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They shall drive you from men, and you dwelling shall be with the Beasts of the Field and they shall make you to eat grass as oxen, and they shall wet you with the dew of heaven, and seven times shall pass over you, till you know that the most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomsoever he wants...

If, as I showed in my post on the times of the Gentiles, this seven years of Nebuchadnezzar's insanity is a type of the seven year tribulation and that it was held in abeyance until then; than here we have a picture of the Antichrist and the Beasts of the Field during the tribulation.

I have referenced all the major verses that talk of this below and would point out that all of them directly affect the Northern Nation of Ephraim in the first half of the tribulation and the Southern Nation of Judah in the second half of the tribulation, to some extent. I have also included a breakdown of the identity of those Beasts and what nations they represent today.

What I wanted to emphasis now is that in a comparison with Hos 13 and Amos 5 you have the destruction and chastisement of end times Ephraim at the hand of the Lord via these beasts by both prophets. You will see that the two passages are very similar except that Amos leaves out the first attack by the Lion and the Leopard.

Here is a breakdown of the Beasts of the Fields (see also Hos 8, Dan 4, Deut 32 - 33) and you should also consider my post on the Four Beasts of Daniel :

Eagle - America
Lion - Britain
Leopard - Africa & Arabs per Jer 13:23 a Hebrew pluralism
Bear - Russia includes the Soviet Satellite Nations
Tiger - Asians per context of lion see below
Ram - Iran Persia Dan 8
Goat - Greece Dan 8
Wolf - France & French Canada per Crests of Anglodom and Israel and Deut 33
Boar - Spain & South America per Javelina of Mexico
Dragon - Revived Roman Empire the Wild Beast of Hos 13, Diverse Beast of Dan 7 and the Serpent of Am 5.

This is a fairly complete list, and as far as I can tell it is accurate, but it is still solely my opinion. One liberty I took is that in the Hebrew a Lion and a Tiger can not be distinguished, so in a couple of passages, due to context, I translated the word as Tiger based upon current events.

This is also true of the Boar of the Woods which, if we are Ephraim then it must be a country that effects us in the end days, thus Mexico which is known for this animal. Also, from a comparison of Scripture, the Wild Beast of several passages can easily be understood to mean the Diverse Beast (fourth) or the revived Babylonian Empire which, as I stated in another post, is assuredly the Dragon, which is actually an accurate description as given in Rev 13, of the Ancient Babylonian Dragon.

And finally, there is more info on this included in Deut 32-33 and the symbolism of the Beasts that the Lord applies to the twelve tribes indicating that many of the nations above may have descendants of the tribes in them, but this is altogether another post.

One final comment is that America is also compared to the Ox or Bull in Hosea and is something to keep in mind. Kinda like the Bull Market.

Hos 13 Therefore I will be unto them as a Lion and as a Leopard by the way will I observe them. I will meet them as a Bear that is bereaved of her whelps, and will rend the caul of their heart and there will I devour them like a Tiger and the Wild Beast shall tear them.

Amo 5 Woe unto you that desire the day of the LORD! to what end is it for you? the day of the LORD is darkness, and not light. As if a man did flee from a Tiger, and a Bear met him; or went into the house, and leaned his hand on the wall, and a Serpent bit him. Shall not the day of the LORD be darkness, and not light? even very dark, and no brightness in it?

Psa 80 Why hast thou then broken down her hedges, so that all they which pass by the way do pluck her? The BOAR out of the wood doth waste it and the Wild Beast of the field doth devour it. Return, we beseech thee, O God of hosts: look down from heaven, and behold, and visit this vine; and the vineyard which thy right hand hath planted, and the branch that you made strong for yourself.

Hsa 8 Set the trumpet to thy mouth. He shall come as an Eagle against the house of the LORD, because they have transgressed my covenant, and trespassed against my law. Israel shall cry unto me, My God, we know thee. Israel hath cast off the thing that is good: the enemy shall pursue him. They have set up kings, but not by me: they have made princes, and I knew it not: of their silver and their gold have they made them idols, that they may be cut off. Thy Calf, O Samaria, hath cast thee off; mine anger is kindled against them: how long will it be ere they attain to innocency?

Hab 1 For, lo, I raise up the Chaldeans, that bitter and hasty nation, which shall march through the breadth of the land, to possess the dwelling places that are not theirs. They are terrible and dreadful: their judgment and their dignity shall proceed of themselves. Their horses also are swifter than the Leopards and are more fierce than the evening Wolves: and their horsemen shall spread themselves, and their horsemen shall come from far; they shall fly as the Eagle that hasteth to eat. They shall come all for violence: their faces shall sup up as the east wind, and they shall gather the captivity as the sand.

Jer 5 Wherefore a Lion out of the forest shall slay them, and a Wolf of the evenings shall spoil them, a Leopard shall watch over their cities: every one that goeth out thence shall be torn in pieces: because their transgressions are many, and their back slidings are increased.

Lam 3 He was unto me as a Bear lying in wait, and as a Tiger in secret places. He hath turned aside my ways, and pulled me in pieces: he hath made me desolate. He hath bent his bow, and set me as a mark for the arrow. He hath caused the arrows of his quiver to enter into my reins. I was a derision to all my people; and their song all the day. He hath filled me with bitterness, he hath made me drunken with wormwood. He hath also broken my teeth with GRAVEL stones, he hath covered me with ashes.

Dan 7 Daniel spake and said, I saw in my vision by night, and, behold, the four winds of the heaven strove upon the great sea. And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another. The first was like a Lion, and had Eagle's wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man's heart was given to it. And behold another beast, a second, like to a Bear, and it raised up itself on one side, and it had three ribs in the mouth of it between the teeth of it: and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour much flesh. After this I beheld, and lo another, like a Leopard, which had upon the back of it four wings of a fowl; the beast had also four heads; and dominion was given to it. After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth Beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns...Then I would know the truth of the fourth beast, which was diverse from all the others, exceeding dreadful, whose teeth were of iron, and his nails of brass; which devoured, brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with his feet.

Dan 8 Then I lifted up mine eyes, and saw, and, behold, there stood before the river a Ram which had two horns: and the two horns were high; but one was higher than the other, and the higher came up last. I saw the ram pushing westward, and northward, and southward; so that no beasts might stand before him, neither was there any that could deliver out of his hand; but he did according to his will, and became great. And as I was considering, behold, an he Goat came from the west on the face of the whole earth, and touched not the ground: and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes. And he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing before the river, and ran unto him in the fury of his power.



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