What is the mark of the beast?
He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of
the beast or the number of his name. This calls for wisdom. If anyone has insight, let him calculate the number of the beast, for it is man’s number. His number is 666. — Revelation 13:16-18
The first thing that must be understood is what this number “666” stands for. And the passage actually explains itself: “it is MAN’S number.”
God is associated with the number “7” over and over and over again in the Bible. Seven is the number of perfection, the number of completeness, in Scripture. There is also simply no question that in the Book of Revelation itself, the number seven is connected to God or to God’s people or to God’s judgment. The Triune Godhead would be represented by “777.” But, where the Trinity of Father, Son and Holy Spirit is represented by three sevens, the unholy trinity of Satan, the beast and the false prophet are represented by three sixes. The devil and his coming Antichrist claim to be God, but they are liars who always fall short.
Hence the “number of a man” (see Revelation 13:18) – of man rising himself up in place of God and making his STATE God in the place of God as Antichrist will do – is represented by 666.
It is also vital to understand that the word “mark” in “mark of the beast” is the Greek word “charagma“. We find that charagma:
was the technical term for the Roman imperial stamp that appeared on various documents. The charagma was a seal stamped with the name and date of the emperor and attached to commercial documents. Apparently, it also stood for the emperor’s head stamped on coins. Thus, the charagma represented the likeness or name of the emperor.
“Represented the likeness or name of the emperor,” you know, as in “ObamaCare.”
There is a crystal clear connection to human government that rises up in place of God, which is the Marxist vision and which is EXACTLY how modern secular humanist governments (such as our United States of America) has done with “the State.”
We have replaced God and trust in God and contentment that comes from being rich in Christ even when one is poor in money with Government and trust in the welfare state and the bitterness that comes from the Marxist notion that we should put aside our “opiate” of Christianity and instead rise up in bitterness and anger and seize what we “the proletariat” want by force.
We know that the “mark” is placed on the forehead or the right hand of those who take it. And we know that the forehead and the right hand are identified with ownership and oaths of allegiance. Literally, in this case, it is the official acknowledgment of accepting and receiving the beast in place of Christ. It is implemented by the second beast, the beast who comes out of the land – otherwise known as the false prophet. The mark of the beast will be implemented by the final big government tyranny on earth as a religious act of obeisance.
We know that this mark is an identification with the devil and with his big government beast and the false prophet of antichrist religion rather than trust in Jesus Christ as Savior. We know that it is the political and the economic result of demonic religious attitudes that are summed up by the government of the final human leader who will create a demonic government system in a vain attempt to fully replace God. It is a religious act imposed by the State that has profound economic and political impact.
And what we ultimately learn is that “no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark.”
Which up to this moment in history would have been impossible to implement.
As long as there is cash/coin currency, as long as the economy is private rather than publicly controlled by the state, as long as your finances are your own private business rather than something that can be monitored by the state, there was never any possibility of preventing every single human being on earth from being able to buy or sell.
Something monumentally different is about to take place that will change our currency and the government’s control over us as we use that currency. And as a result of this “fundamental transformation” of our currency and the role of government that is coming, the State as the government of the beast will be able to hijack complete control over all economic activity on earth.
What is coming? An economic system that enables the final human government – the ultimate big government Utopia that liberalism has dreamed of – to be able to monitor and control every single financial transaction on earth. And be able to prevent anyone who does not have the mark of worship of the beast from participating in any way, shape or form in the economy.
That technology is already available today. We could already transform our currency into digital and mark every single human being with a chip on their right hand or their forehead which would enable those who take the mark to access thir money and the economy. Which is one of the reasons I realize that the beast is at the door waiting to take over.
It is frankly amazing how much government could track our movements and even accurately predict our future behavior based on the patterns it is able to track.
‘Google for spies’ draws ire from rights groups
Date February 11, 2013
A multinational security firm has secretly developed software capable of tracking people’s movements and predicting future behaviour by mining data from social networking websites.
A video obtained by the Guardian reveals how an “extreme-scale analytics” system created by Raytheon, the world’s fifth largest defence contractor, can gather vast amounts of information about people from websites including Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare.
Raytheon says it has not sold the software – named Riot, or Rapid Information Overlay Technology – to any clients. But the Massachusetts-based company has acknowledged the technology was shared with US government and industry as part of a joint research and development effort, in 2010, to help build a national security system capable of analysing “trillions of entities” from cyberspace.
The power of Riot to harness websites for surveillance offers a rare insight into techniques that have attracted interest from intelligence and national security agencies, at the same time prompting civil liberties and online privacy concerns.
Advertisement Using Riot it is possible to gain a picture of a person’s life – their friends, the places they visit charted on a map – in little more than a few clicks of a button.
In the video obtained by the Guardian, Raytheon’s “principal investigator” Brian Urch explains that photographs which users post on social networks sometimes contain latitude and longitude details – automatically embedded by smartphones within so-called “exif header data”.
Riot pulls out this information, showing the location at which the pictures were taken. Riot can display online associations and relationships using Twitter and Facebook and sift GPS location information from Foursquare, a mobile phone app used by more than 25 million people to alert friends of their whereabouts.
The Foursquare data can be used to display, in graph form, the top 10 places visited and the times at which they visited them.
Mining from public websites for law enforcement is considered legal in most countries. But, Ginger McCall, a lawyer at the Washington-based Electronic Privacy Information Centre, said the Raytheon technology raised concerns about how user data could be covertly collected without oversight or regulation.
“Users may be posting information that they believe will be viewed only by their friends, but instead, it is being viewed by government officials or pulled in by data collection services like the Riot search.”
Raytheon, which made sales worth an estimated $US25b in 2012, did not want its Riot demonstration video to be revealed on the grounds that it says it shows a “proof of concept” product that has not been sold to any clients.
Jared Adams, a spokesman for Raytheon’s intelligence and information systems department, said in an email: “Riot is a big data analytics system design we are working on with industry, national labs and commercial partners to help turn massive amounts of data into useable information to help meet our nation’s rapidly changing security needs.
Its innovative privacy features are the most robust that we’re aware of, enabling the sharing and analysis of data without personally identifiable information being disclosed.”
In December, Riot was featured in a new patent Raytheon is pursuing for a system to gather data on people from social networks, blogs and other sources to identify whether they might be a security risk.
In April, Riot was scheduled to be showcased at a US government and industry national security conference for secretive, classified innovations, where it was listed under the category “big data – analytics, algorithms”.
It is also amazing how eagerly consumers have purchased and allowed to control their lives devices that so completely allow everything they do to be monitored by government and IT companies. I see the fancy phones with the cameras and the apps that allow the government to constantly know where they are and what they are doing. I see people with their Facebook pages and a pathological willingness to self-report to Big Brother.
When I look at the world, I see human beings who would swallow up the mark of the beast the way goldfish in a pond would swallow a bratty child’s spit.