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The Mark of the Beast
by Dean Mudenda
02/29/12
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Last week the Secretary General of the United Nations was on an official visit to Zambia. It was his first visit to Africa since the commencement of his second term in office. He was scheduled to address a special session of the National Assembly on Friday 24th February. He pushed for the legitimizing of homosexuality and the protection of gay rights to be written into the laws of the country. Ban Ki-moon’s statement echoed a call by the British prime minister last October at the Commonwealth Summit held in Perth Australia for countries particularly in Africa to reform their human rights on sexuality. He said Britain “was putting the pressure on.” Mr. Cameron further added, "We are not just talking about it. We are also saying that British aid should have more strings attached.” He unequivocally asserted that ‘British aid’ would be tied to the issue of homosexuality. Countries that were not willing to change would have their funding reduced as simple as that. "This is an issue where we are pushing for movement. We are prepared to put some money behind what we believe. But I'm afraid that you can't expect countries to change overnight. Britain is one of the premier aid givers in the world. We want to see countries that receive our aid adhering to proper human rights. We are saying that is one of the things that determines our aid policy, and there have been particularly bad examples where we have taken action."

There has been a lot of controversy and debate in the wake of the SG’s visit. It seems that many were offended by the declaration or perhaps they are just afraid of their powerlessness to prevent the inevitable. The fact is; if Africa is going to continue to be dependent on foreign aid, then the right to chart her own future will never be in her own hands. After all, beggars aren’t choosers. If we don’t want people telling us what to do, we had better get our act together. We need to be economically independent. On the subject of sexual orientation, the powers that be will not yield until Africans submit. They will threaten to withdraw their aid and if that is not enough they will push the stakes a little higher. Solomon wrote, “The borrower is slave to the lender.” The poor serve the rich. It is the ‘first world’ that calls the shots and the rest simply follow. Why do you think they have permanent membership in the Security Council? When we learn how to feed and clothe ourselves then perhaps our voices will be heard. Your leaders were nodding their heads behind closed doors because their hands are tied. They raised very little objection if any at all. There was a time I used to wonder how the ‘mark of the beast’ would be enforced. Not anymore! The men in power will receive it first and then force it on the people.

The hour is at hand when satanic agencies will determine that you cannot buy or sell unless you have his (Lucifer’s) mark in your forehead and/or in your right hand. I believe it is already here. It is ideological and intellectual but it is also a matter of compromise and surrender. If you think it is some kind of chip or barcode then you may be dancing to the piper’s tune without realising it. This is what The Book of Revelation actually says:
“And 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: And 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."
It is clear that “both the small and the great, rich and poor, free and bond” shall receive the mark, otherwise they will be barred from trading and by extrapolation from having any form of livelihood. What this simply means is, you will neither be employed nor be permitted to do business unless you have the beast’s mark, name or number of his name. In light of the prevailing winds and the technology at their disposal, I see how that could easily be achieved. They will dictate to your conscience, putting darkness in place of light and evil in place of good. Have they not already redefined what is sinful and what is not, what is right and what is wrong? We will soon find ourselves in the awful predicament of choosing to obey God and suffer for it (howbeit only a little while) or electing to obey man (for the illusion of peace and security) and be forever damned. For Peter and the other apostles there was no question who deserves loyalty. “We ought to obey God rather than men.” It shall not be easy. But the Lord knows how to take care of His own. If it means commanding the ravens, He shall readily do it. He will make a way where there seems to be none. He will go with you (if need be) into the fiery furnace. But you have to put your trust in Him. At the end of the day, it is Yahweh they seek to put on trial. They declared Him dead years ago and now they want to silence the remnant of His people. Many will be sacrificed. “Here is the patience and the faith of the Saints.” Remember the ‘Five Solas’, for they shall be your strength. History is being repeated! The next concentration camps will be for the followers of Christ. They will be similar to refugee camps. It may sound totally nuts for the moment, but it is, as sure as the dawn, on its way.

The media and entertainment industry have been instrumental in the mind control of the masses. Many have been so brainwashed that they are incapable of thinking for themselves. It is happening right in people’s living rooms, bedrooms and their private spaces. Blasphemy has become big business nowadays and swearing is an acceptable part of everyday conversation. The average person is so desensitized that sin and immorality appears to be hilarious. A day is coming when the joke will be on them. I believe everything has been building up to this hour. We are much closer to midnight than most folks reckon. The nations have been enveloped by a deep darkness. Indeed we live in perilous times. Men have become fierce haters of good. Scripture says, “Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.” The devil hates truth with a passion and he will do all in his power to counter it and attempt to extinguish it. Where mesmerisation and cajoling fails he resorts to ridicule and coercion. Revelation 13 is a roadmap of the past, present and future. The future is now! We are down to the last three verses. In the end it is about worship – the Seal of God versus the Mark of the Beast.
“Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.”

References:

1 http://www.times.co.zm/index.php/146-slideshow-titles/470-zambia-cant-respect-gay-rights
2 http://www.zambianwatchdog.com/index.php/more-news/ngo-wants-ban-ki-moon-to-apologise-for-asking-zambia-to-respect-gay-rights/
3 http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2011/oct/30/ban-homosexuality-lose-aid-cameron
4 http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+13&version=KJV



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John Clark  15 Mar 2012
Thanks for what you said about the mark of the beast. Great article.




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