By Jeff Wehr
“Therefore at that time, when all the people heard the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and all kinds of music, all the people, the nations, and the languages, fell down [and] worshipped the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up.” Daniel 3:7
As Babylon was the superpower of the ancient, so is America today. As ancient Babylon exalted the false worship of the golden image, so history will be repeated. The decree enforcing Sunday worship will go forth to the entire world. Protestant America will unite with the Papal power to compel all to honor this false Sabbath. Every nation around the globe will follow the lead of the United States.
America has not always possessed the power to cause the whole world to worship the first beast, the Papacy. But she does today. There was a time not so long ago when Catholics and Protestants would not work together, but they are today. We are clearly living in prophetic times.
However, God is never without friends. There have always been faithful men and women who have obeyed God’s commands by His grace. And so it is today. But God’s people today will not face persecution from the Papal power alone. They will also face fierce persecution from the Protestant world.
It is true that those that remain faithful to God will face economic boycott, imprisonment, exile, or death. But eternal life is promised to them. And as God was with the three Hebrews in the fiery furnace, so God with be with us in each and every trial.
In preparation for that time, we must stay true to principle. We cannot allow ourselves to be caught up into any forms of false worship. Any true worship of God will draw us closer to Him. We will learn to love and trust Him more.