In 1991, I was reading Revelation. I had a fascination with angels, so, I was also recently done reading Piercing the Darkness by Frank E. Perritti. Well, I was new at the whole Bible reading thing (independently) although I was raised by devout Christians. I was reading about 666. Didn't have a CLUE! lol So, I went to ask my dad. He didn't try to answer, but this is what he did:
He took me outside and showed me a plant. He asked me what sort of plant it was. I didn't know. It was one of those plants that LOOKS like parsley, but wasn't actually parsley. He told me what it was then took me back inside. He wrote some numbers on a paper, and then asked me what the numbers were. Silly me, being about 16 years old, started guessing and trying to figure them out. My dad just watched me like the loving father than he is. I finally gave up and said that I didn't know. That is when he leaned in and said:
"Xxxxxx, if you don't know, ask the one who wrote it"
Me being a stupid teenager, I still didn't get it. So he said:
"I'm the one who wrote it. I'm the one who knows it. ASK ME."
Then it hit me like a ton of bricks! 666! God knows!!! Ask GOD!!!
My dad then proceed to conclude the lesson and told me that the numbers were the combination to his locker at work. After that, I quickly darted off to return to my room ... and pray.