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Lately, I have been hearing another interpretation of 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4:

‘Let no man deceive you by any means: for [that day shall not come], except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;  Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.’

The theory goes, that there is not ONE Antichrist, but many . . . that the temple is one’s body . . . and that ‘man’ and ‘son’ signify a multitude of people.  1 John 2:18 is used to support this theory:

‘Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time.’

While I don’t deny the plain meaning of 1 John 2:18 . . . and even the potential alternate interpretation of 2 Thess. 2:3-4, I still hold to the traditional interpretation, that there will arise a global leader who is THE consummate Antichrist.  I believe there is plenty of Scripture to support that understanding.

Here this person is described in Daniel and Revelation. Notice how close the descriptions are.

Daniel describes this king as a ‘little horn’.

‘And the TEN HORNS out of this kingdom [are] TEN KINGS [that] shall arise: and ANOTHER shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.‘ (DANIEL 7:24)

‘I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another LITTLE HORN, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn [were] EYES LIKE THE EYES OF MAN, AND A MOUTH SPEAKING GREAT THINGS.’ (DANIEL 7:8)

‘And the ten HORNS which thou sawest are ten KINGS, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.’ (REVELATION 17:12)

He ‘speaks great things’.  He will reign for three and a half years (forty two months).

And there was given unto him A MOUTH SPEAKING GREAT THINGS AND BLASPHEMIES; and power was given unto him to continue FORTY [AND] TWO MONTHS. And he opened his mouth in BLASPHEMY AGAINST GOD, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.’ (REVELATION 13:5)

”And he shall SPEAK [GREAT] WORDS AGAINST THE MOST HIGH, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until A TIME AND TIMES AND THE DIVIDING OF TIME.’ (DANIEL 7:25)

‘And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall SPEAK MARVELOUS THINGS AGAINST THE GOD OF GODS, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done.’ (DANIEL 11:36)

He is given permission to make war with the saints, and to overcome them.

And IT WAS GIVEN UNTO HIM TO MAKE WAR WITH THE SAINTS, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. 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 13:6-8)

‘I beheld, and the SAME HORN MADE WAR WITH THE SAINTS, and prevailed against them‘ (DANIEL 7:21)

He will be responsible for the desecration of the sanctuary/holy place.

And arms shall stand ON HIS PART, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily [sacrifice], and they shall place the ABOMINATION THAT MAKETH DESOLATE.’ (DANIEL 11:31)

‘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:) Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains’ (MATTHEW 24:15-16)

‘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 . . . ‘ (REVELATION 13:14-16)

* The second Beast

(It would seem apparent that this image of the beast is the abomination of desolation that Daniel spoke of.)

And now for the traditional view of the ‘son of perdition’ . . .

‘Let no man deceive you by any means: for [that day shall not come], except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the SON OF PERDITION Who opposeth and EXALTETH HIMSELF ABOVE ALL THAT IS CALLED GOD, or that is worshipped*; so that he as God SITTETH IN THE TEMPLE OF GOD, shewing himself that he is God.’ (2 Thess. 2:3-4)

Compare this description with the descriptions of ‘The Antichrist’ above, and below . . .

‘And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall EXALT HIMSELF, and MAGNIFY HIMSELF ABOVE EVERY GOD, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done.’ (Daniel 11:36)

Although Daniel 11:36 doesn’t specifically say he will sit in the temple, the verse is clearly parallel to the passage from 2 Thessalonians 2.  Daniel makes it clear that he will pollute the ‘sanctuary of strength’ and be responsible for placing the ‘abomination that maketh desolate’ there, so he definitely can be connected with the temple:

‘And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily [sacrifice], and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate.’ (Daniel 11:31)

And we know that he will be present in the holy land . . .

‘He shall enter also into the glorious land . . . ‘ (Daniel 11:41)

‘And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain . . . ‘ (Daniel 11:45)

Because of the other strong correlations between his description in Daniel and Revelation (outlined earlier in this note), we make the assumption that he (‘The Antichrist’) seats himself in the temple of God, as part of his campaign of blasphemy.

Now understand, the term ‘the son of perdition’ is used one other time in Scripture: to describe Judas Iscariot.

‘While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the SON OF PERDITION; that the scripture might be fulfilled.’ (John 17:12)

What else does the Scripture tell us about Judas?

‘And after the sop SATAN ENTERED INTO HIM. Then said Jesus unto him, That thou doest, do quickly.’ (John 13:27)

Then ENTERED SATAN into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve.’ (Luke 22:3)

Because this unusual term (‘son of perdition’) is used only twice, we wonder if there is a parallel. The situations are very similar, thus we make some assumptions . . . Judas was referred to as ‘the son of perdition’ AFTER Satan had entered into him. In parallel, we suppose that The Antichrist will be a man whom Satan (or another evil spirit) enters into.

Now we go to Revelation, where we find out just who that spirit is.

‘And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.  And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit. And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power . . . And they had a king over them, [which is] the angel of the BOTTOMLESS PIT, whose name in the Hebrew tongue [is] Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue hath [his] name Apollyon.’ (Revelation 9:1-3,11)

(Revelation 9:11–the release of the spirit of The Antichrist from the bottomless pit–is the reason why the numbers 9-11 have significance for the occultist elite.)

Why do we assume this spirit is the one that indwells The Antichrist? Because Revelation 11:7 . . .

‘And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the BOTTOMLESS PIT shall MAKE WAR AGAINST THEM, AND SHALL OVERCOME THEM, and kill them.’ (Revelation 11:7)

repeats the wording of Revelation 13:7 . . .

‘And it was given unto him to MAKE WAR WITH THE SAINTS, AND TO OVERCOME THEM . . . ‘ (Revelation 13:7)

which echoes the wording of Daniel 7:21 . . .

‘I beheld, and the same horn MADE WAR WITH THE SAINTS, and PREVAILED AGAINST THEM‘ (Daniel 7:21)

I hope this helps you understand the traditional view, and see the Scriptural support for this soon-coming global leader: a man possessed of the angel that has been imprisoned in the bottomless pit.  A man whom we often refer to as: ‘The Antichrist’.

‘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, 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: 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 14:9-11)

No matter how loving, understanding, gracious, tolerant, and forgiving you believe God to be–this one is NON-NEGOTIABLE! There is NO forgiveness, EVER, for those who take The Mark of the Beast. It doesn’t matter how good your reasons are. There is NO excuse that will get you off the hook if you take The Mark.

This is what God says is coming:

‘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.’ (Revelation 13:16-17)

(The Bible doesn’t specify that it’s FOR buying and selling . . . it merely says you will not be allowed to buy or sell unless you have it. This may be added incentive, for people who are unwilling to take The Mark, for whatever its purpose is supposed to be. [A national healthcare i.d. maybe?])

‘ . . . In the world ye shall have tribulation . . . ‘ (John 16:33)

This is how Christians are expected to deal with the choice:

‘Here is the patience of the saints: here [are] they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.’ (Revelation 14:12)

‘But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.’ (Matthew 24:13)

We must continue to trust God, and obey Him. We must put our faith in God, and not sell out for money–no matter what. If you put your faith in money, don’t be surprised when God doesn’t come through for you.

‘No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. YE CANNOT SERVE GOD AND MAMMON. (Matthew 6:24, Luke 16:13)

It’s one thing for Jesus to say that. It sounds good. We hear it and agree. But it goes in one ear and out the other!! Most people these days will not do, or say, what’s right if it endangers their job. Others do things that they KNOW are wrong because ‘I’ve got to make a living’.

Start practicing NOW to put God before money. IF you do–and ONLY IF you do–He promises to provide for all your needs.

‘But SEEK YE FIRST the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; AND ALL THESE THINGS shall be added unto you.’ (Matthew 6:33)

Have patience and faith, and be obedient. Put Him first, and God will provide all your needs, and comfort you in tribulation.

‘Blessed [be] God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation . . . For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.’ (2 Corinthians 1:3-5)

‘For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of [them] whose heart [is] perfect toward him. . . ‘  (2 Chronicles 16:9)

The end-times, Whore of Babylon religion is . . . the Babylonian mystery religions.

The Vatican is definitely PART of it, but I believe it ALSO includes the ‘Synagogue of Satan’, the Freemasons, Nazis, etc. What they all have in common is the Babylonian ‘mystery’ knowledge. (The ‘Synagogue of Satan’ are Jews who do not worship the one, true God.  Instead, their ‘God’ is Satan.  This does NOT mean that ALL Jews worship Satan–only some of them do.)

ALL false religions & secret societies are Luciferian at their core.  Many Luciferians are the ‘movers and shakers’ behind the Western economic system, and certainly behind the Hollywood /Western propaganda machine. The International Bankers are obviously a part too (‘Synagogue of Satan’ ‘members’?).

These organizations and individuals operate on the world in two ways:

  1.  religious (including worship and adoration)
  2.  economic/military means (military-industrial complex)

These are the same two ways that Satan will use at the end–worship of the Beast, and a Mark without which you cannot buy or sell.  His basic plan has always been the same.  Although he will switch all the players mid-game (Rev. 17:16), the strategy is still the same.

(It may be that eventually all the players listed above will come into submission to the Roman Catholic Church . . . but, as it stands right NOW, if we look only to Rome, we are omitting a bunch of major players. Vatican City COULD end up being the City of the Harlot . . . IF they all eventually submit to the RCC.)

 

TODAY, NYC is definitely THE great city of the Military-Industrial complex dominated Western economy (Wall Street). It’s also the headquarters of the United Nations, and banking headquarters (from what I understand).

With all the world’s (Luciferian) religions coming together in the United Nations, NYC can rightly be said to be the religious seat of the Whore of Babylon.

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NYC is the seat of both the economic and religious aspects of the Harlot.

‘ . . . for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.’

(Rev. 18:23)

 

The Roman Catholic Church does not fulfill this verse–but it IS fulfilled by the heads of corporations of the Western World. Among those corporations are the pharmaceutical companies and Hollywood corporations. These are two major facets of the bewitchment (sorceries) that has been exported to all the nations of the world.

Through importing Western culture . . . all the nations of the world have been seduced into economic fornication, with Western corporations and international bankers . . . and spiritual fornication with the ‘religion’ of materialism, and the god of Mammon.

‘And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.’ (Rev. 18:24)

Yes, the Catholic Church has been guilty of the blood of prophets and saints–but not ALL of the prophets or saints. That goes back even further. The Catholic Church was not in existence in Old Testament times, when many Israelite prophets were murdered–nor did they all die in Rome.  Also ‘the blood of . . . all that were slain upon the earth’ cannot be laid at the feet of the Catholic Church alone–nor the city of Rome.

But it does make sense (that the Harlot includes all the players listed above) when you understand that verse also includes those who were killed . . . during the HOLOCAUST . . . during bloody revolutions and ‘regime changes’ in many different nations (orchestrated by Western Nations) . . . in wars where both sides were armed by corporations that made their profits through war . . . in wars for the confiscation of petroleum and other natural resources . . . in satanic rituals . . . and all those who were murdered through ABORTION*.  Jesus Himself was murdered by the Synagogue of Satan.

* A legal means of murder for hire, whereby certain individuals, corporations, and shareholders are enriched.

This, without a doubt, is going to be the most outlandish post I’ve ever written.  I don’t say that with pride–I don’t like to be strange any more than anyone else does.  I say it so that you will know that I know this is really hard to believe.  I have no proof.  You’ll have to pray about these things yourself, believing that God will show you if they are true, or not.

I am presenting my ideas and opinions, based on what I know, and what I have heard.  These things are not spelled out in the Bible, but are interpretations of latter days prophecies.  Again, you need to pray about these ideas yourself, and ask God to show you if they are true.

Satan tries to entrap men in a web of lies.  This web has many strands that all come together eventually, when The Antichrist steps onto the stage.  One of these strands is the New Age religious movement.  I haven’t said much about it so far.  This post is going to be an addition to, or response to, several interviews that I listened to.  The speaker is Augusto Perez.  In order for you to understand what I am going to say, I highly recommend that you first listen to the interviews.  If you can’t listen to all three, then please at least listen to the third interview.

A lot of what Augusto says may seem very strange to you, if you haven’t heard any of it before.  As a Christian, it was hard for me to consider too–but then I had to look at it from a different perspective.  I had to call on my past experience with the occult, and the things I was taught and believed at that time.  From that perspective, I knew that the things he was saying ARE representative of the very outlandish things that people (who are involved in the occult aka ‘New Age’ ) believe.

Augusto explains that he believes The Mark of The Beast will be more than just a microchip or a mark on the forehead or hand.  He believes that–for God to say that there is no forgiveness for those who take The Mark–there must be something very different about The Mark itself.  We know that God forgives and redeems even those who have sworn to serve Satan, if they repent–therefore, it must be about the nature of The Mark itself.  (Again, this is his opinion–you can listen to him present his case and dispute it with him if you disagree.)

Augusto believes that The Mark is part of the Luciferian ritual that the New World Order/New Age religion is going to demand of all who wish to live and enter into the Age of Aquarius.  Those who refuse the initiation will be killed.  He believes that this Mark actually, somehow, changes your DNA.  He talked about a 24th chromosome.  (If you look into the New Age religion, you will be able to find info about the Luciferian ritual, transition into the Age of Aquarius, and changes to our DNA.)  He also talks about who he believes will be The False Prophet, and how it may even be possible that he is the product of some kind of cloning or hybridization using blood from the Shroud of Turin.

Now, this is where my opinions come in, in response to what Augusto says.

In the last week or two, I read someone’s account of finding the Ark of the Covenant.  On the Mercy Seat, of the Ark, was the blood of Jesus Christ that was spilled during His crucifixion.  I am not going to elaborate on that.  I don’t know if the claims are true.  HOWEVER, what did stand out to me was that they said they had some of the blood tested.  The blood was still alive and the cells began to replicate when they gave them the proper conditions in the laboratory and . . . when they tested the blood, it had 24 chromosomes.  Twenty three were from his mother, Mary, and one was a Y chromosome–the seed of God Himself.

All of that is extremely remarkable–if it is true.  But, what has me excited is that these two different, unconnected sources of information–that seem to be about two completely different things–may actually fit together!

If the New Age plan to change the DNA of those who are ascending to the next Age (Aquarius) is about adding a chromosome, with the promise of health, wisdom, vitality, etc. . . . could it be that the 24th chromosome is the 24th chromosome of Jesus Christ . . . taken from the shroud of Turin and replicated?

If this DNA change IS part of the Luciferian ritual and IS part of The Mark of The Beast, could this theft of God’s DNA be the reason that there will be no forgiveness for those who take The Mark of The Beast?

If The False Prophet is empowered by the (stolen) blood of Jesus Christ, this could explain his ability to do miracles and to breathe life into The Image of The Beast.  This could explain why there is no forgiveness for anyone who worships The Image of The Beast (which receives its life from Satan, via the miracle working power of the blood of Jesus Christ).

If this is true, there remains much more to learn about the blood of Christ!

This would also explain why Christians have to be killed.  If Christians were to reveal, and be able to prove, the origin of the 24th chromosome, it would point people once again to Jesus Christ.  And that is definitely NOT part of the enemy’s plan!

UPDATE 12/18/12:

I now strongly doubt that the shroud of Turin is the burial cloth of Christ.  I think we may have been set up for the arrival of a fallen angel posing as an ‘ascended master’ called Sananda Emmanuel.  Pictures representing this ‘ascended master’ look very much like the face on the Shroud of Turin, which ALSO looks very much like the typical ‘Jesus’ portraits that have been representing our Lord for the last several hundred years.  (In fact, the model who posed for the famous portrait was the homosexual lover of the artist.  The model was Cesare Borgia the illegitimate son to Pope Alexander the VI)!

If this ‘ascended master’ turns out to be the ‘False Prophet’ of Revelation 13, think of how many people have already been set up to accept him, with open arms. For some, all it will take is that he speaks well, makes them feel good, and looks like the pictures of Jesus they’ve always seen.

Check out the three photos below:

Sananda Emmanuel

‘Ascended Master’ Sananada Emmanuel

False Jesus

A False Jesus, Cesare Borgia the illegitimate son to Pope Alexander the VI

Shroud of Turin

Shroud of Turin

Another ‘oh my gosh’ moment . . .

Please take a moment to check out the short article here, before going any further.

I guess, once again, I had made an assumption without realizing it.  I thought that foodstamps were completely administered by the federal government (USDA).  I don’t know whether I’m more surprised–or appalled–to learn that they are being processed by a ‘global investment bank’.

As a reminder–JP Morgan was an investor in Enron and a recipient of TARP funds. This is just one more example of the marriage between the ‘kings of the earth’ (governments) and the ‘merchants’ (and bankers) that constitutes what Scripture refers to as ‘The Whore of Babylon’.

I would imagine that this government contract provides a lot of protection for JP Morgan.  Now, in addition to the federal government’s opinion on whether or not JP Morgan is ‘too big to fail’, you can add the opinion of the tens of millions of Americans who receive food stamp benefits, child support and/or unemployment payments through their processing centers.

On the other hand, if there is another banking crisis, will the federal government take over JP Morgan to prevent a disaster for those receiving benefits?

The United States now has four big banks:

  1. Wells Fargo
  2. Bank of America
  3. JP Morgan Chase
  4. Citigroup

Some other thoughts:

  • How long until the Federal Government, via JP Morgan, begins accessing food stamp recipients’ credit reports (in order to reduce fraud, of course)
  • Now that free checking accounts are going the way of the dinosaurs, will JP Morgan offer free checking to benefit recipients?  (This would also be a way to monitor the financial activities of recipients.)

I’m sure there are other things to consider, but my thoughts are going a different direction now.

I am  not saying that such ideas would be without merit.  It is ‘necessity’ that is drawing us, step by step, into creating the technology-based economy and society that will eventually be able to monitor our every move and deny us membership if we will not conform.  More and more, those who resist its implementation will seem like superstitious fools.

Like every other freedom-loving being, I hate and feel resistance towards the trap I see us being herded into.  As a Christian, I know the end result of it all, and dread that day.  I am not advocating for this system, but I do want to talk about our attitude towards it.

The Antichrist’s ascent to power is part of God’s plan. The ‘Beast’ empire that the Antichrist heads, is permitted by God. (It is a strange irony that Satan’s plan is God’s plan–for a season, and a reason.)  It WILL come to pass, and there will be justification for every brick that is laid in building it.

For instance–today, every event that occurs spawns new laws to prevent it in the future.  Yes, it is reactionary (or over-reactionary in many cases), but we live in a day where men are ungodly and immoral, and refuse to take responsibility for their actions or exercise self control.  In the face of that, what other choice is there? Anarchy?  The law of the jungle?

Although you know what will ultimately happen when the Antichrist takes the throne–stop and think before you use that as your rationale for fighting every new measure that is implemented!   We must be people of faith, who see things from God’s perspective and align ourselves with Him. Why are we reacting fearfully to events that are part of God’s plan?

People without God are afraid.  They are fearful enough that they are willing to surrender their freedom for security.  How sad is the condition of those who don’t know God’s peace and protection.  Unbelievers fear more for their present safety and survival than they fear what they consider to be a myth or silly superstition:  God’s Word.

We live in a culture where people put themselves first and rarely consider the well-being of others unless there is something in it for them.  For that reason, those who don’t know God simply cannot understand why you would be concerned for their eternal welfare.  Therefore, they dismiss that as being what motivates you, and try to figure out what your REAL motive is.  When they can’t figure one out, they either assign one to you or call you crazy or superstitious.

As Christians, we can be confident in God’s protection and provision for us.  We need not fight ‘the Beast’ on our own behalf.  Nor should we fight (God’s plan) on behalf of unbelievers. It has not been effective to fight on their behalf.  It has merely caused them to distrust our motives and reject our message.

Some people are ‘hardheads’.  If they don’t respond to God’s grace and love, He will deal with them more sternly.  We should understand that there are some people who will only respond to stern discipline, and God still wishes to give them opportunity to repent.

For all these reasons I urge you to reconsider how you respond to the changes that are occurring.  But, most importantly, I urge you to reconsider because of God’s perspective on the latter days.

A global government, headed by the Antichrist (Satan, the Father of Lies) is part of God’s plan.  It is time for people to make a decision as to what ‘side’ they are on.  It is time to let sin and evil fully develop, then God will purge it from the Earth.  In the darkest hour, Christ will return.  He will come to do battle against those who oppose Him, and take possession of the nations.  At the darkest hour, His reign will begin.  Perhaps some Christians don’t fully realize this.

Yes, it is frightening to think of the persecution that will come to Christians . . . to think of the choices that we will have to make–but this has ALWAYS been the nature of Christianity!!  Only in America, by the grace of the God we have betrayed, have we had such peace and safety.  And, I would argue, nowhere is there more corruption and sin amongst those who consider themselves Christians!  How much sin and impurity must American Christians be cleansed of, before He returns!!

When we think of the end times, we tend to have tunnel vision surrounding one event we may face: someday we may have to stand up and say we won’t take a mark that says 666, then we will either be killed or left to starve to death.  I can’t think of anything, in my lifetime, that has stricken terror in the hearts of more people than the dread of that event.

So much more could be said about that–exactly what The Mark will be, how or when it will be imposed, etc.  But I want to say: that’s not the point!!! For many people ‘taking The Mark’ is not something they will even encounter!  Many, many people will die before that day arrives–from disasters, from sickness, from war, from persecution, from starvation.  If you arrive at that day, and still have not realized the grace of God in your life, that allowed you to survive that long . . . then I suppose your heart would already be extremely hardened against God. Refusing The Mark, in that day, will not save you!* Yet how many people are solely focused on recognizing and rejecting The Mark?

If you aren’t walking with God, I advise you to deal with the hardness of your heart now–while there is yet time.  Every hardship you encounter will either soften your heart . . . or harden it.  Every difficulty will either draw  you closer to God . . . or cause you to push Him further away.  Whether or not a person takes The Mark is more like a footnote to their biography . . . a comment at the end, that could more or less have been inferred from the way the story unfolded.

*although accepting The Mark condemns a person forever, refusing The Mark does not save a person.  Jesus is still THE way, THE truth, THE life, and the ONLY way to salvation.

 

The God Factor

The Gates of Hell Shall Not Prevail Against Us

 

Continued from: This Is Where I Drew The Line . . . Until Yesterday (Part 1)

I have long suspected that The Mark Of The Beast may be more than a tattoo.  The following are my personal opinions.

I don’t want to mislead anyone.  I don’t know what The Mark will be.  I don’t want anything I say to cause you to form a belief as to what it will (or won’t) be, other than the explanation the Bible gives.

As I stated in a previous post,

“My opinion is  ‘not being able to buy or sell without The Mark’  isn’t indicating the purpose of  The Mark, but is telling us what the punishment is for those who are in opposition to satan’s kingdom (as evidenced by their refusing to take the mark of membership)”

but I have believed it has capabilities of some sort, that can be triggered remotely.  When evil forces are ruling the world, and every single one of their followers have their mark applied to their body–is it not likely they would make the most of that opportunity?

Revelation tells us that

“He (the second beast: “he had two horns like a lamb, but he spoke like a dragon”) ordered them to set up an image in honor of the beast (The Beast empire) who was wounded by the sword and yet lived.  He was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that it could speak and cause all who refused to worship (it) the image to be killed.  He also forced everyone . . . to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead . . . ” (emphases mine)

There are any number of ways that ’caused to be killed’ could be interpreted, but my opinion is that death can automatically be remotely triggered by the image itself.  Although it doesn’t say here that The Mark can cause anyone to be killed, it does infer that the technology has advanced to that stage, because the image of  The (first) Beast is given breath/animated/given ‘life’–which I presume is electrical and computerized.  This electrified image is able to speak and can cause all who do not worship it to be killed.

I also believe that the image has some means of monitoring who is actually worshiping, by its definition of worship (bowing? laying in front of it? are there set times every day?).

(Let that be a word to those of you who think that you can take The Mark, but not worship The Beast, and you won’t incur God’s wrath.  Not only is that not true, but I am sure there will be an effective way for people to be monitored as to whether or not they really are worshiping, and to punish those who don’t.)

As stated in Part 1, The Mark may have the ability to penetrate the brain:

“Deisseroth and Boyden have discovered or engineered many other opsins that allow neurons to be manipulated in different ways, including neural silencers.”  (emphases mine)

Would I be wrong to interpret ‘neural silencers’ as paralyzers?  Paralyzers of movement?  Maybe paralyzers of thought and perception as well?

The Mark could potentially have many other capabilities too.  Here are just some of them:

  • It is possible to stop the heart with an electrical pulse.
  • Location, as we all know, can be tracked with GPS.
  • All of one’s personal info can be stored on a chip.  (Could they ‘cease to exist’ if the government chose to ‘erase’ them?)
  • Mind control (can’t believe I’m actually saying it), as explained in Part 1.
  • Thought reading and thought control?  Causing voices inside one’s head? Visual hallucinations?  I have heard that advances are being made here too.

Again, these are just my opinions and speculations, in case you are interested in such things too.

Don’t ‘Miss The Forest For The Trees’!

If you are looking for answers as to what is going on in the world today and/or are trying to understand the book of Revelation, you have probably run across some websites of crazy conspiracy theorists with outlandish claims concerning the use of mind control.  I guess you’ll have to add my site to that list now.  This is where my skepticism would always kick in, where I drew the line between what is most likely going on and what are purely paranoid ravings . . . until yesterday.

As farfetched as mind control sounds, (and I can’t believe I’m even believing it is possible myself) I read something yesterday that changed my mind.  Of course, it wasn’t just this, it just happens that this was what finally caused me to believe. ( Certain things just jump out at me.  One was the (blue) Norway Spiral, most likely projected from the nearby ionospheric heater [the equivalent of our HAARP in Alaska].  And there were enough plausible things said regarding  The NASA Blue Beam Project for me not to dismiss the idea completely.)  summary of Blue Beam Project

Yesterday, while skimming the news, I was intrigued by the summary of an article and went on to read it.  What I read was an article detailing research on optogenetics–how the brain turns perceptions into actions (what makes one decide to act on what they sense).

Somewhere, I had read that when voices are being projected into your head, you ‘hear’ them in the front of your head, rather than through your ears.  I’m also pretty sure they said that they could be projected in through your eyes.

This may mean that when Jesus warned us, He was also referring to a specific event that would occur.  (from what I understand, a specific event is planned: ‘Night of the Thousand Stars’ [scroll down to step 4].)

“At that time if anyone says to you ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or, ‘There he is!’ do not believe it.  For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect–if that were possible.  See I have told you ahead of time.  So if anyone tells you, ‘There he is, out in the desert.’ do not go out; or, ‘Here he is, in the inner rooms.’ do not believe it.  For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man.”

Back to where we were . . . The research is aimed at understanding how different brain circuits work.  In order to understand, it is necessary for the scientists to control a brain circuit, so that they can activate specific neurons and learn what each one does.

The research consists of changing a virus into a package that will implant a certain gene into neurons.  (Viruses invade cells and implant their DNA in them.) In order not to have every neuron activated, part of the package is a ‘promoter’ sequence of proteins that is compatible with the neurons they want to activate.

Now that the package is inserted into the cells (the brain is infected with the virus), and only the chosen neurons will respond, light of the proper wavelength is applied.  (I may refer to the wavelength of light that we perceive as blue, because it was mentioned in the article–but I would presume that many different wavelengths could be used, with viral packages designed to respond to their particular wavelength/color.  The article inferred as much.)

As a note-when testing mice, an optic fiber was threaded into their skull so that the light could be applied to the brain.  Later in the article it is mentioned that they are

“designing a light source that would weigh a fraction of a gram so that animals can walk around freely rather than being tethered to a fibre-optic cable”.

Illustration of the procedure explained above

What stands out to me is that once the neurons in the brain are mapped, it would then be possible to tell them what to do, using blue light, after the brain (neurons) have been infected with the virus that causes them to respond to the blue light.

(Note:

“Deisseroth and Boyden have discovered or engineered many other opsins that allow neurons to be manipulated in different ways, including neural silencers.”  (emphases mine)

Would I be wrong to interpret ‘neural silencers’ as paralyzers?  Paralyzers of movement?  Maybe paralyzers of thought and perception as well?)

(Did I mention that the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency–DARPA–has awarded Deisseroth, Sabes and Shenoy a 2 year $14.9 million dollar grant for conducting their research? And that Deisseroth & Sabes also received another $1.6 million research grant from the National Institutes of Health?

*Karl Deisseroth:  pioneered the field of optogenetics, beginning in 2005.

*Philip Sabes: neuroscientist, at the Keck Center for Integrative Neuroscience at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

*Krishna Shenoy: a primate electrophysiologist at Stanford University who has been working closely with Deisseroth for two years to explore how neurons in the brain’s motor cortex control arm movements.)

Let me summarize.  It is now possible, to differing extents (in mice, rats and primates) to infect the brain with a virus that has a ‘package’ attached, then use a particular wavelength/color of light to cause the animal to perform (or  not perform?) certain actions–if they are tethered to a fiber optic strand, which will later be replaced by a tiny light source that is attached to (?) or implanted into (?) the animal.

So, when this is applicable to humans (and that is the intent–first mice, then rats and birds, then primates, then humans), the test subjects’ brains will be infected with a specially designed virus and a tiny source of light will be attached to, or implanted in, their head.  Then, the light source can be remotely controlled to cause certain neurons to respond–neurons that cause the body to perform whatever action the researcher wants it to perform . . .

  • Is it not feasible then, that a number of different, specially designed viruses can be used to infect the test subject’s brain, which will each respond to a different color of light, and control different actions?  Yes.  The quote above confirms that.  The ‘opsins’ are genes that respond to certain colors of light, that are implanted into the neuron by the virus.  ‘The package’ refers to an opsin, coupled with a promoter, as explained above.
  • Is it possible to create a tiny light source that is able to deliver light of a multitude of different wavelengths?  I would assume it would be fairly simple to expand from the capability of producing one color to being able to produce many colors.
  • If this light source can be remotely controlled to produce a multitude of colors, is it not possible that a computer could remotely trigger a choreographed sequence of colors that produce a certain sequence of actions?

(I wonder if we would perceive that as a sparkling rainbow of light?)

I keep wanting to think of this tiny light source as a tiny computerized chip that would be applied to the forehead.  I am not saying that to cause people to fear this would be ‘The Mark Of The Beast’–although it certainly could be, and is scary enough already if it can control some of our actions.

I am presenting what might be a plausible reason for people to have something applied to their forehead–aside from being a mark of membership.  When evil forces are ruling the world, and every single one of their followers have their mark applied to their body–is it not likely they would make the most of that opportunity?

I don’t want to mislead anyone.  I don’t know what The Mark will be.  I don’t want anything I say to cause you to form a belief as to what it will (or won’t) be, other than the explanation the Bible gives.

As I stated in a previous post,

My opinion is  ‘not being able to buy or sell without The Mark’  isn’t indicating the purpose of  The Mark, but is telling us what the punishment is for those who are in opposition to satan’s kingdom (as evidenced by their refusing to take the mark of membership)

But I also suspect that The Mark Of The Beast may be more than a mere tattoo–that it has capabilities of some sort, that can be triggered remotely.  It is possible that The Mark will be an integral part of a plan for mind control and remote monitoring of the world’s population.

Continued in: More Than A Tattoo? (Part 2)

“Illuminating The Brain” (Adobe PDF)