Don’t just look at the number 666, because in some or other way it may apply to everyone or everything (If you carry a number plate, you are not necessary a car)
Here is some(11) features of the Beast(Ruler):
Ten horns ; Seven Heads; On his horns were ten crowns; Looks like a leopard, Feet were like those of a bear , Mouth like the mouth of a lion, Dragon gave him his power; People will receive a mark to be able to buy or sell; Wounded on one head;
a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.
Using the extended meanings of the original Greek text, Michael E. O'Brien of highpraise.com (a now dead link) created an alternate possible translation given of Revelation 13:16 He caused everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive an etching of servitude (made with a sharp point) in their right hand, or in their foreheads;
17 so that no one could buy or sell unless they had the etching of servitude, or the authority of the beast, or the number of his authority. 18 Here is wisdom. Let him that has understanding count the pebbles as the number of the beast, for it is an individual's [identification] number. His number is incised with a pricking action - willingly - by one claiming to possess the Godhead...
Today it is quite easy to know that the mark of the Beast has not yet been applied to people because the mark is not only 666 but also some signs. There are lots of 666’s in many peoples’ lives and in future there will be more. But the beast in Revelation was revealed with more than only a number and the biggest test of the 666 is the following:
Revelation 16:2 And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.
Revelation 13:1 Then I stood on the sand of the sea. I saw a beast coming (a)up out of the sea, (b)having ten horns and (c)seven heads. (d)On his horns were ten crowns, and on his (e)heads, blasphemous names.
(a) Revelation 17:15 And he saith unto me, The waters (sea) which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues: Different nations and people helped to develop the computer of today.
(b) Ten horns: A horn is hard and pointed. (These are all the plugs that connects the
computer components together).
(c) Seven Heads: A head is something with a brain on the inside to make decisions.
(Each computer component, the (1)Keyboard, (2)Screen, (3)Mouse, (4)CPU, (5)Printer, (6)Scanner and (7)Modem, have its own processor, programmed to make decisions. e.g.: If you replace your current printer with a different type you’ll need a new driver installed to operate the new printer.)
(d) On his horns were ten crowns: Very important! The crowns are not on the head/s,
but on the horns. Ten - complete amount (These are the plug connector places, therefore the crowns are on the horns of the beast).
(e) Heads, blasphemous names: Names on the parts that makes decisions. (Some
brand names are the names of gods – blasphemous).
Revelation 13:2 The beast which I saw was (a)like a leopard, and his (b)feet were like those of a bear, and his (c)mouth like the mouth of a lion. The (d)dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority.
(a) Like a leopard: The leopard, referring to the black spots. ( The IC’s are the black
spots on each computer/component’s printed circuit boards under the covers of the computer; America is also the leopard in Daniel 7 and the computer was greatly developed during the arms race of the cold war; The leopard also lies in a tree, on a branch, a table is made of a tree.)
(b) Feet were like those of a bear: A beast uses it’s feet to run with, Russia is the bear
in Daniel 7 while the bear and the leopard were busy with cold war, the computer
technology won it for America.
(c) Mouth like the mouth of a lion: To eat with (feed) or to roar with (sound),
Brittain is the Lion, ( Daniel 7:4) - English (The beast eat – Input Commands, print, copy, etc. and sounds English - speakers).
(d) Dragon gave him his power, his throne, and great authority: This is not Satan. If
the bear in Daniel 7 is Russia, and the lion is England, then the dragon is China - power: strength, throne: place to rule from, authority: right to give orders. (Most computer components are “Made in China” because of price and production implications)
Revelation 13:1 … seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns ..
Revelation 12:3 … seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads ..
( The Beast have 10 crowns(on his 10 horns), but the Satan has 7 crowns(on his 7 heads).
Revelation 13:3 One of his heads looked like it had been wounded fatally. His fatal wound was healed: (Y2K was the wound. If your computer were not “Year 2000 compatible”, you only needed to replace one head - the CPU). And the whole earth marvelled at the beast: (everybody are astonished with what the computer can do).
4 They worshipped the dragon (China), because he gave his authority to the beast, and they worshipped the beast, saying, “Who is like the beast? (who can calculate as fast and accurate as the computer) Who is able to make war with him?” (Who can be tested against the beast (computer)? Can anybody play any game against it and win every time?)
5 A mouth speaking great things(computer commands to control even your cell phone account) and blasphemy was given to him. Authority to make war for forty-two months was given to him. (The computer can not function without a program, therefore it had to be given to him.)
6 He opened his mouth for blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his dwelling, those who dwell in heaven. (DVD, blasphemy in movies, graphics and animation trying to show Angels, God, -his Power, -Glory and -Majesty).
7 It was given to (programmed into) him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them. Authority (right to give orders) over every tribe, people, language, and nation was given to him. (Today in 2004, magnetic cards and computer networks controls more than 70% of all money and business transactions on the planet [my own estimation]).
8 All who dwell on the earth will worship him, everyone whose name has not been written from the foundation of the world in the book of life of the Lamb who has been killed. (If you believe that your name is not in the book of the Lamb (Jesus), you will worship the beast)
9 If anyone has an ear, let him hear. (Listen and think with the aid of the Holy Spirit to the next verse for it is very important.)
10 If anyone has captivity, he will go . If anyone is with the sword, he must be killed. Here is the endurance and the faith of the saints. (This is were the main decision lies, if one is lead by addiction (captivity- addicted to Technology), you will take the mark and be “free to trade” but on the other hand if you live by the sword (word of God) you will not be able to “buy or sell”. Therefore – ENDURANCE AND FAITH )
11 I saw another beast coming up out of the earth. He had two horns like a lamb(the two horns are the TV’s bunny Arial, like a lamb - looks tamed and harmless in your house for many years), and he spoke like a dragon(china).(sounds like- Made in China- “digital sound”).
12 He exercises all the authority (right to give orders) of the first beast (computer) in his presence. He makes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose fatal wound (Y2K) was healed.(Animation and graphics on TV are done by Computers and everybody loves it.)
He makes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast (even the saints) The latest technology with “Big Screen”, “DVD” and “Surround Sound” makes TV a “new adventure” because it takes you away from reality and your daily stress, it “sucks you in” and therefore it is easy to become addicted to it. (You live for it (– worship it –), you don’t seek God and His presence to comfort you).
13 He performs great signs, even making fire come down out of the sky(satellite) to the earth in the sight of people. (Radio waves / signals to the TV and people see it.) This fire can also be seen as the Holly Spirit, because many people stretch out their hands towards the television to receive healing and deliverance (fire – Holly Spirit).
14 He(TV) deceives my own people who dwell on the earth because of the signs he was granted to do in front of the beast; saying (advertising the new concept of buying and selling with no money) to those who dwell on the earth, that they should make an image (point of sale machines / scanners) to the beast who had the sword wound
(Psalms 68:21 But God shall wound the head of his enemies, and the hairy scalp of such an one as goeth on still in his trespasses.) and lived(computer).
deceives my own people who dwell on the earth because of the signs he was granted to do in front of the beast
These are people who understand the Grace of God (the price is paid) but they are miss lead and they worship “technology”. They can watch TV for hours and during the movie / game, they actually loose track with reality and their surroundings, BUTT when they start praying they cannot “get in the spirit” (meditate) because their minds are still filled with TV/Computer. They are actually captured in their own minds because of all the pictures and sounds which was put there by the TV & Computer graphics. For them it is more difficult to believe something which they “cannot see?”.
To “get in the spirit” for true worshipping, we need to empty our minds of all pictures and sounds (especially world – sentences of the world) and then start concentrating on the Words of the bible- put them into your mind. The more truth (Jesus) you have in your mind the more easy it will become to get in the Spirit for true worshipping.
John 4:23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
There is 5 senses in the human body, but in the spirit?
1) (HEAR) Revelation 1:10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord's day, and heard behind me a great voice, as of a trumpet,
2) (SEE) Revelation 1:12 And I turned to see the voice that spake with me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candlesticks;
3) (TASTE)Revelation 10:10 And I took the little book out of the angel's hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my 4) (FEEL) belly was bitter.
5) (SMELL) Genesis 8:21 And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done.
15 It was given to (programmed) him(computer) to give breath to it (activate it), to the image of the beast(point of sale machines / scanners), that the image of the beast should both speak(transaction commands), and cause as many as wouldn't worship the image of the beast to be killed(without using the “point of sale machine / scanner” you will not be able to buy or sell / killed).
16 He causes all, the small and the great, the rich and the poor, and the free and the slave, to be given marks on their right hands, or on their foreheads; (implant)
17 and that no one would be able to buy or to sell, unless he has that mark (chip implant), the name of the beast(computer- internet banking) or the number of his name(telephone or cellular phone which will be used to transfer money by using the communication network and the chip implant ).
Revelation 13:18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast(read the number of the beast): for it is the number of a man(a man can read this number); and his number is Six hundred threescore and six. (666)
18 Here is wisdom. He who has understanding, let him calculate the number of the beast (not the number of the man or Anti- christ), for it is the number of a man. His number is six hundred sixty-six. (If anybody thinks that there will be, or was, a man who fits this 666 let him also show this Revelation 16:2 And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.)
Don't take the chip! Blessings.