The mark of the beast

18 May

It is our Father who chooses when and how much knowledge will be increased so that His will is always fulfilled in His time:

Proverbs 2:6 For Jehovah giveth wisdom; Out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding:

Daniel 12:4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.

Isaiah 46:9-10  Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me;  (10)  declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things that are not yet done; saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure;

Ephesians 1:11 in whom also we were made a heritage, having been foreordained according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his will;

Our Father has now released enough knowledge for man to create the ability to track and control everyone’s buying and selling as this 10 minute video begins to demonstrate: 

But there has been much confusion about exactly what the mark of the beast is and how one is marked with the name of the beast or his number:

Revelation 13:16-18  And he causeth all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free and the bond, that there be given them a mark on their right hand, or upon their forehead;  (17)  and that no man should be able to buy or to sell, save he that hath the mark, even the name of the beast or the number of his name.  (18)  Here is wisdom. He that hath understanding, let him count the number of the beast; for it is the number of a man: and his number is Six hundred and sixty and six.

Could it be that the name and number of the beast have been around since the beginning of man? Let’s pull some scriptures together as “precept upon precept from here a little there a little” to see how one receives both the name and number of the beast:

Isaiah 28:9-10  Whom will he teach knowledge? and whom will he make to understand the message? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts?  (10)  For it is precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, there a little.

Please notice that the “beast” of chapter 13 is described as a beast that was, is not, and about to come up out of the abyss:

Revelation 17:7-8  And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou wonder? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and the ten horns.  (8)  The beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and is about to come up out of the abyss, and to go into perdition. And they that dwell on the earth shall wonder, they whose name hath not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world, when they behold the beast, how that he was, and is not, and shall come.

The mind that is given wisdom understands the 7 heads of this beast are 7 wicked kingdoms God used to persecute His people. This began with the Egyptians, then the Assyrians, then the Babylonians, then the Medea~Persians, then the Grecians, then the Romans, who killed Jesus, and now the revived Roman empire that is within the United Nations:

Revelation 17:9-11  Here is the mind that hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth:  (10)  and they are seven kings; the five are fallen, the one is, the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a little while.  (11)  And the beast that was, and is not, is himself also an eighth, and is of the seven; and he goeth into perdition.

This 8th beast is the culmination of the previous 7 beast kingdoms whose crowns move from the 7 heads to the 10 horns at the midst of the tribulation as 10 final kingdoms of the whole earth:

Revelation 12:3  And there was seen another sign in heaven: and behold, a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his heads seven crowns.

Revelation 13:1  and he(the dragon) stood upon the sand of the sea. And I saw a beast coming up out of the sea, having ten horns and seven heads, and on his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads names of blasphemy.

This link details with much scripture how these 7 heads morph into the final 10 toe kingdoms that Jesus, as the Rock, will destroy as one:

Now that we know the beast has been around since the book of Genesis let’s turn our focus on the number and name of the beast.

Father gave us some very interesting clues as to how to count the number of the “name” of the beast which is the number of a “man”:

Revelation 13:17-18  and that no man should be able to buy or to sell, save he that hath the mark, even the name of the beast or the number of his name. (18) Here is wisdom. He that hath understanding, let him count the number of the beast; for it is the number of a man: and his number is Six hundred and sixty and six(chi-xi-stigma).  

The English word “name” means “nature, character, and authority” in both the Hebrew and Greek:

A study of the Greek root words of “chi-xi-stigma” reveal the number of a man who came between “Abba” and “Abel”:

The root word etymology of chxϚ pronounced “khee xee stig’-ma” is an obsolete letter (G4742 as a cross) of the Greek alphabet between the ἀββα (G5~ Abba) and Ἄβελ (G6 ~ Abel).

So let’s see how a cross located between “Abba” and “Abel” becomes the “number of the beast” which is the “number of a man” or 666.

“Abba” Father gives us the spirit of adoption to live in His name(nature, character, and authority):

Abba ~

Romans 8:15  For ye received not the spirit of bondage again unto fear; but ye received the spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

Abel, which means “breath” in Hebrew, chose to live in that spirit of adoption by offering up a well pleasing sacrifice to our Father by faith:

Abel ~ Greek ~

Abel ~ Hebrew ~

Hebrews 11:4  By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, through which he had witness borne to him that he was righteous, God bearing witness in respect of his gifts: and through it he being dead yet speaketh.

Abel was the first prophet to sacrifice his “breath of life” and spill his blood for as a testimony and prophesy of Jesus:

Genesis 2:7  And Jehovah God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

Luke 11:49-51  Therefore also said the Wisdom(Word who became Jesus) of God, I will send unto them prophets and apostles; and some of them they shall kill and persecute;  (50)  that the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation;  (51)  from the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zachariah, who perished between the altar and the sanctuary: yea, I say unto you, it shall be required of this generation.

Hebrews 12:24  and to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling that speaketh better than that of Abel.

Revelation 19:10  And I fell down before his feet to worship him. And he saith unto me, See thou do it not: I am a fellow-servant with thee and with thy brethren that hold the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

Now let’s examine the obsolete letter “G4742 as a cross” of the Greek alphabet located between the ἀββα (G5~ Abba) and Ἄβελ (G6 ~ Abel):

Please notice the Greek word “stigma” found within the Greek number “chi-xi-stigma”(666) is the marks of persecution left on the body by unrighteous men beginning with Cain upon righteous men beginning with Abel and all those persecuted since then such as Paul:

Galatians 6:17  Henceforth let no man trouble me; for I(Paul) bear branded on my body the marks of Jesus.

1 John 3:11-12  For this is the message which ye heard from the beginning, that we should love one another:  (12)  not as Cain was of the evil one, and slew his brother. And wherefore slew he him? Because his works were evil, and his brother’s righteous.

2 Timothy 3:12  Yea, and all that would live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

Acts 14:22  confirming the souls of the disciples, exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that through many tribulations we must enter into the kingdom of God.

Cain was the first murderer who chose to obey the devil as his adoptive father and take on his name(nature, character, and authority):

John 8:44  Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father it is your will to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and standeth 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 thereof.

Abba warned Cain to rule over sin but he chose to kill his brother Abel instead:

Genesis 4:2-8 And again she bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground. (3) And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto Jehovah. (4) And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And Jehovah had respect unto Abel and to his offering: (5) but unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell. (6) And Jehovah said unto Cain, Why art thou wroth? and why is thy countenance fallen? (7) If thou doest well, shall it not be lifted up? and if thou doest not well, sin coucheth at the door; and unto thee shall be its desire; but do thou rule over it. (8) And Cain told Abel his brother. And it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother, and slew him.

Cain again demonstrated the devil was his father when he attempted to lie to “Abba” Father about killing Abel:

Genesis 4:9-10  And Jehovah said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: am I my brother’s keeper?  (10)  And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground.

Though our Father warned Cain to rule over sin, he chose to yield to it and became the first soul driven from the face of God. Father marked him to “dwell on the earth” as a wanderer with no possible restoration of that relationship with our Father he once had:

Genesis 4:13-16 And Cain said unto Jehovah, My punishment is greater than I can bear. (14) Behold, thou hast driven me out this day from the face of the ground; and from thy face shall I be hid; and I shall be a fugitive and a wanderer in the earth; and it will come to pass, that whosoever findeth me will slay me. (15) And Jehovah said unto him, Therefore whosoever slayeth Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him sevenfold. And Jehovah put a mark on Cain, lest any finding him should smite him. (16) And Cain went out from the presence of Jehovah, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden.

Just as our Father promised vengeance on those who would have killed Cain, so too those saints who choose to willfully kill as Cain rather than be killed as Abel are proving they have not overcome the devil and thus still love their life more than our Abba Father and His Word:

Revelation 12:9-11  And the great dragon was cast down, the old serpent, he that is called the Devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world; he was cast down to the earth, and his angels were cast down with him.  (10)  And I heard a great voice in heaven, saying, Now is come the salvation, and the power, and the kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, who accuseth them before our God day and night.  (11)  And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb, and because of the word of their testimony; and they loved not their life even unto death.

Matthew 26:52  Then saith Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into its place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.

Revelation 13:10  If any man is for captivity, into captivity he goeth: if any man shall kill with the sword, with the sword must he be killed. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.

Since the days of Jesus a murderer is any who hates their spiritual brother or sister. That Christian will not inherit eternal life if they don’t repent:

1 John 3:15  Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.

We are to learn to love even our enemies to prove our sonship with Abba Father:

Matthew 5:43-48  Ye have heard that it was said, Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy:  (44)  but I say unto you, Love your enemies, and pray for them that persecute you;  (45)  that ye may be sons of your Father who is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sendeth rain on the just and the unjust.  (46)  For if ye love them that love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?  (47)  And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the Gentiles the same?  (48)  Ye therefore shall be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

Now let’s examine how Adam and Eve were handled differently by God though they fell into sin before their firstborn son Cain.

Adam and Eve were the first adopted children of our Father who He created to fellowship with “His voice” who is “His Word” in His garden:

Genesis 3:8-9  And they heard the voice of Jehovah God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of Jehovah God amongst the trees of the garden.  (9)  And Jehovah God called unto the man, and said unto him, Where art thou?

For more understanding of the “voice” of our Father who is also the “Word” of our Father please study this link:

The devil first appeared as a serpent to tempt Eve with the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life to which she yielded in disobedience with Adam and ate:

Genesis 3:1-6 Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which Jehovah God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of any tree of the garden? (2) And the woman said unto the serpent, Of the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat: (3) but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die. (4) And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: (5) for God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as God, knowing good and evil. (6) And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food(lust of the flesh), and that it was a delight to the eyes(lust of the eyes), and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise(pride of life), she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat; and she gave also unto her husband with her, and he did eat.

But unlike Cain, Adam and Eve immediately confessed their sin:

Genesis 3:10-13  And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.  (11)  And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?  (12)  And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.  (13)  And Jehovah God said unto the woman, What is this thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.

Now that Abel was killed and Cain banished, God appointed Seth as the seed and offspring who would call upon the name(nature, character, and authority) of our Father Abba with his son and Adam:

Genesis 4:25-26  And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth: For, said she, God hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel; for Cain slew him.  (26)  And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enosh. Then began men to call upon the name of Jehovah.

From the days of Adam onward our Father has been raising up offspring who are to call upon Him as He also determines when and where they “dwell on the earth”:

Acts 17:24-31  The God that made the world and all things therein, he, being Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands;  (25)  neither is he served by men’s hands, as though he needed anything, seeing he himself giveth to all life, and breath, and all things;  (26)  and he made of one(Adam) every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed seasons(when they live), and the bounds of their habitation(where they live);  (27)  that they should seek God, if haply they might feel after him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us:  (28)  for in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain even of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.  (29)  Being then the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and device of man.  (30)  The times of ignorance therefore God overlooked; but now he commandeth men that they should all everywhere repent:  (31)  inasmuch as he hath appointed a day in which he will judge the world in righteousness by the man(Jesus) whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.

Cain represents those children of God from the days of Adam until today who choose not to walk in our Abba Father’s Word who became Jesus:

John 6:66  Upon this many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.

Please notice the serpent was the most subtle beast of the field which Jesus said represents the world:

Genesis 3:1  Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which Jehovah God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of any tree of the garden?

Matthew 13:37-39  And he answered and said, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;  (38)  and the field is the world; and the good seed, these are the sons of the kingdom; and the tares are the sons of the evil one;  (39)  and the enemy that sowed them is the devil: and the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are angels.

The good seed is the Word of God germinating in the hearts of men that produces the fruit of the Spirit:

Luke 8:11  Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God.

Galatians 5:22-24  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,  (23)  meekness, self-control; against such there is no law.  (24)  And they that are of Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with the passions and the lusts thereof.

Cain represents those tares in our Father’s adopted family that choose to go back out into the world as an antichrist rather than do the will of our Father as Jesus did:

1 John 2:4-6  & 15-19  He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him;  (5)  but whoso keepeth his word, in him verily hath the love of God been perfected. Hereby we know that we are in him:  (6)  he that saith he abideth in him ought himself also to walk even as he walked……..(15)  Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.  (16)  For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the vainglory of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.  (17)  And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.  (18)  Little children, it is the last hour: and as ye heard that antichrist cometh, even now have there arisen many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last hour.  (19)  They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they all are not of us

Jesus proved we can overcome the devil by simply holding fast to our Father’s Word! He proved this when the Holy Spirit led Him into His wilderness to be tempted by the devil with the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life:

Matthew 4:1-11  Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.  (2)  And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he afterward hungered.  (3)  And the tempter came and said unto him, If thou art the Son of God, command that these stones become bread(lust of the flesh).  (4)  But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.  (5)  Then the devil taketh him into the holy city; and he set him on the pinnacle of the temple,  (6)  and saith unto him, If thou art the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and, On their hands they shall bear thee up, Lest haply thou dash thy foot against a stone(pride of life).  (7)  Jesus said unto him, Again it is written, Thou shalt not make trial of the Lord thy God.  (8)  Again, the devil taketh him unto an exceeding high mountain, and showeth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;  (9)  and he said unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me(lust of the eyes).  (10)  Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.  (11)  Then the devil leaveth him; and behold, angels came and ministered unto him.

Jesus demonstrated our “heavenly calling” by overcoming the devil’s temptation to dwell on the things of the earth:

Hebrews 3:1-2  Wherefore, holy brethren(saints), partakers of a heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, even Jesus;  (2)  who was faithful to him(Our Father) that appointed him, as also was Moses in all his house.

Jesus knew that overcoming the devil through the power of the Word of His Abba Father then would give Him the right to inherit all the kingdoms of the world at the 7th and last trump:

Revelation 11:15  And the seventh angel sounded; and there followed great voices in heaven, and they said, The kingdoms of the world are become the kingdom of our Lord, and of his Christ: and he shall reign for ever and ever

Now let’s consider how the nature of Cain has transitioned through the 7 heads in ever increasing wickedness to the final 8th kingdom.

An image of the 8th beast of the book of Revelation was shown to Nebuchadnezzar through his dream in Daniel chapter 2:

Daniel 2:28 & 31 but there is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets, and he hath made known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter days. Thy dream, and the visions of thy head upon thy bed, are these:…..(31) Thou, O king, sawest, and, behold, a great image. This image, which was mighty, and whose brightness was excellent, stood before thee; and the aspect thereof was terrible.

The image decreased in value over time from the head of gold, to silver, to brass, to iron, to its feet of iron mixed with clay as it moved closer to the earth:

Daniel 2:32-33 & 42  As for this image, its head was of fine gold, its breast and its arms of silver, its belly and its thighs of brass, (33) its legs of iron, its feet part of iron, and part of clay……(42)  And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken.

This decrease in value is symbolic of how little value life will have as the 8th beast fully manifests:

Matthew 24:21  for then shall be great tribulation, such as hath not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, nor ever shall be.

Matthew 10:21-22  And brother shall deliver up brother to death, and the father his child: and children shall rise up against parents, and cause them to be put to death.  (22)  And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end, the same shall be saved.

2 Timothy 3:1-5  But know this, that in the last days grievous times shall come.  (2)  For men shall be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, haughty, railers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,  (3)  without natural affection, implacable, slanderers, without self-control, fierce, no lovers of good,  (4)  traitors, headstrong, puffed up, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God;  (5)  holding a form of godliness, but having denied the power thereof: from these also turn away.

Until Jesus comes to destroy all those previous kingdoms as one within the 8th beast:

Daniel 2:34 & 45  Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon its feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them in pieces……(45)  Forasmuch as thou sawest that a stone was cut out of the mountain without hands(Jesus), and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.

Those 10 toes are symbolic of 10 kingdoms with 10 crowns on the 10 horns atop the 7 headed beast yet to come:

Revelation 13:1-3 and he stood upon the sand of the sea. And I saw a beast coming up out of the sea, having ten horns and seven heads, and on his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads names of blasphemy. (2) And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard(Grecian~brass), and his feet were as the feet of a bear(Medeo-Persian~silver), and his mouth as the mouth of a lion(Babylonian~gold): and the dragon gave him his power, and his throne, and great authority. (3) And I saw one of his heads(Roman~iron) as though it had been smitten unto death; and his death-stroke was healed: and the whole earth wondered after the beast;

Nebuchadnezzar then built an image of gold to replicate what he saw in his dream and set it up in the plain of Dura which represents the image and number of the beast as 60 + 6 + 600 or 666:

Daniel 3:1 Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold, whose height was threescore(60) cubits, and the breadth thereof six(6) cubits: he set it up in the plain of Dura(circle~dwell~Greek~world~kosmos~600), in the province of Babylon.

Greek ~ κόσμος ~ kosmos ~ world ~ numerical value of 600

kosmos numerical value 600 Gematria cosmos, 666 Bible

The word “Dura” is a proper locative noun defined as “circle or dwelling”:

The root word of “Dura” is the verb “dur” referring to all the peoples, nations, and languages who dwell on the earth:

Daniel 4:35  and all those dwelling on the earth are reputed as nothing; and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among those dwelling on the earth; and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?

Isaiah 40:18 & 22 To whom then will ye liken God(Most High)? or what likeness will ye compare unto him?……(22) It is he that sitteth above the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in;

Nebuchadnezzar then gathered all the nations he ruled and used a herald to preach a message of death to those who did not fall down and worship his image:

Daniel 3:4-6 Then the herald(he who proclaims~preacher) cried(preached) aloud, To you it is commanded, O peoples, nations, and languages, (5) that at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, dulcimer, and all kinds of music, ye fall down and worship the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king hath set up; (6) and whoso falleth not down and worshippeth shall the same hour be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace.

The second beast that comes up out of the earth will also preach a message of death for all that dwell on the earth who do not worship the image of the first beast out of the sea:

Revelation 13:1 & 4  & 7 & 11-12 & 14-15  and he stood upon the sand of the sea. And I saw a beast coming up out of the sea, having ten horns and seven heads, and on his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads names of blasphemy……(4)  and they worshipped the dragon, because he gave his authority unto the beast; and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? and who is able to war with him?……(7)  And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and there was given to him authority over every tribe and people and tongue and nation……(11)  And I saw another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like unto a lamb, and he spake as a dragon(False teachers who will lead the people to worship the beast and his image).  (12)  And he exerciseth all the authority of the first beast in his sight. And he maketh the earth and them that dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose death-stroke was healed…..(14)  And he deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by reason of the signs which it was given him 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 who hath the stroke of the sword and lived.  (15)  And it was given unto him to give breath to it, even to the image of the breast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as should not worship the image of the beast should be killed.

This second beast of Revelation represents those men such as Cain who do the works of the devil rather than Abba Father:

2 Corinthians 11:13-15  For such men are false apostles, deceitful workers, fashioning themselves into apostles of Christ.  (14)  And no marvel; for even Satan fashioneth himself into an angel of light.  (15)  It is no great thing therefore if his ministers also fashion themselves as ministers of righteousness, whose end shall be according to their works

We know Daniel’s three friends yielded up their bodies in faith rather than serve Nebachadnezzar’s gods or worship his image knowing full well the consequences of their choice. The furnace of their trial was heated 7 times hotter which represents our 7 years of increasing tribulation. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego were preserved through the fire by trusting in our Abba Father who is the Most High God:

Daniel 3:17-19 & 26 & 28  If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace; and he will deliver us out of thy hand, O king. (18) But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up. (19) Then was Nebuchadnezzar full of fury, and the form of his visage was changed against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego: therefore he spake, and commanded that they should heat the furnace seven times more than it was wont to be heated…..(26) Then Nebuchadnezzar came near to the mouth of the burning fiery furnace: he spake and said, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, ye servants of the Most High God, come forth, and come hither. Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego came forth out of the midst of the fire…..(28) Nebuchadnezzar spake and said, Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, who hath sent his angel(His Word), and delivered his servants that trusted in him, and have changed the king’s word, and have yielded their bodies, that they might not serve nor worship any god, except their own God.

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego chose to dwell in their minds on the promises of the Word rather than the fears of the earth that Nebuchadnezzar proclaimed which is the same war the saints are facing today:

Revelation 13:6-7  And he(first beast) opened his mouth for blasphemies against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, even them that dwell in the heaven.  (7)  And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and there was given to him authority over every tribe and people and tongue and nation.

We are to dwell in heavenly places in Christ resting in our Abba Father’s promises in His Word:

Ephesians 1:3 & 2:6  Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ:….(2:6)  and raised us up with him, and made us to sit with him in the heavenly places, in Christ Jesus:

The beast hates those who dwell on the things of heaven which is where a Christians mind should be set:

Colossians 3:1-4  If then ye were raised together with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated on the right hand of God.  (2)  Set your mind on the things that are above, not on the things that are upon the earth.  (3)  For ye died, and your life is hid with Christ in God.  (4)  When Christ, who is our life, shall be manifested, then shall ye also with him be manifested in glory.

We are to be soldiers on service for Christ rather than dwelling on the affairs of earth:

2 Timothy 2:4  No soldier on service entangleth himself in the affairs of this life; that he may please him who enrolled him as a soldier.

Many Christians wonder why Daniel was nowhere to be found during the trial of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego when the whole earth was called before Nebuchadnezzar’s image. Daniel represents those Christians who already proved the patience of Jesus before the trial comes upon the whole earth:

Daniel 1:8-9  But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the king’s dainties, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.  (9)  Now God made Daniel to find kindness and compassion in the sight of the prince of the eunuchs……(17)  Now as for these four youths, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom: and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.

This same promise is made to all those saints who keep the Word of Jesus’ patience when the hour of trial comes on the whole world to try those Christians whose minds continue to “dwell on the earth”:

Revelation 3:7 & 10-11 & 13  And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth and none shall shut, and that shutteth and none openeth:……(10)  Because thou didst keep the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of trial, that hour which is to come upon the whole world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.  (11)  I come quickly: hold fast that which thou hast, that no one take thy crown……(13)  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith to the churches.

We are first saved and then called to partake of the heavenly holy calling found in the Word of our Father:

2 Timothy 1:8-9  Be not ashamed therefore of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner: but suffer hardship with the gospel according to the power of God;  (9)  who saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before times eternal(before Adam),

From the moment we are saved we are to feast on the Word of our Father that brings death to our flesh so that the life of Christ manifests in our mortal flesh in this life:

John 6:53-58  Jesus therefore said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, ye have not life in yourselves.  (54)  He that eateth my flesh and drinketh my blood hath eternal life: and I will raise him up at the last day.  (55)  For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.  (56)  He that eateth my flesh and drinketh my blood abideth in me, and I in him.  (57)  As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father; so he that eateth me, he also shall live because of me.  (58)  This is the bread which came down out of heaven: not as the fathers ate, and died; he that eateth this bread shall live for ever.

2 Corinthians 4:10-11  always bearing about in the body the dying of Jesus, that the life also of Jesus may be manifested in our body.  (11)  For we who live are always delivered unto death for Jesus’ sake, that the life also of Jesus may be manifested in our mortal flesh.

Cain represents our first born nature that dwells on earthly things as a beast and therefore hold to the nature and mark of a beast:

Ecclesiastes 3:18-19  I said in my heart, It is because of the sons of men, that God may prove them, and that they may see that they themselves are but as beasts.  (19)  For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; and man hath no preeminence above the beasts: for all is vanity.

Jude 1:10-11  But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.  (11)  Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core.

But those who are born from above receive the Spirit of Christ as our second born spiritual man who desires to overcome that name(nature, character, and authority) of our first born carnal beastly nature. This is bearing the spiritual image of dwelling in the heavenly places as a son of God:

1 Corinthians 15:45-49 So also it is written, The first man Adam became a living soul. The last Adam(Jesus) became a life-giving spirit. (46) Howbeit that is not first which is spiritual(son of God), but that which is natural(son of man); then that which is spiritual(son of God). (47) The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is of heaven. (48) As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy(mind the things of the earth): and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly(dwelling in our mind   on heavenly things). (49) And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.

Cain, as the first born of Adam and Eve, represents our first nature which is our natural, earthy, old man that must be put to death:

Colossians 3:5-10  Put to death therefore your members which are upon the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry;  (6)  for which things’ sake cometh the wrath of God upon the sons of disobedience:  (7)  wherein ye also once walked, when ye lived in these things;  (8)  but now do ye also put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, railing, shameful speaking out of your mouth:  (9)  lie not one to another; seeing that ye have put off the old man with his doings,  (10)  and have put on the new man, that is being renewed unto knowledge after the image of him(Abba Father) that created him(new man~Jesus):

Abel, as the second born of Adam and Eve, represents the new man as the image of Christ in us:

Ephesians 4:20-24  But ye did not so learn Christ;  (21)  if so be that ye heard him, and were taught in him, even as truth is in Jesus:  (22)  that ye put away, as concerning your former manner of life, the old man, that waxeth corrupt after the lusts of deceit;  (23)  and that ye be renewed in the spirit of your mind,  (24)  and put on the new man, that after God hath been created in righteousness and holiness of truth.

The 6th verse of the 6th chapter of the 6th book of the NT talks about the death of that old man that keeps us in bondage to sin:

Romans 6:6  knowing this, that our old man was crucified with him(Jesus), that the body of sin might be done away, that so we should no longer be in bondage to sin;

Jesus demonstrated this obedience of the death of His flesh:

Hebrews 5:7-9  Who in the days of his flesh, having offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and having been heard for his godly fear,  (8)  though he(Jesus) was a Son, yet learned obedience by the things which he suffered;  (9)  and having been made perfect, he became unto all them that obey him the author of eternal salvation;

Paul imitated Jesus’ obedience in the death of his carnal flesh and commanded us to do the same:

1 Corinthians 11:1  Be ye imitators of me, even as I also am of Christ.

Those Christians who don’t overcome their beast nature prove they are enemies of the cross of Christ who continue to mind earthly things:

Philippians 3:17-19 Brethren, be ye imitators together of me, and mark them that so walk even as ye have us for an ensample. (18) For many walk, of whom I told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: (19) whose end is perdition, whose god is the belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.

Cain refused to repent and bring a respectable sacrifice as Abel’s which in type represented Jesus’ physical sacrifice and our spiritual service:

Romans 12:1-2  I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service.  (2)  And be not fashioned according to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

We are sons of man(adam) who are to present our bodies a living “continual” sacrifice as a son of God and the temple of God:

1 Corinthians 3:16-17 Know ye not that ye are a temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? (17) If any man destroyeth the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, and such are ye.

1 Corinthians 6:18-20  Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.  (19)  Or know ye not that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you, which ye have from God? and ye are not your own;  (20)  for ye were bought with a price: glorify God therefore in your body.

Once a person is bought with the blood of Jesus they are saved and called as debtors to Abba Father to put to death our flesh:

Romans 8:12-14  So then, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh:  (13)  for if ye live after the flesh, ye must die; but if by the Spirit ye put to death the deeds of the body, ye shall live.  (14)  For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.

Peter proved that even Christians are susceptible to being deceived by the devil into lying to “Abba” Father and His Holy Spirit as Cain did:

Acts 5:1-3  But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession,  (2)  and kept back part of the price, his wife also being privy to it, and brought a certain part, and laid it at the apostles’ feet.  (3)  But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thy heart to lie to the Holy Spirit, and to keep back part of the price of the land?

Ananias allowed the seed of satan to conceive in his heart and he along with his wife were condemned immediately to hell so as to be an example to the church:

Acts 5:4  While it remained, did it not remain thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thy power? How is it that thou hast conceived this thing in thy heart? thou has not lied unto men, but unto God.  (5)  And Ananias hearing these words fell down and gave up the ghost: and great fear came upon all that heard it.  (6)  And the young men arose and wrapped him round, and they carried him out and buried him.  (7)  And it was about the space of three hours after, when his wife, not knowing what was done, came in.  (8)  And Peter answered unto her, Tell me whether ye sold the land for so much. And she said, Yea, for so much.  (9)  But Peter said unto her, How is it that ye have agreed together to try the Spirit of the Lord? behold, the feet of them that have buried thy husband are at the door, and they shall carry thee out.  (10)  And she fell down immediately at his feet, and gave up the ghost: and the young men came in and found her dead, and they carried her out and buried her by her husband.  (11)  And great fear came upon the whole church, and upon all that heard these things.

We are here to endure the fiery trials that cleanse our temple of sin:

1 Peter 4:1-2 & 12-19  Forasmuch then as Christ suffered in the flesh, arm ye yourselves also with the same mind; for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin;  (2)  that ye no longer should live the rest of your time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God…….(12)  Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial among you, which cometh upon you to prove you, as though a strange thing happened unto you:  (13)  but insomuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings, rejoice; that at the revelation of his glory also ye may rejoice with exceeding joy.  (14)  If ye are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are ye; because the Spirit of glory and the Spirit of God resteth upon you.  (15)  For let none of you suffer as a murderer, or a thief, or an evil-doer, or as a meddler in other men’s matters:  (16)  but if a man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God in this name.  (17)  For the time is come for judgment to begin at the house of God: and if it begin first at us, what shall be the end of them that obey not the gospel of God?  (18)  And if the righteous is scarcely saved, where shall the ungodly and sinner appear?  (19)  Wherefore let them also that suffer according to the will of God commit their souls in well-doing unto a faithful Creator.

Ever since the marking for reprobation of Cain, history(His~story) has been repeating in the proving of all sons of men to see who is living in the wicked image of a “beast” and who is living in the righteous image of God:

Ecclesiastes 3:15-18 That which is hath been long ago; and that which is to be hath long ago been: and God seeketh again that which is passed away. (16) And moreover I saw under the sun, in the place of justice, that wickedness was there; and in the place of righteousness, that wickedness was there. (17) I said in my heart, God will judge the righteous and the wicked; for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work. (18) I said in my heart, It is because of the sons of men, that God may prove them, and that they may see that they themselves are but as beasts.

Those Christians who choose to forsake the right way and go astray are proving they deserve to be numbered with Cain as a part of the beast:

2 Peter 2:12-15 But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption; (13) And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to revel in the day time. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you; (14) Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have exercised with covetous practices; cursed children: (15) Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness;

Christians are here to learn to forsake the “cares of this life” so as escape hell and stand before Jesus:

Luke 21:34-36  But take heed to yourselves, lest haply your hearts be weighed down with self-indulgence, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that day come on you suddenly as a snare:  (35)  for so shall it come upon all them that dwell on the face of all the earth.  (36)  But watch ye at every season, making supplication, that ye may prevail to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.

So from the days of Cain it has always been those who overcome their carnal first nature who prove they are sons of God who will inherit the earth with Jesus:

Revelation 21:3 & 7-8  And I heard a great voice out of the throne saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he shall dwell with them, and they shall be his peoples, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God:…..(7)  He that overcometh shall inherit these things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.  (8)  But for the fearful, and unbelieving, and abominable, and murderers, and fornicators, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, their part shall be in the lake that burneth with fire and brimstone; which is the second death.

So the only difference between the mark of the beast throughout the ages and the mark the final global beast of the book of Revelation will be the inability of a person to buy and sell:

Revelation 13:16-18  And he causeth all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free and the bond, that there be given them a mark on their right hand, or upon their forehead;  (17)  and that no man should be able to buy or to sell, save he that hath the mark, even the name of the beast or the number of his name.  (18)  Here is wisdom. He that hath understanding, let him count the number of the beast; for it is the number of a man: and his number is Six hundred and sixty and six.

They are already seeking ways to get people to “voluntarily” participate in their biometric digital ID that will soon be used to control our ability to buy and sell as the short videos within this link prove:

Those in the church who chose to flee this digital dystopian nightmare will find themselves fleeing into thier wilderness in the days ahead:

Revelation 12:6  And the woman(church) fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that there they may nourish her a thousand two hundred and threescore days.

The “woman” has represented the “church” in scriptures for a long time:

Isaiah 4:1  And seven women(7 churches in the book of Revelation) shall take hold of one man(Jesus) in that day, saying, We will eat our own bread(leavened doctrines such as a pretrib rapture), and wear our own apparel(self rightousness rather than the death of our flesh): only let us be called by thy name; take thou away our reproach.

Romans 13:14  But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.

Please remember that our life on earth is is but a vapor:

James 4:14  whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. What is your life? For ye are a vapor that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.

So please forsake this digital nightmare that is coming fast upon us:

Revelation 18:4  And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come forth, my people, out of her, that ye have no fellowship with her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues:

For those who come out from among them will be the only souls regognized as sons and daughters of our Abba Father:

2 Corinthians 6:14-18  Be not unequally yoked with unbelievers: for what fellowship have righteousness and iniquity? or what communion hath light with darkness?  (15)  And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what portion hath a believer with an unbeliever?  (16)  And what agreement hath a temple of God with idols? for we are a temple of the living God; even as God said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.  (17)  Wherefore Come ye out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, And touch no unclean thing; And I will receive you,  (18)  And will be to you a Father, And ye shall be to me sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

Those who prove they truly love our Abba Father can not even begin to comprehend what He has prepared for us:

1 Corinthians 2:9  but as it is written, Things which eye saw not, and ear heard not, And which entered not into the heart of man, Whatsoever things God prepared for them that love him.

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