Bible Study – Leslie Lyons 08.20.2017
“Here is the wisdom. Let him having reason count the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. And its number is six hundred and sixty-six” (Revelation 13:18)
The “wisdom” that is being shared here is revealed from heaven from the Lord Jesus. “Let him having reason” means for those who have intelligence and understanding in spiritual matters. They can see and understand. As in the previous verse, it warned about “the number of its name”.
In this verse, it instructs the church on earth to “count the number of the beast”. This symbolizes to examine the overall quality of faith and doctrine of the church on earth (“name”). The meaning here is that in the reformed church the doctrine of “grace plus faith plus nothing” is symbolized by the doctrine of “the beast”. And “its number is six hundred and sixty-six“.
For the reformed Christian church, this means that salvation is only obtained by the justification of faith or the Latin term “Sola Fide”. This is the core of the current Christian faith that Jesus took all the sins of the world upon Himself on the cross. This was to satisfy the Father and to prevent His anger and wrath toward sinful men and to allow them to enter them into heaven because He then only sees the Son. This is simply not true.
The meaning of “666” has been interpreted in a multitude of fashions
Most of them are interpreted by the eyes and minds of men who live in the world. With skewed understanding, they associate the meaning of this verse with only natural things that can occur in this natural physical world. They ignore the spiritual reality.
The number six is a multiplication of three. For in reality “Sola Fide” says there are three Gods. Because it says Jesus had to appease the Father. That is two Gods already, not ONE God. The Christian have to ask themselves do they think of three Gods when they hear the gospel story. When in reality there is only one Lord.
Three means the fullness and completeness of something
“For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit, and these three are one” (1John 5:7).
“the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit”, “these three are one”. The fullness of God is found in these three, but the sum total is only one. One is an absolute base number. There are not three gods.
Because of the fabrication, corruption, and misinterpretation of the Word, (or the Bible), the totality of the error is described as “ six hundred and sixty-six”.
This mathematical equation is simply saying to us that this belief and doctrine of the reformed church is so out of the orbit of truth actually taught in the Bible
The fullness of three is doubled and the severity of the error is tripled, or what are the same times three. Which is the fullness (three) of the corruption of the written WORD (Bible). And then multiplied a hundredfold = “six hundred”. And then times ten = “sixty”. And once again the number “six” for a total of “666”.
In summation, this is a very serious breach and injury to the Holy Word of God and to His Holy Character
To say some world leader is going to be occupied by the Devil so he can have a human body is just insanity. We have explained before in this blog that there is no supreme commander of hell called the devil or satan. These two current church doctrines alone are misinformed and egregious errors in Bible interpretation.
And what are the commandments of God? They are not given to us to appease an angry and vengeful God. They are given to us so that we may share in His abundant LOVE. So why then would Jesus have to appease sin for the sake of the Father?
And when someone denies others this wonderful existence into His LOVE which every human being was created for, then they are breaking all the commandments.
All these church errors are the sum and summation of the term “666“. Jesus is speaking to His church in the Book of Revelation that these fantasy doctrines will no longer be tolerated. He is raising up a new church to replace the old Christian church.
“Then Jesus said to his disciples: If any of you want to be my followers, you must forget about yourself. You must take up your cross and follow me. If you want to save your life, you will destroy it. But if you give up your life for me, you will find it” (Matthew 16:24-25 CEV)