#10 Knowledge will increase. In Daniel 12:4 it says, “But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.” Now, you can sit down at home on your computer and tap into all the knowledge of the world. We have more Bible knowledge than we have ever had in the history of the world. Knowledge is exploding just like Daniel said.
What lies ahead? Revelations 13:15-18, “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. And he causes 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 had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 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.” Even though the man himself has not been revealed, his mark, his name, his number and I believe his image is being used profusely today.
In Revelations 13:11 it says, “His mark is His name” so let’s look at his name. When Westerner’s, think of a name, we think of a literal name, but in the Bible, someone’s name is basically a representation of the nature and character of that person. Just as Jesus was called the Lamb of God, the Light of the World, along with many other names, even though His actual name was Jesus, because they all represent His character. When it comes to the name of the Beast, we are told in Rev.13:1, that it’s the name of blasphemy. When anyone speaks blasphemy it is anti-Christ, so the character of this beast will be to claim to be equal to, or greater than, God.
The number 666, believed by most Christians to be used to identify the anti-Christ, is probably Satan’s best kept secret to deceive the Body of Christ. The oldest Biblical Papyri (Oxyrhynchus Papyri LVI 4499) does not have 666 it has 616. Walid Shoebat (a former member of Hamas) asked the question; “Is it possible that certain scribes viewed what were thought to be three Greek letters, when in reality they were three squiggles or foreign symbols and that is why they could not make up there minds as to which of the Greek letters they resembled?”
If you will research it out and take a look at the head bands worn by the Hamas (radical Islamists) the wording on it is the Bismillah. It actually says “in the name of Allah” and it is known throughout the Muslim world. The Bismillah can be written in many different ways.
If you will compare the Bismillah to the codes Vaticanus, which was translated 666, they are practically the same letters. These letters are worn on their arms or their foreheads, they also hang them on the walls of their homes and just about anywhere else you can think of. If that is not blasphemous what is? And the Bible shows us in Revelations 13:1 that the beast name is blasphemy.
Islam means submit and they teach, and believe that you must submit to the teachings of Mohammad, who they claim was Allah’s prophet, eventually their leader will arise and create total caos in Israel and the United States. And according to NBC news 20,000 Americans in the U.S.A. convert to Islam every year. 20,000 people a year are taking the mark unknowingly, and the sad part is that most Christians are unaware of what is going on around them.