posted on Apr, 21 2005 @ 02:32 AM
I don't think that anyone really understands Revelation properly, it is too symbolic.
If I remember correctly, at one point a part of symbolism is explained, I think it was the beast and heads being kingdoms (correct me if I am
Now, why would the mark of the beast be a MARK on foreheads and hands?
This can also mean that the "mark" is something that is on our minds (head) and that affects our works (hands). It is money. We are obsessed with
it, we do everything for it, it is the award for our work, and without it we starve, die of hunger. I think Helen said this too. Money is the mark and
we ARE living in these endtimes (assuming the prophecy is correct).
We are all fooled by "antichrist" because we do not understand the prophecy. We look for "miracles" of antichrist, stuff like flying, turning
water to wine or something like that, but at the same time we are worshiping all the "miracles" produced by modern civilisation, that too connected
with money, the mark of the beast.
Antichrist is the oposite of Christ. Christ was a generous man, giving to the poor, not desiring money and power; he was altruistic, we are all
selfish and self-centered ( by "we" I mean the civilisation generaly, of course there are individuals who do not fall into this category), he loved
his neighbours, we don't even know who they are.
We praise men who kill, destroy, we worship the system that leads us all away from the message of Christ.
That system is the antichrist. The beast are all the goverments leading the system. Many of them are false prophets, saying that God is on their side,
that they are religious, that Jesus supports what they do. They fooled us. They marked us with money.
That is how I see the whole Revelation thing.