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Imitating The Kingdom Of God

Diving straight into the first part of chapter 3;

-- Click To Expand/Collapse Bible Verses -- Dan ch3:v1-7
Dan 3:1 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.
Dan 3:2 Then Nebuchadnezzar the king sent to gather together the princes, the governors, and the captains, the judges, the treasurers, the counselors, the sheriffs, and all the rulers of the provinces, to come to the dedication of the image which Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up.
Dan 3:3 Then the princes, the governors, and captains, the judges, the treasurers, the counselors, 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.
Dan 3:4 Then a herald cried aloud, To you it is commanded, O people, nations, and languages,
Dan 3:5 That at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, dulcimer, and all kinds of music, ye fall down and worship the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king hath set up:
Dan 3:6 And whoso falleth not down and worshipeth shall the same hour be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace.
Dan 3:7 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 worshiped the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up.

Immediately we see Nebuchadnezzar set up an image to the God that gave him the statue dream (keeping the continuity of the narrative.) We know this to be Nebuchadnezzars will following Daniel's interpretation of the dream of the statue. The king it seems, has had much advice from his wise men concerning the dream itself, and we may assume some real knowledge of the octal stucture. (Just because this was a long time ago does not make these people less innovative or perceptive.)

The image is set up to take the place of the "god" that gave the dream, in the place of what is in the field GF(8) as the unity element, (or the zero). We gain immediately from the text that the king calls together eight groups of his servants (seven and lastly a collective of them all as zero) upon which His comandments are in force. I.e. the eight elements of the octal over which the multiplication or seven cycle (of six instruments and a "rest element" or unity, the "all types of music" in the set of which the six instruments qualify as members (unity as absorbtion into the other six)).

Again we note that there are three elements (collectives) called to worship the image, the "peoples, nations and languages" mentioned. Upon hearing the sound of those six instruments in the seven cycle they are to fall down and worship the image. We could (but won't) consider these three elements as static subgoup or "bow" accordingly as "sat at the hand". The eight octal elements in the model are spanned by these three, which we deduce to be an allegory of the K4 group of K4 subgroups in the octal: the K4 form of the ultrafilter, GF(4)

The people are adminshed that if they do not worship; the same hour they will be cast into a fiery furnace. One hour in revelation is one of 24,.. we saw how this is "one automorphism" of one seven cycle upon the octal. We may liken a similar situation here. The eight groups of people form a 'model' of one octal and the multiplication in place is under one seven cycle of music, (six instruments and again, a collective as the unity) and the three groups of people are not automorphisms, but the span of Christ in the K4 form of the ultrafilter over GF(8). (The Son has life in Himself as does the Father!) Then we may consider the "god" that Nebuchadnezzar intended to worship was actually God most high, yet he had approached it in totally the wrong way!

The punishment for not worshipping, (being cast into a fiery furnace) is analogous to the reward of the lake of fire: It seems in his zeal and error the penalty set by the king was as absolute as it could be made: But God does not dwell in an idol and the text relates that the true God, "One like the Son of God" (Christ) As both K4 ultrafilter and the static subgroup, corresponding to unity is the one to whom the image is raised. Christ will preserve those that worship Him in spirit and in truth, not as to an idol.

Then the sound of the instruments call all to worship the image, so that the music itself is enjoined to the worship of the image (if the image be as unity). We have six types of instruments employed in an act of worship of the image as if the image were the "fixed position" so that the image is worshipped with "all kinds of music" (We have demoted the "rest element" of "all types of music" or "the rulers of the provinces" to the image or idol that takes it's place.) Alternatively the idol is as the "static subgroup" that takes the place of Christ as in the K4 form sat at the right hand.

Likewise in verse 7, we note that there are now five elements and a "rest element" in the set of musical instruments: The people take the place of the sixth "instrument" and become just another instrument (of worship to the unity element or "idol".) That there is an instrument missing (the dulcimer) is analogous to the exit of philadelphia from the seven church collective: It would seem that the intent may be to model the God of heaven, but in practice things do not always work out as planned.

The idol then takes the place of identity - zero in the additive octal or unity in the multiplicative C7 group. The king's effort to fill both places over the people (as bowing down to it) as well as the music (to be the object of worship) is clear, though it doesn't quite work as intended; one instrument missing indicates that the operations on what the king would desire to be the octal and C7 are incomplete, and the true God in any case is not the one given any glory.


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