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Rev 13:18 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.
Reading from left to right, the first Greek letter, χ (pronounced “chi”) has a numerical value of 600.
The middle Greek letter, ξ, is pronounced “xi”, and it has a numerical value of 60.
The third Greek letter, ς, is pronounced “stigma”. Although its numerical value has changed since the first century, back in the first century, the stigma had a numerical value of 6. We might also note that the stigma has a literal meaning of “scar, mark, or badge of service”.
Mr. Walid Shoebat, a purported former PLO terrorist now Christian evangelist, says that when he saw the Greek symbols for 666 in the original manuscripts, he immediately recognized these as the Arabic character “bismillah,” which means “in the name of Allah.”
Here is an image of the bismillah– لڑكی
The third character, the “X”, is according to Shoebat the crossed swords representing Islam. Islam would be the expression in the world, through government and law, of the will of Allah. So all the characters together might read, in the name of Allah, Islam!
Below is a sample of those three symbols from the Codex Vaticanus:
These symbols greatly resemble the three Greek letters χ ξ ς. But John did not write these symbols in Greek. These symbols are Arabic. In order to better recognize the Arabic letters let us rotate the middle symbols 90 degrees to the left and then invert them:
We now see four characters that read from right to left. The first, second, and third characters from the right are two Arabic words and the forth character is an Islamic symbol. The character to the far right is the first Arabic word which reads “In the name of.” The next two characters, going from right to left, are the name of a person. That name reads “Allah.” So when these three characters are read together they read the Arabic phrase “In the name of Allah.”
The oldest text we have of Revelation 13:17,18 is in the Chester Beatty Biblical Papyri P47 dated the 3rd Century CE where, the number 666 is written as three Greek letters Chi, Xi, Sigma with a line written across the top of these three letters. The line across the top of these three letters means that these three letters stand for a: (1) word (2) name (3) number.
chi1 /ki/ • noun the twenty-second letter of the Greek alphabet (&bChi;, &bchi;), transliterated as ‘kh’ or ‘ch’. — ORIGIN Greek.
xi /ksi/ • noun the fourteenth letter of the Greek alphabet (&bXi;, &bxi;), transliterated as ‘x’. ORIGIN Greek
Sigma, n. [Gr.] 1. the eighteenth letter of the Greek alphabet , corresponding to the English S,s .
S,s (es) ,n.; pl.S’s,s’s,Ss,ss (es-iz), 1. the nineteenth letter of the English alphabet: from the Greek sigma , a borrowing from the Phoenician.
The Chi Rho is one of the earliest cruciform symbols used by Christians. It is formed by superimposing the first two letters of the word “Christ” in Greek, chi = ch and rho = r. Although not technically a cross, the Chi Rho invokes the crucifixion of Jesus as well as symbolizing his status as the Christ. The earliest evidence of the Chi Rho symbol is Constantine’s use of it on the labarum, the imperial standard, in the early 4th century CE. Lactantius, a 4th century Christian apologist, reports that on the eve of the Battle of the Milvian Bridge in 312 CE, Constantine had a vision of God in which he was commanded to mark his men’s shields with the Chi Rho symbol. After Constantine’s success at the Milvian bridge, the Chi Rho became the official imperial insignia.
Hooked “X” Conspiracy?
The Greek acrostic here is represented by the letters CHI, XI, STIGMA, which are 666. Each letter represents a word.
Chi is the first letter of Christos (Christ). X (Chi) is an abbreviation for Christ, viz. X-mas is Christmas. Xi, is the abbreviation letter for Xulon, a timber or tree (Strong’s #3586). Thayer’s New Testament Lexicon defines xulon as, “that which is made of wood, as a beam from which anyone is suspended, a gibbet, a cross” (p.432, #3586).
Peter used the word xulon when speaking of the cross (Acts 10:39, Acts 5:30, Gal. 3:13, 1Peter 2:24).
Stigma (Strong’s #4742) “from a prime stizo (to ‘stick’, or prick); a mark incised or punched (for recognition or ownership) i.e. (figurative) a scar of service; a mark,” i. e. “pierced.” According to Donnegan’s Greek Lexicon, stigma is “a hole, or mark, made with a pointed instrument. a mark of recognition or of disgrace. a mark of infamy. a mark made on the hands of persons who had enlisted as soldiers” (p. 1150). Under the entry of #5516 (Chi Xi Stigma), Strong’s informs us that #4742 (stigma) is also a cross. Therefore, the word, and letter, stigma have a definite reference to being nailed to a cross, or the marks/nail-holes from being nailed to a cross.
Also notice the Vatican flag: The flag of Vatican City was adopted on June 7, 1929, the year Pope Pius XI signed the Lateran treaty with Italy, creating a new independent state governed by the Holy See. The Vatican flag is modeled on the flag of the earlier Papal States. The flag of the Vatican City consists of two vertical bands, one of gold (hoist side) and one of white with the crossed keys of Saint Peter and the Papal Tiara centered in the white band. It is one of only two square country flags in the world, the other being the flag of Switzerland. The Vatican City coat of arms can be found in the white half. The coat of arms consists of:
the papal tiara (as used under the pontificate of Pius XI); the two keys which represent the keys to Heaven (according to the Gospel of Matthew 16:19) given by Jesus Christ to St. Peter. The popes are regarded as the successor of Peter, and the gold and silver keys have been significant elements in the symbolism of the Papal State since the 13th century. The gold represents spiritual power, while the silver key represents worldly power. a red cord connecting the keys. The yellow and white of the flag also refer to the keys – in heraldry yellow represents gold, while white represents silver.
I believe the Whore of Babylon is the Vatican/Roman Catholic Church. Now, the Mark of the Beast may well be encoded into these symbols Chi Xi Stigma.
So, with the gift which GOD gave me to discern, I have noticed there are underlying currents to the Bible. This is something most would refute, I’m sure. But, this is my interpretation of what’s happen to me. With that said, I have noticed GOD creates and satan tears down. Everything GOD creates, satan twists and manipulates to look like his work.
The word “stigma” has its origins in “stizo” meaning “to prick, a mark (denoting ownership), a scar of service”. The purpose to use Stigma over Hex is to drive home the point (pun not intended) that, as referenced in Rev. 13:16, the mark (“charagma”) given to all of mankind that worships the beast will be directly related to the Antichrist’s number/name. Akin to a Christian’s cross/crucifix necklace or ichthys fish on their car, showing “This thing belongs to a Christian, and this Christian belongs to Christ”, so too will the mark show “This marking belongs to a worldly person, and this worldly person belongs to the Antichrist”.
We are told in the Bible that GOD gave Cain a mark upon his forehead. What was this mark? We don’t know for sure. But there are some who say that the name of the Beast is encoded within the symbol of Chi Xi Stigma and it spells, ‘in the name of Allah”.
I find this very intriguing because of WHO some the Islamic people want to come! The Mahdi, the Imam; but not just any Imam, it’s the Imam Mahdi. They foretell this:
Isa (Jesus Christ) will return to aid Mahdi, or the guided one, against the Masih ad-Dajjal, the false messiah, and his followers. He will descend at the point of a white arcade, east of Damascus, dressed in yellow robes with his head anointed. He will then join the Mahdi in his war against the Dajjal. Isa will slay Dajjal, and unite humanity.
Here’s what I discern from this:
Name of the Beast is very subjective but from this study it definitely looks as if the name of the Beast is Allah. I gather from these symbols that the Mahdi is one of the Ascended Masters! Some believe this will be the Maitreya, others think it’s Sananda. But Sananda calls himself ‘Jesus’, so I doubt this. Unless of course it’s the same being/demons/fallen angel. But, I think it will be two different demons/fallen angels because one will come as the Mahdi, and the other as Isa (Jesus).