His feet were as the feet of a bear (Revelation 13:2)


And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.

Revelation 13:2 - King James



⚪ Vis, persistence, and caution of the papacy

Rev. 13 [...]
And his feet were as the feet of a bear. — "The bear suggests another of Papacy's peculiarities as an empire, vis, persistency. Like the Bear Empire (Medo-Persla) which would besiege for years, and even turn a river aside to accomplish its ends; so Papacy moves cautiously and gets possession of kingdoms rather by strategy than by battles. The bear hugs its prey to death with its paws."— Z.79-12-2.

Source : 🇺🇸 1917 - Studies in the Scriptures, Vol 7, The finished mystery, page 194, page 195 + Cover


⚫ Crushing power of Satan's organization

"His feet were as the feet of a bear." The bear is noted for its power to crush, and is said to be five times as strong as a lion. By the Lord's grace David slew a bear that had caught one of his father's sheep. (1 Sam. 17:34-37) The antitypical David, Christ the great executive officer of Jehovah, will slay the organization of Satan that has attacked his Father's sheep. The bear lies in wait for his prey. The wicked ruler or wicked power is like a ranging bear. (Prov. 28:15) This is another plain characteristic of Satan's visible organization.

Source : 🇺🇸 1930 - Light, Vol 2, page 267, page 268 + Cover