The wild beast with seven heads and ten horns rose up from the sea, which means so much as the empires have been established from the waters, the human world.
NKJV (Revelation 17:15) 15 Then he said to me, “The waters which you saw, where the harlot sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations, and tongues.
This other beast with two horns, which rises from the earth, is not founded by the ‘people’. This leaves only the possibility, that this beast with two horns is originated by “Satan”. This is also supported by the fact that the wild beast began to speak like a dragon, so is speaks Satan’s words.
NKJV (Revelation 13:11-13) 11 Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon. 12 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. 13 He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men.
That the wild beast with two horns is also “the false prophet” is shown by the signs he performed as described in Rev.13:14 and Rev.19: 20.
NKJV (Revelation 13:14) 14 And he deceives those who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived.
NKJV (Revelation 19:20) 20 Then the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who worked signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. These two were cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone.
The wild beast with two horns, the false prophet, can perform signs as fire to descend. It deceives the inhabitants of the earth and wants the people to make a “picture” for the first wild beast, or an image, something that looks like the first wild beast. Then it gives breath to the image so it can speak. Who does not adore this picture or image will be killed.
NKJV (Revelation 13:15) 15 He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed.
Concerning the worship of the image, see:
5. Worship of the ‘image’ https://www.dojc.nl/?p=5272&lang=en
Jesus warned us of misleading prophets, false prophets that will come in sheep’s clothing to us, but inwardly are ravenous wolves:
NKJV (Matthew 7:15) 15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.
This wild beast, the false prophet, with two horns also occurs as an innocent lamb.
NKJV (Revelation 13:11) 11 Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb…..
Read more at: 7. An “image” for the first wild beast