666 Mark of the Beast
Documentation of The Historicists
By Bill Weather – Main Page - Prophecy Base
Well documented, verse by verse below.
Where can I begin in proving to you the mark of the beast has already been fulfilled? How about first we take a look at the preconditioned bias to think it all HAS TO be fulfilled in our time? Until one actually has an open mind to self correct, this will be hard for some saints to receive. Not because this view lacks evidence. On no saint of God. This view has overwhelming evidence to it, as I'm about to prove. I just ask that you take a break from the fever of your mind to hear this evidence, then make your decision.
The 1st point I want to make is, if you believe the Futurists view, that all of Revelation gets fulfilled in the last 7 years, then what you are saying is God has remained silent in scripture about prophecy for more than 1900 years. That makes no sense, since Jesus in Rev 1:1,3 says these things must SHORTLY come to pass, and in verse 3, for the time is at hand. Will you be so bold as to take Jesus, at his word?
If you will hear out the Historicist view (not to be mistaken for Preterism), I think you will find the evidence to be so amazing, that you will re-evaluate your view on prophecy and then you will be open to receive the true end time prophecy coming, as layed out at 2020sprophecy.com.
Here we go. First, let's establish some historical fulfillment to this.
And that no man might buy or sell, save he who had the mark or the name of the beast or the number of his name. Rev 13:17
In John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible (1748)... in a civil sense, as to trade, and exercise merchandise, and this was forbidden by several Popish councils and synods; the Lateran council under Pope Alexander, decreed against the Waldenses and Albigenses, that no one should presume to retain or encourage them in their houses or countries, or “trade” with them; and the synod of Tours in France forbid any reception of heretics or protection, and that any communion should be had with them “in buying and selling,” as Mr. Mede has observed; and it was ordered by a bull of Pope Martin the Fifth, that no contract should be made with such, and that they should not follow any business and merchandise…
At the Lateran Council, in 1179 AD, they declared, "We forbid, under the pain of anathema, that anyone should keep or support them in their houses or lands or should trade with them.
Here are several other Popish Councils who forbad buying and selling... and even worse!!
Pope Innocent III in the Fourth Lateran Council (1215) forbad clerics to grant burial to "heretics".
By decree of Pope Alexander IV (1254) ex communication was incurred to those who believed or received heretics in any way.
In the Council of Vienne (1312), Pope Clement V did the same.
Today’s modern day saints have no idea this ever took place, the forbidding of buying and selling to "heretics", those who wanted the Bible in their native tongue and thus is fulfilled. Let’s go on…
We know for a fact, from comparing Daniel and Revelation that the beast at the time of John receiving the book of Revelation was the beast of the Roman Empire. From historical fact, we also know that the Roman Empire began to fall apart about the 3rd century. We also know the power that came after this was the power of the Popes, who ruled much of the known world for centuries. This power of the Popes is the only power that matches the Image of the Beast in Revelation 13, as I’m about to so prove to anyone with an open mind. Unlike the Futurists, as a rule, we cannot just conveniently skip over 1500 years of history and pretend God did too, and some of the most important history, church history!!
11And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. Rev 13:11
We see the two horns of the beast in the western half ruled by the Papacy and the eastern half, ruled by the Byzantines.
12And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
The 1st beast was the Roman empire, who suffered a deadly wound by the empire falling apart in the 3rd century, then healing from it’s civil war conflicts.
13And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men. Rev13:13
I am borrowing here, from the excellent book, Revelation Timeline Decoded on Amazon.
Thomas Coke’s Commentary on the Holy Bible (1803) says, Miracles, visions, and revelations are the mighty boast of the Church of Rome; the contrivances of an artful, cunning clergy, to impose upon an ignorant or credulous laity.
In one of the more famed incidents, in 1917, the SOJ Society of Jesuits caused an event where 70,000 witnesses supposedly saw the sun, contrary to cosmic laws, twirl in the sky, throw off colors, and descend to earth. This event, which occurred in Fatima, Portugal, caused even non-believers to dropped onto their knees and beg for forgiveness immediately. The ‘Miracle of the Sun‘ supposedly confirmed the validity of the ‘Message of Fatima,’ a message from the Virgin Mary, which warned about future calamity if people did not participate in the Eucharist communion. It served to draw the Muslim community towards the RCC Roman Catholic Church, as they too revere Mary and believe that she was speaking through Fatima, Muhammad’s daughter.
14And 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.
The Pope took on what was formerly, the very title of Roman Emperors, "Pontifex Maximus", and formed the image or likeness to the beast, The Holy Roman Empire.
15And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. Rev 13:14,15
As thoroughly documented in the Foxe’s Book of Martyrs, and other sources, the many atrocities of the dark age Papal rule condoning and killing millions of saints as heretics, is so historically documented, it’s not even questionable.
16And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: 17And 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. Rev 13:16
We already covered the buying and selling forbidden above. The mark here in the head to revere and hand to obey is symbolic. Yes, we are well aware of a modern day computer chip transaction ID implant, but here in scripture, it says the number of the beast is that of a man, not of a computer chip ID. We have to keep it scriptural!
18Here 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 13:18
There are several notable 666 equations that are in line with Rome and or the Papacy.
(1) The Hebrew word for Roman is Romiith. It's numeric/alpha equation equals 666
It's noteworthy that on the cross of Jesus at his crucifixion was inscribed "King of the Jews", in Greek, Latin and Hebrew (Luke 23:38) and here we have in these 3 languages, 666 marks upon which identify the Latin Kingdom/Popery as the beast of Revelation 13, in Latin, in Greek and in Hebrew, quite the confirmations.
You will hear much denial from Catholics over (3) the title Vicarius Filii Dei, but this title of the Popery is documented history. Even excluding that, we have too much evidence here that is identifying the Latin/Roman kingdom as the Beast of Rev 13.
That makes plenty of identifying 666 marks on the Roman/Papal beast. There is no lack here in identify the relation of 666 to the Latin/Roman Papal/beast.
And wouldn’t you know it, the current Pope’s birth name equals 666 as well.
There is no other country or power than the Latin kingdom, that has this strength of 666 signs attached to it. God did not make it hard to identify who the Revelation 13 beast is. It's only difficult in the minds of those who are not teachable and flexible to change.
God did not skip over 1500 years of history in prophecy to give us a chaotic out of order record of prophecy, like the silly Futurist view says, with all its skip codes and conjuring…. More to learn at prophecybase.com
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