Unfortunately, this lamb like kingdom ends up speaking like a dragon ... Revelation 13:11-12 ...'and he 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.' ... As we learned earlier the dragon represents
Satan, who used Papal Rome to enforce religious laws and persecute and kill God's true people who would not
adhere to them. So Satan will use America like he used the Roman Catholic Church during the dark ages to enforce
"religious" laws upon the world. America will start to "speak" the way the Roman Catholic
Church spoke in the dark ages, and you will notice in the verses above that the earth beast "causes the world
to worship the first (sea) beast". So America will cause the world to obey the Roman Catholic Church
in some way.
We can clearly see today in 2011 that the American government, led by President Obama have started doing away
with the rights and freedoms of the people in preparation for the mark of the beast which is to come soon. And
which nation is at the forefront of attacking and taking control of certain countries like Iraq and Afghanistan,
who refuse to go along with their political policies? America.
An interesting fact is that this beast is known as the "false prophet" in Revelation 19:20 and 20:10.
Now to be a false prophet you would have to proclaim that you serve God, but in reality what you do and teach
shows you to be false. Does America proclaim to be a Christian nation under God? Yes! On their banknotes
they have printed "IN GOD WE TRUST", and the Presidents proclaim to serve God, but the actions of the
American leaders SHOW what they proclaim to be false. Let me give you an example, not so long ago Obama said
that he supported homosexual marriage and said that it was just as honorable as marriage between a man and woman.
AMERICA the false prophet!!
Now America will cause the world to make an "image to the beast" soon ... Revelation 13:14-15 ...'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.' ... So America will tell the world to make an image of the Roman Catholic Church, which we can see
is already happening with the interfaith movement, the world council of churches, the one world church, the
Christian Coalition of America and so on. The protestant churches under the direction of the Roman Catholic
Church are uniting together for "one common cause", which may sound good and well, but when God is
saying COME OUT OF HER MY PEOPLE
then this unity movement is going against God's Word.
"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 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 Great Controversy, p.443-445)
The "speaking" of the image is the action of legislative and judicial authorities, and the image of the beast
will be fully setup when church and state unite to enforce certain religious laws upon the people. And then the Mark
of the Beast will be a reality. Now many people are waiting for a physical mark to come along, like an ID card or
microchip. This is a deception from Satan and so many people are going to be taken in and deceived by the REAL mark.
So what do you have to do to get the
REAL mark of the beast? Well, the end time saints are those who DON'T take the
mark, and what are they doing? ... Revelation 14:12 ...'Here is the patience of the saints,
here are they that KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD AND THE FAITH OF JESUS.' ... Here is the truth, if the saints
(the one's not taking the mark) are keeping the commandments of God, then those who do take the mark are NOT keeping God's
commandments. The REAL mark
will be a religious/civil law of the land that goes against at least ONE of God's ten commandments. Now which commandment
has the majority of the Christian world already been deceived on? The
We will see great "revivals" happening amongst the Protestant churches soon which will make people think that these
movements are blessed by God, but in reality they are led by satan himself ... Revelation 13:13-14 ...'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.' ... What is a symbol of the Holy
Spirit in the Bible? FIRE!
These "revivals" will look appealing, because sick people will be healed and different wonders will happen, but what kind of revival is God
looking for within the churches? A revival of HOLINESS. God is looking for a people who will turn from their sins,
who will practice self denial, a people who will keep His holy law (the
ten commandments) and who will walk with Jesus everyday
and be DOERS of His Word.
Revelation 13:16 ...'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.'
Revelation 14:9-10 ...'And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, 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 God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and
brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb.'
Please don't get caught up in these false revivals that are happening and will soon happen more and more. Test everything you
see and hear by the Word of God. Are they living holy lives? Are they truly following Christ Jesus? Are they keeping the
commandments of God? Are they following the Word of God? If not, then know that this isn't a true revival. Even if many
people are getting physically healed, do not be deceived.
There is no doubt about America in Bible prophecy. When church and state fully unite
to complete the image of the beast, America will cause the earth to worship and obey this church state union and keep it's
laws. But remember, we keep the Law of God before and above any law of the land. The civil authorities cannot force us to
keep it's laws if it goes against the law of our Creator God. A time of trouble is coming soon for those of us who stand firm on God's
law and His Word. But we have a Friend in Christ Jesus who is MIGHTY TO SAVE!
Stand firm upon the truth!