The Truth of the Apocalypse

by John Greene

“Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon. And he exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence, and causes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. He performs great signs, so that he even makes fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men. And he deceives those who dwell on the earth by those signs which he was granted to do in the sight of the beast, telling those who dwell on the earth to make an image to the beast who was wounded by the sword and lived. He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed. He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.” – Revelation 13:11-18, NKJV

mark-of-satanThe mark of the Beast is hotly contested and worried about in Christian circles around the globe. Speculation runs rampant. In the United States, most transactions are already cashless. Cash now represents less than 4% of all bank deposits say the experts. Smart cards are in wide use in Europe. Many have deduced that the mark of the Beast will be inscribed on or in their flesh. Biochip implants are already in use in people and animals. Of worry among many is an invisible tattoo on the right hand or forehead. Will Christians unwittingly take part in an unpardonable sin and rebellion against the Most High? (“YHWH’s Revolution“; “The Unpardonable Sin“; “Understanding Sin“)

candle-flameRemember that the purpose of disciples is to shine light, to expose darkness, for that is the nature and purpose of light. Disciples must be light! Christians must not be authors of confusion. From what scripture says, this is hardly an option, but part of the nature of any sanctified, set-apart disciple. Increasing light and understanding is what disciples seek based on the Bible alone. (Matthew 5:16; John 8:12; John 12:46; Acts 26:16-18; Ephesians 5:8-17; 2 Corinthians 4:5-6; “Disciple: Living As Light“; “Live As Children of Light“; “Knowing Where You Stand on YHWH’s Threshing Floor“)

mark-of-YHWHs-SpiritSo what about physical marks of the flesh? The concern about the physical mark comes from the Greek word charagma (G5480), which means a scratch or etching, a stamp as a badge of servitude or a sculptured figure. This isn’t mystical in nature, but very simple. Your badge of servitude is your life conduct. The etching of your flesh is your personal demonstration of belief in YHWH’s Word through obedience. The same is true when your lifestyle and obedience is primarily to the authority of man through the provisions, rules and demands on your life. To others, that authority is all about nationalism and the symbols of that patriotism, but it doesn’t end there. This worldly fervor is simply the groping hands of national religion that seek your obeisance and faith, as history demonstrates what has been in constant influence since the roots of Rome. Written history, perfect or not, is your guide. The grip of the world, the dark kingdom of Satan, seeks to be all encompassing, a substitute for your Father’s track of righteousness! (“How YHWH Marks His People“; “The Image & Mark of the Beast System“; “Corporate Marketing of Cannibalism Secretly to the Masses“)

authority-of-the-worldTo many Christians, it seems easier to avoid the authority of man than the tools of that authority. Others believe that if they can avoid the tools, they avoid the authority. In reality, worldly rebellion against YHWH is one and the same. Without question, at the moment it might seem easier to disobey YHWH in the short term than to avoid the demands that authority by man may place on you. That is why so many well-meaning Christians desire for the means to avoid the tools of control that the dark kingdom seeks to grip every life with. Satan and a compliant kingdom of men are more self-serving and conniving than you probably believe. They are kings of deception and bullies of evil intent. (“Filling Your Life with Truth Instead of Deception“; “The Role of Authority in Your Life“; “Disciples & the Authority of Man“)

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Consider please, that in Roman times, offering a pinch of incense to the dictator was same as an act of worship. Many Christians died because they refused to perform an act of worship to either men or their false gods. The same applies here. When the tools and governments of men insist that you worship them and their false symbols of power or authority, you have a decision to make. Either you will give in their authority or you will bow to YHWH’s authority alone. This is what happened in the Garden of Eden. Rebellion was and is real. The truth is that middle ground for evil intent doesn’t exist. When you know right and wrong, you don’t have an excuse. That is why you need discernment and spiritual maturity! (“The War on Reality“; “Discernment the World Doesn’t Have“; “Discernment: Having an Ear to Deeper Understanding“)

US Dollars Money Currency Economy Paper currency paper notes 100 dollarsOne persistent worry is when the mark of the Beast will come and what it really looks like. It’s already here and you are probably using an element of that Beast in your routine of life because international bankers are behind the system, rooted from the Roman Empire and exploited by a corporate, religiously-rooted entity. The iPhone is a classic example. Authorities can track virtually anything you do, including tracking you globally. Credit and debit cards are much the same. Like any tool, just as the computer you are using to read this article, a tool can be used for good and bad. More importantly, a tool is not a person or authority. Why is this important? A tool is just that, even if that tool is used as a method of rule and control. The ongoing global movement is grounded through the slavery and fear of a global system of mammon and the lust for authority. (Matthew 24:37-39; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-9) When reading the Bible, determining between dark forces, authority and their tools can be vital to understanding what YHWH wants you to know, especially in understanding prophecy. (“Messiah & the Tool of Envy“; “Delusion & the Tightening Noose of the Beast System“; “Wisdom & the Battle of Two Kingdoms“; “Bible: Wisdom 101“)

separation-isolation from GodPlease understand that the world is spiritually isolated from YHWH, the Father. According to the words of Yahshua [Jesus], the majority of professed Christians (Matthew 7:13-14) are no less isolated; deluded with spiritual darkness and strongholds of the demonic in life and attitude (Matthew 25). The collective of the Beast and false prophet also advertises the expectation that man is the only tool for international peace and security, putting man in the place of YHWH, the Elohim of Hosts. In their eyes, there is no need for ‘a messiah’ to return. They fully expect to create ‘God’s Kingdom’ on earth through a lifestyle of mammon, centered around selfish interests. Much of modern society has become accustomed to a life of comfort and pleasure, or at least what they believe is the pursuit of pleasure and authority. Billions want to roll over and accept whatever the Beast has to offer. (“Strongholds & the Armor of YHWH“; “The Idolatry Factor“; “Trading for the Myth of Peace & Security“)

“And a third messenger followed them, saying with a loud voice, ‘If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark upon his forehead or upon his hand, he also shall drink of the wine of the wrath of Elohim, which is poured out undiluted into the cup of His wrath. And he shall be tortured with fire and sulphur before the set-apart messengers and before the Lamb. And the smoke of their torture goes up forever and ever.  And they have no rest day or night, those worshipping the beast and his image, also if anyone receives the mark of his name.

Here is the endurance of the set-apart ones, here are those guarding the commands of Elohim and the belief of Yahshua [Jesus]: they are called ‘the remnant.’  And I heard a voice out of the heaven saying to me, ‘Write, Blessed are the dead who die in the Master from now on.’ ‘Yes,’ says the Spirit, ‘in order that they rest from their labors, and their works follow with them.’” – Revelation 14:9-13, ISR98

kiss the handRevelation 14:9 is highly conditional. It was not designed to create unnecessary fear and speculation. Literally, if any proskuneo (kiss, like a dog licking his master’s hand, fawn or crouch to, reverence or adore) the Beast and (kai, equate, identify, or join together interchangeably) his likeness and lambano (to take, seize or lay hold of by craft, fraud or as tribute) charagma (badge of servitude) epi (distributed or superimposed) on the forehead or the cheir (the power of the hand or means of power). (“Video: What is Idolatry?“; “End Time Delusion: Seeking A United Nations of Religion“; “Power of the Right Hand“)

agreementJohn is making a statement of Divine Judgment about anyone that worships the Beast and his image and receives the mark. This indicates an attitude of acceptance and longing without resistance, or quietly going along. The statement is inclusive, not exclusive. In attitude, scripture indicates obedience through admiration principally, but fear as well. Christian discernment is required on both counts. Those that worship the Beast have no rest day or night. They are tormented in spirit, the opposite of disciples that are firmly planted in Messiah. (“The Secret Weapons of Christians“; “Knowing Where You Stand on YHWH’s Threshing Floor“; “YHWH’s Threshing Floor“; “Third Century Corruption of Christianity“; “Ongoing Corruption of Christianity“)

The smoke of their destruction will result from YHWH’s undiluted wrath and stands as a memorial forever. The words, taken literally, indicate destruction similar to Sodom and Gomorrah, complete physical and spiritual annihilation. The vital information that is personal to disciples of Messiah is held in 14:12. They are to keep the commandments of YHWH and the sanctified example of Yahshua [Jesus]. The recipients of YHWH’s wrath are those involved in ‘proskuneo’ to the Beast, its likeness and any that receive the charagma of authority. Carefully examining the context and original meanings in this passage, the roots of the passage are not simply through the Beast itself, but also grounded in personal idolatry. So, the charagma isn’t exclusively about the authority of the Beast, but also about rebellion to the Knowledge of YHWH on a personal level. (“Truth About YHWH’s Wrath“; “Understanding Sin“; “What is the Standard of Life Conduct in a Disciple of Messiah?“)

holybible-300x222Throughout this passage, the word ‘his’ continually refers to the ‘self’ of the rebels against YHWH. In other words, all rebellion against the Beast (whether man made organization or national presence) is not automatically endorsed by Elohim. Rebellion against the Beast isn’t enough. Rebellion against the Almighty is rampant in the world and needs to concern disciples of Messiah, especially on a personal level. The roots of rebellion are personal and grounded in sinful attitude, not simply through belief of man’s system, but related directly to attitudes like hatred, resentment, shame and pride, all rooted in the craft of Satan. The Beast is the physical evidence of the dark kingdom in a spiritual battle on the earth today. It is not the spiritual battle itself. That is why the personal part of the battle is so important to you! Your life is directly involved. (“Authority: The Real Meaning of Romans 13“; “Rebellion of Jews & Romans“; “Following the Crowd“)

The apocalypse is not about doom and gloom as the system of mankind spirals into oblivion. Apocalypse means to life the veil or reveal! Self examination is required as the truth is revealed (once again, the meaning of apocalypse). James 1:22-25 calls the Bible a mirror or reflection. How do you check out in the reflection of scripture? (“The Truth of the Apocalypse“; “Choosing to Serve YHWH, Not Man“)

global governanceHow do view governance by man? Is it about ‘democracy’ that so many profess? Do you worship the Beast through inappropriate reverence and acknowledgment? Do the rules of the Beast take precedence over YHWH in your life? What does your conduct say about you under this light of examination? How is your thought life? Are you steeped in negative harmful attitudes that the world fosters resulting from trauma and hurt? All of these questions are worthy of your attention because you are the only one that can begin to answer these vital concerns. Your action and attention is vital because your life counts on not being in rebellion to YHWH, your Heavenly Father, as continuing spiritual warfare closes out man’s system. (“Charagma on Youtube“; “YHWH First!“; “Serving for YHWH’s Glory“; “YHWH’s Track of Righteousness“)

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“For YHWH so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
John 3:16, RNKJV
Heavenly Father,
Thank you for sending the Messiah, your only begotten Son to be my Savior. I believe in Him and have made this belief the center of my life. Because of this, by faith I have everlasting life! Thank you! I repent of my sins and of my past, freely admitting that I have fallen short of Your glory. I look fully forward to you in my life and commit my life to You. Thank You YHWH, my Heavenly Father for setting me free in the name of your Son Yahshua [Jesus]. Amen.
genuine-articleYou will never enjoy true freedom through the Messiah and power of the Holy Spirit unless you read and absorb the Bible in prayer and trust. You will never know this freedom until you experience it for yourself. Get to know your Heavenly Father, His Son and allow the Holy Spirit to work in your life. The Holy Spirit is your teacher, your Holy Counselor that lives in you to help you learn about the truth of YHWH and His spiritual gifts.
Satan does not want you to have the excellence of YHWH in your life. People pray for protection and want to be taken care of, but often do little in growing close to Him. The world, your husband, your wife, your family, your government do not build your trust in YHWH or free you from spiritual bondage. Your church or your pastor cannot save you. Education, power and money will not free you, but only the Word of your Heavenly Father. Salvation is a daily walk, an act of love for yourself and for those around you, not a one-time event that centers only on you. Make the Word of YHWH your own, your very life!
YHWH is Yahweh, the covenant name of your Heavenly Father.
The names Yahshua and Yahushua are original language names for Jesus,
He is often referred simply as the Messiah or Master.
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