11 And [kai] I beheld [eido] another [allos] beast [therion] coming up [anabaino] out of
[ek] the earth; [ge] and [kai] he had [echo] two [duo] horns [keras] like [homoios] a lamb, [arnion] and [kai] he spake [laleo] as [hos] a dragon. [drakon] KJV-Interlinear
11 And I
saw another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb,
and he spoke as a dragon. NASB
The first beast, the
anti-christ, came up out of the sea, Rev. 13:1. This second beast comes up out
of the earth.
On this planet, the sea
is said to hide mysterious and frightening things in an unknown deep. The earth
is said to have less scary things and is said to be more appealing and
compatible, and more friendly.
And so the anti-christ
is made to appear as frightening and powerful, while this second beast is much
The first beast had ten
horns, while the second beast has only two.
The first beast is the
dragon, who is Satan, while the second beast speaks like the dragon, and is the
spokesman for Satan.
The first beast was
likened to the leopard, bear, and lion. The second beast is likened to the
The first beast is
mysterious and frightening, and the second beast is less mysterious, and less
The first beast is fast,
ferocious and deadly. The second beast is made to seem harmless as a lamb.
But with all of this
appearance, the policy of Satan is deception and lies, Jn 8:44. Therefore, the
second beast, who will act as the spokesman for the first beast, is also a
deception who will promote the lies of Satan.
The first beast as we
have already seen, is the anti-christ who will eventually be indwelled by Satan.
The second beast is his
spokesman, and a person as well, will have some amazing powers as we will see,
therefore, since these amazing powers are not of human origin, he too will be
indwelled by some powerful demon.
Typically, the ruler of
an empire is promoted or supported by a priest and we will see that the second
beast will not only promote the first beast politically, but religiously,
demanding that people fall down before the first beast and worship him.
Thus politics and
religion will be combined into one all powerful attempt to rule the population
of the world.