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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. 18Here 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. Revelation
In the Hebrew language, the number "six"
was oftentimes used to designate things that were
of this world (creation), and falling short of
perfection (6 is one number less than the perfect
Perhaps the use of the number six three times (666)
is just to emphasize the worldly or sinful nature of
Satan and his beasts. The exact meaning of the
number is not specified in the text.
The Bond-Servants of God & Christ
Revelation 7:2-3, the bond-servants of God
already had a seal put on their foreheads.
"And I saw another angel ascending from the rising of the
sun, having the seal of the living God; and he cried out with a loud voice
to the four angels to whom it was granted to harm the earth and the sea,
saying, "Do not harm the earth or the sea or the trees, until we have sealed
the bond-servants of our God on their foreheads." Revelation 7:2-3 (NAS)
13, no one is able to buy or sell, except
the one who has the mark of the beast:
he causes all, the small and the great, and
the rich and the poor, and the free men and
the slaves, to be given a mark on their
right hand, or on their forehead, 17and
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. Revelation 13:16-17
The warning given to those who
not have the seal of God on their
"And they were told that they should not hurt the grass
of the earth, nor any green thing, nor any tree, but only the men who do not
have the seal of God on their foreheads." Revelation 9:4 (NAS)
This second beast was given the
power to do miracles...and used those miracles to
deceive people. The New Testament warns of
looking after signs and wonders...and ignoring what
He (Jesus) answered and said to them, "An evil and
adulterous generation craves for a sign; and yet no
sign shall be given to it but the sign of Jonah the
prophet; 40for just as Jonah was three
days and three nights in the belly of the sea
monster, so shall the Son of Man be three days and
three nights in the heart of the earth. Matthew
And then that
lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay
with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by
the appearance of His coming; 9that is,
the one whose coming is in accord with the activity
of Satan, with all power and signs and false
wonders, 10and with all the deception of
wickedness for those who perish, because they did
not receive the love of the truth so as to be saved.
11And for this reason God will send upon
them a deluding influence so that they might believe
what is false, 12in order that they all
may be judged who did not believe the truth, but
took pleasure in wickedness. II Thessalonians 2:8-12
Would the bond-servants of God
worship the beast and allow the name of the beast or the number of his name to
be placed on them?
Or, would they continue to follow God
and His word?
We add below the description of the
1. The First Beast - Revelation
|Where it Came From (Revelation 13:1):
And I saw a beast coming up out of the sea...
What it looked Like (Revelation 13:1-3):
...having ten horns and seven heads, and on his horns
ten diadems (crowns), and on his heads blasphemous names. 2 And
the beast which I saw was like a leopard, and his feet were like of a bear,
and his mouth like the mouth of a lion...3And I saw one of his
heads as if it had been slain, and his fatal wound was healed....
Who Gave it Power (Revelation 13:2):
...And the dragon gave him his power and his throne and
The Reaction of the People of the World
...And the whole earth was amazed after the beast;
4 and they worshiped the dragon, because he gave his authority to the
beast; and they worshiped the beast, saying, "Who is like the beast, and who
is able to wage war with him?"
What the Beast Did (Revelation 13:5-6):
...And there was given to him a mouth speaking arrogant
words and blasphemies; and authority to act for forty-two months was given
to him. 6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemies against God, to
blaspheme His name and His tabernacle, that is those who dwell in heaven....
The Power that Was Given to It (Revelation
...And it was given to him to make war with the saints
and to overcome them; and authority over every tribe and people and tongue
and nation was given to him...
Who will Worship the Beast? (Revelation 13:8):
...And all who dwell on the earth will worship him,
everyone whose name has not been written from the foundation of the
world in the book of life of the Lamb who has been slain...
What Does This Mean to God's Holy People
...If anyone has an ear, let him hear. 10 If
anyone is destined for captivity, to captivity he goes; if anyone kills with
the sword, with the sword he must be killed. Here is the perseverance and
the faith of the saints." (NAS)
The Second Beast - Revelation 13:11-18:
Where it Came From (Revelation 13:11):
11And I saw another beast coming up out of
What it Looked and Sounded Like (Revelation
...11and he had two horns like a lamb, and
he spoke as a dragon.
Where it Received its Power (Revelation 13:12):
12And he exercises all the authority of the
first beast in his presence....
The Power that Was Given to it Was Used For
To Make People Worship the First Beast --
...And he makes the earth and those who dwell in it
to worship the first beast, whose fatal wound was healed.
To Do Miracles to Fool People and to Serve the
First Beast --
13And he performs great signs, so that he
even makes fire come down out of heaven to the earth in the presence of
men. 14And he deceives those who dwell on the earth because
of the signs which it was given him to perform in the presence of the
To Order People to Make an Idol to Worship --
...telling those who dwell on the earth to make an
image to the beast who had the wound of the sword and has come to life.
15And there was given to him to give breath to the image of
the beast, that the image of the beast might even speak and cause as
many as do not worship the image of the beast to be killed.
Forced All People to Wear the Name of the
Animal or the Number of His Name --
16And he causes all, the small and the
great, and the rich and the poor, and the free men and the slaves, to be
given a mark on their right hand, or on their forehead, 17and
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. 18Here 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.
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