Greetings in the name of the True and Living God Qedemawi Haile Selassie I, the Son of the Most High Elohiym, Yeshua Ha’Moshiyah. Glory to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The Irie Irit. To all who search for life, receive the Messiah and live in H.I.M.
We want to discuss a mystery that was revealed to InI in the late hours of the night.
You see, the King of Babylon is still forcing the subjects of Chaldea to bow to an image. The overt fascism may not be so apparent right now, but InI hope to reveal something to ones who will to stand as Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego did, defiant of the Babylonian idol with perfect fidelity to Jah.
The question is: how are people still bowing to Nebuchadnezzar’s idol in this time?
First, let’s recall the account in Daniel chapter three:
Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold, whose height was threescore cubits, and the breadth thereof six cubits: he set it up in the plain of Dura, in the province of Babylon. Then Nebuchadnezzar the king sent to gather together the princes, the governors, and the captains, the judges, the treasurers, the counsellors, the sheriffs, and all the rulers of the provinces, to come to the dedication of the image which Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up. Then the princes, the governors, and captains, the judges, the treasurers, the counsellors, the sheriffs, and all the rulers of the provinces, were gathered together unto the dedication of the image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up; and they stood before the image that Nebuchadnezzar had set up. Then an herald cried aloud, To you it is commanded, O people, nations, and languages, That at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, ye fall down and worship the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king hath set up: And whoso falleth not down and worshippeth shall the same hour be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace. (Daniel 3:1-6)
If you are not familair with your Bible, the only people said to have resisted this idolatry were Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. They were called by the name of our God, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah. The Babylonians changed the Hebrews’ names when they were taken as slaves to serve the king of Chaldea. Rastafari overstand the significance of this, but to put it to record, a name is ancient times was more often than not a worship or acknowledgment of a diety. This is why so many Hebrews names contain the prefix or suffix ‘-iah’ or ‘Jah’. The Chaldeans were “educating’ and “civilising” the Hebrews according to their heathen cult(ure). They were colonized first with a name change.
Moving forward – we see the Hebrews were not bowing down:
Wherefore at that time certain Chaldeans came near, and accused the Judeans (mistranslated ‘Jews’). They spake and said to the king Nebuchadnezzar, O king, live for ever.
Thou, O king, hast made a decree, that every man that shall hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, shall fall down and worship the golden image: And whoso falleth not down and worshippeth, that he should be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace. There are certain Jews whom thou hast set over the affairs of the province of Babylon, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego; these men, O king, have not regarded thee: they serve not thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up. (Daniel 3:7-12)
From here things get drastic. Nebuchadnezzar orders the Hebrews to be incinerated for their civil disobedience and protest of religious freedom. They are taken to the furnace and thrown in. As InI remember, the God of Jacob saves them in a miraculous show of His Power and the Fire Man joins the three in the fiery furnace. YHWH our Jah IS a consuming FIRE!
But what exactly was this image that Nebuchadnezzar set up?
Take a look again at how the names of ancient people referred to their dieties, we can take a hint from Nebuchadnezzar’s own name נְבוּכַדְנֶצַּר
Strong’s H5020 Nĕbuwkadnetstsar (Aramaic) Nebuchadnezzar =
“May Nebo protect the crown”
Nebo (“prophet”) is a Babylonian deity who presided over learning and letters; corresponds to Greek Hermes, Latin Mercury, and Egyptian Thoth.
Continued in part two, Shalom Rastafari! Glory and might to Selassie I, more fire!