Hope of Israel Ministries (Ecclesia of YEHOVAH):
The REAL "Mark of the Beast"!
Today, the Vatican and Islam are closely associated with each other. The day is coming when this alliance will result in forcing people to take this mark -- accepting Islam as the one-world religion. The second Beast of Revelation 13 is Islam -- and his mark is the bismillah with the crossed swords -- the "666" of Christian myth!
by Kimberly Rogers
Nothing, it seems, divides true Christians more than End-Times prophecy. And there is nothing that true Christians want to know more than what is the Mark of the Beast. According to the Book of Revelation the Mark is both a name and a number. We will know the Beast when we know the Mark.
I spent a lot of time investigating the Mark of the Beast prior to making the all-important realization that will be revealed here. Like most other Christians, I looked at tattoos, RFID chips and Nanotechnology. It seemed so obvious that any of these could fulfill the prophecies as marks that go "in" the forehead and the hands. This is the first criteria that Bible believers look for when searching for the Mark of the Beast. While we are correct in doing this, it makes more sense to look at the mark as literally that -- a mark.
Do you remember the Mark of Cain? I used to ask every preacher I ran into about the nature of it. I wanted to know what it looked like. None could answer me. It wasn't until I began studying the Bible from a Jewish and Jerusalem-centric viewpoint that I learned something critical about the Mark of Cain. Rabbinical literature teaches that it was the Hebrew letter "Tav".
The "Tav" looks this: +. The Jews referred to it as "the sign" during the time before Yeshua the Messiah was born. Those with ears to hear and eyes to see were able to discern that he was the Messiah because they were looking for the + -- "the sign". That is one of the reasons so many Jews converted to the Jewish Sect called "The Way" that is so called in the Book of Acts.
The + is the symbol for sin. We see it in the beginning and the middle of Jerusalem-centric history, and now we will see that same mark in the end. The sign + is what the Rabbis believe marked Cain. It was the sign of his sin. It is also accepted in so-called Christianity as the symbol for the cross where the Messiah took upon himself the sins of Israel and died. Of course, the crucifixion cross and the cross that marked Cain would be the same -- they are both symbols of sin. One is a man marked with sin and the other is the Son of God removing sin. The cross stands for both. It is the visible symbol of the entry of sin into the world and the symbol of its removal. So, if the end of the world is like the beginning, we can expect to see this mark again...and we do!
John was told to write what he saw. I believe he did just that. I believe he wrote exactly what he "saw". It is as literal, simple and direct as that. He said people would wear a "666" on their foreheads and right arms. But what, exactly, did John see? Did he see "666" as we do today? No. We use Arabic numerals. In the Greek text, "666" is represented by Greek letters that also have numerical values, specifically: Chi Xi Stigma, or "Six-hundred, three-score and six".
So what John saw was something that looked like "Chi Xi Stigma" being worn on the foreheads and right arms of the "multitude" who belong to the Beast. What does "666" mean? Is it something we can look at today and say, "There it is!". Is it something we can see? And the answer is -- "yes you can"!
The Greek letters Chi Xi Stigma also spell a phrase in another language. And that language is Arabic. The word it spells is "Bismillah" which means (literally) "In the name of Allah".
Next to it is a something from the beginning -- from Cain. See the "mark"? The cross? Tilt it about 45 degrees -- because it is just enough off kilter to be like what Satan does to the truth of YEHOVAH God. The mark in Revelation 13 is like that of Cain. It is contained within the symbol that is the name of the Beast itself. The mark of Cain is coded inside the Chi Xi Stigma that spells "in the name of allah"!
Now, let's go back and re-read Revelation 13:18:
"Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six"
By inserting "bismillah" in place of Chi Xi Stigma, it reads:
"Here is knowledge! Let him with understanding decipher the multitude of the beast, for it is a multitude of people and is the same as the number of a man, and his number is "in the name of Allah".
Where do you see this today? It is what is written on the green banners and green arm-bands that Muslims wear at protests, rallies, parades, dancing in the streets like on 9/11, etc. It is also what the Martyrs for Islam wear on their heads and right arms when they blow themselves up yelling "Alla Akbar", or "God is great". It is on the new Muslim coinage. And everything in Islam is done, "In the Name of Allah".
Simon Altaff, a Christian who was once a former Terrorist, and Walid Shoebat, also a Christian who was a Terrorist, saw the New Testament manuscripts at separate times and places. Immediately, they both recognized this character as Arabic. Other Christian Arabs make the same claim that the Bismillah symbol in this photograph of one of the New Testament manuscripts is the symbol for "in the name of allah".
This Arabic character spells the Arabic word "Bismillah" -- which means "in the name of Allah, the most merciful, the most kind".
Rotate what John wrote 90 degrees and you get:
Again, see the cross beside, or in this case below, the bismillah? What happens when you turn the cross on its side like this? You get the Hamas war insignia.
Keep in mind that the US also has military insignia with crossed swords. However, in Islam, the crossed swords are worn with the name of Allah. I believe the "cross" and the name of Allah together in the Greek manuscript create something very significant. Together, they are clues about the beast and his mark. It tells us that the violence, hamas, belongs to Allah. It is no coincidence that this insignia and the bismillah are worn primarily by Hamas. American crossed-sword insignia are never worn in the name of the Hebrew/Christian God, but in Hamas it is the official seal of Jihad.
Here we see the Hamas symbol of war -- the crossed swords:
Description: Two Palestinian flags form a circular frame around the Al Aksa Mosque in the center. On the flags, in Arabic, is the Islamic declaration of faith: the right flag translates as "There is no God but God" and the left translates as "Muhammad is His prophet." Beneath crossed swords is the word "Palestine." The full name of the group appears on the white banner at the bottom. At the top, center, there is a map of Israel and the territories in white. (The Bismillah can be clearly seen -- third word from the right).
Explanation: The Al Aksa Mosque is the third holiest shrine in Islam, and is regarded by Muslims as the spot from which Muhammad ascended to heaven. The image evokes Hamas's nationalist and religious aims, as do the Palestinian flags imprinted with Islam's declaration of faith. The crossed swords evoke jihad (holy war) and represent Hamas's dedication to violent struggle; they are also meant to allude to the emblem of the Muslim Brotherhood. The map of Israel and the territories is a symbol of Hamas's desire to rule the entirety of Israel.
This is used on Hamas posters:
Here is a link to a web page showing the various artistic ways that the bismillah is written:
You can see one of the styles in this headband. This is also worn as right-side armbands:
In fact, a Washington DC Muslim cleric recently (just this year) created this symbol for the upcoming war in America that most people do not believe is coming. Notice that it is on the right hand and bears the stylized bizmillah:
The Beast is Islam. The Beast's prophet is Mohammed. And The Mark of the Beast is that infernal Arabic writing across their Jihad head and arm bands, which is "the name of Allah" -- called the "bismillah" in Arabic.
Jihadists do everything in "the name of allah". The Book of Revelation says that his number is his name. Notice Revelation 13:17:
"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".
"And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God".
(It's almost like the modern expression, "I've got your number" meaning that "I know who you are".) His name and his number are identical.
Muslims stylize the bizmillah so that it will not be readily recognizable in the west. When you click on the http://www.islam101.com/art/bismillah.html website, you will see what I mean. Nonetheless, Muslims ALWAYS recognize it in the same way Americans recognize stylized English words.
More evidence: One of the things that had me befuddled for many years is that the Book of Revelation says that people will be beheaded for their faith. Until a few years ago, I couldn't imagine that in modern times. No -- we have more humane ways of killing people with guns. But what has been revived? Beheading! Tens of thousands have been beheaded in the Middle East for not accepting allah. Imagine that -- the Book of Revelation is right after all!
And now what are people saying? They say, "How can we win a war with the terrorists?" Does that sound familiar? Look at Revelation 13:4:
"And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him?"
Former terrorist, Simon Altaf, founded http://www.abrahamic-faith.com/Islam-exposed.html . I believe he knows what he is talking about. He is credible. He is a Christian. And he knows the bismillah when he sees it. So does Walid Shoebat. Both of these men see the bismillah in the ancient manuscript written by John. They both recognize the second Beast of Revelation 13 as Islam -- and his mark as the bismillah with the crossed swords.
I'm sure you are aware that the Hebrew word, alah, means curse. Not the same exact spelling, but the exact same pronunciation, right? "Alah" is used 33 times in the Bible, according to Strongs. In the book of Jeremiah, I believe it refers directly to Allah and Islam in the last days:
"For thus saith the LORD God of Israel unto me; Take the wine cup of this fury at my hand, and cause all the nations, to whom I send thee, to drink it. And they shall drink, and be moved, and be mad, because of the sword that I will send among them. Then took I the cup at the LORD'S hand, and made all the nations to drink, unto whom the LORD had sent me: To wit, Jerusalem, and the cities of Judah, and the kings thereof, and the princes thereof, to make them a desolation, an astonishment, an hissing, and a curse (alah); as it is this day; Pharaoh king of Egypt, and his servants, and his princes, and all his people; And all the mingled people, and all the kings of the land of Uz, and all the kings of the land of the Philistines, and Ashkelon, and Azzah, and Ekron, and the remnant of Ashdod,
"Edom, and Moab, and the children of Ammon, And all the kings of Tyrus, and all the kings of Zidon, and the kings of the isles which are beyond the sea, Dedan, and Tema, and Buz, and all that are in the utmost corners, And all the kings of Arabia, and all the kings of the mingled people that dwell in the desert, And all the kings of Zimri, and all the kings of Elam, and all the kings of the Medes, And all the kings of the north, far and near, one with another, and all the kingdoms of the world, which are upon the face of the earth: and the king of Sheshach shall drink after them. Therefore thou shalt say unto them, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Drink ye, and be drunken, and spue, and fall, and rise no more, because of the sword which I will send among you" (Jeremiah 25:15-27).
Sounds like allah/Islam to me. Did you know that two of Hitler's eight Nazi divisions were headed by Muslims with orders to kill all Jews in the Middle East? Muslims still use the Nazi salute:
Today, the Vatican and Islam are closely associated with each other. The day is coming when this alliance will result in forcing people to take this mark -- accepting Islam as the one-world religion. This will happen because of the Vatican's influence in the European Union and Islam's influence, vis-à-vis their oil, with the rest of the world. The mark is already in place. Beware!
Editor's Note: Revelation 13 indicates that there will be two beasts -- one from the sea and one from the land. While the beast from the land is indeed Islam, the beast from the sea represents the nations controlled by the Vatican.
-- Edited by John D. Keyser.
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