posted on Jul, 15 2009 @ 12:54 AM
You are definitely right that 666 is money, but most here have misunderstood what John was saying. A lot of the problem lies in the translation. 666
is a reference to Solomon's Gold that he received in one year. It is the number of the beast and the number of man. But the word number is not
referring to a physical number in both these two instances but rather the summing up of men's existence: as that is what men are living for the
actual number of the beast is the sum of the actual number. Jesus said you cannot serve God and mammon.
The mark on you right hand, is a specific reference to what rules you: as the right hand is one's law that he uses to govern. The forehead is what
one faces, or what he is going towards or after; God said, to the children of Israel, "Deu 6:6 And these words, which I command thee this day, shall
be in thine heart:
Deu 6:7 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the
way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
Deu 6:8 And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes."
John was referencing the terminology of these verses, in Revelation, to say that the beast would get people to use his money and you could not buy or
sell without it; as well whoever "received" (OOPS: this word received is NOT correct) The word actually means "to take and clasp or bind", and so
John was reiterating what Jesus said: YOU CANNOT SERVE GOD AND MONEY. YOU WILL EITHER HATE ONE AND LOVE THE OTHER or Hold to one and despise the
other: YOU CANNOT SERVE GOD AND MONEY. The revelation in John's writing is that the beast will force you to use his currency and you cannot trade
without it. AS well, he states the fact that if you worship the beast and the sum of his existence, to gain money, you will have you place in the lake
of fire. Woe unto you who are rich: for you have received your reward and will not take place in heaven.