Verse 11 (NASB)
International Version God's WordTM
11. And I saw another beast coming up out of
the earth; and
two horns like a lamb, and he spoke as a dragon.
John is saying he has seen something like this before (verse
1) and it isn't any better the second time.
coming up out of the earth; and
This is the last of the satanic trilogy: Satan (devil himself), the sea
beast (antichrist), and the earth beast (anti-Holy Spirit).
John the Baptist in discussing Christ makes an
about what "comes from the earth" (John
What an odd description because lambs don't have horns. Thus, this must
be a representation of something like power and authority. Perhaps one
horn is political and the other is religious.
- he had two horns like a lamb, and
Note the "other Lamb" in Revelation
has seven horns (complete authority over seven realms not fully known
Lambs were considered unblemished and spotless as fit
1:13-21). However, this one as a lamb ....
Now the dragon, too, is fictitious. So what we have here is a wolf in
7:15-20 is how Jesus described him.
Paul says "God will send" this beast to deceive "even the elect" (2
2:1-11-12). These "elect" must refer to the sealed
Jewish men (next chapter) because the rest of
elect are gone in the "uptaking" by this time. The remaining
on this earth will buy in to the anti-Holy Ghost completely!
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