If you recall, that the Hebrew descendants of Abraham were the people of the Promised Land, then you have an idea where this second beast is from. It comes out of the land of God’s people. While the first beast represents a pagan global government (out of the sea of nations), this one is out of Israel! He has two horns that look like a lamb. That means it has 2 powers that appear harmless and good. But in truth, it speaks like a dragon. Satan is the dragon and the father of lies and deception. This beast speaks the same as Satan. What are the two great powers in Israel today? Could they be humanist Zionism and Rabbinical Judaism? Both are antichrist, but considered harmless and good. Or what about religious Rabbinical false Judaism and religious false Christianity. Both seem harmless and good, but are actually adulterous towards Christ Jesus, both having roots in Israel.
We see in verse 2, that when this Israel beast joins together with the global governing beast, they exercise the same authority. This Israel beast promotes everyone to bow down to the global governance beast. Did yo know….we have another example…the Rothschilds dynasty who have extreme wealth and worldly power, claim to be Jewish, but they are not followers of God?
Satan gives this beast out of Israel the ability to perform awe inspiring acts, even fire from heaven (possibly missiles, bombs, laser weapons, and other secretive warfare systems).
This second beast makes an image of the first beast that appears to speak. Could this be a hologram in the sky? All must bow down to this image or be killed. He also requires everyone to take a mark on their right hand or forehead to show their allegiance to the first beast. Recall that religious Jews wear a tefillin or phylactery on their arm or forehead in remembrance of Exodus 13: 9, 16 or Deuteronomy 6:8, 11:18. This was not required by God, but rather by their religious Talmud book. God’s lesson had to do with keeping His Word in your mind (forehead) and actions (right hand), that you might be marked as His own. God also seals and marks us with His Holy Spirit. We also learned previously in Revelation that God marks His 144,000 witnesses. This beast mark will be required to buy or sell worldly products.
Now, look closely at verse 18 in the Amplified Bible version, “Here is wisdom. Let the person who has enough insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the imperfect number of a man, and his number is six hundred and sixty six.” The footnote says that the best Greek manuscripts have the numbers written out and not as “666” because the Greek and Hebrew numbering systems did not use place values like we use “ones, tens, hundreds”. Rather, they had an alphabet based numbering system. So, it is possible that the name of the beast equals six hundred sixty six when you add together their consonant letters (Hebrew vowels were not included in spelling words).
I also think it amazing that the number 6 represents incomplete man, made up of spirit, soul, and body. Perfect God is 3 in 1, in perfect 7. So, to represent Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in perfection would be 777. Consider that humanism, where man esteems man as god, could be represented as 666. Atheistic humanism sounds good, but lies and is deceptive. Atheistic humanism is antichrist…replaces Christ with man and is against Christ. Zionism and the New World Order are atheistic and humanistic. Do you begin to understand? Who persecuted Yeshua Jesus…the Roman Empire and the hypocritical Rabbinical Jewish religion.