The Trumpets will bring about the most extensive and intense period of suffering the world has known up to that time, and Satan will appear to be triumphing. But by arresting the attention of every person on earth, the Seven Trumpets will also prepare the way for the most powerful proclamation of the gospel that has ever taken place
Message to Philadelphia encourages true followers of Christ to persevere in bringing hope into the world sunk in spiritual darkness.
The Number of the Beast (666) is closely linked to the Mark of the Beast. It is a symbol of disobedience and human effort rather than submission, faith and reliance on God. Chapter 13 of the Book Revelation of Jesus explains 666 and the Mark of the Beast.