WARNING - Do Not Take The Mark Of The Beast

Written by Michael Bradley

This article, onrepparttar mark ofrepparttar 140555 beast, will be short, sweet and straight torepparttar 140556 point. This will be an extension off ofrepparttar 140557 articles that I just did on all ofrepparttar 140558 events that will be occurring leading up torepparttar 140559 return of Jesus back to our earth to set up His Millennium Kingdom.

Inrepparttar 140560 first article I did titled "Basic Overview of Main End Time Events", I gave yourepparttar 140561 verse on howrepparttar 140562 False Prophet will set up a system on how he andrepparttar 140563 Antichrist will try to get everyone to receiverepparttar 140564 mark ofrepparttar 140565 beast on either their foreheads or their right hands. The verse goes on to say how no one will be able to buy or sell anything without this mark. The verse also says that anyone who will not worshiprepparttar 140566 Beast will be killed.

Due torepparttar 140567 importance on this one issue, I'm going to go ahead and restate this verse. I will then give yourepparttar 140568 verse on God's warning regarding this event. This verse is talking aboutrepparttar 140569 False Prophet and what he is going to do.

"He was granted power to give breath torepparttar 140570 image ofrepparttar 140571 beast, thatrepparttar 140572 image ofrepparttar 140573 beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worshiprepparttar 140574 image ofrepparttar 140575 beast to be killed. And 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, and that no one may buy or sell except one who hasrepparttar 140576 mark orrepparttar 140577 name ofrepparttar 140578 beast, orrepparttar 140579 number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculaterepparttar 140580 number ofrepparttar 140581 beast, for it isrepparttar 140582 number of a man. His number is 666." (Revelations 13:15-18)
Now here isrepparttar 140583 real scary part. God Himself says in Revelations that none of His people are to receive this mark ofrepparttar 140584 beast. If they do, they will end up coming under His wrath that will be released uponrepparttar 140585 earth duringrepparttar 140586 latter part ofrepparttar 140587 Tribulation.

God then pronounces what isrepparttar 140588 most dire warning imaginable if any of His people receive this mark. He flat out says that in addition to suffering His wrath that will be poured out during these last days - that they will also end up inrepparttar 140589 Lake of Fire and Brimstone whererepparttar 140590 Antichrist,repparttar 140591 False Prophet and Satan will eventually go.

In other words, you will go straight to hell when you die - no if, ands or buts about it!
Let these words sink in to your memory banks and don't ever forget them inrepparttar 140592 event that there is no Rapture andrepparttar 140593 Tribulation takes place in our lifetime. Here isrepparttar 140594 verse giving all of us this dire warning:
Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, "If anyone worshipsrepparttar 140595 beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink ofrepparttar 140596 wine ofrepparttar 140597 wrath of God, which is poured out full strength intorepparttar 140598 cup of His indignation. And he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone inrepparttar 140599 presence ofrepparttar 140600 holy angels and inrepparttar 140601 presence ofrepparttar 140602 Lamb. Andrepparttar 140603 smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worshiprepparttar 140604 beast and his image, and whoever receivesrepparttar 140605 mark of his name."

7 Year Tribulation

Written by Michael Bradley

As you will see inrepparttar Scripture verses listed below,repparttar 140554 Great Tribulation will last 7 years. Atrepparttar 140555 midpoint ofrepparttar 140556 Tribulation,repparttar 140557 Antichrist will seat himself inrepparttar 140558 Temple of God that will have to rebuilt byrepparttar 140559 Jewish people. He will proclaim himself to be God. This event is calledrepparttar 140560 abomination of desolation byrepparttar 140561 prophet Daniel. Jesus Himself specifically refers to this event inrepparttar 140562 New Testament.
Jesus says that once this event occurs, that His people are to literally run forrepparttar 140563 hills. Jesus says thatrepparttar 140564 last three and half years ofrepparttar 140565 Tribulation set off byrepparttar 140566 abomination of desolation will berepparttar 140567 worst tribulation and time of trouble thatrepparttar 140568 world has ever seen. He says that had these days not been shortened by Godrepparttar 140569 Father, that no flesh would be saved.
I feel Jesus is implying that man probably would have destroyedrepparttar 140570 earth at or shortly afterrepparttar 140571 Battle of Armageddon. The Antichrist starts to lose control of his empire. Other nations come against him inrepparttar 140572 battle of Armageddon. Withrepparttar 140573 availability of nuclear weapons, my guess is thatrepparttar 140574 Antichrist may have been willing to "hitrepparttar 140575 button" if he thought he was going to lose his empire. If he hitsrepparttar 140576 button, chances arerepparttar 140577 other nations he is going to fight against will also be willing to hitrepparttar 140578 button, and you thus could end up in a full scale nuclear war.

You have already seen what an ego-maniac this man is going to be fromrepparttar 140579 description of his personality inrepparttar 140580 above verses. With him being underrepparttar 140581 influence and control of Satan, I feelrepparttar 140582 most logical conclusion is that both he and Satan would be more than willing to hitrepparttar 140583 nuclear button if they thought they could not retain control of their built up empire.

I really feel that this is what Jesus meant when he said that no flesh would be saved if God had not shortened these days atrepparttar 140584 end of this Tribulation. Here arerepparttar 140585 key Scripture verses onrepparttar 140586 7 year Tribulation.

1. This first verse from Daniel shows thatrepparttar 140587 7 year Tribulation is initially established byrepparttar 140588 Antichrist confirming a covenant with Israel and then inrepparttar 140589 middle ofrepparttar 140590 covenant he will set uprepparttar 140591 abomination of desolation.

"Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week; but inrepparttar 140592 middle ofrepparttar 140593 week he shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering. And onrepparttar 140594 wing of abomination shall be one who makes desolate, even untilrepparttar 140595 consummation, which is determined, is poured out onrepparttar 140596 desolate." (Daniel 9:27)
One week has been determined to be one year. How do you know that? Because inrepparttar 140597 middle ofrepparttar 140598 week,repparttar 140599 Antichrist sets uprepparttar 140600 abomination of desolation. And we already know that oncerepparttar 140601 abomination of desolation is set up, there will be 42 months or three and half years to go beforerepparttar 140602 end. So that tells us that one week is equal to 7 years. This is how you know thatrepparttar 140603 Tribulation is for a 7 year time period.

2. The next verse from Daniel specifically tells you that oncerepparttar 140604 animal sacrifice is taken away fromrepparttar 140605 Jews andrepparttar 140606 abomination of desolation is set up, that there will be 1290 days untilrepparttar 140607 end!! 1290 is three and half years and 13 days.

"And fromrepparttar 140608 time thatrepparttar 140609 daily sacrifice is taken away, andrepparttar 140610 abomination of desolation is set up, there shall be one thousand, two hundred and ninety days (1290). Blessed is he who waits, and comes torepparttar 140611 one thousand three hundred and thirty five days (1335)." (Daniel 12:11-12)
Notice inrepparttar 140612 first part ofrepparttar 140613 above verse that it says "the daily sacrifice is taken away." This refers torepparttar 140614 fact that whenrepparttar 140615 Jewish people rebuild their Temple, they will once more reinstituterepparttar 140616 practice of animal sacrifice as they did inrepparttar 140617 Old Testament. The Antichrist will allow this to go on for a time, but when he sets himself up to sit inrepparttar 140618 Temple of God inrepparttar 140619 abomination of desolation, he will take this privilege away fromrepparttar 140620 Jewish people! This verse is giving you two key pieces to let you know when we are atrepparttar 140621 midpoint ofrepparttar 140622 Tribulation -repparttar 140623 taking away of animal sacrifices andrepparttar 140624 Antichrist seating himself up inrepparttar 140625 Temple proclaiming himself to be God. At that point, we have 42 months or as Daniel says above, 1290 days which is three and half years plus 13 days. The last sentence refers however torepparttar 140626 people going a little longer - 1335 days. This may be referring to when Jesus comes down and destroysrepparttar 140627 armies that have come against Jerusalem inrepparttar 140628 battle of Armageddon -repparttar 140629 time period forrepparttar 140630 Jews to come back to their homes since a lot of them will have been in hiding duringrepparttar 140631 last three and half years.

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