The number 666, final
Jun 08, 2016
Once we understand the historical connection between modern banking, its money and the mark of the beast, we can see how the “image” has usurped the place of the real and is in direct violation of the Second Commandment that bans graven images. The mark of the beast is the brand of a slave owner upon his slave. The mark (or seal) of God is the brand (or signature) of God upon His bondservants. Paul says in Romans 8:2,
2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death.
In other words, we have been set free from the beastly slave master who commands us to sin. John says that “sin is lawlessness,” that is, anomia (1 John 3:4). Having been set free, as Romans 7:22 says, “I joyfully concur with the law of God in the inner man,” because we agree with His righteous commands and expectations, even if we find it impossible to perform while in this flesh. It is far better to fail in a righteous command than to succeed in fulfilling the law of sin that is commanded by the beast nature and his system of government.
The image of God is Jesus Christ Himself (Hebrews 1:3 KJV). The image of the beast is a false Christ, an antichrist, that which usurps the place—and the number—of Jesus Christ, as we will see shortly. Even as “breath” or Spirit was given to Jesus when He was raised from the dead, so also is “breath” given to the image of the beast in Revelation 13:15.
The Counterfeit Lamb
Recall that Revelation 13:11 says,
11 And I saw another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spoke as a dragon.
This beast is a dragon in lamb’s clothing, as it were. It pretends to be a lamb, but its true identity is revealed by his voice and the lawless nature of his commands. This has more than one layer of meaning, but on one level we may apply it to the Rothschilds and extend it to their associates of the banking families, most of which were Jewish, as we have already seen. They pretend to be Israelites, or “sheep” in biblical metaphoric language, but in fact their lawlessness reveals their true identity.
The number 666 actually depicts the perfection (3) of man (6). It is not a bad number in itself, but instead has been usurped by evil men, or antichrists.
Let us take a closer look at Revelation 13:17 and 18,
17 and he provides that no one should be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name. 18 Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for the number is that of a man; and his number is six hundred and sixty-six.
The beast’s number is 666, but that does not mean that he has obtained it legitimately or that it truly belongs to him. What if he has usurped this number and is using it unlawfully? What if this number actually belongs to Jesus Christ? This may seem like a strange view, until we see that the numeric value of the phrase “and his number is six hundred and sixty-six” is 2368.
The number 2368 is the numeric value of Jesus Christ in Greek. Jesus is 888, and Christ is 1480. Adding them together comes to 2368. Built into the actual Greek text is a number which reveals the one whose number is 666. It does not belong to the beast, but to Jesus Christ, for He alone is the perfect man represented by three sixes.
Furthermore, the three Greek letters making up the number 666 are: chi, 600, which is short for Christos); xi, 60, which is a cross; and stigma, 6, which means “pierced.” Does not this describe the cross on which the Messiah was to be pierced?
Therefore, I believe we might paraphrase verse 18 above to read: “Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, which he usurped; for the number is that of a particular man, Jesus Christ; and His number is six hundred and sixty-six.”
The Head (Stone) of the Corner
Psalm 118:22, 23 prophesies of Jesus Christ, saying,
22 The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief corner stone [“head stone of the corner,” KJV]. 23 This is the Lord’s doing; it is marvelous in our eyes.
Most Christians recognize this as a messianic prophecy, because Jesus quoted it in Matthew 21:42 and applied it to Himself. What most do not realize, however, is that the phrase “the chief corner stone” carries a numeric value of 666. So who is the chief corner stone? Is it Christ or antichrist? Obviously, when we understand the big picture in the divine plan, we know that Christ and antichrist are competing for the throne and the Dominion Mandate to rule the earth. But in the end, Jesus Christ is the Perfect Man for the job, while all antichrists are mere usurpers and are just as disqualified to rule God's Kingdom as was Absalom.
This “chief corner stone” is the same foundation of the New Temple described in Ephesians 2:20-22. But in Psalm 118:22 it actually refers to the capstone of the Great Pyramid in Egypt, which is mentioned in Isaiah 19:19, 20,
19 In that day there will be an altar to the Lord in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar to the Lord near its border. 20 And it will become a sign and a witness to the Lord of hosts in the land of Egypt; for they will cry to the Lord because of oppressors, and He will send them a Savior and a Champion, and He will deliver them.
The Great Pyramid stands as a witness to God on the border between Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt (Nile delta), precisely where Isaiah locates it. The numeric value of these two verses describing the Great Pyramid are exactly 5449, which is the precise height of the Great Pyramid in its internal unit of measure, Pyramid Inches.
The Pyramid is left unfinished, because its capstone was never placed on its summit. If the builders had placed the Capstone, its height would have been 5776 Pyramid Inches, which happens to be the date of 2016 on the Jewish calendar. Perhaps the year 2016 will prove to be an important year in some way.
The Stoning of Babylon
Stoning was a common form of execution in the law. Paul tells us in Romans 7:14 that “the law is spiritual,” and as such it is also prophetic. Hence, the divine judgment upon Babylon is revealed in terms of stoning. The stone of David strikes Goliath on the forehead (1 Samuel 17:49). The stone cut out of the mountain without (human) hands strikes the image on its feet and grinds it to powder (Daniel 2:34, 35). God stones Babylon with “huge hailstones” in Revelation 16:21.
All of these examples portray stoning as the divine judgment upon the idolatrous systems of men. Of course, this judgment is designed to set their slaves free, first by offering them citizenship in the Kingdom of God, and finally into the glorious freedom of the children of God with “the redemption of our body” (Romans 8:21, 23). No one who is enslaved to this beast system ought to be afraid of God’s judgment upon their slave master.
The End of Beast Dominion
The time of the two beasts has now run its course. As allies, their time was 1,480 years from 534-2014 A.D., beginning when Justinian changed times and law (Daniel 7:25). Being the last entities on the list of beasts that were to receive the Dominion Mandate, we should expect to see their time run out at the close of the “seven times” given to them by divine contract. The contract is expiring from 2014-2017, as I have explained earlier.
The number 1480 is the numeric value of “Christ” in Greek. So we find that Jesus was crucified on the 1480th Passover from Israel’s first feast in the land of Egypt. This time cycle coincided with the end of Daniel’s 70 weeks (490 years), the only time when the true Christ could have been crucified. Hence, we look in vain for any other man fulfilling even one of the prophecies of Christ at this appointed time.
The second 1480-year cycle was the time of the little horn. That time is now coming to a close over a period of 3 or 3½ years. It appears that we are approaching another climax of history, which will be revealed in due time. Will Daniel 9:24-27 have a secondary (and perhaps a greater) fulfillment in the second work of Christ?
Stay tuned for further developments in the coming months and years.
This is part 105 of a series titled "Studies in the Book of Revelation." To view all parts, click the link below.
Dr. Stephen Jones