Lesson 27 - The United States in Prophecy

Throughout the centuries the Bible has revealed the rise and fall of nations with amazing accuracy. Their destinies were predicted in advance, but the Bible is not primarily a history book! Not every world power is mentioned.

Nations are brought into the biblical picture, not as independent political powers, but in the light of their role in God’s overall plan. The Bible reveals the role of nations in the longstanding controversy between Christ and Satan. In the last days of earth’s history the final conflict will center upon the question of loyalty to God as manifested by obedience to His law.

Working through both religious and state powers, Satan will attempt to coerce God’s people—with economic boycotts, fines, threats of imprisonment and death—to ignore God’s law by accepting a substitute Sabbath.

Will the United States play a significant role in this final conflict? Will America continue to champion principles of religious liberty and freedom of choice, or will it one day repudiate its heritage, unite with the beast, and become a persecuting power? What is America’s destiny?

In this fascinating lesson we will discover the answers to these questions.

  1. Fill in the blanks below showing the location from which each beast arrives according to the following verses (Revelation 13:1, 11):
    a. The first beast arises from the:
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    b. The second beast arises from the:
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  2. How does this second beast of Revelation 13 (the lamblike beast) cooperate with the first beast (the Papacy)? Revelation 13:12
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  3. List four identifying characteristics of this second beast:
    a. When does this second beast arise? Revelation 13:11, 12
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    b. Where does the second beast arise? Revelation 13:11
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    c. What animal was chosen to describe this second beast? Revelation 13:11
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    d. The first beast has crowns on its horns (Revelation 13:1). Does the lamblike beast have crowns? Revelation 13:11  Yes or No:
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  4. What new nation was arising in 1798 in an unpopulated area of the earth with the features of youthfulness and liberty for all the people?
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  5. What surprising change does the prophecy indicate? Revelation 13:11, 12
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  6. What will the lamblike beast try to do to coerce everyone to worship the image of the beast and receive the mark of the beast? Revelation 13:17
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  7. How does Satan deceive thousands to put pressure on their legislator to form an image to the beast? Revelation 13:13, 14
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  8. Upon whom does God pour out the genuine Holy Spirit? Acts 5:32; John 14:15, 16
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  9. How does Revelation describe those who have gained the victory over the beast and are ready for the coming of Christ and eternity?
    a. Revelation 12:17:
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    b. Revelation 14:12:
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    c. Revelation 22:11-14:
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