“And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
And the beast which I saw as like upon a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.
And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast; and they worshipped the beast saying, who is like unto the beast? Who is able to make war with him? And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.
And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds and tongues, and nations. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
If any man have an ear, let him hear. 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.
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 causeth the earth and them which 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 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. 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:
And that no man might buy or sell, same he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom, let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast; for it is the number of a man; and his number is six hundred threescore and six. “(Revelation 13: 1-18)
World powers are fighting all over the earth in a struggle to show dominance on the global scene. Americans are told every day by the rise and fall of the stock market and the tweets we proclaim as truth that the economic war against China is going well and we are winning. For those who refuse to study events and true actions of the countries involved it is easy to understand that the United States of America is going to win any war that we face and that the economic war against China is just like all the others. America is used to being the bully on the block and having great economic wealth and prosperity based on its foreign conquests of countries, using their resources free of charge. The use of our economic power to cripple and control nations is something that future generations will look back upon in awe and wonder. How did so many give up their land, resources, and lives for nothing in return? What kind of system exploits labor of its own workers and the workers of other countries to enrich itself while enslaving all those around it?
All Americans are guilty of this sin as our materialistic society has caused the pain, anguish and suffering of so many across the globe. The creation of the products, we all purchase, in our thousands of stores, were created through the enslavement of individuals around the world. Our culture of corporatism and use of our banking system to control the world is something to be marveled for and will be written about in the history books.
The reason that I write of it in the tense that I do is to illustrate the severity of the situation the United States is in and what the world is about to experience. There is no other way to put it…. Our world is about to change in a very drastic way!
(For those that may not be used to Bible Prophecy symbolism I recommend you read these articles before continuing as the symbolism is very important to understand when knowing who is going to be revealed in very short order. Biblically Prophetic Beasts Are Rising! & America in Bible Prophecy: Wealth and Prosperity vs Heavenly Abundance)
Continuing with the understanding of the evolution of the Beast’s within the Book of Daniel and the depictions given we know that this beast culminates with the office of the Papacy. This is also the same beast depicted in Revelation, as the beast that rises from the sea. The curious thing about the depictions of the beasts in Revelation are the use of the dragon within the symbolism.
We know that each animal depicts a nation and as explained prior the animals are as follows: Lion is Great Britain, Eagle is United States, Bear is Russia, Leopard is Germany, and beast that is like no other is the Papacy. It is also hinted, by using this analogy, who the dragon is to depict. There is only one country that uses the dragon as their symbolism and that is China. This is very important as to see what is going to happen, we must understand who the players are prior to the battle ensuing.
We must also understand the powers that are at play considering our battles are not against flesh but against powers and principalities.
“Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.” (Ephesians 6: 10-20)
Our instruction is to prepare for war in a way that would never make any logical sense. This depiction of warfare and the tools used are only possible if the powers we encounter are spiritual powers. This would mean that the leaders of the events that will unfold will be spiritual leaders and not political leaders. If the final battles and beasts that are to rise are going to be fallen angels or powers of the like, then their only objective would be to gain followers to worship them and deny the salvation of the Creator. These powers have already lost and know their destiny and as an attempt to destroy God’s creation, these beings will create a society that destroys any possibility to worship Jesus Christ as the son of God who died and rose again. This is exactly what is depicted within Scripture and we understand the countries that these leaders will rise from and who they will be. All is being revealed prior to the events happening, just as promised within the book of Amos: “Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets.” (Amos 3: 7)
To illustrate what this means is to look behind the political and economic theater that is happening around the globe and inspect the underlining religions at play and where these religions are located. For example, Christians proclaim that the United States is a Christian nation and that our works demonstrate this belief. Continuing along with this believe we can state that the United States would be the world power associated to Christianity. The same can be shown when depicting the dominant religion within the Middle East. Regardless of their infightings between their different factions, the Middle East represents Islam. Israel as the Jewish faith, Europe as Catholic but the rest get a little more difficult. The symbolism of Russia shows a slight split personality as it is shown as part of the first beast but also Russia is illustrated within the Gog Magog alliance with Iran and Turkey (see The Coming Gog and Magog War). The only way this would be possible is if Russia is illustrated as the Eastern Orthodox Catholic Church. This would allow it to act independently in Gog and Magog while still being a part of the Roman Catholic Church that depicts Europe.
But what religion depicts the dragon if China is to be the dragon. Plus, we are also told that this beast would have two horns, meaning two powers at its head. If we follow that powers are religious beings, this leader would need to encompass the same religion but share its authority between two different beings. How in the world would this be possible?
Let’s start with the dominant religion in the area and we can start to see what this great mystery will be, as we know the false prophet comes from this beast. The most dominant religion in the area are Buddhism and its head is the Dalai Lama. This would mean that we must understand the Dalai Lama and the Panchen Lama in association to what their reincarnation belief is and who these individuals are. Understanding the Dalai Lama is the head and the Panchen Lama is the horn on the head, helps give us understanding into what is going to happen within the religion of Buddhism and how these leaders will transform once the Dalai Lama is no longer reincarnated.
Currently, there is turmoil within the Buddhist community in respect to the Dalai Lama and the Panchen Lama. For the first time in history, the Buddhist community has two Panchen Lamas and the Dalai Lama is threatening to not be reincarnated. This would split the Buddhist religion in two and may bring about the end of the belief pattern in general. Let me explain.
The current belief is that the Dalai Lama will die and then be reincarnated as a new being. This being would hold certain characteristics that would demonstrate that it is the true Dalai Lama. To help with this search, the Dalai Lama finds a Panchen Lama, who’s main responsibility is to find the new reincarnated Dalai Lama once the existing one dies. So, both the Dalai Lama and the Panchen Lama have a special relationship as the Dalai Lama finds the new Panchen Lama and the new Panchen Lama finds the new Dalai Lama. This the cycle that has been in existence since the first Dalai Lama in the 14th Century.
The reason that the current environment is unique is that there are currently two Panchen Lamas, and this is the first time this has occurred in the history of this cycle. This started with the Free Tibet movement when the current Dalai Lama was exiled from China and fled into India. This division between the Dalai Lama and the Chinese government only accelerated when the most recently Panchen Lama was chosen in 1995. On May 14th, 1995, the Dalai Lama chose the new Panchen Lama, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima, to be the predecessor to the title but the search committee refused to acknowledge this. Instead they conducted a lottery and chose Gyancain Norbu to be the new Panchen Lama. Immediately after the appointment of Norbu, the first chosen Panchen Lama, Nyima, was taken into custody by the Chinese government and has never been heard from since. Reports indicate that he is alive and being trained to be presented as the true Panchen Lama and backed by the Chinese government. This would mean that there may be a soon split between the Buddhist community about the validity of the Panchen Lama. This split has led the current Dalai Lama to state that he is considering not allowing himself to be reincarnated, leaving the Buddhist faith without a new Dalai Lama.
With the understanding of the workings within the Buddhist faith and the currently strife found within its leadership, we can see the head with two horns. This is very interesting as this is the first time in the Buddhist faith that there would be two horns, or two Panchen Lamas, but also that according to Biblical prophecy, the dragon gives his power to the Antichrist. With the Dalai Lama stating that he may not be reincarnated, and his chosen successor is under Chinese control, he may opt to enlist his power unto another. The Dalai Lama stated that he would make his decision prior to his 90th birthday that is expected to happen in 2025.
This is where the pieces of the puzzle get very interesting. We understand that according to Revelation 13 that the dragon will give his power to the first beast and will cause all to worship the image of the first beast. Continuing with the understanding that Spiritual Powers are behind the actions of nations and that the dragon depicts the nation of China, we can see that China will be the global power that has control over the entire population of the world. This power will cause all to worship one religious leader who according to Scripture is the Pope. Considering the Pope and China have recently signed an agreement to allow the government of China to pick all the Catholic leaders within its country, this analogy is more believable. There are already workings behind the scenes to complete exactly what was predicted within Scripture. This agreement in connection to the social credit system that has become part of Chinese society illustrate the unfolding of the Beast System depicted within Revelation (See Mark of the Beast and the Beast System). Also the importance of the number 6 as a lucky number within Chinese culture does not hurt its association to the Mark of the Beast.
But there is one loose end that must be tied up prior to the Chinese control of the globe and that is the existence of the United States of America. Where is Scripture would there be any indication that the dragon would overcome the United States and become the world leader? To see this, we must understand that when we associate the United States to Christianity we find exactly where this is depicted:
“And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars: And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be delivered.
And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.
And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne. And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.
And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was there place found any more in heaven.
And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ; for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.
And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. Therefore rejoice, ye heavens, and ye that dwell in them. Woe to the inhabiters of the earth and of the sea! For the devil is come down unto you, having great wrath, because he knoweth that he hath but a short time.
And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child. And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent.
And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood. And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.
And the dragon was wroth with the woman and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.” (Revelation 12 1-17)
At first glance, many will state that this depicts the current teaching of the sign that occurred in the heavens on September 23rd 2017 (see Blood Moons and the Solar Eclipse of 2017). This would be true, but we also see that the continuation of the sign demonstrates the battle that ensues on earth after the dragon is thrown down. Using the symbolism demonstrated earlier, we can see this depicts the Christian nation that is given wings of an eagle to be protected from the dragon for a short period of time. Considering the current trade war between the United States and China and the depiction of both nations in Scripture, we know what the final outcome will be. China will overcome the United States just like the dragon will overcome the saints.
“And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.” (Revelation 13: 7-8)
We may not understand exactly how these events unfold but we do have the ability to see the players present within prophecy. When these players are making moves, that are depicted within prophecy, then we must take notice. How are the two beasts going to overcome the entire world, including the United States? We can only speculate but we do know that it will happen and watching the events unfold in real time, only should increase our resolve toward our belief. We are to remain strong and understand that we will be persecuted. We as Christians will lose this war on earth and we must understand that it has always been designed like this. We were designed to show our strength and faith through the overcoming of our death and persecution. That is how we show the world our God, by being willing to suffer for His cause!
“And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying, Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.” (Matthew 5: 2-12)