Now, Daniel and his three friends ate only the food of God, which prophetically speaks of the manna from heaven, being the flesh of Jesus, which, in turn, is truth. Jesus was the Word made flesh. He was the very embodiment of Scripture, and He commanded His followers to eat His flesh, which was to say, if you want health as a nation, you will keep the Scriptures before you like Daniel and his friends. Otherwise, you will have no protection when the fire judgment falls on man for his rebellion against the truth by choosing to worship at the feet of religion, or the golden image.
Gold speaks of worship in the Bible, and the golden image represents man’s worship of the empire rulers of Satan’s governments in religion, instead of in truth. It is as a joining at the hip of the empire statue of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream with the religious system to create the religious/state, which controls man rather than giving him liberty as only God can give under His ruler-ship and within His government. And so, our two nations of America are crumbling as their foundations are being eroded before our very eyes, whereby the truth of God is being replaced by the cults of false gods and their religious golden images.
Note that King Nebuchadnezzar required that the government, the judiciary, the treasury and all magistrates and officials of the provinces bow to the golden image. Now Daniel’s three friends, Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego, speak prophetically of the prophets, the apostles and the bride of the church in the final fire judgment, who refuse to bow to the religious image because they would not eat the spiritual religious food, but rather only the spiritual food of the truth of God. Yet, they came out of the fire judgment unscathed.
Does the bride not have to make her exodus from the religious, Laodicean church system of America, which is sound asleep, as its priesthood dismantles the cross from the system? It has lost its identity with the truth to the degree that it is now ready for the big bow as Obama indicated in his bow to Islam along with his refusal to pray to God on the National Day of Thanksgiving when the nation bows before God in gratitude for His blessings.
America is quickly becoming terminal from the cancer within her own body. One day soon, she will be discovered dead, with the Statue of Liberty removed from her gateway and the golden image erected in its place. I would venture to guess that it is only a matter of days away. The sleeping, Laodicean church has not awakened to the sound of the alarm bells, nor does she respond to the music of the day, which leads our children to bow down before the golden image prostrate at the feet of Satan (see Daniel 3:4-7).