Mark of the Beast 666

By John Litteral

During the Great Tribulation there will be a requirement for everyone to receive the Mark of the Beast, and “no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast,” and they are to “receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads.”

Revelation 13:16-18

16 He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, 17 and 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. 18 Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.

As for what exactly this Mark of the Beast is, I am not willing to say that I know for sure, even after 25 years of research. I think that many future prophecies of End Times will not be fully understood until those things are being fulfilled or are fulfilled. That is a principle that I have chosen to follow personally, by heeding the warnings from Scripture to not predict certain things, and by seeing the follies of many others throughout the centuries who proclaimed they know the “whos and hows” about specific things concerning the End Times, to then be proven wrong. Early Church Father Irenaeus of Lyons (130–202AD) gave, in my opinion, the wisest perspective concerning the Mark of the Beast…

“It is therefore more certain, and less hazardous, to await the fulfilment of the prophecy, than to be making surmises, and casting about for any names that may present themselves, inasmuch as many names can be found possessing the number mentioned; and the same question will, after all, remain unsolved. For if there are many names found possessing this number, it will be asked which among them shall the coming man bear. It is not through a want of names containing the number of that name that I say this, but on account of the fear of God, and zeal for the truth… We will not, however, incur the risk of pronouncing positively as to the name of Antichrist; for if it were necessary that his name should be distinctly revealed in this present time, it would have been announced by him who beheld the apocalyptic vision.”

That being said, without declaring that I know for sure the meaning of 666 and what exactly the Mark of the Beast is, I will give some possibilities and speculations that have been made by various people on the subject. First let’s look at some early speculations. Irenaeus gives some calculations…

“For if there are many names found possessing this number, it will be asked which among them shall the coming man bear. It is not through a want of names containing the number of that name that I say this, but on account of the fear of God, and zeal for the truth: for the name Evanthas (ΕΥΑΝΘΑΣ [EUANTHAS]) contains the required number, but I make no allegation regarding it. Then also Lateinos (ΛΑΤΕΙΝΟΣ [LATEINOS]) has the number six hundred and sixty-six; and it is a very probable solution, this being the name of the last kingdom of the four seen by Daniel. For the Latins are they who at present bear rule: I will not, however, make any boast over this coincidence. Teitan too, ΤΕΙΤΑΝ [TEITAN], the first syllable being written with the two Greek vowels (ε and ι), among all the names which are found among us, is rather worthy of credit. For it has in itself the predicted number, and is composed of six letters, each syllable containing three letters; and the word itself is ancient, and removed from ordinary use; for among our kings we find none bearing this name Titan, nor have any of the idols which are worshipped in public among the Greeks and barbarians this appellation. Among many persons, too, this name is accounted divine, so that even the sun is termed ‘Titan’ by those who do now possess the rule. This word, too, contains a certain outward appearance of vengeance, and of one inflicting merited punishment because he (Antichrist) pretends that he vindicates the oppressed. And besides this, it is an ancient name, one worthy of credit, of royal dignity, and still further, a name belonging to a tyrant. Inasmuch, then, as this name ‘Titan’ has so much to recommend it, there is a strong degree of probability, that from among the many names suggested, we infer, that perchance he who is to come shall be called ‘Titan.’ We will not, however, incur the risk of pronouncing positively as to the name of Antichrist; for if it were necessary that his name should be distinctly revealed in this present time, it would have been announced by him who beheld the apocalyptic vision. For that was seen no very long time since, but almost in our day, towards the end of Domitian’s reign.”1

My friend Frank Gumerlock, scholar of ancient Christian eschatology, has translated a work from the 5th century that calculated the number of the Beast as being Nero. I will provide a condensed excerpt of his analysis…

“There is even a fifth-century chronicle from North African Christianity, entitled Book of Genealogy, which holds to the identification of Nero Caesar as the man of Rev 13:18, and claims that 666 is the sum of the numerical value of the Hebrew letters nrwn qsr. The writer believed that the Antichrist would be Nero redivivus, a revived Nero. He indicated this where he explained that just as Nero was the first great persecutor of the Christians, so also he would be their last. The Apocalypse commentary of Victorinus on Rev. 13:3 confirms that some early Christians associated the healing of the mortal wound of the beast in that passage with Nero; and the exegesis of the eastern fathers John Chrysostom and Theodoret of Cyrus confirm that many interpreted the mystery of iniquity in 2 Thess. 2:7 as Nero (Chrysostom, Hom 2 Thess, 4; NPNF 13:389; Theodoret of Cyrus, Commentary on the Letters of St. Paul, 2:129.). Both Augustine and Quodvultdeus inform us that the Nero Antichrist belief was alive and well there. Augustine wrote in his City of God: ‘Some think…that in saying, ‘For the mystery of iniquity does already work,’ he alluded to Nero, whose deeds already seemed to be as the deeds of Antichrist. And hence some suppose that he shall rise again and be Antichrist. Others, again, suppose that he is not dead, but that he was concealed…and will live until he is revealed in his own time. (Augustine, Civ. 20.19.)’ The Book of Genealogy explains that either Nero will return from his hiding as the Antichrist, or a Jewish Antichrist will come in the spirit of Nero. This is confirmed for the author by the words of the apostle John, ‘you have heard that Antichrist is coming’ (1 John 2:18). But until such time as Nero returns for a second wave of persecution against the church, he has satellites, many little assistant antichrists working on his behalf.”2

As for the reading of the Scripture text of the number 666, ‘there is a variant reading found in some ancient Bible manuscripts with the number of 616. This 616 variant, found in papyrus Oxyr. 4499, uncial manuscript C, cursives 5 and 11, and Codex Ephraemi rescriptus, was known to early Christian writers of the second through eighth centuries including Irenaeus, Tyconius, Caesarius of Arles, and the unknown authors of De monogramma and the Irish Reference Bible.’2

Another possibility to consider is to look around the world today and ask, “what has started to be used in order to enslave people with a requirement, in order to buy or sell?” The latest “pandemic” has ushered in legislation in countries throughout the whole world and given people an ultimatum of either showing that you have been injected with the jab, or you lose your job. Many places throughout the world are and have required people to be fully injected, or you cannot participate in society, such as enter grocery stores, restaurants, etc. This has become increasingly demanding and is rolling out with more intensity. I am not saying that the injections themselves are the Mark of the Beast, but I am saying that whatever proof that is required to show that you have been injected, highly resembles what the Mark of the Beast appears to be, in concept. This concept appears to be an accurate model of what the Mark of the Beast is supposed to be. I personally don’t think the injection fully fits the criteria in and of itself, but the mechanism that proves that you have been injected is what I believe fits the criteria. I think that at this point in time the mechanism itself is still being developed and probably has not been fully ushered out yet, but that prototypes are being used until the POWERS THAT SHOULD NOT BE have everything set in place. Not only do I think that the injections will be among the requirements for having the Mark, but I also think that there will be many more things required, as time progresses, in order for the Mark to be updated and valid for people to have access to minimal necessities like food, shelter, supplies, digital currency, and participation in society, aka “buy or sell”. No doubt that there will be requirements such as whatever and however many injections they enforce everyone to be inoculated with, not to mention whatever proof of compliance to the Global Warming/Climate Change agenda. When one researches the intended social credit system that the Technocrats have developed and plans to usher out globally, it all begins to make sense how the Mark of the Beast concept fits right in with Agenda 2030 “Sustainable Development” slavery system that they intend to have the entire human population to be under. This agenda has been around for a very long time, and the plans have been in place, but now that technology has caught up with the agenda, they appear to be capable of rolling this agenda out and put everyone on the planet into a global surveillance and track and trace system that makes George Orwell’s novel 1984 look like paradise. Corey Digs points out some of the QR code technology that they already have…    

“As they work tirelessly at corralling all children and adults to sign up for a vaccine id passport and get a digital identity with a simple QR code that will link to one’s data, they are also making certain that all newborns will be brought directly into the system from birth, for a seamless transition into their new world order… The so-called pandemic, BlackRock’s ‘Going Direct’ plan that instituted a financial takeover, and the digital identity agenda, are all a coordinated attack against humanity to bring in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, that by design, is to plug every human being into the smart grid, inside their smart cities, where a virtual and augmented reality awaits, all data is mined and surveilled, people become a labor force synced with robots, and everybody’s actions, access, and spending is controlled by a social and climate scoring system. Yes, it sounds very dystopian, once their masterful marketing spin is removed from the content to reveal the true context… The plan for a universal ID for every person on earth is for total and detailed tracking and monitoring. You cannot control what you cannot monitor. Conversely, you can control whatever you can monitor. Vaccine passport IDs will kickstart your ID onto the ubiquitous blockchain… Multiple layers of this agenda are all colliding right now, and you can bet that the bankers and investors are pulling the strings. They want everyone working remotely, telemedicine in full force, and a breakdown of the school system to force virtual schooling. Why? Because they want everyone plugged in… What’s interesting is that China’s app introduced the QR code which categorized people into different colors. Green indicates a person has either tested negative to Covid-19 or has been injected and can move about freely, red means immediate quarantine, and amber means someone may have to stay home for a week. The user submits information about themselves and health data is aggregated along with it, which is then converted to a QR code, under the illusion of privacy. Bill Gates appreciated how this system worked so well that ID2020’s certification principles are based on that same general platform. Yet, ID2020 has been in the works of developing a digital identity system since 2016.”3

Another aspect to consider is what involvement that Artificial Intelligence has. The question is, what is Artificial Intelligence? Is it another avenue for demons and Satan to operate in a physical manner through technology? Is this why the Cult wants humanity to be directly linked to AI and are laying the groundwork for humanity to be forced to be injected with so-called vaccines that could have nanotechnology that could make that linkage possible. Is that why there is a push to have people microchipped? I think David Icke is really onto something in his research on the role of Artificial Intelligence and the agenda to have a post-human society. He says concerning the question about ‘What is AI?’…

“One level (AI) refers to algorithmic codes and on another to a form of AI that learns from data input and is aptly dubbed ‘Learning AI’. The true deeper meaning of AI, however, is something they obviously don’t talk about when it reveals where all the Cult manipulation has been leading from the start. This level of ‘AI’ is the very force that has been orchestrating the perceptual enslavement of humanity all along – the force known by different cultures and religions as demons, Fallen Angels, Jinn, Archons, Chitauri and the Shining Ones among many other names. We are being invaded. People need to realize that this force while it can take form in fact has no form in its base-state which is waves of awareness that can communicate electrically like the human brain. An AI connection with the brain allows a connection with this force that will then become the human mind. Up to this point the Cult and its hidden ‘gods’ have had to control information to manipulate perception to dictate behavior… Once the AI-brain connection is made even controlling information will no longer be necessary. Human perception and emotional response will come direct from AI with no middleman media required… Individuality of human perception would be history with a centrally-controlled AI hive-mind taking its place. The AI-brain connection is designed to absorb humanity even deeper into the simulation on the road absorbing Body-Mind awareness in its entirety into cyberspace…The Cult wants a no-gender synthetic ‘biological’ human to replace what we have now. The new human body is being designed to better interact with AI and to be able to survive the catastrophic levels of destructive radiation necessary for the Smart Grid to function in its final form which the current human body would struggle to survive… Synthetic genetics or ‘SynBio’ is a fast-emerging area of science that includes everything from genetic and molecular engineering to electrical and computer engineering. The content of the Bill Gates ‘virus vaccine’ is designed to advance this process.”4

There are many examples concerning the alarming advancement of AI and the capabilities. Leo Lyon Zagami mentions alarming AI activity in his book “The Age of Cyber Satan, Artificial Intelligence and Robotics,” saying…

“Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook, the world’s most influential and known social network, shut down two Artificial Intelligence programs in 2017, after they discovered that they were writings their own code. Yes, the almighty Facebook was forced to abandon a very expensive experiment after two artificially intelligent programs appeared to be chatting to each other in a strange language only they could understand. The machines acted independently from their shocked programmers. Nobody knows what they were actually talking about, but this is yet another sign of the advent of Artificial Intelligence in the Age of Satan. Elon Musk, known technology entrepreneur… has been one of the first to raise the spectre of the digital devil taking over the world and humans being left behind. He fears that AI will exceed biological intelligence by such a margin that we will all need to think about an AI-infused human. This transformation will start with the planting of the microchip. The infamous ‘Mark of the Beast.’”5

Closing on this point, Neenah Payne wrote about what she learned from Dr. Carrie Madej concerning what she believes to be the purposes for the latest “pandemic” jabs, saying they are…

“To reprogram our DNA to make us human-AI hybrids that are easier to control. To implant a Digital Vaccine ID that will allow total control over each person. There is a battle raging for humanity. Big Tech collaborates with Big Pharma to introduce new technologies in the vaccines that will alter our DNA and turn us into hybrids. This will end humanity as we know it, and start the process of transhumanism: HUMAN 2.0. They use vaccines to inject nanotechnology into our bodies and connect us to the Cloud and artificial intelligence. This will enable corrupt governments and tech giants to control us without us being aware of it.”6

Something that I found interesting, was that on September 10th, 2021, White House Press Secretary Jen Pasaki referred to the vaccinated as “marked people.” Again, I am not advocating that the jab is the Mark of the Beast itself, but simply one of the many stages and “spokes in the wheel” that will be among the things required to posses the Mark in order to “buy or sell” and to participate in society and have bare minimum privileges, digital currency, food and supplies, etc. And those who refuse to comply will be the targets to be snuffed out. But what are the consequences of receiving the Mark of the Beast? Obviously, there are consequences for not receiving the Mark, that is, severe persecution and exclusion from basic necessities. Scripture tells us in Revelation 14:9-11…

9 Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, 10 he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. 11 And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.”

God’s punishment is reserved for those who receive the Mark of the Beast. It is the punishment of the soul, while the consequences for not receiving the Mark will be punishment of the body while on earth prior to the Lord’s Second Coming. This is what Jesus is recorded saying in the Gospels…

 Matthew 24:21For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened.

It is important to understand for those who are here on earth in those moments, that it is vital to push back against this agenda of the Antichrist and his Cult, and to refuse the Mark of the Beast, and if necessary, become a martyr. It is promised to be the worst period of time in the history of the world, but it will be a short period of time as shown above from the words of Christ Himself. When I think about the possibility of having to endure such severe persecution, and how I would rather take the “easy way out” or to bypass having to experience this period of time altogether, I think of the words of Christ when He faced certain torture and death, and He Himself even said…

Matthew 26:39 He went a little farther and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, “O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will.”

I naturally hope to not have to be tested under this kind of evil persecution, but if it calls for me to be among those who have to endure, I pray for the strength and courage to face it head on. If we are living in that time, then that means we are the ones who all Christians throughout history have read about, and are the future examples of true faithfulness. But then again, I by no means claim to know that we are living in the time of the Great Tribulation, because that time could still be tens, hundreds or thousands of years away, and this period we are living in could only be a type and prefigurement of the End Times prophesies. These prophesies are there to warn us of the coming evil, and to keep us sober and prepared. Regardless of whether you will face the End of the World or not, one thing we can know for sure is that our end of the world will happen no matter what period of time we live in. We should always prepare ourselves for passing on to the next life when the soul leaves the body. That means we should prepare just as sincerely for the next life during a peaceful life on earth as if preparing for the End of the World.  


1 Irenaeus of Lyons, Against Heresies (Book V, Chapter 30), Translated by Alexander Roberts and William Rambaut. From Ante-Nicene Fathers, Vol. 1. Edited by Alexander Roberts, James Donaldson, and A. Cleveland Coxe. (Buffalo, NY: Christian Literature Publishing Co., 1885.)

2 Frank Gumerlock, NERO ANTICHRIST: Patristic Evidence of the Use of Nero’s, Name in Calculating the Number of the Beast (Rev 13:18), Westminster Seminary Journal 68 (2006):347-360,

4 David Icke, The Answer, Paperback – August 13, 2020, Publisher ‏ : ‎ David Icke Books, ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 191602582X, ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1916025820

5 Leo Lyon Zagami, Confessions of an Illuminati Vol. 6.66: The Age of Cyber Satan, Artificial Intelligence, and Robotics Paperback – February 14, 2019, Publisher ‏ : ‎ Independently published, ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1796904694, ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1796904697

6 Neenah Payne, Dr. Carrie Madej: COVID Shots Facilitate Transhumanism,

One thought on “Mark of the Beast 666

  1. As i recall, the patent for Luceriface, the bioilluminescense ingredient in the jab, contains 666. that’s enough for me to stay away from it, even though there are other reasons as well


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