The emblem of the Antichrist
This topic is one that makes people uneasy and fearful. Please keep in mind that the reason we mention these topics is so that we can all be ready when the time comes.
Remember, this terrible time is coming and it’s unavoidable. But we will be prepared, trusting in God and leaning on him. So, here I go;
Satan is determined to control the world, the world powers, all of mankind and to bring in a one world order or government as well. That should scare us.
Unfortunately, Satan is winning the support and heart of many who are actually intrigued by his rebellion, which stems from hate. His following is growing at an alarming rate.
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that you would have life and have it abundantly.” -Jesus
God offers us eternal and abundant life and freedom in Christ. He offers us love and hope, but he also gives us a free will to choose these things.
The final battle lies ahead (read Revelation.) This prophetic book points out that God has a mark that will identify His people. Satan also has a mark that will identify those who support him. (His people)
Soon and very soon, every single person on earth will have aligned themselves with either Satan or God. There is no other choice, it’s good vs evil.
And seriously, be careful who you hitch your wagon to, because eternity is at stake.
The mark will separate people into two groups. One group will accept the mark and the other group will reject it.
Why will people get the mark? I believe it will be mainly out of fear, doubt and unbelief of who God really is. Ultimately, we are all responsible for our own choices and those choices will eventually lead us to our final destination.
I recently heard it stated like this:
“The mark of the beast also indicates what will happen to a person. The Lamb’s seal will be the mark of eternal life into heaven and the mark of the beast will a seal guaranteeing entrance to hell.”
If you look around, you’ll notice that many of the things that God uses and created, Satan counterfeits. Because he doesn’t have his own ideas, he’s trying to turn God‘s ideas and use them as his own and towards evil. To gain his way into our lives.
Scripture tells us that Satan will work through an earthly power, we know him as the ‘antichrist’ again you’ll find this story in the book Revelation.
The Antichrist will eventually force this mark on us, in order to mark his followers. Remember that Satan is cunning, he won’t show up with this mark all at once. Instead, it will be brought in subtly.
Because you see, if he came in with the “mark” all at once, there would be chaos. But if he can bring it in subtly, there will be less resistance.
And he causes all, the small and the great, and the rich and the poor, and the free men and the slaves, to be given a mark on their right hand or on their forehead, and he provides that no one will be able to buy or to sell, except the one who has the mark, either the name of the beast or the number of his name.
This calls for patient endurance on the part of the people of God who keep his commands and remain faithful to Jesus.
God gives his children a clear choice. If we hold to and have faith in Jesus and keep the commandments of God, we can reject the mark of the beast.
So, the only way to know which way to go, is to seek God on these matters.
Jesus is the way, He is not among many ways; He is the one and only way! Therefore, Jesus Himself rejected the notion that all roads lead to God. ‘Heaven or hell’
There are many false ways, but only one true way. Wherever those other ways lead, they do not lead to God, but they will lead you straight to the the mark of the beast.
Jesus said, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
“But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.”
1 Peter 4:13
Remember, that God goes before us, he protects and guides us. Keep your eyes on him and trust him.
Always pray for revelation from God.
Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’
Hang tight, God is in our midst.