I had a conversation with God this weekend. It was quit exciting. Exciting for me, controversial for others. But, I suppose anytime God speaks and reveals it will be controversial to most.
I was praying about a woman that was coming over for prayer. God started revealing things to me about Revelations 14:9-10.
Revelation 14:9-10 (The Message)
9-11A third Angel followed, shouting, warning, "If anyone worships the Beast and its image and takes the mark on forehead or hand, that person will drink the wine of God's wrath, prepared unmixed in his chalice of anger, and suffer torment from fire and brimstone in the presence of Holy Angels, in the presence of the Lamb. Smoke from their torment will rise age after age. No respite for those who worship the Beast and its image, who take the mark of its name."
At the time I had no idea why I was taken to these verses. But, what stopped me with revelation was "age after age". Then God started talking. "You take the mark to literal." I then realized what "age after age" meant.
God showed me that if he has put a mark on us, showing that we are is people. Then Satan, also, puts a mark on his people to show they belong to him. That this has been going on from the beginning. The mark is already here.
It is not something that we need to wait for and look for in the future. It always has been and always will be. Christians will not take chips or other marks from anyone because their belief that this is from Satan. I am not saying to take a chip. I will not take a chip. God showed me this, not taking the chip, to show that what the word says is truth in the area of buying and selling. We believe it,a chip etc., to be the mark of the beast so, we will not take it and by this act expose ourselves as Christian. But, the mark is already here.
Satan mimics God in everything. This includes the mark of his people. We need to continue to be vigilant in these the last days. We need to be concerned about those who carry the mark of the beast. We need to be ministering to the lost and bring light and hope to their lives.
For myself, I am asking God to show me the mark of the beast on people. I want to know who they are. Why? To pray for them , to pray for those around them , to pray that not one would be denied access to the kingdom of God.