Revelation 13:16-17 (NKJV)
“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.”
The economic conditions is forcing many to comply with the NYC mayor’s and NYS governor’s mandate to have all persons working for NYC or NYS hospitals, to comply or be fired.
Economic shortages is forcing prices to increase, purchasing cars with chips, because of a chip shortage is forcing car prices to increase. Gas is inching higher. And other economic issues is placing an increased strain on a very fragile system.
Another sign is that Israel is trying to establish peace with its neighbors so that they wouldn’t go to war, but that’s a false sense of security (see 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 and Psalm 83, 127:1-2).
Going on a limb, if I may. The beast will one day enter the Temple and establish himself as God. So the Jews need to be comfortable with the beast at the beginning of the great tribulation. Then when the “abomination of desolation” (see Daniel chapters 9 and 12, Matthew 24:15-28), take place, it is then that absolute rule will be imposed.
Again, I want to point out that taking the vaccine isn’t the mark of the beast, but the methods they and other local, state, and federal governments are using follows the pattern spoken of in the Scripture above.
If you create a reason to get vaccinated and make it nearly impossible for you to deal with the cost of living, it’s a very compelling reason to be vaccinated.
First, you must create a dire situation. After you create a dire situation, you impose the ultimatum. If you refuse to comply with the ultimatum, you bear the economic and life threatening issues that may very well spell your doom.
In reading just an couple of excerpts, the story is about training people to comply or die, which is exactly what the beast, when he shows, will impose.
Quoting from Reuters, “She warned that some services including elective surgeries may need to be halted due to staffing issues at their hospitals. The unvaccinated workers will be suspended without pay and given until Oct. 8 to comply or be fired, a spokesperson said.
New York-Presbyterian, the largest private network of hospitals in New York City, gave its employees until Sept. 22 to get a shot. Only 250 out of 48,000 total employees chose not to be vaccinated and were terminated, a spokesperson said.“
The reasoning behind this is they want the healthcare workers vaccinated to protect the patients in these hospitals. And that’s very compelling. According to this report, 95% of the states’ healthcare workers have been vaccinated.
But you get the point.
Get vaccinated or be terminated.
Take the mark of the beast, worship his image, or be terminated.
This is a clear sign that things are about to get worse than ever.
But notice this Scripture.
Revelation 7:9-16 (NKJV)
“After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands,
and crying out with a loud voice, saying, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” All the angels stood around the throne and the elders and the four living creatures, and fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God,
“Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom,
Thanksgiving and honor and power and might,
Be to our God forever and ever.
Then one of the elders answered, saying to me, “Who are these arrayed in white robes, and where did they come from?”
And I said to him, “Sir, you know.”
So he said to me, “These are the ones who come out of the great tribulation, and washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
Therefore they are before the throne of God, and serve Him day and night in His temple. And He who sits on the throne will dwell among them.”
But did you notice verse 9?
A number no man could number will refuse the mark of the beast, and during the great tribulation period, right at the middle point (see Daniel 9:26-27), the 3.5 year point, is when the beast will impose his absolute law. The whole world will be told to comply or be terminated.
And those that refuse to comply, will be terminated.
Your iPhones, Androids, and other devices are your tracking devices. Even when you use certain features to shut off as many location features as possible, they will be able to track your location unless you do a Will Smith (Enemy Of The State), and strip everything from you to stop the state from tracking you.
And even then, with the millions of people that refuse to take the mark, it appears that eventually, they will find you and kill you.
Sounds a lot like Daniel chapters 3 and 6, doesn’t it?
Mishael, Hananiah, Azariah, Daniel were delivered after they’ve all turned down the king’s decree in the face of certain death. But those that are in the world during the great tribulation period will face certain death.
It’s also worthy to note that not only will they refuse the mark of the beast, they will have repented of sin and placed their full faith in the Lord Jesus. Saying with their mouth that Jesus is Lord, and believing in their heart that God raised Jesus from the dead.
Their allegiance to Christ alone, and their refusal to take the mark or worship his image will seal their fate. This is what will infuriate the beast. The millions that will blatantly refuse his edict.
What this tells us is that even when the beast imposes his mark, there will be millions upon millions of people that will refuse to take the mark of the beast.
Revelation 14:9-10 (NKJV)
“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.”
Revelation 14:11 (NKJV)
“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.”
They all know that if they take the mark of the beast, their eternal fate is sealed.
But it’s not just refusing to receive the mark, it’s also repenting of sin, placing their faith in Christ alone, and declaring their allegiance by saying that Jesus is Lord, and believing in their heart that God raised Jesus from the dead.
For anyone that is facing similar mandates, BEFORE the mark of the beast comes during the great tribulation period, you have to make a decision as to what’s best for you.
Just know that the training for the reception of the mark of the beast is in full swing.
But what will happen to those that receive the mark of the beast and worship his image?
Look again in Revelation 14:9-10. Everlasting punishment, but before then, they will experience the wrath of God being poured out upon the earth before the Great White Throne Judgment.
You could read about the story from Reuters here.