666 Mark of the Beast & 777 Seal of God // End Time Prophecy Events

I want to speak to you about the mark of the beast this morning the mark of the beast revelation 13 beginning at verse 15 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 causes 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 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 or sixty and six now this is talking about an endtime event when all of the world is we know what today begins to spiral out of control I don’t know if it begins with the financial meltdown and military confrontation whatever it is men’s hearts so begin to fail them that a cry comes for a one-world government we must have a one-world government there’s no other way that peace and prosperity can return to the world but there must be a single government consider it something like a federal government over the world and there must be a leader we have to have a leader that leads this government now the scripture tells us that the man will arise and will lead this world government and this person is known in the scriptures as the Antichrist you come on the scenes as a peaceful man but inside he’s not peaceful there is a demonic power that ultimately will be Satan himself will indwell him it will cause people on the earth to receive a mark in their forehead or their right hand in other words you either comply to our system or you starve to death and no one will be able to buy or sell without this mark on the right hand or on their foreheads now a lot of Christian people have spent a lot of time over the years worrying about this mark now may I just begin this morning by telling you that you don’t need to be worried and you’ll understand why when we get to the end or close to the end of this message this in order to understand what this is all about you you have to go back to the beginning and yet again we need to see that Satan exalted himself against God and thought that he could be as God and subsequently was deposed coming down into the Garden of Eden he took that which God had created in his own image mankind Adam and Eve are our Father and our mother every one of us that are here are all traced back to Adam and Eve and he sowed in them that seed which they partook of that you can be as God you don’t have to be under God you don’t have to listen to God you don’t have to acknowledge God but you can be God you can chart your own destiny and you can even add religion to it if you want but you can be God that can be your mind that determines what is good and what is evil and you can chart your own course and you can be God that is the besetting sin that’s the original sin of humankind that’s what’s in our nature that’s what’s called the fallen nature that that which within us wants to be God it wants to be as God wants to literally live any way we want and not suffer any constant and in our minds at least concoct some kind of an eternal euphoria that we’re going to live in in spite of the fact that we have declared ourselves to be God now 666 most numerologists biblical numerologists ascribed the number six to man and they ascribed a different number to God at 3 to God 7 to God’s perfection I’m not going to get into all that but 666 is a Trinity and realistically it’s it’s man in his body his soul and his spirit and dwelt by the Satan himself it’s finally when Satan that the rebellion that began edan is finally reaches its its climax where man declares himself amen in drove by satan declares himself to be God he will actually go into Israel go into the temple and he will declare himself physically to be God that’s been Satan’s goal right from the beginning and he will finally have created an unholy trinity as it is an all of humanity that agrees with that all of humanity the degrees that man can be God it would be nothing to these people to receive a mark on their forehead or their hand because they’ve already agreed with it long before the mark ever comes they’ve already agreed with this fallen thinking this fallen theology in their minds they’ve been given to this fallen condition that man can be as God in the right hand which always represents the hand of power remember Jesus is at the right hand of the Father Christ stands at the right hand of the poor the scripture says to strengthen him and to lift him out and the right hand is the hand of strength it’s where it’s where we’re reaching us what we’re ascribing to be and to attain that’s what we’ve set our hand to do so it would be just natural to receive that mark as it is on the right hand because the pursuit has already been in line with the thinking of Satan himself Jesus himself told us in method 24 and verse 38 that as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking and marrying and giving in marriage until the day that Noah entered into the ark now obviously eating and drinking are not a bad thing and marrying and giving in marriage even the scripture says it’s a good thing but it implies a preoccupation with security and pretending that all is well convincing ourselves that there is no God no judgment no everlasting peril just ahead of us and even if there is some acknowledgment of God that comes with an inner scorning Peter said in 2nd Peter chapter 3 verses 3 & 4 knowing this first that there shall come in the last days scoffers walking after their own lusts given to this pursuit of self as it is and saying where’s the promise of his coming now it employs doesn’t it imply to you it does to me that there is some knowledge of scriptures here these there are people out there that I’ve never even considered this so they’re not really included than this this has to be people that at least at some point had some knowledge of the Word of God knowing that Jesus was crucified for sin died rose again the third day and his promise to come back to rule and reign on the earth with those that are his own but there’s a scorning in those who walk after their own lust not given to the things of God their minds are not fixed on the things of heavens their hands are not reaching out to what is legitimately in the scriptures the work of God and so a scarfin comes into the heart and they said where is the promise of his coming for since the father’s fell asleep all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation it’s the type of person who sits here today and says all no not another message about the coming of Christ they’ve been preaching that for 2,000 years you know my father used to tell me he said son live every day like it’s going to be your last cos one day you’re going to be right Paul says in second Thessalonians chapter 2 and verse 3 says that day that’s the day of Christ will not come except there come a falling away first falling away in order to fall away you have to have been somewhere to fall away a falling away of following the way of people who sat in church but never embraced the work of God never really had didn’t want to go to hell but didn’t want to live for heaven either didn’t really wanted the cross for redemption but did not want the cross for a lifestyle didn’t want to really go any deeper than just a superficial leading sing a few songs feel good in church and that was in a sense the the extent of it and but folks that will keep you in a storm when things got tough in these last days according to this they they fell away to a secondary another reasoning it’s important to understand what it is they they fell away to Joel the prophet in chapter 3 verse 14 he clearly speaks of multitudes in the valley of decision or actually the word for decision is threshing as the tongue as the time leading to the Lord’s final judgment on this world draws to a close Joel speaking of God leading armies as it has around the world into this this valley where there’s going to be a reckoning with a holy God and multitudes are in a place of deciding something and maybe that’s you this morning maybe you are one of the multitude the world is being gathered to a point it’s been gathered there divinely by God nothing is happening that the Lord has not foretold us help everything is unfolding exactly as he planned it from before the foundation of the world it’s all been about a bride a church his son an eternity with him and the world is going to be folded away and leaders and kings are all in the hand of God there’s nobody can form a plan that is outside of the will of God and when you and I finally understand that we’re being brought to this that I think the culmination of the world as we know it is very very close and there are multitudes in a place of decision now how deep am I going to go with how far am i gonna go how much am I going to let him rule my life how willing am I to let his value system become mine his plan for my feet become the plan of my life as opposed to my own plan which really does make me the god of my own life doesn’t it if you’re bringing in here some plan today and you’re asking God to bless it aren’t aren’t you God in your own haven’t you fallen into the trap of Satan himself as I’ve read the scriptures I’m not called to bring my plan to God I’m called to come to him and get his plan for me and he promises me power to walk in that plan he promises me life he promises me that I will bear fruit for his kingdom he promises me a supernatural empowerment and change he promises that I’ll have a joy in the midst of sorrow I’d be able to there be a firmness in my mind and in my heart no matter what happens like the psalmist David he said even if the seas roar and the mountains fall into the midst of the sea I’ll not be afraid because God is with me God is the god of my strength it’s not about now it’s about forever and now forever is just beginning for me today Luke Jesus says men’s hearts will fail them for fear and for looking after the things which are coming on the earth things that you notice how suddenly everything just started to spiral out of control just a few years ago there were more millionaires than ever in the history of America and now all of a sudden we’re seeing riots in France and we’re seeing instability in Greece and Japan is on the brink of collapse again and there’s talk everywhere that the almighty American dollar is losing its strength and its value and there’s a there’s a concern which you should rightly have in your heart if your value system is in these things you really should be concerned and just like Esau did many who would still have access to the promises of God are going to have them to make a choice now now Esau was one of the sons let me not just go into all the history but he had access to the promise of God gave to Abraham the promise of life the promise of supernatural empowerment the promise that he would be a blessing in the earth that was going to flow through him just like you have that promise I have that promise but he had a choice to make and one day he walked in and he he was hungry and he he saw he had a choice between what is promised tomorrow and will be eternal or what is here today and won’t last for long and it’s almost inconceivable that he traded off the life of Christ that was Florida that could have flowed through him for stew for a bowl of stew but you see he held no value to the life of Christ nuts it became the natural thing to trade it off why will people fall away but because they’ve been part of the family but never really internally embraced what that means never really came to a place of awe and saying God you promised me life you promised to come and dwell within this earth and body you promised Lord to make me much more than I could ever be in myself you promised to lead me on a path through this earth and then into eternity where I’ll rule and reign with you and and much of that is promised you you may not see the fulfillment of all of it on this side of eternity and he saw was a manager said all right I just want it now just like the prodigal son give me my inheritance now I want the kingdom now I don’t want to wait until this this physical life is over I want it all right here and I want it all right now I want to be wealthy now I want to on a mansion now I want to rule now I want it all now and so he sold off what really is God and took the inheritance and headed in the wrong direction Esau headed in the wrong direction and the prodigal son headed in the wrong direction then suddenly there’s some manifestation somewhere in the world and there thereon by the by the scores they’re on airplanes and flying all over the place looking for Jesus Christ but didn’t Jesus himself say if they say he’s over here he’s in the desert don’t go there don’t believe it don’t he’s on he’s everywhere he’s omnipresent he’s in the text of Scripture and if you’re a believer he’s inside of you you don’t have to look very far for him he’s right here that’s why you cry out to the Lord and say Here I am if we begin to do the work of God according to Isaiah Isaiah says and then you’ll say Lord where are you and you’ll hear an inner voice thing on right here Here I am what what is it that you want me to do because you’re actually walking in unison you’re walking in link step with me an unsatisfied wanderer mark to a life of endless searching and never finding that which satisfies the Lord give me a picture of somebody inside the Titanic after it hit the iceberg and most everybody has fled the ship or is in the process of trying to flee it at least and you say a poor hapless soul down on the second or third deck examining the cabins looking for a comfortable place all excited about all that is here that everybody has left behind and say wow look at this one this one has gold faucets in it and and and the clothing that just like akin when he went into Jericho thinking no harm is going to come to them and the the insanity of it all of looking for comfort looking for security in a ship that is going down to the bottom of the ocean and folks it’s the same for a Christian who’s looking for fulfillment as it is and things that last in the things of this world I’m not suggesting you can’t enjoy a walk in the park on a sunny day I’m not suggesting we walk around mournful hanging our heads all day no that’s not it it’s it’s that our identity our satisfaction who we are what we’re becoming is not in the things of this world but in the things of God the world passes away John says in 1st John to 17 and the loss to this world is passing away that means everything that satisfies the flesh that which delights the eyes that which gives pride to the human heart but he that does the will of God abides forever the man of woman who chooses to say not my will but thine the promise of God is you will abide you will survive you will live you’ll have a future you’ll have strength where there is no strength doesn’t the scriptures say that we’ll keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed upon thee though there be roaring on this side though there be violence on this side the the minds of those the lives of those who belong to Christ there’s a promise of peace there’s a promise of strength and security to the believer the people of the opening text received the mark because that’s where their minds were that’s where the strength was given to as I said earlier they fail to understand the seductive power of human reasoning that creates a path that it truly believes lead to leads to safety but it doesn’t human mind as a seductive thinking when you combine it with the power of evil and its reasoning people can be led almost anywhere there’s a way that seems right unto a man the scripture says but the end thereof are the ways of death and Jesus said in Matthew 24 39 that knew not until the flood came and took them all away they knew not I think of the multitudes that must have passed by the Ark that God was building at that time on their way into the city to do whatever it was they were doing in the city and I’m not suggesting all the activity was evil but I am suggesting it fell short of the glory of God and they they knew where it was and they passed by and scripture tells us that Noah was a preacher of righteousness and he would have been standing before the multitude saying there’s a day of justice coming folks you’ve got to get right with God you you need to get into that place of safety which he is preparing clearly visibly before you it’s not hidden it’s not a secret it’s it’s not something you can honestly ever say when you stand before God I didn’t know it was there I didn’t know what it implied you see it implied a leaving of the pursuits as it is the the full pursuits of the things of this world in the beginning of the building of something that was being ridiculed by fallen man they knew not until the flood came and took them all away Revelation chapter 12 tells us that Satan was cast down to the earth knowing his time is short and he cast out of his mouth water as a flood they knew not until the flood came and took them all away Satan is one day physically this scripture in Revelation would be fulfilled where this water comes it’s a combination of threat promise and deception this dirty water comes out of this vessel that claims himself to be God indices multitudes by this flood that are on the face of the earth it speaks of a specific time yet to come yet this progression of lawlessness and deception according to Paul and second Thessalonians chapter 2 and verse 7 is already at work it’s already here this is already confusion at every turn this is this society is getting confused folks there’s this there’s doesn’t even seem to be a quest for truth anymore in Matthew 24 Jesus said that be to in a field one will be taken and one will be left they’ll be to working at a mill one will be taken and one will be laughed but and we ask yourselves taken were I just say they’re taken into the protective hand of God that’s where I need to be that’s where you need to be in this generation take just take it in whatever form whether you believe that’s the rapture of the church or whatever the fact remains it’s God reaching down and saying this one is mine and nothing is taking this one out of my hand and I’m going to take you through the promises I make you are going to be yet a man you’re not going to be left to the fears and the reasonings of others around you because you have made its choice and you’ve been working in the field you’ve been working at the mill but you made an inner choice and let me read to you that inner choice that has been made by these that will be taken into the hand of God in Hebrews chapter 11 and verse 13 it says these all died in faith not having received the promises but having seen them afar off and were persuaded of them and embraced them and confessed that they were strangers and pill on the earth for they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country and truly if they had been mindful of that country from once they came out they might have had opportunity to have returned but now they desire a better country that is a heavenly one where God is not ashamed to be called their God for he has prepared for them a city you see it’s people like you and me working at the same mill working in the same field but just like Cain and Abel one is bringing a sacrifice that is acceptable another is not this whole planet is going to perish as it presently exists and men and women who don’t know Jesus Christ are going into hell a place called hell which is the absence of God and all that means they’re going there forever they’re going there into all eternity and you and I are left here to warn people about this to reach the poor man who has nobody to tell him that God loves him to go to the prostitute to go to the lane to go to the leper to go into prisons to go into places where people are sick whether it’s physically sick or sin sick and tell them not just tell them but show them that God loves them that’s the kingdom how do i how do I show people that God loves them this sad was a traitor on the trade floor and I’m yelling and screaming and scribbling on papers just like everybody else and frantic and threatening and chewing my nails and running outside and smoking on my break and then I go back in to try hey by the way did you know God loves you do you see the the idiocy of it it’s it’s a nice awe that completely completely embracing a wrong value system but the man or woman have got nothing you can’t work in the trading floor but would you please keep it in perspective would you please understand that all you’re doing is rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic keep it in its right perspective don’t don’t tell try to say that I’m suggesting you shouldn’t enjoy life or have a job not suggesting that but keep everything you do and what you’re given keep it in the right perspective don’t let your mind don’t stretch out your hand – that was just perishing and let it become your value system let the work of God be what you value go to Ezekiel chapter 9 please we’re gonna close with this this morning Ezekiel chapter 9 it was a time where God was about to judge his own City Jerusalem it was going to be a hard judgement it was going to be thorough its society and its religion we’re both gonna go down and it was going to happen suddenly and in a moment of time that people were not aware of it most had chosen to put off that day most never believed it’s not possible that God would ever judge us it’s not possible he’d never judges his temple I mean the history here the the prayers that have been prayed here you know surely God could never do this you see when we start to believe that we have we’ve substituted our own thoughts for the Word of God in Ezekiel 9 and verse 3 it says the glory of the God of Israel was gone up from the cherubim whereupon he was to the threshold of the house he called to the man clothed with linen and he had a writer’s inkhorn by his side and the Lord said to him go through the midst of the city through the midst of Jerusalem instead of mark look can I make a substitute New York there would you mind and the Lord said to him go through the midst of the city through the midst of New York and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof and to the others he said in my hearing go after him throughout the city and smite let not your eyes spare neither have pity slay out are they 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 were they began at the ancient men which were before the house and he said to them to file the house fill the courts with the slain go for and they went forth and slew in the city and it came to pass while they were slaying and I was left I fell upon my face and cried and said our Lord God will you destroy all the residue of Israel and pouring out of your fury upon Jerusalem then he said to me the iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah is exceeding great and the land is full of blood and the city is full of perverseness for they say the Lord has forsaken the earth and the Lord seeth not or no the Lord’s not aware of what we’re doing and as for me also mine I shall not spare neither will I have pity but I will recompense their way upon their head and behold the man clothed with linen which had the ink worn by his side reported the matter saying I’ve done as thou has commanded me now God was about to judge Jerusalem but he had a man with a pen and ink horn and a certain type of ink and he said go and set a mark set it on the foreheads remember the mark in Revelation was on the forehead in the right hand set it on the forehead of all the men that sigh and cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof set a mark upon those whose value system is in line with God set a mark upon those who feel what God feels for walking in a way that if Christ Himself were on the streets of New York that he would be thinking and feeling set set a mark upon those whose value system is not so intertwined that they they just walked down the streets singing New York New York what a wonderful place this is and they have no spiritual eyes they don’t see what’s going on here they don’t understand the day we’re living in they’re not aware of the peril they’re not even concerned about the plight of the Eternity of those who are vomiting in the streets in the evening they don’t care because their forehead their mind and their hands are in with the same value system like lot was of the society that they’re part of them they really don’t have the value system of Christ set a mark upon them if you are walking the streets of this city if you’re sitting on the subway single moms with your kids up and everybody is here today if there’s a song in your heart you could be thankful for that today if you’re walking around this is not that your morose but there’s a sin were to wear and I said I don’t belong here this is not my home my satisfaction is not here I don’t care if they gave me the tallest building in Manhattan what would it do for me I don’t care about these things these things don’t matter I have a mansion in heaven I have a promise of God I have a promise of the life of Christ God knows the scripture says those that are his he said set a mark on them God knows those that are his God knows who you are out there they’re sealed jesus said in the father’s hand that settles it to me folks sealed in the hand of the Father let let help throw what it may let the devil send a flood out of his mouth let society get confused as it want to guess those who belong to Christ I am you are sealed in the hand of Almighty God and nobody nobody can take you out of the hand of God nobody no flood no fire no army no demonic power no height no depth no battle no evil no situation no poverty no trial nothing nothing can take you out of the hand of God nothing and Paul said I know whom I believed and I am persuaded he’s able to keep that that I’ve entrusted to him against that day Paul said if I have to face flood trial if I have to be shipwrecked if I have to swim to shore if I have to snake shake off a snake off my hand into the fire if I have to be change of people in prison if all I have left is a pen and a piece of paper I am persuaded the scripture tells us the no weapon formed against you will prosper no weapon I want you to go into the scenario with me for a moment it’s Satan sense a demonic horde into New York City and says go down and convince these people they should receive a mark I can see this devil coming back to his captain sing while I went down there and I I tried to place a mark on this person but there was no place to put it because there’s already a covering there and it takes up the whole space there’s not even the corners not even look place I could put a mark the covering takes up the whole space and Satan says well why didn’t you write over the top of it he said well I tried but whatever it’s made of when I tried to write your pen wasn’t right there Joel says that even though these things may come on the earth the Lord will be the hope of his people the Lord will keep his people and you don’t need to worry about these things you’re probably going to hear a lot about it you turn on the television everybody’s going to be talking about these things in our generation but God sent me to help tell you this morning that you don’t have to worry about any of these things you’re already marked the space is taken hallelujah nothing else can be put down you’re already marked hallelujah and what God has cleansed nobody nobody can touch nobody can occur it unclean nobody nobody can touch the children of the Living God nobody nobody go throughout the city the command was in Ezekiel but do not touch those upon whom is the mark of God hallelujah I don’t know about you but I know I have the mark of God upon my heart mothers with children you don’t have to be afraid of the future God’s going to be faithful to you his covenant applies to you in it and it applies to your children you’re gonna be surprised soon as they start coming home you say mom would you tell me one more time what it is that you’ve been trying to tell me all these years fathers with families don’t be afraid to provision don’t be afraid of the future God is going to provide you say pastor how’s he going to provide I don’t know look in the scriptures one time it just rained bread out of heaven other times this jars just miraculously filled up with oil and when they poured it out it just never went away how’s it going to provide one time he took a few fish and a couple of loaves and he fed 10,000 people with it hallelujah how’s he gonna provide I read in the scriptures one time he brought three million people out of captivity and for 40 years the shoes didn’t wear for 40 years their clothes never got old how’s he gonna provide thanks God the same way he’s always provided we’re not going to need any help from the devil for to get bread in our cover I’ll get clothes on our back folks praise be to God what a day this is going to be the Lord is miraculously going to help his people glory to God thousands and thousands are going to come into the house of the Lord because there’s going to be bread in Bethlehem again jeans and young people don’t worry about your future don’t sit there wringing your hands say what is in this form and oh woe is me jobs are disappearing and nations are in distress and what is my future going to hold your future you’re going to be in heaven with God you’re going to be ruling cities according to what I read you’re going to have an explosion of knowledge in your mind the scripture says you couldn’t even know as you are known you’re going to be in the presence of God you’re going to acknowledge him as God and it’s just going to be an ever-increasing glory enjoy and until that day God says just occupy where you are just take one day at a time just put one foot in front of the other it’s not about here it’s about eternity you don’t have to be afraid the one thing I could said I don’t necessarily like walking the streets but I’m not afraid I live to see people come to Christ to see you strengthened to see the glory of God and the grace of God in your soul to see and hear what we hear this morning this is faith arising in the heart well what we hear except for that you know faith arising in your heart my only call that the Lord gave me to give this morning is very simple you don’t have to be afraid of tomorrow and don’t let any biblical worry mongers you have Christ in you you have an honest heart you are as secure as you could ever be in this world the Lord will be faithful to you and to your children and to your family you have absolutely nothing to be worried about in the coming days

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