Another Step closer to the Mark of the Beast

by Oscar Leske

This calls for wisdom. Let the person who has insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man.[a] That number is 666.‘ Revelation 13:15-18.

Now that nearly 2000 years have passed since Christ’s first coming, ominous trends in the world today tell some of us that we indeed are presently living in the end times. Our generation is replete with many disturbing signs indicating that this age of man’s 6000 year government on earth is drawing to a close. Comparing our generation with the book of Revelation we can see things happening or developing today that will be leading up to this end time Tribulation period that Jesus spoke about in the book of Matthew. “For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, nor, nor ever shall be. And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened………

Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory (Matthew 24:21-31). ”

This description isolates the Tribulation period from all the inquisitions, pogroms, purges, massacres, and genocides of history. This prophecy could not have been fulfilled by any previous persecutions because it is clearly stated that it will be ended by the Second Advent of Christ. God’s wrath on earth, the Tribulation, will be so intense that unless those days be shortened, nobody will survive. Although many of Scripture’s end time prophecies won’t climax until the Tribulation but our generation is the first to see every trend in place. Time wise we are so close to these prophesied events that we can almost see the foreshadowing of what’s to come. As the final seconds of this age tick away, these end time events will come into even clearer focus.

The uniqueness of the last book of the Bible is apparent in the very first word – “Revelation.” This word, meaning unveiling, is the origin of our word “apocalyptic.” It refers to the prophetic visions of the future that use symbols, figures, and other literary devices. This is why clerics and others throughout the centuries have had a hard time understanding this book and have told churchgoers that it should not be taken literally. The truth be known, it was too high tech to be understood before our generation. For the book of Revelation to make sense to its readers, it took nearly 2000 years and our generation to catch up with it technologically.

Not only does Revelation look forward to the future consummation of all things and the eventual triumph of God and the Lamb, but it also ties up the loose ends of the first 65 books of the Bible. In fact that is how the book can best be understood, by knowing the whole Bible. Just as Genesis explains the beginning of the world, the book of Revelation explains the end of the world. Revelation is the book of consummation. Subjects that were introduced in the first book (Genesis) are brought to fruition in the last book (Revelation).

Here are some examples:

(1) In Genesis we have the creation of heaven and earth and in Revelation we have the creation of the new heaven and earth.

(2) In Genesis we see the first Adam reigning on earth and in Revelation we see Jesus, the last Adam, on earth reigning in glory.

(3) In Genesis we see an earthly bride (Eve) brought to the first Adam and in Revelation we see a heavenly bride (the Church) brought to Christ Jesus, the last Adam.

(4) In Genesis we see the beginning of death and of the curse and in Revelation we see the the Savior bringing us to a state where there is no more death and no more curse.

(5) In Genesis we see sorrow comes to mankind and in Revelation we see sorrow eliminated.

(6) In Genesis we see man is driven from God’s face in sin and in Revelation we see God’s face in glory.

(7) In Genesis we see the right to the tree of life forfeited and in Revelation we see access to tree of life restored. (8)In Genesis we see Satan appears on earth for the first time and in Revelation we see Satan appears on earth for the last time.

As we can see, the book of Revelation is the golden clasp that seals God’s Word in holy, divine perfection.

It’s just so unfortunate that many churchgoers never hear this message because many pastors seldom preached on the subject because they were taught in seminary that “It is too difficult for God’s people to understand.” The tragedy is that many of our church pulpits are nearly silent when it comes to the subject of prophecy. I often wonder why when at least 26% of the Bible was prophetic by the time it was written.

The ugly fact is many of our pastors are silent on prophecy and don’t deal with the subject because they know so little about it. They were not trained to “preach the Word” and then make excuses like prophecy is no longer relevant. I disagree! There is much to learn from the book of Revelation and it is most relevant to our time – in our generation. The greater your understanding of the book, the greater your understanding of the future. This is one more reason why pulpits should be used to teach the truth about the end times and future prophecy, so Christians won’t be deceived as we approach the Lord’s coming and the end of the age.

Sadly, the Bible predicts a downward spiral of catastrophes, human sin, and religious apostasy before Christ returns. Paul writes, “But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come…… Evil men and impostors will proceed from bad to worst, deceiving and being deceived (2 Timothy 3:1, 13).” Often, people experience anxiety when they think about the end times; however, it does not have to be that way. Using end-time prophecies, God reveals the future not to scare us but to prepare us. For those who know God, thoughts of the future bring eagerness and comfort. For example; describing a woman who knows and trusts God; Proverbs 31:25 says, “She smiles at the future.”

Now, back to the Mark of the Beast technology. The book of Revelation describes the end of cash and the creation of a cashless society in the last days where the possession of a certain mark on your hand or forehead will be essential to enable you to buy or sell. All private and public transactions will require that the parties involved have this mark. The mark will identify those who worship and follow the Antichrist. This was an astonishing prophecy when John proclaimed it 1900 years ago and is only possible with today’s technology. How would the apostle John have known that the future would hold such incredible technology unless God inspired him to write the words recorded in Revelation 13:16-18)

Today such technology exists and is in use. In July 2004, Mexico’s attorney general had a RFID microchip inserted under the skin of his arm to give him access to a new crime database and also enable him to be traced if he was ever abducted. In Barcelona, Spain the VIP Baja Beach Club is chipping its customers so that they do not have to show identification to enter, and all their purchases are made by scanning the chip on their hand the size of a grain of wheat. We also have computer chips with Global Positioning Satellite tracking technology known as GPS Tracking Chips. In London 31,000 Metropolitan police officers have been “microchip” so their movements can be monitored. Recently in Sweden employees of BioNyfken are able to unlock doors, excess their printing accounts and pay for lunch with a simple wave of their micro chipped hands. Yes, we can see from recent technology that ancient prophecies are staring us right in our face as we speck.

The goal of the “New World Order Gang” is to implant a computer chip or similar device on everyone on earth to replace all forms of identification, credit cards and cash. These “chips” will become commonplace before the start of the Tribulation period giving governments incredible influence over the lives of the people. According to Scripture, this will be used by the end time dictator, the Antichrist, to give him absolute control over everybody on earth during the Tribulation period of seven years.

Isn’t this amazing that nearly 2000 years ago, this was prophesied in the book of Revelation and today this technology is in the grasp of our hands. Unbelievable! Only God knows the future and inspired John to write about this new technology in the book of Revelation – revelation in our generation. God revealing the future to His children (the church) not to scare them but to prepare them for what’s coming.

Now let’s take a look in this video how China is marrying Big Brother to Big Data where every citizen will be watched and their behavior scored in the most ambitious system of social control in history.

Sources:

UnderstandingTheSignsOfOurTimes.com

https://youtu.be/eViswN602_k

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