666, AN INEVITABLE SIGN OF THE END TIME
God, who knows the end from the beginning and is aware of what Satan, the old Serpent and deceiver, has plotted against humanity in this end time, has issued His stern warning in the Book of Revelation in order to save us from falling into this last dangerous trap of Satan.
According to the Lord's warning message, through His third Angel, He said thus:
".........If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in hisforehead, or in his hand, the same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name".REV.14:9-11 (KJV).
Now looking at the above warning message, one could see that it has something to do with the seven last plagues of Rev. 15, which we must treat with all seriousness, by delving deep into the scriptures to dig out what it actually stands for in order to avert any danger ahead of us in this end time.
First of all, let us try to analyse this warning message step by step to enable us fish out all the necessary points which will make us deliver ourselves from the hand of our archenemy, the devil.(PROV.6:5)
According to the very first sentence above in the warning message, it could be understood from the grammatical point that the Lord actually pointed to a particular BEAST which has been spoken of somewhere in the scriptures; hence the use of the definite article 'THE' as an adjective to qualify the BEAST in question. From that underlying sentence it reads, "if any man worship THE BEAST ", that is pointing to a particular beast in the scriptures.
So, casting the search-net wide, we arrive the 13th chapter of the book of Revelation which describes a certain beast which has an image to be worshipped and a mark which will characterise all economic and commercial activities on earth during its reign or power which is in line with the Lord's warning in REV.l4:9-11.