Sunday, August 17, 2014
Mark of the Beast – Part 21 of Riddles, Enigmas & Esoteric Imagery of Revelation
Glacier Park Montana
When we were last together I asked if your life reveals the Mark of the Beast or the Mark of God? From the Biblical definition of the Mark of the Beast, along with historical documentation, we now know that the “mark” is an invisible spiritual designation on the life of a human being. The Revelation of Jesus Christ explains the spiritual side of the happenings in the physical realm, and who is the power behind the works of human beings – God or Satan. We will be known by our spiritual fruits.
During the reign of the Imperial Roman Empire total allegiance from the people was required, otherwise they would be tortured, imprisoned, or murdered. When the Holy Roman Empire rose to power, combing secular government with ecclesiastical authority, this same allegiance from the people was required or they would be tortured, imprisoned, or murdered.
The God to whom a human being surrenders his allegiance is revealed by the works of his life. When we evaluate our own motives, thoughts, words, and deeds we will see clearly if our life reveals the Mark of God (humility) or the Mark of the Beast (prideful). Seeking fame, fortune and accolades from the world clearly reveals what invisible “mark” is on our life. Weeping over the sins of our family, friends, and nation because sin separates them from their loving Creator, while praying for God to bring them into His kingdom, also reveals what invisible “mark” is on our life…Ez. 9:1-11.
666 was first mentioned in Revelation 13:18…here is wisdom…let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of man: His number is 666. Our study has revealed that the definition of the number 6 is: the sum total of human achievement. Allegiance to sin, paganism, and immorality is the Mark of the Beast. Without Jesus Christ, the sum total of human achievement is death and Hell — 666.
In Revelation chapter 13 it is the image of the beast who first symbolized the Mark of the Beast. This is the Holy Roman Empire. If we keep our definition of 666 in context, the chapter will give us understanding of the symbolism, then the message will be made clear.
The Holy Roman Empire is the seventh head (kingdom) of the seven-headed beast. The dragon, who has seven heads, symbolizes Satan who has power and authority over all seven kingdoms. Satan represents the paganism that is practiced by all seven heads (kingdoms). The Holy Roman Empire is represented by a man…his number is 666 — the sum total of human achievement – Mark of the Beast.
The Latin, Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic alphabets all have numerical values. Let me give you an example. In the Greek alphabet the Letter L = 30, the letter A = 1, and so forth. In the Hebrew alphabet the letter R = 200, the letter O = 6, and so forth…you get the picture.
Do you remember much earlier when we studied about Martin Luther’s experience with the Holy Roman Empire? At that time we revealed that during the Pope’s inauguration, the crown placed on his head bore the title “Vicarious Son of God.” This title in the Latin language is Vicarius Filii Dei with a total numerical value of 666.
Every mass in the Holy Roman Empire was spoken in Latin, so the prelates became known as the Latin Man. “Latin Man” in the Greek language is lateinos with a total numerical value of 666. Roman Man was another moniker often used by the populous to refer to the Pope. “Roman Man” in the Hebrew language is romiti with a total numerical value of 666.
The religious system of the HolyRoman Empire personified apostasy. The word “apostasy” in the Greek language is apostates with a total numerical value of 666.
The first Roman emperor to persecute the Christians was Nero Caesar. This name in the Aramaic language is nron ksr with a total numerical value of 666. The two empires – Imperial Rome and Holy Rome – have one major wicked trait in common…Paganism – Mark of the Beast.
It is not just the names I have listed as an example who symbolize 666 – the sum total of human achievement. Any human being who surrenders his allegiance to a god other than Jesus Christ, personifies the number 6 — he is incomplete without God. By surrendering his allegiance to the world, the flesh, and the devil, a human being automatically takes upon himself the Mark of the Beast – symbolized by man’s number – 666. This an invisible spiritual mark on his life, revealed by the works of his hands, and the thoughts of his mind (forehead).
How did Martin Luther define 666? Stay tuned…
God’s sheep question the doctrines of men…sheeple follow without questions…