That O-care rumor was debunked as far as I know, it was a national registry of a huge of range of medical devices. But there is no doubt, the REAL mark is coming!Romans Road
Do you believe the mark is here now? I heard something about the obama health care wanting to force everyone to take a micro chip in their hand. Do you know anything about this?
The technology is definitely here for the mark of the beast though. The upcoming world leader, Anti-Christ, will cause everyone to get it in order to function in society. Those who get it will be forever damned (Revelation 14:9-11).
I don't believe Christians will even be here during the tribulation period (Rev 3:10, 1 Thessalonians 4:15-18, 1 Cor 15:51-55, 1 John 3:2, 1 Thessalonians 5:9, Rev 4:1), but nonetheless I won't get any mark in/on my right hand or forehead no matter what. I'd assume most other Christians are the same.
In 2 Thessalonians 2:7-8 we read "only He who now letteth will let, until He be taken out of the way. And then shall that Wicked be revealed"....
So the Holy Spirit which dwells inside of true Christians is currently holding back the Anti-Christ until we are taken out of the way (caught up, raptured).
Plus in Rev 3:10 we read: "Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth."
This is written to the church of Philadelphia, a good faithful Christian church. The Greek word for *FROM* in the above verse means:
1) out of, from, by, away from
Plus the Word states that "God hath not appointed us to wrath" in 1 Thess 5:9. So I really believe the "come up hither" shout of Rev 4:1 is the shout/trumpet call of 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17 and is the pre-trib rapture before the book of Revelation unfolds.
**I want to state that whether a REAL Christian believes in pre, mid, post, or no rapture; that this has nothing to do with salvation. Some Christians believe we'll be preserved through the 7 year trib. I just don't see this lining up with scripture.