The Amalgamate Monster :: By Daniel Payne

An amalgamation is the action, process, or result of combining or uniting into one organization or structure.

The world that hates God, with all of its false religions and non-religions, is like a monstrous amalgamation of unstable metals and other materials. It is characteristic of the statue in the dream of the ancient Babylonian king, composed of all the world empires as interpreted in Daniel’s vision from God (Daniel 2:32-34).

From its head of gold to its toes of clay, this hideous global monster, stomping around the globe like a sinister Iron Giant, bonded together with the mortar of hatred for God and His children, is living on borrowed time.

There is another body, heavenly in its design, which will outlast this worldly beast of hatred: the body of Christ comprised of all the members of the true Church, united through the blood of Jesus and sealed by the Holy Spirit, a body which will live forever.

Unlike the offensive beast of the world, the body of Christ is united by the same faith in the same God:

“Jesus said unto him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me'” (John 14:6).

This gives our body the strength of Christ Jesus Himself, our God and our Creator.

“All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made” (John 1:3).

Our head is strong because of Him. Our hands and feet are strong because of Him. Our heart is strong because our strength comes from Him:

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13).

Our body, the body of Christ, the true Church, is but a decreasing remnant in these last days. As many of our believing mothers, fathers, and friends increasingly depart and enter heaven after fulfilling their earthly lives, our remnant becomes even smaller.

We are, however, being drawn together like never before through the power of the Holy Spirit, as an answer to our prayers of pain and oppression via the persecution of the world that surrounds us. As we continue to grow in this Spiritual strength through prayer and fellowship, we will be ready to face whatever tomorrow may bring – persecution or His return:

“And now, little children, abide in Him; that, when He shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before Him at His coming” (1 John 2:28).

The world, on the other hand, perpetually attempts to amalgamate “diverse” perversions into what it says is a unified body. However, that body is weak and non-natural, a mutant monstrosity that seems pasted together by Dr. Frankenstein himself.

The individual parts of the world’s body have a weak bond; they do not mix well together except through hatred. Our individual parts mix together perfectly, through a bond strong and eternal—the grace and righteousness of Jesus Christ.

God, the Master chemist, takes polarized opposites and masterfully weaves them into the body of Christ, forming a covalent bond that is stronger than diamonds, lasting forever.

Meanwhile, the devil is pasting together his mutant beast by forcing his polarized ions (un-ions) to unite in their hatred of anything to do with the God of the Bible. This satanic beast is destined for instantaneous destruction when the eyes of the Lord gaze upon the battle of Armageddon in flaming fire:

“Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns” (Revelation 19:11-12a).

“But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night, in which the heavens will pass away with a great noise, and the elements will melt with fervent heat; both the earth and the works that are in it will be burned up” (2 Peter 3:10).

The indestructible body of Christ, arrayed in the full armor of God, has no fear of the defective beast of Satan, for that beast is destined for eternal destruction.

We, as members of the true Church, must walk by faith and not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7). Our strength comes not from the world, but from heaven. We will remain strong in the face of intensifying worldly persecution.

“If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you” (John 15:18).

Through the eyes of the world, we may look weak as did our Lord Jesus, but when He returns we will be empowered with His strength, a strength which will make the world shudder:

“Since it is a righteous thing with God to repay with tribulation those who trouble you, and to give you who are troubled rest with us when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God, and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power, when He comes, in that Day, to be glorified in His saints and to be admired among all those who believe” (2 Thessalonians 1:6-10).

We believe and hope in the promise of our heavenly victory that awaits us.

God foretold what will happen to the “Frankenstein” of Daniel chapter 2, when it will be crushed to pieces by the Kingdom of God:

“You watched while a stone was cut out without hands, which struck the image on its feet of iron and clay, and broke them in pieces. Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver, and the gold were crushed together, and became like chaff from the summer threshing floors; the wind carried them away so that no trace was found. And the stone that struck the image became a great mountain and filled the whole earth” (Daniel 2:34-35).

“And in the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever” (Daniel 2:44).

“They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea” (Isaiah 11:9).

“So He brought them to the border of His holy mountain, which His right hand had purchased” (Psalm 78:54).

Even so, come, Lord Jesus.