about the fact that this second beast came out of the earth. Does that have any significance? Let's look at the
Revelation 13:11 ...'And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a
lamb, and he spake as a dragon.'
Well, if you noticed, the first beast rises out of the sea (water), which
represented peoples, nations and tongues, a very populated area with many different countries and people and languages which was Europe.
So logic would tell you that this second beast which rises out of the "earth" is the opposite, and would symbolically mean
that it arose in an area that does NOT have many different countries, peoples, and languages. This matches the nation of America,
as it rose to power out of a sparse, single country, opposite to the many nations of Europe.
Remember, the words "sea" and "earth" are symbolic, and do not have literal meanings.
The land of America wasn't populated until the 1700's. Many of the first people who populated the new land of America were
the Christians who were fleeing the persecutions
of the Roman Catholic Church. Now this earth beast also has horns like a
lamb and speaks like a dragon. What could that mean? Well, we know from Daniel 7 that horns in Bible prophecy is a symbol
of kingdoms / power. Were there two kingdom or government powers that America was based on? Yes! The Constitution and
the Bill of rights, which stand for Civil liberty and Religious liberty. So we have two kingdoms - the civil kingdom and
the religious kingdom. This nation of America was based upon 'Republicanism' (a government without a king) and
'Protestantism' (a church without a pope).
In 1754, John Wesley in his note on Revelation 13, said of the earth beast, "He is not yet come, tho he cannot
be far off, for he is to appear at the end of the forty two months of the first beast." - Explanatory notes upon the New
Testament, 1791 ed, Vol 3, page 299
The reign of the Sea Beast (Papal Church) came to an end in 1798. So the Earth Beast would arise after
this. When did America become a true world power? In the Mid 1800's
The lamb represents Jesus in the Bible and this nation was lamb like in it's principles, in that it established religious
freedom, away from the persecuting power of the Papal Church of Rome. Freedom to choose, just as God has given us freedom to choose to follow Him or not (note, it would be an unwise
choice not to follow Him).
The people who fled to America were escaping the oppression of Papal Rome, who were forcing
people to follow their doctrines. But even though the nation of America was based upon the right formula - separation of Church and State and
Religious freedom. Unfortunately, Revelation 13:11 confirms this nation of America will turn and speak as a dragon.
Satan is the "dragon". Therefore, America will one day soon be speaking for Satan!
It has always been satan's aim to crush God's people. He has tried it with the Roman Church, and
now he is going to use the USA also to persecute God's true remnant church.
Revelation 13:12 ...'And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell
therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.'
America will become a persecuting power just like the
first beast, the Roman Catholic Church, and will cause the earth to bow down to the authority of the Papal Church, the antichrist.
They will start doing away with the constitution on which the nation was built upon and end up deceiving the world into
worshipping the Papal church, which is the first beast.
And what are we seeing today? We are seeing the influence of the Roman Catholic Church upon the American Government.
The constitution, the bill of rights, and the freedoms that Americans once enjoyed are slowly but surely being done away with.
Many of the freedoms, like freedom of speech are being taken away from the people. But don't think that the American government
will suddenly demand worship of the Papal Church. No, Satan is the arch deceiver and he is using deception to "cause" the
people to worship the first beast. Which is why we need to be rooted in the Word of God.
This earth beast is also known as the false
prophet (Revelation 19:20; 20:10). To be a false prophet, you would have to appear to be a follower of Jesus, but your teachings
and actions expose you as false. Just like American leaders say they are Christians, but their actions are now showing them to be
America began as a lamb, but is now speaking like a dragon and is showing herself to be the "false
Revelation 13:13-15 ...'And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the
earth in the sight of men, and deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to
do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which
had the wound by a sword, and did live. 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.'
So this beast does great miracles and wonders and even causes fire to come down from heaven. Now there is a movement in
America that has been growing for some years, and that movement is the 'fresh fire' movement, where people believe they
receive spiritual fire (the Holy Spirit) which brings about things like speaking gibberish, which is NOT true Bible tongues,
falling about laughing and other silly things, and they call it revival?! This is not of God, it is false "fire". The
healing movement has also been gaining great strength over the years. Many people world over are being deceived by these
things, just as Bible prophecy in Revelation says above.
Please note: There will be false "signs and wonders" performed in America which
will deceive the people.
Now if you notice, the earth beast also makes an image to the first
beast (Roman Catholic Church). Many highly regarded protestant leaders are campaigning for not only a union of Church and State, but to enforce a Sunday
law. This would be an exact copy of the Papal Church in Rome, which is a church-state power, that has started "causing"
nations in Europe to enforce
Sunday laws again. This image to the beast is not going to be a literal statue like many believe. This belief was brought
about by the Jesuits to take people's eyes off the Roman Church. This image is a prophetic symbol, just like the many
other symbols in Revelation, and it is a symbol of "Protestant America", causing a union
of church and state, with the church directing the government, just like Papal Rome.
Take a look at this quote from the 'Christian Coalition of America' website: "You have come to the largest
conservative grassroots political organization in America. Christian Coalition offers people of faith the vehicle to be
actively involved in impacting the issues they care about - from the county courthouse to the halls of congress. The
coalition is a political organization..... Today Christians need to play an active role in government again like never
before." - Website of Christian Coalition-www.cc.org/about_us (2009)
THIS IS THE IMAGE
OF THE BEAST COMING TOGETHER
So we have the sea
beast (Roman Catholic Church), the earth beast (America) and the image of the (sea) beast (Protestants forming a church state union
America (earth beast) will cause the earth to bow down to the image of the Roman Catholic Church, which will be the church-state
union in America. And notice in Revelation 13:14 that the earth beast tells the people of the world to make the image of the beast.
What does this mean? It means that it will be the people who call for the church to direct government, for the sake of "peace and unity".
Right now, there is a worldwide ecumenical movement
to unite all churches and faiths together, for the sake of "peace", which is being led by Rome.
But we know from the Word of God that TRUE Christians are to stay separate, which is why in Revelation 18, God calls for His people to COME OUT
of Babylon. But with the state of the world today, the people are ripe to be deceived into accepting this "one world church" system,
and it will be America who leads the way, causing the world to worship this image of Papal Rome.
Satan wants to divert your worship from God to him, and he is doing it through the Roman Catholic Church and America. You
may say that you cannot see how this could happen, but friend, Bible prophecy never fails! The walls of separation
between church and state in America are slowly but surely coming down, and very soon there will be religious laws enforced
in America and the world will follow. You need to choose who you want to worship. Do you want to worship
God and enter eternal life? Or do you want to follow the world in worshiping satan, and enter the lake of fire? It sounds harsh, but
it's the truth. The choice is yours. Be an end time saint as described in Revelation 14:12 and keep the
commandments of God.
So is America in Bible prophecy? Absolutely! America is the two horned earth beast of Revelation 13, and you will see
it fulfilling the role of the earth beast more and more over the coming years.