Mark of the Beast – 666

by Bill Rudge

In countries around the world, including the U.S., personal and religious freedoms are being lost at unprecedented rates. Texts, e-mails and cell phone calls are monitored. Surveillance videos are virtually everywhere. Increasing numbers of people are being injected with ID chips in their hands. Posts on social media and the Internet are removed if not consistent with current mores.

I wrote the following for a message shortly after 9/11:

We have lost many freedoms in America since the September 11 terrorist attack. The day and age of privacy has come to an end. Being anonymous anymore is almost impossible. We have seen increased security at airports, sporting events, concerts, schools, malls, government buildings, and public events. Surveillance cameras abound and even scanners that see through clothing.

While advanced technology for identification and surveillance appears to be a necessary fact of life in this increasingly violent and information- saturated world, soon virtually every person on this planet will be monitored – and eventually controlled. More sophisticated methods of identification and the compiling of background information on every single human being on this planet are being developed.

A global leader will arise, revealed in Scripture as the Antichrist, but coming in the guise of goodness and peace, for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light! Every person who identifies with his regime will have an identification mark in their hand or forehead in order to be able to buy and sell in the global economy.

The time approaches when the powers that be will impose a test of loyalty and means of identification in Antichrist’s regime with the actual 666 foretold and forewarned in Revelation 13. Many will be quick to take the mark of the beast so strongly warned against in Scripture (Revelation 13:16, 14:11, 15:2, 16:2, 19:20, 20:14). Following the rapture of the true Church, everyone alive during the Tribulation period will either take the mark or be eliminated.