Revelation 13:16-17 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: 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.”
Hello everyone, my name is Kevin President and founder of Spectacle for Christ, welcome to Spectacle for Christ Ministry. In today’s revelation, we would like to reveal the number of the beast because as Christians these secrets revealed are for us to know and that we might avoid the mark of the beast.
Deuteronomy 29:29 “The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.” and with that said, it is important to know, we are to be acting on the word of the law or instruction of God for this is the way to eternal life.
Most of us believe, the simple acceptance of Jesus Christ is all it will take for us to enter the kingdom of God, however, we are to remember what Jesus told us, Matthew 7:21-23 “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. And what is the will of the Father? It is the law and instruction of God that is standing in opposition to the law of the antichrist.
For as Jesus said, “Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” And the iniquity and lawlessness for which they will be rejected is the support they gave to the law of the antichrist.
The mark of the beast will be the mark of a man, and when I say the mark of a man, I am not talking about one man because as a whole, the nations of the world will become one man and one body, meaning they are in support of the law as a unified people.
Therefore, when the scripture calls for wisdom to understand the number and mark of the beast. It is not dealing with us trying to understand who will be the antichrist and the man of perdition by identifying a mark on his body or in his name.
On the contrary, it is helping us to understand it is the vast number of people that will form this body in support of the man, they chose to be their king. Therefore, Revelation 13:1 reads, “I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.”
The sea of people, the kings of the earth, the seven heads, and the ten horns, the world powers with the government of the antichrist will form a kingdom under the leadership of a king to whom they will lend their support. And through his leadership will together bear the name of blasphemy because they are of one mind and thought to oppose the kingdom of God.
Isaiah told us beforehand that the nations, and the kings of the earth will oppose Jesus the king, but after opposing him, Jesus will one day return to establish his kingdom on earth.
At his first appearance, Jesus came as a lamb to offer the world the opportunity to repent. But when he came, the kings of the earth put him to death, nevertheless, the seed of the woman rose from the grave and will one day return to establish his kingdom on earth.
Isaiah 9:6-7 “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son, is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even forever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.”
God is determined to establish his kingdom through his son Jesus Christ, and as he is about to establish his kingdom, he will set a mark on his people to protect them from the wrath of God to be poured out against the nations bearing the mark of the antichrist. Revelation 7:3 “Hurt not the earth, neither the sea nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.”
Now, to understand what the mark of a man is, we are to take note, the people of God being persecuted and killed under the policies and mark of the antichrist are being killed because they bear the mark of God. Revelation 6:9 “When he had opened the fifth seal, I saw under the altar the souls of them that were slain for the word of God, and for the testimony which they held:”
The mark of God is the word and law of God by which the saints of God lived, and the mark of the beast and the mark of a man is the word and law by which he live under the leadership of the antichrist.
Therefore when the scripture asks for wisdom to understand the number and mark of the beast Six hundred threescore and six. It is a reference to the vast number of people coming to support the antichrist. For as a unified people, they form one man and one body of people which is the meaning and purpose of the number.
1 Corinthians 12:12-14 “For as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. For the body is not one member, but many.”
Now, put that in light of the antichrist and the mark of the beast and the mark of the man. Together, the vast number of people coming to support the antichrist and his policies are forming one body and are being baptised into one spirit, the spirit of the antichrist. For by one spirit are they all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Gentiles, whether bond or free, they have all been made to drink into one spirit. For the body is not one member but many.
Revelation 13:16-17 “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: 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.” They that bear or in support of the law of the antichrist will enforce his law, name, and mark.
The name of the antichrist bears his authority as the name of Christ is the authority on which the Church stands, and the mark of the beast is the policy and law of the beast as the policy of God’s kingdom is the law of Christ.
The number of the beast is the support of the beast as the saints of the Lord are those standing with Christ. Together we are a number, ten thousands of saints against the number Six hundred threescore and six, and one day, we will meet on the field of battle.
Jude 1:14-15 “Enoch the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, to execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.” Jesus the Christ.