Realization of Prophetic Visions

By Philip Mark Ames

Chapter 3

THE FALSE PROPHET

Having described the wild beast from the sea, and having reported on its activity, John writes about another beast which he saw. This one has ascended out of the earth. As 1 explained in chapter one, the earth, or land, is the analytical mind of man as seen spiritually. This is contrasted with the emotional mind, which, like the sea, is much more prevalent in the world.

This land-grown beast, then, would be a product of logical-thinking men. It would develop from analyses of firm facts. It is not from the ocean of human emotion, as is the beast whose death-stroke was healed. It is efficient and calculating.

What does this second beast look like? John does not say. The only item of physical description given is that it has two horns like a lamb. A lamb has very unfrightening horns. A lamb appears innocent, its horns harmless. So, this earth-born beast has two innocent-appearing kings to advance its interests. Who or what are these two kings?

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