Book Excerpts

A Call for Wisdom: The Mark of the Beast and 666

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[Here is another extract from the book on which I am currently working, entitled “The Meaning of Apocalypse: A Primer on the Book of Revelation”. The whole book stands so far at 252 pages in large-format paperback size containing almost 90,000 words. It is probably about half-finished. I cannot begin to tell you what the deep study of the Book of Revelation has worked in my soul. This has been a life-changing enterprise. Epiphanies have been exploding in my brain. Certain aspects of my life will never be the same again. Such is the dynamic nature of that Book of Revelation. Anyway, I here present you with this little ‘taster’ from my book, which is about ‘the mark of the beast’ and the number 666. I hope it whets your appetite to read more. I am presenting this extract to you because I believe that the text about the mark of the beast and the number 666 has been hugely misrepresented. If you think you’ve read this before, you haven’t. I did write something about this some years back, but this is considerably more full and contextualised into my book. When the book is complete, it will be placed on this blog free of charge in a nicely designed eBook. Meanwhile, please read on below, and I hope that it resonates with your spirit. I think you may be surprised by its contents.]

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Reflections on the Real Meaning of Worship

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I HAVE BEEN THINKING VERY MUCHLY in recent times about the word, “worship”. Is it just about what people do in a church building or a humanly-constructed temple by rote on a particular day or at an appointed time on a noticeboard? Or is there something much deeper and more spontaneous about it which needs to be grasped, not just intellectually but right down into the depths of one’s very soul? I believe that there is; and I will now develop it below.

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The Real World War Started Long Ago

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THE REAL ‘WORLD WAR’ started long, long ago. It is not a war with conventional weapons or even Weapons of Mass Destruction. It is a psycho-spiritual war waged by dark forces — both human and demonic — and it involves a battle not just for the mind but for one’s very soul. No matter how aware one may think one is about what is going down in this world, never has it been more important to ensure that one is working for the right ‘side’ in this conflict, which is building up rapidly to its climax. There can be no neutrality. One is either a slave — to a greater or lesser degree — of the fallen archangel, Satan, and his fellow fallen angels (demons or archons), or one is a disciple of the Christ, and working in tandem with His angels. It is not enough merely to see through conspiracies, discern media lies, and be disillusioned with governance and the direction in which this world is heading. That is mainly an intellectual or philosophical perception. It is certainly a great start, as the plethora of conspiracies, media baloney and governance are essentially of satanic origin filtered through the power-elite under satanic control. But it does not go nearly far enough. One needs to perceive not merely the conspiratorial character of world affairs but also the supernatural origin behind them. For it is a predominantly spiritual battle which leads to mass warfare on the psychological level across this planet, and your mind — for the demonic realm — is the gateway to your soul. As an apostle of the Christ once wrote to the disciples of Christ:

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The Price of Misleading Others Through Fallacious Hermeneutics

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[Here is another little extract from the Introduction to the book on which I am working, “The Meaning of Apocalypse – A Primer on the Book of Revelation”. I hope it whets your appetite for more. So far, it stands at 153 large-format paperback pages with over 54,000 words. It could be half finished. Time will tell. I hope it will be as mindblowing to read as it has been to write]

SO MANY HAVE BEEN GIVEN a false understanding of this amazing Book of Revelation. For example, I received a message from a social media friend recently saying that The Book is “nothing more than the dream of a psychotic sadist”. Many others I have encountered think that The Book is just a hysterical rant about the end of the world or a manual about the ‘Endtimes’. I noticed that a number who became excited when I announced that I was going to start writing this book distinctly withdrew that enthusiasm when I announced that the word ‘apocalypse’ is all about the Revelation of Jesus Christ (as the Greek opening to The Book clearly shows) rather than solely about the end of the world. Many erroneously claim that The Book is a Gnostic or Kabbalistic document. It is almost as if there is a deliberate desire to misunderstand or misrepresent The Book. On one website which claims to be “An oasis for the awake”, it is claimed in an article that “the Book of Revelation is a satanic blueprint for slavery and genocide, designed to convince believers that this occult plan is the work of God”, with a nonsensical implication that the vaccine passport for Covid-19 is ‘the mark of the beast’, and that “Lucifer is masquerading as Jesus”. That article could easily have been written by Satan himself.

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Some Thoughts on the Opening of the Seventh Seal [book extract]

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[BELOW IS A 2,600-word MINI-EXTRACT from my book-in-progress, “The Meaning of Apocalypse – A Primer on the Book of Revelation”, which so far stands at a total of 140 large-format paperback-size pages and almost 50,000 words. It could be twice that size by the completion. I hope this piece whets your appetite for the whole thing and I commit it to your heart with much love and blessings]

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THE FIRST VERSE OF CHAPTER 8 in the Book of Revelation, in which the seventh seal of the scroll is opened by the Christ (referred to here by His salvific name, “the Lamb”) I believe belongs in this first vignette as a conclusion to all the seals being opened. The second of the seven vignettes would therefore begin in verse 2 of chapter 8 (which will begin in our next chapter below) and conclude at the end of chapter 11. Bear in mind that there were no chapter divisions in the original Greek manuscripts of the Bible. They were later added in translations to break up the text for readers. Chapter divisions first appeared in the thirteenth century and verses were established in the late sixteenth century. Sometimes they are helpful but other times they are rather arbitrary. So the first verse of chapter 8 says: “When the Lamb opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour”.

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4 Mini-Extracts from my Upcoming Book

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EXTRACT 1:

The Christ revealingly said: “As it was in the days of Noah, so will it be at the coming of the Son of Man” (Gospel of Matthew, chapter 24, verse 37). He was referring there, of course, to His own cataclysmic return at the end of this age, at which time the same level of evil will be found on earth as existed in Noah’s days, when it was said that “the wickedness of humanity was great upon the earth, and every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was altogether evil all the time” (Book of Genesis, chapter 6, verse 5). In Noah’s days, the evil which prevailed was primitive, impulsive, chaotic and wild. In our day, evil wears a suit and tie, a white lab coat and a fake smile with impeccable dental implants. The forces of darkness always use whatever human resources are available at the time. Primitive or sophisticated, it doesn’t matter to Satan. The big difference between Noah’s day and ours is that because of technological capabilities Satan can control the whole world at once — the goal he has aimed at for countless millennia. This is why now, finally, uniquely in history, his one-world government (currently being organised) becomes possible and then his human mouthpiece and front man on earth, the Antichrist, can surely be revealed. Satan thinks he is playing his endgame, his checkmate move. But it is merely the trigger for his downfall and consignment to a fiery oblivion.

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Not All Division is Bad

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BE CAREFUL WHEN YOU SAY, “ALL DIVISION IS A BAD THING”. For that is not strictly correct. Gratuitous divisiveness is certainly to be avoided. But the stark reality is that in a world shot through with lies and deception, Truth divides. And the dividing line on this earth is between two distinct camps. 1) Those who further the heavenly kingdom of the Christ, exposing darkness and living in the spirit of Truth and Light, and, 2) those who aid and abet the pretended earthly empire of the fallen archangel, Satan, and his fellow fallen angels (demons) — either through deliberate intent or by default. There are no half-measures in this. One is either in one camp or the other, whether one realises it or not. The Christ Himself said, “Do you think that I have come to bring peace to the earth? No, I tell you, but division” (Gospel of Luke, chapter 12, verse 51). This is the essence of life on this planet in its current condition.

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Comfort and Assurance in the Book of Revelation

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[Author’s Note: I was not going to put out any more extracts from the book on which I am working about the Book of Revelation. But lately, so many people have told me of their confusion about the level of evil in a world that has supposedly been overcome by the Christ that I feel compelled to share this section from the introductory chapter on “The Five Purposes of the Book of Revelation”. It can easily stand alone as an article in its own right. Who knows, I might die before finishing the book and then no one would read any of it! And my chief objects in writing the book are for the comfort of the disciples of Christ and the drawing to Christ and His Light of those who are potentially what I call “disciples-in-waiting”. So below you will find my 6000 words which respond to the question I get asked so much: “If Christ has defeated Satan with his death, resurrection, and ascension, how come the world is still in such a mess and seeming to get worse?” It is my gift to you…]

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How Politics and Religion will Combine to Create a One-World Government

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AS WE HAVE ALREADY SEEN, a great many influential individuals and organisations are not only commending but also publicly working towards the formation of a single global government as the only solution to the problems of humanity. It would be no exaggeration to say that everything which now happens in international affairs (including the current pandemic) is playing its part in the build-up to global government. As this global ‘one-world’ government is gradually being put together, you will observe another rather interesting phenomenon. For all your hugely wealthy gurus with their Eastern mystical gobbledygook, and all your multi-millionaire New Age teachers with the westernised claptrap that they’ve plagiarised from their Eastern mystical gurus are lining up one after the other to endorse the global government. This promotion of confederated global government by interfaith religion is prophesied in the Book of Revelation, where we see that they will also eventually even revere the Antichrist! They will all be there, from the Dalai Lama and other berobed or turbaned globalist gurus to the pedlars of “A Course in Miracles” and the hawkers of the works of the likes of Alice Bailey (who basically inaugurated the New Age Movement with her theosophical sophistry), and whoever else you want to name from the litany of pseudo-spiritual glitterati whose works have mesmerised so many all their lives. One day, you will either suddenly, finally wake up to the enormity of what has been happening on this earth and realise that “those narrow-minded nutty” disciples of the Christ who vigilantly warned you about this were not so off-the-wall after all, OR you will follow your gurus and teachers like lemmings into the maelstrom which follows and suffer the same eternal fate as the fallen angels who have been provoking it all for aeons.

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Are We Living in the Endtimes?

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PEOPLE OFTEN ASK ME: “Are we living in the Endtimes?” So, at this point in the chapter, a few words need to be said about some important terminology regarding timescales during this age. When people speak about the ‘Endtimes’, they are usually referring to the final approach to the end of this age and the very end of the world itself. It first has to be said that this world in its current material format has, in a sense, been ‘ending’ ever since its creation, and most certainly since the Fall of humanity, for it is a finite world and was created that way deliberately. The Creator was not taken by surprise by the fall of angels or the subsequent fall of humanity. For God sees the end from the beginning and knew all that would happen and had already ‘arranged’ for the solution from the very beginning — namely, the Christ, who is foreshadowed in the Book of Genesis, chapter 3, verse 15 — for which the world had to wait until exactly the right moment a couple of thousand years ago. We need to remember that God is always many steps ahead of anything that narcissistic angels or humans can do — something which so many humans never seem to realise! By the way, I say “so many humans” and not angels because there is no salvation for fallen angels and their the doom is fixed. In fact, as the Christ Himself said, “eternal fire” was originally prepared for Satan and his fellow-fallen angels (Gospel of Matthew, chapter 25, verse 41). Thus, one can say that the end of this world is a process which deepens in intensity with the passing of time and then climaxes as the very end draws near, and that drawing near of the very end is what we can call the Endtimes. One of the key trigger-points in this overall process was the ascension of the Christ nearly two-thousand years ago. Once that had happened, the world entered what is known as ‘the last hour’ or ‘the last days’ (the terms are interchangeable). It is important to realise this because there are many who think that the phrases ‘the last days’ and ‘the last hour’ are identical to what is known as the ‘Endtimes’. Here I must emphasise that this is not the case at all, and it is an important distinction to make. So let us go into this more deeply to improve our understanding.

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