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One of the most sure signs that the Age of Antichrist and his False Religious Prophet is nearly upon us is the advance toward the cashless system known as the 'Mark of the Beast' . Shockingly, we now see that the technological details have been solved and are now being applied to Nigeria, a poor nation in the heart of Africa. Up to this point, Bible scholars have looked upon Africa as the continent which will delay the appearance of Antichrist because its economies are so backward they can never implement a cashless society.
Before we get started studying this staggering news story, let us review the Bible prophecy that makes this news so very, very shocking. I believe it highly possible -- even to say probable -- that over 90% of all people today are so Biblically ignorant they simply do not know exactly what the Mark of the Beast is. Therefore, they would have no idea of the implications of taking a step that is spiritual in nature, that would be irrevocable, and would result in being cast into the Lake of Fire in Hell for eternity.
Let us review this Scripture:
"And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast,saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed."
"... 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. 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.." [Revelation 13:11-18]
This is God's warning to all mankind about the Mark of the Beast at the End of the Age, and it is found only in the Book of Revelation! Therefore, if you are a member of any group or church that teaches the Book of Revelation should not be in the Bible, or that it has already been fulfilled, you need to change your mind right now! Satan has tried very hard to convince men of all ages that the Book of Revelation is bogus, because several important prophecies are found only there, including this most critical identification of the Mark of the Beast , as this mark has come to be popularly called.Please note several important factors about this passage:
1. The second "beast" coming out of the land is following the first beast of Revelation 13:1-10, which is Antichrist. This second beast is called the False Prophet [False Religious Leader]
2. This second beast is a "Christian" religious leader. He is prophesied to be such by the identifying words, "he had two horns like a lamb". This is an obvious reference to the "Lamb that was slain", Jesus Christ. When he arises to encourage people to worship Antichrist, he will be popularly viewed as a Christian leader. Of course, the New Age Movement has already selected this leader, as we discovered in NEWS1052; he is the Roman Catholic Pope .
3. This False Prophet is the same demonically possessed person Antichrist is, as is demonstrated by the fact that he possesses the same occult power of Antichrist.
4. The main function of this False Religious Prophet is to convince all the peoples of the world to worship Antichrist. He creates a statute in the newly constructed Temple that speaks, probably looking just like Antichrist. Anyone who will not fall down to worship this statue will be killed.
5. The ultimate form of worship of the Antichrist is the implantation of this "mark" in either the right hand or the forehead. The punishment for not accepting this "mark" will be death, because no one who refuses to take this "mark" will be able to buy the food or other necessities of life that would enable them to continue to live.
6. Too many people think Antichrist is the one forcing people to take this "mark". The leader who forces everyone in the world to take this "mark" is the False Prophet, thereby alerting you to the fact that the primary purpose of this "mark" is to demonstrate personal loyalty to, and spiritual worship of, Antichrist. Indeed, despite the fact that people will be conditioned mightily prior to the appearance of Antichrist to all of the economic advantages of taking an implantation under the skin, once Antichrist arises, the implantation of his "mark" will be spiritual in nature.
People who take this mark will literally be demonstrating their worship of Antichrist, and they will know it.Thus, we can better understand the reaction from Almighty God, found in Revelation 14:9-11. "And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, the same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name."
The final point you need to understand about this whole matter can be found in Daniel 12:10b, "none of the wicked shall understand".
Thus, you can easily see that this taking of the "mark" of Antichrist will be a spiritual commitment to him. This is the reason God has decreed that the False Religious Prophet will be the leader in persuading all the peoples of the world to worship Antichrist.
From New Age writings, we can see how this Biblical prophecy is planned to be fulfilled to the letter. Christian author Constance Cumbey, writing in her very important book, Hidden Dangers of the Rainbow, describes this plan to force the implantation of the Mark of the Beast.
Soon after The Christ has arisen, he will announce that a world-wide Initiation Ceremony will be held. People will gather in local communities and large cities, utilizing all kinds of public gathering places, such as football stadiums, basketball arenas, high school gymnasiums, and "enlightened" Christian churches -- the ones who are members of the current Ecumenical Movement . Author Alice A. Bailey notes that, because the numbers of people to participate in this Initiation Ceremony is going to be so huge, they will have to take advantage of each and every area in which people can be gathered.
The purpose of this ceremony is to "reinstate the mysteries" religion to "public expression", just as Alice Bailey predicted a half-century ago in her book, The Externalisation of the Hierarchy . In other words, Antichrist is going to reinstate the public worship of Satan, with the first step being the public initiation of all the peoples in the world into the first ever global Satanic coven. This ceremony will the same as one performed during the night of the Full Moon, when a neophyte undergoes the Initiation Ceremony to make him or her a full member of a coven.
At the end of this Initiation Ceremony, people will pass one by one past an official who will ask them to take an electronic chip under their skin [and probably visible through the skin] as a visible symbol of their spiritual love for, and loyalty to, Antichrist. People will be able to choose whether they want this symbol to be implanted in their right hand or their forehead. Thus will prophecy be fulfilled.
MASSIVE CONDITIONING IN THE PREPARATORY PERIOD
In the immediate period leading up to the actual appearance of Antichrist, a lot of conditioning will have to occur to convince people that taking an implantation of an electronic chip will be a good thing. This campaign of conditioning will have to occur for several reasons:
1. Even in this Biblically ignorant world, a lot of people still understand that the implantation of some sort of "Mark" is a devil-inspired idea. While most of these people will have been taken in the Rapture of the Church, Antichrist will still have to contend with a relatively large number of people who will remember what the Mark is.
2. Since the implanted computer chip may be visible through the skin, many people will object to it marring their features, especially if they take the mark in their forehead. Attractive women, especially, will be averse to having the implantation in their forehead. Therefore, preparatory conditioning will be carried out to get people used to the forehead mark. After Antichrist arises and becomes so very popular, many people will look at the mark as a sign of value, something to be coveted, to be desired.
3. Many people have an aversion to implanting anything under their skin, fearing health complications further down the road. These type of people will need prior conditioning to convince them that they need not fear health complications.
4. Many people have an aversion to marking their skin at all, even with tattoos. This Mark of the Beast may actually look like a tattoo, at least at a distance.
5. Perhaps the largest single area of conditioning may occur in the economic arena. People will be told of all the economic benefits that will occur once they take this Mark. No longer will they lose any credit cards, nor can any thief steal a credit card. No longer will they need separate accounts that complicate matters, for the Mark can consolidate all accounts -- credit, debit, banking, mortgages -- into one single account.
We find it highly interesting that the Bible specifically mentions the economic result of NOT taking this Mark of the Beast. "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." Therefore, on the basis of this Scripture, we can expect that much of the conditioning to taking the Mark will be economic.
At this point, we must reiterate that all cash must be eliminated if the 'Mark of the Beast' prophecy can be fulfilled. When the Scripture says that "no man can buy or sell save he that had the mark", that means that every service and every merchandise in this new system must be carried out through the 'Mark', through the electronic system which makes the 'Mark' operate.
No elderly lady can hire a high school kid to mow her lawn by giving him cash.
No person can buy a daily newspaper using cash.
Every single transaction within this economy of Antichrist must be carried out without cash -- cashless. While cashless systems of payment have been used in the past, such as paying by check or money order, the ultimate expression of buying and selling using the 'Mark' will require an economy using high computer technology.
The 'Non-Integrating Gap'
Western societies are already moving quickly toward this cashless goal, but the nations in the "Non-Integrating Gap" cannot now move into a cashless system rapidly.
As you can see the entire continent of Africa is located within this "Non-Integrating Gap" portion of the world.
Can you imagine 'The Congo' ever setting up an economy which is cashless? Either the country must modernize in a hurry, or technology must be so advanced and so easy to use that even 'The Congo' can go cashless.
Can any nation within Africa -- except South Africa -- ever go cashless?
As you are about to see, Nigeria is about to force a cashless economy!
NEWS BRIEF: "The Cashless Society Arrives in Africa. The 'Multipurpose' Biometric National Identity Smart Card", Global Research, May 16, 2013
"It was recently announced at the World Economic Forum in Cape Town, South Africa that MasterCard and the Nigerian National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) under the government of Nigeria would form a partnership to distribute a new identity card to every Nigerian citizen. The purpose of the card is to have all Nigerian citizens participate in the financial services sector under the control of MasterCard, a multinational financial services corporation headquartered in New York. "
Listen to the Press Release
"As part of the program, in its first phase, Nigerians 16 years and older, and all residents in the country for more than two years, will get the new multipurpose identity card which has 13 applications including MasterCard’s prepaid payment technology that will provide cardholders with the safety, convenience and reliability of electronic payments."
Thus, Nigerians will be able to pay their bills and buy goods and services using this "multipurpose identity card"!
"The program is also designed to move Nigeria into a cashless society, one that is dependent on financial institutions, Wall Street and the Nigerian government ... All forms of financial transactions would be exchanged through plastic credit and debit cards that would have implanted RFID chips. Michael Miebach, President of the Middle East and Africa division at MasterCard supports the Nigerian government’s decision for a new cashless society, 'Today’s announcement is the first phase of an unprecedented project in terms of scale and scope for Nigeria', said Michael Miebach."
While Nigeria is more economically advanced than 'The Congo', it is still a very poor country,
"How can MasterCard and the Nigerian government benefit millions of Nigerians who are living in abject poverty? Is MasterCard going to offer low interest rates on its credit cards in a country that has a more than 70% of the population in poverty with many living with less than a dollar a day?"
If Nigeria can force its people to switch to a cashless economic system, then all countries within Africa can make the switch. Africa must switch to a cashless system because the prophecy clearly says " he causeth ALL, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond".
It does appear that high technology is sufficiently advanced to allow even the poorest of the poor to move into a cashless system. This development is one of those events which should cause even the most skeptical Christian great pause. Jesus told us:
"Even so, when you see these things taking place, understand and know that the kingdom of God is at hand." (Luke 21:31)
"And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh." (Luke 21:28)
I don't know about you, but this news story out of Nigeria makes me "Look up" and "lift my head", because this is a clear prophetic "sign of the times"!
Jesus' return is sooner rather than later!
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