Ever wonder what 666, the mark of the beast, means? "The weight of the gold that Solomon received yearly was 666 talents, not including the revenues from merchants and traders and from all the Arabian kings and the governors of the land.” (1 Kings 10:14-15)
The mark of the Beast in Revelations refers to the amount of gold King Solomon made in a year.
Now, put two and two together:
"Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for the number is that of a man; and his number is six hundred and sixty-six." (Revelation 13:18)
Which man was Revelations 13:18 referring to?
"Solomon was the wisest ruler in the world, yet one of the most greedy and ambitious... Indeed, the weight of gold talents he received in one year－666－became the symbolic 'code number of the beast' in the Book of Revelations. This 'code number' ... indicated that a person who served 'the beast of self-aggrandizement, self-indulgence, self-glorification had his days 'numbered'... A man marked with the number 666 'lacks that consciousness of God and God alone directing.' (281-34)" - Robert Krajenke in "Edgar Cayce's Story of the Bible," pp. 375-376
The mystery of 666, the antichrist, in Revelations was decoded by the Akashic Records through renowned seer, Edgar Cayce. When asked, "In what form does the anti-christ come, spoken of in Revelation?" Edgar Cayce replied while in trance:
"In the spirit of that opposed to the spirit of truth. The fruits of the spirit of the Christ are love, joy, obedience, long suffering, brotherly love, kindness... The spirit of hate, the anti-christ, is contention, strife, fault-finding, lovers of praise." (281-16)
John Van Auken, a Cayce researcher, gave his interpretation of the above Cayce Reading:
"Mark of the Beast: This strange mark, 666, represents vows and obligations we have made to the work of the Beast and how we condemn rather than help any effort to overcome the Beast’s influence. The Beast is like our ego and egocentric interests. It represents the work of self alone, without God’s influence. The mark is erased when the work of our hands and thoughts of our minds are cooperating with God, rather than simply being self-driven. The Beast is our lower nature at our most selfish, self-centered, self-gratifying, self-glorifying point of existence."
Another portrayal of the anti-christ is the character, Phylo, in JJ Dewey's books, "The Immortal, Books 1 & 2." Studying JJ Dewey's Phylo can give you an understanding of how the antichrist thinks, feels like, smells like, looks like, and his modus operandi. "The Immortal, Book 1" is available as a free download: http://www.freeread.com/ Remember, the antichrist is of Man, i.e., human. Here is discernment: if you learn to recognize him, you won't be fooled by his charisma when he quotes scripture or heals the sick or acts like a guru.
While we're on the topic of the antichrist, I'd like to share an inspiring message from the Christ within Chris Del Vesco Cruz:
"Today I send love to every being who has ever caused pain in the deepest reaches of my soul as I realize that each and every one of you did not pass through my life so that I could love you, you set foot in my path, instead, so that I could learn to love me."