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The Mark of the Beast!

                 THE TRIUMPHANT RETURN AND THE KINGDOM #15


From a book by Dr.Grant Jeffrey (published in 2001)


Unique Signs Pointing to the Second Coming


Technology and the Mark of the Beast

     John prophesied a cashless society during the last three and
a half years of the rule of the Antichrist in the last days. Only
those who possess a "mark" containing the digits "666" will be
able to "buy or sell" and thus survive. The only way anyone can
receive this "mark" is to worship the Antichrist as God and give
him public allegiance. John wrote:

     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. 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 and six.
     (Revelation 13:16-18)

(John said nothing about a "cashless society" - that is just the
fundamentalist's idea; the word "cash" or "money" does not appear
in this passage. The last sentence by Jeffrey is the more
correct. Unless you worship and follow the anti-christ and the
Beast/Babylon religion you cannot be in a buying and selling
society - you would then not be able to function in the anti-
christ's world - Keith Hunt)


     This was an incomprehensible prophecy about the last days
when John initially proclaimed it in the first century. It is
only in the last few years that powerful advances in microchips
have made such a personal identification and financial control
system possible. John foretold the time when all currency, coin,
and paper, will be replaced by something new - a cashless system
that will be able to monitor every single financial transaction
and thus reveal your purchases, your location, and your loyalty
to the world dictator who will rule the coming global government
during the Tribulation. 

(This is the start of the height of NONE common use of human logic for
the fundamental prophets, who have been proclaiming this since
the early 1980s. First of all, is "cash" of itself sin? I do not
think so! Is NOT having cash changing hands a sin? I do not think
so! Are satellites sin? No they are not! But with modern technology, we 
could have spy satellites that can track your every move, zero in on 
you anywhere and at any time. It's nice to have satallite maps of 
every street if every town on the planet, to help you "get around," 
but "spying" on your every move, in the bedroom, in the bathroom, 
well that could be very wrong and turn into sin. If the Government 
wants to they can even today check and  monitor everything you do, 
certainly when it comes to your finance transactions, buying or selling, 
and all your phone calls, email, etc. and etc. They would really not 
need to force people into having some "chip" put under their skin, like
a built in debit card. Such would not be sin in and by itself, but
could be turned into sin by a Government. The microchip is not sin in 
and of itself? No it is not! But could it be used for wrong reasons by a 
Government, certainly it could. Then satallites could be also used for 
wrong reasons. The fact is, today a Government could keep track of you 
via satellite, they would not need to have a chip of something under your
skin. So some Christians may say they would never allow a chip of anything
put under their skin, for that would be the "mark" of the Beast to buy or
sell. They do not stop and think the Beast power could have invented a 
satallite that can be hooked up to a cash out department (now we have self
cash-out machines) that reads who you are from your face or eyes or hands.
Taking the name of the Beast, its number, its mark, is going to have MUCH
more to do with accepting its rules, regulations, religious faith and 
practices. If you break the Beast's rule of living, you can soon be discovered
by a satallite. And knowing you can be discovered you would have no choice
but to flee to the winderness, you simply would not be able to buy and sell,
live daily living under the rulership of the Beast. Well we go into the 
MARK of the Beast in other studies on this Website - Keith Hunt)


     The obvious advantages of credit and debit cards, smart
cards, checks, electronic funds transfer, wire transfers, secure
Internet transactions, and direct deposit have already replaced
coins and paper currency for 97 percent of all financial
transactions in North America and Europe Globally, less than five
percent of the total money in our society still exists as paper
currency or coins.

(In day to day life of the average person this is not the case at
all. Paper bills and metal coins are still very much in the
pockets of people and used. So are credit and debit cards. Are
plastic cards for business and work-a-day living, sin in and of
themselves? No not at all! Would it be sin to not have paper
money and metal coins? I do not think so! Are you seeing the
common logic of all this? - Keith Hunt)


     The book of Revelation foretold that the number 666 will be
placed as a "mark" beneath the skin in the right hand or forehead
in order to verify people's worship to the Antichrist and to
monitor the activities of everyone living in the Antichrist's
empire. 

(NO! The book of Revelation says no such thing! Can you find
anything in the book of Revelation about going "under the skin" -
"beneath the skin" to verify if you worship the anti-christ? If
you can please let me know the chapter and verse. This is all
fundamental "assumptions" made out to be Scripture! Then they say
it to your mind as if it is a fact! - Keith Hunt)


     High-technology industries are developing methods for
miniature computer chips capable of holding your complete medical
and financial records as well as your biometric identification
beneath the skin. Recently, scientists developed a chip so
powerful that it will hold between five and ten megabytes of
information containing a person's complete financial,
identification, and medical records in a chip the size of a grain
of rice.

(So what! Is such a chip sin in and of itself? They already have
all this information anyway on computers. If the Government wants
to they can find out all about you, it is already on record,
hence making a chip that is small and can house all about you, is
not sin in and of itself! - Keith Hunt)


     Implantable microchips can contain a miniature, passive
radio-frequency transponder that requires no internal battery
power to operate. These devices can store a permanent, unique
identification number that can be read, but not modified, by a
scanner. External scanners can be portable or they can be placed
in doors and will activate the passive transponder chip by
transmitting low frequency radio waves. The transponder chip,
known as an implantable transponder or radio frequency
identification device (RFID), will respond by sending the stored
ID number to the scanning device. A variation on this involves an
implantable microchip read-write device that allows the
information in the chip to be changed from a distance through
radio waves. Advanced implantable read-write microchips contain
an internal power supply that emits an identification radio
signal that enables you to be continuously tracked or monitored.
Sophisticated data compression techniques allow this tiny chip to
hold data equal to that contained in thirty complete sets of the
Encyclopedia Britannica.

(So we have high technology, I do not think this surprises anyone
today. The logic of all this people just do not see or they stop
the logic from flowing. All who read the book of Revelation can
see clearly that to be part of the Beast system, have its "mark"
- have the number 666 and worship the Beast, will have the WRATH
of God come on them in no uncertain way. Now you have to be
living a sinful life and not willing to repent, to receive the
wrath of God. If a society ALLOWS you to worship God in spirit
and in truth, FREELY, then what do you have to fear about that
society having all information on you on a computer or a tiny
chip? If that society allows you FREEDOM of your religious faith,
what do you have to fear about even a chip on you, under you, in
a card in your pocket, that reveals who you are? You have no need
to fear any such physical gadget. What you have to fear is a
society that tells you that you have to worship God only in the
way THEY say! You need to fear so to speak, a society that DOES
NOT allow you freedom of your religious faith and beliefs! And
when that society is in disagreement with the Word of God and His
commandments and tells you, wants to force you to live contrary
to the commandments of the Lord, then yes you are in trouble with
that society. You will not be able to live or function in that
society, when that society wants to rule WHAT and HOW your
religious faith will be practiced. Anything else that is physical
in nature like a chip or plastic card is NOT sin in and of itself
- Keith Hunt)

 
     The latest generation of implantable microchips contain a
miniature digital transceiver that is powered biologically for
years through your natural bodily movements. The implanted
devices are actually miniature computers that both receive and
send data to remote sensors allowing continuous tracking through
the global positioning system (GPS). An English professor at
Reading University, Dr.Kevin Warwick, who has implanted a
microcomputer in his body to enable him to monitor and control
devices in his laboratory, stated, "The same computing power that
once required an entire building to harness now can be inserted
in your left arm."

(So what! In and of itself it is not sin! I'm more than willing
to let the whole world know what I believe in my religious faith.
They can observe me as I try to live to the Word and Commandments
of my Lord. Bring it on as they say! But if that society TELLS me
or wants to FORCE me to only believe and follow what it says is
the way to worship God, then I'm in trouble with that society,
and if that society is radical enough to want to literally
persecute me, imprison me, or kill me, for my religious faith,
then I will not be able to function or live in that society, I
will not be able to buy or sell among them. I will needs have to
do what many Jews had to do under the Hitler society - FLEE to
the hills, to the hide-outs, to the secret compartments of homes,
to the underground caves - Keith Hunt)


     Business Week magazine reported on June 3, 1996 that
MasterCard International is testing a new "smart card" computer
chip that includes your fingerprint and other biological
identification information that can be embedded in a credit/debit
card. Card scanners in stores and banks will scan your
fingerprint and compare it to the information on the card to
verify your identity to prevent fraud or theft.

(So they know who you are then. I have no problem with that. I
have a HUGE problem when that society wants to FORCE me to
worship God in the way it says, and will no longer give me
freedom to worship God in spirit and in truth - Keith Hunt)


     It is remarkable that the apostle John prophesied that the
nations in the last days would operate their economies without
cash. 

(No, John said no such thing, the words "cashless society" - or
"economies without cash" cannot be found anywhere in the book of
Revelation. Read the book and see if I'm correct - Keith Hunt)


     The cashless technology of these last days points directly
to the prophecy of John about the Antichrist's Mark of the Beast
as recorded in Revelation 13:16-18.

(Nope it does not! That's only fundamental illogical folly -
Keith Hunt)


Instantaneous Global Television Communications

     Incredibly, two thousand years ago, John described in
Revelation 11 the phenomenon of worldwide instantaneous
television

communications. John foretold that during the future Tribulation,
the Antichrist will kill God's two witnesses (Moses and Elijah).

(There's another fundamental Scripture of folly. The two
witnesses of Revelation 11 are nowhere in the Bible said to be
Moses and Elijah. Why do the fundamentalists say the two witnesses
will be Moses and Elijah? It is because they believe in the imm-
mortality of the sould and that Moses and Elijah are now still
living, but up in heaven, and so God will one day send them back
to earth in human bodies that can be "killed" once more. I have
a number of studies on this Website that prove to you the truth
about what happens to human beings at death. Moses and Elijah are 
NOT living in heaven, they are dead in the grave, waiting the day
of the resurrection of the saints which will take place AT the
coming of Christ, which is AFTER the two witness have been witnessing
for 42 months. The truth of the "transfiguration" where Moses and
Elijah appeared with Christ is given to you very opening by Jesus
Himself in Matthew 17:9 "tell the VISION to no man" - a vision is
just that, a vision, it is not reality. Look the word "vision"
up in a dictionary - Keith Hunt)


     The Antichrist and the wicked population of earth will hate
these witnesses of God who will stop the rain as well as unleash
other supernatural judgments for three and a half years. John
declared that the world will be delighted to witness the deaths
of these two godly prophets, and will be able to observe their
dead bodies lying unburied for three and a half days in the
streets of Jerusalem. The book of Revelation declares that the
population of the whole world will hold a party, exchanging gifts
in their happy relief that their prophetic tormentors are finally
dead. The New Testament prophesied that these wicked people will
watch in astonishment as God will resurrect His two righteous
witnesses to rise to heaven (Revelation 11:9-10).

(Well Jeffrey finally got some verses correct - Keith Hunt)


     This prophecy could never have been fulfilled during any
past generation. Think about the details! How could the news that
these two prophets were killed in Jerusalem by the Antichrist
possibly travel around the globe in only three and a half days in
any other generation than today? Only seventy years ago it would
have taken a week for news to travel from Israel to Japan, New
York, or San Francisco. Today, however, CNN and other global news
organizations on television and the Internet immediately transmit
photos, sound, and text about any important event throughout the
globe instantaneously. For the first time in human history, this
prophecy can be fulfilled literally.

(I have no problem with this deduction - Keith Hunt)


Knowledge Shall Be Increased

     Twenty-five centuries ago, Daniel predicted that there would
be an explosion of knowledge paralleled by a huge increase in
travel in the last days. Daniel wrote these words: "But thou, O
Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of
the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be
increased" (Daniel 12:4).
     Throughout thousands of years of history, the level of
knowledge increased slowly and incrementally. In some centuries
and nations, the level of general knowledge actually
decreased for a time, such as during the thousand years known as
the Dark Ages following the fall of Rome. Yet, since 1850 we have
witnessed an explosion of knowledge in all fields beyond anything
ever experienced in human history. There are more scientists
alive today (500,000) than have lived in all of the rest of
history. Recently it was calculated that the sum total of human
knowledge is growing so quickly that it literally doubles every
twenty-four months. This is intriguing in light of Daniel's
ancient prediction that "knowledge shall be increased" at "the
time of the end."

(No problem, but we do see that the "time of the end" could be a
number of generations - Jeffrey uses 1850 as a bench mark - Keith
Hunt)


     Daniel also referred to the fact that at "the time of the
end: many shall run to and fro." This prediction appears to refer
to the fact that the speed of travel will dramatically increase
in the last days. From the dawn of history and throughout the
thousands of years that followed, the highest speed attainable
was approximately thirty-five miles an hour - the speed of a
racing horse. During the middle of the 1800s the famous Pony
Express developed a brilliantly conceived system involving
twenty-four-hour relays of horses and riders that succeeded in
transferring mail from St.Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento,
California, in only nine days. However, in our generation, the
speed of travel has accelerated to the point that astronauts can
now travel at more than 18,000 miles an hour in the space
shuttle.

(Yes, certainly it is a sign of the "time of the end" - but only
God knows how long that time of the end will be for - Keith Hunt)


An Earthquake Will Divide the Mount of Olives

     The Bible foretells that, among the cataclysmic earthquakes
and transformations that will occur during the upheavals of the
Great Tribulation, a great earthquake will cause catastrophic
damage at the very moment when Jesus Christ will return from
heaven to descend to the summit of the Mount of Olives, the very
place where He ascended in the clouds almost two thousand years
ago. The two angels told His disciples as they stood on the top
of the Mount of Olives, "This same Jesus, which is taken up from
you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him
go into heaven. Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount
called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day's journey"
(Acts 1:11-12).



Triumphant Return

     The prophet Zechariah described this earthquake as follows:

     And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of
     Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount
     of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east
     and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley;
     and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and
     half of it toward the south. And ye shall flee to the valley
     of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall
     reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from
     before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah:
     and the Lord my God shall come, and all the saints with
     thee (Zechariah 14:4-5).


     Professor Bailey Willis of Leland Stanford University was an
expert on earthquake activity. During a speech to the British
Association of Science for the Advancement of Science, Dr.Willis
discussed the recent geological research that revealed a
significant earthquake fault line passed directly through the
Holy City and the Mount of Olives. Professor Willis declared,
"The region around Jerusalem is a region of potential earthquake
danger. A 'fault line,' along which an earth slippage may occur
at any time, passes directly through the Mount of Olives."



The Generation That Will See the Lord's Return

     The Scriptures teach that the final "last days" generation,
the population who are living when Christ returns, will witness
the fulfilment of numerous prophecies pointing to the soon return
of the promised Messiah. Our generation of Christians has
witnessed more fulfilled prophecies than any other generation in
the two-thousand-year history of the Church. The visions of the
Old Testament prophets, together with the New Testament's
prophetic words of Jesus and His apostles, testify with one
united voice that the generation that sees the fulfilment of
these prophecies will also witness the triumphant victory of
Jesus the Messiah over Satan. The establishment of the
long-awaited Kingdom of God is at hand. In light of the
incredible fulfilment of so many prophecies in our lifetime, we
need to heed the prophetic words of Jesus Christ that speak
especially to our generation: "And when these things begin to
come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your
redemption draweth nigh" (Luke 21:28).


     The Lord has not left us in spiritual darkness concerning
the approximate time of Christ's Second Coming. Although we are
specifically warned that we cannot know "the day nor the hour
wherein the Son of Man cometh" (Matthew 25:13), the fulfilment of
dozens of specific prophecies in our generation strongly suggests
that Jesus Christ's Second Coming will occur in our lifetime. 

(Now Jeffrey is about my age, and while it would be super great
for Jesus to return in my life time [supposing I live to be as
old as my Dad, who is this year of 2009 going to be 89], we know
that many in the past have desired that also in their life time,
and it did not happen - Keith Hunt)


     Someday soon, without warning, the heavens will open "with a
shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of
God" (1 Thessalonians 4:16) announcing to all true Christians the
awesome news that our years of anxiously waiting are finally
over!

(No, for Christians there will be plenty of warnings leading up to
that event. You have to known the CORRECT signs though, so you
will be watching and ready - Keith Hunt)


     At that final moment of this age of God's grace, Jesus
Christ will suddenly appear in the clouds to receive His Bride,
His faithful Church composed of hundreds of millions of Christian
saints, who will arise supernaturally in the air in their new
resurrection bodies to meet their Lord and King and to ascend to
their new home in heaven. 

(Nope, they will not ascend back to heaven as Jeffrey and his kin
teach, they will descend with Jesus to the mount of Olives -
Keith Hunt)


     Despite the dangers that lie ahead for humanity, those who
truly love Jesus Christ as their personal Savior can rest secure
in the knowledge that all these future climactic prophetical and
historical events are totally in the Lord's hands. The apostle
John concluded his great book of Revelation with the final
promise of Jesus Christ. "He which testifieth these things saith,
Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus"
(Revelation 22:20).


                          .......................


NOTE:

So there it is friends. Now you know what the average fundamental
prophet teaches about the triumphant return of Christ. And you
have my answers.

Many studies on this Website are devoted to expounding for you in
detail the truth of the prophecies of your Bible. 

You need to search the Scriptures daily to see if what I preach
squares with the Bible.

You can know the truth and the truth will set you free!

Keith Hunt (February 2009)


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