The Serpent – The Master Tattooist and 666


“Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created. Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of fire. Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee. Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee” – (Ezk.28:13,14,15,17).


   Satan, that old serpent, that tempted Eve to sin in Eden, was a Cherubim of God, the highest order of angels. He was a beautiful jeweled singer and musician who sang the praises of God “saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God almighty, which was and is, and is to come” – (Rev.4:8). God created him perfect in his ways until he sinned by pride. God gave him great beauty and wisdom and he had the highest position in the universe a created being could have. But his heart was lifted up in pride because of his beauty and wisdom and his wisdom was corrupted. He is now no longer Lucifer, the anointed cherub of God, but Satan, the evil genius that opposes God. God cast him down to the ground. He is symbolized by a serpent crawling on the ground on his belly. He is no longer beautiful and signing praises to God but is symbolized by a serpent and a dragon who sings worldly and filthy corrupted songs. And when I hear most of the music today I’m sure that it comes out of the pit of hell masterminded by Satan.


   When God created the serpent He foreknew that he would be the symbol of Satan and He designed him accordingly. In this series of sermons on ‘Light on the Serpent,’ I’m trying to give you a comprehensive word portrait of the Serpent. We can learn much spiritual truth about Satan by meditating on the Serpent’s make-up.


   While reading several books on snakes, the Holy Spirit touched my heart about the elaborate body art of serpents. They come in every color and pattern imaginable. Many are striped and banded and spotted and blotched with different colors and shades that are very intricate. They are beautiful in an evil way like tattoos because Satan’s beauty is now corrupted. White meditating on this God gave me one word – ‘tattoos.’ It is very enlightening that a major theme of the tattoo arts is the serpent. The serpent’s image is indelibly imprinted on the skins of thousands of people worldwide. Satan deceives and disguises it as ‘body art’ to the gullible and unsuspecting. Take a tour through tattoo shops and morbid, evil scenes of death, demons, serpents, dragons, and hell will engulf you. Grim reapers, flaming skulls, demons, Satan, pornography, blasphemy, naked women, flames of hell, are glorified. Who do you think is the ‘master artist’ painting such hellish scenes in the mind of tattooist? You know as well as I do who the master tattooist is – it’s the serpent glorifying his satanic tattooed body.


   As the serpent’s intricate body art gives him camouflage and concealment to capture his prey, so Satan today uses words as camouflage to snare human prey with words such as ‘body art.’ As the U.S. becomes more evil and heathenish, more people are following the serpent, the master tattooist, into having tattoos. As we turn our backs on Christ and God’s Word of truth, we are turning back to the lie and the power of darkness. And it’s not just the unchurched that are getting tattoos but professing Christians as well. Satan is making great inroads in the professing church by making tattoos acceptable by these so-called Christians. 24% of Americans, aged 18 to 50, have tattoos.


   Tattoos are no longer taboo in some Christian circles but are the latest fad in evangelical culture. Traditionally associated with bikers, gangs and soldiers, tattoos have become a mainstream fashion statement among athletes and celebrities, both male and female. And because people are mad upon their idols, they follow them and their fashions. There is now even a newly formed ‘Christian’ tattoo association. Over and over the Bible tells us to stay away from images. First – don’t even make one and second – don’t worship one – (Ex.20:4,5). Faith does not come by sight – “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen – (Heb.11:1).


   This tattooing by Satan – the master tattooist, is being used also to desensitize people for the soon coming Mark of the Beast (666) which will be put in the skin of their foreheads or right hands – (Rev.13:16-18). It is written in (Lev.19:28) “Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the Lord.” (see also Lev.21:4,5 and Du.14:1). I’ve seen pictures of people with their whole body tattooed and they looked like human serpents. If you get a tattoo before you got saved, laser surgery will remove it. But it requires multiple, painful treatments that cost thousands over many months. The 666 tattoo shows plainly to the universe that you are a slave of Satan. It is your slave brand that shows you are his property and that you are the child of your father the devil and you wear his infernal tattoo forever. One man said after his tattoo was removed, “It was like wearing a ball and chain” slavery - amen.


   Tattooing is the mark of unsaved heathens. When missionaries encountered tattooing they eradicated it. We need missionaries here at home in the U.S. preaching salvation in Christ and the whole counsel of God. Don’t follow the world – follow Jesus Christ and the Word of God.


   The only mark you should desire is the seal of the Holy Spirit that God marks every saved and born again person with. It’s an invisible mark, not visible to the human eye, but certainly seen by our Holy Father. See the ink-tattoo mark in (Ezk.9:3,4) “And he called to the man clothed with linen, which had the writer’s ink horn by his side; And the Lord said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst thereof.” This symbolized the gospel of Christ, written with ink and pen in the Bible, which is preached and when believed in people’s hearts they are sealed with the Holy Spirit. “For him hath God the Father sealed” – (Jn.6:27). “Who hath also sealed us and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts” – (2 Cor.1:22). And again – “In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise” – (Eph.1:13). There will come a day right after the millennium when we shall see the Father’s face and His name will be in our foreheads – (Rev.22:4).


   Be concerned about your inward appearance in the sight of God and not your outward appearance – “For the Lord seeth not as man seeth: for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart” – (I Sam.16:7).


   Repent and turn away from your wicked ways and turn by faith to the Lord Jesus Christ for forgiveness and remission of your sins. Be concerned about your inward appearance and your sins because you will one day appear before the judgment seat of God. Be beautiful on the inside and marked with the Holy Spirit and saved by the Lord Jesus. Have your sinful nature changed by being born again in Christ. Become a new creature in Christ, a holy saint of God, with a whole new character. “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away: behold, all things are become new” – (2 Cor.5:17). O ‘be partakers of the divine nature” – (2 Pet.1:4).


   Do not spurn the love of God – “In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him” – (I Jn.4:9). Have all your spots and blemishes of sin washed white in the blood of the Lamb and then you will not mark up the skin of your body with tattoos and be deceived by the serpent, the master tattooist.


   Remember that the serpent is preparing the world for the worship of the Beast and the mark of the Beast imbedded in the skin. That’s why you see so many getting desensitized with tattoos today. Tattoos are images imprinted in the skin and show plainly the markings on the serpent-Satan’s skin behind it.


   A new and improved Mark of the Beast was revealed in January 2007 that fits perfectly the Bible’s requirements. It’s called ‘RFID ink tattoo.’ It’s a permanent chipless (no microchips) invisible or colored ink that has been tested and it’s working. It’s being used now on beasts and finally it will be used by the Beast on humans. It takes only a few seconds to tattoo a beast through it’s fur. The RFID ink tattoo can be read from 4 feet away. The ink could also be used to track humans. The ink reflects radio waves in the form of readable alpha-numeric identifications. We are told that 15 digits are already readable in this system. The RFID ink acts as a type of electronic tattoo. The ink can be visible or invisible. Most people would probably prefer their mark to be invisible, but it might become fashionable to wear a visible mark to show loyalty to the Beast and a mark of status and being a religious devotee, like Hindus’ foreheads. The ink is made by Somark. It’s an eternal tattoo as God’s mark is.


   As masters branded slaves, and as owners brand their cattle, so are the unsaved people branded with the mark of the Beast. They will find themselves in the position of slaves and cattle in bondage of a mighty tyrant, against whom they can do nothing but hold still and receive in their flesh the mark of eternal damnation. The mark designates ownership – this belongs to me – my name is on them. 666 is the mark of Antichrist’s slaves. 


   The world is being programmed to receive the 666 tattoo of Satan’s Beast. “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. 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. Here is wisdom. Let them that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six” – (Rev.13:16-18).


Beware of the Serpent, the master tattooist and his body art.

I can almost hear the rapture trumpet sounding tattoo – amen.


Pastor Mike Storti

5000 N. LaCholla- Lot 76

Tucson, AZ  85705



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