The Number of the Name of the Beast, 666
In the preceding chapters “The Image of the Beast” and “The Mark of the Name of the Beast” we analyzed (1) the image and (2) the mark of the beast (the New World Order). In this chapter “The Number of the Name of the Beast, 666” from the Book “Reckoning of Time” we will continue with the final attributes of the ten-horned beast: (3) the name and (4) its number: 666.
And he causes all, both small and great, and rich and poor, and free and slave, to be given a mark upon their right hand or upon their foreheads, and that no one should be able to buy or sell except he that has the mark of the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is the wisdom! He who has understanding, let him calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and his number is 666. (Peshitta Rev_13:16-18)
Note: in the common Greek text, the number of the name of the beast is expressed by the Greek characters χξς = 666, though, in some copies there is another reading – χις = 616.
Four distinctive attributes of the beast
According to the Peshitta text of Rev 13:11-18, the number of the name of the beast 666 is that of a man and can be calculated, that is to be known. And if the Bilderberg Group is an image of the New World Order, then can we say that the name of this image is also the name of its original, the New World Order, by the same analogy that the image of the Babylonian king bears the same name? If so, then does Bilderberg not sound like a name of man, or an assembly of men?
In the previous chapter, “The Mark of the Name of the Beast” we examined the case that the beast might have a back-up plan in its agenda: if the rejection of the mark of its name would take place, then the beast has the real deal, namely to introduce the number of his name 666.
In this chapter we will deal with exactly this: ‘the number of the name of the beast 666’ or as it is more commonly known, ‘the number of the beast.’ But, this is where the problem lies: most if not all Bible commentators talk about “the number of the beast” neglecting what the text actually says, namely the number of the name of the beast, 666.
The difference appears subtle, but in actuality it is huge: the name of the beast. Why is that so important? Because the traditional commentaries on the Book of Revelation focus entirely on the number of the beast, thus neglecting that the beast has a name that has bear that number 666.
Therefore, the goal of this chapter will be to find what is hidden behind the name of the beast, rather than what his number, 666, means. In other words, our focus will be on the number of the name of the beast.
Today, many people have been so much obsessed with finding the identities of the ten-horned beast commonly known as “the antichrist” and the two-horned beast, “the false prophet,” that they do not even take into consideration that the two beasts may not be persons at all, but as the present author believes, two political entities: the New World Order and the North Atlantic Pact, respectively. This we discussed in Chapter “The Ten-horned beast. Key Players of the New World Order” and also in the supporting articles in Prophecy Insight.
They reason that because in Greek the word in question means to compute, so in order to identify the beast they believe they can calculate “his” number “six hundred threescore and six” or 666. In their minds the phrase ‘the number of the name of the beast’ is somehow so connected with the beast, that the beast can be identified by its proper name. The plain meaning is, they go on, the number 666 can be deciphered or computed and thus the beast could be identified by finding the number of his name.
The arguments they bring in can be summarized in:
(a) that there might be some important reasons why the name should not be more plainly made;
(b) that it would be possible to find out who was referred to; behind the number 666;
(c) that this name involves mystery – where a known thing was concealed under obscure language.
All this reasoning leads to the obsession to calculate “the antichrist’s” name which in return, they believe, will reveal his identity.
And many attempts have been made in decoding the name of the beast hidden behind the number 666: scholars have made speculations ranging from names of Roman emperors to some U.S. presidents. However, is this what the text conveys?
Let us examine the prophecy from Hebraic perspectives, as we should.
The Semitic origin of the Book of Revelation
This is how the number “666” would have been written in Hebrew in Rev_13:16-18, as the same number is found in the Hebrew text of 1Ki_10:14, And the weight of gold that came to Shlomo yearly was six hundred and sixty-six talents of gold:
שׁשׁ six מאות hundred שׁשׁים sixty ושׁשׁ and six.
The present author believes the Book of Revelation is of Semitic origin, which later was translated from Hebrew to Greek. Probably that translation was made through Aramaic by a Jewish disciple who appears to have poor knowledge of Greek.
The reason for this premise is that there are too many errors in the Greek text in order to accept the popular belief of the Greek primacy. In support of the Semitic origin of the Book of Revelation, the church father Eusebius wrote in his Early Church History, Vol. 7, Ch. 25 on the translator of Revelation: 26 … I perceive, however, that his dialect and language are not accurate Greek, but that he uses barbarous idioms, and, in some places, solecisms.
In 1516 the first printed edition of the Greek New Testament was published by Erasmus which became known as the Textus Receptus. This first edition was based solely on six manuscripts, while later editions used ten. None of these manuscripts were complete, which made Erasmus translate many of his Greek portions of Revelation from Latin Vulgate into Greek.
This Textus Receptus served as “an evidence” by which the Christianity would embrace the primacy of the Greek text. It would later serve as the basis for the King James Version and many other translations of the New Testament writings.
However, there are very strong evidences for Semitic grammar imbedded in the Book of Revelation and the fact that there are serious grammatical errors found in the Greek text leads the present author to believe in the Semitic, and more particularly, Hebraic origin of the book.
Some of these grammatical errors are listed below:
1. Rev_1:4 “Grace to you, and peace, from he who is and who was and who is to come” (all nominative/subject case).
2. Rev_1:15 “His legs were like burnished brass (neut. gender, dative/indirect object, means, location case) as in a furnace purified” (Fem. gender sing. no., genitive/possession case)
3. Rev_11:3 “My witness (nominative case) shall prophesy for many days clothed (accusative/direct object case) in sackcloth.”
4. Rev_14:14 “I saw on the cloud one seated like unto a Son of Man (accusative) having (nominative) upon his head a golden crown.”
5. Rev_14:19 “He harvested the vintage of the earth, and cast it into the winepress (fem), the great [winepress] (masc.) of the wrath of God.”
6. Rev_17:4 “A golden cup filled with abominations (genitive case) and with unclean things” (accusative case)
7. Rev_19:20 “The lake of blazing (fem.) fire (neut.).
8. Rev_20:2 “And he seized the dragon (accus.), the old serpent (nom.) who is the Devil and Satan, and bound him.”
9. Rev_21:9 “Seven angels holding seven bowls (accus.) filled (gen.) with the seven last plagues.”
10. Rev_22:5 “They have no need of lamplight (gen.) nor of sunlight (accus.).”
(Documents of the Primitive Church; Charles Cutler Torey; Harper and Bothers, New York; 1941; p. 156-158)
In the Hebrew language letters are also numbers and gematria (see also atbash) is the adding up or counting (Rev_13:18) the numerical equivalent of each letter in a word or name.
Therefore, the number of the name of the beast, 666, can be written in Hebrew thus: 400 + 200 + 60 + 6, in the Hebraic alphabetical order, Tav, Resh, Samek, Vav, respectively, or 666.
Only one combination of these four letters results in a meaningful word in Hebrew, namely: Samek-Tav-Vav-Resh – סתור or satur in Hebrew, which means to be hidden, obscured, concealed.
In other words, if this is a correct interpretation of the prophecy, in Hebrew the number 666 is telling those with understanding that the identity of the beast is not in his name, nor is it in his number, but it is hidden, protected, and concealed until it will be revealed in its due time (Rev_9:11),
And they have over them a king, the messenger of the pit of the deep, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon*.
*Avadu (Heb. avad, “to bind or prohibit” and by extension to conceal from knowledge)
Hence, we may deduce that the number 666 reveals that the actual proper “name” of the beast may be irrelevant and more attention is to be paid as to how the number of the name of the beast will cause many to perish, rather than seeking a personal “name” that fits the number 666.
The name of the beast as a common element of the mark and the number
Rev_13:16-18 focuses on two distinctive attributes belonging to the New World Order: the mark of the name and the number of the name of the beast 666. What these attributes have in common is the name of the beast. So, we come to the point to ask the question: ‘What is its name?’
In Hebrew there are only two genders: masculine and feminine, unlike Greek which has three: masculine, feminine, and neuter. The translators might have translated the Hebrew masculine “he” and “his” literally, instead of the more proper translation “it” and “its” as the Author of Revelation might have meant.
The Greek word onoma used in Revelation 13 literally means name, or figuratively: character, reputation, authority. This is also the same word used in the Greek translation of Tanak, the Septuagint, to render the Hebrew word shem.
The Hebrew word shem, as the Greek onoma, means much more than just a “name.” It is not a mere label of identification, but an expression of the essential nature of the bearer of that name. In the Hebrew Scripture, shem speaks foremost of reputation and character rather than being a sound identifier. Related to shem is another Hebrew word shema meaning to listen up and act accordingly, or figuratively but not with the same exact meaning: obey.
Insert: (From Ancient Hebrew Lexicon of the Bible by Jeff Benner) By gathering together all the words derived from the parent root שם (shem), and looking for the common thread that each have in common, we can discover the original Hebraic meaning of the parent root. Each of following words has the basic meaning of a wind within them:
1. נשמה (neshemah) is the wind, or breath, of man. The word נשמה (neshemah) is formed by adding the letter ה (h) to the adopted root נשם (nasham) which comes from the parent root שם (shem). This word is used in Gen_2:7 and means breath.
2. שמים (shamayim) is the wind of the skies. שמה (shamah) meaning heaven, sky, or the place of the winds. It is always used in the plural form שמים (shamayim). The Hebrew mind sees נשמה (neshemah) and שמה (shamah) as synonyms. The נשמה is the breath/wind of a man, and the שמה is the breath/wind of the skies.
3. שמם (shamam), שממה (shememah) and ישם (yasham) is the desolation caused by a dry wind. The root word שמם (shamam) is formed by doubling the second letter of the parent root. By adding the letter ה (h) to the end, the word שממה (shememah) is formed. Both words mean desolate and are used in Jer_12:10-11.
4. Another child root ישם (yasham), with the same meaning as שמם (shamam), a dry desolating wind, can be seen in Eze_6:6.
Having said that, we can conclude that the ancient Hebraic meaning of shem (name) is “wind” or “breath.” The shem of a man is his breath, which in the Hebraic Eastern mind is the essence, character, and reputation of an individual, not just a proper name.
The actions of the individual are always related to his character and reputation. From this we understand that the shem, the breath, is the place of origin of all the actions of the individual and has little to do with his name as we know it today.
And the “name” of the antichrist may have nothing to do with an actual proper name, but with authority and actions.
The number of the name of the beast. The pledge of allegiance to the New World Order
As already stated in other places, the prophecy concerning the ten horns in Rev_17:8-13 and Dan_7:23-25 complement each other and are to be understood as one prophecy.
Using the same analogy, we may compare Rev_13:11-18 and Dan_7:20-25 concerning the number of the name of the beast. Here again is Newton’s reasoning on the matter in his Treatise on Revelation (Section 1), source: Yahuda Ms. 9.1, National Library of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel.
Newton makes the point that speaking and hearing are put for commanding and obeying. For instance,
“I have obeyed the voice of Yehovah” (1Sa_15:20); “
“I spoke to you but you would not hear but rebelled against the mouth of Yehovah” (Deu_1:43);
“For they did not heed My words, declares Yehovah” (Jer_29:19), that is His commandment.
Hence, we may deduce that speaking and hearing are indeed substitutes in Hebrew for commanding and obeying His words and mouth refers to the Lawgiver, that is YHVH.
By the same token, we may say that “the mouth of the beast which spoke” refers to a civil authority and speaking and hearing refer to commanding and obeying its laws and legislature, as we already studied in the preceding chapters, the ten-horned beast is a political body, not a person.
And indeed, we read,
He had a mouth speaking very great things (Dan_7:20),
even great words against the Most High and wears out the set-apart ones of the Most High and intends to change the appointed times and law and they are given into his hand for time and times and half a time (Dan_7:25);
And he exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence, and causes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. And he leads astray those dwelling on the earth because of those signs which he was given to do before the beast, saying to those dwelling on the earth to make an image to the beast … that the image of the beast should both speak and cause to be killed as many as would not worship the image of the beast. (Rev_13:12-15)
This parallel comparison conveys the idea that the image of the beast, the Bilderberg Group, is some type of law-maker and its spoken words are of laws or directives to those dwelling on the earth to obey and do.
Of course, the image of the beast, the Bilderberg Group, is not a law-maker as we understand ‘law-maker’ today and its laws are not real laws, but its authority. This authority of the Bilderberg Group derives from pulling behind the scene the strings attached to the national governments and parliaments.
Or, we may say that “the laws” of the Bilderberg Group are actually the directives or strings to the national governments and legislatures. And the irony of all of this is that the peoples believe that these “laws” come from their national legislatures which they have elected, while in actuality they come from the secret counsels of the Bilderberg Group.
Therefore, we may deduce, the killing of the faithful the beast will do by the power of its mouth, which power must be a legislative one of authority, because times and laws will be given into its hands to change them in opposition to the true Lawgiver, who is YHVH (Dan_7:25).
And the ten horns are ten sovereigns from this reign. They shall rise, and another shall rise after them, and it is different from the first ones, and it humbles three sovereigns, and it speaks words against the Most High, and it wears out the set-apart ones of the Most High, and it intends to change appointed times and law, and they are given into its hand for a time and times and half a time. (Dan 7:24-25)
In the previous chapter, we examined the subject of the mark of the name of the New World Order, which is distinctive from its number by appearance, but identical with it by function, namely to kill the righteous of YHVH. And, now, keep in mind that the Bilderberg Group is the image of the New World Order (NWO), meaning that whatever it speaks and does it is as if the NWO has spoken and done it, because this is what an image does by nature.
And since the word name represents authority and character, and by its authority the Bilderberg Group speaks, we may conclude, therefore, that the name of the NWO may be some kind of law or decree, or as the present author believes, a pledge of allegiance. And the number of the name of the beast means that this law, decree, or pledge of allegiance is hidden from us, as discussed above.
This pledge of allegiance the Bilderberg Group will impose on the people through the national governments and legislatures, and according to which those who refuse to comply with it, that is to take the pledge of allegiance to the New World Order, will be killed.
Now, since a law by nature can only be imposed on the people and a pledge can be accepted only willingly, and what will cause to kill them, that is the mark of the name of the beast, will be accepted voluntarily, we may further conclude that the instrument of their killing will not be a law, but a pledge of allegiance, because by nature a pledge is something that can be accepted by one’s will and not imposed; by contrast laws can be imposed and enforced. This is very important to understand that whatever will cause to kill so many people will be received willingly and voluntarily.
We should also note that the prophecy says, the image of the beast will cause to be killed, not will kill, as many that would not worship (Heb. bow down) the image of the beast. What it means is that the Bilderberg Group will not kill per se, but the disobedience to comply with to the pledge of allegiance will cause to be killed.
And since the name of the beast is somehow related to the pledge of allegiance that will cause to be killed, we come to the point of discussion: the number of the name of the beast vs. the number of the beast. The former focuses on the name, that is the authority of the New World order, while the later: only to its number.
Furthermore, we may also reason that the dragon, that is the devil, will take credit only in those who will bow down to him through his agent the New World Order by having received the mark of the name of the beast or the number of the name of the beast 666.
As discussed in the preceding chapters, note again that the warning says ‘or’ not ‘and.’ This means only one thing the receiving only one them: the mark of the name of the beast or the number of the name of the beast will be enough for the curses in the Revelation.
The devil cannot “claim” the souls of those who will refuse the pledge of allegiance and die, or of those who will be forced to receive the mark of the beast against their will. Therefore the instrument which he will use to deceive many will be something that can be accepted voluntarily and willingly, not forcedly: the number of the name of the beast, the pledge of allegiance or a law of some kind.
Therefore, we may conclude, as it is seen in the prophecy, that the New World Order’s pledge of allegiance, which the Bilderberg Group will promote, has a mark and a number, and either one of them can cause many who refuse to accept the mark or the number of the name of the beast to be killed.
The sinister plan of deception
Now, let us consider a slightly different translation of Rev_13:16-18 which the present author took the liberty to make for the sake of clarifying his point:
And it causes all, both small and great, and rich and poor, and free and slave, to be given a mark upon their right hand or upon their foreheads, and that no one should be able to buy or sell except he that has for a mark the name of the beast, or the number of its name. Here is the wisdom! He who has understanding, let him calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and his number is 666.
The passage in question is except he that has for a mark the name of the beast, or the number of its name in the above interpretation as opposed to except he that has the mark of the name of the beast, or the number of his name in the Greek text.
The only difference between the interpretation and the actual text is has for a mark instead of has the mark.
The Greek text does not support the former, and since the Greek may not be the original language of Revelation, considering the above mentioned considerations, but Hebrew, then who will say with a hundred percent of certainty what the original message was, and whether it was not changed in the translation?
The difference between these two interpretations is that the latter except he that has the mark of the name of the beast, as in the Greek text, sets the focus on the mark itself, while the former expression except he that has for a mark the name of the beast: on the name of the beast.
In other words, the latter conveys the idea of an acceptance of a physical mark in order to buy or sell, while the former: an acceptance of the name of the beast, that is its authority and power, the pledge of allegiance, as the present author concludes. And since the name of the New World Order may well be some pledge of allegiance, this pledge becomes more important than the physical mark which is merely the vehicle of its acceptance.
Now, the deception becomes even more startling when we realize that either the mark or the number of the name of the beast will be sufficient for the curse of this prophecy, because, if this is the case, the refusal to accept the pledge of allegiance will cause many to be killed, if the physical mark itself, i.e. an implanted chip, has been rejected.
In other words, if the mark is rejected, then the pledge of allegiance will accomplish the work of the New World Order. Because the name is the common element in both phrases: the mark of the name of the beast and the number of the name of the beast, therefore, the pledge of allegiance is the main point.
Thus, we come to the crucial question: what is this pledge of allegiance that will cause to kill those who refuse to accept it?
The present author does not know the answer to this question except that this pledge of allegiance must be somehow related to the daily business transactions, commerce, and even health care, as predicted in Revelation 13.
But what we know is that this allegiance, that the Bilderberg Group will require from those dwelling on the earth, will be required for loyalty that citizens owe to their country, but this time they the citizens will have to pledge that allegiance to the government in shadow. But, the worst thing of it is that they will not even suspect of the existence of the pledge of allegiance that will be due to the Bilderberg Group.
And this is the deception of the dragon: the pledge of an allegiance to the New World Order, which otherwise is due only to the Highest.
Sadly to say, nowadays, the majority of believers around the world have been wrongly taught to believe that they are not under the Law of YHVH, but under the law of the land they live in, thus under the law of their governments, and also under the law of the New World Order. Thus they have been preconditioned for accepting the law of the New World Order, because they have rejected the Law of YHVH.
The present author believes that this pledge of allegiance is more dangerous for the believers than the physical mark itself, because it is unexpected and hidden, as the term the number of the name of the beast means.
This pledge may come as a result of state of emergency or martial law as Jer_51:45-46 seems to allude: after two reports within two years have been issued due to civil unrests or terrorist act in Babylon,
Come out of her midst, My people! And let everyone deliver his being from the burning displeasure of Yehovah. And lest your heart grow faint, and you fear the report heard in the land – for a report shall come one year, and after that, in another year a report shall come, and violence in the land, ruler against ruler – (Jer 51:45-46)
As we came to the understanding that the number of the name of the beast, 666, alludes to “hidden, obscured, and concealed”, so it is with its “name,” that is the pledge of allegiance. It is secret, hidden, obscured, and concealed from us until its time comes.
Or, having said all that, we may interpret Rev_13:16-18 thus:
And the New World Order causes all, regardless of social status or ethnic origin, to be given a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one should be able to buy or sell except he that has for a mark the pledge of allegiance of the New World Order, or its number. Here is the wisdom! He who has understanding, let him predict its pledge of allegiance, for it is hidden until due time.
The man of lawlessness is to be revealed with the number of the name of the beast
In the preceding chapters we talked of the beast being a system, not a person.
It is true, however, that a system is govern and represented by a person or persons. Therefore, it will be correct to say that the New World Order is represented by a person or persons, and this will very well be a person or persons from the Bilderberg Group, as Shaul the Apostle may allude to in his letter to the Thessalonians.
… the falling away is to come first, and the man of lawlessness is to be revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called Elohim or that is worshipped, so that he sits as a mighty one in the Dwelling Place of Elohim, showing himself that he is mighty one (see Isa_14:12-17). … For the secret of lawlessness is already at work – only until he who now restrains comes out of the midst. And then the lawless one shall be revealed, whom the Master shall consume with the Spirit of His mouth and bring to naught with the manifestation of His coming. The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, … And for this reason Elohim sends them a working of delusion, for them to believe the falsehood, in order that all should be judged (2Th 2:3-12)
Or, again the present author takes the liberty to interpret Shaul’s words this time in the light of what we have learned about the beast (the New World Order) and its image (the Bilderberger Group):
… the falling away is to come first, and the puppet of the Bilderberg Group is to be revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called Elohim or that is worshipped, so that he requires the pledge of allegiance of the New World Order in the Dwelling Place of Elohim, showing himself that he is in authority and power. … For the pledge of allegiance is already at work – only until he who now restrains comes out of the midst. And then truth of the Bilderberg Group shall be revealed, which the Master shall consume with the Breath of His mouth and bring to naught with the manifestation of His coming. The coming of the Bilderberg Group one is according to the working of Satan, … And for this reason Elohim sends them a working of delusion, for them to believe the pledge of allegiance of the New World Order, in order that all should be judged.
Insert: When Sha’ul states in 2Th 2:3-12 that the true Messiah will slay the man of lawlessness by the “breath of his mouth,” he is not quoting from the Scripture, but from the Targum. In the article Antichrist, the Jewish Encyclopedia (Vol. I: 627) states that the name used for the Antichrist in this passage is of rabbinic origin. The lawless one (2Th_2:8) is none other than beliya’al—whom Shaul mentions in another place as the antipode of the Messiah (2Co_6:15)—a name interpreted by the rabbis as compounded of beth-lamed-yod (without) and ayin-wav-lamed (yoke): “without yoke,” so that beliya’al is not a personal name but the one who will not accept the yoke of the Torah of YHVH, not under the Torah… Or, we may say one who is under the yoke of the beast, that is the pledge of allegiance.
In conclusion of the matter of the mark and the number of the name of the beast in particular and the end-time prophecy in general, one may ask the question: “Why has the Omniscient revealed His prophecy in such an obscured way and has not said it plainly?” Why are the mark and the number of the name of the beast not said plainly? There must be a reason for this.
Apostle Shaul comes to give us the answer to this question. He writes,
Yet we speak wisdom among those who are perfect, and not the wisdom of this age, nor of the rulers of this age that are being brought to naught. But we speak the wisdom of Elohim, which was hidden in a secret, and which Elohim ordained before the ages for our glory, which no one of the rulers of this age knew, for if they had known, they would not have impaled the Master of glory. (1Co 2:6-8)
In the above verses, Shaul speaks of the Messiah who upheld the Law of Elohim. But this is also true: as the wisdom of Elohim was hidden then concerning the Messiah, it may be hidden again concerning the lawlessness one until he is revealed in due time.
And Isaac Newton has this to add,
And if God was so angry with the Jews for not searching more diligently into the Prophecies which he had given them to know Christ by: why should we think he will excuse us for not searching into the Prophecies which he hath given us to know Antichrist by? For certainly it must be as dangerous and as easy an error for Christians to adhere to Antichrist as it was for the Jews to reject Christ. And therefore it is as much our duty to indeavour to be able to know him that we may avoid him, as it was theirs to know Christ that they might follow him. … And if the Jews were so severely punished for not understanding the more difficult prophecy, what can we plead who know nothing of the more perspicuous; and yet have this advantage above them that the first which is a key to the second and was hidden from them is made manifest to us, and that we have the second also much further explained in the new Testament. Extract from Untitled Treatise on Revelation (section 1.1); Yahuda Ms. 1, National Library of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel
Nothing can be added to Newton’s words; he said it simply.
Therefore, the message conveyed to us is simple: if that was true for His first coming, how much more it will be true for His return? How much more it will be true for the Christians who are most vulnerable to accept the number of the name of the beast, the pledge of allegiance to the New World Order, because they have rejected YHVH’s Torah.
In support of all having said so far, we should notice the continuous revelation in the end-time prophecy concerning the hidden lawlessness:
And he compelled all, both small and great, rich and poor, freemen and slaves to receive a mark on their right hands or on their brows: So that no man might buy or sell, except he who had the mark of the name of the beast, or the code number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding decipher the code number of the beast: for it is the code number of the name of a man; and his number is six hundred sixty-six. (Peshita Rev 13:16-18)
And a third messenger followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark upon his forehead or upon his hand, (Rev 14:9)
And I saw like a sea of glass mixed with fire, and those overcoming the beast and his image and his mark and the number of his name, standing on the sea of glass, holding harps of Elohim. (Rev 15:2)
And the beast was seized, and with him the false prophet who worked signs in his presence, by which he led astray those who received the mark of the beast and those who worshipped his image. (Rev 19:20)
And I saw thrones – and they sat on them, and judgment was given to them – and the lives of those who had been beheaded because of the witness they bore to Yeshua and because of the Word of Elohim, and who did not worship the beast, nor his image, and did not receive his mark upon their foreheads or upon their hands. (Rev 20:4)
So far, we have studied in Part II of the Book Reckoning of Time the five distinctive elements of the devil; elements we must remember and be alert to, and they are:
1. the ten-horned beast: the larger political, military, and territorial entity, that is the New World Order, represented by the ten global economical, political, and military unions.
2. the two-horned beast: the smaller one in authority and power represented by the two horns of the North Atlantic Pact of the E.U. and NAU.
3. the image of the New World Order: the Bilderberg Group created by the E.U. and NAU, which has the authority to speak and cause to be killed those who do not submit to the pledge of allegiance.
4. the mark of the pledge of allegiance of the New World Order which will be put on the right hand or on the forehead without which no one will be able to buy or sell.
5. and last but not least, the pledge of allegiance (the number of the name of the beast) which has the same purpose, and is a number of a man, and his number is hidden 666, (Rev_13:11-18).
The set-apart ones must overcome all of them: the New World Order and the Bilderberg Group and its mark and the number of its pledge of allegiance (Rev_15:2).
That is to disobey everything that can come from them, at any price, and obey the One to whom obedience is due.