Is that system of economic and commercial tyranny prophesied in Revelation 13 already in place? The answer is “Yes”! It-is-before-our-very-eyes and most people, even God’s people, are blind to it, … but the time will soon come that it will shed all pretenses of anything other than what it is, … a creation out of the mind of ultimate evil, designed to enslave all mankind so that no one may buy or sell unless they have sworn allegiance to the “proper authority”! We have been conditioned for decades to obediently accept whatever regulation, license or authority is presented to us and only the strong in the Lord will be able to resist the seduction and threat that will steal, not only sustenance from our families, but our very souls.
Beast Out of the Sea
5 And he was given a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies, and he was given authority to continue for forty-two months. 6 Then he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His name, His tabernacle, and those who dwell in heaven. 7 It was granted to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them. And authority was given him over every tribe, tongue, and nation. 8 All who dwell on the earth will worship him, whose names have not been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. 9 If anyone has an ear, let him hear. 10 He who leads into captivity shall go into captivity; he who kills with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
Beast from the Earth
16 He causes all, both small and great, rich and poor,
free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads,
17 and that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the
name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18 Here is wisdom. Let
him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it
is the number of a man: His number is 666.