Originally Posted by cheesedip1 What is the mark of the beast?
Great question, cd1, and deserves a good answer. Not any easy task, but not impossible.
When we get life (the whole deal - everything) down to an encoded "seed", simplification is essential. For example, when you see Dr. Emoto's ice crystal pictures, you see the formation they end up in. This formation is how the information has been encoded, the purpose being that when the thaw comes, these instructions may be accessed for the continuation of Life.
In the human mind / soul, there are very basic instructions at the base level. These instructions mimic the chakra ystem and order...very basic but undisputable instructions...necessary for continuing onward regardless of direction.
It's the "regardless of direction" point that accomodate Free Will. The basic instructions are what each life uses to navigate forward through Eternity. One of the very basic instructs...or navigational 'tools'...is the device which calibrates the sustainable from the unsustainable. If you compared it to a GPS, then, the instructions would be "procede forward if you want the Light path
, and the GPS would then warn you of the directions leading away from that ideal.
With this in mind, then, the Beast is very simply the GPS telling us "this is not the Way Of The Light: do you wish to procede?" And of course, you have Free Will and may procede, or adhere to the Light instructions.
I amaze myself, sometimes.
So to sum that up: this simple instruction device adapts to the larger picture. As life gets more complex, the 'Mark Of The Beast" is perceived by you in your own terms, but in regards to off-Light events, topics, things and thought. It could be called "The Forbidden Fruit Warning Light" on your Life Dashboard. Of course, you can drive through the Forbidden Fruit Restaurant, but if you've set the GPS for "Light", you'd certainly respond to the prompt / warning, and continue down the Life highway.