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|Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2007 12:44 am Post subject: 666 = SSS'
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Other people before me seem to have also noticed that SSS equals 666. As time goes by, people go to and fro, knowledge is increased, and matters sealed until the time of the end are revealed, the 666 number seems more and more to be the SSS number. The Greek letter ς (pronounced sigma) is related to the numeral 6.
SSS in Greek is ςςς sigma sigma sigma (or stigma, stigma, stigma). The book of Revelation was originally written in Greek. Now 666 in Greek can be written as ςςς'. An apostrophe like mark after the sigma ς' indicates that it is the number 6 instead of the letter sigma of the Greek alphabet. The little apostrophe like mark after a character, tick mark, is how the Greeks used letters to represent numbers as you can see at the following webpages among others:
The Greek letter alpha α matches the letter A of the English alphabet. The letter beta ß of the Greek alphabet matches the letter B of the English alphabet. The word alphabet comes from Alpha beta which are the first 2 letters of the Greek ABCs. The Greek letter Sigma ς matches the letter S of the English alphabet. Websites above tell how the Greeks represented numbers by letters of their alphabet followed with a tick mark. ie ς = sigma, ς' = 6. Notice the similarity in appearance between ς and 6. Notice the similarity in the sound and spelling between Six and Sigma. The letter sigma is also written as σ which looks like a 6 with a short top.
Various sources trace the origin of the letter S and ς to ancient depictions of a coiled serpent. The hissing sound made by pronouncing the letter S is suggestive of the sound a snake makes. It seems to reflect the origin of S and why S is spoken as it is.
The bible uses serpent to symbolize Satan per these links -
Rev 12:9 This great dragon - the ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, the one deceiving the whole world - was thrown down to the earth with all his angels.
Rev 20:2 He seized the dragon - that old serpent, who is the devil, Satan - and bound him in chains for a thousand years.
Using the search terms "Social Security System" SSS in a google search of the internet gives thousands of matches. Some of the matches are to www.ssa.gov which is the US government social security site. You can click the link below to see the matches:
Google "Social Security System" SSS
Interestingly, the search terms "Social Security System" 666 in a google search of the internet also gives thousands of matches per link below:
Google "Social Security System" 666
If you have ever tried to open a bank account, get a job, get a credit card, or conduct business you know that the SSS number is required for it. If you applied for jobs as a youngster before you had an SSN you may remember potential employers telling you that you needed to have an SSN before you could be hired. The SSN is the number needed to be employed, to do business involving the exchange of money, to buy and sell, just as prophesied at Revelation 13:17 - no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name.
Revelation 15:2 tells of those who will overcome the beast and the number of his name.
=> Several months after I posted the message 666 = SSS' in Greek I discovered the following information between the dashed lines below from Number in Scripture written by E. W. Bullinger (1837-1913) who died about 20 years before the Social Security System SSS came into existence:
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This letter ς (called Stigma) is used for the number 6. Why this letter and number should be thus associated we cannot tell, except that both are intimately connected with the ancient Egyptian "mysteries." The three letters SSS (in Greek ςςς) were the symbol of Isis, which is thus connected with 666.
666 was the secret symbol of the ancient pagan mysteries connected with the worship of the Devil. It is to day the secret connecting link between those ancient mysteries and their modern revival in Spiritualism, Theosophy, etc. The efforts of the great enemy are now directed towards uniting all into one great whole. The newspapers, worldly and religious, are full of schemes as to such a union. "Reunion" is in the air. The societies for the re-union of Christendom, and the Conferences for the re-union of the Churches, are alike parts of the same great movement, and are all making for and are signs of the coming Apostasy. During this age, "Separation" is God's word for His people, and is the mark of Christ; while "union" and "re-union" is the mark of Antichrist.
The number 6 was stamped on the old mysteries. The great secret symbol consisted of the three letters SSS, because the letter S in the Greek alphabet was the symbol of the figure 6 (see page 49). a = 1, b = 2, g = 3, d = 4, e = 5, but when it came to 6, another letter was introduced! Not the next - the sixth letter (z, zeta) - but a different letter, a peculiar form of S, called "stigma" (V). Now the word stigma (stigma), means a mark, but especially a mark made by a brand as burnt upon slaves, cattle, or soldiers, by their owners or masters; or on devotees who thus branded themselves as belonging to their gods. It is from stizw, stizo, to prick, or brand with a hot iron. Hence it came to be used of scars or wound-prints, and it is thus used by Paul of his scars, which he regarded as the tokens of his sufferings, the marks which he bore on his body for the sake of his Lord and Master, and marking him as belonging to the one who had bought him (Gal 6:17).
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=> E. W. Bullinger apparently devoted much rigorous study to numbers and figures of speech found in the bible. There is much more information about numbers in scripture and their meaning at the web site above.
The books of Daniel and Revelation shed light on what the mark of the beast is. These verses show that beast means kingdom:
Daniel 7:17 The four great beasts are four kingdoms that will rise from the earth.
Daniel 7:23 "He gave me this explanation: 'The fourth beast is a fourth kingdom that will appear on the earth.'
Rev 13:2 The beast that I saw was like a leopard. Its feet were like bear's feet. Its mouth was like a lion's mouth. The serpent gave its power, kingdom, and far-reaching authority to the beast.
Rev. 16:10 The fifth angel poured out his bowl on the throne of the beast, and his kingdom was plunged into darkness.
See also Rev 17:12 and Rev 17:17
=> The verses above show that beast represents kingdom. Now a kingdom is a nation's government ruled by its top official and his subordinates. The word kingdom comes from the two words king's domain. The kingdom is also the area controlled by the nation's government. Therefore the mark of the beast is the mark of the nation's government. Now with what do the nations' governments mark their citizens ? What must an immigrant accept to become a naturalized citizen ? The answer is the 666 number, the SSN, the Social Security System number.
The SSS did not originate in the USA but is a product of the International Social Security Association (ISSA) founded 1927 in Brussels, Belgium. The ISSA is the principal international organization bringing together national social security administrations and agencies. The ISSA currently has its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, in the International Labor Office (ILO). The USA is by no means the only nation using SSS. There are over 150 nations using a social security system. The SSS covers practically all people and all nations which fits well with Revelation 13:16 - He required everyone great and small, rich and poor, slave and free to be given a mark on the right hand or on the forehead.
=> The mark of the beast being on the forehead seems to mean the SS number being memorized in the forehead. The right hand is used to write a check, handle a credit card, sign forms, and conduct business. The bank or credit card company issuing the credit card or handling the check must have your 666 number (SSS number) before they issue a card to you, let you open a bank account, write checks, or do business with them. Similarly, you cannot be hired into a job without providing your SSS number to the employer. Buying, selling, employment, doing business, or exchanging money is difficult or impossible without the 666 number; see Revelation 13:17 - no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name.
=> Rev 13:17 tells us the mark can be either of two things:
1 - The mark can be the name of the beast.
2 - The mark can be the number of his name.
As previous scriptures show, beast in the symbology of prophecy means kingdom or government. Therefore the mark of the beast is the mark of a government. The phrase "In the name of" means "by authority of." The "name of the beast" therefore can mean "by authority of the government" or by "permission of the government" or by "order of the government."
The currencies of all nations have the name of their nation on their currency. For example, US currency has the name of the nation "The United States of America" printed on both sides of the currency. The only legal authorization to print the currency is from the government of the nation whose name is on the currency. Therefore money fits the criteria of "the name of the beast." ..no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name. That is, the mark can be legal authorization of a nation to buy or sell. This brings to mind what is printed on US currency: "This note is legal tender for all debts public and private."
The "number of his name" means the number authorized by the nation. Practically all nations now have an SS System which assigns numbers to the citizens/subjects of their nation. Therefore "the number of his name" means the number assigned by a nation to an individual within the nation. For many types of buying and selling, SS numbers are required to do business, especially when large sums of money are involved.
Prior to about 1900 most people were much less literate than today and many could not read and write. A man would often "make his mark" with an X to endorse a check or sign for something. Therefore mark can also mean endorsement or signature or authorization.
Until relatively recent times monetary value was measured by weight of gold or silver. In the time Daniel or Revelation was written, paper money was unknown. Today each government authorizes and approves its own paper currency which has the mark (endorsement signature authorization) of the nation's (beast's) leading treasury official; Secretary of the Treasury in the case of the USA. The currency has the name of the nation printed on it, therefore the money has the name of the beast printed on it because beast means government or kingdom as verses above clearly show.
Currency is often used instead of credit cards or checks to buy and sell. The buyer and seller typically handle the currency with their right hand and in doing so they have the mark of the beast in their right hand. To buy or sell you must use either currency, card, or check. Currency carries the name of the beast (nation, kingdom) on it. Cards and checks require an individual's SSN (number of the beast) to be on file with the bank issuing the checks or cards.
The number 666 appears at 3 places in the NIV bible outside Revelation. At two of these 3 places, 666 is the number of talents of gold - 1 Kings 10:14 and 2 Chronicles 9:13. The oldest and most universally accepted standard for money is gold. Here again, 666 is connected with money which is necessary for buying and selling.
The third place where 666 appears outside Revelation is Ezra 2:2-14 where 666 is the number of men descended from Adonikam. Some versions have "sons of Adonikam." Various references give the Hebrew meaning of Adonikam as "Lord of the enemy." By this association Ezra 2:13 connects 666 with descendants of the Lord of the enemy - children of the devil, in other words. Who did Jesus call children of their father the devil at John 8:44 ?
In all three of these verses above where 666 occurs, 666 is connected with either money or the number of men.
Prophecy states that no one could buy or sell without the mark of the beast or the number of his name. Gold and silver could no longer be used to buy and sell. So, whatever is used to buy and sell in place of gold and silver is what the mark of the beast is.
On April 5, 1933, President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 6102 prohibiting gold possession by American citizens. Silver coins were last minted in 1964, the year after JFK was assassinated.
Gold and silver were replaced with paper money, checks, and credit cards as the only way to buy and sell. Therefore paper money and bank accounts which link to credit cards and checks are the only things that fit the criteria of the mark of the beast.
The unit of currency in Germany is the mark, but its being replaced by the Euro. The German mark is not called the mark of the beast by the German government, but none the less, the mark is the money authorized and printed by the German government.
Beast means government or kingdom in bible prophecy as shown above. The bible has many warnings against money and riches and it appears the end time is a time to be especially wary. Money is necessary in buying and selling whether in the form of check, card, or cash.
The SSS number is necessary to get a job, open a bank account, get a credit card, receive social security payments, and do the things required to get money. Therefore, the SSS/666 number is closely connected with money, buying, and selling - it is man's number. His number is 666 - Revelation 13:18
The way the GNT version of the bible has Rev 13:18 is - the number stands for the name of someone. That is just what an SSN is, a number that stands for the name of someone. The beasts (nations' governments) track their subjects moreso by SSN numbers than by names. Thousands of people may be named John Smith but each has a unique SSN.
People may have many numbers, ie phone numbers, street numbers, drivers license numbers, apartment numbers, credit card numbers, and so forth, but a phone number can be and often is reassigned to someone else as with a room number, street number, etc. Not so with the SSN. The SSN is assigned to you until you die. The SSN is truly man's number. It is the number the beast/kingdom/government uses to mark its people.
Stigma Stigma Stigma equals 666 or SSS but because stigma also means mark, 666 can mean SS Mark. The SSN is the number we are marked with by the beast (government / kingdom).
The 2 verses below from Revelation suggest that what we need, to escape the mark of the beast, is the seal of God.
Revelation 7:3 "Do not harm the land or the sea or the trees until we put a seal on the foreheads of the servants of our God."
Revelation 9:4 They were told not to harm the grass of the earth or any plant or tree, but only those people who did not have the seal of God on their foreheads.
The 2 verses below from Exodus seem to suggest what that seal of God is.
Exodus 13:9 This annual festival will be a visible reminder to you, like a mark branded on your hands or your forehead. Let it remind you always to keep the LORD's instructions in your minds and on your lips.
Exodus 13:16 This ceremony will be like a mark branded on your hand OR YOUR forehead. It is a reminder that the power of the LORD's mighty hand brought us out of Egypt.
The 2 verses from Exodus above about a mark on the hand or forehead are talking about Passover and the blood of the Passover Lamb. Those who are covered by the blood of the Lamb have the seal of God on them. Those who have faith in Jesus, the Lamb of God, as their Savior are covered by His blood.
Clicking the 3 bible searches below helps show what the seal of God means -
Seal God - - Seal Spirit - - Seal Blood
Jesus offered himself as our sacrificial lamb when He shed his blood for us on the cross. When we believe that Jesus is our savior, Jesus gives us his Holy Spirit. When we accept the invitation to follow Jesus, put our faith in Him, and become a Christian, it is answering the Lord's call.
Accepting Jesus also means accepting the invitation to the wedding supper of the Lamb. Only the firstborn will be at the wedding supper of the Lamb. When the blood of the lamb covered the homes of the ancient Israelites in Eygpt, it protected the firstborn. The death angel killed only the firstborn who were not protected by the blood of the lamb. People who were not firstborn were unaffected.
There is also a prophecy about a mark on the forehead at Ezekiel 9:4-5
=> SSS in the English alphabet matches ςςς in the Greek alphabet and Revelation was written in Greek. ς is pronounced sigma and matches the letter S. ς' is pronounced stigma and is the number 6. Stigma also means a bad mark, scar, or blemish which is undesirable or disgraceful. So, 666 can translate from the original Greek as SSS' or Stigma, Stigma, Stigma or bad mark, bad mark, bad mark or some combination of these such as SS mark. The SSN is required to buy and sell as was prophesied about the number 666. The criteria of the 666 number and the mark of the beast described in the Bible fits the SSN like a glove fits a hand.
Rev 15:2 says some will overcome the beast and the number of his name. The blood of the Lamb which comes from faith in Jesus is the way by which we can overcome the mark of the beast.
The article above explains what the mark of the beast symbolizes in the book of Revelation. End time prophecy strongly connects the 4 subjects below regarding the beast:
1 - The Beast with 7 Heads and Ten Horns
2 - Mystery Babylon, the Great Whore which Rides the Beast
3 - The Mark of the Beast (this article)
4 - The Image of the Beast
These subjects are linked near the bottom of their respective webpages by the links below:
The End Time Beast
Image of the Beast
There is an eye opening book titled Secrets of the Federal Reserve, written by Eustace Mullins, which gives some astounding insights. There are still lots of free PDF copies of it on the net, as of this writing, but the net is becoming less free and more controlled by the powers that be. Secrets of the Federal Reserve, may be one of the first books to be banned. It exposes the powers that be. It was first published in 1952, but the powers that be try to keep it hidden. It is a very scholarly, well-researched book with lots of references and footnotes that show sources of information. It gives evidence rather than opinion.
The Protocols of Zion (POZ) is a unique document which reveals the plans of those who want to set up a world government and world religion. The POZ is unlike anything else. It's a devilish collection of secret schemes written by those obsessed with ruling the world. The POZ was discovered by outsiders and published over 110 years ago to expose the tyrannical plot for a world government.
When the POZ was first published over 110 years ago, some people did not know whether to believe it. Some said we just have to wait and see how it turns out before we can know. Many of the POZ plans have since been executed and become realities. The wait was over long ago. Now, 110 plus years later, the passing of time has shown that the POZ turned out to be true. The POZ has been proven by the passing of time as plan after plan became reality after reality.
Online copies of the POZ -
The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion (POZ)
Downloadable PDF copy -
Protocols of the Elders of Zion (POZ)
Many POZ articles and links include propaganda meant to deceive people into doubting the POZ. Only original POZ text like the online POZ copies linked above is worth studying.
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|Posted: Tue Dec 29, 2009 5:31 pm Post subject:
|Good stuff agent7!
|The number 666 appears at 3 places in the NIV bible outside Revelations. At two of these 3 places, 666 is the number of talents of gold - 1 Kings 10:14 and 2 Chronicles 9:13. The oldest and most universally accepted standard for money is gold.
I'd like to jump in right here...actually the 666 number appears in one other place as generations of a man which I could find no connection at the time 10 years ago. I'll see if I can find it again.
But regarding the Six Hundred Threescore Six talents of gold that just came to the King in one year as Tax money: All this leads straight back to God's original warning as they reject him as king: A king will take...take...and take...1 Samuel 8:5-17
"Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six hundred threescore and six  talents of gold..." 1 Kings 10:14, and besides that he had of the merchantmen [Merchandise]..."And they brought every man his present, vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and garments, and armour, and spices, horses, and mules, a rate year by year." 1 Kings 10:25
"And Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, which provided victuals for the king and his household: each man his month in a year made provision." 1 Kings 4:7, tax officers.
And regarding being mentioned twice, lest we forget: 2 Chronicles 9:13 records the same. And besides the children of Israel: "...did Solomon make to pay tribute until this day." 2 Chronicles 8:8 Tax, tax, tax.
So this six hundred threescore six talents of gold that just came to Solomon in one year was received by a taxing system...just as our S. S. S. number enables now, Solomon had setup a little numberless IRS, if you wish.
This became a great burden on the people and after Solomon dies the people gathered to complain to the new king: "Your father made our yoke grievous: now therefore make thou the grievous service of thy father...lighter, and we will serve thee." 1 Kings 12:4 But Rehoboam replied he would tax, tax, and more tax. And then sent his tax officer of tribune to Israel and they stoned him to death. And thus, Israel splits into two nations...Israel of the North, and Judah of the South. 1 Kings 12:1-20
And by the time of the birth of Christ: "And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a degree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed." Luke 2:1
What we see now is a system of taxation that has extended and based mostly upon merchandising. Whereas the number of the beast in Revelation asserts: "...for thy merchants were the great men of the earth." Rev. 18:9-24 The high finance of kings in former times was plunder, but today the high finance of merchandising far exceeds that of outright plunder.
And today it is very clear that this final battle of Revelation is The Kingdom/Government of God vs. The Kingdom/Government of the Beast.
One group has the mark SSS=666 in their foreheads and the other group has the Father's name written in their foreheads. Two groups with two different marks in their foreheads. Rev. 13:18 followed directly by 14:1. Mark of the Beast vs. Mark of the God. Babylon does fall and a New Jerusalem descends from heaven to exist upon earth...or so the story reads. Heck, our numbered SSSystem is cracking already...I don't doubt it will fall...how much in debt is our Nation already...your amount of the bill...our unborn children born into a huge growing debt we can't even afford? Slaves to credit now based upon the petro-dollar? Not even a golden calf to dance around...except maybe the cash credit cow VISA? And all these transactions, all this buying and selling, how do they keep track of it all and tie it to you, even your cash, what is that number of your name, that number of a man that is firmly rooted and providing the source of all ability for buying and selling before that beast kingdom...given to you at birth, along with your name, without which you are excluded from any form of economic survival, of buying and selling?
So my news is, I'd be looking for a change to come. Don't know when, but I can feel it coming. And 2012 is fast approaching...the 26,000 year cycle of a planetary wobble...seems to me, only a fool would expect things to stay the same.
8337. shishshah; a prim. number; six (as an overplus beyond five or the fingers of the hand); as ord. sixth:--six <[-teen, -teenth]), sixth.
8346. shishshyim, multiple of 8337; sixty; --sixty, threescore.
Hebrew had no vowels, no letter like our x...Six would have translated to English as "S."
Sounds snake-ish to me...the sibilant sss...
I recommend downloading this .pdf - Social Security: Mark of the Beast by Steve Miller: http://www.famguardian.org/Publications/SocialSecurity/TOC.htm
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|The 666 Talents of Tax Gold that just came to Solomon and his tax system yearly, is much like what just comes to our beast tax system yearly only SixSixSix Number of people.
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