Revelation 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.

There are some popular historic interpretations that may or may not have some merit:

1. It stands for commerce:

1 Kings 10:14 Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six hundred threescore and six talents of GOLD,

Newell in 1935 noticed that 666 was being used to advertise commercial products. Devotionally, this interpretation is certainly true. However, it is not limited to this truth.

2. The number of man. Man was created on sixth day (Gen.1:27, 31).
Therefore, the number would mean "Man with a lot of money and power, glorying in himself as a god." This is obviously part of the truth
concerning the number.

3. "Nero Caesar" adds up to 666 in Hebrew. Many have believed that Nero will be raised from the dead as Antichrist. (Maybe he will be cloned!) The Beast certainly does ascend from Hell.

4. "Lateinos," and "Vicarius Filii Dei," etc. add up to 666 in Greek.

5. Does "VISA" equal 666? "VI" is ROMAN for 6; "S" is Greek for 6; "A" is Babylonian for 6. This therefore represents three world kingdoms (three colors in logo?). Those who have embraced this view believe that "Visa" will ultimately get the "contract" for the mark.

6. Since "S" is 6 in Greek, "SSS" would represent the occult number,
"666." Notice that: "Six" begins with "S." "S" looks like a serpent. "S"
is the sound of the serpent's hissing sound. "Satan" and "Serpent" (see
Rev. 20) begin with "S":
"This serpent Satan, is not the enemy of man, but he who made gods of our race..." (Crowley, "Magick")

"S," the Greek for "6," is called the "stigma," which means "mark" or
"brand." Now notice that "Harry Potter" has a "stigma" in his forehead
(six or broken "S"). Sister Riplinger writes:

"Stigma (prick) and charagma (sharpen to a point), both translated 'mark' in the KJV, point to the new hypodermically inserted identification microchip, inserted 'in' the hand or forehead (not 'on' as new versions say!)."

Bullinger writes: "But the great significance of this number is seen when we remember that the secret symbol of the great ancient Pagan mysteries was SSS or 666; and that today it is the secret connecting link between them and their revival in Spiritism and Theosophy which aim at the union of all religions in one...S [was] a mark invented by the Greeks to represent 6. They called it...stigma....Stigma is a sign usually made on the body by branding or puncturing..."(E. W. Bullinger, 1837-1913, "The Apocalypse")

The advertising logo for Digital Angel looks like an SSS (666). It is very strange that they would choose such a logo. Was this design created to mock fundamentalists? We are not amused. But the prophecies will be literally fulfilled.

In regard to "Pokemon," a preacher writes: "He has a pentagram on his forehead, SSS ON HIS CHEST and he is giving the Satanic salute with his left hand." (David Brown on Pokemon)

In occult signs, the Satanic "S" (broken S) represents a THUNDER BOLT that means "Destroyer." It was worn by the SS of Nazi Germany. Among other things, it means "man is god."

The stage is rapidly being set for the last and final act of rebellion before the Lord Jesus comes to claim this earth as its rightful King. Do you know for sure where you will spend eternity? If you say, "I HOPE I will be with God in happiness," this only shows that you are probably trusting in your own good works. God sent His Son to become a man, live without sin, and shed His precious Blood on a cross to purchase salvation for all mankind. One sin against the Omnipotent, eternal, Holy Creator merits eternal torment in the Lake of Fire. Do you believe that you deserve this punishment? But God who is rich in mercy so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life (John 3:16). Will you believe this truth and receive the free gift of eternal life? Do so this very moment!

Do you NOW know for sure whether or not you will spend eternity with God in happiness? If you say, "YES I DO!" I must ask you why God should save you. If you smile and say, "Because I have believed the good news according to the Scriptures, that Jesus Christ has died for me, a poor, miserable sinner, and He has promised me eternal life as a free gift through His Blood!," then I say AMEN to you! Glory be to God!

If you are a Christian, in light of these developments, what may we expect in this next year?! If there was ever a time to forsake not the
"assembling of ourselves" together (Heb.10), it is now! Do something for the Lord Jesus Christ! Hate the garment even spotted with the flesh! Christian, if you are going to do something for Jesus, you had better do it now. Let us make up for lost time spent slumbering in the Hollywood cesspool:

Luke 14:21 ....GO OUT QUICKLY into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring IN hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind.

NOTE: I'm not sure where I got this, however it's the biblical truth, so I put it on here. May you get busy for the Lord Jesus Christ.