Internet is a near connection to 666

John Neal (
Thu, 26 Feb 1998 00:18:01 -0500

2-25 Right now, the internet is a near connection to 666 (Revelation
13:16-18 - And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free
and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the
name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him
that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the
number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.
Also, realize that John was a Jew, and the Jews used Hebrew letters for
counting. The character W corresponded to the number 6. And so, WWW is
Hebrew for 666. It's 666 regardless if John actually used the Hebrew
letters for numbers or not. It's Christ's revelation.) But soon, as
the fears from the exponential increase in crime and overall evil rise,
there will be a huge, global demand for security. This won't be from
Christ, though. It is now being sought through technological means,
rather than repentance. The internet, a global transaction network, was
crafted out of the fear of nuclear attack. With the hightened,
justified fears arising from theft and privacy compromise and electronic
manipulation, greater security measures are and will continue to be
demanded for the web. The people of the world don't want to recognize
their sinfulness, so they have to hide it, and therefore there is a
privacy issue (John 3:18-21 - And this is the condemnation, that light
is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light,
because their deeds were evil. For every one that doeth evil hateth the
light, nether cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made
manifest, that they are wrought in God.). People don't seek the kingdom
of God, but the kingdoms of this world. They value this world over
their own eternal destiny. In fact, they've rationalized eternity away
in the seige of false doctrine and technological details that keep them
coming, searching for hope. They want to be masters of this world - and
masters of each and every measurable molecule. The analysis-paralysis
has gripped them in their own vices. The WWW is a precursor to 666.
The whole idea of virtual reality is the essence of Revelation 17:5 -
And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY. BABYLON THE GREAT,
definition of virtual explains the whole thing. Virtual - Being in
essence or effect, not in name or fact. So, virtual reality is
counterfeit reality. It is modeled or crafted after the Lord's reality,
that is, his truth of what exists, whether physical or spiritual or
whatever else there is. But, Jesus clearly says that a person is
against (anti) him if he is not with him. You cannot serve two
masters. And since Christ is the truth, a person is against (anti)
truth if he is not with truth. And so, virtual reality, or any
deception and lie is ABSOLUTE ANTI-CHRIST. But this doesn't matter to
someone who rejects Christ. They just don't believe it. And the
security, abundance of choice, anonymous lasciviousness and lawlessness,
convenience, commerce, etc· is leading to the Mystery world system -
which seems to be an online world where each member is individually
tracked. The primary outward manifestation of this society will
probably be the mark of the beast (·no man might buy or sell, save he
that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name -
I wanted to show that there are a few options for the new society, that
is, the mark, the name or the number). The number will be a means of
definite identification, security, accountancy, and control - you can't
buy anything nor sell anything without it. In other words, without the
mark, you have money. The system will be the ultimate worldly empire,
one in which the man of sin, the son of perdition of 2 Thesalonians
2:3-4, will have absolute power over. Taking the mark of the beast will
not only be worldly practical, it will be a means by which to judge
where one puts their trust for security. People will be terrified of
evil. They will probably see the obvious practicality for everyone on
earth to possess the mark as a security means. They will be able to
check up on and check out each other through the global online
information network. All nonconformists will simply have to be killed.
The collective conscience of the world will have become absolutely
desensitized to love, grace, trust and the tender kindness of the Spirit
of Christ. I think the decision to kill the nonconformists will be a
simple, matter-of-fact one. "We are one world - join us or die." But,
those who see this whole thing for what it is, the incredibly
magnificent work of the Lord, will grow brighter and brighter in glory
and joy as their day of redemption comes. Don't be mislead by an easily
swallowed pre-tribulational dispensationalism. Paul is very emphatic in
2 Thessalonians 2:3 - "Let no man deceive you buy any means: for that
day shall not come [Christ's return, in verse 2, and not the 'sneaky'
rapture] except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be
revealed·" And Jesus Christ is no push-over softie. He is the HIGH AND
LOFTY ONE WHO INHABITETH ETERNITY. God will vindicate the faithful and
condemn the apostates. You have got to cleave to God with purpose and
realize that you very well may die for your faith. But, he that
endureth to the end, the same shall be saved from the wrath of GOD