Jim Goodrick (26 Jan 2011)
"What exactly is the Mark of the Beast ?"

John and Doves,

What exactly is the forbidden 666 Mark of the Beast ?

The following is our perception of what the Bible says concerning the forbidden 666 Mark of the Beast.

We personally believe that if a chip is implanted in the right hand or forehead and is used for financial purposes ...
then it is strictly forbidden. Case closed.

For us, that's the beginning and ending of that matter. No more needs to be added to that.

Let's see the exact words found in Scripture ( KJV ) :  Revelation / Apocalypse 13: 16-18 ...
( our comments in italics )

Verse 16 -- "And he ( the false prophet, in behalf of the beast ) causeth all ( eventually mandated )
both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond,
to receive a mark ( charigma ...something pierced through, such as an RFID  chip )
IN ( placed internally within the body ... the KJV is the only version using the word "in" )
their right hand or IN their foreheads". ( these locations are specific )

Verse 17 --"And that no man ( woman or child included in the word "all "  ... verse 16 )
might buy or sell ( make any financial transaction whatsoever)  
save ( except ) he that had the mark ( the implanted 666 chip )
or the name of the beast  ( the 666 mark will be allied with the beast's name )
or the number of his name " ( the name he will use will add up to 666 in the Hebrew gematria;
OR ... "666" will be the access number computed to begin a financial transaction. This is still a gray area. ) .

Verse 18 -- " Here is wisdom ( one's research into gematria, plus listening to the voice of the Holy Spirit )
Let him that hath understanding ( relying on the voice of the Holy Spirit )
count the number of the beast:
for it is the number of a man ( and not a "god", nor divine, nor supreme )
and his number is six hundred threescore and six " ( 666 ).

In those verses above ( Rev. 13: 16-18 ) we explain :
what .... the 666 mark of the beast
why ...   mandated for all financial transactions
where.. in the right hand or forehead
who ...  mandated by the false prophet in behalf of the antichrist, the beast.

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In Rev. 14: 9 -11, we are told why this 666 Mark of the Beast is strictly forbidden ( no excuses, no way out ).

"Verse 9 -- and the third angel followed them saying with a loud voice,
"If any man ( person )
worship the beast ( give allegiance, loyalty, pledge, oath, regard his image, kneel or bow to ) 
and his image ( material or non-material, such as a hologram, TV or internet image )
and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand ( explained above )

Verse 10 -- "The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, ( unmitigated judgment )
which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation ( strongest judgment possible, undiluted )
"and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone  ( please see Luke 16: 19--31 )
in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb"
(shame and intimidation : the thing they feared most in their lifetime, because of
peer pressure;
Regret for having been manipulated by others' opinions
)

Verse 11-- "And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up forever and ever:
( please see Mark 9 : 43- 48 and Isaiah 66:24 ....
This is spiritual death, the second death -- separation from God for all eternity.)

and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image,
( Those who took the 666 Mark of the beast loved the convenience and ease of the System, and therefore took the Mark;
now they will have the opposite of convenience and ease ... they will have no rest whatsoever
)
and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.  "

Both Rev. 13 and Rev. 14 are clear on this matter. No one is to take an internal chip in their right hand or forehead in order to make financial transactions. These passages are self-explanatory.

Excuses :

1. Yet some will say : " I need to feed my family "

Times are coming -- and for some are here now--- when people will have to forego some food items in order to cover expenses. For them food is already voluntarily rationed. Many elderly right now are foregoing food items in order to pay for medicines.
It will be like that when people refuse the forbidden 666 Mark of the Beast, only worse. Instead of food being rationed, it will be denied.
Refusers will not be able to buy food or make any purchases of any kind or pay for rent, clothes etc. They will be under great hardship. But they will not starve to death.

Psalm 37 : 19 " They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied."
Psalm 37: 25 " I have been young, and now am old;
yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread."
Hebrews 13: 5 " I will NEVER leave you, nor forsake you."

If you come with us soon in the Rapture ( 1 Thessalonians 4: 13-18 ) , then God will keep you from the hour of temptation that is coming upon the whole world, to try them that dwell upon the earth" ... Rev.3:10.

2. Another excuse: " I need medical care" ( operations, pills, doctor visits, hospitalization ) etc.

As of NOW ( January 25, 2011 ) medical care is allowed without the implanted chip in the right hand or forehead.
TECHNICALLY, it  will be tolerable to take an rfid chip elsewhere in the body, since Scripture only designates the
right hand or forehead as forbidden. Those bodily locations ( right hand, forehead ) will cause one to become part of a global economic system headed by the beast. But elsewhere is not strictly forbidden.

For instance, having a heart monitor implant does not cause one to become part of a global financial system.

Once the System requires a chip in the right hand or forehead for all medical expenditures, then the door is closed. That will begin the official use of the forbidden 666 economic Mark of the Beast.
So far, the new health care system has not designated a location on the body for a chip ... IF ever that health care system is put into place. It still has hurdles.
Praying about this will give one strength and courage to resist the actual forbidden 666 Mark.

Important to Remember

Let's remember something that is very important. The implanted chip is a foreign object in our body. As such it is always -- each moment of every day --being rejected by our body. At some point, it may become dislodged and travel in the blood stream to an organ and kill us. Sounds far fetched ?
Then why did Derek Jacobs die ? He was the teenager who took an implanted chip( 2002 )  in the upper right forearm.
It was embedded in muscle tissue -- much more secure than epidermal tissue, such as in the right hand or forehead.

Yet one night ( 2006 ) -- with no witnesses -- he died from a motorcycle "accident " at 18 years of age ( traveling a familiar route ). There was no autopsy.
Derek was our "canary in the mine shaft" , if you will. He was the willing example of how 'safe' the implanted chip could be.
Now don't you think that when he died, he should have undergone an autopsy to see if the implanted chip traveled
( as an embolism )  and killed him ? Since there was no autopsy, one has the right to be skeptical.

It would be fair to conclude that one should forego an implanted rice-size rfid chip anywhere in the body and LIVE, rather than take one for a medical procedure, and eventually die from the chip itself.
This is physical death only, and not the spiritual death that comes from taking the forbidden 666 Mark of the Beast in the right hand or forehead for financial transactions.

And we must remind ourselves that anyone taking the forbidden 666 Mark of the Beast would have very painful, noisome, grievous sores ( life-threatening ) , as revealed in Rev. 16: 2 and 10.

Hazards of taking an implanted chip http://216.117.216.152/hazards.html ( cancer-causing )
 
3. Some will say, "Everyone is taking it .. we can't all be wrong."
Peer pressure is the strongest influence in the world. We must all be like 86 year old  Polycarp and stand alone.
http://www.polycarp.net/
We must keep the words and melody of this hymn in our heart, stored up against that time:
" Though none go with me, I still will follow." ( Jesus ).
" I have Decided to Follow Jesus "
http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/I_Have_Decided_to_Follow_Jesus/midi/
http://www.web-church.com/kids_christian_music/i_have_decided_to_follow_jesus.htm
http://ingeb.org/spiritua/ihavedec.html

Here is a poem we use to keep us from temptation :

"You can take it, sis can take it, Mom and Dad too;
Brothers, cousins, aunts and uncles and all the neighbors too;
VIPs and Popes and Presidents, Bosses, Kings, and thee,
But I will never ever take it  .... I just want to be free !

The 666 Mark is not for me;
I'm Heaven-bound for all eternity."

Even if our own children take the forbidden 666 Mark of the Beast, that is no excuse for one to take the Mark.
" I dare not trust the sweetest frame but wholly lean on Jesus Name ."
( from the hymn : "On Jesus Christ, the ROCK I stand " ).
http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/m/y/myhopeis.htm ( My Hope is built )

4. And some will say : " But I'm not worshipping the Beast; I'm just taking the economic mark so that I can survive ."
For us, to take the forbidden 666 Mark of the Beast IS to worship the beast because one has no way out of his 666 System, and therefore a person becomes totally dependent upon the Beast for his access control to every facet of one's life ( enslavement).
That's how we see it.
Jesus on trial by the Inquisition ( Dostoyevsky ) http://216.117.216.152/manna.html
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Lastly, I would like to recommend a good video on end times called " The Years of the Beast"
http://www.christiancinema.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=521

It is very helpful in reinforcing our Faith and Trust in God, and in His provision and protection.
May the Lord give to all of us Wisdom and Understanding in regards to the forbidden 666 Mark of the Beast.
Any input on this matter would be greatly appreciated.
In Him,
Jim Goodrick 
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Definitions:
Meaning of "Charigma" in regards to the 666 Mark 
Strong's concordance #5480. charagma, charagma, khar’-ag-mah; from the same as 5482,
"a scratch or etching; i.e. stamp (as a badge of servitude), or sculptured figure (statue):--graven, mark."
5481. charakter, charakter, khar’-ak-tare’ from the same as 5482; a graver (the tool or the person), i.e. (by impl.) a engraving [character], the figure stamped, i.e. an exact copy or [fig] (representation):--express image.
http://www.bereanlife.com/signs.htm

The word "charigma" means incision ... the Greek word used for "mark" in Rev. 13.
Charigma comes from the Greek root  "stigma" ( as in 'stigmata' ) , later changed to "sigma".
Strong's # 5480
http://www.blueletterbible.org/lang/lexicon/Lexicon.cfm?strongs=G5480

Please see  http://www.blueletterbible.org/search.cfm#strongs

Bible : "that piercing serpent " Isaiah 27:1

LINKS


76 articles on the forbidden 666 Mark of the Beast
( use numbered link plus final word )
Chip Index http://216.117.216.152/chipindex.html

In the hand http://216.117.216.152/rev13.html