The Beast

Revelation 13—666

JE Bradburn

http://www.godsplan.org.uk/thebeastofrevelation.htm

“THE WORLD THAT THEN WAS” 2 Peter 3:5—6 http://www.godsplan.org.uk/2%20Peter%203.htm here is eternity in past history, to which all Fossils and “Remains” belong,

God Hebrew Elohim, plural. The first occurrence connects it with creation, and denotes (to have something as a meaning, especially a specific or literal one) by usage, The Creator in relation to His creatures. Elohim occurs 2.700 times. Its first occurrence connects it with creation, and give it its essential meaning as the Creator. It indicates His relation to mankind as His creatures (see note on 2 Chron. 18:31, where it stands in contrast with Jehovah as indicating covenant relationship). 2 Chronicles 18:31 (KJV) notes, 'The Lord. Hebrew Jehovah helped Him: i.e. Jehoshaphat was His Covenant God. Stood to the Syrians, only in the relation of the Creator to His creatures [people]Elohim is God the Son, the living "WORD" with creature form to create.

 

(John 1:1 (KJV) “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”                         

 

Col. 1:15-17 (KJV) 

15 “Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:”

16 “For by Him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him, and for Him:”

17 “And He is before all things, and by Him all things consist                                                                                        

 

Revelation. 3:14 (KJV) “And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write;’ These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;’” and later, with human form to redeem                   http://godsplan.org.uk/christtheredeemer.htm

 

John 1:14 KJV) "Begotten of His Father before all worlds; born of His mother [Mariam], in this world." In this creature [or human form] He appeared to the Patriarchs [Disciples], a form not temporarily assumed. 'Elohim is indicated (as in A.V.) by ordinary small type, "God".

 

The Hebrew, accent [Athnach] places the emphasis, and gives pause on “God” as being Himself the great worker, separating the worker from His work. https://levendwater.org/companion/append5.html

 

The Heaven and the earth.  With Hebrew Particle ‘eth before each, emphasising the Article “the”, and thus distinguishing both from: Genesis 2:1. (KJV) “And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep.” Heavens in Hebrew always in plural. 

 

Deuteronomy 4:6 (KJV) “I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that ye shall soon utterly perish from off the land whereunto ye go over Jordan to possess it; ye shall not prolong your days upon it, but shall utterly be destroyed

Without form = waste. Hebrew tohū bohū Paronomasia Ap 6 https://levendwater.org/companion/append6.html

 

1.      It was not created by God tohū Isaiah 45:18 (KJV) “For thus saith the Lord that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the Lord; and there is none else

2.      But it became tohū Genesis 1:2 (KJV) “And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep2 Peter 3 : 5—6 (KJV) “For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:”  “Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished

 

“An enemy (the beast) (Satan) hath done this:” (Matt 13:25, 28, 39. Compare 1 Corinthians 14:33). See Application 8 https://levendwater.org/companion/append8.html

 

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Matthew 13:25, 28, 39. (KJV)

25 “But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way

28 He said unto them, “An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up

39 “The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels

 

1 Corinthians 14:33 (KJV) “For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints

 

Where the verb “to be” is not in Italic type. Hence Exodus 3:1 KJV “Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb.” Was. This is in italic type, and is because no verb “to be” in Hebrew https://levendwater.org/companion/append7.html  In like manner man became a ruin. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/book1.htm

(Genesis 3) http://godsplan.org.uk/serpentofgenesis3.htm

 

Psalm 14:1—3 (KJV)

1 “The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.”

2 “The Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God.”

3 “They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that doeth good, no, not one.”

 

Psalm 51:3 (KJV) “Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.”

 

Ecclesiastes 7:20 (KJV) “For there is not a just man upon earth, that doeth good, and sinneth not.”

 

 St Paul: Romans 7:18 (KJV) “For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not.”

 

Revelation 13 (KJV)

 

01 “And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.” Note the fig Polysyndeton

me = no, not; expressing conditional negation, depending on feeling, or on some idea, conception, or hypothesis.

Hence, ou is objective.

              me is subjective.

              ou denies a matter of fact.

              me denies a matter of feeling.

              ou denies absolutely.

              me denies conditionally.

              ou negatives and affirmation.

              me negatives a supposition, and prohibits or forbids.

              ou is generally used with the Indicative Mood.

              me with the other moods of the verb.

For the difference, see John 3:18 (KJV): “He that believeth on Him is not (ou) condemned :  but he that believeth not (me, supposing such a case) is condemned already, because he hath not (me) believed (according to the supposition made).  See also Matt. 22:29 (KJV): "Ye do err, not knowing the Scriptures".  Had the negative here been "ou" it would imply the fact that they did not know, because of not possessing them.  But it is "me", implying the feeling; they did not wish to know. The same distinctions apply to all the compounds of ou and me respectively. https://levendwater.org/companion/append106.html

Supposition = (The mental act of supposing something to be the case, or ideas that result from supposing, especially as opposed to ideas based on firm evidence.)

 

02 “And the beast which I saw was like unto 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 seat, and great authority.”

Jeremiah 5:6 (KJV) “Wherefore [why] a lion out of the forest shall slay them, and a wolf of the evenings shall spoil them, a leopard shall watch over their cities: every one that goeth out thence shall be torn in pieces: because their transgressions are many, and their backslidings are increased.”

Hosea 13:7 “Therefore I will be unto them as a lion: as a leopard by the way will I observe them:”

Habakkuk 1:8 (KJV) “Their horses also are swifter than the leopards, and are more fierce than the evening wolves: and their horsemen shall spread themselves, and their horsemen shall come from far; they shall fly as the eagle that hasteth to eat.”

Make war. Not the term in verse 4 (polemeō), but indicating a special attack on the “the saints” Rev 11:7 (KJV) “And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.” Daniel 7:1 (KJV) “In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon Daniel had a dream and visions of his head upon his bed: then he wrote the dream, and told the sum of the matters.”

http://www.godsplan.org.uk/danielsvisions.htm  Daniel 8:12 And an host was given him against the daily sacrifice by reason of transgression, and it cast down the truth to the ground; and it practised, and prospered.”

Daniel 8:24 (KJV) “And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people (Note the numbers). http://www.godsplan.org.uk/significanceofnumbers.htm

Daniel 11:31(KJV) “And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate.”

 

03 “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.”

I saw. Text omits. One of = one from among (Gr ek). Wounded = slain. Same word in  Revelation 5:6 (KJV) “And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth.” http://www.godsplan.org.uk/secondadvent.htm

To https://levendwater.org/companion/append104.html  deadly wound = death stroke. Wound = Greek Plēdgē.  Revelation 9:20 (KJV) “And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the works of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk:” healed only here and in, verse 12. Which. The texts read “because he.” Power – the power https://levendwater.org/companion/append172.html  exousia = authority. or, delegated power; the liberty and right to put forth power.  See, e.g. John 1:12 (KJV) “But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name:”

 

04 “And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, ‘Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?’”

Worshipped https://levendwater.org/companion/append187.html t is recorded that there were two distinct purchases by Abraham and Jacob for the purpose of burying their dead :  one a field with a cave (Machpelah) at the end of it, which was bought by Abraham of Ephron the Hittite for 400 shekels of silver (Gen. 23:16-18); the other, "a parcel of a field" which was bought by Jacob of the sons of Hamor, the father of Shechem, for 100 pieces of money (Gen. 33:18, 19).

http://www.godsplan.org.uk/Bereshith.htm The texts read “and who”. Make war. The same word in Rev 17:14

Revelation 17:14 (KJV) “These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for He is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with Him are called, and chosen, and faithful.”

This being will stop wars and be acclaimed by the peoples on that account. With Greek Meta. https://levendwater.org/companion/append104.html.

 

05 “And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.” (31/2 years)

Speaking = Ap 121:7 laleo = to talk or to use the voice, without references to the words spoken (See Mark 2:2). Mark 2:2 (KJV) “And straightway many were gathered together, insomuch that there was no room to receive them, no, not so much as about the door: and he preached the word unto them.” Continue = literally Do, or act. 2 Thessalonians 2:3 (KJV) records the coming of “the man of sin (lawlessness) “Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perditionWho is this beast from the sea? 2 Thessalonians 2:8 (KJV) “And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:” In Thessalonians 2:8 (KJV) “that wicked” = “the lawless one.” Who is the beast from the earth, verses Revelation 13: 11—18 (KJV). http://www.godsplan.org.uk/system.htm 

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06 “And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and that is them that dwell in heaven.”

Blasphemy the text read blasphemies https://levendwater.org/companion/append104.html against. https://levendwater.org/companion/append104.html God. https://levendwater.org/companion/append98.html His name = His Name, i.e. the Christ of God. Acts 2:21 (KJV) “And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Compare; Exodus 23:21 “Beware of him, and obey his voice, provoke him not; for he will not pardon your transgressions: for my name is in him.” Tabernacle. In Rev KJV And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened: here; 15:5. KJV 21:8 

Revelation 15:5 (KJV) “And after that I looked, and, behold, the temple of the tabernacle of the testimony in heaven was opened:”

Revelation 21:8 (KJV) “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death

Them = those. that dwell Literally Tabernacling. In = https://levendwater.org/companion/append104.html heaven. Revelation 3:12 (KJV) “Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.”

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07 “And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.”

Make war. Not the term in verse 4 (polemeō), but indicating a special attack upon “the saints”

Revelation 11:7 (KJV) “And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them

Daniel 7:21 (KJV) “I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them

Daniel 8:12; 24. (KJV) “And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people.”

12 “And an host was given him against the daily sacrifice by reason of transgression, and it cast down the truth to the ground; and it practised, and prospered.”

24 “And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people.”

Daniel 11:31 (KJV) “And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate

Saints see; Revelation 5:8 (KJV) “And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints

Revelation 11:31 (KJV) “And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name, small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth.”

 

Over[come] https://levendwater.org/companion/append104.html

 

All kindred = every tribe. The texts add “and people.” http://godsplan.org.uk/fulltentribes.htm and tongues, nations. Single number.

 

08 “And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship Him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb Slain from the foundation of the worldhttp://www.godsplan.org.uk/Gen%201_1-1_5.htm

Earth. Same as world Revelation 5:3 (KJV) “And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon

Him The ellipsis follows (every one). Names. All the text read “name.” are not = hath not (ap 105. 1)  https://levendwater.org/companion/append105.html  been. Life = the life. Ap 170. https://levendwater.org/companion/append170.html  from Ap 104 iv. https://levendwater.org/companion/append104.html Foundation, &c. See Ap 146. https://levendwater.org/companion/append146.html

 

09 “If any man hath an ear, let him hear.” http://www.godsplan.org.uk/earstohear.htm if, &c Revelation 2:7 (KJV) “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.” Eighth and last occurrence. Here to individuals, No longer to corporate churches. Note Fig Polyptōton.  https://levendwater.org/companion/append6.html

 

10 “He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.” He that &c =  If anyone is for captivity, into captivity he goeth; if anyone is to be killed with the sword, with the sword he is killed. This is the Hebrew idiom for Destiny. (What will be; will be!).

Jeremiah (KJV) 15:2 “And it shall come to pass, if they say unto thee, Whither shall we go forth? then thou shalt tell them, Thus saith the Lord; Such as are for death, to death; and such as are for the sword, to the sword; and such as are for the famine, to the famine; and such as are for the captivity, to the captivity.”

Jeremiah 43:11 (KJV) “And when he cometh, he shall smite the land of Egypt, and deliver such as are for death to death; and such as are for captivity to captivity; and such as are for the sword to the sword.”

Ezekiel 5:2, 12 (KJV) “

2. “Thou shalt burn with fire a third part in the midst of the city, when the days of the siege are fulfilled: and thou shalt take a third part, and smite about it with a knife: and a third part thou shalt scatter in the wind; and I will draw out a sword after them

12. “A third part of thee shall die with the pestilence, and with famine shall they be consumed in the midst of thee: and a third part shall fall by the sword round about thee; and I will scatter a third part into all the winds, and I will draw out a sword after them

Zechariah 11:9 (KJV) “Then said I, I will not feed you: that that dieth, let it die; and that that is to be cut off, let it be cut off; and let the rest eat every one the flesh of anotherNone will escape the beast.

http://www.godsplan.org.uk/faith.htm pistis (*1) = faith.  The living, Divinely implanted principle.  It connects itself with the second Aorist of peitho (I. 2, above), Gr. epithon, occurs 242 times, and is always translated "faith", except in Acts 17:31, "assurance"; Titus 2:10, "fidelity"; and Rom. 3:26, and Heb. 10:39, where "of faith" is rendered "him which believeth", and "them that believe".

 

11 “And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.”

Behold – saw, as verse 1.  Rev 13:1 (KJV) “And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.”

Another. Ap 124.1. https://levendwater.org/companion/append124.html   

Beast = wild beast, but distinguished from that of verse 1. See verses Rev 12: 14, 15, &c. The beast of verse 1 is political, this beast is religious. Horn occurs ten times in Rev (first in 5:6); and once in Luke 1:69 (KJV).

Spake – was speaking https://levendwater.org/companion/append121.html

 

12 “And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.”

Before him = in his sight. Causeth occurs eight times in connection with this “false prophet”. https://levendwater.org/companion/append197.html

Worship = in order that they shall worship https://levendwater.org/companion/append137.html

 

13 “And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,”

Wonders. Ap 176; 3 https://levendwater.org/companion/append176.html So that Greek, hina. Fire add “also”. From https://levendwater.org/companion/append104.html 7  and on.104 6.

In the sight of = before, as verse 12.  Revelation 13:12 “And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed

Men. https://levendwater.org/companion/append123.html

 

14 “And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.”

 

Decieveth = he decieveth.

2 Thessalonians 2:9-11 (KJV)

09 “Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders

10 “And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved

11 “And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie

 

1Timothy 4:1—3 (KJV)

1 “Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;”

2 “Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;”

3 “Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth

 

For miracles of themselves are no proof of a Divine mission, the Lord’s miracles were “signs” for his people to ponder. The miracles here are to impress credulous unbelievers, miracles. Are the same as wonders,

Revelation 13:5 (KJV) “And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months

Which…power = which it was given him.

Image. First of ten occurrence in Rev.

Matthew 22:20 (KJV) And he saith unto them, “Whose is this image and superscriptionhttps://levendwater.org/companion/append197.html  http://www.godsplan.org.uk/significanceofnumbers.htm

Did live = lived (again). https://levendwater.org/companion/append170.html

 

15 “And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.”

He had power = it was given to him.

 

·         Life angels or spirit beings. As in Acts 8:29.  Heb. 1:7, 14.  1 Pet. 3:19.  Rv. 1:4. https://levendwater.org/companion/append101.html

 

·         Demons or evil spirit beings, as in Mark 7:25, 26.  Luke 10:17, 20, &c. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/doctrineofdemons.htm

 

That = In order that. Speak = to talk or to use the voice, without references to the words spoken (See Mark 2:2). 7 https://levendwater.org/companion/append121.html

 

Not = 2 https://levendwater.org/companion/append105.html 

 

16 “And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:”

 

He = I.e. the second beast. Both. Omit, and read “and” before “the rich” and “the free”. Small  &c = the little [finger] &c (Po'ly-syn'de-ton; or, Many Ands (Genesis 22:9,11. Joshua 7:24. Luke 14:21). The repetition of the word "and" at the beginning of successive clauses, each independent, important, and emphatic, with no climax at the end (Compare Aysndeton and Luke 14:13). Bond = (bond-servant) https://levendwater.org/companion/append190.html  

to receive. Literally In order that they may be given (the texts; read plural). Mark first of eight occurrences in Rev. See Acts 17:29 (KJV) “Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man's device.” In = upon. 9:3 With the Accusative it implies the downward pressure on that upon which a thing rests; active motion being suggested (e.g. 2Cor. 3:15.  1Tim. 5:5).

Hence, it denotes any extended motion downward (Matt. 13:2; 18:12; 19:28; 27:45) from heaven to earth (Mark 4:20.  Acts 11:15.  2Cor. 12:9). Compared with pros (No. xv, below), pros marks the motion, the direction to be taken, while epi (with Acc.) marks the point to be reached. This downward pressure may be that of the mind, or feeling (e.g. Matt. 25:21; 27:43.  Heb. 6:1.  1Pet. 1:13). For the difference between eis (No. vi, above) and epi (with the Acc.) see Rom. 9:21, "one vessel unto (eis) honour", and v. 23, "riches of glory on (epi) the vessels of mercy".  https://levendwater.org/companion/append104.html Foreheads This downward pressure may be that of the mind, or feeling.

 

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.”

 

No 2 https://levendwater.org/companion/append105.html  might = should be able to. Buy or sell. This is the great boycott of the future. Save = except https://levendwater.org/companion/append118.html

https://levendwater.org/companion/append105.html  had =hath. Or, omit.

 

18 “Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.”

Here, &c See Revelation 17:9 (KJV) “And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sittethWisdom Compare Ap 132 II 3 https://levendwater.org/companion/append132.html

Let him that = He that. Understanding See 1 Corinthians 14L14 (KJV) “For if I pray in an unknown tongue, my spirit prayeth, but my understanding is unfruitful.” Count = calculate. Luke 14:28 (KJV) “For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?” Man 1 https://levendwater.org/companion/append123.html  Six hundred and sixty six  666: The Greek for this number is Xές: three letters which by gematria https://levendwater.org/companion/append10.html = 600, 60, 6 = 666 It is the number of a name. When the name of the “beast” (antichrist)is known, it will doubtless be  recognised by both computation and gematria. The three letters SSS (= 666) and formed the symbol of Isis  and the secret symbol of the old “Mysteries”. That ancient “mysteries” and modern “beliefs” are becoming closely allied, witness the rapid growth and spread of Spiritism, Theosophy, and Occultism of every kind. (Some ancient authorities read 616, used by the Jews of the worship of the Emperor).  

 

There are 12 (government perfection) constellations in the Zodiac and it takes over 2000 days for the precessional cycle of the sun to pass through each constellation. This is called The Precession Of The Equinoxes. A slow westward shift of the equinoxes along the plane of the ecliptic, resulting from precession of the earth's axis of rotation, and causing the equinoxes to occur earlier each sidereal year. The precession of the equinoxes occurs at a rate of 50.27 seconds of arc a year; a complete precession requires 25,800 years; divided by 12 (constellations). = 2150 years for the sun to pass through one constellation. Starting with Virgo; and ending with Leo, we are now very near to the end of the cycle and therefore in what is termed the, “end days’’. (See The Stars also)

 

Rev 13: (Denotes rebellion, apostasy, defection, disintegration, and revolution,) verse 18. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast; for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.

 

It is very important to know and understand that the Anti - Christ 666 will arrive on earth prior to Christ our Lord. http://www.godsplan.org.uk/secondadvent.htm  

 

·         Revelation 6:12:   -   Sixth Seal. 6 (Denotes the human number) 12 Denotes Government perfection, which have to do with government in the heavens and the earth.

 

·         Revelation 9:13   -   Sixth Trumpet. 6    9 - (Denotes Finality of Judgment). 13 Denotes rebellion, apostasy, defection, disintegration, revolution.

 

·         Revelation 16:12  -  Sixth Vial. 6 (10+ 6 = 16)  (10 Denotes ordinal perfection. 6. Denotes the human number).  12. Denotes Government perfection, which has to do with government in the heavens and the earth.

 

(Goliath, Nebuchadnezzar, and Antichrist) are all emphatically marked by this number. Old Testament events serving as "ensamples" for the latter day events, how does this historical blueprint fit for our future? Instead of flesh pagan kings coming upon Jerusalem to siege and physically destroy, the latter day king of Babylon will be Satan and his angels as thorns and briers treading upon Jerusalem to do a spiritual destruction. According to Revelation 12:6 (note the numbers) forward, Satan and his angels will be booted out of Heaven down to this earth for the future tribulation; and that latter day working by the king of Babylon will be one of great deception. That is the type of devastation upon Jerusalem for the latter days.