The War with the Lamb

(Daniel 2:34; 8:25; Zechariah 4:5-14; Revelation 11:8; 17:13-14)

Before the Reformation, the ten kings of Western Europe oppressed the witnesses of Christ. They not only oppressed them, but they also killed them.

John said, “These [ten kings] have one purpose, and give their authority and power to the beast — These [ten kings] will make war with the Lamb and the Lamb will overcome them because He is Lord of lords and King of kings, and those who are with Him, called chosen and faithful.”1Rev 17:13-14

The apostle John described Christ as a lamb more than 20 times in the Book of Revelation — first in Revelation 5:6, where he “saw a lamb standing as if slain, having seven horns and seven eyes.”

These seven horns and seven eyes were described as the spirits that “go to and from throughout the earth” in Zechariah 1:10; and 4:10. They report to the Spirit of Christ, the Archangel, who is now called a lamb.

The Spirit of Christ overcame the ten kings as a lamb that was slain, through the testimony of His martyrs, called witnesses. From the Greek word for “witness” we get the English word “martyr.” Many of Christ’s witnesses became martyrs. John said, “Their dead bodies will lie in the street of the great city, which is mystically called Sodom and Egypt, where also their Lord was crucified.”

These witnesses were called two olive trees by Zechariah, who said, they “stand beside the Lord of the whole earth.”2Zech 4:14 They will overcome “not by might or by power but by My Spirit [the Spirit of Christ].”3Zech 4:6

Daniel said that Satan would “be broken without human means.”4Dan 8:25 The Spirit of Christ was the stone that was cut out of the mountain “without human hands”5Dan 2:34 in Nebuchadnezzar’s dream. It shattered the ten toes of the great image.

The whole world became a courtroom as these two witnesses testified against the beast. Daniel said, “The court shall be seated, and his dominion shall be taken away.”6Dan 7:26