2. And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God. KJV.
This scripture is speaking of those who have been victorious in four areas which are;
- The Beast
- The Image of the Beast
- The Mark of the Beast
- The Number of the Beast
We are going to discuss the Image of the beast. The victorious are standing on a sea of glass which I believe means they are at peace and rest. There are no waves in their life. They have weathered the storm and come our victorious and are before the throne of God worshipping Him with a special harp given to them by God singing the song of Moses.
Image -d) a representation of a person or thing, drawn or painted or statue or visual impression or something produced by a lens, mirror, etc.
Television -d) the process of transmitting images or scenes by converting light rays into electronic impulses for further conversion into radio waves; the receiving set reconverts the corresponding impulses into electronic beams that are projected against a luminescent screen, reproducing the original image.
Rev. 13:15 And he had power to give life to 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. KJV. Satan will speed up his attacks on those who do not watch TV. I have experienced it. But the Lord brought me through it all victoriously.
Satan is the prince of the air where all this is taking place. We just cannot sit around waiting for the Anti-Christ to take his place in some physical building making everyone worship him, when this is taking place right in our homes. Very few do not own a TV and love to spend time with it everyday.
The flesh wants to take a break and relax after a hard day. TV promotes every kind of food and makes you hungry, it promotes trusting in medicine. They have an answer to every problem. Just listen to the weatherman and he will prepare you for your day. Now this is all found on the phones and easier accessed.
This is all a trap to lead you away from the Holy Spirit. It is causing many to miss victories they would have had without the media.
Hebrews 12;2, “Looking away (from all that will distract) to Jesus…” We all live in a fleshly prison that is in opposition to God. We must follow the Holy Spirit. The flesh is what leads to the TV – not the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit will lead you to Jesus. Always to learn more of Him and His ways. TV is a selfish practice that benefits only us. It consumes the mind and lingers for months afterwards causing distractions to Christ. If you don’t believe me just stop watching for a while and see how you are affected.
Colossians 3:2, “And set your mind and keep them set on what is above – the higher things – not on things that are on the earth.”
2Timothy 2:21 Whoever cleanses himself from what is ignoble and unclean – who separates himself from contaminating and corrupting influences – will then himself be a vessel set apart and useful for honorable and noble purposes, consecrated for the Master fit and ready for any good work.
We are to love the Lord with all of our mind. How can we fill it with images that do not originate with Him and offer Him a pleasing sacrifice? I have had it both ways and endured the TV scenes that invaded my thoughts during the best part of my worship. Satan would do his best to distract me and steal what he could. When I watched TV, I would get drops of His presence. When I did not watch TV, I would get a flood of His presence with far less distractions. My praying became so much easier. My prayers were answered and those I prayed for were blessed so much more.
Psalm 26:3 For Your loving-kindness is before my eyes, and I have walked in Your truth faithfully.
4. I do not sit with false persons, nor fellowship with pretenders;
5. I hate the company of evildoers and will not sit with the wicked. Amp.