Sermon 82 - THE MARK, THE NAME OR THE NUMBER - OF THE BEAST IS NEAR (and who will take it?)

by Douglas Amobi

666-number-of-the-beast.jpg The freedom that we have today is gradually disappearing, even in the best democracies. Bondage is coming fast, in every respect. Bondage in churches, where the clergy has conquered the laity, with false and strange doctrines; money has become their god. Politicians have lied to the people, promising them better days, but death and hell are galloping towards out societies as we know them. Terrible policies that enslave mankind are inaugurated into laws that damn the lives of the masses. Corruption is now the new norm and has pervaded the society, such that the normal becomes abnormal and abnormal becomes normal.

The bankers are on the march to war, and very soon the people will be helpless. Remember the famous American president, who once said, " that the banks are more dangerous than a standing army." The banks are gradually putting the people into debts, in many ways; they have made it easy to borrow even if you are not qualified. Students grab available loans at high interest and no jobs, the same applies to housing and automobiles. Have you ever looked at the agreements that you sign on financial or insurance transactions, including credit cards? Look at the interest rates and penalties, this is bondage that is gradually leading to the mark of the beast;( Revelation 13:16-17).

These things are made possible by the strange god, mentioned in Daniel 11:39, that is, the computer system. The computer system from your cell phones can give you an example of the god Daniel saw. Daniel 11:39 reads, "thus shall he do in the most strong holds with a strange god, WHOM HE SHALL ACKNOWLEDGE AND INCREASE WITH GLORY." Look at the way people consider, glorify, depend and rely on these computers, especially the smart phones. More smarter phones are coming, and people are unknowingly worshiping their cell phones, making them a god.

What happens when this well-intended technology ends in the hand and absolute control of the man of sin, the antichrist? He, with his generals that include, bankers, clergy, politicians, military experts and more will control the world with the help of the computer. Everyone will be tracked, there will be no place to hide. Satellite is another computer equipment that helps reduce the whole world to a small area and makes everyone traceable.

The evil of these will be clear and magnified when people can neither buy nor sell as written in Revelation 13:17.
  1. The number is six hundred, three score and six. The bible says, let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and the number is 666.
  2. The mark of the beast will come in a form that may take many unawares. Pray to be gone in the translation. Look at cars for example, they have a name, a number and a mark put on them by their manufacturers. This is the beast pattern coming in gently. The mark on these cars is the logo, the name is the maker and the number is like, 300s, 200, 180k, 100m etc. Satan is gradually, but consistently making people comfortable with coming world changes, including welcoming and accepting the mark of the beast.
Learn this from Revelation 13:16-17 which reads, "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."
  1. The beast out of the earth is the false prophet, who causeth all to take the mark.
  2. The name and the number are one and found secretly locked in the mark.
  3. The mark contains the name and the number.
  4. What and what will the mark look like, that also is the name and number.
  5. Apostle John saw the name, the number and the mark.
  6. The number and the name may be noticeable but the mark is hidden.
  7. Is there a Greek or Egyptian mark that can also represent the name and the number?
  8. If there is, the mark is the secret terror to those who miss the translation and are on earth.
  9. The mark will be given in the forehead or in the right hand.
As we can see the mark will come in secretly at first, but will be death for refusal after the rapture. The number 666 or the name of the anti Christ will be represented and hidden in the mark. The mark is the main deception, because it will be unnoticed as it slips in to the world. (Listen to CD # 1741 "The Departure" by Neal Frisby@ nealfrisby.com).

The mark of the beast will be taken by many:
  1. Those who have rejected Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior
  2. Those who feel disappointed with God for missing the rapture/translation, e.g. Pentecostals.
  3. The ignorant that did not care about issues of the bible
  4. Those who are deceived by the craftiness of the anti-Christ, yes, some Jews
  5. Some foolish virgins; these are religious people, like fundamentals
  6. Those who take this life as the real deal, such as those who worship prosperity
  7. Religious deceivers who are in sheep clothing
  8. Those deceived into rejecting the gospel of Christ and accepting that of the anti-Christ, Revelation 19:20
  9. And all whose names are not in the book of life. Revelation 20:15 reads, "And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire." Also, read Revelation 13:8.
Mark-of-the-Beast

The mark of the beast during the period of the great tribulation will be brutal and the only accepted passage to have a free living, but in chains. It is a mark which many do not recognize until it is too late. Today people know the number 666 in the English numerical. The name anti-Christ in English or Cristo , may mean another thing in other languages. Both the name and the number may be found hidden in one unit, the mark. This mark that contains both the name and the number, seem to be hidden in ancient civilizations and languages for example Egyptian or Greek. It is presently hidden but those who are left behind will see the mark in use.

You do not need to be here to see the mark of the beast, to know whether it is Greek or Roman or Egyptian or Assyrian. It will be terrible on earth, because the mercy of God will be limited; this is the period of God's judgment. The key is to repent of your sins and be converted, accept the Lord Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. Use and take advantage of the blood and promises of Jesus Christ while it is called today. The mark of the beast will be given on earth while the elect is with the Lord in glory, where they have the name of God written on them; Revelation 3:12 reads, " He that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name."

The question now is: Whose name do you want to be written on your head, Jesus Christ or the anti-Christ? The choice is yours. Accept Jesus Christ and have his new name written on you or accept the mark of the beast and be eternally separated from God and the fellowship of the redeemed. Remember where you end and the name written on you is in your hand, while you have the time and chance. In an hour you do not think Jesus Christ will come or call you out of this life, He will. Then, it will be too late for you to decide. The decision is yours; accept Jesus Christ and have His name written on you. Do not give room to the devil's man, the anti-Christ, to brand you with his mark. Be sure to meet Jesus Christ in the air. 1 Thessalonians 4: 16-18. After the translation, eternity starts and there will be no opportunity to change your destiny. Think about where you will spend eternity, if you do not know, it may be too late.