This is the remarkable story of Mary.--A brave young woman who believed it was better to die for something than to live for nothing!
For years Mary wasn't really sure what to do with her life. As a student, she'd made good grades, but found most of her studies boring and useless. She had a well-paying office job, plenty of friends, money and comforts of modern living, but still she felt restless and unfulfilled inside.
One afternoon while walking through the park she was approached by a young man. She stopped a moment to talk with this stranger who offered her some illustrated literature. It wasn't until later that evening that she read the pamphlet. It spoke of God and His Love and told her how she could know His Love personally just by receiving His Son, Jesus. So she decided to go ahead and try it.--Alone in her bed, she prayed and asked Jesus to come into her heart.
Immediately Mary knew that God had heard her prayer! She found the young man in the park again the next day and together they became very close friends. After several weeks of reading and studying the Bible with him, Mary decided to give her whole life to the One Who had given His whole life for her!--Jesus!
Mary moved in with the young man and some of his friends and together they spent their full time studying the Bible and sharing God's love with others. Because she had studied the Bible's prophecies of the future, it was no great surprise to Mary when the leading nations of the World united and formed a One-World Government to save the World's crashing economy and to restore peace and order.
Mary recognised the powerful leader of this One-World Government as the "Great Red Beast" of the Bible's Book of Revelation!--A Satanic, Devil-possessed dictator known as the Antichrist! During the first 3-1/2 years of his reign, most of the World hailed him as a great hero, a political, economic and military Superman! With a brilliant 7-year peace plan he had restored the World's economy, brought peace between the Super Powers and settled the Mideast crisis.
Mary and her friends suddenly found their work of giving God's Word to others more difficult than before. Warning others against the World Government and its leader proved very unpopular and often the authorities viciously harassed and arrested them when they were caught telling people about Jesus and how Bible prophecy was being fulfilled.
3-1/2 years after this World leader had come into power, having established a firm grip on the World, he invaded Israel, erected a computerised Image or Idol of himself at the Jews' new Temple in Jerusalem and proclaimed that he himself was God!--And that all the World must now worship him and his Image and receive his credit Mark or number, 666, in their foreheads or hands in order to buy or sell!
In countries that were loyal to the World leader the authorities immediately put into effect the new orders and policies. Stores and shops were equipped with computerised credit-mark scanners and no one was allowed to buy or sell unless he was branded with the Mark or number of the World leader.--Anyone caught trying to buy or sell without it was sentenced to death!
Receiving the Mark of this bestial leader was not merely a matter of financial convenience.--It showed that its bearer had made a definite decision--a decision to reject and renounce all other faiths or beliefs in God, and to accept and worship the Satanic Antichrist!--It showed that those so marked now belonged to him!
It was now absolutely illegal to speak against the World leader or to try to persuade others to worship any other god but him! Anyone caught in such forbidden activities was to be executed immediately! Mary and her friends had now officially become enemies of the state! Because they all loved the Lord, none of them could ever fall down and worship this Devil-in-the-flesh Antichrist nor receive his Mark.
But they each had a very serious decision to make: To go underground and hide out, perhaps cautiously telling a few carefully chosen individuals in secret about Jesus and God's Word.--Or to stand up and boldly warn the multitudes against the Antichrist and his Mark, trusting God for miraculous protection and power! Mary prayed and asked God what to do, and He reminded her of His promise to give great power to His witnesses of the Last Days! (Rev.11:3-6)
So Mary began fearlessly preaching!--And God mightily protected and empowered her! She publicly proclaimed her message, even displaying and handing out Messages such as the one you are now reading!--Warning the undecided not to receive the soul-damning "Mark of the Beast", telling them Jesus Himself would soon return!
Though known and wanted by the authorities, Mary continued to boldly witness against the kingdom of Satan and to proclaim the coming Kingdom of God!--God performed many mighty miracles by her hands, providing food for those who gathered to hear her, healing the sick and wounded, and once even smiting with blindness the Antichrist authorities who were about to capture her!
Then one fateful day, she was preaching to a crowd when suddenly a frightening hush fell upon the crowd in front of her. She knew that the Antichrist police were coming up behind her. Immediately a Scripture crossed her mind: "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints." (Ps.116:15) Calmly she lifted her eyes up towards Heaven and cried out, "Lord Jesus, receive my spirit!"--At that moment, the police fired, and her lifeless body fell to the ground, where it was left as a warning to others. But that night Mary's friends took her body and buried it.
Mary's spirit was now released and united with her greatest love, Jesus! Back on Earth, hundreds of the folks that Mary had won to the Lord continued her work of warning the World and turning others to the Lord!--Until one day, 3-1/2 years after the Antichrist had set up his Image and demanded that the World worship him and receive his Mark, the Great Day that all of God's saved children look forward to arrived: BOOM!--Jesus returned "in the clouds of Heaven with power and great glory!" (Mt.24:29-31)
As Jesus' mighty call to "Come up!" thundered across the heavens, the bodies of all of God's saved children who had died arose from their graves!--Mary's spirit was now joined with her wonderful new supernatural, powerful resurrection body!--All of God's children who were still living also received new super-bodies, and together they all rose up to meet Jesus in the clouds!
God's terrible wrath and judgements then fell upon the wicked forces of the Antichrist, and he and all of his demonic followers were slaughtered in a great battle known as "Armageddon!"--Those of the kingdom of Hell were destroyed and sent to Hell!--While the King of Heaven and all of His children set up the beautiful Kingdom of Heaven on Earth!
The Bible tells us that the prophetic events in this story will all come to pass very soon!--The Antichrist and his forces are just waiting for the ideal opportunity to seize World power.--Probably after the coming Economic Crash! The technology for his One World credit system and "Mark of the Beast" is already developed and ready to be put into effect! (See Revelation 13 !)
Will you fall down and worship this devil in the flesh and be part of his horrible kingdom of Hell on Earth?--Or will you be like Mary?--One who loves and lives for Jesus and the Kingdom of Heaven?--"Choose this day whom you will serve!" (Josh.24:15)
If you want a life full of love, meaning and heavenly happiness, receive Jesus now by simply praying this little prayer:
"Dear Jesus, I believe that You are the Son of God and that You died for me. Please forgive me for all my sins. I now open the door of my heart and I ask You, Jesus, to please come in and give me Your free Gift of Eternal Life! Help me to love You and love others by telling them about Your Love. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen."