666: THE BIBLICAL MEANING OF THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST by Jeffrey A. Wingo

Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
Revelation 13:18
For almost two thousand years the world and the church have both wondered at the true meaning of this verse. In the process though, those who sought its meaning forgot the Bible, resulting in a vain search for the solution to this very puzzling enigma.
But there must be a way to solve this riddle, otherwise why would God have put verse 18 in Revelation 13 in the first place. If we are unable to understand its meaning the verse is, for all practical purposes, useless to the people of God, wouldn’t you agree?
However, it has been my experience that God does not work like that. He may present a riddle for us to unravel, but if there were no solution at all then He has played a very unfair trick on humanity; especially since He began the verse by saying, “Here is wisdom.” But again, God does not work in such an underhanded fashion.
It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out a matter.
Proverbs 25:2
It is my belief therefore,  based on a study of the Scriptures, that God always seems to provide the answers we need–but many times He requires that we diligently apply ourselves to a study of His Word, and we must also to commit ourselves to prayer regarding the matter. In this way we are dependent on God for both wisdom and the solution to the problem.
Look at the beginning of the verse, it says, “Here is wisdom;” and so it appears that the verse is inviting us to solve its intricate meaning.
“Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast.” The word “count” is the Greek word psēphizō which does mean “to count with pebbles, to compute, calculate, reckon” which are all mathematical terms. {1}
But the word goes much deeper than that because it also means “to give one’s vote by casting a pebble into the urn; to decide by voting” {2}; and that requires more than just counting numbers to figure a sum.
As you know, when a jury decides the outcome of a case they weigh all of the evidence, and that requires considering all of the facts of the case; and so once they have heard the facts, each member of the jury must then decide how to vote: e. g., either guilty or innocent.
I believe that is why the Apostle John wrote the verse in this way. He is not saying (as so many people believe) that we are just to add up the sum of a name to see if it equals 666; he is trying to tell us that in order to calculate the number of the beast we must consider all of the facts surrounding its identity. It is in this way that we will find the solution to the enigma. God has not left us at the mercy of the tide because the Bible does indeed present the answer, an answer that so many have sought in vain for almost two thousand years. And yet the answer is hidden in plain sight in your Bible!!!!
Who is the Man? 
…for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
Have you ever thought about the identity of the man? Whoever “the man” is his number is 666. Now lets consider for just a moment as we psēphizō or reckon the facts we have here. The number 666 is associated with a man and whoever that man is, he is the key that unlocks the mystery of the verse. It is all dependent on the identity of “the man.”
See if you can find a man in your Bible who is associated with the number 666. If you can find that out you are part way to the solution to this very puzzling enigma.
Of course, if you have my book you already know the answer to the riddle. However, in the next few days I will be adding more clues to help you solve the mystery, but I want you to dig into the Bible yourself first to see if you can either solve the riddle or enhance what I have revealed in my book.  If you have my book and you have discovered additional details  please send me an email with what you have learned because I am always interested in new insight in Gods Word. (jeffwingo@alienantichrist.net); or you may use the comment form.
I can’t go into all of the detail here, it just takes too much time. But if you would really like to study this in more detail please consider picking up a copy of my book, Alien Antichrist, The Terrifying Truth about UFOs and Aliens, Antichrist, and the End of Days. I wrote the book to help the church understand this and many other mysteries.  A solution does exist and the answers may surprise you in more ways than one.
To be continued in part 2 in a few days…..
I cannot tell you how many hours I studied the Bible regarding Revelation 13, but one day it was as if the Holy Spirit opened my eyes and revealed His truth to me; and that is what I hope I have accomplished in the book for you. That is my goal–to communicate the truths of the Word that I have learned. I am chiefly a teacher for the church. I love to study the Bible and communicate to others what I have learned. And so my hope is that the Lord will use the book to give the church just a little bit more wisdom–because we are going to need all of the wisdom we can get as we move forward through the Last Days.
Deception Abounds Everywhere in the United States
We are in very troubling times, and deception is all around us. I quit watching the news, broadcast and cable, a long time ago because I came to the realization that they are all lying–the popular news is full of propaganda and lies. Jesus said that the Last Days would be Days of Deception, and they certainly are. The current administration in Washington lies to the American people every day. For those of you who live in other countries I want you to know that many Americans are tired of the lies but the power of the people has been usurped by the military-industrial complex, international bankers, industrialist, and powerful special interest groups. We are not ignorant of what is going on, but our voice and influence have been eroded away, especially since 9-11.
In the future I may begin posting a few links to stories that I believe will add to our understanding of the times in which we find ourselves. These days we must be Berean’s and study the Word and pray for wisdom and discernment.
And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews.  These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.
Acts 17:10-11
Thanks for visiting.
Jeff Wingo
Endnotes:
1. Strong’s G5585 – psēphizō.
 2. Ibid.

About Jeffrey A. Wingo
Hello! I'm Jeff Wingo the author of the book, Alien Antichrist, The Terrifying Truth about UFOs and Aliens, Antichrist, and the End of Days!

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