Category: Prophecy

Here Comes the Mark of the Beast

The Mark of the Beast, described in the book of Revelation, is not technology. It is about who you worship.

This is clearly seen in Revelation Chapter 14

9...If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand,
10 The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation;
11...and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.

On the other hand, how the Mark is ENFORCED does have to do with technology. You can see this here.

Revelation 13:15-18 (NIV)

15 The second beast was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed. 16 It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, 17 SO THAT THEY COULD NOT BUY OR SELL unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name. 18 This calls for wisdom. Let the person who has insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. That number is 666. (Some translations say it is the number of man, other translations say it's the number of 'a' man.) 

Much can be said about the number 666. For example, it falls short of 7, which is God’s number of perfection. On one level, according to Ecclesiastes 3:18 the ‘beast’ is actually mankind, and just like the number of the beast where 6 falls short of 7, mankind falls short of God’s perfection.

However, a fuller explanation is, THE MARK of the beast is Satan’s trademark, as opposed to God’s sign. Satan is also the Beast (Rev 11:7) along with beast governments of men inspired by Satan. The mark puts paganism and pagan practices in place of worshipping the true God.

Pagan practices include gay parades, homosexuality, the abortion rights movement, Gaia mother earth worship, as well as all other things contrary to Biblical standards. However, Biblical prohibitions are not designed to oppress, but rather, to bless! – Rev 22:14-15.

The number 666 also relates to churches that promote a CLOSED Trinity. Instructions for God’s sanctuary in the Bible included a table of showbread holding only TWO rows/piles of SIX cakes of bread Lev 24:5,6. A total of twelve loaves, representing both Jesus, the bread of life, and God the Father. Churches that promote a closed trinity symbolically add a third pile of six cakes. The result is 3 piles of 6 cakes creating 666, the number of the beast! Rev 13:18. (More explanation about this here.)

Playing with numbers, 666 is 3×6 which =18. 18 is 1+8 which =9. Note that 9 is an upside down 6. It’s interesting that the Roman Catholic Church, which has more occult than Biblical practices, has deleted the second of the ten commandments (thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image) which leaves only 9 of the ten (although they split the last one, and change the fourth one).

There are other decodes of who 666 may apply to. I will not comment on them.

In Ezekiel Chapter 9, God protects those who sigh and groan over the perversions around them, and a mark is put on their foreheads. Those who don’t have this mark are destroyed.

Ezekiel 9:4-6 New King James Version (NKJV). 

4 and the Lord said to him, “Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and put a mark on the foreheads of the men who sigh and cry over all the abominations that are done within it.” 5 To the others He said in my [] hearing, “Go after him through the city and kill; [] do not let your eye spare, nor have any pity.

A mark, and a sign both show something. The mark and the sign are both in peoples foreheads, because that’s where they think.

In the end times, the mark will most likely also involve persecuting those who keep the seventh day Sabbath. Ezekiel 20:12

For those who argue there is no command to keep the Sabbath in the New Testament, read Matthew 24:20, where Jesus, speaking about a time after his crucifixion, said: “But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day.” Plus I count 10 other places in the New Testament that say to keep the commandments, and none that say there are only 9 of them.

In the end times, Sabbath keeping is a sign for those who have learned that the Sabbath was not done away with at the cross, and is still one of the commandments that is to be kept. (Revelation 12:17, 14:12, 22:14-KJV)

Moreover also I gave them my sabbaths, to be A SIGN between me and them, that they might know that I am the Lord that sanctify them.

Exodus 31:13

Say to the Israelites, ‘You must observe my Sabbaths. This will be a sign between me and you for the generations to come, so you may know that I am the Lord, who makes you holy.

For those who dispute which day is the 7th day on the calendar, or argue we should keep a ‘lunar Sabbath’ there are proofs in nature that verify which is the 7th day. Bees and beavers for example:

Revelation 7:3

Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till we have sealed the servants of our God in their foreheads.

Revelation 14:1

And I looked, and, lo, a Lamb stood on the
mount Sion, and with him an hundred forty and four thousand,
having his Father's name written in their foreheads.
(Also see Rev 22:4)

The signs and marks are also on hands, because the hands show our works.

Acts 7:41

And they made a calf in those days, and offered sacrifice unto the idol, and rejoiced in the works of their own hands.
(Also see Mark 6:2 showing the good works and miracles of Jesus were the works of his hands.)

To Be Enforced

Buying and selling has a lot to do with enforcing the mark of the beast. The old Australian Bankcard (since replaced by Visa and Mastercard) had a 666 logo! – It had three 6’s… a yellow, orange, and red b.

At the time, it looked like it could be a way of enforcing the mark in the future. But technology has moved on.

Even so, buying & selling technology will be used to enforce the Mark (that is, Sunday observance) in the future.

It’s interesting to look at the tie-ins between the Bible’s mention of the number 666 and modern cryptocurrency technology.

For a start, crypto uses the Internet, which uses the prefix WWW for World Wide Web.. The sixth letter of the Hebrew alphabet is Vav. Hebrew does not use W’s. The closest to WWW in Hebrew is VaV VaV VaV, which is the same as 666 in Hebrew. This is just an interesting coincidence, or perhaps not?

Another tie-in is 1 Kings 10:14

Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year
was six hundred threescore and six (666) talents of gold.

How’s this for an interesting connection… The secret society of Freemasons identify their beliefs and beginnings with King Solomon. Also note that the Masons use the symbolism of masonry trowels.

Now check out Stellar Lumens crypto payment system logo. As shown here, it consists of two masonry trowels, put one on top of the other to look like Saturn, the sixth planet from the sun! So because of the Freemasons, this cryptocurrency has a connection with 1 Kings 10:14 and King Solomon’s 666 talents of gold in the Bible – the only other place in the Bible that specifies the 666 mark of the beast number!

Could this be a clue to a future 666 tie-in?

It’s my educated guess that Stellar Lumens will be used in future to enforce the mark of the beast.

In the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games opening ceremony they play-acted ‘Stella’ soothing a sinister ‘beast’ and after a ‘bull run’ they showed a new world order with a different form of ‘common-wealth’ that is obviously predictive programming showing their future plans. Check out the replay on YouTube if you like.

The name ‘Stellar Lumens’ is also meaningful, as Stellar comes from the word star, and Lumens = light. Check out the word ‘Lucifer’ and you’ll find it means basically the same thing: light bearer and bright morning star. That’s essentially the name of the beast (as in Rev 13:17) if the beast is the devil, although as already noted, it also says the beast is the number of man OR a man.

Of course, other cryptos, such as XRP also have interesting logos.

To me, the XRP logo is showing “as above, so below.”

Here’s a video for anyone wanting to research these crypto’s place in the New World Order in more detail:

At the moment, the two main ISO compliant cryptos that can be used for cross border payments in the New World Order are XRP and Stellar. (ISO is a messaging standard for SWIFT. )

XRP may be the phoenix that rises out of the ashes of the huge economic crash that is ahead of us. But exactly when that will take place is unknown at this stage.

XRP is also likely to be the leading crypto in future because it was created by a company called Ripple.

Most people don’t know this, but in the minds of those who control us behind the scenes, money has to do with maritime law, and ripples are tied to the movement of water, and are therefore a part of maritime law. To understand what I’m talking about, watch this:

Electroneum is another crypto to watch. The 6 pointed ETN lightning bolt logo is another striking symbol (pun intended)!

Using any form of money, be it gold, silver or cryptocurrency is not wrong.

However, controlling who you worship, how you worship, and what day you worship on, by enforcing buy and sell penalties, IS wrong.

But I see it coming all too soon.

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I believe the Mark of the Beast is also called a ‘blemish‘ in the Song of Solomon. Go here.

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What about Bitcoin?

To me, Bitcoin is like this old car.

As an investment, I would be cautious. Here are ten reasons why:

1) Bitcoin is outdated technology.

2) Bitcoin is not scalable.

3) Transfers are very slow

4)Transactions are expensive.

5) It’s controlled by Chinese miners

6) Although not likely, it is subject to a 51% attack.

7) There is no real use for Bitcoin… As a store of value, there are much safer options.

8) It’s an environmental disaster… it takes 72,000 GW (or 72 Terawatts) of electricity to mine one Bitcoin.

9) Because of this, I believe there is a possibility of it being outlawed by the future one-world government which is on the horizon.

10) Bitcoin can easily crash and burn.

On the other hand, because some of the same people who developed Ripple were probably also involved with the development of Bitcoin in the beginning, these people behind the scenes, who pull the strings, may keep Bitcoin alive and well. Time will tell!

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(There is an alternate possibility for the meaning of 666 because 666 in the original text looks like Arabic for “in the name of Allah.” That is a possibility, however, I believe the explanation above is more likely.)

Check my main MENU for more.

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How to be Safe and Secure In a TIME of TROUBLE

There is a SECRET place of hiding and safety mentioned in the Song of Solomon, or Song of Songs in the Old Testament, in the Bible.

This book depicts the courtship and marriage of Solomon to a Shulammite woman. Possibly the term Shulammite identifies with Shulem, or Salem, and therefore possibly refers to a woman from Jerusalem.

Can you see a spiritual parallel here between the woman and the Church? In Revelation 21:9-10 the wife of Christ is a woman, and also Jerusalem.

"Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb." And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God.

More Physical /Spiritual Parallels

There are a number of parallels in this book between the physical and the spiritual, and this may be one example.

Check this out. In Song 1:6 the woman says:

Look not upon me, because I am black (swarthy), because the sun hath looked upon me: my mother's children were angry with me; they made me the keeper of the vineyards; but mine own vineyard have I not kept.

This fits perfectly with Jesus parable about the workers in the vineyard in Matthew 20:1-16.

Matt. 20 Verse 1:

For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard.

Skipping down to verse 12:

Saying, These last have wrought but one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, which have borne the burden and heat of the day.

The workers in the vineyard are members of God’s spiritual church depicted here. In Song of Solomon the workers are depicted as a woman. Notice both are caretakers of a vineyard, and have become sunburned from bearing the heat of the day.

Solomon depicts Christ.

Just as Solomon built the physical temple /house of God (see 1 Kings 5 &6) Jesus built the spiritual temple /house /church (see Matt 16:18).

Let’s move on to some end time prophecy in this book.

The Song of Solomon, and Where to Find the Place of Safety

In Revelation 12:14 the Bible talks about a special place of safety for the church in the end times:

And to the woman (God’s church) were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. (In the previous verse the church is being persecuted by the devil – the serpent – and she needs to flee from the persecution the world and the devil are inflicting.)

Would you like to know where the place is, that the woman flies to? A clue, to where the place of safety is, is given in The Song of Solomon. To recap, if this book is about Christ and the church, then Solomon represents Christ, and the woman is the church.

In Chapter 1:6 she is sunburned from bearing the heat of the day, which is also referenced in a parable in Matthew 20:12.

The setting for the last half of the Song of Solomon Chapter 2 is just after the winter Jesus prophesied in Matthew 24:20-21. Jesus, perhaps, made a duel prophecy here pertaining to prior 70 AD, and also the end of the age just ahead now.

But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:

For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

And except those days be shortened, there should no flesh be saved…

Is this a prophecy for prior to 70 AD, or could it refer to a future nuclear or volcanic winter, with resultant ash drifting across the world, obscuring the sun, and causing a drop in temperatures and widespread crop failures?

Does speculating about the meaning of winter sound crazy? You are welcome to disagree. All I’m doing is looking at possible options, and saying the Bible is like a jigsaw, and this piece could fit here!

As an aside, when Jesus mentions “earthquakes in divers places” in Matthew 24:7 the word earthquakes can include volcanoes – the Greek word also means a commotion of the air.

Song 2:11 For, lo, the (nuclear or volcanic?) winter is past, the rain is over and gone;
Song 2:13 The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. 
Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.

In Song of Solomon Chapter 2 verse 13, the fig tree of Matthew 24:32 (the fig tree is a metaphor for Israel) has progressed in its season. In other words, Israel, a modern nation since 1948, has had plenty of time to mature. If this prophetic time setting is correct, look what happens next to the true followers of Jesus, Christ’s bride.

There Is NO Pre-Tribulation Rapture

For those who have been mislead by their teachers into thinking there is a pre tribulation rapture, understanding the following sequence will help you see this is false doctrine. Notice that when Solomon (symbolic of Jesus) tells his bride to arise and come away the winter (the tribulation?) is then finished.

Song 2:11 For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;

Song 2:12 The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle (dove) is heard in our land;

Song 2:13 The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. 

Arise (the New Living Bible says rise up), my love, my fair one, and come away.

If the church is ‘raptured’ THIS, and not before, is when it happens.

Matt 24:32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh.

Also perhaps related:

Amos 8:2 And he said, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A basket of summer fruit. Then said the LORD unto me, The end is come upon my people of Israel; I will not again pass by them any more.

In the Hebrew language there is a play on words here. The word for Summer is qayits, pronounced kahyits; and the word for end is qets, pronounced kates. So the verse is saying Amos sees a basket of Summer fruit, and it sounds like a basket of end fruit!

In case you need further proof that the ‘rapture’ doesn’t happen pre tribulation, study Matthew 13:24-30. Look especially at the time sequence in the last verse, where the weeds are destroyed BEFORE the wheat is gathered:

Let both grow together until the harvest. (See verse 39 - the harvest is the end of the world). At that time I will tell the harvesters: FIRST (Strong's G4413) collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat and bring it into my barn.

In this parable the wheat is being harvested, which in Israel is in Spring, which coincides to the same time of year in Song of Songs where it says the Winter is over, and the woman is told to rise up. Both passages are talking about the harvest of the church at the end of the world.

Continuing in Song 2, verse 14 it says the girl (a metaphor for the end time church) is hidden in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the stairs (or the secret place of the steep climb)… I believe this passage has a mainly SPIRITUAL meaning.

Song 2:14 O my dove, that art in the clefts of the rock, in the secret places of the stairs, let me see thy countenance, let me hear thy voice; for sweet is thy voice, and thy countenance is comely.
Young's Literal Translation says "My dove, in the clefts of the rock, In a secret place of the ascent..."

1 Corinthians 10:4 explains more about the clefts of the rock:

"for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them, AND THAT ROCK WAS CHRIST."

Psalm 27:5 has more about hiding on a rock:

For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.

Isaiah 44:8 (in the ASV and in many translations) : Besides God, there is no other rock.

This is where the true followers of Christ find their Place of Safety in the tribulation, or ANY TIME OF TROUBLE.

Psalm 91

He that dwelleth in the Secret Place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

– (Most likely this is the SAME secret place Song 2:14 refers to… Also see Col 3:3 – ‘For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.’)

I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.

Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.

He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.

Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;

Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.

A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.

Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.

Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;

There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

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The Psalm continues, but I think that’s an interesting place to stop!

The Daughters of Jerusalem

Daughters of Jerusalem get a mention seven times in the Song of Solomon. .

Who are these daughters?

It may, or may not, be referring to churches who don’t marry Christ.

I’m not sure on this point. Jesus mentioned daughters of Jerusalem only one time.

Luke 23:28 But Jesus turning unto them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children.

However, elsewhere, seven daughters are referred to in Exodus.

Exodus 2:16 and 17 says the Priest of Midian had seven daughters. By the way, Revelation 1:20 and onwards addresses seven churches, who are, in a sense, seven daughters in Jesus right hand.

Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters: and they came and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father’s flock.

And the shepherds came and drove them away: but Moses (a type of Christ who delivers God’s people from oppression) stood up and helped them, and watered their flock.

Again, this possibly has more than one application, also being PROPHECY for the end time where the shepherds (the ministers and priests) drive the daughters (good church members drawing water which is a type of the Holy Spirit) away! If you are one of those ministers, God has a message for you here.

Even More Prophecy

Is there additional prophecy in the Song of Solomon? Possibly YES. More than I’ve covered here. For example, I think this one is interesting:

The BBE translation says in Song 4:7

"You are all fair, my love, there is no MARK on you."

This reminds me of Revelation 13:16-17.

And he causeth 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 that had the MARK, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

To be strictly accurate, other translations indicate Song of Solomon is talking about having no spot or blemish, rather than no MARK, but, to have the MARK of the beast surely would also be a blemish for a Christian, would it not?!

Here’s another Song of Solomon /Book of Revelation connection. Song 5:2 says

My beloved was knocking. 

This corresponds with Revelation 3:20

Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.

I’m sure there are other interesting things to be found in this book as well.

Concluding Verses, and Jesus ‘Nice Timing’

The Song of Solomon concludes with these words:

Make haste, my beloved, and be thou like to a roe or to a young hart upon the mountains of spices.

This make haste statement aligns with the conclusion in Revelation 22, the last chapter in the Bible, which ends with these words:

He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

Revelation 22:12 makes it a promise.

Behold, I AM coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to render to every man according to what he has done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.

Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter by the gates into the city.

Jesus is coming quickly and his reward is SOON, but HOW SOON?

How Soon? Continue here …

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