Mark of the Beast
The Christian’s Guide to the How and Why of the Coming Cashless/RFID Society
Pastor Glenn A. Guest
“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 Chapter 13 Verse 17)
All Scripture quotations, unless otherwise specified, are from The Holy
Bible, King James Version. Copyright 1977, 1984, Thomas Nelson
Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the
only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and
ever. Amen. I Timothy 1:17
With thankfulness in my heart to our Lord Jesus Christ for
my wife Renee who has been a great blessing and continual
help to me throughout my life and ministry.
Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and
obtaineth favour of the Lord. (Proverbs 18:22)
“Steps Toward the Mark of the Beast”
Over the years the Lord has given me many opportunities
to preach on end time events. This book is a written form of a message that the Lord has allowed me to preach in churches
and other venues, which I call, Steps Toward the Mark of the Beast.
The writing before you is the work of a pastor who makes no claim of being an expert in monetary or economic
matters. This book is based on my observations, made in the light of God’s Word, of the changes that are taking place
in our monetary system. These changes, I believe, will bring us to the point where it will soon be possible for a central
power to control all buying and selling. The conclusions I have reached concerning this matter are based upon the prophecies
that we are given in God’s Word and the tendency of unregenerate man to use technological advancements for his own selfish
We also learn in God’s Word that those things that are happening in the world have their roots in the
spiritual side of God’s creation. This means that the only way we can understand what is taking place around us is to
look at them in the light of God’s Word, the Bible.
It is not God’s intent, nor my intent, to frighten believers as we look at what is happening, but rather
that we might learn more about our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The Lord desires to awaken any who are not aware of what
is happening, and in so doing save the lost, and prepare the Christian for what will certainly soon come to pass.
The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave
unto him, to show unto his servants things which
must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified
it by his angel unto his servant John.
While I might err in some of the specifics of what I believe is going to happen, be sure that God’s
Word stands, and will be fulfilled exactly as He has as given it.
The changes that are taking place in the world, and in particular the changes that are being made in our monetary
system and in the area of inventory control, are being used to bring the world into a form of bondage that has never before
been experienced. While I have, with my very limited knowledge of economic matters, attempted to point out many of the ways
this new economic system will be used to enslave mankind, I am sure that I have not scratched the surface. Those who are working
feverishly to develop and implement this system of absolute economic control have, no doubt, already thought of many ways
that this new economic order can be used to centralize power and impose their will upon the people.
As we look at the changes that are taking place in the world’s economic system, we must remember that
our Lord has given us warnings in the scriptures not for the purpose of frightening us, but that we might believe upon Jesus
Christ and be saved. The primary purpose of the Scriptures is to bring us to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence
of his disciples, which are not written in this book:
But these are written, that ye might believe that
Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that
believing ye might have life through his name.
I hope that if you are not saved, you will soon believe on Jesus Christ. There is nothing more important.
We also learn in God’s Word that once we believe upon Jesus, we are not exempted from life’s troubles. In fact,
we find that as we live for Christ, we will suffer persecution for his name’s sake. While God does say that we will
have troubles in this world, he also promises to guide, protect, and comfort us.
Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall
suffer persecution. (2 Timothy 3:12)
These things have I spoken unto you,
that in me ye
might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribu-
lation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the
world. (John 16:23)
Having believed on Jesus Christ, we receive instruction in righteousness and comfort from God’s Word
that will help us during the trials and tribulations of life.
Grace be to you, and peace from God our Father,
and from the Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed be God,
even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father
of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who com-
forted us in all our tribulation, that we may be able
to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the
comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of
God. For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so
our consolation also abounded by Christ. And
whether we be afflicted, it is for your consolation
and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of
the same sufferings which we also suffer: or whether
we be comforted, it is for your consolation and sal-
vation. And our hope of you is steadfast, knowing,
that as ye are partakers of the sufferings, so shall ye
be also of the consolation. (2 Corinthians
For whatsoever things were written aforetime were
written for our learning, that we through patience
and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
My aim is that every believer who reads this book will draw nearer to our Lord Jesus Christ. I pray that you will have
a greater realization of the presence of Jesus in your life, that your love for him will increase daily, and that you will
be strengthened and comforted in the days that lie ahead.