Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Beast Markings

When I was a child, my father would tell me stories of the end times. He would tell me how things would be in a world where people would rather take the mark of the beast to survive in this world, rather than stand up for Jesus Christ. He would tell me that in the end, you would not be able to buy or sell unless you took the mark and once you took the mark, you would be doomed for a burning hell and lose all hope of going to heaven. That sounds like a kids story now, but it is a true story according to the bible. (scriptures below) We don't hear those stories much anymore. Why not? BECAUSE WE ARE HERE! Yes, the mark of allegiance to the beast has already been accepted. People are choosing money and wealth over the cause of Christ everyday, right before our very eyes, and people just aren't talking about it. People are beginning to seek their own self pleasure and empowerment through a godless system of this world rather than staying the course of Christ and following his Word. I'm not knocking success but success at the expense of compromise is failure in God's Kingdom.(Luke 9:62) Look around you people, don't you see? The mark is here!

Many pastors have accepted this mark. They want to drive the fancy cars, live in the big houses, and fill up the mega church buildings by hiding the truth from their members and being silent on holiness issues. They want to be around the Hollywood crowd and fit in rather than preaching the true rules of Christ and being separate like the Word teaches. I even heard the false prophetess Juanita Bynum say "Hollywood doesn't want to hear a bunch of bible stories and scriptures, they wanna hear what you been through" That is demonic but to be expected from a woman that is chasing her own fame and using witchcraft to get it. This is the general consensus of the black church; Let's get the movie stars and secular performers to draw a crowd and let's stop preaching holiness. And then, in most denominations where holiness is preached, let's get a bunch of gay bishops to rule over it and get each others tail to get a cross around their necks! This is the mark people! When your desire to have gain supersedes your desire to stand for truth, you have taken the mark of the beast! Like the bible says, you will not be able to buy or sell (basically that is saying that you will not be able to do business or play in the "industry" unless you take the mark or be "silent" and not stand for truth. This is what we have.

You have to be silent about the bishop's sexual appetite for young boys if you wanna move up the ladder in your denomination. You have to be silent about your pastors sexual perversions if you wanna get that position in the church. You have to be silent about the musicians homosexuality if you wanna get the lead in the choir or sing the solo. You have to ignore Bobby Jones flamboyancy to get on his stage. You have to allow Tonex to use foul language if you want to interview him to boost your ratings. You have to accept Oprah's god to be on her show. You have to accept same sex civil unions to support Barack Obama. You have to be silent to move forward in this world and this is the way the mark of the beast works. If you wanna buy or sell, you have to take the mark of silence, and silence is consent in God's eyes.

I was watching a portion of the Stellar Awards the other day and my 12 year old son walked in. He looked at the screen and saw Ricky Dillard doing his Ru Paul impersonating dance. The whole choir was dropping it like it was hot and the lesbians/gays in the choir were walking it out! My son looked perplexed and I asked him what he thought. He said, How can the people in the audience cheer and clap at that? Don't they know that's not right? The Lord spoke in my spirit and said, that is a beast marking! I told my son, those people in the audience want fame and awards so bad, that they will sit and clap for something so bad! They will stand and applaud Satan if it will get them an award or on TV. They will not speak anything against that or any other performance that was demonic because they wanna be something in this life. Have they taken the mark?

Think about it, how can you stand against the very industry that made you famous? How can you rebuke that performance without rebuking the system that put it up there? You can't! And yet these same recording artists that were apart of that hoopla will be at your church or conference preaching, singing, and laying hands on the next generation to mute them and pass this mark on. The devil has orchestrated it so strategically that these very artists that won't stand up for truth are the ones that are ministering to the next generation, setting the stage for the antichrist and the mark of the beast. Kirk Franklin, Tye Tribbett, J Moss, DA Truth, and all the other youth ministers that were there clapping, laughing and applauding these antics will be the ones having alter calls at youth conferences all over because many pastors and youth leaders want the names instead of the anointing. But in the spirit realm what they are really doing is inviting the mark of the beast into their youth and teaching the young to be silent for gain and compromise when it's convenient.

Why would our youth stand against Allah, Buddha, New Agers, Mormon's, or any other false religion when so called Christian artists that are in the forefront of the media won't stand against homosexuality? You can't expect our youth to stand up for Christ if the ones that are invited to their churches and church functions to perform and sing won't stand up for Christ in public. What message does a person that doesn't stand against sin have for your youth? They may have good words to say, but is it your words that determine your fate when it comes to taking the mark? NO! It's your actions.

Taking the mark is an action. You won't be able to take it and believe in your heart that you didn't really take it! You won't be able to say "I'll just take it outwardly, but inwardly I will still believe in Christ". (Like sitting in the audience of the awards, but saying in your heart you are not with what is going on) NO. Your actions will determine your fate! You can preach all the good words you want and fill up the alter with people that want to be near you. But the bottom line and determining factor is, were you silent when you should have spoken? Where you sitting down clapping when you should have been getting up and leaving? Where you quite to keep fame rather than crying aloud and sparing not even your own desire to advance? People of God, please hear me. The end is here. The Mark is on many, and your actions determine your fate. Will you sit silently and allow those that promote themselves and deny truth flourish in the body of Christ? Will you, for the sake of gain, sit back and not challenge the homosexual preacher, the compromising singer, or the foul lifestyle promoting actor? Let me put it in simple bible terms. Will you, for the sake of buying and selling, take the mark of the beast?

Rev. 13:16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

Rev. 14:9 And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.

Rev. 19:20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

Rev. 20:4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

The end is here,
G. Craige Lewis