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Numbers Identified With The Mark Of The Beast

Dr. Allen Barber
June 10, 2010

Revelation 13:16-18 KJV

16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
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.

While many are trying to figure out who are the Antichrist and the False Prophet by doing gematria gymnastics with the number 666, the above passage should be understood in its full Scriptural implications in context with the book of Daniel.  First, it says the infamous Mark is the number of a man and the number is in his name. What does that tell us, and which personage is implied – the Antichrist or the False Prophet?  It clearly says the Mark is the number of a man. Therefore, the instigator of the Mark must be a man – a human being, not a government or a system although both will be involved with the end-time dictator. From the context of Revelation 13, the beast that forces the Mark upon the human race is the False Prophet, not the Antichrist. However, the first beast will give the second beast the authority to enforce the Mark (Rev. 13:12). Second, the Mark is the number of the beast. What is the number of the beast?  Verse 1 tells us:

1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy. KJV

The number of the beast (his government and system) is 7 and 10. Here the two beasts are connected by the numbers 7, 10, and 18 (6+6+6). Daniel tells us about 4 beasts that ruled the ancient world which were Babylon (we know from Daniel 2 he begins with Babylon not Egypt or Assyria), Medo-Persia, Greece, and Rome.  However in Daniel 7, which is a completely different vision from the one in chapter 2, he looks forward to end-time world powers and describes a 4th beast with 10 horns (Some think this is the Papal states of revived Rome; however, I do not agree with that assumption). Since Revelation is a continuation of Daniel, John is given further revelation of this end-time 4th beast. Daniel sees a 4th beast (one head) that has ten horns while John sees the same beast rise out of the sea, but has 7 heads and 10 horns. Therefore, the end-time beast of Revelation 13 has six more heads that the one Daniel saw. Revelation 17 complicates the scene by saying of the seven heads, five are fallen, one is, and one is yet to come. John seems to go back and include the two powers that preceded Babylon – Egypt and Assyria making five that had fallen in John’s time – Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Medo-Persia, and Greece. Rome was in power in John’s day, so it is the head "that was." The one to come – the 7th head is the one with the 10 horns and from John’s day, it is the ancient Roman system (Monocracy – an Emperor and a Senate) that seemed to die, but it is actually the root government of all the Western powers. Rome never died; it just seemed that it did. While physical and material Rome died, the spirit of Rome has continued in various forms among the Western nations. From the spirit of Rome, ten end-time nations will emerge and unite in a final world government that will eventually give their power and authority to an end-time emperor – the Antichrist. He is the 8th head (Rev. 17:11) and will in turn give his authority to the False Prophet to implement the Mark – an identifying symbol that requires emperor worship.

Therefore, the number of the end-time beast is 7 and 10, which is the number for the New World Order. The New World Order is the 7th head and it will control the world by 10 subheads or world divisions. The False Prophet whose number is 18 (the sum of 6+6+6) will force emperor worship upon the world by controlling the commerce of the 10 world divisions – no Mark, no buying and selling. Note: the 7th head and 10 horns are formed first before the Antichrist appears on the scene. That process is taking place as I write this “insight” with seven world zones already formed. The African and Asian Unions are actually several world zones, basically 6; the EU is another and the NACU is forming making 8; the only two remaining are China and Russia. (Note: the CFR has China and Russia in separate zones or 2 zones, making 10). The New World Order – the 7th head with 10 horns is almost formed. It is my opinion that when they are finally formed the tribulation will begin because the seven-year tribulation is all about the New World Order.  (Note: Israel and the Middle East are in Zone 7 and China is in Zone 10 - interesting for the origin of the Antichrist and the head nation of the New World Order).

Finally, the Greek word for “Mark” means to scratch or etch, but what many miss is that the word means to superimpose an image upon an already existing image. The right hand in Scripture always symbolizes authority and the forehead implies the mind, more specifically the “mind’s eye.” I think what this means is that the world citizens are first assigned a world number (we already have a SS number that is in a world databank) and become officially citizens of the New World Order like citizens of ancient Rome. Everyone living within the boundary of the old Roman Empire was considered subjects of the empire. Then when the 8th head – the Antichrist and his Vice Regent, the False Prophet, gain control of the 7th head and 10 horns they implement their Mark upon the citizens of the NWO – the image upon the image.

God bless.


ADDENDUM

ATTENTION:  For those who had questions about the "Mark of the Beast" article regarding the number 17 associated with the beast and the number 18 or 666, the number of the beast is 7 and 10 (first beast) for he comes from the seven heads and 10 horns. Both the seven heads and 10 horns are the New World Order. The seventh head is revised Rome - the official formation of the New World Order, that is, when it becomes officially recognized by the world body as the government of the world. Shortly after, it will divide into 10 world divisions, which is the final form of world government that crowns the Antichrist as the "King and Potentate of planet earth." Therefore, the Antichrist will come from one of the Western nations (revised Rome) recognized as the New World Order and more specifically from one of the 10 world divisions (Daniel and Revelation indicate he will come from the West). This will give insight into who he is as those of us who know the prophetic Scriptures will recognize that he comes up among the 10 horns (one of the Western zones) or 10 world divisions shortly after they are formed and recognized by the world. He will also be associated with the number 666 or the sum of which is 18 (Do you realize that your world order number has 18 digits; it is your Social Security number plus the world zone number derived from your country code and geographical address code). He will give the False Prophet the authority to implement the Mark. Therefore, this is why I said the number of the beast is 7 and 10 as well as 666 or the sum of, which is 18.  I believe we can know for certain who he is by identifying his country of origin that will be associated with the numbers 7 and 10, his geographical address (18) and the number of his name (666). This means, he will have a world code that has three sets of numbers  - 7 and 10; 18, and 666. All of us have the same three sets of numbers in the New World Order computer database, except that our name does not equal 666 or it could be. Please understand that not everyone whose name has a gematria of 666 will be the Antichrist, but that person who fits all the Bible's descriptions.  Nero's gematria was 666 and so was Hitler's. Henry Kissinger's gematria is 666 as well as the present Pope. Is Henry Kissinger or the Pope the Antichrist?  I doubt it.