Thursday, April 27, 2017

A Believer's Question

 I'm just wondering is there any mathematical basis or computation regarding the number of the Beast, 666?

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666 is "the number of a name" (Rev 13:17-18). When the name of Antichrist is known its gematria will doubtless be found to be the number 666. But this number has, we believe, a far deeper reference to and connection with the secret mysteries of the ancient religions, which will be again manifested in connection with the last great apostasy.

Many names may be found, the numerical value of whose letters amounts to 666. We have a list of about forty such gematria. Most of them are ridiculous, inasmuch as instead of the gematria being confined to Hebrew and Greek (which have no Arabic or other special signs for figures), the principle is extended to names in English, French, and other modern languages, on the assumption that they would have been spelt in exactly the same way; whereas we know that names both of persons and places are not simply transliterated in various languages. It is abusrd therefore to attempt to take words from the modern European languages which use Arabic figures.

Gematria is not a means by which the name is to be discovered; but it will be a test and a proof by which the name may be identified after the person is revealed.

If six is the number of secular or human perfection, then 66 is a more emphatic expression of the same fact, and 666 is the concentrated expression of it; 666 is therefore the trinity of human perfection; the perfection of imperfection; the culmination of human pride in independence of God and opposition to His Christ.

The number, however, has to be computed (yhfizw (pseephizo), to reckon, to calculate, not merely to count or enumerate). See Revelation 13:18. Therefore it is not to be known by gematria merely, though, as we have said, that will be one of the factors in the calculation, just as the letters in the word Jesus amount to 888.

But 666 was the secret symbol of the ancient pagan mysteries connected with the worship of the Devil. It is to day the secret connecting link between those ancient mysteries and their modern revival in Spiritualism, Theosophy, etc. The efforts of the great enemy are now directed towards uniting all into one great whole. The newspapers, wordldy and religious, are full of schemes as to such a union. "Reunion" is in the air. The societies for the re-union of Christendom, and the Conferences for the re-union of the Churches, are alike parts of the same great movement, and are all making for and are signs of the coming Apostasy. During this age, "Separation" is God's word for His people, and is the mark of Christ; while "union" and "re-union" is the mark of Antichrist.

The number 6 was stamped on the old mysteries. The great secret symbol consisted of the three letters SSS, because the letter S in the Greek alphabet was the symbol of the figure 6 (see page 49). a = 1, b = 2, g = 3, d = 4, e = 5, but when it came to 6, another letter was introduced! Not the next­the sixth letter (z, zeta)­but a different letter, a peculiar form of S, called "stigma" (V). Now the word stigma (stigma), means a mark, but especially a mark made by a brand as burnt upon slaves, cattle, or soldiers, by their owners or masters; or on devotees who thus branded themselves as belonging to their gods. It is from stizw, stizo, to prick, or brand with a hot iron. Hence it came to be used of scars or wound-prints, and it is thus used by Paul of his scars, which he regarded as the tokens of his sufferings, the marks which he bore on his body for the sake of his Lord and Master, and marking him as belonging to the one who had bought him (Gal 6:17).

This letter is becoming familiar to us now; and it is not pleasant when we see many thus marked (ignorantly, no doubt) with the symbolical "S," "S," especially when it is connected, not with "salvation," but with judgment, and is asociated with "blood and fire," which, in Joel 2:30-31, is given as one of the awful signs "before the great and terrible day of the Lord come."

Apostasy is before us. The religion of Christ has, in the past, been opposed and corrupted, but when it once comes, as it has come in our day, to be burlesqued, there is nothing left butjudgment. There is nothing more the enemy can do before he proceeds to build up the great apostasy on the ruins of true religion, and thus prepare the way for the coming of the Judge.

It is remarkable that the Romans did not use all the letters of their alphabet, as did the Hebrews and Greeks. They used only six letters,* D, C, L, X, V, and I. And it is still more remarkable, and perhaps significant, that the sum of these amounts to 666:­

* The M appears to have been merely two D's.

  • 1. D = 500 600 666
  • 2. C = 100
  • 3. L = 50 60
  • 4. X = 10
  • 5. V = 5 6
  • 6. I = 1

    In each of the three pairs there is an addition of one, for 6 = 5 + 1. It is the grace of God superseded by the corruption of man.

    It will be seen from this that the number 666 is very far-reaching, and is filled with a meaning deeper, perhaps, than anything we have yet discovered. One thing, however, is certain, and that is, that the triple 6 marks the culmination of man's opposition to God in the person of the coming Antichrist.

    Further illustration of the significance of this number is seen in the fact that
    THE DURATION OF THE OLD ASSYRIAN EMPIRE was 666 years before it was conquered by Babylon.

    JERUSALEM WAS TRODDEN DOWN by the Roman Empire exactly 666 years from the battle of Actium, BC 31, to the Saracen conquest in AD 636.*
    * See The Witness of the Stars, by the same author.

    THERE ARE THREE MEN which stand out in Scripture as the avowed enemies of God and of His people. Each is branded with this number six that we may not miss their significance:

  • 1. GOLIATH, whose height was 6 cubits, and he had 6 pieces of armour;* his spear's head weighed 600 shekels of iron (1 Sam 17:4-7).
  • 2. NEBUCHADNEZZAR, whose "image" which he set up,** was 60 cubits high and 6 cubits broad (Dan 3:1), and which was worshipped when the music was heard from 6 specified instruments,*** and
  • 3. ANTICHRIST, whose number is 666.

    * In Ephesians 6:14-18, the Christian's armour has a seventh piece­"Prayer." See under "Seven."
    ** We must distinguish the "image" which he set up, from the "man" of whom he afterwards dreamt. The proportions are not the same. The height of a man is to his breadth not as 10:1. Some have therefore thought that this "image" may have been an obelisk. But as the word for "image" denotes a form or likeness, it may have been like the form of a man standing on a pedestal of which the height was included. The pedestal being probably 24 (6x4) cubits, and the image 36 (6x6).
    *** The numerical value (by gematria) of the words in Daniel 3:1, which describe the setting up of this image is 4662. The very figures are significant, but still more so are the factors of this number. 4662 = 7 x 666.

    In the first we have one six connected with the pride of fleshly might.
    In the second we have two sixes connected with the pride of absolute dominion.
    In the third we have three sixes connected with the pride of Satanic guidance.

    THE TALENTS OF GOLD brought to Solomon in a year were 666 (1 Kings 10:14). But this perfection of money-power was only "vanity and vexation of spirit" (Eccl 2:8,11; compare 1 Tim 6:10).

    As to the triple number 666, we have already seen (page 121) that while one figure (6) is significant, two figures (66) are still more so; and three figures (666) seem to denote the concentration or essence of the particular number.

    We see further examples of this in

  • Jesus, 888, the dominical number;
  • Sodom, 999, the number of judgment;
  • Damascus, 444, the world number;
  • The beast, 666, the number of man.
  • "Verily, verily, I say unto you," 888;
  • The Lord God made, 888; etc., etc.

    "The children of Adonikam" who returned from the Captivity (Ezra 2:13) numbered 666. Adonikam means the lord of the enemy. This is suggestive, even though it may be vague.

    The number 666 has another remarkable property. It is further marked as the concentration and essence of 6 by being the sum of all the numbers which makes up the square of six! The square of six is 36 (62, or 6x6), and the sum of the numbers 1 to 36 = 666, i.e., 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + 9 + 10 + 11 + 12 + 13 + 14 + 15 + 16 + 17 + 18 + 19 + 20 + 21 + 22 + 23 + 24 + 25 + 26 + 27 + 28 + 29 + 30 + 31 + 32 + 33 + 34 + 35 + 36 = 666.

    They may be arranged in the form of a square with six figures each way, so that the sum of each six figures in any direction shall be another significant trinity = 111.

  • 6 32 3 34 35 1
  • 7 11 27 28 8 30
  • 19 14 16 15 23 24
  • 18 20 22 21 17 13
  • 25 29 10 9 26 12
  • 36 5 33 4 2 31

  • GEMATRIA
    It is remarkable that the numerical value of the "SONG OF MOSES" (Exo 15:1-18) is 41626, which is the product of the significant factors 13 x 42 x 70.

    On the other hand, if we compare "the Song of Moses and of the Lamb," in Revelation 15:1-5, the remarkable value is 9261, which has the remarkable factors 33 x 73.

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    +1 #2 Dr. Jerry O. Lee 2011-12-17 21:16
    The Powerful Revelation of 666


    In the secret place of the stairs (Song of Solomon 2:13-14 KJV) Solomon is expressing a powerful revelation about the 666 mystery (Compare, 1Kings 10:14 KJV). Solomon created a living parable and mystery by making a great throne of ivory, that was overlaid by the BEST GOLD (1 Kings 10:18 KJV). The “best gold” what would that be? Ophir Gold? Not necessarily. Rather a particular year’s collection of Gold that weighted out at 666 Talents and was a revelation deep and wide.

    It is clear in the scripture that there was other gold that came into Solomon’s inventory that same year such as the gold of merchantmen, spice merchants, and all the kings of Arabia and the governors of the country (Compare, 1 Kings 10:18-19 KJV). Why was this selective gold separated and other incoming gold during that same time not added to this accounting?

    This story then is about a sensational revelation to Solomon. The Throne of Solomon had six steps up to it, and on each side of each of the steps was placed a lion making a total of 12 lions. So on each side of the steps was okaced 6 lions, therefore making a grand total of 12 lions. So six steps, six lions on one side of the steps, six lions on the other side of the steps equaling three 6s that when horizontally placed together is 666…( Compare, 1 Kings 10:18-20 KJV).

    This “best gold” was specially accounted gold containing no silver, (because silver content mixed in gold in Solomon days was not usually accounted, 1 Kings 10:21 KJV). More of this story most likely was told in the lost books of: Nathan the prophet, the Prophecy of Ahijah the Shilomite, and the Vision of Iddo the Seer (2 Chronicles 9:29 KJV).

    Of course many missing links are deeply of word provided in the Book of Revelation. Three important links are:

    1. The mark of the Beast, the number of the Beast, (check out Daniel 2:32-38 KJV , the image head of gold of the King of Babylon who degenerated into a beast) or the number of his name, (Compare, Revelation 13:17 KJV) .

    2. Count the number of the Beast, it is the number of a man ( Isaiah 13:12, “I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of ophir” and consider this additional application about mankind as Carbon man: 6 protons, 6 neutrons, 6 electrons =666) the number of man, being 666, (Compare, Revelation 13:18 KJV). Interestingly, 666 is also the approximate weight of the Earth: 6,6 sextrillion tons, this 666 weight mass of the Earth has been used as metaphor to humans).

    3.One third of the stars (Ophannim angels who are sent to earth as punishment to become humans). These stars who were put under Lucifer’s command as their temporary Covering agent, during a creation mission are sent to the Earth after Lucifer lost the war. Consequently, at the end of the First Angel War, under penalty of their actions, they must go into matter, that is take on a mortal body so as to overcome their errors and sins without their memories interfering. (Compare, Revelation 12:1-9 KJV).

    4. The number of the Stars (Ophannim angels) that fell from heaven (Their First Estate called Arctura (The Father’s House) was One Trillion Ophannim Angels. (Compare, Daniel 7:10 and Revelation 5:11 KJV, see “The Seven Thunders, Before Genesis” Book written by the Manifester for the math on the Trillion number).

    5. There is a pronounced and unusual use of the symbolism of the number 1/3 and its particular use in the book of Revelation 6:7-12, 9:15-16, 11:14, 12:4, 16:4 KJV and what a connection that Jesus was resurrected on third day (Compare, Acts 10:40 KJV).

    So then, using 1 Kings 10:14 and 2 Chronicles 9:13 KJV “the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was threescore (6o, a score is 20, so 3×20=60) 600 threescore or 660 and threescore…being 666 talents of Gold. The next move is converting Solomon’s gold “Talents” to troy weights, then to the market value of Gold. Be sure the day will come when the market value number of gold will have a significant connection to this mystery I speak.

    To open at least part of this mystery, let us divide the Trillion Ophannim group numbers into thirds using billions: 333+ 333=666 (which is 2 thirds)+334 (which is roughly one third plus, used as a fast figure of point.) =one thousand billion which is one trillion. Here then is the revelation Solomon knew: Please read this scripture without fail, and whosoever reads let such a person understand the message… Zechariah 13:7-9 KJV. This message is about Lucifer who was a fellow angel and covering angel shepherd and the three parts: 2 thirds and 1 third that were separated.
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    -2 #1 Ronald Hall 2011-06-24 11:47
    Sir, It is interesting to read your ideas on matters of The Word, remembering that only a child can see The Things of The Kingdom. Simple is what I am, and simple I keep things. The number of a man is everywhere. When I count the number 6+6+6, I get 18. I know the number will be in a man's head, or in his right hand. I have a credit card which has 16 numbers, but is not valid unless it has the expiration date, 6-10. Now I have 18 numbers, in my right hand; it is the number for my name; and when I am on E-bay, I can't buy or sell without it.
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