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The Mark of the Beast:

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: 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.” Revelation 13:16-17
The word “mark” is translated from the Greek word: charagma meaning a stamp or impression indicating an engraving or tattoo. This Scripture concerning the nefarious “MARK OF THE BEAST” has captured the attention of Bible students for millennia. The world system has now found a way to enforce this Mark: The RFID {Radio Frequency IDentification} tattoo. I am sure you have noticed the upsurge of tattoos in our society. People of every age and income level are decorating their bodies with these permanent MARKs all over their bodies. Here is what God has to say about receiving such marks:
Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD.” Leviticus 19:28
Radio-frequency identification (RFID) is the wireless use of electromagnetic fields to transfer data, for the purposes of automatically identifying and tracking tags attached to objects. The tags contain electronically stored information. Other types have a local power source such as a battery and may operate at hundreds of meters from the reader. Unlike a barcode, the tag does not necessarily need to be within line of sight of the reader and may be embedded in the tracked object. RFID is one method for Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC).
Since RFID tags can be attached to cash, clothing, and possessions, or implanted in animals and people, the possibility of reading personally-linked information without consent has raised serious privacy concerns. But to the Bible Student it declares that the idea of total control of people is now possible.
This MARK of the beast will be required of all who are left behind in the time of great Tribulation. It will be the only way they will be able to buy or sell. This idea of a Mark has for centuries been rejected as a wild-eyed idea of Bible thumpers to scare people. Well, I have good news! We who believe the Bible: those of us who have trusted in Jesus Christ will not have to worry about this Mark. We will be gone! Meantime, there should be a renewed call to our people: Don’t take marks in your bodies!
Paul put it this way:
I Thessalonians 4:16&17For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” Thus being taken from the “wrath to come I Thessalonians 1:10
And that is the hope of us who see these terrible events coming on the scene.
Bro. Wayne
For more information on RFID see:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio-frequency_identification

In the Flow of Life….

This Friday evening at 6:30 will be our adult banquet. I hope you plan to come have a meal with us! Cindy is still giving away tickets {No cost, so please call the church office to reserve your place} so we will be better able to prepare the proper amount of food. Gary Jones and his crew will be cooking and our youth have agreed to serve our meal for us, so dress up just a little, bring your appetite with you and your friend{s} to share an evening with us in fellowship!
Just over two years ago Gary and Earleen Castleberry visited our church. I had not seen them for a very long time, but had known Gary since the early 1980’s. He has been a pastor of Baptist Churches most of the time I had known him and actually preached revival services in a couple of his churches. After the service I sat down with him and caught up on what had been going on in his life and found that he had just lost his Pastorate in Lawton some months before and was struggling to find a new place of service.
Having no income and no home and us having a vacant parsonage, our church family opened their hearts to this couple and gave them a place to live until Gary could find a new place of service…as most of you know, he is a good preacher and Earleen is a tremendous help meet for him as she has taught classes, worked as our secretary and they have been involved in almost every facet of the church. We have provided Gary an income supplemental to his Social Security and school bus driving job, to make a living while the church provided a home and utilities these past two years, all the while praying and hoping that they would soon find a place for Gary to express his gifts as a pastor. Together he and Earleen have become very much a part of our church family and have blessed many of us!
Sunday evening we announced to the church family that Bro. Gary Castleberry has been called to a church in Indiahoma, OK to be their pastor. This is the town one of their daughters lives in and they had settled on making it their home. While they were there a few weeks ago Gary met with some people he had known back in the 1980’s that lived there and well, as they say, the rest is history! They will live in a parsonage for a while until they purchase their own home. We rejoice with them in their new call and ministry! We have enjoyed having Gary and Earleen with us this past two years and wish them the greatest days of their life as they serve the Lord together there having their daughter and family nearby. We will have a fellowship for them Sunday evening February 22 to send them off to their new place of service. I hope you will be there to wish them well as they leave to their new place of service.

I am grieved to report that I received a message last night late that John and Leah Marks’ overdue, expected baby did not survive. Details are not known but I know they need your prayers today and in the days ahead. This will be a very difficult time for their whole family so please pray for them. Bro. Wayne