THE WORD FOR TODAY
Revelation 13-15 (Click to Read Today’s Word at Biblegateway.com)
Truth for Today
Revelation 13:18 18 Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man: His number is 666.
In my last couple of years in the Navy I heard rumors about a new technology that would help identify service members. It was a tiny microchip that would be shot into the hand. Everything from service records to medical records could be stored on that tiny microchip. There was even talk about this chip becoming a national requirement.
I must admit that my first thought was, “Is this the mark of the beast?”
When we set our verse today in context we see much discussion about the beast and his impact in those last days. John then says, “Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of a man: His number is 666.”
That number: 666…will clearly identity this beast who stands for evil, deceit and destruction.
My question is for today. Can we identify evil, deceit and destruction in our day and time? In the last days it will clearly be evident to some. Can we see the moral decay in our time?
With the indwelling Christ who guides us by the Holy Spirit and fills us with truth from HIS Word we can clearly see the evil, deceit, destruction…the moral decay all around us. The Bible…the Word of God…is our instruction manual against all manner of rebellion and sin.
Today…we may not see a 666…but we can feel HIS Spirit telling us that this stuff is wrong and that we should avoid it at all costs.
Father, give us discernment in these days of evil surrounding us…In Jesus Name…AMEN!!!