by John Greene
“In this same place is wisdom. Hold understanding, count the number. The beast indeed is the number of man. And his number is ‘chi xi stigma.’” – Revelation 13:18, direct translation
The religious world of Christianity is full of conjecture about what this scripture means, misleading multitudes about what this means for disciples of the Messiah. Scholars often explain the creation of the myth of ‘666’ in this way. Before the invention of separate and distinct numerical figures by the Arabs in the tenth century, letters of the alphabet were used as numbers. Letters were assigned numerical values. The Greek numbers were represented as below:
Numbers that are not on the chart were computed by combining other letters or numerical values. The practice of counting the number in names or phrases was used by the Jews and some Christians through time, but the actual origins are unclear to history. Much of known adopted systems of the Jews descended through the Babylonian Empire. During the time of the apostles, it was the practice of scribes and poets to count the numbers in words and phrases.
A good reason for the inaccuracy and mismatch could be that the number of the beast isn’t what generations have believed it to be. In 1895, a fragment was found as part of a hoard of previously illegible manuscripts discovered in an ancient garbage dump outside the Egyptian city of Oxyrhynchus. Many of these papyrus fragments were badly discolored and damaged. In 2005, Scholars at Oxford University were able to read the fragment using new advanced imaging techniques.
Ellen Aitken, a professor of early Christian history at McGill University, said the discovery appears to spell the end of 666 as the devil’s prime number. “This is a very nice piece to find,” Dr. Aitken said. “Scholars have argued for a long time over this, and it now seems that 616 was the original number of the beast.” So now, we have a battle of sorts as to what should be understood although most religious folks have hardly noticed.
Where more conventional versions of the Bible give 666 as the “number of the beast” (the sign of the antichrist-antimessiah) whose coming is predicted in the book’s apocalyptic verses, the oldest fragmented version that exists uses the Greek letters signifying 616.
“This is very early confirmation of that number, earlier than any other text we’ve found of that passage,” Dr. Aitken said. “It’s probably about 100 years before any other version.” (National Post, Canada. May 4, 2005)
Others seek to explain matters in this way. Traditional wisdom dictates that ‘6’ is the number of a man. We’ve heard a beautifully romantic idea that man (6)+ ‘God’ (1)= completion (7). Without question, YHWH through Messiah and the Spirit does complete man. It’s a beautiful expression of truth. We’ve also heard that 6 emphasized three times is “666.” However, this doesn’t apply directly here, even if Chi Xi Stigma is what you decide to honor.
Without question, Satan has worked hard to obscure the meaning of this passage that represents the number or summation of his name. Coupled with the fanciful visions that so many have imagined, the understanding of the number of the beast and man has been muddied, even purposefully altered. To make matters more difficult, the meanings of Chi, Xi and Stigma have been altered since the Book of Revelation was penned. The original Greek for Stigma has been exchanged for a new Greek that uses Sigma . Stigma is no longer used and its representation is hard to find. Stigma is said to have been a combination of the Tau (T) and Sigma . Most Greek text shows Sigma instead of the correct form. The meaning of Chi and Xi have been hotly contested, blurred by the passage of time and new usage. Let’s get down to ‘brass tacks’ about what this means and what it means for you.
Clearly, Satan has sought to overshadow the truth of Yahshua [Jesus] the Master, even while attempting to adopt His rule by clever machinations and deception. It is said that Messiah was sacrificed on a Tau Cross, unlike most prisoners of Rome, who were commonly sacrificed on poles and stakes. The Romans often sacrificed so many captives in war and through captivity, even as they spared no expense in subduing their enemies, that they deforested whole nations, creating vast deserts and changing many landscapes. The Tau Cross that the Romans used originated from Babylon through Egyptian influence, originally through the Babylonian god Tammuz and then brought into Christianity through the name of the sun god Mithras. While crucifixion on a Tau Cross may have made sense as a political commentary by the Romans, it has little to no benefit for regular victims of crucifixion, which often varied based on the whims of Roman command. A variation of this cross has been adopted and cleverly combined from Chi, Tau and the Chi Rho, which Constantine put together to establish his ‘order of Christ’ based on the sun god Mithras that he worshiped, becoming a dominant force in Romanism. After this time, the cross became a dominant symbol of ‘Christianity,’ which many Christians still use to represent their faith.
Under the interpretation of Chi Xi Stigma, the symbol of the cross has thereby come to represent a false Christianity and despite many reforms, most Christians have not removed this edifice (the cross) as a representation of their lives. The Roman Catholic Church still dominates over much of ‘Protestant Christianity,’ as well as the current incarnation of the Roman Empire and banking system based on the corporation, which is based on the Swiss-created verein, all of which are descended from the Vatican, and through the Romans. (If you don’t fully understand, please check the internet for basic definitions and other information on this website.)
Xi is the symbol of timber or of a tree upon which the real Messiah was sacrificed, but lower cased xi is of the serpent or shining one, the master of all false religion, the antithesis of the Messiah, and in opposition to YHWH Almighty, the Elohim of Abraham, Jacob and Isaac. (Isaiah 14:12) Chi Xi Stigma, which should be capitalized as the name of the beast, is the counterfeit of the Yahshua [Jesus] Master, whether this is through a false church, spirit of Maitreya, or political system of man. Curiously, the god Allah appears in form to an inverted xi or serpent, the opposite of Yahshua [Jesus] the Messiah. Now you can begin to understand what mankind is truly facing. Idolatry and rebellion against the Elohim of Hosts, your Heavenly Father, is rampant in all avenues of life. (“Heavenly Father Has a Name“; “Discipleship is Renewal“; “News: Investment & the Black Horse of Famine“; “News: Wall Street Greed Creates Hunger“; “News: Hyperinflation & False Teaching“)
This counterfeit system of man in all respects will seek to create not only its physical mark on mankind, but a spiritual mark on the mind and heart of every man, woman and child that lives on earth. It seeks to represent itself as the coming Kingdom of Messiah, representing itself as ‘God’s Kingdom on earth’ through the rule of man. This is in direct opposition to YHWH’s Kingdom and how that Kingdom will be brought to power through the Messiah, Yahshua [Jesus], where all the wicked will be brought to justice and meet their destruction. (“Wisdom & the Battle of Two Kingdoms“)
“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 Chi Xi Stigma.” – Revelation 13:18, NKJV
‘Chi Alpha Stigma’ means that man will invent his own mark, a counterfeit to the mark of Elohim’s Kingdom. This means idolatry just as ‘Chi Xi Stigma’ represents idolatry, the sum of man’s counterfeit kingdom. This charagma indicates idolatry on a grand scale, a mark, badge of servitude or charagma that man creates to supplant YHWH’s Kingdom. (“How YHWH Marks His People“; “The Idolatry Factor“)
Chi Xi Stigma is the counterfeit of the Messiah, the antichrist-antimessiah, brought about through an empire of delusion and brought to power through its current incarnation of politics, banking and counterfeit religion that may or may not profess the Messiah. This counterfeit is not the empire of Islam alone – ‘in the name of Allah’ – but all that is not set apart as the righteousness of Elohim. This antimessiah abomination is all the world [kosmos] of mankind that is not set apart to YHWH. The two beasts of Revelation are truly one in purpose, to mislead the entire inhabited earth after themselves and away from the the Elohim of Truth [YHWH].