Let’s march in after the truth. The Bible says:
Revelation 13:16-18 NASB And he causes all, the small and the great, the rich and the poor, and the free and the slaves, to be given a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, 17 and he decrees 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. 18 Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for the number is that of a man; and his number is six hundred and sixty-six.
We can clearly see that a lot of things are happening in our world that is leading up to this end period of time. It will become commonplace to show authenticity of whether or not you have this mark. It is already acceptable for people to be marked when going to concerts, children’s restaurants or amusement parks to name a few. People get stamped so they can be readmitted. Satan is dimming down the Bible and pushing his agenda. The news media says we are conspiracy theorists if we have Godly convictions.
People pick and choose which parts of the Bible to listen to and to follow. We need to be following the whole of God’s word! The question is, will we listen to the whole of His word or will we pivot?
Bethany Christian Services was in the news last week regarding the announcement that they will not hold to the Biblical definition of marriage. They changed their policy rather than to run into conflict with the authorities in Philadelphia, who were forcing them to make a very clear choice—either continue with their Christian convictions or continue in their adoption and foster care services. They pivoted. Albert Mohler writes a compelling article and a warning to every Christian ministry, school, church, organization—every Christian—about the “Pivot” away from Biblical Christianity. I urge you to read it in the link and share it with others, but he writes: “Every Christian and every Christian ministry will come to a reckoning—we must all decide here and now where we stand. Will we pivot or will we hold fast to faithfulness and the hope of the Gospel?”-Franklin Graham
Following is a link to how that church is pivoting away from the truth of the Bible. We must know the truth. Remember Jesus said, “You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32).
We cannot, under any circumstances, go along with the world. They are not adhering to the word of God. Which brings me to our next scripture. Make no mistake there will be a price to pay for those who receive the Mark of the Beast.
Revelation 14:9-12 NASB Then another angel, a third one, followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand, 10 he also will drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is mixed in full strength in the cup of His anger; and he will be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. 11 And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; they have no rest day and night, those who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.” 12 Here is the perseverance of the saints who keep the commandments of God and their faith in Jesus.
Let’s not be among those who are destroyed for a lack of knowledge (Hosea 4:6). We need to make an effort to pray harder and get the word out to others. This is serious. We all need to be concerned for the people who have no idea what the Bible says about the mark of the beast. There may be some people who have never read the Bible, went to church or ever heard the truth before. It is up to us to share the word of God. Right now, I am letting everyone know that they should not take the mark of the beast and his number is 666.
Help us to be completely flooded to overflowing with Your word. May we hold to the truth that is listed in Your holy book (Hebrews 10:23 & Revelation2:25). We ask You to help us understand Your word and hold tight to every word that You have spoken. We pray that Your Holy Spirit would remind us of the truth whenever someone is spouting garbage. Give us the right words to share with others at any time You want us to. Help us to make the time daily to be prepared to share what we know to be truth according to the Bible.
Help us to stand strong when others around us are floating away on fanciful whims and false doctrines (2 Peter3:17 & Hebrews 13:9) The only truth that we want is what is coming from the Bible. We ask that Your word be ingrained into every fiber of our mind (Psalm 119:11). Give us opportunities to share the truth with others. We praise, love and thank You for everything that You have done, are doing and will do. You are awesome God and we want to shout forth Your praises. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
If you do not know Jesus but would like to know more about Him, please read the following blog titled, You Never Let Us Go. God bless. https://thefathersfeet.wordpress.com/2020/01/07/you-never-let-us-go/