Hi I'm new here. Just have a few things to say about The Apocalypse of John (Rev.) the mark of the beast, its number(s) and name and so on. It's
really fairly simple.
Firstly, lets identify the Beast. The World Empire. At the time of John the Revelator-- the Roman Empire. However, Rev. mentions seven or even eight
such empirial seats. Going through the OT we can identify six of them: Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Persia, the Greek- and Roman Empires. "The one who
is", is naturally the latter, the severed head, "Caesar" means "severed" and how the empire was split between East and West and all. "That will come
again" Hitler's third Reich is the ultimate extension, his main motivation was apparently to bring back and re-establish the Roman Empire.
Now, with the heads of the beast identified, what is the mark of the beast? It is the symbol of the Sun as seen in the Roman cross, commonly worn and
venerated by billions of Christians every day. "What?" you say. Well, what is the Roman cross? It is a stilisized man with his arms stretched out. You
will have the mark on your hand and in your forehead. Now, if you do as the cross shows and how a Nazi salute is demonstrated, stretch your arm out,
the width of your hand (proportional to the length of your arm) equals 10 degrees of the horizon around you as observed through your eyes in your
forehead. Or 1/36th of the total 360 degree circle. Coincidentally, the height and width of the forehead typically equals the width of your hand.
There are 36 hands all around the horizon. Now add the numbers from 1 through 36 and you get, you guessed it, 666. Also in order to buy and sell you
need currency, typically denominated into 1, 5, 10, 50, 100 and 500 units, added together: 666
And there is more, it appears that Rev. originally had 616 written where we see 666 today, judging from certain old fragments. There is a profound
reason for this, and I further suspect the Church at some point changed 616 into 666 to avoid a giant scandal, and for very serious reasons. The
Latinized name Jesus equals 616 in Hebrew gematria(!) Now the stories we have of this Jesus character are somewhat hard to believe without
rationalizing and seeing the stories as symbolic, esotheria and rhetoric. So what we basically have are a bunch of white lies woven into Midraistic
rhetorics written down by unknown autors during the first couple of centuries AD. The rabbi prophet we meet in the stories wasn't named Jesus, he was
a Jew and had a proper Hebrew name. Jesus is the Roman name attributed to certain urban legends and reality-fiction of the time. The historical Jesus
is hard to find in secular sources, no argueing that.
What does Rev. say about the False Prophet? He will at some point make everyone dead or alive carry the number of the beast. What happens when you
change 0ne number in 616 into 666 as what happened during the first century AD. Well, 616 is the number equivalent of the Latin name of him who was
supposed to carry the world's sins. Appropriate, don't you think? Not much more. But 666 involves every living human soul based on the proportions of
the human body, the money we use and the symbol of the worlds biggest religion. Therefore the pope is the False Prophet. Babylon would be the Church.
"The eighth and the Beast itself", the Vatican, counted as the "eighth height of Rome", the Religious World Empire, prototype and arch-type of the
Secular World Empire. Both the Vatican and Nazi Germany pioneered in broadcasting. And there you have; the Image of the Beast: Some kind of movie,
pick one, there are many that fit the frame given in Rev.
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