Matthew 24:5 For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will lead many astray.
2 Thessalonians 2:3 Let no one deceive you in any way. For it will not be, unless the departure comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son
of destruction, 2:4 he who opposes and exalts himself against all that is called God or that is worshiped; so that he sits as God in the temple of
God, setting himself up as God.
According to these scriptures, and others, there will be those that come in the name of the Messiah claiming to be him. It makes sense that the
antichrist would follow suit and as an impostor claim to be christ and use his name. This is why the name jesus adds up to 616.
The j=yod=10, e=niqqud, s=shin=300, u=vav=6, s=shin=300 for a total of 616.
666 is the image of the beast, 6=vav=nail, 60=samech=support, 400=tav=cross, 200=resh=head, this is the crucifix.
Revelation 3:12 He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of my God, and he will go out from there no more. I will write on him the
name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from my God, and my own new name.
Revelation 19:12 His eyes are a flame of fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has names written and a name written which no one knows but he
himself. 19:13 He is clothed in a garment sprinkled with blood. His name is called “The Word of God.”
It would also make sense that the Lord would tell us he has a new name and that no one knows this name except he himself. Those that overcome would
receive this name as he says they will, however, according to his statement, up to the point when he returns his name remains unknown to us.
Just an interesting side note. Our family realizes that the numbers 616 and 666 are ones, tens, and hundreds, however, if you do add up the digits
6+1+6 and 6+6+6 you come up with 13 and 18 these are the verse and chapter numbers in Revelation where the numbers themselves are mentioned.
[edit on 2-7-2009 by The Riley Family]