Are You Taking The Mark Of The Beast?

Let’s first take a look at the passage that discusses taking the mark of the beast. The [[double brackets]] are my addition to the Amplified text.

AMP Rev 13;16 Also he compels all [alike], both small and great, both the rich and the poor, both free and slave, to be marked with an inscription [stamped] on their right hands or on their foreheads, 17 So that no one will have power to buy[[spiritual giving]] or sell [[spiritual receiving]] unless he bears the stamp (mark, inscription), [that is] the name of the beast or the number of his name. 18 Here is [room for] discernment [a call for the wisdom of interpretation]. Let anyone who has intelligence (penetration and insight enough) calculate the number of the beast, for it is a human number [the number of a certain man]; his number is 666.

This buying and selling is talking about spiritual giving and receiving.  I am now convinced that ‘Taking The Mark Of The Beast’ is buying and selling the right to preach.  Those who take sustenance from gifts of the assembly, and those training others into this Priest class  are taking the mark of the beast.   Jesus’ priesthood clearly replaced this Levitical Priesthood, but proud self ambitious men re-established this system.  The Levitical priesthood came back into power (they were resurrected).

These resurrected Levitical Priests, these leaders who exalt themselves[Mat 23;11-13], who stand between God and his followers [not following the servant slave leader model Mat 20;25-28], these men refusing to do good with the humility that comes from wisdom[Jam 3;1-13], taking advantage of the simple trust of Believers [Mat 18;6-7], refusing to build on the foundation that Paul establish[1 Cor 3;10-15],  twisting Paul’s teachings[2 Peter 3;16],  robbing the poor and widows for their sustainment [Luke 20;47], refusing to sacrifice their lives for the sheep [John 10:1-10] these men are headed for destruction!

We are talking in spiritual truths here. We need to have a spiritual perspective to understand. This passage helps us to see why we have fallen so far off track.

NIV 2 Peter 1;19 And we have the word of the prophets made more certain, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to a light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. 20 Above all, you must understand that no prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophet’s own interpretation. 21 For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

Biblical prophesies are the words of the Holy Spirit. They are to be interpreted spiritually, interpreted from God’s perspective, not from a fleshly [human] perspective. We have been relying on spiritual frauds [Presumer – Performers] to explain spiritual truths for many generations!

The Holy Spirit gives us the keys to interpreting these words in other Scriptures and thru seeking him and seeing with spiritual eyes. Seeing Straight, Seeing With Spiritual Eyes

The Jew missed the Messiah because they were looking with worldly eyes. They were expecting a worldly leader, but the Holy Spirit was talking about a spiritual leader.

NLT Is 9;4 For you will break the yoke of their slavery and lift the heavy burden from their shoulders. You will break the oppressor’s rod, just as you did when you destroyed the army of Midian. 5 The boots of the warrior and the uniforms bloodstained by war will all be burned. They will be fuel for the fire. 6 For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Jesus broke his followers free from spiritual aggressors. He freed them from the fallen Levitical priesthood of his day. Unfortunately this Levitical priesthood was resurrected and now stands as the norm.

Those Given much, much is expected

NIV Luke 12;47 “That servant who knows his master’s will and does not get ready or does not do what his master wants will be beaten with many blows. 48 But the one who does not know and does things deserving punishment will be beaten with few blows. From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.

Does this mean that everyone who gives to this Antichrist church system is doomed?   I think the answer to that question is no, at least not yet!

God sees thru to our deepest motives.    I think that it is possible for a person to live their entire lives and still not understand the deceptions that are today’s organized churches.   While I’m certain that the Holy Spirit was trying to reveal this to them, they perhaps were not listening.  You can argue that they were  not seeking God with all their hearts, but still,  I seriously doubt that this error demands God’s harshest wrath. But there will come a time when anyone who gives to these Antichrist churches will receive the mark of the Beast, a time when everyone will know these men are fools [KJV their folly shall be manifest unto all].

The Dangers of the Last Days

NKJV 2 Tim 3:1-9

1 You should know this, Timothy, that in the last days there will be very difficult times. 2 For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred. 3 They will be unloving and unforgiving; they will slander others and have no self-control. They will be cruel and hate what is good. 4 They will betray their friends, be reckless, be puffed up with pride, and love pleasure rather than God. 5 They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. Stay away from people like that!

6 They are the kind who work their way into people’s homes and win the confidence of[a] vulnerable women who are burdened with the guilt of sin and controlled by various desires. 7 (Such women are forever following new teachings, but they are never able to understand the truth.) 8 These teachers oppose the truth just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses. They have depraved minds and a counterfeit faith. 9 But they won’t get away with this for long. Someday everyone will recognize what fools they are, just as with Jannes and Jambres.

After this time of recognition, I suspect in 2012, everyone will recognize these deceivers. From that point on anyone who continues to contribute to them will receive the mark of the Beast. If we continue to give to these deceivers who act religious, love pleasure, are puffed up with pride, and reject the power that could make them holy, we too will have the mark of the Beast!!!

Let’s take a look at Abraham’s reward for obedience.

NLT Gen 22;16 “This is what the LORD says: Because you have obeyed me and have not withheld even your son, your only son, I swear by my own name that 17 I will certainly bless you. I will multiply your descendants beyond number, like the stars in the sky and the sand on the seashore. Your descendants will conquer the cities of their enemies. 18 And through your descendants all the nations of the earth will be blessed all because you have obeyed me.”

This passage, this promise to Abraham is not talking fleshly descendants of Abraham, but spiritual descendants – people of faith. This verse in Galations makes this clear.

NIV Gal 3;6 Consider Abraham : “He believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.” 7 Understand, then, that those who believe are children of Abraham. 8 The Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in advance to Abraham: “All nations will be blessed through you.” 9 So those who have faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith.

– clearly these descendants of Abraham are spiritual descendants, those who have faith in God and trust him. If we are really following God, his word and his spirit we will eventually see what our assignment is. We will come out from America’s Fallen Churches . We will understand Our Assignment – To Ignore Todays Blind Leaders

Dear God,

We pray for true harvest hands, for those who seek you in spirit and in truth, hear your call to separate from this Fallen Levitical Priesthood. In Jesus mighty name, Amen.

Glenn

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, about giving offerings to and taking pay from a substitute false “Antichrist” system.  The New Testament is clear, true spiritual giving, building treasure in heaven is giving to the poor.  Those giving to or accepting pay from this Antichrist system have been corrupted.  Many today are already accepting the mark of the beast, declaring their allegiance to this system and not to God.  This passage calls us to wisdom of interpretation and penetrating insight. These words should warn us that understanding this passage is crucial.  Unfortunately, most are content with the spoon feedings of God’s word that we receive at our Lukewarm Churches
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