The Chariot of Osiris. This is the chariot of worldly
power. Osiris raises a sword in his right hand, the symbol of the rule
of force. This is not the Divine way. When Peter raised a sword and cut
off the ear of the high priest’s servant, Jesus told him to put the
sword away, and He healed the ear. The two imps below Osiris symbolize
the nature of those who ultimately subjugate themselves to the reign of
power-crazed emperors: their beastly nature becomes strong and they
become man-beast amalgams. The Spirit is dead and they lose the
God-given dignity of freedom of conscience, freedom of thought and
freedom of speech.
Do you want to be a goon for
a power-hungry antichrist? The card on this figure, and his
companion on card 5, The Master of the Arcanes
stand for the fabled duo to woo the inhabitants of the world in its
closing hours, the Antichrist and the False Prophet.
Centuries before the Bible warned of this deadly duo, the
tarot cards were holding out the same warning. Let the reader be
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