I shall explain in this article the mathematical representation of one third and how it is the opposite of the mark of the beast referenced in the vision contained in Revelation 13. It has to do with those who follow abominations.
by the signs that it is allowed to work in the presence of[d] the beast it deceives those who dwell on earth, telling them to make an image for the beast that was wounded by the sword and yet lived. 15 And it was allowed to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast might even speak and might cause those who would not worship the image of the beast to be slain. 16 Also it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave,[e] to be marked on the right hand or the forehead, 17 so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name. 18 This calls for wisdom: let the one who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and his number is 666.
The First And Second Trumpets
Then it will happen —it is a declaration of Adonai— that in the entire land two-thirds will be cut off and die,
but a third will be left in it.
9 This third I will bring through the fire.
I will refine them as silver is refined,
and will test them as gold is tested.
They will call on My Name
and I will answer them.
I will say, ‘They are My people,’ and they will answer, ‘Adonai is my God.’
This is a repeating motif, or a pattern, that is used in the visions in multiple places. The Greek word in the manuscript is tritos. In terms of percentage points, one third is 33.3%. 33.3% of the trees will be consumed by fire, giving light to shine at the tribulation. This view is contrary to the mainstream gloom and doom interpretation.
7 The first angel blew his trumpet, and there followed hail and fire, mixed with blood, and these were thrown upon the earth. And a third of the earth was burned up, and a third of the trees were burned up, and all green grass was burned up.
8 The second angel blew his trumpet, and something like a great mountain, burning with fire, was thrown into the sea, and a third of the sea became blood. 9 A third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed.
To whom Elohim sets apart for His vessels, to be filled by His Spirit of holiness, expect refining temperatures as for gold and silver.
9 And I will put this third into the fire, and refine them as one refines silver, and test them as gold is tested. They will call upon my name, and I will answer them. I will say, ‘They are my people’; and they will say, ‘The Lord is my God.’”
As the clay pot being molded in the hands of a potter, and if the potter is displeased with the craft, he may break it up to start over. In Jeremiah 18 and in Ezekiel 18, the Word of YHVH says to two Prophets
6 “O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter has done? declares the Lord. Behold, like the clay in the potter’s hand, so are you in my hand, O house of Israel. 7 If at any time I declare concerning a nation or a kingdom, that I will pluck up and break down and destroy it, 8 and if that nation, concerning which I have spoken, turns from its evil, I will relent of the disaster that I intended to do to it. 9 And if at any time I declare concerning a nation or a kingdom that I will build and plant it, 10 and if it does evil in my sight, not listening to my voice, then I will relent of the good that I had intended to do to it.” We will be tested and judged by the Lord in our character and in the strength of our faith in Him. We have had a lifetime to learn and practice faith and walking with Him and then those who invest in it, treating the opportunity as a precious thing in our lives will invest in it with heart and soul. I will see this is a means in which the just and merciful God will demonstrate to all the believers each walking in love of His Son before the Redeemer comes. His approval matters. Therefore, those who will be gathered by Him to the marriage are acknowledged at the marriage and then unfortunately, those that will be told to depart from Him will understand that their foundation was all wrong. Sometimes, when the Lord calls a believer to repentance, he has to heed it.
26 When a righteous person turns away from his righteousness and does injustice, he shall die for it; for the injustice that he has done he shall die. 27 Again, when a wicked person turns away from the wickedness he has committed and does what is just and right, he shall save his life.28 Because he considered and turned away from all the transgressions that he had committed, he shall surely live; he shall not die.
The lesson we shall learn from above is the need to repent to God. This is true for both the just and the unjust. Right after the angels ministered to Eashoa, upon completion of the fiery testing of the Tempter, Eashoa launched His public ministry. The first proclamation that He announced was repent!
Matthew 4 | 17
17 From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
People of the New Testament must not mock the grace of God by choosing to sleep with the devil after he has been saved by the precious blood of Y’shua. Paul made it clear that the Holy Spirit is the seal of salvation therefore, do not grieve the Holy Spirit.
As in Ezekiel 18, the justified believer also needs to be held accountable to Y’shua, the Word of YHVH. If he turns away from his righteousness and does injustice, he shall die for it. In the New Covenant grace is given as a period for repentance. Grace is not given so that a believer may go on sinning and go on unrepenting for the people that he hurts and the damage that he has done to the lives of many, or if to one. If the just man keeps on sinning and he does not turn to the Lord, he will be called fruitless. The fruitless believer will be cut, according to the words of Y’shua. He won’t cut him but His Father will find him not worthy.
But what about the rest of the trees not in the 33.3%?
The balance comes to 66.6%.
If that group of three sixes look familiar to you, I guarantee you that it is not a coincidence.
What John was given to see is not a number or the actual count of the trees such as 1,304,876 units. He was not counting the trees. He saw not the “trees”, for he saw the “forest”. It was a euphemism. He was inspired by this Biblical number that has been used in the Old Testament. As a Jewish man, he was familiar with the Scriptures. It is a symbolical number that holds a meaning as it was first used in the Old Testament.
The balance comes to 66.6%
Read Ezekiel 12, an oracle given by the Word of YH to Yehezqel during the Bavel exile. Note the iniquity of going after abominations is a punishable offense, what is true for the House of Israel is also true for the Church.
1 “And you, O son of man, take a sharp sword. Use it as a barber’s razor and pass it over your head and your beard. Then take balances for weighing and divide the hair. 2 A third part you shall burn in the fire in the midst of the city, when the days of the siege are completed. And a third part you shall take and strike with the sword all around the city. And a third part you shall scatter to the wind, and I will unsheathe the sword after them. 3 And you shall take from these a small number and bind them in the skirts of your robe. 4 And of these again you shall take some and cast them into the midst of the fire and burn them in the fire. From there a fire will come out into all the house of Israel.
5 “Thus says the Lord God: This is Jerusalem. I have set her in the center of the nations, with countries all around her. 6 And she has rebelled against my rules by doing wickedness more than the nations, and against my statutes more than the countries all around her; for they have rejected my rules and have not walked in my statutes. 7 Therefore thus says the Lord God: Because you are more turbulent than the nations that are all around you, and have not walked in my statutes or obeyed my rules, and have not[a] even acted according to the rules of the nations that are all around you, 8 therefore thus says the Lord God: Behold, I, even I, am against you. And I will execute judgments[b] in your midst in the sight of the nations. 9 And because of all your abominations I will do with you what I have never yet done, and the like of which I will never do again.
Read Zechariah 13 an oracle given by the Word of YH to Zkhayah during the post-exilic era of Judah.
8 In the whole land, declares the Lord,
two thirds shall be cut off and perish,
and one third shall be left alive.
9 And I will put this third into the fire,
and refine them as one refines silver,
and test them as gold is tested.
They will call upon my name,
and I will answer them.
I will say, ‘They are my people’;
and they will say, ‘The Lord is my God.’”
In my commentary, I will only use Scripture to interpret Scripture, no matter how unheard of it may sound.
I will put this third into the fire
If the grace of God is like a dam that is holding back the flood of wrath the dam is not going to be doing this for long. The wickedness of the unjust has been increasing. Two things are happening simultaneously. Believers in the Churches are not repenting from their casual attitude of no big deal toward habitual sinning. They can blame it on their pastors and leaders but the Bible says God will hold each individual accountable. The other thing that is becoming more and more common is the apostacy that is happening among Christian denominations that were once held as sound bodies of faith in Christ. They are dropping like a row of ducks one by one. In Ezekiel 16, Israel was rebuked by the Word of YH to be such a harlot that even the pagans were astonished at their idolatry commitment. Likewise today, the decent people outside of the Church, and many of them, despite being disbelievers, are moral living people. I am sure they are shocked by the sexual sins that are exposed behind the curtain from those who the community holds them in high regard until they completely get exposed. Just last month in Chicago, three pastors were charged in a sextrafficking ring in corrupting a 14 year-old girl while promising her mother in the view of the congregation that they will be a father to her. In real life, they were grooming her to be a common prostitute. The news coming out from courthouses in America and in Europe that found Roman Catholic clergymen guilty of child molestation from the last 70 years is raising eyebrows. But the wickedness that is going on in organized religion is not the last of it.
Satan Sitting In Church
The beast system has been gaining grounds week after week, mainly through the mainstream churches, the LBGTQIA churches, the legalistic churches, the unloving cold churches, the unforgiving churches, the New Age churches, the swinging churches, the naked churches, the OSAS churches, the FE churches, and the pedo churches. You get the idea.
To the Church in Pergamum
12 “And to the angel of the church in Pergamum write: ‘The words of him who has the sharp two-edged sword.
13 “‘I know where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is. Yet you hold fast my name, and you did not deny my faith even in the days of Antipas my faithful witness, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells.
Some religions have been long deceived way before 2019. We only hear about these trainwrecks in the news today and we sigh over them. They are all mocking God and it cannot go on for another handful of years, if not sooner. The heavenly armies are all looking to the LORD of host for the command to come down to put away trash.
There are also those who think they are born anew in the Spirit, believers who walk according to the ways of the world. If the beast system has infiltrated the Churches thus far, we can only imagine how rooted the secular world is in it. Have you heard about a churchgoing family, whose kids attend Sunday school, rejoice at their next family vacation to Anaheim? It is impossible to serve satan at the same time as attending church for worship. Many people are actually unawoked to the Light. They are not hearing what the Spirit has to say to those who have ears to hear. Their senses have been dulled by the intoxication of the world.
Disneyland has raised its admission price by a big jump in 2019. Let that deter those families who are working strictly with responsible budgeting. Think twice before Disney.
Christ has no fellowship with the devil. His true followers surely follow His examples. Those who are not true disciples are in bed with the devil and they do not feel it, do not get a scent of it and do not unjoin themselves from it.
Note this is part of the New Testament. The person who touches an unclean thing will not be received by God.
2 Corinthians 6:14-17 King James Version (KJV)
14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?
15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?
16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.
The rest of those who are outside of the one third are in danger of walking into the 2 thirds, the 66.6% – a euphemistic expression – that will be drunk in the wine of the Mystery Babylon.
Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the judgment of the great prostitute who is seated on many waters, 2 with whom the kings of the earth have committed sexual immorality, and with the wine of whose sexual immorality the dwellers on earth have become drunk.” 3 And he carried me away in the Spirit into a wilderness, and I saw a woman sitting on a scarlet beast that was full of blasphemous names, and it had seven heads and ten horns. 4 The woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet, and adorned with gold and jewels and pearls, holding in her hand a golden cup full of abominations and the impurities of her sexual immorality. 5 And on her forehead was written a name of mystery: “Babylon the great, mother of prostitutes and of earth’s abominations.”6 And I saw the woman, drunk with the blood of the saints, the blood of the martyrs of Jesus.