Skip to comments.Mark of the Beast on Fast Track
Posted on 11/17/2001 5:11:48 AM PST by omenseer
Bush briefly discussed the ID card option with British Prime Minister Tony Blair, according to insiders. "I can tell you this, the president is very reluctant [to issue a national ID card]," a top White House source said on Sunday. "But we must look at all options." Just as House Democratic Leader Richard Gephardt [D-MO] says Congress should quickly move to open debate on security measures such as a national ID card. "We are in a new world," Gephardt said. "This event will change the balance between freedom and security." The Clinton Administration then extracted the various pieces from the various bills, two of which were illegally passed, and assigned the task to implementing a national drivers license (a clone of the European Union national ID card) to the National Transportation Safety Board. The internal passport will go into effect on October 1, 1999. In 1996 when Congress passed the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act. certain guidelines found in Section 656 (b) of the act. Federal agencies will be required to prohibit the use of state drivers licenses beginning Oct. 1, 2000, unless they comply with the federal standards. The new licenses must use the Social Security number as the driver's license number, for example. The act also calls for digitized biometric information to be a part of each license, or "smart card." Former Secretary of Defense William Cohen said Americans will be forced to make "choices between security and civil liberties." NBC's Tom Brokaw said, "We're going to have to reconsider a lot of our freedoms because of our attack." Representive Frank D. Lucas (R-OK) said, "If we were going to be absolutely safe, we'd have to restrict people's freedoms to the point that it wouldn't be America anymore."
The card may not be worn there, but that certainly is where the biometric data is gathered from! Think retnal scan and thumbprint, then recall that the Revelation 13 passage about the mark of the beast was written in the late first century, where John had very little understanding of the technology that he was prophetically shown. It isn't a big leap in logic to presume that these biometric marks are what he was referring to. Time will tell though.
As for me...no way...no retnal scan, no thumbprint for any such ID card. Considering that those who accept thsi mark are irrevocably damned...well...wouldn't be prudent.
THE HISTORY OF THE ISLAMIC DINAR AND DIRHAM
In the beginning the Muslims used gold and silver by weight and the dinar and dirhams that they used were made by the Persians.
The first dated coins that can be assigned to the Muslims are copies of silver dirhams of the Sassanian Yezdigird III, struck during the Khalifate of Uthman, radiy'allahu anhu. These coins differ from the original ones in that an Arabic inscription is found in the obverse margins, normally reading "in the Name of Allah". Since then the writing in Arabic of the Name of Allah and parts of Qur'an on the coins became a custom in all mintings made by Muslims.
Under what was known as the coin standard of the Khalif Umar Ibn al-Khattab, the weight of 10 dirhams was equivalent to 7 dinars (mithqals) In the year 75 (695 CE) the Khalifah Abdalmalik ordered Al-Hajjaj to mint the first dirhams, thus he established officially the standard of Umar Ibn al-Khattab. In the next year he ordered the dirhams to be minted in all the regions of the Dar al-Islam. He ordered that the coins be stamped with the sentence: "Allah is Unique, Allah is Eternal". He ordered the removal of human figures and animals from the coins and that they be replaced with letters.
This command was then carried on throughout all the history of Islam. The dinar and the dirham were both round, and the writing was stamped in concentric circles. Typically on one side it was written the "tahlil" and the "tahmid", that is, "la ilaha ill'Allah" and "alhamdulillah"; and on the other side was written the name of the Amir and the date. Later on it became common to introduce the blessings on the Prophet, salla'llahu alayhi wa sallam, and sometimes, ayats of the Qur'an.
Gold and silver coins remained official currency until the fall of the Khalifate. Since then, dozens of different paper currencies were made in each of the new postcolonial national states created from the dismemberment of Dar al-Islam.
Read all about it @ World Islamic Trading Organization
Don't forget to check out their 'To Buy and Sell' document.
Wrong on both. Nowhere toes the Constitution guarantee privacy nor would the card do away with racial profiling. Quite the opposite.
A mark of the beast that is all too common nowadays is the "rubber stamp"--as in,AMEN to "I'm from the Government, and I'm here to help."
Sci-Fi, horror movies come to life. How about our commandoes targeting drone rocket attacks while riding horseback with NA cavalry charge? Who would've thunk it 5 years ago?
Yeah a BRAVE one
He also forced everyone, small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on his right hand or on his forehead, 17 so that no one could buy or sell unless he had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name.
18 This calls for wisdom. If anyone has insight, let him calculate the number of the beast, for it is man's number. His number is 666.
The Good Mark
Exodus 13:16 And it will be like a sign on your hand and a symbol on your forehead that the LORD brought us out of Egypt with his mighty hand."
Notice the chapter & verse, both 13:16!
How do you get the good mark?
Exodus 13:9 This observance will be for you like a sign on your hand and a reminder on your forehead that the law of the LORD is to be on your lips. For the LORD brought you out of Egypt with his mighty hand.
Deuteronomy 11:18 Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.
Study, Read the word!!!
How do you get the bad mark?
48.29: Muhammad is the Apostle of Allah, and those with him are firm of heart against the unbelievers, compassionate among themselves; you will see them bowing down, prostrating themselves, seeking grace from Allah and pleasure; their marks are in their faces because of the effect of prostration; that is their description in the Taurat and their description in the Injeel; like as seed-produce that puts forth its sprout, then strengthens it, so it becomes stout and stands firmly on its stem, delighting the sowers that He may enrage the unbelievers on account of them; Allah has promised those among them who believe and do good, forgiveness and a great reward.
Ouch! That's gonna hurt.
It's all over at: WITO
The difficulty in resisting such an implant is not really as hard on adults, but for their children and babies. Such tribulation chaos would certainly require parents who became believers during that period to live outside the system of hospitals and schools. It will be very difficult for them.
Matthew 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
Mammon = 'that in which one trusts' (the things of this world)
19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:
21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
Hebrews 4:12 For the word* of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
* Deut 11:18
As it was in the days of Noe...
Genesis 6:5 And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
You may be right, but not in the way you're thinking.
I lean toward the pre-trib position, but I am really pan-trib (meaning I believe it will all pan out according to God's plan). But, I'm taking no chances. IF we are still around, no mark for me or my family. We'll live in the woods and eat berries first.
Satan's Mark / God's Seal
|Revelation 13:17 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.
Revelation 14:9 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,
Revelation 14:11 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.
Revelation 15:2 And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.
Revelation 16:2 And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image.
Revelation 19:20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
Revelation 20:4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
Ezekiel 9:1-7, "He cried also in mine ears with a loud voice, saying, Cause them that have charge over the city to draw near, even every man with his destroying weapon in his hand. And, behold, six men came from the way of the higher gate, which lieth toward the north, and every man a slaughter weapon in his hand; and one man among them was clothed with linen, with a writer's inkhorn by his side: and they went in, and stood beside the brasen altar. And the glory of the God of Israel was gone up from the cherub, whereupon he was, to the threshold of the house. And he called to the man clothed with linen, which had the writer's inkhorn by his side; And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof. And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity: Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women: but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary. Then they began at the ancient men which were before the house. And he said unto them, Defile the house, and fill the courts with the slain: go ye forth. And they went forth, and slew in the city."
Song of Solomon 8:6, "Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame."
John 3:33 He that hath received his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true.
Literal or spiritual seals? You decide.
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The truth of the situation will dawn on the majority of people well after it is too late; just like it did in WWII Germany; for _many_ of the very same reasons. A government that reaches into private human life is a fascist government. Changing the name of the groups that push the agenda from National Socialists, to Democrat or (apparently) Republican, doesn't matter.
You are either for the US Constitution and the limited government that it enumerates or you are a lawyer, busy twisting words around to suit your purposes.
The government, any government world wide, in attempting to fix something that is bad always institutes something that is worse. Sooner or later their attention will turn to the high interest rates charged on credit cards. The government is going to want it's part of that action, and will issue it's own credit/debit card, or in conjunction with banks manage to find a way to dip it's beak a little.
It won't be suprising to see the NID also be used to charge things at a much lower interest rate than is charged by banks, or it may be able to track purchases, it gives the IRS the perfect vehicle to know exactly how much money everyone has and their spending habits which, if they want, can be sold to merchandizers. This is not the mark of the beast, people may have credit cards, or one national id, or an implant in your right hand that a scanner can pick up, but they will become useless eventually unless the mark of the beast is also present in your hand or forehead. The ink that could be used for this is already available, it's invisible to the naked eye, yet can be picked up by scanner, there are many things that can be used.
All these things are incremental, one harmless step at a time, until after the trap is set, not by man, but by Satan, the one who I believe is behind all the conspiracy theories. It just makes those in government think a person is nuts to think they are engaged in some conspiracy other than to cover their on guilty tracks. It makes them think you are just as nuts to believe there will be a world dictator.
Just imagine using these cards or id's world wide for a number of years, only to have a world dictator take over and demand his mark on you before you are able to buy or sell, and you, unlucky soul, are already registered in the system. A sudden stop of activity in your accounts or card will send a red flag that says, investigate this.
Some, that study the prophecies of the bible, and believe the USofA to be Babylon, feel that we won't be around for the mark anyway, as we are destroyed in a plot cooked up by the anti-Christ to destroy us in one hour and step into the void we create as a world power. Pre-Ben Ladin, the idea that one individual could influence a group of nations to destroy the USofA would have been snickered at, but as time passes all things are revealed.
Regardless of whether or not you think the mark is literal or figurative, I don't plan on being here for it. However, if you're suggesting that I've already taken it or that I'm destined for hell because I don't take your position on the tribulation, then you've clearly come to sow seeds of dissention among the brethren.
That's a very nice post, being 'just the facts' for the reader to read and discern, without interpretation/spin. Bravo!
I liken Scripture to a finely woven tapestry. Each thread is an integral part of the pattern, and multiple threads serve to complete the picture and also to strenthen the entire cloth. Thus, there are many 'layers' ~ literal, spiritual, metaphorical, mathematical, etc ~ and they all work together to reveal 'the big picture'. Often people argue over ideas and interpretations, when there is actually more than one correct answer. 'Difficult verses' is a euphemism for, 'this theory contradicts a whole bunch of Scripture, but we won't let that stop us from selling it to you'.
Get back with me in a couple of years, like I said, time will tell.
I pray that you won't come to regret what you've said.