David H (9 Nov 2013)
"A dire warning to the church, The Mark of the beast, John MacArthur's error"

To All doves,
I pray the Lord gives me the Words to get this out to the church.
It has come to my attention that there are false spirits masquerading as the Holy Spirit. I Know many know this already, But here is the scriptures to back this. 
13 For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. 14 And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. 15 So it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their deeds. (2 Cor. 11:13-15)
Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already. Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. They are from the world; therefore they speak from the world, and the world listens to them. We are from God. Whoever knows God listens to us; whoever is not from God does not listen to us. By this we know the Spirit of truth and the spirit of error. (1 John 4:1-6)
Many however, believe that the Mark of the beast has to do with a microchip implanted in the hand, or the head (Sinus), Which may well be true in the physical world, But there is also a spiritual component with this mark, Which in a way negates or minimizes the need for a physical mark. Let me explain.
15 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. (Revelation 13:15)
The Word "breath" above is Pneuma (G4151), Which the KJV translates as "Life", But is more properly translated as spirit, as in the "Holy Spirit", with G40 Hagios.
Thus the false Prophet, will declare the spirit that resides in the beast as the Holy Spirit, thereby Blaspheming the Holy Spirit, Those who worship this image, will in effect committing the unpardonable sin. (I suspect the Pope will do this?)
I want to thank Nicole and the video she posted on John MacArthur (Whose study bible I have used for years)
It is this, that is missing from the churches understanding of the mark of the beast. John MacArthur is an Evangelical who believes we are saved by grace, and not by Works. His thinking is that if we are saved apart from works, then we cannot be condemned by them either (Those who Believe in Jesus). But there is one sin that will condemn even those who believe....In actuality it will expose those who are not his elect, and that is the unpardonable sin of Blaspheming the Holy Spirit. (Mark 3:22-30). Thus it is this work that is committed in the worship of the beast, That condemns those who accept the mark to eternal damnation as per Revelation 14:9-11:
And another angel, a third, followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and its image and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand, 10 he also will drink the wine of God's wrath, poured full strength into the cup of his anger, and he will be tormented with fire and sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. 11 And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever, and they have no rest, day or night, these worshipers of the beast and its image, and whoever receives the mark of its name.”
So how is it that the mark of the beast is applied to the forehead or hand? How is it that it will allow, or prevent one from buying or selling? I am not 100% sure, but I believe it has to do with the connection that one has with "familiar spirits", and perhaps even a physical manifestation of the third eye. I am sure you are all familiar with this occult symbolism, and its appearance (Not literal) on the forehead, or the Hand (as is the case in Hindu religions). Perhaps, it is even a "chip" that communicates with other "chips"? But at the heart of it, It is a spirit that enters the person, through the blasphemy of the Holy Spirit.
16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are. (1 Corinthians 3:16-17 KJV)
How many times have you heard a preacher preach a sermon on this being the reason for us to take care of our physical bodies with good nutrition, and abstaining from other bad habits? All, good advice. But when was the last time you heard a preacher tie this to the abomination of desolation as spoken of in 2 Thessalonians 2, and Matthew 24, and the mark of the beast? That is what my warning consists of.
If anyone knows John MacArthur, a man I respect, He needs to hear these words, for he is in danger of falling victim to this very thing. Once you have blasphemed the Holy Spirit, there is only damnation. At the very heart of the mark of the beast is a demonic spirit, and to receive this spirit one must blaspheme the Holy Spirit. I understand MacArthur's error, I have made it in the past, in my naivety. He .However, is a teacher of many, and in his error is leading many astray with this teaching. He must come clean. I am not challenging his faith, nor his place as a knowledgeable scholar. But this error needs to be corrected.  
15 And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?
16 And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.
18 And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty. (2 Corinthians 6:15-18)
God bless.