Why is it so bad?
All who take the mark will be damned by God to be cast into the Lake of Fire.
In the USA, 98-99% of all transactions are already cashless, and
represents about 1-4% of bank deposits. (See my article, "Major
Frauds of the U.S. Monetary System". Smart cards and biochip pet
are in wide use in Europe. Many Christians strongly suspect that this
of the beast" prophesy will be implemented by technology that exists
the biochip implant (syringe implantable microchip/lithium
or an invisible tatoo designed to go in the right hand or forehead.
So, when will the mark of the beast come?
The technology exists today, and people are getting chips implanted under their skin today.
We have the social security number today, we have paper money today.
But I believe the final and ultimate fulfillment of the prophecy of the mark of the beast will take place in the second half of the 7 year tribulation, and before that, Christians may escape that time of trouble in the rapture.
Bibleprophesy.org -- teaching the pretribulation rapture, that I believe will come before the time of the mark of the beast.
Here are more scriptures in Revelation that talk about the mark of the beast. Note, in Revelation 19:20, the people who take the mark are deceived! This means they are tricked, or that they do not know the full implications of what they are doing. The may not realize that taking the mark is an act of worship, or that it is an evil action that God hates.
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,
Revelation 14:10 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:
Revelation 14:11 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 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
Revelation 15:2 And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.
Revelation 16:2 And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.
Revelation 19:20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
Revelation 20:4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
Revelation 20:5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
Revelation 20:6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.
The move to a cashless system is not a war against cash. It is
really a war against gold and silver. Paper money cash has
already served it's useful purpose, to get people to forget that gold
and silver are money. Cash and bonds are used to take the gold
and silver away from the people.
In sum here are my prophetic views: I believe the rapture will
happen before the seven year tribulation. I believe the mark of
the beast will start half way through the seven year tribulation, when
the Antichrist sits in the temple in Jerusalem, and demands to be
worshipped as God. I believe the war of Ezekiel 38 takes place at
the start of the tribulation, which will look like Armageddon.
Israel is wealthy in gold and silver and cattle, and is at peace,
before this war. I believe that in order for the prophecy of
Ezekiel 38 to take place, the world will have to return to a world gold
standard, and I believe it is likely that there will be a world
government, perhaps for an entire generation before the rapture.
I believe that the Great Harlot of Revelation 17-18 is the
international bankers, or perhaps a few hundred familes of Jerusalem,
who were prophesied to lend to the nations which helps them rule
over them. The harlot is destroyed by the seventh beast which is
a world kingdom with ten kings, and they give their power to the eighth
beast, the Antichrist, who installs his mark of the beast economic
system. His system will be against gold and silver, and he will
likely use biochipping technology to implement the mark of the
beast. But the mark is also a number. And remember, those
who take it are supporting and worshipping the beast (governmental)
system of fraudulent weights and measures instead of God's system of
honest measures, such as gold and silver.
Here are a few of my important essays on the issue of money.
Listed first, are those essays with more overt Biblical themes.
Personally, I don't think the Social Security number IS the mark of the beast, but I do believe that the mark will incorporate the Social Security numbers that everyone already has, and I do belive that Social Security numbers are evil, legally voluntary, and should be rejected as soon as possible by Christians everywhere.
Other essays by me, Jason Hommel
Frauds of the U.S. Monetary System Feb 26, 2004
Most widely appreciated, and re-quoted, re-published essay. A good lead in to the whole issue.
Myths about Gold Oct 28, 2002
Very comprehensive, very good.
Smaller Things Grow Faster
June 19, 2006
(the beginning traders greatest advantage)
Gold Futures Default May 29, 2002
Gold with Paper June 10, 2002
Moral Failures of the Paper Longs Jan 22, 2003
Nobody speaks on this.
Section on the CFTC (Commodities Futures Trading Commission)
Letter To Authorities of Silver Markets Jan 6, 2003
Response to Silver Problem Jan 14, 2003
CFTC report on the allegations of manipulation in the
The 9 page CFTC report confirmes much of the research above, and almost outlines the bullish case for silver!
--My comments on the CFTC report are in silver stock report #34
Where gold is headed?
no talk of $32,567/oz ? Jan 2, 2003
Nearly revolutionary in aspect.
Talking About $32,567/oz Jan 10, 2003
Gold & Silver Prices Dec 21, 2005
See WEEKLY COMMENTARY from:
Excerpt from report #4 Oct 10, 2003
Insanely Bullish on Silver June 19, 2004
Learning about silver by speaking on silver!!!
vs Gold Aug 1, 2004
Stock Report Commemntary July 18, 2004
Housing, Bonds & Stocks July 2, 2004
Stock Evaluations May 22, 2004
U.S. Trade Advantage With China
Dec 17, 2003
Nobody says it like this!
Gold Prices Will Help The Economy Dec 2, 2003
to Use Silver as Cash Nov 27, 2003
& Deflation During Hyperinflation Nov 6, 2003
Totally unique perspective.
1 Sep 22, 2003
2 Sep 29, 2003
I wait for a correction to buy silver? Dec 13, 2005
Nov 16, 2004
(Advanced Trading Concept) Oct 15, 2004
Placements in Silver Companies Nov 20, 2003
Two articles on: Patents, copyrights, and trademarks are
Commentary appeared here. Excerpts from:
Book publishers may not appreciate this... and I don't know how to reconcile my beliefs on this topic with the book publishing world. I do appreciate what Mahesh Grossman said in his book, in that a book author doesn't really have to worry about his stuff getting stolen, since the point of a book is to position the author as the expert. He who steals the work is not really the expert.
Enslaves Jan 19, 2004
from Usury Jan 23, 2004
These two on usury are quite religious in nature, but important to the overall issues.
from report #48
Excerpt the section titled, in very large print:
Scriptures supporting gold and silver as money, and against paper money.
Hard & Advanced Bible
lesson (very unpopular)
The Use of Paper Money Violates All of the Ten Commandments July 2, 2006
Great Harlot of Rev 17-18 is Jerusalem, & what that
means. Oct 4, 2002
and Silver in Bible Prophecy Dec 15, 2001
True Reflections of Silver
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