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Not THE Mark: Part-1

How many mixed messages can one subject generate?

Oh, about 7.5 billion.

I decided to write this post after reading this article from the BBC NEWS: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-42887405  which prompted me to ask YOU; yes, that’s right, YOU personally. No, you don’t need to look over your shoulder, I’m not Big-Brother; or am I? Ohhhh Spooky!

Okay, onward…

What is the Mark of the Beast?

How do you decide?

 

 

According to Revelation 13:11-18

The Beast from the Earth

11 Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon. 12 And he exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence, and causes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. 13 He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men. 14 And he deceives those who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived. 15 He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed. 16 He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, 17 and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

18 Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.

 

The “Second Beast” or “False Prophet” facilitates construction for what is Biblically known as “The Abomination of Desolation”. For more on the Abomination of Desolation see: “This Side of the Whirlwind, The Coming Apocalypse” chapter 13, pages 212-214; subsections titled: Abomination of Desolation

Red-Letter text has been added or emphasized within original excerpt/text of “This Side of the Whirlwind, The Coming Apocalypse”.

 

Scriptural support for, “The Mark of the Beast”:

Excerpt taken from “This Side of the Whirlwind, The Coming Apocalypse” chapter 13; pages 224-228; subsection: The Mark of the Beast

The Mark of the Beast

Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he (The False Prophet) had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon. And he exercises all the authority of the first beast (The Beast/Anti-Christ) in his presence, and causes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men. And he deceives those who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived. He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed. He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666. (Revelation 13:11–18 NKJV emphasis added) (Additional emphasis added to excerpt)

Someday soon cash and coin will no longer be the currency of choice. In fact, cash today is scarcely the desired currency with so many owning smart-wallets, smartphones, and chipped credit/debit cards all available through a variety of media and more readily accepted than checks in most places. For over two thousand years, the Bible forecast this transition with the coming of a required mark for financial transactions. The Bible calls the device the Mark of the Beast or the Mark, the world merely asks, “Credit or debit.” According to Revelation 13:11–18, when the timing is right, no one will be able to buy or sell anything without first receiving the Mark. By introducing the technology through popular media, such as bio-implanted smartchips or smartphones, governments will be able to achieve dominance over entire populations without firing a single shot. Citizens are already running to their nearest kiosks, money in hand, purchasing the newest ball and chain without understanding future consequences. Remember, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge …[1] Be advised, corporations are currently asking for volunteers to receive corporate smartchips. Through implantable chips and devices corporations can now manage a variety of management, security, payroll and personnel issues without ever leaving the versatility of the corporate-laptop.

(The following {links} have been added to existing excerpt by special permission from author.

Oh wait, that’s me! J)

{American Company:  https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2017/july/chipping-employees-wisconsin-company-is-first-in-us-to-give-it-a-go

Swedish Company:

http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/world/2017/april/company-tags-employees-with-microchip-implants }

Mock-up of a bio-hacker

Getty Images

As cash becomes a thing of the past, digital money becomes the wave of the future, with new technologies rushing in to fill the void. As governments convert their monetary systems from cash to cashless, so too will the financial tools move to accepted media, such as bio-implanted technologies. By all accounts, bio-implants are here and here to stay. Implants with NFC[2] capabilities are becoming fully integrated into the general population with a variety of financial implications attached. The new wetware-style implants are taking the form of password keys, embedded cell phones, personalized bio-computers, memory storage devices, and employee pass cards, to name only a few. Our personal finance and banking needs are also being impacted by embedded smart-wallets and smartphones as well as bio-IDs and of course bio-implanted medical records and information storage tools. Once the technology expands beyond the mainstream of commerce and business, governments will sound the clarion call, requiring the Mark for every citizen, young or old, citing an urgent need for accurate census records as well as the hastening of a more secure financial and identification system.  (Prophecy alert! Many of the predictions within this texst have already come to pass since April of 2016)

Well, that’s it for today’s post!  I know… sad and disappointing; but, Lord willing you’ll read the second part to “Not THE Mark: Part 1” tomorrow.

In This Side of the Whirlwind’s next post we will continue our discussion with how governments will forward their plans for dominance over financial resources and their citizenry.

Until then, smile and trust the Lord because He has been planning for the End-Times, the coming of the Mark of the Beast and the Great Consummation long before we were even born.

We can trust Him will all things! J

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[1] Hosea 4:6.

[2] NFC: near-field communications technology is capable of transmitting payment data without the need for physical contact.

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