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NEW YORK, NY – The United Nations just installed a new statue at their complex in New York City. The resemblance to a character in the book of Revelation is uncanny. While it doesn’t match exactly to the description found in Revelation, it does have plenty of people wondering about the inspiration for this work.
It has been said that it was inspired by ancient pagan Aztec culture.
It is somewhat ironic that the piece would symbolize peace and security if it truly was inspired by the Aztec culture, which was known for its violent cruelty and human sacrifice.
A guardian for international peace and security sits on the Visitor's Plaza outside #UN Headquarters. The guardian is a fusion of jaguar and eagle and donated by the Government of Oaxaca, Mexico @MexOnu. It is created by artists Jacobo and Maria Angeles.
UN Photo/Manuel Elías pic.twitter.com/q8SSsQhz1L
— United Nations Photo (@UN_Photo) November 9, 2021
Said to be the international guardian of peace and security, the work of art was stated by the UN to be a jaguar and an eagle fused together.
The Bible alludes to 4 beasts in John’s telling of the things revealed to him by God.
Revelation 13:1 -2 reads:
“Then I saw a beast with ten horns and seven heads rising out of the sea. There were ten royal crowns on its horns and blasphemous names on its heads. The beast I saw was like a leopard, with the feet of a bear and the mouth of a lion…”
So, there are a few things that cast some doubt on the veracity of the statue being inspired by the beast John referred to.
The Biblical animal had seven heads and ten horns. Each horn held a crown. One of the heads bore a “mortal” wound that had been healed. It also had no wings.
The Old Testament book of Daniel also spoke of these creatures that John saw.
“The first beast was like a lion, and it had the wings of an eagle. I watched until its wings were torn off and it was lifted up from the ground and made to stand on two feet like a man and given the mind of a man.
Suddenly another beast appeared, which looked like a bear. It was raised up on one of its sides, and it had three ribs in its mouth between its teeth. So, it was told, ‘Get up and gorge yourself on flesh!’
Next, as I watched, another beast appeared. It was like a leopard, and on its back, it had four wings like those of a bird. The beast also had four heads, and it was given authority to rule.”
Daniel’s depiction of the beast bears a greater resemblance than that of John’s.
Either way, the inference is that the statue placed at the United Nations building is symbolic of one thing: the anti-Christ.
Before you dismiss this as just another one of those “conspiracy theories”, stay with me for a few more minutes.
Here’s why people are making this argument. It actually gave me reason to dig deeper.
There are many who believe that the UN will be the catalyst to ushering in a one-world government. If you have read the Left Behind book series, or seen the movies based off those books, starring Kirk Cameron, they have depicted this aspect in great detail.
When you add the statue, which may be a watered-down version of the Bible’s description of the beast from the end time, to the idea that the UN would welcome the chance to govern the entire world, and mix in the belief that some have of vaccine passports being used to allow people the ability to participate in free-market economies, there are plenty of people who are trying to connect the dots regarding the second coming of Jesus (the Rapture), the time of tribulation, and the mark of the beast.
The tribulation is believed to be the 7-year period in which the anti-Christ establishes his reign on the earth. The mark of the beast will be required for all people who wish to be able to buy, sell and be a part of this new society. Those who refuse it will be beheaded.
The Bible details that the first half of that 7-year period will have world peace, and the world will be enamored by this new leader.
Ironically, the statue is labeled as the guardian of international peace and security.
The second half of the Tribulation period will see bloodshed, death and destruction.
But they would never title the statue “the guardian of international peace and safety…for 3 1/2 years, followed by 3 1/2 years of complete and utter violence.”
Now, let’s take this a step further.
If you follow the biblical timeline from creation through today, you will find that the elapsed time between major occurrences of life and destruction is anywhere between 1600 and 2100 years.
First was creation. Then the flood. The time expired between those two: 1656 years. Then, the birth of Christ, which ushered in new life, with His death, burial and resurrection defeating death itself.
His birth was approximately 2104 years after the flood. It has been just over 2000 years since His birth. And the next major event to occur on the biblical timeline?
His return, which ushers in the tribulation and the rise of the anti-Christ to power.
Is it far-fetched to equate this statue with what we see in the Bible? Maybe. But keep in mind that no one is arguing that this work of art is an actual beast, only that it could potentially symbolize the creatures described in scripture that are controlled by Satan himself.
Let’s add the following wrinkle into this thought process.
In numerous places in the Bible, Satan is described as both a lion and a dragon.
If you look at the statue closely, you will see a line of spikes running from the top of the head to the tip of its tail. Those spikes resemble the ones characteristically seen on drawings of dragons.
All of this begs the question, is this simply a work of art that has no symbolic meaning as related to the Bible, or is this just blatant acceptance of pure evil?
Let us know your thoughts.
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