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America in the Book of Revelation
Have you noticed a gradual decline in American liberties over the years?
I was talking to someone about the lamb-like beast of Revelation 13. She told me that she thought it represented Freemasonry; but I respectfully disagreed and stated that I am convinced it represents the United States of America. She asked, “Why?” I responded, “First of all, a beast in prophecy represents a nation: “… The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, …” - Daniel 7:23.
She inquired, “How do you know it represents the United States?” I said, “Because of its lamb-like features. For example, the lamb is also used to symbolize Jesus (John 4:29); and one of the characteristics of Jesus is 'liberty' (Luke 4:18). Therefore, one of the characteristics of this nation is liberty; and The United States is called 'the land of liberty.'"
She responded, “But America isn’t the only land that stands for liberty. So how do you know this beast specifically represents it?” I answered, “Because of the description of its ascent. It comes ‘up out of the earth’ (Revelation 13:11). Do you know the significance of the earth in prophecy?” I questioned. “No.” she answered.
I continued: "The earth is the opposite of water. Revelation 17:15 explains that water symbolizes a multitude of people. Therefore, the lamb-like beast ascending out of the earth means it rises to power in a relatively unpopulated area; and that was the case when America came into existence, compared to the already densely populated Old world.”
So what does the Bible say the future of the great nation of America is?
The Final Events of Bible Prophecy
Revelation 13:11 says that America will speak “as a dragon.” How a nation speaks is by its laws. The dragon symbolizes Satan (Revelation 12:9). Satan is characterized by cruelty and oppression all throughout the Bible. Therefore, America will it change its laws to reflect the cruel and oppressive character of Satan.
America will pass laws to enforce worship in a way that will cause people to receive the mark of the beast (Revelation 13:12, 16, 17). This means an amendment to the constitution will have to be made to abolish the separation of church and state, as is guaranteed by the First Amendment. Accompanied by false miracles, this deception will spread to the entire world (verse 14).
"And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spoke as a dragon. And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him; and he causeth the earth and them that dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men.
"And he deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by 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 lived ...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, that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark of the name of the beast or the number of his name." - Revelation 13:11-17
The Mark of the Beast
This deception is fast approaching. Forces like the Lord’s Day Alliance and the papacy have been hard at work to institute the mark of the beast for over a hundred years. Therefore, it is important that we have Jesus as our Lord and Savior; because He is the only one that can deliver us from the mark of the beast. If you haven’t already, won’t you pray for Jesus to come into your life so that you may survive the difficult times ahead and your future may be eternally secure?
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