There is a beast which walks upon this earth . . .
and has done so since the beginning of mankind.
This is the beast of Revelation 13 and its length of time upon this earth (and the seriousness of this beast) is particularly detailed in Revelation 13:8. Mankind has always failed to fully understand Scripture because we always "bend" the meaning of Scriptures toward our particular religious vanities. Whether this means Jews, Catholics, Baptists, Mormons, Adventists, Muslims, Buddhists, etc., etc., ALL FAITHS TODAY truly "bend" God's Scriptures toward those vanities which they believe will "exclude" them (and them only!) from being subject to God's Truths of this world. Well, learn now, the entire truth of God's Scripture regarding that beast which has existed from the beginning of time: that beast which excludes no person (or nation) from the facts (meaning "details") of this life.
Certain versus have been placed in bold for quicker referencing when they are mentioned some pages later. Now, please read briefly, the entire Thirteenth Chapter of Revelation:
Revelation 13:1 And 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.
Revelation 13:2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
Revelation 13:3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.
Revelation 13:4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?
Revelation 13:5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.
Revelation 13:6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
Revelation 13:7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
Revelation 13:8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. (Remember this verse because it proves that this beast has ALWAYS been here and if you worship this beast, you will be left out of the Kingdom of Heaven for all of time. Any "idea" you choose to follow regarding this beast must not violate this verse of Scripture! Regarding this beast, do not look for anything new: microchips have not always been here; same with credit cards, RDIF, or any other "new technology." Follow any ideas of your choosing, but always remember this verse. Remember . . . never be afraid of technology and always fear the ways Satan can influence your life!)
Revelation 13:9 If any man have an ear, let him hear.
Revelation 13:10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints. (It would seem this is the only, or at least the best, wisdom that will help defeat this ancient beast: in today's world. Wait! What? Swords and captivity have nothing to do with today's world! Oh, but they do. God, Himself, just said so! This will be explained below, and fully described in our fourth book of Wisdom.)
Revelation 13:11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
Revelation 13:12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
Revelation 13:13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
Revelation 13:14 and deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
Revelation 13:15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
Revelation 13:16 And 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:
Revelation 13:17 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.
Revelation 13:18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six. The phrase "of a man" comes from the Greek word used (anthropos) which is always generic in its use: it means any man or any woman. It is sometimes a plural word meaning "people in general." The word "anthropos" is never specific: it has never, but ever, meant "one particular person upon this earth."
This is a very important lesson regarding Bible translations: please click here and and then click on the blue "STRONG'S tab. then scroll down to Rev 13:18 and click on the Strong's Number "G444" (or just click here ) to see the correct Greek translation of God's Word. This is a critical lesson (regarding God's Scripture) which will allow you to escape the teachings of your, or any other, religious vanities! God's Word is always right: mankind is sometimes wrong. While at that website, do scroll down to see all other uses of this word number 444 (anthropos) in the Gospel and learn how it was never, even once, Biblically used to designate a "particular person" upon this earth.
Now, please understand one more fact: the original Greek text was "arithmos anthropos." This translates exactly to "number man." The words "of a" were added later. This author could make a strong case that the phrase:
"Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of any man; and the number is Six hundred threescore and six."
is a better translation and Bible scholars could disagree neither semantically nor Biblically! Any person who scrolled down (at the Lexicon website in the above paragraph) can easily understand this translation.
Yes, this is the beast of Revelation and its creator, Satan, the dragon. And know now . . . that the beast is of Satan; while the mark is of God. Religion has never been able to distinguish these two truths! And this is why religion has never been able to understand these two truths!
My friend, if you learn nothing else from this letter, please learn that all Scriptures teach that the "mark of the beast" means:
God's mark (placed by God, Himself) upon those people who "choose" to follow the beast which was created by Satan!
Do this . . . and you cannot fail the lesson of this letter!
(Ask yourself now, do you honestly believe that God would create a beast that condemns many to hell? And do you honestly believe that God would "honor" any mark that Satan places upon mankind? Has Satan "ever" been allowed to judge mankind?)
A more detailed explanation!
Mankind has always wondered as to the true identity of this beast. The time has come for this beast to be revealed to the world: because the time of Revelation is indeed upon us. Again, it cannot be said too many times, this beast has always been with mankind as God teaches in Revelation 13:8. So many people are looking for "something new." With God, there is nothing new upon this earth! God is eternal; God's Truth is eternal. Only mankind fails to understand this great Truth. Now, as you come to realize what this beast is, you will realize that it has indeed been here since the foundation of this earth (as God clearly teaches). When you finally see this beast for what it truly is, return always to Revelation 13:10 and you will finally understand its power to control lives and also then how to defeat it (by patience and faith). Revelation 13:10 contains the only wisdom of God that can save you from this beast. Read that again because the understanding of Revelation 13:10 is the ONLY way to defeat this beast and God is giving us a great clue. More on this later.
To understand this beast, you must first understand God's marks. You will find marks and seals in several places of the Bible. They are always on the forehead or the hand. Revelation shows how God’s wrath will not be poured out upon this earth until angels put the seal of God on the foreheads of 144,000 people:
Revelation 7:3 Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.
Well, Exodus shows that those who observe God’s Holy Days will have a seal on their hand or forehead:
Exodus 13:9 And it shall be for a sign unto thee upon thine hand, and for a memorial between thine eyes, that the LORD's law may be in thy mouth: for with a strong hand hath the LORD brought thee out of Egypt.
Deuteronomy shows how those people who diligently keep the Ten Commandments will have a sign on the hand or forehead. These signs, seals, and marks clearly identify people to God. God has measured them and found them worthy of a sign, seal, or mark. Extra versus are quoted here to show the entire conversation:
Deuteronomy 6:6 And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:
Deuteronomy 6:7 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
Deuteronomy 6:8 And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.
Just what did these people do to obtain this sign, seal, or mark? They made a decision as to which direction their life was to go. (Remember this ancient lesson because THIS is a critical key toward understanding God's mark of the beast today! God shall never judge us by way of ONE, or even two, good or bad decisions. God shall only judge us by way of that general direction we seek in our lives. THIS is what we, today, are to learn from the ancient Scriptures presented in God's Torah.) In every case detailed above, the people God spoke of, made their decision first, acted upon it, and were then signed, sealed, or marked according to the direction they chose! (They were measured by God according to the direction they chose in life!) Now, the mark of the beast in Revelation 13:18 has a number associated with it. When God uses numbers to describe something, this tells us much because numbers always mean something to God. The number 3 means "complete." The number 6 means "imperfect." The number 7 means "perfect." The number 12 means "governing." For God to associate the numbers "Six hundred threescore and six" (666), means the beast is "completely imperfect."
These are strong words to God because God only applies words to a relatively small amount of numbers. They are "absolute." 3 is absolutely complete. 7 is absolutely perfect. 6 is absolutely imperfect. In all of these cases, each is the "most" it can be. For God to apply the number 6 three times to this beast and the mark it puts in our hand or forehead means that the beast is absolutely (completely) the most imperfect direction a person could decide to follow in life. The mark shows that God has measured the person bearing it to be completely imperfect. This is because as clearly stated in Revelation 13, the person has freely chosen to direct their life toward this beast.
Thus far, the mark and the beast have been described two ways: that of identifying the beast to us and that of how God has measured those bearing the mark. For this all to be "completely" from God, there must be a third description of this mark. Revelation 13:17-18 says that this mark is the name of the beast and the number of the beast’s name and the number of a man (a person): it says all of this. It is not one particular person standing somewhere on this earth, but rather it is the number of the person bearing the mark. The beast, its mark, and people bearing this mark have existed since the foundation of mankind (again, Revelation 13:8). No one person has existed since the foundation of this world. The number of the mark is the number of the person bearing it; the Bible never says otherwise. And this makes it very easy for us to understand both the mark and the beast.
So . . . what is the number or measure of a person? What has always been the most imperfect way of measuring a person since the foundation of this earth? NO! What is the worst way this world could measure YOU: the person reading this letter, right now? It is to measure a person by their "number" or actually the numerical amount of their wealth. Yes, the main beast of Revelation is wealth and it has always given power to the other beasts of the Bible including Daniel and The Revelation. The beast is wealth and mankind has always measured other people according to their wealth. What worse way could we devise to measure a person by? What more incomplete way could we use to measure a person by? Wealth has always been God’s greatest competition since the foundation of this earth: the story of Cain and Able clearly shows this (and only this). So who controls wealth upon this earth? Satan and Satan alone. For those unbelievers, read every word of Luke 4:5-8. Speaking of Satan and Christ when they met face-to-face: (Italics added by this author)
Luke 4:5 And the devil, taking him (meaning Christ) up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
Luke 4:6 And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.
Luke 4:7 If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.
Luke 4:8 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
People have never truly understood these words between Satan and Christ. These words show that Satan truly has power over this earth regarding the affairs of mankind. Read again, Satan’s words to Christ in Luke 4:7; Satan’s goal in this world is to be God. Satan is not some red-clad demon that carries a pitch-fork. Satan has had six-thousand years to slowly, but effectively, influence mankind into pursuing its vanities upon this earth. The only thing Satan controls is this earth and he is very good at what he does. No, you say to all of this?
Notice Christ’s response to Satan in Luke 4:8. Christ never told Satan that Satan’s promises were false (or lies). Satan and Christ both knew that Satan could truly deliver on the promises he made to Christ. Christ’s reply was that He would not worship anything, in this world, except God. Now we, here today, supposedly understand history better than any generation before us. So where do you see any such "beast" upon this earth that has existed since the beginning of mankind and that people have always worshipped? People basically worship two things in this world: God and wealth. These do not go hand-in-hand; in fact, they stand directly opposed to each other. How do we worship wealth? We build and structure our lives according to how we will obtain it and then keep it. God is not a part of that decision and deep down, we all know this.
A better understanding!
Now, living with wealth (or money) is a necessary part of life in this world. Possessing wealth does not put the mark of the beast in our hand or in our forehead! Just like the seals found in Revelation 7:3, Exodus 13:9, and the sign found in Deuteronomy 6:8 (all of these were typed in bold letters earlier for quicker referencing here), what puts the mark of the beast in us is the decisions (life-long decisions!) we make in this world and the way we touch the world around us. Those people, described above, did not receive the sign (or seal) of God because of a single decision they made on a particular day: they were the result of years of decisions based upon the "path they chose in life." So be it, with the mark of the beast.
When a person takes thought of how to deny others their wealth, to obtain wealth through other peoples’ softness (naivety), or through giving others less than should be coming to them, then this is worshipping wealth and is deserving of a mark in the forehead (where our ability to reason resides). When a person touches the world around them with their hand and pushes aside things others wish to obtain, or takes from others whether it be taking too much value as agreed or withholding due value to others, or even taking that which is considered valuable because others are not looking, then this too is worshipping wealth and is deserving of a mark in the hand. We think with our brain and we touch the world with our hand. This all is how a person can come to worship wealth: it is a long-term decision; never a momentary lapse (as some would teach you regarding the mark of the beast).
Notice people in your life and see how they interact with the world around them. Do they scheme to take money at the loss of another person? Do they scheme to deny others the value of what that person expects for money given? Do they try to take from others using deception or trickery? Do they try to hide from others that which they value so they may obtain it their self? These people may indeed have the mark of the beast in their hand or forehead.
Now, take a long and hard look at yourself.
(As usual, we have been carefully building up to this very subject . . . you!)
Be honest and do not try to justify this or that. Just take note of what you find in your life and think about it. It is too easy to say, "Well, I have a family to look after and children in school." It is too easy to say, "Well, I have to think about my retirement." It is too easy to say, "Well, everyone else is doing it so I have to get my share." If you are making excuses, you probably have the mark.
God does not place value on a person of wealth. He will not condemn them because of their wealth, but He will condemn them if they abandon, or depart from, His laws because of their wealth. We all have a free will as to whether we receive the sign of Exodus 13:9, or Deuteronomy 6:8, the seal of Revelation 7:3, or the mark of Revelation 13:16 (otherwise known, today, as the Mark of the Beast). Each of these depend on the decisions we make in life and what we choose to worship in this world (God or wealth).
Now, it is very dangerous to change the word of God. But to illustrate the power of wealth upon our lives, consider the following paraphrase starting with Revelation 13:9:
"If any man have an ear, let him hear. He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. And he that chases wealth shall be caught by it."
(Please reference Christ's own words found in Matthew 6:24: No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.)
My friend, this little piece of advice in the Bible is trying to tell you that whatever you decide to pursue in the world can and will take control of your life and possibly destroy you. Oops, the Bible does not say it will possibly destroy you; the Bible says it WILL destroy you! This only! Is the point of Revelation 13:10 (with apologies for the paraphrase and the poor grammar).
The things we pursue in this world include wealth, pleasures of the skin, power, and all of our other "vanities" of life. Satan has only "this world" to present to us while God presents "life" (the next billion, or so, years). The powerful statement that Revelation 13:9 - 10 makes is that whatever we pursue in this world is vanity. We shall take nothing from this world, but the life we have lived. There can be, absolutely, no doubt in any person’s mind that they will die someday. After that day happens, what do we have? We either have nothing (which means we have spent our life’s efforts to no end), or we have our name, our works, and our heart that will show God the true person that we "were." And the word "were" is the operative word, for ultimately, nothing is up to us here. We all must die and then someday answer to a higher authority in life; if we are to continue.
Hopefully, if you have learned anything from these books, is that the ultimate authority could care less by what name you call it. ("It" is the operative word here because God has no organs regarding gender. God is not a He or a Her . . . with apologies to all women upon this earth because the Bible was only written by men). The ultimate authority only cares what you have to show in this life (by the life you have lived). Regardless of what other people tell you, you will find no where in the Bible where God says you will be sent to hell because of how little you worshipped Him, how many times you failed to go to church, if you were ever dunked in water, or even if you ever believed in God. Never believe anything people tell you, including this author; rather believe what you read with your own eyes in your Bible. Your Bible only tells you that you will one day be judged by the life you lived upon this earth amongst the other people found on this earth: you do not live amongst God, so do not worry about God. It is this simple. Everything in life, that is designed by God, is this simple.
How foolish has mankind been for two-thousand years as to not be able to identify this beast which has been amongst us since the beginning? This is the only beast to which God applies numbers: wealth is our one vanity that can only be measured using numbers. It is the only beast that God used parts of the lion, bear, leopard, and eagle to describe. He used these because they mean something to mankind. These animals are perceived by us to be proud, not preyed upon, and the strongest animal in their environment. (Is it "by accident" that God uses the helpless, and worthless, lamb to save us in the end?) Except for the dragon (Satan) it is the only beast that has existed for all time, here upon this earth. It is the only beast that never dies. Or more correctly, when it does die, it is resurrected again (from barter to gold and then finally to "worthless" paper when even the world’s supply of gold and silver was not enough to satisfy our need for wealth). Oh . . . we have been fools my friend . . . for so long.
We shall go into more detail regarding the "foundation of God's mark" and then the "beast which was created by Satan" on the next two web pages.
Please, please . . . if you remember nothing else, know that the "mark" is always placed BY GOD upon those who spent a lifetime following the "beast" which was CREATED BY SATAN!