Mark of the Beast
Have you ever heard the saying, "It's all about Money, Money, Money!!!"?Let me show YOU what they are really saying: Money, Money, Money = $$$ = SSS = Six, Six, Six = 666. Many people may already be rocking the number of the beast, and they don't even know it... Read it for yourselves, and see if it makes sense to you:
Then I saw another beast come up out of the earth. He had two horns like those of a lamb, but he spoke with the voice of a dragon. He exercised all the authority of the first beast. And he required all the earth and its people to worship the first beast, whose fatal wound had been healed. He did astounding miracles, even making fire flash down to earth from the sky while everyone was watching. And with all the miracles he was allowed to perform on behalf of the first beast, he deceived all the people who belong to this world. He ordered the people to make a great statue of the first beast, who was fatally wounded and then came back to life. He was then permitted to give life to this statue so that it could speak. Then the statue of the beast commanded that anyone refusing to worship it must die. He required everyone—small and great, rich and poor, free and slave—to be given a mark on the right hand or on the forehead. And no one could buy or sell anything without that mark, which was either the name of the beast or the number representing his name. Wisdom is needed here. Let the one with understanding solve the meaning of the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. His number is 666. (Revelation 13:14-18)
In many verses in the bible, governmental authorities are referred to as beasts in visions. (Daniel 7:2 -7, 17, 23) Money, produced by the goverment, often bears the symbol of the country for which it is guaranteed by. Even Jesus said, "No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money."(Matthew 6:24) But some may say, "Without money, you can't live comfortably, and I definitely want to provide for my family." Nothing wrong with having money son, but the danger comes when that becomes the most important thing and life is wrapped around the possession of it. Nothing wrong with having money but the LOVE of money is a root of all kinds of evil. (1 Timothy 6:10) For instance, another rapper said, "I got my money on my mind, and my mind on my money." If this true, then they are actually saying, "I got the mark of the beast on my mind (or forehead)." Think about it: Is living with such a mentality really worth the punishment that it carries?
Punishments for accepting the mark of the beast:
Then a third angel followed them, shouting, “Anyone who worships the beast and his statue or who accepts his mark on the forehead or on the hand must drink the wine of God’s anger. It has been poured full strength into God’s cup of wrath. And they will be tormented with fire and burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and the Lamb. The smoke of their torment will rise forever and ever, and they will have no relief day or night, for they have worshiped the beast and his statue and have accepted the mark of his name.” (Revelations 14:9-11)
So the first angel left the Temple and poured out his bowl on the earth, and horrible, malignant sores broke out on everyone who had the mark of the beast and who worshiped his statue. (Revelations 16:2)
In contrast, Here are the rewards for those not accepting the mark:
I saw before me what seemed to be a glass sea mixed with fire. And on it stood all the people who had been victorious over the beast and his statue and the number representing his name. They were all holding harps that God had given them. (Revelations 15:2)
Then I saw thrones, and the people sitting on them had been given the authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their testimony about Jesus and for proclaiming the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or his statue, nor accepted his mark on their forehead or their hands. They all came to life again, and they reigned with Christ for a thousand years. (Revelations 20:4)
The choice should be clear! In fact, some of my brothers have already received their harps. Check this link out: http://www.gfnsproductions.org/apps/videos/videos/show/15595145-got-paper-lecrae
P.S. Please bear in mind that this is only my interpretation of the text and shouldn't be taken as importantly as the actual text itself. I've seen several other interpretations that are as likely to be the actual meaning as this; however, it is possible that several interpretations can be right. In all, don't put the interpretation of the reader over the words of the actual writer.
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