What’s the Mark of the Beast?

Is it a credit card? Your social security number? The bar code? RFID microchips? No, no, no and no. We must remember that while Revelation is partially about that which is to come, it was also very much about that which has already happened since it was a letter to seven communities 2,000 years ago,…

Revelation’s Antichrist Beasts

Nero was an infamous brutal dictator that was so bad that his own senate declared him an enemy of the state and decided to have him executed, which he avoided by committing suicide. So in Revelation, John could be saying, “Nero is the second beast,” when he says the number of the beast is 666…

666

There are two major manuscripts of Revelation floating around. Some say the number of the beast is 666 while others say it’s 616. The author John tells us that someone with wisdom should “calculate” this number and that the number equals a man (Rev 13:18). While there are many scholarly theories as to what this…

The Beasts

In Revelation 13, Satan raises up and empowers two beasts—and what they represent speaks uncomfortable volumes to the Christian today and in every generation before. Listen to this episode on the 1208GREENWOOD webpage or by subscribing to the 1208PODCAST on iTunes, Spotify, or Google Play. 

God Brainstorms with Others

In an intriguing passage, watcher angels deliver a message to King Nebuchadnezzar in a dream. They tell him that if he does not humble himself, he will be forcibly humbled by a psychotic episode in which he will live and act like a beast for a period of time. While this story is quite fascinating…