Realization of Prophetic Visions
By Philip Mark Ames
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
Written by: Philip Mark
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