The Beast out of the Earth

Revelation 13:11-13. The Second of Three Beasts:
The Beast out of the Sea and the Beast out of the Earth are controlled by Satan.

See Daniel 7 describing Daniel’s vision of the evil beast kingdoms arising out of the earth, in particular, the fourth beast which would devour the whole earth.

Some commentators say this beast may have a man or woman at its head.

The Greek word therion translated beast literally means wild animal. Notice in Daniel and Revelation the descriptions of the Beast are wild animal descriptions. Wild animals often refer to certain countries that Israel had or has or will have dealings with.

Background Reading:

The Vision of the Beast from the Earth

Here is a call for endurance and faith of the saints:
13:11 I saw another beast coming up out of the earth. It had two horns like a lamb and it talked like a dragon. 12 It uses all the authority of the first beast on its behalf, and it makes the earth and those living on it worship the first beast, whose mortal wound was healed. 13 It performs spectacular signs, even making fire come down from heaven to earth in front of people.
Revelation 13:11-13

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