posted on Oct, 28 2009 @ 10:56 AM
This is not from me and I can't recall where I got it from, but it seems to make sense.
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
( Literally speaking this means mans number )
In Ecclesiastes 7:27 the preacher is counting to find the account of his sins.
Behold, this have I found, saith the preacher, counting one by one, to find out the account (= the reckoning)
Which yet my soul seeketh, but I find not: One man among a thousand have I found; but a woman among all those have I not found.
( 1000= all mankind)
Only One man among a thousand he has found for the reckoning which his soul seeks.
What does His soul seek?
The forgiveness of sins.
Who is this one man?
It is Jesus Christ who enters the reckoning which his soul seeks. And He is one man among a thousand.
In Job 33 Elihu is speaking to Job about how man can be righteous before God. Elihu is not one of the three unfriendly friends of Job. Elihu is much
more on the side of Job.
If there be a Messenger with him, an interpreter, One among a thousand, to shew unto man his uprightness
Then He is gracious unto him, and saith, Deliver him from going down to the pit: I have found a ransom.
Who is this Messenger, One among a thousand, who can show unto man his uprightness,?
It is the Lord Jesus Christ who can show us uprightness, or the absence of it. All those who are upright in the sight of God are those for whom the
Lord Jesus Christ has paid the ransom, so that we do not have to go down to the Pit. And Christ is one among a thousand.
1-1000 = 999
Now in Zechariah 13:8.( The context in this passage of Zechariah is the binding of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane, and the crucifixion that
followed.) God says,
And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, 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 will 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.
Remember the 999 remaining symbolically represent the entire human race, Christ excluded.
One third of them will call on Christ’s Name, and Christ will say, “It is My people”. But two thirds shall be cut off and die.
Two thirds of 999 is 666.
This number 666 is symbolically the number of men belonging to the beast, for they represent all the non-elect.