|Revelation 13, Page 12|
Bible, KJV Translation:
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.
13:11 Yehuveh’s anointed instructors see another global government arise among those who rejected Yehuveh; of two powers, subduing and intimidating.
Significant Words and Comments:
Commentary on Revelation 13:11 (29 March 2008): “I beheld another beast,” that is, Yehuveh’s anointed instructors watch another government arise.
This new government is “coming up out of the earth” from among those who have refused to make a commitment to Yehuveh. Revelation 13:6 implies that when the Iranian-led global government arises every person will be pushed toward making their final decisions and taking their stand for or against Yehuveh. Now, among those who have taken their stand against Him arises yet another global government. Earth as symbol of people, see Revelation 5:13.
This government “had two horns” or two powers. Ezekiel 38 describes the rise of and components of this beast: “Son of man, set thy face against Gog, the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshech and Tubal, and prophesy against him.” Because this rendering is less than accurate to the original text, most students of Scripture think of the two powers as Gog and Magog. In reality, “the chief” is R?sh, a reference to Russia, including the tribal settlements of Meshech and Tubal. Gog is China and Magog is Mongolia, a portion of China’s heritage and closely allied with it. The two heads or horns represent the Russian-Chinese coalition which is now taking shape. This union of powers leads out in all the scenes of Ezekiel 38-39. Study connections between ancient peoples and present nations in the fabulous research book, In Search of . . . Origin of Nations. Ezekiel 38:2.
How can the rising of a Russian-Chinese coalition be “like a lamb”? The Greek word for lamb, arnion, is used 27 times in Revelation, usually in reference to the Lamb-king, and offers very little insight into this verse. However, the Hebrew word for lamb [H3532, kebes], “a ram (just old enough to butt),” may provide the key insight. Excepting one vowel point, it is identical to and possibly mistaken for the primary root verb kabash [H3533], meaning “to tread down; hence negatively, to disregard; or positively, to conquer, subjugate, bring into bondage.” Both in this context and in Ezekiel 38-39 the action of this beast is indeed to conquer, subjugate, subdue, enslave.
This reconsideration of lamb makes much more sense with the following statement that this beast also “spake as a dragon.” In its effort to conquer and subjugate the entire world, this Russian-Chinese-led global domination seeks to restore some of the qualities, powers, and economic systems of the global socio-economic system which was subdued by the Iranian-led global government less than a year before. Revelation 13:4 states that the Iranian-led government ends 26 January 2009, thus this Russian-Chinese-led global government takes leadership at that time and immediately gathers other nations and armies and “shalt come . . . against the mountains of Israel.” While Ezekiel clearly states that their spoken motive is “to take a spoil, and to take a prey,” the overall goal is still to subjugate Israel and bring Yehuveh’s people into bondage. Ezekiel 38:8, 12.
Originally Written: 29 March 2008
Latest Update: 31 May 2008
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