666 vs. 777

Revelation 1:12-13

Adrian Rogers

Sermon Overview

Scripture Passage: Revelation 1:12-13

Our God is a God of order and design; all of creation and numerical law is written into the Universe.

All of nature is built on numbers; God’s mathematical precision is evident in our studies of chemistry, biology, zoology, and astronomy.

If we interpret these Scriptures both literally and symbolically, we can decipher what the number seven means in this specific passage (Revelation 1:20).

The key number in the Book of Revelation is seven. If we look closely, we can see the symbolic meaning and spiritual messages tied into numbers.

1 – Unity

There is one God, Jehovah, and there is no one like Him.

2 – Witness

Jesus is the faithful and true witness, promised in both the Old and New Testaments.

3 – The Divine Triunity

Our Only God is a God of three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

4 – Earth

This is our Father’s world, where we experience directions, seasons, and testings in fourths.

5 and 10 – Completeness

Everything is in God’s full control; He will complete what He has begun.

6 – Man

Man is perfect imperfection. We are sinners; God demands absolute perfection and we cannot provide it ourselves.

7 – Perfection

Though we fall short, God has provided perfection through Jesus.

8 – New Birth

We can be born again and have a brand new start; God is a God of new beginnings, who makes all things new.

12 – Governmental

This is the number of patriarchs and apostles, of ruling and reigning; and one day we will see the Lord rule and reign in glory.

Understanding what we know about biblical numbers, we catch a glimpse of how the 666 will work in the End Times.

Revelation 13:18 says, “Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.”

The Antichrist will be a servant of Satan, a worker of worship, a master of miracles, and a controller of commerce.

Adrian Rogers says, “It’s going to be dark for Israel; it’s going to look like the end. The kingdoms of this world will gather together there at Armageddon to obliterate Israel… and just when 666 thinks he has it all made, 777 is coming from Heaven.”

Apply it to your life

Spend some time studying the symbolic and spiritual meaning of numbers in Scripture and what they say about your faith in God.