The TV star, Andy Griffith, first caught the public’s eye as a rube trying to
describe a game he’d never seen before. It was a phonograph record called, "What It Was, Was Football."
I was a "disc jockey" at the time, and played the record many times on the air where I entertained listeners…watching
Andy, Elvis and others make their way up the ladder of what the world calls "success."
My thinking is that the prophets of old, also had strange ways
of trying to describe visions they had. I believe my first thought of this was in a Conquest article "Six-Six-Six"
you can read by scrolling down in the left column of my website (www.billthorntonconquests.com for those of you reading this
I suggested that one of the
"beasts" in the Book of Revelation could well be a group of super computers that may get smart enough to cause great
John tries to describe things
as having breastplates of iron; and the sound of their wings was as chariots running to battle…with stings in their
tails like unto scorpions. Couldn’t he have been trying to describe a vision of bomber warplanes of today, with their
guns and bombs? (Revelation 9:7:10).
Jesus said, "for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed, and hid, that shall not be known…What I
tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light; and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops (Matt. 10:26-27).
Couldn’t this be Radio and TV, that today tells the secrets of men and women
…politicians, movie stars and even a nation’s leaders.
You can’t "call a spade a spade" if you’ve
never seen one. To me, these accounts give new meanings even to Christ’s words, paraphrasing Isaiah that hearing ye
hear not, and seeing ye see not. And so don’t let the Bible’s accounts of prophetic visions throw you. The Bible
is clear enough in telling you how to become a Christian and making Heaven. Get that part and the rest will fall into place.
Do that, if you do nothing else with your entire life.