The True Mark Of The Beast

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Good morning M____,

Thank you for sharing your revelation with me. You certainly are right about the events at the time of the end being a replay of what happened at the beginning. After all it certainly is the same “old serpent the Devil,” and he is being sent by the very same God who sent him to Adam and Eve. So why would we expect any thing else?

Rev 12:9  And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

But I had never thought of it all in the terms in which you put it. I have never thought of it all as simply a repeat, on a much larger scale, of what happened in the garden of Eden. Nevertheless that is exactly what is taking place on an international level. By telling Adam and Eve that they would never die, the Adversary succeeded in placing Adam on the throne of God, in the “temple of God,” where Christ belonged. When that happens, Adam and all of us become “the seed of the serpent.”

Gen 3:15  And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
Joh 8:37  I know that ye are Abraham’s seed; but ye seek to kill me, because my word hath no place in you.
Joh 8:38  I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father.
Joh 8:39  They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham’s children, ye would do the works of Abraham.
Joh 8:40  But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not Abraham.
Joh 8:41  Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, [ even] God.
Joh 8:42  Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but he sent me.
Joh 8:43  Why do ye not understand my speech? [ even] because ye cannot hear my word.
Joh 8:44  Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

But having said all of that, let me caution you against comparing spiritual with physical. When we do so we always think we are comparing spiritual with spiritual. That was what I was getting at when I said, “Spiritual things are not physical things and physical things are not spiritual things.” “The holy spirit teaches us, comparing spiritual things with spiritual” (1Co 2:13).

1Co 2:13  Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.

In other words, the invisible things… are understood by the things that are made…” never means that the invisible thing ARE the things that are made. That is “the word which man’s wisdom teaches.” That is comparing physical with spiritual, and thinking that in doing so you are “comparing spiritual things with spiritual.” Anything that is spiritual is not a physical thing like an “RFID chip), [ or] take this mark (new currency (mammon).” The “mark of the beast” is something with which we are all born by nature. We are all, by virtue of being created as a “marred vessel of clay”, also a ‘marked’ vessel of clay, and are “by nature…  beasts… children of disobedience… children of wrath.”

Ecc 3:18 I said in mine heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that God might manifest them, and that they might see that they themselves are beasts.

Eph 2:2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
Eph 2:3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.
Col 3:5  Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry:
Col 3:6  For which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience:
Col 3:7  In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them.
Col 3:8  But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.

For example, a “mark” is a physical thing. We can mark ourselves with tattoos and scars. Such “marks” are used in identifying victims and suspects in police investigations all the time. But the “mark of the beast” is not a physical mark. The “Jews who believed in Christ” (Joh 8:30-31) had the “mark of the beast” and were the seed of the serpent, even though they had no such physical marks. The “mark of the beast” is like the mark of circumcision. It is now “of the spirit… in the heart.”

Rom 2:29  But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.

For example, God told Israel that His laws were to be ‘a sign on our hand and in our foreheads’.

Exo 13:9  And it shall be for a sign unto thee upon thine hand, and for a memorial between thine eyes, that the LORD’S law may be in thy mouth: for with a strong hand hath the LORD brought thee out of Egypt.

We live God’s laws, if indeed we do. In so doing we have God’s “mark” upon our hand and in our foreheads. In the same way, the children of the Devil live by the Devil’s laws and seek to kill Christ. In so doing they too, have the mark of the beast in their hand and forehead.

Joh 8:38  I speak that which I have seen with my Father: and ye do that which ye have seen with your father.
Joh 8:41  Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, [ even] God.
Joh 8:44  Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him.

The mark of the beast has been upon mankind from the time he was created on the sixth day right along with all other beasts.”He himself is a beast” (Ecc 3:18).

Gen 1:25  And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that [ it was] good.
Gen 1:26  And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
Gen 1:31  And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, [ it was] very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
Ecc 3:18  I said in mine heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that God might manifest them, and that they might see that they themselves are beasts.

But you are right. “That old serpent the Devil and Satan has deceived the whole world” into believing that they “shall never die.”

Gen 3:4  And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:

Satan convinced Adam and Eve, that they were like God in every way, including immortality. He told them that they were like God and had an innate ability to never die. “Ye shall not surely die… ye shall be like God to know good and evil.”

Gen 3:5  For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.

But God has told us that the part about “thou shalt not surely die” is a lie of the Devil, and Adam and Eve would surely die.

Gen 2:16  And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
Gen 2:17  But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

But Satan had mixed his lies in with God’s truth, when he said “ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil,” because God Himself agreed with the Devil on that point:

Gen 3:22  And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:

But mankind denies the truth the Devil told and believes the lie he told. God, all through scripture makes no it clear that He is working all things, including all evil.

Pro 16:4  The LORD hath made all [ things] for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil.
Isa 45:7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.

So the first lie told is one of the most enduring. Mankind still believes that he has an innate immortal soul which cannot die. And mankind continues in that lie in spite of all the scriptures to the contrary:

Eze 18:4  Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.

As long as mankind believes the Devil instead of God, he is “of his father the devil,” and has has “by nature… the mark of the beast.” I hope this helps you to see that neither the mark of God, or the mark of the beast is a physical mark. Both are “of the heart in the spirit”.

Rom 2:29 But he [ is] a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision[ is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.

So while the whole world is actively looking for a physical man to proclaim himself as God and sit in a temple in Jerusalem, the Devil is sitting smugly in the true spiritual temple and man is wearing the spiritual mark of the beast every day of his life, and no one has been given the spiritual eyes to see either the true temple of God or the true mark of the beast, both of the heart in the spirit.

Your brother in Christ,
Mike

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