Today I saw a demon

I wrote a letter to the LORD this evening as I felt led to do, about part of my day and the experiences I had during and after an evening storm. I felt to share this on here so I typed it up. The [brackets] are to help further explain what I accidentally left out while physically writing to the LORD [I am tired and it is late] and this is directed to Him.

Today I saw a demon, manifested in the flesh.
My evening started out after taking a much needed nap, a longer one unlike the ones I usually try to have.
I had been hearing the thunder rolling in with the storm that came – an isolated storm. This storm, however, I was not afraid of unlike many of the others where I feel a fear of Your wrath. Not towards myself but a grumbling against the people of this world.
Nixon and I set out in my car for a ride and I also wanted to smoke some cigarettes, which I went out and purchased more. I thank You for the money on that as well.
It had just started to rain as we left and slowed as I got to the gas station, thank You for that as well. It picked up again very heavily as we left.
I felt Your Holy Spirit lead me around down certain streets, nearing the shopping mall. We went around this mall as it begin to also hail, small bits, smaller than a pea.
I felt led to park my car under some trees by a jewelry store, in the parking lot, as we waited out the worst of the storm. I parked first under one tree but felt You tell me to move under some others instead, up in front of me. I did so, accidentally hitting the curb as well and cursed, not out of anger but surprise. I asked You to forgive me of that but felt it was no real matter.
I played with my phone some, also responding to some texts from Tracy. I also took a picture of the rain with flooding in the streets.
Eventually it began to let up and I felt it was time to move, by Your Spirit again. I think I first went the wrong way turning out into the main road instead of back tracking back towards the mall. I felt to correct this by turning back in towards the mall and remember briefly turning into the parking lot of Joann’s only to exit again to the small roads around the mall.
I went to exit to the other main street whose crossing I had avoided by turning back to the mall. I know the flooding in the streets is quite terrible in heavy rain. [here I avoided the intersection of the main roads where the flooding is worse, as led by the Spirit]
I sat and waiting on traffic to go by and then exited. I noted in my mind the foolish people still zipping about despite the rain and heavy flooding. I exited and pulled up to the traffic light, some people being confusing while trying to avoid the flooded lanes, and the light changed causing me to sit through it which was okay.
I felt in my spirit that I was to quickly get past this part of town I was in but I am not sure why. It felt rushed, almost urgent, yet still fully knowing I was working my way out of the area as best I could. I felt I needed to get past 15th St most of all and away from that area on that street and south of it.
The feeling as though I needed to hurry left me as I got past this street and at first in my flesh I wondered if the flooding was about to get worse. Now I wonder more if it was a spiritual danger of something coming that You did not want me there, as it would be unsafe. Something dangerous. [the feeling was urgent but not causing panic of any sort, just that I needed to get out of there as quickly as I was able to while still being safe through the flooded roads.]

Back onto Park I noted all the people going at the broken stop light when it wasn’t their turn. I also noted how during the entire storm and after I felt no need or desire to pray for anyone – human or animal. I started to think of trying to pray for the people but instead prayed their cars would make it through the high waters, and not for them themselves.
The entire time during this storm I felt no fear and no worry. A couple of times I did pray my car would make it and be okay, and before taking shelter under the trees before parked I did pray out loud for mine and Nixon’s protection, which I already had. No thoughts of worry ever stayed with me and I had confidence we were safe despite the storm.

Then I felt led to skip turning into my neighborhood and felt to drive to the grocery store parking lot, which I did but almost missed a turn in for it. I parked and looked at the clouds breaking forth sunlight in the distance as the isolated storm moved past. It was a beautiful sight and  I thought of enjoying such sights someday when away from the city, though I was not grieved by my usual impatience of still being here for now. By now during this time I had a headache that was lingering, faint and achy even down my neck. I first tried to cast out anything that might have been causing it and later as we talked I realized it was from my pillow and how I had been sleeping. I prayed you would ease the pain and I felt it get slightly better each time I asked You for help with it, though I do believe I probably whined about it too much.
I felt I had sat in the parking lot of the grocery store… or rather you told me this, and it was time to leave again. I first questioned this wondering if I could still enjoy the clouds and sunbeams which I took photos of, but already my headache was preventing me from fully appreciating it to begin with.

Nixon and I left and his head had gotten wet as during some parts of our trips he was determined to have his head out the window. We drove into the neighborhood down one of the busier streets and I pulled over shortly to let someone riding my tail go around us.
I felt you tell me to turn down Debon, though at first I felt [or saw] to circle around down my own street. I turned down Debon which curves around and ends at another crossing street, which to the left heads towards the creek and to the right heads back towards my house and street.While I was looking down the street to the left I saw some cars waiting to back out of their driveways in the front. I waited and noticed one seemed to wait to see if I was going to turn their way before they could pull out to the street and eventually they saw I wasn’t moving and went ahead. I thought of pretending I had been checking something as they drove by, assuming they probably wondered why I was just sitting there and not moving, but the thought of this didn’t really matter and  I didn’t care though normally I might from insecurity.
But really I was looking at something down the road in the direction they had come from. The creek runs through this way and I know there are paved walking paths near and close to it. I could see a glimpse of this area down the street past the houses. I saw someone come out either from a house or from father down the trail, I’m not really sure. They were smaller in size, maybe like the size of a young teenage girl, thin, and wore a red rain jacket which seemed too large for them. They also wore a bright neon yellow hood which did not match the jacket but looked as if it was attached to it. My first thought was “that’s creepy” without even wondering why [I thought that]. I then asked You which way to turn – back towards my house or towards the creek by this “person” that I found so creepy. I felt drawn to drive down where I saw them but wasn’t sure if I felt drawn by the demonic [or by Your Spirit, as things felt very ‘off’ and it was hard to discern]. Something did not feel right but I was feeling led to drive in their direction and not the way headed home. I waited for one more car to pull out of another driveway, a white jeep, but they went the direction I was about to go so I went ahead and turned. I drove down the street nearing the creek and walking trail there and saw farther down on the paths where it opened up, a man with his two younger children. Each had an umbrella with large alternating striped colors. I believe one was pink and white, one blue and white, and I don’t remember the other belonging to the dad. He was with daughter and son and I knew they were out exploring after the rain and checking out the flowing [over flooded] creek.
As I neared the “person” in the red rain jacket, who was on a paved pathway closer to the street and the children and father being father down closer to the creek, Nixon started to bark at them as we were driving by, which I knew he would. He often barks at people and dogs we pass by [and I was holding his collar to try and keep him from fully barking out the window].
Earlier I had seen the one wearing the red jacket adjusting their hood before [I turned down this way] but I never once saw their face. I never saw anything but the red jacket, neon yellow hood, and thin legs sticking out beneath as they walked. I never even noticed their shoes [or hands as the jacket looked way too big on them and looked like an adult jacket on a young teen or child,] and it was as though looking at them was difficult.
I did not recognize this “thing” as even being human with possible possession or demonic attachment. Never once could I think it was human though I considered trying. I don’t believe Your Spirit would let me make such an assumption in the flesh. It was a flesh manifestation of the demonic – even if resembling a human. I know this and your and my spirit are witness to this.

After driving by never fully looking at this demon, [I remember] they never turned and looked at us either while I know Nixon could be heard barking out the window. I drove around and came across the same white Jeep that had backed out of their driveway and been in front of me while I drove by the creek. I found it odd the direction they took which led them in a more round about way and I saw them at the stop sign on my way off this street. I can’t help but wonder if it was You or one of Your angels in that white Jeep that went ahead of me as we drove past that demon, even going a round about way so as almost to make sure I got away from that walking trail in a timely manner and safely, before turning and continuing down the road.

I then drove down my own street and around the creek area like I had felt You showed me to do earlier before heading home. We stopped and even turned around and I took a few pictures where the waters had flooded over the walking trail. I was now south of where I had seen the demon and they were headed north.

I still can’t help but wonder why I was led around this evening to see that. Or why I was rushed to move quickly away from 15th Street and the south of that area. It did seem the timing for everything let up to me seeing this “thing” out walking even while never getting a very good look at it – But I don’t think that was the point.

Also what comes to mind is my relief when driving past the small farm in the middle of the city and seeing the llamas were okay [after the storm]. I even saw one tearing leaves off a branch as if nothing happened during the storm and they were just moving on and doing what llamas do.
Amen.

Learning how to NOT pray and ignoring spirits

For awhile the Lord worked with me on how to pray his will for others. There were times I would be drawn to go sit in a grocery store parking lot and things would come to mind (or spirit) on what to pray for each person I saw.
Looking back now, I was (and am still in part) insecure in this area as it also came and went very quickly.
There were some I would see and feel to pray for them physically but most were for spiritual things of the heart, to be open to the Lord, to seek Him, and/or emotional and spiritual healing.
And there were others I would see and suddenly go blank. I would get the sense of “do not bother with them.” But in my own compassion (not His) I still tried. It was forced and disobedient of His Will. I had to repent of this.

It seems a lot has changed since then. I used to feel the presence of evil spirits coming from certain people in their cars and pray for them. Now I have been led more to NOT pray for them. Things go blank when I experience this.
I see many people while out doing errands or driving around and am never led in prayer for them. At least not many, and not many I can recall recently.

Things have changed indeed. I know I’m not the only one who has witnessed this or experienced it. The Lord has confirmed it in many ways and through many people.

Jeremiah 11:9 And the LORD said unto me, A conspiracy is found among the men of Judah, and among the inhabitants of Jerusalem. 
11:10 They are turned back to the iniquities of their forefathers, which refused to hear my words; and they went after other gods to serve them: the house of Israel and the house of Judah have broken my covenant which I made with their fathers. 
11:11 Therefore thus saith the LORD, Behold, I will bring evil upon them, which they shall not be able to escape; and though they shall cry unto me, I will not hearken unto them.
11:14 Therefore pray not thou for this people, neither lift up a cry or prayer for them: for I will not hear them in the time that they cry unto me for their trouble.

Learning not to pray is difficult. I still doubt and try sometimes but I know if I’m feeling conflicted it’s not of the Lord. It’s of my own mind.

As for feeling the presence of spirits while on the road driving, I still feel that at times. I felt that a few days ago while on my way home. So much so that I asked the Lord to take the feeling away if it would hinder my driving (it messes with my sight sometimes), or if there was nothing for me to learn of it (manner of spirit or something of that nature). It didn’t go away, which it sometimes will if I’m asking for that specifically (if there’s nothing for me to learn). I still don’t know what it was I was feeling or the purpose of it. At least not yet.
I do realize that there will be times of picking up on something spiritual without there being anything to do about it – much like gathering information or really, it’s just how things are.

I’m often reminded of the girl who followed Paul and company around that had a spirit and was yelling about the Word of God they brought with them. It says she followed them many days and eventually Paul was grieved by this. I always read that as them most likely ignoring her, or the spirit in her, until Paul was annoyed or grieved to the point that he cast the demon out. The Lord didn’t command them to go and cast it out. They didn’t cast it out immediately. Yet it was still God’s will and He used it as an example. I know for a truth that demons want nothing more than us to be distracted from the Lord’s will, even if by their very presence.

So, I am learning that in the cases of feeling spirits to either try to learn from the experience or ignore what is around instead of trying to pray for the people who have (usually) unknowingly allowed them into their lives. By trying to learn from the experience I realize it needs to be God’s will. And if praying for them is outside of God’s will I must be obedient. If it is in His will He will lead me in this.

God will reveal more as time goes on.

Faces and eyes are everywhere

For as long as I can remember if I look at certain kinds of objects, say trees or fences for example, I often see eyes and faces. Particularly eyes. I’m sure that many people do this, much like looking for shapes in the clouds on a nice day.

I’m not exactly sure why this topic came to mind tonight, but what it reminds me of is how even when I was very young I remember quite often having the feeling I was being watched, usually by some invisible being which I always felt was male. I could be alone in a room physically but always felt there was someone there that could see me but I couldn’t see them.
I can’t say if whatever I was being watched by back then was from the Lord or the devil, though while trying to remember it was never a very comforting feeling. In fact, in some ways it probably caused some paranoia which only leads or confirms to me that it was of the devil. Even today I do not like having doors or cabinets left cracked open, idle cameras like the one on my laptop or the self facing camera on my phone (they both have tape over them), and still always feel I’m being watched from house windows or being followed while out on a walk. I almost always feel that someone is watching me despite whatever I am doing, though there are times I can ignore it.
Thankfully I know the Lord watches over me and protects me as well.

Even when I was working on coming back to the Lord (again) and discernment was being revealed, I would perceive spirits that stood and watched me, usually from across the street or from the neighbor’s yard. I noticed them every time I went outside. I understand now that the way they looked when I perceived them was probably a lie and I believe their main intention was possibly not only to watch but to scare me, which they did. I was terrified of them for quite a while.

But when looking at things that seem to have texture, like bark or even my ceiling at times, I always seem times see faces and eyes. Even more recently I stepped out of the shower and saw this towel:

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Do you see it?
I did not do anything to that towel to hold such a shape or image. I actually hadn’t touched it. I don’t even know if I was the one to hang that towel there. The maids my mom has clean our house folded the bottom up and I hadn’t even been home most of that week.
I didn’t notice it until I got out of the shower and looked directly at it.

I might be making something out of nothing concerning that and me seeming to always see faces and eyes in things, I don’t know. I did, however, go ahead as pray over it and anything that might have caused it, cleansing it and casting it out in the name of Jesus. Later I noticed that despite the image still being there it felt different; empty.

Honestly, I felt a little silly about the whole thing with the towel, even though I did feel a difference after I had prayed over it, so I guess it wasn’t for nothing. That seems like a common thing for the devil to try to do as well (no, not your laundry); try to make you think that something that could be spiritually harmful is silly and unimportant. Either way, I’d rather be safe than sorry.

I’ve also since used this towel and last time I glanced at it you could still make out where it had been but the image has faded a lot now. I did try to rub my hand across the image before I used it but it didn’t seem to do anything to it. I do not currently remember if I tried to rub it away before or after I prayed over it.

Workers of witchcraft

For those that do not know already, the Lord has blessed us with rabbits. Raising, breeding, and selling rabbits has been some of the work He has given us. It is a part of His Ministry in some way, shape, and form.

Lately we’ve been working on getting the cages that Brandon built put to use and trying to move everyone to better areas of the yard. In this, over a short period of time, we have had plenty of difficulties as well as some of our rabbits getting health issues of various sorts.
It wasn’t until the other day, through frustration and exasperation, that Brandon stated that he didn’t know what was going on lately and why things were suddenly getting worse. Hearing that struck a chord in my head and I immediately asked the Lord what manner of spirit was working against us or causing problems. I felt/perceived the word “witchcraft” come to my mind and asked Brandon for confirmation. We also asked if it possibly came about by something we had done or told someone that could have knowingly or unknowingly cursed the work we were doing with the rabbits and/or the rabbits themselves. The Lord said it wasn’t caused by anyone we know but did confirm witchcraft.

Today we are more aware that the enemy is trying to work against us on what the Lord has blessed us with.
In one way they work to get Brandon irritable anytime he does anything with or for the rabbits. They work against me to try and get me to resent and be frustrated with Brandon, especially if he becomes irritable with the bunnies or if I’m left mostly taking care of them while he works on other things.

Yesterday Brandon and I were trying to put together temporary shelter from the coming rain to use until we have a more permanent roofing system up.
I noticed or perceived someone walking in the alley near where we were. Normally I would have thought it was a neighbor, possibly moving a trashcan, but I remember only noticing them walk back and forth near where we were and not near the neighbor’s driveway or trashcans. Instantly I started praying against any demon that might be looking for a way onto the property, praying in the name of Jesus. I didn’t notice it again in the alley and I’ve noticed or perceived similar things at my own home doing the same thing.

Moments later I was trying to help Brandon but we quickly became irritable, turning against each other. I walked away and felt the Lord tell me something was trying to get us to work against each other and I was given much peace from the Lord. I went back to Brandon and apologized and told him what I was told. We finished working and went about what else we needed to do. I noticed our moods both improved and we both seemed much more attentive and loving toward each other as we worked.

I still feel that there are things working against us on this. It feels as though there is a darkness looming about but it’s not very clear just yet on what we need to do about it currently or what to pray against.

I know and am aware that the spirits of and works of witchcraft can come from many areas.  I know that workers of witchcraft can be led to curse things and people they do not know or have never met. I’m aware also that curses can come from some of the most seemingly unlikely situations or people.
And in this case it’s unclear exactly where or whom it’s coming from. They may not even know us.

Please be praying more of this will be revealed and that the Lord resolves this. This is not the first time witchcraft has come our way. The Lord has led me to pray against such spirits before and I wish I could say I believe this will be the last time things are sent our way. The devil seeks to destroy anything the Lord is working on so it’s to be expected, even if it’s not always in ways we except.

Brandon also told me today that while talking to the Lord about this that only parts were revealed. One part being that they were trying to get us to hate and resent what the Lord has blessed us with, seeing it more as a burden than a blessing. I’m thankful that was revealed as it makes sense and goes along with what I have been feeling already (the part about them working to turn me against Brandon and get Brandon frustrated with everything).

There are still parts that have not been revealed yet. If anyone has any insight, thoughts, or words from the Lord I would love to hear them. Feel free to comment below.

Spirit of Gluttony and Excess

A few weeks ago we went to eat at one of our favorite Mexican food restaurants. While we were there I started to feel the presents of spirits around us, though with the amount of people around it was difficult to figure out where they were coming from.

I remember that I wanted an appetizer, which we do not usually get, and after ordering one I didn’t really enjoy it even though it sounded good at the time.

After awhile I commented to Brandon about the spirits around in the restaurant and how they were making me feel physically drunk despite neither of us having any alcohol. This is the first time I have ever experienced a spirit that would cause this kind of effect.

After we left, and we were attempting to cast these things off of us in the name of Jesus, I could still feel them, now in the car with us. I asked Brandon to inquire of the Lord on what spirits they were. He was told it was both gluttony and excess. Gluttony I expected, but I wasn’t aware of a spirit of excess.
I remember becoming angry that these spirits were following us and would not leave. It felt as though they were riding in the backseat of the car.

As we were pulling in to our next destination I asked Brandon if he still had the receipt from the restaurant. It must have been the Lord leading me on this, as I do not think I would think this quickly on a normal basis when dealing with spirits. I bound the spirits to the receipt, tore it up, and threw it out the window.
Praise the Lord, that were gone after that! I hope and pray we never have those two around us again.

Eventually we left and after being in the car I could still feel the presence. I don’t currently remember if I tried casting them out or not but that’s usually what I do.

Since they didn’t seem to want to leave we inquired the Lord about this and were told it was the spirit of gluttony and the spirit of excess. They did not seem to want to leave despite casting them out.
Finally I found the receipt from the restaurant, bound them to it,  tore it up, and threw it out of the car window. They were gone after that.

The Smell of Garbage

The last couple of nights when I have been outside I  (as well as others) noticed a strong,  sickly sweet smell of garbage. Normally this wouldn’t seem so unusual except that my sense of smell is not that great and this smell has only been around at night, no other times during the day.

The fact that this has only been noticed at night, despite going outside several times a day, puzzled me. The thought came to mind that it could be spirit related so I asked Brandon to inquire about this from the Lord and I was surprised to learn it is a spirit.
What manner of spirit has not yet been revealed.

Has anyone else ever dealt with this or anything similar?

Update: I was thinking about the smell of garbage (which I don’t think I noticed tonight, I’m not sure) which reminded me of flies. Then I remembered that my prayer book has some prayers against flies specifically. I have the pdf of this book on my phone so I quickly looked up these prayers. Here are three that stuck out to me:

I bind and cast out all flies that would attempt to affect my anointing in the name of Jesus (Eccles. 10:1).

Ecclesiastes 10:1
Dead flies cause the ointment of the apothecary to send forth a stinking savour: so doth a little folly him that is in reputation for wisdom and honour.

I renounce and loose myself from any spiritual garbage that would attract flies in the name of Jesus.

I rebuke every fly and every bee that would come upon my land in the name of Jesus (Isa. 7:18).

Isaiah 7:16-18
For before the child shall know to refuse the evil, and choose the good, the land that thou abhorrest shall be forsaken of both her kings.
The LORD shall bring upon thee, and upon thy people, and upon thy father’s house, days that have not come, from the day that Ephraim departed from Judah; even the king of Assyria.
And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall hiss for the fly that is in the uttermost part of the rivers of Egypt, and for the bee that is in the land of Assyria.

I know the last prayer only referenced verse 18 of Isaiah but I felt the other two were significant.
If anyone has any thoughts or revelations please share, I’d love to hear them. I’ll try to update more as more is revealed.

The Mark, the Beast, the Number

Revelation 13:16-17 KJV
(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.

Most other Bible versions only note two implications of the mark of the beast. Brandon pointed out to me earlier in the verse above that you see there is the mark, OR the name of the beast, OR the number of his name.

It actually makes a lot of sense to me that satan would use other means for his insignia in the world. It also helps his cause that it would cause divisions. Some might argue that the only form of mark will be through a microchip, such as the ones I posted about previously and at a local tattoo shop near you (RFID chips now installed in Dallas). Others will argue that it will only come from the Roman Catholic church. There are probably many theories out there with variations that I wont get into in this post. But what if there are different versions of the mark with the same meaning and cause?

We are told that the number of the beast is the number of a man.
Revelation 13:18 KJV
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.

Some say that the number is representative to the number of names satan has. I can understand how someone might come up with this false interpretation especially if they don’t understand how to count the number of a man (what does that really mean, anyway?). I’m also sure satan has more than 666 names. The verse also clearly say “it is the number of a man,” not “it is how many names he has.”

Let’s talk about the numbers.
We know through the Bible and history that the Romans were in Jeresalem. They were, after all, the ones who hung Christ on the cross with the consent of the Jews, to put it lightly. With the Romans about, it would be safe to say that their traditions and systems were being adapted by God’s chosen people, much like what happened when the Israelites didn’t fully destroy the Canaanites out of the promise land back in the days of Joshua. Adapting to other practices that were not from God seem to be a common theme throughout the Old Testament.
The point of me bringing this up is to point out that during the time Revelation was written the most likely the numerical system used was roman numerals.

Roman numerals
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Now let’s go back to what John said about the number of the beast.
“Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast:”
“and his number is Six hundred threescore and six” (666)

Speaking of Romans, if you look into the Roman Catholic church (and I suggest you do) they have many titles for their “leaders,” the highest being the pope.
I have many issues with the Catholic church as they do not follow the true Words of God in MANY, many areas. Even calling a priest “father” goes against what Christ said in Matthew 23:9. (And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven. Matthew 23:9 KJV) The hierarchy of the Catholic church does like to put themselves in comparison and in the place of Christ quite often.
For example, the pope’s Latin title is “Vicarius Filii Dei” (“Vicor of the Son of God”). I wont get into the problems I have with those claiming to be the stepping stone to Christ right now, but if you take this title in Latin (and many of their titles fit into this as well) and compare it to the roman numerals you get this:

(non-roman numerals = 0)
VICARIVS FILII DEI-sm

(For more information on this visit: http://www.remnantofgod.org/666.htm)
It makes sense to me that the number of the man is not exactly his birth name but his title or “placement” on this earth. There isn’t exactly the specifics in the Bible that state it’s going to be his birth name or a name everyone calls him.
So far given the number of the name and counting the number of the beast this is the only thing I’ve seen that makes sense. I know the Roman Catholic church has something to do with a lot of Revelation and their more recent campaign for unity complete with “Come Home” ads and billboards furthers my suspicion.
For those who would argue that it’s either false religion OR trans-humanism (man and machine/mixed DNA), why couldn’t it actually be both? They’re fully capable of ‘joining forces’ in the future and I’m sure they will or already support each other in their ‘efforts to improve mankind.’

Yet something is still missing. There’s still what I feel is a third part that I haven’t noticed or hasn’t been revealed yet (to me or others, I’m not sure). I have more to say on the subject and this is not a ‘new’ discovery for me. For some reason I have felt led to finally talk about this as I haven’t much on this blog in the past.
There’s plenty to talk about with this subject but for now I’ll wait until I have more instruction on what to write about with this.

RFID chips now installed in Dallas

Yesterday, Brandon and I had eaten lunch at a local pizza shop. Upon leaving Brandon looked down at their newspaper racks and pointed out the Dallas Observer which featured this photo on the cover: (Note: I don’t usually read the Observer or newspapers in general. The Observer is also full of sex ads, a warning for those of you who might be interested in reading the article. I suggest looking online to avoid these ads.)

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The actual printed cover states: “The Implanted” “Go inside DFW’s high tech labs and tattoo parlors where the relationship between man and machine is being reinvented.”

It’s clear to me that these microchips in the hand (RFID chips) are quite possibly the early stages of the mark of the beast (Revelation 13:16-17; 14:9-11; 19:20; 20:4). When reading Revelation we are, in a human way of thinking, reading it as things that will happen suddenly. Most might think that it will be “all of the sudden” there is a choice to be made. They misunderstand the gradual process and conditioning society is being led into by the devil.
Satan is boastful and proud, that’s for sure, but when it comes to his own plans he’s going to attempt to bring things about under the radar and unnoticed by the masses. He is attempting to condition the minds of all the people into thinking that whatever he suggests is “not that big of a deal.”
They have already started implementing microchips into credit and debit cards. They have new readers that when you have one of these cards you have to insert the card a certain way instead of sliding it. How long before all cards are this way? And after they find a way to show how easily those systems could be “hacked” and suddenly need a “better and more secure” way of payment, how long before suggesting these implants?
I’ve read many articles of people that already have these implants to use for payments, among other things, and I don’t find it that surprising. Satan’s way of working is a slow trickle. To suggest things slowly so that it seems we’re just advancing in technology and as a race to make his plans seem normal.

One of the issues I believe a lot of believers will fall into when it comes to the mark of the beast is their Bible version. We all know there are many versions of the Bible out there and there is a lot of controversy about just that.
Let’s take a quick look at some of the verses I referenced above in different versions:

Revelation 13:16-17 KJV
(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.
(Brandon’s note: There are three different versions of this mark. “…he that had the mark, OR the name of the beast, OR the number of his name.”)

Revelation 13:16-17 NIV
(16) It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads,
(17) so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name.

Revelation 13:16-17 ESV
(16) Also it causes all, both small and great, both rich and poor, both free and slave, to be marked on the right hand or the forehead, (17) so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, that is, the name of the beast or the number of its name.
(Side Note: ESV’s “to be marked” can imply a forcible implication rather than “to receive” which implies free will in the decision for receiving such a mark)

Revelation 14:9 KJV
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,

Revelation 14:9 NIV
A third angel followed them and said in a loud voice: “If anyone worships the beast and its image and receives its mark on their forehead or on their hand,

Revelation 14:9 ESV
And another angel, a third, followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and its image and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand,
Revelation 20:4 KJV
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.

Revelation 20:4 NIV
I saw thrones on which were seated those who had been given authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony about Jesus and because of the word of God. They had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

Revelation 20:4 ESV
Then I saw thrones, and seated on them were those to whom the authority to judge was committed. Also I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus and for the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.

If you read a more “Modern” version of a Bible you will notice that the verses in Revelation from the King James Version (KJV) say the mark will be “in” their hands or forehead, not “on” as the New International Version and English Standard Version say.

What’s the difference?
When going through to rewrite the King James Bible (yes, that’s what they were trying to do), to give a more “modern” and “understandable” version they write for what makes sense during their technological time which corrupts the written prophesy God has given us of what will come to pass.
Would it make sense to anyone back in the 1600’s to have a mark IN your hand or IN your forehead? Not really, but it was left in the proper translation despite a possible lack of understanding.
So why did they feel a need to change this in the “modern versions” in the 1970’s (NIV) and in the 1990’s (ESV, which is actually a revised version of the 1971 Revised Standard Version)?
Why did they feel a need to change “in” to “on” even while technology was advancing much faster by the twentieth century?

I have seen some that claim that the hebrew word for “on” is interchangable to “in” and therefore the change was made to what made more sense at the time. Of course the GREEK words, which are what the New Testiment is written in, for “on” (επί) and “in” (ἐν) are different so that argument is void. Look up the lexicons if you like, ‘on’ is G1909, ‘in’ is G1722.

The actual truth is although some may not have understood the terms for the word “on” in the KJV, they are actually writing the modern “bibles” from completely different manuscripts. These manuscripts, which have been proven to be false by many researchers, are said to be older and “more accurate” versions of the Word of God. Usually they are found by someone who claims to “recover” them who, in the end, is seeking fame and fortune. And that is exactly what they get. Is that how God works?
Is that how His Words were written?
I didn’t know Moses was seeking fame and fortune and “happened upon” discovering God’s already written words.
I didn’t know the disciples were seeking their own selfish desires while many died trying to spread the Word of God.

It’s not how God works. That’s how cults are formed.

(Note: most stores and people do not tell you they use different manuscripts that they claim are “older” and therefore more “accurate” when rewriting Bible translations. I suggest those who haven’t look into this and see all that has been changed and removed. This is a decent source for such examples: http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/Bible/esv.htm)

Well, so what? So what if modern “bibles” are changed a few things. So what if the word “in” has been changed to “on”?

The problem is that the Lord, our God, has written down HIS words to help us. To lead and guide us. To tell us beforehand what is to happen. Changing His words changes what to believe. It will lead people to believe He is wrong, which is not possible. It will lead those to misunderstand what is really going on in the world and what to watch out for.

Do you trust the Word of God? Do you trust they are HIS words? Then why are you reading a version that has changed what He has already said?

Revelation 22:18-19 KJV
(18)  For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:  (19)  And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

Why does the Bible need to be changed? Because someone has told you it’s too difficult to read? The KJV is easier to understand than most modern bibles, I can testify to that. I’ve had the Lord speak to me through the KJV more than any other “version” I’ve ever tried to read. It completely changed the relationship I have with Christ. It’s the Word of God; it’s infallible, self-referencing, and prophetic, not watered down and confusing. It doesn’t leave others to wonder what God really thinks and feels, especially in the circumstances we are in today with society.

Mark 13:35-37 KJV
(35) Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning:  (36)  Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping. 
(37)  And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.

What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light

What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.
Matthew 10:27 KJV

I used to read this verse and it always made me think of the Bible. It made me think of spreading the Word of God and witnessing to others, possibly in the streets or wherever they might listen.
It wasn’t until tonight when I heard someone read it aloud that I realized that goes for what the Lord tells us personally as well. His Word is true. What He speaks never goes against His own Word.
I probably haven’t been doing enough speaking lately.

I keep rereading this verse and wondering about the spiritual significance of “What I tell you in darkness, speak ye in light”
What are your thoughts?

What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.
Matthew 10:27 KJV

Discernment, or ‘How does the Lord speak to you?’

How DOES the Lord speak to you? Is it audible? In small whispers? Visually? Through dreams? Smells? Feelings?

I’m sure I’ve mentioned on and off how I felt that as soon as I was starting to hear from the Lord suddenly felt the communication was cut. And it was to one extent, but not to others.
At the time I didn’t fully understand how the Lord wanted to speak to me, I only knew that I was angry and slightly bitter that He spoke to others more audibly and clearly and I felt that I was constantly left in the dark.

I was and I wasn’t in the dark.
I was in the dark in some ways because he needed me to grow in him more and walk with him more on the path he has chosen for me. Being in the dark was more due to my lack of understanding of that at the time. On the other hand, I wasn’t in the dark because he was still with me and I just had to learn how he wants me to hear from him, which takes time and patience, something I lack far too often.
I’ve known for a while that the Lord has given me the gift of discernment, especially when it comes to feeling, perceiving, seeing (in mind or in spirit, I’m not sure), and even smelling demons or their presence. For some reason it took me months to make the connection that I DISCERN when I hear from the Lord! Oh my folly and my foolishness. If anyone knows how to make me feel like a bonehead, it’s me. It took someone else actually telling me “that’s discernment” when I was talking about how the Lord speaks to me for me to get it.

Now I do not believe the Lord will only communicate to someone in ONE particular way, He’s too awesome and His ways are too vast for that. I’ve had dreams and I’ve had visions. I’ve seen the flash of angels leaving (they’re very bright and VERY fast. Unfortunately I didn’t have a good look at them, though I still want to see them more clearly). I’ve felt the Lord above me and beside me. I’ve felt God’s right hand, which was actually very frightening and full of indescribable power. I’ve felt the presence of angels being close and guarding areas I’ve prayed for. He speaks through scripture. He’s speaks through songs and through memories.
God speaks to all of us in many different ways when we are seeking Him. If you unsure how God speaks to you just keep seeking him. Dig into the Word (the Bible), spend some quality time talking to Him with as little distraction as possible, stop doubting yourself and push through. I’ve been there. You have to keep fighting for it and open yourself up to Him. The more you push the more He will see that you’re serious and willing, not easy to give up. And when you fall (which is not a question of IF you will fall because we all do) remember He is still there ready and willing to pick you up.

I was just reminded of this scripture, it’s of the disciples on the boat in the sea when Jesus was walking on water to meet them.
But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.  (How often are we afraid when the Lord shows us something we’re not used to!)
And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. (that takes faith!)
But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. (Here comes the doubt.)
And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?

That verse always gets me, “And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him,”
How often are we called by the Lord and we turn and look around us and fear creeps in to cause us to sink? Yet He is always faithful and true. He’s always right there to catch you if you slip and if you fall. I’ve always heard this growing up but until you start to go through it (and sometimes it can take more time than you might expect) you can’t fully appreciate it and understanding it. I would say a great question to ask when you find yourself with a lack of faith and doubting is, Why? Not WHAT are you doubting, but why? Regardless of knowing the answer or not, take it to Jesus. He will help you with it.

I thank the Lord for his lessons and his grace, with which we are saved. I hope and pray that maybe others can learn from the experiences (and mistakes) that I share and that they know that they are not alone with what they go through and what they may feel.
For those who do not yet know how the Lord speaks to them, remember that it takes time and you have to learn how to listen. Listening takes patience and time with the Lord. Don’t give up, especially after you fall, and keep up the good fight.

-Me