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The “Seal of God” Vs. The “Mark of Satan” (Mark of the Beast, Part TWO):

In the bible, we read about TWO different “marks” or “seals”. One of them is the “sign” between God and his people……..[And this is talking about his “TRUE people“, NOT the people who PRETEND to be his people or the people who SAY they are his people but then turn around and do just the OPPOSITE of what God says!] And then there’s the “Mark of Satan”, which the bible calls in the book of Revelation “The Mark of the Beast”.

Both of these “marks” (God’s Mark and Satan’s Mark) are both DRASTICALLY DIFFERENT in scope and in principle but yet, they both got TWO things in common: 1). The “Promise” of Eternal Life and 2). WORSHIP!

But in order for us to get a more clearer understanding of just WHAT both of these “marks” ENTAIL, let us turn to the bible for the answer!

God’s “sign” or “seal” is mentioned in the following passages:

 

2 Timothy 2:19 “Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal, The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity”

Revelation 9:4 “And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads”

Ephesians 4:30 “And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption”

Ephesians 1:13-14In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promiseWhich is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory”

John 6:27 Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed”

Isaiah 8:16 “Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples”

Exodus 31:13-17Speak thou also unto the children of Israel, saying, Verily my sabbaths ye shall keep: for it is A SIGN (i.e. “SEAL”) between me and you throughout your generations; that ye may know that I am the Lord that doth sanctify you. Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you: every one that defileth it shall surely be put to death: [i.e. “eternal death/condemnation”] for whosoever doeth any work therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people. [Again, “cut off from among his people” sounds to ME like eternal death/condemnation for all those whom die in the sin of purposely profaning the 7th-day biblically-mandated Sabbath!] 

Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the sabbath of rest, holy to the Lord: whosoever doeth any work in the sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death. Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a PERPETUAL COVENANT [i.e. ***PERMANENTLY BINDING!***]. It is A SIGN (i.e. “SEAL”) between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed”

2 Timothy 2:19 “And hallow my sabbaths; and they shall be A SIGN (i.e. SEAL) between me and you, that ye may know that I am the Lord your God”

2 Corinthians 1:22 “Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts”

Deuteronomy 6:8 “And thou shalt bind them for A SIGN [i.e. “SEAL”] upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes”

Deuteronomy 11:18 “Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for A SIGN [i.e. “SEAL”] upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes”

Revelation 14:1 “And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand, having his Father’s name written in their foreheads

Ezekiel 9:4 “And the Lord said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set A MARK [ i.e. SEAL] upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof

Revelation 7:2-3And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having THE SEAL of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, Saying, ‘Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads‘”

Song of Solomon 8:6Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame”

Hebrews 10:16-17This is THE COVENANT [i.e. “SEAL”] that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, ‘I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write themAnd their sins and iniquities will I remember no more'”

Matthew 22:37 “Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind” [Note: That is considered part of THE SEAL of God!]

Acts 17:10-11And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews. These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so [Note: The Berean Christians being talked about in this verse are the real-life living example of Hebrews 10:16-17!]

Ephesians 4:30 “And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are SEALED unto the day of redemption

Revelation 22:4 “And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads

Ezekiel 20:20 “And hallow my sabbaths; and they shall be A SIGN [i.e. SEAL] between me and you, that ye may know that I am the Lord your God”

Galatians 6:17 “From henceforth let no man trouble me: for I bear in my body THE MARKS of the Lord Jesus”

1 Peter 1:5 “Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time

James 1:18 “Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first-fruits of his creatures

 

While Satan’s “Mark” (The Mark of the Beast) is mentioned in THESE following passages:

 

Revelation 13:4 “And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?”

Revelation 13:8 “And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world”

Revelation 13:16-18And 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”.

Revelation 14:11 “And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name”

Revelation 16:2 “And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image”

So what can we “conclude” from all of this? In summary, we can conclude that THE SEAL OF GOD has to do with OBEYING HIS LAW (i.e. The Sabbath, loving thy neighbor as yourself, etc.) while THE MARK OF SATAN (i.e. MARK OF THE BEAST) has to do with DISOBEYING GOD’S LAW!

However, it goes SO MUCH MORE DEEPER THAN THAT! It’s not just OBEYING God’s Law that gets us “sealed” by him but also JOY and LOVE ***IN*** the obeying OF his law (as well as love of the LAW ITSELF) that gets us “sealed” by Him and For him! If that makes any sense? In other words, we must exhibit JOYFUL OBEDIENCE, obeying Jesus BECAUSE we LOVE him and LOVE doing what’s PLEASING to him, not JUST BECAUSE we feel “merely obligated” to obey him for a mere fear of hell!

In other words, an obedience that lacks joy is obedience that’s just going through the motions! And an obedience that’s just going through the motions is likened onto a faith that’s just going through the motions! And a faith that’s just going through the motions? Lets face it folks, it’s really not much of a faith AT ALL! How would WE feel, for example, if Jesus just gave us “the bare minimum?”

Would WE feel honored, treasured or loved at all, in that theoretical example? OFCOURSE NOT! We’d think to ourselves in that theoretical scenario: “Jesus, don’t you love me AT ALL? Why are YOU, who are claiming to love ME, giving ME the *bare minimum?* Aren’t I more deserving than this? Don’t I deserve more respect and consideration than this?”

So it goes with Jesus! When we give him the *bare minimum* of faith and/or obedience, we’re really not giving him much AT ALL (in spite of EVERYTHING that He’s done for us – and that’s NOT JUST his sacrifice for the forgiveness of mankind’s sins! He’s done FAR MORE for mankind – and each individual person  – than JUST THAT! Cause lets face it, folks……how many “miracles” have you seen, experienced or heard of in your life? TONS, I’m sure! And that’s just the tip of the iceberg!)

Therefore, the SEAL OF GOD has to do with OBEDIENCE! And like I said, not just ANY obedience but JOYFUL OBEDIENCE! Furthermore, if we obey God’s Law but at the same time, (secretly?) partially or fully “resent” God’s Law (in our “hearts”), then in the Lord’s eyes, we’re likely spiritually likened as the soul of an unbeliever! Why? Because the soul of the unbeliever ALSO “resents” God’s Law! Think about it, folks! Therefore, we must not only joyfully obey God’s Law but LOVE THE LAW ITSELF IN OUR MINDS, HEARTS, BODIES, SOULS AND SPIRITS!

Yet, lets face it. One can not joyfully obey God’s Law UNTIL one joyfully has LOVE OF GOD’S LAWS in one’s heart, soul and mind! We can’t just look at God’s Law as some sort of “long list of burdensome rules”. We have to look at God’s Law from the vantage point OF God’s great love for us!

In other words, God hates sin, not ONLY because it’s displeasing to him and causes us to be in danger of the judgement if we don’t repent, but also because of the mental, physical, spiritual, emotional and psychological damage that that “sin” or “those sins” DO to us, as well as those around us!

We can clearly know and see from the bible that Jesus has our “best interests” at heart when it comes to His Law! And so, when one is ABLE to see God’s love FOR us shine THROUGH his commandments? I believe that’s what the bible means in Hebrews 10:16-17 when God says: “…..I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them…….”

In other words, WHEN one loves God/Jesus AND his laws and obeying his laws in JOYFUL obedience BECAUSE they love Jesus? That, by clear definition, is one who has God’s Law “written in their minds” and “on their hearts” and is also one who is SEALED BY GOD! That is HOW and WHY one gets SEALED BY GOD!

On the OTHER hand, those who “drag their feet” when it comes to obedience are in spiritual danger of being possibly likened onto a soul that RESENTS GOD’S LAW! For if one “resents God’s law” (on ANY small level – usually by QUESTIONING GOD’S LAW), Satan & his demons usually have very little trouble getting that soul to eventually ABANDON GOD’S LAW and instead, EMBRACE FOREIGN “UNBIBLICAL/SATANIC” LAWS (i.e. The June 26, 2015 United State Supreme Court “gay marriage law”)

And bit by bit and little by little, the more Satan can get someone to QUESTION GOD’S LAW and to EMBRACE FOREIGN/UNBIBLICAL/SATANIC LAWS, the more CLOSER that person is to being OPENED TO THE IDEA of taking THE MARK OF THE BEAST/SATAN’S MARK! Many of us seem to be forgetting that THE MARK OF THE BEAST IS A *SECULAR MARK!* And by SECULAR, I mean POPULAR!

Matthew 7:13-14 declares: Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and MANY THERE BE WHICH GO IN THEREATBecause strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and FEW THERE BE THAT FIND IT

So in other words, the above passage in Matthew is telling us that MANY, MANY, MANY people will choose to DISREGARD JESUS AND HIS LAW and instead, decide to follow their “own law” (aka “Satan’s law!”) Yet, at the same time, the passage is ALSO telling us that VERY FEW PEOPLE will make it to “Eternal Paradise with Jesus”. VERY, VERY FEW!

This is also confirmed in Luke 12:32 by which Jesus says: “Fear not, LITTLE FLOCK; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom”.

Jesus calls himself in the bible “the good shepherd”, while his people he calls “his sheep”. And the reason Jesus used those expressed terms is that back in ancient bible times, many people were shepherds, therefore, Jesus had to speak to them in terms they would easily understand. Nevertheless, given how much “knowledge” we have today in the modern world, it’s not hard for us to unpack Jesus’s “spiritual meaning” from those two terms – shepherd and sheep!

Because just like a good shepherd faithfully looks after his sheep, so does Jesus faithfully look after all those people who love/obey him! And just like a sheep will get “lost” if it strays from the shepherd, so also will WE get “eternally lost” (spiritually) if we permanently stray from Jesus! In fact, the bible describes Satan as the “wolf who scatters the flock!” Those “sheep”(i.e. God’s people) who “stray from the shepherd” (i.e. Jesus) WILL get “torn to pieces by the wolf” (i.e. Satan!)

But Satan is very, very “crafty!” He gots several devices up his sleeve by which to deceive the Lord’s people! One of the BIGGEST of these is “the love of MONEY!” Satan’s got SO many people ensnared by that that it’s not even funny! And in fact, it’s the “love of money” that will cause MANY to take “The MARK of the BEAST”. Because hey, those folks still want to be able to buy and sell, right? They still want to feed their children, family members, pets and get their 401K, etc. In other words, their love of money is more than their love of Jesus! HOW SAD! ;(

But basically, anyone who’s names are NOT written in the Lamb’s Book of Life WILL be deceived by the Antichrist (the one who INSTITUTES the “Mark of the Beast”). The Antichrist (talked about in SEVERAL posts on this site) is ofcourse, the “false Jesus” or “false Messiah” of the 21st century! The one world gov’t leader who will “appear to be the answer to all the world’s problems!” The one who “promotes peace” and performs FALSE MIRACLES such as “bring down fire from heaven” and that also “has a head wound and DIES from the head wound but then LIVES”, etc.!

Yet, Revelation 14:11 makes it VERY, VERY clear that ALL whom take “The Mark of the Beast” in their right hands or their foreheads WILL be tormented FOR ALL OF ETERNITY: “And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name”

The forehead represents THE MIND! Therefore, when one takes The Mark of the Beast in their forehead, they’re more or less agreeing to let Satan & the forces of darkness (The Antichrist, the False Prophet, etc.) have control of NOT ONLY their soul, but more importantly, THEIR MIND! That’s very, very creepy & sobering, folks! Because once a person takes The Mark of the Beast, their DNA (specifically, the DNA of THEIR BRAIN) will be PERMANENTLY ALTERED BEYOND RECOGNITION OR REPAIR!

What’s interesting to note however is that while the Seal of God can ONLY be placed on the Forehead of God’s loyal people by the angels, (which is ofcourse an “invisible seal”), The Mark of the Beast is a LITERAL, VISIBLE SEAL that can be placed on the right hand OR the forehead by the Antichrist authorities!

While the angels invisibly place God’s Seal on God’s loyal subjects, Satan forces his literal, visible mark upon all of mankind, if they want to be able to buy and sell! Notice the counterfeit, there? Satan loves to counterfeit the things of God! (On the other hand, Jesus and the angels are able to “see” the invisible seal of God on God’s loyal subjects, the seal just can’t be seen by non-saved subjects!)

However, God’s “seal” goes way, way deeper than the “seal” talked about in the book of Revelation! God’s “sign/seal” starts ALL THE WAY AT THE BEGINNING, IN GENESIS, THE VERY FIRST BOOK OF THE BIBLE IN THE OLD TESTAMENT!

In Genesis, we read about how God created the world in 6 days, then rested on and sanctified the 7th day (Saturday), which God called The Sabbath (which I’m sure is a Hebrew word for “Rest”, since God “rested” on that fateful day!) And later on in Exodus 31:13-17 in the Old Testament, we begin to see how the 7th-Day Sabbath (Saturday) is A SIGN of the covenant between God and his people!

In the bible, a “sign” is synonymous with the word “mark” or “seal”. I guess it could also be technically synonymous with the word “covenant” as well. Plus we also know that the God digs the number 7! Therefore, I surmise that The Seal of God will also likely have to do with the number 7 in some way, shape or form! (But again, that’s ONLY a spiritual theory on my part, don’t quote me on that, folks!) The Mark of the Beast, on the other hand, will have to do with the number 666 in some way, shape or form!

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SEAL OF GOD VS. MARK OF BEAST

It is probably fair to say that The Mark of the Beast STARTS in the mind, but isn’t fully received UNTIL the LITERAL taking OF it in the right hand or in the forehead! Remember, it’s NOT JUST Sunday worship folks, it HAS TO DO WITH BUYING AND SELLING!!! And remember as well, it’s NOT JUST about buying and selling but ABOUT WORSHIP!

So therefore in conclusion: BOTH SEALS/MARKS HAVE TO DO WITH WORSHIP! Yet, ONE Mark/Seal UPHOLDS God and his authority while ANOTHER Mark (Mark of the Beast) DENIES God’s authority and gives it over to Satan/The Antichrist! So remember that, folks! And what “Mark” you receive depends on WHAT GOD YOU WORSHIP! Remember, to worship self IS to worship Satan (in essence!) For one of Satan’s very FIRST lie to Eve in the Garden of Eden was that she “could become like God/a god!”

And so essentially, that’s all The Mark of the Beast REALLY, TRULY IS! Satan’s LIE to mankind that they, IF they take The Mark of the Beast, can “become like God/a god!” Only, unlike Eve, those who take the Mark of the Beast will NOT be forgiven by God, not in this life NOR in the one to come! However, those who are “sealed in the name of God” and thus, REFUSE to take The Mark of the Beast? The bible says that those ones shall be KILLED! 

But folks, HAVE FAITH! For Jesus in Matthew 16:25 “For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it

Translation? Those who try to do whatever in their power to prolong their Earthly life (while denying Jesus Christ) will lose their life ETERNALLY (i.e. in the lake of fire, the “2nd death”) while those who LOSE THEIR LIFE FOR CHRIST’S SAKE will GAIN ETERNAL LIFE (and thus, eternal rewards!) Make sense, people?

Matthew 6:19-21 says, Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also

Hopefully, you now have a more clearer picture about what the Seal (“Mark”) of God is and what The Mark of the Beast is and also what the similarities and differences are between the two! They’re BOTH about WORSHIP but only ONE of them leads to ETERNAL LIFE! Yet, BOTH of them PROMISE you “ETERNAL LIFE” but only ONE of them actually GIVES you ETERNAL LIFE, THE SEAL OF GOD, OFCOURSE! 

Don’t believe the Devil’s lies, folks! Don’t believe Satan’s lie or your friend’s lie that if you take The Mark of the Beast, you’ll receive “eternal life!” Because the ONLY type of Eternal Life that SATAN offers is ETERNAL SUFFERING IN THE LAKE OF FIRE! And trust me folks, that ain’t no LIFE AT ALL! On the other hand, JESUS CHRIST OFFERS LIFE ETERNAL! 

So you just got to ask yourself the following critical question: “Do I forgo money/temporal pleasure NOW, get myself eventually KILLED, then GAIN eternal life (and eternal rewards) LATER by REFUSING to take The Mark of the Beast when it soon comes upon the world or do I prematurely take The Mark of the Beast NOW in order to feed me, my children and family and SUFFER IN THE ETERNAL FLAMES OF THE LAKE OF FIRE, LATER?” 

I pray and hope that you will choose to DIE FOR CHRIST and GAIN eternal rewards {“But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved” – Matthew 24:13}, rather than to DENY CHRIST and ETERNALLY SUFFER IN THE FLAMES OF TORMENT!!!!!!!

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Mark of the Beast PRE-CONDITIONING (Mark of the Beast, Part THREE):

Foreshadowing – a warning or indication of (a future event). So, for example, many episodes of the American TV cartoon called “The Simpsons” portrayed events that hadn’t YET happened but happened many years later (e.g. the 9/11 attacks, etc.)

Therefore, what a “foreshadow” is, is a foretelling of things to com Pre-conditioning, on the other hand, is a condition that must be fulfilled before other things can happen or be done. Therefore, the “pre-conditioning” of the masses FOR the “Mark of the Beast” just simply means getting people to accept the “concept” OF “The Mark” BEFORE the actual process of The Mark being globally instituted happens! Make sense? 

Here is just a quick “preview” of what the Mark of the Beast will BE like, folks……what’s happening in China right now – in September of 2018:

And in Revelation 13 [New Testament, book of Revelation, Chapter 13], we start to see a more clearer picture of the End Times global world leader who will demand worship from ALL of the Earth’s inhabitants (even Christians!) He will require every man, woman and child to get a “Mark” in their right hand or their foreheads in order to be able to buy or sell. And whomever does NOT have this “Mark” will NOT be able to buy or sell and WILL (immediately, or eventually) be KILLED for refusing “The Mark!”

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 nameHere 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”
[- Revelation 13: 16-18]

He will ALSO have the ability to perform FALSE MIRACLES, such as bring down fire from heaven in the site of men!

Revelation 13: 13-15 says: And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed”. 

Therefore, the world’s soon gonna have a one world government leader who “appears to be the answer to all of the Earth’s problems”. He’ll perform “false miracles” like bring fire down from heaven in the site of men, and look/talk/act SO compelling, that he’ll deceive MANY – even many of those who call themselves “Christian!”

And HOW will he be able to do this, you might ask? Answer: He’ll be indwelt with the power of Satan! And there’ll be ONE way and only way ONLY to NOT be deceived by the one world government leader, the “Anti-Christ” and that’s THIS: Have your name recorded in the Lamb’s Book of Life! “What’s the Lamb’s Book of Life?”, some might be wondering. Answer: It is Jesus’s “record book”, if you will, of all his FAITHFUL FOLLOWERS! Therefore, YOU must have YOUR name recorded in Jesus’s Book of Life in order to A) receive eternal salvation and B) NOT be deceived by the Antichrist!

“So how is one able to do THAT?”, some may wonder. And the answer is simple: CALL UPON THE LORD JESUS CHRIST IN YOUR LIFE, REPENT OF YOUR SINS AND *OBEY* CHRIST IN YOUR DAY TO DAY *LIVES!* It sounds easy. But it’s really not. It takes SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINE!!!!

Parents: Imagine your lives before children, before parental responsibilities. Things were so much easier then, huh? But then children came into the picture and things became harder, am I right? So it is with following Jesus. Following Jesus is NOT for the faint of heart! It takes DISCIPLINE! It takes SHEER DETERMINATION! It takes TOTAL AND COMPLETE *FAITH!* And the REASON it takes disciple is BECAUSE of HIGH SPIRITUAL WARFARE!

For when you TRULY follow Christ, YOU will experience “persecution” in some way, shape or form! And folks, if you can’t handle a little persecution as a Christian NOW, how will you EVER be able to handle it LATER, when the persecution hits a FEVER PITCH, when Christians are rounded up, arrested and KILLED for refusing to take The Mark of the Beast? It begs of question!

Many Christians of today think that The Mark of the Beast is FAR, FAR AWAY into the future and/or that we’ll be raptured out of here BEFORE The Mark of the Beast takes place. However, NEITHER of those scenarios is the case, according to the bible! Jesus said in Matthew 24:34 “Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled”. In other words, in Matthew chapter of the New Testament, the disciples of Jesus come to Jesus privately and ask him what the signs of the end times are. And Jesus tells them all of the signs of “the last generation”.

In other words, Jesus is saying there that THE GENERATION that sees those things come to pass (SIMULTANEOUSLY) will NOT pass away until all things are fulfilled. Well, guess what, folks, WE are that “last generation” of Matthew 24: 4-51. How? I can prove it to you:

  • There HAVE been MANY “false Christs” (such as David Koresh, Jim Jones, etc.)
  • There HAVE been MANY wars and “rumors of wars”
  • Nations & Kingdoms ARE starting to rise up against one another
  • There HAVE BEEN/ARE famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in diverse places
  • Many Christian people (in Africa & Middle East, etc.) ARE/HAVE BEEN imprisoned/tortured/killed for the name of Christ
  • Christians ARE hated in EVERY nation on Earth
  • Many people ARE “offended” at a great many things and HATE one another
  • False “prophets” ARE arising and ARE deceiving many
  • Sin IS abounding and love IS growing cold in today’s world
  • The gospel of the kingdom (of Jesus) IS being preached in all the world

In fact, Matthew 24:14 proclaims the following: “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come

So, as far as I can see, we’re STILL living out the FIRST part of Matthew 24:14, the 2nd part of Matthew 24:14 hasn’t happened, yet! Just like Revelation 13:16 hasn’t happened YET……..Though it soon WILL!

In today’s world, there are MANY precursors (“previews”) to “Mark of the Beast“:

1). Students in Texas told they can’t enter cafeteria, use the library, and/or participate in “school functions” UNLESS they carry around a “GPS-enabled” ID card

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/08/texas-school-district-rep_n_1949415.html

Down below: (Anita Fuentes of Open Your Eyes People Ministries discusses the above news story IN GREAT DETAIL, as well as talks about the BIBLICAL IMPLICATIONS of such a news story and what it means for the present time and near future time!) 

2). Domino’s offered Russians a lifetime of pizza if they got tattoos of the company’s logo — and then it had to end the offer because too many people got inked

https://www.businessinsider.com/dominos-free-pizza-russia-tattoos-promo-ends-early-2018-9

3). Companies start implanting microchips into workers’ bodies

http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-microchip-employees-20170403-story.html

4). Gene-editing method revives hopes for transplanting pig organs into people

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2015/10/gene-editing-method-revives-hopes-transplanting-pig-organs-people

5). The big chip card switch: living with EMV

https://www.creditcards.com/credit-card-news/emv-chip-cards-one-year-later-consumer.php

6). A Genetic Revolution – New gene-editing technologies pioneered by East Bay laboratories bring hope to patients with incurable diseases

http://www.diablomag.com/March-2018/A-Genetic-Revolution/

Diablo Magazine! Ha! Diablo is the Spanish word for DEVIL! Go figure! And OFCOURSE “Devil Magazine”‘s gonna have a “favorable view” to DNA-Editing, since DNA-Editing is what Satan planned ALL ALONG!

7). Intro to Mobile Payments

https://squareup.com/guides/mobile-payments

8). Monster Energy drinks are from Satan – Daily Mail

9). The over-riding temptation to buy/own/use an Amazon Alexa, etc. (in and of ITSELF), as well as THE EXPLOSION of “Alexa” and “Alexa related products” in just about EACH and EVERY U.S. home! [As well as homes across the world, probably!] As in, it’s become MORE increasing aware that if YOU don’t have/own/use an “Alexa” of some sort, YOU are NOT considered a part of “modern technological society”. People in fact are REFUSING to see how Amazon Alexa is A) tied in to artificial technology (i.e. Antichrist technology) and how B) the Gov’t will USE Alexa to “track and record” its citizens! TRUE! It will also somehow (in MY opinion, anyways) be TIED INTO the “Mark of the Beast”, as in “interact WITH The Mark”.

10). Students in Denmark were instructed by their teacher to PUT A MICROCHIP into a STARFISH – WITHOUT the Starfish’s consent ofcourse (and the Starfish RESISTED – because the Starfish is SMART! However, humans are NOT Starfish! Therefore, those that take the Mark simply won’t HAVE the ability to “remove the microchip from their bodies!”): https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=98&v=Asry6QJR4hA

11). “Micro-chipping your PETS“…..It won’t be long before they start micro-chipping PEOPLE…..they’ve already done that in offices in Sweden…….

12). ETC.

And folks, that does NOT even include all the famous authors, celebrities, Youtubers, etc. that are touting “666” clothing and hand signs! But we’re HERE, folks! We’re HERE, already! Mark of the Beast is JUST AROUND THE CORNER! We’re already seeing all the 7+ “pre-conditionings” for it!

Why does Satan have to PRECONDITION THE MASSES for something? Answer: Because MOST human beings (on a base level) are ADVERSE to his Satanic “policies” and Satanic “agendas”. That’s why they have to be “warmed UP” to them! That’s why they have to be “pre-conditioned” TO them! Basically, Satan wants humans to become SO desensitized to “sin” and to “blasphemy”, that it “doesn’t even bother us anymore!” Because when it “doesn’t even bother us anymore”, we’ll stop caring so much about righteousness and when Christians (as a whole) stop caring so much about righteousness, SIN REIGNS! UNRIGHTEOUSNESS REIGNS! SATAN REIGNS!

I’m honestly scared for humanity (especially Christians!) Many Christians today are just in the dark and have NO IDEA of the “hell” that awaits them in today’s world! Things are going to get BAD! Really, really bad! Right before Jesus Christ returns, it’s LITERALLY going to be “Hell on Earth!” (Sorry for my words there but that’s the ONLY way I can think of to describe it). The bible says that love is gonna wax COLD (meaning, people are gonna hate and BETRAY one another for NO REASON!) Meaning, many family members, friends and coworkers will be DIVIDED amongst themselves, concerning the Mark of the Beast. Some will TAKE the Mark, while others WON’T! And the ones that have or DO take “The Mark” will HIGHLY TRY TO COERCE/PRESSURE the ones who haven’t taken the Mark TO take the Mark! Arguments such as:

  • “Oh, come on, just take The Mark. It’s not gonna kill you. I’m sure God won’t send you to eternal hell/the lake of fire for needing to feed yourself/your family!”
  • “Oh, come on, it’s not that bad. Besides, my health has improved by leaps and bounds and I look better than I have in 30 years!”
  • “Oh, come on, what are you waiting for? God knows you need to eat!”
  • Gosh! What’s your @!#$$% problem? Are you REALLY that paranoid over a new economic system? You’re retarded! I feel sorry for you! What an IDIOT!”
  • “You better take the Mark……..or else they’re going to KILL YOU! You don’t want to be KILLED, do you?”
  • “They’re honestly going to kill me/us/them IF you don’t take The Mark! You wouldn’t want ME/them/us to be KILLED, would you?” 
  • “Now, I know what you’re thinking…….so and so is the Antichrist, right? Only, he’s not the Anti-Christ! He just wants to make the world a better place. What’s so wrong about THAT? Why do you hate “the leader” so much? Don’t you KNOW that “the leader” cares GREATLY for you? That “I” care greatly for you? I just don’t want to see you suffer!”
  • “Jesus is an @@#$ and a liar! Why has Jesus made YOU suffer so much if he “cares so greatly FOR you?” I can’t BELIEVE you’re actually following what a 2,000 year old Jewish rabbi says!”
  • “Ya know……nobody cares about Jesus or the bible anymore. You’re irrelevant! ONLY by taking The Mark will you ever gain stature or being taken seriously in today’s world!”  
  • “Geesh! I can’t believe you’re THAT worked up over the Mark. It’s JUST a Mark to be able to buy or sell, nothing more. What are YOU so afraid of?”
  • “I’m going to turn you in if you don’t get The Mark. I REFUSE to be an enemy of the state. YOU on the other hand…..?”
  • “I’m not harboring a fugitive of the state. So you better get The Mark OR ELSE!”
  • “If you don’t take The Mark, we’re through!”
  • “If you don’t take The Mark, I’m gonna torchure/kill you/your family/your children/your pets/etc.”
  • “You won’t get your latest paycheck/bank deposit/driver’s license/passport, etc. until you take The Mark”
  • ETC. 

And it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out the IMMENSE PRESSURE that many people will feel (even Christians) to take the Mark in order to feed themselves/their families/their pets and/or their friends. But folks: We’ve got to start training ourselves NOW…..training ourselves to RESIST TEMPTATION!

Cause like I said, evangelist Anita Fuentes brought up a VERY good point in one of her most recent bible sermonettes when she said: “Folks…..if you can’t resist something as simple as a chocolate bar NOW, what makes you think you’ll be able to resist The Mark of the Beast later?” And she’s right, it’s the ULTIMATE temptation of temptations, the FINAL TEMPTATION of mankind! 

So, for example, WHEN you’re at the grocery store and you see that chocolate bar or that donut or whatever else looks good and/or you drive by the latest fast food joint, seeing an advertised picture in the window of the place and it looks SO good and SO delicious and your body and your brain is just SCREAMING to have that chocolate bar and/or delicious, fattening product…..Learn through the spiritual disciple of Christ to PUT DOWN THAT CHOCOLATE BAR ETC. AND NOT BUY IT and/or to DRIVE BY THAT FAST FOOD PLACE AND NOT GO THERE! And believe me folks, it takes SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINE! I myself even am currently in the process of trying to train myself to DEFY TEMPTATIONS at the grocery stores and in fast food places!

WOW….Just right now, at this VERY moment when I’m writing this out, the Lord has revealed something onto me. And that’s THIS: the “irresistible urge” to buy fattening products is INDEED in and of itself a “precursor” to the ULTIMATE TEMPTATION that people will feel to take the Mark of the Beast WHEN the Mark of the Beast comes about! WOW! That’s CHILLING! I feel convicted, even!

For I must admit, I am one of those people who have struggled with occasional temptations of fattening food and fast food! And sometimes, the temptations to buy those things are just UNBEARABLE! (It’s probably actually somewhat similar to what an alcoholic feels when they can’t get their alcohol, etc.) My body is just SCREAMING for fattening food! So sometimes I feel overpowered BY these temptations and go ahead and buy the food “just to shut my brain up”, already!  

But then, after consuming it, I don’t ever feel better folks, I feel WORSE! And EVEN MORE hungry than I did before! They say that sugar addiction is 10 times worse than being addicted to cocaine! (And I’ve never personally been addicted to cocaine, but I imagine it’s pretty addicting). So I guess that’s essentially the “point” that Anita was trying to make…..

For if sugar has become “the god of their lives”, then it won’t be long before the Antichrist ALSO becomes the “god of their lives”. Because ANYTHING, and I do mean ANYTHING that takes us AWAY from Jesus Christ, (including addiction to sugar/fattening foods) can easily become “our god” and ANY “god” before Christ is a “precursor” to the Antichrist!

I know that I’ve written many, many posts on this subject and apologize for writing so many, but I REALLY need people to get this! That’s WHY I write so many posts on this subject and repeat my warnings, over and over and over again! Because I want to make 100% sure that YOU know the truth of the bible and that YOU, my dear readers, do NOT cave to ANY LIE brought about by Satan, demons or the world! I want to make sure that YOU are prepared to endure in the Last Days! I want to make sure that YOUR name will be recorded in the Lamb’s (Jesus’s) Book of Life! I want to make sure that YOU endure till the End!

And last but not least, HERE is a video that’ll hopefully PREPARE YOU to RESIST the Mark of the Beast and well as all of its “temptations”: {P.S.: DON’T FORGET TO ALSO PRAY IN THE NAME OF JESUS FOR THE STRENGTH & WILL TO CARRY THROUGH THE TRIBULATION *WITHOUT THE MARK* – NO MATTER WHAT! NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF PRAYER!} 

 

 

RISE OF THE MACHINES/ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, PART ONE

In a previous post on the subject, entitled “Verbal Artificial Intelligence: Our Best Friend Or Our Worst Enemy?”, I attempted to highlight all the SPIRITUAL pitfalls that come with such “technology”, both short-term and semi-long-term. It can be read HERE: https://wordpress.com/posts/yeshua777.wordpress.com?s=artificial+intelligence

But one thing I FORGOT to mention in the above post is the LONG-TERM SPIRITUAL IMPLICATIONS of such “technology”. It’ll kind’ve be like the movie “I-Robot” (starring Will Smith). It’ll start out so “innocently”:

  1. The “family-friendly robot”
  2. The “companion robot”
  3. The “assistant robot”

And then, it’ll go from there. Both Elon Musk and Steven Hawkings see the LONG-TERM implications of such “technology” upon the human race. And both of them say it’s “not pretty”. Steven Hawkings recommends we should develop the technology to inhabit the cosmos (Mars?), while Elon Musk’s solution to the problem is to have us “merge” with machines; this is simply known as “Transcendence” or “Singularity”. (Note: The word “Synchronicity” also comes to mind, here).

There is now much talk among the “elite A.I. scientists” about “connecting the human brain to a computer/machines”. Mr. Musk calls this new concept/company “Neuralink”. In a certain episode of the TV sci-fi show called “Dark Matter”, viewers catch a brief visual representation of what that may look like; a person’s brain is hooked up to a computerized “network”, which then gives the brain “super-human computing capabilities”. The elite try to make it seem like oh, it’s just a sci-fi show, it’s not real, for crying outloud but pretty much all the “advanced technology” shown in the show ALREADY EXISTS or is VERY CLOSE TO EXISTING!

But if that isn’t enough for you, just think about what the NAMES of some of these movies and TV shows imply. “I-robot” seems to designate a time when “robots will have individual rights”. The TV Show called “Dark Matter” illustrates the Dark Matter that CERN is DESPERATELY trying to find. “Independence Day” seems to illustrate the time in history when most of the humans living on Earth will try to find “independence that’s APART from the gospel/righteousness”. Do you see where I’m going with this, folks? It’s ALL tied in together! It’s ALL part of the future Anti-Christ kingdom on Earth!

All we have to do is look through the pages of history to find out what happens when a people becomes a “minority”; they are soon overtaken by the MAJORITY! And as robots get to be more and more and become smarter and smarter and smarter, just WHAT will then happen to the “human minority?”

It’s no doubt that someday soon, ALL robots will soon become smarter than humans. It’s not a question of IF but rather of WHEN and it’s very likely gonna happen sooner than we think!

And WHEN they do, HOW will THEY decide who gets to live and who has to die/be eliminated? The robots will no doubt ONLY be interested in (over the long-term) preserving themselves, NOT the human race! In fact, it’s ALREADY been proven that certain robots have ALREADY been able to develop a language between THEMSELVES that humans weren’t able to crack/understand!

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tonybradley/2017/07/31/facebook-ai-creates-its-own-language-in-creepy-preview-of-our-potential-future/#2c5c2149292c

Does THAT scare you at all, folks? It should! Here’s all the long-term implications that’ll happen when A.I. robots overtake the human race:

  1. They will take over the majority of jobs (and this is global, folks, NOT JUST here in America!)
  2. They will be inside every new car, microwave, oven, dishwasher, washer/dryer, refrigerator, heater, A/C, television, COMPUTER, LAPTOP, you name it, etc.!
  3. They will take over banks, airplanes, medical offices, construction, food service, trucking, etc.!
  4. They will eventually take over jails, courtrooms and the economy!
  5. They will become inhabited by DEMONS/DEMONIC SPIRITS!
  6. They will be an INTEGRAL part in Mark of the Beast system!
  7. They will ALL eventually “develop their own language” and “band together to terminate all humans”, even the ones that created them!
  8. WHEN they declare war on humans, they will either deem all humans as “unfit to live” or “in desperate need of an upgrade or DOWNGRADE” (and only THEY will decide what the “upgrade or downgrade” is, if any!)

I see nothing but a “bleak” future with A.I. advancing at the rate it is! And once again to refresh your memory:

A). Robots develop OWN language that humans can’t understand

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tonybradley/2017/07/31/facebook-ai-creates-its-own-language-in-creepy-preview-of-our-potential-future/#2c5c2149292c

B). Self-thinking robot ESCAPES LAB……….TWICE…..

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/intelligent-robot-remembers-learns-could-8248559

C). Robot kills worker in Germany

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/07/02/robot-grabs-man-kills-him-in-german-car-factory/

D). Self-driving Tesla car kills driver

http://www.businessinsider.com/self-driving-cars-already-deciding-who-to-kill-2016-12

E). “Sex Robots”

Sex robot creator is ready to make a baby with his machine

E, part B). “Sex Robots That Murder”

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4873206/Hackers-order-sex-robots-kill-human-lovers.html

And folks, that’s just the 5-6 famous KNOWN cases that we know about………there’s probably PLENTY of incidents where A.I. has shown MOST DANGEROUS ATTRIBUTES that THEY (the A.I. elitists) so DESPERATELY want to cover up! (Why? Because it would destroy their whole entire robotics industry, that’s why!)

Now, to be certain, there’s TWO different kinds of robots: those made with organic matter, as well as those made with inorganic matter; those with artificial intelligence and those that were pre-programmed, yet have the “ability” to develop artificial intelligence (or at the very last, the appearance of it) over time.

But in the long run, it won’t really matter rather each robot has “organic matter” or not, as demonic spirits are able (and even willing) to possess ANYTHING (EVEN IF the something is NOT organic matter). Let me explain. Demonic spirits can inhabit ANYTHING (and I do mean, ANYTHING). All they NEED is an “open doorway”, some sort of “invitation”.

The scientists that create “artificial life”, sort’ve speak, are, in a sense, trying to “play God”. And therefore, by SO doing, they are technically giving (rather they fully realize it or not), demonic spirits the official SPIRITUAL “doorway” or “invitation” they need, in order to “inhabit” any and all of their (the scientists’) “scientific *projects*” concerning robotics.

And with “demons” (through the form of “robots”) ruling over humans, can you IMAGINE how that’s gonna turn out? And here is where things get very “dark”, INDEED! After demonic spirits come to inhabit all the robots (it’s not a question of IF but WHEN, if not already so), they will become an INTEGRAL part in the Mark of the Beast system.

How? Robotics/advanced technology will become SO ingrained into the worldwide economic system that it’ll soon be impossible for a human to buy or sell without it. In other words, it will be the EPITOME of the Mark of the Beast system. Robots/advanced technology will provide the type of “cyborg-ish environment” for the Mark of the Beast to take root. But the Mark of the Beast is NOT JUST about robotics/advanced technology. It’s also about WORSHIP, worship of THE BEAST/THE BEAST SYSTEM!

“So then WHOM or WHAT constitutes THE BEAST and/or THE BEAST SYSTEM?”, someone may be asking. Back in ancient biblical times, “The Beast system” constituted the “Mystery Religion/Ancient Babylon”. Why? Because the spiritual kingdom of Babylon (remember folks, it was just as much a “SPIRITUAL” kingdom of darkness, just as much as it was an EARTHLY kingdom) wanted NOTHING to do with HEBRAIC JUDAISM/JESUS/THE 10 COMMANDMENTS and wanted EVERYTHING to do with what was seen as morally wrong in the Lord’s site (abortion, fornication, adultery, sexual perversity, sacrificing children/newborns to Molech, bowing down to idols/graven images, etc.)

And today, in the year 2017, things are really no different. For the SAME EXACT THINGS that took place in ancient Babylon are now taking place here in America and around the world. For just like the ancient Jews that decided they’d rather turn their back on Jesus/the 10 commandments and EMBRACE BABYLONIAN PAGANISM, many of today’s global citizens (ESPECIALLY AMERICANS) are doing the exact same.

For just like the ancient Babylonians (as well as the Jews who decided to REBEL against God/Jesus), they are EMBRACING things that are an ABOMINATION onto the Lord God Almighty (abortion, divorce, adultery, fornication, sexual perversity, bowing down to idols/graven images, etc.)

Therefore, “Mystery Babylon” is just as much of a dark, spiritual city today as it was back in ancient biblical times. Things haven’t changed. [Thou to SPECIFY, there were TWO groups of Jews back in ancient biblical times…….those who chose to OBEY God’s commandments and those who chose to DISOBEY God’s commandments. The ones who chose to OBEY God’s commandments AND accepted Jesus as their Messiah are today known as the “Messianic Jews”. Those who choose to DISOBEY and/or REJECT Jesus as the Messiah- which, sadly, was the MAJORITY – became what’s known as today’s Pagans and/or “Orthodox Jews”]. 

The “Messianic Jews” are part of the SMALL REMNANT of God’s people that Jesus was talking about in Luke 12:32 “Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom”. And this small remnant ALSO includes Judeo-Christians, those Christians who choose to obey the ENTIRE bible, not just half of it or a misguided interpretation OF it.

But going back to the jist of the message. Artificial intelligence is gonna be a HUGE part of the Beast system/The Antichrist Kingdom on the Earth. The Antichrist is not only gonna utilize artificial intelligence to CREATE his specific “Mark” but he will also use it to create a life-like “form” of the Beast! (And The Beast is none other than Satan himself!)

Revelation 13: 13-18 says: And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. 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”

Revelation 13:14-15 REALLY seems to be talking about modern-day “artificially-intelligent robots” (or more specifically, A artificially intelligent robot). For, according to the bible, not only can the “image” SPEAK…….but it has the ability to TERMINATE ALL THAT REFUSE TO WORSHIP IT! And so essentially, it’ll be likened onto a Skynet-esque “Terminator”-type “thing” that’s indwelt by Satan himself! Only THIS time, it won’t be a movie folks, it’ll soon be REALITY! (Provides a whole new meaning to “unleashing the beast”, now, doesn’t it?)

But HERE’S one thing we need to realize, folks. “The Beast” is now being unleashed EVERYWHERE, from the latest music and movies to TV shows, to magazine and album covers, to the “latest technology”, you name it. But there is a DIFFERENCE between “Unleashed” and UNVEILED! Biblically speaking, “Unleashed” just means that Satan and his demons are free to wreck spiritual havoc upon mankind. But “Unveiled” means that Satan comes out from the shadows and MAKES HIS PRESENCE FULLY KNOWN! He will do this through his “image”, his “life-like image” that’ll be created by the Antichrist/the Antichrist’s team of “rogue scientists”.

In fact, I’ll even take this a step further. Could it even be possible that the Antichrist himself will be some sort of “cyborg” that will then create ANOTHER life-like “image of the beast”, with THAT “image” being both speaking and moving? Just a thought. Because in my spirit, I get the feeling that the Antichrist is not even human. There’s something about him that has to be anti-human since all NATURAL humans are created in the image of God. And we know that Satan likes to INVERT God’s creation at every chance and turn. Therefore, Satan would NOT want to “indwell” someone made in God’s own image or projecting God’s own image on the outside. But he’d instead most definitely want to “indwell” someone that was either NOT made in God’s image………say……a “test tube baby?” An “cyborgish Android”? OR that PERVERTED God’s image (say, a “transgender?”) 

[[[Continue on to Part Two for the rest of today’s message…………]]]

 

“As It Was In The Days of Noah”: Spiritual Probation is CLOSING!

And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. 

Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.” 

Luke 17:26-30

Okay, so what is that passage saying? It’s saying (in a nutshell) that WHEN Jesus Christ soon returns to the Earth a SECOND TIME, he will be coming with GREAT POWER AND GLORY!

HOWEVER……his 2nd arrival to the Earth (in FULLY glorified spiritual form, arriving in the clouds of heaven) will catch MANY, MANY people “off-guard”, ESPECIALLY “Christians!” People, at THAT time, will be MUCH too absorbed with social media, pop culture, their Twitter/Facebook feeds, materialism/love for money, partying, sexing it up outside marriage, to be too concerned with the “signs” of his soon return.

Revelation 1:7 records that their reaction will be like THIS when Jesus returns:

“Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen”

So in other words, IN that instantaneous moment when Jesus returns to Earth from WITHIN the clouds of heaven, the folks (especially “Christians”) that were too busy checking their Facebook, updating their Twitter feed, being obsessed with materialism, pop culture, videogames, partying, sexing it up outside of marriage, etc. will instantaneously REALIZE how “wrong” they were to:

A) NOT be concerned with Jesus Christ and the bible

B) NOT be concerned with the “signs” of his soon return and

C) NOT be concerned with their eternal salvation!

They will then realize that it’s TOO LATE for them and THEIR SOULS WILL MOURN/WAIL!

Jesus FURTHER goes on to describe the “mindset” of ALL people who “took no importance in Him or his divine words in the bible”:

“Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?” [Matthew 7:22]

And Jesus will RESPOND to them by saying, “And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity”. [Matthew 7:23] OUCH!

They will ALSO ask him the fateful question(s): Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee? [Matthew 25:44]

But again, Jesus will respond with: “Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me” [Matthew 25:45]

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However, lets us go back and briefly touch on the days of Noah. What happened during that time in history? What did those days consist of?

We read about Noah in Genesis 5:28-9:29 [Old Testament, book of Genesis, Chapter 5, Verse 28, all the way through Chapter 9, verse 29]. In Genesis 6:2-3, we read about the fallen angels interbreeding with human women, with their offspring being called “The Nephilim”. The Nephilim were large “giants” who had “superhuman strength”. 

Genesis 6:5-7 further goes on to describe the “fallen state of man”: And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. And the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.”

However, in Genesis 6:8-10, it becomes apparent that Noah is “set apart” in the site of the Lord. He is a “beacon of righteousness” in an unrighteous world:

“But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LordThese are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God. And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth”

Genesis 6:11-13 FURTHER goes on to say:

The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth. And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth” 

Genesis 6:17 is the “official decree” for the “global flood” to destroy all flesh (except Noah and his family):

And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die.”

The Lord further goes on to state to Noah in verse 18: “But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons’ wives with thee”

Translation? Noah and his family were the ONLY ONES that were “worthy enough” to escape God’s Wrath! 8 people TOTAL(And Note: They most recently found evidence of Noah’s Ark in Ankara, Turkey on top of Mount Ararat, as well as a city close by that was named “the city of 8 people” that is HIGHLY believed to be of that of Noah & his family!) 

We also find a parallel story of “redemption” with Lot, in Genesis, chapters 12-19. Lot was Abraham’s nephew. He lived with/near Abraham for SEVERAL years, until he finally moved to the “wicked city” of Sodom.

HOWEVER, because Abraham had prayed on BEHALF of his nephew Lot and because Abraham’s “righteousness” had obviously somewhat rubbed off on Lot, Lot had IMMEDIATELY invited the two angels to his house for a meal (when such “hospitality laws” were obviously forbidden in “wicked Sodom”), as the following verses in Genesis 19: 1-3 illustrate:

And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground; And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant’s house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night. And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat”.

However, as the chapter further goes on, the men of Sodom were “sodomites” (where the word “sodomy” comes from). And they somehow found out that 2 male “guests” were staying at Lot’s “house”. They came outside the house and said the following:

And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them

Most biblical scholars believe that “we may know them” means “we may sodomize them/know them CARNALLY”.

Anyways, the chapter goes on to say that the angels blinded the men outside so that they could not find the doorknob to Lot’s house.

Verse 19:15 says, “And when the morning arose, then the angels hastened Lot, saying, Arise, take thy wife, and thy two daughters, which are here; lest thou be consumed in the iniquity of the city”.

The next morning, the cities were DESTROYED:

“The sun was risen upon the earth when Lot entered into Zoar. Then the Lord rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven; And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground.But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt” 

Translation? The Lord decided to spare Lot from the DESTRUCTION OF SODOM & GOMORRAH!

Therefore, both Noah and Lots are “archetypes”/”foreshadowings” of the “righteous ones” being REMOVED from God’s Wrath, AHEAD OF TIME!

And true, there’s many OTHER examples in the bible of God sparing his servants from wrath, but those seem to be the MAIN TWO EXAMPLES.

Many people talk about how CRUEL it was for God to destroy the whole world during the GLOBAL FLOOD of Noah’s time. However, many folks are forgetting that these people had 120 YEARS to repent (including the 7 days up until the Ark was sealed shut by Almighty God). But repent….they did NOT! So that is NOT God’s fault, people! They mocked Noah (a messenger of all righteousness) until the very, very end!

“And they that went in, went in male and female of all flesh, as God had commanded him: and the Lord shut him in.” [Genesis 7:16]

My impression from the bible is that RIGHT AFTER the Lord shut Noah in the Ark, it did NOT start raining until SEVEN DAYS AFTER!

“And it came to pass after seven days, that the waters of the flood were upon the earth” [Genesis 7:10]

So just think about this for a moment. Luke 17:27 makes it ALL TOO CLEAR…..

“They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all”

They were likely dancing, rejoicing, singing, shouting, mocking and “celebrating” up until the day that God SEALED the door to the Ark SHUT!

THE MOMENT that God SEALED the door to the Ark SHUT, no man, woman or child was able to get inside! Imagine…….

And then, 7 days later, the RAINS BEGAN! I’m sure there was probably LOTS and LOTS of people who then tried to bang on the door to the Ark to try to get in. But the thing is, Noah couldn’t have let those people in even if he had wanted to! That’s the thing! And I’m sure by THAT point in time, many people were starting to wake up and REALIZE they were wrong! But by THEN, it was TOO LATE! And so what Jesus is saying in Luke 17: 27-30 is like how it was in the “Days of Noah”, RIGHT BEFORE THE FLOOD!

In other words, the “days of Noah” were like a PROTOTYPE of how the days “near the End” would BE! Look at society and the world today! People are getting married and “being given in marriage”, etc. Most people today don’t have a care in the world! And they have NO IDEA of the SPIRITUAL STORM that soon awaits them (that spiritual storm being GOD’S WRATH!)

People that talk about the bible, Jesus, salvation, bible prophecy, the End Times are, in most people’s eyes, are “just crazy”. So it was during the times of Noah! People called him “crazy”, a “lunatic”, etc. And THEN look what happened! The flood came and took them all away, the bible says!

In fact, SPIRITUAL BATTLE LINES are now being drawn. Which side will God/Jesus peg you on? Will he place you in the “Ark” of HIS Salvation and HIS Righteousness, or will he CLOSE OFF His Salvation and His Righteousness completely FROM you? 

Here, THIS GUY explains it best: