No matter what happens, don’t take the mark of the Beast

Are you worried about accidentally taking the mark of the beast? This is not the first time that world events have prompted anxiety about the coming judgment and end of the world as we know it. The good news is that you will not ACCIDENTALLY take the mark. The mark is only going to be on people who do not worship the one true God. The bad news is that without the mark, you will die, either by being killed or by starvation because you will not be able to buy or sell without it. The mark is not going to be secretly given to you in the coronavirus vaccine or in a chip implant. Those things may not be good, but they won’t be the mark.

So who will be getting the mark? There are actually two marks. One is the spiritual mark of salvation that is given to those who have believed in Jesus and their names are written in the book of life. The other mark, the mark of the beast, is for unsaved people without the mark received by faith in Jesus. The good news is that if you do not have the mark of the beast , that means you are not worshipping the beast and his image! The important thing to note is that the mark is a RESULT of who you choose to worship. If you don’t choose Jesus, you will get the mark.

When will this happen? The Bible does not tell us and even Jesus told his disciples that only the Father, God, knew when these things will happen. But we do have clues. We know that the world will increasingly reject the Creator, God, and his Son, Jesus. False religions will become very popular. A world economy , world religion ( that excludes Christianity) and a world government over all of it will be formed and we are seeing the early stages of that. The Christian church will be persecuted and God will be blasphemed. This will happen when God begins to judge the world. Right now He is holding back his wrath.

What should I do to be protected from the mark of the beast? You should do as the Bible says, admit that you are unable to please God because you are a sinner, a person who needs forgiveness, and believe that the Lord Jesus Christ did as he said he would. He was born and lived a sinless life, was arrested and crucified on a cross, put in a tomb, then was resurrected . That means he came back to life. His death and resurrection was specifically planned for our salvation. If you believe this, turn from your sins, put your faith in Jesus, and worship God.

Why would anyone take the mark? The Bible says that in those days people will be given a strong delusion. In other words, when their chances are UP, when God says, that’s it, then people will be unable to tell truth from lies and they will be happy to take the mark because they will not be afraid of it. They will be fully bought in to the Satanic world system at that point. They will also willingly KILL the ones who do not have the mark. They will rebel against God until the end. Don’t let that be you! The mark will come when the one world religion is abolished by the beast and he requires everyone to worship only him. He is the Anti-Christ. He will do signs and wonders that trick people into believing that he is god. The most important sign is this: He will appear to be resurrected from a mortal wound.

Why should I care about what the Bible says? If you are here searching for answers about the Mark of the Beast, it is because you know in your heart that there is a God, that he created you, and that he is holy. Your conscience knows that you are guilty of sin. God is drawing you to him. He loves you and wants you to be saved from the punishment of sin!

What is judgment day? Is Hell real? Is Satan real? Judgment day is the final day when Jesus will pass sentence on those who have sinned, which is all people. Except that those who have been forgiven based on faith in Jesus and repentance from sin, will not be punished. Jesus already paid for those sins! But the unbelievers will receive what they deserve for rejecting God’s son, eternal damnation and separation from God. Yes, Hell and Satan are real. Is it fair for God to put people in Hell? It may seem unfair to you, but you must realize that God has revealed Himself to humans over and over through many ways and given us many chances to turn away from our selfish, godless lives. He even sent his only Son , Jesus to die a terrible unfair death FOR US, so we can be reconciled to him. But if people reject that offer of mercy and salvation , they will receive what they deserve. Satan will do everything he can to make you think you don’t need salvation. But if you are reading this, you have no excuse! Ask God to help you have the faith to overcome Satan’s lies.

How about a little Good news? The good news is that when these things happen that means that Jesus is coming back soon!

What is sin? Sin is any thought or action that goes against what God in his word says is right. Today’s world is very concerned with justice. That is a good thing! God is also concerned with justice. He cares about the poor, the oppressed, the sick, the hungry, the imprisoned, the widow, and the orphan. Taking care of and providing for the vulnerable is something we should do. However, God is also a righteous and holy God. He sees our hearts, our motives, our secret actions. All of this judged by GOD’S standards of what is right and wrong. There is no moral relativity with God. In the past, Americans knew that the Bible was the standard for determining right and wrong. But as the world moves further away from God, many are abandoning the Bible and even calling it unfair or hateful. This is because people who reject God will make up their own ideas of right and wrong. This is the essence of sin, doing what we think is best, instead of what God says is best.

What else do we know about the mark of the beast? According to Revelation 13:11-17 during the Tribulation, when the Anti-Christ (a person who has Satan’s power)  is revealed, there will be a second beast who rises from the earth, having two horns like a lamb who speaks like a dragon. This  is the second beast described in Revelation and this is the False Prophet who will have power from the Anti-Christ (the first beast in Revelation 13:1) to perform great signs and miracles. This will be a MAN. He will work for the Anti-Christ, promoting him. And he will cause all the world to worship a living or life-like, speaking image of the beast. Those will not worship the image will be slain. Verse 16 says “The beast causes all to be marked on the right hand or the forehead,  that is the name of the beast or the number of its name, so that no one can buy or sell unless he has the mark, .  Verse 18 says that the number is the number of a man and his number is 666. The mark will be the sign of allegiance and submission to the authority of the Anti-Christ who will rise up and call himself god. All other religions will be outlawed. Worship (submission to and approval of) of the beast will be required. Revelation 20:4 tells us what happens to those who do not have the mark, they will be killed, specifically BEHEADED. This verse also tell us that those who are killed will later reign with Jesus.  However, those who have the mark will NOT be allowed to enter the Kingdom of heaven. It will be better to die as a Christian martyr without the mark!

What is the false Trinity? The true Trinity is God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, or you might say, God, Jesus, and the Holy Ghost. The false trinity is Satan’s attempt to be like God. That trinity includes Satan, the Anti-Christ, and the false prophet. Satan is also called the dragon, the great deceiver, and a fallen angel. The Anti-Christ will be a man with amazing powers like Jesus, but his powers come from Satan. The false prophet will be a man who promotes the Anti-Christ as God. These men will be powerful world leaders and part of the one world system that we are moving towards. The Anti-Christ will receive a deadly wound, we don’t have a lot of details on that, but he will appear to die and then come back to life. With current technology, deep fakes, and who know what coming in the future, it is not hard to imagine that someone could fake a resurrection. 

11Then I saw a second beast, coming out of the earth. It had two horns like a lamb, but it spoke like a dragon. 12It exercised all the authority of the first beast on its behalf, and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose fatal wound had been healed. 13And it performed great signs, even causing fire to come down from heaven to the earth in full view of the people. 14Because of the signs it was given power to perform on behalf of the first beast, it deceived the inhabitants of the earth. It ordered them to set up an image in honor of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived. 15The second beast was given power

to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed. 16It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, 17so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name.
18This calls for wisdom. Let the person who has insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. That number is 666.

This year, 2020, may not be the beginning of the end times or the three year period leading up to all of these things, including the mark of the beast, but it will come one day. It is the duty of Christ’s servants to tell everyone about this before it is too late. If you have never studied Revelation and end times prophecies such as Isaiah, Daniel, and many verses in the New Testament, now is the time. It may seem too complicated but God will use the Holy Spirit to give you understanding if you are a believer. It’s important to know that the whole Bible points to Jesus and his return to save the earth from sin. Click here to jump to the end but please read the verses! 

What else can I do while I wait for the return of Jesus ? You can be alert to world news, political announcements, and vote against policies that create a one world centralized government. You can vote for Christian leaders, vote against laws that legalize things that the Bible says are wrong, you can tell your friends about Jesus, you can join with other believers in seeking justice in Jesus’ name, you can LOVE your neighbor and LOVE God. You can study the Bible to learn all you can about Jesus and God. 

You can listen to an easy to understand End times study here. Love Worth Finding with Adrian Rogers 

A Selection of Bible Verses about the End Times

Then I saw another angel flying directly overhead, with an eternal gospel to proclaim to those who dwell on earth, to every nation and tribe and language and people. 7And he said with a loud voice, “Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come, and worship him who made heaven and earth, the sea and the springs of water.”

8Another angel, a second, followed, saying, “Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great, she who made all nations drink the wine of the passiona of her sexual immorality.”

9And another angel, a third, followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships the beast and its image and receives a mark on his forehead or on his hand, 10he also will drink the wine of God’s wrath, poured full strength into the cup of his anger, and he will be tormented with fire and sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. 11And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever, and they have no rest, day or night, these worshipers of the beast and its image, and whoever receives the mark of its name.”

12Here is a call for the endurance of the saints, those who keep the commandments of God and their faith in Jesus.b

13And I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Blessed indeed,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them!” Revelation 14

But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people. For among them are those who creep into households and capture weak women, burdened with sins and led astray by various passions, always learning and never able to arrive at a knowledge of the truth. 2 Timothy 3 ESV

10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies[a] will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed.[b]

11 Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sort of people ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness, 12 waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be set on fire and dissolved, and the heavenly bodies will melt as they burn! 13 But according to his promise we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.

10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies[a] will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed.[b]

11 Since all these things are thus to be dissolved, what sort of people ought you to be in lives of holiness and godliness, 12 waiting for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be set on fire and dissolved, and the heavenly bodies will melt as they burn! 13 But according to his promise we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells. 2 Peter 3:10-13 ESV

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Summary and additional info

What does the Bible teach about the End Times and the Mark of the Beast? As stated above, the mark will be a number that people must receive on their forehead or on their hand in order to conduct business which includes all types of buying and selling. There are many theories about what this will look like exactly. It could be a chip in a vaccine, a tattooed number, a chip embedded in your skin, a card that you must carry or even just your social security number. End times prophesy is not very specific. The important things are this:

  1. The mark will NOT be a secret. People will have a CHOICE. Those who refuse the mark will die.
  2. The mark will not be required until after the Anti-Christ is revealed. He is the one who claims to be God and requires ALL people to worship him.
  3. Three things must happen before the Anti-Christ is revealed. We will have a one-world government, a one-world religion, and a one-world economy. This means that there will be a universal church but when the Anti-Christ is revealed that church will be shut down. There will be a global governing authority over all the countries. And there will be a universal currency, most likely digital since that is where we seem to be headed. All countries will use the same currencies. These things will enable the subjugation of all people to the Anti-Christ when he is revealed.
  4. There will be a peace treaty in Israel.

So what should people do to prepare? The most important thing is to PUT YOUR FAITH IN JESUS. BELIEVE THAT HE IS THE PROMISED MESSIAH AND REDEEMER OF MANKIND WHO WAS PROPHESIED BY MOSES AND THE PROPHETS. ASK JESUS TO FORGIVE YOUR SINS THAT SEPARATE YOU FROM GOD, BECAUSE HE DIED ON THE CROSS FOR YOU AND THEN HE DEFEATED DEATH AND ROSE AGAIN BY RESURRECTION AND IS SEATED AT THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD. ONLY GOD’S MERCY AND GRACE CAN SAVE YOU FROM THE COMING JUDGMENT OF THE WORLD.

TRUST ONLY IN JESUS FOR SALVATION AND RECONCILIATION WITH GOD , NOT YOUR OWN WORKS OR GOOD DEEDS OR CHURCH MEMBERSHIP OR FOLLOWING A CERTAIN LEADER OR PROPHET. HOWEVER AFTER YOU GET SAVED, LIVE YOUR LIFE AS A FOLLOWER OF JESUS. BEING A CHRISTIAN DOES NOT MEAN YOU HAVE JOINED A RELIGIOUS GROUP. IT MEANS THAT YOU ARE NOW A CHILD OF GOD AND ALL OF YOUR SINS ARE FORGIVEN! YOU ARE NOW PART OF ‘THE CHURCH’ , THE BRIDE OF CHRIST. THIS MEANS THAT YOU SHOULD FELLOWSHIP WITH OTHER BELIEVERS IF POSSIBLE, STUDY THE BIBLE SO YOU WILL UNDERSTAND HOW YOU SHOULD LIVE AS A CHRISTIAN, LOVE GOD AND LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR, TAKE CARE OF THE POOR AND SICK AND IMPRISONED, AND SHARE THE GOOD NEWS OF HOW JESUS SAVED YOU WITH EVERYONE YOU KNOW!

THIS ALL MAY SOUND IMPOSSIBLE BUT WITH GOD NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE. GOD IS A LOVING AND FAITHFUL HEAVENLY FATHER WHO CARES ABOUT YOU. BUT HE IS ALSO HOLY AND CANNOT TOLERATE SIN. THAT IS WHY JESUS HAD TO DIE ON THE CROSS. HE TOOK AWAY OUR SINS! PRAY AND ASK GOD TO GIVE YOU WISDOM, STRENGTH, AND FAITH. AS A BELIEVER YOU ARE NOW ABLE TO PRAY DIRECTLY TO GOD AND HE HEARS YOU. BUT IF YOU HAVE SINNED YOU MUST CONFESS IT AND REPENT SO YOUR PRAYERS ARE NOT HINDERED. IF THIS IS ALL NEW TO YOU, I URGE YOU TO REACH OUT TO MATURE CHRISTIANS AND JOIN A CHURCH THAT BELIEVES WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS AND TEACHES IT. THE MORE YOU STUDY, WITH FAITH, THE MORE THE LORD WILL OPEN YOUR EYES AND HEART TO UNDERSTAND THE SCRIPTURES. IFYOU ARE A MEMBER OF ANOTHER RELIGION, YOU MUST UNDERSTAND THAT JESUS IS THE WAY,THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE AND NO ONE COMES TO THE FATHER BUT THROUGH HIM.

YOU MAY BE RISKING YOUR EARTHLY LIFE TO PUT YOUR FAITH IN JESUS, BUT YOU ARE CHOOSING THE BEST OPTION. ALL OTHER RELIGIONS ARE FALSE AND LEAD TO JUDGMENT AND ETERNAL DAMNATION. I PRAY THAT YOU WILL CHOOSE TO FOLLOW JESUS TODAY!

Jesus tells us that we will be with him in the Kingdom Forever. Do not fear death or the Anti-Christ. He is only temporary. God is forever! While we wait, let us do good , love, and trust that God’s plan will not be stopped by anyone. Read your Bible and learn all you can about your Heavenly Father and about the Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.

IF YOU LIVE IN A COUNTRY WHERE CHRISTIANS ARE ALREADY PERSECUTED, I PRAY THAT YOU WILL CONTINUE TO STAY STRONG AND REMEMBER THAT THIS WORLD IS NOT YOUR HOME. YOU WILL BE REWARDED FOR YOUR FAITHFULNESS TO JESUS, OUR LORD AND SAVIOR AND SON OF GOD.

May God bless you .

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5 comments

  1. Amen. People need to calm down. During H1N1 Obama and Biden waited 6 months before they did anything to protect the country and almost 12,000 people died, including over 1100 kids. There was no panic like this at that time. We only have about 1,700 cases and 40 deaths right now! Trump shut down the borders very early, 40 days before it was declared a pandemic, and his early and decisive actions saved many lives. The liberal media fear mongering is shameful. Trump will most likely declare a national emergency this afternoon at 3 P.M. ET. Trump and his administration have done an excellent job protecting the country and doing everything they can to fight the virus. Far better than Obama and Biden did! God is in control and He always will be. God bless!

  2. I came across this in mid-August. Not much has changed since you wrote it.. In NM schools will open online, you can get an abortion, but don’t try seeing your doctor about a medical illness. The governor Church policies depend on the size of the congregation, the state you are in. Some require masks; some don’t. I pray about the results of the election in a country that is spiraling into chaos. Neither socialism nor anarchy are choices I want to live with.

  3. I loved reading this and will try to show my cousins who know but don’t take it seriously. I used google for my son’s condition “ Miller Dieker “ and this post of yours was underneath abd it was my birthday! Thank you for giving truth to us. I’d love to run again some day. I pray that my son and I can live together without the help of a man- please if you will agree with me on that. I don’t want to sin but I’m stuck with no money and I’m his only caregiver.

    • I’m praying for you now and will continue. How old is your son? I understand that it’s very difficult to survive with a special needs child. I pray that you’ll be able to stay faithful to God even if you have to stay in that situation. 💕

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