Saturday, May 1, 2021

The False Prophet & the Mark of the Beast

 

The False Prophet and the Mark of the Beast

We will continue studying the Book of Revelation, not assuming we will find all the answers, but knowing much will remain a mystery until the events unfold. We are quite willing to agree to disagree on many of the interpretations which are only “theory” and cannot be proven at this time. We study the Revelation of John so that our minds are open to possibilities, should these events begin to happen in our generation.

And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spoke as a dragon. And he exercises all the power of the first beast before him, and causes the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. (Revelation 13:11-12 AKJV)

We have discussed the first beast. We also know that the Antichrist will be healed of a deadly head wound. The last beast was a spiritual army of Satan. Is this beast also an army? 

  • “coming up out of the earth” - there is a powerful organization that is a physical presence upon this earth, right now 
  • “two horns like a lamb” - a religious leader, ie pastor, prophet, apostle... (pope). Because it is “like,” it is an imitation of the Lamb of God.
  • “spoke as a dragon” - a dragon is of the enemy, Satan

This describes a religious leader that imitates Christianity, but is actually from the enemy; a wolf in sheep’s or shepherd's clothing. What this person declares is aligned with the kingdom of darkness and sin. Since it exercises all the power of the first beast, is this the 6th head or should we look for another leader of a country that will come before the Antichrist? 

This beast causes others to worship “the first beast whose deadly wound was healed.” The one who was wounded was merely a “head” on the first beast. So it stands to reason that this second beast is the other “head” of the first spiritual beast (army of Satan) just as the head that was wounded is being referred to as a beast in this verse. 

Catholicism tells us to look to and pray to certain people referred to as saints. Often they are associated with miracles and martyrdom. Where is what the Pope has said, and what the Word of God says:

  1. The Pope has said gay marriage is okay. 
    1. You shall not lie with a man as with a woman; it is an abomination. (Leviticus 18:22 AMPC)
  2. He was quoted as saying, “Everyone can go to heaven, even atheists!” -  he is uniting people in a “one world religion”
    1. Jesus said to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes to the Father, but by me. (John 14:6 AKJV)
    2. Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. (Acts 4:12 AKJV)

It is clear to see that the Catholic church is not lined up with the most crucial aspects of Christianity. The Pope has also put his stamp of approval upon the Global Financial Reset we have previously discussed. Uniting people in a “one world religion” is readying them all to surrender to the Antichrist and worship him as a god. These are good indications that the Pope may very well be the false prophet who is in the world now. 

And he does great wonders, so that he makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, and deceives them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. (Revelation 13:13-14 AKJV)

After the mortal head wound of AntiChrist is healed, when he and the false prophet are together, the false prophet is granted some miraculous powers. It is clear that these are not false miracles, these are actually events occurring on the earth. 

This is further evidence that when Satan is kicked out of Heaven in the middle of Daniel’s week, Satan resides inside and possesses the Antichrist, for only in his presence are these able to occur. The Devil will be limited - he is not omnipresent. He has to be present when the false prophet speaks in order to know what he needs to make happen. The image is something that is created in the likeness of the Antichrist which the false prophet rallies people to create.

And he had power to give life to 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. (Revelation 13:15 AKJV)

There will be a created object that is granted life to speak. This sounds like some sort of Artificial Intelligence (AI) - a man-made creation brought to life by man. The influence of this evil pair is unprecedented - those who do not worship it will be killed. Will the Pope’s one world church back the Islam tradition of beheading those who do not submit to their beliefs? We must wait and see what part the false prophet will play in the killing of those who do not submit.

Worship is often understood as singing songs or placing offerings before carved images. The Greek word proskyneō (pros-koo-neh’-o) is “used of homage shown to men and beings of superior rank.” Homage is to show special honor or respect publicly. This could be as simple as signing a contract which allows an AI to control your life because it is “superior.” 

 There have been a plethora of movies and television shows based around this concept. Usually the plot is along the lines of a computer generated program which takes control of mankind. The Bible brings it to a whole new level as those who don’t go along are killed in a particular fashion.

And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. (Revelation 20:4 KJV)

Some that refuse to worship the beast and take the mark will suffer the ultimate punishment: beheading. There will be a reward for this steadfast devotion: ruling with Jesus for 1000 years. 

The Greek word Οὐ is used to connect “worship the beast,” “his image,”  and “received his mark…” This small word can mean no, not, neither and “or not.” Is there an added bonus for not receiving the mark? Another passages seems to say that merely taking the mark of the beast may not prevent you from going to Heaven:

….If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand (Revelation 14:9 AKJV)

There is a different conjunctive joining these actions: kai (kigh) which means “and, also, even, for, if, or, so.” It is translated as “and” but it could also be “or.” It truly isn’t entirely clear which it is. Until I hear from the Lord, I will not advise Christians one way or the other concerning taking a mark upon their right hand or head. The pressure to take the mark of the beast will be great.

And he causes 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. (Revelation 13:16-17 AKJV)

Without the mark of the beast, the name of the beast or the number of his name you will not be able to buy or sell. For the first time in the history of the world we have sufficient technology to eliminate physical money. If all currency is electronic, it will be much easier to control who gets to buy and sell. 

...Let him that has understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore (60) and six. (Revelation 13:18 AKJV)

This chapter in Revelation began by describing the beast: the power of the Satan’s army upon this earth which touches all mankind (Revelation 13:1). It ends with the description to help us identify it. Because God created man on the sixth day, metaphorically speaking, the number six represents man and a score is equal to 20 years. We are told to watch for the number 666 which is the number of the beast.

There is technology that has recently been patented which fits all of the criteria for the mark. Microsoft has received a patent number: WO2020060606 for one of its inventions. Let’s break down that number:

  • WO-2020-060606
  • WO - refers to the fact that the patent is  worldwide 
  • 2020 - the year the patent was established
  • 060606 - zero means, literally, nothing. 06 is actually the number six. three of them make the number 666 which is the number of the beast -according to Revelation 13

This is a worldwide patent that is the number of the beast. The product is called “CRYPTOCURRENCY SYSTEM USING BODY ACTIVITY DATA” which will:

  • Connect people to a server where data can be exchanged
  • Monitor the movements and activities of people
  • Hold online currency for each person

This will be accomplished through a “microneedle technology” or a small chip implanted under the skin which is still in development. There is a great tribulation coming and we are told that the number 666 will mark the beast and it is wisdom needed to understand what it means. 

Bill Gates is pushing this technology as an answer to Covid. It can track who you come into contact with, your personal and financial information, and even medical records. With these chips implanted in the hand, you can be denied buying or selling. His saying that the government should put a chip in everyone so that you cannot go to work unless it verifies you have been vaccinated from the Coronavirus. 

Should we get the chip? This question may be premature. The full microneedle system is still in development. There is a lot that happens before the Antichrist uses this power to its fullest extent. We don’t have to worry about this new technology until we see:

  • A seven year agreement signed by many nations
  • Sacrifices and offerings being done in a reconstructed temple
  • Two anointed witnesses giving testimony against countries as they declare the plagues of Moses during a drought
  • The leader of the agreement receiving a mortal wound which is healed 

Until you see all of these events occurring together, the final ruler who is filled with Satan himself, will not have the power to dominate the world. Jesus told us when to worry:

“...Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’ spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place” (whoever reads, let him understand) (Matthew 24:15 AKJV)

Jesus confirmed His rule on Earth would happen after we see the Antichrist standing in the temple. This is when it is time to flee. Paul also tells us not to panic too early:

Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God. (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 NIV)

We must not be fooled into giving into fear. Christians should remain calm until we see the Antichrist in the temple declaring himself to be God. However as calamities continue, we need to look to the Bible for guidance. In the final chapter of Daniel, he was told:

But you, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end… (Daniel 12:4 AKJV)

God had sealed the understanding of what Daniel was saying until the right time. I have read the Book of Revelation many times. I couldn’t quite grasp how everything fit together, but when I heard about the Microsoft patent, the Lord told me to read Revelation and Daniel. It was as if pieces of a puzzle I couldn't’ fit together, suddenly fell into place all on their own. It was easy to understand!

Since our Lord left, they have been saying that He is returning soon. We were told to look for certain events. Those key moments in time are now coming to pass. Right now, every Christian should know that our Lord’s return is at hand, He is right at the door! 

In the next seven to ten years there will be many events that make Corona Virus look like a day at the beach. For now, we need to be aware that the beast is beginning to come out of the water. The method of his power over the nations has been revealed. It is time to get ready for what is coming!


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