“This calls for wisdom. Let the person who has insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. That number is 666.” Revelation 13:18
Hello friends! Have you ever wondered what the Bible teaches about the end-times? You can learn A LOT in this week’s video with part two of my interview with Dr. Scott Stripling “ROME in Bible Prophecy?” linked below!
One of the BIG themes in the book of Revelation is ancient Israel and its relationship to the Roman Empire. That’s why many scholars believe the “seven-headed beast” in Revelation 17:9 is a not-so-subtle reference to the “City on Seven Hills” (aka Rome). Then, taking things a step further, there is also reason to believe the infamous mark of the beast is another not-so-subtle reference to the crazed Emperor Nero who persecuted Christians and was referred to as a “beast” by at least one ancient historian. In fact, “Nero Caesar” actually adds up to the number 666 when using an ancient practice of swapping a number for a name as a form of protection. Crazy, right?!
What does all of this mean in terms of Biblical prophecy and the future? I PROMISE you’ll have your questions answered in this week’s video AND the answer will give you even more reason to serve God with passion in your life TODAY!
Have you ever read the book of Revelation?
What do you think it would have been like to live in ancient Rome as a Christian or a Jew?
How should we serve Jesus in our culture today?