In this article you will not only find out that America is in Bible prophecy, but also that America will be the main nation to bring on the mark of the beast and cause the world to take it. In Revelation 13 we have two beasts. One that rises up out of the sea, and one that rises up out of the earth. And it is the ‘earth beast’ which ’causes the world to take the mark of the beast’. So for this earth beast to be able to cause the world to take the mark of the ‘sea beast’, it needs to be a global superpower.
“America is not only the first, as well as the only, truly global superpower,but it is also likely to be the very last.” (‘The Grand Chessboard’ by Zbigniew Brzezinski, (Former United States National Security Advisor)
Even though there have been world empires before like Babylon and Rome, Mr Brzezinski is talking about the fact that America is exercising power truly all over the world, which is what the earth beast does in Revelation 13. There is only ONE nation on earth that appears on the world stage “lamb like” (‘Christian’) but ends up “speaking as a dragon”, and has the power and influence to cause the rest of the world to take the mark of the ‘sea beast’ – And that nation is AMERICA!
Let us quickly confirm what a beast represents in Bible prophecy. A beast represents a kingdom, as Daniel confirms … Daniel 7:17 …’These great beasts which are four, are four kings which shall arise out of the earth.’ … Daniel isn’t talking specifically about kings, as in a single person, he is talking about nations, because the four beasts he was referring to were Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece and Rome … Daniel 7:23 …’Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth.’ … So these two beasts in Revelation 13 also represent kingdoms. Now does America fulfill the description of one of these beasts? We shall find out.
The first beast John sees rises out of the sea … Revelation 13:1-2 …’And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea.’… Now in Revelation 17:15 it says that water represents peoples, nations and tongues. So this kingdom rises out of a greatly populated area with many different nations and languages, like Europe. So this first beast couldn’t be America, because America didn’t rise up in that way. So who is this first beast out of the sea? This beast is the same kingdom as the little horn of Daniel 7 and if you study the little horn of Daniel 7, and Revelation’s sea beast you will see the truth that they are both a church state union, which we know as the Papacy (Roman Catholic Church).
Beast out of the Earth
Let’s quickly look at the last description of the first beast out of the sea … Revelation 13:10 …’He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.’ … Because this sea beast (Papal Church of Rome) was a persecuting power that killed God’s people, it too would receive a “deadly wound”, as the verse above says … “He that killeth with a sword must BE KILLED with the sword.” And this was fulfilled in 1798 when General Berthier of France marched his army into Rome, took the pope captive and locked him in prison, where he died. History shows that after this, the Papacy was thought to be dead and buried.
“Half of Europe thought… that with the Pope the Papacy was dead”. (Joseph Rickaby, The Modern Papacy, Lectures on the History of Religion, Lecture 24, London Catholic Truth Society, 1910)
So after this event, John sees another beast rising up out of the earth … 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.’ … So this kingdom would rise up around the time that the Papacy received it’s deadly wound, around 1798.
Important Note: All other beasts (kingdoms) rose up from the ‘sea’ (Daniel 7:3), meaning they rose to power from well populated areas, amongst many different nations. Daniel 7:2 also confirms that the other world powers rose through strife and conflict. Now compare this with the earth beast of Revelation 13 …
The second beast (earth beast) of Revelation 13 is a kingdom that rises out of the earth, which is an obvious opposite to the sea and denotes that it rose up peacefully, in a place of wilderness and not through war and strife. There is only one end time power that fits this description, and that is the United States of America.
“…the mystery of her coming forth from vacancy … Like a silent seed we grew into an empire”. (G A Townsend, The New World Compared With the Old, page 462)
America wasn’t populated until the 1700’s when people fleeing the persecuting power of the Roman Catholic Church headed for this new land, so they could practice religious freedom away from the Papacy. And America became a recognized world power by 1798, when the Papacy had received it’s ‘deadly wound’. So the timing also fits with America.
Revelation 13:11 …’and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.’
This nation rises with “lamb like” features. Jesus Christ as we know is the true Lamb, so this new kingdom would APPEAR to be “Christ-like”and be based upon Christian principles. Now if you take a look at Revelation 12, you will find a woman, a symbol of God’s true church, being persecuted by the dragon, a symbol of Satan and the nation of Rome. This persecution comes from the Roman Catholic Church during the 1260 years that it reigned between 538 – 1798. It says in verse 16 that the earth helped the woman escape from the persecution and false teachings of the Papal Church. This is another reference to the new nation of America where Christians fled to find religious freedom away from the Roman Catholic Church.
Please understand this important point: There is only ONE nation on earth that APPEARS “lamb like” (‘Christian’) but “speaks as a dragon”, and has the power and influence to cause the rest of the world to take the mark of the ‘sea beast’. And that is AMERICA! No other kingdom fits.
“We’re the largest, most powerful country on Earth … America is going to be the indispensable nation for the remainder of this century … we occasionally have to twist the arms of countries that wouldn’t do what we need them to do … we don’t have a peer in terms of a state that’s going to attack us and bait us. The closest we have, obviously, is Russia, with its nuclear arsenal, but generally speaking they can’t project the way we can around the world. China can’t, either. We spend more on our military than the next 10 countries combined.” (Quote by President Obama, source and here)
America has command centers, with specific commanders overseeing ready forces, covering all regions of the globe – US Northern Command; United States Southern Command; United States Africa Command; United States European Command; United States Central Command; US Pacific Command.
Click on the map above to see these US command regions
What about the two horns? Written into the laws of the land, America declared that church and state should never unite, and that every man would be permitted to worship God according to the dictates of his conscience. This fits the two “lamb like” horns. Now horns in prophecy normally represent kings/kingdoms. Could this be the case here? Well, Did America setup two “kingdoms” or two ruling authorities from the start? Yes. Two political parties were started known as the Federalists and the Democratic-Republicans, which then became the Democrats (liberals) and the Republicans (conservatives). And everything done in America is governed by these two parties. The two horns could also represent “The Constitution” and the “Bill of Rights”, which stand for Civil liberty and Religious liberty. This nation of America was based upon ‘Republicanism’ (a government without a king) and ‘Protestantism’ (a church without a pope). So either way, this country has been led by two “authorities”, which match the two horns on the beast.
Earth Beast Speaks Like a Dragon
Unfortunately, this nation which starts off as a ‘Christian’ nation, ends up speaking like a dragon… Revelation 13:11-12 …’and he spake as a dragon. 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.’
“we occasionally have to twist the arms of countries that wouldn’t do what we need them to do.” (Obama, President of America)
As we learned earlier, the dragon represents Satan, who used Papal Rome to enforce ‘religious’ laws and persecute and kill God’s true people who would not adhere to them. So Satan will use America like he used the Roman Catholic Church during the dark ages to enforce “religious” laws upon the world. America will start to “speak” the way the Roman Catholic Church spoke in the dark ages, and you will notice in the verses above that the earth beast “causes the world to worship the first (sea) beast”. So America will cause the world to obey the Roman Catholic Church in some way.
We can clearly see today that the American government, currently led by President Obama, has started doing away with the rights and freedoms of the people in preparation for the mark of the beast which is to come soon. And which nation is at the forefront of attacking and taking control of certain countries like Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria and others who refuse to go along with their political policies? America.
An interesting fact is that this beast is also referred to as the “false prophet” in Revelation 19:20 and 20:10. Now to be a false prophet you would have to proclaim that you serve God, but in reality what you do and teach shows you to be false. Does America proclaim to be a Christian nation under God? Yes! The so called ‘Protestants’ who once fled to the shores of America to escape the false teachings and persecutions of the Romish Church, have now turned their back on God’s truth and are running back to their ‘mother’ – BABYLON!
So called ‘Protestant’ America will one day make an image to the Roman Catholic Beast and will then truly be known as the ‘FALSE PROPHET’ spoken of in Revelation 16
Even on the banknotes in America, they have printed “IN GOD WE TRUST”. But this is alongside other devilish symbols like the pyramid and the ‘all seeing eye’. And the Presidents proclaim to serve God, but the actions of the American leaders SHOW what they proclaim to be false.
Revelation 13:14-15 …’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.’
This image to the beast is not a physical image like a statue. The sea beast is the Papacy, which is a uniting of church and state. So the image to the beast will also be a uniting of church and state in America. And with the US constitution currently being ripped apart, this will be acheived one day soon.
So America will tell the world to make an image of the Roman Catholic Church, which we can see is already happening with the interfaith, ecumenical movement, the world council of churches, the one world church, the Christian Coalition of America and so on. The protestant churches under the direction of the Roman Catholic Church are uniting together, ALONG WITH THE GOVERNMENT for “one common cause”. Which may sound well and good, but when God is saying COME OUT OF HER MY PEOPLE then this unity movement is going against God’s Word and DIRECT COMMAND.
“When the leading churches of the United States, uniting upon such points of doctrine as are held by them in common, shall influence the state to enforce their decrees and to sustain their institutions, then Protestant America will have formed an image of the Roman hierarchy, and the infliction of civil penalties upon dissenters will inevitably result …. “
” …. The image to the beast represents that form of apostate Protestantism which will be developed when the Protestant churches shall seek the aid of the civil power for the enforcement of their dogmas”. (The Great Controversy, p.443-445)
The “speaking” of the image is the action of legislative and judicial authorities, and the image of the beast will be fully setup when church and state unite to enforce certain religious laws upon the people. And then the Mark of the Beast will be a reality. Now many people are waiting for a physical mark to come along, like an ID card or microchip. This is a deception from Satan and so many people are going to be taken in and deceived by the REAL mark. So what do you have to do to get the REAL mark of the beast?
Well, the end time saints are those who DON’T take the mark, and what are they doing? … Revelation 14:12 …’Here is the patience of the saints, here are they that KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD AND THE FAITH OF JESUS.’ … Here is the truth, if the saints (the one’s not taking the mark) are keeping the commandments of God, then those who do take the mark are NOT keeping God’s commandments. The REAL mark will be a religious/civil law of the land that goes against at least ONE of God’s ten commandments. Now which commandment has the majority of the Christian world already been deceived on? The Sabbath Day!
We will see great “revivals” happening amongst the Protestant churches soon which will make people think that these movements are blessed by God, but in reality they are led by satan himself … Revelation 13:13-14 …’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.’ … What is a symbol of the Holy Spirit in the Bible? FIRE!
These “revivals” will look appealing, because sick people will be healed and different wonders will happen, but what kind of revival is God looking for within the churches? A revival of HOLINESS. God is looking for a people who will turn from their sins, and practice self denial. A people who will keep His holy law (the ten commandments) and who will walk with Jesus everyday and be DOERS of His Word.
Revelation 13:16 …’And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads.’
Revelation 14:9-10 …’And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, if any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, the same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb.’
Please don’t get caught up in these false revivals that are happening and will soon happen more and more. Test everything you see and hear by the Word of God. Are they living holy lives? Are they truly following Christ Jesus? Are they keeping the commandments of God? Are they following the Word of God? If not, then know that this isn’t a true revival. Even if many people are getting physically healed, do not be deceived.
There is no doubt about America in Bible prophecy. When church and state fully unite to complete the image of the beast, America will cause the earth to worship and obey this church state union and keep it’s laws. But remember, we keep the Law of God before and above any law of the land. The civil authorities cannot force us to keep it’s laws if it goes against the law of our Creator God. A time of trouble is coming soon for those of us who stand firm on God’s law and His Word. But we have a Friend in Christ Jesus who is MIGHTY TO SAVE!
Stand firm upon the truth!
Quotes Regarding Church State in America
“If the liberties of the American people are ever destroyed, they will fall by the hands of the CATHOLIC CLERGY.” (Lafayette)
In the book Confusion Twice Confounded, Monsignor Joseph H. Brady states that the U.S. Supreme Court is wrong in decisions regarding seperation of Church and State. He says: “A sound view of the Constitution in its relation to religion probably awaits a change in personnel in our highest tribunal.” (The Register, Jan. 23, 1955)
During the Reagan administration, President Ronald Reagan, after much pressure, appointed an ambassador to VATICAN CITY! When W. Kenneth Dan was asked why we need an ambassador in Vatican City, He replied; “It would allow the USA to influence the political decisions of the ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH!”
HOLY OFFICE STILL EXISTS
Pope John Paul II Revives Inquisition. “The thought of a revived Holy Office of the Inquisition would pacify some and offend others. Nevertheless, the “Holy Office” still exists. Only it’s name has been changed. Pope John Paul II has been instrumental in its revival. One may argue that this Ratzinger run agency is merely an attempt by the Catholic Church to root out communism or backslidden priests and their practices. However, with John Paul II’s objective to implement “God’s mandate” by creating a global church-state which will administer from traditional Roman Catholic theology, is enough cause for alarm. Malachi Martin has already stated in his book, “The Keys of this Blood,” that the pope will not tolerate any belief systems that oppose his, not on a civil or church level. In John Paul II the world will behold a tyrant who will coldly execute direct orders against those whom he deems are heretics or immoral. Moreover, like his papal predecessors, John Paul II will carry out his “Godly mandate” in the name of Christ, or perhaps Mary. May God help us all.” (By Kathleen R. Hayes Feb 1991, NRI Trumpet Page 3)
“But Constitutions can be changed, and non-Catholic sects may decline to such a point that the political proscription [ban] of them may become feasible and expedient. What protection would they have against a Catholic state?” (The State and the Church, pp.38,39, by Miller and Ryan, imprimatur of Cardinal Hayes)
“The Catholic Church in this nation must live on to accomplish her work, even though our Republican form of government disappears.” (The Catholic World, April, 1935, p.12)
REMEMBER! It is the earth beast (America) that calls the people of the world to form an “image to the beast”, ie, an image of the Papal Church/State entity that is the Roman Catholic Church. It’s coming!
“The greatest and most favored nation upon the earth is the United States. A gracious Providence has shielded this country, and poured upon her the choicest of Heaven’s blessings. Here the persecuted and oppressed have found refuge. Here the Christian faith in its purity has been taught. This people have been the recipients of great light and unrivaled mercies. But these gifts have been repaid by ingratitude and forgetfulness of God. The Infinite One keeps a reckoning with the nations, and their guilt is proportioned to the light rejected. A fearful record now stands in the register of Heaven against our land; but the crime which shall fill up the measure of her iniquity is that of making void the law of God.” (E.G.White, Spirit of Prophecy, Vol.4, p.398)