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THE SECOND COMMANDMENT & REVELATION 13 (Part 2)

 

“And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.

 

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.

 

Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the NUMBER of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.”  (Rev. 13:15-18)

 

Here is the Mark of the Beast.  It is an identifying mark.  It indicates that the one who bears it worships the resurrected end-time world leader.  To be without the mark will label one as a traitor. 

 

Such a person will either be killed (if found) or probably starve to death (if hiding).  A few may survive in remote regions by living off the land.  But it won't be easy. 

 

Revelation 13 does not tell us the Name of the Beast.  But God, through the Apostle John, does tell us the Number of the Beast (666).  And He tell us what it will be used for -- buying and selling. 

 

There is no need to allegorize this text of Scripture.  It is true that all evil men, in all periods of history, have the “mark of the beast” in their foreheads (their thoughts) and in their hands (their deeds). 

 

But this text is talking about the end-time One World Economy.

 

ONE WORLD ECONOMY

 

The super-rich Vatican knows that whoever controls the world economy controls the world.  In this computer age of “Electronic Fund Transfers” (EFT) the stage is set for the Mark of the Beast. 

 

Like a debit card, all transactions will be immediate and traceable with the Mark.

 

But unlike a debit card, the Mark of the Beast will not be subject to theft.  It cannot be lost.  It will on the hand or forehead of the bearer. 

 

It may be an implanted microchip that can hold a person's bank accounts, medical records, etc.  These can be updated electronically.  Microchips are already being routinely implanted in cattle and dogs as an identifying mark.

 

SMART Cards use imbedded chips (particularly in Europe) for financial transactions.  They can be implanted in humans.  WorldNetDaily.com recently published the following:

 

“A NASDAQ-traded company has finally unveiled its long-touted and highly controversial “Digital Angel” -- a sub dermal microchip implant designed not merely for keeping tabs on pets, but for widespread, worldwide use in tracking human beings.

 

The high-tech device, engineered by Applied Digital Solutions, Inc. had its debut Monday before an overflow crowd of more than 300 invited guests at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City.  The audience included U.S. Secretary of Commerce Norman Mineta....”[1]           

 

Another proposed method is a laser tattoo.  It is already being used to track salmon by the Washington State Fisheries Dept.[2] Laser tattoos are painless and invisible to the naked eye.  But they are readable under a hand-held laser gun. 

 

Senior Scholastics says, “... people would receive a numbered TATTOO IN THEIR WRIST OR FOREHEAD ... All items of consumer goods will be marked with a computer mark.  The check stand will pick up the NUMBER IN THE PERSONS BODY and automatically total the price and deduct the amount from the person's 'Special Drawing Rights' account....”[3] 

 

The Universal Product Code (UPC) contains the number 666 -- in its three main bars.  A Personal Identification Number (PIN) such as one's Social Security Number could be added as prefix (or suffix) to such a 666 bar code tattoo. 

 

Whether a microchip implant or a laser tattoo -- a cashless society is coming.  God told the Apostle John this over 1900 years ago in the Book of Revelation (Book of Apocalypse in Catholic Bibles).  For the first time in world history, it is now possible. 

 

NO BUYING OR SELLING

 

This cashless society will be linked to a One World Religion and Government.  None will be able to buy or sell without the Mark.  No Mark of the Beast means no salary, no way to pay house payments or utility bills, no shopping for food, clothing or medicine. 

 

Look at the back of an American One Dollar Bill.  In the circle on the left you'll notice a Pyramid with an EYE above it.  Below the Pyramid are the Latin words “NOVUS ORDO SECLORUM” (New World Order). 

This has always been the dream of Satanists.  The all-seeing EYE on top of a Pyramid will come true.  A cashless, Electronic Fund Transfer economy will mean TOTAL CONTROL of the world's population. 

 

Electronically recorded transactions will be open to instant access by the Government.  All will be naked and opened to the EYE of the World Dictator. 

 

No more privacy for anyone.  Big Brother will be watching from atop his revived Tower of Babel.

 

CALLS FOR A MARK TODAY

 

Even now, calls from major banks for a cashless society can be heard.  Think of all the savings from not having to process billions of checks.  Think of all the savings in paper alone. 

 

Government and community leaders are calling for the same.  Think of the billions in lost tax revenues due to an underground economy where cash is used.

 

Think of the drug lords and Mafia figures put out of business if we went cashless.

 

Think of the problem of identifying illegal aliens, escaped criminals, roving terrorists, paroled prisoners.  Think of the problem of missing children, Alzheimer-afflicted elderly, and runaway teenagers. 

 

All could be solved by an identifying mark on the hand or forehead.  A mark which one must have to buy or sell.  A mark that can be traced electronically -- anytime, anywhere.

 

HEAVEN AND HELL

 

Believers in the Lord Jesus Christ will not worship the Image of the Beast, nor take his Mark.  Those who do take the Mark of the Beast are promised ETERNAL PUNISHMENT in the Lake of Fire. 

 

Those who die in the Lord for not taking the Mark are promised rest from their labors. 

 

“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,

 

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:

 

And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have NO REST DAY NOR NIGHT, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.

 

Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that KEEP THE COMMANDMENTS OF GOD, and the FAITH OF JESUS.

 

And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may REST from their labours; and their works do follow them.”   (Revelation 14:9-13)  (Emphasis mine)

 

The Third Commandment

 

Don't Worry

[1]  WorldNetDaily.com, Nov. 1, 2000 Article “Digital Angel Unveiled

 

[2] Oklahoma City Times, Nov. 6, 1975 Issue, quoted by Jim McKeever, CHRISTIANS WILL GO THROUGH THE TRIBULATION -- And How to Prepare for It (Omega Publications: Medford, Oregon, 1978) p. 183.

 

[3] Senior Scholastics, Sept. 20, 1973 Edition, quoted by Jim McKeever, Ibid.

 

 

                       

 

 

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