In the book of Genesis, God commanded Adam not to eat from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.
In the book of Genesis, Adam, by disobeying God’s Command, gave authority over the earth to the devil.
Remember, when Jesus was tempted in the wilderness by the devil and the devil said:
5 And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
6 And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.
7 If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.
8 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
In the book of Revelation, God commanded believers not to worship the beast nor his image and to not take the mark of the beast.
The devil has and will bankrupt the whole earth. That is the system of the mark of the beast. It’s Money. It’s always been money.
Remember Jesus said:
15 And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.
16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.
As believers we must remember what Jesus said.
4 And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,
2 Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered.
3 And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread.
4 And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.
If you are not learning to live by the WORD of God, how will you be able to live in the time of testing?
Unfortunately, many will be deceived.