Mark of the Beast
Out of all of the things that are still tossed around with the general populace regarding Bible prophecy, the mark of the beast is something that you can see references being made to from time to time. Certainly we live in a time where such technology to allow the implementation of a satanic system could readily be realized.
I recall years ago working for McDonald’s as a manager, when there was talk about these things on the night shift on a regular basis. Back then there was talk about the bar code, implantable microchips, this eventually led into other places of employment where a fingerprint would be used to clock in or out.
With that system there was quite a lot of resistance from a certain segment of people, oddly enough many who did not profess Christ, but rather just had heard of the mark of the beast system and wanted nothing to do with it. I recall that when we were living in Panama back in 2014, there were many jobs that the employees there had to use their fingerprint, for instance in order to use the cash register at a grocery store. At the time they were far ahead in that type of technology, verses the United States which was lagging behind in a more thorough implementation.
The difference was that up to 85% of Panamanians are Roman Catholic, verses the approximate 23% of Americans. Here in the United States the collective memory of pastors who had preached on the mark of the beast, the Tribulation, the Rapture, the Antichrist and other end times events, had left their impression for a generation beyond even those who had heard such preaching with their ears. If only they would have listened to biblical Salvation messages from these preachers!
The Bible is quite clear about the mark of the beast being something that is ON the right hand or ON the forehead. (Thinking of COVID here and temperature checks…no I am not saying that COVID is the mark of the beast, but certainly has made our world bizarre.)
“And he causes all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads, so that no one may buy or sell except one who has the mark or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him who has understanding calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man, and his number is 666.” Revelation 13:16-18
Yet COVID should be mentioned in this regard, not because it is the mark of the beast, but because it is being used to implement an excuse to segregate society into difference classes, the vac.ci.nated or the unvac.ci.nated. The mark of the beast will also segregate society into two classes, those who have the mark and those who do not.
Having to have a COVID passport, according to some leaders, such as Australia, a ‘reward’ to those who have the vac.cine and I am sure it’s following boosters for what is now being termed to be around with us for quite some time, just like the flu or the common cold. Unfortunately as time goes on, it seems as if the way things have been might very well be the new normal.
Now that many Americans will be forced to be fired from their job or get a vac.cine that they do not want (at the moment a test might suffice once a week, for some), we can see how quickly the world can erupt into chaos and the opportunists of our respective governments are only a moment’s notice away from taking away our liberties and freedoms in the name of safety and security, while destroying free enterprise and normal relationships. If only they would follow the science on all aspects, including the fact that people are born male and female.
COVID and the restrictions/mandates that coincide with it provide probably the best example that the inhabitants of the earth can receive in a glimpse of how such a system will be implemented. Do not think for one minute that those who push and advocate for people to get the mark of the beast will not have some sort of logical reason.
In fact there will be so-called religious leaders, pastors, friends and family who will likewise be pushers of this agenda. For everyone from rich to poor are required to participate, yet the wages for participation is eternity in the Lake of Fire. I assure you just one minute in the Lake of Fire and any logical person would instantly wish they had refused and been beheaded.
Nonetheless, vigilantism in the patriotic movements here and there throughout the world will not be the savior to oneself. For despite the fact that undoubtedly there will be some who will refuse the mark in that regard, just as they refuse the fingerprinting technology, still without Christ they are lost and headed to the Lake of Fire.
The question always come to what will the mark of the beast be? There is all sorts of technology out there, including invisible barcode tattoos that can not even be seen. Speaking of oddities, I do find the following to be quite strange in relationship to COVID.
There is an enzyme out there called Luciferase that is being correlated with microneedle vac.ci.nations. So what is the purpose of such technology and a name that obviously aligns with Lucifer? Simple, it provides proof that a person is vac.ci.nated by providing bioluminescence, or light, such as a lightning bug produces. So, from my understanding, your hand, should you have the microneedle shot there, would not glow, but with technological equipment, would show ‘light’ or dots from the microneedles that would provide information, but also could provide proof of vac.ci.nation…perhaps even whether or not one was currently had an active virus???
Whatever the technology may be will be of little difference to those who are on the earth doing those days. The Bible doesn’t stipulate how long the mark of the beast system will be going on during the time of Jacob’s trouble, but I speculate that it will be some time after the mid-point of the Seventh Week, or the second half of the Tribulation.
Obviously the Antichrist will have total control over the world’s finances in order to be able to pull off such a scheme. My pondering is that the world’s reserve currency, the Federal Reserve system, the US dollar, will have failed and the new SDR currency (digital or otherwise) will lead into such a system. I would obviously think digital, as paper currency can easily lead to black market sales.
Already in the United States they are looking at extending to the IRS the ability to look at all of an individual’s digital financial track records to look for tax evasion. In all reality, I assure you that that data is already collected and disseminated by computer software for the NSA anyways. We have long ago lost our freedoms, though some of these things are done in secret, unbeknownst to most Americans, something that Edward Snowden pointed out to those who were paying attention.
Right now official global debt is $100 trillion, having added over $30 trillion since the start of the pandemic. This is just official debt, not the obligations having to be paid in the future. Take a look at the inflation that is happening across the globe right now and it should be no surprise that eventually the bottom will fall out. In my opinion they are going for broke, will keep such a system in place until they no longer want to and then probably after crises will shout that it was not there fault and are all ready to go with what is being termed now as the ‘great reset’.
In my opinion, the world economy was set to start tumbling out of control and here comes this pandemic from a virus that to the best of my knowledge, may have come from Fort Detrick to Wuhan, China. Though this idea is being popularized in China, it was my personal independent research back in the spring of 2020, that led me to raise an eyebrow to the United States being the country that actually released the virus, not China. You can look for some older articles on the Christian Perspective section of All Will Stand’s website. Certainly I am entitled to my opinion, though now such a thought would simply be stated as being Chinese propaganda in response to the China virus theory, though I will add, I came to that being a hypothesis prior to any sort of mainstream mention.
The point here being, eventually this house of cards and the everything bubble can not continue on, it will eventually have to come down, even if that is years down the road. When that happens there are leaders, both world and financial, who are waiting at a moments notice (though they will know beforehand as they are controlling the mechanisms) to perform a great reset, which sadly might eliminate cash. Already the Chinese have a social credit score system and the United States might soon have a public one, I can assure you we are already all assessed by some sort of spook agency, that is why now nearly 2,000,000 Americans are on the TSC’s terrorist watchlist!
Whatever the public reason will be for such a time and place for the mark of the beast, certainly at this point the Antichrist will have fully risen to power.
As mentioned elsewhere the mark of the beast is certainly not something that can be taken and then the individual can still become Saved. As a reminder, there is no undoing that, if you take the mark of the beast, your eternity is sealed.
At this point you are truly forced to not love your life unto death and to follow Christ even unto death.
“And they overcame him through the blood of the Lamb and through the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives unto death.” Revelation 12:11
The other day I got a phone call from a friend who was asking whether or not the mark of the beast could come in parts. Never having heard this before, I let him explain it. The gist I got from him was that someone on TikTok was connecting it to COVID and assumed, perhaps, that portions were already be implemented. Well there is NOWHERE in the Bible that suggests such a notion. As I told my friend, even so, what is that telling us? Is that telling us that people could begin to get the mark and then at some point in time decide they no longer want to be part of the system, essentially playing Russian roulette with their soul before Christ returns? The Bible is quite clear, there is no partial talking of the mark of the beast, if you take it, you took it and your eternity is sealed.
This and whatever other arguments will come during that time, must be why God sends an angel to warn mankind on the earth during that type, for if the deception if ripe now, just how rich will it be then?
“And a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If anyone does homage to the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out full strength into the cup of His anger. He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone before the holy angels and before the Lamb. And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who do homage to the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name. Here is the perseverance of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.” Revelation 14:9-12
For clearly there will be those during that time who will be led astray regarding the mark of the beast or doing homage to his image.
“And the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who worked signs in his presence, by which he led astray those who received the mark of the beast and those who did homage to his image. These two were cast alive into the Lake of Fire burning with brimstone.” Revelation 19:20
So if you come across such a warning as this and you find yourself smack dab in the middle surrounded by those who are now your enemies because they have taken the mark, understand that they will quickly report you to the authorities. You will become a wanted man and this is no joke.
Those who have taken the mark or worshiped the image of the beast have made their choice, there is no hope for them. In such a case, what could you do? Run! Though without Christ as your Savior, without repenting and by faith believing into Jesus Christ, there is still no hope, you are just another man hiding, whom will eventually be found.