Went to see the movie Snowden with my honey, and was amazed to see how a government (or any excellent hacker) can find out anything about anybody anywhere and at any time. At the end of the movie – Snowden said that ‘cyber mass surveillance’ isn’t about what government leaders want you to believe it’s about: finding terrorists and preventing terrorist’s plans from succeeding; but rather about economic and social CONTROL. Snowden revealed that in America under Obama there was far more of this surveilling going on than in any other nation. This was why he did what he did in exposing it over ‘world media,’ and why he’s considered a hero by so many, instead of a traitor.
Mike and I have mixed feelings about cyber mass surveillance. On one hand, it makes good sense to use this system to expose and capture terrorists and their bases in America, or in any country. If you are innocent – why should you care if they hack into your emails, Facebook page, twitter, etc. and all web-paths you travel? They’re only after terrorists and criminals – right?
But, on the other hand we know (by what is revealed in God’s Word) that right before Jesus Christ returns – the whole world will be under the control of the last anti-Christ with his prophet and beast, and where all people will be required to take what is called the “mark of the beast” into either their hand or forehead. What is the real purpose for this? Is it only to protect our personal identity, wealth and social life – like we’ll be told? Or, is there more to it?
We see how close we are to this mark in the flesh because of how the existing system has too many ways for evildoers to take what they want from anyone, and to use what they find – against you. So to have this thing implanted in people sounds sensible and practical, right? But, it’s only half the truth; the real reason for this is a secret of God’s number one enemy (Satan) in order to bring all people in the world under his control. Another conspiracy theory? It’s not just theory – it’s a fact. Read what God has to say about it in His Word. God doesn’t hide truth from those who seek the truth for the right reasons.
There’s been many anti-Christs throughout the history of man, as seen in evil men and women doing the will of the evil one who rebels against the will of the Holy One. When God kicked His most powerful and beautiful angel out of Heaven for usurping authority that God didn’t give him – Lucifer became God’s number one enemy. The devil took one-third of God’s angels with him. Anything or anyone that God favors or loves – Satan hates with a vengeance. Does God love you? Does He favor you?
The last Anti-Christ will be Satan himself entering a prepared human vessel for world dominance (“globalism”) with his mandatory “mark” in the flesh of every human being. This man or child in whom the devil will fully possess is probably alive today. Just as Jesus came into the world as a child and then at the time of His 3 year ministry God’s Spirit of power and authority came upon Him (when baptized by John the prophet), a similar way takes place for Satan to come into his full strength of purpose as the last Anti-Christ with his prophet preparing his way and his mark on all his followers. When anyone comes to Jesus Christ to be forgiven and born again – they receive the seal of the Holy Spirit; a deposit guaranteeing that they will receive all that Christ promised them. But as we read in the Word of God Satan’s reign is cut short to 3 years or 3 ½ years for the sake of God’s elect on the earth at that time; for them it will be horrible to live in this time not taking the mark of the beast; not being able to buy what they’ve been able to buy before or sell anything – without the devil’s mark. Satan is the counterfeit savior of the world, but the world will see him as their hope for peace and prosperity.
This “mark” is Satan’s branding of humans to control the world for his evil agenda. Satan, with his army, is planning to stand against the Return of the LORD when our King of Glory rides in with His undefeatable army. In the Lord’s army at this time – there will be no casualties! But in Satan’s army there will be total death. Here is what is going to happen whether you believe it or not:
“I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice He judges and wages war. His eyes are like blazing fire, and on His head are many crowns. He has a name written on Him that no one knows but He Himself. He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and His name is the Word of God. The armies of heaven were following Him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean. Coming out of his mouth is a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. ‘He will rule them with an iron scepter.’ He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty. On his robe and on his thigh He has this name written: King of kings and Lord of lords. And I saw an angel standing in the sun, who cried in a loud voice to all the birds flying in midair, ‘Come, gather together for the great supper of God, so that you may eat the flesh of kings, generals, and the mighty, of horses and their riders, and the flesh of all people, free and slave, great and small.’ Then I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies gathered together to wage war against the rider on the horse and His army. But the beast was captured, and with it the false prophet who had performed the signs on its behalf. With these signs he had deluded those who had received the mark of the beast and worshiped its image. The two of them were thrown alive into the fiery lake of burning sulfur. The rest were killed with the sword coming out of the mouth of the Rider on the horse, and all the birds gorged themselves on their flesh. And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven, having the key to the Abyss and holding in his hand a great chain. He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil, or Satan, and bound him for a thousand years. He threw him into the Abyss, and locked and sealed it over him, to keep him from deceiving the nations anymore until the thousand years were ended. After that, he must be set free for a short time.” Revelation 19 and 20
Those who follow along with the devil’s deceptive ways will also follow him into everlasting torment on the Day God condemns Satan to everlasting torment.
Without this “mark” you will not be able to buy or sell. But, God tells people to trust in Him instead of this system of the beast; to turn their life over to Him and He will not fail you. Satan is a liar and God has given him the name “father of lies.” Do not be deceived. Come to Jesus and be filled with His Holy Spirit who leads us into all truth and shows us how to be prepared with our families for what is coming that Jesus said was coming.
Satan knows the Son of God is coming again, but not as the sacrificial Lamb of God, but as the conquering King, and the devil is gearing up for this last battle on the earth between good and evil. But if you know your Scriptures (the Word of God) then you know how this battle ends, and how our heavenly Father brings all evil to its end with the second coming of His Beloved Son: Faithful and True. Choose who want to follow into life after death because there are only two places prepared by God: Heaven and Hell.
As I was out praying and talking to my heavenly Father about the movie – I had to PRAISE HIM because of who HE IS. God doesn’t need a top notch sophisticated hacker like Snowden to know anything about anyone anywhere at any time. God Himself is omniscient, and HE IS FOR US – NOT AGAINST US.
God’s omniscience: This term refers to the all-knowing nature of God. Webster defines it as “the quality of knowing all things at once; universal knowledge; knowledge unbounded or infinite.” He knows our very thoughts, our feelings, our desires and our needs; for He created us. He knows our words before we say them and he knows our thoughts before we think them. He knows all of our ways. In fact, God even knew us before we were born; even before the whole creation – He knew us and planned our time of birth and death; even working between our birth and death that we come to the truth and put our faith in the gospel of His Son. We have no secrets before Almighty God. God possesses all knowledge and wisdom about everything and that knowledge and wisdom of His is all in all. He knows the thoughts of every human being all at once. He knows everything about everybody all the time, down to the most intimate (and shameful) detail. He knows the future we have chosen; where our choices in the life will end us up.
Satan imitates God so that people will follow his destructive ways instead of God’s wonderful ways. Satan’s imitation of God’s omniscience is in using man’s increasing knowledge of technology and digital communication (cyber-space) so that he can know what we are doing, saying and planning. The only thing he can NOT know, that God alone knows, is our secret thoughts and spiritual relationship with our Savior and Lord. This God protects and keeps from Satan. Satan can take our physical life (if God allows it), but if our life is hidden in Christ Jesus, Satan has no power over our life or death. He only has the power we give over to him.
God has given us each a free-will to choose what to think and believe, what to plan and do, where to go and work, who to love and hate, etc., but along with that freedom comes consequences for our choices in life. When we make right choices – we reap the benefits of righteousness. When we make wrong choices – we reap the hardships of wickedness.
My husband taught our children this: A wise man learns from the mistakes of others. A fool learns from his own mistakes. But an idiot never learns.
But God in His love for each and every human being has made it so that no one is denied the knowledge of His grace in bringing us the truth and to the Gospel of His beloved Son. No one will stand before Him with an excuse of not having been called, more than once, by the Holy Spirit when in hearing what Jesus did for them on the Cross of Calvary. No one. But, as the Apostle Paul stated: “Even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing (bent on following the liar). The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers so they cannot see ‘the light’ of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God.” 2 Corinthians 4:3
Satan keeps his secret from all his followers of his everlasting torment and also for those who reject God’s Son. He covers this truth with lies about this life, and life after death. Listen to all the false religions tell you what they believe they must do to please God and what happens to them in death. They all have a different story. But there’s only one truth, and it’s God’s Word about it. Our Creator is also our Judge before Whom we will all stand and give an account of our choices in the life He gave us.
God tells us the truth about life, death, eternity and even the plans of Satan against the human race, and all because He loves us and doesn’t want anyone to depart from this life into everlasting torment – eternally separated from Him and all that is good and holy.