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The Mark and Number of the Beast Explained

UPDATED: Sep 21, 2015

Revelation 13

The word “sea” can be a symbol for many peoples; here the meaning is symbolic of men and a human government.

This beast will be discussed at length in Rev 17.  However it is identified as the Holy Roman Empire which began with Justinian and will have seven revivals. The ten crowns are the final ten kings which will come together in the seventh revival.  The name of blasphemy is calling itself “Holy.” 

This beast is the Holy Roman Empire church state system and does not refer to any specific man in this scripture. 

Rev 13:1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.

13:2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard [very agile], and his feet were as the feet of a bear [very powerful], and his mouth as the mouth of a lion [crushing strength]: and the dragon [Satan] gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.

The sixth revival of the system by Mussolini [he became Holy Roman Emperor with his concordat with the Vatican] was totally destroyed in world war 2.  Now in the next few years a miracle working pope will call for another revival of the church state Holy Roman Empire system, and bring it back to life. 

The whole world will be amazed at this revival and at its great power; especially after it occupies Judea and Egypt and defeats the Anglo Saxon peoples.

13:3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.

Once America is defeated [not necessarily occupied] by this New Europe; the whole world will be awed into exalting it as the world’s preeminent power.

13:4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?

Now this prophecy of Holy Roman Empire type government drifts into speaking of its leader, identified by the usage of the word “him.”  This leader will make grand claims as he leads people away from God.  This leader [beast emperor by whatever title he is given]  and the seventh revival of this system, which is the feet of Babylon of Daniel 2 will be destroyed by the huge rock of Jesus Christ at his coming.

13:5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.

This ruler blasphemes God by telling people to obey the religious leader as having the authority of God in the same way that the present COG leaders blaspheme by claiming to have the authority of God. 

The power of this Holy Roman Empire system will enforce subservience to the religion, and the religion will use its persuasive powers to enforce the authority of the state. 

13:6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.

This system and its leader will persecute all who do not exalt the ultimate moral authority of the abomination the final miracle working pope.  All people will exalt this miracle working pope as the ultimate man of peace and ultimate moral authority; they will also be in awe of the political system for a time. But as the third year approaches he will hear rumors out of Asia and will attack them bringing retaliation and destruction on Europe, Dan 11:42 on..

13:7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.

13:8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship [teh word “worship” means to obey, or not to resist] him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

13:9 If any man have an ear, let him hear.

13:10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.

The scripture now proceeds from the section on the political beast of the Holy Roman Empire; to the religious leader. 

The Final Miracle Working Man of Sin

A final miracle working religious leader who exalts himself above all that is called God by claiming ultimate moral authority over all religions will arises. This is the abomination spoken of by Daniel in Dan 12 and by Jesus in Mat 24:15, and by Paul in 2 Thess.

13:11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth [earthy, worldly, carnal, rebellious against godliness]; and he had two horns like a lamb [he presents himself and appears as an angel of light, a wise man of peace], and he spake as a dragon [he teaches his own words and ways contrary to God’s Word as God’s ways, just as the COG groups do today; which is satanic rebellion against God].  However this man of sin works miracles and is supported by the power of the political system.

13:12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast [he has the full support and power of the political aspect of the Holy Roman Empire system] before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.

This miracle working pope calls for the revival of the Holy Roman Empire church state system, and convinces the peoples of ten European nations to join that system, which will then be allied with the Roman Catholic and Islamic nations, Psalm 83, of the earth.

13:13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,

Even the majority of the Jews and Americans will be deceived that this is a great man of peace and ultimate moral authority.  In Judea only the settler movement extremists will be against him and provoke war when this man goes to the Holy Place 75 days after he is set up doing miracles in the Vatican. 

This miracle working man of sin will impress people into reviving the Holy Roman Empire beast system 

13:14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.

13:15 And he had power to give life unto the image [a likeness of the HRH system] of the beast, that the image of the beast should [that the likeness of this HRH system should be made alive] both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed [This HRH system will have the power to destroy all resistance for a short time].

The Mark of the Beast

People will be deceived in  to believing and doing what this false religious leader says contrary to believing and keeping the Word of God. 

All humanity except for a few overcoming called out have been deceived in their foreheads [beliefs of their minds] to follow Satan in their deeds [of their hands] since Adam and Eve.  During this final end time the deception will climax, and the belief and works of belief to follow this person contrary to following the Word of God will be at the most fervent.  

Right now this deception and mark of the beast has already overwhelmed the Ekklesia as we prefer to follow idols of men in place of any zeal to keep the Word of God. 

Following idols of men in the assemblies is exactly the same thing as following the final man of sin; the only difference is the name of the person being followed to believe and act contrary to the Word of God.

13:16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand [referring to actions and deeds] , or in their foreheads [referring to what is believed in the mind]:

Just as in the church of God groups today; you must accept the system for the system to accept you.  To function in this church state system people will have to accept it, or be rejected by it.

13:17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

The mark of the Beast is the mark of Satan; it is compromising with and rebellion against God and God’s commandments; it is a rejecting of any zeal for God’s commandments.

It is what Satan taught Eve in the garden; it is to decide for ourselves what is right and wrong, instead of standing on God’s word and doing as God commands.

The Mark of God is to obey and follow God in all things! which only comes by sincere repentance and being sealed with the Holy Spirit!  One can only do that through the indwelling presence of God’s Holy Spirit which is given to those who have committed to Obey him in all things Acts 5:32.

When we have been called by the Father in heaven to have a part in the collective bride for the son, and we respond positively to that call washing away past sin and committing to remain sinless through the power of God at our baptism, then the atoning sacrifice of Christ the Lamb of God is applied to us and the father pours out his Holy Spirit upon us.

God’s spirit is in complete unity with the Father in heaven and the son and will bring us into complete unity with the Father in heaven if we follow its lead when we are sealed with that spirit of Promise.

Eph 1:12   That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ. 13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

Those sealed with God’s spirit will understand the things of God and will grow into a full unity of mind, spirit and deeds with God; IF they endure and follow the lead of the spirit of God.

God’s elect will become like God in all things, and will diligently work to internalize the very nature of the father in heaven through a passionate love for him and his will and commandments; loving the Father as Jesus loved the Father.

For if we are of God we will have Jesus Christ dwelling within us through God’s spirit, and we will love those things that Christ loved, and we will do those things that Christ did and does.

1 John 2:3   And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.

4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.

5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.

6 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk [live], even as he walked [lived] .

The sign of God’s people is that they are filled with love for God and  diligently keep all of God’s commandments, and that they will keep all of God’s law without compromise or tolerance for any sin because the law is love for God and man.

As the Mark of God is zealous faithfulness to our heavenly Father and all his will, commandments and desires sealed by the Holy Spirit; so the Mark of Satan [The Mark of the Beast] is to follow Satan into his spiritual rebellion against and compromise with the commandments, will and nature of Almighty God!

For those who think that this mark is only Sunday observance; what about the billions who do not observe Sunday and are still rejecting the practical application of  God’s commandments?

Remember that breaking ant one point of the law is breaking the whole law, no matter which point you have broken.  Breaking ANY law is rebellion against God and is just as sinful as breaking the Sabbath which is universal in the Ekklesia today.  Today the Ekklesia call the Sabbath holy as they shamelessly pollute it!

Many are even rejecting the ONLY Mediator between man and the Father, our High Priest and ONLY Intercessor Jesus Christ.

1 Ti 2:5   For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; 6 Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.

There is ONLY ONE Intercessor, ONLY ONE Mediator between men and the heavenly Father, Jesus Christ ALONE!  NOT Mary, or  Buddha, or Mohammed, or your corporate church leadership and elders, or ANY other!

There is ONLY one sacrifice for sin, and ONLY one High Priest that mediates for the sincerely repentant before God the Father!

For Jesus Christ ascended to the Father as our Wave Sheaf to be accepted as a sacrifice for us and to be made a High Priest for our salvation.

Heb 4:14   Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.

15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.

16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

The Mark of Satan [Mark of the Beast]; is to decide for ourselves what is right and wrong instead of relying on our Father in heaven.

The “Primacy of Peter” heresy is the Mark of the Beast and the Mark of Satan, for it exalts men above God as judges of the Word and Will of Almighty God!

This mark of the beast applies to ALL of mankind who are doing their own thing and not enthusiastically keeping the whole Word  of God in its fullness; and that includes the Ekklesia.

Brethren, this applies to the church of God today: it applies to all those who are lukewarm for the practical application of any and all of God’s commandments.

Nearly all people in the world today and throughout history have had or have the mark of the beast, as they do what they think is right, instead of zealously doing what God says is right!

Do not be deceived into thinking that you have the mark of God and do not have the mark of the beast just because you have been baptized and follow the teachings of some man!  All of the major corporate COG leaders and brethren have the mark of the beast, as is self evident by their rejection of truth and large parts of the Word of God.

The Papacy

Before I continue in the Revelation study; and in preparation for the coming studies in Revelation 14 – 21:  I wanted to present this series of quotes from the Vatican itself proving its true nature as being in rebellion against God and the Word of God.  At this link you will find literally dozens of such quotes with sources. 

Here is another source of truth about the papacy. 

This source has some good facts mixed with much religious error.  Pick the chaff from the wheat.   

Here is the history of how the popes became the Pontifex Maximus’ of the Babylonian Mystery religion.  This is the Catholic Church’s own presentation, wherein they claim that the pagan religions became “Christian” and were absorbed into the “Christian” church their pagan celebrations becoming “Christianized.” 


The Number of the Beast

The mark of the beast and the number of his name are two entirely different things.  The mark of the beast identifies those who rebel against God.  The Number of the name of this false prophet beast identifies this religious leader himself.

Rev 13:18 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 and six.

Rev 13:16-18  And he causes all, both small, great, rich and poor, free and bond to receive a mark in their right hand or in their foreheads. And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, OR the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that has understanding count the number of the beast. For it is the number of a man; and his number is six hundred sixty and six.

This is the number of a MAN, and this number is also the number of Rome and the Roman Church. 

NOTICE CLEARLY that these are two DIFFERENT THINGS; yet very closely related, for the number is the letter number of the man who deceives; while the MARK identifies the people who follow the deceiver.

The Number of the Beast

Rev 13:18   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 and six.

The number of his name, refers to the numerical value name of this beast in the Koine Greek that the book of Revelation was written in. The number of his name is 666 and this has been indelibly written on the Roman pontiffs and Holy Roman Empire from their beginnings; for in the Koine Greek that Revelation was written in; the English word Rome is Latinos!

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, three score and six (666) Rev 13:18. Yes, the number of this end time Babylon and the  great deceiver is 666.

To understand this number, we need to be reminded that this was written in Koine Greek. The Greek of the common man.

In the Greek, as it was written here, the name for Rome was LATEINOS in the Greek letters, which can be numerically rendered as: L 30 A 1 T 300 E 5 I 10 N 50 O 70 S 200

Greek Letter Numbers

TOTAL: 666

Lateinos [Rome]

Rev 13:18   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 and six. This is not just the letter number of the Roman empire and the Roman church; it is the number of a man who will lead the final revival of this church state system.






Disclaimer:  The above is absolutely accurate, however when the below information was widely published the Catholic church removed the inscription and issued a denial. 


The phrase Vicarius Filii Dei [numbering 666: Yes ALL the modern popes have that number which is written on their Papal crowns] (Latin: Vicar or Representative of the Son of God). The Popes are seen as acting in place of Christ until Christ returns, and therefore acting with the full authority of Christ in Christ’s absence. Being God, in place of God, in the absence of God.

This time in Roman numerals:

(Vicar of the Son of God)


































6 6 6


VICARIVS – substituting for, or in place of
FILII – means son
DEI – means God

The number of the spiritual beast, the Babylonian Mystery Religion now based in Rome has existed since the papacy was created.  It is the number of the man who is pope and leader of that religion. 

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