As I left off on my last blog the topic of the Mark of the Beast; keep in mind nowhere in the bible does it state that we will be notified or actually warned of what it is. We are however warned to NOT be deceived and that even the elect (saved in Christ)can be deceived into forfeiting (giving away) our salvation . So stay on guard always!
Jesus spoke strongly in Mark about the coming deception, in that it will be so intense that even the elect might be deceived. This will happen when “false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.” Mark 13:22
Although that is a fearful thing, God has given us the key to avoid being deceived: the very Word of God. “So be on your guard; I have told you everything ahead of time,” Jesus said.” Mark 13:23
I also said that we will be presented with a ‘choice’ however, in all biblical honesty we must realize that it is a spiritual mark first and it will be pre-determined according to our hearts. Now hear me out, our hearts have the true word of God written upon them they are the new tablets.. if we haven’t went within and discovered by now what the mark will be- we will not be prepared for what is about to come.
Let not mercy and truth forsake you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart, and so find favor and high esteem in the sight of God and man. Pro 3:3&4
Our hearts are what need to be ready, if our hearts have not already been “raptured” (caught up) deeply and honestly in LOVE with Christ more than we are “caught up” in love with being whisked away from the tribulation) then we will NOT be prepared for what is to come. If we have not already treated Him as our Bride-Groom in a faithful relationship willing to do our part now, and always, as any good and healthy relationship should be, then we truthfully are not working out our salvation. We are simply desiring the benefits and not the whole relationship! Wow.. now that is not faithfulness, that is sloppy grace and seems pretty LUKE warm to me. 😥
“I know your deeds, that you are neither cold nor hot. I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm, neither hot nor cold, I am about to spit you out of my mouth. – Rev 3:15&16
Now- I know we are saved by faith in grace and not by our flesh or deeds, but let me also point out, (as prophets do- we point out, we warn, we admonish, we rebuke, we correct, we lift up and we do all of this out of the deepest and most adamant on FIRE LOVE FOR THE LORD ) that the word does also state that we must see to it that we be NOT deceived!
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast.” -Eph 2:8&9
The hardest thing for me to fathom the past few days was this biblical truth that we can walk OUT OF our salvation… as the word points out to “work out our salvation”- this means that there must be some stipulations to staying saved.
Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. -Phil 2:12
WE are saved by faith in grace of what Christ has done for us at the cross, we need to bring everything through the cross. We must also realizing that although Christ said while hanging from the cross, “Father forgive them, for they know not what they do”- we, my darlings if we claim to be born again believers are on this side of the cross; the finished works of the cross; therefore WE do know and should operate out of the POWER OF the CROSS. We ought to discern all thing’s through the ALL KNOWING SPIRIT! Willful ignorance is no excuse and will not stand before our almighty God!
Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.” – Luke 23:34 however, For IF we sin willfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,- Heb 10:26
As I was trained up under the GRACE filled message and that CHRIST did it all already, in which He did it all to offer us forgiveness and salvation, and like any parent He simply leads and guides us, but we can always choose to walk out of the graces our parents offer us. We can always not take their loving advice, or guiding ways, or even use any of the wisdom they so graciously endowed us with.. See Christ is just that- OUR highest parent – He will never force us to LISTEN, but HE does ask that we do.. like all parenst do. FREE WILL might be the greatest and most dangerous gift to give. Might we use it wisely.
I have done a lot of research and biblical seeking on all of this and I am not ready just yet to share all I have found.. I’m in deepest prayer about the topic of the MARK OF THE BEAST-
I will say this though, because time is running out and Satan’s time here is short-Please HEED What I am about to say, Please literally take every word super seriously!! God told me years ago that satan was in the v-a- ((-i-n-e program.. He adamantly and loudly said, “it is chaining the human genome” every single one of them was, has and is changing our DNA.. No doubt about it! But my brain didn’t totally equate it as the MARK until recently & yesterday It hit me like a TON OF BRICKS~ that IT IS WRITTEN in HIS Word , clearly warning constantly! And I will share more soon.. I’m leaving YOU the opportunity to seek and find and to study yourself approved as the WORD of GOD commands us to do! “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”–2 TIMOTHY 2:15
“So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened”- Luke 11:9
Lastly, please don’t take deception with a grain of salt do not think you cannot be deceived. Keep going back to the Word of God always. Remember, Jesus used it as His weapon against Satan’s temptations (see Luke 4:1-13). We should, too.
will share more soon… stay in Christ and keep working out your salvation!!!
All my working it out LOVE, Diana