We Can See the Mark of the Beast Unfolding Before Our Eyes!

“And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his head the name of blasphemy. And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.

And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. And they worshiped the dragon which gave power unto the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? Who is able to make war with him?

And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months. And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.

And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.

If any man have an ear, let him hear. He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.

And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spoke as a dragon. And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.

And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, and deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.

And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.

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: 1-18)

Much speculation has been made through the ages about the meaning of the Mark of the Beast. Some interpretations state that this will be a tattoo, while others state that it will be the requirement of Sunday worship that fulfills this prophecy. The truth of the matter is that we may not know what the exact mark is until it is upon us but the one thing that we can all agree upon is that never before has mankind been able to fulfill this prophecy on a global scale.

The entire world is becoming interconnected and with the use of technology, we are witnessing breakthroughs that could not be fathomed decades ago. This technology is becoming more controlling and we are starting to see the unfolding of a literal interpretation of the Mark of the Beast.

What we do know is that the mark will be placed in the hand and /or in the forehead and it will be required for anyone to participate within society. Without the mark, an individual will not be able to purchase or sell anything, thus making the ability to live within our modern society nearly impossible. Those that chose to not partake within this new society will be hunted down and put to death.

Through technology we are seeing exactly what this controlled society will resemble. When the use of RFID technology was approved by the FDA in 2004, many believed that the implementation of these microchips within humans would shortly follow. One thing that we have learned is that the timeline used to lull the masses to sleep prior to implementing societal change is slower than the imaginations of prophetic watchers.

This unfolding of the mark has been slow but for anyone who watches, we can see the building blocks being put into place. When Obamacare was created, and the Real ID Act was passed, another round of prophetic watchers chimed up stating that the mark was coming. We could see that both programs required biometric identification to be implemented but to date neither has pursued this option. The backlash against Obamacare will not cause its downfall as the program is too intertwined within the healthcare structure and the Real ID Act has been met with financial issues causing its delay. Both are about to change drastically.

With the creation of the Trump Administration, these prophetic events have seemed to unfold within rapid succession. The entire world is wrapped up with the media barrage around President Trump and no one knows which way is up anymore. This use of distractions is causing our society to become so divided that we no longer understand the relevant battles ahead of us. Our society fights every cause like it’s the last cause we will be able to defend.

The war over Obamacare has caused the healthcare industry to double down on their profit producing motives. Americans have witnessed plan coverage decreases, premium increases, while deductibles are reaching astronomical levels. This combined with prescription drug prices soaring will lead to the healthcare society of those that can afford healthcare and those that cannot afford it. As this separation increases, we will witness a society that has a large portion of its population without healthcare or within the government backed healthcare system. Those without healthcare will be subject to a decrease of living standards and increase of sickness, while those under the government program will be required to sacrifice certain liberties to maintain their government backed healthcare. The rich will not be affected by this as they will have the funds to purchase their own healthcare and dictate the terms based on their status within society. This will cause more separation within our society as those with the monetary means will be presented with medical miracles, as cures and medical procedures, that were only dreamt about.

The American citizen issue within the United States is just another one of those vital separation points. Our society is so divided that we do not see what is truly going on. When the United States implements the citizen requirement, we as Americans will have to provide documentation stating our citizenship. This again will be gradual as we watch our neighbors be deported for not having the proper documents, but this initial phase will not solve the problem. There will be those that fight the system and rebel against this “papers please” society. This will cause government measures to increase ultimately leading to the implementation of the Real ID Act that is scheduled to be placed in force on October 4th, 2020. Within this legislative bill, there is a biometric requirement that is requiring all Real IDs to be accompanied with biometric information. Right now, most states have moved to facial recognition and finger printing to satisfy this requirement but as this conflict increases, what will stop the government from requiring a microchip implant as a requirement of citizenship for the United States? As President Trump has stated, if you don’t like this country, then get out!

The implementation of the citizenship and biometric requirements will not be the only pull toward the implementation of the mark as we are witnessing breakthroughs within digital data transfer and human/computer interactions.

Elon Musk just announced that his company Neuralink has created a device that will connect the human brain with a computer. This device will be a chip that is implanted within the brain and has 1000 tiny wires that go over the brain like hair would on a head. This devise would then use Bluetooth technology to connect the human brain to the internet, allowing untold advances within human brain development. The device will be installed making a 2-millimeter hole in the person’s skull that will then be covered up with the chip part of the device. This is a minor surgery and will only require local anesthetic, much like Lasik surgery. The trials for the Neuralink device will start in 2020. Combine this with the $1 Billion dollars just given to Elon’s company OpenAI (an artificial intelligence venture with hopes to create cognitive capabilities that surpass human abilities) and we can see where this is headed.

We are not talking about developments that will be presented to the world within decades but instead months. Our world leaders are creating this global structure, and all are doing their part. We have been distracted by believing that there are some good rulers and that we just need to support the correct party. If we look at the actions of all parties involved, we can see that this issue is bigger then who is president and who says they will support civil liberties. This clash within our society is going to happen regardless of who is in power. The only question at this point is when will it begin?

“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. And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps:

And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth. These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb withersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb. And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before the throne of God.

And I saw another angel fly in the midst of heaven, having everlasting gospel to preach unto them that dwell on the earth, and to every nation, and kindred, and tongue, and people. Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the hour of his judgment is come: and worship him that made heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters.

And there followed another angel, saying Babylon is fallen, is fallen, that great city, because she made all nations drink of the wine of the wrath of her fornication.

And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, if any many worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark on his forehead, or in his hand, the same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.

Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

And I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Write, Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.

And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.

And another angel came out of the temple, crying with a loud voice to him that sat on the cloud, Thrust in thy sickle, and reap: for the time is come for thee to reap; for the harvest of the earth is ripe. And he that sat on the cloud thrust in his sickle on the earth and the earth was reaped.

And another angel came out of the temple which is in heaven, he also having a sharp sickle.

And another angel came out from the altar, which had power over fire; and cried with a loud cry to him that had the sharp sickle, saying, Thrust in thy sharp sickle, and gather the clusters of the vine of the earth; for her grapes are fully ripe. And the angel thrust in his sickle into the earth, and gathered the vine of the earth, and cast it into the great winepress of the wrath of God. And the winepress was trodden without the city, and blood came out of the winepress, even unto the horse bridles, by the space of a thousand and six hundred furlongs.” (Revelation 14: 1-20)

 

Clinton Kowach

7/24/19

 

 

 

 

The Coming Gog and Magog War

“And the word of the Lord came unto me: ‘Son of man, set your face against Gog, of the land of Magog, the chief prince of Meshek and Tubal; prophecy against him and say: ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I am against you Gog, chief price of Meshek and Tubal. I will turn you around, put hooks in your jaws and bring you out with your whole army – your horses, your horsemen fully armed, and a great horde with large and small shields, all of them brandishing their swords. Persia, Cush and Put will be with them, all with shields and helmets, also Gomer with all its troops, and Beth Togarmah from the far north with all its troops – the many nations with you.

‘Get ready; be prepared, you and all the hordes gathered about you, and take command of them. After many days you will be called to arms, in future years you will invade a land that has recovered from war, those people were gathered from many nations to the mountains of Israel, which had long been desolate. They had been brought out from the nations, and now all of them live in safety. You and all your troops and the many nations with you will go up, advancing like a storm; you will be like a cloud covering the land.

This is what the Sovereign Lord says: ‘On that day thoughts will come into your mind and you will devise an evil scheme. You will say, ‘I will invade a land of unwalled villages; I will attack a peaceful and unsuspecting people – all of them living without walls and without gates and bars. I will plunder and loot and turn my hand against the resettled ruins and the people gathered from the nations, rich in livestock and goods, living at the center of the land. Sheba and Dedan and the merchants of Tarshish and all her villages will say to you, ‘Have you come to plunder? Have you gathered your hordes to loot, to carry off silver and gold, to take away livestock and goods and to seize much plunder?’

Therefore, son of man, prophesy and say to Gog: ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: In that day, when my people Israel are living in safety, will you not take notice of it? You will come from your place in the far north, you and many nations with you, all of them riding on horses, a great horde, a mighty army. You will advance against my people Israel, like a cloud that covers the land. In days to come, Gog, I will bring you against my land, so that the nations may know me when I am proved holy through you before their eyes.’

This is what the Sovereign Lord says: ‘You are the one I spoke of in former days by my servants the prophets of Israel. At that time, they prophesied for years that I would bring you against them. This is what will happen in that day: When Gog attacks the land of Israel, my hot anger will be aroused, declares the Sovereign Lord. In my zeal and fiery wrath, I declare that at that time there shall be a great earthquake in the land of Israel. The fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the beasts of the field, every creature that moves along the ground, and all the people on the face of the earth will tremble at my presence. The mountains will be overturned, the cliffs will crumble, and every wall will fall to the ground. I will summon a sword against Gog on all my mountains, declares the Sovereign Lord. Every man’s sword will be against his brother. I will execute judgment on him with plague and bloodshed; I will pour down torrents of rain, hailstones and burning sulfur on him and on his troops and on the many nations with him. And so, I will show my greatness and my holiness, and I will make myself known in the sight of many nations. Then they will know that I am the Lord.’ (Ezekiel 38 1-23)

Everywhere we look we are being inundated with the developments within the Middle East. News stories are breaking daily about the possible war brewing between Israel and Iran. Speculation is brewing that the United States is prodding Iran into displaying an action to cause war within the region, which could develop into World War 3.

This speculation is completely justified due to the aggressive sanctions placed on the Iranian regime and the most recent confiscation of the Iranian Oil Tanker by the United Kingdom. Iran has notified the world that it has breached the uranium limits present within the Iranian Nuclear Deal and Israel has made it clear that their fighter planes can attack anywhere within the Iranian homeland. Things are escalating quickly, and the alliances spoken about within the writings of the Prophet Ezekiel are becoming clearer by the day.

We are told by Scripture about the coming alliance between the nations of Iran, Russia, Turkey, Libya, Sudan and Ethiopia and how this alliance will come against the land of Israel (see blog post Gog and Magog War for map). The Gog and Magog War prophecy has been one of the most noticeable prophecies within Scripture for a reason. This prophecy would not be possible without the Jews returning to their homeland, living in relative peace, gathering much wealth, and hated by its neighbors. The scenario that creates this possibility could only be possible within the modern age as none of these events came together prior to 1948.  The Jews were displaced from their homeland in 70AD when the Second Temple was destroyed, and the Romans removed the Jews from their homeland. The nations of Israel were without a geographic nation until after the atrocities of the Holocaust brought the international community together to create the nation of Israel. The nation of Israel was founded on May 14th, 1948 and with its creation, prophetic events have begun to unfold.

We are told by Jesus that the generation that witnesses the first prophetic event, in relation to His second coming, would witness all events prior to that generation passing:

“Now learn this lesson from the fig tree: As soon as its twigs get tender and its leaves come out, you know that summer is near. Even so, when you see all these things, you know that it is near, right at the door. Truly I tell you, this generation will certainly not pass away until all these things have happened. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.” (Matthew 24: 32-35)

And Scripture specifically states how long a generation will be:

“Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations. Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the whole world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.

You turn people back to dust, saying, ‘Return to dust, you mortals.’ A thousand years in your sight are like a day that has just gone by, or like a watch in the night. Yet you sweep people away in the sleep of death – they are like the new grass of the morning: in the morning it springs up new, but by evening it is dry and withered.

We are consumed by your anger and terrified by your indignation. You have set our iniquities before you, our secret sins in the light of your presence. All our days pass away under your wrath; we finish our years with a moan.

Our days may come to seventy years, or eighty, if our strength endures; yet the best of them are but trouble and sorrow, for they quickly pass, and we fly away. If only we knew the power of your anger! Your wrath is as great as the fear that is your due. Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” (Psalm 90: 1-12)

Through this prayer of Moses, we are told that the lifespan of man is seventy to eighty years leaving us to understand that a generation will have that same timespan. Using this analogy, we can demonstrate that the generation that witnessed the birth of Israel in 1948 would need to witness the coming of our Messiah prior to the completion of eighty years. This would mean that the seventy to eighty-year timeframe would be between 2018 and 2028. All prophecies considering the return of Jesus Christ would need to be completed within the next nine years for this timeframe to hold true and for the prophetic clock to be correct. This leaves little time left for mankind to witness the most traumatic events ever to unfold upon the earth.

The Gog and Magog War brings about the most climactic event witnessed within Scripture. We are told that this war will bring God himself to earth to demonstrate his divinity to the entire world (read blog post We are Instructed to Fear God so Why Are We Trying To Produce The War That Causes His Arrival for details).

Anyone looking upon the current world can see that we are living in unusual times. Mainstream news sources are talking about Bible Prophecy as if these prophetic events are common place. Scoffers are proclaiming that there is no God and that the Christian community has lost its mind. No one can understand the world markets as the economic models that have governed our global commerce no longer works and investors are only looking for government intervention as the indicator for market prosperity. Civilian uprisings are occurring daily, and terror attacks are removing any sense of security present within our society. War is on the horizon and we all know it!

As we witness the war of Gog and Magog unfold in the Middle East, we will see our world change forever. None of us will be able to stand during that day when our Lord demonstrates His power to the whole world:

“Son of man, prophesy against Gog and say: ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I am against you, Gog, chief price of Meshek and Tubal. I will turn you around and drag you along. I will bring you from the far north and send you against the mountains of Israel. Then I will strike your bow from your left hand and make your arrows drop from your right hand. On the mountains of Israel, you will fall, you and all your troops and the nations with you. I will give you as food to all kinds of carrion birds and to the wild animals. You will fall in the open fields, for I have spoken, declares the Sovereign Lord. I will send fire on Magog and on those who live in safety in the coastlands, and they will know that I am the Lord.

I will make known my holy name among my people Israel. I will no longer let my holy name be profaned, and the nations will know that I the Lord am the Holy One in Israel. It is coming! It will surely take place, declares the Sovereign Lord. This is the day I have spoken of.

Then those who live in the towns of Israel will go out and use the weapons for fuel and burn them up – the small and large shields, the bows and arrows, the war clubs and spears. For seven years they will use them for fuel. They will not need to gather wood from the fields or cut it from the forests, because they will use the weapons for fuel. And they will plunder those who plundered them and loot those who looted them, declares the Sovereign Lord.

On that day I will give Gog a burial place in Israel, in the valley of those who travel east of the Sea. It will block the way of travelers because Gog and all his hordes will be buried there. So, it will be called the Valley of Hamon Gog. For seven months the Israelites will be burying them in order to cleanse the land. All the people of the land will bury them, and the day I display my glory will be a memorable day for them, declares the Sovereign Lord. People will be continually employed in cleansing the land. They will spread out across the land and, along with others, they will bury any bodies that are lying on the ground.

After the seven months they will carry out a more detailed search. As they go through the land, anyone who sees a human bone will leave a marker beside it until the gravediggers bury it in the Valley of Hamon Gog, near a town called Hamonah. And so, they will cleanse the land.

Son of man, this is what the Sovereign Lord says: Call out to every kind of bird and all the wild animals: ‘Assemble and come together from all around to the sacrifice I am preparing for you, the great sacrifice on the mountains of Israel. There you will eat flesh and drink blood. You will eat the flesh of mighty men and drink the blood of the princes of the earth as they were rams and lambs, goats and bulls – all of them fattened animals from Bashan. At the sacrifice I am preparing for you, you will eat fat till you are glutted and drink blood till you are drunk. At my table you will eat your fill of horses and riders, mighty men and solders of every kind,’ declares the Sovereign Lord.

I will display my glory among the nations, and all the nations will see the punishment I inflict and the hand I lay on them. From that day forward, the people of Israel will know that I am the Lord their God. And the nations will know that the people of Israel went into exile for their sin, because they were unfaithful to me. So, I hid my face from them and handed them over to their enemies, and they all fell by the sword. I dealt with them according to their uncleanness and their offenses, and I hid my face from them.

Therefore, this is what the Sovereign Lord says: I will now restore the fortunes of Jacob and will have compassion on all the people of Israel and will be zealous for my holy name. They will forget their shame and all the unfaithfulness they showed toward me when they lived in safety in their land with no one to make them afraid. When I have brought them back from the nations and have gathered them from the countries of their enemies, I will be proved holy though them in the sight of many nations. Then they will know that I am the Lord their God, for though I sent them into exile among the nations, I will gather them to their own land, not leaving any behind. I will no longer hide my face from them, for I will pour out my Spirit on the people of Israel, declares the Sovereign Lord.” (Ezekiel 39: 1-29)

 

Clinton Kowach

7/14/19

If America is to Call Itself a Christian Nation, Then for Our Children’s Sake, We Better Start Acting Like One!

“At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, ‘Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?’ He called a little child to him and placed the child among them. And he said: ‘Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.

If anyone causes one of these little ones – those who believe in me – to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea. Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to stumble! Such things must come, but woe to the person through whom they come! If your hand or your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life maimed or crippled than to have two hands or two feet and be thrown into eternal fire. And if your eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life with one eye than to have two eyes and be thrown into the fire of hell.” (Matthew 18: 1-9)

What has our society done where we justify the mistreatment of children for our own political or nationalistic purposes? Why do we believe that the life of one is more important or valuable compared to another? Have our hearts become so hardened that we will allow the mistreatment of children based on the nation they were birthed in?

We have heard rumors about the sex trafficking of children present around the world and these atrocities are starting to come to light. Those that have partaken in this practice should be persecuted and punished to the highest extent of the law as we know God will do the same once their time has passed.

These atrocities used to be rumors and something that the conspiracy circles would proclaim but now we no longer must look at these rumors to see the mistreatment of God’s children. We only need to look at our southern border between Mexico and the United States. The actions of the Government of the United States and their mistreatment of these children depict the moral decay that is present within our country. We are willing to endues hardship and pain upon those in need and who are coming to the one place in this world that states it has a light that shines for Liberty. The United States has been the beacon of hope for the world for over 200 years and we have shown the value of human life, no matter what nationality or race people were. We are all humans and we all must help each other when the opportunity arises.

But we have forgotten this lesson. We have forgotten who we are. We force children and refugees into “concentration camps” with living conditions worse than our modern prison system. We subject children to unsanitary conditions and neglect to provide them with adequate food and water. Is this the same country that was the light of the world?

If we are to call ourselves a Christian Nation, we must also act like one. This would mean that we would need to act in accordance to the teachings of our Savior Jesus Christ.  When he was forced with the same option, to rebuke the children that came to him, he showed us how we should act:

 “To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else, Jesus told this parable: ‘Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people – robbers, evildoers, adulterers – or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.’

But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner.’

I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.’

People were also bringing babies to Jesus for him to place his hands on them. When the disciples saw this, they rebuked them. But Jesus called the children to him and said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it.’” (Luke 18: 9-17)

Christians within the United States need to take a hard look into the mirror and ask themselves how they can justify the atrocities being done to those who have come to our borders for help. If we are to state that the United States is a Christian Nation, then we better start acting like one. We better start bringing hope and love back to this world, otherwise we will be guilty of causing those little ones to fall away from their God. If we are the shining example of a Christian Nation, in this world, then our actions must demonstrate how the world should expect a Christian to act. If our Government is not acting accordance to the Christian teachings, then we can no longer call ourselves a Christian Nation!

Unfortunately, from a prophetic standpoint, this was predicted long ago. We were told that the times would be dark for children and their parents. We were told to pray that our flight would not occur at a specific time as the trials against children and mothers would be great. It is just incredibly sad to know that our country, who has been a beacon of hope for so many, would be the one to fulfill this portion of prophecy:

“How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! Pray that your flight will not take place in winter or on the Sabbath. For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now – and never to be equaled again. If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened.” (Matthew 24: 19-22)

 

Clinton Kowach

7/5/19