666 -- INTRODUCTION
There has been many things written and many discussions about "666''.
Many questions have been asked:
How to interpret "666"? Who is that man named 666? Is 666 the Antichrist? When will he appear?
Where will he be from?
Many have tried to calculate the " number of a man " supposing that the numerical equivalent
number of someone's name will identify the Antichrist.
First, look at the only Biblical reference of "666". This is in Revelation 13:16-18--"He causes all,
both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on
their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell accept one who has the mark or the name of the
beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the
number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: his number is 666."
Facts from these verses:
"666" is a "mark" that is given to everyone of that generation.
"666" is the "name" of the beast.
"666" is the "number" of the "name" of the beast.
"666" is the "number" of a man.
"6"---is interpreted to be incomplete.
"7"---is understood by everyone to be complete or all.
If "7" is complete then "6" is incomplete.
3 'times' in Biblical context means most or greatest. For example: holy holy holy = most holy;
woe, woe, woe = greatest woe;
"666" = most incomplete, cannot become complete.
Every human being is born into life incomplete, a "6".
Every human being has the opportunity to become complete, a "7".
As being born, we are created by God but are not automatically a part of God's eternal family. A
person becomes a part of God's eternal family, thus complete, only by their own decision to
believe and receive Jesus Christ into their hearts. They must choose through their God-given
"crown of choice". Each person must call upon the name of the Lord to enter into the eternal
Family of God. Romans 10:13.
John 3: 3, 'Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of
When a person has called on the name of the Lord " and received Him into their heart, only then,
are they complete -- 'born again' a "7".
Thus when Revelations 13:16- 18 states---" 666 " it means most incomplete, having rejected God,
the doors of heaven closed -- thus, without God, incomplete -- never to be complete.
As we interpret, we must look at the context.
Although verse 18 states that " for it is the number of a man ", yet that phrase, as stated, does not
demand that " a man " (man singular) be one single individual man. Because in verse 15 and 16
it states that everyone must receive the mark or he will be killed. Then in verse 17 it states " no
one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast ". " Except one who "
is singular in the same way as " a man " in verse 18. But it is clear in verse 17 that the singular "
one " is in reference to anyone or everyone who must have the "mark" or the "name" or "666".
So we believe that " a man " is not referring to a single human, as per the often referred too,
Antichrist, but is referring to "all", as individuals, as seen in Revelation 13:16.
If I say that 'a man' has two arms -- that does not mean that one man has two arms --- it means
that the condition of mankind is that they, if normal, have two arms --- thus the condition of
SOOO -- '666' as seen in Rev. 13: 18 is understood to mean mankind without God incomplete
without the opportunity to become complete.
There is antichrist. There will be antichrist. There will be great leaders who will be part of the
antichrist. There will be a great leader whose "deadly wound " will be healed and he will be
antichrist, or an antichrist. But the numerical number of his name does not need to add up to
666. "666" is a "name", or the "mark", or that which signifies their spiritual condition.
"666" is the mark ( emblem ) of the name given by God to a unique generation of mankind.
He (the beast) causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave to receive a mark.
They are unique because every other human being that has ever lived on planet earth has had
the spiritual freedom to call on the name of the Lord and be saved. But judgment has been
passed on this generation. They no longer have a choice. They are the same as satan and the
demons. Judgment has been passed. They no longer have freedom of choice, spiritually. They
are still alive, but cannot repent and be saved, as the door of heaven has been closed and they
They are a whole generation of breathing, living human beings who have rejected God, (the 1st
woe -- Rev. 9: 11), and --- they 'did not repent' -- God's witnesses are killed and gone, (the 2nd
woe -- Rev.9: 20 - 21 & 11: 7 ), and -- they are forced to worship an image ( idol ) as God, (the 3rd
woe ). The doors of heaven are closed and they are outside without God, without hope, without,
woe, woe, woe = trumpets 5, 6 and 7.
Trumpets 5, 6 & 7 = "666".
Three "woes", three "trumpets" and three "6"s gives the explanations of judgment because of
abuse of seals 1, 2 and 3 (Rev 6: 1- 6) and the results of breaking the 10 Commandments
(Exodus 20: 1-17).
The fact that the first " woe" and the fifth trumpet are one and the same is clearly seen in
Rev. 8:13 -"Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabitants of the earth because of the remaining blast of the
trumpet of the three angels who are about to sound! "
Revelation 9:1-11 are the explanations of the fifth trumpet. Then in 9:12 it says " One woe is
passed. Behold, still two more woes are coming after these things."
Also at the end of the trumpet 6 explanation, it is stated that "The second "woe" is passed.
Behold the third woe is coming quickly ".
The seventh Angel sounds the trumpet immediately in the following verse 15, but the following
explanation is more complicated or complex. The explanation of the third " woe " and the
seventh trumpet begins at 11:15 and continues through Revelation 14:20, because 15:1 begins
to explain the coming "seven bowls of God's wrath".
So it can be easily seen from the physical scripture that the 3 "woes " and the trumpets 5, 6 and 7
are exactly the same message. The 3 "woes" and trumpets 5, 6 and 7 are interpreted and
understood as resulting in spiritual destruction. The trumpets 1-4 are physical destruction of
nature and trumpets 5-7 spiritual destruction of mankind. Thus the result of the greatest 3 times
"woe" destruction is called or refereed to as "666".
Thus 666 is interpreted to be the most incomplete. 3 x 6 = most. "666" = mankind without God,
most incomplete --- can not repent -- unique in all of history -- living humans -- door of heaven
closed -- same as satan and rebellious angels -- judgment has been determined and will be
declared at the Great White Throne Judgment. They are awaiting spiritual death as separated
from God their Creator.
"666", as the last word of Chapter 13, is the conclusion of the trumpet messages to the family of
satan. Chapter 14 is an ongoing part of the message of the seventh trumpet, but pertains to the
family of God. Chapter 14 is an explanation of the spiritual history of the family of God and
events at the time of the seventh trumpet.
The results concluded in "666".
First woe and fifth trumpet :
The first "woe" and fifth trumpet are interpreted to be spiritual destruction through business and
personal relationships, (mankind to mankind of the family of satan). They lie, cheat and
manipulate each other for their personal gain. They conduct themselves totally for their personal
gain to the exclusion and rejection of God. They break all the rules. With their crowns of choice,
they have made the wrong choice, condemning themselves without God.
In the message of seal #1 mankind is given "a crown " 6: 2. With this Crown they have the right,
freedom, as a king to do as they choose. This freedom is both physical and spiritual. Mankind
may and must choose their spiritual authority, God or god. Here in the first woe and fifth trumpet
they have their king. " And they had a king over them the angel of the bottomless pit, whose
name in the Hebrew is Abaddon, but in Greek his name is Apollyon." Revelation 9:11.
They have rejected God their creator and Jesus Christ as Lord -- thus they are given or have the
destroyer as their king. Thus they are a " 6 " without God, without hope.
They have broken or disobeyed the message and intent of God that He created into mankind and
described in Seal #1. In seal #1 mankind is given "a crown" and they go out "conquering and to
conquer". God's intent in the message of Seal #1 is for mankind's good. The message is two
fold. First, they have the freedom to choose their lifestyle and their spiritual destiny. Second,
they have the zeal, ambition or drive to face and overcome the difficulties of life.
The family of satan in woe # 1 and trumpet # 5 have "on their heads were crowns of something
like gold". Revelation 9:7.
Because the Crown is described as " something like gold " indicates an unclear picture or
distorted. Unclear or distorted, because they have used their freedom of choice and made a
wrong choice. They have the "destroyer" as their king rather than the King of Kings, their
Creator and GOD. They had been given, from their creator, the guaranteed right to choose and
they made an eternally wrong choice.
Also in seal #1 mankind is given a spirit of conquest. In Woe #1 and trumpet #5 they use their
God given attributes, 9:7- 8, and propel themselves in " chariots with many horses " as they
attempt to conquer each other for their selfish gain. This was not God's plan.
They have "the destroyer " as their king and they have his desire to rule and to be king. Self has
become king and their god; god with lowercase "g". Although the destroyer, the angel of the
bottomless pit is king over them and is characterized as their king, yet in the truest sense each
one desires to be god and rule their own life and destiny. Self has become in the truest sense,
god. This is the same sin or rebellion, that satan chose as he fought to rule in heaven.
satan fought to take the throne in heaven and was thrown out. satan was judged guilty and
sentence was passed but that sentence will not be carried out until he is cast into a lake of fire at
the end. satan in this state is condemned and cannot repent and be restored. Thus he is without
God, without hope, "666", incomplete and cannot become complete.
The family of satan, as result of the first woe and fifth trumpet, has also broken God's law in the
First they have broken the greatest commandment as declared by Jesus Christ in Matthew 22:
37, " You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your
They rejected Jesus Christ as Lord -- soo -- the destroyer is their king.
They also broke the commandments that speak about mankind's relationship to mankind.
Through their personal relationships, they destroy each other.
" Their power was to hurt man five months. " (Revelation 9:10).
Thus, through their God-given attributes and gifts, they take upon themselves a "breastplate of
iron" (rather than a breastplate of righteousness) and with their competitive nature, (conquest),
they self-destruct. They devour each other.
In so doing it can be applied and understood that they break commandments seven through ten:
No. 7--They commit adultery -- to satisfy their personal lust.
No. 8--They steal -- to get what they desire.
No. 9--They bear false witness -- for personal gain and self-defense.
No. 10-- they covet -- desire the things of this physical world.
Therefore the family of satan is judged and found guilty of breaking five of the 10
Commandments through the message of the first "woe" and the fifth "trumpet".
They were not permitted to kill in the first woe and fifth trumpet.
" they will desire to die, and death will flee from them." Revelation 9: 6.
The killing is reserved for the second woe and 6th trumpet which uniquely connects this to the
2nd seal and the 6th commandment.
Second "woe" = 6th trumpet = "66" :
The second woe and the sixth trumpet or interpreted to be spiritual destruction as a result of
rampant and unrestrained sin.
The message releases the barrier angels bound (commanded) by God " at the great river
Euphrates ". The 200 million man army then kills one-third of mankind and also the two
witnesses of Revelation 11:7. The family of satan has conquered earth and is in control. They
have committed the ultimate sin by killing their fellow humans and God's witnesses.
The message of this second seal states that mankind is created in such a manner that they all
become sinners. There are numerous sins not as terrible as killing, (lying stealing, etc.) but
mankind is given by God a great sword " in Seal #2. Mankind is given and has the ability to kill
The family of satan has committed the greatest sin. They kill all who oppose or fight against
them, including those who are witnesses for Jesus Christ our true creator God.
Mankind at this time has experienced the greatest of all wars in killing one-third of all living. God,
by removing the barrier unleashes mankind upon mankind. God's intent, in removing the barrier,
was to prove to mankind through this plague that they cannot survive without God their creator.
In spite of such a tremendous plague of war they do not turn to God. Mankind should learn from
such a plague of war that they cannot survive, by their own devices, without God. But they still
do not repent.
Revelations 9:20-21 "But the rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not
repent of the works of their hands, that they should not worship demons, and idols of gold,
silver, brass, stone, and wood, which can neither see nor hear nor walk. And they did not repent
of their murders or their sorceries or their sexual immorality or their thefts."
They did not repent, refused to repent and thus they are judged. They have broken the message
and intent of God's message of the second seal. God's intent was that mankind would recognize
their sinfulness, repent and through Jesus Christ be forgiven, thus entering the family of God.
But the family of satan rejects and will reject Jesus Christ as Lord and King. They do not repent
and are judged and condemned.
They broke the 6th of the 10 commandments " thou shalt not kill " as they murdered one-third of
mankind and then added to that, the killing of God's witnesses. They did not repent, thus with
the second "woe" and sixth "trumpet" they become "66'.
Third "woe" = 7th trumpet = "666":
The third woe and the seventh trumpet are interpreted to be spiritual destruction as the family of
satan is forced to worship the image of the beast as God. By the miraculous powers, " great
signs " and charisma of the second beast " those who dwell on earth ", family of satan, are told
to make an image to the first beast and then worship it. This is the ultimate sin. All mankind
"both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave," are forced "to receive a mark on the right
hand or on their foreheads". (Rev. 13: 16). They either worship the image of the beast or they are
People make an image, (idol) with their own hands from things that are created, then fall down
and worship the things they have made as if it were the creator God.
All God's witnesses are dead. Thus the door of heaven is closed. There is no longer any
opportunity to repent and be saved. Judgment has been declared. They are without God,
without hope, forced to worship an idol that is not God.
They are "666".
The family of satan through their sins described in the "third woe" and seventh trumpet have
broken and disobeyed the spirit and intent of God's message of the third seal. The third seal has
a twofold message.
The first message is business as indicated by the pair of scales " in the rider's hand. Through
performing business, (work), a person has the right, (freedom), to use their God-given abilities to
provide the necessities for their family. The payment for their work providing their daily bread.
As the bread represents the necessities of life the "oil" and "wine" physically speaking
represents those things which are not necessary to sustain life but enhance and enrich life. The
result of the third woe and the seventh trumpet takes away from mankind the right and freedom
to do business as they choose. (They must obey the beast).
The second aspect of the two fold third seal pertains to the spiritual. " Oil " and " wine " are used
uniquely throughout the Bible in reference to spiritual things. They are also present in the
context of the 3 woes and trumpets 5, 6 and 7.
" Oil " in Biblical context -- spiritually represents the anointing of God.
"These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands standing before the God of the earth."
The only other Biblical reference to the "two olive trees" is in Zachariah 4:3. Here the Bible
speaks of the "two olive trees" in verse 3 then in verse 12 it speaks of " two olive branches that
drip golden oil ". Then verse 14 says " these are the two anointed ones who serve the Lord of
the whole earth."
Thus " oil " represents the anointing of God.
"Wine" in Biblical context very often represents the spiritual fruit of the earth. Jesus said, " I am
the vine and you are the branches if you abide in Me you will bear much fruit." John 14:5.
In the message of the third woe and seventh trumpet Revelation 14:18-19 says " thrust in your
sharp sickle and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth for her grapes are fully ripe. So the
angel thrust his sickle into the earth and gathered the vine of the earth and threw it into the great
wine press of the wrath of God. "
Thus the "wine" biblically speaking, in the third woe and seventh trumpet, represents the
spiritual fruit that are produced of God's creation. There is both the spiritual produce of the
family of God and also the spiritual produce of the family of satan.
The message of the third seal says " do not harm the "oil " (anointing), "or the wine", (fruit). That
message would grant and guarantee freedom of religion. That freedom to worship God or gods
has and will be guaranteed until God releases the four angels bound at the great river Euphrates.
That barrier released means that God has passed judgment. Mankind, without God, has been
Therefore Seal #3 is interpreted:
First -- As God giving to His creation the right and freedom to work with their God-given abilities
and provide for our physical needs.
Second--God gives to His creation the right and freedom to worship and relate to him as they
God anoints His servants and through the power of that anointing, spiritual fruit, "wine", is
In application of the message of the third seal, God gives to His creation the right and freedom to
pursue business, (work), and worship, (religion).
In the message of the third woe and seventh trumpet it explains that all mankind's God given
freedoms are taken away. They cannot "buy or sell " unless they have the mark " 666 ". They
are forced to worship an image as God. Thus their freedom of life and the pursuit of happiness is
taken from them. Religious freedom and civil liberty no longer exists.
They have broken and disobeyed God's message and intent of the third seal.
In the message of, and time of the 3rd woe and seventh trumpet they have broken the
commandments one through four of God's 10 commandments given to Moses as recorded in
#1 --- "You shall have no other gods before Me ".
They worshiped an image of the beast.
#2 --- "You shall not make for yourself a carved image ".
They made an image of the beast.
#3 --- You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain ".
They were given power to blaspheme God.
#4 --- Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy.
They worshiped the beast on their holy day.
With the conclusion of the third woe and seventh trumpets the family of satan has broken,
disobeyed God's message of Seal #3 and 4 of God's 10 commandments. They have been judged
and found guilty.
They have become a " 666 ".
They are without God, without hope, condemned forever with no possibility of repentance or
redemption. They are 666 " = most incomplete--never to be complete.
Just as satan was judged and condemned when he was cast out of heaven, the last generation
of mankind will be judged and condemned while still alive on earth.
Then the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who works signs in his presence,
by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his
image. These two were cast alive into the lake of fire burning with brimstone. Revelation 19:20.
Some will be cast into the lake of fire, alive, before physical death, before the Great White Throne
judgment of Revelations 20:11. They will not be given the privilege of their day in court, but
judged and cast out, by the decision of God, prior to the final judgment of all mankind.
This unique generation is physically alive--but have no choice.
Armegeddon -- 'All the rest were killed with the sword that proceeded from the mouth of Him who
sat on the horse. And all the birds were filled with their flesh.' Revelation19: 21.
They are "666".
|The number 666 is a 'descriptive' number that describes the
condition of mankind at the end of physical creation.
After the true believers ( true family of God as determined by God )
have died or been raptured from physical life and are in Heaven,
physical mankind, who are left behind without God are '666'.