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. (Revelation 13:11)
Those of you who have been following these posts have already seen that by comparing Scripture with Scripture we learned the meaning of some part of this prophecy already.
We learned that a beast in prophecy represents a kingdom or nation. We also learned that the phrase, "coming up out of the earth" means that this particular kingdom or nation was growing. In this post we will begin to discover what is represented by the symbol of "two horns like a lamb" by first looking at what a lamb signifies in the Bible.
TWO HORNS LIKE A LAMB
What does 2 horns like a lamb mean? In the Bible the word lamb appears 175 times, 47 times in connection with offerings. Out of 36 different names used to identify JESUS in the book of Revelation, the word lamb is used the most and it appears 25 times. At least half the book of Revelation, mentions the LAMB. Those who follow JESUS - the LAMB are sometimes even referred to as lambs. The word lambs as it appears in Scripture has no significance apart from Christ and the plan of salvation. All references to lambs in the Bible have the ultimate purpose of drawing attention to the Lamb of God - Jesus Christ. If the people of America had submitted to Christ's rule of love, the moral excellence developed in their characters would have drawn attention to the Lamb of God too. Hence America was to be a place where the principles of Christianity were to flourish and have free course in the lives of all those who embraced its Savior and its teachings.
He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. (Isaiah 53:7)
The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. (John 1:29) And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God 1 (John 1:36)
These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords. and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful. (Revelation 17:14)
However, the prophecy concerning America continues to speak of a change of character which we are continuing to see more and more of as each day goes by. New supposedly "good" changes will continue to be proposed and accepted
see the video below
and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. (Revelation 13:11)
The United States reflects less and less of the character of the Christ; of the lamb of God. The nation has been changing for some time now and this history is publicly available to anyone who cares to know it.
Operation Northwoods Fake Terror Attacks Against American People - http://abcnews.go.com/US/story?id=92662&page=1
Gulf of Tonkin Fake Incident Used To Justify Vietnam War - http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=3810724
We'll conclude this portion of the study in this week's post with some examples of how the character of America is continuing to be transformed just as prophecy has predicted that it will. The fundamental change which warrants concern is in how America relates to its citizens. As Christ was crucified for a supposedly good cause and for the sake of the nation, so likewise will U.S. citizens continue to lose ever more of their liberties as more supposedly "good causes" emerge.
Whenever human beings choose not to learn of and not to love God and Christ who are the source of all goodness, they invariably and without fail will choose to make decisions based upon their own ideas of goodness. If everyone does what is right in his own eyes, or in the eyes of the majority, this leads to chaos and will ultimately result in the final crisis predicted in the Bible.
NATIONAL ID CARD WITH BIOMETRIC SCAN - http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2010/03/09/alex-nowrasteh-national-id-e-verify-illegal-immigration/
AUTOMOBILE BLACK BOXES ( Event Data Recorders) - http://www.motorists.org/edr/ and here - http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,132056,00.html
EMINENT DOMAIN (Government Authority to take over property or land) - http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/09/26/60minutes/main575343.shtml
WARRANT-LESS WIRETAPPING - http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/04/opinion/04sun1.html
PATRIOT ACT & SURVEILLANCE OF AMERICAN CITIZENS- http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/09/26/AR2007092602084.html
UNLIMITED CORPORATE CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS VERSUS AMERICAN VOTERS - http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/law/jan-june10/supremecourt_01-21.html
RFID TAGS AND TRACKING OF ALL PURCHASES-TRANSACTIONS AND PEOPLE - http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/07/10/rfid/
EXPANSIONS AND INCREASE OF GOVERNMENT POWER OVER CITIZENS - http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/mar/24/obamacares-federal-police-force/
GPS LOCATION OF AMERICAN HOMES VIA 2010 CENSUS - http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5590541
MANDATORY VACCINATIONS - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C89dvM897yc
and here - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cSOJoo40TGs
America will continue to make changes and laws according to its own definition of goodness and what it thinks is right as long the nation fails to connect with Him who is the fountain of all goodness and right and this will lead to increasingly difficult circumstances for those who truly love and serve God. If you have not done so already or if you have backslidden toward the world and are now worldly.
Please...surrender your heart to God while there is still time; surrender your thoughts and feelings to Jesus Christ the one who loves you and died in order for you and I to be able to obtain victory over all sin and selfishness in our lives...God loves you..God wants you...Not just to be forgiven...Not to play church..But to truly become Christ-like before you die. A Christlike person is the only kind of person that could enjoy heaven and the only kind of person that could be trusted in heaven.
In Jesus, name, amen.