BEHOLD THE BEAST
The False Prophet
"When will the new moon be over,
so that we may sell grain
and open the wheat market,
to make the bushel smaller and the shekel bigger,
and to cheat with dishonest scales,
so as to buy the helpless for money
and the needy for a pair of sandals."
AMOS 8:4-6 EXCERPTS
FOLLOWING the Leopard-Bear-Lion beast is another great beast:
the beast with "Two Horns like a Lamb". Since the 42 months of
LBL's dominion take us from 688 to 1967, this later beast might
give us information on events that take place AFTER 1967.
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
Look at how this new beast is described: It is "like a lamb". The
Greek word used here for lamb is arnion,1 accurately defined as "a
little lambkin". Arnion appears 26 times in Revelation, and in
every time except this one, arnion referred to the "lamb of God,
which taketh away the sins of the world" (Joh 1:29). So why did
the Lord use a lamb to describe this new beast? Because of its
nature. This beast will appear to be Christ-like, it will appear to be
Christian, but Two-Horns really speaks like the dragon. In other
words, this beast would sound just like a Christian empire, but it
too would be militant and strongly influenced by Satan.
1 •D<\@<, Strong's No. G721. arnion, ar-nee.-on; diminutive from G704; a lambkin:
Now, this beast has two horns. In other words, this empire
would have two major kings or kingdoms. These kingdoms might
exist at the same time, or from examples like Dan 8:3 and 8:8,
they could appear one after the other. So how can we know who
these kingdoms are? Well, the Bible doesn't directly state who, but
it does tell us when they will rule:
Revelation 13:12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast
before him [i.e., in his sight or presence], and causeth the earth
and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose
deadly wound was healed.
The Old English of the KJV is a little confusing here, but "before
him" in Greek is enopion, or "in the sight of".1 The two-horned
beast will rule in the sight of, or in the presence of, the Leopard-
Bear-Lion beast. Now we already know that LBL was given
authority from 688 to 1967. So for this lamb-like beast to rule "in
the sight" of LBL, he would have to rule during the same time. His
two horns would also have to come up between 688 and 1967!
That's the key to the identity the Two-Horned Beast, so I'm going
to say it again:
For the beast with Two Horns like a Lamb to be in the presence
of the Leopard-Bear-Lion, he would have to exist while LBL
was in power; in other words, his two horns would have to
come up between 688 and 1967!
"In his presence" also means something else. Two Horns and
LBL will coexist. Two Horns will not destroy LBL, but will be given
authority while LBL remains in the Holy Land. So let's look at the
history of the Holy Land, and see if any so-called Christian nations
ruled there sometime between 688 and 1967.
The Moslems conquered Jerusalem in 639AD. Forty-nine years
later, Abd el Malik Ibn Marwan began construction of the Dome
1 ¦<æB4@<, Strong's No. G1799. enopion, en-o.-pee-on; neut. of a comp. of G1722
and a der. of G3700; in the face of (lit. or fig.):--before, in the presence (sight) of,
of the Rock on the temple mount. Construction was completed in
705, and Islam ruled victorious in Jerusalem for the next 200 odd
years. Satan must have thought it was all over for the Holy Land,
the Jews and the Church. The Moslems rejoiced over defeating
God's Two Witnesses, a fact that was predicted in the prophecy
Revelation 11:10 (NASB) And those who dwell on the earth will
rejoice over them and make merry; and they will send gifts to
one another, because these two prophets [the Two Witnesses]
tormented those who dwell on the earth.
Then in the 10th Century, Pope Urban II called for the
Crusades to begin. Christian knights from Europe and England
captured Jerusalem and ruled in the Holy Land for the next 200
years. But by the end of the 12th Century, the Crusaders were
driven out, and Islam again ruled the country. Moslems continued
to rule the Holy Land through several regimes, the final one being
the Ottoman Empire.
Though we don't read about it in western histories, the
Crusaders raped, murdered, and pillaged the Jews and Arabs who
were living in the Holy Land. They claimed to be Christians but
they indeed "spoke like the dragon!" They didn't destroy the
Dome of the Rock, nor drive the Moslems out of the land so the
Crusaders were "in his sight". They were the first horn, and they
were in the presence of the Leopard-Bear-Lion!
Seven Centuries later, during World War I, a later group of
"Christian knights" again fought against the Islamic world and
entered the Holy Land. Lawrence of Arabia and General Allenby
(with the blessing of the League of Nations) conquered what was
later to be known as the British Mandate. The western nations,
appearing "like a lamb," ruled in Jerusalem, and from 1917 to
1 A full explanation of the 3 ½ days or Rev 11:9, is contained in a chapter entitled
Hour, Day, Month, and Year.
1948, Great Britain controlled the Holy Land. They did not destroy
the Dome of the Rock, nor drive the Moslems out. They were
another horn "in the sight" of the Leopard-Bear-Lion. Thus, the
British Mandate was the second horn of the Two-Horned Beast.
In 1948, the new nation of Israel was established and that
ended Gentile domination of the Holy Land, forever. But twice
during the 42 months, "Christian nations" did rule in the presence
of the Leopard-Bear-Lion, so the western, so-called "Christian"
nations are the beast with Two Horns like a Lamb.
THE HEALED BEAST
That takes us to 1948, but that is not the end of the Two-
Horned Beast (2H) nor of the Leopard-Bear-Lion:
Revelation 13:12-14 And he [2H] exerciseth all the power of the
first beast [LBL] before him, and causeth the earth and them
which dwell therein to worship the first beast [LBL], whose
deadly wound was healed. And he [2H] 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 [LBL] beast.
After World War II, the Beast with Two Horns experienced an
accelerated growth in its economies and industry. With western
oil fields insufficient for its needs, Two Horns turned to the Middle
East. Over the next five decades, a major portion of western hard
currency flowed into the coffers of the Leopard-Bear-Lion. Those
Middle Eastern nations then used those funds to rebuild Islam and
to buy modern weaponry from the West. The Beast with Two
Horns "healed" the beast who had a wound of the sword, and
Leopard-Bear-Lion came back to life! So for the first time since the
Battle of Vienna, radical Islamic states can again threaten the
peace of Israel and the Western world.
Indeed, the Beast with Two-Horns "performs great signs"
which deceive men and turn their eyes from God. The western
nations are the most scientifically advanced on earth. If you had
been standing on the streets of Baghdad in 1991 or in Kabul this
year, the phrase, "and he even makes fire come down out of
Heaven to the earth in the presence of men," wouldn't have been
a mystery to you. American guided missiles and smart-bombs are
indeed a "fire from Heaven" that is visible to all.
We have dived to the bottom of the bottomless sea, harnessed
the atom, sent probes beyond our solar system, and placed men
on the Moon. These are great signs which deceive us into thinking
man is God (2Th 2:4).
IMAGE OF THE BEAST
There has probably been as much written about the image and
mark of the beast as about any other passage in the Bible (Rev
13:14-18). It has always been assumed that this 'image of the
beast' was something physical, like a statue that was carved, cast,
or sculpted out if stone, wood, or metal. But that is not all the
dictionary says an image can be.1
An image is a likeness of any kind. A photograph is an "image"
of the original scene, a book is an "image" of the thoughts of the
writer and a child can be the "image" of his father. If we use that
broader definition for "image," then the new Moslem Jihad that
faces the West and Israel is an image of the first Jihad. For indeed,
this new Islamic threat is just as menacing as the one that came
Revelation 13:14 And he [the Two-Horned Beast] 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 [LBL]; saying to
them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an
image to the [LBL] beast [a likeness of, or a new Islamic
power], which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
1 Image: A duplicate, counterpart, or other representative reproduction of an
object. One that closely or exactly resembles another, a double. A mental picture
of something that is not real or present.
An image is a likeness, and now a likeness of the first Moslem
Jihad is springing up all over the world. The fastest growing
religion in Europe is Islam, and as of this writing, the largest
mosque in the Western world is in Rome. The largest place of
worship in Toronto, Canada, is a mosque, and there are more
people attending mosques in England than there are going into
the Church of England. In Holland, state-owned Christian
churches are now being turned over to Moslems, and 14% of the
immigrants into the United States are Islamic.
There are over 1.4 billion or so people in that false religion
today. Best estimates are that 10-15 percent of all Moslems are
militant fundamental extremists. In other words, 100 to 150
million human beings are in the world's most dangerous splinter
group. Since there are an estimated three to five million Moslems
here in the United States, if that 10-15% statistic holds true for us,
we could reasonably conclude that between 300,000 and 750,000
Moslems in America also support the terrorists.
It is considered an outrageous sin for a Moslem to betray a
fellow Moslem to an infidel, regardless of the crime. As a result,
extremists can comfortably hide in any Moslem population. They
do so right here in this country.
Daniel 8:25 ... he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and
he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall
We are being taken for fools. Did you know that the major
portion of Hamas. funding comes from this country? That money
isn't being given to the Palestinian terrorists by the tooth fairy.
While claiming to be our friends, these same Moslems, are
killing many thousands of Christians in Nigeria, over 1,000,000
Christians in the Sudan - many by crucifixion - thousands more
in Indonesia, the Philippines, and anywhere else in the world
where there are large Islamic populations. Have we already
forgotten our own embassies in Teheran and Africa, the Achille
Lauro, Pan Am 107, the Marine barracks in Beirut, Somalia,1 the
first World Trade Center attack and the USS Cole?
So what are the differences between the United States and
Nigeria, the Sudan, and Indonesia? Many, but there is one central
difference - there are a lot more Moslems in those troubled
countries. And what do we hear, even from the President of the
United States? That Islam is love and peace. Maybe now we can
hear three verses from within the Bowls of Wrath:
Revelation 16:12-14 And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon
the great river Euphrates [which flows between Iraq and
Iran]; and the water thereof was dried up [as the waters that
separated them were figuratively dried up, they figuratively
became one land, and through Islam they have spiritually
become one people], that the way of the kings of the east
[LBL] might be prepared [Afghanistan is also East of LBL].
And I saw three unclean spirits [Leopard-Bear-Lion is a threepart
empire] like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon,
and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of
the false prophet [Muhammad]. For they are the spirits of
devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of
the earth and of the whole world [for the first time in history,
Islam is now spreading into the Western world], to gather
them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty.
Note the location of this prophecy: the River Euphrates, a river
that runs between Iran and Iraq and into Syria. That's the lair of
the Leopard-Bear-Lion once again. Notice how many evil spirits
like frogs there are: THREE and LBL beast is a composite three-part
beast. It is the release of these three demons into the world that
will trigger Armageddon. Just watch how Islam is spreading. The
Two-Horned Beast helps the Leopard-Bear-Lion to gain strength
to its own harm:
1 There is now credible evidence that Osama bin Laden funded and sent al Queda
fighters into Somalia to fight the US Special Forces there, 18 of whom were killed
with 75 wounded. Al Queda forces fired from behind the local women and children
making it extremely difficult for US troops to defend themselves without causing
great collateral damage.
Revelation 13:15-16 And he [2H] had power to give life unto the
image of the [LBL] beast, that the image [or likeness] of the
[first LBL] beast should both speak, and cause that as many
as would not worship the image of the beast should be
But all of that is far away, and Islam could never be a danger
here, right? Yeah right! Most thought so until the World Trade
Center fell. But by then, Islam was already a major force among
the Black youth in America and many prison populations are
controlled by Black Muslims. Of the immigrants now entering this
country, 14% are Islamic and Moslems are spending over
$1,000,000 a week here to subvert our people. Even as we write,
Islamic fundamentalists hold secret meetings in such unlikely
places as Tampa, Los Angeles, Oklahoma City, and Kansas City to
plot terrorist acts against our nation.1
But despite the destruction of the World Trade Center,
western nations, including our own, still favor Arab interests
above those of our staunchest friend in the Middle East, Israel.
Ignoring the fact that Yasser Arafat and his henchman, Abu Abas,
invented airplane hijacking, the Palestinians still have access to
the highest echelons of our government. We listen, in a vain
attempt to further a peace process that will never work. Arafat is
the most murderous terrorist who ever lived, yet we demand that
Israel make peace with him. You cannot make peace with those
intent on your obliteration, and though it hasn't happened yet, the
Bible indicates that our listening to the Leopard-Bear-Lion could
lead to the destruction of the Church in the Western world:
Rev 11:7 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the
beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war
against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.
1 M. Ali, Christianity's Greatest Challenge (Kaduna, Nigeria, Soul Winning Team
Ministries) pp. 2-5
That death may be physical, but surely it is spiritual, as the Church
stumbles about in a self-induced doctrinal trance. At no time since
the Reformation has the Church known less about Jesus or the
Bible than it does right now. Blinded by tradition, lethargy, and
the cares of this world, we keep right on playing. In Matthew
24:25 the Lord promised He would tell us all this in advance, and
He has. But Jesus will still be returning as a thief, for few there are
who await His appearing.
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