Although "The Beast From The Sea" won't be specifically covered in this article, it must be referenced to understand the delineating characteristics between these two similar political creatures. Because, although the term "Land" isn't specifically defined in the scriptures, the term "Sea" actually is... and an understanding of one, lends considerable insight into the other.
- Revelation 17 verse 15, says: "And he said to me, 'The waters which you saw, where the harlot sits, are: Peoples, Multitudes, Nations, and Tongues.'"
The Beast From The Land will arise up in "The New World " where modern civilization had not been [previously] developed. This is the defining characteristic of America, folks! Could this really be, "America In Prophecy?" Just to be sure, let's examine Revelation chapter 13 with this potential possibility in mind....
- "Then I saw another beast coming up out of the Earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon. And he exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence, and cause the Earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the Earth in the sight of men. And he deceives those who dwell on the Earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast, telling those who dwell on the Earth to make an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived. - Revelation 13:11-14.
Meanwhile, America has always been, the: Military Champion, Financial Supporter, and Spokesman For Europe - even while Europe itself remains largely silent on numerous political issues. Thus, "he exercises all of the authority of the first beast in his presence, and causes the Earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast," is an alarmingly accurate description of The United States of America... Is it, not?
Moreover, America performs great signs, in the areas of: Economics, Finance, Technology, Politics, Military, and Medicine. Even in our recent reversals of fortune, America is still the ranking leader in all of these fields and endeavors. Who, else, has ever successfully walked upon the surface of The Moon? Or, made fire come down from heaven - as in Hiroshima and Nagasaki? Whose ships control the Earth's Seven Seas? Who else manufactures fully cloaked, or invisible, aircraft? These are just a few of her numerously manifested miracles.
Meanwhile, who is shouting and clamoring - upon the world stage - for "Peace and Safety ," "Peace and Security ," or "Peace and Prosperity ?" Again, it is The United States of America calling for the "New World Order " - just as the prophecies have [long ago] predicted! And what [precisely] is that New World Order? An Image created in the likeness of the current "European Union...." We are currently selling: "A One World Government Through Political And Economic Union" and appealing to "The Rumors Of Wars" - in the form of "Islamic and Domestic Terrorism" - to do so!
Yes, friends, America is "The False Prophet" leading us all down the path to "Sudden Destruction" at the hands of "The Anti-Christ Power!" Meanwhile, The Anti-Christ [himself] watches silently over his "Ten Kingdoms" for the appointed time to step boldly forward. He has invested quite heavily over the centuries in: Manpower, Finances, and Effort - therefore, he is growing ever more impatient with his slow footed lackeys.... Consequently, history is going to change [now] quite rapidly!