Thursday, June 11, 2009

Is This "The Mark Of The Beast"? What Say Ye?

Revelation 13:16-18 ~ "16-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: 17-And that no man might buy or sell, save that he had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18-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."

I received this from one of our regular readers and posters. Thank you sister Surokoda for the heads up on this one. Now I pose this to the readers. Is this or could this be the Mark Of The Beast? What do you think?


2 comments:

  1. Im inclined to believe that while this may not be THE mark, it certainly is a foreshadowing of sorts.

    It does not concern me in this context: I fully expect to be taken up and away with the saints prior to the events which precipitate the mark being instituted on the earth.

    IF (big if) I am to endure I have already made up MY mind that I will die for him rather than lie about knowing him to receive anything which more than likely will not be given to me anyway. Who expects satan to play fair when he is a known liar and murderer from the beginning?

    The information presented is really useless in the context I spoke of. The fact that a chip is being tested, deployed will have little to no bearing on my daily holiness and devotion to the Lord.
    Knowing about this should make me want to do what? Try to destroy it?

    Im not clear what they are suggesting that we (saints?) do with the information they presented. Or maybe it was intended for sinners. In that case, repentance NOW would be an appropriate response.

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  2. Well, I'll tell you what, it certainly is telling.


    I hope that we'll be gone but I don't see it that way. There are a couple reasons why:


    1- The bible (Jesus himself) takes time to tell us how to identify the sign of the times and the Son of Perdition. The preterist believes all of that happened in 70AD, but I believe the events of 70AD were only a foreshadowing of what was to come and in almost every place that I am aware of the SIANTS see, meet or encounter the anti-Christ in some form or manner.

    Paul is similar in his message letting us know about the revealing of the "anti-Christ" in 2 Thessalonians 2:3. So it's not implausible to believe that we (saved folk) will be around to see him (the anti-christ) on earth.

    2- Luke 21:23 "But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people."

    This verse seems to distinguish "great distress" from wrath.

    We know that as children of God we are not subject to God's wrath accoring to Romans 5:9 "Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him."

    Then the prophecies of Daniel have been taken to suggest that there is a split in the period of tribulation between "great distress" as noted by Luke and wrath:

    Daniel 9:27 "And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate."

    Some interpret "midst of the week" to indicate a mid tribulation event but in all cases either we se anti-Christ, know who he is or are persecuted by measures that are generally accepted under his authority.

    So in my opinion, there are good and compelling reasons to know whether this microchip is a part of the anti-Christ system as we should be aware of our response to such actions, because we may not be gone.

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