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The Silent Apocalypse Part 4

Now let’s look at “The Mark Comes” which alludes to those who are trying to avoid the Mark of the Beast.  What about those who think they can just wait it out if they dig in at home?

Here’s an excerpt taken from,

“This Side of the Whirlwind, The Coming Apocalypse”

Chapter 13, pages 228-231.

The Mark Comes!

So, the Mark is coming! When the Mark of the Beast and all its related technologies become commonplace, the modern world, as we know it, will not be accessible to Christians. Believers who reject the Mark will find they cannot survive in the modern world without either submitting to the Mark or fleeing to the mountains for safety. Christian families will not be able to buy food or make mortgage payments. Those who have not planned for the coming crucible (the Tribulation Period of the Great Consummation) will find themselves and their family up a creek without supplies.

When local governments begin to require their citizens to receive the Mark, it will be extremely difficult to say no. No, will not be an option. Before the new technology becomes the nation’s currency standard, everyone will already know someone who has received the Mark. Many will have friends and family who have rationalized away the concerns or objections to accepting the Mark’s bio-implanted tech.  People will want to feel good about embracing what they intuitively know is against God’s will. Those who have acquired the device will justify their actions by saying, “Hey, it is the law,” or “We have to eat, don’t we?” Some Christians will even use God’s Word to rationalize receiving the new technology, declaring the Bible requires Christians to obey the government.[1]

 

According to 1 Thessalonians 5:1–9; the Body of Christ will be able to recognize the time of Christ’s return. At that time, the Christians should be on the lookout for the Mark and the return of Christ. The Bible provides guidance so the saints will recognize the Mark and know how to respond. The Word informs Believers to flee into the mountains when the Abomination of Desolation is erected in the Most Holy Place in Israel’s temple. [2] Bear in mind, Revelation 13:11–18 predicts the coming of the Beast, the False Prophet, and the Mark of the Beast. Any device, technology, or system that must be attached or implanted on or in a person and is also capable of financial management must be rejected. Such a vast financial slash identification system has only become possible in the last decade. Technology, such as the EMV payment system, coupled with the World Wide Web, is just such a system. The prophecies are in place, and the Mark of the Beast is about to begin. The price for disobeying the Lord will be devastating! The following are several possible scenarios for those foolish enough to try and stay in their homes or just in their city [when the Great Tribulation of the Great Consummation begins].

 

When the Great Consummation begins, some Christians will attempt to survive by remaining in their homes and communities. Sadly, these misdirected Christians will find family and friends turning a blind eye to their great need even as neighbors betray them to their local government.[3] This is the time of vengeance[4] when a supernatural hatred will flow over the hearts of the ungodly. The hatred will prompt unbelievers to despise anyone serving the Lord.[5] As each believer begins to go hungry and suffer great need for their faith in Christ, they will be challenged in every religious ideology that supports their commitment to the Lord and their rejection of the Mark. In those rare instances when authorities do not arrest the believers or their families, their previous circle of influence has either fled to the mountains or grown away from their faith. Those who were previously faithful but received the Mark of the Beast will now constantly abrade the believer’s rejections and persistently encourage each individual to receive the Mark.

 

Parents who refused to allow their children to receive the Mark will find their little ones remanded into the custody of Child Protective Services (CPS) [recently packaged as the DCS or Department of Child Services]. And of course, no money or access to a paycheck means no electricity or running water in the average home. CPS will eventually assert such children are being forced into an abusive living environment without reasonable creature comforts, access to government education, or practical connection to children their own age. CPS will quickly remove child dependents. Though proponents did not realize why they were against home schooling, the coming of the Tribulation Period is one of the primary reasons home schooling has been under fire by fringe groups over the past few decades.

The average believer remaining in such a challenging anti-Christian environment will soon begin to cave under the raw pressures and doubts. Eventually, most believers will either flee to the mountains or yield to pressures. So great will be the hatred toward Christians or anything Christian related, the animosity will eventually circumnavigate the globe in accordance with God’s Word.[6] There will not exist a place in the modern world fit for true Christians

“And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death” (Luke 21:16 KJV).

“And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold” (Matthew 24:12 NKJV).

When the Great Consummation begins, some may attempt to wait out the two and half years of the Tribulation Period in a prison facility, American or otherwise. These believers should think again. Prison systems will require the Mark, a traceable identification device, be embedded within all prisoners. Every inmate will be required to use the bio-implant in order to pass through security doors, meet rollcall or record food and medical benefits received. Those who choose a starvation diet rather than acknowledge or use the bio-implant will eventually become sick or emaciated. Once an inmate reaches a significant level of physical deterioration, the prison system will simply force-feed the prisoner with concentrated nutritional supplements until the inmate has been returned to a state of reasonable health and well-being. When the Christian prisoner recovers enough to be returned to the general population, the cycle will begin once again. As the process repeats time and again, cycling through a starvation mode and returning to full health, the individual’s resistance to the temptations, such as food and other such stimuli, will eventually erode along with the individual’s determination to remain faithful. With the exception of those who are exceedingly strong-willed and faithful, most people will break down after only two or three repeated cycles. Before long, the believer will likely succumb and embrace the Mark of the Beast. Once the Mark has been willingly embraced, even if only once, the struggle will be over and it will be too late—a treacherous process at best.

What can someone possibly say to friends or family who have taken the Mark? Such individuals (previously saved or not) have now lost any connection to their salvation![7] Most will believe they have maintained their righteous standing in God, even as they continue going to a local church filled with like-minded fallen believers. However, by this point in the Great Consummation, every federally authorized church will likely expel resistant Christians who refuse to bear the Mark. It is also likely the headship will report errant believers. Any church previously accepting believers without the Mark will be forced to close by government mandate.[8]

As the Mark shifts from an optional product to a mandatory government requirement, the tone will significantly change regarding Christians and Christian communities. True Christians must staunchly reject the government mandate for the Mark. Receiving the Mark is receiving damnation.

True Christians will be considered enemies of the state, terrorists, and criminals. Both federal and local government broadcasts have already begun to paint true Christians as religious fanatics, whose messages are to be rejected as antiquated and backward in their ways of thinking.

Homeland Security (HLS) has already labeled Christians who associate themselves with the Latter Days or End Times issues as extremists and terrorists. Government warnings will name many Christian leaders and televangelists as extremists, claiming each a perpetrator of hate crimes. HLS assertions will likely carry more weight once the Mark has been instituted and forcefully rejected by Christian communities.

Christians and Christian leaders who surrender to the Mark will be applauded as forward thinkers. Such conversions will eventually be televised, announcing to the world how these Christians have seen the light and now openly embrace the new technology. Testimonials of such Christians will abound, declaring everything is fine, including each individual’s walk with God.

(End of Excerpt)

Remember, receiving the Mark is receiving damnation.

The world you knew yesterday will not be the world of the Tribulation Period of the Great Consummation.  We, Christians, will be hunted, imprisoned but not for our faith; rather, we’ll be systematically imprisoned because we have become vagrants incapable of taking care of ourselves.

Sound impossible?  

Isn’t that exactly what the Europeans did to the Jews and the Blacks and the Homosexuals before and during the Second World War?

First the German government removed the Jew’s citizenship and status as equals throughout Europe.

Then Germany limited a Jewish person’s ability to hold down government job.

A short time later the National Socialist Party, Hitler’s Party, made it illegal for Jews to serve the Aryan people in almost any capacity.

This travesty was followed by a Jewish restriction to owning a business and later even their homes because give-away properties to prominent German families.

Finally, Germany outlawed Jewish people from even working farms or harvesting crops and all of this… every indignity perpetrated upon the Jews, Blacks and Homosexuals because the Germans thought they were better, superior, blessed by God!

SO!  You think this cannot happen to Christians?

Then you are not watching the News.

The Tribulation Period of the Great Consummation will span 2½ years while the Great Consummation itself will span 3½ years.

The Tribulation Period is a crucible designed by God the separate True-Christians from Pseudo-Christians before the Resurrection and Rapture of the Saints takes place.

The last year of the Great Consummation will constitute the Wrath of God.

The Wrath of God is the Second Apocalypse and is the one the world has been expecting.

We’ll have more on the Wrath of God and the Second Apocalypse in another Post.

Until then, Christians – – – Prepare for the Tribulation Period of the Great Consummation for it is coming within the next ten years.

I don’t know when any more than I know the day or hour of Christ’s return; however, if I were to guess… I’d say you’d better start storing food and survival gear now!

God be with us all!

God said,

Fear not for I have redeemed you,

I have called you by My name, thou art Mine.

When thou walkest through the waters, I will be with thee.

And through the rivers, they shall not overthrow thee,

When thou walkest through the fires thou shall not be burned,

And neither the flames be upon thee,

For I Am the LORD thy God!

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[1] Romans 13:1–3, “Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities …

[2] Matthew 24:15–21.

[3] Matthew 24:9–13, “and because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.”

[4] Luke 21:22, “For these are the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.”

[5] Luke 21:16–17, “… you will be hated by all for My name’s sake.

[6] Matthew 10:16–23, “You will be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endures to the end shall be saved.”

[7] Matthew 24:13; Revelation 12:11, 14:9–12; and Hebrews 6:1–6.

[8] Joel 1:1–20.