666, CALCULATING THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST PART 1 by Jeff Wingo

Pieter Mortier, Satan bound for 1000 years. Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

 

Hello, Everyone! I am back after a brief break from writing on the blog. I decided to rewrite some of my older articles, because we have new visitors to the site, and they are looking for Bible teaching about the Antichrist, the Beast, the number 666, and the Image and Mark of the Beast. Here is a reworking of an article from 2015. I have updated the writing, and clarified several points to make it easier to understand. I hope you enjoy the article, and if something is not clear or you have questions, just email me at: jeffreyawingo@gmail.com. It may take a day or two, but I will get back with you.                            

Thanks,

Jeff Wingo 


666, CALCULATING THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST PART 1 by Jeff Wingo

Do you know how to calculate the number of the Beast? The Bible has much to say on the subject, and as we study the Word of God, we will see that the Bible eliminates the confusion and useless speculation, which has haunted all attempts to solve this enigma.

When the Apostle John wrote the Revelation, he expected his readers to understand how to calculate the number correctly. After all, he begins the verse with these words: “Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast…”.

Simply put, John is saying the verse holds the key to the mystery. Or, as John says, “Here is wisdom…”. So, let us open our Bibles and allow the Holy Spirit to guide us to the solution. The answer is not that difficult, and as you will learn, we find the solution to this mystery in the history, the Law, and the prophets. Since the Bible is God’s book, where else would we look?

Calculating the Number

Revelation 13:18: 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.

With wisdom and understanding from the Word as our guide, let us begin to count the number of the Beast.

The word count is a mathematical term. It does mean to “to count with pebbles, to compute, calculate, reckon.” However, many people throughout the centuries stop there and then they eventually turn to various forms of gematria to try to match a name with the number 666.

This can work with certain names, for example, many in the early church and others in later history applied gematria to the Roman emperor Nero, and came up with the number 666. His name does work out to the number 666, but this brings up a great question—do we use Hebrew gematria or Greek? On the other hand, should we use Latin?

Usually, Nero’s name is calculated with Hebrew using his name and title “Nero Caesar.” This does work out to 666, so, is Nero the Antichrist? No, he is not, although he is a type of antichrist, certainly because of his evil brutality against Christians, Jews, and others. However, Nero is not the Antichrist, John wrote about in the book of Revelation. The reason Nero is not the biblical Antichrist is because there are many other factors we must consider.

Those who speculate like this and leave it there (or go to seed on it), often do not realize they are missing some vital biblical information needed to make a logical case proving the identity of the Antichrist Beast. Without this information, we will be incorrect every time. That is why many people have been wrong and made fools of themselves with fruitless speculation and worthless predictions, further discrediting Bible prophecy in the eyes of the church and the world.

World Leaders Accused of being the Antichrist

During the 1980’s more than a few Christians claimed that American President Ronald Reagan was the Antichrist because his name, Ronald Wilson Reagan, which happens to contain six letters in each name. Obviously, Reagan was not the Antichrist, and this kind of subjective speculation is not based on biblical revelation.

Going on, others speculated that Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev was the Antichrist because of a distinctive birthmark on his head, how ridiculous is that? That kind of speculation finds its basis in subjective reasoning without the parameters of biblical truth; perhaps it came to someone in a dream after a night of bad pizza and cheap beer!

Others named as the Antichrist include, Henry Kissinger, the Pope (does not matter, just pick one), Adolph Hitler, Napoleon, Pol Pot, Mussolini (although some Christians thought he was the False Prophet), Joseph Stalin, Chairman Mao; and the following, especially among American Christians: Richard Nixon, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, and now even Donald Trump! At one time or another, Christians have accused men like these and others of being the biblical Antichrist.

Let us stop the madness right here!

The Apostle John did not intend that we should go through various numerical gymnastics to solve the riddle!

What John intended was that we would use wisdom, “Here is wisdom.” Then he says, “Let him that hath understanding count the number of the Beast.”

The word count is the Greek word psēphizō (Strong’s G5585), and it means to count with pebbles, to compute, calculate, or reckon. In ancient courts of justice, the jury would use pebbles to vote on the defendant, whether guilty or innocent. To cast a black pebble was a vote of guilt and a white pebble would indicate innocence.

Going further, the word “reckon,” as found in the definition of psēphizō means to calculate something, to number, to settle accounts, but it also means “To reason with one’s self and conclude from arguments,” in other words, to come to a conclusion or summation of the matter (Webster, 1828 Dictionary).

Now in order to vote on a court case a jury must consider the facts of the case. Once the defense and prosecution present all of the facts, and “rest” their case, the members of the jury must then consider those facts, and based on that information cast a vote of guilt or innocence.

Therefore, in ancient courts of justice, after the jury has heard all the facts, they would vote using black or white pebbles. The black pebble condemned the accused and the white pebble was a vote for innocence. That is what the Greek word psēphizō means, and that is exactly what I believe John meant when he wrote, “Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast…”

Strictly speaking then, we are to reckon or add up the sum of the facts as presented in the Bible. In that way we correctly count the number of the Beast. John did not intend that Christians would accuse someone of being the Antichrist because their name happens to add up to 666. That is not the way to solve the mystery and correctly identify the real Antichrist. However, using wisdom and truth as found in the Bible, and considering all of the facts of the case, The Antichrist vs. God and the People of Earth, takes time, just like the time it takes to present all of the pertinent facts in a court of law.

The Number 666

“…for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.”

Think about this: the number 666 is the number of a man. That being the case then perhaps we should search the Scriptures and discover all of the facts about the man. That research in turn will provide us with the identity of the man and demonstrate his relation to the infamous number 666; and that information will allow us to calculate the number, correctly identifying the Antichrist Beast.

Here are some men (and one planet/god) in the Bible associated with the number 666, the number of the Beast:

• King Solomon
• King Nebuchadnezzar
• Nephilim giants such as Goliath and several others
• Sethur
• Adonikam
• The planet Saturn–yes, I know it sounds incredible, but the Scriptures testify that many ancient Israelites worshiped the planet Saturn, or more specifically, the ancient demon god represented by that name (even during the Exodus from Egypt. See Acts 7:43 and Amos 5:25-27—where Saturn is called Chiun. The worship of the star god is one of the reasons why God exiled them into Babylon. Compare, Deuteronomy 32:17).

Search the Bible for yourself; see if you can make the connection between the number 666, these men, and one cosmic deity, Saturn. It startles many Christian to learn that the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, actually had competition for worship in the Old Testament.

In fact, many of the ancient Israelites worshipped Saturn during the period spent in the wilderness with Moses, and Moses was well aware of their secret affinity for devils (see Deuteronomy 32:15-18). Then, once they settled in the land of Israel, many of the priests continued to lead the people in the worship of Saturn. King Solomon was a leader and innovator in the worship of devils, which, in the long run, served to destroy the nation beyond remedy. I know that is shocking, but as you will discover, the Bible associates this same entity with the Beast of Revelation and the number 6, the number of a man.

Once you see the connection to the number 666, it will lead to one incredible conclusion: The Bible does indeed reveal the identity of the Antichrist Beast!

No more guessing, no more questions, you will know for sure that the Bible holds the key to his identity. After that, all foolish speculation will finally end!

My next post will delve further into the mysteries of the number 666. May God bless you!
Thanks for visiting.
Jeff Wingo


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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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