“The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us” (Ecclesiastes 1:9-10).
During the world kingdom of Babylon, King Nebuchadnezzar had made a very large golden image. On the dedication of this image a decree was established which commanded all people and languages throughout Babylon on the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, dulcimer, and all kinds of musical instruments, to fall down and worship the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up. Everyone who did not fall down and worship the image would be at that same hour cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace (Daniel 3:3–6).
The day will come when the eighth world king over the seventh and last world kingdom do the same as it is written:
“And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed” (Revelation 13:15).
For those alive when the anti-Christ rises to power in the seventh and last world kingdom, have no fear. Believe the Son of God when he says, ““Be thou faithful unto death…” (Revelation 2:10). “But there shall not a hair of your head perish. In your patience possess ye your souls” (Luke 21:16–19). Remember Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego did not perish when they were cast into the furnace of fire during the reign of King Nebuchadnezzar in world kingdom of Babylon (Daniel 3:25).