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Blessed is he that reads, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand. (Revelation 1:3 AKJV)
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Because God created man on the sixth day, metaphorically speaking, the number six represents man. A score is 20 years. We are told to watch for the number 666 which is a sign of the beast which is described in the rest of the chapter.
Here is wisdom. Let him that has understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred three score (60) and six. (Revelation 13:18)
Microsoft has received a patent number: WO2020060606. Let’s break down that number:
The product is called “CRYPTOCURRENCY SYSTEM USING BODY ACTIVITY DATA” which will:
- WO - refers to the fact that the patent is worldwide
- 2020 - the year the patent was established
- 060606 - zero means, literally, nothing. 06 is actually the number six. three of them make the number 666 which is the number of the beast - the Antichrist according to Revelation 13
This will be accomplished through a “microneedle technology” or a small chip implanted under the skin which is still in development. There is a great tribulation coming and we are told that the number 666 will mark the beast and it is wisdom to understand what it means. To fully comprehend what this patent means, we first need to look at God’s timeline which is spoken of in the Book of Daniel.
- Connect people to a server where data can be exchanged
- Monitor the movements and activities of people
- Hold online currency for each person
In the verses before this one, we see that God’s Anointed One (Jesus) will be removed and a prince will arise. The “he” in this verse is speaking about that prince, or the Antichrist. In scripture, sometimes prophecy is given in days, which actually represent years. There are some very important facts contained in this scripture about this seven year agreement:
And he shall enter into a strong and firm covenant with the many for one week [seven years]. And in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and offering to cease [for the remaining three and one-half years]; and upon the wing or pinnacle of abominations [shall come] one who makes desolate, until the full determined end is poured out on the desolator. (Daniel 9:26)
- A seven year agreement initiated by Satan’s people will include many countries.
- It will allow sacrifices and offerings to be done.
- In the middle of the seven year treaty, the sacrifices cease and the Antichrist comes in full force.
This seven year time period that is divided into two segments of three and a half years is mentioned again in Revelation which clearly defines much of what will be happening during this week for three groups:
- The world - Revelation 11
- Israel - Revelation 12
- Satan and his army - Revelation 13
Let’s look at all three to gain a complete understanding of when and what 666 is all about.
Three and a half years is mentioned in more detail in the Book of Revelation. At the end of chapter 10, the writer is instructed to give a fresh prophecy. This is a pattern in Revelation.We see a scene, then we see how it came about. Chapter 11 describes the new temple which has been rebuilt and mentions that the courtyard belongs to the Gentiles or nations outside of Israel. What comes next relates to the entire world, not just Israel:
And I will grant the power of prophecy to My two witnesses for 1,260 (42 months; three and one-half years), dressed in sackcloth. (Revelation 11:3)
These two individuals will be granted power by the Lord and have a specific job:
- Will be anointed and protected from harm (V4-5)
- Able to seal the sky from giving rain (V6)
- Able to turn water to blood and call down plagues (V7)
These are the events which will be clearly seen throughout the world during the first three and a half years. We know this because of what is stated next:
● After they die, they lay in the open, unburied for 3.5 days or three and a half years. (8-9)
Daniel prophecy of one week is divided into two parts each containing 3.5 days. The two are given a job for the first three and a half days of that week. It is reasonable to expect that the two people who have vexed the Antichrist are put on display for the second half of the week. When these two are resurrected from the dead, we see two important events:
● 2nd woe passes as an earthquake happens and the 3rd woe is coming swiftly (v14)
● Then the seventh trumpet is blown (V15)
Before we discuss what these mean, let’s look at the other groups of people and what is happening with them during this last week.
In true Godly fashion, now information is given on how this relates to God’s people. The next chapter begins by recounting history and identifying the people who gave birth to God’s SonIsrael, who is mentioned as a woman. Starting with this verse, we move into prophecy of what will happen in the future:
And the woman [herself] fled into the desert (wilderness), where she has a retreat prepared [for her] by God, in which she is to be fed and kept safe for 1,260 days (42 months; three and one-half years). (Revelation 12:6)
The enemy is chasing Israel, not offering sacrifices and offerings. That means that this 1260 days puts this in the final week prophesied by Daniel. The narration then goes back to what led to this point:
- Michael rids Heaven of Satan and his rebels (V7-8)
- Satan is cast down to earth (V9)
- Satan was overcome (legal root) because of testimony (legal root) and blood of Jesus. This is done in the Courts of Heaven. (V11)
- Woe to those on Earth because Satan has been cast down and knows his time is short. First he pursues the people who gave birth to God’s Son. (V12-13)
This gives a clear picture of what happens at the midpoint of the seven weeks. Satan is not longer in Heaven, but is on the Earth. Israel’s escape from Satan’s attack is now given in more detail:
But the woman was supplied with the two wings of a giant eagle, so that she might fly from the presence of the serpent into the desert (wilderness), to the retreat where she is to be kept safe and fed for a time, and times, and half a time (three and one-half years, or 1,260 days) (Revelation 12:14)
The two wings of a giant eagle is still open to interpretation, but the important fact is that Israel has help and escapes! The chapter ends with what applies to all Christians:
So then the dragon was furious (enraged) at the woman, and he went away to wage war on the remainder of her descendants—[on those] who obey God’s commandments and who have the testimony of Jesus Christ [and adhere to it and bear witness to Him]. (Revelation 12:17)
When Satan declares himself to be god in the temple, Israel flees from his grasp. Furious at having God’s chosen people outside his reach and the Antichrist turns his attention to attacking Christians. This is the overall context of the next chapter where we see a little about how that attack will occur.
Chapter 13 begins with a beast coming out of the sea. Just as the prior chapter briefly recounted Israel’s history, now a recap of Satan’s activity is given. Most of the imagery in Revelation is metaphorical: The beast is Satan’s army. The sea represents all the peoples and nations of the earth (Rev 17:15). We are now being shown what the enemy is doing when Satan and his armies are cast down to the Earth.
And I stood on the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and on his horns ten crowns, and on his heads the name of blasphemy. (Revelation 13:1)
The seven heads are seven places, countries or seats of powers. In these places of power, there are seven rulers brought to power by Satan’s army over the span of time, five from the past who have died plus one that is alive (antichrist) and one to come (false prophet) (antichrist) and one to come (false prophet) (Rev 17:10-12) Ten horns are ten rulers united with one mind under the beast (army of Satan) who don’t rule, but are given authority or rulers by him. (V1) The event to look for is:
- The Antichrist will receive a mortal wound on his head and be miraculously healed by the beast. (V3)
- From the previous chapter we know that Satan is cast out of Heaven at the same time the Antichrist begins to persecute Christians. With Satan being on Earth, it is reasonable to assume that the new leader is possessed by Satan who takes full control. (Rev 19:20)
- The world wondered after the beast and worships the dragon giving him power (V4)
This is in agreement with Daniel 9:26 which tells us that the sacrifices and offerings stop at the three and a half year mark and the blasphemy begins. The two prophecies match, more so when we look at the time frame:
...he was given freedom to exert his authority and to exercise his will during forty-two months (three and a half years). (Revelation 13:5)
Satan’s power is amplified during the last three and a half years. In the first half of the seven years there is still some semblance of the peace treaty. After that, all pretense is gone. During this time the antichrist beast will:
- Speak, through the ruler in power, who was healed after a head wound. (V5)
- Blaspheme against God, His name, and His tabernacle, and them that dwell in Heaven. (V6)
- Be given power, wage war on the saints (V7)
- Have authority over every people, tribe and tongue (V7)
- All people whose name isn’t written in the Lamb's Book of Life will be under his spell and fall down and worship him (V8)
These are what the Antichrist does for three and a half years. The blasphemy of God puts it in the second half of the week.
And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spoke as a dragon. (Revelation 13:11)
Another of Satan’s leaders comes up out of the earth. As in the other chapters, this could be recounting from when the enemy begins or it could happen after the seven year period ends. However, we know that only the second woe is passing at the end of the seven years and there is still another trumpet and the wrath of God to be poured out from seven vials, so this could happen after Daniel’s week. Chapter 11 from verse 21 on gives a detailed description of what the Antichrist will do which we will discuss later. After that description, at the beginning of chapter 12 God says that a great tribulation will occur like none other before it. When Daniel asks when this will take place he is told:
And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that makes desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days. Blessed is he that waits, and comes to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days. (Daniel 12:11-12)
The daily sacrifices being taken away signify that this is mid way through the week. We see that there are 1290 days. Yet, it continues to say, blessed is he who comes to 1325 days. That is an extra 35 days after the week of Daniel! We will explore what that means at a later date. For now, it is further proof that Jesus doesn’t return at the end of the seven year treaty.
Concerning this next beast: two horns of a lamb marks this person as a religious figure. Speaking with the mouth of the dragon labels this as the false prophet who strengthens the position of the Antichrist by pointing everyone to him. The False Prophet will:
- Wield all the power of the previous leaders in the presence of the Antichrist (V12)
- Do signs and wonders and cause fire to fall from the sky (V13)
- Cause everyone to worship the leader that was wounded and healed - the Antichrist, who is now fully possessed by Satan (V14)
- Convinces people to build an “image” of the that which was wounded and healed (V14)
The image is in the likeness of the Antichrist. Once this new beast is created, the attack upon people goes to another level:
- The new leader gives power to the created image to speak: this is an Artificial Intelligence (AI). (V15)
- He kills anyone who refuses to worship the beast (V15)
- He forces everyone to take a mark that is on the right hand or in the forehead (V16)
- No one can buy or sell without the mark or without the name or the number of the beast (V17)
The pressure to “worship the beast” doesn’t come until many events happen. After all this is revealed we are told:
Let him that has understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore (60) and six. (Revelation 13:18)
This chapter in Revelation began by describing the beast: the power of the Satan’s army upon this earth which touches all mankind (Revelation 13:1). 666 is stamped upon the Microsoft patent which is setting up the system the Antichrist will use to take power and control over mankind.
There is a lot that happens before the Antichrist uses this power to its fullest extent. We don’t have to worry about this new technology until we see:
- A seven year agreement signed by many nations
- Sacrifices and offerings being done in a reconstructed temple
- Two anointed witnesses giving testimony against countries as they declare the plagues of Moses during a drought
- The leader of the agreement receiving a mortal wound which is healed
Until you see all of these events occurring together, the final ruler who is filled with Satan himself, will not have the power to dominate the world. Jesus told us when to worry:
“Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place” (whoever reads, let him understand)... (Matthew 24:15)
Jesus confirmed His rule on Earth would happen after we see the Antichrist standing in the temple. This is when it is time to flee. Paul also tells us not to panic too early:
Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God. (2 Thessalonians 2:3)
We must not be fooled into giving into fear. Christians should remain calm until we see the Antichrist in the temple declaring himself to be God.
Bill Gates is saying that the government should put a chip in everyone so that you cannot go to work unless it verifies you have been vaccinated from the Coronavirus. What about the chip? This question may be premature. The full microneedle system is still in development.
However as calamities continue, we need to look to the Bible, it tells us that merely taking the mark of the beast will not prevent you from going to Heaven:
If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand… (Revelation 14:9 AKJV)
You must have the mark AND worship the beast to miss eternity in Heaven. However if we look at another scripture in Revelations it isn’t entirely clear if there will be no consequences:
and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark on their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. (Revelation 20:4-5 AKJV)
The Greek word Οὐ is used to connect “worship the beast,” “his image,” and “received his mark…” This small word can mean no, not, neither and “or not.” Is there an added bonus for not receiving the mark? That isn’t entirely clear. Until I hear from the Lord, I will not advise Christians one way or the other concerning taking a mark upon their right hand or head.
Worshiping the beast may mean signing a contract to let an AI make decisions for you or it could literally mean to bow down and worship. The book of Revelation isn’t really specific about it. But until the beast created in the image of the wounded leader is brought to life, let’s put that up on a shelf.
In the final chapter of Daniel, he was told:
But you, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end… (Daniel 12:4)
God had sealed the understanding of what Daniel was saying until the right time. I have read the Book of Revelation many times. I couldn’t quite grasp how everything fit together, but when I heard about the Microsoft patent, the Lord told me to read Revelation and Daniel. It was if pieces of a puzzle I couldn't’ fit together suddenly fell into place all on their own. It was easy to understand!
- What is the first woe?
- Is there more to the second woe?
- What is the rapture and when will it happen?
- Will every Christian miss God’s wrath?
Discussing these topics in detail will be for another time. For now, we need to be aware that the beast is beginning to come out of the water. The method of his power over the nations has been revealed. It is time to get ready for what is coming!
This is part of a series of articles based on the Book of Revelation. We suggest looking at these in the order they were given because one message builds upon the others:
6. The Future of God's Church
7. The Future of Your Church
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Eager hearts cry out, hoping for a single word to confirm that He hears us. Yet, many times the only sound is silence. Over the years I have heard several reasons why God speaks to some and not to others. One night, as I tossed and turned, I brought each of these reasons before the Lord, stating why each of them did not line up with who I thought He was.
Words rose from my soul, pleading for Him to reveal why He has remained silent when a single word from Him would mean so much to so many. For the next few hours, God used things I learned about years ago and things I had just discovered to show why He talks to some and why He doesn’t, and in demonstrative ways.
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