“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” (Revelation 13:18).
– is the fear of the number 666.
There are people who will go to extremes to avoid the presence of 666 in their lives.
– when former president Ronald Reagan and his wife, Nancy, moved to a new home in the Bel-Air section of Los Angeles in 1989-
– their address was 666 St. Cloud Road.
They had the address legally changed to 668 St. Cloud Road.
While there is no reason to fear any particular number-
– there will one day be good reason for non-Christians to fear the man to whom 666 refers in the Bible the beast who comes up out of the earth to promote the worship of the beast out of the sea, the Antichrist (Revelation 13:1,11).
Gematria was the “science” of assigning numerical values to Hebrew letters.
And in so doing many early Christians thought 666 referred to Caesar Nero who persecuted the church.
Others see the sixes referring to a diabolical trinity one digit short of the divine number seven.
Instead of fearing a number-
– be on guard today against the Satanic spirit of godlessness that will empower the Antichrist in the future.
It is only the fear of God that can deliver us from the fear of man!