Britain and America in prophecy
Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon. (Rev. 13:11 NKJ)
John alludes to the book of Daniel in Revelation 13:1-2, the “beast-Empire” rises ‘from the sea of spiritism‘ just like in Daniel (Isa. 27:1; Dan. 7:2-3). That points to the location of the “interpretative key” necessary for decoding the symbolism used here.
Then I lifted my eyes and saw, and there, standing beside the river, was a ram which had two horns, and the two horns were high; but one was higher than the other, and the higher one came up last…
“The ram which you saw, having the two horns– they are the kings of Media and Persia. (Dan. 8:3, 20 NKJ)
Most translations render ἀρνίον (721 arnion) as “Lamb” in Revelation 13:11 but its a fact lambs don’t have horns. Accordingly, The Idiomatic Translation of the New Testament by William Graham MacDonald translates ἀρνίον as “ram” and the Louw Nida Lexicon agrees:
I saw another beast emerge from the earth, having two horns like a ram. He spoke like a dragon (Rev. 13:11 MIT)
4.25 ἀρνίονa, ου n: (derivative of ἀρήν ‘lamb,’ 4.24) a sheep of any age—‘lamb, sheep, ram.’ εἶχεν κέρατα δύο ὅμοια ἀρνίῳ ‘he had two horns like those of a ram’ Re 13:11. In the one context in the NT, namely, Re 13:11, in which ἀρνίον refers literally to a sheep, it is used in a phrase referring to the horns of an ἀρνίον. In such a context the reference is undoubtedly to a ‘ram,’ that is to say, the adult male of sheep.-Louw, J. P., & Nida, E. A. (1996). In Greek-English lexicon of the New Testament: based on semantic domains (electronic ed. of the 2nd edition., Vol. 1, p. 41). United Bible Societies.
Therefore, given the book of Daniel provides the interpretive keys to understanding much of the book of Revelation, it follows the ‘two horned ram” in Revelation symbolizes a dual world power, just as the two horned ram did in the book of Daniel.
Moreover, it would be odd if Empire of Britain (upon which the sun never set) and its “special relationship partner” the USA, both of which were (and are) instrumental in the return of Israel to the world scene, were not in Bible prophecy.
This Beast is another Government Beast:
Another (243 ἄλλος allos) World Power Beast like the Grecian-Byzantine Empire (Rev. 13:1-2) rises in Revelation 13:11 with “two horns like a lamb”. In Daniel a “two horned ram” symbolizes the dual kingdoms of Media-Persia (Dan. 8:3-7, 20) in a coalition (Dan. 5:28; 6:8, 12, 15; Esther 1:3, 14, 18-19; 10:2).
It rises “from the earth” because its origin is earthly, a natural evolution of a previous “special relationship” Britain and America enjoyed.
To modern readers the equivocal use of “Beast” is confusing, the source of much misinterpretation of this context. Daniel provides the interpretive “key” to unlock the code. In Daniel King and Kingdom are visualized as One Beast (Dan. 7:17, 23). Same in Revelation 13, the Revived Roman Empire (Dan. 2:40-42; 7:7, 19-20) that rises from the sea (Rev. 13:1-2) doesn’t get a “Mouth-King” until 3.5 years (Dan. 9:27; Rev. 11:2, 7) into the end time week in Revelation 13:5 (Dan. 7:8, 20). Thereafter, only its Emperor Adonikam “the Beast” is in view.
Same with the Anglo-American Beast, after its rise its “beastly King” is prominent.
This second beast is referred to as a θηρίον, “beast,” only here in Revelation, for throughout the remainder of this pericope (vv 11–18), it/he is referred to only by a series of eight third-person singular verbs (13:11[2x], 12[2x], 13[2x], 14, 16) and two occurrences of the pronoun αὐτός (13:14, 15). This figure is elsewhere referred to as the “false prophet” (16:13; 19:20; 20:10), which clearly conveys the role the author assigns him.-Aune, D. E. (1998). Revelation 6–16 (Vol. 52B, p. 755). Dallas: Word, Incorporated.
Formerly Christian free market nations, Britain and America now “speak like a Dragon” deploying their technological and military might in service to the Seed of Satan Adonikam and his centrally controlled membership only 666 economy.
At “mid-week” (Dan. 9:27; Rev. 13:5) Chancellor Adonikam” (Rev. 13:18; Ezra 2:13) False Christ (Mat. 24:24; Rev. 6:2) “Man who condones every Sin”, morphs into the Antichrist (1 John 2:18) “Son of Perdition” (2 Thess. 2:3-4) Seed of Satan (Gen. 3:15) Assyrian (Mic. 5:5-6) Emperor Big Mouth (Rev. 13:5; Dan. 7:7-8, 19-20) King of the North (Dan. 11:36-40).
Russia Iran and Turkey (Jer. 50:41-42; 51:47-48) rebel and Nuke the “fallen angel Nephilim city of Babylon” that had caused the world to marvel (Rev. 13:3-4; 17:8). This caused a global depression (Rev. 18:8-21; Jer. 50:3, 13, 39-40; 51:29) God’s judgment fulfilled (Rev. 17:16-17; 18:8; Isa. 13:19-22; Jer. 51:63-64; Rev. 18:21).
In response the Anglo-American coalition rises to aid the wounded kingdom of Emperor Adonikam; Russia and allies “stand down” (Rev. 13:11-13). The world is reeling from warfare, pestilence, and natural disasters (Rev. 6:1-8). Proposing a solution to insufficient resources, the False Prophet deceives the nations into creating a global quantum computing Artificial Intelligence network (Rev. 13:14) that will be programmed with the personality (image) of Emperor Adonikam, or more likely he is directly interfaced with it so it is in effect, “him”. The global network itself will be “alive” able to kill instantly any who try to rebel against it (Rev. 13:15). Through it Adonikam has “god like” power to see and hear all that happens near any connected device. He controls everything (Rev. 13:16-17).
Do not confuse the “wounds”, one is to ancient Babylon and was fatal (Rev. 13:3), it remains dead in ruins. When the wound “was healed” its symbolized by the appearance of a new “eighth king” “one of the seven” (Rev. 17:11). That indicates a total disconnect between ancient Babylon (buried under the sand) and New Rebuilt Babylon with its “Tower to the Gods”.
John switched tenses from past to present in Rev. 13:12-18 to distinguish that wound’s “healing” and the “deadly wound…by a sword” (Rev. 13:12, 14) the Antichrist’s Kingdom received when rebuilt Babylon was destroyed by Russia Iran and Turkey.
ALLOS (ἄλλος ) and HETEROS (ἕτερος ) ((243)) have a difference in meaning, which despite a tendency to be lost, is to be observed in numerous passages. Allos expresses a numerical difference and denotes another of the same sort; heteros expresses a qualitative difference and denotes another of a different sort.-Vine, W. E., & Bruce, F. F. (1981). Vine’s Expository dictionary of Old and New Testament words (Vol. 2, p. 60). Old Tappan NJ: Revell.
As Sheep don’t have horns some translate Rev. 13:11 as “two horns like a ram”. That strengthens the connection to Daniel’s two horned ram symbolism:
I saw another beast emerge from the earth, having two horns like a ram. He spoke like a dragon.- (Rev. 13:11 MIT)
ἀρνίον refers literally to a sheep, it is used in a phrase referring to the horns of an ἀρνίον. In such a context the reference is undoubtedly to a ‘ram,’ that is to say, the adult male of sheep.-Louw, J. P., & Nida, E. A. (1996). Greek-English lexicon of the New Testament: based on semantic domains (electronic ed. of the 2nd edition., Vol. 1, p. 41). New York: United Bible Societies.
3 Then I lifted my eyes and saw, and there, standing beside the river, was a ram which had two horns, and the two horns were high; but one was higher than the other, and the higher one came up last.
4 I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward, so that no animal could withstand him; nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great.
5 And as I was considering, suddenly a male goat came from the west, across the surface of the whole earth, without touching the ground; and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes.
6 Then he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing beside the river, and ran at him with furious power.
7 And I saw him confronting the ram; he was moved with rage against him, attacked the ram, and broke his two horns. There was no power in the ram to withstand him, but he cast him down to the ground and trampled him; and there was no one that could deliver the ram from his…
20 “The ram which you saw, having the two horns– they are the kings of Media and Persia. (Dan. 8:3-7, 20 NKJ)
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