How many times this year did you sign up for access to the internet while in a hotel? How often did you give permission to a website you wanted to visit to allow cookies? Or how often, when signing up for a new download, did you agree to their terms? If it's something you want, you will quickly agree to the terms by checking the box: "I agree."
Never before has the vast majority of the world been connected through the thing we call internet (which has only been with us for 30 years). According to Statista, in 2022 there will be over 6.6 billion smartphones in use.
Never before have we surrendered our finances with complete trust to the online banking systems that we use. This system, by the way, is only 30 years old and has created the greatest shift in the way we think, communicate and, most of all, do our banking.
Keep one thing in mind: The pressure of the beast of Revelation to receive his mark will come primarily in two ways. First, there will be pressure from those who fully support his political accomplishments and agenda. He will be a political rock star and a master deceiver. And second, there will be pressure in the form of financial blackmail.
We are already connected to the system. We are already all-in as far as the internet goes. All the beast of Revelation has to do is to shut us out, not from Facebook or Instagram, but from our banking, our access to money. When he has temporarily shut off that access, you will only have to "agree to his terms" to get your access back. It will be just one more "I agree" click.
To learn more about the end times and what Jesus taught His disciples in order to prepare them (and us) for the extreme difficulties of those days, please visit our website, praychurchpray.com/, and download our free ebook, Reign of Fire, in which we examine in depth what Jesus says about His own return.
Tom Grossman Sr. was powerfully changed in 2000 when he had a vision of the second coming of Christ. Since then, Tom has served in the House of Prayer setting as director as well as prayer leader and mentor. Tom developed The School of Prayer, The Foundations of Worship-based Prayer series 1 & 2, The WordWatch devotional series, authored two books and created teaching tools that have been translated internationally. He has spent the last 23 years in focused, prayerful study of the Word of God, which he believes is clear regarding the return of Jesus and in teaching this from the Word. His passion is to see the church no longer confused about the end-times but focused and ready for the return of Jesus.
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