This number “is a man’s number,” and it is 666 (13:18). 7:4), the second (Medio-Persia) was like a bear (Dan. It had two horns like a lamb and it spoke like a dragon.12It exercises all the authority of the first beast in its presence, and makes the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose mortal wound was healed.13It performs great signs, even making fire come down from heaven to earth in front of people,14and by the signs that it is allowed to work in the presence of the beast it deceives those who dwell on earth, telling them to make an image for the beast that was wounded by the sword and yet lived.15And it was allowed to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast might even speak and might cause those who would not worship the image of the beast to be slain.16Also it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead,17so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name.18This calls for wisdom: let the one who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and his number is 666. The only other reference to charagma [cavragma] in the New Testament besides those in Revelation, is Acts 17:29, where it stands for an image formed by art. If 777 represents holiness and perfect goodness, then 666 signifies the enormity and totality of evil. So you see above that not only will you receive judgement in hell for believing in the beast system, but those who take the Mark by way of microchip will be affected with a “grevious sore”.
Both these interpretations are based upon the theory that the letters of the name, when added together, according to their numerical value, will make up six hundred and sixty-six. Jer. The first of these alluded to finds the word in Nero Caesar. This is important, because as believers we know that the Most High will always do the right thing by us.
comment on Rev. Just as the seal on the foreheads of the 144,000 (7:3) is not literal, neither should this mark be understood literally. This article is part of the Tough Passages series. As in verse 5, the beast’s self-exaltation expresses itself in his speech, which blasphemes God and his name. Required fields are marked *, © 2020 We Are Hebrew | Bible Facts & Bible Notes |, 3 comments on “Mark Of The Beast Revelations: Microchips, 666 Explained”. 7:8, 20; 11:36). (2 Thessalonians 2). Given the centrality of the emperor to the Roman Empire, at times, the one was treated as synonymous with the other, so writing about Augustus, the Roman poet Ovid (43 BC-AD 18) says “the state is Caesar”. Who or what is the beast in these passages? 14:9–11; 16:2; 19:20; 20:4). This is likely a reference to the people of God (21:3), showing that their true home is in heaven. The beast’s authority and rule spark fear and admiration in those dwelling on earth, and they worship the beast.
Seemingly, these seven kings “arise in chronological succession; some have already died, one is now reigning, one is yet to come (17:10-11). But what we need to do to understand this number properly is to read the scriptures. 8 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 world. This indicates that most people will accept the Beast system willingly. Most people understand that the numbers 666 are the numbers of something negative, some would say it’s the Devil’s number…. John focuses on the beast’s opposition to God, drawing especially on Daniel.
The dragon had seven heads and ten horns (Rev. – Revelation 13:16-18 The second beast causes all people to be marked on their right hand or forehead. Instead, it is like a ravaging and ferocious beast, preying on its citizens. If the first beast is the Roman Empire, the second beast is probably the imperial priesthood. Revelation 16:2 and 19:20 cite the "mark of the beast" as a sign that identifies those who worship the beast out of the sea ( Rev 13:1).
Many understand this to refer to an individual, which is certainly possible. 13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men. This will only happen if we believe the Messiah was sacrificed for our sins and raised from the dead. 12:3), and he clearly has given his authority to the beast. 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. What Does It Mean That Women Should “Remain Quiet” in Church? Revelation 15:2 And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God. The beast, then, is a parody and counterfeit of Christ.
The scriptures tell us about a number of different Civilizations such as the one before the Flood and after the flood with Nimrod and also the Egyptian civilisation….
14:11; 15:2). Here we are told that the Most High Kills and Makes people live. The dragon had seven heads and ten horns (Rev. Comments voicing dissenting views are encouraged. In the second attack from the resurrected Beast we see the same pattern the Beast system before it used, at the top of the list is it’s persuasive ability to convince people to worship the Beast and follow the Beast system. Notice this is prophetic evidence that the mark is also something physical inserted into people. The number 666 could well personify the imperfection of man, even implying in the triple number the unholy trinity of the dragon, antichrist, and the false prophet.
On the other hand, God decided before history began who would be inscribed in the book of life. This mark is first mentioned in 13:16-17, where it is imposed on humanity by the beast out of the earth ( 13:11 ). And, as previously mentioned, that the Kingdom will be here on Earth when the Messiah comes back and takes the Earth from the global elitist. Such absolute allegiance was demanded also by Nebuchadnezzar (Dan. “[Nero] compelled four hundred senators and six hundred Roman knights, some of whom were well to do and of unblemished reputation, to fight in the arena.” (Suetonius, b. circa AD 69, cited in Gentry, Before Jerusalem, p.213), 4. 4 BC, cited in Gentry, Before Jerusalem Fell, p.214), 2. Definitive Guide. Dan. A member of the RJRGLEANER Communications Group. And history shows they used there weaponry against Japanese in hiroshima and nagasaki in 1945 during world war two. This same passage from Daniel was already employed in verses 14-16: The link to the story of the Babylonian image serves to emphasize the idolatrous nature of the ", The "number" is listed in the Greek text as “. I will be explaining here what the mark of the beast is, how it will be implemented and the consequences according to what we are told in the Book of Revelation and other scriptures. It is more probable, then, that the reference is to the empire as a whole. 7:21; cf. The contextual significance of marking those who worship the beast may be accounted for by noting how this motif answers to the seal on the foreheads of those who worship the Lamb ( Rev 7:3 ; 14:1 ). 8 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.
The deadly wound signifies the apparent demise of tyrannical rule. It is instructive, too that Rev 13:5-7 speaks of the beast warring with the saints and overcoming them for 42 months. A human being. Here or hither. 16:14). Coercion is a staple of the second beast’s “ministry,” and those who refuse to worship the first beast are put to death.