The number '666' refers to nothing more or less than MONEY! The book proves this fact leaving absolutely no doubt what John meant by using the infamous number, "Six hundred threescore and six." (read excerpt below for proof)
America is the money (666) center of the world. The "Seat of the Beast" refers to the "American Dream". It is this "dream" that becomes the "beast" which controls the thoughts of the majority of US citizens. ("...he causeth all to receive a mark in their right hand
or in their forehead." Rev. 13:16) In other words, either spending money ("...in their right hand"), or thinking about money ("...in their forehead.")
Here John capitalizes on the metaphors, symbolism, and figurative expressions borrowed from the Old Testament. He knew that only those who are wise and have a proper understanding of truth would be able to make the connection between the riddle he gives here and the reality of
what the number of the beast is.
How foolish the world has become. How arrogant and deceived are those who unknowingly carry the mark of the beast prominently displayed in their right hand and in their forehead, yet ignorantly believe they would never allow anyone to mark
their right hand with 666, which they have erroneously named the mark of the beast.
Look carefully at the actual text and you will note that John did not write 666 (six hundred threescore and six) is the mark of the beast, nor did he say 666 is the
number of the beast.
He specifically and purposefully wrote that the number 666 corresponded to the number of the beast which is the number of a man, and his number is six hundred threescore and six. Neither did John say: ..is the number of man (as in mankind), but he specifically wrote:
the number of a man, meaning a particular man.
That particular man to whom John was pointing those who hath understanding, is Solomon. His number corresponds to money as in the amount of gold he received in a one-year period:
Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six hundred threescore and six talents of gold. (I Kings 10:14)
Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six hundred and threescore and six talents of gold; (II Chronicles 9:13)
You will notice that this chapter of Revelation suffered less than most canonized scripture at the hands of those who took it upon themselves to decide what portions needed to be altered or deleted. These powerful prophetic passages retained their basic meaning in spite of
translation difficulties. With the possible exception of verse 1, these verses appear almost exactly as John intended when they were first given in such plainness and simplicity even a child could have figured it out; but few have, because the people and their leaders do not have
understanding. They are the blind being led by the blind, stumbling forward toward the pit they have dug for themselves, and in which they will fall headlong and become consumed in the fire that burns fervently with the fuel from the bodies of those who have dug it and fallen
Here is wisdom, wrote John;
The name of the beast is: The God of This World (our natural selves).
The image of the beast is the dream or vision of material prosperity that is imaged or imagined (the American Dream).
The mark of the beast is displayed
in how we worship him (our works).
The number of the beast is money.
And upon his number; his name is inscribed:
In GOD We Trust
The god that has the great power and authority in this world is the necessity and pursuit of money. It is in
this graven image we do trust!
For those with eyes that see and ears that hear, Johns Revelation cannot make the point more clear.