reply to post by defcon5
As for the Mark, how about the hyper inflated Nazi war currency, the Military Reichsmark. It came in denominations 1,5,10 and 50, but it was valued at
10/1 compared to the ReichsMark, thus 100 and 500 denominations are included. These follow the pattern of Roman numerals which add up to 666.
1+5+10+50+100+500=666. Hence, add the typical 100 and 500 and you have 666. "noone could buy and sell...". 666 is all over the place. You find it in
all computer software, currencies, you name it and it's there. It's in your wrist watch, your phone, the money in your pocket, your credit card, your
TV, it's even encoded in the social seurity number, your passport, and to top it all, it's encoded into the very proportions of your body. So well,
666 is just about anywhere. You certainly wouldn't need a chip in your head. It's a thing that we can't escape if we want to live normal lives. What
you'd need to change this, will be to issue a new numerical system and use the original 616 where 666 is in the Apocalypse. Unless you're prepared to
cut off your right hand and poke out your eyes, abstain from all use of electronics, money, well everything we need in this world to live normal
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The "mark" is an indicator of the set of laws which govern your thoughts (forehead) and actions (right hand) in life.
If you are subject to God's laws and allow them to determine your thoughts and actions; then you may receive the "mark" of God.
If you are not subject to the laws of God, but rather your thoughts and actions are guided by your own reasoning/logic/ethics/morality according to
the will of self or as agreed upon in your society; then you have already taken upon yourself the "mark" of man (self determined governance).
The Beast is the system of mankind's self rule; where mankind can design whatever rules they choose to in life and live according to those ideas
originating within self, without regard for how it effects others (those who have a different idea of what is right).
Every man is "right" in his own eyes for "the natural mind is against/an enemy to God, for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can
The mark of God is recorded in Exodus 31.
"Speak also to the children of Israel, saying: ‘Surely My Sabbaths (commanded assemblies) you shall keep, for it is a sign (MARK)
and you throughout your generations (forever), that you may know that I am the Lord who sanctifies you (set you apart for Holy use)."
Keeping the law of God in your mind (forehead) and doing the law of God through your works (right hand) places God's "mark" on the mind of the
Living according to "my way", places the mark of the Beast on the mind of the individual.
So, to some degree everything you have mentioned in this thread is part of the "mark' (fiat currency, world governments etc.) But the "mark" is
something we place upon ourselves by choice individually, not something that is forced upon you externally.
The primary "force" mentioned in the scripture is through peer/social pressure to conform to the mob's current morality flavor of the month, "if you
don't agree that we are right, and we outnumber you, we will attack your beliefs until you do." This is how one who bare's God "mark" (obeys God's
laws) can be "cutoff" (beheaded) from society for refusing to accept the "mark" of man.
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