An amazing hidden clock has been discovered in Revelation. Silently it began ticking with the arrest of Pope Pius VI in 1798, ending the papal supremacy over religious matters. Since then the clock has been ticking and now it has reached the final count of 666, marking a new beginning for the final events of Bible prophecy.
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". (666)
The inspiration of God's Holy Word clearly tells us that there is only one man who receives the number 666 and most recently that count has been acheived.
To clearly understand and interpret this prophecy it is important to have some background insight of church history and who the numerous beastly powers that rose up through out history actually are as mentioned in God's prophetic word. In this study you will learn how the final beast that rises to power has 3 phases of existance, "...And those who dwell on the earth will marvel, whose names are not written in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world, when they see the beast that was, and is not, and yet is." (Rev. 17:8). The third and final phase of this beastly power has now nearly fulfilled it's climactic rise to dominance, culminating in the entire world being forced to worship. As a result of this study, you will learn how the count is accomplished and how we have now reached the number 666.
I believe that Bible prophecy reveals the wisdom of God before it happens, as it has done so in every prophecy ever written in the Bible. However, most people do not understand the Bible prophecies because they do not understand the keys to interpreting Bible prophecy. The fact is, God wants everyone to know all His prophecy's so they can prepare their heart for the final "time of great trouble" soon to arrive?
Please pray that God will reveal to you the seriousness of the times we are living in, and that He will prepare you to stand for Truth in the final conflict soon to be poured out upon all the world.
Disclaimer: This study will no doubt surprise, and shock most readers who have never seen this before, and may even be painful for some to accept however it is meant to alert all who desire to understand Bible prophecy. In fact the "Elect of the Lord", (God’s people), no matter what church they stand in at this moment in time will accept correction and they will not turn a deaf ear, a blind eye, or a cold heart to the Truth provided when it is made known unto them. Time is TOO short to guess at the FINAL EVENTS in Bible prophecy! Scripture warns: "...all nations were deceived." Rev.18:23. While you may be content with your present beliefs, scripture also declares: "Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord... and Jesus will say to them, "Depart from Me you who practice lawlessness" Matt.7:22-23. Please pray for wisdom and understanding so that you are not among the many who will be deceived into following the “man of sin” with the number 666. If you wish for a better understanding to the keys of Bible prophecy and what the near future will bring, please register for your own studies at www.bibleuniverse.com or at the Voice of Prophecy at www.vop.com.
Who is the MAN with the number 666??
Revelation 17 describes the Beast’s existence in 3 separate phases.
"was" - "is not" - "yet is"
Since the beginning days of the GREAT Christian Reformation, Protestant reformers began to expose the many pagan practices and false doctrines that were adopted into the early Roman church. These reformers understood the prophecy of the 4 beast's who rose to power to be Babylon = Lion, Medo/Persia = Bear, Greece = Leopard, Rome = Dragon. They understood history and how in the year 312 AD, the Emperor Constantine converted to Christianity and Rome gave more and more power to the church of Rome. The Reformers believed and taught that this fulfilled the prophecy of Revelation 13, where the best who received it’s power and great authority from the Dragon, was none other than the Papacy, and the whore, riding the beast in Revelation 17 was the Mother of all churches... Catholicism. This view is called Historicism and fulfills absolutely far too many prophecies to be considered a false interpretation. This was the inspiration that sparked the Heroic Protestant Reformation. "...Then I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet colored beast..." Rev. 17:3. History testifies that the Papacy stands UNIQUE in all the world, whereby, ONLY this power existed BOTH as a church = (a woman) and a government = (a beast) at the same time.
The Bible always interprets itself. Prophecy says: "Come, I will show you the judgment of the great Harlot (a woman) who sits on many waters. And the waters which you saw, where the harlot sits, are peoples, multitudes, nations and tongues." Revelations 17:1;15.
The Bible also says: "And he (the little horn) shall speak great words against the Most High, (see also 2Thess. 2:4) and think to change times and laws: (the Papacy rewrote the 10 Commandments of God and changed God’s Holy Sabbath from Saturday to Sunday), and they (God’s people) shall be given unto his hand until a time, and times and dividing of times" (the dark ages.) Daniel 7:25. (Here is wisdom: Time is 360 days,- the old Jewish calendar… Times is 2 X 360=720, and 1/2 of a time is 1/2 of 360=180. So 360 + 720 + 180=1260 days or 1260 prophetic years as 1 day = 1 year in prophecy. (Eze.4:6 & Num.14:34) The Word of God speaks of this same time frame at least 7 inspired places in scripture.
Also Revelation 13:5 states: "And there was given him (Papacy) a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; (In the Roman Canon Law, ALL Popes are DOGMATICALLY DECLARED to be God Almighty upon the earth....and declares to possess the power forgive sins.) and power was given unto him to continue 42 months." (equals 1260 days or 1260 Prophetic years). 1260 years after 538 = 1798. On February 15, 1798, Napoleon setting out to conquer Europe, sent his general Berthier into Rome to capture Pope Pius VI, who later died in captivity. In 1798, the world believed the Papacy had died, thus fulfilling God's prophetic word: "I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded..." Revelation 13:3.
1st phase (was): This was the Papacy during the dark ages from 538 AD to 1798 AD. This 1st phase “was” the 1260 years of Political/Religious supremacy over all of Europe. This power the church once possessed ended in 1798 when Pope Pius VI was captured in Rome and carried to France, where he died in captivity. Although a new Pope was elected in the spring of 1800, the Papal church no longer had it's political power over the Kings of the earth.
Revelation 17:6 "And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus." During the 1260 years of political rule, the Papacy inspired the persecution and murder of anyone who would not conform to the beliefs and practices of the church. History testifies that between 50 - 150 million Christians were put to death as heretics, during this period of Papal rule. On March 12, 2000, John Paul II publicly asked the Lord's forgiveness for past and present faults of the children of the Church. Does this mean this church has changed her colors to become the faithful "Bride of Christ"? Definitely not!! Read the very words of the Catholic church's own writings. You'll be astonished!!
2nd phase (is not and will ascend): Although the Papacy lost its authority over the Kings of the earth in 1798, by the year 1929 the church recovered some of its political power by signing Mussolini’s Lateran Treaty. At this time the church was allotted the state of Vatican and once again became a political influence in world affairs. (Note: It was Pope Pius VI that was the head who was wounded in 1798, and it was Pope Pius XI who was the head to begin the healing process in 1929, beginning the fulfillment of Revelation 13:3 “…and his deadly wound was healed…". Since then, the church’s power has continued to ascend and by 1948 the Church of Rome regained greater influence with the creation of the World Council of Churches, preparing the way to unify all religions of the world. Further ascension occurred in 1962, when Pope John XXIII called the Second Vatican Council, aimed to unify all the churches through worldwide ecumenicalism. In the 1950’s, Harry Truman attempted to appoint an ambassador to the Vatican, yet there arose such a protest by Protestant Americans that it was impossible for him to follow through. But thirty years later, when President Reagan tried the same thing, he succeeded with little opposition. Today the Church's influence in world politics has climbed to such heights that the Papacy NOW reserves a seat at the head of the United Nations.
vs.6: "And I saw the woman (mother church) drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: (faithful children of God) and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration." (Apostle John was astonished with what he saw).
Revelation 17:10 "And there are 7 kings; (7 Monarchy names) five are fallen… (meaning these names are never to be used again). The prophet John obviously saw this vision from the perspective of the 6th king (who was Pope Paul VI who went down in history as the pope who made the greatest stride to reunite Protestants back to the Mother church). Previous to that, the following Papal names had already fallen: 1. Pius 2. Leo 3. Gregory 4. Benedict 5. John. One is; (the 6th king = the Papal name Paul) and the other has not yet come; (7th Papal name John Paul had never been used before in history), and when he comes he continues a short space". The 7th Papal Monarchy ruled for the shortest period of all Papal names - 26 years. The next shortest tenure is that of the name Paul, where the total number of years was 67 years. The other papal names in comparison ruled as follows; Pius 161, Leo 99, Gregory 125, Benedict 88, (excluding Benedict XVI), John 122. (See all 265 papal names from official Catholic Encyclopedia).
3rd phase (yet is)
Vs:16 “And the ten horns (10 kings) which thou sawest upon the beast (Papal power) these shall hate the whore, (Roman Catholicism) and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall eat her flesh and burn her with fire. (As the people realize they have been deceived by this church/state system, they will turn on their religious leaders. We saw this take place during the French Revolution as thousands of church leaders were slaughtered in the Streets of France. France was tired of the deceptive church practices. France was so enraged over church practices they became to hate religion. For 3 1/2 years they outlawed religion. They burned Bibles in the streets, set up the Goddess of reason. Allowed open sex acts. France had become like Sodom. Her teaching’s spread throughout the world and is known today as athesim.
vs:17 “For God hath put in their hearts (the 10 kings) to fulfill his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom (political power) unto the beast, (Papacy) until the words of God shall be fulfilled”.
vs:18 “And the woman (Catholism) which thou sawest is that city, (Vatican City) which reigneth over the kings of the earth”. (10 kings who gave their political authority to the Papal power)
The “yet is” 3rd phase of the scarlet beast is now upon us with the election of an 8th Papal name since 1798. Predictions of great changes within the church/state re-union will soon become a reality. "And he causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark,... that no one may buy or sell, except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name." (Revelation 13: 16-17). The Bible informs us that Christ will return prior to the death of Pope Francis I, since this “man of perdition” and all who receive his "mark", will be destroyed at the return of Christ. "If anyone worships the beast and his image, (they defy the TRUE God) and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God..." (Revelation 14: 9-10).
Below is the list of popes who ruled after 1798 during the "is not" phase. The count shows how many times each name was in the Papal office, and how the count is fulfilled.
We now see without a doubt that the end is nearly upon us and there will NOT ever be another pope elected the Papal office. As for the name “Benedict”, according to Catholic records, Pope Benedict X never fulfilled his term in the Papal office, therefore his number is not added to the count. Neither did Benedict XVI complete his term therefore there is only 14 names instead of 16 used in the total count. There is now no disputing the conversion of letters into numbers, ie: VICARIUS FILLI DEI = 666, because these are already numbers ready to be counted.
The final scarlet beast is comprised of seven heads, which are seven mountains, ("is not" phase) that precedes the eighth who is not a mountain, yet is of the 7, because he "yet is" the 8th head of the same beast. Revelation 17:11 "And the beast that was, (during the 1260 years of dark ages) and is not, (during the 7 mountains phase) is himself also the eighth, (the NEW Papal name) and is of the seven, (completes the total count of 666) and is going to perdition." is destroyed at the return of Christ.
Are you ready to meet your Savior Jesus Christ? Will you stand faithful unto the end?