Just four days before the Nov. 2, 04 U.S. Presidential
election, Arab television station Al-Jazeera aired a videotape
in which al-Qaida leader Osama Bin Laden told Americans they
could avoid another World Trade Center like attack if the United
States changed its foreign policy. Support of Israel was specifically
noted. In addition, Bin Laden told the American people that their
"safety and security is not in the hands of Kerry or Bush."
Both President George Bush and Presidential hopeful John Kerry
responded to the tape with the promise they would not be intimidated
and will continue the war on terrorism.
The greatest recognized asset of any intelligence agency to
uncover and thwart terrorists is the ability to identify and
track their whereabouts. Just as Jesus prophesied in Luke 21:25
concerning the close of the age, the nations of the earth are
experiencing distress and perplexity.
Besides Jesus' warning of ecological disasters the reality
of terrorism in a world that has vast amounts of unaccounted
for weapons of mass destruction stirs up distress and perplexity
unlike anything ever experienced before in history. Distress
at the unimaginable destructive forces that can be unleashed
anywhere at anytime and perplexity as to how to deal with the
ever growing threat.
The one answer which is relentlessly being pursued at an almost
frantic pace is a foolproof system of identification which will
in turn establish control over every person's ability to buy
and sell. Once identity and economic control is established,
everything from illegal weapons to travel will be restricted
to arrangements made between those who are isolated. With revenue
and supplies withheld by the world body as a whole, weeding out
committed ostracized terrorist entities will only be a matter
In our previous two messages from this three part series titled,
"Mark or Implant," I have shared the known advancements
made in the identification areas of bio-chip implants and laser
markings and have expressed that my personal opinion favors
that the laser marking of flesh will become the Anti-Christ's
first choice for marking people during the Tribulation Period.
With this in mind I would like to share an updated message
originally from the 1980s which was titled, "Meet your Marker:"
There are prophetic Scriptures in the Bible which contain
what we might appropriately call "the last word." These
are the prophecies which tell of the day when those who rejected
God's Son Jesus Christ will stand before the awesome judgment
throne of the Father of Eternity and will hear the Lord's voice
for the last time. It is then that He will say, "I never
knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness."
Among these heartbreaking final words there is a Scripture
which reveals that besides rejecting Jesus Christ, there is one
particular physical sin that a person can do during the Tribulation
Period which will prevent them from receiving the forgiveness
of Jesus Christ and guarantees them a place in the Eternal Lake
This prophecy which may appear to some to contrast the consistent
teaching of immeasurable forgiveness taught throughout the Bible
can be found in Revelation 14:9-11. We quote, "If anyone
worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his
forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine
of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength 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 ascends forever and
ever; and they have no rest day or night who worship the beast
and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name."
In the original Greek this word "mark" means an
etching, a literal brand or tattoo of some kind. Revelation 13:16-18
further reveals to us that this mark will be instituted by a
soon to appear global dictator and his cohort, the "false
prophet," who presides over a world religion. This etching
will be linked up to an oppressive global economic system that
will prevent all financial transactions by people who do not
have this mark.
Events that transpired in the 1990s verified that the dreaded
mark of the beast would soon be available for the Tribulation
Period. Marking domestic animals with an etched computer implant
the size of a piece of rice had become a common and acceptable
means of instant, positive identification in many parts of the
world. Spain had taken an even bolder step by becoming the first
country in the world to make the animal implants mandatory by
Meanwhile according to the July 5, 97 edition of the
Kingsport Leave Chronicle in an article titled, "Eastman
Chemical Researcher develops invisible barcode" it was stated
that the new discovery will allow merchants to put the barcode
right on the front of packages, "as big as [they] want it
and nobody will see it. Only the scanner will know for sure."
Ongoing threats of a global recession or depression, biometric
implants, and the pursuit of invisible computer laser scanning
marks reveals without question that this is the time that was
prophesied for the end of the age in Revelation Chapter 13.
According to the late Barry Smith of New Zealand, the equipment
which may be used to brand the earth's population may have already
been identified during a demonstration at a 1985 Security Conference
held in Sydney, Australia.
The exhibit which was monitored by an armed guard, reportedly
had a laser scanner machine pointed at the forehead of a female
mannequin. At the hairline of the forehead there could be seen
a series of dots in the form of a rectangle. There was another
rectangle of dots seen on the mannequin's right hand just above
the wrist bone. A sign behind the mannequin had a list of adjectives
such as "secure, safe and irrevocable." The specialized
equipment had been identified as being manufactured by Bell and
Howell, Model LF 7000. It was classified as "computer identex
Model FCP2." It's functions were described as a "laser
painter, reader, marker and scanner." Additional information
from Barry Smith Family Evangelism (if still available) can be
obtained by calling or faxing (505) 527-4161.
Concern that Australia is likely to become one of the leading
countries in which the world government will introduce "the
mark" followed quickly in the same year that the Security
Council meeting took place in Sydney; this item appeared in the
July 30, 85 edition of the Sydney Morning Herald, in an
article which headlined, "Don't leave home without it."
We quote, "In the quest for the ultimate means of identification
there is talk of branding everyone with a number. Such an action
would surely cause an uproar. But as card fraud increases, customers
get tired of paying for it in increased costs. It is seen as
the only possible solution."
In closing we must emphasize in the strongest way possible
to those who will have missed the Rapture and will be alive on
the earth during the Tribulation Period, no matter how dramatic
or sensational this next statement may sound right now, within
a relatively short matter of time it will become a reality which
will involve an eternal decision for vast numbers of people,
you or someone you love could be one of them..."Don't take
the mark of the Beast!"
Trust in your Creator's perfect care by believing in the Living
Lord Jesus Christ for His total and absolute forgiveness.
Back in the 1980s and 1990s the research being done in the
area of permanent identification was being presented by government
and financial institutions mainly for economic reasons and progressed
steadily but hesitantly due to lack of shared need and acceptance
by the general population. Attitudes were forever changed in
the twenty-first century with the orchestrated attacks on America
during nine-eleven and will continue to grow in favor of people
being marked as the prophesied dreadful world of tomorrow on
planet earth grows ever more menacing.
In part II of this message we shared how laser identification
engravings can be applied to an area the size of a grain of sand.
In this week's message we reminded people how since 1997, UPC
marks can be made entirely invisible to the naked eye.
We are living at the close of the age before the return of
Jesus Christ. Today is the day to receive Christ as your Savior
and have your sins forgiven by His atoning blood. Trust in
your Creator's perfect care.