Mark of the Beast / The number of his name / Image of the Beast / 666 / RFID / Artificial Intelligence / SMART technology
There are many End Times signs, one of which is the Mark of the Beast. What could the Mark of the Beast be? Well, let's look at scripture and find out the specifics of how God describes the Mark of the Beast.
This is a page to help you connect some of the specific Mark of the Beast Bible verses and some related current events so you can see how things might be unfolding according to scripture, though maybe not in exactly the way we thought they would.
The resources are all on one page to make it easy for you, and I point things out for you so you can connect some of the dots. I'm not saying all of these things are definitely the Mark of the Beast, but that they could be, or they could be precursers to the Mark or part of the Mark of the Beast System. I hope to update this page periodically. As you're going through the information, above all, listen to the Holy Spirit and let him comfort you. He is our teacher, our Advocate, our comforter, the one who guides us. [If you're not a Christian, or if you're not sure, there is an article How to Be Saved and Who Will Not Be Saved].
Here are the Bible verses I found about the Mark of the Beast:
Bible Verses About the Mark of the Beast / Name of the Beast / Number of his name / Image of the Beast / 666 / Worshipping the Beast
What is the mark of the Beast? From the above passage, we know it will be something on or in the right hand or forehead, that will allow people to buy or sell. It will be something forced. In other words, if we don't have it, we won't be able to buy or sell (or do anything that costs money). We won't be able to travel by plane or bus or train; Maybe we won't even be able to get a job without the mark of the Beast -- isn't your job about selling something? Will we be able to use the internet of we don't have the mark of the Beast??? Your internet connection isn't free, so I'm guessing we won't. Remember 1 Corinthians 7:29-31 warning to not be engrossed in the things of the world.)
Notice it's not just about the mark, but also about being 'victorious over the beast, and its image and over the number of its name', and not worshipping the beast or his image.
Verse 15 tells us that there will be some sort of image that is associated with the beast or is the of the Beast/Antichrist himself. Maybe a holographic image? A clone? Cyborg comes to mind as one possibility. Could it be a virtual reality character like the Pokemon characters? Or even a logo or symbol? Who knows until it happens. Actually, people won't know if they're being deceived.
But, the second beast 'gives breath to the image of the first beast' NIV (The breath could be literal. Or could it mean makes it "come alive" somehow or gives power to it?)
When it says 'so that the image could speak' (Speak could be literal, or it could 'speak' by telling people what to do. Some possibilities that come to mind are: Virtual reality, or speaking to people through their brains being connected via artificial intelligence, a speaking robot or a clone could be a possibility. There are methods of making people hear voices through the use of microwaves. It's called microwave auditory effect.
This could also be used in connection with a "fake rapture". Remember when Jesus warned us not to go out if "they" tell us that he is in the other room or outside?
Matthew 24:23-28 23 At that time if anyone says to you, 'Look, here is the Messiah!' or, 'There he is!' do not believe it. 24 For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. 25 See, I have told you ahead of time. 26 "So if anyone tells you, 'There he is, out in the wilderness,' do not go out; or, 'Here he is, in the inner rooms,' do not believe it. 27 For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 28 Wherever there is a carcass, there the vultures will gather. NIV
Why would people want to get the mark of the Beast, the image of the Beast or worship him? We get a clue in this verse:
Revelation 19:20 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. NIV
What might the signs be? Let's take a look at the definitions from the Greek word for sign:
So, something that would be given to "confirm, corroborate or authenticate" which "emphasizes the end-purpose which exalts the one giving it". I had to look up corroborate. One definition is: To confirm, support, make more certain, or help prove something by providing information or evidence.
For example, Jesus performed signs (miracles such as casting out demons, feeding the 5,000, or miraculously healing people instantly) to show that he was God so they would believe in him. See John 10:37-38
But in this case, it might not be "miracles". It might one or more of the above-mentioned technologies being used to make people think that they're seeing or hearing Jesus, and so they do what "he" says , when in reality they are worshipping the Beast/Antichrist/False Christ instead.
All kinds of lies are already being spread by "experts", the tech giants, pastors, or those in power, to make people think that uploading your brain to a computer (Could this be the same thing as worshipping the Beast or his image?) , or accepting the Beast number or his Mark is something desirable or good. I already see a lot of this going on. The chip implants are said to make your payments "secure and not hackable" and that they are "safe (don't cause health problems) and that they are not hackable. There are already pastors saying that the chip could not be the Mark of the Beast.
What happens to those who do not take the mark of the Beast or worship the Beast, nor its image?
Revelation 20:4-6 4 I saw thrones on which were seated those who had been given authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony about Jesus and because of the word of God. They a 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 a thousand years. 5 (The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended.) This is the first resurrection. 6 Blessed and holy are those who share in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of God and of Christ and will reign with him for a thousand years. NIV
What happens to those who take the mark of the Beast?
Revelation 16:2 The first angel went and poured out his bowl on the land, and ugly, festering sores broke out on the people who had the mark of the beast and worshiped its image. NIV
Revelation 14:9-12 9 A third angel followed them and said in a loud voice: "If anyone worships the beast and its image and receives its mark on their forehead or on their hand, 10they, too, will drink the wine of God's fury, which has been poured full strength into the cup of his wrath. They will be tormented with burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and of the Lamb. 11And the smoke of their torment will rise for ever and ever. There will be no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and its image, or for anyone who receives the mark of its name." 12This calls for patient endurance on the part of the people of God who keep his commands and remain faithful to Jesus. NIV
Mark of the Beast / End Times Websites / Videos
First, I want to say, I have not researched all of the teachings of the following videos/websites, so I'm not exactly endorsing them, but I giving you the information that was helpful to me, and I haven't seen anything that I don't like at the time I put up the link. Please feel free to contact me if you find anything unbiblical.
Video about the 2020 agenda, Artificial Intelligence / Singularity / Cern / internet connectivity for everyone / Vaccines / Microchips / Credit Cards with Chips / Implantable technology
Will artificial intelligence (AI) be part of the mark of the beast? I'll let you decide.
Video about Artificial intelligence "The safest place to be during the tribulation is right smack in the middle of God's will!"
RFID Technology / SMART Technology / Wearable Tech / Digital Tatoos / BioStamps
Please don't be duped by all of this RFID or smart technology. Even apart from the [most important eternal ramifications], all of this smart technology is very hackable, and it's all about tracking your every move to prepare for the mark of the beast system. I also wouldn't believe anyone if they say these tatoos or marks or chips are "not permanent".
Videos about Wearable technology:
Christian End Times Websites
These verses help us to focus on the things of God and as a reminder not to be engrossed in the things of this world. I know social media (I've closed all my accounts some time ago), the internet and texting (never did jump on that bandwagon) can be very consuming and take a lot of time, maybe some of that time that could be better spent on something else? A good question to ask yourself is, "Where is my focus, my attention, my time, my money going? To God, and to please him, or to entertain myself or please myself? To look good to others, to be cool and have all the latest gadgets? To fit in and be accepted by a certain group? Am I really concerned about doing God's will and using the gifts he gave me for his glory, or am I concerned about too many worldly things? Jesus even warns us not to be worried about food and clothing:
Its really more about who we're serving, our underlying intentions and desires, what we're focused on, what our agenda is, what we're concerned about, and what we're willing to give up for the kingdom's sake?
1 John 2:15 Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Fatherd is not in them. 16 For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. 17 The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever. NIV
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