"Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man [a kind of man – "man of sin"1]; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six" (666) (Rev. 13:18—John 6:66).
THE NUMBER IN JOHN 6:66 IS NOT A COINCIDENCE
The definition of an antichrist is found in the Gospel of St. John 6:66: "From that time MANY OF HIS DISCIPLES [disciples of Jesus] WENT BACK, AND WALKED NO MORE WITH HIM."
The Apostle John defines this truth again in I John 2:18-19: "Little children, it is the last time [end of time]: and as ye have heard that ANTICHRIST shall come, even now are there MANY ANTICHRISTS; whereby we know that it is the last time. THEY [former Christians] WENT OUT FROM US, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but THEY WENT OUT, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us." In this passage, the former disciples of John commit the same blasphemy as the disciples of Christ who in JOHN 666 "WENT BACK, AND WALKED NO MORE WITH [THE LORD]" This passage shows that 666 is the "number of a man," the type of man that falls away from Christ, departs from God, and becomes one of the many anti-Christ members of the body of Satan called the Beast.
Satan's strategy is that you will look for an antichrist in an-other human being rather than yourself. The Apostle John states, "He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son" (I John 2:22).
"Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are" (I Cor. 3:16-17).2 God's Word says, "Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates" (II Cor. 13:5).
Judas, who betrayed Christ, was once an apostle who did the works of Christ. He preached the gospel, prayed for the sick, sang praises to God; but then he became a reprobate antichrist, "the son of perdition," (John 17:12) "the man of sin," (II Thess. 2:3), a member of the Beast with the 666 number when "Satan entered into him" (John 13:27).
It was John who asked, while lying on the bosom of Jesus,"Lord who is it?" (John 13:25), then received all the revelations from Jesus pertaining to who it was that should betray him, the revelation of 666, "the man of sin," and the "son of perdition" then later Rome, "the beast," "the great whore," the "mother of harlots," and the entire book of Revelation. The name Antichrist appears only 5 times in the entire Bible and only in the writings of the Apostle John.
Daniel foretold many of this kind of man, the "man of sin" who would take the Beast 666 number in the last days, just before Christ's second coming. "He [Satan] shall even return, and have intelligence [understanding] WITH THEM THAT FORSAKE THE HOLY COVENANT [fall away from Christ]" (Daniel 11:30). The Holy covenant that God and Christians agree to keep is explained here: "I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people" (II Cor. 6:16).
When Christians break this covenant, Matthew 12:44-45 takes place. Jesus tells of the unclean spirit thinking out loud; "I [Satan] will return into my house [the human body] from whence I came out." Jesus continues, "And when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished. Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in [the former Christian's body] and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation" (Matt. 12:44-45).
Many scriptures prove that God had foreknowledge of the end of time and of the great apostasy of the many Judas antichrists, those who had heard the Word of God, received eternal life, then rejected it, broke the Holy covenant, to follow Satan.
"And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness" (II Thess. 2:11-12).
Strong delusion is defined by Webster as "mental derangement," "hallucinations," "error" to the point to where they actually believe the lying hallucinations of their own errors. Isn't that the world today?
The sin they have committed is blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, which is the greatest sin and the unforgivable sin – not forgiven in this world or in the world to come (Matthew 12:32). They prefer Satan's corrupt spirit rather than the Lord's Holy Spirit to live in their bodies, and have "counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he [the former Christian] was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace" (Hebrews 10:29). "And even as they [former Christians] did not like to RETAIN GOD IN THEIR KNOWLEDGE [keep their covenant with God], God gave them over to a reprobate mind" (Romans 1:28). "Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath showed it unto them ... so that they are without excuse: Because that, when THEY KNEW GOD [only Christians could have known God], they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened" (Romans 1:19-21). Jesus said, "Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many" (Matt. 24:4-5).
Christians who are not yet filled with a strong fear of God lack the understanding of the depth of the scriptures, the knowledge that the Beast is simply millions of antichrists. Christians expected the end-time false prophets Jesus spoke of to appear as pastors, preachers, and teachers, but never as members of the motion picture and television industries. Satan's messengers are actors, actresses, recording artists, talk show hosts, "the experts," members of the clergy, false churches, and officials from all four branches of government, the fourth being the news media. Who would expect false prophets in the educational system? And who would expect that parents would allow their children to be taught ancient, satanic, occult philosophies, black magic, and witchcraft—Satan's wisdom instead of practical and ethical knowledge? Motion picture and television features, newspapers, magazines, and books are used to demonstrate how to be immoral, to be anti-Christian, to blaspheme the Holy Spirit, to promote one-world religion, and to degrade true Christianity.
Is it any wonder that God calls this Roman, one-world government cult "the beast,"3"the great whore,"4 and "Jezebel,"5 and those involved with it "antichrists"6 and "unclean spirits"?7 The Roman. Catholic one-world government cult "calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my [Christ's] servants to commit fornication [to become antichrists], and to eat things sacrificed unto idols": that is, to learn the Antichrist's doctrines and actions rather than Christ's (Rev. 2:20).
The Apostle Paul cautions, "Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come [the second coming of Christ], EXCEPT THERE COME A FALLING AWAY FIRST, and that MAN OF SIN be revealed, THE SON OF PERDITION [many Judas Iscariots, fallen away to the Beast one-world government cult]; Who [both] opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God [the bodies of former disciples of Christ], showing himself that he is God" (the God of Christ's former disciples) (II Thess. 2:3-4). This will continue "until he be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked [Satan and his anti-Christ followers] be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming ... because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved" (II Thess. 2:7,8,10). These former disciples give all of their corrupt heart, soul, mind, and strength—power—unto the Beast. "And power was given unto him [the Beast]" (Rev. 13:5). They become the enemy of Christ and His church.
These antichrists do everything they can to undermine the Lord's work. Satan uses the knowledge that they still possess of the scriptures to twist the scriptures and betray true Christians by bearing false witness against them in secular courtrooms. This betrayal is meant to destroy the church just as Judas' betrayal sent Christ to the cross.8
John said by the Holy Spirit, "He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him" (I John 2:4). Jesus said, "He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me" (John 14:21).
God gives every human a free WILL to choose whether they will serve Christ or Antichrist. It is written, "For if we sin WILFULLY after that we have received the knowledge of the truth [have become Christians], there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins [no more forgiveness for sins]" (Heb. 10:26). "For the wrath of God is revealed [communicated] from heaven [through His Word] against ALL UNGODLINESS AND UNRIGHTEOUSNESS of men, who hold the truth [the Word of God] in unrighteousness" (Rom. 1:18). Their reward is "But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries" (Heb. 10:27). "Vengeance is mine; I WILL REPAY, saith the Lord" (Rom. 12:19). "It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God" (Heb. 10:31).
The world is presently
standing in the valley of decision, deciding whether they should serve Christ
or the Antichrist. Many have made their decision years ago. This is obvious
with today's zealous Roman Catholic, one-world government rebellion against
God and God's people, and the spiritual resistance true Christians are giving
Satan, his government, his whore bride, and every anti-Christ, Satan-filled
person. The war of Armageddon is the war between God and Satan for the human
soul. This war will end when Satan and his anti-Christ followers are cast
into the lake of fire (Rev. 19:20). Until that time, the spiritual war goes
on.9 God and Satan are at this
very moment seeking your body where one or the other may spiritually reside.
God's covenant is with those who accept His Son on His terms, those who hear all His commandments and keep them.
Only Christ has the power to reconcile your eternal soul to the Father, that you may be the spiritual temple of God, the body of Christ, that in you, you may possess the joy of eternal life, and the blessings mentioned in God's covenant.10 This is the most important decision you will ever make: an eternity in Heaven or an eternity in Hell.
GOD IS YET MERCIFUL TO THOSE WHO HAVE NOT BLASPHEMED THE HOLY SPIRIT
Christians, if you have left your first love (the zeal of serving Christ), Jesus is offering you your last chance to get back to the Father before it's too late. Seriously receive this offer and be thankful that you have a spiritual ear to hear, or God Himself will send you strong delusion and a reprobate mind that you believe a lie. "Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent [Christ will remove Himself, from His temple, meaning you!!] ... He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches [the temples of God]" (Rev. 2:5, 7).
At this moment, Jesus by the Holy Spirit is standing at the door of your heart knocking for you to open that He may enter in. Jesus says, "If any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me" (Rev. 3:20). Pray this prayer to God the Father. Open the door of your heart to eternal life through Christ:
My Lord and my God, have mercy upon my soul, a sinner. 1 I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of the Living God.2 I believe that He died on the cross and shed His precious blood for the forgiveness of all my former sins. 3 I believe that God raised Jesus from the dead by the power of the Holy Spirit 4 and that He sits on the right hand of God at this moment, hearing my confession of sin and this prayer. 5 I open up the door of my heart, and I invite You into my heart, Lord Jesus. 6 Wash all of my filthy sins away in the precious blood that You shed in my place on the cross at Calvary. 7 You will not turn me away, Lord Jesus; You will forgive my sins and save my soul. I know because Your Word, the Bible, says so. 8 Your Word says that You will turn no one away, and that includes me. 9 Therefore, I know that You have heard me, and I know that You have answered me, and I know that I am saved. 10 And I thank You, Lord Jesus, for saving my soul, and I will show my thankfulness by doing as You command and sin no more. 11
You've just completed the first step in a series of five steps which are necessary to receive salvation. Your second step is to deny yourself and take up the cross daily for the purpose of mortifying yourself, that is, for putting to death your own will, your soulful self, and the world with all of its lusts. All these must be baptized into the death of Christ.
Step three is your resurrection from the satanic life of Adam unto the sinless life of Christ. Step four is your ascension into a position of authority to reign for God on earth, and the fifth step is to reign for God on earth to the end for the purpose of bringing about the kingdom of Heaven on earth. You must learn the Word of God, then submit yourself and do what the Word says, so that the Church and the world may see evidence of your submission to God's Word, His order, and His authority in and by you.
Praise the Lord. May God reward you abundantly.
Pastor Tony Alamo
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1 II Thess 2:3, John 17:12 return
2 II Cor. 6:16, I Car. 6:19, Eph. 2:22, I Peter 2:5 return
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5 Rev 2:20 return
6 I John 2:18 return
7 Rev. 16:13 return
8 Rev. 17:6 return
9 "For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds" (II Cor. 10:4). return
10 Deut 28:1-14 return
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1. Psa. 51:5, Rom. 3:10-12, 23 return
2. Matt. 26:63-64, 27:54, Luke 1:30-33, John 9:35-37, Rom. 1:3-4 return
3. Acts 4:12, 20:28, Rom. 3:25, I John 1:7, Rev. 5:9 return
4. Psa. 16:9-10, Matt. 28:5-7, Mark 16:9, 12, 14, John 2:19, 21, 10:17-18, 11:25, Acts 2:24, 3:15, Rom. 8:11, I Cor. 15:3-7 return
5. Luke 22:69, Acts 2:25-36, Heb. 10:12-13 return
6. I Cor. 3:16, Rev. 3:20 return
7. Eph. 2:13-22, Heb. 9:22, 13:12, 20-21, I John 1:7, Rev. 1:5, 7:14 return
8. Matt. 26:28, Acts 2:21, 4:12, Eph. 1:7, Col. 1:14 return
9. Matt. 21:22, John 6:35, 37-40, Rom. 10:13 return
10. Heb. 11:6 return
11. John 5:14, 8:11, Rom. 6:4, I Cor. 15:10, Rev. 7:14, 22:14 return
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