Beast In Bible Prophecy
It’s been said even a blind man will eventually
find the door if he gropes around the room long enough, and this adage is self
evident as the mountain of false prophets in our time are increasingly
recognizing America’s role in Bible prophecy.
Unfortunately, the adjacent motto that says too little, too late
is also an appropriate expression in these trying times.
Decades ago, a pair of Canadian-American pop poets
eloquently penned the panoramic history of America, in a rock music
masterpiece entitled Monster:
“Once the religious, the hunted and weary, chasing
the promise of freedom and hope,
came to this country to build a new vision, far from the
reaches of kingdom and Pope.
Like good Christians some would burn the witches, later
some bought slaves to gather riches” (Monster, John Kay and Jerry
Edmonton, of the rock band Steppenwolf).
Even though the persecuted pilgrims settling the
Americas were known to have experienced a sense of manifest destiny as they
pioneered the new world, it was the cultic “Christian” movements
birthed in the United States in the 19th century which emphatically emphasized the
nation’s position in prophecy. From the American Millerite movement,
which predicted the LORD’s return in 1844 (morphing into the cultic
system of 7th
Day Adventism when the prophecy failed), to the Mormons, who see
themselves as descendants of one of the so-called “lost tribes” of
Israel, adjacent cultic systems, such as the Watchtower Society (aka the
Jehovah’s Witnesses), and sundry British-Israelite groups (the
antecedents of today’s “Christian Identity” crowd), also saw
America as central to the LORD’s prophetic endgame.
In short, the “life” imparted by the Spirit
of the enigmatic False Prophet of Revelation has been emanating from
these shores for a very long time.
“And he [the False Prophet] had power to give
[Spiritual] life unto the image [read collective body] of the
beast…” (Revelation 13:15).
The late 1800’s saw the emergence of the most
popular cult, when the Irish preacher John Nelson Darby introduced the
Rapture doctrine to the itching ears found at American prophecy
conferences. Predictably, the multitude of US
“Christian” movements widely reviled the tyranny of the Roman
Papacy, which had sought to strangle independent study of the Scriptures for
centuries in Europe (to say nothing of a multi-generational control of European
royals), so a Protestant worldview was already commonplace in the new world.
“And once the ties with the crown had been broken,
westward in saddle and wagon it went,
and 'til the railroad linked ocean to ocean, many’s
the lives which had come to an end.
While we bullied, stole and bought our homeland, we
began the slaughter of the red man” (Monster, ibid).
Likening the once optimistic outlook for the fate of the
nation, to something that has become an out of control Beast, as
America grew in power, the battle raged for the soul of the state. Even though
the politically cynical writers of Monster failed to embrace the
Spirit of the LORD -- which would have significantly deepened their perspective
-- they noted the humanist utopian ideal, that America had the potential to
become something great:
“And though the past had its share of injustice, kind
was the spirit in many a way.
But its protectors and friends have been sleeping, now
it's a Monster and will not obey” (Monster, ibid).
Although the words describing the Monster America
has become were written almost 50 years ago, the words aptly describe our time:
“The spirit was freedom and justice, and its
keepers seemed friendly and kind.
Its leaders were supposed to serve the country, but now
they won't pay it any mind.
Cause the people grew fat and got lazy, now their vote
is a meaningless joke.
They babble about law and order, but it's all just an
echo of what they've been told.
Cities have turned into jungles, and corruption is
strangling the land,
the police force is watching the people, and the people
just can't understand.
We don't know how to mind our own business, cause the
whole world’s got to be just like us.
Now we are fighting a war over there, no matter who's
the winner, we can't pay the cost” (Monster, ibid).
After Monster’s commerical success
and resulting social impact had dissipated, fueled by literary mega successes
such as Hal Lindsey’s epic book The Late Great Planet Earth, a California
based, laid back, evangelical version of Christianity exploded with growth, as
the generation of the 1970’s and 80’s embraced the so called
“Jesus Movement.” Interestingly enough, Late Great and a
plethora of commercial imitators repeatedly cautioned of a Monster
which was prophesied to arrive as a “Revived Roman Empire” in Europe
– complete with a personal Antichrist – providing a convenient,
virtually around the corner scapegoat, which served to shift attention away
from America as the obvious fulfillment of a last day’s
“After this I saw in the night visions, and behold
a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly;
and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in
pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it:
and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before
it; and it had ten horns” (Daniel 7:7).
Very few realized a sophisticated, aberrant form of the
Gospel had emerged in the US, and it offered seemingly Scriptural answers for
the disenfranchised youth of the nation. Coming to prominence against the
backdrop of the cold war international militarism which saw the young
“Fig Tree” nation of Israel (Matthew 24:32) annex the city
of Jerusalem, the winner of the 19th century cult sweepstakes, the
Rapture Cult, espoused an apostate version of Bible prophecy which
soared in popularity and credibility. America would never be the same.
As the Rapturist oriented “Christian”
prophecy movement gained momentum, an entire generation was programmed to believe
that when the emerging European Community (EC) reached ten
members (its trade union predecessor originally had six members), the
“ten horns” aspect of the beast would become a reality, and the
“Antichrist” would arrive, which meant the “Rapture”
was very near.
This was because successive verses speak of an
Antichrist symbol known as the “little horn,” and this evil figure
would rise to uproot three of the ten horns on the head of the Beast:
“I considered the horns, and, behold, there came
up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first
horns plucked up by the roots…
and the same horn made war with the saints, and
prevailed against them” (Daniel 7:8, 21).
As the EC grew, and reached thirteen members,
fanciful explanations appeared, for the facts contradicted the
relationship cult adherents had developed with the churches espousing the false
doctrine. As people’s lives had been irrevocably altered through the Rapture
Cult, their perceived life in Christ was threatened by the facts which
contradicted their foundational doctrine. Thus, millions were faced with
allowing the truth to impact their perspective, or to cling to
the existing relationship, by seeking to explain away the facts. A classic
component of the Marxist Dialectic which had long since invaded the
church, inconvenient facts (or truth) must be diminished in order to retain the
For example, a dynamic practitioner of the priestcraft
of the Rapture Cult, Calvary Chapel’s Jon Courson (who
headed the largest church in Oregon), proposed a novel explanation which
amounted to a fictional form of mathematics. On nationally syndicated radio,
Courson taught that when the text which said the Antichrist symbol imaged as a
“little horn” would uproot three horns, the verse actually
addressed the then present count of thirteen members of the European
Thus, the “Antichrist” would uproot three of
the thirteen, which would leave ten horns on the head of the
beast, when the text plainly stated the deposed “horns” were
“three of the first horns” -- i.e. the ten, which
would obviously leave seven! Shortly thereafter, Calvary Chapel’s
deceived pastor (only one of over 1,200 similarly misled pastors instructing
millions of believers) abandoned the theory as the EC continued to grow
in numbers. Incredibly, for years to come, multiple Rapture Cult leaders simply
ignored the facts concerning the membership of the European
Community, and publicly embarrassed themselves by claiming the EC
had ten members, at a time when the European Union had mushroomed to
over twenty members!
In 1973, the Organization of Arab Petroleum
Exporting Countries (OAPEC), dramatically enthroned the American dollar
by requiring all oil trades be conducted in the US currency. This consolidated
the already dominant American economic system to complete monetary supremacy
around the world – eventually resulting in the fiscal collapse of its
remaining rival, the Soviet Union. Founded by the recently uprooted
Moammar Qaddaffi of Libya, the Arab oil cartel consisted of
Incredibly, while the American beast roamed around the
world, dealing in petrodollars, while making war and assimilating a multitude
of nations into the dollar denominated world order, the false prophets continue
to resist the truth.
“And for this cause God shall send them strong
delusion, that they should believe a lie…
because they received not the love of the truth,
that they might be saved” (II Thessalonians 2:11, 10).
The ironies abound, approaching a surrealistic
absurdity. To recap these facts, a counter-culture rock band
consisting of non-Christian bikers, notorious for their amoral worldview and
their use of LSD and other dangerous illicit compounds, accurately
recognized the American Beast for what it is – a Monster.
Meanwhile, the double-minded “Christians,” who claim to love the
truth, under the influence of a Satanic, intellectual witchcraft known as the
Dialectic, turned to complete fiction, an abomination which immerses literally
millions of believers to this very day.
“And they shall turn away their ears from the
truth, and shall be turned unto fables…
for as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on
the face of the whole earth” (II Timothy 4:4, Luke 21:35).
The facts are, as America continues her Satanic
descent, under the influence of what God called “maddening wine” in
the prophets (Jeremiah 51:7), the looming prophetic stage of events known as
the deadly wound is, once again, at the door – even as the Little
Horn has already risen to unprecedented heights of power.
-- James Lloyd
[Excerpted From the Christian Media
published print periodical The Apocalypse Chronicles]
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