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Smart Phones and the Mark of the Beast (18 March)

Jewish phylacteries-the original inspiration behind the prophecy of the Mark of the Beast. The modern us of "smart phones" technology has remarkable parallel to the original inspiration of the prophecy of the mark of the beast. When we study the original meaning of this portion of the Apocalypse, we find the nark of the beast is the most delicate. spiritual mark, invisible to the naked eye (such as a modern microchip implant); but an actual box-shaped object worn on the hand or forehead that was fully visible to all. John's conception of the mark of the beast was based on an inverted, diabolical from of the Jewish practice of wearing phylacteries, which was box-shaped devices worn on the arms and foreheads of devout Jews ( almost definitely including Jesus and the disciples), during prayer services. The origins of this practice dates back to the time of Moses, and phylactery cases were among the finds uncovered during the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls. The Jewish practice of wearing phylacteries,which was intended to be a public display of allegiance to Yahweh, was first commanded in the book of Deuteronomy

"Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. And thou shall love the LORD thy God with all thine heart and with all thy soul, and with all they might.And these words which I command thee this day shall be in thine heart. And thy shall teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest tine house, and when they  walkest by the way, and when thy liest down, and when thy risest up. And thou shalt bind them for a sign on thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. And thou shalt write them upon thy doorsteps of thy house and on the gates. (Deut 6;4-9)

The Book of Revelation stood this practice on its head, and foretold that towards the end of time, people would be unable to buy or sell with out using a similar box-shaped device but that this time it would be a public display of allegiance to the Antichrist, and would bear the number 666. Much the same way that the future of commerce is now inextricably linked to cell or smart phones, which are being actively promoted by various world governments, banks, and above mobile phone companies, as the future replacement of credit card and ultimately cash it self., is finally starting to awaken to the possibility that the prophecy of the mark of beast has already been realized in modern smart phonies technology.

A report made by Paul Watson states the following; The development of a new microchip, cell and smart phones that knows the user's location to with in a few centimeters confirms the fact that contrary to biblical fears about mandatory implantable microchip, people have willingly exchanged their privacy for convenience and that their phone it self is the de facto' "mark of the beast."

Although no mention is made in this report of the similarities between the physical shape of a cell phones in relation to religion behind the prophecy of the mark of the beast. The notion that the mark of the Beast would take the form of an invisible RFID mircochip implant only became the mainstream thinking on this subject during the 1980's, following publications a such as Mary Stewart Relfe's 1981 book When Your Money Fails. Yet nowhere in the bible is it suggested that the mark of the beast would be invisible. Rather, given that it is based on the Jewish practice of wearing phylacteries, it quite clearly suggests that the mark would be fully visible to all, and on a symbolic level, it is meant to be seen as and open sign which contains the number of the Beast, which is encoded on the diabolical "anti-phylacteries" through the process of Hebrew gematria. Much in the same way that the original interpretation of the number of the Beast lay in the fact that the numerical value of the name "Nero Caesar" in Hebrew was 666.

Also missing in the deduction reached by inforwars.com is the fact that cell phones are set to replace credit card as a means of commerce through through the use of NFC technology and that all transactions made through these mean will be conducted over the worldwide web. www.. And when we convert these letters into the Hebrew alphabet, and then ascertain their numerical value through he use of gamatria, we find that they are converted to three of the Hebrew letter waw-the equivalent of three sixes-six six six (666)

Also the use of smart phones , (cell) could lead to a future cancer epidemic in line with the bowl of plague of Rev 16 :2 (Parapharse) "So the first angel went and pour out his vital on the earth, and  harmful and painful sores came upon the people who bore the mark of the beast and worshipped its image".

Let me say this. It is possible that the letters www had been deliberately manufactured to conform to the prophecy of the mark of the beast. If we look closely at the section of the Apocalypse concerning the mark of the beast, we find that the False Prophet constructs am image in honor of the beast, and breathes "life" into it, causing this inanimate object to have the ability to speak; (parapharse) "and it was allowed to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast might even speak and might cause those who would not worship the image of the beast to be slain." (Re. 13:15)

Furthermore, the original Greek word usually translated as "mark" is charagma- a word which is also used to refer to a graven image or a crafted cultic object. So the "image" of the beast appears to be one and the same as the "mark" worm in the hand or forehead. And the "mark" of the beast can just as easily be translated as the "crafted cultic object of the beast'. The fact that the prophecy of the "mark" of the beast is based on the practice of wearing phylacteries further reinforces the fact that this particular " graven image" or "crafted cultic object" is a box shaped device. A box shaped device which has "life breathed" into it (Video screen, can either speak (either as a phone, through video playback, or through a speak generating computer program such as Siri and can issue propaganda (through the www) against those who refuse to embrace it (causing those who would not worship the image of the beast to be slain. When we look at the exact words of the prophecy of the mark of the beast, it tells us that everyone great or small, rich and poor, will be deceived into constructing this "graven image: and accepting the "mark" of the beast as an essential component for engaging in commerce.
Rev."And behold another beast coming out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake 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 beast, whose deadly wound was healed. And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down form 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 the power to do in sight of the beast, saying to then that dwell on earth, that should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword and did live./ And he had power to gibe life unto 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 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 but 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 threescores and six." Rev. 19:20 "And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he had deceived them that had received the mark of the beast and them that worshipped his image. these were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone."

So the Bible make is explicitly clear that everyone would be deceived (expect those in the rapture) into accepting the mark of the beast. This means that those who accept  the mark do so unwittingly,which is the exact situation we appear to have in the present. if people were literally going to be branded with the number 666 on their hand or forehead there wouldn't be any question of deception everyone would know exactly what they were doing and exactly what they were accepting. For the prophecy to be realized in the fashion described in the bible, it would have to be fulfilled in a manner that no-one was expecting.