Artificiality is the basis for the society that we now have. When you are born, you are born of living, breathing human beings, natural creations of God. However, as soon as you are born, you are immediately registered with the state or province your parents live in and become the legal property of that jurisdiction. You become actual property that can be regulated and even seized at any time that a court of law deems it necessary to do so. (Such as in child custody cases) The state is a corporation that actually usurps the role of creator and forms a likeness of yourself in IT’S image, the direct opposite of what scripture teaches as to God’s jurisdiction over us. This contention has been at the center of the controversy between the devil and God since the beginning.
Humanism, a derivative of socialism, which is atheism, teaches there is no creator. Spurious theories such as evolution all arise from socialism, a concept modernized of a much more ancient order that has been around since the days of Nimrod. The establishment of certain atheistic principles within society are aimed at erasing all knowledge of man’s unique creation, supplanting it with the notion that we are but a cosmic accident. The result is the doctrine of non-accountability, that man is only accountable to and for himself. Having removed God from the mix, man is now free to follow his own course, or so he thinks. The reality is that man cannot serve two masters, if not God then Satan, by default. The illusion is there is a third choice where there is none.
The economy of heaven is one of benevolence and cooperation and selflessness, diametrically opposed to the competition-driven, self-serving, self-justifying economics of a humanist society. In such a society, the natural man becomes a token in commerce, the religion of the world. The world thus thrives apart from it’s creator, solely upon it’s own merits, having re-created, as it were, itself, making itself as God. Remember the first two commandments? “I am the Lord thy God…” establishing jurisdiction, followed by the admonition; “Thou shalt have no other gods before Me.” In fact, what has happened is that both commandments have immediately been surpassed, and not by accident. Satan has a deliberate plan that he has been orchestrating for a very long time. In essence, the society that we now have is only an updated version of good old fashioned paganism and idol worship, the basis for Satan worship. He wants what’s God’s, always has, always will. That includes US.
Satan, of course, being a created being, himself, cannot create anything. God, alone, is able to make matter and form it to His specifications. Satan decided on the next best course, a PRETENSE of matter, of life, based upon magic – prestidigitation. He will conjure up a likeness of man in the sense of the artificial, making himself a god of sorts, by reason of the fact his ‘creations’ belong to him. This mandate he confers upon his dupes, the rulers of the world, whom are charged with administrating his artificial construct. These agents are the governments and courts that make the laws and ordinances and enforce them through something called “Joinder” which unites two legal entities under jurisdiction. Since a man is not nor cannot ever be something artificial, it is necessary to provide a substitute through a legal representative, a ‘token’, as it were. See here for an illustration of how this is accomplished.
You can see the results of this in society, through the denigration of the human through reduction in our status to mere evolved monkeys, here solely by accident. Having little more distinction than dumb beasts, we are referred to as simply males and females. Ever hear how the police identify culprits or victims as simply male and/or female, not man or woman? Everything is artificial… lifeless, by any natural interpretation. The ‘life’ is in the commercial aspect of it, which is why you need a token representative lifeless enough to partake. Kind of like a board game where you need a token to represent yourself. You can’t play without a token. Life, or at least life in the commercial sense, is like that. You are that token and the state is it’s creator/god.
So we can see from all of this that life is not what we imagine it to be in our civilized society. We have formed an image to the beast in direct violation of God’s command that we do not, and now we serve that likeness through our commerce and it’s constructs. We bear it’s “mark” through our participation in it’s pseudo-economy, a lifeless entity that cannot exist or thrive in a universe created for the living, by a living creator. It is a symbol of death, diametrically opposed to everything living. The mark of the beast is the attempt to revive and live with the dead, which have no place at all with the living. This is Necromancy, something God despises and condemns.
The mark of the beast is death and confusion, which is all that Satan deals in. He is the author of death and it’s prophet. Both will be destroyed.