Vol. I Issue 4 October 5, 1997
1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.
2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.
3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast.
4 And they worshiped 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?
5 And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him to continue forty and two months.
6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
7 And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.
8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
9 If any man have an ear, let him hear.
10 He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints.
11 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.
12 And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.
13 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men,
14 And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.
15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
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:
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.
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.
In the past I have given a sermon on file permissions and the meaning of 666. This ability can be obtained on a computer network by anyone that has the super user password. This person can make the account of any user on that system appear nonexistent just by placing an * in the /etc/passwd file on the line that corresponds to the person that you want to disable access to. For example, if the super user wanted to make leroy no longer be able to access th system she would change the following:
leroy:vl2pbNGz6DvCc:1000:1000:LeRoy D. Cressy,,,:/home/leroy:/bin/bash rita:aMdVkuUyND1Uk:1001:1001:Rita J. Cressy,,,:/home/rita:/bin/bash to: leroy:*:1000:1000:LeRoy D. Cressy,,,:/home/leroy:/bin/bash rita:aMdVkuUyND1Uk:1001:1001:Rita J. Cressy,,,:/home/rita:/bin/bash
The second field of the password file is an encrypted version of the password. Just by replacing this field with an * effectively shuts out that user from the system. Now the power of the antichrist as described in Revelation 13, aptly describes the power of a super user on a world wide system.
Now, there is another attack by the governments of the world to force an encryption system that the government agencies will have the key to access anyones files. Also there is the push for the WEB TV which will have special televisions connected by cable. This system is designed to enable people with absolutely no knowledge of computers to have access to the net and be able to do their banking and etc. on the computer. But with the advent of these systems, there is the danger that an up and coming antichrist will capture the system and knock certain users off of the system, thus effectively preventing them from accessing their bank accounts and such.
This push for a computer dominated society, with a terminal in every home, to do your banking over the computer, make your purchases over the computer and such, is what will enable the antichrist to force the users of this system to his will. After the people get used to the convenience of using home computers for the majority of their buying and banking needs, he will then be able to disable all of the accounts that don't have his mark of approval. All of the sudden the ability to access your bank account will be of no avail. Your MAC card will become useless. Look at how dependent society is on their MAC cards, with the ability to access their bank accounts at any time day or night. All of this dependency on a computer is leading to the total control by the antichrist.
In this quarter's 2600 magazine there are several articles of interest. The most interesting one is titled, "Fortezza: The Next Clipper." This article describes an attempt by the NSA, (National Security Agency), to make it illegal to use any encryption algorithm except those that they have the key to. Also the plan with the Clipper chip was that the keys would be held by the Justice Department, while this new plan calls for the keys to be held directly by the NSA!
Already, the Fortezza cards are available from various manufacturers. Even before you receive a Fortezza card, your encryption key is in a federal database. And with the push for the "New World Order", or one world government, allowing others to have the key to all of your accounts is very dangerous. There is a move on that will force those through legislation to only use this form of encryption rather than something like PGP (Pretty Good Privacy), an encryption program by Phil Zimmerman. Why would the government want and desire access to all of your records as more and more of them are turned into computer files?
All of this is leading up to the coming reign of the antichrist. More and more people are becoming dependent on the computer for all of their transactions. More and more are dependent on the Internet for transmitting their mail. Most don't realize that electronic mail can be looked at by any user that is looking at the system while the mail is being transmitted. Most people don't realize that their cell phones do not provide a secure means of communication, and their calls can be recorded and listened by a scanner listening on the 49 MHz frequency band.
The reign of the antichrist is coming rapidly, and there are many in the Christian community that will be caught unaware. They will be so used to the convenience, that they will not realize that the governments goal is to control and dominate their lives. The time is now that the Christian community must wake up from their sleep, and realize all of these electronic devices can lead to their enslavement. The time is now for the Christian community to realize that all of the governments of the world are controlled by Satan
5 And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
6 And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.
7 If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.
8 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
During the temptation of Christ in the wilderness, Satan declares that all the nations of the earth have been given to him. This includes even the United States. Is it any wonder that this nation bombs its own people, or murders its babies, or preaches the advent of a one world government? The use of the computer for everything is opening up the door for the antichrist to have total control of the world. Everything, including banking, stock market transactions, credit card purchases and etc., is being conducted on the Internet.
Christians need to wake up and stop being so dependent on the computer. They need to realize that they are being enticed into slavery by Satan. They need to realize that the rise of the antichrist will include even the United States and Canada. They need to realize that the use of paper money will soon vanish, and a MAC card will be mandatory. This day is not far off, for even the small mom and pop stores now accept credit cards and MAC cards. The day is coming when your bank account will be closed, though you still have funds in it. The day is coming when the government will stop the printing of paper money and enforce the use of electronic transfers. After a while, the day will come when the use of the card will be thought as wasteful, for they can be lost or stolen, and you will be required to get the mark of the beast! Now is the time to prepare yourselves for these evil days approaching.
If anyone receives the mark of the beast their doom is sealed!
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,
10 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:
11 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.
Are you prepared for this day? Have you been cleansed by the blood of the Lamb? Have you been born of the water and of the Spirit? Have you received Jesus Christ as your Saviour? Jesus is your only hope of protection against the wicked and evil days approaching. If you are living in sin today, now is the time to repent and tell Jesus that you are sorry for your sins. Now is the time to call upon the Lord and have Him cleanse you from all unrighteousness. Now is the day of salvation! Now is the hour of redemption! There is not much time left to repent. The rise of the "new world order" is rapidly approaching. Come to Jesus today, and save yourselves from this untoward world.
3014 E Street Philadelphia, PA 19134 Church Office Phone: (215) 634-3637 Published by: Rev. LeRoy D. Cressy (215) 389-5870
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