John Baptist Henry

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Monday, August 20, 2007

Mark of Beast (666) Versus Spirit Birth (888)

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Revelation 13:15-18: "And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. 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."

An English numeric formula exists to "count the number of the beast." It consists of assigning numbers to the letters alphabet in increments of six. Here is the formula:

A = 6  B = 12  C = 18  D = 24  E = 30  F = 36


G = 42     H = 48     I = 54     J = 60     K = 66


L = 72    M = 78     N = 84     O = 90    P = 96


Q = 102  R = 108  S = 114  T = 120  U = 126


V = 132  W = 138  X = 144  Y = 150  Z = 156




By adding up certain words and phrases that concern Biblical texts we arrive at the number of the beast (666). For example the phrase, mark of beast:

M =  78     O = 90      B =  12         258

A =    6      F = 36      E =  30         126

R = 108          126     A =   6        + 282

K =   66                    S = 114          666

       258                    T = 120

                                      282

Now what does "count" mean, but to compute. Webster's 1828 Dictionary in defining the word COUNT says: "To reckon; to preserve a reckoning; to compute." And what is a computation but a CALCULATION. Webster further defines the word COMPUTE thusly: "To calculate." Under COMPUTER he says: "One who computes; a reckoner; a calculator." Add up the numeric values of the letters of these two words:

CALCULATION = 666
COMPUTER = 666

Now we have a prophetic clue from the text of Revelation 13 and our English numeric formula as to how the Antichrist will "give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed." He will use computers and "the image of the beast" itself will probably be a computer! With the advent of the computer and the Internet it is not a far stretch of the imagination to see how this prophecy will be fulfilled. Today almost every home in America has a computer terminal connecting it to the World Wide Web (www), and the rest of the world is quickly coming on line. Ancient Hebrew and Greek used the letters of their alphabets for numbers. In Hebrew the letter "vav " is the only letter equivalent to the English letter w. That makes the www translate to 666, because "vav" stood for the number 6. Furthermore, I believe that "the overspreading of abominations" of Daniel 9:27 has to do with the World Wide Web or Internet? The Lord Jesus called this "overspreading of abominations," "the abomination of desolation" and said that it would "stand in the holy place" (Matt 24:15). Daniel further states that "they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate" (Dan 11:31) and that it shall be "set up" (Dan 12:11) as King Nebuchadnezzar's golden image was "set up" (Dan 3:2, 5, 7, 12, 14, 18). This "abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet " (Matt 24:15) will be the Antichrist himself and his image which will be "set up" in the Temple in Jerusalem and carried by the Internet (the overspreading) to the computer terminals in the homes and work places of the world. The Antichrist Beast "who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; ... as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God" (2 Thess 2:4). He will be worshiped via computer. But before that "... he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week [7 years]: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate .... And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate." (Daniel 9:27, 11:31)

WORLD NET = 666
TERMINALS = 666

It is not difficult to see how, through bio chip technology, the Antichrist will cause "all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads ... 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" (Rev 13:16), "... and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed" (Rev 13:15). A persons bank account could easily be made to interface with an injectable bio-implant. Some time in the not to distant future this will be the only way to purchase goods and services. No more cash will be needed. Notice that the Biblical text says that there is to be "a mark IN their right hand, or IN their foreheads." This clearly suggests implantation. Implanted bio-chips have been used to track livestock and pets for some time now, and have already even been implanted just under the skin of people to keep track of them. It is therefore easy to see how a bio-implant could be used to "cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed," and "that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark."

BIO-IMPLANT = 666
E-IDENTITY = 666
DIGITAL ID CHIP = 666
MONDEX CHIP = 666
VERISHIELD = 666

The Bible says in 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12 that people during the Tribulation will "perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness." What is this "strong delusion" received by those who "received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved"? Another word for delusion is illusion. Both words mean an erroneous perception of reality. One with a "strong delusion" would be insane. The Bible here says that "God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: that they all might be damned who believed not the truth." Another word for damned is perdition. Both words carry with them the meaning of being doomed to everlasting punishment in "the lake of fire" (Rev 19:20, 20:10, 14-15, 21:8).

A PERDITION = 666 (2 Thessalonians 2:10-12)
ILLUSION = 666 (2 Thessalonians 2:10-12)
INSANITY = 666 (2 Thessalonians 2:10-12)
STUBBORN = 666 (1 Samuel 15:23)
CORRUPT = 666 (Genesis 6:11-12)
LUSTFUL = 666 (1 John 2:16-17)
TREACHERIES = 666 (Isaiah 33:1)

The originator of sin and false religion is Lucifer (bright or shining one) who became Satan (enemy). He was created as a perfect angel, a cherub (Ezek 28:14-15), but he fell because of his pride and began trafficking in deceit, violence and false religions (Ezek 28:16-18; 2 Peter 2:1-3; 2 Cor 11:2-3, 13-15). One third of the angels followed him in his rebellion (Rev 12:3-4; cf. Job 38:4-7). These are the fallen angels or devils spoken of in the Bible (Lev 17:7; Deut 32:17; Psalm 106:37; 1 Tim 4:1; James 2:19; Matt 25:41). Satan desires the office of the Most High God (Isaiah 14:12-14), but he will be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit (Isaiah 14:15), and his angels with him (Matt 25:41).

"For God is my King of old, working salvation in the midst of the earth. Thou didst divide the sea by thy strength: thou brakest the heads of the dragons in the waters." (Psalm 74:12-13)

"And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him." (Revelation 12:7-9)

THE DRAGONS = 666 (Psalm 74:13)
LUCIFER HELL = 666 (Isaiah 14:12-15)
LUCIFER HADES = 666 (Hades is Greek for hell.)
DEVIL SHEOL = 666 (Sheol is Hebrew for hell.)
A SATANIC MARK = 666

Folks who "received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved" are much more susceptible to being deceived into false religions such as Catholicism, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism, et. al. The "truth" referred to here is God's Word which testifies to God's only begotten Son and the only Saviour of the World. "For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word [Christ], and the Holy Ghost: and these three are One. ... He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son." (1 John 5:7, 10-11) "Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved." (Acts 4:12) "For there is One God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time." (2 Tim 2:5-6; cf. John 1:29; 1 John 2:2) The final Antichrist's right hand man, the False Prophet, will be the greatest liar of all times and will most likely be the final pope. The Bible speaks of him where it says this in Revelation 13:14 that he "deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast [Antichrist]; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast ..." Both the Antichrist and the False Prophet will receive their direction from "... that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world ..." (Rev 12:9; cf. 2 Cor 11:3) The Lord Jesus said: "Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves." (Matt 7:13-15) "... I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." (John 14:6)

"Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world." (1 John 4:1-3; NOTE: To understand this warning it is essential to understand exactly who Jesus Christ is! The writer of this passage, the Apostle John, tells us that Jesus Christ is the Word, the second member of the Trinity [1 John 5:7], the Creator of all things [John 1:1-3] who came down from Heaven [John 3:13, 8:23] and took human flesh [John 1:14] in order to offer Himself for the sins of the world [John 1:29, 10:17-18; 1 John 2:2, 4:10]. He is Jehovah, the Great I AM, of the Old Testament [John 8:24, 28, 58, 13:19].)

"Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time. ... Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son." (1 John 2:18, 22)

"For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist." (2 John 7; cf. Matt 24:5, 11; 2 Tim 3:13)

CATHOLIC LIAR = 666 (Acts 4:12; 2 Timothy 2:5; Exodus 20:3-5; Isaiah 8:20)
HINDU'S FIBS = 666 (Isaiah 8:20; Deuteronomy 5:7-9; Hebrews 9:27)
BUDDHA FALSIFIED = 666 (Exodus 20:4-5; Hebrews 9:27; Isaiah 8:20)
ISLAMIC LIES = 666 (1 John 5:7; 2 Timothy 2:5; 1 Corinthians 15:3-4)
ALLAH WRONG = 666 (Exodus 20:3; Isaiah 8:20)
WITCHCRAFT = 666 (Deuteronomy 18:10-12)
NECROMANCY = 666 (Deuteronomy 18:10-12)
SORCERIES = 666 (Revelation 9:21)

God's Word, the Holy Bible, clearly teaches that all people, with the Lord Jesus Christ as the one and only exception, are sinners. "As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one. ... For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. ... Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned." (Rom 3:10, 23, 5:12) "The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings." (Jer 17:9-10) "Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die." (Ezek 18:4) "For the wages of sin is death ..." (Rom 6:23) People are marked at birth with the mark of the beast, 666, because each individual is a son of sin. Why? The Lord Jesus answers: "Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it. And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not. Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me?" (John 8:44-46; cf. Heb 4:15, 7:26; 1 Pet 2:22)

EDEN TEMPTED = 666 (Gen 3:1-6)
PEOPLE SIN = 666
SON OF SIN = 666

The letters of the Lord's name, JESUS, in the ancient Greek of the New Testament totals 888. Using the same English formula that we have been using to get so many 666 results also give us several 888 results that are in line with Scriptural texts.

MESSIAH JESUS = 888 (Messiah is the Hebrew word for Christ)
THE KING JESUS = 888 (1 Timothy 6:15; Revelation 17:14, 19:16)
THE LION OF JUDAH = 888 (Revelation 5:5)
MORNING STAR = 888 (Revelation 22:16)
THE TRINITY = 888 (1 John 5:7; John 1:1, 14)

The number 8 laid on its side is the symbol of infinity, and in the Bible the number 8 is symbolic of new beginnings. For example: 1) there were 8 people saved through the Great Flood (1 Pet 3:20; 2 Pet 2:5), 2) Christ's resurrection from the dead occurred on "the first day of the week" (Sunday) which was the eighth day coming after the seventh day (Matt 28:1; Mark 16:9), 3) an Hebrew baby boy was to be circumcised on the eight day (Gen 17:10-14) and this circumcision is a picture of regeneration or the new birth (Deut 30:6; Jer 4:4; Rom 2:28-29; Col 2:10-14).

As we have already seen all people are born sinners and are therefore spiritually branded with 666. This is the reason that the Lord Jesus said, "That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit." (John 3:6-8) We must rid ourselves of Satan's mark through repentance of our sins, and receive the Spirit birth and be saved in Jesus through faith in His death, burial and resurrection.

SAVED IN JESUS = 888 (2 Timothy 1:9)
SPIRIT BIRTH = 888 (John 3:6-8)
THE HOUSE OF GOD = 888 (1 Timothy 3:15)
BAPTIST CHURCH = 888 (Matthew 28:18-20)

The only way to be saved in Jesus and receive the Spirit birth is through faith in the testimony of God in His Scriptures. "Of His own will begat he us with the Word of Truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures." (James 1:18) "Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the Word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever. For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: But the Word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the Word which by the gospel is preached unto you." (1 Peter 1:23-25)

LAW OF LIBERTY = 888 (James 2:12)
SCRIPTURES = 888 (2 Timothy 3:15-16)
GOD’S PERFECT BIBLE = 888 (James 1:25; Psalm 19:7)
THE SWORD LAW = 888 (Hebrews 4:12; Ephesians 6:17)
GOD'S WORD: KJV = 888(Psalm 12:6-7)
KJV: RIGHT BOOK = 888
A KJV ENGLISH BIBLE = 888
WASHING WATER = 888 (Ephesians 5:26; Titus 3:5; John 3:5, 13:3-11, 17:17)
THE LIVE WATER = 888 (Isaiah 55:10-11; 1 John 5:6-8; John 4:10, Revelation 21:6, 22:17)

All PEOPLE SIN (666) and are involved in TREACHERIES (666) against God, but any person who will believe the testimony of the SCRIPTURES (888) will be SAVED IN JESUS (888). "And ye know that He was manifested to take away our sins; and in Him is no sin." (1 John 3:5) "For He hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him." (2 Corinthians 5:21) "If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater: for this is the witness of God which he hath testified of his Son. He that believeth on the Son of God hath the witness in himself: he that believeth not God hath made him a liar; because he believeth not the record that God gave of his Son. And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life." (1 John 5:9-12) "He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him." (John 3:36) If you have never received Christ as your Saviour, nothing else matters!

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