For as long as I can remember, Christians have been speculating about the
“Mark of the Beast”
Aesop's tale of "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" comes to mind. I fear many have been lulled to sleep, wearied by the barrage of false alarms! The hour has come to wake from our slumber, however. The father of lies, that old serpent, is poised to strike with his deadly deception, seeking to destroy the unsuspecting.
Why Does it Matter???
John writes in Revelation 14:9-11: "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…the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever, and they have no rest who receive the mark of its name.”
The receiving of 'the Mark' is an act of high treason,
a voluntary forfeiting of the salvation Jesus bought with His own blood!
Jesus sounded the alarm, warning against the coming deception:
“See that no one leads you astray!”
"Take heed lest any man deceive you."
“See that you are not led astray…stay awake at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things and stand before
the Son of Man.”
According to the prophet Daniel (8:12,23 and 11:43), the beast and his kingdom will rise when man's sinfulness has reached its limit. Deceit will prosper and truth will be thrown to the ground. (Is this beginning to sound a bit familiar?) This kingdom will “devour the whole earth,” and will control all financial transactions. Revelation 13:16-17 prophesy that everyone, rich and poor, will be required to receive a “mark” on the hand or forehead in order to buy or sell.
While many have speculated that this mark would be some kind of microchip, the word translated as “mark” in Revelation 13 is the Greek word ‘charagma.’ A charagma is a 'scratch or etching' that is used as a form of identification or a badge of servitude.
The word itself is derived from the words charax and charasso, the verb meaning 'to sharpen to a point.'
Discerning the Times
There is growing evidence that Big Tech, The World Economic Forum and the United Nations have joined forces to establish a standard/requirement for "Universal Legal Identify" in fulfillment of prophecy:
- 2016 – The ID2020 Alliance was formed “To ensure that all people have access to better forms of Digital ID” (among the founding partners are GAVI, the Gates Vaccine Alliance and Microsoft)
- December 2017 – MasterCard reinforced its commitment to “A World Beyond Cash” with plans to introduce a “Trust Stamp” or “Wellness Pass,” defined as: “A digital vaccination record and identity system linked to a ‘click to pay’ system."
- January 2018 - The governments of Canada and the Netherlands, partnered with the World Economic Forum, committed to piloting a program known as KTDI, Known Traveler Digital Identity
- December 2019 – Rice University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology announced the development of a “Quantum Dot Infrared Tattoo,” commissioned and funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. This tattoo:
*Is applied with a small patch of sharp, sugar based micro-needles which dissolve
*Injects ink called ‘luciferase’ which can be scanned under infrared light
*Is capable of administering vaccines
*Is designed to implant an array of quantum particles, forming a unique digital ID
*Records medical records via quantum particles
- March 2020 – Microsoft was granted a remarkable patent (#WO2020 060606) for a crypto-currency system using BODY ACTIVITY DATA. A sensor placed in the body monitors a person’s activity: Data collected and stored on the server is used to release or withhold crypto currency according to whether that person has met the specified requirements.
- March 2022 - the government of the U.K. set up the office for Digital Identities and Attributes as a governing body for 'digital identities.'
According to the United Nations’ Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals:
Digital Identity will be required in order to:
- Buy/Sell, conduct business
- Access Healthcare
- Make financial transactions
- Access social services
- Communicate (via internet, telephone, etc.)
- Collect benefits, pay taxes, etc.
The global plan for use of this Quantum Dot Infrared Tattoo (with its various functions) appears to accurately fullfil the prophecies of Daniel and John's Revelation. How will we resist the temptation to take "the mark" when our livelihoods, our health, our very lives are at stake?
A Lesson from Esau:
Genesis 24 records the tragic account of a young man who was clearly in the habit of being ruled by the flesh. Famished after a long day working in the fields, he traded his birthright, forfeited his inheritance for a bowl of lentil stew. Esau's carnal nature led to an offence which incited the Lord’s hatred. (Malachi 1:3)
The Apostle Paul begs the Philippians to walk according to the Spirit:
"For many of whom I have often told you and now tell you even with tears, walk as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their end is destruction, their god is their belly...
with minds set on earthly things." (Philippians 3:18-19)
World leaders have been warning of the “dark winter” ahead, predicting food shortages and noting the rising costs of both food and energy. Many of us are wondering whether we will be able to feed our families and heat our homes.
We must prepare now, both physically and spiritually. Are we in the habit of sowing to the flesh or sowing to the spirit? The enemy will come with his quantum dot micro-needle ‘saviour’ when we are most vulnerable. Are we strong enough to resist the temptation to sell our ETERNAL inheritance when we are homeless and hungrier than we have ever been? Will we trust the Great Physician when we are suffering and can’t see a doctor?
Jesus encourages us with these words:
“In this world you WILL have tribulation,
but take courage, I have OVERCOME the world.”
He is our Deliverer, El Shaddai, God Almighty. He is El Roi, the God who sees. He is Yaweh Yireh, the Lord who Provides, and He is Yahweh Shalom…the Lord our PEACE.
We will fix our eyes on Him. His promises are sure.
“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb
and by the word of their testimony,
for they loved not their lives even unto death.”