To read some articles posted on the web, you might think the world is going to end today. Over the past few days a lot has been written about the coming of 06-06-06. June 6th, 2006. Some are saying it will be the end of the world, some are saying the stock market is going to crash, some are looking for a major terrorist attack, and some are using the 666 day to release new books.
What is all the noise about and what does the Bible say about 666? In Revelation 13:16-18 (NLT) we find the following:
“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. And no one could buy are sell anything without that mark, which was either the name of the beast or the number representing his name. Wisdom is needed to understand this. Let the one who has understanding solve the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. His number is 666.”
Now, let’s answer a very basic question about the end of the world and 666.
Does the Bible specifically say when the end of the world will come?
The Bible is clear that no one but the Father knows the exact time, but Jesus was clear that we will have signs (Mark 13:32). If you ever hear anyone saying he knows when the end of the world is going to take place, you know he is mistaken and should not be trusted!
So, our first question is easy to answer. No. The Bible does not specifically say when the end of the world will come.
Now for the next question. What should we be doing in response to “666”?
One thing you need is to become informed. Last year I wrote a book for Moody Publishers, Cashing It In – Getting Ready for a World Without Money. In my book I share my research about the coming cashless society and the Biblical prophecy concerning 666. It’s a part of my Financial Alert Series.
As I stated in Cashing It In, I believe we are on the eve of one of the most historical economic developments in the history of the world. Do I believe we will begin the cashless society on 06-06-06? No. However, no matter what happens on 06-06-06, we should do our best to understand the biblical meaning of the mark of the beast and what Revelation 13 has to teach us?
Let me encourage you to use 06-06-06 to share your faith in Christ with those you come in contact with today!
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