I’ve read copious pages and news sites which talk about one particular subject that has taken the Christian world by storm. Knowing that the Elect could easily be deceived by all the false teachings we are subjected to, perhaps daily, the Lord put in His own warning. For instance, in Matthew 24:23-24, we read: “Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or, ‘There!’ do not believe it.
24: For false christs and false prophets will arise and show great signs and wonders, so as to deceive, if possible, even the elect.”
There could be a terrible deception concerning the mark of the beast which is getting great coverage everywhere. It’s the ‘buying and selling’ Scriptures in the Bible that have got many people convinced that the microchip technology is the mark. The confusion comes in that people think they won’t be able to buy or sell without this chip in some form or another. It is also reported that the thing could be inserted into someone’s hand or even their forehead! Here’s something we ought to realise if we truly belong to the Lord. He will NEVER leave us floundering, wondering what on earth this mark is. Whoever takes it will have lost any chance of salvation. Once the mark is taken, there is no more chance of repentance, but only a certain fearful expectation of full judgement and the wrath of God being poured out on that person. A proper reading of Revelation, carefully and methodically with prayer will prove that to the true Christian. We cannot take this lightly, then. Here’s what the Lord shows very clearly through His Scriptures. He seals His own people with His Spirit. Do you consider yourself to have God’s Spirit dwelling within you? Do you realise that you actually have the Godhead dwelling within you? (John 14:23). As for the buying and selling thing, let’s have a quick look in Matthew 25 at a very important verse. Here’s what verse 9 says:
But the wise answered, saying, ‘No, lest there should not be enough for us and you, but go rather to those who sell and buy for yourselves.
What were these virgins being told to do? Go and buy their own oil. What are the Scriptures referring to when oil is mentioned? You know that it’s the Holy Spirit. He is our Seal, or Mark that God places on each of His children: (Revelation 7:3). There are many other Scriptures which are very relevant, teaching us about the seal of God: 2 Cor 1:22; Eph 1:13 and Eph 4:30 to begin with. Naturally, you can go through the Bible yourself and find many other verses pertaining to God’s Seal or Mark. It’s obvious to me that if we have the Spirit of God leading and guiding us into all truth, then we don’t have to fear anything about any other mark. It’s a spiritual thing. Do take the time to read Matthew 25:1-13. We must have our hearts prepared to meet our God at His coming. Don’t be fooled about some technology that the governments of the world are trying to get us all hyped up about. What do I care about some pathetic microchip? I care, rather that my eyes are fixed on Christ and that I am living to His glory, worshipping Him. If I was living as an unbeliever and didn’t want to change, there is coming a time when it won’t be possible to change! When the angels are finally called to pour out the vials of God’s wrath upon the earth, those against God will be spending their time cursing Him. All true believers could very well be living as the underground church currently does during that time. It’ll be the time Jesus spoke about, that ‘night time when no man can work’. (John 9:4) We are definitely seeing a time in the world that has never been seen before. A spiritual line has been crossed and there is no turning back. The whole world system is in turmoil and is waiting to fall. The Babylonic system of money markets across the world is waiting to crash. It’s teetering on the edge of the cliff now! Too many warnings about it from too many knowledgeable people have gone out. We cannot ignore the state of crisis the world is in, now. Other warnings of earthquakes, great storms, strange weather (how many times in recent months have you seen the word ‘unprecedented?) along with strange things apparently going on in the heavens, plus the fish, other sea life and land life dying in swarms and herds is unbelievably bad. The world is terribly alarmed at what is going on. There is panic starting to appear which has been going on for a long time, now. Probably the last two years, at least, have seen people reporting nightmarish things that they never thought they’d be talking about. The people without Christ are angry at those who are reporting strange things going on around the world. The fear is palpable. I read various comments from the unbelievers. They are scared to death. That’s why they are angry and don’t want to believe. Jesus warned about men’s hearts failing them for fear of what would hit the world during the end times. (Read Luke 21:25-26). The things I see written only serve to confirm this Scripture. People want to hear a word from God. There’s only one verse I can think to be appropriate: Look up. Your redemption draws near! (Luke 21:28).
Again, I don’t care much for the microchip being the mark. I admit to having believed such a thing two years ago when I was a new Christian, but not any more. I truly believe it’s a spiritual thing. I say again; our hearts have to be prepared. We either choose God or choose life without Him. It’s a matter of “choose today whom you will serve”, either God in Heaven, or whatever else takes your fancy. I know the Scriptures tell us that nobody can come to the Father unless the Son draws them, plus nobody can come to the Son unless the Father draws him! (See John 6:44). Christ and His Father are one. (John 10:30). Are you with Him? Then you have His seal. If you are not with Him, then I can only pray your heart will be changed. Time is definitely running out for all people. Repent and believe the gospel, that Christ died for your sins. Turn your back on your sinful life, bow down before the God of Heaven and Earth, repent and ask His forgiveness. There really is no other way to avoid His wrath which falls upon all who refuse Him. Read Acts chapter 2 and Romans chapter seven. Also, John’s first Epistle gives much information on the change of heart required by the Lord. Read all five chapters of 1 John. I pray these Scriptures move you to repentance and faith. Glory to God if they do.