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EARTH BEAST CHARACTERISTICS

1. What did a 'beast' symbolize?
Read: Daniel 7:17​; Daniel 7:23
17 These great beasts, which are four, are four __________, which shall arise out of the earth. 
23 Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth __________ upon earth. 
NOTE: A 'beast' in Bible prophecy represents a 'king' or a 'kingdom', a political power or nation.
 
2. What did John see in Revelation 13:11 after he saw the fall of the Roman Catholic Church by the French army in Revelation 13:10?
Read: Revelation 13:1​1
And I beheld __________ beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
NOTE: This second beast came up after the fall of the Roman Catholic Church by the French army in 1798. 
3. Where did this beast come out of?
Read: Revelation 13:1​1
And I beheld another beast coming up out of the __________
 
4. What does the earth represent?
NOTE: Revelation 17:15 ​describes that waters represent 'peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.' As waters represent 'peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues, the earth [the complement of the 'sea'] represents the opposite [unpopulated area].
 
As waters represent 'nations', the sea beast arose by conquering other nations. As earth represents unpopulated area where there was no nation, the earth beast arose peacefully and gradually without conflicts with other nations.
 
Daniel 7:3 describes that four great beasts - representing Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, and Rome (see WORLD HISTORY II) ['came up from the sea']. Revelation 13:1 describes that the first beast [representing the Vatican or Roman Catholic Church] (see SEA BEAST) ['rose up out of the sea']. As the sea represents European-African-Asian continents ('Old World') where Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, Rome, and the Vatican or Roman Catholic Church rose up, the earth [the complement of the 'sea'] represents an area other than those continents ('New World').
5. What did this beast have?
Read: Revelation 13:1​1
And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two __________ like a lamb,
6. What do these two horns like a lamb represent?
Read: Habakkuk 3:4John 1:29
And his brightness was as the light; he had horns coming out of his hand: and there was the hiding of his __________ . (3:4)
The next day John seeth __________ coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. (1:29)
 
NOTE: Two horns represent two sources of power. A lamb represents Jesus. 
Two horns like a lamb represent two sources of power that are in harmony with Godly principles.
7. How did this beast speak?
Read: Revelation 13:1​1
And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a __________ .
8. What does dragon symbolize?
Read: Revelation 12:9
And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the __________ , and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
9. What does speech reveal?
Read: Matthew 12:34 ; Matthew 15:19 ; Proverbs 4:23
O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the __________ the mouth speaketh. (12:34)
For out of the __________ proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies: (15:19)
NOTE: Speech reveals the heart and the heart reveals the character and the practice. ​The lamblike horns and the dragon speech point to a contradiction between the profession and the practice.
10. What was on the head of the sea beast that was absent on the earth beast?
Read: Compare Revelation 13:1 and Revelation 13:11
 
And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten __________ , and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. (13:1)
And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. (13:11)
11. What did a 'crown' symbolize?
Read: 2 Kings 11:12
And he brought forth the king's son, and put the crown upon him, and gave him the testimony; and they made him __________, and anointed him; and they clapped their hands, and said, God save the __________.
NOTE: A crown symbolized a king. The sea beast had crowns on its head, and therefore, the kingdom it represented was led by kings. The earth beast had no crown on its head, and therefore, the kingdom it represented was not led by a king.
NOTE: These were 6 characteristics of the earth beast:
Characteristic 1. This beast was a kingdom, a political power, or a nation (Daniel 7:17 ; Daniel 7:23)
Characteristic 2. This nation arose after the fall of the Roman Catholic Church by the French army around 1798 (Revelation 13:11)
Characteristic 3. This nation arose in unpopulated area, not by conquering other nations, peacefully and gradually, not in the 'Old Word' (European-African-Asian continents) (Revelation 13:11)
Characteristic 4. This nation had two major sources of power that are in harmony with Godly principles (Revelation 13:11)
Characteristic 5. This nation practiced principles that were not in harmony with Godly principles (Revelation 13:11)
Characteristic 6. This nation was not led by a king (Revelation 13:11)
What kingdom was represented by the earth beast?
Find the answer in EARTH BEAST KINGDOM
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