This article is an extraction from the book “The Mystical Journey of the church written by Mordecai and CatherineUka Dike
ohn says; 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. (Revelation) The number 666 is not a physical number just as the mark of Christ is not physical (Galatians6:17). Mathematical calculations aren’t needed to interpret the number of the beast’s name, neither does one need to study Greek before knowing the representation of the numbers 666. The problem is that we are too lazy to read the scriptures for ourselves and allow the Holy Spirit to explain them for us; most are satisfied in the convenience of just believing what others are saying. Now, in my comparing scripture with scripture, I have learned that 666 is a man’s number (Revelation 13:18) and this man in another scripture is revealed as a man of sin, which means someone who is completely evil in nature (II Thessalonians 2:3-4). Prophet Isaiah teaches us that this man’s name is Lucifer, the son of the morning who weakens the nations and makes the earth tremble and shakes kingdoms (Isaiah 14:12-20).Jesus Christ confirms that Satan has no truth in him, he is a murderer from the beginning (John 8:44). Therefore, without controversy, the number 666 belongs to Satan as his mark code to identify himself and his belongings. The Greek word for mark is characma, which means a stamp or a seal, and characma has the same meaning as the Greek word “Onoma” which means name. A name in Greek speaks of one’s character; therefore, 666 represent the complete nature and character of Satan, which is otherwise known as “SIN”. Sin is the spiritual mark of identification of Satan, and righteousness is the divine mark of Jesus Christ (I John 3:6-11). Receiving the number 666 means total rejection of Jesus Christ and full agreement to sinful living. Oh! May the Lord grant us understanding to realize that sin is the only thing that can kill and lead one to the lake of fire(Revelation21:8). It is only sin that can separate us from the merciful God…The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law (1corinthians15:56).Surely the arm of the LORD is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear. But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear (Isaiah59:1-2) 666 represent a compromise to SIN!
THE PERIOD OF ACCEPTING THE NUMBER “666”
ome are ignorantly waiting to witness a time when a physical beast comes from the sea or earth to give people the 666 mark on their forehead or right hand, which without that people will not be able to buy nor sell (Rev. 13:11-17).The truth is that the period has already started, it is now! In the scriptures, the word sea represents people or nations, and beast represents government, kingdom, rulership and dominion (Daniel 7:1-25, Revelations 17:15). The period of receiving the 666 is the time when Satan will use the governments of this world to introduce sin, iniquity, evil, and wickedness in every human endeavor (Mathew 24:13), then, it will seem as without compromising God’s standard one cannot genuinely make money, which is deception. In observing the current situation of the world today, 666 is a system that has already begun. For example, legalization of gay marriage, abortion and prostitution, one in the music or movie industry will discover that if they are not willing to expose their body and use dirty language, they won’t make as much money as one not willing to compromise decency. Some industries won’t consider non-homosexuals or non-lesbians, and in other places, it is expected of one to offer a bribe in order to secure the post of a prospected job. If a pastor is preaching the undiluted revelation of Christ (holiness and righteous) without compromise, he will not be named among the top pastors in the Pentecostal church circle, except he joins the prosperity messengers of Satan. The majority of the world’s most successful business people today are engaged in one secret cult or another. 99 % of our African leaders belong to an occult, and most Chinese products have the dragon symbol inscribed on them, why? (Revelations 12:1-2, 7-9). America claims to be a Christian nation, the dollar bears the inscription In God We Trust, but which God? Notice the strange symbols in the seal of the dollar: thirteen stars, thirteen bars on the shield, thirteen leaves and thirteen seeds in the olive branch of the eagle’s right hand, thirteen arrows in its left hand side and thirteen plums of feathers on each span of the eagle’s wing. Some ancient mystical orders believe that the number thirteen is a powerful number that also entails the source of their strength, while in other ancient esoteric orders the number 13 represents Satan.
We in Christ should be highly sensitive in the spirit. What I write here is to address real issues so that we can engage more in spiritual warfare than pursuing material pleasures. “666” is the code for a total blackout in the world, a midnight hour when sin will dominate every human endeavor, a time when if you refuse to compromise to sin you will “pay the price”. I urge everyone to depart from wickedness and stop compromising with sin, repent before this system of “666” becomes unavoidable to you as an individual. If we continue with our sins, it simply means that we are already operating in the number of 666 waiting for the fullness of it. Now, there is still grace to save us; come into Jesus Christ for outside of Him is the realm of the dragon.