Revelation 13:15-18 (NKJV Strong’s)
“He was granted power to give breath to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak and cause as many as would not worship the image of the beast to be killed.
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, and 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: His number is 666.”
The end times is full of uncertainty, but the Scriptures gives us enough information. The signs of the end of the end times is happening faster than when we first believed.
Passover/Resurrection Sunday celebration has a lot of empty houses of worship.
Perhaps, when the Lord comes, this is exactly what it will be like in the initial moments of the 7 year tribulation period. Empty houses of worship but the world has a multitude of sinners left on the earth because they’ve missed the greatest moment of all time.
The sudden return of the Lord.
With the coronavirus vaccine and other vaccines in the making, we see that there’s a concerted effort to accept the fact that should someone will receive a chip implant, it’s the mark of the beast.
Now, we know that there’s a lot of conspiracy theories in abundance throughout the Internet.
For Christians, in reading this passage above, it’s one of the most feared things. Because we know that if someone were to take this mark, their eternal fate is sealed. But let’s look at the conditions under which this takes place.
We all know that this takes place during the great tribulation period.
Now we all know that there’s pre trib, mid trib, and post trib believers. My goal is not to spend time arguing about this. Many believers can take one verse of Scripture and make it sound true.
One thing that I’ve learned to do is to “Watch and pray.”
As far as we know, there’s no “Beast” on the earth IN ABSOLUTE RULE RIGHT NOW.
For years, people have said that he’s alive “somewhere right now.”
Do you know where he is RIGHT NOW?
Has all the governments of the world surrendered its sovereignty?
Well, that may be true that he’s here, but if that were the case, whether he’s here or not, is completely irrelevant. Because he may or may not be here (alive), but he’s not in absolute power RIGHT NOW.
ABSOLUTE ACTIONABLE ENFORCEMENT
The conditions to force, “…small and great, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hand or on their foreheads…” under penalty of death.
And many people will not accept that mark and lose their lives. Should they choose not to accept the mark of the beast, they better have repented, asked the Lord for forgiveness, and make Jesus Lord before the beast executes the penalty.
We’re witnessing that things are slowly being put into place, but again, it’s contingent on the beast being in a place of power to absolutely and actionably enforce this. And that’s the key.
ABSOLUTE Actionable enforcement.
Some of you will remember in the book of Daniel, a law was created in Babylon (HINT HINT) that when the music is played, everyone MUST fall down and worship the statue. And if anyone didn’t fall down to worship the statue, they would be thrown into the fiery furnace. Hananiah, Mishael, Azariah were all cast into the fiery furnace. The handlers were burned to death, attempting to cast them into the furnace, but Hananiah, Mishael, Azariah, were delivered by the Lord.
Daniel was barred by law not to pray to any God. If anyone was found to pray to God, they were to be cast into the lion’s den. God delivered Daniel from the lions but those that created the law, and their families, were torn to pieces.
Regarding the book of Revelation, no government has the power to blow the beast off. Every government MUST enforce this under the death penalty. In the US, we still have the constitution. Even with all the plans of socialism, half of the US population will not give themselves over to another power.
In the US, there’s over 300 million firearms, and 4 million concealed carry permit holders. For a system to actionably enforce the mark of the beast, resistance will be formidable but based on the beast’s power, he would be able to kill all rebels.
So we have to observe the conditions that will make the mark of the beast enforceable and the beast actually be given full power.
Make no mistake about it, that the steps to facilitate receptivity of the mark by way of injecting a chip is plausible, but look at the Scriptures.
“…to receive a mark ON their right hand or ON their foreheads,“
Notice this very closely.
The word “mark,” according to Strong’s Concordance is……
“g5480. χάραγμα charagma; from the same as 5482; a scratch or etching, i.e. stamp (as a badge of servitude), or scupltured figure (statue): — graven, mark. (A) of the mark stamped on the forehead or the right hand as the badge of the followers of the Antichrist.”
As far as interpreting Scripture, we’re not permitted to assume anything. The Bible belongs to the Lord.
Notice Proverbs 30:5-6 (NKJV Strong’s) “Every word of God is pure;
He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him.
Do not add to His words,
Lest He rebuke you, and you be found a liar.”
The Bible is called “The Word of God.”
Jesus is called “The Word of God.”
Now for us to call the mark a chip, the Lord would be lying.
Because a mark isn’t a chip. Remember, chips implanted can’t be seen unless this chip is scanned or there’s a dye cast that’s seen with the naked eye.
DO WE ABSOLUTELY RULE OUT THE CHIP?
The greek defines the mark very clearly. If the Lord knew that it would be a chip, the Lord is very intelligent. He would have said CHIP.
But it’s called a mark.
A visible mark either ON the right hand, or ON the forehead.
There’s a difference between in you and on you.
The chip is called IMPLANT. The mark is to be received ON your RIGHT hand or ON your forehead. Not in your RIGHT HAND or in your FOREHEAD.
Now a chip could be implanted anywhere on the body, but according to the Scriptures, this mark is to be placed specifically on the right hand or the forehead. It’s not to be placed any where else.
Now there’s a lot of methods and means to mark people which I agree with John Haller of Fellowship Bible Chapel in Ohio, that they’re precursory. But you’re missing two things.
The beast and absolute actionable enforcement.
The Lord made man on the 6th day.
God used 666, three sets of 6.
Three is the number of (according to Hartill- The Principles of Hermeneutics), “…union, approval, approbation, coordination, completeness, and perfection.”
Not that we talk about the beast and his mark as holy, but everything that’s opposite of God.
Three sets of 6, therefore unholy union, approval, approbation (approval or praise), coordination, completeness, and perfection of all that’s evil. This mark will seal the fate of those that receive this mark on their right hand or forehead.
Evil in man, times 3.
satan, the false prophet, and the beast. The unholy trinity during the Great Tribulation period. Fully evil man connected to the devil, the false prophet, and the beast forever.
Revelation 20:10 (NKJV Strong’s) “The devil, who deceived them, was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone where the beast and the false prophet are. And they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.”
But the mark of the beast is also an irrevocable seal. Meaning that even if man wanted to get out of this, he can’t. It’s a forever irrevocable contract. The commitment and connection to the beast is sealed forever.
Revelation 14:9-11 (NKJV Strong’s) “Then a third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, “If anyone worships 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 indignation.
He shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb.
And the smoke of their torment ascends forever and ever; and they have no rest day or night, who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.”
So, you have every right, prior to the great tribulation period NOT to take any vaccination or identity chip. You have every right not to receive a chip implant. Besides, you’re being tracked without it.
Your cell phone, your car, every time you log on to your laptop, or work computer on the job. You’re already being tracked.
The one place where tracking ceases is when (if you’re in Christ) we’re with the Lord forever.