And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
It is one of the most ominous warnings in the entire Bible. On the day that one accepts the mark promoted by the False Prophet thus showing allegiance to the Antichrist, and ultimately Satan, an eternal decision will be made that cannot be reversed. There is no repeal, no reprieve, no second chance. The decision is final. Consequently, even some of the judgments of the Wrath of God are reserved specifically for those aligning themselves against the gospel of Jesus Christ. It is important to understand that Jesus will not return as the meek and lowly crucified Savior of Mount Calvary; no, He is returning as the Lion of Judah, Captain of the LORD's hosts and in righteousness He does judge and make war.
And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.
God is loving. Furthermore, He is the God of the second, third, and even fourth chances. Wouldn't you agree? It was Jesus who taught us about "seventy times seven" was it not? So what changes with the acceptance of the mark that forces severe justice on all who receive it? At this point, I would like to propose one possibility. It is one that I balked at but actually began to study at length later. During the 1980s, Mary K. Baxter wrote a popular yet controversial work called A Divine Revelation of Hell. One of the visions she was given was that the Antichrist was able to erase the brain. Later, The Left Behind Series and other works also included this as a means of destroying the ability to individually repent. After reading the works of other writers over the years, I felt that I had to investigate this myself. Having been an educator with many courses on the brain, how it learns, and current research in brain mapping, what I found is a distinct possibility that this just might be the case--the brain of the recipient of the mark may be altered in such a way as to forever mar the ability to repent and trust Christ. The very thought is horrid!
Brain Mapping During Prayer
Before you scoff, consider Satan's ego. He wishes to be like God as the scriptures plainly teach. "I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High (Isaiah 14:14)." Jesus taught that individuals need to be born again in John 3. Truly, trusting Christ as Savior forever changes an individual. Furthermore, believers are said to receive a "down payment" on their trust by having the presence of the Holy Spirit in their lives (Romans 8:18-30, 2 Cor. 1:22, 5:5, Eph. 1:13-14). The change that Christ brings to those trusting in faith is absolutely amazing. Is the devil also trying to mimic salvation? Is he giving a second birth of demonic origin that is negatively altering those who trust his Antichrist? Interesting questions to say the least!
A Common Neuron (Brain Cell)
Brain mapping was made possible with the invention and use of Magnetic Resonance Imaging. When we think, act, or use our brain in any way, the neurons (brain cells) "fire" and a charge is sent along a conductive fiber line known as a axon. At the end of each axon are small terminal fibers that send that impulse to little lines or fibers, dendrites, around the next neuron cell body. Let's say that you are doing a math problem while the MRI is monitoring the brain, the region of the brain "lights up" showing which area of the brain is being used to solve the problem. Repeated mapping of this "math region" implies that this is where math reasoning originates. Ironically, there has been a lot of research into what areas of the brain control spirituality using this method. Furthermore, the ability to stop the neurons from firing (essentially erasing a control region of the brain) also exists. Again, could this be the reason that accepting the mark forever changes ones ability to seek God? Is it possible that some sort of technology reprograms or erases the mind of those who live during this frightening time?
The Region of the Brain Mapped As the Spiritual Center
There is an escape! His name is Jesus. There is a promise for those who wholeheartedly seek Him that they will be kept from this hour of Tribulation. So what is your choice? Make the right one, as I don't wish for anyone to be on earth at this time to see if this is a correct interpretation. Remember, not taking the mark means martyrdom during that time in the Tribulation. If you cannot live for Jesus today, how will you die for Him then? I guess the answer is always the same, by grace. Choose that grace now and spare yourself as Jesus Christ is Soon2Come!
The Brain During Worship
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.
Mind Altering Technology--Not a Fantasy
Prune bad brain wiring with magnetic pulses - health - 18 February 2012 - New Scientist In other words, prune, as in cut, the undesirable dendritic connections to ERASE memories.
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