The second beast in Revelation 13 will arrive on the earth at the same time as the first beast. These two beasts will come together and they will work together.
“Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon. And he exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence, and causes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.” Revelation 13:11,12
Notice these characteristics of the second beast:
1. Two horns
2. Like a lamb
3. Speaks like a dragon
4. Exercises authority in the presence of the first beast
5. Forces those who dwell on the earth to worship the first beast
The second beast in Revelation 13 has two horns. These two horns represent two of Satan’s demons. These two demons will appear to be gentle and harmless, like a Lamb. But they will speak the words of Satan, who is the dragon.
These two demons will be continually in the presence of the beast. Their goal and objective is to force every person on earth to worship the first beast. The first beast is Satan, claiming that he is God.
The second beast in Revelation 13 has two horns. These two horns represents two demons. One of them will be named Moses and the other one will be named Elijah. They will pretend to be the prophets Moses and Elijah from the Old Testament in the Bible.
“He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men. And he deceives those who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast.” Revelation 13:13,14
The demon named Elijah will call down fire from heaven to prove that the beast is God. This will be like what the prophet Elijah did thousands of years ago.
The demon named Moses will work signs and miracles. This will be like what the prophet Moses did thousands of years ago.
The first beast in Revelation 13 is Satan, claiming that he is God. The second beast in Revelation 13 is two demons, claiming to be the prophets of old, Moses and Elijah.
These two beasts will arrive on earth at the same time. Ten leading demons will come with the two beasts. These ten demons are the ten horns that belong to the first beast.
“And I saw a beast coming out of the sea. He had ten horns and seven heads, with ten crowns on his horns, and on each head a blasphemous name.” Revelation 13:1
The 10 demons (10 horns) and the 2 demons (2 horns) added together make 12 demons. Satan will have 12 leading demons with him.
When Jesus was on earth, He had 12 disciples. When Satan is on earth, claiming to be God, he will have 12 leading demons with him.
There will also be millions of demons who come to earth at the same time as the first beast and the second beast of Revelation 13. Many of these demons will pretend to be angels from heaven.
Other demons will pretend to be people who died in the past and went to heaven. They will appear on earth in perfect bodies. They will not have the defects that the people had while they lived on earth. They will say that they have come back to earth to help and warn their friends and relatives on earth.
Read on to find out how long will the beast be on earth pretending that he is God?