A new giant statue installed outside the United Nations headquarters in Manhattan, New York City, is being likened to an End Times “beast” described by the Apostle John in Revelation 13:2.
“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 … It is created by artists Jacobo and Maria Angeles,” the U.N. says in a tweet that includes a photo of the statue.
“Interestingly, 2 beasts recorded in the book of Revelation are said to symbolize political power and were described with leopard like features,” wrote Twitter user Scott Freeze. “Other beasts were recorded with wings to symbolize speed/swiftness. I’m curious where the artists got their inspiration for this work.”
Revelation 13:2 says, “The beast I saw resembled a leopard, but had feet like those of a bear and a mouth like that of a lion. The dragon gave the beast his power and his throne and great authority.”
Daniel 7:2-4 reads, “Daniel said: ‘In my vision at night I looked, and there before me were the four winds of heaven churning up the great sea. Four great beasts, each different from the others, came up out of the sea. The first was like a lion, and it had the wings of an eagle. I watched until its wings were torn off and it was lifted from the ground so that it stood on two feet like a human being, and the mind of a human was given to it.’”
Some Twitter users are also quoting 1 Thessalonians 5:2-3, which is about the End Times, referring to the mention of “peace and security” in the U.N.’s tweet.
The passage reads: “For you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, ‘Peace and safety,’ destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.”
Another user writes, “The end is near.”
“What more proof do we need?” asks another person.
“Did you really think you could put this on without anyone noticing? And by chance, it has been painted in LGBT colors,” writes Michael Snyder on The Economic Collapse blog, calling the statue “one of the strangest statues that I have ever seen in my entire life.”