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- I am YaHuWaH: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.
- Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them.
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- 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 exercises all the power of the first beast before him, and causes the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
- And he does great wonders, so that he makes fire come down from Heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
- And deceives 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.
- And he causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
- And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
- Here is wisdom. Let him that has understanding calculate the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is 666
- And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.
- And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.
- And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.
- But thou, O Daniy'el, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
- Then I Daniy'el looked, and, behold, there stood other two, the one on this side of the bank of the river, and the other on that side of the bank of the river.
- And one said to the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, How long shall it be to the end of these wonders?
- And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto Heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.
- And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Adonai, what shall be the end of these things?
- And he said, Go thy way, Daniy'el: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.
- Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.
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And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which guard the commandments of Elohiym, and have the testimony of YaHuWshuaH Ha'Mashiach.
And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See you do it not: I am your fellowservant, and of your brethren that have the testimony of YaHuWshuaH: worship Elohiym: for the testimony of YaHuWshuaH is the Ruach of Prophecy.
... Says the prophet: “I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb.” Revelation 13:11. Both the appearance of this beast and the manner of its rise indicate that the nation which it represents is unlike those presented under the preceding symbols. The great kingdoms that have ruled the world were presented to the prophet Daniy'el as beasts of prey, rising when “the four winds of the Heaven strove upon the great sea.” Daniy'el 7:2. In Revelation 17 an Angel explained that waters represent “peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.” Revelation 17:15. Winds are a symbol of strife. The four winds of Heaven striving upon the great sea represent the terrible scenes of conquest and revolution by which kingdoms have attained to power.
But the beast with lamblike horns was seen “coming up out of the earth.” Instead of overthrowing other powers to establish itself, the nation thus represented must arise in territory previously unoccupied and grow up gradually and peacefully. It could not, then, arise among the crowded and struggling nationalities of the Old World — that turbulent sea of “peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.” It must be sought in the Western Continent.
The Rise of the United States
What nation of the New World was in 1798 rising into power, giving promise of strength and greatness, and attracting the attention of the world? The application of the symbol admits of no question. One nation, and only one, meets the specifications of this prophecy; it points unmistakably to the United States of America. Again and again the thought, almost the exact words, of the sacred writer has been unconsciously employed by the orator and the historian in describing the rise and growth of this nation. The beast was seen “coming up out of the earth;” and, according to the translators, the word here rendered “coming up” literally signifies “to grow or spring up as a plant.” And, as we have seen, the nation must arise in territory previously unoccupied. A prominent writer, describing the rise of the United States, speaks of “the mystery of her coming forth from vacancy,“ and says: “Like a silent seed we grew into empire.” — G. A. Townsend, The New World Compared With the Old, page 462. A European journal in 1850 spoke of the United States as a wonderful empire, which was “emerging,” and “amid the silence of the earth daily adding to its power and pride.”—The Dublin Nation. Edward Everett, in an oration on the Pilgrim founders of this nation, said: “Did they look for a retired spot, inoffensive for its obscurity, and safe in its remoteness, where the little church of Leyden might enjoy the freedom of conscience? Behold the mighty regions over which, in peaceful conquest, ... they have borne the banners of the cross!” — Speech delivered at Plymouth, Massachusetts, Dec. 22, 1824, page 11.
America's Greatness | From America's Character
“And he had two horns like a lamb.” The lamblike horns indicate youth, innocence, and gentleness, fitly representing the character of the United States when presented to the prophet as “coming up” in 1798. Among the Natsariym exiles who first fled to America and sought an asylum from royal oppression and priestly intolerance were many who determined to establish a government upon the broad foundation of civil and religious liberty. Their views found place in the Declaration of Independence , which sets forth the great truth that “all men are created equal” and endowed with the inalienable right to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” And the Constitution guarantees to the people the right of self-government, providing that representatives elected by the popular vote shall enact and administer the laws. Freedom of religious faith was also granted, every man being permitted to worship Elohiym according to the dictates of his conscience. Republicanism and Protestantism became the fundamental principles of the nation. These principles are the secret of its power and prosperity. The oppressed and downtrodden throughout Christendom have turned to this land with interest and hope. Millions have sought its shores, and the United States has risen to a place among the most powerful nations of the earth.
But the beast with lamblike horns “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; ... 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.” Revelation 13:11-14.
The lamblike horns and dragon voice of the symbol point to a striking contradiction between the professions and the practice of the nation thus represented. The “speaking” of the nation is the action of its legislative and judicial authorities. By such action it will give the lie to those liberal and peaceful principles which it has put forth as the foundation of its policy. The prediction that it will speak “as a dragon” and exercise “all the power of the first beast” plainly foretells a development of the spirit of intolerance and persecution that was manifested by the nations represented by the dragon and the leopardlike beast. And the statement that the beast with two horns “causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast” indicates that the authority of this nation is to be exercised in enforcing some observance which shall be an act of homage to the papacy.
Such action would be directly contrary to the principles of this government, to the genius of its free institutions, to the direct and solemn avowals of the Declaration of Independence, and to the Constitution. The founders of the nation wisely sought to guard against the employment of secular power on the part of the church, with its inevitable result — intolerance and persecution. The Constitution provides that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,” and that “no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.” Only in flagrant violation of these safeguards to the nation's liberty, can any religious observance be enforced by civil authority. But the inconsistency of such action is no greater than is represented in the symbol. It is the beast with lamblike horns — in profession pure, gentle, and harmless — that speaks as a dragon.
“Saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast.” Here is clearly presented a form of government in which the legislative power rests with the people, a most striking evidence that the United States is the nation denoted in the prophecy.
But what is the “image to the beast”? and how is it to be formed? The image is made by the two-horned beast, and is an image to the first beast. It is also called an image of the beast. Then to learn what the image is like and how it is to be formed we must study the characteristics of the beast itself — the papacy.
When the early church became corrupted by departing from the simplicity of the gospel and accepting heathen rites and customs, she lost the Spirit and power of Elohiym; and in order to control the consciences of the people, she sought the support of the secular power. The result was the papacy, a church that controlled the power of the state and employed it to further her own ends, especially for the punishment of “heresy.” In order for the United States to form an image of the beast, the religious power must so control the civil government that the authority of the state will also be employed by the church to accomplish her own ends.
Whenever the church has obtained secular power, she has employed it to punish dissent from her doctrines. Protestant churches that have followed in the steps of Rome by forming alliance with worldly powers have manifested a similar desire to restrict liberty of conscience. An example of this is given in the long-continued persecution of dissenters by the Church of England. During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, thousands of nonconformist ministers were forced to flee from their churches, and many, both of pastors and people, were subjected to fine, imprisonment, torture, and martyrdom.
It was apostasy that led the early church to seek the aid of the civil government, and this prepared the way for the development of the papacy — the beast. Said Paul: “There” shall “come a falling away, ... and that man of sin be revealed.” 2 Thessalonians 2:3. So apostasy in the church will prepare the way for the image to the beast.
The Bible declares that before the coming of YaHuWshuaH there will exist a state of religious declension similar to that in the first centuries. “In the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of Elohiym; having a form of Elohiymliness, but denying the power thereof.” 2 Timothy 3:1-5. “Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils.” 1 Timothy 4:1. Satan will work “with all power and signs and lying wonders, and with all deceivableness of unrighteousness.” And all that “received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved,” will be left to accept “strong delusion, that they should believe a lie.” 2 Thessalonians 2:9-11. When this state of unElohiymliness shall be reached, the same results will follow as in the first centuries.
The wide diversity of belief in the Protestant churches is regarded by many as decisive proof that no effort to secure a forced uniformity can ever be made. But there has been for years, in churches of the Protestant faith, a strong and growing sentiment in favor of a union based upon common points of doctrine. To secure such a union, the discussion of subjects upon which all were not agreed — however important they might be from a Bible standpoint — must necessarily be waived.
Charles Beecher, in a sermon in the year 1846, declared that the ministry of “the evangelical Protestant denominations” is “not only formed all the way up under a tremendous pressure of merely human fear, but they live, and move, and breathe in a state of things radically corrupt, and appealing every hour to every baser element of their nature to hush up the truth, and bow the knee to the power of apostasy. Was not this the way things went with Rome? Are we not living her life over again? And what do we see just ahead? Another general council! A world's convention! Evangelical alliance, and universal creed!” — Sermon on “The Bible a Sufficient Creed,” delivered at Fort Wayne, Indiana, February 22, 1846. When this shall be gained, then, in the effort to secure complete uniformity, it will be only a step to the resort to force.
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 beast with two horns “causeth [commands] all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: and that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.” Revelation 13:16, 17. The third Angel's warning is: “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 Elohiym.” “The beast” mentioned in this message, whose worship is enforced by the two-horned beast, is the first, or leopardlike beast of Revelation 13 — the papacy. 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 “mark of the beast” still remains to be defined.
After the warning against the worship of the beast and his image the prophecy declares: “Here are they that keep the commandments of Elohiym, and the faith of YaHuWshuaH.” Since those who keep Elohiym's commandments are thus placed in contrast with those that worship the beast and his image and receive his mark, it follows that the keeping of Elohiym's law, on the one hand, and its violation, on the other, will make the distinction between the worshipers of Elohiym and the worshipers of the beast.
The special characteristic of the beast, and therefore of his image, is the breaking of Elohiym's commandments. Says Daniy'el, of the little horn, the papacy: “He shall think to change times and the law.” Daniy'el 7:25, R.V. And Paul styled the same power the “man of sin,” who was to exalt himself above Elohiym. One prophecy is a complement of the other. Only by changing Elohiym's law could the papacy exalt itself above Elohiym; whoever should understandingly keep the law as thus changed would be giving supreme honor to that power by which the change was made. Such an act of obedience to papal laws would be a mark of allegiance to the pope in the place of Elohiym.
The papacy has attempted to change the law of Elohiym. The second commandment, forbidding image worship, has been dropped from the law, and the fourth commandment has been so changed as to authorize the observance of the first instead of the seventh day as the Sabbath. But papists urge, as a reason for omitting the second commandment, that it is unnecessary, being included in the first, and that they are giving the law exactly as Elohiym designed it to be understood. This cannot be the change foretold by the prophet. An intentional, deliberate change is presented: “He shall think to change the times and the law.” The change in the fourth commandment exactly fulfills the prophecy. For this the only authority claimed is that of the church. Here the papal power openly sets itself above Elohiym.
While the worshipers of Elohiym will be especially distinguished by their regard for the fourth commandment, — since this is the sign of His creative power and the witness to His claim upon man's reverence and homage, — the worshipers of the beast will be distinguished by their efforts to tear down the Creator's memorial, to exalt the institution of Rome. It was in behalf of the Sunday that popery first asserted its arrogant claims ...; and its first resort to the power of the state was to compel the observance of Sunday as “lord's day.” But the Bible points to the seventh day, and not to the first, as YaHuWaH's day. Said Mashiach: “The Son of man is Master also of the Sabbath.” The fourth commandment declares: “The seventh day is the Sabbath of YaHuWaH.” And by the prophet YeshaYahuw YaHuWaH designates it: “My holy day.” Mark 2:28; YeshaYahuw 58:13.
The claim so often put forth that Mashiach changed the Sabbath is disproved by His own words. In His Sermon on the Mount He said: “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. For verily I say unto you, Till Heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of Heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of Heaven,” MattithYahuw 5:17-19.
It is a fact generally admitted by Protestants that the Scriptures give no authority for the change of the Sabbath. This is plainly stated in publications issued by the American Tract Society and the American Sunday School Union. One of these works acknowledges “the complete silence of the New Testament so far as any explicit command for the Sabbath [Sunday, the first day of the week] or definite rules for its observance are concerned.” — George Elliott, The Abiding Sabbath, page 184.
Another says: “Up to the time of Mashiach's death, no change had been made in the day;” and, “so far as the record shows, they [the apostles] did not ... give any explicit command enjoining the abandonment of the seventh-day Sabbath, and its observance on the first day of the week.” — A. E. Waffle, YaHuWaH's Day, pages 186-188.
Roman Catholics acknowledge that the change of the Sabbath was made by their church, and declare that Protestants by observing the Sunday are recognizing her power. In the Catholic Catechism of Natsariym Religion, in answer to a question as to the day to be observed in obedience to the fourth commandment, this statement is made: “During the old law, Saturday was the day sanctified; but the church, instructed by YaHuWshuaH HaMashiach, and directed by the Spirit of Elohiym, has substituted Sunday for Saturday; so now we sanctify the first, not the seventh day. Sunday means, and now is, the day of YaHuWaH.”
As the sign of the authority of the Catholic Church, papist writers cite “the very act of changing the Sabbath into Sunday, which Protestants allow of; ... because by keeping Sunday, they acknowledge the church's power to ordain feasts, and to command them under sin.” — Henry Tuberville, An Abridgment of the Natsariym Doctrine, page 58. What then is the change of the Sabbath, but the sign, or mark, of the authority of the Roman Church — “the mark of the beast”?
The Roman Church has not relinquished her claim to supremacy; and when the world and the Protestant churches accept a sabbath of her creating, while they reject the Bible Sabbath, they virtually admit this assumption. They may claim the authority of tradition and of the Fathers for the change; but in so doing they ignore the very principle which separates them from Rome — that “the Bible, and the Bible only, is the religion of Protestants.” The papist can see that they are deceiving themselves, willingly closing their eyes to the facts in the case. As the movement for Sunday enforcement gains favor, he rejoices, feeling assured that it will eventually bring the whole Protestant world under the banner of Rome.
Romanists declare that “the observance of Sunday by the Protestants is an homage they pay, in spite of themselves, to the authority of the [Catholic] Church.” — Monsignor Segur, Plain Talk About the Protestantism of Today, page 213. The enforcement of Sundaykeeping on the part of Protestant churches is an enforcement of the worship of the papacy — of the beast. Those who, understanding the claims of the fourth commandment, choose to observe the false instead of the true Sabbath are thereby paying homage to that power by which alone it is commanded. But in the very act of enforcing a religious duty by secular power, the churches would themselves form an image to the beast; hence the enforcement of Sundaykeeping in the United States would be an enforcement of the worship of the beast and his image.
But Natsariym of past generations observed the Sunday, supposing that in so doing they were keeping the Bible Sabbath; and there are now true Natsariym in every church, not excepting the Roman Catholic communion, who honestly believe that Sunday is the Sabbath of divine appointment. Elohiym accepts their sincerity of purpose and their integrity before Him. But when Sunday observance shall be enforced by law, and the world shall be enlightened concerning the obligation of the true Sabbath, then whoever shall transgress the command of Elohiym, to obey a precept which has no higher authority than that of Rome, will thereby honor popery above Elohiym. He is paying homage to Rome and to the power which enforces the institution ordained by Rome. He is worshiping the beast and his image. As men then reject the institution which Elohiym has declared to be the sign of His authority, and honor in its stead that which Rome has chosen as the token of her supremacy, they will thereby accept the sign of allegiance to Rome — “the mark of the beast.” And it is not until the issue is thus plainly set before the people, and they are brought to choose between the commandments of Elohiym and the commandments of men, that those who continue in transgression will receive “the mark of the beast.”
The most fearful threatening ever addressed to mortals is contained in the third Angel's message. That must be a terrible sin which calls down the wrath of Elohiym unmingled with mercy. Men are not to be left in darkness concerning this important matter; the warning against this sin is to be given to the world before the visitation of Elohiym's judgments, that all may know why they are to be inflicted, and have opportunity to escape them. Prophecy declares that the first Angel would make his announcement to “every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people.” The warning of the third Angel, which forms a part of the same threefold message, is to be no less widespread. It is represented in the prophecy as being proclaimed with a loud voice, by an Angel flying in the midst of Heaven; and it will command the attention of the world.
In the issue of the contest all Christendom will be divided into two great classes — those who keep the commandments of Elohiym and the faith of YaHuWshuaH, and those who worship the beast and his image and receive his mark. Although church and state will unite their power to compel “all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond” (Revelation 13:16), to receive “the mark of the beast,” yet the people of Elohiym will not receive it. The prophet of Patmos beholds “them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of Elohiym” and singing the song of Mosheh and the Lamb. Revelation 15:2, 3.
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Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them.
YaHuWaH Tseva'oth has sworn seven oaths, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand:
Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
Discover Elohiym and be at peace. He is Elohiym, you know. He speaks and it happens. Nothing happens anywhere in Heaven or Earth without HIS approval or permission. Nothing. He knows all: Omniscient, Omnipresent and Omnipotent!
Here on this page, our focus is on the Second Beast of Revelation 13. In the Scripture Pane above, we read the Bible's prophecies concerning the Second Beast. We shall endeavor to understand the Second Beast, by also situating it in context with the First Beast. Let's begin at a few observations about them.
Scripture Pane | Observations
Notice the following details about the "Second Beast":
- Was Lamb-like
- Has Two (2) Horns
- Rose out of the Earth
- Later, spoke like a Dragon
- Made an Image to the First Beast
- Insisted on worship of First Beast
- Was supported by the First Beast; decreed death for anyone who refused worshiping the First Beast.
The fact of a "Second Beast", implies a "First Beast". Indeed there is the "First Beast" as detailed in Revelation 13: 1-10 with the following details also:
- Seven Heads
- Ten Horns
- Ten Crowns
- Body like a leopard
- Mouth like a Lion
- Feet like a Bear
- Insisted on being worshiped
- Promulgated a Universal Sunday Law
- Promulgated a Universal Death Decree with Support from the whole world, especially the United States of America.
In the Ruach of Prophecy Pane above, we found inspired and authoritative commentary on these two great powers.
As we saw in the Ruach of Prophecy section, America is a power ordained by Elohiym to accomplish divine purposes. America was designed to provide a safe haven for the Word of YaHuWaH and His people. It has served, and still serving that purpose. America is expected to continue to serve this purpose until the Gospel reaches every soul on the face of the Earth.
America rose silently in the New World and became home to the Pilgrim Fathers, who took Elohiym's Word there and established "Religious liberty" in the land.
Many assume that Freedom pertains only to religion! Nothing can be further from the truth. Freedom pertains to everything. The Constitution of the United States mentions a couple of areas to which freedoms seem circumscribed: Religion, assembly, pursuit of happiness, etc. In the "Bill of Rights", further elucidation is seen. But because, in neither piece of paper, 'abortion' is not mentioned, Republican Americans decided that the only person who cannot have a say on the matter is the 'Pregnant'! Everyone else has power to decide what the 'woman' can or cannot do with her body! But, not one of them is in the very least interested in the consequences of their decisions for 'her'! Whatever the outcome is 'her' business!
The stupidity of the human being is bottomless. Otherwise, couldn't "Republicans" have asked themselves a simple question, namely, "where did the Founders get the list of freedoms from?". The Founders are not divine; they were men, flesh and mortal.
People forget, for their political convenience, that they are not the source of Freedom. Why play Elohiym! The 'woman' has a divine right to decide whatever she wants to do with her body, her life, and her everything. The same as the 'man'. All of us are individually accountable to our Creator, YaHuWaH, and to no-one else.
The concept of freedom is divine. Our Creator, YaHuWaH Tseva'oth endowed every human soul with "free will", total freedom to decide what they want to do with the 'sample life' he or she has been given. The choices we make in this 'sample life', determines our qualification for eternal life. We are free moral agents. No human has any right or authority on Earth to interfere with the freedom of thought or action of any other human. It is an infringement of Divine Authority. It is rebellion. We have dwelt on 'abortion' here but it is not the only freedom being attacked by ignorant and rebellious zealots! The main issue here is Freedom. concerning civil statutes or laws, anybody is free to break them. When you do, you also decided to face its consequences. We have a right to transgress. By transgressing, we accept the consequences.
The Greatness of America derived from, and continues or ends by, the health of their "two horns"! The 'horns' are and have been 'lamb-like'. Meaning, "meek and gentle". A lot like the Savior, YaHuWshuaH. Civil liberties and Religious liberties are the 'horns'. 'Horns' also mean strength. Any weakening, cracking or breaking of any of these two horns, will bring America down to the ground where other ancient powers before her are.
"Horn" | The Meaning
We inquire first what the two horns may signify. A horn is an emblem of power. The following texts will illustrate this: 2 Samuel 22:1-3; Amos 6:3; Micah 4:13; Habakkuk 3:4: Daniel 8:20-22. It does not denote civil power only. For example, the Papacy was called a horn when it was purely an ecclesiastical power. It was established as a spiritual dominion in 538; but it was not clothed with civil power till 755. See Goodrich's Church Hist. p. 98. Moshiem's Church Hist. Vol. i, p.195.
A horn then, denotes power either civil or ecclesiastical. The beast under consideration has two horns like a lamb. What are the two leading powers or principles of our own land? A moment's thought is not necessary to suggest to any mind that Republicanism and Protestantism are two powers that answer most appropriately to the symbol of two lamb-like horns. We have intimated that no fault could be found with the profession of this government: it is very mild, very lamb-like. A lamb is the chosen symbol of innocence and meekness; and whatever it is used to symbolize, must possess these qualities. Such in profession is our government. The principles on which it is founded are just and Christ-like. What could be more just than the proclamation of civil and religious liberty? what more mild than placing all men on an equal footing, telling them that it is a self-evident truth that they are all created equal; and that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, among which are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness? and, in matters of religion, declaring that the Bible is the only religion of Protestants, and that every man has liberty to worship Elohiym according to the dictates of his own conscience? What could be more lamb-like than this? What could promise fairer for humanity? But, reader, this is only one side of the picture. This is but one phase of this two-faced, hypocritical beast. He first appears and acts before us in mildness and equity; but there are dark, dragonic deeds, the fierce promptings of a dragon's heart, yet in reserve for the close of this drama.
For amid all these professions of mildness and uprightness, we are startled by the voice of a dragon. He spake as a dragon. ...
247 years, since 1776, America remained on the upward and forward trajectory in everything; the single most dominant power in the world. YaHuWaH made it so. But, it will only remain as long as the terms of the deal remain: Republicanism (Civil Liberties) and Religious Liberties. The demise of either will end America's greatness! And as we can see, it is imminent.
In the last few years, especially since 2015, things previously anathema to Americans have become acceptable and normalized! Lies, dishonesty, deceit, marital infidelity, immorality, bestiality, homosexuality, and a host of others have become natural to Americans! America's Flag flies side-by-side with the Queer Flag! Not long ago, a mere 'flip-flop' will end a Politician's career! The slightest sign of marital infidelity will be seen as 'lacking' in 'family values', and the politician retires for good in ignominy. Beginning in 2015, no-thanks to Donald John Trump, even patronizing porn artists, blatant prostitution, sex-trafficking and rape have become normalized. Infact, Republican Politicians can expect exaltation and promotion within Party ranks when guilty of any of the aforementioned. A Republican politician advised his 'daughters' to enjoy it when being 'raped'! Abomination? Republicans, not-so-secretly, laying down their own alternative to 'immigration', have espoused 'rape' and 'incest' while insisting that a woman impregnated in any which way, must carry it to term and deliver the child! The issue here is not so much a pregnancy, but the normalization of dreadful crimes as per United States law and norms, and also transgression, as per the law of Elohiym.
By letting the immoral proverbial 'genie out of the bottle', Donald John Trump has been deified! Many are worshiping him!
No man in public life in any age or generation has told as many lies as Donald J. Trump! Arguably, the more vile he gets, the more he is revered by his 'base', MAGA-voters! Someone has indeed characterized his relationship with his 'base' and Republican cowards as one between 'deity and creatures'!
To realize their project of increasing child bearing and thus the population by rape, incest and any means available excepting immigration, they are ready to shred the Constitution of the United States. Since their solution and immorality is highly unpopular to the general voting populace, they see that they cannot win elections except by gerrymandering or outright coup. The only avenue left to them now is to violently or criminally usurp the government. We all saw the insurrection, formented by Donald Trump's Big Lie. That dust has not, and will not settle. The 'genie' is out the bottle! All preparations and planning are in full flight to rig the next American elections. Pliant Governors and Secretaries of State are being planted in the right places. Once they succeed, next logical step is to discard the Constitution which, as far as Republicans are concerned, is the single worst obstacle in their way. Has Donald J. Trump not shown them how to push that envelope? Fascism became popular when anti-fascism (antifa) became wildly unpopular! Stupidity, the attitude of the average "MAGA" voter, became normal when 'being Woke' was demonized! Being Woke, by the way, means being sensitive, situationally-aware and wise. How can anyone condemn being 'woke' except that they are children of darkness! Children of Belial!
We have now arrived at the point where 'Christian nationalism' is the in-thing! Theocracy is now popular! To achieve this Republican-American aim, it will be necessary to discard the Constitution. It is the Constitution that entrenched the separation of Church and State. One female Republican politician was quoted recently, unchallenged by her colleagues, as denying the existence of any such clause in the Constitution! We are getting there.
The Democrats on the other hand are disinterested in governance issues and more concerned about bread and butter! The enemy of Souls does not sleep! They forget that today, if bread and butter are lacking, they can vote to remove the incumbent and emplace another. But they have not awakened from their stupor to the fact that, when voting is ended either by discarding the Constitution or by extreme gerrymandering, bread and butter may disappear with their power to affect the situation - voting!
Those who used to trust in the Constitution should learn from the time-serving Supreme Court's positions of late. There used to be what was called "precedent". There is no such thing anymore! Forbid the thought, and if Donald J. Trump or his copycat Ron Desantis, or anyone else, dependent on MAGA-voters, takes the White House, with control of Congress, it is over. The same process that will keep him or her in office for life will end the Constitution. The end of the Constitution will allow them to decree the end of the "Separation of Church and State". To curry favor with some elements around the world, the appearance of piety will become necessary. Compel religion, Christian-nationalistic religion, church services, day of worship and the rest! Do you see where we are headed?
CNN that used to be considered 'lukewarm liberal, both-sider', has lurched to the 'right'! Fox remains the bastion and bulwark of lying and Republican scheming and propaganda! MSNBC is the one strong media organization still resisting the erosion of 'regular conservatism' and seeming the main adult in the room. Recently, some 'visionary' folks have awakened to the very imminent danger, notably, the MeidasTouch Network, Brian Tyler Cohen, and a host of other 'Podcasters'! They are in our prayers because they are helping to buy time for the world.
At EPMMI, we do not interpret the Bible or Prophecy. We simply let the Bible or Prophecy interpret itself. This is because:
- Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the Scripture is of any private interpretation.
- For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of YaHuWaH spoke as they were moved by the Ruach Ha'Qodesh.
The Author of the Bible alone has right and place to interpret every part of it. But then, you may ask, "how"? And the Bible answers:
- Whom shall he teach knowledge? And whom shall he make to understand doctrine? ...
- For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:
- But the Word of YaHuWaH was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.
Put in simple English, cross-reference every text. Gather all together and follow the weight of evidence. For every subject or issue, gather everything the Old and the New Testaments have to say about it. Then, you will have the truth as it is in YaHuWshuaH. Only one school of Prophecy exposition accepts and follows this approach and method: the Historicists.
Methods of Prophecy Exposition
- Preterism: Everything is in the past!
- Futurism; everything is in the distant future, and
- Historicism: Prophecy was in the past, is today, and continue into the future.
For the Historicists | A Literal Approach
Every declaration of Scripture is to be taken in the most obvious and literal sense, except where context and the well-known laws of language show that the terms are figurative, and not literal, and whatever is figurative must be explained by other portions of the Bible which are literal.
How the Bible Does it.
- THE SYMBOL:
- "I saw in my vision ...four great beasts..." Daniy'el 7:2,3.
- THE DECODING:
Step No. 1: Decoding / Interpretation
The Bible interprets the symbols as follows: "These great beasts... are four kings." Daniy'el 7:17.
Step No. 2: Application
The four kings, representing kingdoms, are: Babylon , Medo-Persia, Greece, and Rome.
We saw the fulfillment of the prophecies of Daniy'el 11 beginning in the days of Presidents Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev and Pope John Paul II. Now we are at the astronomical dawn of the fulfillment of Daniy'el 12 and other kindred prophecies of scripture for our day, namely those in Revelation, Zekar'Yahuw, YeshaYahuw and MattithYahuw. These are interesting times to be alive, to say the least. But this is the time to get ready, to gate-crash eternal life, to book your flight and secure your visa to the Kingdom of Elohiym.
let us read and study the 12th chapter of Daniy'el. It is a warning we shall all need to understand before the time of the end.
Daniy'el 12 beginning to Speak
In every age there is a new development of truth, a message of Elohiym to the people of that generation. The old truths are all essential; new truth is not independent of the old, but an unfolding of it. It is only as the old truths are understood that we can comprehend the new. When the Messiah desired to open to His disciples the truth of His resurrection, He began "at Mosheh and all the prophets" and "expounded unto them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself." Luke 24:27. But it is the light which shines in the fresh unfolding of truth that glorifies the old. He who rejects or neglects the new, does not really possess the old. For him it loses its vital power and becomes but a lifeless form.
In the Scriptures are presented truths that relate especially to our own time ... The prophetic periods [timelines] of Daniy'el, extending to the very eve of the great consummation [Second Coming], throw a flood of light upon events then to transpire.
YaHuWshuaH's Warning To Us
- When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniy'el the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso reads, let him understand):
- Then let them which be in Yahuwdah flee into the mountains:
- Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take anything out of his house:
- Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.
- And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!
- But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the Shabbath:
- And when ye shall see Yerushalayim compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.
- Then let them which are in Yahuwdah flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto.
- For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.
- But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people.
The two texts above, from MattithYahuw 24 and Luke 21 are the same. Make your pick. But, you will be better served to combine the two because they fill in for each other and clarify each other. But what exactly is the "warning"?
As the siege of Yerushalayim by the Roman armies was the signal for flight to the Judean Natsariym, so the assumption of power on the part of our nation (USA) in the decree enforcing the Papal sabbath will be a warning to us. It will then be time to leave the large cities, preparatory to leaving the smaller ones for retired homes in secluded places among the mountains. Let us read and study the 12th chapter of Daniy'el. It is a warning that we shall all need to understand before the time of the end.
The same warning of MattithYahuw 24:15 is amplified in Daniy'el 12. This warning begins the timelines of Daniy'el 12. But, what exactly is the warning? It is a National Sunday Law in the United States of America (NSL-USA).
...the assumption of power on the part of our nation (the USA) in the decree enforcing the Papal sabbath."
Why must Elohiym's people leave the large cities? How soon must they leave after the National Sunday Law is passed? Why the haste? What follows? What did YaHuWshuaH say?
...flee into the mountains: Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take anything out of his house: Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! But pray that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: For then shall be great tribulation, ...
What is the great tribulation which follows the National Sunday Law in the United States of America?
It is at the time of the national apostasy [legislation of a National Sunday Law], when, acting on the policy of Satan, the rulers of the land will rank themselves on the side of the man of sin [the Papacy], it is then the measure of guilt is full; the national apostasy [Sunday Law] is the signal for national ruin.
Apparently this national ruin follows so quickly after the NSL-USA that YaHuWshuaH urged and warned His people in the USA to act immediately to leave the large cities. No time is to be taken to dispose of goods and properties or to prepare for the new life in the country. It is then too late to make preparations. Many of Elohiym's people have already acted by taking their families to the country. Not one believing Natsariym perished in Yerushalayim and there is no need for any believing American Natsariym to perish in the cities in the near future. Those who are still in the large cities, to save their lives, must then leave at once, by whatever medium of transportation they can get!
Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.
The book of Daniy'el is unsealed in the Revelation to Yahuwchanon, & carries us forward to the last scenes of this Earth's history. “... The study of the Revelation directs the mind to the prophecies of Daniy'el, and both present most important instruction, given of Elohiym to men, concerning events to take place at the close of the world's history.”
No one who is unfamiliar with the work of the Ruach of Prophecy in Ellen White's writings, shall ever be able to make accurate sense of the wonderful books of Revelation and Daniy'el!
You could never guess or work this out by research that when we meet any of these twin words, 'SPEAK (ING)' or 'VOICE(S)', in Prophetic text, that they mean, the 'action of the Speaker's legislative or Judicial authorities. This is phenomenal. We thank YaHuWaH for using HIS humble instrument Mrs. E. G. White to cause so much new light to shine forth from well-worn texts in scriptures. It is indeed the 'Master Key' of Prophecy Interpretation.
You may try to apply it to prophecies you may have been familiar with in the past, especially fulfilled ones and see how easy those studies might have been had you realized this provision in the Ruach of Prophecy at the time. And so Scriptures remain unbreakable, "My people perish for lack of knowledge".
What Will The Issue Be?
The summary of the issue will be the Sabbath/Sunday Controversy. Are you for or against the Sabbath or for or against the Sunday, as days of worship? But this is an over-simplified way of looking at the issue.
The main issue will be this: Whose authority do you bow to? YaHuWaH's or Satan's, represented by the Papacy? What choice of Calendar do you use to decide your days for worship? YaHuWaH's or Satan's?
It is true that some of us do accept the Sabbath, the Seventh day of the Gregorian week as a day of worship, as against Sunday the first day of the Gregorian week because the Bible is clear. But, what does the Bible really say?
- Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
- Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work:
- But the seventh day [is] the sabbath of YaHuWaH thy Elohiym: [in it] thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that [is] within thy gates:
- For [in] six days YaHuWaH made Heaven and Earth, the sea, and all that in them [is], and rested the seventh day: wherefore YaHuWaH blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.".
But that is the story of our collective carelessness, in view of the fact that we all know of the various Calendars in existence today. Would you presume to locate the Sabbath or any other day using the Hijri - the Muslim Calendar as a non-muslim, or any of the Buddhist or Hindu Calendars? No, you won't. You certainly will not do that if you are looking for the Sabbath of the Creator of the Heavens and the Earth, whose Son is YaHuWshuaH, our Savior.
And the deceit of the Gregorian Calendar had wholly fooled the Natsariym world that our work-a-day Calendar, the Gregorian Calendar, has always been, and is the Biblical Calendar! Sorry, it is not the Creator's Calendar. And unless we use the Creator's Calendar, we could never find HIS Sabbath!
The shameful scandal of course is that the Divine Calendar has been in the Bible in plain view; but lack of scholarship and deception completely distracted the Qodeshiym (Saints) from noticing and appropriating it! But truth may take time to triumph, but it always does. It has, once again. All the efforts of the Papacy to conceal this wickedness could not suffice to keep it hidden forever. It is now a woeful failure. The challenge now beloved is, would you side with failure or join YaHuWaH's victory?
Here in this website, you can have all you need to re-familiarize yourself and family and church of the Divine Calendar. Then shall you fully understand Scripture and worship the Creator on the day HE really made for worship.
Please beloved, make no mistake about this. If you worship on Saturday or Sunday or Tuesday, as long as you made that choice by the Gregorian or any other Calendar apart from the Biblical Calendar, you will be bowing to the authority of the Antichrist and Antichrists! You will be a worshiper of the Beast!
Following the American "national ruin", and other global catastrophes and circumstances, the Papacy shall begin to extol the Sunday and call the world to more dedication and worship on Sundays in solidarity with the United States, as their interpretation of those coming catastrophic events will be that they are the direct result of the desecration of Sunday!
The USA, who would have borne the greater pain of those global catastrophes, would join forces with the Papacy to enforce the reverence of 'Sunday' in a deceiving attempt to avert further disasters. Prophecy asserts that the beginning of the end of time will be marked by the formation of the 'Image of the Beast'. America will become the Image of the Beast (the Papacy), when her legislative (Civil) power combines with her religious authorities to enforce a religious requirement!
Just as the Beast is a fusion of Religious and Civil power seated at the Vatican city-state or so-called "Holy See", so shall the USA become its Image. Apostate protestant America will take control of the Republic and usurp its power for tyranical purposes.
'IMAGE Of The BEAST' | Formation Details
The speaking Voice that speaks the crises into commencement is found in 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 ...that they should make an image to the beast ...
The lamb-horned beast(USA), 'spake as a dragon' as the US "Congress" Legislates a "National Sunday Law", forming the Image of the Beast (Papacy). The NSL-USA fulfills MattithYahuw 24:15.
Now the 'Abomination of Desolation - Sunday' is standing on Sabbath 'holy ground'.
This is the Warning.
The One thousand, three hundred and thirty-five-day (1335-day) Persecution in America and some parts of the world begin at once. Imprisonment and opprobrium become the lot of the 'Objectors'!
Elohiym's people must endure and wait to the end of 1335 days for deliverance from the persecution.
The Spiritual fall of Babylon is complete. Babylon at this point has mushroomed in size to encompass everybody in the world, religious or not, who is not at that time a part of the 'giving of the Loud Cry' or has heeded it and raced away from Babylon.
Elohiym's people begin giving the 'Loud Cry' of the 'Third & Fourth Angels' messages. The Fourth Angel's message is particularly poignant and urgent:
And I heard another voice from [the] Heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her Plagues.
Persecution Mounts, and yet huge populations abandon their former loyalties and join the 144,000, the 'Loud-Criers'. (Revelation 13:15-17). In the power of the 'Latter' and 'Former' "rains", the Qodeshiym preach with unprecedented power and effectiveness. Multitudes of Americans join and swell the ranks of the Qodeshiym. Hear it from the Prophet:
YeshaYahuw the Prophet said,
- For I [know] their works and their thoughts: it shall come, that I will gather all nations and tongues; and they shall come, and see my glory.
- And I will set a sign among them, and I will send those that escape of them unto the nations, [to] Tarshish, Pul, and Lud, that draw the bow, [to] Tubal, and Javan, [to] the isles afar off, that have not heard my fame, neither have seen my glory; and they shall declare my glory among the Gentiles.
- And they shall bring all your brethren [for] an offering unto YaHuWaH out of all nations upon horses, and in chariots, and in litters, and upon mules, and upon swift beasts, to my holy mountain Yerushalayim, saith YaHuWaH, as the children of Yisra'el bring an offering in a clean vessel into the house of YaHuWaH.
- For as the new Heavens and the new Earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith YaHuWaH, so shall your seed and your name remain.
- And it shall come to pass, [that] from one New Moon to another, and from one Sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith YaHuWaH
THE WAIT ENDS
A 'Speaking Voice' delivers Elohiym's children. The declaration of the innocence and guiltlessness of the 'rebels', is a judicial action by Heaven.
And the 7th Angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great 'VOICE' out of the Temple in Heaven, from the Throne saying, 'it is done'”
The voice is clear right around the entire world. The Qodeshiym see that their redemption has arrived. Then they open up with singing and rejoicing even in the presence of their enemies who now have no strength even to look into the faces of the Qodeshiym.
And it shall be said in that day, “See, this is our Elohiym. We have waited for Him, and He saves us. This is יהוה (YaHuWaH), we have waited for Him, let us be glad and rejoice in His deliverance.”
The Voice of Elohiym.
The voice of Elohiym is heard from Heaven, declaring the day and hour of YaHuWshuaH's coming, and delivering the everlasting covenant to His people. Like peals of loudest thunder, His words roll through the Earth. The Yisra'el of Elohiym stand listening, with their eyes fixed upward ... And when the blessing is pronounced on those who have honored Elohiym by keeping His Sabbath holy, there is a mighty shout of victory.”
As the Saints left the cities and villages, they were pursued by the wicked, who sought to slay them. But the swords that were raised to kill Elohiym's people broke and fell as powerless as a straw. Angels of Elohiym shielded the Saints. As they cried day and night for deliverance, their cry came up before YaHuWaH."
It was at midnight that Elohiym chose to deliver His people. As the wicked were mocking around them, suddenly the sun appeared, shining in his strength, and the moon stood still. The wicked looked upon the scene with amazement, while the Saints beheld with solemn joy the tokens of their deliverance. Signs and wonders followed in quick succession. Everything seemed turned out of its natural course. The streams ceased to flow. Dark, heavy clouds came up and clashed against each other. But there was one clear place of settled glory, whence came the voice of Elohiym like many waters, shaking the Heavens and the Earth. There was a mighty earthquake. The graves were opened, and those who had died in faith under the Third Angel's message, keeping the Sabbath, came forth from their dusty beds, glorified, to hear the covenant of peace that Elohiym was to make with those who had kept His law.
- Let the song be to you as in a night set apart for a festival, and gladness of heart as he who is going with a flute, to come into the mountain of יהוה, to the Rock of Yisra'ĕl.
- And יהוה shall cause His excellent voice to be heard, and show the coming down of His arm, with raging wrath and the flame of a consuming fire, with scattering, downpour and hailstones."
The End for the United States and the world will happen in the same frame and in the same days. The event in the USA is the trigger for same events happening on a global scale. The Papacy, then the Head of a One-World-Government and all religions, will decree a Universal Sunday Law to engulf the entire world. And to ensure compliance, with support from the USA, it will promulgate a Universal Death Decree (UDD). Both Decrees will be 1,260 days apart. The Qodeshiym in the entire world are given 15 days only to 'convert or die'! Those are the days described by the Bible as the "Time of Ya'aqob's Trouble"! Terror like the world has never known. But, deliverance arrives at midnight on the 1335th day beginning from the signing of the NSL-USA. See the details of the end for the entire world here.
The event in the USA is only the beginning. It is the part represented by the Timeline of Daniy'el 12:12 and is the focus of this page. The rest of the events of the end and their climax are here. The other two Timelines, those of Daniy'el 12:6-7 and Daniy'el 12:11 are detailed here, here, and here. Please see those pages for your fullest information. And remain, blessed. Amein.