Many people think that the mark of the beast is simply the number 666. Some people won’t go anywhere near or touch anything with the numbers 666 on them. Like a barcode, or date, or telephone number, or licence plate. And yet Revelation is very clear in stating that the mark of the beast is NOT 666. The number 666 is the number of the beast, not the mark of the beast.
Revelation 13:17-18 …’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. 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.’
So as we can see, the number of the beast 666 is not the actual mark of the beast. It is the number of a man within this beast kingdom. This number has been given to us in the Word of God in order for us to further identify the beast system, and the leader of that beast system.
It is also interesting that it states people will either get the mark of the beast OR the name of the beast OR the number of his name. This would suggest that ANY affiliation with the beast (Papal Church of Rome) or the image of the beast would be deemed as going against God. And Revelation 14:11 confirms this by pronouncing judgment upon those who “worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.”
We can also see from Revelation 13:17-18 above that the number 666 is NOT just three digits that could appear on a barcode or tattoo or whatever. These Bible verses tell us that 666 is an actual number that needs to be calculated. So it isn’t just three digits. It is a real number that needs to be added up, and we need “wisdom” in order to arrive at the number. Does this number match the Roman Catholic Church? Yes! The Popes of the Roman Catholic Church have previously been given the title ‘VICARIUS FILII DEI’, which means “Vicar the Son of God.” Take a look at the quote from a Catholic Answers Website in 2011:
Question: Vicarius Filii Dei? What does this mean? Is it a phrase referring to the pope or priest? I have heard that it is inscribed on the pope’s hat, or something. Just curious to know what is it.”
Answer: (From father Reginald Martin) … “Vicarius Filii Dei means Vicar [or representative] of the Son of God, a term scholars believe first appears in a document known as the Donation of Constantine, dated to the eight or ninth century. This is an apt description of the Pope, who is frequently referred to as the Vicar of Christ, and, at present, probably only the most bitterly anti-Catholic individuals would take offense at the title.” (Our Sunday Visitor, The Catholic Answer, 24th Nov. 2011 – http://www.osv.com/TCANav/TCAQuestionoftheDay/Nov21252011/tabid/8480/Default.aspx)
If you convert the name “Vicarius Filii Dei” into Roman numerals, and add them up, you will come to 666. This is the number of the beast and more specifically, the number of A MAN!
A NATIONAL SUNDAY LAW IS COMING SOON!
The Sunday law is already being enforced, and if you take a look at the Sunday law news page, you will see that it is a worldwide issue being received by the majority of professing Christians. Why? Because they have been DECEIVED into thinking that the seventh day sabbath has either been abolished, or has been replaced with the Sunday sabbath, which is the mark of Rome!
If you accept the Sunday law that will be enforced one day soon, or you remain affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church and the other fallen churches in this ecumenical movement, then you will be giving your allegiance and worship to the beast or his image. Please heed the warning from the third angel of Revelation 14
Revelation 14:9-11 …’And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, the same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.’
Please learn the truth about the bible sabbath, and don’t be fooled into receiving the mark of the beast which again is not a physical mark. Instead, be one of the end time saints by keeping all of the commandments of God (including the sabbath commandment) and the faith of Yashua Hamashiac. The false prophets will support this Sunday law when it takes affect because they want to continue to receive government support for their non prophet organizations and they want to continue duping their blind followers into giving them tithes and offerings causing them to unknowingly accept the mark of the beast by agreeing to Sunday Worship. I’ve heard some Christians say, “We know that the Sabbath is on Saturday, but there’s nothing wrong with going to church on Sundays,” this type of rebellion is what will cause millions of Christians to accept the mark while making excuses to worship on Sunday.
Revelation 14:12 …’Here is the patience of the saints. Here are they that keep the commandments of God and the faith of Yashua Hamashiac.’