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THISBOOKBELONGSTOGivenbyDateSpecialMessage AndIJohnsaw...themthathadgottenthevictoryoverthebeastandoverhisimageandoverhismarkandoverthenumberofhisname...sayingGreatandmarvellousarethyworksLordGodAlmightyjustandtruearethywaysthouKingofsaints.WhoshallnotfeartheeOLordandglorifythynameforthouonlyartholyforallnationsshallcomeandworshipbeforetheeforthyjudgmentsaremademanifest.Revelation152-4 IWontTaketheMarkCopyright2014byKatherineAlbrechtEdDISBN978-0-9882802-1-2PublishedbyVirtuePressAdivisionofAlbrechtMediaLLCwww.VirtuePress.comOrders1-855-MarkBook1-855-627-5266Allrightsreserved.Nopartofthisbookmaybereproducedortransmittedinanyformorbyanymeanselectronicormechanicalwithoutthepriorwrittenpermissionoftheauthorexceptinthecaseofbriefquotationsembodiedincriticalarticlesandreviews.ScriptureisquotedfromtheKingJamesVersionoftheHolyBible.SalvationprayerinspiredbyRobinKhouryExecutiveDirectorLittleLightMinistriesandChristianSchoolwww.SalvationKids.com.IllustrationsbyJuliaPearson.IllustrationsderivedfromvariousartistsincludingLarsJustinenGregOlsenandPatMarvenkoSmith.PatternsandbordersAlfredoMGraphicArtsStudiowww.alfredom.com.CoverandinteriordesignbyMonicaThomasforTLCGraphicswww.TLCGraphics.com.PrintedandboundinCanada. DedicatedtothememoryofmywiseandwittygrandmotherEvalynMurielWoodallmygenerousandresourcefulmotherElaineandthemillionsofparentsandgrandparentswhohavepassedthisknowledgedownthroughthegenerations.Dr.KatherineAlbrecht Blessedishethatreadethandtheythathearthewordsofthisprophecyandkeepthosethingswhicharewrittenthereinforthetimeisathand.REVELATION13 henJesuslivedlongagothingsweremuchsimpler.Therewerenotelevisionsorcomputers.Therewerenocellphonesorcreditcards.Peopleboughtthingswithcoinsmadeofsilverbronzeandgold.6 7 henJesusdiedonthecrossHisfriendswereverysad.ButtheywerehappywhenHelivedagainandroseuptoHeaventobewithGodThedisciplesspenttherestoftheirlivessharingthegoodnewsofGodslove.8 9 neofthediscipleswasnamedJohn.WhenJohnwasanoldmanhesawanamazingvision.JesustookhimtoHeaventoseethefuture.Johnsawmanywaystheworldwouldchange.IJohnwhoalsoamyourbrotherandcompanionintribulationandinthekingdomandpatienceofJesusChristwasintheislethatiscalledPatmosforthewordofGodandforthetestimonyofJesusChrist.IwasintheSpiritontheLordsdayandheardbehindmeagreatvoiceasofatrumpetSayingIamAlphaandOmegatherstandthelastandWhatthouseestwriteinabookandsendituntothesevenchurches...REVELATION19-11IlookedandbeholdadoorwasopenedinheavenandtherstvoicewhichIheardwasasitwereofatrumpettalkingwithmewhichsaidComeuphitherandIwillshewtheethingswhichmustbehereafter.REVELATION4110 11 ohnsawthatonedayabadleaderwillrulethewholeworld.TheBiblecallshimthebeast.Hemayseemlikeawonderfulmanbuthewillbemeanandcruel.HewillhateGodandHispeople.AndI...sawabeastriseupoutofthesea...andthedragonSatangavehimhispowerandhisseatandgreatauthority.REVELATION131-2AndheopenedhismouthinblasphemyagainstGodtoblasphemehisnameandhistabernacleandthemthatdwellinheaven.REVELATION13612 13 Skippingaheadtopage36. sthebeastcomingYes.WeknoweverythingtheBibletellsusistrue.Butwedontknowwhenitwillhappen.Thesethingsmayhappensoonortheymaynothappenforaverylongtime.ButwedoknowthisGodlovesusandHeisincontrolAllscriptureisgivenbyinspirationofGodandisprotablefordoctrineforreproofforcorrectionforinstructioninrighteousness...2TIMOTHY316NowlearnaparableofthegtreeWhenhisbranchisyettenderandputtethforthleavesyeknowthatsummerisnighSolikewiseyewhenyeshallseeallthesethingsknowthatitisnearevenatthedoors.VerilyIsayuntoyouThisgenerationshallnotpasstillallthesethingsbefullled.Heavenandearthshallpassawaybutmywordsshallnotpassaway.ButofthatdayandhourknowethnomannonottheangelsofheavenbutmyFatheronly.MATTHEW24323636 37 Youdonthavetobearaidothebeastorhismark.YoucanprayorJesustocomeintoyourlietosaveyouandgiveyoucourage.Thatspecialprayerisattheendothisbook.Goddoesnotwantanyonetoworshipthebeastortakehismark.HewantsustobelongonlytoHim.WillyoupromisetotrustinGodandnevertakethemarkothebeastFilloutthecertifcatenow.BeholdIstandatthedoorandknockifanymanhearmyvoiceandopenthedoorIwillcomeintohimandwillsupwithhimandhewithme.TohimthatovercomethwillIgranttositwithmeinmythroneevenasIalsoovercameandamsetdownwithmyFatherinhisthrone.REVELATION320-21Letthatthereforeabideinyouwhichyehaveheardfromthebeginning.IfthatwhichyehaveheardfromthebeginningshallremaininyouyealsoshallcontinueintheSonandintheFather.Andthisisthepromisethathehathpromiseduseveneternallife.1JOHN224-25ButcontinuethouinthethingswhichthouhastlearnedandhastbeenassuredofknowingofwhomthouhastlearnedthemAndthatfromachildthouhastknowntheholyscriptureswhichareabletomaketheewiseuntosalvationthroughfaithwhichisinChristJesus.2TIMOTHY314-1538 Hereisaplacewhereyoucanrecordyourpromise.39 ANotetoParentsandGrandparentsfromDr.KatherineAlbrechtMygrandmotherwarnedmeaboutthemarkofthebeastwhenIwasalittlegirl.Thatconversationinthekitchenofafarmhousedecadesagochangedthecourseofmylife.WhenIwasachildtherewerenopersonalcomputersnocellphonesnoInternetorhighspeedsatellitecommunications.Ihadneverseenacreditcard.Thethingsmymotherboughtatthestorestillhadrealpricetagsnotbarcodesandshepaidincashlikeeveryoneelse.Icouldntimagineatimewheneverypurchasecouldbemadewithanumber.FastforwardandtodaythewordsofJohnsprophesynolongerseemsodistantorhardtoenvision.Forthersttimeinhistorythemarkofthebeastistechnologicallypossible.Aftertwothousandyearsthatscholarshavepuzzledoverhowthingscouldbeboughtandsoldwithanumberthisgenerationisthersttoseethatvisionbecomeareality.Moreshockingstillitishardtobelieveweliveinatimewhenanumbercanbeputintoapersonsbody.Youcanhelpyourchildrenpracticesayingnotothemarkofthebeastwheneveryouvisitamuseumcarnivaloramusementpark.Refusetowearwristbandswithpaymentchipsinside.Tellthestaffyouhaveareligiousobjectiontoamarkbeingplacedonyourchildshandorforeheadsoyoudonotpermityourchildtoreceiveahandstampforre-entryorfacepaintingontheforehead.Whilehandstampsandfacepaintingareharmlessintheircurrentformteachingyourchildrentorefusethemwillsetaprecedentintheirlivesandhelpthempracticestandingupfortheirbeliefs.ManyChristiansmyselfincludedarealsoconcernedaboutbiometricpaymenttechnologiesthatusethehandsuchasngerprintreaders.Ifyousharetheseconcernspleasespeakoutagainsttheiruse.Parentsandgrandparentsareahugeinuenceonchildren.Awordaptlyspokentoachildtodayislikeaseedthatmaylaterourishintounderstandingandsavingfaithtomorrow.Itdidinmycase.SincerelyDr.KatherineAlbrechtEdDwww.KatherineAlbrecht.com40 Trainupachildinthewayheshouldgoandwhenheisoldhewillnotdepartfromit.Proverbs226 DearGodIknowthatIamasinner.IknowthatyousentyoursonJesustobemySaviorandthatHediedonthecrosstotakethepunishmentformysins.IknowthatJesusrosefromthedeadandiscomingbacksomeday.Pleaseforgivemeforallofmysinsandcomeintomylifeandchangeme.Pleaseguidemeandhelpmetofollowyoufortherestofmylife.ThankyouforsavingmeandforpromisingtotakemetoHeaventobewithyousomeday.InJesusNameAmen.NameDate JUVENILENONFICTIONReligionBibleStoriesNewTestamentISBN978-0-9882802-1-2THEBOOKOFREVELATIONcanbemysteriousandconfusingbutitdoesnthavetobeItisthestoryofGodsloveandprovisionforHispeoplewhentheBiblespromisesarefulfilledandthisfallenworldisrestoredtoperfectwholeness.ThisbeautifullyillustratedandscripturallyaccuratebookgentlyconveysthewarningsofRevelationwhilejoyouslycelebratingtheultimatetriumphofgoodoverevilguidingchildrentoacloserrelationshipwithJesuswhetherathomeinchurchoraspartofaBiblestudy.HowdoyouteachyourchildrenaboutJohnsvisionHowcanuturegenerationsprepareorthattimeDoyourchildrenknowhowmuchGodlovesthemuIncludesarameable8x10certifcatewithavowtoobeyGodandnevertakethemarkothebeast.www.VirtuePress.comRevelationisakeybookintheNewTestament