This number of the beast, Satan's number, has been present for a long time, even from the beginning when the first mark was placed on Satan's son, the first murderer, the one with rocks in his head, Cain.
you can trace his descendents, who are the tares of Mat. 13,
the vipers Christ addressed in John 8, i.e. the kenites,
throughout the Bible and throughout history from the garden of Eden to present day.
How wise are you?
As Dr. Bullinger points out in appendix 10 of the Companion Bible regarding the number 6 .
"The great men who have
stood out in defiance of God
(Goliath and Nebuchadnezzar and this fire breathing dragon,Satan) are all emphatically marked by this number."
(I wonder if he means they had "666" stamped on their foreheads?") Have you read?
it all fits with the Biblical numerics of 666.
600 = Warfare, 60 = Idol worship, and 6 = man, evils of Satan.
Reference "Biblical Mathematics", Ed. F. Vallowe.
And have you looked up 666 in Strong's?
chi xi stigma, khee xee stig'-ma, Greek 5516; the twenty-second, fourteenth and an obsolete letter (Greek 4742 (stigma) as a cross) of the Greek alphabet (intermediate between the fifth and sixth), used as numbers; denoting respectively six hundred, sixty and six; six hundred sixty-six as a numeral :- six hundred threescore and six.
It is as Strong's defines
scar of service"
which is precisely as Webster has it "a mark of shame or discredit".
So, do you carry his "stigma"?
Are you stigmatized with the traditions of men?
Do have the mark of the beast "in" your forehead where the brain resides?
Are you deceived?
Are you familiar with
the Song of Moses which we've already mentioned several times
is sung by the overcomers in Rev. 15, which we will soon study.
If you read Ezek. 28 you'll
discover that Satan is called the king of Tyrus,
which in Hebrew means "rock".
many different ways must we be told,
how many vivid PICTURES must we be shown until we understand that there are two lambs,
two Jesus Christs, yes there are also two rocks.
Deut. 32:31 For their rock is not as our Rock, even our enemies themselves being judges.
You won't, because you wouldn't know one pebble from another.
So you'll be counted out!
Christ will say as it is written "Get away from me, I never knew you."
If you are ask to "Count the Number of the Beast", you must first know who they are!
and where to find them today!