First of all we must identify the beast.
The beast or Antichrist has many names in the bible.
Arthur Pink mentions many of them:
This THE LAWLESS ONE will appear in the end of these 6000 years.
After 6000 years the millennium will start. There are still 13/14 years left.
Of the Sabbath He speaketh in the beginning of the creation; And
God made the works of His hands in six days, and He ended on the
seventh day, and rested on it, and He hallowed it.
Give heed, children, what this meaneth; He ended in six days. He
meaneth this, that in six thousand years the Lord shall bring all
things to an end; for the day with Him signifyeth a thousand years;
and this He himself beareth me witness, saying; Behold, the day of
the Lord shall be as a thousand years. Therefore, children, in six
days, that is in six thousand years, everything shall come to an end.
And He rested on the seventh day. this He meaneth; when His Son
shall come, and shall abolish the time of the LAWLESS ONE, and shall
judge the ungodly, and shall change the sun and the moon and the
stars, then shall he truly rest on the seventh day."
The temple will soon be rebuilt in Jerusalem and in this literal temple the Antichrist in sit the last 3,5 years.
His name is also Gog og GeOrGe as Sanhedrin and templeinstitute have told us.
You can figure out his number 666.
Revelation 911 describes the "Destroyer of the Gentiles"
Antichrist will be as neBUSHadnezzar in Babylon.
This was the most interesting thing that I have read on the subject....I once read that the oldest text of Rev 13:17&18 is the Chester Beatty Biblical Papyri P47, dated 3rd century CE..where the number 666 is written as the 3 greek letters, 600 Chi- 60 Xi-,6 sigma with a line above the top of the letters indicating that the letters stand for 1.word 2.name 3.number. This was the original way of this verse. The newer editions ADD the 666 written out in full as the 3 words , six hundred, sixty, six. If you take these 3 Greek letters and pronounce them, you get CH-Z-SIS..sounds like Jesus to me. Just saying!
http://www.sabbathcovenant.com/index.htm this site talks about it and brings up some very interesting points to ponder!! Shalom
The text in Revelation 17 must be understood.
These words were written while George Bush was still in office:
“We have had a period in recent history, from 2001 to 2004, when there were six living presidents, five of whom had fallen from office, and the sixth was then - and still IS now - our acting president, President George W.Bush.
If he is the one that is, then we are talking up-to-the-minute current events here, and the person who is elected president in 2008 will be number seven.
In 2001 these presidents were alive: Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, George H.W.
Bush, and Bill Clinton
Who will take the office of president when something happens to number 7 OBAMA?
None other than the one Revelation identifies as the Beast, himself.
(GEORGE WALKER BUSH ) Clue, Part Three: "The beast, who once was (president), and now is not, is an EIGHTH KING - GEORGE WALKER BUSH (he resumes the office of president once again!).
He belongs to the seven and is going to his destruction." Rev.17
In Isaiah 14 we can read about him.
The nations will choose THE BRAMBLE BUSH as the leader..
"The bramble bush is a worthless plant, not to be numbered among the trees, useless and fruitless, hurtful and scratching and tearing with his thorns. It began with the curse and its end is to be burned. The Lord Jesus used the bramble bush as the type of wicked tree bringing forth evil and corrupt fruit. He was speaking of people – trees and was warning us to judge a tree by his fruit. “For every tree is known by his own fruit. For of thornsmen do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes” – (Luke 6:44). Israel knew Abimelech’s fruit and yet they made him King, yea, were complicit with him in his wickedness. They chose the bramble bush with thorns and they got burnt. “But that which beareth thorns and briars is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing: whose end is to be burned” – (Heb.6:8). And so the bramble thorn bush went about burning up the land and thousands were killed and civil war broke out. Abimelech is our bible example of a corrupt tree bringing forth evil fruit – a bramble thorn bush fit only to burn. The bramble bush was also a terrorist and burned up two towers."
Jubilee number 120 are almost here.
For sure there is a great number of possibilities - even of reasonable possibilities to what the number of the beast could relate. The oldest solution is given by ireneous, disciple of Polykarp, disciple of John of Ephesus who received the revelation while exiled to Patmos. According to Ireneous 666 stands for "Theitan." The same interpretation is given by Hippolyt of Rome (- 235 CE) in "De Antichristo." (Remember that high rank Scientologists call themselves "operating Thetans!")
Hippolyt gives "Lateinos" as a second probable interpretation. He feels sure that the beast is a future roman Emperor.
Of the modern interpretations the one given by Prof. Gilles Quispel in his book on revelation is surely remarkable.
According to Quispel 666 is the numerological value of greek NERONCESAR. But in some MSS of rev. the number is
616 corresponding to NERO_CESAR. That is the latin writing - lacking the N. So this name not only fits but also explains an important MS variant! Now the historical Nero at the time of the revelation was already 25 years in hell, so it was clear from the start that it could only mean a future tyrannt similar to Nero(n) in craziness and cruelty.
Concerning the "6000 years" mentioned in the (heavily interpolated) letter of Barnabas we must first adress the problem of biblical chronology. A vast majority of pre nicean christians took the septuagintversion (LXX) as the true text. Interestingly even the nazarean Bischop Theophilus of Antioch uses a septuagint chronology except for leaving out the second Kenan between the flood and Abraham. (ad Autolycos III). In Theophils timeframe Jeschua was born 5501 after Adam. (= 7 BC).
Now LXX and masoretic chronology differ to 1748 years. According to LXX the 6000 after Adam was reached in 492 CE which corresponds quite well to the end of the western empire. (Last emperor Julian Nepos died 480 CE ). The Sabbat millenium between 492 and 1492 was considered by some christians as a messianic age, but Ireneus puts the return of Messiah into the period of the "8. day" coming after the millenium. (last chapters of Adv. hereres.). According to this chronology the year 1992 was the sunrise of the 8. day and 2000 years after Jeschuas birth. (7500 after Adam).
The 6000 years are very simple to understand.
There are 1656 years from Adam to the flood and there are 2317 years from the flood to the birth of Yeshua.(see the article)
These 6000 years are divided into 40- 40 - 40 jubilees or 2000-2000-2000 years.
We are today in year 5987 after Adam.
Jerusalem Post has today 9 shevat 5775 after Adam.
We know the Jews has have taken away some yers from the correct chronology.
Thanks for the information regarding P47 Lynne. I was not aware of that. Problem is: In hebrew or aramaic 60 corresponds to "samekh" 6 to "he" but 600 is not represented by one letter. Revelations autograph wass in aramaic as already Torrey has proven. Greek P47 could thus represent a lokal egyptian tradition or a sectarian version of revelation. (In 2-3 century egypt there were lots of different sects). Shalom
Psalm 55 tells us about the covenant between Antichrist and the nation of Israel .
14 We took sweet counsel together, and walked unto the house of God in company." (REBUILT TEMPLE)
In Isaiah 28 we can read about this agreement between Antichrist (Death and Hell) and Israel.
"The Bloody and Deceitful Man views the Antichrist in relation to the Jews. In the earlier stages of his public career he poses as their friend and benefactor. He recognizes their rights as a separate State and appears anxious to protect their autonomy. He makes a formal covenant with them (Dan. 9:27) and their peace and security seem assured. But a few years later he comes out in his true character. His fair speeches and professions of friendship are seen to be false. He breaks his covenant (Psa. 55:20) and turns upon the Jews in fury. Their benefactor is now their worst enemy. The protector of their interests now aims to cut them off from being a nation in the earth (Psa. 83:4). Thus is he rightfully denominated by them "the Bloody and Deceitful Man".
In Habakkuk 2 we can read about this endtime Antichrist.
5 Yea also, because he transgresseth by wine, he is a proud man, neither keepeth at home, who enlargeth his desire as hell, and is as death, and cannot be satisfied, but gathereth unto him all nati...
In Isaiah 14 the same is said.
They worship Moloch in Bohemain Grove .
They are members of Skull and Bones.
In Revelation 13:18 we are told that the “number of the beast” is 666. In Hebrew letters and numbers are the same thing. Each letter has a numeric value and so each word is also a numerical expression. The normal and easiest way to write 666 in Hebrew is wsrt, I am aware of only one Hebrew word which is made up of these four letters rwts satur which means “hidden, protected and concealed”. This number is telling those with understanding that the identity of the “beast” was hidden, protected and concealed until it would be revealed.