What looks like a leopard, but has the feet of a bear, the mouth of a lion, and has seven heads and ten horns?Feb 29th, 2012 | By admin | Category: Questions You Ask (click for the full answer)
What looks like a leopard, but has the feet of a bear, the mouth of a lion, and has seven heads and ten horns?
Here is a hint: “And here is the mind which has wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sits”
If you would like to know more about “the creature” in this riddle, please see the passages below:
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 crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. If any man have an ear, let him hear.
And of the ten horns that were in his head, and of the other which came up, and before whom three fell; even of that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great things, whose look was more stout than his fellows. I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them; Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom.
And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters: With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication. So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration. And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns. The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition: and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is. And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth. And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space. And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition. And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast. These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him are called, and chosen, and faithful. And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. And the ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled. And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.
What are your thoughts, dearly beloved soul, on this beast, and how we overcome it?
Beasts depict civil governments. Our biggest clue to that is the Daniel scripture you quote. These animals correspond to the image in chapter 2. Each adjective describing the creatures is a characteristic of the government–not a hard concept to understand because we still use animals to represent nations today–US is an Eagle and Russia is the Bear–simple right?
Daniel tells us what the main governments will be up until the time Jesus sets up his Kingdom. Now many will say, well Rome died out a long time ago–not so. The legs were iron (Pagan Rome) mixed with clay (false stone–Papal Rome), Well many say the Papal power was killed in 1799 when the Pope was taken prisoner—that is fine, but if we look at the text that head was healed. That healing began in 1929 with the Vatican Concordant where Mussolini gave the Pope the Vatican and set it back up on power–small beginning for what is coming.
The toes of Daniel’s image describe the end of that system of things–we are just about int he toes–when the Papacy will once again regain domination over the world, but for only a short time. It will finish its mission of wearing out the saints (True Christians–who stand against it).
So how do we over come it? We stand against it at every opportunity. Just as Pagan Rome (civil) was responsible for putting to death our Lord and Savior at the behest of the religious element, so the New World Order (civil governments) will put to death the last members of his body, at the behest of the Catholic Church–who is the woman who rides the beast–that is controls it. It is interesting that the Pope is the head of the beast (civil) as well as the woman (religious).
We overcome the beast in a victorious death–being faithful unto death so that we may receive the crown of life.
I would also recommend everyone read a verse by verse treasise on the Book of Revelation: The Keys of Revelation