It is our Father who chooses when and how much knowledge will be increased so that His will is always fulfilled in His time:
Proverbs 2:6 For Jehovah giveth wisdom; Out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding:
Daniel 12:4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
Isaiah 46:9-10 Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me; (10) declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things that are not yet done; saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure;
Ephesians 1:11 in whom also we were made a heritage, having been foreordained according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his will;
Our Father has now released enough knowledge for man to create the ability to track and control everyone’s buying and selling as this 10 minute video begins to demonstrate:
But there has been much confusion about exactly what the mark of the beast is and how one is marked with the name of the beast or his number:
Revelation 13:16-18 And he causeth all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free and the bond, that there be given them a mark on their right hand, or upon their forehead; (17) and that no man should be able to buy or to sell, save he that hath the mark, even the name of the beast or the number of his name. (18) Here is wisdom. He that hath understanding, let him count the number of the beast; for it is the number of a man: and his number is Six hundred and sixty and six.
Could it be that the name and number of the beast have been around since the beginning of man? Let’s pull some scriptures together as “precept upon precept from here a little there a little” to see how one receives both the name and number of the beast:
Isaiah 28:9-10 Whom will he teach knowledge? and whom will he make to understand the message? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts? (10) For it is precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, there a little.
Please notice that the “beast” of chapter 13 is described as a beast that was, is not, and about to come up out of the abyss:
Revelation 17:7-8 And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou wonder? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and the ten horns. (8) The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and is about to come up out of the abyss, and to go into perdition. And they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, they whose name hath not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast, how that he was, and is not, and shall come.
The mind that is given wisdom understands the 7 heads of this beast are 7 wicked kingdoms God used to persecute His people. This began with the Egyptians, then the Assyrians, then the Babylonians, then the Medea~Persians, then the Grecians, then the Romans, who killed Jesus, and now the revived Roman empire that is within the United Nations:
Revelation 17:9-11 Here is the mind that hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth: (10) and they are seven kings; the five are fallen, the one is, the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a little while. (11) And the beast that was, and is not, is himself also an eighth, and is of the seven; and he goeth into perdition.
This 8th beast is the culmination of the previous 7 beast kingdoms whose crowns move from the 7 heads to the 10 horns at the midst of the tribulation as 10 final kingdoms of the whole earth:
Revelation 12:3 And there was seen another sign in heaven: and behold, a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his heads seven crowns.
Revelation 13:1 and he(the dragon) stood upon the sand of the sea. And I saw a beast coming up out of the sea, having ten horns and seven heads, and on his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads names of blasphemy.
This link details with much scripture how these 7 heads morph into the final 10 toe kingdoms that Jesus, as the Rock, will destroy as one:
Now that we know the beast has been around since the book of Genesis let’s turn our focus on the number and name of the beast.
Father gave us some very interesting clues as to how to count the number of the “name” of the beast which is the number of a “man”:
Revelation 13:17-18 and that no man should be able to buy or to sell, save he that hath the mark, even the name of the beast or the number of his name. (18) Here is wisdom. He that hath understanding, let him count the number of the beast; for it is the number of a man: and his number is Six hundred and sixty and six(chi-xi-stigma).
The English word “name” means “nature, character, and authority” in both the Hebrew and Greek:
A study of the Greek root words of “chi-xi-stigma” reveal the number of a man who came between “Abba” and “Abel”:
The root word etymology of chxϚ pronounced “khee xee stig’-ma” is an obsolete letter (G4742 as a cross) of the Greek alphabet between the ἀββα (G5~ Abba) and Ἄβελ (G6 ~ Abel).
So let’s see how a cross located between “Abba” and “Abel” becomes the “number of the beast” which is the “number of a man” or 666.
“Abba” Father gives us the spirit of adoption to live in His name(nature, character, and authority):
Abba ~ https://www.blueletterbible.org/lexicon/g5/kjv/tr/0-1/
Romans 8:15 For ye received not the spirit of bondage again unto fear; but ye received the spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
Abel, which means “breath” in Hebrew, chose to live in that spirit of adoption by offering up a well pleasing sacrifice to our Father by faith:
Abel ~ Greek ~ https://www.blueletterbible.org/lexicon/g6/kjv/tr/0-1/
Abel ~ Hebrew ~ https://www.blueletterbible.org/lexicon/h1893/kjv/wlc/0-1/
Hebrews 11:4 By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, through which he had witness borne to him that he was righteous, God bearing witness in respect of his gifts: and through it he being dead yet speaketh.
Abel was the first prophet to sacrifice his “breath of life” and spill his blood for as a testimony and prophesy of Jesus:
Genesis 2:7 And Jehovah God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
Luke 11:49-51 Therefore also said the Wisdom(Word who became Jesus) of God, I will send unto them prophets and apostles; and some of them they shall kill and persecute; (50) that the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation; (51) from the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zachariah, who perished between the altar and the sanctuary: yea, I say unto you, it shall be required of this generation.
Hebrews 12:24 and to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaketh better than that of Abel.
Revelation 19:10 And I fell down before his feet to worship him. And he saith unto me, See thou do it not: I am a fellow-servant with thee and with thy brethren that hold the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.
Now let’s examine the obsolete letter “G4742 as a cross” of the Greek alphabet located between the ἀββα (G5~ Abba) and Ἄβελ (G6 ~ Abel):
Please notice the Greek word “stigma” found within the Greek number “chi-xi-stigma”(666) is the marks of persecution left on the body by unrighteous men beginning with Cain upon righteous men beginning with Abel and all those persecuted since then such as Paul:
Galatians 6:17 Henceforth let no man trouble me; for I(Paul) bear branded on my body the marks of Jesus.
1 John 3:11-12 For this is the message which ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another: (12) not as Cain was of the evil one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his works were evil, and his brother’s righteous.
2 Timothy 3:12 Yea, and all that would live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
Acts 14:22 confirming the souls of the disciples, exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that through many tribulations we must enter into the kingdom of God.
Cain was the first murderer who chose to obey the devil as his adoptive father and take on his name(nature, character, and authority):
John 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father it is your will to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and standeth not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father thereof.
Abba warned Cain to rule over sin but he chose to kill his brother Abel instead:
Genesis 4:2-8 And again she bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground. (3) And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto Jehovah. (4) And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And Jehovah had respect unto Abel and to his offering: (5) but unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell. (6) And Jehovah said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen? (7) If thou doest well, shall it not be lifted up? and if thou doest not well, sin coucheth at the door; and unto thee shall be its desire; but do thou rule over it. (8) And Cain told Abel his brother. And it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.
Cain again demonstrated the devil was his father when he attempted to lie to “Abba” Father about killing Abel:
Genesis 4:9-10 And Jehovah said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: am I my brother’s keeper? (10) And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground.
Though our Father warned Cain to rule over sin, he chose to yield to it and became the first soul driven from the face of God. Father marked him to “dwell on the earth” as a wanderer with no possible restoration of that relationship with our Father he once had:
Genesis 4:13-16 And Cain said unto Jehovah, My punishment is greater than I can bear. (14) Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the ground; and from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a wanderer in the earth; and it will come to pass, that whosoever findeth me will slay me. (15) And Jehovah said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And Jehovah put a mark on Cain, lest any finding him should smite him. (16) And Cain went out from the presence of Jehovah, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.
Just as our Father promised vengeance on those who would have killed Cain, so too those saints who choose to willfully kill as Cain rather than be killed as Abel are proving they have not overcome the devil and thus still love their life more than our Abba Father and His Word:
Revelation 12:9-11 And the great dragon was cast down, the old serpent, he that is called the Devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world; he was cast down to the earth, and his angels were cast down with him. (10) And I heard a great voice in heaven, saying, Now is come the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, who accuseth them before our God day and night. (11) And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb, and because of the word of their testimony; and they loved not their life even unto death.
Matthew 26:52 Then saith Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into its place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.
Revelation 13:10 If any man is for captivity, into captivity he goeth: if any man shall kill with the sword, with the sword must he be killed. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
Since the days of Jesus a murderer is any who hates their spiritual brother or sister. That Christian will not inherit eternal life if they don’t repent:
1 John 3:15 Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.
We are to learn to love even our enemies to prove our sonship with Abba Father:
Matthew 5:43-48 Ye have heard that it was said, Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy: (44) but I say unto you, Love your enemies, and pray for them that persecute you; (45) that ye may be sons of your Father who is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sendeth rain on the just and the unjust. (46) For if ye love them that love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? (47) And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the Gentiles the same? (48) Ye therefore shall be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
Now let’s examine how Adam and Eve were handled differently by God though they fell into sin before their firstborn son Cain.
Adam and Eve were the first adopted children of our Father who He created to fellowship with “His voice” who is “His Word” in His garden:
Genesis 3:8-9 And they heard the voice of Jehovah God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of Jehovah God amongst the trees of the garden. (9) And Jehovah God called unto the man, and said unto him, Where art thou?
For more understanding of the “voice” of our Father who is also the “Word” of our Father please study this link:
The devil first appeared as a serpent to tempt Eve with the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life to which she yielded in disobedience with Adam and ate:
Genesis 3:1-6 Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which Jehovah God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of any tree of the garden? (2) And the woman said unto the serpent, Of the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat: (3) but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. (4) And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: (5) for God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as God, knowing good and evil. (6) And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food(lust of the flesh), and that it was a delight to the eyes(lust of the eyes), and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise(pride of life), she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat; and she gave also unto her husband with her, and he did eat.
But unlike Cain, Adam and Eve immediately confessed their sin:
Genesis 3:10-13 And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself. (11) And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat? (12) And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat. (13) And Jehovah God said unto the woman, What is this thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.
Now that Abel was killed and Cain banished, God appointed Seth as the seed and offspring who would call upon the name(nature, character, and authority) of our Father Abba with his son and Adam:
Genesis 4:25-26 And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth: For, said she, God hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel; for Cain slew him. (26) And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enosh. Then began men to call upon the name of Jehovah.
From the days of Adam onward our Father has been raising up offspring who are to call upon Him as He also determines when and where they “dwell on the earth”:
Acts 17:24-31 The God that made the world and all things therein, he, being Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands; (25) neither is he served by men’s hands, as though he needed anything, seeing he himself giveth to all life, and breath, and all things; (26) and he made of one(Adam) every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed seasons(when they live), and the bounds of their habitation(where they live); (27) that they should seek God, if haply they might feel after him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us: (28) for in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain even of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring. (29) Being then the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and device of man. (30) The times of ignorance therefore God overlooked; but now he commandeth men that they should all everywhere repent: (31) inasmuch as he hath appointed a day in which he will judge the world in righteousness by the man(Jesus) whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.
Cain represents those children of God from the days of Adam until today who choose not to walk in our Abba Father’s Word who became Jesus:
John 6:66 Upon this many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.
Please notice the serpent was the most subtle beast of the field which Jesus said represents the world:
Genesis 3:1 Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which Jehovah God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of any tree of the garden?
Matthew 13:37-39 And he answered and said, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; (38) and the field is the world; and the good seed, these are the sons of the kingdom; and the tares are the sons of the evil one; (39) and the enemy that sowed them is the devil: and the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are angels.
The good seed is the Word of God germinating in the hearts of men that produces the fruit of the Spirit:
Luke 8:11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.
Galatians 5:22-24 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, (23) meekness, self-control; against such there is no law. (24) And they that are of Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with the passions and the lusts thereof.
Cain represents those tares in our Father’s adopted family that choose to go back out into the world as an antichrist rather than do the will of our Father as Jesus did:
1 John 2:4-6 & 15-19 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 hath the love of God been perfected. Hereby we know that we are in him: (6) he that saith he abideth in him ought himself also to walk even as he walked……..(15) Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. (16) For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the vainglory of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. (17) And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever. (18) Little children, it is the last hour: and as ye heard that antichrist cometh, even now have there arisen many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last hour. (19) They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they all are not of us.
Jesus proved we can overcome the devil by simply holding fast to our Father’s Word! He proved this when the Holy Spirit led Him into His wilderness to be tempted by the devil with the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life:
Matthew 4:1-11 Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. (2) And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he afterward hungered. (3) And the tempter came and said unto him, If thou art the Son of God, command that these stones become bread(lust of the flesh). (4) But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. (5) Then the devil taketh him into the holy city; and he set him on the pinnacle of the temple, (6) and saith unto him, If thou art the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and, On their hands they shall bear thee up, Lest haply thou dash thy foot against a stone(pride of life). (7) Jesus said unto him, Again it is written, Thou shalt not make trial of the Lord thy God. (8) Again, the devil taketh him unto an exceeding high mountain, and showeth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; (9) and he said unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me(lust of the eyes). (10) Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. (11) Then the devil leaveth him; and behold, angels came and ministered unto him.
Jesus demonstrated our “heavenly calling” by overcoming the devil’s temptation to dwell on the things of the earth:
Hebrews 3:1-2 Wherefore, holy brethren(saints), partakers of a heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, even Jesus; (2) who was faithful to him(Our Father) that appointed him, as also was Moses in all his house.
Jesus knew that overcoming the devil through the power of the Word of His Abba Father then would give Him the right to inherit all the kingdoms of the world at the 7th and last trump:
Revelation 11:15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there followed great voices in heaven, and they said, The kingdoms of the world are become the kingdom of our Lord, and of his Christ: and he shall reign for ever and ever.
Now let’s consider how the nature of Cain has transitioned through the 7 heads in ever increasing wickedness to the final 8th kingdom.
An image of the 8th beast of the book of Revelation was shown to Nebuchadnezzar through his dream in Daniel chapter 2:
Daniel 2:28 & 31 but there is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets, and he hath made known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter days. Thy dream, and the visions of thy head upon thy bed, are these:…..(31) Thou, O king, sawest, and, behold, a great image. This image, which was mighty, and whose brightness was excellent, stood before thee; and the aspect thereof was terrible.
The image decreased in value over time from the head of gold, to silver, to brass, to iron, to its feet of iron mixed with clay as it moved closer to the earth:
Daniel 2:32-33 & 42 As for this image, its head was of fine gold, its breast and its arms of silver, its belly and its thighs of brass, (33) its legs of iron, its feet part of iron, and part of clay……(42) And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken.
This decrease in value is symbolic of how little value life will have as the 8th beast fully manifests:
Matthew 24:21 for then shall be great tribulation, such as hath not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, nor ever shall be.
Matthew 10:21-22 And brother shall deliver up brother to death, and the father his child: and children shall rise up against parents, and cause them to be put to death. (22) And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end, the same shall be saved.
2 Timothy 3:1-5 But know this, that in the last days grievous times shall come. (2) For men shall be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, haughty, railers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, (3) without natural affection, implacable, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, no lovers of good, (4) traitors, headstrong, puffed up, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God; (5) holding a form of godliness, but having denied the power thereof: from these also turn away.
Until Jesus comes to destroy all those previous kingdoms as one within the 8th beast:
Daniel 2:34 & 45 Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon its feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them in pieces……(45) Forasmuch as thou sawest that a stone was cut out of the mountain without hands(Jesus), and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.
Those 10 toes are symbolic of 10 kingdoms with 10 crowns on the 10 horns atop the 7 headed beast yet to come:
Revelation 13:1-3 and he stood upon the sand of the sea. And I saw a beast coming up out of the sea, having ten horns and seven heads, and on his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads names of blasphemy. (2) And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard(Grecian~brass), and his feet were as the feet of a bear(Medeo-Persian~silver), and his mouth as the mouth of a lion(Babylonian~gold): and the dragon gave him his power, and his throne, and great authority. (3) And I saw one of his heads(Roman~iron) as though it had been smitten unto death; and his death-stroke was healed: and the whole earth wondered after the beast;
Nebuchadnezzar then built an image of gold to replicate what he saw in his dream and set it up in the plain of Dura which represents the image and number of the beast as 60 + 6 + 600 or 666:
Daniel 3:1 Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold, whose height was threescore(60) cubits, and the breadth thereof six(6) cubits: he set it up in the plain of Dura(circle~dwell~Greek~world~kosmos~600), in the province of Babylon.
Greek ~ κόσμος ~ kosmos ~ world ~ numerical value of 600