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: 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. 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.
The False Prophet, the devil's archetype of the Holy Spirit, is charged with drawing humanity into allegiance with the Antichrist. John the Revelator saw his rise like a lamb with two horns, and the horns are symbolic of power in the physical and spiritual realms. This deceiver is pictured as a lamb as he will appear to be a great religious leader striving for peace in the world; however, there is no peace without the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ. Therefore, the False Prophet's power is not from God. The Beloved Apostle makes this clear with the unveiling of his true power source, Satan. He will speak with the power of that sly ol' dragon to deceive the masses.
Mocking Christ's teaching that man does not live by bread alone, the False Prophet also seeks to control all commerce for the Antichrist with the mark of submission. Without the mark, no man can eat. Man will have to live, then, by the words of Satan in order to eat since they would not live by the Word of God that brings salvation. The mark brings the opposite of salvation, however, damnation. Obviously, the words of the satanic trinity are poison to the soul.
In order for the mark to be effective universally some important preparations would need to be in place. Unlike prior generations, these preparations are not only possible today, but they could easily be implemented now as they are visible to anyone searching. The list of those conditions needed follows:
2.A means to make a traceable mark
3.United world government—Government as God
4.One international monetary unit
5.Complete control of all food and water
6. A means to incarcerate or eliminate dissenters
7. Control of media
8. The destruction of the concept of individual nations.
9. Voices calling for syncretism--the belief that there is no ultimate truth and all religion holds truth.
It would be impossible to review all nine of the above conditions, so only two will be considered in this post--universal surveillance and a traceable mark. First, the means and methods to spy on the masses are here now. One hint of this universal technology actually comes from the teachings of Jesus, himself, on the last days before His holy Millennial Reign. But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not by and by. (Luke 21:9) Jesus reveals that there will be much in the news. Men will hear of earthquakes and disasters in other places--diverse places. There will be droughts, and famines, and pestilences worldwide. Also, there would be fearful signs seen in the sky. How long do you think it would have taken in the 1800s and before to hear of a devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan? Today, you hear about it in real time. We also hear of wars and rumors of war in the Middle East as soon as it is reported. There has never been the ability to report the news as there is today, and one part of news reporting is gathering information.
Think of all of the different methods currently employable for watching individuals and gathering information:
•Telephones and mobile telephones
•Social Network Analysis
•Data mining & profiling
• Satellite Imagery
•Identification & Credentials
•Surveillance devices, or "bugs"
Is there any doubt that you are being watched?
Add to this the ability to insert some sort of technology into or onto the body of any human and the nightmare scenario of Revelation 13 becomes clearer. That technology is already in place as well. Like universal surveillance capabilities, it is also specific to this generation; therefore, it is yet another of the many signs that this is the time period that John and the other prophets saw. The Tribulation is upon us. Just consider a few of the following articles as proof. However, before you do, get your heart right with God by calling on Christ for salvation. Hurry! Jesus Christ is Soon2Come!
666 Technology and Universal Surveillance
There is so much more news out there! Are you paying attention to the signs of the times?