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Beast 666 --- Unlock the Mystery of how to “Count the Number of the Beast” in Revelation 13
When we "Count" something -- we add it up! Historically, we have always had "Beasts" among us!
This is NOT intended to be a “dogmatic” statement but simply “for your consideration” – It shows a very real and unusual mathematical relationship. Whether or not it is a coincidence – one must decide alone until greater proof is revealed. Other information on this understanding is available.
When we "Count" something -- we add it up! But usually when we think of the number of the beast spoken of in scripture – rather than “count” it as the scripture directs – we make the common mistake of “assigning” a number based on some system but ignoring the instruction that an actual “count” is to take place.
“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 the "number of" the BEAST is 666)
Historically, we have always had "Beast-like” geo-political figures among us! Men like Hitler, Mussolini, Pol Pot, Stalin, Idi Amin, Milosevic, Bin Laden, Gaddafi, and Hussein are examples from our recent history.
Also fitting the description given is one who exercises oppressive power – both physically and monetarily over a geo-political region and all people in his realm. He is always shown as the very personification of evil – not just a bad leader.
The Beast and the False Prophet are thrown into the lake of fire. But we see in the book of Revelation there are several beasts spoken of -- all go into the lake of fire. When scripture says "the beast" and "the false prophet" go into the lake of fire it is saying that all those who are these things are punished in this way. Just as the sinner and the liar -- there is not ONE sinner and not ONE liar.
To support this understanding we see that scripture clearly mentions that there are more than one beast.
Rev 13:11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb and he spoke as a dragon
Rev 13:12 And he exercises all the power of the first beast before him, and causes the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed
Lets now look an interesting historical and mathematical relationship.
Psalms 90:10 Says:
“The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore (80) years, yet is their strength labor and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.
So One “GENERATION” is about 80 years (on average) according to the bible
Have there been any “beast-like” figures in our generation (the past 80 years or so?)
To qualify according to the scriptures to truly be a “Beast-Like” figure—one is not just a king, warrior, or dictator, but he must demonstrate that he is terribly brutal-- a “destroyer.”
So let’s examine a mathematical “sample” of one generation in our time (2011) going back from today to 1930 or 81 years – approximately one generation. (Keep in mind that this is only a “sample” and not a definitive formula with exact application) Interestingly, we clearly and definitively find 9 “Beast-Like” individuals. Notice that none are from Israelite Nations. There are other “bad leaders” but they do not rise to the level of influence and infamy of those on this list.
1. Adolf Hitler—Germany
2. Benito Mussolini—Italy
3. Joseph Stalin—Russia
4. Pol Pot – Cambodia
5. Idi Amin – Uganda
6. Slobodan Milosevic – Yugoslavia
7. Osama Bin Laden – Arab Regions (Afghanistan)
8. Saddam Hussein -- Iraq
9. Maummar Gaddafi – Libya
Many believe there are to be approximately 6,000 years of “man’s history” since the time of Adam and Eve until the time when Christ Returns. (The Earth is many millions of years old but the “re-creation” of the time of Adam was about 6,000 years ago)
How many “generations” are there in this 6,000 year period? Answer = 74
If our “sample” shows that there have been 9 “beast-like” figures in our generation, and if this is a relative and reasonable representation of all generations of all of that 6,000 year history, and there are 74 such (81 year) periods of time --- then we can extrapolate that: (Admittedly, this is just a generalization of numbers and only shows an over-arching relationship. However it does take us very close to the predicted goal of 666 by this method)
74 -- How many of our “sample periods” (approximate generations since Adam)
X 9 -- Average Beast-like Figures per “sample period” (or about each generation)
= 666 -- Indication of how many Beast-like Figures will appear.
It becomes obvious that The True Beast depicted in these visions is the “enemy of the People of God” as always since the very beginning in the Garden of Eden. The visions show how He works through these terrible men who give themselves over to his power. The last to appear will most likely be excessively terrible!