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666 Beast of Mankind

By Robert Garner

Rutherford CountyRobert Garner Rutherford County


What wisdom and scripture references do we have to understand how to “count the number of the beast” as 666? Revelations 13:18 KJV; “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 dragon and the beast are the kingdom of Satan on earth; Rev 12:9, & 13:2.

The word “man” in Revelations 13:18 KJV is in slight error regarding the Greek translation to English. Strong’s # G444 Anthropos, a masculine noun, refers to “the number of men”, all of mankind, not a single “man” Individual. A similar error of false end-time doctrine has many Christians thinking the antichrist is an individual man living on earth. Satan the devil and his hosts of demon spirits have been here since the Garden of Eden, from the beginning. Satan and his followers of mankind are antichrists, KJV, 1John 4:3 & 2:18. See BRCN The Antichrist – Sep.23, 2021.

What percent of the world’s people are antichrists and follow after the beast, Satan?

How does a part of anything equal several something? The bible is full of numbers without fractions or decimals given as (parts or part of something, whatever is in view). Present-day mathematics could be written with a whole number, a decimal point, or a fraction. Exodus 16:36, “now an omer [2.08 quarts] is the tenth part [1/10] of an ephah [20.8 quarts].”  In this example, the ephah is in view as the total part, and the omer is the tenth part of an ephah.

A simple scripture highlights the division of people into two parts; 1 Kings 16:21, “then were the people of Israel divided into two parts: half [0.5] of the people followed Tibni the son of Ginath, to make him king, and half [1/2] followed Omri.” What was the total number, of “the people of Israel”, who were divided into two parts? We don’t have the total number of people divided into two parts in this verse.

Scripture reveals various circumstances with the destruction of men related to the number 3, also 3 parts. The number 3 spiritual meaning is God’s purpose. 2 kings 1:8-15 reveals 3 captains of 50 men. 2 captains of 50 men destroyed and 1 captain of fifty precious in thy sight.

David uses 3 measuring lines and is a spiritual figure (a type) of Christ in 2 Samuel 8:2. “And he smote Moab, and measured them with a line, casting them down to the ground; even with two lines measured he to put to death, and with one full line to keep alive. And so the Moabites became David’s servants, and brought gifts”

Zechariah 13:8, 9, “And it shall come to pass, that in all the land [H776 earth], saith the LORD, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein. And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, it is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God.”

The land above in Zechariah 13:8 is (Strong’s #H776 translates as the whole earth, as opposed to all the land). The verses above describe 3 parts, two parts shall be cut off and die, and the third part will be tried: “they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, it is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God”.

The total number of parts in Zechariah 13:8 & 9 is (3 parts), representing all the people on planet earth. (2 parts) are cut off and die in all the earth’s population, (1 part) call on the name of the LORD. Divide 2 parts by 3 parts = 666 simplified = six hundred threescore and six is the spiritual number of mankind who follow after the beast. A calculator will prove the number 2/3 of (1=total population) = 666, divide 3 into 2 = 666.

Interesting calculation formula requires understanding (3 parts) equal the (whole earth) population of approx. 7.5 billion people.   Applying Zechariah 13:8, 9 to the year 2022 population of mankind (7.5 billion people) divided into 3 parts is as follows. Demographic data experts claim approximately one-third (1 part) of the population (2.5) billion identify themselves as Christians. Two-thirds (2 parts) (5) billion identify themselves with other religious doctrines. Again; divide 2 by 3 (2 parts divided by 3 parts) = 666. Five billion people have the spiritual number 666 of the beast.

1 Corinthians 13:10, “but when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away with.”

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Robert W. Garner and his wife live in Union Mills, Rutherford County, NC. He’s a Christian Bible study researcher/writer/coach allied with other Biblical Scripture investigators unaffiliated with any church denominations. Their Scripture research spans 600 years of Christian Bible languages which include English, Hebrew, and Greek. As God Almighty commands in 1 Corinthians 2:13 we search the scriptures; “not in the words which man’s wisdom teaches, but what the Holy Ghost teaches; comparing spiritual with spiritual”; which is a scripture with scripture.

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