Revelation 13:18 Revealing the Number of the Beast

Revelation 13:18
Revealing the Number of the Beast

Do you know how to calculate the number of the Beast? If we follow what the Bible has to say it will eliminate much of 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 be able to calculate the number correctly. After all, he begins the verse with these words: “Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding count the number of the beast…”. In other words, John is saying the verse itself holds the key to understand the mystery–“Here is Sophia, which is the Greek word for wisdom. It specifically refers to understanding  that is “broad and full of intelligence; used of the knowledge of very diverse matters.” Thayer says that it is “the intelligence evinced in discovering the meaning of some mysterious number or vision.” The word sophia comes from a root sophos which refers to someone wise,  a skilled craftsman, a worker, a learned man, who forms the best plans and uses the best means to execute the plans.

So get ready, get your pencils sharpened, and allow the Bible and the Holy Spirit to guide us to the solution. The answer is not that difficult, and as you will learn, all of the answers are found 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 through the Scriptures 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.” But many people throughout the centuries stop there; and what they do is use gematria to try to match a name with the number 666.

Nero-Caesar-666-e1404339527796This can work with certain names, for instance, many in the early church and others in later history applied this to Nero, the Roman Emperor from 54 to 68 A.D.. But do we use Hebrew gematria or Greek?


In our example the name of Nero Caesar, or Greek Neron Kaisr (Kaiser)  equals the sum, 666. But is Nero the Antichrist? The truth is, he is a type of Antichrist because of his evil brutality against Christians, Jews, and others. But was he the Antichrist, the Beast John wrote about in Revelation? The answer is no, he was not the Antichrist. I have come to understand this because we are missing vital information needed to make a logical case proving the identity of the Antichrist Beast; and without that information we will be incorrect every time. That is why many people have been wrong and made fools of themselves and in the process, have discredited Bible prophecy in the eyes of the church and the world.

World Leaders Accused of being the Antichrist into Contemporary Times

Ronald Reagan Does this man look like the Antichrist??? Of course not!

Ronald Reagan
Does this man look like the Antichrist??? Of course not!

Did you know that in the 1980’s a few Christians (actually quite a lot more than just a few) were running around passing the word from church to church that Ronald Wilson Reagan was the Antichrist? Count the letters of his name and I bet you will end up with three 6’s.

Mikhail Gorbachev Look at his forehead, does that birthmark look like a dragon??? Of course not!

Mikhail Gorbachev
Look at his forehead, does that birthmark look like a dragon??? Of course not!

Or, that the leader of the now defunct Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, was the antichrist because he had a birthmark on his forehead that some kooky Christians said resembled a dragon (of all things).

Henry Kissinger, the Pope (doesn’t 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, and (not surprised here) Barack Obama. All of these men have been accused (sadly) by Christians of being the Antichrist!

So with all this calculating going on I went online and found an English gematria calculator, and I couldn’t resist: Jeffrey Wingo = Ah, sorry, its 858, thank God my fears have been relieved, I am not the Antichrist!

The Apostle John did not intend that we should go through all of these numerical gymnastics.

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, reckon. It also means to explain by computing, in other words, to compute or put together the facts of a court case, to decide by voting.

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

So, in the ancient courts of justice, after the jury has heard all the facts, the accused were then condemned by either a black pebble or acquitted by a white pebble. 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…”

He didn’t mean to run off half-cocked and accuse political and religious leaders of being the Antichrist just because their name or title added up to 666. That is not using wisdom, but considering all of the facts of the case, 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 find out all of the facts about that man. That research in turn will provide us with the identity of the man and demonstrate how he is related to the infamous number 666; and that information will allow us to properly 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 others
  • Sethur
  • Adonikam
  • The planet Saturn–yes many of the ancient Israelites worshiped the planet Saturn.

Search the Bible for yourself and see if you make the connection between the number 666 and these men, and one cosmic deity, Saturn. Many Christians who read the Bible are actually startled 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 of time spent in the wilderness with Moses. Then, when they were settled in the land they went all out worshipping this entity; when in fact this entity is associated with the Beast of Revelation and the number 6, the number of man.

Once you see the connection to the number 666 it will lead to one incredible conclusion: The Bible does indeed reveal the true 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. Then all of that foolish speculation will finally end!

All of that I will address in my next post, until then, may God bless you!

Thanks for visiting.

Jeff Wingo


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