Some people are not marked by the Beast
Romans 11:4 -
But what saith the answer of God unto him? I have reserved to myself seven thousand men, who have not bowed the knee to the image of Baal.
We read in today's message about Elijah who cried to the Lord during the time when Jezebel had killed the Prophets of the Lord and all the people had forsaken the Commandments of the Lord and started worshiping Baal, then too the Lord made sure there were some who knew Him and followed Him.
All prophesies in the Bible are prophesised multi-level. They have a physical manifestation and the spiritual manifestation. People most pursue or are on the lookout for the physical manifestation and miss out the spiritual one which is more important i.e.
The prophesy of Christ ruling the world for a thousand years has most people thinking of Jesus coming as man and being a figure head of world order like a political / global leader. To try to explain this prophesy the Lord spoke through John of the book of Revelation and showed him a rider on a white horse whose name is 'Word of God' and who keeps building an army which no one can stop. If people put historic events of the Church in place they would realize after thousand two hundred and sixty years from the time the Church when haywire this prophesy is already in action and started the protestant movement.
Similarly the end day has some people thinking on the 21st May the world will end and will be thoroughly disappointed on the 22nd when nothing happens. Jesus had warned us about physical / natural signs and still said not to think it will all come to the end, but the end will happen only when all prophesies are fulfilled like all will hear the Gospel. The book of Daniel clearly gives at many places clues as to the approximate time when the end will come. In one place he states a thousand, thousand and a half years and another place he states after two thousand three hundred years the cleansing of the Temple will start which again confirms the previous approximate date for after the Church comes together in glory then there is another event in Church history after which Satan is let loose and the end comes.
Also understand when Noah was told to make an ark, Lord did not cause the floods to come before Noah finished the ark. It came only after the job was done even though it took 100years for Noah. We too are told to give the Gospel to every human on earth so unless this is not done the end would not come.
Another prophesy about the mark of the beast which people think is a physical chip, which will be embedded into human body as an electronic ID, controlled by the mind to be used for commerce and but instead will control them like zombies. No doubt the first part is true but the last part is where they are mistaken. The chip being integrated with the neuro-signalling system of the human mind will allow them to do transactions using the mind to control communication but will also influence the mind to think on basis of logical thinking and will kill aspects of the mind like faith, love etc. which are not based on logic.
There is a spiritual aspect of the mark of the beast which people miss for one needs to understand this prophesy pertains to all and not only those during the end times. The reason of this confusion is they do not know who this beast is and confuse it with Satan the dragon or Lucifer. They think the number 666 is of Lucifer but is not so, for it is the number of Satan the beast. The beast is also called Prince of Tyre/ Tyrus and Lucifer the dragon is called King of Tyre/Tyrus. When I was disclosed who the beast is and details of the beast's spiritual mark; I too like Elijah cried out to the Lord, after seeing how everyone had fallen into getting marked by the beast and who could be saved from it? But as I gradually started fellowshipping with more men and women of God I found there were few who having good communication with the Holy Spirit were not under this mark. Even if they were they were coming out of it.
The Church of Jezebel - the Roman Catholic Church has been instrument in getting most Christians marked by the beast by its practices or traditions. Even though Believers came out of this Church yet they continue some of its practices thus keeping themselves still under the mark.
Every understanding and every religious practice needs to bought under the magnifying lens of the Word and those not according to the Word needs to be rejected. Like Paul wrote anything done in the Name of the Lord and is not by faith (according to the Word) is sin.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, we pray let more and more be added unto those who walk according to your Word and not be marked by the beast. Let them reject all that which is not of your Kingdom let them grow in discernment and being part of your army expand your Kingdom to the whole of this world...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scripturesr ]
7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.
10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
14 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.
15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)
5 Then I Daniel looked, and, behold, there stood other two, the one on this side of the bank of the river, and the other on that side of the bank of the river.
6 And one said to the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, How long shall it be to the end of these wonders?
7 And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.
13 Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said unto that certain saint which spake, How long shall be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, and the transgression of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot?
14 And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.
11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.
14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
15 And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
16 And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.
11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
20 Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.
21 And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not.
22 Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.
23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.
23 And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.
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