Kosonen wrote: ↑
1 week ago
Hi, let me contribute my understanding to this very timely subject.
The seventh king or the seven headed beast of Revelation 13 is emerging right now. It is the authority that is directing still from the shadows all this Covid thing including the Covid pass system, a system that will not allow people to buy or sell unless you show the Mark received from the ruling authority, the beast.
You could say this about a lot of things though.
You can't buy or sell without money (where before coin there used to be trade via goods). In the 1980s people thought barcodes on items were the sign of the beast because you could only buy by checking out at the cashier and scanning the item (a whole conspiracy came out that all the barcodes had "666" encoded into them). When credit cards came out, I imagine likewise.
I think focusing too much on "physical marks" of the beast leads one down a road of never ending paranoia personally. Instead I think its context is to be compared with the opposite of the mark, that is the seal of God. Revelation 7:2-3, Revelation 13:16-17
Considering these marks and seals are on peoples "heads and right hands", I feel it reflects loyalty to a system, in deed and mind, as opposed to something that physically restricts people from buying and selling literally (unless of course that thing required actual worship of the beast, Satan, etc, for example, every year Roman citizens were required to hold incense and say "Ceasar is Lord" and the Christians were put to death for refusing). The buying and selling may be in itself symbolic of something, as opposed to commodities, but who knows, maybe there will come a time where governments will say "if you're religous or beleive in God you can't buy x,y,z").
The world is very anti-theist, and because its politically divided, especially in the US, people will begin to associate religion with conspiracy and "intollerance" (think of the SJW crowd and how governments and media are pandering to all that). Sooner or later it will be a "hate thought" or "hate speech" to declare oneself Christian, because they'll likely ban the Bible in time, or force churches to conform by "rewording it" to modern principles, like they have in China, rewording/adding scriptures to support communism and the Chinese government https://www.frc.org/op-eds/china-to-chr ... it-or-else
So perhaps the mark of the beast is giving up one's faith and loyatly to God and Christ in trade for commodity, being hired for a job, etc, which again is something we see already in the world of "cancel culture", where if you don't share their beleifs, you get fired. It will only take another leap to declare religion hate crime, and therefore "cancel" anyone with religious beliefs and force people to sign away their faith in order to keep their money, jobs, homes.. etc.
Satan is a master chess player, and he has corrupted Christianity for over 1800 years into a tool of control (Crusades, Inquisition, totalitarianism, from the late Roman-Renaissance periods, and in its modern form in terms of extremism, child abuse, etc), and has used terroists groups (like ISIS, Taliban, etc) to make people hate religion with intense passion, it wouldn't take much.