...Beware the Mark of the Beast!Beware of the Mark!
the "Beast" the prince of the dark,
will render you stark!
And he causeth all...both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.Revelation 13:16-17
Remembering that those who are watching for the Blessed Hope - those delivered from the curse - through the Cross of Jesus Christ - now worshipping before the Throne of God, & of the Lamb - looking forward to serving him, seeing HIS face, with HIS name being upon their foreheads, should be aware that their bodies - i.e. temples of the Holy Spirit, - should not be defiled with ANY name or mark!
An act which would grieve the Holy Spirit.
Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the Lord.Leviticus 19:28
No element of future prophecy carries with it such implications & ramifications regarding the eternal destiny of mankind than what is generically referred to as the
Mark of the Beast or MOTB.
The inextricable link between the present day computerised cashless system, the 666 code, (hidden within the bar coding system or UPC), & the diabolical plan to introduce the compulsory physical implantation of this system on all mankind, leaves the sceptic of prophecy lost for words!
The introduction of the MOTB system will be the most radical and revolutionary change to the economy in the history of the human race. Whilst it can be argued that this system is already more or less in operation,(credit/debit cards & UPC EFT/POS etc.), the continued use of currency prevents the universal introduction and implementation of the MOTB. Obviously one of the signs of the times that the faithful are watching for could be termed the day the dollar dies. The day will come when the green-back, the American Dollar, once the mainstay of the world economy becomes of no value & useless except for lighting fires with.
And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.Revelation 13:1
16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark1 in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark,1 or the name of the beast,2 or the number of his name.
18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast:2 for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.3Revelation 13:16-18
1 The term mark, charagma in the Greek, indicates a cutting or incision of the flesh.
2 The term Beast & Antichrist are synonymous - 1 John 2:18 & 22; 4:3;
3 The term 666 whilst also being the universal computer code will also identify the Beast / Antichrist using numerological interpretation of the mans name.
The Warning Given...
9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,
10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:Revelation 14:9-10
The Judgment Falls...
And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.Revelation 16:2
An Ignominious End...!
And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.Revelation 19:20
Demonstrating the possible way in which the powers of darkness could have influence in the commercial sector, facilitating the introduction of the Mark of the Beast system, one key player has been British Telecom, a pioneering company in developing the microchip implant on the body for the purpose of conducting cash & other transactions The potential of this technology has been featured, by their head of R & D, on a Sky television news item... (Summer 1997)
More recently a former employee of B.T., Prof. Kevin Warwick, of Reading University, England, has been featured in various media news items having become the first guinea pig to have a microchip implant inserted in his arm. His comment was, to the effect, that it was inevitable that all the major companies would eventually adopt this system to overcome security problems. When asked to comment on the various civil liberty implications his reply was that ultimately the question would be:
Do you want a job or donít you?
The continued rapid development of this technolgy can be attributed to a variety of companies and research establishments. Other organisations worthy of note are:
At this time of writing the question that could well be asked is how can such a totally repressive and controlling system of world government come to pass at a time when there is so much talk of liberty freedom and human rights. It is even conceivable, indeed likely, that the Beast/Antichrist could come to power with a democratic mandate...
Many forms of Government have been tried, and will be tried in this world of sin and woe. No one pretends that democracy is perfect or all-wise. Indeed, it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government except all those others that have been tried from time to time.Sir Winston Churchill
This should come as no surprise as various despots of the ages have commanded overwhelming popularity only to have been demonstrated through the history books to epitomise evil,
(in recent history names such as Hitler, Stalin and Mao come to mind).
The great blessing and benefit of having Bible prophecy as a guide is in providing forewarning of this final arch-despot and his religious cheerleader, so that there can be no doubt in identifying the Beast/Antichrist, as such, only the wicked will choose to follow and accept the MOTB system.
The emergence of the Beast/Antichrist coming to world domination will be on a platform of peace, even though he will ultimately bring about the worst period of warfare in world history. The desire of the masses for peace and security, will obviously not be met, with multitudes perishing during the Great Tribulation period.
There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.Proverbs 14:12 & 16:25
Whilst the Devil seeks to deceive many into becoming a number,
i.e. a Walking Piece of Currency Bound for Damnation...
The Lord God knows each of us by name...
LOVING US INTO HIS ETERNAL KINGDOM!
O LORD, thou hast searched me, and known me.Psalms 139:1
i.e. Known by a NAME not by a number!
If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.John 8:36
Consider also the cry echoed in The Prisoner (Television Series)...Poem......"Refuse the Mark of the Beast"
Further Reading, more fascinating insights into "The Mark of The Beast"...
Bilderberg.org - Will Hutton
For the faithful there remains a Blessed Hope...
And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him: And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads. And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign for ever and ever. And he said unto me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent his angel to show unto his servants the things which must shortly be done. Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book.Revelation 22:3-7
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