All God’s Children Got Shoes: Hierarchy & Leadership Reimagined

by Laura Beach Byrch

I got shoes, you got shoes, all God’s children got shoes. When I get to heaven gonna put on my shoes, gonna walk all over God’s heaven, heaven, Gonna walk all over God’s heaven. Everybody talking about heaven ain’t goin’ there, heaven, heaven.

In the few short lines of this well-known spiritual, enslaved Africans in pre-Civil War America proclaimed radical truths about themselves and their understanding of God as a God of justice.  First, they affirmed that they were God’s children, who would one day be with God in heaven. Second, that God would meet every need and judge the hearts of all, showing a reversal of the slaveholding society’s notions of who true Christians were and were not.  

Those who sang this song took to heart the stories of Genesis 1-2: that humankind is made in the image of God and tasked with wisely leading the world. Human beings are entrusted with the responsibility to help shape the world according to God’s will.  Slaveholders who called themselves Christians were greatly abusing this authority and perverting notions of what was God’s will, but through this song, enslaved Africans claimed authority to narrate what God’s will truly was and is.

Writing about this spiritual, Howard Thurman said:

This is one of the authentic songs of protest. It was sung in anticipation of a time that even yet has not fully come– a time when there shall be no slave row in the church, no gallery set aside for the slave, no special place, no segregation, no badge of racial and social stigma, but complete freedom of movement.  Even at that far-off moment in the past, these early singers put their fingers on the most vulnerable spot in Christianity and democracy. The wide, free range of his spirit sent him in his song beyond all barriers. In God’s presence at least there would be freedom; slavery is no part of the purpose or the plan of God.

Thurman, Howard, Deep River: Reflections on the Religious Insight of Certain of the Negro Spirituals Harper and Brothers: 1955, p.48.

Despite the harsh realities of slavery, where plantation Christianity was twisted and weaponized by white masters to try to keep their black slaves subordinate and submissive, black communities of enslaved peoples still encountered the God of justice, who revealed to them a message of dignity, equality and belovedness that they put to song.  It was a message that affirmed that those who were suffering under slavery were God’s children, made in God’s image, and that one day not only would their needs be met, but there would be freedom to roam all over heaven. No more passes or papers needed, in fact, the preachers and adherents of slaveholder religion– with their talk of heaven and lack of Christ-like behavior– they would not even make it to heaven. 

Holding in their hearts and minds this vision of the boundaryless freedom that awaited them in heaven, individuals who were enslaved found courage to run away to earthly freedom in the North.  

My earliest memory of this song is of singing it in children’s choir at church. Looking back, our “Cherub Choir”, made up of little white smiling faces and tiny feet wearing patent leather shoes, really had no business singing this song.  We couldn’t really imagine what it would be like to not have shoes, much less to not be allowed to have shoes. We had closets full of shoes. Sure, our choir director and parents tried to explain that this song was about God wanting everyone to have what they need.  But I don’t remember any mention of why the song was created or the dynamics between white slaveholders and enslaved Africans that led to a people singing about shoes and freedom in heaven. We certainly left out the part about “everybody talking about heaven ain’t goin there.”  

Yet, maybe learning that song as a child began to shape in me a vision that my cultural ancestors could not see– the truth that every human being, and especially the enslaved people who created the song, were made in the image of God, had inherent worth and dignity and deserved basic things likes shoes and freedom…not only in heaven, but in the here and now.  

Hush harbors today, as during the time of slavery, continue to proclaim this message and push against dominant society’s structural hierarchies of leadership. Saying “All God’s Children Got Shoes” is a way of claiming dignity that isn’t acknowledged in dominant culture.  Even though white men didn’t give black preachers authority to proclaim the Word as it was revealed to them in the antebellum South, black preachers and believers knew “they had shoes”. They learned the stories of Scripture and knew God was not who the slaveholder preachers were trying to convince them God was. They had to trust their own voices, their own interpretation, even as white slaveholders sought to shame and silence them. In hush harbors, they were empowered to freely interpret and preach the Word without authority from any institution or governing body. God gave each individual the dignity and ability to understand and proclaim God’s truth.  Men, women, and even children were seen as leaders and valued members with important contributions to make.

Our churches and communities can begin to live into the notion of “All God’s Children Got Shoes” when we:

  • Practice shared leadership, honoring the gifts each person brings and their unique part in wisely leading us toward the vision of beloved community
  • Center the voices of people and communities that dominant culture has tried to ignore or silence
  • Create alternative leadership structures that are equitable, consensus-based and characterized by permission-giving instead of the authority to restrict and control being given to a few

Questions to consider:

  • Who around me isn’t being valued or allowed to lead? Does my community’s structure embody the belief that all have the capacity to lead and contribute meaningfully?  Do we emphasize the idea of “the priesthood of all believers”? How is leadership and responsibility shared?
  • How can I expand the circle of voices that I’m reading or listening to and allowing to theologically shape my life?  
  • How are we living into a world where we are not boxed in by borders and barriers, where we are free to walk all over God’s kindom now, both metaphorically and physically?

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  1. 666 says:

    Hello,

    I want to share some extremely important information that has been going around the internet concerning our future well being.

    We’re moving towards a future of a one world cashless money society in which they will mandate us to recieve an RFID microchip placed in our body. This microchip will contain all our information and we will lose much more of our privacy because of the tracking capabilities.

    More importantly, have you heard that this was predicted around two-thousand years ago by a person named Jesus? Hard to believe? Continue reading… This may well be the most important article you will read.

    “He(the false prophet) forces everyone—the small and great, the rich and poor, the free and slaves—to have a mark put on their right hand or on their forehead. He will not allow anyone to make a purchase or sell anything unless the person has the mark with the beast’s name or the number of its name. This calls for wisdom. Let the one who understands calculate the beast’s number, for it’s a human being’s number. Its number is six hundred sixty-six” (Revelation 13:16-18 CEB).

    Speaking on the last times, this can only be pointing to a society where physical currency is no more, which we have yet to see, but we are making our way towards. Why? Otherwise we could still buy or sell without taking the mark between each other if [tangible money was still valid. It logically deduces itself to this end.

    The mark could not be spiritual, because the word references two unique physical places. If it was to be spiritual, the text would only conclude one place.

    Here is where it really ties together. It is surprising how on the mark(so to speak) the Bible is with respect to this RFID chip. These are notes from a guy named Carl Sanders who labored with a team of engineers to help advance this RFID microchip in the 90’s.

    Carl Sanders attended seventeen New World Order meetings with heads of state officials such as Henry Kissinger and Bob Gates of the C.I.A. to discuss plans on how to bring about this one-world system. The government commissioned Carl Sanders to design a microchip for identifying and controlling the peoples of the world-a microchip that could be inserted under the skin with a hypodermic needle(a fast, convenient method that would be slowly accepted by society).

    Carl Sanders, along with a team of engineers behind him, with US grant monies supplied by US tax dollars, took on this project and designed a microchip that is powered by a lithium battery, rechargeable through the temperature changes in our skin. Without the knowledge of the Bible(Sanders was not a follower of Christ at the time), these engineers spent one-and-a-half-million dollars doing research on the best and most convenient place to have the microchip placed under the skin.

    These researchers found that the forehead and the back of the hand(the two spots Revelation says the mark will go) are not just the most convenient locations, but are also the only viable places for rapid, consistent temperature changes in the skin to recharge the lithium battery. The RFID chip is about seven millimeters in length, .75 millimeters in diameter, about the size of a grain of rice. It is capable of storing pages upon pages of information about you. All your general history, work history, crime record, health history, and financial data can be stored on this chip.

    Mr. Sanders believes that this microchip, which he regretfully helped engineer, is the “mark” spoken about in Revelation 13:16-18. The original Greek word for “mark” is “charagma,” which means a “scratch or etching.” It is also interesting to note that the number 666 is actually a word in the original Greek. The word is “chi xi stigma,” with the last part, “stigma,” also meaning “to stick or prick. Carl believes this is referring to the use of a hypodermic needle being poked into the human flesh to insert the microchip.”

    Mr. Sanders spoke with a doctor asking what would occur if the lithium contained within the RFID chip leaked into the body. The doctor answered by saying a terrible sore would appear in that location. This is what the book of Revelation says:

    “And the first went and poured out his bowl into the land— and a bad and evil sore came upon the people having the mark of the beast and the ones giving worship to his image” (Revelation 13:16-18 DLNT).

    The holy scriptures tell us we will not be able to buy or sell without receiving the mark, or the number of its name. This number is identified as 666. The Bible tells us to calculate the number 666. How do we count 666?

    This is where it all tops off. Calculating the number 666 has been long debated throughout the past, but has finally been made known in these final days by God. What I will show you establishes itself with the Bible the real interpretation to count 666.

    {In the Bible|Through God’s Holy word|Throughout the scriptures|Throughout God’s Holy Scriptures|Throughout the Bible, God uses the number 3 for confirming things. Below are a some examples:

    “For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one” (1 John 5:7 NKJV).

    “and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures” (1 Corinthians 15:4 NKJV).

    “…Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, Who was and is and is to come!” (Revelation 4:8 NKJV).

    Now what is interesting is the the mark is explained in detail in three distinct verses (Revelation 13:16,17,18), and each verse lists three different examples of the given subject. The final three being the number six used three times in a row. This leads to the mystery to unlocking how to count the number 666.

    What does it mean to calculate the number of the beast, 666? It means to add up. So how could we add up 666? Remember my past key point concerning God confirming in threes. Now logically, what would be the most reasonable way to count the number 666? To count it equally in threes based off the number. We cannot count it equally as 600+60+6, this would also bring us back to the beginning. We cannot count it as 600+600+600, or 60+60+60, because there are no zeroes in between or at the end of 666. The only sensible option is 6+6+6=18. What is fascinating is that the verse that reveals for us to count the number of the beast itself is verse 18, being the third verse out of three verses that describe the mark of the beast. Now what is 18 divided by 3? 6. So 3×6=18, or 6+6+6=18.

    Another fascinating point is that the two other possible combinations (making a combined total of three possible combinations) for placing a “+” symbol in between the sixes are 66+6=72, and 6+66=72. Count up both 72’s together and you get 144. Why the number 144 is interesting is because the verse following Revelation 13:18 is the first time in scripture where the 144,000 are being described in detail:

    “Then I looked, and behold, a Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with Him one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His Father’s name written on their foreheads…” (Revelation 14:1).

    If we add up all three numbers by counting 666 by moving the “+” symbol around in all three possible combinations, we would get 72+72+18=162. What is fascinating concerning the number 162, is, if you divide 144,000 by 162, you get 888. The name of Jesus in Greek gematria calculates to 888. The New Testament was written in Greek. Revelation 14:1 not only mentions the 144,000, but also the Lamb of God being Jesus Christ.

    Now what is fascinating concerning the number for Jesus, 888, is that if you apply this same formula, you get 8+8+8=24. Why the number 24? Revelation chapter 4 tells us there are 24 elders seated around the throne of God. This is the same throne where Jesus sits:

    “Immediately I was in the Spirit; and behold, a throne set in heaven, and One sat on the throne. And He who sat there was like a jasper and a sardius stone in appearance; and there was a rainbow around the throne, in appearance like an emerald. Around the throne were twenty-four thrones, and on the thrones I saw twenty-four elders sitting, clothed in white robes; and they had crowns of gold on their heads” (Revelation 4:2-4).

    Now if you take 8+8+8=24, and 8+88=96, and 88+8=96, you get 24+96+96=216. Take 144,000 divided by 216 and you get 666. Take into account that this was the exact method to get the quantity 162 out of counting 666 that brought about the quantity 888 when dividing 144,000 by 162. It’s perpetual.

    With making use of the same formulation of counting by adding the “+” symbol in between the numbers, why do all these numbers relate in such a manner?

    Yet another fascinating point to note is that if you add up all the numbers from 1 to 36, it totals 666. The number 36, as in three sixes? May this be a sign that we should add up three sixes as opposed to perceiving the number as six-hundred sixty six?

    So what could this suggest? We know in this world we are recognized by numbers in various forms. From our birth certificate to social security, as well as our drivers license, being recognized based on a system of ruler ship. So it’s plausible that this RFID chip will contain a brand new identification that has a total of 18 characters.

    Might this be the identification of the beast, the number of its name? The one-world beast system that’s identified by 18 characters? This would fit the scriptures that speaks of a mark that we ought to have to buy or sell in our right hand or forehead, and that it also includes the number of the beast, during a future cashless money society.

    Go to: http://voice-truth.com to see all the proof!

    The scriptures warns us in the last days that a false prophet will rise up performing miraculous signs to deceive many to receive this mark:

    “Then the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who worked signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image” (Revelation 19:20).

    No matter the cost, DO NOT TAKE IT!

    “Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name” (Revelation 14:9-11).

    We are residing in very prophetic times with very important Biblical prophecies being fulfilled. When Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as captial of Israel in December of 2017, this was a big step to bring forth the Third Temple prophesied within the words of God.

    God’s Holy scriptures alerts us that the Antichrist will seat himself in this temple:

    “…and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God” (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4).

    Inside the Islamic faith, there is a figure referred to as the Mahdi, known as their messiah who they are eagerly waiting to appear. There are many testimonies from individuals on line who consider this man shall be Barack Obama who may be the biblical Antichrist. I myself have had unusual dreams about Obama. He came on stage declaring himself to be a follower of Christ with no affiliation to the Muslim faith, but was later revealed by his circle of relatives that he certainly is a religious Muslim.

    His real name is said to be Barry Soetoro, and he had his name changed to Barack Obama. Why so?

    Jesus says, “And He said to them, ‘I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven'” (Luke 10:18).

    In Hebrew, the word “Barack” means “lighting”, and the use of “Bama” (Strongs Hebrew word 1116) is used to refer to the “heights” of heaven.

    The following day after the election of Barack Obama (11/04/08), the triumphing choose three lotto numbers in Illinois (Obama’s home state) for 11/5/08 were 666.

    Obama was a U.S. senator for Illinois, and his zip code was 60606.

    Regardless, whomsoever seats himself in the Third Temple that is to be built in Jerusalem, declaring themselves to be God WILL BE THE ANTICHRIST. NEVER FORGET.

    Why do we need Jesus?

    “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 2:23).

    “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23).

    Our good works cannot save our souls from our sins. If we step before a judge, being guilty of a criminal offense, the judge will not judge us by the good that we’ve done, but rather the crimes we have committed. If we as fallen humanity, created in God’s image, pose this kind of moral justice, how much more a perfect, righteous, and Holy creator?

    God has delivered to us His ethical law’s through the ten commandments given to Moses at Mt. Siani. These legal guidelines were not given so we may be justified, however in order that we might see the need for a savior. They’re the mirror of God’s character of what He has put in every one of us, with our conscious bearing witness that we all know that it’s wrong to steal, lie, dishonor our parents, and so on.

    We can try to observe all the ethical laws of the 10 commandments, however we’ll never catch up to them to be justified before a Holy God. The same word of the law received by Moses was brought forth as flesh over 2000 years ago within the body of Jesus Christ. He was brought forth to be our justification by perfectly fulfilling the law, living a sinless life that solely God may fulfill.

    The gap between us and the law can by no means be reconciled by our own merit, however the arm of Jesus is stretched out by the grace and mercy of God. And if we are to grab on, by means of faith in Him, He’ll pull us forward being the one to justify us. As inside the court of law, if someone steps in and pays your fine, despite the fact that you are guilty, the judge can do what is legal and just and let you go free. That is what Jesus did nearly 2000 years ago on the cross. It was a legal transaction being fulfilled inside the spiritual realm by the shedding of His blood, with His last words being, “…It is finished!…” (John 19:30).

    Now why did Jesus have to die for us?

    Because God is Holy and just, the wrath that we deserve could not go unnoticed. Through the perfect righteousness and justice of God’s character, it must be dealt with, it must be quenched and satisfied.

    For God takes no pleasure in the demise of the wicked (Ezekiel 18:23). This is why in Isaiah chapter 53, where it speaks of the coming Messiah and His soul being a sacrifice for our sins, why it says it satisfied God to crush His only begotten Son.

    This is because the wrath that we deserve was justified by being poured out upon His Son. For if it were to be poured out upon us deserve it, we’d all die and go to hell. God created a means of escape by pouring it out on His Son who’s soul could not be left in Hades, however was raised and seated at the right hand of God in power.

    Now when we put on the Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 13:14), God no longer see’s the person who deserves His wrath, but rather the glorious image of His perfect Son residing in our hearts, justifying us as if we acquired the wrath we deserve, making a way of escape from the curse of death.

    Now what we must do is turn from our sins and believe in the savior, confessing and turning from our sins. This is not just a head knowledge of believing in Jesus, but rather receiving His words, taking them to heart. In which we no longer live to exercise sin, however turn from our sins and exercise righteousness:

    “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God” (1 Corinthians 6:9-11).

    By doing so we may become transformed into the image of God through faith in His Son Christ Jesus Who is willing to give the Holy Spirit to those who ask of Him:

    “Most assuredly, I(Jesus) say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ (John 3:5-6).

    “But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His” (Romans 8:9).

    What are you waiting for? Our Father in heaven only wants the best for us, restoring everything this world has stolen from us. This is what it means to by “holy”. To be made whole.

    He is waiting to hear from you. That God given tongue to speak language, through faith, pray to Him, ask Him to forgive you by confessing your sins and be willing to forsake them; that you accept the sacrifice of His Son Jesus on the cross, and that you want His Holy Spirit living inside you transforming you into a child of God.

    Jesus says, “but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him(the Holy Spirit) will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”

    Did you know that Jesus spoke more about hell than anyone else, even more than He spoke about heaven?! For this very reason He came to die for us, to rescue us from this place that we deserve.

    He describes hell as a real place where,

    “Their worm does not die
    And the fire is not quenched” (Mark 9:44).

    And where,

    “There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth…” (Luke 13:28).

    Jesus tells us who to fear,

    “And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell” (Matthew 10:28).

    “Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, ‘Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.’

    Then He who sat on the throne said, ‘Behold, I make all things new.’ And He said to me, ‘Write, for these words are true and faithful.’

    And He said to me, ‘It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son. But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.'” (Revelation 21:1-8).

    Out of all the world religions, how can we be sure the Bible got it right? The scientific data has established and continues to support that the universe once had a beginning in which space, time and matter were created. Many know this as the big bang.

    “The non-biblical religions tell us that god or god’s create within space and time that eternally exist. The Bible stands alone and says that time and space don’t exist until God creates the universe.” – Astronomer(Phd) Hugh Ross

    The Bible not only got it right that space, time and matter all came into existence at the beginning of the universe, it also states in 7 different places that the universe is expanding thousands of years before scientists discovered these things.

    Did you know that the real Noah’s Ark was discovered where the Bible told us it would be with the correct dimensions? As well as proof for the destruction of Sodom Gomorrah and the Exodus account of the Red Sea crossing?

    The Bible is the most translated and read book in the history of the world, full of predictive prophecies, matching what we find in the book of nature. Wouldn’t you expect God’s word to be so?

    This information and more can all be found here: http://voice-truth.com

    God loves you!

  2. RFID says:

    Hey there,

    Please allow me to some very important information that has been spreading around the internet regarding our future well being.

    We’re coming to a future of a one-world cashless money society in which we will be mandated to have an RFID chip placed in our body. This chip will store all our personal data and we will lose our privacy because of the tracking technology.

    Even bigger news than this, did you know that this was foretold almost two thousand years in the past by a man named Jesus Christ? Have doubts? Keep reading to see… This could be the most important article you will read.

    ..”And he shall make all, both little and great, rich and poor, freemen and bondmen, to have a character in their right hand, or on their foreheads.

    And that no man might buy or sell, but he that hath the character, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

    Here is wisdom. He that hath understanding, let him count the number of the beast. For it is the number of a man: and the number of him is six hundred sixty-six” (Revelation 13:16-18 DRA)…

    Speaking on the last days, this can only be speaking of a cashless society, which has yet to occur, but we are making our way towards. Why’s that? Because we would be able to buy or sell without receiving the mark between one another if physical money was still in use. It logically deduces itself to this end.

    This mark could not be anything spiritual, because the word references two distinct physical locations. If it was spiritual, it would just say in the forehead.

    Now here is where it really comes together. It is astonishing how on the nail the scriptures are in regards to this RFID chip. These are notes from a person named Carl Sanders who worked with a bunch of engineers to help invent this RFID microchip in the 1900’s.

    Carl Sanders sat in 17 New World Order meetings with heads of state officials such as Henry Kissinger and Bob Gates of the CIA to discuss their agenda on how to bring forth this one-world system. The US government commissioned Carl Sanders to engineer a microchip for identifying and controlling the peoples of the nations-a microchip that could be inserted underneath the skin with a hypodermic needle(a quick, convenient procedure that would be gradually accepted by the nations).

    Carl Sanders, with a team of engineers with him, with U.S. grant monies provided by tax dollars, took on this challenge and produced a RFID chip that’s powered by a lithium battery, rechargeable by means of the temperature fluctuations in our skin. With out the knowledge of the biblical scriptures (Brother Sanders was not a Christian at the time), these men spent one and a half million dollars gathering data on the best and most convenient location to have the RFID microchip placed under the skin.

    Guess what? These researchers discovered that the forehead and the back of the hand(the two locations Revelation says the mark will go) are not only the most convenient locations, but are also the only viable spots for constant, consistent temperature fluctuations in the skin to recharge the lithium battery. The chip is approximately seven millimeters in length, .75 millimeters in diameter, about the size of a grain of rice. It’s capable of storing pages of details about you. All of your common history, work records, crime records, health data, and financial data will be saved on this chip.

    Brother Sanders believes that this microchip, which he remorsefully helped invent, is the “beast’s mark” spoke of in Revelation 13:16-18. The original Greek word for “mark” is “charagma,” which is defined as a “scratch or etching.” Additionally it is fascinating to observe that the number 666 is in fact a word in the original Greek language. The word is “chi xi stigma,” with the last part, “stigma,” additionally meaning “to stick or prick. Carl believes this is referencing to using a hypodermic needle being poked in a person to insert the microchip.”

    Carl reached out to a doctor asking what would occur if the lithium contained within the microchip was exposed in the body. The medical doctor answered by saying a horrible sore would arise in that location. Here is what the scriptures of Revelation 16:2 has to say:

    “And the first(angel) went, and poured out his bowl into the earth; and it became a noisome and grievous sore upon the men that had the mark of the beast, and that worshipped his image” (Revelation 16:2 ASV).

    The holy scriptures tell us we will not be able to buy or sell without receiving the mark of the beast, or the number of its name. This number is identified as 666. The Bible tells us to count the number 666. How can we calculate 666?

    This is where it all tops off. Calculating the number of the beast 666 has been long debated throughout the centuries, but has finally been unveiled in these last days by God. What you will see establishes itself with the holy scriptures the true meaning to count six-six-six.

    Through God’s Holy word, God uses the number three for confirming things. A few examples are shared below:

    “For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one” (1 John 5:7 NKJV).

    “and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures” (1 Corinthians 15:4 NKJV).

    “…Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, Who was and is and is to come!” (Revelation 4:8 NKJV).

    Now what is interesting is the the mark is described in detail in 3 separate verses (Revelation 13:16,17,18), and each verse lists three different examples of the given subject. The last 3 being the number 6 used 3 times in a row. This is a key point to deciphering how to count the number 666.

    What does it mean to count? It means to add up. So how could we add up 666? Call back to mind my past key point regarding God confirming in 3’s. Now logically, what would be the most rational way to add up the number 666? To count it equally in threes based off the number. It is not rational to count it equally as 600+60+6, this would also revert us back to the start. We cannot add it as 600+600+600, or 60+60+60, because there are no zeroes in between or at the end of 666. The only rational option is 6+6+6=18. What is fascinating is that the verse that reveals for us to count the number itself is verse 18, being the 3rd verse out of three verses that describe the mark. What is 18 divided by 3? 6. So 3×6=18, or 6+6+6=18.

    Another interesting point is that the two other possible combinations (making a combined total of three possible combinations) for placing a plus symbol in between the 6’s are 66+6=72, and 6+66=72. Count both 72’s together and you get 144. Why the number 144 is interesting is because the verse following Revelation 13:18 is the first time in the scriptures where the 144,000 are being mentioned in detail:

    “Then I looked, and behold, a Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with Him one hundred and forty-four thousand, having His Father’s name written on their foreheads…” (Revelation 14:1).

    If we add up all three values by counting 666 by moving the plus symbol around in all three possible combinations, we would get 72+72+18=162. What is fascinating concerning the number 162, is, if you divide 144,000 by 162, you get 888. The name of Jesus in Greek gematria adds up to 888. The New Testament was originally written in Greek. Revelation 14:1 not only mentions the 144,000, but also the Lamb being Jesus.

    Now what is interesting concerning the number for Jesus, 888, is that if you apply this same formula, you get 8+8+8=24. Why the number 24? Revelation chapter 4 tells us there are 24 elders seated around the throne of God. This is the same throne where Jesus sits:

    “Immediately I was in the Spirit; and behold, a throne set in heaven, and One sat on the throne. And He who sat there was like a jasper and a sardius stone in appearance; and there was a rainbow around the throne, in appearance like an emerald. Around the throne were twenty-four thrones, and on the thrones I saw twenty-four elders sitting, clothed in white robes; and they had crowns of gold on their heads” (Revelation 4:2-4).

    Now if you take 8+8+8=24, and 8+88=96, and 88+8=96, you get 24+96+96=216. Take 144,000 divided by 216 and you get 666. Take into account that this was the identical formulation to get the number 162 out of counting 666 that brought about the numeral 888 when dividing 144,000 by 162. It is perpetual.

    With making use of the identical formula of counting by adding the plus symbol in between the numbers, why do all these numbers relate in such a way?

    Another fascinating factor to note is that if you add up all of the numbers from 1 to 36, it totals 666. The number 36, as in three sixes? May this be a hint that we should add up three sixes rather than perceiving the number as six-hundred sixty six?

    So what may this suggest? We know in this world we are identified by numbers in numerous forms. Starting from our birth certificates to our social security card, as well as our drivers license, being identified founded on a system of ruler ship. So it is possible that this RFID chip will contain a brand new identification that has a complete total of 18 characters.

    May this be the identification of the beast, the number of its name? The one-world beast system which is identified by 18 characters? This would match the scriptures that speaks of a mark that we ought to have to buy or sell in our right-hand or forehead, and that it also incorporates the number of the beast, throughout a future cashless money society.

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    The scriptures warns us in the end times that a false prophet will rise up doing miracles to deceive many to receive this mark:

    “Then the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who worked signs in his presence, by which he deceived those who received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image” (Revelation 19:20).

    At ALL COSTS, resist the mark!

    “Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His indignation. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name” (Revelation 14:9-11).

    We’re dwelling in very prophetic times with major Biblical prophecies being fulfilled. When Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as capital of Israel in December of 2017, this was a big step to bring about the Third Temple foretold in the words of God.

    The scriptures warns us that the Antichrist will seat himself in this temple:

    “…and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so that he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God” (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4).

    Within the Islamic religion, there is a person referred to as the Mahdi, known as their messiah who they’re waiting to be revealed. There are various testimonies from people online who consider this man shall be Barack Obama who is to be the biblical Antichrist. I have had unusual dreams concerning Obama. He came on stage proclaiming himself to be a follower of Jesus with no affiliation to the Muslim religion, however it was later revealed by his circle of relatives that he certainly is a faithful Muslim.

    His real birth name is stated to be Barry Soetoro, and he had his name switched to Barack Obama. But why?

    Jesus says, “And He said to them, ‘I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven'” (Luke 10:18).

    In Hebrew, the word “Barack” means “lighting”, and the use of “Bama” (Strongs Hebrew word 1116) is used to refer to the “heights” of heaven.

    The day following the election of Barack Obama (11/04/08), the winning select 3 lotto numbers in Illinois (Obama’s home state) for 11/5/08 were 666.

    Obama was a U.S. senator for Illinois, and his zip code was 60606.

    Regardless, whomsoever seats themselves in the Third Temple that is to be built in Jerusalem, declaring themselves to be God IS THE ANTICHRIST. DO NOT BE DECEIVED.

    So, why do we need Jesus Christ?

    “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 2:23).

    “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23).

    Our good works cannot save our souls from the wrong we’ve committed. If we step in front of a judge in the court of law, being guilty of a criminal offense, the judge will not judge us by the good that we have done, rather the crimes we have committed. If we as fallen humanity, created in God’s image, pose this type of justice, how much more a perfect, righteous, and Holy God?

    God has introduced to us His ethical law’s by way of the 10 commandments received by Moses at Mt. Siani. These legal guidelines were not given so we can be justified, however so that we might see the need for a savior. They are the mirror of God’s character of what He has put in each and every one of us, with our conscious bearing witness that we know that it is wrong to steal, lie, dishonor our parents, and so forth.

    We can strive to observe all the ethical laws of the ten commandments, but we will in no way catch up to them to be justified before a Holy God. That same word of the law received by Moses became flesh over 2000 years ago in the body of Jesus Christ. He was brought forth to be our justification by perfectly fulfilling the law, living a sinless life that only God could fulfill.

    The space between us and the law of God can never be reconciled by our very own merit, however the arm of Jesus is stretched out by the grace and mercy of God. And if we’re to seize hold of, by way of faith in Him, He’ll pull us up being the one to justify us. As within the court of law, if someone steps in and pays your fine, even though you are guilty, the judge can do what’s legal and just and allow you to go free. This is what Jesus did nearly 2000 years ago on the cross. It was a legal transaction being fulfilled in the spiritual realm by the shedding of His blood, with His final words being, “…It is finished!…” (John 19:30).

    Now why did Jesus have to die for us?

    Due to the fact that God is Holy and just, the wrath that we deserve could not go unnoticed. Because of the perfect righteousness and justice of God’s character, it must be dealt with, it ought to be quenched and satisfied.

    For God takes no pleasure in the demise of the wicked (Ezekiel 18:23). That is why in Isaiah chapter 53, where it speaks of the coming Messiah and His soul being a sacrifice for our sins, why it says it satisfied God to crush His only begotten Son.

    This is due to the fact the wrath that we deserve was justified by being poured out upon His Son. For if it were to be poured out on us who’ve earned it, we’d all die and go to hell. God created a way of escape by pouring it out on His Son who’s soul could not be left in Hades, however was raised and seated at the right hand of God in power.

    So now when we put on the Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 13:14), God no longer looks at the individual who deserves His wrath, but rather the glorious image of His perfect Son residing in us, justifying us as if we obtained the wrath we deserve, making a way of escape from the curse of death.

    Now what we must do is repent and trust in the saviour, confessing and turning from our sins. That is not just a head knowledge of believing in Jesus, howeverrather receiving His words, taking them to heart. In which we no longer live to practice sin, but turn from our sins and exercise righteousness:

    “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God” (1 Corinthians 6:9-11).

    By doing so we may come to be transformed into the image of God by way of faith in His Son Christ Jesus Who’s willing to present the Holy Spirit to those that ask of Him:

    “Most assuredly, I(Jesus) say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ (John 3:5-6).

    “But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His” (Romans 8:9).

    So what are you waiting for? Our Father in heaven only desires the best for us all, restoring everything this world has stolen from us. This is what it means to be “holy”. To be made whole.

    He’s ready to hear from you. That God given tongue to speak language, by using faith, pray to Him, ask Him to forgive you by confessing your sins and be willing to forsake them; that you accept the sacrifice of His Son Jesus on the cross, and that you want His Holy Spirit living inside you reworking you into a child of God.

    Jesus says, “but whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him(the Holy Spirit) will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.”

    Did you realize that Jesus spoke more about hell than someone else in the Bible, even more than He spoke about heaven?! For this very cause He came to die for us, to rescue us from this place that we earned by our sins.

    He describes hell as a actual place where,

    “Their worm does not die
    And the fire is not quenched” (Mark 9:44).

    And where,

    “There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth…” (Luke 13:28).

    Jesus tells us who to fear,

    “And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell” (Matthew 10:28).

    “Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, ‘Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.’

    Then He who sat on the throne said, ‘Behold, I make all things new.’ And He said to me, ‘Write, for these words are true and faithful.’

    And He said to me, ‘It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts. He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son. But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.'” (Revelation 21:1-8).

    Out of all the world religions, how can we be sure the Bible has it all right? The scientific data has established and continues to support that the universe once had a starting point in which space, time and matter had been created. Many know this as the big bang.

    “The non-biblical religions tell us that god or god’s create within space and time that eternally exist. The Bible stands alone and says that time and space don’t exist until God creates the universe.” – Astronomer(Phd) Hugh Ross

    The Bible not only got it correct that space, time and matter all came into existence at the beginning of the universe, it also states in 7 different scriptures that the universe is in a continuous state of expansion 1000’s of years before scientists discovered these facts.

    Did you know that the actual Noah’s Ark was discovered in the place where the Bible informed us it would be with the right dimensions? As well as proof for the destruction of the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah and the Exodus event of the Red Sea crossing?

    The Bible is the most translated and read historical document in the history of the world, packed with predictive prophecies, matching what we find within the book of nature. Wouldn’t you count on God’s word to be so?

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