Over the years we have pondered in our minds, just what this beast, false prophet and image is.  I have heard many things about what these are.

I have written in this article what I think the beast, false prophet and image are.  I hope you enjoy reading it and hope no one is offended because all I want to do is share this with you.

First, you must ask yourself a question.  Is Yahweh truly being worshipped today in what is called Christianity?  The answer would have to be no.  That is because his Law is not being kept, but has been replaced with the doctrines, commandments and traditions of man.  Yahweh's feast days are forgotten and ignored and replaced with Christmas, Easter and many others that are not found in his word.  The Sabbath day which Yahweh made holy and blessed is forgotten and replaced with Sunday, the first day of the week.

Matt. 5;17,18,19&20 
17.  Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets:  I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. 
18.  For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
19.  Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven; but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 
20.  For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Matt. 4;4 
But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, But by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of Yahweh.

Matt. 15; 9 
But in vain they do worship me, Teaching for Doctrines the commandments of men.

1 John 3;4 
Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law; for sin is the transgression of the law.

Satan has done a lot of counterfeiting to deceive us.  There is one counterfeiting he has done that might surprise you and that counterfeiting is of Yahweh Himself.  And this is what is known as the beast.  Also, to complete the whole manifestation of this beast, there is the beastly government system of man and the works of evil men.  The worship of this beast began in the 4th century at the time of Constantine, a Roman ruler.  The religious system set up at this time no longer resembled or was anything like what Yahoshua and his apostles started in the beginning.

Yahweh, our Father's name has been removed from bibles and replaced with the words (The Lord).  The true name of our Savior, Yahoshua has been replaced with the name Jesus.  The Savior was never called Jesus in his life time.  This name did not exist until about 500 years ago.  The name Jesus is a combination of the Greek "Iesous" and the Latin version employing the letter J.  The letter J did not exist until the 14th century.  The name Jehovah was a result of mixing the consonants of YHWH with the vowel signs of Adonai (lord). 
Many names such as Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Zephaniah, end with the first part (Yah) of the sacred name.  The word Halleluyah means "praise you Yah."

Isa. 42;8 
I am Yahweh; that is my name; and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.

The Spirit of Yahweh, which leads us into all righteousness and truth has been rejected and many are following after their own wicked ways and lies of Satan.

Now, if Yahweh's word is not being kept, his name replaced and his Spirit rejected, he is not being worshipped.  So, who is being worshipped?  The one being worshipped, comes from the imagination of man.  A beast that is, but is not and comes from the bottomless pit or we could call it, the imagination of man.

Rev. 17; 8 
The beast that you saw was, and is not; and shall ascend out of the bottomless pit, and go into perdition;  and they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.

The beast is Satan's counterfeit for our true Father, Yahweh!  This beast has seven heads, which counterfeit the Seven Spirits of Yahweh.  The wounding to death and healing of one of his heads is the counterfeit of the death and resurrection of the true Messiah, Yahoshua.

The false prophet is a counterfeit Messiah.  Not the true image and glory of the Father, Yahweh, but an image, from the imagination of man.  Many worship an image they have made themselves.

The image of the beast counterfeits the Spirit of Yahoshua that dwells in us.  The false teachers will tell you that you will perish in the lake of fire without their false salvation plan, counterfeiting perishing in the lake of fire without true salvation through Yahoshua.

Rev. 13; 15 
And he had power to give life to the likeness of the beast, that the likeness of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the likeness of the beast should be killed.

Babylon The Great is the body of people that worship this beast and his image and she is the counterfeit to New Yerusalem, Yahweh's true body of people.

Rev. 18;4 
And I heard another voice from heaven, saying Come out of her, my people, that you be not partakers of her sins, and that you receive not of her plagues.

Buying and selling is symbolic in Yahweh's Word, and is referring to redemption.  Not being able to buy or sell without the mark, name, or number of the beast is the counterfeit to not being able to enter into Yahweh's Kingdom without repentance, being baptized in the name of Yahoshua, and being filled with Yahweh's Holy Spirit.  What I am simple trying to say is this.  The false preachers will tell you that to be redeemed and be saved, you must believe their lies of false salvation.

Rev. 13;17 
And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

The mark, name and number of the beast is the counterfeit  of the true plan of salvation in Acts 2;38. 
The mark of the beast counterfeits true repentance of sin ( sin is the transgression of the Law;  1 John 3; 4).  The mark is man made commandments, doctrines and feast days, whereas the sign of Yahweh in our foreheads and hands are his Law (Torah), Holy Days and Sabbath Day.  Ex. 13;6,9,12&16   Deut.6;1,6&8 and Deut. 11;1&18.  The name of the beast is a false name other than Yahoshua in baptism.  The number of the beast counterfeits the Gift of the Holy Spirit.

Acts 2;38 
Then Peter said unto them, repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Yahoshua Messiah for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Revelation 13 
 1.  And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, ( false deity from the imagination of man which counterfeits Yahweh) having seven heads                   ( counterfeiting the seven Spirits of Yahweh) and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, ( government power of man) and upon his heads the names of blasphemy. ( false names of this false deity such as The Lord, God, Jehovah and Jesus) 
 2.  And the beast which I saw was similar to a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion; and the dragon gave him his power, and his throne, and great authority. ( leopard-power, feet of a bear-throne, mouth of a lion-great authority and Satan is the dragon) 
 3.  And I saw one of his heads, as it were, wounded to death.  And his deadly wound was healed; and all the world wondered after the beast. (counterfeit of the death and resurrection of Yahoshua) 
 4.  And they worshiped the dragon which gave power to the beast; ( this all comes down to the worship of Satan ) and they worshiped the beast, saying:  Who is like the beast?  Who is able to make war with him? ( counterfeiting that no one is like Yahweh and no one is able to make war with him ) 
 5.  And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things, and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to make war for forty-two months.  (This is counterfeiting the ministry of Yahoshua, who is the word, upon this earth for 3 and a half years.  The false messiah is the mouth of the beast). 
 6.  And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against Yahweh, to blaspheme his name, and his house, and those who dwell in heaven. ( This counterfeit messiah has done away with the Law of Yahweh and the truth of his name.) 
 7.  And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them.  And authority was given him over all tribes, and peoples and languages, and nations. 
 8.  And all who dwell upon the earth will worship him-whose names have not been written from the foundation of the world, in the book of life of the lamb who was slain. 
 9.  If any man has an ear, let him hear: 
10.  He who is for captivity, will go into captivity; he who is for the sword, must be killed with the sword.  Herein is the patience and the faith of the saints. 
11.  And I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb, but he spoke like a dragon. ( the false prophet, who is the false savior ) 
12.  And he exercised all the authority of the first beast before him, and caused the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. 
13.  And he does great wonders, so that he makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men. ( The counterfeiting of Yahoshua sending us his Spirit) 
14.  And deceives those who dwell on the earth by those acts of power which he had authority to do in the sight of the beast; saying to those who dwell on the earth, that they should make a likeness of the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. (counterfeiting the power and authority of Yahoshua) 
15.  And he had power to give life to the likeness of the beast, that the likeness of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the likeness of the beast should be killed. ( a false salvation plan preached, that those who do not follow will not be saved and will perish.) 
16.  And he causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, that they should give to themselves a mark upon their right hands, or in their foreheads, ( the keeping of man's commandments, doctrines, feast days and the keeping of the first day of the week instead of Yahweh's commandments, feast days and the true Sabbath which is the seventh day of the week). 
17.  And that no one might buy or sell, unless he had the mark, or the number of his name. ( Buying and selling is symbolic in the word and represents redemption.  Yahweh's Spirit is the earnest of our inheritance.  The false teachers will tell you, without their false salvation plan you will be lost.  This is counterfeiting true redemption through repentance from sin, baptism in the name of Yahoshua and being filled with his Spirit which is the true plan of salvation according to Acts 2:38.) 
18.  Here is wisdom: Let him who has understanding count the number of the beast; for it is the number of a man.  And his number is 666.  ( The number of the beast is the counterfeit of Yahweh's Spirit, since most of these people who worship the beast are not actually filled with Yahweh's Spirit then they don't have anything except a belief in a false deity that comes from the imagination of man.  There will be, of course, those who will come out of this false religious system by letting Yahweh's Spirit lead and guide them.

This beastly system also includes man made government and evil men who will do wickedly.  But at Yahoshua's return, this beastly system will be destroyed and Yahweh's Kingdom set up.