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The Mark of the Beast “Part 1”

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If you haven’t read our first three articles, I recommend going back and reading them before you read this one. Otherwise, much of this article may not make much sense.  The paradigm or cipher that we are using for this entire series is the one that Jesus gave us in Luke 21. “When you see these things happen, then stand up, and lift up your heads because your redemption draws near.” This simple scripture lets us know that there will be a time in human history when our newspapers and our Bibles will converge.  I believe that we can make a case that prophecy is happening like never before. In fact, the accuracy of the Bible with respect to the “mark of the beast” is chilling. In our last two articles, we covered what happened in the “Days of Noah,” and how this same genetic tampering is happening again. Here is a quick summary of some other Biblical prophecies that are also happening right now.

  • Jerusalem is no longer tread down by the Gentiles.  Luke 21
  • Jerusalem has become a “burdensome stone” for the whole world.  Zechariah 12:3
  • Persecution of Christians is at unprecedented levels in modern times and they are being beheaded just as Revelations describes. Revelations 20:4
  • There is a dramatic increase in pagan and occulted activity just like Jannes and Jambres. 2 Timothy 3:1-9.
  • There are more false Christ’s, false religions, false gospels and false prophets than ever before. Matt 7:15, Matt 24:24, Ezekiel 13:9, Jeremiah 23:16, Luke 6:26, Matthew 16:11-12, 2 Timothy 4:3-4, Acts 20:28-30, 2 Peter 3:14-18, 2 Peter 1:12-21, Titus 1:6-16, 2 Peter 2 & Matthew 23:1-29
  • There is a great falling away happening in the church.  Specifically the church has become politically correct rather than Biblically correct. Furthermore, the ecumenical movement is springing up promoting false gospels and many different ways of salvation.
  • The Days of Lot and Sodom and Gomorrah are once again in full swing. Like 17:28
  • The most controversial passage in the Bible, which is in Genesis 6, is happening again through modern technology known as Tran-humanism.  Human DNA is being tampered with and this will result in a new species of mankind that will have the super-human abilities similar to the Nephilim that are described in the Bible. The information that God wrote down in our DNA is being changed. The new humans will have a different image than what God originally created.  Their obvious superiority will create the “war of the seeds” prophesied in Genesis 3 and is later to be fulfilled in the final “divided kingdom” found in the 2nd chapter of Daniel between those with regular seed and those with “mingled seed.” Once the modern Nephilim begin to intermingle their seed, the DNA of all humanity will become corrupt within 3-4 generations and God’s creation will be utterly destroyed.  

The Mark Of The Beast Is The Game Changer

  • Revelation 13:16-18 – And he (one of the Beasts) causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead, so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name. This calls for wisdom: let the one who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and his number is 666.

In order to give a brief overview of what we know about the mark of the beast, we will cover the few scriptures that actually talk about it.  Frankly, the mark of the beast is one of the most interesting points of Bible prophecy because it is so specific. I have always been intrigued by the whole idea, but I have also realized that I might actually live in a time where this actually happens. In the same way that Israel becoming a nation in 1948 changed my dad’s life by making him realize that the return of Christ was near, so too the mark of the beast has had a similar affect on my own life.  To think that a 1900-year-old prophecy about sophisticated technology could actually come true is nothing short of astonishing! There is no way that the apostles and prophets could have known this without real supernatural power. How could they have known that one day a simple mark could identify someone and provide all the details of their life? How could this mark verify how much money someone had? The mark of the beast is a perfect example of how and why prophecy is so powerful.  Prophecy is the calling card of God and it proves that He is the real author of human history. Most people do not know that Jesus fulfilled over 300 prophecies, which proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that Jesus was the Messiah. So why are there are almost 8 times as much said about the 2nd coming of Jesus?  Because the deception is going to be just that good, so we need to continue to share the warning of what is to come.

Unfortunately or fortunately, depending on how you look at it, the mark of the beast is already here, at least in some form or another.  In fact, hardly a day goes by where we don’t buy something with a similar mark. Of course I am talking about a bar code. A bar codes is actually two sets of numbers that are divided by small sets of double lines.  Each number in a bar code is represented by a different set of lines that run up and down in a vertical direction. The first set of lines tell the machine to start reading the first set of numbers. The second set of lines tell the machine to move on to a second set of numbers, while the final two lines tell the machine to stop reading altogether. The first five numbers of the sequence identifies the manufacturer and the second set of numbers tells us what product they are selling. If we look at the second set of numbers in the bar code, I want you to notice the type of lines that are above the number 6. These are the same marks, just slightly shorter, as the ones that appear in the beginning, middle and end of the bar code.  This means all bar codes currently being used are based on the numbers 666. Because of the almost universal use of bar codes, this also means that the global system that will one day become the beast is also already here in some form.  

 

 

 

There is another part of the above passage that is quite noteworthy because it says, “and he (one of the Beasts) causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead.” So we must consider all of the possible causes that Satan might use to deceive and manipulate people into taking this mark.  Most people believe that the “cause” talked about here is lethal force and that certainly may be true. However, I want us to entertain another possibility as well, because I believe that it may be entirely probable that whatever this mark does or represents will be so popular and desirable that people will be lining up to get it.

  • Revelation 14:9-11 – And another angel, a third, followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and its image and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand, he also will drink the wine of God’s wrath, poured full strength into the cup of his anger, and he will be tormented with fire and sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever, and they have no rest, day or night, these worshipers of the beast and its image, and whoever receives the mark of its name.”

This verse reveals just what a game changer the mark of the beast really is.  The reason that the mark of the beast is a game changer during the “end times” is because the power of the gospel to save people is useless if they have already taken the mark of the beast.  In other words, once someone takes this mark they can’t be saved. “Why,” is a question that I have struggled with for years because it seems like such a simple thing. How can a random mark keep us from being saved?  After all, just look at how prevalent tattoos have become. Not to many people are suggesting that someone with tattoos can’t be saved. If murderers, adulterers and thieves can be saved, then why does a simple mark change either God’s ability or mind with respect to forgiving someone’s sin? Of course, many of us know that there are other “unforgivable sins” in the Bible and so we will briefly discuss them.  The question is, is there a correlation between the mark of the beast and some of the other unforgivable sins? I believe this study will answer these questions and reveal their connection to an astonishing development in technology, but before we do that, here are some other verses about the mark of the beast.

  • Revelation 20:4 – Then I saw thrones, and seated on them were those to whom the authority to judge was committed. Also I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus and for the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.
  • Revelation 19:20 – But the beast was captured, and with it the false prophet who had performed the signs on its behalf. With these signs he had deluded those who had received the mark of the beast and worshiped its image. The two of them were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur

As we can see, the Bible clearly and repeatedly says that if we take the mark of the beast, then we cannot be saved. It even goes on to talk about how many people are killed because they didn’t take the mark. In fact, the persecuted Saints are rewarded for their sacrifice by reigning with Christ for 1000 years.  What this also means is that the power of the gospel to change lives and save souls in the end times has ended unless they have refused this mark. In effect, the church may soon be facing a complete change in what it is preaching because convincing someone not to take the mark of the beast may very well be the equivalent of salvation. Unless the church is able to convince people not to take this mark, they will have no chance to ever be saved. Of course, this does fly in the face of how some churches teach the doctrine of “Eternal Security.”  While I do not want to get into that debate, I do believe that when it comes to the mark of the beast, a true believer will not take the mark. For myself, although I believe that God is faithful even when we are not and that God knows who are His, I also believe that the ones who will be saved are the one’s who will reject this mark. (2 Timothy 2: 13 & 19) It is as simple as that. No matter what side you are on with the idea that “once saved, always saved,” most of us will at least concede that come judgment day, there will be a lot of people who have deceived themselves into thinking they were saved when they were not. This is what we do not want to happen. So all believers must be willing to examine themselves to see if they are in the faith and teach others to do the same. (2 Corinthians 13:5) This also means that if we examine the scriptures and ourselves we can be “confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” In this case, the word of God has been trying to prepare us for this moment for 1900 years. So when it comes to a direct commandment regarding salvation, I believe we cannot afford to be wrong. We must warn people not to take this mark! Especially when we are facing a direct imperative from God’s Holy Word.  Yet, the idea that we can take this mark and still be saved is gaining momentum even among conservative Christians such as John MacArthur. While I can honestly say that I have enjoyed many of his sermons, this is one area where I am in complete disagreement with Him.

When it comes to the technology that is required for the mark of the beast, the RFID chip more than meets the requirements. If you are not familiar with an RFID chip, here is how Wikipedia defines it.  “Radio-frequency identification (RFID) uses electromagnetic fields to automatically identify and track tags attached to objects. The tags contain electronically stored information. Passive tags collect energy from a nearby RFID reader’s interrogating radio waves. Active tags have a local power source (such as a battery) and may operate hundreds of meters from the RFID reader. Unlike a barcode, the tag need not be within the line of sight of the reader, so it may be embedded in the tracked object. RFID is one method for Automatic Identification and Data Capture.”  This is the most obvious choice of the technologies that would allow a one-world government to accomplish their goals of total control with the mark of the beast.  We will cover other technologies when we get to what has been called “Beast Technology.” In fact, Terry James has written a whole book about it. The sad truth is that the United States government is developing most of these hidden technologies.  Consider this quote by Paul Hellyer, who is the Former Canadian Defense Minister. “It is ironic that the U.S. would begin a devastating war, allegedly in search of weapons of mass destruction when the most worrisome developments in this field are occurring in your own backyard.  It is ironic that the U.S. should be fighting monstrously expensive wars allegedly to bring democracy to those countries, when it itself can no longer claim to be called a democracy when trillions, and I mean thousands of billions of dollars have been spent on projects which both congress and the commander in chief know nothing about.” The amazing thing is that the NSA, DARPA and even Google are all providing different parts of what is becoming a puzzle with a clear picture of what is to come.  The above quote comes from an article written in 2014 about how a DARPA / Google executive brags about being implanted with a chip or as she calls it, a “wearable” or an electronic tattoo.

Many companies around the world are requiring this mark in order for someone to work in their company.  This invasion of privacy is all being done in the name of heightened security and the inconvenient and tedious task of authenticating oneself.  Unfortunately, terrorism is now being importing around the world so that the ensuing chaos can justify the extreme means that a chip inherently demands.  This is all part of the oldest strategy in the book, which is often called the Hegelian Dialectic. Whatever your goal is, create a problem where what you want to do would actually be the most natural and logical solution to the problem that you have created. Given the scenario that seems to be developing, I believe that one of the most important things that we as the church could do is to share about how a one world government is coming to assimilate us all and forcing us to take this mark.  Talking about how and why we must not take this mark could literally save someone’s soul? If we really knew what the mark of the beast was and we were out in front of it and warning people ahead of time, then it could very well be possible to save millions of souls. While they might think we are crazy at first, once the rapture or some of the other end times scenarios happen in front of their eyes, they just might wake up to the fact that the God of the Bible knows the future. Whether Christians are still here or not, the lost have no hope unless we tell them about what is coming.

If the “end times” really is the ultimate peer pressure situation, then one has to wonder exactly how are people going to survive it.  Yet we know that a great innumerable multitude from every nation will be saved in the tribulation, which also happens to be a lot more than even the Jews. (See Revelations 7:9-17) I believe that this is because of the warning that is given through prophecy about what will happen during these last days.  Speaking of peer pressure, I love to tell the story that James Dobson tells about how to get your children to survive peer pressure situations. The illustration is all about how your child is going to get into a car one day and they are going to be offered a cigarette. These days it is not a matter of if, but only when.  This is when Dr. Dobson makes some startling remarks. He says that if your child is offered a cigarette in a peer pressure situation, then your child will take that cigarette unless two things have already happened. 1) He has been told that he will one day be offered a cigarette. 2) He has already decided ahead of time what he will do when that happens. Why am I bringing this up?  Answer: because unless we tell the world about the mark of the beast, they have virtually no chance of getting saved.

Now let’s reverse this story.  What if a trusted spiritual adviser or pastor told someone that that they could still be saved after they take the mark of the beast?  What if they were told that they would never see any tribulation or be forced to make a lethal decision in order to avoid this mark? How do you think that would make them feel if they found out the hard way that their leader was wrong?  We know that when someone’s personal expectations are not met, they usually become depressed, disillusioned and defect to the other side. After all, if their spiritual leaders were wrong about that, then why aren’t they wrong about everything?  This is how lies produce a whole lot of horrible life changing decisions, and this is why Satan is the father of lies. Very few Christians debate about whether Jesus will return and take us to be with Him, but many groups argue about the timing of that event. The main thing is that it will happen and that we should be prepared for the worst. Even though I favor somewhere between a Pre-tribulation or Pre-wrath rapture, I am not willing to tell someone that they will never face some kind of tribulation or be put to death over not complying with the Mark Of the Beast. After all, this is actually happening every day.  Besides, the destruction of America could very well happen before the rapture no matter what we think our departure date is. If Jesus didn’t know the day, or the hour, then how can we get so incredibly opinionated about these events as if we are 100% sure?

The point that I am trying to make is that the Bible is doing exactly what Dr. Dobson says is necessary to survive the ultimate peer pressure situation.  The Bible is telling us that one day we could see great tribulation. The Bible is saying that one day we could be forced to make a choice whether to take this mark of the beast or face being beheaded.  The Bible is warning us that we need to stand firm and realize that we cannot be saved if we take this mark. So while the rapture is in fact our “great hope,” the timing of the event can also prove to be a stumbling block if taught improperly. The general apathy about the fact that the mark of the beast is actually here seems rooted in our 100% certainty that the rapture will happen before we are ever put in a situation where we have to say no to the mark of the beast.  Sadly, nearly every prophecy class I have taught has had someone basically ask, “Why do I need to know all of this if I’m not going to be here anyway.” The fact that something that is just like what is described as the mark of the beast is already and being implemented has not even caused any real alarm. The fact that it could be here has not made us question just how “pre” our “pre-tribulation” rapture theory really is. Even if the rapture does happen shortly, those who have been left behind have no chance of surviving unless some of us who will soon be gone get busy telling everyone around us to get ready because they just may be in such a situation.  Even now up to 42% of the people in the United States are willing to take this mark. This statistic represents the complete failure of the church to preach Bible prophecy. If the warning is never preached, then people will be at the complete mercy of the lies that are being told. This is why the “mark of the beast” is the ultimate game changer. When was the last time that you heard a sermon about the mark of the beast? If the church itself is unprepared, then what chance do you think the world has of saying no to something that the person next to them has just lost their heads for? The more we are silent and the more we continue to just let life go along without any warning, the more the next generation will be lost.  This is why the Bible says, “my people perish for lack of knowledge.” (Hosea 4:6)

Another thing that I find amazing about how the Bible says that this goes down is that apparently, everyone has the right to say no to this mark.  Sure they can threaten us with death or with the death of those we love, but they can’t actually just force us to take the mark. Why? If I were an evil dictator, I wouldn’t care if someone didn’t want to do something because I would just make them do it.  In fact, I might get more joy out of forcing someone to do something that they didn’t want if I just killed them. Why does it have to be our choice? Isn’t it interesting that even the Anti-Christ and his kingdom have to live by the laws of God. In this war for the souls of mankind, the individual must be given a choice if they are to be won to one side or the other.  They can’t simply be held down and marked. They must do this of their own free will. This whole scenario is astonishing to me and we would do well to remember that the entire universe truly does run on the laws of heaven. So, to summarize what we have learned so far about the mark of the beast, here is what we know.

  1. The mark of the beast is associated with the number 666, which is just like a Bar Code.
  2. The Anti-Christ / Beast causes everyone to take it.  
  3. No one can buy or sell without it.  
  4. The mark is a form of identification and verifies how much money we have.  
  5. The mark is taken in the forehead or hand.
  6. One of the main consequences of not taking this mark seems to be beheading, which is currently part of Muslim traditions.
  7. The mark of the beast cannot just be forced upon us.

While this is surely a lot of information, the truth is there are many things we still do not know about this mark. Certainly, there have been many books that have talked about the mark of the beast, but I have always had one major question about what this mark really is.  How can taking a mark keep someone from getting saved. After all, the blood of the risen Lord is the most powerful thing in the universe. Remember, “God is not willing that any should perish,” so how does this still happen because of a mark? (2 Peter 3:9) Moreover, the Bible is full of stories about people that God loved and even used to accomplish so many great things, and yet they were horrible sinners.  David is a prime example because he was a man after God’s own heart, but he was also a murderer and an adulterer. Still, God used David. In fact, only under David’s reign did the children of Israel ever take over all of the land that they were promised in the Bible. What I love about the Bible is that it does not hide the sin of its fathers in the faith and David was no exception. Instead, God exposed him and judged him.  The lesson I have learned about God is that there just aren’t too many sins that He can’t conquer. Then comes the mark of the beast and suddenly it changes everything, or did it? Over the years, I have always been looking to uncover something more about how a simple mark is such a big deal to God. What strikes me as odd is why something that is “wearable,” such as a chip or an electronic tattoo, couldn’t just be removed. One might think that the worst-case scenario would be to just cut that hand off right and the problem would be fixed, but this doesn’t seem to be the case.  For some reason once someone takes the mark of the beast they cannot go back. How cans a simple mark on our hand or our forehead end up marking every cell in our body? Many people have attempted to answer this question with another question, which is “how can someone eating a piece of fruit start this whole mess to begin with?” While the answer could just be “because I said so,” it hasn’t stopped me from asking why and this is where it has led me.

Skipping to the punch line, I now believe that while an RFID chip may be part of the mark of the beast, I believe the mark of the beast is actually a genetic marker from “the beast.”  The mark may even have some DNA derived from the beasts of the field. I first really entertained this idea after listening to Tom Horn as he related a conversation that he had with His wife Anita. The best I can recall, his wife Anita says to Tom, “what if it was not just a mark, but a genetic marker?”  Boom, a nuclear explosion went off in my head and I had to turn off the radio. Within a few hours the puzzle just started falling in place! One of the first big clues that this may be the case is found all the way back in the 2nd chapter of Daniel where he talks about the statue with the “head of gold.” At the bottom of that image is the final kingdom that would be in existence right before the return of the Messiah. This final kingdom was different than any of the others because it was the only one that was divided into iron and clay. Daniel describes these two ingredients by saying that, “they mingled themselves with the seed of men and the two would not cleave together.”  In other words, this kingdom had two kinds of people in it.

The first kind of people had “mingled seed” and the second kind of people had “unmingled seed.”  When we talk about seed, we’re referring in modern terms to what we would call DNA because this is the part of the seed that is necessary if anything is going to grow.  We also know that these people who had “mingled seed” are represent by clay, which was the most inferior and weakest substance found in the image as a whole. This idea of “mingled seed” seems to have a connection to what happened in Genesis the 6th chapter, which also happens to be the Days of Noah.  If you have read the last article, then you know I believe that the “Days of Noah” were the days where human DNA was being tampered with by fallen angels. This tampering resulted in a new species of mankind called the Nephilim. This tampering is made much more believable now that we can literally take a swab of someone’s DNA and do the same thing. The Nephilim were very different from ordinary men, but they are very similar to the “super soldiers” that our government is currently trying to perfect. Our government is using the science of Trans-humanism to alter mankind and design new life forms.  They are disrespecting God and His creation by changing what God created to suite their own agenda. The obvious superiority of this new breed of mankind will create a new level of racism between those who are modified and those who are not. This fulfills what the Bible prophesied in Genesis 3 regarding the “war of the seeds.” It also fulfills the idea put forth in the 2nd chapter of Daniel that these two people groups would be at odds with each other. Recall that Daniel says about them, “they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.”

I believe that what this verse is telling us is that in the last kingdom it will be divided because there will be two types of people in this kingdom. Some will have un-mingled seed and some will have mingled seed, which means that they have been genetically modified. This “divided kingdom” will be the last kingdom to rule the earth before Christ’s return, which also means that this is the same kingdom as the “Beast” of Revelations. Just like the Divided Kingdom, the Beast Kingdom will have two types of people.  There are those who have received the mark of the Beast and those who refuse this mark. Maybe this is not a coincidence. Maybe the people who take the mark of the Beast are the very one’s who have tampered with their DNA. Can it also a coincidence that this technology exists today through Trans-humanism? How about the fact that Trans-humanism is literally blending mankind with the beasts of the earth? Is this also a coincidence? Maybe this mark is not just a mark at all, but a genetic marker that literally has some of the beasts’ or Anti-Christs’ DNA mixed into it. This would make him the father of all those who take this mark, thereby changing the fatherhood of men from God into Satan.  

End of Part I:  Part II will be posted in a few days!

Be sure to read Dr Kevan Kruse’ articles that are archived at  www.allpropastors.org 

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Pastor Paul Pickern is married to his wife Linda. They have 5 children (Tony, Stephanie, Dale, Seth, Schyler) and 11 grand children. Their home is in Plant City, Florida between Tampa and Orlando. Paul was born in Belleville, Illinois and Linda was born in Charleston, West Virginia.

Paul is the Founder and CEO of All Pro Pastors Ministry, a ministry that encourages and challenges Pastors to join together as Kingdom Brothers to develop trust, accountability and unity. It is a ministry that strengthens Pastors marriages, families, and ministries by establishing “Champions Table’s”. The “Champions Table” is a safe place where Pastors can meet together and develop genuine relationships.

Paul’s wife Linda is a vital part of the ministry too. She minister’s to pastor wives and hosts a website/blog called “Women R Champions“. The many women in ministry throughout the world are connected thru this women directed ministry.

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