A dreadful feeling arises when one contemplates the Mark of the Beast and its restrictive parameters– truly knowing that this manifestation of wickedness took ahold of the global System long ago. The Scriptures profess that none shall buy or sell without the Mark upon their forehead, or in their right hand. This Mark clearly identifies reliance and servitude to the economic System. Spiritually speaking, is it possible that we have already taken the Mark of the Beast? Have we currently accepted into our subconscious this System of control?
16And 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: 17And 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
If one looks at the symbolism of the Mark of the Beast, it shares an interesting correlation to man’s modern existence. Can we equate the “mark in the forehead” as man living in the mindset of the Beast? Does the “mark in the hand” relate to man’s daily actions– that which his hands produce?
2And I saw another angel ascending from the east, having the seal of the living God: and he cried with a loud voice to the four angels, to whom it was given to hurt the earth and the sea, 3Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads. – Revelation 7:2-3
We believe that the Scriptural descriptions of the Mark of the Beast are quite literal, almost inevitable in this current technical age. Thus said, will this System of control rise up through our ever developing beast mindset– that which bleeds forth daily manifestations of fallen servitude?
4And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof. 5And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity. – Ezekiel 9:4-5