“He required everyone – small and great, rich and poor, free and slave – to be given a mark on the right hand or on the forehead. And No one could buy or sell anything without that mark, which was either the name of the beast or his number representing his name. Wisdom is needed here. Let the one with understanding solve the meaning of the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. His number is 666.” – Revelation 13:16-18
I have seen a lot of people start talking about the Mark of the Beast more and more in the past year or two. It’s both encouraging and discouraging hearing the talk about it. It’s encouraging to see so many people looking ahead, as we ought to be as Christians, to the future and end times. But it’s discouraging to see how confused and misguided many of my fellow believers are regarding the end as well. I have written quite a bit so far regarding end times in both part 1 and 2 of Terms and Conditions. I have also already talked about the 4 Horsemen, their meaning, as well as future Babylon the Great. I encourage you to read those if you have not already. Throughout those other journals I glossed over the Mark of he Beast, but I did not spend a lot of time on it in them because it wasn’t my primary focus. Now, it is my focus. Primarily, it’s my focus to answer many of the misguided questions I have seen or heard regarding the mark of the beast. Some of these questions are:
What if a believer receives the mark of the Beast?
Is the Covid Vaccine the Mark of the Beast?
What if a Christian is restrained and forced to take the Mark of the Beast?
It’s unformal or improper to answer a question with a question, but no one ever said I was supposed to be formal. In response to these questions, I want to shift our attention to 3 alternative questions that will help us better get down to the root of the problems brought up in the originals. These are the right questions we should actually be asking:
What is required to receive the Mark of the Beast?
What did the Bible tell us to be watchful of?
What is the Antichrist’s goal?
As we discussed before, the four Horsemen in Revelation represent the Beginning of Sorrows. The events they represent are not part of God’s Wrath. More importantly, they lead up to the Great Tribulation/Persecution of Christians led by the antichrist before we are caught up to be with Christ at the commencement of the Day of the Lord, which brings upon God’s wrath unto the world. Matthew 24, Revelation 6 and 7, and Revelation 13-14 are all parallel passages that support this.
As I stated in The Four Horsemen Journal, the first 2 Horsemen represent the revealing of the Antichrist and his military conquest on his way to establish a one world order with his 10 kings who grant him authority over the world once they are victorious. The antichrist will conquer the world and become the supreme dictator over the entire planet. As we just learned last time, stubborn Babylon the Great will be the last nation in the way, being too proud and arrogant to bow. But this newly conquered planet has suffered much from worldwide war against superpowers. It has taken a toll on the agriculture and economy. Famine and inflation is the result. On top of that, the antichrist has another problem: there is a rather large population of people who greatly oppose what he has done and is doing. They seem to have him figured out. The antichrist’s new world is filled with CHRISTIANS! THAT is where our topic for today comes in. The antichrist kills two birds with one stone. He solves the hunger problem by pulling a “Thanos”. He will kill those who reject him as their god and by doing so, have less mouths to feed. His new world will have gracious people. No longer will it have those who disapprove of him. The world will worship the antichrist as god. He will declare himself to be God. And all those who do not worship him and accept his mark will no be ale to buy or sell, and have a death warrant on their head. “If you want food, if you want to participate in my new world, worship me and receive my MARK!”
Ladies and gentlemen, what is required to receive the Mark of the Beast?
You will have to reject the One True God and claim the Antichrist as God. On top of that, if you do not, then you will not be able to buy or sell anything. You will be demonized. You will not deserve to live in the eyes of the world. Answer you own question now: Will a believer accept this Mark of the Beast? No. This is Blaspheme of the Holy Spirit. It’s the unpardonable sin. You will have full knowledge and awareness of what you are doing if you claim a mortal man to be God.
When Jesus made the statement about the “unpardonable sin” in Matthew 12, he was talking directly about the scribes and Pharisees. They just witnessed the power of Christ when he healed a demon-possessed man. In response, the religious leaders said, “It is only by Beelzebul,” or “By the prince of demons that he cast out the demons” In short, the scribes and Pharisees rejected the grace of God revealed in Jesus Christ. They were rejecting it by claiming Jesus’ works to the power of the devil. It wasn’t a measly doubt or just denying the truth. Instead, they were wickedly contradicting what they had seen with their own eyes.
To receive the mark and worship Satan is to claim that the work of the Holy Spirit in those who it abides in and are being persecuted for are of Satan. It is to flip the table and say, there is a God, and Satan is he. That is the requirement to receive the mark.
True Believers in Christ WILL NOT COMPLY!
Next question: What did the Bible say to be watchful of? 2 Thessalonians 2, along with many passages in Revelation make it clear that the Antichrist must first be revealed. And just by following the Biblical narrative, clearly the antichrist still would have to go to war against nations first before his Mark can be established. He needs his one world order and be its supreme ruler in order to force such a thing. He still needs to declare himself as God and sit in the Temple in order to require others to worship him as God. Never in scripture do we read, be watchful of this mark of the beast because its going to sneak up on you and you could possibly take it.” No. We are not there. We must be prepared, but we are not there. Many things still must take place. So, again I ask you to answer your own question: Is the Covid 19 vaccine the mark of the beast? No.
And finally: What if a Christian is restrained and forced to take the Mark of the Beast? Will they have to endure the wrath of God? Will they lose their salvation? I follow up with the question, “What is the Antichrist’s goal”, because we must remember why Satan has his buddy, the Antichrist, in the first place.
Revelation 12 describes a war going on in heaven. This is before chapter 13 where we get introduced to the beast/antichrist in the second reiteration of the story. Michael and his angels defeat Satan and his demons by the power of the blood of the lamb. Satan is then cast out of Heaven and down to the earth. (This is separate from the Genesis account mentioned a few verses earlier in Rev 12) Verses 13-18 says that when the Dragon realized that he had been thrown down to earth, he pursued the woman, (Israel) But the woman was given wings that she may be saved for a period of time from him. Then verse 17 says,
“And the Dragon was angry at the woman and declared WAR against the rest of her children – all who keep God’s commandments and maintain their testimony for Jesus.”
Who holds onto the testimony of Jesus? Christians. True believers. How does Satan wage war against them?
Then the dragon took his stand on the shore beside the sea. Then I saw a beast rising up out of the sea. – Rev 12:18 – 13:1
The antichrist is the tool for Satan to make war with God’s people. He is mad. He cannot touch Israel for the time being, so he raises up and empowers the antichrist to make war with the children of God. The mark of the beast is his method in doing so. The one world order is his method in doing so. The antichrist himself is his method in doing so. Don’t be distracted with the mark of the beast and whether or not you will take it. Remember WHY it will be instituted. It was created so the antichrist could have a legal permit to kill YOU and all true believers in broad daylight. Satan does not want you to take the mark and become on his side. That’s impossible. He wants to kill you! That’s why it will be so blatantly obvious when it comes to fruition. Satan does not care about the famine! He doesn’t care about not being able to feed everyone. Those are just lies to deceive the world into doing what he has been trying to do since time began. He will deceive the world into happily exterminating true believers. They will be cheering him on. “How dare you consume our precious food and breathe our precious air if you deny our antichrist. You are better off dead.” There will be no restraining or forceful giving of the Beast’s mark. He wants your will bent towards him. But if your will is already bent towards Christ, then you are his enemy and you do not belong with him, rightfully. The Lord will not allow you to be stripped from his own hands. Satan knows that, so he will just get you out of the way.
If you are the Lord’s, you have the Mark of Jesus upon your heart. Satan can’t touch you. He can kill you, but he can’t touch your soul. He doesn’t want you at that point. He only wants you dead, so you can’t save anyone else’s soul and lead them to Christ. True believers are marked by Christ. And someday, Jesus will return and gather together all who have received the mark of Christ, once it has grown to its full number.
I am a lot more concerned as to whether or not you have received CHRIST’S MARK! If you have, comment “Amen!” If you have not, but would like to, reach out to me using my “connect” page or the Softly Spoken Truth Facebook page. Or find that someone you know who is a Follower of Christ and talk with them. Thank you for reading! God Bless!
i’ll try 2 make this short —i’m an adult christian believer w’ asperger’s & a little bit of autism), that is unable 2 recognize god’s voice, presence, answers, signs or even warning signs in general (except rarely after the fact)…i can only understand the literal parts of the bible & not even all of that (symbolism, codes, #’s, imagary, etc is 2 difficult 4 me)…even thou i know right from wrong, i don’t even know when i’m sinning as everything has 2 b written down or listed in full detail & only then am i able 2 know…i grew up in a house w’ parents who not only doesn’t believe in god, but wouldn’t even let me go 2 church w’ a friend, until i was @ lst 13 (& even then they were unwilling) even thou i knew there was a higher power @ 5 or 6…also, they were/r extremely controlling & i was never able 2 make my own choices or speak 4 myself…i also don’t have the ability/foresight 2 look into/search future events cuz like a recovering alcholic, i can only take things 2 days @ a time or my sensory system becomes overwhelmed & it can @ lst 4 days 2 fully recover…i’m also unable 2 read body language as well as in between the lines…anyway, as a result, i unknowingly/innocently/was tricked into taking the mob (the rt pcr dna test — transhumanism = chimera, cyborg, artificial intelligence — which changes ur dna, plus it has all the ingrediants of the mark: buy/sell, name of man/# of man/ image of beast…initially, u’r the beast & the temple is inside u, so that’s how u worship the beast…i know i said this is from the test, but the vax r the mark 2 as they do the same thing, except the test does every thing @ once & yes, the test can vaccinate u & it does implant chips in u as well…it is also a gene experiment – a depopulation tool…the vax used in the pcr test is not the same as the typical vax since i had the test done in 2019 & the vaxs weren’t out, but they r a form of the vax (or should i say medicine since the kits were purposly labeled as such)…i never was gonna get the test or vax, but only cuz i didn’t c y a hlthy person should b tested just 2 c if u had it, w’out having it (covid) & going in 2 b tested…initially, i had 2 go 2 the er 4 what turned out 2 b an inner bleed (gastritis) in which i lost 3 units of blood in 2 hrs after admission (plus 1 more the next day)…the test was a requirement 4 admission & i felt no warning signs or anything…anyway, i finally looked up 2 get info abt the test once i was discharged as a result of what i felt & that’s when i learned what it was…i know u may not believe these things 2 b the mark so if that’s the case, plz answer hypothetically, otherwise do so normally…now, this is my question — can i still b saved since this was a result of my aspergers & that it was not directly a choice i made, but 1 made 4 me???this shouldn’t have happened as i was a true believer (& still am) & i never turned my back on god, or rejected him – i’ve never blamed him 4 this as well…being an aspie, not only am i more sensitive 2 things (like i felt the chips) & am closer 2 the spirit world (i’ve seen my dead grandfather, spirit forms/figures – both good & bad & even felt a human flesh & even an angel’s touch)…however, i still can’t recognize god or understand the bible & i’m scared that cuz i took the mark (in the ways aforementioned), i’m scared i’m going 2 go 2 hell cuz of my autism (developmental disorder)…so, is there a chance i can still b saved cuz of my disabilitiies???i mean y would god allow me, or others w’ similiar symptoms/disabilities 2 b deceived esp since i never was able 2 recognize god, his voice – thru answers or prayers, warning signs, etc…i never did c a problem, or even sin bad enuff 2 even have been worshipping satan, let alone get the mark…it was taken unknowingly, w’out informed consent, unwittingly & forcefully, so y should i lose my salvation 4 the way this has happened — it was a reult of my limitations of my autism, which is y i say someone chose 4 me – y do i have 2 pay 4 someone else’s sins…i’d gladly accept the shorter life span ( abt 5 yrs left), as long as i can keep my salvation…b’sides, who knew that a test could inject u, so no, i did not willingly choose 2 accept the mob…plus, i have been repenting daily & the bible says u wouldn’t…b’sides, the bible has been altered as all the versions don’t read or mean the same thing…there r passages left out of some versions & they all pretty much contridict each other…the 1 thing they all do agree on is that no matter how the mark is taken, force or causeth, that u would know it when y c it (a lie as it’s given thru deception), u will choose 2 take it (many will) & that u will do it willingly (not in my case – i only had the test done cuz it was required by the hospital 4 admittance, but i did not choose the mark & i never would have)…that’s also y there’s so much guesswork on what the mark is- that’s what satans plan was/is…
Thank you for your comments. There is a lot to address, but I will do my best to address them as briefly but as thoroughly as I can. First, take note of John 10: 27-28. it says, “my sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me; And I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of my hand.” this is very clear in English that Jesus will not allow his children to be snatched out of his hand. But the New Testament was originally written in Greek. And the Greek is even more clear that there is not even a possibility that you will lose your salvation. In this passage, (though it is not translated into English) it uses a double negative when saying, “they will never perish.” double negatives in English are considered informal. For example, “you can never not lose your salvation.” we wouldn’t say it like that. But in Greek, double negatives are used to completely negate even the possibility of something taking place. In this case, and many other places in scripture, a double negative is used to eradicate the possibility that you can lose your salvation. Under no condition can you lose your salvation according to scripture. If you are truly saved, Erika, you will never be snatched from Christ’s hand. You will never perish. And you absolutely not go to hell. You are his.
That leads us to my second point. The Bible says in Revelation 14:9-11 that, “anyone who worships the beast and his statue or who accepts his mark on their forehead or on their hand must drink of the wine of God’s anger. It has been poured full strength into God’s cup of wrath. And they will be tormented with fire and burning sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and the lamb. The smoke of their torment will rise forever and ever, and they will have no relief day or night, for they have worshiped the beast and his statue and have accepted the mark of his name.” The Bible is clear about the fate of those who accept the mark of the Beast an worship him. They will be tormented in Hell for all of eternity. Now, regarding you, Erika, that leaves us with 3 options: Either, 1: God is a liar because you, being a believer are able to be snatched away from Christ’s hands by having taken the mark. 2: The Bible, therefore God, again is a liar because you, having taken what you said is the mark of the Beast, are still able to go to heaven. This makes God’s Word in Revelation 14 a lie. Or 3: You have not taken the mark of the Beast, and have been misled into believing so. I can tell you with a shadow of a doubt that it is number 3, Erika. If you are a true believer, you cannot lose your salvation. You cannot be taken from God’s hands. Let me also tell you this, we both know that the Mark of the beast enables you to buy or sell, and that those who do not have it will be killed. I have not had the “pcr dna test — transhumanism = chimera, cyborg, artificial intelligence — which changes ur dna” you stated as being the mark. I have also not taken the Covid 19 Vaccine yet. Yet, I function very normal in society, able to buy and sell as anyone else. Also, I do not have a death warrant on my head. This is the case with millions of other people who have also not taken what you suggested as the mark. And most importantly, the antichrist has not been revealed yet. He hasn’t established his one world order by means of war. These are all necessary things that must take place before the mark of the beast can be established. Christians will know what the Mark of the beast is because there will be a man sitting in the temple declaring that he himself is God. Then his false prophet will bring to life an image who will then establish the Mark of the Beast. Christians will know what the mark of the beast is because it will have to be a blatant rejection of God to declare that someone else is God. It’s to say that there is a Christ, but Jesus is not him. Do not fear whether you have or haven’t taken the mark. Fear the Lord only. The Bible gives us this assurance because it is God’s Word. That leads me to my last point. The Bible is God’s absolute, inerrant Word. It has not changed. That is another lie someone has misled you with. We have ancient manuscripts of the Bible that show the Word of God hasn’t changed from it’s original form. Wording may be slightly different, but the truth of what is being said remains exactly the same. This is actually the greatest scheme of the devil to make Christians doubt the very word of God. Do not be fooled. We have no foundation to anything we believe outside of God’s word. It is how we know more about God, what he has done, and what he promises us. I encourage you to not lose faith in God’s ability to give us his Word. Without it, we would be completely lost. I hope this response finds you well. God bless.