What is The Mark of The Beast?
By Irvin Baxter
Numbering the People
Until recently, it has not been possible to number everyone on earth. As knowledge has increased in the last days, it has now become possible to globally enforce economic, political, and religious conformity. Globalists envision a new age of peace and security, with a one-world political system, a one-world economy, and a one-world religion.
“Rogue states” are pressured into conforming to the world community through economic sanctions. The first thing the UN does is forbid non-conforming countries to trade with UN members. This type of national control may soon be exercised on the individual level.
“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
Anyone who does not bow to the Antichrist and his religious partner, the False Prophet, will be put to death. When we raise our hands to worship God, we surrender all. Satan’s counterfeit of true worship will begin with the arrival of the cashless society.
Even with many credit card transactions you still have to sign a piece of paper. Keeping paper records increases costs dramatically. If a transaction is done electronically, it saves nearly one dollar per transaction.
Crime is a major factor. In a cashless society, no one will be in jail for bank robbery because there will be nothing to steal. Also, a cashless society is very attractive to the IRS, because, if the government has records of everything you do, it will be able to withdraw taxes from your income before you have a chance to spend it.
Will You Take the Mark?
Revelation 14 tells us what will happen to those who take the mark:
“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
It is a permanent designation of ownership applied to your forehead or right hand. Anyone who takes the mark will be eternally lost. It is the mark of eternal destruction. In the digital age to come, the enforcement of financial obligations will not be difficult because failure to pay up could be disastrous. Your account could be cut off, making you a non-person for not paying your bills, for refusing to join the global financial system.
The implementation of the technology that will become the forerunner of the Mark of the Beast has not been done in secret. It has been building for a long time. In fact, globalists boast of the progress they have made to digitize all commerce.
What Will the “Mark of the Beast” be Like?
You cannot get the Mark of the Beast accidentally. You will have to make a conscious choice to receive it. You will have to mean it. After all, you will be pledging your allegiance, dedicating your whole life to the most attractive, charismatic dictator the world has ever known. The False Prophet will make worship of the beast almost irresistible. You will be promised protection, eternal life, peace and prosperity, if you worship the being who claims to be God, and receive his special mark. People will line up to get it. They will be allowed to buy food, water, medicine and clothes. They will feel honored to get it. Most other people will be getting the mark. Will you want to stand out as one of the few holdouts? Taking the mark will be the logical, intelligent, patriotic thing to do.
Real ID Rebellion
Many states have decided to reject the unfunded mandates of the REAL ID Act, a massive national identification program the federal government is trying to foist on the American people through their states’ drivers licensing systems. It has been promoted as the solution to national security, illegal immigration, identity fraud and more. In reality, the federal government wants to coerce states into building a multi-billion dollar system for identifying, tracking, and controlling law-abiding citizens.
Real ID Dead or Alive?
At one point, with so many states refusing to comply, and the Department of Homeland Security continuing to issue deadline extensions, Real ID was considered dead in the water. Real ID was buried, but it did not stay dead.
While other versions of a national identification system, such as the “enhanced social security card” or the “Workers ID Card” continue to be introduced in Congress, the Real ID Act is already being fully implemented in many states with a final deadline, nationwide, of January 15, 2013! The problem is that with estimated implementation costs in the billions, many states cannot afford this, and the federal government will not fund it.
Mark of the Beast Needed to Buy or Sell
According to Revelation 13:15-18, every person will be forced to have a number, without which they will be unable to buy or sell. If you want to have a job, you must have a valid, government recognized ID, and be in the global database. No job? No buying or selling. When this system is activated worldwide, the mechanism will be in place for implementation of the Mark of the Beast that was prophesied 2,000 years ago.