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Interesting Conversation With Two Young Geeks (Updated)

This morning I went to MacTrack to pick up my wife's laptop which needed a new motherboard.  While I was waiting, I struck up a conversation with two young tech's about the future technology of "smart devices". One of them told me about the new "all-in-one- card" that may debute by mid-summer and will require either a retina scan or a fingerprint. The card is what its name implies - it will have all the financial data embedded that will work at any point-of-sale making multiple credit cards obsolete (My own research indicates the banking/financial institutions have not yet given their approval of this technology as they are weighing the financial impact to their bottom line). 

The conversation progressed to sub-dermal implants (embedded chips) so I told them about the Bible's input on this topic from Revelation 13:16-18 regarding the Mark of the Beast. The Greek word for "Mark" is "charagma" which means primarily "to scratch or etch".  The meaning of "etch"  is to go beneath the outer layer whether a hardened or soft surface. In addition, the Greek word for "in" is "epi" and means to "superimpose". The definition of superimpose is "to lay something on top of the other". Therefore, if "charagma" means to scratch or etch or go beneath the outer layer and "epi "means to superimpose - to lay something on top of the other, how do we reconcile the difference?  

Not complicated; an artificial computerized chip that is placed beneath the skin whether in the right hand or forehead would not only be beneath the epidermis (outer layer of skin), but also superimposed on top of the hypo-dermis (the third layer of skin) and in the dermis layer (the second layer directly beneath the epidermis). This just proves how very detailed the Holy Spirit was in giving the saints the meaning of the Mark of the Beast - something the world will not understand as well as carnal Christians. 

It is my personal opinion based on 47 years of Christian ministry and deep study of the Word of God - all of it from Genesis to Revelation, that we are very near the time when the Antichrist and the Mark of the Beast will be revealed. Now, what I mean by that is alert, Spirit-filled, Word-based Christians will recognize the Scriptures declaration of end-time events having to do with prophecy, not the secular lost world or even carnal worldly Christians. Many professing Christians will take the Mark of the Beast rather than suffer persecution and death when times get really tough!  They will seek the more comfortable option - acceptance of the Mark and obedience to the Kingdom of the Antichrist and Satan. However, such comfort will be short-lived as the judgment of the last day will reveal they were apostates and not real Christians. It is easy to be a professing Christian today in the United States, but let real persecution come and upset their comfort zones and see how they fare. 

Revelation 13:16-18 NKJV

16 He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on the right hand or on their foreheads. 17 and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18 Here is wisdom, Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. His number is 666. 

Here are a couple of observations I would imagine you have not heard anyone talk about in regard to the Mark of the Beast.

The old KJV of the bible translates "epi" from the Greek to mean "in" not "on", that is, in the right hand or in the forehead not on.  The modern translations opted for epi meaning "on" not "in". The reason the old KJ bible translators understood "epi" to mean "in" is because the Greek word for mark means a scratching or etching beneath the skin. In other words they did not rely on just one word, but the context of the Scriptures. 

Now here is where many prophecy so-called scholars miss the meaning of Revelation 13:16. Notice that after the mention of the Mark being in the right hand and forehead, it says OR THE NAME OF THE BEAST OR THE NUMBER OF HIS NAME. The word "or" is important because in grammatical principles the word "or" implies something else not necessarily the previous subject. It is actually a "disjunctive participle" in the Greek language which means an opposing or alternative expression between words connected.  What the bible is saying in this verse/passage, is the Holy Spirit knew not all would submit to a sub-dermal implantation of chipping beneath the skin of the human body so the acceptance of the name or number of the beast (Antichrist) would be allowed as allegiance to the Satanic NWO. Once the beast is revealed, everyone will know his name and it will be the name of a human being. Then those who are astute will search out the number of the beast associated with his name and bow or worship him - that will be the same as taking HIS MARK.  

In addition the word "all" in Verse 16 where it seems to indicate everyone will be forced to take the Mark of the Beast if they want to survive is the Greek word "pas" and has many and various meanings. For example it can mean the whole part, everyone, anyone, as many as, etc., but not necessarily every human being. You will notice it includes all classes of people, the rich, the poor, the small, the great, both free people and slaves indicating the Mark is no respector of persons - everyone is in the same boat so to speak. 

A sub-dermal implant is not a big deal to many people today and will have no problem accepting it in order to survive in the Satanic New World Order.  However, others may rebel (I am referring to lost people because true believers will not submit to be chipped in order to become a citizen of the NWO nor will they take his number - 666 or worship his name) so they will be given the option of having his number or name included in their NWO citizenship profile. I realize this is not traditional teaching. However, the Greek language is clear to the meaning of the words "all" and "or"used in relation to the Mark. Moreover, a root meaning of "charagma" is "a writing" which could mean some type of certificate or certification.

Satan without question is worldly wise, so he or his NWO police are not going to arrest everyone on the planet, bind them to a table and inject the chip in their bodies. Common sense tells you that is not practical or possible. People will have the option of identifying with his name and number like the certification mentioned above. The sub-dermal implant will more than likely have all three identifying criteria. 

This is why the Bible exhorts us to have wisdom in order to  understand MARK OF THE BEAST.

Those that will not accept the sub-dermal implant, but take the name of the beast or his number will still be considered an apostate and a willing participant in the Satanic kingdom or NWO as both are part of the Mark. 

Those who do will seal their eternal fate and be consigned to the Lake of Fire.

My warning is do not take this lightly lest you end up in the Lake of Fire for that is the certain doom of all who take the Mark of the Beast or his name or his number.

When the Book of Revelation admonishes us to have wisdom in identifying the three elements of the Mark of the Beast, where does that wisdom come from - the Word of God and the discernment of the Holy Spirit? Lost people do not have the Holy Spirit and care little for the truths of Scripture so they will not recognize or understand the danger of Satan's NWO.