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 the "name" of the beast.
"666" is the "number" of the "name" of the beast.
"666" is the "number" of a man.
"7"---is understood by everyone to be complete or all.
If "7" is complete then "6" is
3x's 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 born incomplete, a "6", 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 beleive and receive Jesus Christ into their hearts. They must choose
through their God-given "crown of choice". They must call upon the name of the Lord to enter into the eternal Family of God.
As we interpret, we must look at the context.
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.
They are a whole generation of breathing, living human beings who have rejected God, (1st woe ), God's witnesses are killed and gone, (2nd woe ), they are forced to
worship an image ( idol ) as God, (3rd woe ). The doors of heaven are closed and they are outside without God, without hope, without, forever---"666".
woe, woe, woe = trumpets 5, 6 and 7.
Trumpts 5, 6 & 7 = "666".
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
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 X "woe" destruction is "666".
Thus 666 is interpreted to be the most incomplete. 3 x 6 = most. "666" = mankind without God, most incomplete.
"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 fith 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.
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 it 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 chosen 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 chosen "the destroyer " as their king and they have his desire to rule and to be king. Self has become king, or, and their god; god with lowercase "g".
Although the destroyer, the angel of the bottomless pit has been chosen 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 truthest 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 sentenced 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 10 commandments.
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 mind."
They chose the destroyer as their king.
They also broke the commandments that speak about mankinds 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 rightousness) 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 (placed) 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 each other.
The family of satan has committed the greatest sin. They kill all who oppose or fight against them, including those who witness for the 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 that mankind through this plague would learn 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
on their own devices without God. But they still do not repent.
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 reject Jesus
Christ as Lord and King, 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. Revelation 6:6.
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.
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 represents the anointing of God.
"These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands standing before the God of the earth." Revelations 11:4.
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 condemned.
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 choose.
God anoints His servants and through the power of that anointing, spiritual fruit, "wine", is produced.
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 Exodus 20.
#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 condemnd 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.
They are "666".
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.
"666" is a "mark" that is given to everyone of that generation.
"6"---is interpreted to be incomplete.
Thus when Revelations 13:16- 18 states---" 666 " it means most incomplete, having rejected God, thus, without God, never to be complete.
Although verse 18 states that " for it is the number of a man ", yet that phrase, as stated, does not demand that " a man " 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.
he (the beast) causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave to receive a mark. Revelation 13:16.
Three "woes", three "trumpts" and three "6"s gives the explainations 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 Revelation 8:13--9:12.
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."
When a person has called on the name of the Lord " and received Him into their heart, only then, are they complete, a "7".
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 chosen 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 chosen the destroyer as their king. Thus they are a " 6 " without God, without hope.
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."
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.