As a young unsaved man I was very much into the heavy metal scene, not just participating in the lifestyle and culture, but also in the playing of this music. A song that we use to play and listen to was a song by Iron Maiden called, “The Number of the Beast”. The intro of this song begins with a man with a very eerie voice quoting Revelation 12:12, 13:18.
"Woe to You Oh Earth and Sea
"Woe to You Oh Earth and Sea
for the Devil sends the beast with wrath
because he knows the time is short
Let him who have understanding
reckon the number of the beast
for it is a human number
its number is six hundred and sixty six"
Today millions of heavy metal fans across the world KNOW this intro of this song as they know their very own names. They can quote this passage verbatim as unsaved religious folks can quote the Lord’s Prayer. I truly wonder how many - lost and saved today - fully comprehend the full magnitude, weight and depth of this exponential super abounding time called the Great Tribulation; in which there will be the exponential demonic oppression and tyranny of the "Devil" and his anti Christ (i.e., the Beast) (Rev. 9, 12:7-17). The very ones who can quote these same Scriptures fused into this Iron Maiden song (Rev.12:12, 13:18) will most likely be alive when this very Satanic institution goes into full affect (Matt. 24:15). What this song has done is to take the sting out of Almighty God's horrific warning and has neutered these Bible verses by twisted them to subtly promote the acceptance of the demonic agenda of 666, which will reign over the world very shortly until the Lord returns (Rev. 12:12; 13:18).
The very ones who can quote these same Scriptures fused in this Iron Maiden song will most likely, be alive when this very Satanic intuition goes into effect.The words despotic, authoritarian, tyrannical, autocratic etc. with all of their deepest and fullest descriptions, fall so exceedingly short when seeking to describe the Satanic tyranny and oppression during these last 3 ½ years called “The Great Tribulation” (Matt. 24:21-22). So horrific a time this will be that the Lord Jesus stated that, “if the days were not cut short NO ONE (flesh) WOULD EVER SURVIVE” (Matt. 24:22)! This "time period" is exponentially far more horrific then all the world wars and global pestilence ever put together. To add to man’s global woes during this time, the inhabitants of the world will have a supernatural oppressor and tyrant whose power, strength and genius exponentially surpasses the limited confines of mankind.
This fallen evil genus (Lucifer - aka. Satan) and his rebellious host of untold millions of fallen angels will be - because of their explosion from any access to the third heaven - confined and concentrated to this little o’l planet called earth (Rev.12:7-17). Planet earth will become their new temporal prison cell (Rev. 18:2) till Christ’s glorious return to earth in which these demonic hordes will be placed back in the abyss until they are assigned into the Lake of Fire FOREVER(Matt 25:41, Rev. 19:11-21). It has been this very time and hour that has been the most haunting and dreadful thought in the minds of the fallen angelic hosts, for they now know indeed that their time is very short (Matt. 8:29, 25: 41 Mark 1:24, 5:7, Luke 4:34, James 2:19).
No other medium has been more powerful a tool to Satan (i.e., Lucifer) than the the godless music industry.
My friend, put away all such forms of evil and indoctrination and by faith place your trust in Almighty God's Son, the Lord Jesus Christ and receive Him in to your heart as your personal Savior (John 1:12, 3:16-17, Acts 4:12, Rom. 6:23, 10:4, Gal 1:4) That my friend, is what this whole little life is about! Satan's godless system is but for a moment when compared to the vast expanse of ETERNITY future (Matt. 25:41, Rev. 20:11-15).
My friend, place your trust in the Savior today and instead of drinking and singing from Satan's musical kool - aid selections. You will truly know what true happiness is and what comes from a heart that has been forgiven. You will be singing "Amazing Grace" all the live long day. May it be even so for you!
The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!