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Thursday, December 15, 2022

Revelation Advent Calendar - Chapter 13

Also it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead, 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. 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. (Revelation 13:16-18)

One of the first Christian rock videos ever aired on MTV? But first it was rejected from MTV for being too violent and had to be recut? (Apparently they didn't like the part where they caught the antichrist on fire at the end.) Yes, please! (By the way... raise your hand if you are old enough to know what an address book is.)

I was feeling kind of restless
So I went out for a walk
And I ran into a stranger
And for hours we just talked
Said I'm waiting for this moment all my life
This is it
And when I asked him to explain it
He just smiled and he told me, six, six, six

He said that things will get much better
That tonight is New Age Eve
I can even change the weather
I can do things you won't believe
I got signs and wonders in my bag of tricks
Hmm, tricks!
When I asked him to explain
He just smiled and he told me, six, six, six
Six, six, six

I said, "Jesus won't you save me
From this evil man of sin?
I have read about his future
I don't want to go with him!"
And when I looked he had gone
But he had left a note that said:
My number is, my number is, my number is...


Said my number, my number, my number is six, six, six

When morning came I laughed
At what I thought was just a dream
And I went to call my neighbor
And tell him all I'd seen
But when I reached for my address book, I felt sick
Ooh, sick
'Cause, written across the page
Every number there was six, six, six
Ooh, six, six, six

Yeah, that's probably one of the creepiest Christian rock videos ever made. It's a little bit dramatic... I wonder what life might actually be like for someone living under the antichrist? Here's maybe my favorite song about that. It's so bleak and hopeless, and the last few lines almost leave you gasping for air. Art of the most amazing kind!

In the midst of the war he offered us peace
He came like a lover from out of the East
With the face of an angel and the heart of a beast
His intentions were Six Sixty Six

He walked up to the temple with gold in his hand
And he bought off the priests and propositioned the land
And the world was his harlot and laid in the sand
While the band played Six Sixty Six

We served at his table and slept on the floor
But he starved us and beat us and nailed us to the door
Well, I'm ready to die, I can't take any more
And I'm sick of his lies and his tricks

He told us he loved us, but that was a lie
There was blood in his pockets and death in his eyes
Well my number is up and I'm willing to die
If the band will play Six Six...

If the band will play Six Sixty S...

If the band will play Six Sixty Six


Hey, why don't we wrap up this creepy chapter with a SECOND bonus song from King's X? I promise Dug is joking at the end! (I think...)

Here's a little story, it is frightening
Or just a fantasy
Just a little boy, he is different
Different than you or me

The serpent is rising
Growing stronger every day
You will see him in the future
You may have seen him today

Oh, 666, seven years bad luck
You won't buy or sell, no, without his mark

There is more to the story
It can be read
In a book called Revelation
Guess one day we'll see, oh

666, seven years bad luck
You won't buy or sell, no, without his mark

I'll take that number, yeah
(You know I'm just kidding)

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