What did the prophet see coming up at this time?


"And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spoke as
a dragon." Rev. 13: 11.
NOTES - Mr. Wesley, in his notes on Revelation 13, written in 1754, says of the two-horned
beast: 'He is not yet come, though he cannot be far off; for he is to appear at the end of the forty-two
months of the first beast."
The previous beast came up out of the "sea," which indicates its rise among the peoples and
nations of the world then in existence (Rev. 17: 15); while this one comes up out of the "earth." This would
indicate that the latter beast would arise where there had not before been "peoples, and multitudes, and
nations, and tongues." In 1798, when the papal power received its deadly wound, the government of the
United States, located in the Western continent, was the only great and independent nation then coming
into prominence in territory not previously occupied by peoples, multitudes, and nations. Only nine years
preceding this (1789), the United States adopted its national Constitution.
It is within the territory of the United States, therefore, that we may look, according to the
prophecy, for an ecclesiastical movement to arise, and exercise a dominating control, not only in the civil
government of this country, but also in the other nations of the whole world as well.

What Christian ordinance has been given as a memorial of Christ's burial and resurrection?
Is there a limit to the strivings of God's Spirit?
What reward in this life is promised the faithful mother?
What is the essential teaching of the new covenant?
What part of the law of God especially has the Papacy thought to change?
To whom does the Sabbath belong?
To whom is the Epistle of James addressed?

Questions & Answers are from the book Bible Readings for the Home Circle