Mark Of The Beast
By Matthew Ficarelli
Before we understand what the "mark" of the beast is, we must understand what the "beast" is. It is a one-world government that will soon come into existence. It is the one world system that Satan has been trying to establish since the Tower of Babel. It is our modern day United Nations. This is the "false prophet" that will make its way to complete power by being a lamb on the outside, but a ravenous wolf on the inside. For more see The Beast.
Revelation 13:13. And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, 14. 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.
The Greek word for wonders is the same for miracles, which is semeion. It means a warning sign, a signal, or indication of a future event. The Greek word for image is eikon, which means a representation, resemblance, or a likeness. The word eikon also appears in another spot in the New Testament -
Matthew 22:17. Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not? 18. But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites? 19. Show me the tribute money. And they brought unto him a penny. 20. And he saith unto them, Whose is the image and superscription? 21. They say unto him, Caesar’s. Then saith he unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God’s the things that are God’s.
Jesus says that the image is that of Caesar's, who is the ruler of the Roman Empire. So we now know that currency can be an "image" of the government backing it. So what is going to be the currency of the system?
As a society we are moving further and further everyday towards a "cashless" society. The credit card is now the main method of paying for goods and services. Everything you buy and sell with a credit card is tracked by computers. All one has to do to transfer "cash" is go online and hit a couple of buttons and it is done. So with the use of cash on the decline, and the use of "electronic cash" on the rise, what is next?
Radio-frequency identification (RFID) is an automatic identification method, relying on storing and remotely retrieving data using devices called RFID tags or transponders. It is a implantable chip that is inserted under the skin of any animal or human. Not only can cash be stored, but you can have your medical records and personal identification information on it. This isn't being kept secret like many people think, it is already being used by some major corporations as a means of giving access to the building for their employees. You can even go on the company's website who designed it -www.verichipcorp.com. There is already open discussion about the "cashless society " as seen in this article from WorldNetDaily.com -
At a global security conference held today in Paris, an American company announced a new syringe-injectable microchip implant for humans, designed to be used as a fraud-proof payment method for cash and credit-card transactions. The chip implant is being presented as an advance over credit cards and smart cards, which, absent biometrics and appropriate safeguard technologies, are subject to theft, resulting in identity fraud.
The company's various "VeriChips" are RFID chips, which contain a unique identification number and can carry other personal data about the implantee. When radio-frequency energy passes from a scanner, it energizes the chip, which is passive (not independently powered), and which then emits a radio-frequency signal transmitting the chip's information to the reader, which in turn links with a database.
The "cashless society" application is not new – it has been discussed previously by Applied Digital. Today's speech, however, represented the first formal public announcement by the company of such a program.
Cashless payment systems are now part of a larger technology development subset: government identification experiments that seek to combine cashless payment applications with national ID information on media (such as a "smart" card), which contain a whole host of government, personal, employment and commercial data and applications on a single, contactless RFID chip.
Revelation 13:15. 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.
The word "life" is used a total of 17 times in the book of Revelation. But only in verse 15 is a different word is used. The Greek word used for life is pneuma, which means spiritual life. It is doubtful that the image is going to be brought to life. But John recorded these events over 2,000 years ago, which means that he's never even heard of computers, credit cards, or anything electronic for that matter. Their form of currency was just plain silver and gold. So it is very possible that John saw the one world government giving "spiritual life" to the currency by establishing it as the world's currency, and then having the RFID implantable chip powered on under the skin of the recipient. It is also possible that John saw the chip "speaking" by way of transmitting radio waves to the receiver. Here is were that persecution power will come in. Anybody who isn't on the side of the system, will die.
Revelation 13:16. 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:
So the beast will cause all to receive the mark. Notice the word "cause", he doesn't force anybody to get the mark, but it is by effect of the beast that will leave everybody no choice but to receive the mark. So by cause all the worlds currencies will collapse, and people will be left with no choice but to receive the new currency from the beast, or one-world government. The word mark in Greek is charagma, which means to scratch or to cut into. The mark isn't going to be something on the surface; it is going to be something that cuts into the skin. The RFID implantable chip is applied by injecting a syringe below the surface of the skin in order to implant the chip.
Revelation 13:17. 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.
This verse pretty much says it all. As stated in the previous verse, the government will cause you to receive the mark if you wish to buy or sell anything.
Revelation 13:18. 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.
This is the famous 666 of the beast. The Greeks used to have a system where the words from the alphabet were used to express their numbers. So if we break down each of the words in Greek we get -
6 – Hundreds - Chi
6 – Tens - Xi
6 – Units - Stigma
Chi Xi Stigma
The word stigma in Greek means a mark incised or punched for recognition of ownership. It doesn't make any sense if the Satanic one-world government wanted everybody to have 666 on their arm. But Satan does however want you to be marked as his and not of Gods, which would seal the fate of your soul forever -
Revelation 14:9. And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,
10. The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb:
Sherrie Gossett, WorldNetDaily.com
All Scripture Taken Form King James Version