October 10, 2019

Mark of the Beast - Revelation 13:3; 16-18

"Believe it or not, in an age where people were exchanging gold coins, where there were no credit cards, where there were no checks, where there were no computer, the Bible talks about the day that one man will have at his controls every economic transaction in the world. That there will be a computer system so technically advanced that every transaction that you make would be linked together through a scanner and would go to one central computer system."

Family Discussions:

  1. How is our credit card system of today and our drive for materialism leading maybe even you and your home into the alarming of the mark of the beast?
  2. Knowing what you know about scripture, what do you need today to realign your life and your priorities?

Transcription:

00:13          Man, what a day to be alive as you read the scripture of Revelation and you see the times that we live in and you see some of these things literally coming true in our midst. It is such an encouragement to me as a follower of Christ. When you see the little UPC code on the bottom of every item that you buy at the grocery store, and as they run that UPC code across the scanner, do you know what that's doing? Do you know what that's telling us about? And what the book of Revelation reveals in chapter 13. Listen to this and see if this doesn't open your eyes to scripture like you've never had your eyes open before. In Revelation 13, verse three, it begins to talk about the unholy trinity. You know, the Holy Trinity is the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit. But the unholy trinity, revealed in the book of Revelation is the Trinity of the Dragon. That's Satan. The beast. That's the antichrist and the prophet of the beast who causes all people to worship the beast. Revelation 13 three says this, "and I saw one of his heads as if it had been slain." I believe that beast is trying to mimic Jesus here. The antichrist, trying to mimic Jesus. "And his fatal wound was healed and the whole earth was amazed and followed after the beast." And then skipping down to verse 16 through 18, it says this, "and he the beast, the antichrist, and he causes all the rich and the poor, the small and the great, the free and the slave to be given a mark either on their right hand or on their forehead. And He provides that no one should be able to buy or sell except the one who has the mark. This calls for wisdom, let him who has understanding, calculate the number for the number is the number of a man. And the number is six, six, six."
 
02:00          Believe it or not, in an age where people were exchanging gold coins, where there were no credit cards, where there were no checks, where there were no computer, the Bible talks about the day that one man will have at his controls every economic transaction in the world. That there will be a computer system so technically advanced that every transaction that you make would be linked together through a scanner and would go to one central computer system. That one man would control and then you wouldn't use your credit card to pay the bill. You would use the back of your hand or you'd use your forehead where the mark of the beast would be there and it would allow you to make that transaction. But if you don't have the mark of the beast then transaction wouldn't go through.
 
02:54          The Bible says, we will not take the mark of the beast. Do you believe that could really happen? Do you believe that that the system could be so scientific that you can have some kind of a computer chip on your hand or on your forehead that could tell enough about you. That could take that transaction to your bank account and to approve or disapprove of that transaction because you had that? Well, I will tell you something. It's happening today. We're using now hand scanners to gain interest into buildings. They're now using eye scan to verify credit cards. They're now using thumbprints even with children in schools to get their lunches as their thumbprint, identifies them and debits their account to the school system. I was in Rome, Italy, and the world conference of biometrics was in the same hotel I was staying in. As the leaders of the economic world were gathering to talk about the need for personal identity because of all the credit card fraud.
 
03:57          Men and women, what a day to be alive! As the day prophesied 2000 years ago literally is coming true before our eyes. But be for warned. Don't take the mark of the beast today and don't take the mark of the beast then. The antichrist will control everything he thinks until he's controlled by Christ. And here's my question for you today. How is our credit card system of today and our drive for materialism leading maybe even you and your home into the alarming of the mark of the beast. And then secondly, knowing what you know about scripture, what do you need today to realign your life and your priorities?

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