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The Revelation Of Jesus Christ: “it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.”

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SIH TOTT ICONRev 13:18 KJV

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.

 

The mark of the beast consists of the number 666 and is described as the number of a man.  These two descriptions are simply teaching us the same truth in two differing ways.  This is because the number 666 is the number that represents mankind:

  1. Man was made on the sixth day
  2. Man falls short of perfection (7 is the number of perfection)
  3. Man was consigned to 6 days of labor (day 7 was the day assigned to rest and worship)
  4. Man, due to their fallen nature, stands opposed to the Lord and His people (Goliath is the perfect illustration of this principle – notice the repeated usage of “6” in the description of Goliath the enemy of God and His people in 1 Sam 17:1-7)

Alongside this principle of 6 being a number that is associated with the sinfulness and opposition of lost mankind to the Lord and His people, please notice that “666” stands in stark contrast to “777”.    777 is the perfect number listed three times which denotes a perfect Triune God (The Father, The Son and The Spirit).   Therefore 666 seems to indicate an imperfect, rebellious false triune god… (Satan, the beast of the sea, the beast of the earth)

666, as the number of man, teaches us that humanism is the core philosophy of Satan, the beasts and lost mankind.  What is humanism?  It is the exaltation of man.  It is saying that man should be the center of our attention, interest and devotion.  Basically, it is giving to man the honor that is due to God alone.  In that sense, humanism is making man equal to, or surpassing God Himself.

 

Humanism seeks followers by exalting man, using man’s pride and arrogance to appeal to the lusts of lost mankind attracting them to become followers.  Within the lost community humanism runs rampant affecting every aspect of life…

  1. Beliefs that mankind can somehow remove the guilt, shame and punishment of sin through a religious reformation, human psychological methods, censoring of the truths Of God’s Word, or even religious genocide can be seen all around us.
  2. The literal worship of other men can easily be seen in the cult following of political, entertainment, and even religious figures of our day.
  3. The praising of men works and achievements with absolutely no acknowledgement to the God that has given these men their abilities. Without God they could never have begun to achieve such great accomplishments.
  4. Looking to men to solve all of the problems of this world is lost mankind’s replacement to looking to their God as the only One truly able to resolve these issues.

These are just a few of the ways humanism can be seen in our society today.

 

As we see all of these attitudes in the world around us, may we always, as Christians, be on guard to not allow the humanist influences of the world enter our lives.  May we always remember that “…For in him we live, and move, and have our being…” (Act 17:27-29), and ALWAYS give to the Lord the honor and glory that he deserves!

For an in depth look at these sections of the Revelation:

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7 Comments

  1. SLIMJIM says:

    I might not remember if you did a post on it or not but curious as to whether or not you gave any treatment on the man of lawlessness in 2 Thessalonians before.

    • Rob Barkman says:

      SJ,

      Folliwng this verse by verse series I am going to be looking at these same events and people from the context of other verses in the Bible. Things like 1000 yr reign, the man of sin, great tribulation, the second coming etc etc. If I looked at all the verses on these subjects in the midst of this study it would drag on for more a year extra.

      I have readers already saying that the Thursday lessons are too long and involved already. They feel as if they are unable to digest it all each week. So I am trying to get the Rev. v by v study out first without complicating the teachings any more and then a look at prophecy in general in coming lessons following the Revelation series.

      Thanks for asking and following the series. Lord bless!

  2. Keep going where the Spirit leads you in these teachings….long or not. They are a blessing, takes time to soak in what God has for us. I’m behind and that is good to soak in. 🙂

    • Rob Barkman says:

      Yep, There is so much in each chapter
      , no one can expect to cover it quickly. Lord willing the website will be up for years. Plenty of time to get through them all! LOL. Lord bless. Thanks for the kind words

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